By Guy Page
The following bills have been introduced into the Vermont Senate this week.
S.13 allows large capacity ammunition feeding device to be transferred within immediate family member to another. Sen. John Rodgers.
S.14 extends until January 1, 2022 the moratorium on home health agency certificates of need. Sen. Ashe.
S.15 permits wages from prior year to qualify for unemployment benefits, after workers’ compensation benefits. Sen. Sirotkin.
S.16 prohibits scientific testing on vertebrate animals, unless no alternative exists. Sen. Ashe.
S.17 re: filing fees for petitions to expunge or seal a criminal history record. Sen. Sears.
S.18 restricts use of some contract terms limiting individual rights. Sen. Pearson.
S.19 creates single statute covering both habitual criminals and violent career criminals. Sen. Sears.
S.20 establishes crime of bank robbery. Sen. Sears.
S.21 establishes Public Employee Health Benefit Plan, insuring all government employees and removing insurance from collective bargaining, with a view to insuring all Vermonters. Sen. White.
S.22 proposes 48-hour waiting period for all firearms sales, requires guns not in use be locked away or rendered incapable of being fired. Sen. Baruth.
S.23 increases minimum wage to reach $15/hr by January 1, 2024. Sen. Sirotkin.
S.24 renames Rutland courthouse after Judge Francis B. McCaffrey. Sen. Collamore.
S.25 establishes right to have an abortion. Sen. Baruth.
S.26 prohibits 3-D printing of firearms and distributing digital instructions for using a three-dimensional printer to manufacture a firearm. Sen. Baruth.
S.27 maintains provider tax assessed on home health agencies by removing July 1, 2019 sunset. Sen. Cummings.
S.28 includes drug dealing with death resulting with other crimes for purposes of compensation. Sen. White.
S.29 bans trade and possession of parts of protected animals (rhinos, elephants etc.). Sens. Pearson, Balint, Clarkson.
Statehouse Headliners is intended primarily to educate, not advocate. It is e-mailed to an ever-growing list of interested Vermonters, public officials and media. Guy Page is affiliated with the Vermont Energy Partnership; the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare; and Physicians, Families and Friends for a Better Vermont.