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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 26, 2020 VT H 965 Appropriates Funds to Health Care and Human Services Programs from Coronavirus Relief Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House
June 26, 2020 VT H 965 Appropriates Funds to Health Care and Human Services Programs from Coronavirus Relief Fund Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 0)
June 26, 2020 VT H 688 Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
June 19, 2020 VT H 966 Appropriates Funds for Broadband Connectivity, Housing, and Economic Relief During the COVID-19 Emergency Bill Passed - House (143 - 1)
June 12, 2020 VT S 348 Authorizes Mail-In Absentee Voting for the 2020 General Election Bill Passed - House (115 - 29)
June 2, 2020 VT S 348 Authorizes Mail-In Absentee Voting for the 2020 General Election Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
May 29, 2020 VT H 959 Establishes an Education Property Tax for Fiscal Year 2021 Bill Passed - House (127 - 20)
May 1, 2020 VT S 346 Establishes Hazard Pay for Essential Workers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 0)
April 10, 2020 VT S 114 Establishes Emergency Judicial Response Standards during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
April 10, 2020 VT S 333 Establishes a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
May 21, 2019 VT S 37 Requires Corporate Compensation for Long-Term Health Monitoring Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
May 16, 2019 VT S 37 Requires Corporate Compensation for Long-Term Health Monitoring Bill Passed - House (100 - 42)
May 15, 2019 VT H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
April 5, 2019 VT H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - House (92 - 52)
March 21, 2019 VT S 169 Establishes a 24-Hour Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Feb. 28, 2019 VT S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Feb. 21, 2019 VT H 57 Expands and Preserves Abortion Rights and Protections Bill Passed - House (106 - 37)
Feb. 1, 2019 VT H 47 Increases the E-Cigarette Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (134 - 6)
May 8, 2018 VT H 707 Amends State Workplace Sexual Harassment Policies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
May 3, 2018 VT H 25 Amends State Domestic Terrorism Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 0)
April 19, 2018 VT S 103 Requires Regulations of Toxic Substances in Products Veto Override Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 18, 2018 VT H 333 Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Bill Passed - Senate
March 30, 2018 VT S 55 Amends Various State Gun Laws Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
March 27, 2018 VT S 55 Amends Various State Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (89 - 54)
March 16, 2018 VT H 710 Amends State Beer Franchise Contracts Bill Passed - House (123 - 11)
Feb. 15, 2018 VT S 40 Increases State Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Feb. 2, 2018 VT S 289 Requires Internet Providers Compliance with State Net Neutrality Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Jan. 4, 2018 VT H 511 Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (81 - 63)
May 10, 2017 VT S 22 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 66)
May 5, 2017 VT S 22 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
May 3, 2017 VT H 170 Authorizes Recreational Marijuana Bill Passed - House (75 - 71)
May 3, 2017 VT H 196 Requires a Statewide Payroll Tax to Fund a Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (88 - 58)
May 2, 2017 VT S 16 Authorizes Medical Marijuana to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bill Passed - House (130 - 16)
April 21, 2017 VT H 333 Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Bill Passed - House (123 - 19)
April 12, 2017 VT HB 492 Establishes a Board for Racial Justice in Policing Bill Passed - House (120 - 25)
March 23, 2017 VT S 96 Establishes Protections For Journalists Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 0)
March 22, 2017 VT HB 422 Requires Law Enforcement to Remove Firearms from the Scene of an Alleged Domestic Assault Bill Passed - House (78 - 60)
March 15, 2017 VT S 79 Prohibits the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information Bill Passed - House (110 - 24)
Feb. 24, 2017 VT S 79 Prohibits the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
Jan. 27, 2017 VT HB 125 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (141 - 0)
Feb. 25, 2016 VT S 241 Authorizes Recreational Use of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
April 3, 2015 VT S 20 Establish and Regulate Dental Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8)
April 23, 2014 VT H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 30)
Jan. 16, 2014 VT S 82 Amends Campaign Finance Law Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 8)
May 13, 2013 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 65)
May 8, 2013 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
May 1, 2013 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - House (81 - 64)
April 16, 2013 VT H 200 Reduces Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
March 29, 2013 VT H 530 2014 Budget Bill Passed - House (91 - 49)
Feb. 20, 2013 VT H 265 Amends Education Property Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2014 Bill Passed - House (96 - 45)
Feb. 14, 2013 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Feb. 13, 2013 VT Galbraith and Hartwell Amdt Establishes Immunity for Doctors Prescribing or People Present to Lethal Dosage Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 15)
May 4, 2012 VT H 464 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 36)
March 1, 2012 VT S 199 Repeals Philosophical Exemption to Immunization Motion Agreed - Senate (25 - 4)
Feb. 24, 2012 VT H 559 Establishes a Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (88 - 38)
May 6, 2011 VT H 436 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 48)
May 5, 2011 VT H 436 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 10)
May 5, 2011 VT H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 49)
May 5, 2011 VT S 17 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (99 - 44)
May 3, 2011 VT H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 9)
March 24, 2011 VT H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
Feb. 22, 2011 VT S 31 Electing the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
May 12, 2010 VT H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
April 27, 2010 VT SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement Resolution Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
April 23, 2010 VT S 88 Health Care Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (91 - 42)
Feb. 24, 2010 VT S 289 Authorizing Nuclear Power Plant Operation Until 2032 Bill Failed - Senate (4 - 26)
Jan. 27, 2010 VT H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (104 - 34)
June 2, 2009 VT H 441 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 50)
June 2, 2009 VT H 441 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
May 7, 2009 VT H 441 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10)
May 7, 2009 VT H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (91 - 49)
May 6, 2009 VT H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommisioning Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 52)
May 5, 2009 VT H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 10)
May 4, 2009 VT Transportation Amendment to S 67 Selective Service Registration by Drivers License Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 68)
May 1, 2009 VT H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4)
April 22, 2009 VT H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Bill Passed - House (88 - 44)
April 15, 2009 VT H 147 Primary Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Passed - House (104 - 40)
April 15, 2009 VT H 442 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (82 - 54)
April 7, 2009 VT S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 49)
April 7, 2009 VT S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
April 3, 2009 VT S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (94 - 52)
April 3, 2009 VT H 441 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (94 - 52)
April 1, 2009 VT H 438 Gas Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Construction Bonds Bill Passed - House (108 - 35)
March 27, 2009 VT H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments Bill Passed - House (93 - 46)
March 23, 2009 VT Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 19)
March 23, 2009 VT S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
Feb. 27, 2009 VT S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 10)
Feb. 20, 2009 VT Ainsworth Amdt Legislative Pay Cut Amendment Rejected - House (50 - 88)
April 25, 2008 VT S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations Veto Override Failed - House (99 - 51)
April 22, 2008 VT S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
May 1, 2007 VT SA. 520 Energy Tax Amendment to H. 520 Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
April 25, 2007 VT HR. 18 Urging National Executive Impeachment Resolution Failed - House (60 - 87)
April 20, 2007 VT SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
March 23, 2007 VT H. 353 Amending Unionization Requirements for State Employees Bill Passed - House (78 - 59)
March 21, 2007 VT H 44 Life Ending Prescriptions for Terminally Ill Patients Bill Failed - House (63 - 82)
Feb. 13, 2007 VT HR 11 Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Resolution Passed - House (95 - 52)
May 9, 2006 VT H 861 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 54)
May 5, 2006 VT H 861 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 4)
May 5, 2006 VT H 865 Non-Discrimination Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
May 2, 2006 VT S 18 Genetically Modified Seed Liability Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 8)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/26 H 965 Appropriates Funds to Health Care and Human Services Programs from Coronavirus Relief Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House
6/26 H 965 Appropriates Funds to Health Care and Human Services Programs from Coronavirus Relief Fund Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 0)
6/26 H 688 Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
6/19 H 966 Appropriates Funds for Broadband Connectivity, Housing, and Economic Relief During the COVID-19 Emergency Bill Passed - House (143 - 1)
6/12 S 348 Authorizes Mail-In Absentee Voting for the 2020 General Election Bill Passed - House (115 - 29)
6/02 S 348 Authorizes Mail-In Absentee Voting for the 2020 General Election Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
5/29 H 959 Establishes an Education Property Tax for Fiscal Year 2021 Bill Passed - House (127 - 20)
5/01 S 346 Establishes Hazard Pay for Essential Workers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 0)
4/10 S 114 Establishes Emergency Judicial Response Standards during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
4/10 S 333 Establishes a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
5/21 S 37 Requires Corporate Compensation for Long-Term Health Monitoring Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
5/16 S 37 Requires Corporate Compensation for Long-Term Health Monitoring Bill Passed - House (100 - 42)
5/15 H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
4/05 H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - House (92 - 52)
3/21 S 169 Establishes a 24-Hour Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
2/28 S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
2/21 H 57 Expands and Preserves Abortion Rights and Protections Bill Passed - House (106 - 37)
2/01 H 47 Increases the E-Cigarette Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (134 - 6)
5/08 H 707 Amends State Workplace Sexual Harassment Policies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
5/03 H 25 Amends State Domestic Terrorism Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 0)
4/19 S 103 Requires Regulations of Toxic Substances in Products Veto Override Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
4/18 H 333 Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Bill Passed - Senate
3/30 S 55 Amends Various State Gun Laws Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
3/27 S 55 Amends Various State Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (89 - 54)
3/16 H 710 Amends State Beer Franchise Contracts Bill Passed - House (123 - 11)
2/15 S 40 Increases State Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
2/02 S 289 Requires Internet Providers Compliance with State Net Neutrality Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
1/04 H 511 Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (81 - 63)
5/10 S 22 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 66)
5/05 S 22 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
5/03 H 170 Authorizes Recreational Marijuana Bill Passed - House (75 - 71)
5/03 H 196 Requires a Statewide Payroll Tax to Fund a Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (88 - 58)
5/02 S 16 Authorizes Medical Marijuana to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bill Passed - House (130 - 16)
4/21 H 333 Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Bill Passed - House (123 - 19)
4/12 HB 492 Establishes a Board for Racial Justice in Policing Bill Passed - House (120 - 25)
3/23 S 96 Establishes Protections For Journalists Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 0)
3/22 HB 422 Requires Law Enforcement to Remove Firearms from the Scene of an Alleged Domestic Assault Bill Passed - House (78 - 60)
3/15 S 79 Prohibits the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information Bill Passed - House (110 - 24)
2/24 S 79 Prohibits the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
1/27 HB 125 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (141 - 0)
2/25 S 241 Authorizes Recreational Use of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
4/03 S 20 Establish and Regulate Dental Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8)
4/23 H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 30)
1/16 S 82 Amends Campaign Finance Law Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 8)
5/13 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 65)
5/08 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
5/01 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - House (81 - 64)
4/16 H 200 Reduces Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
3/29 H 530 2014 Budget Bill Passed - House (91 - 49)
2/20 H 265 Amends Education Property Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2014 Bill Passed - House (96 - 45)
2/14 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
2/13 Galbraith and Hartwell Amdt Establishes Immunity for Doctors Prescribing or People Present to Lethal Dosage Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 15)
5/04 H 464 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 36)
3/01 S 199 Repeals Philosophical Exemption to Immunization Motion Agreed - Senate (25 - 4)
2/24 H 559 Establishes a Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (88 - 38)
5/06 H 436 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 48)
5/05 H 436 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 10)
5/05 H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 49)
5/05 S 17 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (99 - 44)
5/03 H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 9)
3/24 H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
2/22 S 31 Electing the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
5/12 H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
4/27 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement Resolution Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
4/23 S 88 Health Care Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (91 - 42)
2/24 S 289 Authorizing Nuclear Power Plant Operation Until 2032 Bill Failed - Senate (4 - 26)
1/27 H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (104 - 34)
6/02 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 50)
6/02 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
5/07 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10)
5/07 H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (91 - 49)
5/06 H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommisioning Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 52)
5/05 H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 10)
5/04 Transportation Amendment to S 67 Selective Service Registration by Drivers License Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 68)
5/01 H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4)
4/22 H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Bill Passed - House (88 - 44)
4/15 H 147 Primary Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Passed - House (104 - 40)
4/15 H 442 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (82 - 54)
4/07 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 49)
4/07 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
4/03 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (94 - 52)
4/03 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (94 - 52)
4/01 H 438 Gas Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Construction Bonds Bill Passed - House (108 - 35)
3/27 H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments Bill Passed - House (93 - 46)
3/23 Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 19)
3/23 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
2/27 S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 10)
2/20 Ainsworth Amdt Legislative Pay Cut Amendment Rejected - House (50 - 88)
4/25 S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations Veto Override Failed - House (99 - 51)
4/22 S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
5/01 SA. 520 Energy Tax Amendment to H. 520 Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
4/25 HR. 18 Urging National Executive Impeachment Resolution Failed - House (60 - 87)
4/20 SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
3/23 H. 353 Amending Unionization Requirements for State Employees Bill Passed - House (78 - 59)
3/21 H 44 Life Ending Prescriptions for Terminally Ill Patients Bill Failed - House (63 - 82)
2/13 HR 11 Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Resolution Passed - House (95 - 52)
5/09 H 861 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 54)
5/05 H 861 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 4)
5/05 H 865 Non-Discrimination Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
5/02 S 18 Genetically Modified Seed Liability Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 8)

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