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  • Posted on November 21, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The House Health Care Committee will meet on Thursday, December 14 from 10:00 – 3:30 in Room 45.  The agenda for this meeting will be posted when it has been finalized.

  • Posted on November 17, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    There will be a Joint Public Hearing relating to Lake Carmi water quality issues in the Franklin Town Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 on November 20, 2017.  More information is available here.

  • Posted on November 9, 2017:

    2017 PRA Exemptions

    The full list of PRA exemptions for 2017, in order, is available here, and sorted by subject, here.

  • Posted on November 6, 2017:

    Ethics Commission Meeting

    The State Ethics Commission will meet on November 8, 2017, in the Winooski City Hall.  The meeting agenda is available here.

  • Posted on October 26, 2017:

    Public Hearings

    The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will hold four public hearings around the State related to privacy and data security breaches. The press release including meetings dates and locations is available here.

  • Posted on October 23, 2017:

    Caucus Hearing

    The Rural Development Caucus will hold a Public Hearing at the State House from 5–7 pm on Tuesday, November 7 to hear from municipal, business, education, and nonprofit interests in rural Vermont about what the most pressing issues are for rural Vermont. The press release is available here.   

  • Posted on October 18, 2017:

    2017 Statute Update

    The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2017 legislative session.

  • Posted on October 17, 2017:

    Committee Hearing

    The Spousal Support and Maintenance Task  Force  will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 6th, 2017, beginning at  5:30 pm at the Vermont Law School. Further details are available here.

  • Posted on October 10, 2017:

    Commission Meetings

    The Commission on Act 250: the Next 50 Years convened its first meeting on September 21, 2017.  Three more meetings will occur this fall during the first phase of the Commission’s work. The press release containing meeting dates and locations is available here.

  • Posted on October 10, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The House Energy and Technology Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on October 13 th to discuss FirstNet. The agenda for this meeting is available here.

  • Posted on October 4, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on the State House will meet on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Room 10 of the State House.  The agenda for this meeting can be found here.

  • Posted on October 3, 2017:

    Commission meeting

    The State Ethics Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 18 th in Room 10 of the State House. The agenda for this meeting is available here.

  • Posted on September 20, 2017:

    Public Meeting

    The Department of Liquor and Lottery Task Force will hold a public meeting on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Ethan Allen Room. The press release including dates and locations is available here.

  • Posted on September 18, 2017:

    The Commission on ACT 250:

    The Next 50 Years, created by Act 47 of 2017, will hold its organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 11 of the State House.  The agenda is here.

  • Posted on September 18, 2017:

    Public Meetings

    The Senate Committee on Agriculture will hold a series of meetings this fall to gather recommendations for improving the rural economy of the State. The press release including dates and locations are available here

  • Posted on September 14, 2017:

    Public Hearings

    The Senate Committee on Government Operations will hold a series of public hearings this fall regarding law enforcement issues. The press release including dates and locations is available here

  • Posted on August 15, 2017:

    Joint Fiscal Committee Public Hearing

    The Administration will present its FY2018 proposed State budget rescission plan and its Transportation rescission plan to the Joint Fiscal Committee on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  The press release can be found here.

  • Posted on August 4, 2017:

    UPDATED: 2017 Legislative Appointments and New Interim Committees

    An updated table listing the 2017 legislative appointments and new interim committees is available here.

  • Posted on July 26, 2017:

    Judicial Nominating Board Proposed Rules

    The proposed rules of the Judicial Nominating Board can be found here.

  • Posted on July 10, 2017:

    Enhanced 9-1-1 Board Meeting

    The Enhanced 9-1-1 Board will meet on Tuesday, July 11th at 10:00am in the Executive Boardroom at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

  • Posted on June 27, 2017:

    State House Hours

    The State House will close at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017.

  • Posted on June 27, 2017:

    Legislative Wrap-Up MCLE

    Documents from the 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up MCLE session are now available.
         Agenda
         Presentation 1
         Presentation 2

  • Posted on June 7, 2017:

    H.509 Veto Message

    The Governor's veto message for H.509, An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates, is available here.

  • Posted on June 7, 2017:

    H.518 Veto Message

    The Governor's veto message for H.518, An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government, is available here.

  • Posted on June 2, 2017:

    Veto Session

    Pursuant to J.R.S. 34, the General Assembly shall reconvene on June 21, 2017 for a veto session.

  • Posted on May 24, 2017:

    S.22 Veto Message

    The veto message from the Governor for S.22, an act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana, is available here.

  • Posted on May 18, 2017:

    S.22 Questions and Answers

    Q & A for S.22 as Passed by the Senate and House, An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older, is available here.  The bill as passed by both House and Senate is available here.

  • Posted on May 18, 2017:

    H.518 Committee of Conference Report

    The Committee of Conference Report for H.518, an act relating to making appropriations for the support of government, is available here.

  • Posted on April 24, 2017:

    Committees of Conference

    The Committees of Conference meeting schedule is available here.

  • Posted on April 5, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    The Senate Committee on Agriculture  and House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will hold a public hearing on the 2018 Federal Farm Bill on Thursday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. Press release is available here.

  • Posted on March 29, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on S.122, regarding increased flexibility for school district mergers , on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM. The press release is available here.

  • Posted on February 15, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing regarding alimony reform on February 21st. The press release is available here.  

  • Posted on February 13, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    The House Appropriations Committee will hold community-based public hearings on the FY2018 Governor’s proposed state budget February 13 and 16. The press release is available here.

  • Posted on February 10, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The Judicial Nominating Board will meet on February 24, 2017. The agenda is available here.

  • Posted on February 6, 2017:

    Public Hearing

    The Joint Committee on Judicial Retention will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 23, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm. The press release is available here.

  • Posted on December 27, 2016:

    2017-2018 Session

    The Legislative website now shows the 2017-2018 session database.  You can access the 2015-2016 session using the session selector on the Bills & Resolution or Find Legislator pages.

  • Posted on December 15, 2016:

    2017 Session:

    The first day of session is Wednesday, January 4th.  For the complete legislative schedule click here.  New bills for introduction will be posted on Tuesday, January 3.

  • Posted on November 10, 2016:

    Tentative First Week Schedule for the House of Representatives

    The tentative first week schedule for the House of Representatives is available on the House Clerk’s webpage and can be found here.

  • Posted on October 25, 2016:

    Vermont Statutes Online Update

    The Vermont Statutes Online have now been updated with all of the actions of the 2016 legislative session.

  • Posted on August 11, 2016:

    911 Call-taking/Dispatch Services Working Group Meeting

    The 911 Call-taking/Dispatch Services Working Group will meet on Tuesday, September 27th at the Capital Plaza Hotel (100 State Street, Montpelier), in Room #338 at 10:00am. The agenda and minutes from the August 6th meeting available here.

  • Posted on June 30, 2016:

    2016 Act, Resolves, and Summaries

    All Acts and Resolves of the 2016 General Assembly have been posted, along with a combined summary of the Acts in a single document.

  • Posted on May 6, 2016:

    Appropriations Bill

    The Committee of Conference Report for the Appropriations Bill (H.875) is available here.

  • Posted on April 27, 2016:

    Committees of Conference

    The Committees of Conference Schedule is available here.

  • Posted on March 18, 2016:

    Public Hearing on Marijuana Regulation

    The House Committees on Judiciary and Government Operations will hold a public hearing on S.241, An Act Relating to the Regulation of Marijuana, on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The hearing will be in the House Chamber from 5:00-7:00 PM. More information is available here.

  • Posted on February 18, 2016:

    Press Release

    The House Committees on Transportation and on House Human Services will hold a Joint Public Hearing on H.593 regarding Quechee Gorge Bridge safety measures. The public hearing will be held in Room 11 of the State House on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • Posted on February 3, 2016:

    Press Release

    The Senate Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the Transportation sections of the marijuana bill in the Senate Chamber starting at 9 am, February 3, 2016. The press release is available here.

  • Posted on February 2, 2016:

    Press Release

    The Joint Committee on Judicial Retention will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 11, 2016, starting at 7:00 pm.  The press release is available here.

  • Posted on February 1, 2016:

    Farmers' Night Concert Series

    The Farmers' Night Concert Series schedule for 2016 can be found here.

  • Posted on January 14, 2016:

    Press Release

    The Joint Energy Committee will receive written comments on energy efficiency until January 29, 2016. The press release with more information is available here.

  • Posted on January 4, 2016:

    State of the State Information

    The 2016 State of the State will start at 2:00 p.m. Seating in the House Chamber will begin at 1:15 p.m.
    Just as a reminder, as with previous years, all bags are subject to search.

  • Posted on November 19, 2015:

    Legislative Schedule

    The Legislative schedule has recently been updated and is available here. This update includes State House closings and drafting deadlines.

  • Posted on October 21, 2015:

    2016 Session

    The General Assembly will reconvene on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

  • Posted on July 29, 2015:

    Tuitioning and Operating School Districts; Merger.

    The Legislative Council’s July 2, 2015 memorandum regarding Act 46 (H.361), Sec. 4 is available here.

  • Posted on July 27, 2015:

    Education Spending Threshold

    The Legislative Council’s May 29, 2015 memorandum regarding Act 46 (H.361), Sec. 37 is available here

  • Posted on June 30, 2015:

    Acts and Act Summaries

    All of the Acts and Resolves have now been processed and posted to the website, along with the Act summaries.  The link to the master list of Acts and related summaries is below. If you click on the “Resolves” tab you will be able to see the master list of Resolves.

    http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/acts/2016

  • Posted on June 22, 2015:

    2015 New Reports Due to Legislature

    The Initial Draft of New Reports due to Legislature (required by 2015 legislation) is now available online here.

  • Posted on June 22, 2015:

    CLE Presentation

    The Act 46 (H.361) presentation from Monday's 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up CLE session is now available here.

  • Posted on June 8, 2015:

    2015 Interim Legislative Committees

    An unofficial list of interim legislative committees is now available here

  • Posted on March 12, 2015:

    House Ethics Panel Procedure for Handling Ethics Complaints

    The House Ethics Panel has adopted its procedure for handling ethics complaints in accordance with House Rule 90a.  A copy of the procedure can be found on the House Rules Committee page

  • Posted on January 8, 2015:

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  • Posted on December 22, 2014:

    Explore Our New Website

    On December 22nd the Vermont General Assembly’s new website went live.  Please let us know your thoughts by filling out our feedback form.