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  • Posted on October 17, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Committee Assistants

    The Office of Legislative Council is seeking Committee Assistants for the 2019 legislative session. Committee Assistants provide all of the day-to-day administrative support that is required for committee chairs to run their committees in the most efficient and productive way possible.

     

    Positions are full time, session only (anticipated January—May).  Wage is $18 per hour, no benefits. Send cover letter and resume by Friday, October 26, 2018, to: applications@leg.state.vt.us

     

    Full Job Posting is located here

     

  • Posted on October 16, 2018:

    Judicial Rules Committee Meeting

    The Legislative Committee on Judicial Rules will meet on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Senate Finance Room of the State House.

    Agenda can be found here.

  • Posted on October 12, 2018:

    Now Hiring: State House Doorkeeper

    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is seeking to hire Doorkeepers to assist the Sergeant at Arms with maintaining order and decorum in the Vermont State House.  The full job description can be found here.

  • Posted on October 9, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Resolutions Editor (Seasonal, Part Time)

    The Resolutions Editor and Administrative Assistant copy-edits, fact-checks, and proofreads drafts of resolutions and, as needed, bills, reports, and other documents produced by legislative attorneys.  The individual also assists in organizing the work of the attorney who writes resolutions; performs data entry and retrieval; and posts items to the legislative website.

    Drafting Operations is a close-knit team handling confidential and frequently time-sensitive materials.  We value and reward collaboration, initiative, and good humor in working together to meet the needs of the members of the General Assembly and their legal staff.  This position is 32 hours per week, December 3 through approximately June 15.  The pay range is $18-$20 per hour.  This position is without State benefits but offers a limited number of sick days and paid holidays.  

    To apply:  Please submit to applications@leg.state.vt.us by October 26 in MS Word or PDF format both a resume and a cover letter that includes a brief statement highlighting the skills, knowledge, and approach you would bring to this unique role.  Include “Resolutions Editor and Administrative Assistant” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.

  • Posted on October 4, 2018:

    Vermont Statutes Online Updated

    The Vermont Statutes Online now include all actions of the 2018 session of the Vermont General Assembly.

  • Posted on October 4, 2018:

    Commission on Act 250 Meetings

    The Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years will meet on October 11 and October 26 in Room 11 of the State House.  Both meeting will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • Posted on October 2, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Legislative Staff Attorney - Natural Resources & Energy

    The Office of Legislative Council is seeking to hire an attorney to provide legal research and analysis, legislative drafting, and other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly.  The full position announcement can be found here.

  • Posted on September 25, 2018:

    Sunset Advisory Commission Meeting Announced

    Wednesday, November 7th, from 10 am to 3:30 pm in the Ethan Allen Room at the State House.
    Sunset Advisory Commission was created by the 2018 Special Session Act No. 2:
    Sec. 9.  3 V.S.A. §
    268 is added to read:
    § 268.  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; SUNSET ADVISORY
    COMMISSION
    (a)  Creation.
    (1)  There is created the Sunset Advisory Commission to review existing
    State boards and commissions, to recommend the elimination of any board or
    commission that it deems no longer necessary or the revision of any of the
    powers and duties of a board or commission, and to recommend whether
    members of the boards and commissions should be entitled to receive per diem
    compensation.
    (2)  As used in this section,
    “State boards and commissions” means professional or occupational licensing boards
    or commissions, advisory boards or commissions, appeals boards, promotional boards, interstate boards,
    supervisory boards and councils, and any other boards or commissions of the State.
    More information is available here

     

  • Posted on September 20, 2018:

    Job Posting

    Seeking Staff Director for the Vermont Tax Structure Commission
    The Commission will review options for Vermont tax reform with an emphasis on education finance. The Director supports the Commission and manages tax policy development in a public context. This is a full-time or consultant position for 2 1/2 years. It is open until filled. Complete job information here

  • Posted on September 14, 2018:

    Public Forums on a Cost and Benefit Analysis of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Vermont

    Two public forums are scheduled to gain an understanding of Vermonters’ interests and concerns

    regarding policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont. RFF will use the information

    from these public forums to help inform their study. The general public is invited to participate

    in these two public forums. The Forums are scheduled from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and details are as

    follows:

     

    Wednesday September 26, Room 11, Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, VT.
    Thursday, September 27, Theater room, Billings Farm, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT.

     

    Please RSVP here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XF98YTJ

     

    See the full Press Release here

  • Posted on September 11, 2018:

    Senate Committee Will Meet to Explore What Can Be Done to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Vermont Waters

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the ECHO Center, Burlington, VT

    The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy will hold a committee meeting on the occurrences of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) from wastewater treatment plants in the State and how the State and municipalities will bring these CSOs into compliance with State and federal law, including the Vermont Water Quality Standards.

    Read the full Press Release GENERAL-335155-v1-CSO-press-release.pdf

  • Posted on September 10, 2018:

    Commission on Act 250: the next 50 years

    The Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years (the Legislative Commission on Act 250) is gathering public input this summer and fall on Vermonters’ vision for the future Vermont landscape. Public input will inform our report and any changes we might recommend to the statutes.

     

  • Posted on August 22, 2018:

    Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families meeting announced

    Act 207 created the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families study committee in 2018.  The committee will meet on Thursday 8/23/2018 from 9:30am-11:30am in Room 10 of the State House.  For full information, visit the committee webpage: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018.1/341

  • Posted on August 6, 2018:

    Right to Repair Task Force meeting announced

    Monday, August 13, 2018 from 9am-noon in the Ethan Allen Room of the State House. 

    H.9, passed during the Special Session of 2018, created the Right to Repair Task Force.  The Task Force consists of one Senator, one Representative, appointees from AACD, AG, and ADS.  Agenda and more information coming soon. 

  • Posted on August 2, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Seasonal Legislative Drafting Technician

    The Legislative Drafting Technician performs administrative, clerical, and technical tasks in support of the work of the legislative attorneys, editors, and members.  This seasonal, full-time position is physically located in the State House in Montpelier, beginning on or about November 1, 2018 and continuing through approximately June 15, 2019.  We provide extensive training.  The pay range for this job is $18-$20 per hour.
    To apply:  Please submit to applications@leg.state.vt.us by August 17 in MS Word or PDF format both a resume and a cover letter that includes a brief statement highlighting the reasons this opportunity appeals to you.  Include “Seasonal Legislative Drafting Technician” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.
    For more information, see the full Job-Posting.pdf

  • Posted on July 31, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Legislative Law Clerks

    The Vermont Legislative Council seeks two law clerks to support attorneys with drafting, research, and committee staffing during the 2019 legislative session. The full position announcement can be found here.

  • Posted on July 2, 2018:

    Now Hiring: Legislative Editor

    The Legislative Council offers a competitive salary with an excellent package of benefits, including medical, retirement, and dental, as well as paid holidays and accrued vacation and sick leave.  Drafting Operations is a close-knit team handling confidential and frequently extremely time-sensitive materials.  We value and reward collaboration, initiative, and good humor in working together to meet the needs of the members of the General Assembly.  Salary range:  $37,000-$43,000.  Anticipated start date is October 1, 2018.

    To apply:  Please submit to applications@leg.state.vt.us by July 21 in MS Word or PDF format both a resume and a cover letter that includes a brief statement highlighting the unique skills, knowledge, and approach you would bring to this exciting role.  Include “Legislative Editor”  and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.

    Full information located HERE

  • Posted on June 29, 2018:

    2018 Act Summaries

    The 2018 Act Summaries, compiled into a single document, are available here

  • Posted on June 25, 2018:

    Request for Proposal

    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is seeking proposals for a complete analysis of the existing audio systems used in the State House, with recommendations for future design and development.  The RFP document is available here.

  • Posted on June 21, 2018:

    House Committees on Appropriations, Education and Ways & Means review H.16

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:00am in Room 11 of the Statehouse.  See full agenda HERE

  • Posted on May 22, 2018:

    2018 Special Session

    The Legislative website is now showing 2018 Special Session documents and information.  To access regular 2018 session documents, click here and select "2017-2018 Session" from the Session Selector at the top of the left-hand column.

  • Posted on May 12, 2018:

    For Up to Date Information on H.924

    CLICK HERE

  • Posted on May 11, 2018:

    Legislative Committee on Judicial Rules Meeting

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Room 10 from 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Posted on May 11, 2018:

    For Up to Date Information on H.911

    HERE

  • Posted on May 1, 2018:

    Committees of Conference

    The schedule of meetings for Committees of Conference can be found here.

  • Posted on April 24, 2018:

    Update on the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee

    The House Committee on Energy and Technology, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy will hold a joint committee meeting to hear updates on the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, on Thursday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 11 at the State House in Montpelier.
    If you plan to attend and require accommodations, please notify Mike Ferrant as early as possible so that arrangements may be made. 
    If you have any other questions, contact Mike Ferrant at mferrant@leg.state.vt.us  or by calling 802-828-2263

  • Posted on April 4, 2018:

    Public Hearing on H.196, Relating to Paid Family Leave: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 11

    Witnesses may signup to speak starting at 4:30 p.m. in the hallway outside Room 11.  Time is limited to three minutes per person.  The Committee will also accept written testimony before the hearing, which may be submitted to Kayla Dewey at kdewey@leg.state.vt.us or mailed to the State House.
    If you plan to attend and require accommodations, please notify Kayla Dewey as early as possible so that arrangements may be made. 
    If you have any other questions, contact Kayla Dewey at kdewey@leg.state.vt.us, by calling 802-828-3890, or by submitting a letter by mail.

  • Posted on March 30, 2018:

    Film viewing: The Lake Effect

    The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor will hold a viewing of the film The Lake Effect on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

    In this short documentary, father-daughter film makers Jim and Jackie Heltz set out to investigate the possible link between exposure to neurotoxins found in cyanobacteria and the onset of sporadic cases of the terminal illness ALS.
    Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).
    Lt Governor Zuckerman and Representative Jim McCullough are both interviewed in it and it features Lake Carmi.

    The film will be shown in Room 10, located on the first floor of the State House. The public is invited to attend, and a short question-and-answer period will take place after the film.  For information about this event, contact the Committee at 802-828-2266 or e-mail cketchel@leg.state.vt.us.
    If you plan to attend and need accommodation, please contact Christy Ketchel at cketchel@leg.state.vt.us by April 9, so that we can arrange those in advance.

     

  • Posted on March 26, 2018:

    Committee Hearing on S.40, Relating to Increasing the Minimum Wage Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    The House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs will hold a committee hearing on S.40, a bill relating to increasing the minimum wage, on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
    The hearing will take place in Room 11, located on the first floor of the State House, near the main entrance.  Witnesses can start signing up to speak at 5:00 pm.  Witness testimony will be limited to only two, or three minutes.  The Committee will also accept written testimony.
    If you plan to attend and need accommodation, please contact Ron Wild at rwild@leg.state.vt.us
    by March 29, so that we can arrange those in advance.
    For information about this event, or to submit written testimony, please contact the Committee at 802-828-3559 or e-mail rwild@leg.state.vt.us.

  • Posted on March 14, 2018:

    Farmers' Night Canceled

    The Farmers' Night concert scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, is canceled due to weather.

  • Posted on March 14, 2018:

    Vermont Students Invited to Testify at Public Hearing

    The House and Senate Education Committees will hold a public hearing Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to hear from Vermont students about their participation in the National School Walkout and school safety concerns. The hearing will be held in room 11 at the State House in Montpelier from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
    Witnesses may begin signing up at 2:30 for time to speak.  Testimony will be limited to three minutes per person with witnesses speaking in the order of sign up.  The Committees will also accept written testimony.
    If you plan to attend and need accommodations, please contact Marjorie Zunder at mzunder@leg.state.vt.us by March 19, so that we can arrange those in advance. 
    For more information please contact:
    Marjorie Zunder, Committee Assistant, House Education Committee
    mzunder@leg.state.vt.us
    802-828-2258

  • Posted on February 16, 2018:

    Public Hearing on Potential Changes to the Education Funding System on February 21, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.in Room 11

    The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a public hearing on Potential Changes to the Education Funding System on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The hearing will be held in Room 11 on the ground floor of the State House in Montpelier from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Materials outlining the potential changes to the education funding system will be available and may be requested ahead of the hearing by emailing Sorsha Anderson at sanderson@leg.state.vt.us.
    Witnesses may start signing up to speak at 3:45 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Each witness is limited to three minutes to testify. The Committee will also accept written testimony.
    For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, contact Sorsha Anderson at sanderson@leg.state.vt.us.
    If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, please contact Sorsha Anderson at sanderson@leg.state.vt.us by February 20, 2018 so that any accommodations can be made in advance.

    ***A link to the Public Hearing Education Funding Materials can be found HERE

  • Posted on February 6, 2018:

    Public Hearing on Judicial Retention

    Public Hearing on Judicial Retention of the following
    Magistrate Judge and Superior Court Judge
    Magistrate Judge:
         Judge Barry Peterson
    Superior Judge:
         Judge John Treadwell
    The Joint Committee on Judicial Retention will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 22, 2018, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the State House.   Members of the public interested in testifying regarding either of the two judges may sign up beginning 30 minutes prior to the hearing.  Each person will have a limited amount of time to testify.  The hearing will adjourn at 8:00 p.m. unless there are no persons requesting to testify, in which case the hearing will adjourn at 7:30 p.m.

  • Posted on January 26, 2018:

    Community-Based Public Hearings on the Governor’s recommended FY2019 State Budget

    The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the
    Governor’s Recommended FY2019 State Budget and will hold community-based public
    hearings on Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the following 5 locations.Johnson – Johnson State College
    Rutland City – Rutland Public Schools
    St. Johnsbury – St. Johnsbury House
    St. Albans City – St. Albans City School
    Winooski – Community College of Vermont

    ***ADDED Springfield 2/12/18 from 5:30-6:30pm ***
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the State House in Montpelier.

    For detailed information, please see the Press Release here

  • Posted on January 18, 2018:

    Enhanced 9-1-1 Board Meeting

    January 24, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in room 338 at the Capital Plaza Hotel (100 State St, Montpelier, VT).

  • Posted on January 17, 2018:

    Public Hearing on Increasing Minimum Wage on Jan 25, 2018 6-8 PM, Room 11

    The Vermont Legislature will hold a public hearing on Increasing the Minimum Wage on January 25, 2018. The hearing will be held at the State House in Montpelier from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The hearing is being held by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.
    The hearing will be held in room 11. Witnesses may start signing up to speak at 5:30 p.m. Witness testimonies are limited to three minutes. The Committee will also accept written testimony.
    For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, contact the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs at (802) 828-3803 or e-mail kdewey@leg.state.vt.us.
    If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, please contact Kayla Dewey at kdewey@leg.state.vt.us by January 19 so that any accommodations can be made in advance.

  • Posted on January 12, 2018:

    Public Hearing regarding Vermont Firearms Laws

    The Senate Committee on Judiciary of the Vermont General Assembly is holding a public hearing about Vermont firearms laws on January 30, 2018.  The hearing will be held at the State House in Montpelier, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

    The hearing will be held in the House Chamber, second floor.  Witnesses may start signing up to speak at 4:30 PM.  Witness testimony will be limited to three minutes.  The Committee will also accept written testimony.  Due to space constraints, please consider viewing the live feed channel and submitting written testimony. https://youtu.be/vhfhCLYrgNk 

    For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, e-mail testimony@leg.state.vt.us

    If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, please contact testimony@leg.state.vt.us by January 20th, so that we can arrange those in advance.

  • Posted on January 10, 2018:

    Public Hearing on the Middlebury Tunnel 1/18/18 9am-11am

    The hearing is being held by the Senate Committee on Transportation and the House Committee on Transportation.  For information about the format of this event, to sign up to speak, or to submit written testimony, contact the House Transportation Committee at (802) 828-2262 or email bdall@leg.state.vt.us

    The hearing will be held in Room 10. In addition to signing up in advance, witnesses also can sign up to speak at 8:45 AM at the Hearing. Witness testimony is limited to three minutes. The Committees will also accept written testimony.  If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, please contact Barbara Dall at bdall@leg.state.vt.us by January 16, so that we can arrange those in advance.

  • Posted on January 10, 2018:

    Public Hearing on Access to Primary Health Care

    January 23, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the House Chamber, second floor.  The hearing is being held by the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and the House Committee on Health Care.  Witnesses can start signing up to speak at 5:00 PM. Witness testimony is limited to three minutes. The Committees will also accept written testimony.
    For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, contact the House Health Care Committee at (802) 828-2264 or email lstarr@leg.state.vt.us
    If you plan to attend and need accommodations to participate, please contact Loring Starr at lstarr@leg.state.vt.us by January 16, so that we can arrange those in advance.

  • Posted on January 9, 2018:

    House Sexual Harassment Prevention training

    A presentation on the House Sexual Harassment Policy to Representatives is scheduled for immediately following floor time on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, on the House Floor.

     

  • Posted on January 4, 2018:

    Friday Tax Workshops

    Joint Fiscal and Legislative Council staff will be holding Tax Workshops every Friday in January from 12:15 to 1:15 in Room 10.  The purpose of the Workshops is to give members an overview of the different tax types and how they relate to principles underlying the tax system.  With passage of the federal tax changes, and growing interest in changes in education funding, we felt it would be helpful to give all members a common understanding of basic tax principles and tax types.  Our staff has worked hard to make these Workshops informative and instructive and hope you’ll find time to join us.

    Principles of a high quality tax system, Friday 1/5
    Income taxes and federal tax reform, Friday 1/12
    Sales and Use Tax, Meals and Rooms Tax, and internet issues, Friday 1/19
    Education Finance, Friday 1/26

  • Posted on December 22, 2017:

    State House Closing

    The State House will close at 3:00 PM today, December 22, 2017, due to inclement weather.

  • Posted on December 19, 2017:

    Senate Sexual Harassment Policy Presentation

    A presentation on the Senate Sexual Harassment Policy to Senators is scheduled for immediately after the session on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in the Senate Chambers.

  • Posted on November 29, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The House Corrections & Institutions Committee will meet on Monday, December 4 from 10:00am– 3:30pm in the Ethan Allen Room to review the Act 73 Water Quality Funding Report.  More info here.

  • Posted on November 29, 2017:

    Legislative Briefing

    The Legislative Briefing will be in the House Chamber at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 30.  The agenda is here.

  • Posted on November 21, 2017:

    Committee Meeting

    The House Health Care Committee will meet on Thursday, December 14 from 9:30 – 3:30 in Room 45.  The agenda for this meeting is available here.

  • 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 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:

    Trouble Viewing a Web Page?

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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.