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H10An act relating to permitted candidate expenditureshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.10PASSED
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This bill proposes to explicitly permit candidates to spend campaign funds on expenses necessary to allow a candidate to campaign, such as expenses for the care of a dependent family member that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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H13An act relating to shared parental rights and responsibilities and equal parent-child contacthttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.13Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to require the court to order shared parental rights and responsibilities and equal parent-child contact, provided it is in the best interests of the child.
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H18An act relating to sexual exploitation of childrenhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.18Passed in the House, referred to Senate Judiciary
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This bill proposes to include simulated conduct within the definition of sexual conduct for purposes of the crimes involving sexual exploitation of children.
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H21An act relating to prohibiting licensed midwives from performing home births after cesarean deliveryhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.21Referred to House Healthcare
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This bill proposes to remove from the scope of practice of a licensed midwife the authority to perform a home vaginal birth with a patient who has previously had a cesarean delivery. The bill would deem performance of such a home birth to be unprofessional conduct.
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H28An act relating to the basic needs budget and livable wagehttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.28Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to amend the definition of "livable wage" for purposes of the basic needs budget that is calculated at the beginning of each legislative biennium so that the livable wage is based on a family with two adult wage earners, two children, and no employer-sponsored health insurance.
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H30An act relating to the study and design of a long-term care trust fundhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.30Referred to House Human Services
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This bill proposes to require the Secretary of Administration to: 1) study and design a trust fund that will provide for long-term care for certain Vermont residents, and (2) propose legislation to staturorily create this fund.
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H32An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school studentshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.32Referred to House Education
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This bill proposes to require all public schools in Vermont to make available school breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. The cost of school meals that is not reimbursed through federal funds or other sources would be borne by school districts, and therefore ultimately borne by the Education Fund.
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H41An act relating to family leave and insurance protections for organ donorshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.41Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to add recovery from organ or tissue donation to the bases for family leave under Vermont's Parental and Family Leave. This bill also proposes to prohibit a life insurance or health insurance company from limiting or declining to provide coverage to an insured based solely upon the status of the insured as a living organ or tissue donor.
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H42An act relating to including the amount expended by an employer for health insurance in the determination of the minimum wagehttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.42Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to amend the minimum wage set forth in 12 V.S.A. 384 to include a calculation for the amount expended by each employer to provide an employee with health insurance. The minimum wage for each employer shall be reduced by a prorated amount based on the employer's annual cost to provide him or her with health insurance coverage up to a maximum reduction equal to the full annual cost of the premium for the lowest cost silver-level plan available through the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange.
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H44An act relating to universal home visiting and parenting classeshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.44Referred to House Human Services
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This bill proposed to establish a universal home visiting program for families caring for a newborn infant and parenting classes within obstetric and midwifery practices.
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H49An act relating to including psychological abuse as the basis for obtaining a civil abuse protection orderhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.49 Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to allow a person to obtain a relief from abuse order against a family or household member based upon psychological abuse.
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H53An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Taxhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.53Referred to House Ways and Means
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This bill proposes to create a sales and use tax exemption for the sale of feminine hygiene products.
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H79An act relating to requiring postseconday credits in African American history as a condition of teacher licensinghttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.79Referred to House Education
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This bill proposes to require each applicant seeking to obtain or renew a license to teach in a public elementary or secondary school in Vermont to have completed at least one three-credit course in African American history at an accredited college or university, covering the period from the European colonization of North America through the end of the 20th century.
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H92An act relating to prohibiting flags other than the U.S. flag and State of Vermont flag from being flown on public school property in Vermonthttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.92Referred to House Education
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In order to allow school boars to focus on education students and maintaining school buildings without becoming politicized over flag displays, this bill proposes to prohibit flags other than the U.S. flag and State of Vermont flag from being flown on public school property in Vermont.
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H96An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Development Task Forcehttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.96Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to create the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Development Task Force to develop and submit to the General Assembly a proposal for legislation to create one or more truth and reconciliation commissions to examine and begin the process of dismantling institutional, structural, and systemic discrimination in Vermont, both past and present. The Task Force shall be composed of both voting and nonvoting members. The voting memebesr of the Task Force shall include representatives of historically disadvantaged and disenfranchised groups that have suffered from institutional, structural, and systemic discrimination in Vermont. The nonvoting members of the Task Force shall include legislative members.
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H97An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendmentshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.97Referred to House Commerce
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H99An act relating to Vermont's adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compacthttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.99Referred to House GovOps
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This bill proposes that the State adopt and enter into the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.
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H107An act relating to coverage of fertility preservation for individuals diagnosed with cancerhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.107Referred to House Health Care
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This bill proposes to require health insurance plans to provide coverage of fertility preservation for insured individuals and Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer.
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H110An act relating to a 48-hour waiting period for firearms transfershttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.110Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to require a 48-hour waiting period for most firearms transfers.
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H113An act relating to exempting kinship care payments from taxationhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.113Referred to House Ways and Means
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This bill proposes to treat kinship care payments as exempt income comparable to foster care payments for the purposes of calculating Vermont personal income tax liability and Vermont property tax credits. THe bill also proposes to create a study committee on kinship care in Vermont.
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H114An act relating to the Nutrition for Older Vermonters Working Grouphttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.114Referred to House Human Services
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This bill proposes to create the Nutriciton for Older Vermonters WOrking Group, comprising interested stakeholders who would consider issues relating to addressing older Vermonters' nutrition needs. The WOrking Group's duties would include reviewing the equity of State and federal funding distribution to meal providers, identifying ways to increase transparency in the funding allocation process, and evaluating the potential for using Global Commitment investment funds to expand nutrition program reimbursements. The WOrking Group would provide its findings and recommednations to the General Assembly on or before January 15, 2022.
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H116An act relating to prohibiting the involuntary sterilization of individuals with an intellectual disabilityhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.116Referred to House Human Services
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This bill proposes to prohibit the involuntary sterilization of individuals with an intellecutal disability.
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H121An act relating to licensure of freestanding birth centershttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.121Referred to House Health Care
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This bill propsoes to establish a licensing structure for freestanding birth centers. It would also require prenatal, maternigy, postparcum, and newborn coverage under health insurance plans and Medicaid to include birth centers services and would specify that birth centers are not subject to certificate of need review.
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H122An act relating to boards and commissionshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.122Passed in the House, referred to Senate Gov Ops
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This bill proposes to amend statutes relating to the State's boards and commissions.
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H128An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identityhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.128Passed in the House, referred to Senate Judiciary
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This bill proposes to prohibit a defendant in a criminal proceeding from using information about the victim's actual or perceived gender identity to justify the criminal conduct of the defendant or mitigate the severity of the offense.
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H132An act relating to possession of firearms by person subject to final relief from abuse ordershttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.132Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to prohibit the possession of firearms by persons subject to final relief from abuse orders.
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H133An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearmshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.133
Passed in the House, referred to Senate Judiciary
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This bill proposes to clarify that a court issuing an emergency relief from abuse order has the authority to require relinquishment of the defendent's firearms.
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H134An act relating to paid family and medical leave insurancehttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.134Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to create a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program within the Departments of Labor and of Taxes.
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H137An act relating to a women's transitional housing facilityhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.137Referred to House Corrections and Institutions
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This bill propsoes to: (1) create the Women's Transitional Housing Facility Steering Committee; (2) require the Department of Buildings and General Services to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the siting and design of a women's transitional housing facility; and (3) appropriate $150,000 in capital funds over Fiscal Years 2022-2023 to the Department of Buildings and General Services for the siting and design work of the women's transitional housing facility managed and staffed by the Department of Corrections.
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H163An act relating to enhancing equitable learning and workplace environments in public schoolshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.163Referred to House Education
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This bill proposes to enhance equitable learning environments for all Vermont public school students and to ensure a safe and affirming workplace environment for all school staff, especially those students and school staff who have been historically underrepresented and underserved due to factors such as their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental ability.
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H171An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont's child care systemhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.171Passed in the House, in Senate
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This bill proposes to: (1) expand the eligibility of the Child Care Financial Assistance Program; (2) appropriate funds for the implementation of the Bright Futures Information System modernization plan; (3) establish scholarships and student loan repayment assistance programs for existing and prospective members of the child care workforce; (4) require the completion of studies on child care financing and governance; and (5) establish and Early Care and Education Governance and Administration Advisory Committee.
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H183An act relating to sexual violencehttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.183Passed in the House, in Senate
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This bill proposes to revise and clarify the laws concerning consent to sexual activity, requre data collection and reporting of information concerning reports of domestic and sexual violence, establish the Intercollegiate Sexual Violence Prevention Council, and fund the expansion of forensic medical care for sexual assault patients within primary care and reproductive health care settings.
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H192An act relating to creating a public school bill of rights for transgender and gender nonconforming studentshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.192Referred to House Education
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This bill proposes to create a public school bill fo rights for transgender and gender nonconforming students.
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H193An act relating to permitting out-of-court statement by victims of human traffickinghttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.193Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to prohibit promoting or advertising the services of someone who is trafficked; allow out-of-court statements by a victim of human trafficking who is under 12 years of age; and permit a victim of human trafficking who is under 12 years of age or who has psychiatric, intellectual, or developmental disability to testify in a court proceeding by two-way closed-circuit television or by recorded testimony.
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H195An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children, sexual assault, homicide, or kidnapping.https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.195Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to permit law enforcement to usilize facial recognition technology in the investigation of certain crimes provided the search is solely confined to locating images of an individual within electronic media legally seized by law enforcement in relation to the specific investigation.
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H196An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equityhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.196Referred to House Appropriations per Rule 35(a)
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This bill proposes to add two new FTE positions, one policy and research analyst and one outreach and education coordinator, to 3 V.S.A. chapter 68 to support the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity to mitigate systemic racism in all branches of state government. The bill also proposes to appropriate funding for both positions.
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H210An act relating to addressing disparities and promoting equity in the health care systemhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.210Passed in the House
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This bill proposes to: (1) establish the Office of Health Equity; (2) establish the Health Equity Advisory Commission; (3) issue grants for the promotion of health equity; (4) collect data to better understand health disparities in Vermont; and (5) require an additional two hours of continuing medical education on cultural competency in the practice of medicine.
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H221An act relating to parental rights and responsibilitieshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.221Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to declare that it is the public policy of the State to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after their parents have separated or divorced; to create a rebuttable presumption that shared parental rights and responsibilities are in the best interests of the child; and to amend the factors a court considers in determining the best interests of a child.
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H222An act relating to disclosure of adoption recordshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.222
Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to establish a study committee to examine the issue of whether, in cases involving adoptions that were finalized prior to July 1, 1986, an adoptee should have a right to request and receive identifying information about the adoptee's birth parents regardless of whether the parents consented to the disclosure of such information.
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H226An act relating to regulating the markup on commissary and telecommunications prices in prisonshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.226Referred to House Corrections and Institutions
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This bill proposes to regulate the prices charged to inmates for commissary products and intrastate telecommunications services in correctional facilities.
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H228An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on an individual's criminal historyhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.228Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, financial servies, insurance, and social services that is based on an individual's criminal history or information related to an individual's contacts with the criminal justice system.
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H234An act relating to prohibiting employment discrimination based on caste.https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.234Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to prohibit employment discrimination based on an individual's caste.
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H237An act relating to statewide professional regulation standards for the licensure of applicants with criminal conviction historieshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.237Referred to House GovOps
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This bill proposes to add statewide standards for the licensure of applicants with criminal conviction histories to 26 V.S.A. chapter 57. This bill also proposes to require that each State regulatory entity provide a biennial report which contains the number of licenses denied based on an applicant's criminal conviction history, along with a list of each conviction that constituted the basis for each denial.
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H238An act relating to qualification for a public defenderhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.238Referred to House Judiciary
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This bill proposes to require that public defender services be available to any person charged with a crime, not just to those persons charged with serious crimes.
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H239An act relating to establishing various employment standards and protectionshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.239Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to require employers to provide their employees with a reliable work schedule, to require employers to reimburse employees for necessary expenditures that are incurred by employees in the course of employment, and to establish a good cause standard for termination of employment.
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H245An act relating to increasing the membership of and providing funding to the Vermont Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Grouphttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.245Referred to House Education
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This bill proposes to add three members to the Vermont Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group and to provide funding to the Working Group to facilitate its mission under 2019 Acts and Resolves No. 1.
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H247An act relating to racial impact statementshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.247Referred to House GovOps
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This bill proposes to require that, at the request of the committee to which a bill, resolution, or amendment is referred, the Office of Legislative Counsel prepare a racial impact statement for each proposed bill, resolution, or amendment that impacts pretrial detention, sentencing, probation, or parole, or establishes a new crime or modifies an existing crime of the penalties associated with a crime. The racial impact statements shall include: 1) an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed legislation on racial and ethnic minorities, including whether it is likely to have a disproportionate or unique impact on the racial and ethnic communities in the State and the rationale for the impact; 2) a statistical analysis of how the legislation would affect racial and ethnic minorities; 3) the impact of the legislation on correctional facilities; 4) the anticipated effect of the legislation on public safety in racial and ethnic communities in the State; and 5) an estimate of the number of criminal cases per year that the legislation would affect. The bill also proposes to require that the sponsor of the legislation offer an amendment to the bill if the General Assembly finds that proposed legislation has a disparate impact on members of racial minority groups.
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H248An act relating to establishing fetal personhoodhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.248Referred to House Human Services
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This bill proposes to narrow the right to reproductive choice and confer legal personhood status upon a human fetus beginning at 24 weeks of fetal development prior to birth for purposes of the criminal statutes.
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H258An act relating to increasing the minimum wage to $15.00https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.258Referred to House General
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This bill proposes to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2025.
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H260An act relating to requiring menstrual hygiene products in public school restrooms for grades six through 12 and in correctional facilitieshttps://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.260Referred to House Human Services