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Capitol Journal

Bills Passed

•S.14, is an act relating to expanding the Vermont Practitioner Recovery Network to include treatment for psychiatric disabilities in addition to substance use. The bill was passed by the House on April 12 and by the Senate on April 18.

•H.85 proposes to make various amendments to Vermont law governing captive insurance companies. This bill was passed by the Senate on April 13 and by the House on April 14. The bill was sponsored by Robert Frenier (R, Orange).

•H.290 is an act relating to clarifying ambiguities relating to real estate titles and conveyances. The bill was passed by the House in March and by the Senate on April 12.

•H.297 proposes to make a number of updates and clarifications related to court organization and the judiciary. This bill passed in the Senate on April 7 and in the House on April 13.

•S.7, relating to deferred sentences and the sex offender registry, passed the Senate on April 13 and the House on April 14.

•H.523 is an act relating to fair and impartial policing. The bill was passed by the House on April 13. The Senate referred the bill to the Committee on Rules on April 18.

•H.492 is an act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board. The bill was passed by the House on April 13; on April 18, the bill was passed to the Committee on Rules by the Senate.

•H.327 proposes to approve amendments to the charter of the Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District. The House passed the bill on April 13; Senate referred bill to Committee on Rules on April

•H.356 is an act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Berlin. The bill was passed by the House on April 13; referred by the Senate to Committee on Rules on April 13.

•S.56, an act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act, passed by the House on April 14 with an amendment, and referred back to the Senate for consideration of the House amendment.

•S.22, an act relating to increased penalties for possession, sale, and dispensation of fentanyl. The bill was passed by the House, with an amendment, on April 14 and referred back to the Senate for consideration of the House amendment.

•H.197, an act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation. The bill was passed by the House on April 14 and referred to the Committee on Rules.

•H.520 is an act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the town of Stowe. This bill was passed by the House on April 14 and referred to the Committee on Rules.

•S.23, an act relating to juvenile jurisdiction, was passed by the Senate in February and the House on April 18.

•H.182 proposes to amend and establish laws pertaining to consumer litigation funding companies, licensed lenders, money servicers, debt adjusters, and loan service. The Senate agreed to an amendment by Committee on Finance; on April 14, the House passed the bill in concurrence with the proposed amendment.

•H.182, an act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation, was passed by the Senate on April 13, and the House on April 14; in both cases in concurrence with proposal of amendment.

•H.494 is a bill relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law. The bill was passed by the Senate roll call, with amendment, on April 13; and on April 14 in the House, in concurrence with a proposal of amendment.

•H.265 is an act relating to the Senate Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This bill was passed in March by the House, and by the Senate on April 18, with amendment. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Haas, P, Windsor-Rutland.

•H.507, relating to Next Generation Medicaid ACO pilot project reporting requirements, passed by the House in March and by the Senate on April 19, in concurrence with an amendment.

•H.502, relating to modernizing Vermont’s parentage laws, was passed by the House in March and by the Senate on April 19, with amendment.

•H.136 is a bill relating to accommodations for pregnant employees. This bill was passed by the House in March and passed, with amendment, by the Senate on April 19.

•H.145, a bill relating to establishing a Mental Health Crisis Response Commission, was passed by the House in March and by the Senate on April 19, with amendment.

•H.184, relating to evaluation of suicide profiles, was passed by the House in March and the Senate on April 19, with amendment.

•H.462, relating to social media privacy for employees, was passed by the House in March and by the Senate on April 19, in concurrence with amendment.

•H.3, relating to burial depth in cemeteries, was passed by the House in February and by the Senate on April 19, with amendment.

For more information, or to read the language of a proposed or passed bill, visit legislature.vermont. gov/bill or contact your representative.

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