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Legislative Update – February 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2020 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

In this update, I am focusing on other House Committee work that I think will be of interest to you. Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback. New Business Portal - Secretary of State Starting your own business can be an overwhelming process! In an effort to better serve us, the state is ...

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Legislative Update – January 23,2020

Jan 23, 2020 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I am glad to be back at the State House. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you. My committee, House Judiciary got right to work. We began testimony on domestic violence prevention, human trafficking, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, hate and bias related crimes and understanding drivers of our incarceration ...

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2020 Legislative Session Survey

I’m looking for your input: let me know where you stand

Nov 15, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The Vermont House of Representatives is scheduled to reconvene in early January. Since we adjourned the 2019 session last spring, I’ve heard from many community members about the topics and issues before the legislature. Thanks to everyone who has reached out! I’m looking for input in preparation for my return to the State House. Fill out ...

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House and Senate Leaders Response to HHS Office of Civil Rights Announcement

Sep 4, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

House and Senate Leaders Response to HHS Office of Civil Rights Announcement For Immediate Release September 4, 2019 Contact: Office of the Speaker of the House Natalie Silver, Chief of Staff 347-461-4982 Office of the Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe, Senate President Pro Tem 802-828-3806 We object to the Trump Administration’s persistent efforts to limit women’s access to reproductive healthcare. Their recent cherry-picked enforcement ...

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Nominations Open: 1st Annual Vermont ATHENA Leadership Awards

Jul 15, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce has been selected by the ATHENA International to be the statewide sponsor of the ATHENA Leadership Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Nominations are now open through August 15, 2109. The ATHENA Leadership Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom, and ...

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Legislative Update – May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The House Adjourned last week. While I share the disappointment that we were not able to finalize a compromise on paid family and medical leave and minimum wage, below are bills that highlight some of our accomplishments. This partial list is a snapshot. Rep. Dolan and I will update you in the near future. GENDER EQUITY/WOMEN H.57: Codifying ...

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Vermont House Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period for Firearm Purchases

May 16, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 [email protected] VERMONT HOUSE PASSES 24-HOUR WAITING PERIOD FOR FIREARM PURCHASES Montpelier, VT - Today, the Vermont House gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169 on a vote of 82-58 that: Establish a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns; and, Update and provide clarity on several restrictions on ...

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Legislative Update – May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

House Judiciary I am continuing to work on S.37 that addresses medical monitoring for exposure to toxic substances. S.169 relating to a 24-hour waiting period for handgun purchases and elimination of the sunset for shooting competitions is still under consideration. I am hoping to concur with the bill as it passed the Senate.  Other committee work: General, ...

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Legislative Update – April 18, 2019

Apr 19, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

My Committee: House Judiciary Juvenile Justice/Youthful Offender S.133. This bill helps codify the circumstances in which a young offender will see his or her case sent to Family Court, instead of Criminal Court. The percentage of youthful offenders sent to Family Court can vary widely between different areas of the state. S.133 would help ensure young people ...

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Legislative Update – April 4, 2019

Apr 4, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

My House Judiciary Committee Work Firearms My committee is working on S.169. It passed the Senate on a 20 to 10 vote. S.169 makes several amendments to Vermont’s firearms statutes. The bill establishes a new waiting period requirement for handgun transfers. A handgun cannot be transferred until 24 hours after the completion of the background check required ...

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