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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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VT House Gives Preliminary Approval to Priority Bills Investing in Child Care & Broadband Expansion

Mar 27, 2019 No Comments ›› barb

Vermont House Gives Preliminary Approval to Priority Bills Investing in Child Care and Broadband Expansion For Immediate Release March 26, 2019 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 [email protected] Montpelier, VT - The Vermont House of Representatives gave preliminary approval today to H.531, the Child Care Bill and H.513, the Broadband Expansion Bill. The Child Care Bill received preliminary approval today on a voice vote. House Speaker ...

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Legislative Update – March 21, 2019

Mar 21, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

My Committee Work: House Judiciary Fair and Impartial Policing This bill passed the House. The bill allows law enforcement agencies to keep information regarding citizen and immigration status confidential to a greater degree than the existing fair and impartial policing policy model currently requires. This would allow local law enforcement agencies to have greater latitude in ...

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2019 Town Meeting Report

Mar 4, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Washington 7: Duxbury - Fayston - Moretown - Waitsfield - Warren Town Meeting Report Maxine Grad & Kari Dolan                   Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your State Representatives. Our focus is to build a Vermont that works for all of us, and where our families and communities can thrive. Each House member is assigned to one ...

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Legislative Update – February 28, 2019

Feb 28, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

My committee, House Judiciary, is continuing to work on Fair and Impartial Policing, eliminating the statute of limitations for certain sex crimes, expungement, hate/bias crimes, and more.  The following are reports from other House committees. Ways and Means For several weeks before Town Meeting week, House Ways and Means receives a weekly report on education spending. Brad James from AOE ...

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VT House Gives Final Approval to H.57 Preserving Women’s Reproductive Rights

Feb 22, 2019 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Vermont House Gives Final Approval to H.57 Preserving Women's Reproductive Rights For Immediate Release January 21, 2019 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 [email protected] Montpelier, VT - The Vermont House of Representatives gave final approval to H.57, “an act relating to preserving the right to abortion,” today on a vote of 106-36. “I believe that whether, when, and how a person becomes a parent is ...

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