LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Legislative Update – 5/20/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. May 20, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission 

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry 

S.22 An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older (formerly An act relating to increased penalties for possession, sale, and dispensation of fentanyl.)

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination


Legislative Update – 5/13/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. May 13, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK: 

CHANGED:

H.170 An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older 

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences 

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness


Legislative Update – 5/5/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. May 5, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.539 An act relating to mandatory incarceration for a third DUI offense

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0539/H-0539%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to require that a person convicted of a third DUI offense serve at least 30 days of the sentence incarcerated.

Introduced by Representative Chesnut-Tangerman of Middletown Springs

IN JUDICIARY 

CHANGED: 

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0145/H-0145%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to establish the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission for the purpose of reviewing fatalities and serious bodily injuries that occur during interactions between law

enforcement and persons demonstrating symptoms of mental illness.

Introduced by Representatives Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, and Lippert of Hinesburg.

PASSED HOUSE 3/22/17; IN SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE

SENATE PROPOSED AMENDMENT; HOUSE CONCURRED AND PROPOSED FURTHER AMENDMENT.

CURRENTLY IN SENATE. See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0145/H-0145%20Senate%20Proposal%20of%20Amendment%20Official.pdf for Senate amendment and http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0145/H-0145%20House%20proposal%20of%20amendment%20to%20Senate%20prop%20of%20amendment%20Official.pdf for House further amendment.

See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0145/H-0145%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf for House passed version.

5/1 HOUSE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT CONCURRED IN BY SENATE AND RETURNED TO HOUSE.

H.170 An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0170/H-0170%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to remove all criminal and civil penalties for possession of two ounces or less of marijuana and cultivation of two mature marijuana plants and seven immature marijuana

plants for a person who is 21 years of age or older; adjust the civil and criminal penalties for possession and cultivation of marijuana in amounts in excess of the legalized amounts; establish civil penalties for consuming marijuana in public and cultivating marijuana in a manner that is not on property lawfully in possession of the cultivator or without the consent of the person in lawful

possession of the property or outside an enclosure that is screened from public view; establish criminal penalties and a civil action for damages for furnishing marijuana to a person under 21 years of age; and establish a crime of chemical extraction of marijuana.

Introduced by Representatives Grad of Moretown, Conquest of Newbury, and Burditt of West Rutland.

3/28 MOVED TO HUMAN SERVICES

PASSED HOUSE – IN SENATE

See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/hj170502.pdf#page=44 for recommendation of Judiciary committee and

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/hj170502.pdf#page=55 for amendment by Human Services committee which was agreed to.

No official passed version available at this time. Go to http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/H.170 to look for link to official passed version in the coming days.

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0508/H-0508%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to create the Adverse Childhood Experiences Working Group.

Introduced by Committee on Human Services

PASSED BY HOUSE on 3/29 – IN SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE

See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0508/H-0508%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf for House passed version.

4/21 Passed Senate with proposal of amendment. Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/sj170420.pdf#page=42 for Senate version.

House refused to concur in Senate proposal of amendment; in Conference Committee.

5/5/17 Report of the Conference Committee – Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/CALENDAR/sc170505.pdf#page=94

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0003/S-0003%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to impose a duty on mental health professionals to take reasonable precautions when a patient poses an imminent risk of serious danger to a reasonably identifiable victim.

Introduced by Senators Sears, Ayer, and White

IN JUDICIARY - Favorable report with recommendation of amendment by Committee on Judiciary Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0003/S-0003%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf  for Senate Passed version.

PASSED SENATE; IN HOUSE HEALTH CARE

4/12 MOVED TO HOUSE JUDICIARY

PASSED HOUSE WITH PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT. Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/hj170427.pdf#page=32 for House passed version.

5/4/17 HOUSE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT CONCURRED IN.

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0016/S-0016%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to waive the three-month patient-health care professional relationship requirement when the patient is referred to a specialist who completes a full examination and signs the medical verification form; expand list of qualifying medical conditions; increase the number of dispensaries from four to eight; allow dispensaries to advertise; allow a patient to possess up to three ounces of marijuana; clarify that a dispensary may cultivate marijuana outdoors provided the marijuana is in an enclosed, locked facility shielded from public view; allow a patient or caregiver to cultivate marijuana even if the patient has designated a dispensary; allow a dispensary to convert to a for-profit; require continuing medical education to include training on the Medical Marijuana Registry; require the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets to independently test marijuana-infused edible or potable products sold by a dispensary to ensure appropriate labeling of the tetrahydrocannabinol content.

Introduced by Senators Sears, Ashe, Benning, Campion, Degree, Lyons, and White

Favorable report with recommendation of amendment by Committee on Judiciary 2-15-17

See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0016/S-0016%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf  for Senate Passed version.

PASSED SENATE AS AMENDED – IN HOUSE HUMAN SERVICES

5/3/17 HOUSE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT NOT CONCURRED IN

IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0061/S-0061%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to direct courts to appoint specialized mental health counsel to proceedings involving a person found incompetent to stand trial; change the definition of segregation to allow

inmates requiring treatment to be kept in treatment settings; and require the Department of Corrections to provide evaluation, treatment, and services to those inmates who require them.

Introduced by Senators Sears and Ashe.

IN JUDICIARY

Favorable report with recommendation of amendment by Judiciary Committee – Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/CALENDAR/sc170316.pdf#page=23 for proposed amendment.

PASSED SENATE with amendment. See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0061/S-0061%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf  for Senate Passed version.

IN HOUSE CORRECTIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

House Corrections & Institutions proposed an amendment which was agree to. Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/CALENDAR/hc170428.pdf#page=56 for House amendment.

5/3/17 House Proposal of Amendment Concurred In with Amendment; Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/sj170503.pdf#page=7

5/4/17 Senate Proposal of Amendment to the House Proposal of Amendment agreed to.

ON ACTION CALENDAR

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0133/S-0133%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to examine various aspects of the mental health system in order to improve access to care and care coordination throughout the system.

Introduced by Committee on Health and Welfare

3/30 – AMENDED BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

3/31 PASSED THE SENATE – See http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0133/S-0133%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf  for Senate Passed version.

IN HOUSE HEALTH CARE

PASSED HOUSE WITH RECOMMENDED AMENDMENT. Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/JOURNAL/hj170427.pdf#page=13 for House passed version. Third reading ordered.

5/5/17 – Amendment to be offered by Senator Ayer. Seehttp://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/CALENDAR/sc170505.pdf#page=42 for proposed amendment.


Legislative Update – 4/28/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. April 28, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

H.213 An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experience 

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness

S.88 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination


Legislative Update – 4/21/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. April 21, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

H.197 An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

H.213 An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

H.525 An act relating to the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery


Legislative Update – 4/14/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. April 14, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.525 An act relating to the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery

CHANGED:

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

H.197 An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn


Legislative Update – 4/7/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. April 7, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry 

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness 

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination


Legislative Update – 4/1/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. April 1, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H.170 An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

H.511 An act relating to highway safety

S.88 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination


Legislative Update – 3/24/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. March 24, 2017 

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.508 An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

H.511 An act relating to highway safety

S.133 An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

CHANGED:

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness


Legislative Update – 3/17/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. March 17, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H.197 An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

H.213 An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

H.500 An act relating to suspicion-based substance use disorder testing and treatment for recipients of TANF

S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness


Legislative Update – 3/3/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. March 3, 2017 

CHANGED:

H.476 An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

H.489 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry 

H.490 An act relating to the regulation of commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn


Legislative Update – 2/24/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. February 24, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.351 An act relating to casino gaming 

H.371 An act relating to alcoholic beverages

H.401 An act relating to card tournaments hosted by nonprofit organizations 

H.405 An act relating to fantasy sports contests

H.435 An act relating to regulation of substance abuse recovery homes under local land use bylaws 

H.436 An act relating to residential rental agreements for substance abuse recovery homes

H.438 An act relating to health promotion

H.476 An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities 

H.489 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

H.490 An act relating to the regulation of commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana

CHANGED:

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry 

S.88 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age


Legislative Update – 2/17/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. February 17, 2017 

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.258 An act relating to licensing casinos 

H.275 An act relating to access to emergency buprenorphine

H.293 An act relating to Mental Health and Addiction Services Loan Forgiveness and Development Program

S.88 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age 

CHANGED:

H.237 An act relating to saliva testing

S.16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry


Legislative Update – 2/10/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. February 10, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.206 An act relating to adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualified medical conditions for therapeutic use of cannabis and waiving the three-month professional–patient relationship requirement for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

H.207 An act relating to therapeutic use of marijuana for relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder 

H.213 An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

H.237 An act relating to saliva testing 

CHANGED:

H.197 An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation


Legislative Update - 2/5/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. February 5, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:
 
H.170 An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older
H.178 An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes
H.179 An act relating to increasing the tobacco tax on cigarettes and new smokeless tobacco
H.187 An act relating to prohibiting smoking outside places of business
H.197 An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation
S.61 An act relating to offenders with mental illness
S.64 An act relating to science-based drug education
   
CHANGED:

H.20 An act relating to prohibiting consumption of marijuana in a motor vehicle
S.55 An act relating to territorial jurisdiction over regulated drug sales

Legislative Update – 1/27/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. January 27, 2017 

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.124 An act relating to mental health insurance benefits

H.127 An act relating to prohibiting smoking in multi-unit housing 

H.128 An act relating to casino events hosted by nonprofit organizations

H.134 An act relating to establishing the Agency of Controlled Substances

H.140 An act relating to the validity of criminal statutes and conditions of probation or release related to alcohol consumption

H.145 An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

S.55 An act relating to territorial jurisdiction over regulated drug sales

CHANGED:

None.


Legislative Update – 1/20/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. January 20, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.52 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

H.54 An act relating to the Total Abstinence program

H.89 An act relating to the service of alcoholic beverages by theaters 

CHANGED:

None.


Legislative Update - 1/13/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session.  January 13, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.20 An act relating to prohibiting consumption of marijuana in a motor vehicle

H.24 An act relating to drugged driving

H.28 An act relating to creating a public option for health care coverage 

S. 16 An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry  

CHANGED:

H.8 An act relating to distracted driving

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn


Legislative Update – 1/6/2017

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2017 – 2018 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2017 session remain active for the 2018 session. January 6, 2017

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.8 An act relating to distracted driving

S.3 An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn


Legislative Update – 5/17/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  The biennium has ended. Any bills not passed will not be active next session. May 17, 2016

This is the final legislative update for this year.

BILLS PASSED THIS SESSION:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI penalties

S. 14 An act relating to single dose, child-resistant packaging and labeling of marijuana-infused edible or potable products sold by a registered dispensary 

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits


Legislative Update – 5/6/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. May 6, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK: 

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI penalties 

S. 14 An act relating to single dose, child-resistant packaging and labeling of marijuana-infused edible or potable products sold by a registered dispensary  

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits


Legislative Update – 4/29/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. April 29, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK: 

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarette 

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI penalties

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont


Legislative Update – 4/22/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. April 22, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI penalties

H. 716 An act relating to health insurance coverage and surrogate decision-making for substance abuse treatment services

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits


Legislative Update – 4/15/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. April 15, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 560 An act relating to traffic safety

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments


Legislative Update – 4/8/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. April 8, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 879 An act relating to the Health Care Fund contribution assessment and the taxation of e-cigarettes

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont


Legislative Update – 4/1/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. April 1, 2016

CHANGED: 

H. 879 An act relating to the Health Care Fund contribution assessment and the taxation of e-cigarettes

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont


Legislative Update – 3/25/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. March 25, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

H. 879 An act relating to the Health Care Fund contribution assessment and the taxation of e-cigarettes

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes 

H. 560 An act relating to traffic safety 

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits


Legislative Update – 3/18/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. March 18, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week.

CHANGED:

H. 74 An act relating to safety protocols for social and mental health workers

H. 171 An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic

H. 526 An act relating to the Commissioner of Liquor Control and the Liquor Control Board

H. 560 An act relating to traffic safety

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI

S. 42 An act relating to the substance abuse system of care  for Senate passed version. IN HOUSE HUMAN SERVICES.

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits


Legislative Update – 3/11/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. March 11, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week.

CHANGED:

H. 526 An act relating to the Commissioner of Liquor Control and the Liquor Control Board

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments

S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple

S. 252 An act relating to the sale of lottery products


Legislative Update – 2/26/2016

 This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. February 26, 2016 

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week.

CHANGED:

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments

S. 252 An act relating to the sale of lottery products


Legislative Update – 2/19/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. February 19, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week. 

CHANGED: 

H. 560 An act relating to traffic safety

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments

S. 252 An act relating to the sale of lottery products


Legislative Update - 2/13/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. February 13, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week.

CHANGED:

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments


Legislative Update – 2/5/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. February 5, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

No new bills this week.

CHANGED:

S. 59 An act relating to insurance coverage for abuse-deterrent formulations of certain medications

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments


Legislative Update – 1/29/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. January 29, 2016

NEW THIS WEEK:

H. 686 An act relating to prohibiting smoking in multi-unit housing

H. 687 An act relating to miscellaneous provisions to combat opioid abuse

H. 716 An act relating to health insurance coverage and surrogate decision-making for substance abuse treatment services

H. 750 An act relating to defining an ounce of marijuana for the purpose of therapeutic use

H. 751 An act relating to residential rental agreements for substance abuse recovery

H. 752 An act relating to regulation of substance abuse recovery homes under local land use bylaws

H. 764 An act relating to cigar bars

H. 785 An act relating to selling and trafficking regulated

H. 802 An act relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages

H. 804 An act relating to the manufacture of fortified wines

H. 814 An act relating to limitations on prescriptions for opioids

H. 821 An act relating to opioids, regulated drugs, and the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

H. 835 An act relating to provisional alcohol licenses


Legislative Update – 1/22/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium.  Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. January 22, 2016

NEW OR CHANGED THIS WEEK: 

Nothing new or changed this week.


Legislative Update – 1/15/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium. Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. January 15, 2016

NEW OR CHANGED THIS WEEK:

H. 560 An act relating to traffic

H. 571 An act relating to driver’s license suspensions, driving with a suspended license, and DUI penalties

H. 572 An act relating to the Commissioner of Liquor Control and liquor control

S. 241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments

S. 243 An act relating to combating opioid abuse in S. 250 An act relating to farm distilleries and Vermont barrel aged maple spirits

S. 251 An act relating to the Commissioner of Liquor Control and the Liquor Control Board

S. 252 An act relating to the sale of lottery products

S. 253 An act relating to the manufacture of fortified wines

S. 259 An act relating to smoke-free rental housing


Legislative Update – 1/8/2016

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the 2015 – 2016 biennium. Bills not passed in the 2015 session remain active for the 2016 session. To see any given bill, click on the link. See more: January 8, 2015


Legislative Update – 5/22/2015
This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the first session of the 2015 –2016 biennium. Bills not passed this session will remain active for the 2016 session. To see any given bill, click on the link. This is the final update for the 2015 session. NOTE: Bill Number in RED indicates passed by both houses and sent to Governor for signing into law. See more: May 22, 2015.