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 the transfer and use of high capacity ammunition feeding devices.
Today, the Vermont House gave preliminary approval to S.96, the Clean Water Bill, on a vote of 124-14. The legislation focuses on the watersheds of Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog, with a later goal of protection for the whole state.
The Vermont House of Representatives today gave preliminary approval to S.86, raising the legal age for buying and using cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age on a vote of 124-14.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that Representative Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) passed away. On behalf of all Vermonters, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family, especially his beloved son, Adam. The Vermont General Assembly already feels the loss of our steady and dedicated friend and colleague.