Action Taken by Governor Scott on Bills During the 2021 Legislative Session

07 June 2021

January 19, 2021

  • Signed H.48, An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19. Press Release

February 3, 2021

  • Signed S.9, An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19. 

March 2, 2021

  • Signed H.138, An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments. Press Release 

March 13, 2021 

  • Signed S.14, An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

March 17, 2021 

  • Signed S.110, An act relating to extending eligibility for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

March 29, 2021 

  • Signed S.117,  An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

April 8, 2021

  • Allowed H.81, An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits, to become law without his signature, and sent a letter to the General Assembly explaining his decision, which can be viewed by clicking here.    

April 13, 2021

  • Signed H.10, An act relating to permitted candidate expenditures
  • Signed H.127, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre

April 17, 2021 

April 21, 2021

  • Signed H.149, An act relating to modernizing statutes related to the Vermont National Guard
  • Signed H.338, An act relating to reapportionment proposal deadlines

April 26, 2021

  • Signed S.18, An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes
  • Signed S.60, An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

April 29, 2021 

  • Signed H.20, An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services
  • Signed H.151, An act relating to vital records, mausoleums and columbaria, and emergency health orders
  • Signed H.154, An act relating to the failure of municipal officers to accept office

May 4, 2021 

  • Signed H.195, An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

May 5, 2021 

May 6, 2021 

  • Signed H.199, An act relating to validating legal instruments used in connection with the conveyance of real estate
  • Signed H.366, An act relating to 2021 technical corrections

May 12, 2021 

  • Signed H.104, An act relating to considerations in facilitating the interstate practice of health care professionals using telehealth

  • Signed H.218, An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

  • Signed S.39, An act relating to the Judicial Branch fee report and electronic filing fees

  • Signed S.45, An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Signed S.88, An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

  • Signed S.99, An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood physical abuse

May 13, 2021 

  • Signed H.145, An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force
  • Signed S.114, An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

May 17, 2021 

  • Signed H.18, An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime
  • Signed H.89, An act relating to limiting liability for agritourism
  • Signed H.46, An act relating to miscellaneous provisions of mental health law

May 18, 2021

  • Signed H.108, An act relating to Vermont standards for issuing a Clean Water Act section 401 certification
  • Signed H.210, An act relating to addressing disparities and promoting equity in the health care system
  • Signed H.428, An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct
  • Signed S.16, An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments
  • Signed S.20, An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products
  • Signed S.42, An act relating to establishing the Emergency Service Provider Wellness Commission

May 20, 2021 

  • Signed H.421, An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training
  • Signed S.1, An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement
  • Signed S.66, An act relating to electric bicycles
  • Signed S.102, An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming
  • Signed S.124, An act relating to miscellaneous utility subjects
  • Vetoed S.107, An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile. Letter to General Assembly 

June 1, 2021 

  • Signed S.62, An act relating to employee incentives, technical education, and unemployment insurance
  • Signed H.88, An act relating to the use value appraisal program
  • Signed H.135, An act relating to the State Ethics Commission
  • Signed H.140, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Williston
  • Signed H.420, An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects
  • Signed H.434, An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board
  • Signed H.445, An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Underhill
  • Signed H.171, An act relating to child care systems and financing. Statement
  • Signed H.225, An act relating to possession of a therapeutic dosage of buprenorphine. Letter to General Assembly | Accomponying Executive Order 
  • Signed H.430, An act relating to eligibility for Dr. Dynasaur-like coverage for all income-eligible children and pregnant individuals regardless of immigration status. Statement
  • Signed H.438, An act relating to capital construction and State bonding. Statement
  • Vetoed H.177, An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier. Letter to General Assembly 

  • Vetoed H.227, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski. Letter to General Assembly 

June 7, 2021 ​

  • Signed S.3, An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense. Statement 
  • Signed S.7, An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records
  • Signed S.13, An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report
  • Signed S.15, An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws. Statement 
  • Signed S.22, An act relating to health care practitioners administering stem cell products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Signed S.25, An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures
  • Signed S.47, An act relating to motor vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and warranty or service facilities
  • Signed S.48, An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact. Statement 
  • Signed S.97, An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures
  • Signed S.115, An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

June 8, 2021 

  • Signed H.106, An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools
  • Signed H.183, An act relating to sexual violence
  • Signed H.289, An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation
  • Signed H.313, An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws. Statement 
  • Signed H.360, An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment. Statement
  • Signed H.426, An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State
  • Signed H.436, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws
  • Signed H.439, An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government. Statement 
  • Signed H.449, An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

June 14, 2021

  • Signed S.86, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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Montpelier, VT 05609
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