Actions Taken by Governor Scott on Bills During the 2020 Legislative Session

12 October 2020

October 12, 2020

  • Signed S.187, An act relating to transient occupancy for health care treatment and recovery
  • Signed S.220, An act relating to professional regulation
  • Signed S.237, An act relating to promoting affordable housing
  • Signed S.254, An act relating to union organizing. Signing Statement

October 8, 2020

  • Signed H.99, An act relating to trade in covered animal parts or products
  • Signed H.578, An act relating to proof of financial responsibility
  • Signed H.683, An act relating to the protection of migratory birds
  • Signed H.833, An act relating to surface water diversions and financial surety requirements for holding tanks
  • Signed H.880, An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs
  • Signed H.673, An act relating to tree wardens
  • Signed H.952, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charters of the City of Burlington and the City of Barre
  • Signed H.954, An act relating to miscellaneous tax provisions
  • Signed H.962, An act relating to the duration of temporary relief from abuse orders

October 7, 2020

  • Signed S.24, An act relating to a report on racial equity and bias in the Department of Corrections
  • Signed S.124, An act relating to governmental structures protecting the public health, safety and welfare
  • Signed S.352, An act relating to making certain amendments to the Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program
  • Signed S.234, An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures
  • Allowed to become law without his signature S.54, An act relating to the regulation of cannabis. Press Release and Letter to Legislators

  • Allowed to become law without his signature S.119, An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force. Press Release and Letter to Legislators

October 5, 2020

  • Signed H.607, An act relating to increasing the supply of nurses and primary care providers in Vermont
  • Signed H.611, An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act
  • Signed H.663, An act relating to expanding access to contraceptives
  • Signed H.674, An act relating to the definition of housesite for use value appraisals
  • Signed H.795, An act relating to increasing hospital price transparency, hospital sustainability planning, provider sustainability and reimbursements, and regulators’ access to information
  • Signed H.934, An act relating to renter rebate reform
  • Signed H.967, An act relating to the provision of child care at family child care homes during remote learning days
  • Signed S.354, An act relating to using Australian ballot for municipal meetings in the year 2021
  • Vetoed H.926, An act relating to changes to Act 250. Press Release and Veto Message | Corresponding Executive Order

October 2, 2020

  • Signed H.969, An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

September 23, 2020

  • Signed S.233, An act relating to uniform licensing standards

  • Signed S.337, An act relating to energy efficiency entities and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the thermal energy and transportation sectors. Press Release and Letter to Legislators

September 15, 2020

July 13, 2020

  • Signed S.219, An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement. Signing Statement
  • Signed S.338, An act relating to justice reinvestment
  • Signed S.339, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles
  • Signed S.342, An act relating to temporary workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19. Signing Statement
  • Signed H.552, An act relating to the Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Control Revolving Fund
  • Signed H.572, An act relating to the Maternal Mortality Review Panel
  • Signed H.716, An act relating to Abenaki hunting and fishing licenses
  • Signed H.754, An act relating to restructuring and reorganizing General Assembly staff offices
  • Signed H.837, An act relating to enhanced life estate deeds
  • Signed H.956, An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

July 6, 2020

  • Signed H.955, An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment
  • Signed H.960, An act relating to miscellaneous health care provisions

July 2, 2020

  • Signed H.965, An act relating to health care- and human services-related appropriations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • Signed H.966, An act relating to the COVID-19 funding and assistance for broadband connectivity, housing, and economic relief
  • Signed S.351, An act relating to providing financial relief assistance to the agricultural community due to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Allowed to become law without his signature S.348, An act relating to temporary elections procedures in the year 2020. Letter to Legislators

July 1, 2020

  • Signed H.438, An act relating to the Board of Medical Practice and the licensure of physicians and podiatrists
  • Signed H.558, An act relating to exempting the Victims Compensation Board from the Open Meeting Law
  • Signed H.650, An act relating to boards and commissions
  • Signed H.656, An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects
  • Signed H.750, An act relating to creating a National Guard provost marshal
  • Signed H.788, An act relating to technical corrections for the 2020 legislative session
  • Signed H.936, An act relating to sexual exploitation of children
  • Signed H.943, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of St. Albans
  • Signed H.946, An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Elmore
  • Signed H.957, An act relating to extending the deadline to test for lead in the drinking water of school buildings and child care facilities
  • Signed H.963, An act relating to sunsets related to judiciary procedures
  • Signed S.128, An act relating to physician assistant licensure
  • Signed S.232, An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction
  • Signed S.301, An act relating to miscellaneous telecommunications changes

June 30, 2020

  • Signed H.961, An act relating to making first quarter fiscal year 2021 appropriations for the support of State government, federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) appropriations, pay act appropriations, and other fiscal requirements for the first part of the fiscal year
  • Signed H.959, An act relating to education property tax
  • Signed H.942, An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

June 23, 2020

  • Signed H.254, An act relating to adequate shelter for livestock
  • Signed H.608, An act relating to incompatible local offices
  • Signed H.635, An act relating to regulation of long-term care facilities
  • Signed H.958, An act relating to communications union districts

June 19, 2020

  • Signed S.350, An act relating to creating emergency economic recovery grants

June 15, 2020

  • Signed H.554, An act relating to approval of the dissolution of the Village of Perkinsville and the merger of the Village with the Town of Weathersfield
  • Signed H.643, An act relating to banking and insurance
  • Signed H.793, An act relating to the powers and duties of the Auditor of Accounts
  • Signed H.947, An act relating to temporary municipal tax rate provisions in response to COVID-19
  • Signed H.948, An act relating to temporary municipal proceedings provisions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Signed H.950, An act relating to allowing remote witnesses for advance directives for a limited time
  • Signed H.951, An act relating to the municipal emergency statewide education property tax borrowing program
  • Signed H.953, An act relating to fiscal year 2020 supplemental budget adjustments
  • Signed S.255, An act relating to captive insurance. Press Release
  • Signed S.283, An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district
  • Signed S.343, An act relating to delaying special education changes due to the COVID-19 state of emergency
  • Signed S.345, An act relating to temporary municipal provisions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Signed S.347, An act relating to suspension of time frames for civil license suspension hearings for certain DUI offenses

May 14, 2020

  • Signed S.182, An act relating to government operations regarding emergency medical services and public safety in response to COVID-19
  • Signed S.333, An act relating to establishing a moratorium on ejectment and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 emergency
  • Signed S.344, An act relating to temporary municipal tax rate provisions in response to COVID-19       

April 28, 2020

  • Signed H.550, An act relating to unclaimed property
  • Signed H.741, An act relating to criminal record checks on contractors working in State-owned or -leased facilities
  • Signed S.114, An act relating to the emergency judicial response to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Signed S.316, An act relating to execution of wills during an emergency
  • Signed S.326, An act relating to the State Advisory Panel on Special Education
  • Signed S.340, An act relating to FY 2020 interfund borrowing authority
  • Signed S.341, An act relating to disclosure of tax information to facilitate the provision of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits

March 30, 2020

  • Signed H.681, An act relating to government operations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Signed H.742, An act relating to Vermont’s response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

  • Signed S.240, An act relating to recruiting new remote workers and new relocating workers

March 5, 2020

  • Signed S.110, An act relating to data privacy and consumer protection

March 4, 2020

  • Signed H.760, An act relating to fiscal year 2020 budget adjustments

February 27, 2020

  • Signed H.83, An act relating to prohibiting female mutilation or cutting

February 20, 2020

  • Signed S.108, An act relating to employee misclassification

February 10, 2020

February 4, 2020

  • Signed H.143, An act relating to appointing town agents

January 30, 2020

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