Action Taken by Governor Scott on Bills During the 2022 Legislative Session

09 June 2022

This page includes action by the Governor on bills presnted to him by the General Assembly in 2022. To see actions for the 2021 legislative session, click here

January 14, 2022

January 19, 2022

  • Signed S.222, An act relating to authorizing temporary Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19
  • Signed S.223, An act relating to authorizing temporary elections procedures for annual meetings in the year 2022

February 2, 2022

Signed H.589, An act relating to reapportioning the initial districts of the House of Representatives

February 8, 2022

  • Signed S.78, An act relating to binding interest arbitration for employees of the Vermont Judiciary

February 10, 2022

February 14, 2022

  • Signed H.454, An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington
  • Signed H.693, An act relating to the annual budget vote of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District

February 22, 2022 

February 28, 2022 

March 15, 2022 

March 16, 2022 

  • Signed H.679, An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

March 22, 2022 

March 25, 2022 

  • Signed S.4, An act relating to procedures involving firearms
  • Signed H.701, An act relating to cannabis license fees and the regulation of the medical cannabis registry

​April 6, 2022 

  • Signed H.628, An act relating to amending a birth certificate to reflect gender identity | Statement
  • Signed H.722, An act relating to reapportioning the final representative districts of the House of Representatives and the senatorial districts of the Senate

April 20, 2022 

  • Signed H.448, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington | Statement
  • Signed H.491, An act relating to the creation of the City of Essex Junction and the adoption of the City charter Statement
  • Signed H.556, An act relating to exempting property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes from property tax, and sent a letter to the General Assembly. 
  • Signed H.627, An act relating to the Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Signed H.680, An act relating to obtaining a marriage license in any town in Vermont 

April 21, 2022 

  • Signed S.113, An act relating to establishing a cause of action for medical monitoring expenses | Statement
  • Signed S.183, An act relating to midpoint probation review
  • Signed S.184, An act relating to defense of others and justifiable homicide

April 27, 2022

  • Signed H.461, An act relating to excluding the income of asylum seekers and refugees from household income
  • Signed H.718, An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 1
  • Signed S.74, An act relating to modifications to Vermont’s patient choice at end of life laws
  • Signed S.163, An act relating to State court petitions for vulnerable noncitizen youth
  • Signed S.239, An act relating to enrollment in Medicare supplemental insurance policies

May 2, 2022 

May 3, 2022 

  • Signed H.629, An act relating to access to adoption records
  • Vetoed H.708 and sent a letter to the General Assembly, which can be viewed by clicking here
  • Signed S.72, An act relating to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
  • Signed S.171, An act relating to adoption of a State code of ethics
  • Signed S.265, An act relating to expanding criminal threatening to include threats to third persons

May 5, 2022

  • Signed H.399, An act relating to incarceration terms for criminal defendants who are primary caretakers of dependent children 
  • Signed H.731, An act relating to technical corrections for the 2022 legislative session 

May 6, 2022

May 9, 2022 

  • Signed H.635, An act relating to secondary enforcement of minor traffic offenses
  • Signed H.655, An act relating to telehealth licensure and registration and to provisional licensure for professions regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Signed H.741, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of St. Albans

May 11, 2022

  • Signed H.266, An act relating to health insurance coverage from hearing aids 
  • Signed H.293, An act relating to creating the State Youth Council
  • Signed H.411, An act relating to the retrieval and use of covered wild animals
  • Signed S.162, An act relating to collective bargaining rights of teachers
  • Signed S.206, An act relating to planning and support for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders
  • Allowed S.197 to become law without signature, and sent a letter to the General Assembly

May 16, 2020 

  • Signed H.447, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield
  • Signed H.462, An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Health programs
  • Signed H.482, An act relating to the Petroleum Cleanup Fund
  • Signed H.661, An act relating to licensure of mental health professionals
  • Signed H.711, An act relating to the creation of the Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee and the Opioid Abatement Special Fund

May 19, 2022

May 23, 2022

  • Signed S.122, An act relating to the required votes of presidential electors
  • Signed S.127, An act relating to clarifying community supervision furlough appeals and the powers of the Corrections Monitoring Commission
  • Signed S.220, An act relating to State-paid deputy sheriffs
  • Signed S.254, An act relating to maintaining records of judgments and settlements paid by law enforcement agencies and a legal analysis of qualified immunity
  • Signed S.287, An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight | Signing Letter to General Assembly 

May 24, 2022 

  • Signed H.96, An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Signed H.265, An act relating to the Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate
  • Signed H.279, An act relating to miscellaneous changes affecting the duties of the Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Signed H.353, An act relating to pharmacy benefit management
  • Signed H.410, An act relating to the use and oversight of artificial intelligence in State government
  • Signed H.444, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre
  • Signed H.464, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to the Reach Up Program
  • Signed H.465, An act relating to boards and commissions
  • Signed H.466, An act relating to surface water withdrawals and interbasin transfers
  • Signed H.477, An act relating to leave for crime victims
  • Signed H.489, An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

May 27, 2022 

  • Signed H.510, An act relating to tax reductions and other aid for Vermonters | Statement 
  • Signed H.515, An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities
  • Signed H.517, An act relating to educational benefits for members of the military and their families and eligibility for election to serve as Adjutant and Inspector General | Statement 
  • Signed H.533, An act relating to forfeited property disposition and a study assessing civil and criminal seizure and forfeiture of property in drug-related offenses
  • Signed H.546,  An act relating to racial justice statistics
  • Signed H.551, An act relating to prohibiting racially and religiously restrictive covenants in deeds
  • Signed H.559, An act relating to workers’ compensation
  • Signed H.626, An act relating to the sale, use, or application of neonicotinoid pesticides
  • Signed H.697, An act relating to eligibility of reserve forestland for enrollment in the Use Value Appraisal Program

May 31, 2022 

  • Signed H.729, An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures
  • Signed H.742, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Milton
  • Signed S.53, An act relating to changes to Vermont corporate income tax and conformity to federal tax laws
  • Signed S.90, An act relating to establishing an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis registry
  • Signed S.91, An act relating to the Parent Child Center Network
  • Signed S.100, An act relating to universal school meals
  • Signed S.139, An act relating to nondiscriminatory school branding
  • Signed S.140, An act relating to prohibiting civil arrests at courthouses
  • Signed S.148, An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont
  • Signed S.161, An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement
  • Signed S.173, An act relating to the State House art collections
  • Signed S.181, An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments
  • Signed S.188, An act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming

June 1, 2022 

  • Signed S.201, An act relating to best management practices for trapping
  • Signed S.224, An act relating to juvenile proceedings
  • Vetoed S.234, and sent a letter to the General Assembly
  • Signed S.250, An act relating to law enforcement data collection and interrogation
  • Signed S.258, An act relating to agricultural water quality, enforcement, and dairy farming
  • Signed S.261, An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections and valuation for purposes of the education property tax
  • Signed S.269, An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program
  • Signed S.281, An act relating to hunting coyotes with dogs
  • Signed S.283, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws | Signing Letter 
  • Signed S.285, An act relating to health care reform initiatives, data collection, and access to home- and community-based services | Signing Letter 

June 2, 2022 

  • Signed H.74, An act relating to making miscellaneous changes concerning self-storage businesses
  • Signed H.244, An act relating to authorizing the natural organic reduction of human remains
  • Signed H.446, An act relating to miscellaneous natural resources and development subjects
  • Signed H.512, An act relating to modernizing land records and notarial acts law
  • Signed H.518, An act relating to municipal energy resilience initiatives
  • Signed H.572, An act relating to the retirement allowance for interim educators
  • Signed H.709, An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects
  • Vetoed H.606, and sent a letter to the General Assembly.
  • Signed H.716, An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education law

June 7, 2022

  • Signed S.210, An act relating to rental housing health and safety and affordable housing | Statement
  • Signed S.226, An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing | Statement 
  • Signed H.727, An act relating to the exploration, formation, and organization of union school districts and unified union school districts
  • Vetoed H.728, and sent a letter to the General Assembly.
  • Signed H.730, An act relating to alcoholic beverages and the Department of Liquor and Lottery | Statement
  • Signed H.737, An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate | Statement
  • Signed H.738, An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws | Statement
  • Sigend H.739, An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment
  • Signed H.743, An act relating to amending the charter of the Town of Hardwick
  • Signed H.745, An act relating to the approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Montgomery
  • Signed H.746, An act relating to an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington

June 8, 2022

  • Signed S.11, An act relating to economic and workforce development

June 9, 2022 

 

As of June 9, 2022, all bills fom the 2021-2022 Biennium have been acted upon. 

 

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