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Action Taken by Governor Scott on Bills During the 2024 Legislative Session

May 20, 2024

This page includes action by the Governor on bills presented to him by the General Assembly in 2024. To see actions for the 2023 legislative session, click here

February 1, 2024 

  • Signed S.141, An act relating to approval of the charter of Fairfax Fire District No. 1    

February 7, 2024

  • Signed S.160, An act relating to State education property taxes and flood-related damage

February 20, 2024 

  • Signed H.599, An act relating to retroactively reinstating 10 V.S.A. § 6081(b)

February 22, 2024 

  • Signed H.850, An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting. | Statement

March 4, 2024

  • Signed S.154An act relating to the Vermont State Plane Coordinate System
  • Signed H.849, An act relating to technical corrections for the 2024 legislative session

March 13, 2024

  • Signed H.516, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Essex Junction
  • Signed H.839, An act relating to fiscal year 2024 budget adjustments | Statement 

March 27, 2024

  • Signed H.469An act relating to remote and electronic processes for executing an advance directive

March 29, 2024 

  • Signed H.518, An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex
  • Signed H.801, An act relating to the adoption of the charter of the Town of Waterbury

April 3, 2024 

April 16, 2024 

  • Signed H.554, An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of South Hero

April 22, 2024 

  • Signed S.190, An act relating to statements made by a child victim of an offense involving serious bodily injury
  • Signed S.278, An act relating to prohibiting a comparative negligence defense in an action for a negligence claim relating to a sexual act or sexual conduct

April 23, 2024 

  • Signed H.543, An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Social Work Licensure Compact and to emergency housing eligibility documentation

April 25, 2024 

  • Signed H.363, An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on certain hair types and styles
  • Signed H.603, An act relating to the poultry slaughter exception to inspection
  • Signed H.621, An act relating to health insurance coverage for diagnostic breast imaging
  • Signed H.741, An act relating to health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening

April 29, 2024

  • Signed H.666, An act relating to escrow deposit bonds

May 6, 2024 

  • Signed S.109, An act relating to Medicaid coverage for doula services
  • Signed S.187, An act relating to student application of sunscreen
  • Signed S.199, An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

May 7, 2024

  • Signed H.40, An act relating to nonconsensual removal of or tampering with a condom
  • Signed H.664, An act relating to designating a State Mushroom
  • Signed H.694, An act relating to sexual exploitation

May 13, 2024 

  • Signed H.27, An act relating coercive controlling behavior and abuse prevention orders
  • Signed  H.350, An act relating to the Uniform Directed Trust Act
  • Signed H.606, An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status
  • Signed H.629, An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales
  • Allowed H.649, An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to become law without his signature | Letter 
  • Signed H.861, An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement
  • Signed H.884, An act relating to the modernization of governance for the St. Albans Cemetery Association

May 20, 2024 

  • Signed H.659, An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities | Statement 
  • Signed H.766An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts | Letter 
  • Vetoed H.706, An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides | Letter 

May 23, 2024 

  • Signed S.120, An act relating to postsecondary schools and sexual misconduct protections
  • Signed S.189, An act relating to mental health response service guidelines and the safety of social service and home health providers
  • Signed S.196, An act relating to the types of evidence permitted in weight of the evidence hearings
  • Signed H.247, An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
  • Signed H.883, An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government | Letter
  • Vetoed H.289An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard | Letter

May 28, 2024

  • Allowed S.102, An act relating to expanding employment protections and collective bargaining rights, to become law without his signature | Letter
  • Allowed S.209 An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers, to become law without his signature | Letter
  • Signed S.159, An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee
  • Signed S.183, An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services
  • Signed S.246, An act relating to amending the Vermont basic needs budget and livable wage

May 29, 2024

  • Signed H.862, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre
  • Signed H.869, An act relating to approval of the merger of Brandon Fire District No. 1 and Brandon Fire District No. 2
  • Signed H.872, An act relating to miscellaneous updates to the powers of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council and the duties of law enforcement officers
  • Signed H.881, An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington
  • Signed H.885, An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Berlin
  • Signed H.888, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford
  • Signed S.58, An act relating to public safety | Statement
  • Signed S.114, An act relating to the establishment of the Psychedelic Therapy Advisory Working Group

 

May 30, 2024

  • Vetoed H.72, An act relating to a harm-reduction criminal justice response to drug use Letter
  • Signed H.233, An act relating to licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers
  • Signed H.503, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of St. Johnsbury
  • Signed H.534, An act relating to retail theft
  • Signed H.563, An act relating to unlawful trespass in a motor vehicle and unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent
  • Signed H.585, An act relating to amending the pension system for sheriffs and certain deputy sheriffs
  • Signed S.25, An act relating to regulating consumer products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or other chemicals
  • Signed S.30, An act relating to creating a Sister State Program
  • Signed S.55, An act relating to updating Vermont’s Open Meeting Law
  • Signed S.98, An act relating to Green Mountain Care Board authority over prescription drug costs and the Green Mountain Care Board nomination and appointment process
  • Signed S.184, An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems
  • Signed S.191, An act relating to New American educational grant opportunities | Statement
  • Signed S.192, An act relating to civil commitment procedures at a secure residential recovery facility and a psychiatric residential treatment facility for youth and civil commitment procedures for individuals with an intellectual disability
  • Signed S.195, An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release
  • Signed S.204, An act relating to supporting Vermont's young readers through evidence-based literacy instruction  | Statement
  • Signed S.206, An act relating to designating Juneteenth as a legal holiday
  • Signed S.301, An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects
  • Signed S.305, An act relating to miscellaneous changes related to the Public Utility Commission
  • Signed S.310, An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency
  • Allowed S.213, An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety, to become law without his signature Letter
  • Allowed S.259, An act relating to climate change cost recovery, to become law without his signature Letter

June 3, 2024

  • Signed H.546, An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws
  • Signed H.657, An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees
  • Signed H.707, An act relating to revising the delivery and governance of the Vermont workforce system
  • Signed H.794, An act relating to services provided by the Vermont Veterans’ Home
  • Signed H.868, An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation
  • Signed H.871, An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program
  • Signed S.220, An act relating to Vermont’s public libraries
  • Signed S.253, An act relating to building energy codes
  • Signed S.254, An act relating to including rechargeable batteries and battery-containing products under the State battery stewardship program

June 4, 2024

  • Signed H.614, An act relating to land improvement fraud and timber trespass
  • Signed H.661, An act relating to child abuse and neglect investigation and substantiation standards and procedures
  • Vetoed  H.645, An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice Letter
  • Signed H.704, An act relating to disclosure of compensation in job advertisements
  • Signed H.867, An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the laws governing alcoholic beverages and the Board of Liquor and Lottery
  • Signed H.886, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of South Burlington

June 6, 2024

  • Signed H.622, An act relating to emergency medical services
  • Signed H.870, An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation
  • Signed H.876, An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the corrections laws
  • Signed H.877, An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects
  • Signed H.878, An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures
  • Signed H.882, An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment
  • Vetoed H.887, An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation | Letter
  • Signed S.186, An act relating to the systemic evaluation of recovery residences and recovery communities
  • Signed S.302, An act relating to public health outreach programs regarding dementia risk
  • Signed S.309, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to the Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicles, and vessels

June 10, 2024

  • Allowed H.612, An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis amendments, to become law without his signature | Letter
  • Signed H.626, An act relating to animal welfare
  • Allowed H.630, An act relating to improving access to high-quality education through community collaborations, to become law without his signature | Letter
  • Signed H.780, An act relating to judicial nominations and appointments
  • Signed H.847, An act relating to peer support provider and peer recovery support specialist certification
  • Allowed H.875, An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics, to become law without his signature | Letter

June 12, 2024

  • Signed H.173, An act relating to prohibiting manipulating a child for the purpose of sexual contact
  • Signed H.644, An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care | Statement
  • Signed H.655, An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records
  • Signed H.745, An act relating to the Vermont Parentage Act

June 13, 2024

  • Signed H.10, An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program
  • Signed H.279, An act relating to the Uniform Trust Decanting Act
  • Vetoed H.121, An act relating to enhancing consumer privacy and the age-appropriate design code | Letter
  • Vetoed H.687, An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use Letter