Vermont Senator Richard Sears [D]

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VTS0011PassAn act relating to economic and workforce development
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2022-05-12
Senate Message, signed by Governor June 8, 2022
VTS0127PassAn act relating to clarifying community supervision furlough appeals and the powers of the Corrections Monitoring Commission
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2022-05-12
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 23, 2022
VTS0188PassAn act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming
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2022-05-12
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 31, 2022
VTS0254PassAn act relating to maintaining records of judgments and settlements paid by law enforcement agencies and a legal analysis of qualified immunity
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2022-05-12
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 23, 2022
VTSCR022PassSenate concurrent resolution congratulating Jay and Joan Zwynenburg on the 50th anniversary of Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery and for their roles as exemplary downtown Bennington entrepreneurs
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2022-05-12
As adopted by Senate and House
VTSR0026Intro

Sine Die
Senate resolution urging the Vermont Congressional Delegation to introduce and pursue the enactment of legislation authorizing permanent U.S. residency eligibility for the more than 800 international victims of the Vermont EB-5 scandal.
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2022-05-11
As adopted by Senate
VTHCR160PassHouse concurrent resolution honoring the General Assembly’s venerable head doorkeeper, Cornelius F. Reed Jr. of Wolcott
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2022-05-10
Ceremonial Reading
VTHCR103PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating the 2021 class of Eagle Scouts in the State of Vermont
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2022-05-05
Ceremonial Reading
VTS0072PassAn act relating to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
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2022-05-04
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 3, 2022
VTS0265PassAn act relating to expanding criminal threatening to include threats to third persons
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2022-05-04
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 3, 2022
VTHCR149PassHouse concurrent resolution honoring former Sunderland Town Clerk and Treasurer Rose Keough
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2022-04-22
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTS0113PassAn act relating to establishing a cause of action for medical monitoring expenses
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2022-04-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor April 21, 2022
VTS0184PassAn act relating to defense of others and justifiable homicide
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2022-04-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor April 21, 2022
VTS0183PassAn act relating to midpoint probation review
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2022-04-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor April 21, 2022
VTSR0016Intro

Sine Die
Senate resolution urging the United States Postal Service to improve immediately the reliability and timeliness of its deliveries and requesting that Congress take any necessary legislative actions to effectuate this objective
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2022-04-21
As adopted by Senate
VTSR0024PassSenate resolution honoring Senator Patrick J. Leahy for his nearly half century of extraordinary public service in the U.S. Senate
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2022-04-20
As adopted by Senate
VTHCR142PassHouse concurrent resolution in memory of Sister Janice E. Ryan, RSM
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2022-04-15
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTS0178Engross

Sine Die
An act relating to supermajority verdicts in civil trials
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2022-03-25
To House Judiciary Committee
VTHCR116PassHouse concurrent resolution commemorating the 250th anniversary of the New Yorkers’ capture and Bennington posse’s rescue of early Arlington leader and pre-Revolutionary War patriot Remember Baker Jr.
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2022-03-18
Ceremonial Reading
VTHCR121PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating the 2022 Mt. Anthony Union High School Patriots State championship wrestling team
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2022-03-18
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTSCR017PassSenate concurrent resolution honoring John Shannahan for his extraordinary contributions to the economic and cultural life of the Town of Bennington
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2022-03-18
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTHCR120PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating the 2022 Mt. Anthony Union High School boys’ Division I Nordic skiing championship team
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2022-03-18
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTHCR117PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating Catamount Access Television in Bennington on its 30th anniversary
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2022-03-11
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTSCR016PassSenate concurrent resolution commemorating the centennial of Robert Frost's poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
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2022-02-22
As adopted by Senate and House
VTSCR012PassSenate concurrent resolution memorializing the more than 500 Vermonters who have died due to COVID-19, extending sincere condolences to their families, and thanking those Vermonters whose frontline jobs have been especially challenging during the pan...
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2022-02-11
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTSCR011PassSenate concurrent resolution honoring John Shannahan for his exemplary leadership of the Better Bennington Corporation
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2022-01-21
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTHCR076PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating Elle Purrier St. Pierre on her outstanding performance in the 2020 Olympics women’s 1500-meter race
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2022-01-13
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTS0243Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to implementation of an unused prescription drug repository program
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2022-01-12
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
VTS0150Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to legislative subpoenas
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2022-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VTS0153Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to eliminating the religious exemption for required immunizations
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2022-01-04
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
VTS0189Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to the status of Holocaust education in public schools
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2022-01-04
To Senate Education Committee
VTS0187Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to the mental state required for prosecution of criminal drug offenses and penalties for dispensing or selling fentanyl
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2022-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VTS0186Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to the Medical Cannabis Registry
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2022-01-04
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
VTS0185Intro

Sine Die
An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis establishment procedures
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2022-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VTS0007PassAn act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records
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2021-05-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
VTS0003PassAn act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense
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2021-05-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
VTS0025PassAn act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures
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2021-05-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
VTS0097PassAn act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures
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2021-05-21
Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
VTSR0010Intro

Sine Die
Senate resolution condemning anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate in the United States and recognizing May 2021 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Vermont
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2021-05-21
As adopted by Senate
VTSR0011Intro

Sine Die
Senate resolution honoring the memory of George Floyd by designating May 25, 2021 as a Day of Remembrance and Action
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2021-05-21
As adopted by Senate
VTS0016PassAn act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments
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2021-05-19
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 18, 2021
VTS0020PassAn act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products
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2021-05-19
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 18, 2021
VTS0042PassAn act relating to establishing the Emergency Service Provider Wellness Commission
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2021-05-19
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 18, 2021
VTHCR067PassHouse concurrent resolution commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Breakenridge Stand-off in North Bennington
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2021-05-14
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTS0039PassAn act relating to the Judicial Branch fee report and electronic filing fees
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2021-05-13
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 12, 2021
VTS0045PassAn act relating to earned discharge from probation
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2021-05-13
Senate Message, signed by Governor May 12, 2021
VTS0142Engross

Sine Die
An act relating to designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
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2021-05-07
To House Human Services Committee
VTHCR059PassHouse concurrent resolution congratulating the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington on earning its fifth consecutive Magnet recognition despite the COVID-19 pandemic
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2021-05-07
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTHCR060PassHouse concurrent resolution honoring the exemplary teaching and leadership of David Estes at the School of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales
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2021-05-07
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
VTHCR057PassHouse concurrent resolution honoring former Arlington Selectboard Chair Keith Squires and former Arlington School Board Chair Donna Squires for their dedicated municipal civic service
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2021-04-30
Senate Message, adopted in concurrence
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