May 18, 2018

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DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team Final Analysis

Special Session Called

Promising a veto of the just-passed budget and tax bills, Gov. Phil Scott has called lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a planned three-day Special Session starting May 23.

In his message to the General Assembly, Scott asked to limit action to approval of budget and education funding bills, but the legislature is entitled to take up any matter as a new bill. Action on bills introduced will follow existing rules, unless amended by a simple majority.

The session will not directly deal with sustaining any vetoes issued by the governor, since adjournment on May 13, sine die, was a final act of the 2017-2018 biennial session. However, the governor may veto bills enacted during the Special Session. A two-thirds majority is required to override a veto, according to the Vermont Constitution.

Provided below are links to summaries of the individual bills and issues followed during this past session by the DRM Government and Public Affairs team. 

2018 Final Vermont Legislative Update Analysis by Topic

Commerce & Economic Development General Government
Education Health Care
Employment & Labor Insurance
Energy & Telecommunications Taxation
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