These past two years, Steve has been busy working to help improve the quality of lives in his district, Bennington-4, as well as for all Vermonters, sponsoring or co-sponsoring a host of legislation...
Click on Bills & Resolutions above to review the list of initiatives that Steve has been a part of in just the past two years.
Steve notes, "I am particularly proud of of my more recent efforts
for the Veterans' Homes, Fallen Law Enforcement Officers survivor benefits, and Education Tax Equity for all Vermonters ... "
H. 650 An act relating to a General Fund appropriation to the Vermont Veterans’ Home. (Berry and Branagan):
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Sec. 1. VETERANS’ HOME; GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION. The sum of $5,500,000.00 in general funds is appropriated in FY 2017 to the Vermont Veterans’ Home for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the Home.
H. 656 An act relating to creating an education tax that is adjusted by income for all taxpayers
Subject: Taxation; statewide education tax
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to create an education tax system in which the amount of tax due is adjusted by income for all taxpayers. The current statewide education property tax system would stay in place. But instead of the current income sensitivity system, all taxpayers would have their education tax adjusted by income.
H. 590 An act relating to survivor benefits for law enforcement officers
Subject: Public safety; law enforcement officers; survivors’ benefits
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to provide the same monetary benefit currently available to survivors of firefighters and emergency personnel to survivors of law enforcement officers.
and here are a few more...
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H.44 An act relating to a moratorium on legislation increasing education property tax rates
H.88 An act relating to a public health care coverage option
H.89 An act relating to health and safety warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages
H.93 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age
H.97 An act relating to the maximum allowable cost for prescription drug reimbursement
H.104 An act relating to the beverage container redemption system
H.139 An act relating to therapeutic use of marijuana for relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Click on Bills & Resolutions above to review the complete list...
— Working for Common Sense Solutions.
— Saving Taxpayers Dollars.
— Reforming Legislative Priorities.
— Lessening the Impact of Poverty.
Keith and Ashley are seeking pediatric access to cannabis oil for their daughter, Leah. I am hoping that we can fast-track a program in Vermont that allows for medical marijuana that benefits families, who are guided by their doctors, looking for an alternative to traditional medicines.
Below: Visiting United Counseling Service | Bennington County, VT. Steve pictured with Benn. County teens and Gov. Shumlin...