Tag Archives: law

State News
July 25, 2018

Marijuana gifting businesses illegal, AG advises

By Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

Gifting marijuana in exchange for another purchase is illegal under Vermont’s new legalization law, according to a guidance issued by the state’s top prosecutor Monday.

Attorney General TJ Donovan’s office advised that sales of any kind are illegal under…

State News
June 7, 2017

New Vermont law provides First Amendment protections to students and teachers

Gov. Phil Scott recently signed into law legislation that provides greater First Amendment protections for student journalists and their teachers and advisers in Vermont.

“The Vermont Press Association is pleased the state Legislature moved quickly this year to provide proper First Amendment safeguards for student-journalists…

News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Law enforcement to drivers: “Move over”

The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in Rutland County will be out enforcing the state “Move Over” law. People are reminded they must move over one lane when passing law enforcement vehicles, fire vehicles, EMS workers and wreckers working on the…

April 5, 2017

I fought the law, and the law won

By Dom Cioffi

Nearly 35 years ago, on the day after I received my driver’s license, I drove to my girlfriend’s house and parked out front. After hanging around inside for a couple hours, I returned to my car and found a ticket slid between…

State News
May 5, 2016

Gov. Shumlin signs automatic voter registration law

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law on April 28 to make it easier for Vermont voters to register. H.458, signed into law at Montpelier City Hall, automatically registers eligible Vermonters to vote when they apply for a state driver’s license. President Obama has called for…

State News
May 5, 2016

“Ban the Box” bill becomes law in Vermont

Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill to remove questions about criminal records from the very first part of job applications in Vermont, in order to help people with criminal convictions find employment and build successful lives. “Banning the box” will give those with criminal…