Tag Archives: S.55

State News
April 4, 2018

A preview of things to come?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

With six weeks left on the schedule for the 2018 legislative session, we got a glimpse this past week of the potential stumbling blocks prior to conclusion. With new gun legislation largely behind us (S.55 was…

State News
April 4, 2018

Vt. is ripe for digital economic development

By Alison Clarkson, Senator, Windsor County

Both bodies of the Vermont Legislature have now passed three major measures to improve firearm safety in our state. These bills: S.221, H.422 and S.55, are designed to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm…

State News
April 4, 2018

Governor to sign historic gun bill after passage in Senate

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A landmark bill that would make a series of significant changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from Vermont’s General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign that bill as well as two others…

Local News
March 14, 2018

Gun management law would open way for firearm sales

By Colin Meyn, VTDigger

Before it became the vehicle for universal background checks and increasing the legal age to purchase guns, Senate bill S.55 had a fairly simple purpose: clear the way for the state to get rid of hundreds of abandoned or unlawful guns currently…