Vermont Legislature: Proposed Bills 2021-2022
(SENATE)
Gun Owners of Vermont
Analysis
Bill #Bill Title, Summary and SponsorsBill StatusAction Needed
S.4
BAD
An act relating to a 48-hour waiting period for firearms transfers

This bill proposes to require a 48-hour waiting period for most firearms transfers.

Sponsors: Senator Phil Baruth (D)
Senate Committee on Judiciary
S.5
MIXED
An act relating to extreme risk protection orders

This bill proposes to require the Court Administrator and the Agency of Human Services to report annual data on the use of extreme risk protection orders (GOOD), and to permit a health care provider to notify a law enforcement officer when the health care provider reasonably believes that a patient poses an extreme risk of causing harm to himself or herself or another person by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a dangerous weapon or by having a dangerous weapon within his or her custody or control (BAD).

Sponsors: Senator Richard Sears (D)
Senate Committee on Judiciary
S.30
BAD
An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Subject: Crimes; firearms; prohibition on possession at certain locations
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to prohibit the possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings.


Since the beginning of the Democratic Party's assault on Vermont gun rights in 2013, Vermont has fallen from the SAFEST STATE in America to the FOURTH SAFEST!
That's right, FOURTH!
Vermont hasn't been this unsafe in over THREE DECADES!

Sponsors: Senators Baruth (D), Balint (D), Bray (D), Campion (D), Chittenden (D), Clarkson (D), Cummings (D), Hardy (D), Hooker (D/P), Lyons (D), McCormack (D), Pearson (D/P), Perchlik (D/P), Ram (D), Sirotkin (D) and White (D).
PASSED - Senate Committee on Judiciary

Passed House Committee on Judiciary with Universal Background Check Amendment by William Notte (D) on 1/9 at 8:47 PM, BEFORE initial testimony is even heard by the House Judiciary committee!
Amended on House Floor.
Amended Joint Committee.
Sent to Governor.
Vetoed by Governor & placed on notice calendar for February 23, 2022
S.31
BAD
An act relating to crimes and criminal procedures related to firearms

Subject: Crimes and criminal procedures; firearms
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to enact several measures related to firearms. The bill proposes to:
(1) require a 72-hour 7 waiting period for all firearms sales;
(2) repeal the statute that permits large capacity ammunition feeding devices to be manufactured in Vermont;
(3) require that, when a firearm is not in a personís immediate possession or control, the firearm must be locked in a safe storage depository or rendered incapable of being fired;
(4) permit a family or household member to file a petition for an Emergency Risk Protection Order; and
(5) authorize health care providers to inform a law enforcement officer when the health care provider reasonably believes that a patient poses an extreme risk of causing harm to himself or herself or another person by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a dangerous weapon or by having a dangerous weapon.

Sponsors: Senators Clarkson (D) and Hardy (D)
Senate Committee on Judiciary
S.63
BAD
An act relating to the prohibition of school resource officers

An act relating to the prohibition of school resource officers

This bill proposes to prohibit schools from contracting for the services of school resource officers.


These legislators have played the race card so that they can remove armed and trained first-responders from our schools by removing the ability of schools and school districts from contracting for the security of their students. Removing the deterrent of an armed security presence will give the green light to the kind of school violence we see nationally in "gun free zones."
Leaving our children unprotected for partisan virtue-signalling is completely reprehensible.

Sponsors: Senator Ruth Hardy (D), Alison Clarkson (D), Christopher Pearson (D/P), Anthony Pollina (D/P)
Senate Committee on Education
S.145
BAD
An act relating to permitting municipalities to regulate open carrying of firearms

Subject: Municipal government; regulatory powers; open carrying of firearm
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to permit a town (ALL TOWNS), city, or incorporated village to regulate the open carrying of firearms, provided that the regulation shall not affect hunting, fishing, or trapping or otherwise regulate the possession of firearms in public places.

They are no longer hiding the fact that they want to end the lawful ownership and carrying of ALL firearms. This would also take another chip out of the Sportsman's Bill of Rights.

Sponsors: Senator Brian Campion (D)
Senate Committee on Judiciary
S.151
BAD
An act relating to the posting of land with paint markings

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to authorize land owners to prohibit hunting or fishing on land they own by maintaining visible paint markings on trees, posts, or other objects at or near the border of the land.

Sponsors: Sen. Anthony Pollina (P/D)
Additional Sponsors: Sen. Ann Cummings (D), Sen. Andrew Perchlik (D/P)
in Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
S.182
BAD
An act relating to prohibiting paramilitary training camps

An act relating to prohibiting paramilitary training camps
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to prohibit the ownership and operation of paramilitary training camps in Vermont.

Sponsors: Senator Phil Baruth (D)
In Senate Committee on Judiciary
S.184
GOOD
An act relating to defense of others and justifiable homicide

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to clarify that a person may use deadly force to stop another person from committing murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, burglary, or robbery if the person reasonably believed that the deadly force was necessary to repel imminent peril to the person or to any other person.

Sponsors: Sen. Joseph Benning (R ), Sen. Richard Sears(D)
Additional Sponsors: Sen. Randolph Brock (R), Sen. Thomas Chittenden (D), Sen. Brian Collamore (R), Sen. Ann Cummings (D), Sen. Russell Ingalls (R), Sen. Virginia Lyons (D), Sen. Richard McCormack (D), Sen. Alice Nitka (D), Sen. Corey Parent (R), Sen. Andrew Perchlik (D/P), Sen. Robert Starr (D), Sen. Joshua Terenzini (R), Sen. Richard Westman (R), Sen. Jeanette White (D)
Passed Senate with beneficial amendment.
Read First Time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

STALLED in HOUSE JUDICIARY for weeks.
Maxine Grad will never allow Vermonters to defend each other because it may involve firearms.

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