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2015-16 VT Legislative Progress

Vermont was the 13th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill


  • Sen. Anthony Polina introduced S 143 in April 2015.
  • Read the text of S 143
  • The bill was referred to Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs. Watch for the announcement of a public hearing for the bill.
  • Volunteer to help your State Coordinator by completing the form for Citizen Lobbyist at the bottom of this page.
  • VT State Coordinator, Sherrill Gilbert, wrote an opinion piece for the Times Argus newspaper in Montpelier-Barre on March 3, 2015 . The article was titled Make Workplaces Safe From Bullies. You can read it here.
  • S 143 Sponsor

    Name Phone E-mail Website
    Sen. Anthony Pollina (P/D)   802-229-5809 apollina@sover.net Here

    Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

    Name Phone E-mail Website
    Chair: Sen. Kevin Mullin    802-353-6770 kjmbjm@aol.com Here

    Other Committee members: Vice Chair Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Bill Doyle, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Becca Balint


    Bill History

    2013-14

    Jan. 16, bill S-034 introduced in the Vermont state Senate.

    2012

    A version of S 52 passed the Senate. The original text was discarded and replaced with details about a new committee to study the issue of workplace bullying in vermont. S 52 died in the House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affiars.

    2011

    Sen. Cummings introduced S 52 with co-sponsors Doyle & Pollina.

    2009

    Senator Cummings introduced a new version of the HWB as S 87. No public hearing was held.

    2008

    Senator Ann Cummings introduced the companion bill S 312.

    2007

    Vermont became the 13th state in the U.S. to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill. The first state bill was H 548. sponsored by former Rep. Leo Valliere.

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