Vermont Governor Phil Scott News

Vermont Law Restricts Sale of Products Containing PFAS

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed a bill into law that restricts the use, manufacture and sale of products in Vermont containing a group of toxic chemicals collectively known as PFAS. The products include certain firefighting foams and equipment, food …

New Vermont Law Waives Time Limit for Physical Abuse Suits

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed into law a measure that lifts the statute of limitations in civil cases of childhood physical abuse. Scott signed the bill on Wednesday. The new law builds on legislation passed two years ago that …

Vermont Unemployment Insurance Decrease Aims to Help During COVID

Vermont businesses are going to be getting a break on the costs of their unemployment insurance, and people collecting unemployment benefits will be getting more money, Governor Phil Scott said Tuesday. Starting July 1, the Vermont Department of Labor will …

Vermont Governor Signs New Captive Insurance Industry Legislation

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed new legislation that aims to strengthen Vermont’s captive insurance laws, increase efficiencies and add flexibility to regulatory policy and procedures. “COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we all work, live and play, however it …

Vermont Governor Creating Commission for Pot Legalization Issues

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he’s organizing a commission to study issues related to the legalization of marijuana and will announce members in the next few days. Vermont Public Radio reports retail outlets in Maine and Massachusetts will begin selling …

Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Bill, Wants Changes Made

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise. Scott said he was …

Vermont Captive Insurance Legislative Agenda Signed into Law

Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) President Richard Smith joined Vermont Governor Phil Scott as he signed new legislation passed in the 2017 session. This new legislation serves to strengthen Vermont’s captive legislation in a variety of areas, including adding agency …

Vermont to See Decrease in Costs for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has announced that workers’ compensation insurance will cost less for most Vermont employers when new rates approved by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) become effective on April 1. This is Vermont’s first rate decrease …