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Governor Phil Scott speaks with members during a VRGA meeting with in Bennington March 2019
Governor Phil Scott poses with members from the Village Grocery and Cabot Co-Operative Creamery during a celebration to honor Country Stores Statewide. October 2019
Governor Phil Scott speaking with members during Legislative Day 2019

2020 Legislative Session

Click here to view a full list of the bills we're following during the 2020 Legislative Session and legislative resources.

January 10th, 2020

The 2020 legislative session began right where legislators left off last May. Rep. Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington), among others summed it up: "it's like we never left." Committee work started the first day back - Tuesday - and the Democratic supermajority have high hopes in tackling issues across the board before heading home to campaign. Issues include minimum wage, paid family leave, addressing climate change by cutting carbon emissions, curtailing vaping, establishing a legal market for marijuana, reforming the state's prison system, and much more.

Stay tuned for updates as we progress through the session, and keep in mind that up to the minute information is available to VRGA members long before it makes its way here through targeted alerts, legislative updates, newsletters and more!

Contact Information:
Erin Sigrist
Vermont Reail & Grocers Association

Vermont Legislature

State of Vermont

VFDA (Vermont Fuel Dealers Association)

VPA (Vermont Petroleum Association)

Recent Regulatory Updates

Vermont's Minimum Wage to Increase in 2020

Final Rule Changes to Overtime Eligibility Effective Jan 1 2020

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Federal Delegation

Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Patrick Leahy
Representative Peter Welch