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May 26, 2016

New Firewood Rule Prohibits Untreated Firewood from Entering Vermont

A new Vermont rule effective May 1st prevents invasive insects from piggybacking into the state on untreated firewood. As summer camping season arrives, visitors to Vermont should be prepared to buy firewood in-state or be able to verify that imported firewood is heat-treated to USDA-approved standards. Read more

May 25, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Signs Law to Ban Conversion Therapy in Vermont

Montpelier - May 25, 2016 - At a time when some states are working to erode hard-fought advances in civil rights for the LGBT community, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a law to advance them in Vermont by banning the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. The new law bans the practice of seeking to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity in the State of Vermont. read moreRead more

May 25, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Signs Consumer Protection Bill into Law

Montpelier - May 24, 2016 - Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law H.84, legislation that cracks down on online dating scams and provides greater consumer protections in a number of other areas. The legislation was a priority of Attorney General Bill Sorrell.  read moreRead more

May 25, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Signs Law to Protect and Expand Access to No-Cost Birth Control

Montpelier - May 23, 2016 - With important Obamacare provisions that ensure no-cost birth control for women being challenged nationwide, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a law to codify and expand access to those services in Vermont law. Importantly, the law will ensure that vasectomies for men are available with no charge, making Vermont the first state to extend no-cost birth control protections to men. read moreRead more

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