Legislative Update for May 8, 2018

  • House Health Care Reviews Capital Bill in Relation to Mental Health Capacity Development
  • The House Further Amends Mental Health Legislation
  • Appropriations Update
  • Combined Independent School and Special Education Bill Approved by Senate
  • Trauma Legislation Ready for Conference Committee

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Legislative Update for May 1, 2018

  • Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Bill Passes the Senate
  • Senate Health and Welfare Committee Reviews House Changes to S.203 made by the House
  • Combined Independent School and Special Education Bill Approved by Senate
  • Trauma Legislation Slimmed Dow and Ready to Go

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Legislative Update for April 23, 2018

  • New Facility Plan Presented at Multiple Legislative Forums
  • Senate Appropriations Wades through the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Budget Proposal
  • Special Education Bill Approved by Senate Education Committee
  • Senate Health and Welfare Updated on S.203 Relating to Systemic Improvements in Mental Health
  • House Human Services Continues Deliberations on Trauma Bill

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Legislative Update for April 17, 2018

  • Senate Appropriations
  • Senate Health and Welfare Committee Issues Budget Memo
  • House Human Services Accepts Testimony on S261, the ACES Bill
  • House Corrections and Institutions Hears Proposal for Mental Health Inpatient Care
  • Senate Education Committee Reworks the Special Education Bill
  • Minimum Wage

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Legislative Update for April 10, 2018

  • Upcoming Advocacy Events
  • Joint Fiscal Office Gives Budget Overview to Senate Health and Welfare
  • Representatives Toll, Hooper and Fagan Discuss House Budget to Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Secretary Gobeille Discusses Budget Issues with Senate Appropriations Committee
  • House Human Services Continues to Hear Testimony on S261, the ACES bill
  • House Human Services Reviews Bill on Education; trauma-informed systems; resilience building House Health Care Receives Overview of ACES Bill
  • House Health Care Committee Broadens S.203 to Include Mental Health Parity
  • Senate Health and Welfare Takes Time to fully Understand OneCare ACO

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Legislative Update for April 2, 2018

  • Upcoming Advocacy Events
  • Senate Health and Welfare Accepts Testimony on Budget passed by House
  • Mental Health Commissioner Bailey Gives Update to Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Senate Education Plans to Major Adjustments to the House Special Education Bill
  • House Human Services Continues Deliberations on ACES
  • Senate Health and Welfare Strives to Address Addiction

 

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Legislative Update for March 26, 2018

  • Upcoming Advocacy Events
  • House of Representatives Passes Budget Bill
  • House Passes Special Education Bill and Senate Education Committee Takes it up
  • House Human Services Addresses Opiate Addiction
  • Senate Health and Welfare Learns about Opioid Treatment in Corrections
  • House Human Service Begins Review of ACES bill S.261
  • Senate Health and Welfare Learns more about DA Residential Supports

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Legislative Update for March 21, 2018

  • Upcoming Advocacy Events
  • House Appropriations Committee Develops Budget for Approval by the House of Representatives
  • Commissioner Bailey Presents to Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Senate Health and Welfare Learns about Designated Agency Housing and Support Program
  • Minimum Wage Bill Sails through Senate and Begins Consideration in the House
  • Senate Poised to Pass Universal Primary Care Study
  • House Passes Green Mountain Care Board Legislation
  • Trauma Bill Passes the Senate
  • Senate Passes Bill to Improve Medication Assisted Treatment for Inmates
  • Senate Approves Independent Schools Bill
  • Special Education Funding Bill

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Legislative Update for March 7, 2018

·       Upcoming Advocacy Events

·       House Health Care Committee Issues Recommendations on Mental Health Funding

·       House Appropriations Committee Deliberations

·       Administration’s Concerns with House Committee of Education Special Education Bill

·       Brattleboro Retreat Testifies at House Corrections and Institutions

·       AHS Facilities Plan Receiving both Support and Scrutiny

·       Vermont Senate and House Pass two different Gun Violence Protection Measures

·       Trauma Bill is Teed up for Approval by the full Senate

·       Study Bill on Orders of Non-Hospitalization Passes Senate and Lands in House Health Care Committee

·       Senate Health and Welfare Committee Approves Universal Primary Care Study Bill

·       Disability Awareness Day A Big Success

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