STATUS – H540 had its first reading and was referred to the committee on Rules where “Rep. Deen of Westminster moved that the committee on Rules be relieved of the bill and that the same be committed to the committee on Judiciary which was agreed too.”
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support H0540
1. Please CALL the chair, vice-chair and ranking member of the committee. Strongly, but politely let them know that you want them to schedule a hearing and PASS H0540 so it can get a vote in the full House. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email; yours can make the difference.
2. Please CALL all other members of the committee. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on H0540. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
Charles Conquest (802) 757-3803
Andrew Donaghy (802) 287-9693
Michelle Fay (802) 748-1291
Charles Goodwin (802) 824-6817
Richard Marek (802) 365-9107
Vicki Strong (802) 754-2790
Linda Waite-Simpson (802) 872-0499
Susan Wizowaty (802) 864-5651
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Post a comment below or reach us through our feedback forum to let us know any information you receive.
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5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for H0540. It is essential to take measures to protect the privacy rights of Vermont residents. Passing H0540 will help make that happen.