Looney Friday: February 3, 2017
We wish this was all folks, but sadly there has been enough looney legislation proposed that we've launched a weekly update. We'll be casting a bright light on the dark legislation Vermont Democrats and Progressives propose.
10 cent tax on plastic bags - H.88 (Read the bill here)
As if a trip to the grocery store wasn't expensive enough for so many families across Vermont, now six Democrats and Progressives have teamed up in an effort to add a 10 cent tax on any plastic bag you use. That's right, the following Representatives want to make your shopping trip even MORE EXPENSIVE.
- Michael Yantachka of Charlotte
- Curt McCormack of Burlington
- Mary Sullivan of Burlington
- Annemarie Christensen of Perkinsville
- Betsy Dunn of Essex
- John Gannon of Wilmington
Banning Plastic Bags - H.105 (Read the bill here)
Three out-of-touch Representatives have proposed a bill that will ban the use of plastic bags by retail stores. If passed, you will no longer have the option of "paper or plastic." Instead, you'll be forced to purchase your own reusable bags or use paper. The following Representatives have signed on to this legislation:
- Michael Mrowicki of Putney
- Trevor Squirrell of Underhill
- George Till of Jericho
Registration of Bicycles - H.46 (Read the bill here)