2015-16 VT Legislative Progress

Vermont was the 13th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

  • Sen. Anthony Polina introduced S 143 in April 2015.
  • Read the text of S 143
  • The bill was referred to Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs. Watch for the announcement of a public hearing for the bill.
  • Volunteer to help your State Coordinator by completing the form for Citizen Lobbyist at the bottom of this page.
  • VT State Coordinator, Sherrill Gilbert, wrote an opinion piece for the Times Argus newspaper in Montpelier-Barre on March 3, 2015 . The article was titled Make Workplaces Safe From Bullies. You can read it here.
  • S 143 Sponsor

    Name Phone E-mail Website
    Sen. Anthony Pollina (P/D)   802-229-5809 apollina@sover.net Here

    Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

    Name Phone E-mail Website
    Chair: Sen. Kevin Mullin    802-353-6770 kjmbjm@aol.com Here

    Other Committee members: Vice Chair Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Bill Doyle, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Becca Balint

    Bill History


    Jan. 16, bill S-034 introduced in the Vermont state Senate.


    A version of S 52 passed the Senate. The original text was discarded and replaced with details about a new committee to study the issue of workplace bullying in vermont. S 52 died in the House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affiars.


    Sen. Cummings introduced S 52 with co-sponsors Doyle & Pollina.


    Senator Cummings introduced a new version of the HWB as S 87. No public hearing was held.


    Senator Ann Cummings introduced the companion bill S 312.


    Vermont became the 13th state in the U.S. to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill. The first state bill was H 548. sponsored by former Rep. Leo Valliere.

    Volunteer as a Citizen Lobbyist

    Interested in working for enactment of the Healthy Workplace Bill in Vermont?

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    *Note: Coordinators cannot give advice and are not equipped to help those currently bullied at work. Visit WBI to find resources for bullied targets.

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