Vermont Senate Overrides Governor's Veto Of Chemical Bill

Apr 20, 2018

The Vermont Senate has voted to override Republican Governor Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would give Vermont more power to regulate children's products containing unsafe chemicals.

The Senate voted 22 to 8 to override Scott's veto on Thursday. Scott argued that the bill would not make children any safer compared to the current regulatory system for chemicals.

Prior to the override vote Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe said the governor’s action was disappointing.  “The bill has one primary objective which is making science based decisions to keep people safe.”

The House could consider an override vote on Tuesday.

House Minority Leader Don Turner says the Republican caucus will protect the governor's veto.

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