Senate Judiciary Committee

North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Out of Bounds Bill Loses its Edge

Vermont Skiing
Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

Following a morning of testimony, it appears that legislation proposing a fine on skiiers who go off trails, get lost and require rescue will not move out of committee this year.

The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee took testimony Tuesday morning on a bill that proposes that “a criminal trespass charge be brought against a person who requires rescue for skiing off a designated ski trail.”  A $500-fine would also be imposed.

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North Country News
11:25 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Leahy Says Closing Gun Background Check Loopholes Won't Threaten 2nd Amendment

Senator Patrick Leahy

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says closing loopholes in the background check system for gun purchasers won't threaten firearms owners' Second Amendment rights to own a gun, and is a matter of common sense.

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