Friday, May 6, 2011

Final Day

On the final day of this year’s session we got an unexpected but a good surprise. The Conference Committee report on H. 264, a DUI bill, contains H. 79, the uniform adult guardianship and protective proceedings jurisdiction act. This was a bill that passed the House earlier this year but it did not appear that the Senate would act on it until next year. Members of our Elder Law, Disability Law and Probate and Truest Sections, should be very pleased by adoption of this Report.
On the property law front, we will not see enactment of H. 272, the private roads maintenance bill or S. 98, the licensed lender bill. Both will be on the top of our agenda to work on next year.
The VBA Board, at its meeting today, appointed Bill Dakin to represent the real estate bar on the energy audit disclosure working group created in H. 56. They also appointed Penny Benelli to represent the family bar in a study committee on child support enforcement created in S. 101.
There will be two more appointments dealing with probate matters for study committees created in H. 264, again, the DUI bill.

1 comment:

  1. Bob,

    Thanks for your efforts and reports on behalf of Vermont lawyers in the Legislature this year.