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VT legislative bienniums

Vermont Legislative Activity

Vermont Legislative Biennium

Each biennium has two sessions. Each session is held for about 5-6 months each of the two years approximately from January to June. All bills die at the end of the second year. There is another election and with a new legislature in place the whole process starts all over again with a new list of bills. In recent years, only about 15% of all bills introduced make it through the process. Most "die on the wall." Each year there are less than 10 bills that touch upon home study and bear watching. This is a very small number compared to the hundreds of bills introduced. Over the years, very few of these bills ever made it to the Governor's desk.  Click to view Legilsative Statistics or go to the Vermont Legislature's website.