Vermont Governor Phil Scott Thursday vetoed two bills, signed a slew of others, and let a gun control bill become law without his signature. The two bills he vetoed are an act relating to law enforcement interrogation policies. The governor says it would make it more difficult to investigate and prosecute youthful offenders. The second veto was an act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation. Scott says he’s concerned about raising licensing fees on workers and adding to the affordability challenges Vermont employees and employers already face. The governor allowed a gun bill aimed at reducing youth suicide, to become law without his signature. The measure would create a 72-hour waiting period, expand the state’s red flag laws, and require safe storage statewide. It’s aimed at curbing Vermont’s suicide rate.
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