Lawmakers To Discuss Weapons, Assaults On Nurses

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Vermont lawmakers are getting down to the nitty-gritty on a broad range of issues as the legislative session nears its midpoint.

Among the topics up for discussion in legislative committees today is a bill dealing with counseling and other consequences for kids caught with weapons on school property. That’s before the House Education Committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking at two bills dealing with growing concern about violence in hospital emergency rooms. One would establish new penalties for assaulting a nurse. The other includes a broader range of health professionals.

The Senate Government Operations Committee considers a bill that would set up new dispensaries where people with prescriptions to use medical marijuana could get it.

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