Amendment banning slavery moves forward in Vermont House

Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 11:52 AM EST
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A step forward for a proposal in the Vermont Legislature to explicitly prohibit slavery and indentured servitude in the constitution.

The House advanced the proposal on Tuesday on a 145-0 vote.

The amendment passed the Senate in April and in May; the House held a public hearing on the proposal.

The proposed constitutional amendment now awaits consideration by the 2021-2022 Legislature.

If it passes both chambers again next biennium, the question will be on the ballot in 2022 for the approval of Vermont voters.