Amendment banning slavery moves forward in Vermont House
Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 11:52 AM EST
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.
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