Liquor Liability Advances with Some Unaddressed Concerns

Following an outpouring of support from businesses, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed H.288, the liquor liability legislation, out of committee. While the committee did not address all concerns, including the need for removing all strict liability provisions, there is optimism that this is a step in the right direction to ensure licensees will have the ability to purchase liquor liability insurance. 

The Vermont Chamber has been advocating throughout this session in support of amending the statute to update Vermont’s dram shop laws. Specifically, to bring it in line with neighboring control states such as Maine and New Hampshire.