REP. BILL LIPPERT TO PLAY PIVOTAL ROLE AS CHAIR OF HOUSE HEALTH CARE

December 17, 2014

Vermont Digger: Knowledgable sources say Rep. Bill Lippert will chair the House Health Care Committee. The Democrat from Hinesburg has served in the House for 20 years. Paul Heintz, a columnist for Seven Days, broke the story.

In his role as chair of House Judiciary, Lippert helped to lead the passage of the state’s gay marriage in 2009. The state enacted a bias-free policing bill in 2012 under his leadership. Last year, Lippert oversaw the vetting of the GMO labeling bill, which was enacted last year.

Lippert, 64, takes the place of Rep. Mike Fisher, D-Lincoln, who lost his seat in the 2014 elections.

Rep. Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, will take the helm of House Judiciary. Grad holds a juris doctorate from the Vermont Law School, and she is a longtime advocate for domestic violence abuse victims. Grad, 54, has served in the Vermont Legislature since 2000.Click Here to read the entire article.