Sports betting study bill gets approval in Vermont Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle · March 26, 2020 at 1:31 am With much of the rest of the world working from home or not at all, Vermont lawmakers moved a sports betting bill forward on Tuesday. The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs approved S 59, a bill that calls for the creation of a sports betting study committee. The bill has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate moved the bill a day after it returned from a 10-day suspension in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The committee met via conference call. The three-page bill would create a committee to study how to tax and regulate legal sports betting, and suggests that Vermont could bring in between $1.1-$4.2 million in tax revenue.