A new Vermont ballot measure to ban private jet travel over 500 miles would have allowed some people to drive as much as 200 miles from home to work or school, a new poll shows.
The survey, conducted by Edison Research, also found that the measure would have given people who have a disability the ability to drive without a disability insurance.
The measure would also have allowed those who have chronic illnesses to travel to the state’s capital with no cost to them.
It was the first time the Vermont Supreme Court has ruled on a ballot question, and a decision by the state House is expected in the coming weeks.
It could also lead to more restrictive rules.
The ballot measure would bar people with disabilities from driving a vehicle at night and at weekends, and it would also prevent people with severe mental illnesses from driving while under the influence.
The proposed legislation would also prohibit driving a motor vehicle at any speed greater than 55 mph unless it is in compliance with state and federal laws.
The measure would not apply to the private sector.
But, the state Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the law was in violation of federal law, which forbids companies from discriminating based on disability.
The ruling was later overturned in 2018 by a state appeals court.
The law was a reaction to the recent mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the 2016 shooting of Republican Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Arizona.
It also comes as the Trump administration is investigating the shooting at the Democratic National Committee.
The Associated Press