Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Fails to Override Governor’s Veto on Paid Family Leave (99-51), 2020

. H.107 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on February 5, 2020 by a vote of  99-51 . Purpose: To override Governor Scott’s veto by attaining 100 votes. This would establish a new payroll tax on employees ($30 million annually) in order to fund […]

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Roll Call! House votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $12.55 by 2022 (93-54), 2020

. S.23 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE PASSED in the State House of Representatives on January 24, 2020, by a vote of 93-54 . Purpose: To raise the state minimum wage from the current mark $10.96 to $12.55 by 2022, with increases tied to inflation afterward . Analysis: This version of S.23 would increase […]

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Roll Call! House Passes Payroll Tax to Fund Paid Family Leave (89-53), 2020

. H.107 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on January 23, 2020, by a vote of 89-53 . Purpose: To establish a new payroll tax on employees ($30 million annually) in order to fund a government-mandated Paid Family Leave program allowing employees to […]

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VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles

Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues.   INTRODUCTION The following  collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as an educational service by the Ethan Allen Institute (EAI). In any given year the House and Senate will cast scores of roll call votes, some on major issues […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Unrestricted Right to Abortion Up to the Point of Delivery (24-6), 2019

. H.57- AN ACT RELATING TO PRESERVING THE RIGHT TO ABORTION . PASSED in the State Senate on May 7, 2019, by a vote of 24-6 . Purpose: To codify in Vermont law a woman’s unrestricted right to an abortion throughout pregnancy, up to the point of delivery. . Analysis: Proponents of H.57 believe that given […]

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Roll Call! House Increases Capital Gains Tax/Reduces Estate Tax (116-22), 2019

. H.541- AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES THAT AFFECT THE REVENUE OF THE STATE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 29, 2019, by a vote of 116-22 . Purpose: The totality of the bill proposes to make numerous changes affecting the revenue of the State. The key provisions here include reducing the […]

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Roll Call! Senate Elevates Crime of  Killing Firefighters/Emergency Medical Providers to “Aggravated Murder” (20-8), 2019

. H.321 – AN ACT RELATING TO AGGRAVATED MURDER FOR KILLING A FIREFIGHTER OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER . PASSED in the State Senate on April 18, 2019 by a vote of 20-8  . Purpose: To elevate the crime of murdering a firefighter or emergency medical provider to “aggravated murder” (first or second degree murder), as is the case regarding […]

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Roll Call! House Imposes “Cloud Tax”/Raids Ed Fund to Pay for Clean Water (126-14), 2019

. S.96 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF WATER QUALITY SERVICES  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 10, 2019, by a vote of 126-14 . Purpose: To raise revenues to be deposited in the Clean Water Fund to fund water quality improvement projects in the State.  . Analysis: This version of S.96 implemented […]

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Roll Call! Senate Blocks Amendment to Remove Insurance Innovation from Bill (7-22), 2019

S.131 – AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE AND SECURITIES (BARUTH AMENDMENT) FAILED in the State Senate on April 3, 2019 by a vote of  7-22  . Purpose: The Amendment called for removing Section 1 from bill S.131. Section 1 would allow companies to grow Vermont’s economy by offering ‘trial’ insurance products that they can test out in a limited […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Contracting Registration/Certification and Housing Safety Regulation (19-11), 2019

S.163 – AN RELATING TO HOUSING SAFETY AND REHABILITATION PASSED in the State Senate on April 3, 2019 by a vote of  19-11  .. Purpose: To further regulate maintenance standards for rental housing and require residential contractors to register with the state, purchase insurance, and to encourage voluntary certification. .. Analysis: The bill creates a licensing program for […]

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