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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! House Raises $6.4 Million Tax Package to Fund Lake Clean Up​

. S.260 – AN ACT RELATING TO FUNDING CLEAN UP OF STATE WATERS . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 4, 2018, by a vote of 92-48 . Purpose: To raise funds to pay for Lake Champlain and other water quality improvement measure.  . Analysis: S.260 would raise $6.4 million in new revenue, primarily […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes $33.4 Million Property Tax Increase (26-3), 2018

H.911 – AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES IN VERMONT’S PERSONAL INCOME TAX AND EDUCATION FINANCING SYSTEM PASSED in the State Senate on May 4th, 2018 by a vote of 26-3  . Purpose: The Senate version of H.911 attempts to plug a $58 million shortfall in the state Education Fund by increasing property taxes while giving Vermonters an income […]

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Roll Call! Senate Bans More Appliances Via Efficiency Standards (25-4), 2018

.. H.410 – AN ACT RELATED TO ADDING PRODUCTS TO VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT . PASSED in the State Senate on May 9th, 2018 by a vote of 25-4 . Purpose: To apply efficiency standards to over a dozen appliances, including showerheads, computers and telephones. . Analysis: This bill would increase the number of appliances that […]

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Roll Call! Senate Outlaws Single-User “Men’s” and “Ladies’” Rooms (30-0), 2018

. H.333 AN ACT RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION OF GENDER-FREE RESTROOMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION . PASSED in the State Senate on April 18th, 2018 by a vote of 30-0 . Purpose: H.333 mandates that any single-user toilet in any public building or place of public accommodation be identified as “gender-free,” outlawing single-user “Men’s” […]

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Roll Call! Senate Overrides Veto of Chemical Bill (22-8), 2018

. S.103 AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS . PASSED in the State Senate on April 19, 2018 by a vote of 22-8  . Purpose: T0 give the commissioner of health more authority to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products.  . Analysis: Those who voted YES believe that S.103 would require manufacturers […]

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Roll Call! Senate Offers Free Legal Counsel to Immigrants (28-2), 2018

. S.237 –  AN ACT RELATING TO PROVIDING REPRESENTATION TO NEEDY PERSONS CONCERNING IMMIGRATION MATTERS . PASSED in the State Senate on February 14, 2018 by a vote of 28-2  . Purpose:  This bill would allow state-paid public defenders, including the Defender General, to provide legal help to immigrants on immigration issues in the federal court system. […]

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Roll Call! Senate Bans More Products Under Efficiency Standards (25-4), 2018

. S.582 – AN ACT RELATED TO ADDING PRODUCTS TO VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT . PASSED in the State Senate on May 9th, 2018 by a vote of 25-4 . Purpose: To expand Vermont’s efficiency standards, passed in 2005, to cover over a dozen more items, including shower heads, air compressors, water coolers, computers […]

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Roll Call! House Denies Employers Access to Applicant Salary Histories (137-0), 2018

   H.294 (ACT 126) AN ACT RELATING TO INQUIRIES ABOUT AN APPLICANT’S SALARY HISTORY  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on February 15, 2018, by a vote of 137-0 Purpose: H294 would make it illegal for a Vermont employer to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history, while allowing employers to confirm an applicant’s salary history […]

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Roll Call! Senate Employs Quotas to Help End Systematic Racism (12-18), 2018

.  S.281– AN ACT TO THE MITIGATION OF SYSTEMIC RACISM (BROCK AMENDMENT) . FAILED in the State Senate on March 21, 2018 by a vote of 12-18  . Purpose: To remove a provision in S.281 that mandated at least three “persons of color” be appointed to a newly created Civil Rights Advisory Panel. . Analysis: The intent of the […]

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