Roll Calls

Roll Call! Senate Passes Revised Global Warming Solutions Act (23-5), 2020

H.688 – AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE PASSEDin the State Senateon June 26, 2020, by a vote of23-5 Purpose: The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) mandates that Vermont meet strict carbon emission reduction targets to 26% below 2005 levels by 2025, 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Paid Family Leave (20-9), 2020

H.107 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PASSED in the State Senate on January 17, 2020by a vote of  20-9  . Purpose: To put in place a government-mandated Paid Family Leave program allowing employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child, or 8 weeks for […]

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Roll Call! House Votes for Legislator Pay Raise (82-61), 2020

H.961. AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING FIRST QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2021 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF STATE GOVERNMENT,… etc. – DONAHUE DIVISION OF HOOPER AMENDMENT PASSEDin the State House of Representativeson June 25, 2020, by a vote of82-61 Purpose: The purpose of this vote was to increase legislators’s future cost of living increases (or not). The parliamentary process behind […]

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Roll Call! House Blocks Measure to Prohibit “Ballot Harvesting” (50-95), 2020

S.348 – AN ACT RELATING TO TEMPORARY ELECTION PROCEDURES IN THE YEAR 2020, MYERS AMENDMENT FAILEDin the State House of Representativeson June 10, 2020, by a vote of50-95 Purpose: The underlying bill, S.348, would remove the Governor from the decision making process of how to conduct elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, clearing the way to allow […]

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Roll Call! Senate Blocks Measure to Prohibit “Ballot Harvesting” (5-24), 2020

S.348 – AN ACT RELATING TO TEMPORARY ELECTION PROCEDURES IN THE YEAR 2020, BENNING AMENDMENT FAILEDin the State Senate on June 3, 2020 by a vote of 5-24 Purpose: The underlying bill, S.348, would remove the Governor from the decision making process of how to conduct elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, clearing the way to allow for a process […]

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Roll Call! Senate Removes Governor from “All-Mail Election” Decision (21-7), 2020

S.348 – AN ACT RELATING TO TEMPORARY ELECTION PROCEDURES IN THE YEAR 2020 PASSEDin the State Senate on June 2, 2020 by a vote of 21-7  Purpose: S.348 would remove the Governor’s right to approve emergency elections changes in consultation with the Secretary of State for the 2020 election made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis:  The proposal in question would […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes to Expand Scope of Energy Tax and Subsidize Program (28-2), 2020

S.337- AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENTITIES AND PROGRAMS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE THERMAL ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION SECTORS PASSED in the State Senateon May 19, 2020, by a vote of28-2 Purpose: The bill would give electric utilities like Efficiency Vermont the option to spend up to $2 million of their ratepayer-generated […]

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Roll Call! Senate Removes Funding of Afterschool with Marijuana Revenue, (16-13), 2020

S.335- AN ACT RELATING TO UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS PASSED in the State Senateon February 14, 2020 by a vote of16-13 Purpose: The underlying bill would create a 15-member “Task Force for Universal Afterschool Access” to investigate funding and implementation of a universal afterschool program in Vermont. They would report back to the Legislature in […]

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Roll Call! Senate Gives Most Future Convicts Right to Parole (21-9), 2020

H.261- AN ACT RELATING TO LIMITING THE SENTENCE OF LIFE WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE PASSEDin the State Senate on March 11, 2020, by a vote of 21-9 Purpose: To give future individuals convicted of first- and second-degree murder the potential to get out on parole. Prisoners would be allowed to come before the parole board if they […]

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Roll Call! House Votes for Regulated/Taxed Sale of Marijuana (90-54), 2020

S.54 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF CANNABIS . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on February 26, 2020, by a vote of 90-54 . Purpose: To create a regulatory framework for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana.   . Analysis: This version of S.54 would establish a 20% tax on sale of marijuana […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Revised Global Warming Solutions Act (23-5), 2020

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