Roll Calls

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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Roll Call! House Outlaws Single-User “Men’s” and “Ladies'” Rooms (123-19), 2018

 . H.333 AN ACT RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION OF GENDER-FREE RESTROOMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 21, 2018, by a vote of 123-19 . 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 […]

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