Roll Calls

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! House Votes Against Constituent Input on Act 250 Reform Bill (45-93), 2020

. H.926 – AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES TO ACT 250 – BOCK MOTION . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on February 28, 2020, by a vote of 45-96 . Purpose: To delay a vote on the bill until after Town Meeting recess so that legislators have an opportunity to speak with and hear from […]

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Roll Call! House Overrides Gov Veto of Minimum Wage Increase (100-49), 2020

S.23– AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE – VETO OVERRIDE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on February 25, 2020, by a vote of 100-49 . Purpose: To raise the state minimum wage from the current mark $10.96 to $12.55 by 2022, with increases tied to inflation afterward, overriding the Governor’s veto. The House […]

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Roll Call! House Passes Global Warming Solutions Act, (105-37), 2020

. H.688 – AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE PASSED in the State House of Representatives on February 26, 2020, by a vote of 105-37 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 […]

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Roll Call! House Ducks Responsibility to Vote on Controversial CO2 Plan, (44-99), 2020

. H.688 – AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE – DONAHUE AMENDMENT FAILED in the State House of Representatives on February 20, 2020, by a vote of 44-99 .Purpose: The Donahue Amendment to the Global Warming Solutions Act would ensure legislative review and approval of any plans/rules proposed by the newly formed Climate Council […]

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Roll Call! Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto with $12.55 Minimum Wage, (24-6), 2020

. S.23- AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE . PASSED in the State Senate on February 13, 2020, by a vote of 24-6 . Purpose: To raise the state minimum wage from the current mark $10.96 to $12.55 by 2022, with increases tied to inflation afterward, overriding the Governor’s veto. The House would […]

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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 (89-58), 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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