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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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Roll Call! Senate Passes Payroll Tax to Fund Paid Family Leave (19-10), 2019

  .H.107- AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE .. PASSED in the State Senate on May 15, 2019 by a vote of 19-10 .. Purpose: To put in place a government-mandated Paid Family Leave program allowing an employee to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child, or 6 weeks for family […]

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Roll Call! Senate Adopts Resolution Condemning F-35 Jets in VT (22-7), 2019

  .S.R.5 – SENATE RESOLUTION RELATING TO STRONGLY OPPOSING THE BASING OF ANY NUCLEAR WEAPON DELIVERY SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF VERMONT  . PASSED in the State Senate on April 24, 2019 by a vote of 22-7 . Purpose: to draw attention to the potential storage of nuclear weapons on the new F-35 jets in Burlington, in hopes that […]

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Roll Call! House Increases State Minimum Wage (90-53), 2019

. S.23 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE .  PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 15, 2019, by a vote of 90-53 . Purpose: To raise the state minimum wage beyond the current $10.78 and increase it annually at a rate of 2.25 times the rate of inflation. .  Analysis: This version […]

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