Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Passes $5.82 Billion FY18 Budget 

.H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, by a vote of 143-1 . Purpose: The “Big Bill” sets state spending for FY18.      . Analysis: H.518 set the total FY18 budget at a $5.82 billion, an overall 1% […]

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Roll Call! House Pledges Support/Funds for Global/State Climate Change Agenda

 . H.R. 15 – A HOUSE RESOLUTION STRONGLY OPPOSING THE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RECOGNIZING GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT’S ENROLLING VERMONT IN THE U.S. CLIMATE ALLIANCE.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on June 21, 2017, by a vote of 105-31 . Purpose: To […]

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Roll Call! House Passes Misc. Tax Bill: No new taxes or fees

. H.516 – AN ACT RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS TAX CHANGES  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, by a vote of 138-0 . Purpose: To make a number of miscellaneous tax changes.  . Analysis: For the first time in memory, the annual Miscellaneous Tax Bill did not include any new taxes or fees. It does […]

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Roll Call! House Allows Warrantless Confiscation of Firearms In Cases of Alleged Domestic Abuse, 78-60 (2017)

. H.422 – AN ACT RELATING TO REMOVAL OF FIREARMS FROM A PERSON ARRESTED OR CITED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 22, 2017, by a vote of 78-60 . Purpose: To allow law enforcement to confiscate firearms from a citizen arrested or cited for domestic assault, without a warrant and […]

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Roll Call! House Mandates “Gender Neutral” Bathrooms, 123-19 (2017)

. H.333 – AN ACT RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION OF GENTER-FREE RESTROOMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF ACCOMMODATION . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 21, 2017, by a vote of 123-19 . Purpose: To mandate that all public, single-occupancy bathrooms in Vermont be “gender-neutral.”      . Analysis: H.333 would make it illegal for a […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes $5.83 Billion FY18 Budget

  . H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT . PASSED in the State Senate on May 18, 2017, by a vote of 22-6 . Purpose: The “Big Bill” sets the budget for state government through FY18. . Analysis: H.518 sets the total state budget, including federally funded projects, at $5.83, which represents a spending […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $5.83 billion FY18 Budget

.  H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 18, 2017, by a vote of 97-41 . Purpose: The “Big Bill” sets the budget for state government through FY18.  . Analysis: H.518 sets the total state budget, including federally funded projects, at $5.83, which represents a […]

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ROLL CALL! House Legalizes Growing/Possessing Marijuana, Sets Stage for Retail Sales/Taxation, 79-66 (2017)

  S.22 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASED PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION, SALE,AND DISPENSATION OF FENTANYL (SENATE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT)  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 10, 2017, by a vote of 79-66 . Purpose: To eliminate criminal penalties for possessing and/or cultivating certain amounts of marijuana and to set up a commission that will […]

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Roll Call! House Legalizes Growing/Possessing Marijuana, 75-71 (2017)

. H.170 – AN ACT RELATING TO POSSESSION AND CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA BY A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 21  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 3, 2017, by a vote of 75-71 . Purpose: To eliminate criminal penalties for possessing and/or cultivating certain amounts of marijuana.      . Analysis: H.170 removes all criminal penalties […]

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Roll Call! House Blocks Statewide Teachers’ Healthcare Contract/$26 Million in Property Tax Savings, 74-74 (2017)

  H.509 – AN ACT RELATING TO CALCULATING STATEWIDE EDUCATION TAX RATES (BECK AMENDMENT TO ANCEL AMENDMENT) . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on May 3, 2017, by a vote of 74-74 . Purpose: The Beck Amendment represented Governor Scott’s proposal to create a statewide teachers’ contract for healthcare benefits, which could save property taxpayers an estimated $26,000,000.   […]

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