Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Votes to Allow Confiscation of Firearms If There Are Allegations of Domestic Abuse

  . 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 officers to confiscate firearms, without a warrant, from anyone arrested or cited for domestic […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Bar State Law Enforcement from Gathering Information for a Non-Existent Federal Immigration Registry

. S.79 – AN ACT RELATING TO FREEDOM FROM COMPULSORY COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA   . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 14, 2017, by a vote of 110-24  . Purpose: The meat of S.79 states, “A public agency shall not: (1) collect information regarding the religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation of any individual for […]

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VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2016 Update)

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 Votes for $38 Million in Miscellaneous Taxes

 . H.873 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING MISCELLANEOUS TAX CHANGES.  . PASSED in the State Senate on April 26, 2016 by a vote of 22-6  . Purpose: This bill proposes to make miscellaneous tax changes. (Read the Bill) . Analysis: $38 Million in New Miscellaneous Taxes (H.873) Passed 22-6 on April 26, 2016. Those voting YES approved $38 million […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes to Adjust FY16 Budget Upward By $91.8 Million

. H.611 – AN ACT RELATING TO FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS . PASSED in the State Senate on February 10, 2016 by a vote of 25-4  . Purpose: To make adjustments in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations act. . Analysis: Those voting YES voted in favor of increasing spending for FY16 by a total of $91.8 […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes For $5.8 Billion FY17 Budget

H.875 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT,   . PASSED in the State Senate on March 24, 2016  23-5  . Purpose: The “Big Bill” This bill sets the state budget for FY17, which begins on July 1, 2016. (Read the Bill) . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill approved a total $5.78 billion state budget […]

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Roll Call! House Kills Legalization of Marijuana (121-28), 2016

 . H.858 – AN ACT RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AMENDMENTS (CONQUEST AMENDMENT) . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 3, 2016, by a vote of 121-28 . Purpose: To kill the potential legalization of marijuana in Vermont. . Analysis: Some background is necessary here. The Senate passed S.241, An act relating to regulation of marijuana, which, in short, would […]

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Roll Call! House Says No to Striking $1.6 Million Telephone Tax Increase (48-97), 2016

. H.870 – AN ACT RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (TURNER AMENDMENT)  . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on April 13, 2016, by a vote of 48-79 . Purpose: The Turner Amendment sought to strike a $1.6 million tax increase from the telecom bill. .   Analysis: The underlying bill, H.870, contains a provision that would raise the Universal Service Fee, […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Raise Smoking Age/Tobacco Taxes

. H. 93 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE SMOKING AGE FROM 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 5, 2016, by a vote of 84-61 . Purpose: To raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill supported raising […]

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Roll Call! House Approves $11 Million Motor Vehicle Fee Increases

. H.877 – AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION FUNDING  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2016, by a vote of 104-40 . Purpose: This bill proposes to adjust transportation funding raised through certain fees and taxes. The money raised goes to support the transportation budget.  . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill […]

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