Roll Calls

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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Roll Call! House Mandates Employees Buy Family Leave Insurance Via New Payroll Tax, 88-58 (2017)

  H.196 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 3, 2017, by a vote of 88-58 . Purpose: To create a new, mandated, state-run insurance program (similar to unemployment insurance), funded by a payroll tax on employees, that would allow employees to take up to six weeks […]

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Roll Call! House Rejects Voluntary Family Leave Insurance Program (57-88, 2017)

. H.196 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE (DONAHUE AMENDMENT) . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on May 2, 2017, by a vote of 57-88 . Purpose: The underlying bill, H.196, would create a new, mandated, state-run insurance program (similar to unemployment insurance), funded by a payroll tax on employees, that would allow employees to take […]

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