Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Bans “Single Use” Plastic Bags, Etc. (120-24), 2019

. S.113 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SINGLE USE PRODUCTS . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 9, 2019, by a vote of 120-24 . Purpose: To make it illegal for businesses to provide “single use” plastic bags to customers at the point of sale, or to provide polystyrene food […]

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Roll Call! House Approves 24/hr Waiting Period for Handgun Purchase (82-58), 2019

. S.169 – AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARMS PROCEDURES   . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 15, 2019, by a vote of 82-58 . Purpose: The principal purpose of this bill is to require a 24 hour waiting period after completion of a background check to purchase a handgun. It also includes provisions allowing […]

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Roll Call! House Advances Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Abortion from Conception to Birth (106-38), 2019

. PROPOSITION 5 PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 7, 2019, by a vote of 106-38 . Purpose: Proposal 5 would amend the Vermont Constitution to say that “an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied […]

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Roll Call! House Abolishes Columbus Day/Creates Indigenous Peoples’ Day (113-24), 2019

. S.68 – AN ACT RELATING TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 16, 2019, by a vote of 113-24 . Purpose: To abolish Columbus Day as a state holiday and replace it with “Indigenous People’s Day.”  . Analysis: Those voting YES believe this rights a historical injustice. . Those voting […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Raise Tobacco Use/Purchase Age from 18 to 21 (124-14), 2019

. S.86 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE LEGAL AGE FOR BUYING AND USING CIGARETTES, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, AND OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 23, 2019, by a vote of 124-14 . Purpose: To raise the legal age to purchase and […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes to Amend Vermont Constitution to Remove References to Slavery (28-1), 2019

  .PR.2 – DECLARATION OF RIGHTS ELIMINATING REFERENCE TO SLAVERY . PASSED in the State Senate on April 24, 2019 by a vote of 28-1 . Purpose:  To amend the Constitution of the State of Vermont to eliminate reference to slavery. . Analysis: PR.2 doesn’t actually do anything, as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawed slavery in […]

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Roll Call! House Allows Non-Citizen Voting in Montpelier (95-46), 2019

 . H.207 – AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MONTPELIER REGARDING NON-CITIZEN VOTING IN CITY ELECTIONS.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 18, 2019, by a vote of 95-46 . Purpose: This would change the charter of the City of Montpelier to allow […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes to Expand “Pay to Move” Program (27-2), 2019

. S.162 – AN ACT RELATING TO PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT . PASSED in the State Senate on April 12, 2019 by a vote of 27-2  . Purpose: To benefit economic development by attracting new workers to Vermont and promoting Vermont as a good place to live and work. . Analysis:  The original “pay to move” program was enacted in 2018 […]

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Roll Call! House Passes Mandatory Paid Family Leave/Payroll Tax (92-52), 2019

.  H.107 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 5, 2019, by a vote of 92-52 . Purpose: To put in place a government-mandated Paid Family Leave program paid for with a new payroll tax on income up to $132,900 (the Social Security […]

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Roll Call! Senate Advances Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Abortion from Conception to Birth (28-2), 2019

PROPOSITION 5 . PASSED in the State Senate on April 4, 2019 by a vote of 28-2  . Purpose: Proposal 5 would amend the Vermont Constitution to say that “an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified […]

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