Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Gives Free Legal Counsel to Immigrants

S.237 –  AN ACT RELATING TO PROVIDING REPRESENTATION TO NEEDY PERSONS CONCERNING IMMIGRATION MATTERS . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 10, 2018, by a vote of 97-40 . Purpose:  This bill would allow state-paid public defenders, including the Defender General, to provide legal help to immigrants on immigration issues in the federal […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Gun Control Measures (17-13)

  . S.55 AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF UNLAWFUL AND ABANDONED FIREARMS . PASSED in the State Senate on March 30, 2018 by a vote of 17-13  . Purpose: To widen background checks to the private sales of firearms, raise the age to purchase a gun to 21, ban bump stocks, and set a limit on magazine size. . […]

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Roll Call! House Blocks Buy-Back Program For Banned Firearm Accessories (47-97)

. S.55 AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF UNLAWFUL AND ABANDONED FIREARMS (POIRIER AMENDMENT)  . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on March 27, 2018, by a vote of 47-97 . Purpose: To compensate businesses through a “buy back” program for firearms accessories (bump stocks and high capacity magazines) made illegal by new legislation.  . […]

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Roll Call! House Passes Gun Control Measures (89-54)

. S.55 AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF UNLAWFUL AND ABANDONED FIREARMS  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 27, 2018, by a vote of 89-54 . Purpose: S.55 was originally about defining procedures for disposing of certain firearms in the possession of law enforcement. However, this bill was repurposed in the House […]

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Roll Call! House Bans More Appliance Via Efficiency Standards (137-4)

. H.410 – AN ACT RELATED TO ADDING PRODUCTS TO VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on January 31, 2018, by a vote of 137-4 . Purpose: To apply efficiency standards to over a dozen appliances, including showerheads, computers and telephones.  . Analysis: This bill would increase the number […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $59 million Income Tax Increase, Property Tax Cut (85-54)

. H.911 – AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES IN VERMONT’S PERSONAL INCOME TAX AND EDUCATION FINANCING SYSTEM  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 21, 2018, by a vote of 85-54 . Purpose: This is a two part bill. The first part shifts some responsibility for funding Vermont’s pre-k – 12 education system from […]

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House Passes $59 million Income Tax Increase, Property Tax Cut

H.911 – AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES IN VERMONT’S PERSONAL INCOME TAX AND EDUCATION FINANCING SYSTEM  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 21, 2018, by a vote of 85-54 . Purpose: This is a two part bill. The first part shifts some responsibility for funding Vermont’s pre-k – 12 education system from the […]

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Senate Passes State “Net Neutrality” (23-5) 2018

.  S.289 AN ACT RELATING TO PROTECTING CONSUMERS AND PROMOTING AN OPEN INTERNET IN VERMONT . PASSED in the State Senate on February 2, 2018 by a vote of 23-5  . Purpose: To mandate that state government only contract with internet service providers (ISPs) that continue to comply with the “net neutrality” rules that were recently repealed by […]

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Roll Call! Senate Bans Firearm Sales to Persons Under 21, (21-9)

. S.55 – AN ACT RELATED TO TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OVER RELATED DRUG SALES (ASHE, ET AL, AMENDMENT) . PASSED in the State Senate on March 2, 2018 by a vote of  21-9  . Purpose: To ban the sale of firearms to persons under the age of 21. . Analysis: This amendment makes it a crime to sell a […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Increase Fee On Telecommunication Bills (109-27)

. S.582 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on February 16, 2018, by a vote of 109-27 . Purpose: To increase the Universal Service Charge (the surcharge on retail telecommunications services) for four years and use the additional funds raised to support the […]

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