Roll Calls

Roll Call! Senate Passes Unrestricted Right to Abortion Up to the Point of Delivery (24-6), 2019

. H.57- AN ACT RELATING TO PRESERVING THE RIGHT TO ABORTION . PASSED in the State Senate on May 7, 2019, by a vote of 24-6 . Purpose: To codify in Vermont law a woman’s unrestricted right to an abortion throughout pregnancy, up to the point of delivery. . Analysis: Proponents of H.57 believe that given […]

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Roll Call! House Increases Capital Gains Tax/Reduces Estate Tax (116-22), 2019

. H.541- AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES THAT AFFECT THE REVENUE OF THE STATE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 29, 2019, by a vote of 116-22 . Purpose: The totality of the bill proposes to make numerous changes affecting the revenue of the State. The key provisions here include reducing the […]

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Roll Call! Senate Elevates Crime of  Killing Firefighters/Emergency Medical Providers to “Aggravated Murder” (20-8), 2019

. H.321 – AN ACT RELATING TO AGGRAVATED MURDER FOR KILLING A FIREFIGHTER OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER . PASSED in the State Senate on April 18, 2019 by a vote of 20-8  . Purpose: To elevate the crime of murdering a firefighter or emergency medical provider to “aggravated murder” (first or second degree murder), as is the case regarding […]

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Roll Call! House Imposes “Cloud Tax”/Raids Ed Fund to Pay for Clean Water (126-14), 2019

. S.96 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF WATER QUALITY SERVICES  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 10, 2019, by a vote of 126-14 . Purpose: To raise revenues to be deposited in the Clean Water Fund to fund water quality improvement projects in the State.  . Analysis: This version of S.96 implemented […]

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Roll Call! Senate Blocks Amendment to Remove Insurance Innovation from Bill (7-22), 2019

S.131 – AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE AND SECURITIES (BARUTH AMENDMENT) FAILED in the State Senate on April 3, 2019 by a vote of  7-22  . Purpose: The Amendment called for removing Section 1 from bill S.131. Section 1 would allow companies to grow Vermont’s economy by offering ‘trial’ insurance products that they can test out in a limited […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Contracting Registration/Certification and Housing Safety Regulation (19-11), 2019

S.163 – AN RELATING TO HOUSING SAFETY AND REHABILITATION PASSED in the State Senate on April 3, 2019 by a vote of  19-11  .. Purpose: To further regulate maintenance standards for rental housing and require residential contractors to register with the state, purchase insurance, and to encourage voluntary certification. .. Analysis: The bill creates a licensing program for […]

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Roll Call! Senate Passes Payroll Tax to Fund Paid Family Leave (19-10), 2019

  .H.107- AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE .. PASSED in the State Senate on May 15, 2019 by a vote of 19-10 .. Purpose: To put in place a government-mandated Paid Family Leave program allowing an employee to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child, or 6 weeks for family […]

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Roll Call! Senate Adopts Resolution Condemning F-35 Jets in VT (22-7), 2019

  .S.R.5 – SENATE RESOLUTION RELATING TO STRONGLY OPPOSING THE BASING OF ANY NUCLEAR WEAPON DELIVERY SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF VERMONT  . PASSED in the State Senate on April 24, 2019 by a vote of 22-7 . Purpose: to draw attention to the potential storage of nuclear weapons on the new F-35 jets in Burlington, in hopes that […]

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Roll Call! House Increases State Minimum Wage (90-53), 2019

. S.23 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE .  PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 15, 2019, by a vote of 90-53 . Purpose: To raise the state minimum wage beyond the current $10.78 and increase it annually at a rate of 2.25 times the rate of inflation. .  Analysis: This version […]

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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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