Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Outlaws Single-User “Men’s” and “Ladies'” Rooms (123-19), 2018

 . H.333 AN ACT RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION OF GENDER-FREE RESTROOMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 21, 2018, by a vote of 123-19 . Purpose: H.333 mandates that any single-user toilet in any public building or place of public accommodation be identified as “gender-free,” outlawing single-user […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $5.9 Billion FY19 Budget (117-14), 2018

. H.924 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 12, 2018, by a vote of 117-14 . Purpose: To provide appropriations for the operations of State government during fiscal year 2019.  . Analysis: The “Big Bill” budget for FY19 totaled $5,861,048,670, an increase […]

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Roll Call! House Mandates Vermonters Buy Health Insurance (118-16), 2018

. H.696 – AN ACT RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A STATE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 12, 2018, by a vote of 118-16 . Purpose: To force Vermonters to purchase health insurance or pay a fine to the State.  . Analysis: The primary function of H.696 is to require individual Vermonters to […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $33.4 Million Property Tax Increase (89-43), 2018

.  H.911 – AN ACT RELATING TO VERMONT’S PERSONAL INCOME TAX AND EDUCATION FINANCING SYSTEM.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 12, 2018, by a vote of 89-43 . Purpose: This bill “proposes to make numerous changes to Vermont’s personal income tax and its system of education financing,” including setting the property tax […]

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Roll Call! House Blocks Government Shutdown Stopgap Measure (45-89), 2018

. H.928 – AN ACT RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES (PAY ACT) (TURNER AMENDMENT)  . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on May 12, 2018, by a vote of 45-89 . Purpose: To ensure that if a budget agreement is not reached by July 1, 2018, there will not be a government shutdown, but […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $16 Million Payroll Tax for Paid Family Leave (90-53), 2018

 . H.196 – AN ACT RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 11, 2018, by a vote of 90-53 . Purpose: To levy a  0.136% ($16.3 million) payroll tax on employees to pay for a state-mandated, government-run family leave insurance program.      . Analysis: H.196 would allow an employee to leave […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $15 Minimum Wage (77-69), 2018

.  S.40 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE   . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 8, 2018, by a vote of 77-69 . Purpose: To raise Vermont’s state minimum wage to $15/hour.     . Analysis: Those voting YES support raising Vermont’s minimum wage from $10.50/hour plus increases in line with inflation […]

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Roll Call! House Sustains Veto Of Chemical Regulation Bill (94-55), 2018

. S.103 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (VETO OVERRIDE) .  FAILED in the State House of Representatives on April 25, 2018, by a vote of 94-53 . Purpose: To broaden the scope of the Interagency Committee on Chemical Management for testing chemicals in children’s products. It would also require […]

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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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