Roll Calls

Roll Call! Senate Passes Background Checks for Private Firearm Purchases

. S.55 – AN ACT RELATED TO TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OVER REGULATED DRUG SALES (BARUTH, ET AL AMENDMENT) . PASSED in the State Senate on March 1, 2018 by a vote of 17-13  . Purpose: To mandate that the private transfer of firearms by sale, gift or other between individuals to undergo a background check. . Analysis: The Baruth Amendment would require […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hr. (20-10, 2018)

. S.40 – AN ACT RELATED TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE . PASSED in the State Senate on February 15, 2018 by a vote of 20-10 . Purpose: To increase the Vermont state minimum to $15.00 per hour by 2024. . Analysis: This bill proposed to raise the minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 an hour by 2024. […]

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Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour by 2022 S.40 – AN ACT RELATED TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE . PASSED in the State Senate on February 15, 2018 by a vote of 20-10 . Purpose: To increase the Vermont state minimum to $15.00 per hour by 2024. . Analysis: This bill proposed to raise the minimum […]

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Roll Call: House Votes to Legalization Recreational Marijuana (2018)

. H.511 – AN ACT RELATED TO HIGHWAY SAFETY  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on January 4, 2018, by a vote of 81-63 . Purpose: To legalize the possession of marijuana for recreational use. . Analysis: This bill would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for use by people 21 and […]

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VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles

Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues.   INTRODUCTION The following  collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as an educational service by the Ethan Allen Institute (EAI). In any given year the House and Senate will cast scores of roll call votes, some on major issues […]

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Roll Call! House Passes $5.82 Billion FY18 Budget 

.H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, by a vote of 143-1 . Purpose: The “Big Bill” sets state spending for FY18.      . Analysis: H.518 set the total FY18 budget at a $5.82 billion, an overall 1% […]

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Roll Call! House Pledges Support/Funds for Global/State Climate Change Agenda

 . H.R. 15 – A HOUSE RESOLUTION STRONGLY OPPOSING THE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RECOGNIZING GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT’S ENROLLING VERMONT IN THE U.S. CLIMATE ALLIANCE.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on June 21, 2017, by a vote of 105-31 . Purpose: To […]

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Roll Call! Senate Opposes Teachers’ Healthcare Contract/$26 Million in Property Tax Savings

. 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: Set the sate budget for FY18. . Analysis: This is a tricky roll call to analyze. At face value, the bill sets state budget for FY18. However, […]

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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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