Roll Calls

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 Appliances 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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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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