Roll Calls

Roll Call! House Votes to Bar State Law Enforcement from Gathering Information for a Non-Existent Federal Immigration Registry

. S.79 – AN ACT RELATING TO FREEDOM FROM COMPULSORY COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA   . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 14, 2017, by a vote of 110-24  . Purpose: The meat of S.79 states, “A public agency shall not: (1) collect information regarding the religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation of any individual for […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes for $38 Million in Miscellaneous Taxes

 . H.873 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING MISCELLANEOUS TAX CHANGES.  . PASSED in the State Senate on April 26, 2016 by a vote of 22-6  . Purpose: This bill proposes to make miscellaneous tax changes. (Read the Bill) . Analysis: $38 Million in New Miscellaneous Taxes (H.873) Passed 22-6 on April 26, 2016. Those voting YES approved $38 million […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes to Adjust FY16 Budget Upward By $91.8 Million

. H.611 – AN ACT RELATING TO FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS . PASSED in the State Senate on February 10, 2016 by a vote of 25-4  . Purpose: To make adjustments in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations act. . Analysis: Those voting YES voted in favor of increasing spending for FY16 by a total of $91.8 […]

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Roll Call! Senate Votes For $5.8 Billion FY17 Budget

H.875 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT,   . PASSED in the State Senate on March 24, 2016  23-5  . Purpose: The “Big Bill” This bill sets the state budget for FY17, which begins on July 1, 2016. (Read the Bill) . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill approved a total $5.78 billion state budget […]

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Roll Call! House Kills Legalization of Marijuana (121-28), 2016

 . H.858 – AN ACT RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AMENDMENTS (CONQUEST AMENDMENT) . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 3, 2016, by a vote of 121-28 . Purpose: To kill the potential legalization of marijuana in Vermont. . Analysis: Some background is necessary here. The Senate passed S.241, An act relating to regulation of marijuana, which, in short, would […]

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Roll Call! House Says No to Striking $1.6 Million Telephone Tax Increase (48-97), 2016

. H.870 – AN ACT RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (TURNER AMENDMENT)  . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on April 13, 2016, by a vote of 48-79 . Purpose: The Turner Amendment sought to strike a $1.6 million tax increase from the telecom bill. .   Analysis: The underlying bill, H.870, contains a provision that would raise the Universal Service Fee, […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Raise Smoking Age/Tobacco Taxes

. H. 93 – AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE SMOKING AGE FROM 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on April 5, 2016, by a vote of 84-61 . Purpose: To raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill supported raising […]

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Roll Call! House Approves $11 Million Motor Vehicle Fee Increases

. H.877 – AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION FUNDING  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2016, by a vote of 104-40 . Purpose: This bill proposes to adjust transportation funding raised through certain fees and taxes. The money raised goes to support the transportation budget.  . Analysis: Those voting YES on this bill […]

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Roll Call! House Votes to Raise Property Taxes by $7.9 Million

. H.853 – AN ACT RELATING TO SETTING THE NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX RATE, THE PROPERTY DOLLAR EQUIVALENT YIELD, AND THE INCOME DOLLAR EQUIVALENT YIELD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL CHANGES.   . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 30, 2016, by a vote of 98-45 . Purpose: The primary function of this bill […]

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Roll Call! House Approves $37 Million in New Miscellaneous Taxes

 . H.873 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING MISCELLANEOUS TAX CHANGES. . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on March 23, 2016, by a vote of 86-59 . Purpose: This bill proposes to make miscellaneous tax changes.  (Read the Bill) . Analysis: Those voting YES approved $37 million worth of new taxes. These include applying the 9% rooms […]

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