Roll Call! House Blocks Buy-Back Program For Banned Firearm Accessories (47-97)

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FAILED
in the State House of Representatives
on March 27, 2018, by a vote of
47-97
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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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Analysis: Banning products that were purchased when legal can be considered a regulatory taking, requiring just compensation.
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Those voting YES on this amendment believe that if the state makes illegal certain firearms accessories, which could no longer be sold after a certain date, the state has a moral, if not a legal, obligation to compensate the businesses that legally purchased these accessories for their inventory but can no longer legally sell them to customers.
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Those voting NO cite a lack of appropriation in the budget to do this, and are unwilling to allocate the funds to do so.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, March 27, 2017: “Shall the House proposal of amendment be amended as offered by Rep. Poirier of Barre City as substituted? Was decided in the negative. Yeas, 47. Nays, 97.” (Read the Journal, p. 876)
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How They Voted

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David Ainsworth (R-Royalton) – ABSENT
Janet Ancel (D-Calis) – NO
Bob Bancroft (R-Westford) – YES
John Bartholomew (D-Hartland) – NO
Fred Baser (R-Bristol) – YES
Lynn Batchelor (R-Derby Line) – YES
Scott Beck (R-St. Johnsbury) – NO
Paul Belaski (D-Windsor) – NO
Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – ABSENT
Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – NO
Thomas Bock (D-Chester) – NO
William Botzow (D-Bennington) – NO
Patrick Brennan (R-Colchester) – YES
Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – NO
Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – YES
Jessica Brumsted (D-Shelburne) – YES
Susan Buckholz (D-White River Jct) – ABSENT
Thomas Burditt (R-West Rutland) – YES
Mollie Burke (P/D-Brattleboro) – NO
William Canfield (R/D-Fair Haven) – YES
Stephen Carr (D-Brandon) – NO
Robin Chestnut-Tangerman (P-Middletown Springs) – NO
Annemarie Christiansen (D-Perkinsville) – NO
Kevin Christie (D-White River Jct.) -NO
Brian Cina (P-Burlington) – NO
Celene Colburn – (P-Burlington) -NO
James Condon (D-Colchester) – ABSENT
Peter Conlon (D-Cornwall) – NO
Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) -NO
Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) -NO
Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – NO
Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – NO
Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – YES
Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – NO
David Deen (D-Putney) – NO
Dennis Devereux (R-Belmont) -YES
Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson (R-St. Albans) – YES
Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) – YES
Johannah Donovan (D-Burlington) – NO
Betsy Dunn (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Alice Emmons (D/W-Springfield) – NO
Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) -YES
Martha Feltus (R-Lyndonville) -YES
Rachael Fields (D-Bennington) – NO
Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) – NO
Robert Frenier (R-Chelsea) – YES
Douglas Gage (R-Rutland) – YES
Marianna Gamache (R-Swanton) – YES
John Gannon (D-Wilmington) – NO
Marcia Gardner (D-Richmond) -NO
Dylan Giambatista (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Diana Gonzalez (P/D-Winooski) – NO
Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) – NO
Rodney Graham (R-Williamstown) – YES
Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester) – NO
Jim Harrison (R-Chittenden) – YES
Helen Head (D-So. Burlington) – NO
Michael Hebert (R-Vernon) – YES
Robert Helm (R/D-Fair Haven) – YES
Mark Higley (R-Lowell) – YES
Matt Hill (D-Johnson) – NO
Jay Hooper (D-Brookfield) – NO
Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) -NO
Lori Houghton (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Mary Howard (D-Rutland) – NO
Kimberly Jessup (D-Middlesex) – NO
Ben Jickling (I-E. Randolph) – NO
Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – NO
Ben Joseph (D-N. Hero) – NO
Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) -NO
Brian Keefe (R-Manchester) – NO
Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) -NO
Charlie Kimbell (D-Woodsock) – NO
Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) -NO
Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) – NO

Rob LaClair (R-Barre Town) – YES
Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) – NO
Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) – YES
Richard Lawrence (R-Lyndon) – YES
Paul Lefebvre (R-Island Pond) – YES
Patti Lewis (R-Berlin) – YES
William Lippert (D-Hinesburg) -NO
Emily Long (D-Newfane) – NO
Gabrielle Lucke (D-White River Jct.) -NO
Terence Macaig (D-Williston) – NO
Michael Marcotte (R/D-Newport) – YES
Marcia Martel (R-Waterford) – YES
James Masland (D-Thetford) – NO
Chris Mattos (R-Milton)YES
Curtis McCormack (D/W-Burlington) – NO
Patricia McCoy (R-Poultney) – YES
James McCullough (D-Williston) – NO
Francis McFaun (R/D-Barre) – YES
Alice Miller (D-Shaftsbury) – NO
Kiah Morris (D-Bennington) – NO
Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) – YES
Michael Mrowicki (D-Putney) – NO
Barbara Murphy (I-Fairfax) – NO
Linda Myers (R-Essex) – YES
Gary Nolan (R-Morrisville) – YES
Terry Norris (I-Shoreham) – YES
Daniel Noyes (D-Wolcott) – NO
Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) -NO
Carol Ode (D-Burlington) – NO
Kelly MacLaury Pajala (I-S. Londonderry) – YES
Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – YES
Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – NO
Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – YES
Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – YES
David Potter (D-Clarendon) – NO
Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – NO
Constance Quimby (R-Concord) –  YES
Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – NO
Edward Read (I-Fayston) YES
Carl Rosenquist (R-Georgia) -YES
Brian Savage (R-Swanton) – YES
Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury) – NO
Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) – YES
David Sharpe (D-Bristol) – NO
Charles Shaw (R/D-Pitsford) – NO
Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) – NO
Laura Sibilia (I-West Dover) -YES
Brian Smith (R/D-Derby) – YES
Harvey Smith (R-New Haven) – YES
Trevor Squirrill (D-Underhill) – NO
Thomas Stevens (D-Waterbury) – NO
Vicki Strong (R-Albany) – YES
Valerie Stuart (D-Brattleboro) – NO
Linda Sullivan (D-Dorset) – NO
Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO
Curt Taylor (D-Colchester) – NO
Thomas Terenzini (R/D-Rutland) – YES
George Till (D-Jericho) – NO
Tristan Toleno (D-Brattleboro) – NO
Catherine Toll (D-Danville) – NO
Maida Townsend (D-S. Burlington) – NO
Matthew Trieber (D-Bellows Falls) – NO
Chip Troiano (D-Hardwick) – NO
Donald Turner (R-Milton) – YES
Warren Van Wyck (R-Ferrisburgh) – NO
Gary Viens (R-Newport) – YES
Tommy Walz (D-Barre City) – NO
Kathryn Webb (D-Shelburne) – NO
Cindy Weed (P/D-Enosburg Falls) – NO
Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) – YES
Theresa Wood (D-Waterbury) – NO
Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – YES
David Yacovone (D-Morrisville) – NO
Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – NO
Samuel Young (D-Glover) – NO

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