Roll Call! House Blocks Statewide Teachers’ Healthcare Contract/$26 Million in Property Tax Savings, 74-74 (2017)

Roll Call Graphic 
FAILED
in the State House of Representatives
on May 3, 2017, by a vote of
74-74
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Purpose: The Beck Amendment represented Governor Scott’s proposal to create a statewide teachers’ contract for healthcare benefits, which could save property taxpayers an estimated $26,000,000.    
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Analysis: Governor Phil Scott proposed adopting a new policy creating a single statewide teacher contract for health insurance, which the Administration would negotiate. This would save roughly $26 million in cost to the Education Fund, which could be applied to property tax cuts. Neither teacher’s benefits nor student programs would be affected.
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Making this change is possible because the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires that this November all teachers move out of their “Cadillac” health insurance plans and into a Vermont Health Connect plan, so everybody’s contract is uniquely up for renegotiation at the same time..The Vermont School Boards Association and the The Vermont Superintendents Association support the change, but the Vermont NEA (teachers’ union) is opposed.
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Those voting YES supported the proposal. Those voting NO opposed it.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, May 3, 2017: “Shall the amendment offered by Rep. Ancel of Calais be amended as offered by Rep. Beck of St. Johnsbury and others? was decided in the negative Yeas, 74. Nays, 74.” (Read the Journal, p. 1966-1977.)

How They Voted

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David Ainsworth (R-Royalton) – YES
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) – YES
Paul Belaski (D-Windsor) – NO
Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – YES
Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – YES
Thomas Bock (D-Chester) – YES
William Botzow (D-Bennington) – NO
Patrick Brennan (R-Colchster) – YES
Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – NO
Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – YES
Jessica Brumsted (D-Shelburne) – YES
Susan Buckholz (D-White River Jct) – NO
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) – YES
Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) – YES
Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) – NO
Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – NO
Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – YES
Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – YES
Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – YES
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) – YES
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
Adam Greshin (I-Warren) – 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) – YES
Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) – NO
Lori Houghton (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Mary Howard (D-Rutland) – NO
Ronald Hubert (R-Milton) – YES
Kimberly Jessup (D-Middlesex) – NO
Ben Jickling (I-E. Randolph) – YES
Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – NO
Ben Joseph (D-N. Hero) – NO
Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) – YES
Brian Keefe (R-Manchester) – YES
Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) – YES
Charlie Kimbell (D-Woodsock) – YES

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) – NO
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) – ABSENT
James Masland (D-Thetford) – NO
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) – YES
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
Oliver Olsen (I-Jamaica) – YES
Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – YES
Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – NO
Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – YES
Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – NO
David Potter (D-Clarendon) – NO
Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – NO
Constance Quimby (R-Concord) – YES
Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – NO
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) – YES
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) – YES
Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO
Curt Taylor (D-Colchester) – YES
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) – YES
Chip Troiano (D-Hardwick) – NO
Donald Turner (R-Milton) – YES
Warren Van Wyck (R-Ferrisburgh) – YES
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 (R-Waterbury) – YES
Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – YES
David Yacovone (D-Morrisville) – NO
Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – NO
Samuel Young (D-Glover) – NO

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