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

Roll Call Graphic .
PASSED
in the State House of Representatives
on May 3, 2016, by a vote of
121-28
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Purpose: To kill the potential legalization of marijuana in Vermont.
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Analysis: Some background is necessary here. The Senate passed S.241, An act relating to regulation of marijuana, which, in short, would have legalized marijuana in Vermont by establishing a small number of licensed operators who could legally grow and distribute the product. This measure died in the House, failing to get out of committee. So the Senate added the language of S.241 into H.858 and sent it back to the House for a floor vote. The Conquest Amendment called for stripping the S.241 language out of H.858, thus ending the path to legalizing marijuana in Vermont, at least this year. So…
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Those voting YES on this amendment DID NOT support the legalization of marijuana.
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Those voting NO on this amendment DID support the legalization of marijuana.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, May 3, 2016: “Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by Rep. Conquest of Newbury and others in the first instance only? was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 121. Nays, 28.” (Read the Journal, p. 1895-1898.)
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How They Voted

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Janet Ancel (D-Calis) – YES

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

Steven Berry (D-Manchester Center) – YES

Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – YES

Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – YES

William Botzow (D-Bennington) – YES

Carolyn Branagan (R-Georgia) – YES

Patrick Brennan (R-Colchster) – YES

Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – YES

Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – YES

Thomas Burditt (R-West Rutland) – YES

Mollie Burke (P/D-Brattleboro) – NO

Sarah Buxton (D-Tunbridge) – YES

William Canfield (R/D-Fair Haven) – YES

Stephen Carr (D-Brandon) – NO

Robin Chestnut-Tangerman (P-Middletown Springs) – YES

Kevin Christie (D-White River Jct.) – YES

Alison Clarkson (D-Woodstock) – YES

Joanna Cole (D-Burlington) – NO

James Condon (D-Colchester) – YES

Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) – YES

Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) – YES

Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – YES

Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – NO

Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – YES

Leigh Dakin (D-Chester) – YES

Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – YES

Paul Dame (R-Essex Junction) – YES

Susan Davis (P/D-Washington) – NO

David Deen (D-Putney) – YES

Dennis Devereux (R-Belmont) – YES

Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson (R-St. Albans) – YES

Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) – YES

Johannah Donovan (D-Burlington) – NO

Alyson Eastman (I-Orwell) – YES

Alice Emmons (D/W-Springfield) – YES

Debbie Evans (D-Essex) – YES

Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) – YES

Martha Feltus (R-Lyndonville) – YES

Rachael Fields (D-Bennington) – YES

Larry Fiske (R-Enosburg Falls) – YES

Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) – YES

William Frank (D-Underhill) – YES

Patsy French (D-Randolph) – YES

Douglas Gage (R-Rutland) – YES

Marianna Gamache (R-Swanton) – YES

Diana Gonzalez (P/D-Winooski) – NO

Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) – YES

Rodney Graham (R-Williamstown) – YES

Adam Greshin (I-Warren) – YES

Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester) – NO

Helen Head (D-So. Burlington) – YES

Michael Hebert (R-Vernon) – YES

Robert Helm (R/D-Fair Haven) – YES

Mark Higley (R-Lowell) – YES

Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) – YES

Ronald Hubert (R-Milton) – YES

Mark Huntley (D-Cavendish) – YES

Timothy Jerman (D-Essex) – YES

Willem Jewett (D-Ripton) – YES

Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – YES

Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) – YES

Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) – YES

Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) – YES

Anthony Klein (D-Montpelier) – NO

Patricia Komline (R-Dorset) – YES

Robert Krebs (D-S. Hero) – YES

Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) – NO

Rob LaClair (R-Barre Town) – YES

Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) – YES

Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) – YES

 

 

Richard Lawrence (R-Lyndon) – YES

Paul Lefebvre (R-Island Pond) – YES

Joan Lenes (D-Shelburne) – YES

Patti Lewis (R-Berlin) – YES

William Lippert (D-Hinesburg) – YES

Emily Long (D-Newfane) – YES

Gabrielle Lucke (D-White River Junction) – YES

Terence Macaig (D-Williston) – YES

Ann Manwaring (D-Wilmington) – NO

Michael Marcotte (R/D-Newport) – YES

Marcia Martel (R-Waterford) – YES

Linda Martin (D-Wolcott) – YES

James Masland (D-Thetford) – 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) – YES

Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) – YES

Michael Mrowicki (D-Putney) – YES

Barbara Murphy (I-Fairfax) – YES

Linda Myers (R-Essex) – YES

Betty Nuovo (D-Middlebury) – YES

Anne O’Brien (D-Richmond) – YES

Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO

Oliver Olsen (I-Jamaica) – YES

Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – YES

Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – NO

Avram Patt (D-Worcestor) – NO

Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – YES

Christopher Pearson (P-Burlington) – NO

Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – YES

David Potter (D-Clarendon) – YES

Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – YES

Joey Purvis (R-Colchester) – YES

Constance Quimby (R/D-Concord) – YES

Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – NO

Kesha Ram (D-Burlington) – YES

Herbert Russell (D-Rutland) – YES

Marjorie Ryerson (D-Randolph) – YES

Brian Savage (R-Swanton) – YES

Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) – YES

David Sharpe (D-Bristol) – NO

Charles Shaw (R/D-Pitsford) – YES

Loren Shaw (R/D-Derby) – YES

Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) – YES

Laura Sibilia (I-West Dover) – YES

Harvey Smith (R-New Haven) – YES

Shapleigh Smith (D-Morristown) – PRESIDING

Thomas Stevens (D-Waterbury) – YES

Vicki Strong (R-Albany) – YES

Valerie Stuart (D-Brattleboro) – YES

Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO

Donna Sweaney (D-Windsor) – YES

Job Tate (R-Mendon) – YES

Thomas Terenzini (R/D-Rutland) – YES

George Till (D-Jericho) – YES

Tristan Toleno (D-Brattleboro) – NO

Catherine Toll (D-Danville) – YES

Maida Townsend (D-S. Burlington) – YES

Matthew Trieber (D-Bellows Falls) – NO

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) – YES

Kathryn Webb (D-Shelburne) – YES

Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) – YES

Theresa Wood (R-Waterbury) – YES

Mark Woodward (D-Johnson) – NO

Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – YES

Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – YES

Samuel Young (D-Glover) – YES

Teo Zagar (D-Barnard) – NO

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Shazzam May 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Purpose: To kill the potential legalization of marijuana in Vermont.

“To kill the potential legalization” – can be read a few ways ….
Legalize it and learning potential gets killed …. or so the studies have shown – as-well-as stepping into the realm of greater forms of delirium when reefer is combined with alcohol, phencyclidine (PCP), drugs related to phencyclidine, amphetamine, drugs related to amphetamine, legal and illegal narcotics (opioids), inhalants, sedative medications, hallucinogens, cocaine, anti-anxiety medications, and hashish (cannabis), and soporific (sleep-producing) medications. LET OUR STATE GOVERNMENT APPLAUD SOBRIETY FOR A CHANGE!!

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David Artkop May 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Alcohol has killed more people than marijuana! We have an epidemic more serious with heroin! To say that heroin and marijuana are the same ,producing the same affects is nothing but a big lie!!! Even our police have the same outlook! Stop wasting time and money on the supposed lesser of the evils. Time to focus on what is destroying lives! Heroin used once is deadly!!! Not marijuana!!! Put your money to better use! Time is of the essence!!! How many times do I have to hear of kids overdosing on heroin, even their first time! The only reason its not legal is because of the fact that our government wants more money and taxation is what they want. Big pharma doesn’t want to lose business. And our government is just as synthetic in resolving the issue!!!! What IS next!????? Banning us from growing grapes and herbs?? Concentrate on the more serious problem!!!! 2/3s’ of our states people stand behind legalization!!! For those of you who oppose it! I oppose you and I am sure your time in office is limited!!!! We the people ,not you and your money loving cronies!!! Time is running out for you and the children who fall into heroin addiction!!! Stop fooling yourselves and the American people who work for a living, which I do!!!

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