Roll Call! House Sustains Veto Of Chemical Regulation Bill (94-55), 2018

FAILED
in the State House of Representatives
on April 25, 2018, by a vote of
94-53
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Purpose: To broaden the scope of the Interagency Committee on Chemical Management for testing chemicals in children’s products. It would also require that Vermonters using a new groundwater source to test the groundwater source for a broad list of possible contaminants, and submit those results to the Agency of Natural Resources before using the groundwater.
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Analysis: Those who voted ‘yes’ believe that S103 would require manufacturers to be more careful about what they put into children’s products. It would help Vermont children avoid exposure to toxic chemicals in children’s products, thus improving children’s health outcomes.
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Those who voted ‘no’ believe that S103 would subvert the credibility of chemical regulation in Vermont. Current Vermont law requires that, before denoting a chemical as unsuited for contact with children, the Commissioner of Health shall consider recommendations from a Working Group of environmental and manufacturing stakeholders to determine if the degree to which children are exposed to this chemical on a daily basis exceeds the chemical levels that raise health concerns. S103 would remove the “health risks” criterion, and rely solely on the exposure criterion, effectively removing the need for established scientific evidence to ban the use of chemicals that have been diluted safely.
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S103 is the classic example of passing legislation before current legislation has even had a chance to be enforced appropriately. Vermont’s current standards governing children’s exposure to chemicals are only 4 years old, passed in 2014 after extensive debate. The first chemical reporting deadline under these new regulations was last year. Vermont has only begun to work through administrative concerns ahead of further rulemaking in 2018. At the very least, Vermont should wait several years to see how the 2014 will effect industry standards before embarking on a crusade to defeat a nonexistent chemical threat.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Friday, April 25, 2018: “Shall the bill pass the failure of the Governor to approve notwithstanding? was decided in the negative. Yeas, 94. Nays, 53 a two thirds vote of 98 needed to override.” (Read the Journal, p.1151-1153.)
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How They Voted

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

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

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