Roll Call! Senate Bans More Products Under Efficiency Standards (25-4), 2018

PASSED
in the State Senate on May 9th, 2018 by a vote of
25-4

.
Purpose: To expand Vermont’s efficiency standards, passed in 2005, to cover over a dozen more items, including shower heads, air compressors, water coolers, computers and telephones.
.
Analysis: This bill would increase the number of appliances that are subject to Vermont’s energy efficiency standards.
.
Those voting YES believe that some appliances are too energy-intensive, and that Vermonters should not be allowed to purchase them.

Those voting NO believe that Vermonters should be allowed to decide for themselves the costs and benefits of a variety of appliances. The ones who will be most hurt by this legislation are poor Vermonters who may have to forgo purchasing much needed appliances because the up-front cost of the high-efficiency models is greater than the models that do not meet efficiency standards.
 .
.
Senate Journal, Thursday, May 9th, 2018“Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence with proposal of amendment on a roll call, Yeas 25, Nays 4.” (Read the Journal, p. 1419-1420)
.


How They Voted

(Click on Your Senator’s Name to Send an Email)

Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – NOT VOTING
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – YES
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Carolyn Branagan (R-Franklin) – YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
Randy Brock (R-Franklin) – NO
Francis Brooks (D-Washington) – YES
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – YES
Alison Clarkson (D-Windsor) – YES
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – NO
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
Debbie Ingram (D-Chittendent) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – YES
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – YES
Chris Pearson (P-Chittenden) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – YES
David Soucy (R-Rutland) – NO
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES

Not yet signed up? Join the EAI email list today.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

About Us

The Ethan Allen Institute is Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education organization. Founded in 1993, we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network.
Read more...

Latest News

Roll Call! Senate Votes for 24 Hour Waiting Period for Handgun Purchase (20-10), 2019

. S.169 – AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARMS PROCEDURES . PASSED in the State Senate on March 21, 2019 by a vote of 20-10  . Purpose: To impose a 24 hour waiting period...

Here Comes the Back Door Carbon Tax

March 22, 2019 by Rob Roper Due very soon on the House floor is a measure to double taxes on home heating fuel and dyed diesel fuel. The...

Paying People to Move Here is Still Not Good Policy

March 21, 2019 by Rob Roper A recent headline boasted, “Attracted by the promise of $10,000, new workers start arriving in Vermont.” Great. How many? Eighteen. Forty-seven when...

Proposal  5 to Amend the VT Constitution

March 18, 2019 by John McClaughry Proposal 5 to amend the Vermont Constitution to promote “reproductive liberty”, is now under Senate consideration. I don’t propose to discuss the...

An AP Climate Story

March 15, 2019 by John McClaughry Here’s an interesting story from Associated Press, dated June 29, 1989: “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped...

Video