Roll Call! Senate Kills “Sodexo” Bill (12-14), 2015

Roll Call Graphic .
FAILED
in the State Senate on March 31, 2015 by a vote of
12-14 

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Purpose: From the bill: “to prohibit employers from penalizing employees who use sick leave or other benefits.”
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Analysis: Those voting YES on S.133 sought to provide an avenue of legal recourse to employees who believe they have been penalized by their employers for exercising benefits (or attempting to exercise them) that they are entitled to, such as paid sick leave and vacation time.
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Those voting NO believed the negative unintended consequences of the S.133 outweighed any potential benefits. Any employee disciplined or fired could use this language as the basis of a lawsuit against an employer.
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Senate Journal, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. “Thereupon, third reading of the bill was refused on a roll call, Yeas 12, Nays 14.” (Read the Journal, p. 341-342)
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How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – ABSENT
Becca Balint (D-Windham) –  YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – NO
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – NO
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – PRESIDING
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – NO
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – NO
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – NO
William Doyle (R-Washington) – ABSENT
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – NO
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – NO
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – NO
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – ABSENT
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – NO
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – NO
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – YES

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