Roll Call! Senate Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Roll Call Graphic
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PASSED
in the State Senate on
 May 5, 2017, 2016 by a vote of
22-9 
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Purpose: To legalize the recreational use of marijuana and to set the stage for creating a framework of taxing and regulating marijuana.

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Analysis: S.22 was originally a fentanyl regulation bill repurposed to be a vehicle for passage of marijuana legalization. It would remove all criminal penalties for adults 21 or older who possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and allow growing up to two mature and two immature marijuana plants per household, and would go into effect in 2018. The bill also sets up a commission that will create a framework for taxing and regulating retail sales of marijuana. Those voting YES support legalization of marijuana; those voting NO oppose it.

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Senate Journal, Friday, May 5, 2017. “Shall the Senate concur in the House proposal of amendment to the Senate proposal of amendment to the House proposal of amendment with further proposal of amendment?, was agreed to on a roll call, Yeas 20, Nay 9.” (Read the Journal, p.1423-1438 )


How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – YES
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Carolyn Branagan (R-Franklin) – NO
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
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
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – NO
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
Debbie Ingram (D-Chittendent) – NO
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – ABSENT
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – NO
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – NO
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
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
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES

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