Roll Call: Senate votes to raise taxes on satellite TV, 8-21, 2013

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FAILED
in the State Senate on May 1, 2013
by a vote of
 
8-21 

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Purpose: This amendment attempted to add language to H.528 that raises taxes on satellite television services.
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Analysis: Those voting YES on this amendment supported a 3 percent excise tax on monthly satellite bills and exempts the first $30 of those bills. The tax is expected to take $1.3 million out of Vermonters’ pockets in its first year. After the first year, the excise tax will go up to 4 percent and the first $30 exemption goes away. The tax then rises again to 5 percent in year three.
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Senate Journal, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. “…Which was disagreed to on a roll call, Yeas 8, Nays 21.” (Read the Journal, p. 905-906)


How They Voted

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

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