Vermont House of Representatives

 2004 Roll Call Book

INDEX

 

House Bills

 

H. 73 An act relating to a student member of a school board.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by the committee on Education? (allowing a school board to add or remove a student member)

                        Yeas, 92.  Nays, 46.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 3/10/2004          page 17

           

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 95.  Nays, 45.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 3/11/2004          page 18

 

H. 113 An act relating to harassment in schools.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by the committee on Judiciary? (defining harassment and developing a model policy regarding harassment)

                        Yeas, 125.  Nays, 6.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 2/12/2004          page 9

 

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 130.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 2/13/2004          page 11

 

H. 143 An act relating to reduction of unemployment compensation rate for new businesses.

            Shall the House concur in the Senate proposal of amendment with further amendment as offered by Representatives Pugh of Burlington and Kainen of Hartford? (extend unemployment benefits for domestic violence)

                        Yeas, 65.  Nays, 73.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 5/12/2004          page 62

 

H. 175 An act relating to consolidated environmental appeals and revisions of land use development law.

            Shall the report of the committee of conference be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 114.  Nays, 24.  Absent, 24.       House Journal 4/27/2004          page 53

 

H. 272 An act relating to nutrition policies in Vermont schools.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the committee on Education as amended? (developing advisory council on comprehensive wellness dealing with nutrition, exercise and education curriculum)

                        Yeas, 87.  Nays, 30.  Absent, 32.         House Journal 4/21/2004          page 50

 

H. 472 An act relating to Executive Branch Fees

            Shall the House adopt the report of the Committee of Conference?

                        Yeas, 106.  Nays, 26.  Absent, 17.       House Journal 1/28/2004          page 4

 

H. 482 An act relating to compensation for certain state employees.

            Shall the report of the committee of conference be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 91.  Nays, 46.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 5/19/2004          page 73

 

H. 511 An act relating to public school choice.

            Shall the committee on Education be relieved of further consideration of the bill?

                        Yeas, 48.  Nays, 92.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 4/8/2004            page 40

 

H. 515 An act relating to management of the deer herd.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources as amended? (composition of Fish and Wildlife board and deer herd management)

                        Yeas, 132.  Nays, 5.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 4/13/2004          page 42

 

H. 526 An act relating to bear damaging property.

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 128.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 2/4/2004            page 5

H. 543 An act relating to composition of the liquor control board.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs? (limit Liquor board to two terms)

                        Yeas, 44.  Nays, 88.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 4/30/2004          page 54

 

H. 585 An act relating to Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Adjustments

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Kiss of Burlington in the first instance only? (increasing amounts for VHAP recipients)

                        Yeas, 52.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 4.           House Journal 1/21/2004          page 1

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Symington of Jericho and others? (unreserved and undesignated funds deposited in budget stabilization reserve and general fund surplus reserve)

                        Yeas, 71.  Nays, 73. Absent, 5.            House Journal 1/21/2004          page 2

 

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 137.  Nays, 7.  Absent 5.            House Journal 1/21/2004          page 3

 

H. 590 An act relating to open containers of an alcoholic beverage in a restaurant?

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs? (allowing a person to carry two drinks)

                        Yeas, 126.  Nays, 15.  Absent, 8.         House Journal 2/11/2004          page 7

 

H. 612 An act relating to mailing of town reports.

            Shall the bill be recommitted to the committee on Local Government?

                        Yeas, 57.  Nays, 83.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 2/11/2004          page 6

 

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 109.  Nays, 34.  Absent, 6.         House Journal 2/12/2004          page 8

 

H. 629 An act relating to bullying prevention policies.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the committee on Education? (defining bullying and developing model plan for discipline)

                        Yeas, 130.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/27/2004          page 52

H. 632 An act relating to workers’ compensation.

            Shall the report of the Committee on Commerce be amended as offered by Representative Klein of East Montpelier and others? (study by Labor and Industry and BISHCA and report by BISHCA to general assembly and study for merits rating program)

                        Yeas, 64.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 2/24/2004          page 12

 

            Shall the report of the Committee on Commerce be amended as offered by Representative Tracy of Burlington and others? (adding an employer to pay for pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment)

                        Yeas, 62.  Nays, 78.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 2/24/2004          page 13

 

            Shall the report of the Committee on Commerce be amended as offered by Representative Tracy of Burlington and others in the second instance only? (commissioner to establish procedures to assist in filing documents and compensation computed on anniversary of injury)

                        Yeas, 64.  Nays, 75.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 2/24/2004          page 14

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 101.  Nays, 39.  Absent, 9.         House Journal 2/24/2004          page 15

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Perry of Richford in the first instance only? (BISHCA to analyze benefits of purchasing pools)

                        Yeas, 63.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 2/25/2004          page 16

 

            Shall the report of the committee of conference be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 137.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 5/19/2004          page 74

 

H. 737 An act relating to long term care insurance.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Milkey of Brattleboro? (striking section establishing Vermont partnership for long-term care program)

                        Yeas, 57.  Nays, 83.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 2/13/2004          page 10

 

H. 752 An act relating to advanced directives for health care.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 110.  Nays, 23.  Absent, 16.       House Journal 3/30/2004          page 31

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Zuckerman of Burlington? (allowing medical students to include medical marijuana in pain management study)

                        Yeas, 79.  Nays, 57.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 3/31/2004          page 32

 

H. 759 An act relating to improving access to health insurance in the small market        groups.

            Shall the amendment offered by Representative Fisher of Lincoln be substituted for the second section of the report of the committee on Ways and Means? (striking tax credit for employers, establishing small business trust fund for premium payments)

                        Yeas, 61.  Nays, 80.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/20/2004          page 45

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by the committee on Appropriations? (striking sec. 15 demonstration grant for improving information technology in Vermont health care system)

                        Yeas, 40.  Nays, 99.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/20/2004          page 46

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Peterson of Williston? (encouraging a health savings account)

                        Yeas, 65.  Nays, 77.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/21/2004          page 47

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Partridge of Windham and others? (establishing a Vermont health care plan board)

                        Yeas, 52.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/21/2004          page 48

 

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 76.  Nays, 63.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/21/2004          page 49

 

H. 764 An act relating to the State’s transportation capital program and project development program.

            Shall the report of the committee of conference be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 122.  Nays, 18.  Absent, 9.         House Journal 5/20/2004          page 76

 

H. 767 An act relating to capital construction, state bonding and the department of corrections.

            Shall the recommendation of amendment of the committee on appropriations be amended as offered by Representative Helm of Castleton in the fifth instance only? (adding Vermont sportspersons association, American wind energy association and public member to wind generation projects study commission)

                        Yeas, 132.  Nays, 13.  Absent, 4.         House Journal 3/25/2004          page 24

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Deen of Westminster? (striking section regarding Peterson dam)

                        Yeas, 56.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 4.           House Journal 3/25/2004          page 25

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Sharpe of Bristol? (increasing funding for historic sites and striking sec. 10 regarding ruffed grouse society)

                        Yeas, 21.  Nays, 122.  Absent, 6.         House Journal 3/25/2004          page 26

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representatives Tracy of Burlington and Obuchowski of Rockingham? (stating intention not to use bill for advertising, marketing or projects under one year)

                        Yeas, 61.  Nays, 83.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 3/25/2004          page 27

 

            Shall the rules be suspended to permit consideration of a nongermane question? (adding moratorium for genetically engineered seeds and plant parts)

                        Yeas, 30.  Nays, 106.  Absent, 13.

                        3/4 vote of 102 necessary                   House Journal 3/26/2004          page 28

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Koch of Barre Town? (moratorium on wind generation facilities)

                        Yeas, 40.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 16.  Abstained, 1.                                  House Journal 3/26/2004             page 29

 

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 119.  Nays, 14.  Absent, 16.       House Journal 3/26/2004          page 30

 

H. 768 An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative DePoy of Rutland City and others? (increasing funding for drug and alcohol abuse programs)

                        Yeas, 44.  Nays, 97.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 3/22/2004          page 19

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 81.  Nays, 59.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 3/22/2004          page 20

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Hall of Newport City? (increasing funding for home and community based services and the Home Share Vermont program)

                        Yeas, 10.  Nays, 133.  Absent, 6.         House Journal 3/23/2004          page 21

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Nease of Johnson and others? (five year budget projection)

                        Yeas, 69.  Nays, 75.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 3/23/2004          page 22

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representatives Zuckerman of Burlington and Obuchowski of Rockingham? (commission on Health Care Financing and study)

                        Yeas, 52.  Nays, 90.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 3/23/2004          page 23

 

H. 772  An act relating to executive branch fees.

            Shall the report of the committee of conference be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 92.  Nays, 45.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 5/20/2004          page 77

 

H. 771 An act relating to the charter of the city of Saint Albans.

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 135.  Nays, 1.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 4/6/2004            page 33

 

H. 777 An act relating to genetically engineered seed.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 125.  Nays, 10.  Absent, 14.       House Journal 4/7/2004            page 38

 

H. 778 An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects.

            Shall the bill pass?

                        Yeas, 135.  Nays, 4.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/8/2004            page 41

 

H. 780 An act relating to insurance.

            Shall the bill pass, the failure of the Governor to approve notwithstanding?

                        Yeas, 5.  Nays, 121.  Absent, 23.         House Journal 6/16/2004          page 78

 

H. 784 An act relating to income tax.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Obuchowski of Rockingham? (no sales tax on beer and reduce sales tax with additional revenues from streamlined sales tax)

                        Yeas, 76.  Nays, 57.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 5/11/2004          page 60

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Zuckerman of Burlington? (report on historic changes in progressivity of income tax)

                        Yeas, 40.  Nays, 94.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 5/11/2004          page 61

 

H. 785  An act relating to stormwater discharge.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 127.  Nays, 3.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 5/7/2004            page 57

 

Senate Bills

 

S. 76 An act relating to the medical use of marijuana.

            Shall the proposal of amendment as recommended by the committee on Health and Welfare be substituted by the amendment offered by Representative Zuckerman of Burlington? (more liberal version of use of medical marijuana)

                        Yeas, 49.  Nays, 87.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 5/13/2004          page 63

 

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the committee on Health and Welfare as amended? (strike all amendment)

                        Yeas, 113.  Nays, 21.  Absent, 15.       House Journal 5/13/2004          page 64

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

                        Yeas, 79.  Nays, 48.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 5/13/2004          page 65

 

            Shall the House suspend the rules to message the bill to the Senate forthwith?

                        Yeas, 58.  Nays, 51.  Absent, 40.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 72

                        3/4 vote of 82 necessary to suspend rules

 

S. 154  An act relating to provide whistleblower protection for hospital employees.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the committee on Judiciary? (strike all amendment)

                        Yeas, 134.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 5/5/2004            page 55

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Representative Otterman? (excludes non-profit organizations)

                        Yeas, 30.  Nays, 104.  Absent, 15.       House Journal 5/6/2004            page 56

 

S. 164 An act relating to indemnification under seed contracts.

            Shall the committee on Natural Resources and Energy be relieved of further consideration of the bill?

                        Yeas, 60.  Nays, 68.  Absent, 21.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 66

 

S. 227  An act relating to sex offender registration and community notification.

            Shall the report of the committee on Judiciary be amended as offered by Representative Hingtgen of Burlington? (strike sec. 9 regarding giving criminal history to employers)

                        Yeas, 49.  Nays, 91.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 5/11/2004          page 58

 

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the committee on Judiciary as amended? (strike all amendment)

                        Yeas, 129.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 5/11/2004          page 59

 

S. 249 An act relating to allowing and facilitating the use of wastewater disposal systems located in clay soils and near ledges.

            Shall the proposal of amendment as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy be substituted by the amendment offered by Representative Fallar of Tinmouth? (allow towns to require more stringent systems)

                        Yeas, 60.  Nays, 67.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 67

 

            Shall the proposal of amendment as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy be amended as offered by Representative Helm of Castleton? (allow three picnic tables on lawn)

                        Yeas, 117.  Nays, 12.  Absent, 20.       House Journal 5/14/2004          page 68

 

            Shall the proposal of amendment as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy be further amended as offered by Representative Rodgers of Glover? (revised minimum site conditions may be used by municipality anytime)

                        Yeas, 69.  Nays, 57.  Absent, 23.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 69

 

            Shall the proposal of amendment as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy be further amended as offered by Representative Perry of Richford and others? (directs secretary of Natural Resources to adopt rule)

                        Yeas, 56.  Nays, 65.  Absent, 27.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 70

 

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy as amended? (10 acre exemption)

                        Yeas, 64.  Nays, 57.  Absent, 28.         House Journal 5/14/2004          page 71

 

S. 288 An act relating to state programs and policies on prescription drugs.

            Shall the committee on Appropriations be relieved of further consideration of the bill?

                        Yeas, 58.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 5/20/2004          page 75

 

 

Resolutions

 

J.R.H. 52        Joint resolution opposing unilateral congressional designation of additional federal wilderness acreage within the state of Vermont and urging the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Forest Service to consider fully the many values of managed forests in the development of the revised Green Mountain National Forest plan.

            Shall the resolution be committed to the committee on Natural Resources and Energy?

                        Yeas, 69.  Nays, 75.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 4/6/2004            page 34

 

            Shall the amendment of Representative Fallar of Tinmouth be amended as offered by Representative Donahue of Northfield? (adding the words “including appeals”)

                        Yeas, 67.  Nays, 74.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/6/2004            page 35

 

            Shall the resolution be amended as offered by Representative Fallar of Tinmouth? (strike all amendment)

                        Yeas, 61.  Nays, 81.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/6/2004            page 36

 

            Shall the resolution be adopted?

                        Yeas, 86.  Nays, 56.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/6/2004            page 37

 

J.R.H. 60        Joint resolution in observance of Vermont tax freedom day.

            Shall the resolution be amended as offered by Representative Larson of Burlington? (striking clause regarding state government taxation and spending levels and striking clause regarding Vermont Congressional Delegation to continue reducing federal taxes)

                        Yeas, 61.  Nays, 73.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/13/2004          page 43

 

            Shall the resolution be adopted on the part of the House?

                        Yeas, 68.  Nays, 66.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/13/2004          page 44

 

H.R. 30           House resolution urging state and federal regulatory authorities to proceed with great caution in considering authorization of the proposed extended power uprate at Vermont Yankee.

            Shall the resolution be amended as recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Energy? (adding as stated in public service board letter)

                        Yeas, 69.  Nays, 54.  Absent, 26.         House Journal 4/7/2004            page 39

 

Remarks Journalized

 

Remarks Journalized

            Shall the remarks of Representative Sheltra of Derby be journalized? (regarding abortion)

                        Yeas, 109.  Nays, 8.  Absent, 32.         House Journal 4/23/2004          page 51