Vermont House of Representatives

 2006 Roll Call Book

INDEX

House Bills

 

H. 227 An Act Relating to Safe Staffing and Quality Patient Care.

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment offered by the Committee on Human Services as offered by Rep. Parent of St. Albans City?        (Striking the section requiring nurses track information regarding nursing ratios             during shifts.)

            Yeas, 58.  Nays, 81.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 1/26/2006          Page 5

 

H. 253 An Act Relating to Establishing Energy Efficiency Standards for Certain Appliances.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Masland of Thetford? (Civil penalty and enforcement provisions)

            Yeas, 87.  Nays, 53.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 2/8/2006            Page 13

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 101.  Nays, 37.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 2/8/2006            Page 14

 

H. 294 An Act Relating to Groundwater Management.

            Shall the House amend the bill as in Section 2 as recommended by the Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources? (regarding study of funding and       groundwater regulation)

            Yeas, 93.  Nays, 43.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 2/9/2006            Page 15

 

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment offered by Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources as offered by Rep. Kupersmith of South    Burlington? (Amending section 1 and adding a new section 4)

            Yeas, 122.  Nays, 14.  Absent, 13.       House Journal 2/10/2006          Page 16

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Reps. Dunsmore of Georgia and Branagan of Georgia? (regarding groundwater being a public trust)

            Yeas, 53.  Nays, 86.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 2/14/2006          Page 17

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 91.  Nays, 43.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 2/14/2006          Page 18

 

H.447  An Act Relating to Municipal Regulation of Firearms and Hunting, Fishing and Trapping.

            Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Fish, Wildlife   and Water Resources?

            Yeas, 141.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 2/28/2006          Page 27

 

            Shall the House concur in the Senate proposal?

            Yeas, 126.  Nays, 7.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 5/5/2006            Page 74

 

H.524  An Act Relating to Universal Health Care in Vermont.

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

            2/3 vote of 96 necessary

            Yeas, 81.  Nays, 63.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 1/4/2006            Page 3

 

H. 547 An Act Relating to the Retirement Systems of the State Employees and Teachers.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Kilmartin of Newport City? (Appropriating $1,800,000.00 from the General Fund to the Vermont Employees          State Retirement System)

            Yeas, 37.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 2/1/2006            Page 12

            Abstained, 2.   

 

H. 615 An Act Relating to the Public Records Act and Application of the Deliberative Process Privilege.

            Shall the House commit the bill to the Committee on Judiciary?

            Yeas, 48.  Nays, 83.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 2/17/2006          Page 19

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Government Operations?

            Yeas, 82.  Nays, 49.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 2/17/2006          Page 20

 

H. 702 An Act Relating to Executive Branch Fees.

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 111.  Nays, 30.  Absent, 8.         House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 6

 

H. 856 An Act Relating to Enhancing Sentences for and Preventing Risks Posed by Dangerous Sexual Offenders.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. DePoy of Rutland City and Kainen of Hartford? (regarding civil commitment)

            Yeas, 59.  Nays, 77.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 2/21/2006          Page 22

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. LaVoie of Swanton and Flory of Pittsford? (regarding sentences and fines)

            Yeas, 50.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 2/22/2006          Page 23

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington? (regarding civil commitment)

            Yeas, 55.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 2/22/2006          Page 24

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 132.  Nays, 2.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 2/22/2006          Page 25

 

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

            Yeas, 134.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 5/10/2006          Page 80

 

H. 859 An Act Relating to the Energy Security and Reliability Act.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Hudson of Lyndon and others? (regarding a moratorium on wind power and rule adoption)

            Yeas, 36.  Nays, 86.  Absent, 27.         House Journal 2/24/2006          Page 26

 

H. 861 An Act Relating to Health Care Affordability for Vermonters.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by the Committees on Ways and Means and Appropriations?

            Yeas, 82.  Nays, 61.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 3/2/2006            Page 29

 

            Shall the House recommit the bill to the Committee on Health Care?

            Yeas, 53.  Nays, 86.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 3/2/2006            Page 30

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 81.  Nays, 56.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/2/2006            Page 31

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Parent of St. Albans City? (federal version of health care choice)

            Yeas, 52.  Nays, 85.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 32

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. O’Donnell of Vernon? (funding for employer-sponsored insurance plans)

            Yeas, 55.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 33

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Donahue of Northfield? (striking sections 1-22 and adding new sections 1-22)

            Yeas, 54.  Nays, 80.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 34

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Koch of Barre Town? (Amending sections 14 and 15)

            Yeas, 21.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 36.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 35

 

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington and others? (transfer of $350,000 from Health Care fund to Vermont National Guard)

            Yeas, 58.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 36

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 77.  Nays, 58.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 3/3/2006            Page 37

 

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

            Yeas, 88.  Nays, 54.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 5/9/2006            Page 78

 

H. 865 An Act Relating to Nondiscrimination.

            Shall the House recommit the bill to the Committee on Judiciary?

            Yeas, 39.  Nays, 90.  Absent, 20.         House Journal 2/28/2006          Page 28

 

            Shall the House concur in the Senate proposal of amendment?

            Yeas, 88.  Nays, 47.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 5/5/2006            Page 75

 

H. 869 An Act Relating to the State’s Transportation Program.

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment of the Committee on Ways and Means as offered by Reps. Randall of Troy and others? (placing a sunset on the gas tax and reverting to original tax rate)

            Yeas, 89.  Nays, 47.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 40

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town? (striking the gas tax)

            Yeas, 53.  Nays, 84.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 41

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 93.  Nays, 43.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 42

 

            Shall the House recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means?

            Yeas, 49.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 3/17/2006          Page 46

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 90.  Nays, 50.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 3/17/2006          Page 47

 

            Shall the House reconsider its vote to pass the bill?

            Yeas, 55.  Nays, 84.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 3/21/2006          Page 51

 

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

            Yeas, 131.  Nays, 1.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 5/5/2006            Page 76

 

H. 878 An Act Relating to Fuel and Purchased Power Adjustment Clauses.

            Shall the House suspend its rules in order to permit consideration of a non-debatable issue? 3/4 vote of 102 necessary to suspend rules (permitting             consideration of recommitting the bill)

            Yeas, 59.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 38

           

            Shall action on the bill be postponed until March 23, 2006?

            Yeas, 57.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 39

 

H. 880 An Act Relating to Education Simplification.

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Livingston of Manchester in the First and Second instances of amendment? (reducing tax rate further and raising the income ceiling)

            Yeas, 49.  Nays, 95.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 3/23/2006          Page 53

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 127.  Nays, 16.  Absent, 6.         House Journal 3/23/2006          Page 54

 

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Pugh of South Burlington? (regarding difficulty care payments and reports back to committees)

            Yeas, 103.  Nays, 30.  Absent, 16.       House Journal 3/24/2006          Page 55

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 119.  Nays, 15.  Absent, 15.       House Journal 3/24/2006          Page 56

 

H. 881 An Act Making Appropriations for the Support of Government?

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 120.  Nays, 10.  Absent, 19.       House Journal 3/24/2006          Page 57

 

H. 895 An Act Relating to Catamount Health.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 107.  Nays, 31.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 5/9/2006            Page 79

 

Senate Bills

S.18     An Act Relating to Liability Resulting from the use of Genetically Engineered Seeds and Plant Parts. 

            Shall the House substitute an amendment offered by Rep. Klein of East Montpelier and others for the recommendation of proposal of amendment offered       by the committee on Judiciary? (substitution report absolving farmer liability and not allowing severability of terms by contracts)

            Yeas, 68.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 2.           House Journal 1/3/2006            Page 1

 

            Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

            Yeas, 137.  Nays, 7.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 1/4/2006            Page 2

 

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

            Yeas, 77.  Nays, 63.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 4/25/2006          Page 64

 

S. 48    An Act Relating to Election for Statewide and National Offices by the Instant Runoff Voting Method.

            Shall the House suspend its rules to take up the bill pending its entry on the Calendar for Notice? 3/4 vote of 102 necessary to suspend rules

            Yeas, 66.  Nays, 69.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 5/4/2006            Page 73

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 75.  Nays, 65.  Absent, 9.           House Journal 5/9/2006            Page 77

 

S. 58    An Act Relating to Direct Shipping of Wine and Beer.

            Shall the House amend the proposal of amendment recommended by the Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs as amended as offered by          Rep. Rodgers of Glover? (allowing the sale of microbrewers’ 16 percent beers by merchants)

            Yeas, 51.  Nays, 78.  Absent, 20.         House Journal 4/28/2006          Page 69

 

S. 88    An Act Relating to State Labor Relations Board Membership.

            Shall the House suspend its rules to take up the bill for immediate consideration? (3/4 vote of 97 needed to suspend rules)

            Yeas, 83.  Nays, 46.  Absent, 20.         House Journal 5/3/2006            Page 70

 

            Shall the House suspend its rules in order to place the bill in all remaining stages of passage in concurrence with proposals of amendment? (3/4 vote of 91         necessary to suspend rules)

            Yeas, 121.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 28.         House Journal 5/3/2006            Page 71

 

S. 103  An Act Relating to Lawsuits Arising from Exercise of Right to Freedom of Speech or to Petition Government for Redress of Grievances.

            Shall the House suspend it rules to permit consideration of a non-germane amendment? 3/4 vote of 96 necessary to suspend rules (amendment regarding    picketing at funerals)

            Yeas, 55.  Nays, 73.  Absent, 21.         House Journal 4/12/2006          Page 62

 

S. 106  An Act Relating to Increasing the Beverage Container Handler’s Fee and an Ongoing Evaluation of the Bottle Redemption System.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington? (increasing the bottle handlers’ fees to 5 cents)

            Yeas, 36.  Nays, 97.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/12/2006          Page 61

            Abstained, 1.

 

S. 117  An Act Relating to State Recognition of the Abenaki People.

            Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

            Yeas, 130.  Nays, 1.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 4/6/2006            Page 58

 

S. 124  An Act Relating to Certificate of Public Good for Extending the Operating License of a Nuclear Power Plant.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy?

            Yeas, 130.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 4/27/2006          Page 68

 

S. 142  An Act Relating to Creation of Designated Growth Centers and Downtown Tax Credit Program.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy as amended?

            Yeas, 118.  Nays, 17.  Absent, 14.       House Journal 4/26/2006          Page 65

 

            Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Rep. Dunsmore of Georgia? (creating a 25 year conservation easements for primary agricultural soils)

            Yeas, 41.  Nays, 94.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 4/27/2006          Page 67

 

S. 164  An Act Relating to Elections and Voter Registration.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Government Operations?

            Yeas, 66.  Nays, 61.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 43

 

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Dunsmore of Georgia? (allowing board of civil authority to receive payment from Secretary of State for the necessity of additional assistant election officials and posting of voter fraud signs)

            Yeas, 93.  Nays, 21.  Absent, 35.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 44

 

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 62.  Nays, 48.  Absent, 39.         House Journal 3/16/2006          Page 45

 

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Flory of Pittsford? (changing the day for a person’s name to be placed on the voter checklist)

            Yeas, 54.  Nays, 67.  Absent, 28.         House Journal 3/17/2006          Page 48

 

            Shall the bill be committed to the Committee on Judiciary?

            Yeas, 42.  Nays, 71.  Absent, 36.         House Journal 3/17/2006          Page 49

 

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 63.  Nays, 45.  Absent, 41.         House Journal 3/17/2006          Page 50

 

            Shall the House reconsider its vote to pass the bill in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

            Yeas, 56.  Nays, 77.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 3/21/2006          Page 52

 

S. 165  An Act Relating to Economic Advancement Tax Incentives and Economic Development.

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

            Yeas, 121.  Nays, 11.  Absent, 17.       House Journal 5/10/2006          Page 81

 

S. 222  An Act Relating to Funding Adult Education and Literacy Services.

            Shall the House suspend its rules in order to permit consideration of a non-germane question? 3/4 vote of 94 necessary to suspend rules (regarding the Green          Mountain Promise Scholarship fund)

            Yeas, 49.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 24.         House Journal 4/26/2006          Page 66

 

S. 259  An Act Relating to Establishing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals and a Plan for Meeting those Goals.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy?

            Yeas, 132.  Nays, 6.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 5/4/2006            Page 72

 

S. 310  An Act Relating to Common Sense Initiatives in Health Care.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as proposed by the Committee on Health Care as amended?

            Yeas, 116.  Nays, 4.  Absent, 29.         House Journal 4/11/2006          Page 59

 

S. 314  An Act Relating to Early Childhood Education.

            Shall the House amend the proposal of amendment recommended by the Committee on Education as offered by Rep. Branagan of Georgia?  (regarding a           moratorium on new pre-kindergarten programs until Legislature enacts new legislation)

            Yeas, 49.  Nays, 78.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 4/14/2006          Page 63

 

Resolutions

J.R.H. 52        Joint Resolution Urging the Resignation of Vermont District Court Judge Edward Cashman.

            Shall the House Suspend the Rules in order to take up the resolution for immediate consideration?

            3/4 vote of 104 necessary

            Yeas, 86.  Nays, 52.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 1/26/2006          Page 4

 

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment offered by the Committee on Judiciary as offered by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town? (strike        all amendment)

            Yeas, 51.  Nays, 92.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 7

 

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment offered by the Committee on Judiciary as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington? (replacing the          fourth whereas clause)

            Yeas, 52.  Nays, 87.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 8

 

            Shall the House amend the recommendation of amendment as offered by the Committee on Judiciary as offered by Rep. Koch of Barre Town? (replacing the fourth whereas clause)

            Yeas, 130.  Nays, 7.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 9

 

            Shall the House amend the resolution as offered by Rep. DePoy of Rutland City? (striking the words “many in” and replacing “find” with the word finds)

            Yeas, 47.  Nays, 84.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 10

 

            Shall the resolution be ordered to lie?

            Yeas, 7.  Nays, 120.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 1/27/2006          Page 11

 

Committees Excused

            Shall Appropriations, Ways and Means, Transportation and Institutions be excused to meet in their committee rooms?

            Yeas, 96.  Nays, 41.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 2/21/2006          Page 21

 

            Shall the Committees on Commerce, Ways and Means, Appropriations, Natural Resources and Energy, Agriculture and General, Housing and Military Affairs be granted leave of the House to meet while the House is in session?

            Yeas, 80.  Nays, 52.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 4/12/2006          Page 60

 

Appendix

Vote explanations (at back of book)

The following are the House Rules governing voting in the House

 

XI

OF VOTING

 

            69.  The alphabetical roll call shall be called upon any question if demanded by five members

            70.  Explanations of votes will be allowed only after the roll call is complete and immediately before the result thereof is announced.  Explanations shall be submitted immediately to the Clerk in writing.

            71.  A division of the House shall be had upon order of the Speaker or upon demand of one member.  Of the vote be taken by division, a voting member who is unable to stand need not rise to express his or her vote but shall indicate the vote in come other manner.

            72.  No member or other person may remain by the Clerk’s desk when the roll is being called.

            73.  When a vote is taken, every member present shall cote unless excused by the House; but no member may be compelled to vote who was absent when the question was stated from the Chair.

            74.  At the conclusion of the call of the roll, the alphabetical roll of the absentees will be called and, subject to Rule 3, members who were absent when their names were first called and who are now present shall then vote.  Members not present when their names were called the second time shall not be permitted to vote, except by leave of the House.

            75.  Member shall not be permitted to vote upon any question in which they are immediately or directly interested.

            76.  The Speaker shall not be permitted to vote except in cases of elections by ballot, or when the House is equally divided, or when the Speaker’s vote, if given to the minority, will make the division equal.  Incase of an equal division, the question shall be lost.