Vermont House of Representatives

 2007 Roll Call Book

INDEX

House Bills

H. 44               An Act Relating to Patient Choice and Control at End of Life

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 63.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 3            House Journal 3/21/2007          Page 12

H. 78               An Act Relating to Reconsideration and Recession of Votes in Local Elections

Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Government Operations?

Yeas, 89.  Nays, 54.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 22

Shall the bill pass?

Yeas, 106.  Nays, 40.  Absent, 3.         House Journal 4/5/2007            Page 31

H. 88               An Act Relating to Education Property Tax Rate Adjustments

Shall the House amend the bill as recommended by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town?

Yeas, 44.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 2/16/2007          Page 8

Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Reps. Adams of Hartland and Komline of Dorset?

Yeas, 33.  Nays, 94.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 2/16/2007          Page 9

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. Livingston of Manchester and Komline of Dorset?

Yeas, 33.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 23.         House Journal 2/16/2007          Page 10

H. 148             An Act Relating to the Child Abuse Registry

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

            Yeas, 118,  Nays, 14.  Absent, 16.       House Journal 5/11/2007          Page 58

H. 248             An Act Relating to the Establishment of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority to Advance Broadband and Wireless Communications Infrastructure Throughout the State

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 133.  Nays, 2.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 3/30/2007          Page 17

 H.294              An Act Relating to Executive Fees

Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Reps. Baker of West Rutland, O’Donnell of Vernon and Flory of Pittsford?

Yeas, 60.  Nays, 55.  Absent, 34.         House Journal 2/16/2007          Page 11

 

H. 302             An Act Relating to Fiscal year 2007 Budget Adjustments

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Hube of Londonderry?

            Yeas, 38.  Nays, 100.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 2/16/2007          Page 7

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

(2/3 vote of 99 necessary)

            Yeas, 96.  Nays, 52.  Absent, 1            House Journal 4/5/2007            Page 32

H. 353             An Act Relating to Employee Free Choice for Bargaining Representative

Shall the House amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs?

Yeas, 81.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 3/22/2007          Page 13

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town?

Yeas, 55.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 3/23/2007          Page 15

Shall the bill pass?

Yeas, 78.  Nays, 59.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/23/2007          Page 16

H. 520             An Act Relating to the Conservation of Energy and Increasing the Generation of Electricity Within the State by Use of Renewable Resources

Shall the report of the Committee on Ways and Means be amended as offered by Rep. Howard of Rutland City?

Yeas, 123  Nays, 5.  Absent, 21.          House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 27

Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means in the first instance of amendment only?

Yeas, 95.  Nays, 28.  Absent, 26.         House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 28

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Rodgers of Glover?

Yeas, 24.  Nays, 122.  Absent, 3.         House Journal 4/5/2007            Page 29

Shall the bill be read a third time?

Yeas, 138.  Nays, 8.  Absent, 3.           House Journal 4/5/2007            Page 30

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

Yeas, 85.  Nays, 61.  Absent, 3.           House Journal 5/11/2007          Page 57

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

Yeas, 86.  Nays, 61.  Absent, 3.           House Journal 7/11/2007          Page 60

H. 522             An Act Relating to Viability of Vermont Agriculture

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 119.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 29.         House Journal 3/22/2007          Page 14

 H. 526             An Act Relating to Education Quality and Cost Control

            Shall the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Education?

            Yeas, 40.  Nays, 101.  Absent, 8.         House Journal 4/3/2007            Page 20

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 84.  Nays, 57.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/3/2007            Page 21

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Hube of Londonderry?

            Yeas, 52.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 24

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. Wright of Burlington, Errecart of Shelburne and McAllister of Highgate?

Yeas, 50.  Nays, 91.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 25

Shall the bill pass?

Yeas, 87.  Nays, 54.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 26

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

Yeas, 70.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 5/12/2007          Page 59

H. 534             An Act Relating to Prekindergarten Registration

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Branagan of Georgia?

            Yeas, 54.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 4/3/2007            Page 18

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 99.  Nays, 45.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 4/3/2007            Page 19

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 102.  Nays, 43.  Absent, 4.         House Journal 4/4/2007            Page 23

H. 537             An Act Relating to Making Appropriations for the Support of Government

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 131.  Nays, 4.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 4/6/2007            Page 33

H. 540             An Act Relating to Public Transit

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. Donaghy of Poultney, Clarkson of Woodstock, Grad of Moretown, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Jewett of Ripton, Lippert of Hinesburg, Marek of Newfane, Pellett of Chester, Chen of  Mendon,  Acinapura of Brandon, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Johnson of South Hero, Keenan of St. Albans City, Larson of Burlington, Miller of Shaftsbury, Potter of Clarendon and Pugh of South Burlington?

Yeas, 99.  Nays, 44.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 4/18/2007          Page 34

Shall the bill be amended as offered by Reps. Zuckerman of Burlington, Pearson of Burlington, Aswad of Burlington, Botzow of Pownal, Edwards of Brattleboro, Donovan of Burlington, Mitchell of Barnard, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Sharpe of Bristol and Zenie of Colchester?

Yeas, 60.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/18/2007          Page 35

Senate Bills

S. 7                  An Act Relating to Compassionate Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

Shall the House suspend its rules in order to permit consideration of a non germane issue? (3/4 vote of 98 needed to suspend rules)

Yeas, 39.  Nays, 107.  Absent, 3.         House Journal 5/2/2007            Page 42

S. 13                An Act Relating to Idling of Motor Vehicle Engines on School Property?

Shall the House propose to the Senate that the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Education?

            Yeas, 96.  Nays, 46.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/19/2007          Page 36

Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town?

            Yeas, 38.  Nays, 93.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 4/20/2007          Page 37

S. 51                An Act Relating to Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

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

Yeas, 113.  Nays, 21.  Absent, 15.       House Journal 5/1/2007            Page 41

Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

Yeas, 118.  Nays, 28.  Absent, 3.         House Journal 5/2/2007            Page 43

S. 92                An Act Relating to Groundwater Mapping

Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources?

Yeas, 115.  Nays, 16.  Absent, 18.       House Journal 5/9/2007            Page 54

Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Rep. Lavoie of Swanton?

Yeas, 49.  Nays, 86.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 5/10/2007          Page 55

Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

Yeas, 107.  Nays, 33.  Absent, 9.         House Journal 5/10/2007          Page 56

S. 115              An Act Relating to Increasing Transparency of Prescription Drug Pricing and Information

            Shall the bill be committed to the Committee on Judiciary?

            Yeas, 29.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 31.         House Journal 5/3/2007            Page 46

Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Rep. Hube of Londonderry?

Yeas, 43.  Nays, 97.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 5/4/2007            Page 47

Shall the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Health Care?

Yeas, 45.  Nays, 91.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 5/4/2007            Page 48

Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposal of amendment?

Yeas, 87.  Nays, 44.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 5/4/2007            Page 49

S. 133              An Act Relating to the Operation of a Motor Vehicle by Junior Operators and Primary Safety Belt Enforcement

Shall the House propose to the Senate to  amend the bill as offered by Rep. Lippert of Hinesburg in the first instance of amendment?

Yeas, 96.  Nays, 47.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 5/1/2007            Page 39

Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Lippert of Hinesburg in the sixth instance of amendment?

Yeas, 107.  Nays, 38.  Absent, 4.         House Journal 5/1/2007            Page 40

Shall the amendment offered by Reps. Allard of St. Albans Town, Lippert of Hinesburg and Grad of Moretown be amended as recommended by Rep. McCullough of Williston?

Yeas, 39.  Nays, 103.  Absent, 7          House Journal 5/2/2007            Page 44

S. 164              An Act Relating to Campaign Finance

Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town?

Yeas, 38.  Nays, 100.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 5/9/2007            Page 52

Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Reps. Komline of Dorset and Wright of Burlington?

Yeas, 46.  Nays, 95.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 5/9/2007            Page 53

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

Yeas, 97.  Nays, 50.  Absent, 3.           House Journal 7/11/2007          Page 61

S. 167              An Act Relating to Voter Registration

Shall the House amend the House proposal of amendment as offered by Rep. Peterson of Williston?

Yeas, 59.  Nays, 79.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 5/8/2007            Page 50

Shall the House postpone action for one legislative day?

Yeas, 44.  Nays, 76.  Absent, 29.         House Journal 5/8/2007            Page 51

S. 194              An Act Relating to Firefighters and Cancer Caused by Employment

            Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposal of amendment?

            Yeas, 133.  Nays, 6.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 5/3/2007            Page 45

S. 209              An Act Relating to the Vermont Energy Efficiency and Affordability Act

            Shall the rules be suspended to take the bill up for immediate consideration?

            Yeas, 93,  Nays, 49.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 7/11/2007          Page 62

Resolutions

H.R. 8             House Resolution Relating to House Rules

            Shall the Resolution be amended as offered by Rep. Deen of Westminster?

            Yeas, 129.  Nays, 14.  Absent, 6.         House Journal 2/02/2007          Page 1

            Shall the House adopt the Resolution as amended?

            Yeas, 125.  Nays, 19.  Absent, 5.         House Journal 2/02/2007          Page 2

H.R. 11           House resolution calling for orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq to commence immediately

            Shall the House amend the Resolution as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington?

            Yeas, 120.  Nays, 24.  Absent, 5.         House Journal 2/13/2007          Page 3

Shall the Resolution be committed to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs?

Yeas, 49.  Nays, 95.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 2/13/2007          Page 4

Shall the House amend the Resolution as offered by Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington?

Yeas, 49.  Nays, 92.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 2/13/2007          Page 5

Shall the House adopt the Resolution?

Yeas, 95.  Nays, 52.  Absent, 2.           House Journal 2/13/2007          Page 6

H.R. 18           House Resolution Urging Vermont’s Representative in the U.S. House  of Representatives to Introduce, and the State’s U.S. Senators to Support a Resolution Requiring the U.S. Judiciary Committee to Initiate an Impeachment Proceeding Against the President and the Vice President of the United States

Shall the Resolution be adopted?

Yeas, 60.  Nays, 87.  Absent, 2.           House Journal 4/25/2007          Page 38

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.  It is generally recommended that vote explanations should be infrequent and brief.

            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 vote 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 73, 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.  In case of an equal division, the question shall be lost.