Vermont House of Representatives

2008 Roll Call Book

INDEX

House Bills

 

H. 267             An Act Relating to Industrial Hemp.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 127.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 2/7/2008            Page 3

H. 352             An Act Relating to Reducing Lead Hazards in Housing?

            Shall the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Human Services?

            Yeas, 39.  Nays, 94.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 2/27/2008          Page 10

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 86.  Nays, 50.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 2/28/2008          Page 13

H. 616             An Act Relating to Farm-Fresh Milk

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 124.  Nays, 16.  Absent, 9.         House Journal 3/19/2008          Page 20

H. 685             An Act Relating to Enforcement of Environmental Laws.

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 127.  Nays, 6.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 33

H. 691             An Act Relating to Executive and Judicial Branch Fees.

            Shall the House adopt the report of the committee of conference?

            Yeas, 91.  Nays, 42.  Absent, 16.         House Journal 5/2/2008            Page 59

H. 711             An Act Relating to Agricultural, Forestry, and Horticultural Education.

            Shall the House suspend its rules to take the bill up for immediate consideration?

            Yeas, 87.  Nays, 43.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 5/2/2008            Page 60

            (3/4 vote of 98 needed to suspend rules)

            Shall the House adopt the report of the committee of conference?

            Yeas, 139.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 5/3/2008            Page 62

H. 737             An Act Relating to Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Adjustments.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Komline of Dorset?

            Yeas, 36.  Nays, 104.  Absent, 8.         House Journal 1/31/2008          Page 1

 H. 750             An Act Relating to Prescription Drug Pricing and Information.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Koch of Barre Town?

            Yeas, 43.  Nays, 86.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 2/5/2008            Page 2

H. 764             An Act Relating to Expanded Eligibility for Vermont Veteran’s Medal

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 93.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 56.           House Journal 3/18/2008          Page 18

H. 812             An Act Relating to Ensuring Educational Continuity for Pregnant and Parenting Students.

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by the Committees on Education and Appropriation?

            Yeas, 128.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 21.         House Journal 3/21/2008          Page 21

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Errecart of Shelburne?

            Yeas, 40.  Nays, 91.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 3/26/2008          Page 22

H. 863             An Act Relating to and Preservation of Affordable Housing and Smart Growth Development.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 78.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 3/18/2008          Page 17

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 79.  Nays, 61.  Absent. 9.           House Journal 3/19/2008          Page 19

            Shall the House suspend its rules to take up the bill for immediate consideration?

            Yeas, 90.  Nays, 50.  Absent 9.            House Journal 4/29/2008          Page 55

            (3/4 vote of 105 needed to suspend rules)

            Shall the House adopt the report of the committee of conference?

            Yeas, 131.  Nays, 7.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 5/3/2008            Page 63

H. 864             An Act Relating to Making Miscellaneous Amendments to Education Law.

            Shall the bill be amended as offered by Rep. Kilmartin of Newport City?

            Yeas, 28.  Nays, 109.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 2/28/2008          Page 11

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 99.  Nays, 38.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 2/28/2008          Page 12

H. 887             An Act Relating to Health Care Reform.

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Scheuermann of Stowe?

            Yeas, 50.  Nays, 91.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 4/1/2008            Page 26

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 91.  Nays, 54.  Absent, 4.           House Journal 4/1/2008            Page 27

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Scheuermann of Stowe?

            Yeas, 46.  Nays, 95.  Absent,  8.          House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 28

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 87.  Nays, 55.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 29

H. 888             An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Tax Amendments.

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Pearson of Burlington as amended?

            Yeas, 37.  Nays, 97.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 3/27/2008          Page 23

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Errecart of Shelburne?

            Yeas, 42.  Nays, 89.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 3/27/2008          Page 24

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Flory of Pittsford?

            Yeas, 43.  Nays, 84.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 3/27/2008          Page 25

            Shall the House adopt the report of the committee of conference?

            Yeas, 121.  Nays, 17.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 5/3/2008            Page 61

H. 889             An Act Relating to the State’s Transportation Program.

            Shall the bill be read a Third Time?

            Yeas, 139.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/3/2008            Page 34

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Koch of Barre Town?

            Yeas, 134.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/4/2008            Page 36

H. 890             An Act Relating to Compensation for Certain State Employees.

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 99.  Nays, 37.  Absent, 13.         House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 32

H. 891             An Act Relating to Making Appropriations for the Support of Government.

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Donahue of Northfield?

            Yeas, 19.  Nays, 119.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 30

            Shall the House amend the bill as offered by Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington et.   al.?

            Yeas, 55.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 4/2/2008            Page 31

Senate Bills

S. 108              An Act Relating to the Election of U. S. Representative and U. S. Senator by the Instant Runoff Voting Method.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 81.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 8.           House Journal 3/13/2008          Page 14

            Shall the House suspend its rules in order to permit consideration of a non-germane issue?

            Yeas, 41.  Nays, 94.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 3/14/2008          Page 15

            Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

            Yeas, 77.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 12.         House Journal 3/14/2008          Page 16

 

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

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

            Yeas, 136.  Nays, 2.  Absent, 11.         House Journal 2/13/2008          Page 4

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 130.  Nays, 1.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 2/14/2008          Page 7

S. 220              An Act Relating to the Confidentiality of Library Patron Records.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 91.  Nays, 33.  Absent, 25.         House Journal 4/28/2008          Page 53

S. 250              An Act Relating to Decreasing the Amounts of Cocaine and Heroin Required to be Possessed to Trigger Drug Trafficking Penalties.

            Shall the House proposal of amendment be amended as recommended by Rep. Zuckerman of Burlington?

            Yeas, 18.  Nays, 111.  Absent, 20.       House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 48

S. 261              An Act Relating to Phthalates in Products for Young Children.

            Shall the bill be ordered to lie?

            Yeas, 41.  Nays, 90.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 4/29/2008          Page 56

            Shall the House proposal of amendment be amended as offered by Rep. McAllister of Highgate?

            Yeas, 37.  Nays, 101.  Absent, 11.       House Journal 4/30/2008          Page 57

S. 270              An Act Relating to the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 77.  Nays, 35.  Absent, 37.         House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 51

S. 278              An Act Relating to Financing Campaigns.

            Shall the House substitute the amendment offered by Rep. Flory of Pittsford in Secs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 for Secs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the proposal of amendment recommended by the Committee on Government Operations?

            Yeas, 44.  Nays, 95.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 2/13/2008          Page 5

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

            Yeas, 89.  Nays, 41.  Absent, 19.         House Journal 2/13/2008          Page 6

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Pillsbury of Brattleboro in the First and Third instances only?

            Yeas, 44.  Nays, 85.  Absent, 20.         House Journal 2/14/2008          Page 8

            Shall the House substitute the amendment offered by Rep. Sweaney of Windsor for the amendment offered by Rep. Ainsworth of Royalton?

            Yeas, 87.  Nays, 44.  Absent, 18.         House Journal 2/14/2008          Page 9

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

            Yeas, 99.  Nays, 51.  Absent, 0.           House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 47

            (2/3 vote of 100 needed to pass)

S. 283              An Act Relating to Managed Care Organizations and the Blueprint for Health.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the committee on Health Care in section 11 only?

            Yeas, 88.  Nays, 46.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/22/2008          Page 39

S. 304              An Act Relating to a Groundwater Withdrawal Program.

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 125.  Nays, 12.  Absent, 12.       House Journal 4/24/2008          Page 44

S. 311              An Act Relating to the Use of Value Appraisal Program.

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 107.  Nays, 0.  Absent 42.          House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 52

S. 345              An Act Relating to Lowering the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

            Shall the House proposal of amendment be amended as offered by Rep. McDonald of Berlin?

            Yeas, 44.  Nays, 88.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 4/24/2008          Page 45

S. 364              An Act Relating to a Comprehensive Vertical Audit and Reliability Assessment of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.

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

            Yeas, 126.  Nays, 1.  Absent, 22.         House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 49

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 126.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 23.         House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 50

S. 365              An Act Relating to Capital Construction and State Bonding.

            Shall the House proposal of amendment be amended as offered by Rep. Helm of Castleton?

            Yeas, 36.  Nays, 99.  Absent, 14.         House Journal 4/17/2008          Page 37

S. 372              An Act Relating to Evictions, Unpaid Rent and Abandoned Property in Rental Property.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs in the third instance only?

            Yeas, 75.  Nays, 59.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/22/2008          Page 38

 S. 373              An Act Relating to Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant.

            Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as offered by Rep. Errecart of Shelburne, et. al.?

            Yeas, 62.  Nays, 82.  Absent, 5.           House Journal 4/23/2008          Page 40

            Shall the bill be ordered to lie?

            Yeas, 53.  Nays, 90.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 4/23/2008          Page 41

            Shall the bill be read a third time?

            Yeas, 81.  Nays, 58.  Absent, 10.         House Journal 4/23 2008          Page 42

            Shall the bill pass?

            Yeas, 82.  Nays, 60.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/24/2008          Page 43

Resolutions

J. R. S. 60       Joint Resolution Requesting the Attorney General of Vermont to Initiate Legal Action on Behalf of the State and its Citizens to Seek Reimbursement for the Costs of Illegal Price-Fixing, Price-Gouging, and Conspiracy to Restrain Trade in Retail Gasoline and Diesel Fuel.

            Shall the resolution be read a third time?

            Yeas, 117.  Nays, 16.  Absent, 26.       House Journal 5/2/2008            Page 58

            Shall the House adopt the resolution in concurrence with proposals of amendment?

            Yeas, 123.  Nays, 9.  Absent, 17.         House Journal 5/3/2008            Page 64

H. R. 32          House Resolution in Support of the Creation of a Veterans’ Transitional Housing Facility in Central Vermont.

            Shall the resolution be adopted?

            Yeas, 134.  Nays, 0.  Absent, 15.         House Journal 4/4/2008            Page 35

Constitutional Proposals

P. R. 5             Proposition 5; Elections

            Shall  the House adopt the Proposal in concurrence?

            Yeas, 89.  Nays, 53.  Absent, 7.           House Journal 4/29/2008          Page 54

Rule Suspensions

            Shall the House postpone action on S. 364, S. 227, S. 270, S. 168, S. 281, S. 284, S. 304, S. 311, S. 345, S. 250, S. 350, H. 859, H. 203, and H. 436 until the end of the orders of the day?

            Yeas, 95.  Nays, 48.  Absent, 6.           House Journal 4/25/2008          Page 46

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.