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Journal of the House

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007

At ten o'clock in the forenoon the Speaker called the House to order.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Chaplin of Copley Hospital and Trustee of Vermont Commission on Alzheimer's Disease, Alden Launder and the Shelburne Community School Wind Ensemble.

Message from the Senate No. 19

     A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Marshall, its Assistant Secretary, as follows:

Madam Speaker:

I am directed to inform the House that the Senate has on its part passed Senate bill of the following title:

S. 57.  An act relating to eliminating certain sunset provisions and extending the juvenile proceedings study committee.

In the passage of which the concurrence of the House is requested.

     The Senate has on its part adopted Senate concurrent resolutions of the following titles:

     S.C.R. 5.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Burlington High School Seahorses Division II championship football team.

     S.C.R. 6.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Redhawks Division I championship boys’ soccer team.

     S.C.R. 7.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School Redhawks Division I championship girls’ cross country team.

     S.C.R. 8.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Redhawks Division I championship girls’ soccer team.

     The Senate has on its part adopted concurrent resolutions originating in the House of the following titles:

     H.C.R. 32.  House concurrent resolution honoring the heroes of the March 2006 Isle La Motte ice rescue.

     H.C.R. 33.  House concurrent resolution honoring the many achievements of Vermont’s elementary and secondary public school students and teachers.

     H.C.R. 34.  House concurrent resolution commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton.

     H.C.R. 35.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 and 2006 North Hero Destination Imagination championship teams.

     H.C.R. 36.  House concurrent resolution congratulating IBM on its 50th anniversary in Vermont.

     H.C.R. 37.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Shelburne Community School Wind Ensemble on its selection as a participant in the 2007 Walt Disney World®‘s Magic Music Days.

     H.C.R. 38.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Green Mountain Council Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2006.

     H.C.R. 39.  House concurrent resolution honoring the dementia respite program on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Awareness Day.

Pledge of Allegiance

Page John Rodgers of Glover led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

House Bills Introduced

House bills of the following titles were severally introduced.  Pending first reading of the bills, on motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the rules were suspended and the bills were read the first time by number and referred or placed on the Calendar as follows:

H. 277

     By Reps. O’Donnell of Vernon, Allard of St. Albans Town, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Brennan of Colchester, Chen of Mendon, Clark of Vergennes, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland‑Hanzas of Bradford, Fallar of Tinmouth, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Helm of Castleton, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Komline of Dorset, LaVoie of Swanton, Leriche of Hardwick, Livingston of Manchester, McAllister of Highgate, McFaun of Barre Town, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sunderland of Rutland Town and Wheeler of Derby,

     An act relating to a pilot project for 24-hour coverage by state police;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 278

     By Reps. Hosford of Waitsfield, Clark of Vergennes, Lorber of Burlington, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Nuovo of Middlebury, Sweaney of Windsor and Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to regulation of child care facilities;

     To the committee on Human Services.

H. 279

     By Reps. Keogh of Burlington and Audette of South Burlington,

     An act relating to gasoline and diesel tax adjusted for inflation and revenue for transportation support;

     To the committee on Transportation.

H. 280

     By Reps. Grad of Moretown, Donaghy of Poultney, Hosford of Waitsfield, Lippert of Hinesburg and Marek of Newfane,

     An act relating to the creation of a public safety study commission;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 281

     By Rep. LaVoie of Swanton,

     An act relating to the use of Vermont addresses and representations of Vermont origin;

     To the committee on Commerce.

H. 282

     By Reps. Turner of Milton and Grad of Moretown,

     An act relating to illegally passing a school bus;

     To the committee on Judiciary.

H. 283

     By Reps. Shand of Weathersfield, Turner of Milton, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Brooks of Montpelier, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Deen of Westminster, Donaghy of Poultney, Emmons of Springfield, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Johnson of South Hero, Larocque of Barnet, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, Miller of Shaftsbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Mrowicki of Putney, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Pellett of Chester and Winters of Williamstown,

     An act relating to compensating volunteer fire departments and volunteer rescue squads for responding to calls on state and interstate highways;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 284

     By Rep. Branagan of Georgia,

     An act relating to safety of children and electrical outlets in public buildings;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 285

     By Rep. Pearson of Burlington,

     An act relating to repeal of capital gains deduction;

     To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 286

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford, Shand of Weathersfield, McCullough of Williston, Cheney of Norwich, Kitzmiller of Montpelier and Turner of Milton,

An act relating to emergency management;

To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 287

     By Rep. Sunderland of Rutland Town (By request),

An act relating to transporting untethered dogs in open pickup trucks;

To the committee on Transportation.

H. 288

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford, Barnard of Richmond, Botzow of Pownal, Brooks of Montpelier, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Jerman of Essex, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, McCullough of Williston, Minter of Waterbury, Pellett of Chester, Pillsbury of Brattleboro and Sharpe of Bristol,

     An act relating to municipal acquisition of street lights;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 289

     By Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham,

     An act relating to purchase and use tax exemption for low-priced cars;

     Ways and Means.

H. 290

     By Reps. Keenan of St. Albans City, Trombley of Grand Isle, Bissonnette of Winooski, Clerkin of Hartford, Consejo of Sheldon, Davis of Washington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Livingston of Manchester, Marcotte of Coventry, Morley of Barton and Shand of Weathersfield,

     An act relating to underground utility damage prevention system;

     To the committee on Commerce.

H. 291

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to 50 percent capital construction aid for a unified union school district;

     To the committee on Education.

H. 292

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to designated schools;

     To the committee on Education.

H. 293

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to supervisory union agreements for centralized purchasing;

     To the committee on Education.

H. 294

     By the committee on Ways and Means,

     An act relating to executive branch fees;

     Under the rule, placed on the Calendar for notice tomorrow.

H. 295

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford and Cheney of Norwich,

     An act relating to reclassifying a portion of U.S. Route 5 in Norwich as a Class 1 town highway;

     To the committee on Transportation.

H. 296

     By Reps. Jewett of Ripton, Bray of New Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Fisher of Lincoln, Maier of Middlebury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes, Sharpe of Bristol and Stevens of Shoreham,

     An act relating to potable water supply and wastewater system permitting;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 297

     By Reps. Johnson of Canaan and Deen of Westminster,

     An act relating to establishing municipal waterfront buffers;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 298

     By Reps. Adams of Hartland, LaVoie of Swanton, McCullough of Williston and Randall of Troy,

     An act relating to the creation of an apprentice hunting license;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 299

     By Reps. Marcotte of Coventry, Acinapura of Brandon, Baker of West Rutland, Bissonnette of Winooski, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Howrigan of Fairfield, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Livingston of Manchester, Morley of Barton, Shand of Weathersfield and Wright of Burlington,

     An act relating to new neighborhood initiative for housing development;

     To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

H. 300

     By Reps. Smith of Morristown, Dostis of Waterbury, Komline of Dorset, Minter of Waterbury and Peltz of Woodbury,

     An act relating to property tax exemption for skating rinks used by public schools;

     To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 301

     By Rep. Turner of Milton,

     An act relating to a small homebuilder exemption from Act 250;

     To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 302

     By the committee on Appropriations,

     An act relating to fiscal year 2007 budget adjustments;

     Under the rule, placed on the Calendar for notice tomorrow.

H. 303

     By Rep. Jewett of Ripton,

     An act relating to potable water supply and on-site wastewater permitting;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

Senate Bill Referred

S. 57

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to eliminating certain sunset provisions and extending the juvenile proceedings study committee;

Was taken up, read the first time and referred to the committee on Judiciary.

Third Reading; Bill Passed

H. 32

House bill, entitled

An act relating to establishing the town line between Bakersfield and Fairfield;

Was taken up, read the third time and passed.

Bill Read Second Time; Third Reading Ordered

H. 254

Rep. Pearson of Burlington spoke for the committee on Government Operations.

House bill entitled

An act relating to the transfer of payroll functions from the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Finance and Management;

Having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time and third reading ordered.

Action on Bill Postponed

H. 137

House bill, entitled

An act relating to restoration of a Department of Mental Health and a Commissioner of Mental Health;

Was taken up and pending the reading of the report of the committee on Government Operations, on motion of Rep. Sweaney of Windsor, action on the bill was postponed until Thursday, February 15, 2007.

Resolution Amended; Consideration Interrupted by Recess

H.R. 11

House resolution, entitled

House resolution calling for orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq to commence immediately;

 Was taken up and pending the question, Shall the Resolution be adopted? Rep. Valliere of Barre City demanded the Yeas and Nays, which demand was sustained by the Constitutional number. 

Pending the call of the roll Adams of Hartland moved that the bill be committed to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs, which was disagreed to.

Pending the call of the roll, Rep. Wright of Burlington moved to amend the resolution as follows:

     By amending the resolution as follows:

     First: In the 14th Whereas, clause, by striking the phrase “now therefore be it” following the words “engaged in Iraq,” and by adding a new Whereas clause to read:

Whereas, despite the opposition, reservations, or concerns of many Vermonters, including members of the House of Representatives, it remains a strong possibility that the proposed troop surge will continue, now therefore be it”

     Second: In the first Resolve clause by striking the phrase “and that the presence of American troops in Iraq has not, and will not, contribute to the stability of that nation, the region, or the security of Americans at home or abroad,”

     Third:  By adding a new second Resolve clause to read:

Resolved: That if in fact the troop surge continues that the House of Representatives prays for our troops safe and swift return, and that we wish them success in their mission to stabilize Iraq, and be it further” 

Pending the question, Shall the House amend the resolution as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington? Rep. Komline of Dorset demanded the Yeas and Nays, which demand was sustained by the Constitutional number.  The Clerk proceeded to call the roll and the question, Shall the House amend the resolution as offered by Rep. Wright of Burlington?  was decided in the affirmative.  Yeas, 120.  Nays, 24.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:


Acinapura of Brandon

Adams of Hartland

Ainsworth of Royalton

Ancel of Calais

Andrews of Rutland City

Atkins of Winooski

Audette of S. Burlington

Baker of West Rutland

Barnard of Richmond

Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Botzow of Pownal

Branagan of Georgia

Bray of New Haven

Brennan of Colchester

Brooks of Montpelier

Browning of Arlington

Canfield of Fair Haven

Chen of Mendon

Clark of St. Johnsbury

Clark of Vergennes

Clarkson of Woodstock

Clerkin of Hartford

Condon of Colchester

Consejo of Sheldon

Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford

Corcoran of Bennington

Courcelle of Rutland City

Deen of Westminster

Devereux of Mount Holly

Donaghy of Poultney

Donahue of Northfield

Emmons of Springfield

Errecart of Shelburne

Evans of Essex

Fallar of Tinmouth

Fisher of Lincoln

Fitzgerald of St. Albans City

Flory of Pittsford

Frank of Underhill

French of Randolph

Gilbert of Fairfax

Godin of Milton

Haas of Rochester

Head of S. Burlington

Heath of Westford

Helm of Castleton

Hosford of Waitsfield

Howard of Rutland City

Howrigan of Fairfield

Hube of Londonderry

Hudson of Lyndon

Hunt of Essex

Hutchinson of Randolph

Jerman of Essex

Johnson of Canaan

Keenan of St. Albans City

Keogh of Burlington

Kilmartin of Newport City

Koch of Barre Town

Komline of Dorset

Krawczyk of Bennington

Kupersmith of S. Burlington

Larocque of Barnet

Larrabee of Danville

LaVoie of Swanton

Lawrence of Lyndon

Lenes of Shelburne

Leriche of Hardwick

Lippert of Hinesburg

Livingston of Manchester

Maier of Middlebury

Malcolm of Pawlet

Manwaring of Wilmington

Marcotte of Coventry

Martin, C. of Springfield

McCormack of Rutland City

McCullough of Williston

McDonald of Berlin

McFaun of Barre Town

Milkey of Brattleboro

Miller of Shaftsbury

Minter of Waterbury

Monti of Barre City

Mook of Bennington

Moran of Wardsboro

Morley of Barton

Morrissey of Bennington

Mrowicki of Putney

Myers of Essex

Nease of Johnson

Obuchowski of Rockingham

O'Donnell of Vernon

Ojibway of Hartford

Otterman of Topsham

Oxholm of Vergennes

Peaslee of Guildhall

Peltz of Woodbury

Perry of Richford

Peterson of Williston

Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Potter of Clarendon

Pugh of S. Burlington

Rodgers of Glover

Scheuermann of Stowe

Shand of Weathersfield

Sharpe of Bristol

Shaw of Derby

Smith of Morristown

Spengler of Colchester

Stevens of Shoreham

Sunderland of Rutland Town

Sweaney of Windsor

Trombley of Grand Isle

Turner of Milton

Valliere of Barre City

Westman of Cambridge

Wheeler of Derby

Winters of Williamstown

Wright of Burlington

Zenie of Colchester


Those who voted in the negative are:


Aswad of Burlington

Cheney of Norwich

Davis of Washington

Donovan of Burlington

Edwards of Brattleboro

Gervais of Enosburg

Jewett of Ripton

Johnson of South Hero

Kitzmiller of Montpelier

Klein of East Montpelier

Larson of Burlington

Lorber of Burlington

Marek of Newfane

Martin of Wolcott

Masland of Thetford

Mitchell of Barnard

Nuovo of Middlebury

Orr of Charlotte

Partridge of Windham

Pearson of Burlington

Pellett of Chester

Randall of Troy

Weston of Burlington

Zuckerman of Burlington


Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:


Allard of St. Albans Town

Bissonnette of Winooski

Dostis of Waterbury

Grad of Moretown

McAllister of Highgate


 

     Rep. Zuckerman of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker:

     The policy of U.S. occupation has clearly created instability in that nation and the region.  I further believe that our continued presence, regardless of the best efforts of our soldiers, will not lead to stability in the region.

     I do support the final resolved clause, but I cannot support the amendment due to the second instance.”

     Pending the question, Shall the resolution be adopted? Rep. Adams of Hartland moved that the resolution be committed to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

Pending the question, Shall the resolution be committed to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs? Rep. Adams of Hartland demanded the Yeas and Nays, which demand was sustained by the Constitutional number.  The Clerk proceeded to call the roll and the question, Shall the resolution be committed to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs?  was decided in the negative.  Yeas, 49.  Nays, 95.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:


Acinapura of Brandon

Adams of Hartland

Ainsworth of Royalton

Baker of West Rutland

Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Branagan of Georgia

Brennan of Colchester

Canfield of Fair Haven

Clark of St. Johnsbury

Clark of Vergennes

Clerkin of Hartford

Devereux of Mount Holly

Donaghy of Poultney

Errecart of Shelburne

Flory of Pittsford

Helm of Castleton

Howrigan of Fairfield

Hube of Londonderry

Hudson of Lyndon

Johnson of Canaan

Kilmartin of Newport City

Koch of Barre Town

Komline of Dorset

Krawczyk of Bennington

Larocque of Barnet

Larrabee of Danville

LaVoie of Swanton

Lawrence of Lyndon

Livingston of Manchester

Marcotte of Coventry

McDonald of Berlin

McFaun of Barre Town

Monti of Barre City

Morley of Barton

Morrissey of Bennington

Myers of Essex

O'Donnell of Vernon

Otterman of Topsham

Oxholm of Vergennes

Peaslee of Guildhall

Scheuermann of Stowe

Shaw of Derby

Sunderland of Rutland Town

Turner of Milton

Valliere of Barre City

Westman of Cambridge

Wheeler of Derby

Winters of Williamstown

Wright of Burlington


Those who voted in the negative are:


Ancel of Calais

Andrews of Rutland City

Aswad of Burlington

Atkins of Winooski

Audette of S. Burlington

Barnard of Richmond

Botzow of Pownal

Bray of New Haven

Brooks of Montpelier

Browning of Arlington

Chen of Mendon

Cheney of Norwich

Clarkson of Woodstock

Condon of Colchester

Consejo of Sheldon

Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford

Corcoran of Bennington

Courcelle of Rutland City

Davis of Washington

Deen of Westminster

Donahue of Northfield

Donovan of Burlington

Edwards of Brattleboro

Emmons of Springfield

Evans of Essex

Fallar of Tinmouth

Fisher of Lincoln

Fitzgerald of St. Albans City

Frank of Underhill

French of Randolph

Gervais of Enosburg

Gilbert of Fairfax

Godin of Milton

Haas of Rochester

Head of S. Burlington

Heath of Westford

Hosford of Waitsfield

Howard of Rutland City

Hunt of Essex

Hutchinson of Randolph

Jerman of Essex

Jewett of Ripton

Johnson of South Hero

Keenan of St. Albans City

Keogh of Burlington

Kitzmiller of Montpelier

Klein of East Montpelier

Kupersmith of S. Burlington

Larson of Burlington

Lenes of Shelburne

Leriche of Hardwick

Lippert of Hinesburg

Lorber of Burlington

Maier of Middlebury

Malcolm of Pawlet

Manwaring of Wilmington

Marek of Newfane

Martin, C. of Springfield

Martin of Wolcott

Masland of Thetford

McCormack of Rutland City

McCullough of Williston

Milkey of Brattleboro

Miller of Shaftsbury

Minter of Waterbury

Mitchell of Barnard

Mook of Bennington

Moran of Wardsboro

Mrowicki of Putney

Nease of Johnson

Nuovo of Middlebury

Obuchowski of Rockingham

Ojibway of Hartford

Orr of Charlotte

Partridge of Windham

Pearson of Burlington

Pellett of Chester

Peltz of Woodbury

Perry of Richford

Peterson of Williston

Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Potter of Clarendon

Pugh of S. Burlington

Randall of Troy

Rodgers of Glover

Shand of Weathersfield

Sharpe of Bristol

Smith of Morristown

Spengler of Colchester

Stevens of Shoreham

Sweaney of Windsor

Trombley of Grand Isle

Weston of Burlington

Zenie of Colchester

Zuckerman of Burlington


Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:


Allard of St. Albans Town

Bissonnette of Winooski

Dostis of Waterbury

Grad of Moretown

McAllister of Highgate


     Rep. Wright of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker;

     Today we thankfully passed an important amendment to this resolution, but at the very same time that we were allowed to improve this resolution, by this vote, the public has been shut out.”

     Pending the question, Shall the resolution be adopted? Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington moved to amend the resolution as follows:

     By striking the following Resolved clause:

Resolved:  That this legislative body urges the President and Congress to commence immediately the orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq, and be it further

Pending the question, Shall the resolution be amended as recommended by Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington? Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington demanded the Yeas and Nays, which demand was sustained by the Constitutional number. 

Recess

Pending the call of the roll, at twelve o’clock and twenty-five minutes in the afternoon, the Speaker declared a recess until one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon.

At one o’clock and forty minutes in the afternoon, the Speaker called the House to order.

Consideration Resumed; Resolution Adopted

H.R. 11

     Consideration resumed on House resolution, entitled

House resolution calling for orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq to commence immediately;

Thereupon, the Clerk proceeded to call the roll and the question, Shall the House amend the resolution as offered by Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington?  was decided in the negative.  Yeas, 49.  Nays, 92.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:


Acinapura of Brandon

Adams of Hartland

Ainsworth of Royalton

Allard of St. Albans Town

Baker of West Rutland

Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Canfield of Fair Haven

Clark of St. Johnsbury

Clark of Vergennes

Clerkin of Hartford

Corcoran of Bennington

Devereux of Mount Holly

Donaghy of Poultney

Donahue of Northfield

Errecart of Shelburne

Fitzgerald of St. Albans City

Flory of Pittsford

Helm of Castleton

Hube of Londonderry

Hudson of Lyndon

Johnson of Canaan

Koch of Barre Town

Komline of Dorset

Krawczyk of Bennington

Larocque of Barnet

Larrabee of Danville

LaVoie of Swanton

Lawrence of Lyndon

Livingston of Manchester

Marcotte of Coventry

McDonald of Berlin

McFaun of Barre Town

Monti of Barre City

Morley of Barton

Morrissey of Bennington

Myers of Essex

O'Donnell of Vernon

Otterman of Topsham

Oxholm of Vergennes

Peaslee of Guildhall

Scheuermann of Stowe

Shaw of Derby

Sunderland of Rutland Town

Turner of Milton

Valliere of Barre City

Westman of Cambridge

Wheeler of Derby

Winters of Williamstown

Wright of Burlington


Those who voted in the negative are:


Ancel of Calais

Andrews of Rutland City

Aswad of Burlington

Atkins of Winooski

Barnard of Richmond

Bissonnette of Winooski

Botzow of Pownal

Branagan of Georgia

Bray of New Haven

Brooks of Montpelier

Browning of Arlington

Chen of Mendon

Cheney of Norwich

Clarkson of Woodstock

Condon of Colchester

Consejo of Sheldon

Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford

Courcelle of Rutland City

Davis of Washington

Deen of Westminster

Donovan of Burlington

Edwards of Brattleboro

Emmons of Springfield

Evans of Essex

Fallar of Tinmouth

Fisher of Lincoln

Frank of Underhill

French of Randolph

Gervais of Enosburg

Gilbert of Fairfax

Godin of Milton

Haas of Rochester

Head of S. Burlington

Heath of Westford

Hosford of Waitsfield

Howard of Rutland City

Hunt of Essex

Hutchinson of Randolph

Jerman of Essex

Jewett of Ripton

Johnson of South Hero

Keenan of St. Albans City

Keogh of Burlington

Kitzmiller of Montpelier

Klein of East Montpelier

Kupersmith of S. Burlington

Larson of Burlington

Lenes of Shelburne

Leriche of Hardwick

Lippert of Hinesburg

Lorber of Burlington

Maier of Middlebury

Malcolm of Pawlet

Manwaring of Wilmington

Marek of Newfane

Martin, C. of Springfield

Martin of Wolcott

Masland of Thetford

McCormack of Rutland City

McCullough of Williston

Milkey of Brattleboro

Miller of Shaftsbury

Minter of Waterbury

Mitchell of Barnard

Mook of Bennington

Moran of Wardsboro

Mrowicki of Putney

Nease of Johnson

Nuovo of Middlebury

Obuchowski of Rockingham

Ojibway of Hartford

Orr of Charlotte

Partridge of Windham

Pearson of Burlington

Pellett of Chester

Peltz of Woodbury

Perry of Richford

Peterson of Williston

Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Potter of Clarendon

Pugh of S. Burlington

Randall of Troy

Rodgers of Glover

Shand of Weathersfield

Sharpe of Bristol

Smith of Morristown

Spengler of Colchester

Stevens of Shoreham

Sweaney of Windsor

Trombley of Grand Isle

Zenie of Colchester

Zuckerman of Burlington


Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:


Audette of S. Burlington

Brennan of Colchester

Dostis of Waterbury

Grad of Moretown

Howrigan of Fairfield

Kilmartin of Newport City

McAllister of Highgate

Weston of Burlington


 

Pending the question, Shall the resolution be adopted? Rep. Fisher of Lincoln demanded the Yeas and Nays, which demand was sustained by the Constitutional number.  The Clerk proceeded to call the roll and the question, Shall the resolution be adopted?  was decided in the affirmative.  Yeas, 95.  Nays, 52.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:


Ancel of Calais

Andrews of Rutland City

Aswad of Burlington

Atkins of Winooski

Audette of S. Burlington

Barnard of Richmond

Bissonnette of Winooski

Botzow of Pownal

Bray of New Haven

Brooks of Montpelier

Browning of Arlington

Chen of Mendon

Cheney of Norwich

Clarkson of Woodstock

Condon of Colchester

Consejo of Sheldon

Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford

Corcoran of Bennington

Courcelle of Rutland City

Davis of Washington

Deen of Westminster

Devereux of Mount Holly

Donovan of Burlington

Edwards of Brattleboro

Emmons of Springfield

Evans of Essex

Fallar of Tinmouth

Fisher of Lincoln

Frank of Underhill

French of Randolph

Gilbert of Fairfax

Godin of Milton

Grad of Moretown

Haas of Rochester

Head of S. Burlington

Heath of Westford

Hosford of Waitsfield

Howard of Rutland City

Hunt of Essex

Hutchinson of Randolph

Jerman of Essex

Jewett of Ripton

Johnson of South Hero

Keenan of St. Albans City

Keogh of Burlington

Kitzmiller of Montpelier

Klein of East Montpelier

Kupersmith of S. Burlington

Larson of Burlington

Lenes of Shelburne

Leriche of Hardwick

Lippert of Hinesburg

Lorber of Burlington

Maier of Middlebury

Malcolm of Pawlet

Manwaring of Wilmington

Marek of Newfane

Martin, C. of Springfield

Martin of Wolcott

Masland of Thetford

McCormack of Rutland City

McCullough of Williston

Milkey of Brattleboro

Miller of Shaftsbury

Minter of Waterbury

Mitchell of Barnard

Mook of Bennington

Moran of Wardsboro

Mrowicki of Putney

Nease of Johnson

Nuovo of Middlebury

Obuchowski of Rockingham

O'Donnell of Vernon

Ojibway of Hartford

Orr of Charlotte

Partridge of Windham

Pearson of Burlington

Pellett of Chester

Peltz of Woodbury

Peterson of Williston

Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Potter of Clarendon

Pugh of S. Burlington

Randall of Troy

Rodgers of Glover

Shand of Weathersfield

Sharpe of Bristol

Smith of Morristown

Spengler of Colchester

Stevens of Shoreham

Sweaney of Windsor

Trombley of Grand Isle

Weston of Burlington

Zenie of Colchester

Zuckerman of Burlington


Those who voted in the negative are:


Acinapura of Brandon

Adams of Hartland

Ainsworth of Royalton

Allard of St. Albans Town

Baker of West Rutland

Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Branagan of Georgia

Brennan of Colchester

Canfield of Fair Haven

Clark of St. Johnsbury

Clark of Vergennes

Clerkin of Hartford

Donaghy of Poultney

Donahue of Northfield

Errecart of Shelburne

Fitzgerald of St. Albans City

Flory of Pittsford

Gervais of Enosburg

Helm of Castleton

Howrigan of Fairfield

Hube of Londonderry

Hudson of Lyndon

Johnson of Canaan

Kilmartin of Newport City

Koch of Barre Town

Komline of Dorset

Krawczyk of Bennington

Larocque of Barnet

Larrabee of Danville

LaVoie of Swanton

Lawrence of Lyndon

Livingston of Manchester

Marcotte of Coventry

McDonald of Berlin

McFaun of Barre Town

Monti of Barre City

Morley of Barton

Morrissey of Bennington

Myers of Essex

Otterman of Topsham

Oxholm of Vergennes

Peaslee of Guildhall

Perry of Richford

Scheuermann of Stowe

Shaw of Derby

Sunderland of Rutland Town

Turner of Milton

Valliere of Barre City

Westman of Cambridge

Wheeler of Derby

Winters of Williamstown

Wright of Burlington


Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:


Dostis of Waterbury

McAllister of Highgate


 

     Rep. Canfield of Fair Haven explained his vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker:

     Noting Vermont’s newly elected Congressional Delegation – it is my humble opinion – that – rather than trying to micro-manage Washington, this body would best serve the people of Vermont by; addressing issues that we may affect and by supporting our military personnel 100%.”

     Rep. Krawczyk of Bennington explained his vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker:

     No one hates war more than a warrior.  No father wishes his child to come home more than I.  They say that the third time is a charm.  My daughter is on her third tour of duty in Iraq.  I wonder what the third time means for her, but I know that she and her soldiers, and the soldiers who served with her for more than 27 years would expect me to be loyal to my oath and vote “no” on this resolution.

     Duty, Honor, Country.”

 

     Rep. Morrissey of Bennington explained her vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker:

     I vote no on H.R. 11 because Vermonter’s have been denied a voice in this important “conversation” due to lack of due process.”

     Rep. O’Donnell of Vermont explained her vote as follows:

“Madam Speaker:

     I voted yes today because of the compromise language about our troops.

     I really wish we could have done the right thing today, and send a strong letter to our Congressional Delegation who’s job it is to deal with this issue.  To date they have done nothing.

     Instead, we played politics and for all of those who so strongly support our troops and not the war.  I ask you to seek out Vermonters who are serving their country so bravely and send them a note or a package.  Let them know you care and appreciate their service to their country.”

Message from the Senate No. 20

     A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Marshall, its Assistant Secretary, as follows:

Madam Speaker:

I am directed to inform the House that the Senate has considered bills originating in the House of the following titles:

H. 19.  An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of St. Albans.

H. 23.  An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the town of Stowe.

And has passed the same in concurrence.

Adjournment

At two o’clock and thirty-five minutes in the afternoon, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the House adjourned until tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 



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