H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing.

Question:Rep. Dwyer amendment (strike S corporation & partnership $100.00 tax increase)
Result: Yes 73  
No 70
Absent 6
House Journal 1/29/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barbieri of Wallingford
Barney of Highgate
Blanchard of Essex
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Darrow of Dummerston
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Flaherty of South Burlington
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Rusten of Halifax
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Vinton of Colchester
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Baker of Randolph
Fyfe of Newport City
Gray of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Voyer of Morristown

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing.

Question:Rep. Freed amendment (school choice)
Result: Yes 51  
No 88
Absent 10
House Journal 1/29/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Lindgren of Springfield
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Sinnott of Bennington
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Hoag of Woodford
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre
City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Fyfe of Newport City
Gray of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Palmer of Pownal
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington
Young of Orwell

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep Freed amendment (public school approval standards)
Result: Yes 50  
No 87
Absent 12
House Journal 1/29/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brady of Bennington
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Lindgren of Springfield
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Westman of Cambridge
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Hummel of Underhill
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Little of Shelburne
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Bristol of Brattleboro
Fyfe of Newport City
Gray of Barre Town
Hudson of Lyndon
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Krasnow of Charlotte
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Palmer of Pownal
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep Freed amendment (change fair market definition & put tax on real property capital gain)
Result: Yes 39  
No 95
Absent 15
House Journal 1/29/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Knox of Northfield
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Rusten of Halifax
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Suchmann of Chester
Voyer of Morristown
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Alfano of Calais
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Edwards of Swanton
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Hoag of Woodford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Robb of Swanton
Rose of Williston
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Simpers of Colchester
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Towne of Berlin
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Allard of St. Albans Town
Baker of Randolph
Bristol of Brattleboro
Fyfe of Newport City
Gray of Barre Town
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Little of Shelburne
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Palmer of Pownal
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Richardson & Helm amendment (give prebate as credit instead of check)
Result: Yes 41  
No 88
Absent 20
House Journal 1/29/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brady of Bennington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Knox of Northfield
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Edwards of Swanton
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Fyfe of Newport City
Gray of Barre Town
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Little of Shelburne
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Palmer of Pownal
Scribner of Middlesex
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Howard amendment (add prevailing wage as criteria)
Result: Yes 69  
No 74
Absent 6
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Grant of Groton
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Klopchin of Clarendon
Krasnow of Charlotte
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Blanchard of Essex
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Dummerston
Dominick of Starksboro
Dunne of Hartland
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Freed of Dorset
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hummel of Underhill
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Mackinnon of Sharon
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Sinnott of Bennington
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Towne of Berlin
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Baker of Randolph
Crawford of Burke
Fyfe of Newport City
Palmer of Pownal
Schiavone of Shelburne
Voyer of Morristown

Rep. Suchmann of Chester explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I voted against this amendment because it was not studied by the Appropriations committee and we had little, if any, objective evidence upon which to base a reasonable decision."

Rep. Young of Orwell explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I voted no - we should be carefully selecting the right tools for the toolbox of economic development, not grabbing for a sledgehammer."

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Freed amendment (remove education tax from hydro electric moratorium)
Result: Yes 49  
No 89
Absent 11
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Klopchin of Clarendon
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Westman of Cambridge
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Hoag of Woodford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Aswad of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Buckland of Newport Town
Crawford of Burke
Fyfe of Newport City
Grant of Groton
Keenan of St. Albans City
Palmer of Pownal
Schiavone of Shelburne
Walker of Brownington

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep Richardson Amendment (strike Sec. 78, hydro electric moratorium)
Result: Yes 51  
No 87
Absent 11
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Klopchin of Clarendon
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Maslack of Poultney
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Buckland of Newport Town
Casavant of Winooski
Crawford of Burke
Fyfe of Newport City
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Palmer of Pownal
Schiavone of Shelburne
Walker of Brownington

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Knox amendment (repeal school standards)
Result: Yes 45  
No 85
Absent 19
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Steele of Waterbury
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Cillo of Hardwick
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Krasnow of Charlotte
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Little of Shelburne
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Suchmann of Chester
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Casavant of Winooski
Crawford of Burke
Darrow of Dummerston
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fyfe of Newport City
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Lindgren of Springfield
Palmer of Pownal
Poirier of Barre City
Schiavone of Shelburne
Scribner of Middlesex
Sinnott of Bennington
Walker of Brownington

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Knox amendment (change state board of education duties)
Result: Yes 7  
No 113
Absent 29
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Freed of Dorset
Gray of Barre Town
Helm of Castleton
Knox of Northfield
Maslack of Poultney
Sheltra of Derby
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Angell of Randolph
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Barney of Highgate
Bjerke of Burlington
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Dwyer of Thetford
Emmons of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hudson of Lyndon
Hummel of Underhill
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kehler of Pomfret
Kendall of Woodstock
Kenyon of Bradford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Lafayette of Burlington
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Mackinnon of Sharon
Marron of Stowe
Mazur of South Burlington
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Metzger of Milton
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Pike of Mendon
Pugh of South Burlington
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Simpers of Colchester
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Towne of Berlin
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Voyer of Morristown
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Westman of Cambridge
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Baker of Randolph
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Casavant of Winooski
Costello of Brattleboro
Crawford of Burke
Darrow of Dummerston
Edwards of Swanton
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fyfe of Newport City
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Palmer of Pownal
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Scribner of Middlesex
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Sinnott of Bennington
Walker of Brownington
Young of Orwell

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing

Question:Rep. Corren et al amendment (strike economic advancement incentives)
Result: Yes 54  
No 68
Absent 27
House Journal 1/30/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bjerke of Burlington
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Darrow of Dummerston
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kenyon of Bradford
Knox of Northfield
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Sheltra of Derby
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Weiss of Northfield
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Yarnell of Colchester
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alfano of Calais
Barbieri of Wallingford
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Cillo of Hardwick
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freidin of New Haven
Grant of Groton
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Alberico of Rutland City
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Casavant of Winooski
Crawford of Burke
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
McNamara of Burlington
Palmer of Pownal
Pembroke of Bennington
Schiavone of Shelburne
Scribner of Middlesex
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Sinnott of Bennington
Walker of Brownington
Wood of Brandon

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education funding.

Question:Rep Cillo's motion to suspend rules to take up for immediate consideration
Result: Yes 75 (3/4 vote of 97 needed)
No 54
Absent 20
House Journal 2/27/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Freidin of New Haven
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Hoag of Woodford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Marron of Stowe
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Weiss of Northfield
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Ginevan of Middlebury
Keenan of St. Albans City
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
Mackinnon of Sharon
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Scribner of Middlesex
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Walker of Brownington
Yarnell of Colchester

Rep. Bouricius of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

The reason we even need a technical corrections bill for Act 60 is because the Conference report on H. 527 (Act 60) last year was rushed through in exactly the same manner as is now proposed for H. 577. I don't want to come back next year to debate a technical corrections bill for a poorly drafted H. 577 report."

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education funding.

Question:Rep Cillo's motion to suspend rules to take up for immediate consideration
Result: Yes 74 (3/4 vote of 97 needed)
No 55
Absent 20
House Journal 2/27/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Freidin of New Haven
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Hoag of Woodford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Marron of Stowe
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Steele of Waterbury
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Weiss of Northfield
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Ginevan of Middlebury
Keenan of St. Albans City
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
Mackinnon of Sharon
McNamara of Burlington
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Scribner of Middlesex
Starr of Troy
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Walker of Brownington
Yarnell of Colchester

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education funding.

Question:Rep Brook's motion to suspend rules to take up for immediate consideration
Result: Yes 66 (3/4 vote of 88 needed)
No 51
Absent 32
House Journal 2/27/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Marron of Stowe
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Soboleski of Rockingham
Steele of Waterbury
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Voyer of Morristown
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Livingston of Manchester
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Aswad of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Fyfe of Newport City
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
Little of Shelburne
Mackinnon of Sharon
McNamara of Burlington
Molloy of Arlington
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Snyder of Pittsford
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Wheeler of Burlington
Yarnell of Colchester

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education funding.

Question:Rep Brook's motion to suspend rules to take up for immediate consideration
Result: Yes 66 (3/4 vote of 87 needed)
No 50
Absent 33
House Journal 2/27/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Freidin of New Haven
Gervais of Enosburg
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Marron of Stowe
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Parizo of Essex
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Soboleski of Rockingham
Steele of Waterbury
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Voyer of Morristown
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Angell of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Livingston of Manchester
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Aswad of Burlington
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Dominick of Starksboro
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fox of Essex
Fyfe of Newport City
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hoag of Woodford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
Little of Shelburne
Mackinnon of Sharon
McNamara of Burlington
Molloy of Arlington
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Snyder of Pittsford
Starr of Troy
Sullivan of Burlington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Wheeler of Burlington
Yarnell of Colchester

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education funding.

Question:Rep. Dwyer's motion to recess for 60 minutes
Result: Yes 41  
No 86
Absent 22
House Journal 3/2/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Dominick of Starksboro
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Peaslee of Guildhall
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Steele of Waterbury
Sweetser of Essex
Towne of Berlin
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Buckland of Newport Town
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Crawford of Burke
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Freidin of New Haven
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Robb of Swanton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Simpers of Colchester
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Suchmann of Chester
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Brady of Bennington
Fox of Essex
Ginevan of Middlebury
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Hyde of Fayston
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Mackinnon of Sharon
Metzger of Milton
Palmer of Pownal
Parizo of Essex
Pike of Mendon
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Westman of Cambridge
Winters of Williamstown
Yarnell of Colchester

Rep. Brunelle of Winooski explained his vote as follows:"Mr. Speaker:

I believe the mean spirits are alive and well."

Rep. Hudson of Lyndon explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

For the first time in my twenty-six years I explain my vote this way. I mistakenly guessed wrong on the time of debate. Now the time has come for me to eat, as a long-time diabetic. It is one and one-half hours beyond a lunch break. I have no choice, eat or drop. I choose to eat."

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing.

Question:Shall the House sustain the ruling of the Speaker
Result: Yes 103  
No 7
Absent 39
House Journal 3/2/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Buckland of Newport Town
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Crawford of Burke
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Freed of Dorset
Freidin of New Haven
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Johnson of Canaan
Kehler of Pomfret
Kendall of Woodstock
Kenyon of Bradford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Klopchin of Clarendon
Koch of Barre Town
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Suchmann of Chester
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Towne of Berlin
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Woodward of Johnson
Young of Orwell
Barney of Highgate
Bouricius of Burlington
Corren of Burlington
Dwyer of Thetford
Knox of Northfield
Walker of Brownington
Zuckerman of Burlington
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Brady of Bennington
Brunelle of Winooski
Edwards of Swanton
Fox of Essex
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Mackinnon of Sharon
Marron of Stowe
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Palmer of Pownal
Parizo of Essex
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Steele of Waterbury
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Voyer of Morristown
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Yarnell of Colchester

H.577

An act relating to education, taxation and education financing.

Question:Shall the report of the Committee of Conference be adopted
Result: Yes 73  
No 47
Absent 29
House Journal 3/2/98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alberico of Rutland City
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Bohi of Hartford
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Carmolli of Rutland City
Casavant of Winooski
Cillo of Hardwick
Coleman of Londonderry
Costello of Brattleboro
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flaherty of South Burlington
Freidin of New Haven
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Howard of Rutland Town
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Kehler of Pomfret
Kenyon of Bradford
Klopchin of Clarendon
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Kristensen of Guilford
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lindgren of Springfield
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Scribner of Middlesex
Seibert of Norwich
Sinnott of Bennington
Smith of Sudbury
Snyder of Pittsford
Soboleski of Rockingham
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Sullivan of Burlington
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Weiss of Northfield
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Bjerke of Burlington
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brunelle of Winooski
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Grant of Groton
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Hudson of Lyndon
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Koch of Barre Town
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Morrissey of Bennington
Murphy of Ludlow
Paquin of Fairfax
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pugh of South Burlington
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Rusten of Halifax
Schiavone of Shelburne
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Simpers of Colchester
Suchmann of Chester
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington
Wheeler of Burlington
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Blanchard of Essex
Brady of Bennington
Dwyer of Thetford
Fox of Essex
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Hyde of Fayston
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Krasnow of Charlotte
Mackinnon of Sharon
Metzger of Milton
Palmer of Pownal
Parizo of Essex
Pike of Mendon
Ranney of Castleton
Towne of Berlin
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Yarnell of Colchester

Explanation of votes

Rep. Bouricius of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I voted in favor of Act 60 and support those portions of H. 577 that make technical corrections to Act 60 to allow its smooth implementation. This Conference report, however, goes far beyond technical corrections. It includes a variety of corporate welfare provisions and, most disturbing, a commitment to school choice. I believe this provision marks the beginning of the destruction of our public education system and is far more significant than the bill to which it is attached. Our public education system is the backbone of any hope for a true democracy. I shall mourn this House's action today."

Rep. Corren of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

It disturbs me to the upmost, that in the attempt to rush through an important bill by an artificial deadline, it has been burdened by even more critical issues upon which this House has taken no testimony, received no favorable action by a committee and has conducted inadequate deliberation.

The sleight-of-hand that brings Vermont school choice by telling supports one thing and opponents another, is indicative of the quality of the contents and procedure regarding this legislation. This is equally true of the discredited elements for so-called economic development. In the short-term, this situation is yet superseded by our utter disregard for the Rules of this House and the sudden and premature cessation of debate.

In the long term, our actions today will have the most profound impact, long after Act 60, which I support despite its serious limitations and technical corrections to it, are forgotten.

Rep. Livingston of Manchester explained her vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

H. 577 offers several concessions that help soften the blow to my taxpayers - and for that we are grateful.

Manchester residents do not resent extending a helping hand to other school districts, but feel the tax structure employed by Act 60 is basically unfair.

The most laudable goals do not necessarily translate into good legislation."

Rep. Mazur of South Burlington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Unsound taxes, unsound economics, unsound equity sharing, unsound economic development policy and unsound belief that spending buys education quality - all make Act 60 and its technical amendments a black hole."

Rep. Perry of Richford explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I support the Conference committee's report on H. 577 because it retains or improves on most of the House-passed provisions. These are necessary and important to timely and effective implementation of Act 60. However, the school choice provisions are a notable exception. The findings are vague and have not been substantiated in this Chamber. I believe the as-scheduled commitment to be premature and potentially counter-productive to achieving equal education opportunity in Vermont. I trust that this problem will be addressed and corrected in the next General Assembly."

Rep. Poirier of Barre City explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Our local schools are the center of the community, and I voted yes despite the fact that I agree with the school choice remarks of Rep. Bouricius. I hope to be a member in the future when this provision of the Conference report will be repealed."

Rep. Young of Orwell explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I voted no - Mr. Speaker, I was concerned that I might be unable to vote no on the record of history. It is important to me that the people of Vermont realize that I knew Act 60 and H. 577 were too complicated, too expensive, too invasive of local control and just won't do much to improve this states educational quality."

Rep. Zuckerman of Burlington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Our education system is a central point to our communities. We could have made a loud resounding statement to support our communities by rejecting this report and pushing the conferees to produce a clean technical corrections bill, without school choice. I believe we would have been able to do that without the self-made deadline of Town Meeting Day, and I would have supported that bill as I did act 60. But, for school choice, I voted no."