House resolution relating to Vermont's health care system

Question: Shall the resolution be adopted

Yes 90
No 49
Absent 10
House Journal 4/15/98

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
Blanchard of Essex
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Buchdahl of Georgia
Buckland of Newport Town
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
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Hoag of Woodford
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
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
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Pugh of South Burlington
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
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
Woodward of Johnson
Zuckerman of Burlington
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
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
Palmer of Pownal
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
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Howrigan of Fairfield
Krasnow of Charlotte
Marron of Stowe
Parizo of Essex
Rivero of Milton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Scribner of Middlesex
Steele of Waterbury
Yarnell of Colchester

Rep. Koch of Barre Town explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

It's that time of year. The daffodils are sprouting and so are the resolutions that keep the Legislature in business through the summer months.

I support the intent of this resolution - to learn more about what Vermonters think about our health care system and long-term care. But I do not support the ever increasing assault on the concept of a citizen legislature.

Mr. Speaker, when the gavel falls Saturday night, we should be gone."

Rep. Miller of Shaftsbury explained her vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I applaud the members of the House who are responsible for this initiative.

For the past decade I have been seeped in knowledge of the health care industry in Vermont as a result of being my mother's primary caregiver in the last years of her life. I know the best and worst of it and I am pleased that we are making the effort to improve the health care system for our neediest citizens."