S.214

An act relating to large farm operations

Question:Shall the Agriculture committee be relieved of the bill and it be committed to the Natural Resources & Energy Committee
Result: Yes 70  
No 47
Absent 32
House Journal 4/14/98

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
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Barney of Highgate
Bjerke of Burlington
Bohi of Hartford
Bouricius of Burlington
Brady of Bennington
Brooks of Montpelier
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
Fox of Essex
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
Keenan of St. Albans City
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
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mazzariello of Rutland City
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Nelson of Ryegate
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Rivero of Milton
Rose of Williston
Rusten of Halifax
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
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Waite of Pawlet
Wheeler of Burlington
Zuckerman of Burlington
Angell of Randolph
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Crawford of Burke
Dwyer of Thetford
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
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
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pugh of South Burlington
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
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
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Alberico of Rutland City
Allard of St. Albans Town
Baker of Randolph
Blanchard of Essex
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brunelle of Winooski
Buchdahl of Georgia
Buckland of Newport Town
Edwards of Swanton
Flaherty of South Burlington
Grant of Groton
Hoag of Woodford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Lindgren of Springfield
McNamara of Burlington
Milne of Washington
Murphy of Ludlow
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Pike of Mendon
Poirier of Barre City
Robb of Swanton
Scribner of Middlesex
Sinnott of Bennington
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Weiss of Northfield
Willett of St. Albans City
Woodward of Johnson
Yarnell of Colchester

Rep. Hyde of Fayston explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Today I have learned a new definition of the "committee process". If one committee defeats a bill, send it on to

a more "friendly committee" to pass it. Good luck farmers."

Rep. Richardson of Weathersfield explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

This action on S. 214 effectively destroyed the committee system. It will be a long time to get back the trust of us

and the public. We need the citizen initiative."

Rep. Walker of Brownington explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

It would appear manure is more important to some in this body than kids' lives."

Rep. Young of Orwell explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

The committee process has just been pronounced dead. This body has been working overtime of late taking the

rights of Vermonters away at an alarming rate. It just took the rights of some of its members and undoubtedly their

credentials as well."

S.214

An act relating to large farm operations

Question:Rep. Maslack amendment (exempt existing livestock farms)
Result: Yes 59  
No 73
Absent 17
House Journal 4/17/98

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:
Allard of St. Albans Town
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Barney of Highgate
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dunne of Hartland
Dwyer of Thetford
Edwards of Swanton
Freed of Dorset
Fyfe of Newport City
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Knox of Northfield
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
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Milne of Washington
Morrissey of Bennington
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Pike of Mendon
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
Voyer of Morristown
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Woodward of Johnson
Young of Orwell
Alberico of Rutland City
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
Coleman of Londonderry
Corren of Burlington
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Deuel of West Rutland
Doyle of Richmond
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
Hummel of Underhill
Keenan of St. Albans City
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
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
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
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
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
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Costello of Brattleboro
Darrow of Dummerston
Hoag of Woodford
Kehler of Pomfret
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Mackinnon of Sharon
Metzger of Milton
Ranney of Castleton
Richardson of Weathersfield
Scribner of Middlesex
Waite of Pawlet
Walker of Brownington

Rep. Barney of Highgate explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

I have the duty of representing the folks who live next to Vermont Egg Farm and the duty of representing the rest

of my community, which is made of dairy farmers. I also have the duty as the Franklin/Highgate Rep. to pass good legislation

regardless of the Senate's politics or personalities."

Rep. Bourdeau of Hyde Park explained her vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Another sad day for agriculture when a 10-0-1 vote out of the House Agriculture committee is now completely

ignored. What other bill with a 10-0-1 vote from a committee has been turned down by this body in the past two years?"

Rep. Sheltra of Derby explained her vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

As the daughter of a former farmer, I voted yes because without this amendment I believe S. 214 would be more

helpful to a farmer if it were shredded and used for bedding."

S.214

An act relating to large farm operations

Question:Shall the bill pass in concurrence?
Result: Yes 77  
No 57
Absent 15
House Journal 4/18/98

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
Aswad of Burlington
Barbieri of Wallingford
Barney of Highgate
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
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
Doyle of Richmond
Edwards of Swanton
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
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
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
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
Vinton of Colchester
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Yarnell of Colchester
Zuckerman of Burlington
Angell of Randolph
Baker of Randolph
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Brunelle of Winooski
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Crawford of Burke
Dominick of Starksboro
Dunne of Hartland
Dwyer of Thetford
Freed of Dorset
Fyfe of Newport City
Ginevan of Middlebury
Grant of Groton
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburgh
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
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
McGrath of Ferrisburgh
Metzger of Milton
Milne of Washington
Morrissey of Bennington
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Pike of Mendon
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
Voyer of Morristown
Walker of Brownington
Westman of Cambridge
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Woodward of Johnson
Young of Orwell
Allard of St. Albans Town
Bristol of Brattleboro
Buckland of Newport Town
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Johnson of Canaan
Kendall of Woodstock
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Knox of Northfield
Krasnow of Charlotte
Molloy of Arlington
Ranney of Castleton
Scribner of Middlesex
Vincent of Waterbury
Waite of Pawlet

Rep. Towne of Berlin explained her vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker:

Agriculture has been a great asset for the State of Vermont. As the state is evolving to a urban

orientation, those of us that work the land are finding our friends are few and far between. I ask those unfamiliar

with the changing face of agriculture - don't complain about the farmers with your mouth full!"