H. 97

An act relating to a graduated driver license program.

Reps. Freed and Mullin amendment regarding a reduction in the restricted driving period for junior operators who have maintained a B plus average.

Yeas, 54. Nays, 86. Absent, 9. House Journal 4/16/99.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Angell of Randolph
Baker of West Rutland
Barney of Highgate
Brown of Walden
Buckland of Newport Town
Cleland of Northfield
Colvin of Bennington
Crawford of Burke
Darrow of Dummerston
DePoy of Rutland City
Dunne of Hartland
Edwards of Swanton
Flaherty of South Burlington
Follett of Springfield
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Helm of Castleton
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburg
Hube of Londonderry
Hudson of Lyndon
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Kainen of Hartford
Kinsey of Craftsbury
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Larocque of Barnet
Larrabee of Danville
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Mazur of South Burlington
McGrath of Ferrisburg
Metzger of Milton
Mullin of Rutland Town
O'Donnell of Vernon
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pike of Mendon
Quaid of Williston
Richardson of Weathersfield
Robb of Swanton
Rusten of Halifax
Schaefer of Colchester
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Smith of New Haven
Towne of Berlin
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Young of Orwell
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Anderson of Woodstock
Aswad of Burlington
Atkins of Winooski
Barbieri of Wallingford
Blanchard of Essex
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Cross of Winooski
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Deen of Westminster
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Emmons of Springfield
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Hingtgen of Burlington
Hoag of Woodford
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hummel of Underhill
Jordan of Middlesex
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Krawczyk of Bennington
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Lafayette of Burlington
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mallary of Brookfield
Masland of Thetford
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Neiman of Georgia
Nitka of Ludlow
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Parizo of Essex
Partridge of Windham
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Postman of Brownington
Pratt of Castleton
Pugh of South Burlington
Randall of Bradford
Rivero of Milton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Seibert of Norwich
Severance of Colchester
Smith of Sudbury
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Stevens of Newbury
Suchmann of Chester
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
Westman of Cambridge
Wheeler of Burlington
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Zuckerman of Burlington
Carmolli of Rutland City
Deuel of West Rutland
Flory of Pittsford
Fox of Essex
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Paquin of Fairfax
Rivero of Milton
Voyer of Morristown
Wood of Brandon
Rep. Clark of St. Johnsbury, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: It might be well for us to let the parents carry out their duty on rewarding their child's achievements, or not, as they see fit, not the State of Vermont".

Rep. Suchmann of Chester, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: I believe the member from Dorset has put his finger on a serious problem in our society - that is the lack of recognition and prestige for scholastic achievement, as opposed to the glorification of athletic achievement. But I think this amendment makes a poor choice in the designation of driving privilege as the appropriate reward."