H. 130

An act providing adjustments in the amounts appropriated for the support of government.

Amendment by Reps. Pike and Pratt, regarding affordable housing loans.

Yeas, 20. Nays, 123. Absent, 6. House Journal, 2/3/99.

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:
Baker of West Rutland
Barney of Highgate
Brown of Walden
Clark of St. Johnsbury
DePoy of Rutland City
Gray of Barre Town
Hathaway of Barton
Hoag of Woodford
Larocque of Barnet
Maslack of Poultney
Mullin of Rutland Town
O'Donnell of Vernon
Pike of Mendon
Pratt of Castleton
Randall of Bradford
Richardson of Weathersfield
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Winters of Williamstown
Wood of Brandon
Alfano of Calais
Allard of St. Albans Town
Anderson of Woodstock
Angell of Randolph
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
Buckland of Newport Town
Carmolli of Rutland City
Cleland of Northfield
Colvin of Bennington
Corren of Burlington
Costello of Brattleboro
Crawford of Burke
Cross of Winooski
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Dummerston
Darrow of Newfane
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
Flory of Pittsford
Fox of Essex
Freed of Dorset
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gretkowski of Burlington
Heath of Westford
Helm of Castleton
Hingtgen of Burlington
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburg
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hube of Londonderry
Hudson of Lyndon
Hummel of Underhill
Hyde of Fayston
Johnson of Canaan
Jordan of Middlesex
Kainen of Hartford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Krawczyk of Bennington
Kreitzer of Rutland City
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Lafayette of Burlington
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Little of Shelburne
Livingston of Manchester
Mallary of Brookfield
Marron of Stowe
Masland of Thetford
Mazur of South Burlington
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburg
McNamara of Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Morrissey of Bennington
Neiman of Georgia
Nitka of Ludlow
Nuovo of Middlebury
Osman of Plainfield
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Partridge of Windham
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Poirier of Barre City
Postman of Brownington
Pugh of South Burlington
Quaid of Williston
Rivero of Milton
Robb of Swanton
Rusten of Halifax
Schaefer of Colchester
Schiavone of Shelburne
Seibert of Norwich
Severance of Colchester
Smith of New Haven
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
Towne of Berlin
Tracy of Burlington
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
Woodward of Johnson
Young of Orwell
Zuckerman of Burlington
Follett of Springfield
Mackinnon of Sharon
Palmer of Pownal
Peaslee of Guildhall
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Wisell of Bristol
Rep. Hoag of Woodford explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: I voted yes because I don't know if the concerns of the local officials and citizens of the communities being consumed by this land sale have been addressed. I don't know if they have had an opportunity to express their concerns. Our citizens are our most important resource and they should be afforded the opportunity to express their concerns. I have had too many bad experiences with the federal government pertaining to access and land usage to simply approve of a sale of this magnitude without the input of those people who will be most affected."

Rep. Hyde of Fayston explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: The purchase of the Champion land by the state of Vermont will provide public access and economic benefit to the citizens of Vermont. We must be sure that the easements contain language that will ensure the use of these lands both for recreation and provide for commercial productive use of these lands for the forest products industry."