H. 548

An act relating to equal education opportunity omnibus act Rep. Corren et al amendment regarding repeal of statewide property tax on homesteads and imposition of education income tax.

Yeas, 14. Nays, 119. Absent, 16. House Journal 3/29/99.

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:
Alfano of Calais
Anderson of Woodstock
Bouricius of Burlington
Corren of Burlington
Hingtgen of Burlington
Kreitzer of Rutland City
Moore of Rutland City
Osman of Plainfield
Poirier of Barre City
Quaid of Williston
Randall of Bradford
Schaefer of Colchester
Woodward of Johnson
Zuckerman of Burlington
Allard of St. Albans Town
Angell of Randolph
Atkins of Winooski
Baker of West Rutland
Barbieri of Wallingford
Barney of Highgate
Blanchard of Essex
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bristol of Brattleboro
Brooks of Montpelier
Brown of Walden
Buckland of Newport Town
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Cleland of Northfield
Colvin of Bennington
Costello of Brattleboro
Crawford of Burke
Cross of Winooski
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
DePoy of Rutland City
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Emmons of Springfield
Flory of Pittsford
Follett of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freed of Dorset
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hube of Londonderry
Hudson of Lyndon
Hummel of Underhill
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
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Lafayette of Burlington
Larocque of Barnet
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Livingston of Manchester
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mallary of Brookfield
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Masland of Thetford
Mazur of South Burlington
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McGrath of Ferrisburg
McNamara of Burlington
Metzger of Milton
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Morrissey of Bennington
Mullin of Rutland Town
Neiman of Georgia
Nitka of Ludlow
Nuovo of Middlebury
O'Donnell of Vernon
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Partridge of Windham
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Perry of Richford
Pike of Mendon
Postman of Brownington
Pratt of Castleton
Pugh of South Burlington
Richardson of Weathersfield
Rivero of Milton
Robb of Swanton
Rusten of Halifax
Schiavone of Shelburne
Seibert of Norwich
Severance of Colchester
Sheltra of Derby
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Smith of New Haven
Smith of Sudbury
Starr of Troy
Steele of Waterbury
Stevens of Newbury
Suchmann of Chester
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
Westman of Cambridge
Wheeler of Burlington
Willett of St. Albans City
Winters of Williamstown
Aswad of Burlington
Carmolli of Rutland City
Edwards of Swanton
Flaherty of South Burlington
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Holmes of Bethel
Houston of Ferrisburg
Hyde of Fayston
Little of Shelburne
Milkey of Brattleboro
Sullivan of Burlington
Voyer of Morristown
Wisell of Bristol
Wood of Brandon
Young of Orwell
Rep. Poirier of Barre City explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: I voted yes knowing this proposal would not pass at this time. It has been very clear to me, as a Representative of a receiving town, that an educational plan which allows Vermonters to pay its school cost based on income and non-Vermonters on property, is better than what we have now. I would encourage the Ways and Means committee to revisit their original bill which was much fairer than what we have now."