H. 554

An act making appropriations for the support of government.

Rep. Allard amendment Vermont Conservation Trust Fund Act.

Yeas, 51. Nays, 94. Absent, 4. House Journal 3/31/99.

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

"Mr. Speaker: We can confiscate their earnings. We can rob them of their accumulation. We regulate them to unprofitability. We destroy their infrastructure. Then we say isn't it wonderful that we are here to save you. How wonderful that you volunteered. Harry Brown, the Libertarian Presidential candidate, probably put it best when he said in his book why government doesn't work. "Government first breaks your legs, then hands you a crutch and says see, if it wasn't for me, you couldn't walk."