Week 8 Voting Record

It’s important that you know where I stand on issues that come before the legislature. Below is a weekly summary of the votes I took in the previous week. I will provide weekly updates so you can review my record. My goal is transparency. If you have any questions about a vote, please email me at dylan@vtdylan.com or call (802) 734-8841.

All information on floor debates is available by viewing the House Journals available here. Once you’ve navigated to the General Assembly’s website linked above, select the relevant floor session date. There you can review details about the debate, Representative’s floor statements, vote totals and more.

Tuesday, February 21 — View full Journal

  • H.3 – An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). Burial depth is linked to environmental harm. Adjusting the depth to a standard of 3.5 feet below the surface seems a reasonable precaution to protect our natural resources. The bill received mixed support on a voice vote.

Wednesday, February 22 — View full Journal

  • H.3 – An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see February 21). As was the case on second reading, the bill received mixed support on a voice vote.
  • Special Committee Report on Government Operations
    • After a lengthy process of debating whether the House should conduct a vote recount in the Orange-1 House race, the House’s rules and procedures caught a technical issue that prohibited the House from proceeding with a formal recount. Pursuant to these findings, the House Committee on Government Operations recommended that the recount be called off. As I noted on February 2, I had some reservations about the need to conduct a recount in the first place and was pleased to support an amendment to ensure that the House adopt rules and procedures to catch any unforeseen circumstances. In the end, the rules and procedures serve their purpose and Representatives unanimously agreed not to proceed with a recount.
  • H.201 – An act relating to length of stays at designated shelters
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) to increase the number of days a child can stay in an emergency shelter from 7 to 21 days. The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.

Thursday, February 23 — View full Journal

  • **I did not vote on February 23 as I was off the floor at a meeting.

Friday, February 24 — View full Journal

  • **There were no bills on the floor to be voted on.