Week 10 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, March 14 — View full Journal

  • H.42 – An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to incompatible municipal offices
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill received mixed support on a voice vote.
  • H.59 – An act relating to technical changes
    • I voted to support this Government Operations cleanup bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • H.379 – An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) so the Search and Rescue Council can continue its work as it seeks to improve public safety measures. The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • H .494 – An act relating to the transportation program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law
    • I voted to support the annual Transportation bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill authorizes increased support for paving, municipal road leveling and other projects, and stormwater improvements that are critical for Vermont’s water quality goals. The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • S.38 – An act relating to the Government Accountability Committee and the State Outcomes Report
    • This bill passed the House earlier in the session and was returned with minor changes. I voted to support the bill through the second stage of passage. The bill received near unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • H.218 – An act relating to the adequate shelter of dogs and cats
    • I voted to support this bill, which stalled at the end of the 2015-2016 legislative biennium, through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill provides reasonable protections for animals. A vote to approve the recommendation of the House Agriculture Committee passed by a roll call vote of 134-4. I voted yes. I also voted yes to advance the bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval).
  • H.265 – An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill received passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • H.219 – An act relating to the Vermont spaying and neutering program
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill received passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.79 – An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). This bill secures the rights of Vermonters as they relate to  creation of a registry by the federal government. The proposal sets forth reasonable structures for collecting aggregated information, while at the same time guarding against individual data collection. Given the pronouncements then-candidate Donald Trump made on the campaign trail, I join with Governor Scott, Attorney General Donovan, and the unanimous vote of the entire Senate in supporting this bill. The final vote was 110-24.

Wednesday, March 15 — View full Journal

  • H.42 – An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to incompatible municipal offices
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14). The bill received mixed support on a voice vote.
  • H.59 – An act relating to technical changes
    • I voted to support this Government Operations cleanup bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).
  • H.218 – An act relating to the adequate shelter of dogs and cats
    • I voted to support this bill, which stalled at the end of the 2015-2016 legislative biennium, through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).
  • H.219 – An act relating to the Vermont spaying and neutering program
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).
  • H.265 – An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).
  • H.379 – An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council.
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).
  • H .494 – An act relating to the transportation program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law
    • I voted to support the annual Transportation bill through the second stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14).  The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • S.38 – An act relating to the Government Accountability Committee and the State Outcomes Report
    • This bill passed the House earlier in the session and was returned with minor changes. I voted to support the bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14). The bill received unanimous support on a voice vote.
  • S.79 – An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information
    * I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (preliminary approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 14). The bill received mixed support on a voice vote.

Thursday, March 16 — View full Journal

  • H.184 – An act relating to evaluations of suicide profiles
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.

Friday, March 17 — View full Journal

  • H.184 – An act relating to evaluations of suicide profiles
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons outlined above (see March 16). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • H.376 – An act relating to occupational safety and workers’ compensation.
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see March 16). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.13 – An act relating to fees and costs allowed at a tax sale
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). This bill proposes changes that were developed in the Senate. The measure had broad support, including a companion House bill. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.