Week 16 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, April 25 — View full Journal

  • H.333 – An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed April 21. The bill passed on a strong voice vote.
  • S.127 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval). Prior to passage, an amendment was offered to require that Vermont adopt a primary seatbelt law, which would allow law enforcement to issue citations in the event a driver was spotted not wearing a seatbelt. The amendment had not had an opportunity to be vetted in the Transportation Committee. I voted against the amendment due to concerns that it hadn’t been adequately reviewed prior to being considered by the body. The amendment failed 36-105.
  • J.R.S 25 – Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill In  holdings in Essex County and to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Land
    • I voted to support this resolution through third reading (final approval). It passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.527 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of and the East Montpelier Fire District No. 1
    • I voted to support this municipal charter bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • S.10 – An act relating to liability for the contamination of potable water
    • I voted to support the House proposal of amendment. It passed 140-2.
  • S.52 – An act relating to the Public Service Board and its proceedings
    • **I was off the floor prepping for the presentation of S.130 with Education Committee colleagues.
  • S.130 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws
    • I voted to support this bill, with a series of House amendments, through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). This bill proposes a number of changes to education law. The Education Committee, on which I serve, incorporated a number of proposals ranging from addressing how finger printing procedures take place in Vermont’s private/public preK system, administration of independent higher education records to ensure the State is held harmless should such an institution ever close, and other programmatic changes. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • H.524 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.
  • H.3 – An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.
  • H.136 – An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees
    • I voted to support the Senate proposal of amendment. The bill passed by a vote of 139-2.
  • H.184 – An act relating to evaluation of suicide profiles
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.
  • H.462 – An act relating to social media privacy for employees
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.
  • H.502 – An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s parentage laws
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.

 

  • H.507 – An act relating to Next Generation Medicaid ACO Pilot project reporting requirements
    * **I was off the floor for a meeting during this vote.

Wednesday, April 26 — View full Journal

  • H.145 – An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made some changes. Likewise, the House Committee recommended an additional amendment. I voted to support the House-amended bill.
  • H.524 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford
    • I voted to support this technical municipal charter through the third stage of passage (final approval). The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.524 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of East Montpelier and to the merger of the East Montpelier Fire  District No. 11269
    • I voted to support this technical municipal charter through the third stage of passage (final approval). The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • S.10 – An act relating to liability for the contamination of potable water
    • I voted to support the House proposal of amendment through third reading. It passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.52 – An act relating to the Public Service Board and its proceedings
    • I voted to support the House proposal of amendment through third reading so the operations of the Public Service Board are transparent, and open to the public. The bill passed 144-0.
  • S.130 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval). Prior to passage, I voted to support an amendments to add an education weighting study, clarification of fingerprinting procedures for preK providers, and a technical change to modify language around adult education and literacy providers. The bill passed the House on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.9 – An act relating to the preparation of poultry products
    • I voted to support this House amended version of the bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) to clarify various agricultural practices related to the handling of poultry. I voted yes.
  • H.5 – An act relating to investment of town cemetery funds
    • This bill, which passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. I joined members of the House to vote to concur with the Senate proposal of amendment. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.74 – An act relating to non consensual sexual conduct
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made significant changes. As such, the House Committee recommended formation of a Committee of Conference to resolve differences between the two bodies. I voted to support to formation the Conference Committee.
  • H.497 – An act relating to health requirements for animals used in agriculture
    • This bill, which passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. I joined members of the House to vote to concur with the Senate proposal of amendment. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.508 – An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences.
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made significant changes. As such, the House Committee recommended formation of a Committee of Conference to resolve differences between the two bodies. I voted to support to formation the Conference Committee.
  • S.23 – An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made some changes. Likewise, the House Committee recommended an additional amendment. I voted to support the House-amended bill.

Thursday, April 27 — View full Journal

  • H.184 – An act relating to evaluations of suicide profiles
    • This bill, which passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. I joined members of the House to vote to concur with the Senate proposal of amendment. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.230 – An act relating to consent by minors for mental health treatment related to sexual orientation and gender identity
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made several changes. I joined members of the House to vote to further amend the bill and return it to the Senate. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.308 – An act relating to a committee to reorganize and reclassify Vermont’s criminal statutes
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made several changes. I joined members of the House to vote to further amend the bill and return it to the Senate. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • S.9 – An act relating to the preparation of poultry products
    • I voted to support this bill through the third stage of passage (final approval) for the reasons listed above (see April 26). The bill passes on a unanimous vote.
  • S.4 – An act relating to publicly accessible meetings of an accountable care organization’s governing body
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) to provide additional transparency to this proposal and how ACOs meetings are governed. Prior to passage, the House adopted several amendments to the Senate bill. I voted to support the amended bill. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • S.133 – An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) to provide additional transparency to this proposal and how ACOs meetings are governed. Prior to passage, the House adopted several amendments to the Senate bill. I voted to support the amended bill. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.50 – An act relating to the telecommunications siting law
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • H.219 – An act relating to the Vermont spaying and neutering program
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • H.516 – An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • H.529 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • H.534 – An act relating to approval of the adoption and codification of the charter of the Town of Calais
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • S.3 – An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • H.518 – An act relating to making appropriations for the up port of government
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • S.50 – An act relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine services delivered in or outside a health care facility
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.
  • S.75 – An act relating to aquatic nuisance species control
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting during this action and did not vote.

Friday, April 28 — View full Journal

  • S.61 – An act relating to offenders with mental illness
    • **I was off the floor for a meeting when this vote was taken.
  • H.529 – An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre
    • I voted to support this municipal charter bill. It passed with unanimous support.
  • H.534 – An act relating to approval of the adoption and codification of the charter of the Town of Calais
    • I voted to support this municipal charter bill. It passed with unanimous support.
  • S.3 – An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn
    • I voted to support this bill with a House proposal of amendment. The bill passed with unanimous support.
  • S.4 – An act relating to publicly accessible meetings of an accountable care organization
    • I voted to support this bill with a House proposal of amendment. The bill passed with unanimous support.
  • H.241 – An act relating to the charter of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
    • I voted to support this technical charter change through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill passed by a unanimous vote.
  • H.154 – An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington
    • I voted to support this technical charter change through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). Prior to passage, and amendment was offered to clarify certain procedures for charter changes. I supported the amendment and voted to approve the amended bill. The bill passed by a unanimous vote.
  • H.522 – An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington
    • I voted to support this technical charter change through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval). The bill passed by a unanimous vote.
  • H.513 – An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law
    • For months, the Education Committee has worked on a package of education reforms to address a variety of issues. This bill, which was the House’s miscellaneous education bill, also became the vehicle for attaching language authorizing Act 46 flexibility. We’ve taken extensive testimony on Act 46. An April 4 public hearing was held to solicit feedback on the Senate’s Act 46 flexibility bill (S.122). Additionally, a number of our colleagues visited the Education Committee to present amendments to the Senate proposal. The Education Committee drew on these ideas and concepts to try to craft a proposal in a way that provides greater flexibility for districts that have not merged under Act 46, while at the same time honoring the work of those systems that have successfully unified. This bill represented those combined efforts. I voted to support the Sharpe amendment, which passed 136-0. I then voted against the Sibilia amendment, which failed on a vote of 24-107. Finally, I voted down the amendment offered by Rep. Haas. The body passed the amended bill by a unanimous vote.
  • S.133 – An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination
    • I voted to support this bill through the second stage of passage (preliminary approval) to provide additional transparency to this proposal and how ACOs meetings are governed. Prior to passage, the House adopted several amendments to the Senate bill. I voted to support the amended bill. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • S.134 – An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services
    • I voted to support this bill with a House proposal of amendment. The bill passed with unanimous support.
  • S.22 – An act relating to increased penalties for obsession, sale, and dispensation of fentanyl
    • This bill, which the House passed earlier this year, was returned by the Senate with a proposal of amendment. The Senate made several changes. I joined members of the House to vote to further amend the bill and return it to the Senate. The bill passed on a unanimous vote.
  • H.503 – An act relating to bail
    • After the House advanced this bill earlier this year, the Senate made changes that caused the Judiciary Committee to recommend that a Committee of Conference be appointed (3 members of the House and 3 members of the Senate) to resolve differences. The body concurred with the Committee’s recommendation.
  • S.56 – An act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act
    • After the House advanced this bill earlier this year, the Senate made changes that the House accepted. I voted yes.
  • H.42– An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to municipal audit penalties
    • After the House advanced this bill earlier this year, the Senate called for a Committee of Conference. This vote was on the Conference’s consensus proposal. I voted yes. The bill received unanimous support.