Week 15 Voting Record of the 2018 Legislative Session

Tuesday, April 17 — View full Journal

  • H.482 — An act relating to consumer protection
    • I voted to support the annual omnibus consumer protection bill, which included a number of provisions, including changes to debt collection law, to protect Vermont consumers. The bill had 19 versions before being voted out of committee, and was thoroughly vetted by the Commerce Committee on a bipartisan basis. I voted yes. The bill passed.
  • H.551 — An act relating to flying the Green Mountain Boys Flag at the State House
    • This bill, which previously passed the House on January 24, 2018, proposed minor changes from the House previously passed by the House. I voted yes to concur with the proposal of amendment. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • H.566 — An act relating to animal cruelty
    • This bill, which previously passed the House on January 31, 2018, proposed minor changes from the House previously passed by the House. I voted yes to concur with the proposal of amendment. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.

Wednesday, April 18 — View full Journal

  • H.906 — An act relating to professional licensing for service members and veterans
    • I voted to concur with the Senate’s proposal of amendment, which modified slightly the bill passed by the House on March 14. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.
  • H.482 — An act relating to consumer protection
    • I voted to support the annual omnibus consumer protection bill through the third (final) stage of passage. The bill passed on a mixed voice vote. I voted yes.
  • S.92 — An act relating to interchangeable biological products
    • I voted to support this bill through the second (preliminary) stage of passage to pilot how we can reduce costs of certain prescription drugs. The bill directs the Agency of Human Services, in consultation with interested stakeholders and appropriate federal officials, to design a wholesale prescription drug importation program, including requirements of safety and cost. Additionally, the bill would direct the State to seek federal waivers to pursue this work. This is an important step to potentially lower the cost of drugs. I voted yes. The bill passed on a near unanimous voice vote.
  • S.173 — An act relating to sealing criminal history records when there is no conviction
    • I voted to support this House strike-all amendment to this bill to update how criminal records are sealed. This is an important criminal justice reform tool. I voted yes. The bill passed second (preliminary) reading on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.289 — An act relating to protecting consumers and promoting an open Internet in Vermont
    • I voted to support this bill to protect procurement practices and provide tools to Vermont’s Attorney General to make sure our internet remains open and accessible. This bill starts a multi-step process to look at how the State utilizes internet services. The bill passed (second) preliminary reading. I voted yes.
  • H.926 — An act relating to approval of amendments to the Charter of the Town of Colchester
    • I voted yes to support this non-controversial municipal charter bill. The bill passed second (preliminary) reading on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.
  • H.300 — An act relating to the statute of limitations for recovery and possession of property
    • I voted to support this Senate proposal of amendment, which originally passed on January 24, through the second (preliminary) stage of passage. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.
  • H.429 — An act relating to establishment of a communication facilitator program
    • I voted to support this Senate proposal of amendment, which originally passed on March 21, through the second (preliminary) stage of passage. The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.

Thursday, April 19 — View full Journal

  • H.926 — An act relating to approval of amendments to the Charter of the Town of Colchester
    • I voted yes to support this non-controversial municipal charter bill. The bill passed third (final) reading on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.
  • S.92 — An act relating to interchangeable biological products
    • I voted to support this bill through the third (final) stage of passage for the reasons outlined above (see April 19). The bill passed on a near unanimous voice vote.
  • S.173 — An act relating to sealing criminal history records when there is no conviction
    • I voted to support this bill through the third (final) stage of passage for the reasons outlined above (see April 19). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.
  • S.289 — An act relating to protecting consumers and promoting an open Internet in Vermont
    • I voted to support this bill through the third (final) stage of passage for the reasons outlined above (see April 19). The bill passed on a near unanimous voice vote.
  • H.927 — An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Montpelier
    * I voted yes to support this non-controversial municipal charter bill. The bill passed second (preliminary) reading on a unanimous voice vote. I voted yes.

Friday, April 20 — View full Journal

  • I was off the floor to provide Congressman Peter Welch a tour of Essex Junction businesses and innovation centers.