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Vermont Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 12, 2010 H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)
Yea
April 27, 2010 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement Resolution Passed - Senate
(14 - 13)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 24, 2010 S 289 Authorizing Nuclear Power Plant Operation Until 2032 Bill Failed - Senate
(4 - 26)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2010 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement Senate Sponsor
June 2, 2009 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 5)
Yea
May 7, 2009 H 441 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 10)
Yea
May 5, 2009 H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 10)
Yea
May 1, 2009 H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 4)
Yea
April 7, 2009 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 5)
Yea
March 23, 2009 Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question Amendment Rejected - Senate
(11 - 19)
Nay
March 23, 2009 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 4)
Yea
March 17, 2009 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Senate Sponsor
Feb. 27, 2009 S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 10)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 17, 2009 S 88 Health Care Law Amendments Senate Sponsor
Jan. 23, 2009 S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote Senate Sponsor
April 22, 2008 S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations Veto Override Passed - Senate
(26 - 4)
Yea
May 1, 2007 SA. 520 Energy Tax Amendment to H. 520 Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 14)
Yea
April 20, 2007 SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 9)
Yea
April 20, 2007 SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment Senate Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 8, 2014 H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 24, 2014 S 82 Amends Campaign Finance Law Signed - Executive
Sign
June 6, 2013 H 200 Reduces Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
May 29, 2013 H 265 Amends Education Property Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2013 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Signed - Executive
Sign
May 15, 2013 H 530 2014 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 16, 2012 H 559 Establishes a Health Benefit Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
May 16, 2012 H 464 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Signed - Executive
Sign
May 15, 2012 H 290 Relating to Adult Protective Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 26, 2011 H 202 Single-Payer and Unified Health System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 26, 2011 S 77 Relating to Water Testing of Private Wells Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 6, 2011 H 436 Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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