Governor Peter Elliott Shumlin's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Peter Elliott Shumlin
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Governor
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Deborah; 2 Children: Olivia, Rebecca
Birth Date: 03/24/1956
Birth Place: Putney, VT
Home City: Putney, VT
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/12/10 H 485 Property Tax and Land Use Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Yea
4/27/10 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement
Resolution Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
Did Not Vote
2/24/10 S 289 Authorizing Nuclear Power Plant Operation Until 2032
Bill Failed - Senate (4 - 26)
Nay
1/29/10 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/02/09 H 441 2009-2010 Budget
Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Yea
5/07/09 H 441 2009-2010 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10)
Yea
5/05/09 H 446 Renewable Energy Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 10)
Yea
5/01/09 H 436 Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Fund Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4)
Yea
4/07/09 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage
Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Yea
3/23/09 Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question
Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 19)
Nay
3/23/09 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
Yea
3/17/09 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/27/09 S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 10)
Did Not Vote
2/17/09 S 88 Health Care Law Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/23/09 S 34 Presidential Election by National Popular Vote
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/22/08 S 278 Campaign Finance Limitations
Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
Yea
5/01/07 SA. 520 Energy Tax Amendment to H. 520
Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
Yea
4/20/07 SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
Yea
4/20/07 SR 16 Urging National Executive Impeachment
None - Senate
Sponsor

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