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Peter Shumlin's Voting Records on Issue:

Vermont Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 27, 2010 SR 17 Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement Resolution Passed - Senate
(14 - 13)
Did Not Vote
April 7, 2009 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 5)
March 23, 2009 Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question Amendment Rejected - Senate
(11 - 19)
March 23, 2009 S 115 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 4)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 20, 2013 S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Signed - Executive

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