Roll Call! Senate Bans More Products Under Efficiency Standards (25-4), 2018

PASSED
in the State Senate on May 9th, 2018 by a vote of
25-4

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Purpose: To expand Vermont’s efficiency standards, passed in 2005, to cover over a dozen more items, including shower heads, air compressors, water coolers, computers and telephones.
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Analysis: This bill would increase the number of appliances that are subject to Vermont’s energy efficiency standards.
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Those voting YES believe that some appliances are too energy-intensive, and that Vermonters should not be allowed to purchase them.

Those voting NO believe that Vermonters should be allowed to decide for themselves the costs and benefits of a variety of appliances. The ones who will be most hurt by this legislation are poor Vermonters who may have to forgo purchasing much needed appliances because the up-front cost of the high-efficiency models is greater than the models that do not meet efficiency standards.
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Senate Journal, Thursday, May 9th, 2018“Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence with proposal of amendment on a roll call, Yeas 25, Nays 4.” (Read the Journal, p. 1419-1420)
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How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – NOT VOTING
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – YES
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Carolyn Branagan (R-Franklin) – YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
Randy Brock (R-Franklin) – NO
Francis Brooks (D-Washington) – YES
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – YES
Alison Clarkson (D-Windsor) – YES
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – NO
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
Debbie Ingram (D-Chittendent) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – YES
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – YES
Chris Pearson (P-Chittenden) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – YES
David Soucy (R-Rutland) – NO
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES

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