Roll Call! Senate Says No to Sales Tax Holiday (9-21), 2015

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in the State Senate on April 10, 2015 by a vote of

Purpose: The Collamore Amendment would have allowed for a one day sales tax holiday in Vermont. From the amendment: “a sales and use tax or local option sales tax shall not be imposed or collected on sales to individuals for personal use items or tangible personal property at a sales price of $2,000.00 or less on August 29, 2015.”
Analysis: Those voting YES on this amendment were for the sales tax holiday. Those voting NO were opposed to it.
Senate Journal, Friday, April 10, 2015. “Shall the bill be amended as recommended by Senator Collamore and Balint?, was disagreed to on a roll call, Yeas 9, Nays 21.” (Read the Journal, p. 410-411)

How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – NO
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – NO
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – NO
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – NO
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – NO
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – NO
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – YES
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – NO
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – YES
William Doyle (R-Washington) – YES
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – NO
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – NO
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – NO
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – NO
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – YES
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – NO
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – NO
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – NO
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – NO
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – NO
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – NO
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – NO

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Ray Fotion April 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

The SPENDOCRATS in powe4r Have given me even MORE reason to shop in New Hampshire!!! If I ran my Finances the way they run the States, I would HAVE to file BANKRUPTSY fairly quickly. Is that where we as a State are headed? It’s time for a fullout tax revolt.


Peg C April 19, 2015 at 12:45 am

Make ALL those senators who live in border towns to NH sign a pledge they WON’T shop Lebanon, NH. I’ll guarantee you they won’t, because they like shopping in tax free NH,and don’t give a rat’s behind what you think. Be sneaky, ask your senator if they like the traffic on Route 12 in Lebanon, NH and see what their response is. You’ll know if they are lying.


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