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  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Chair
  • Rep. Charles Conquest, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Selene Colburn
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
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  • Rep. Martin LaLonde
  • Rep. Ruqaiyah Morris
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson
  • Rep. Gary Viens
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit

House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/21/2017 9:02 AM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00 AM          House Convenes

 

10:00 AM          Trauma and the Impact of Incarceration

Billie Stockton, Mental Health Counselor, Washington State Prison System - Phone

Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:15 PM          S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion, Mark-Up and Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office -

 

2:30 PM          H. 132 - An act relating to limiting landowner liability for posting the dangers of swimming holes

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Washington-Chittenden

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Mark H. Kolter, Esq., Darby Thorndike Kolter & Nordle, LLP

Bruce Seifer - Invited

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness

Bill Walk-Through, Testimony and Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

10:20 AM          Break

 

10:40 AM          S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wilda White, Executive  Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

John Wallace, General Counsel, Rutland Medical Center

Christie Everett, Director, Access and Acute Care Services, Clara Martin Center

Dawn Littlepage, Clinical Director, Clara Martin Center

 

11:50 AM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

3:40 PM          S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Continued Testimony

Richard Cassidy, Esq., Rich Cassidy Law

 

3:55 PM          S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

 

4:20 PM          S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

 

5:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council

Rick Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform

Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Assoc., Dakin and Benelli - Phone

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

 

10:10 AM          Break

 

10:35 AM          S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Testimony, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

 

12:30 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

John Shullenberger, Esquire, VT Association for Justice -

 

3:10 PM          H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

4:00 PM          S. 61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          S. 112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Committee Discussion to Include H.363

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          Committee Discussion of Senate Action on House Judiciary bills

 

3:00 PM          Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Shannyn Morse at 802-828-2257 or smorse@leg.state.vt.us

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