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

House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 10:56 AM

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

10:00 AM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          H. 55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:50 AM          H. 25 - An act relating to sexual assault survivors’ rights

Committee Discussion and Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

11:10 AM          H. 27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

Committee Discussion and Vote

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

11:30 AM          H. 74 - An act relating to nonconsensual sexual conduct

Committee Discussion and Vote

 

12:00 PM          Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM          H. 25 - An act relating to sexual assault survivors’ rights

Committee Discussion

 

2:40 PM          H. 171 - An act relating to expungement

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services - Phone

 

2:55 PM          H. 213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

Kim Owens, State Drug Court Coordinator

Kiley Dixon, Regional Treatment Coordinator - Rutland

 

4:15 PM          H. 167 - An act relating to establishing drug possession thresholds to distinguish misdemeanor and felony crimes

Bill Walk-Through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

9:00 AM          Fair and Impartial Policing Update

Meeting in Room 11

Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont - GoToMeeting

Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Captain Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Department of Public Safety

Will Lambek, Migrant Justice

Enrique Balcazar, Farm Worker, Migrant Justice

Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Colchester Police

Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

 Karen Gennette Esq., Executive  Director, Crime Research Group

Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Rachel Siegel, Executive  Director, Peace & Justice Center

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          Fair and Impartial Policing Update

Continued Testimony

Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Sheriffs' Association

Scott Tucker, Captain, Vermont Police Association

Kesha Ram, Immigration Task Force

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General

Brandon del Pozo , Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns -

Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

 

11:30 AM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          H. 25 - An act relating to sexual assault survivors’ rights

Committee Discussion  and Vote

 

2:55 PM          H. 503 - An act relating to bail

Testimony and Committee Discussion on ACLU Proposal

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County - Phone

John Campbell, Executive  Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

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

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

3:45 PM          H. 171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion - Review Proposed Amendments

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

4:35 PM          Ways and Means Judiciary Fee Update

Chasity Stoots-Fonberg, Program Manager, Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary

Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator

 

4:45 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 09, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Major Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police

Robert Sand, Vermont Law School

 

10:55 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Ginny Burley, Board Member, Prevention Works! VT

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association

Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County - Phone

Matt Simon, Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project

 

4:15 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 228 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Joint Session with Senate Judiciary in Room 11

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont

Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Sheriffs' Association

Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff and President, Vermont Sheriffs Association

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

Jaye Pershins Johnson, Attorney, Governor's Office

 

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor          H. 167 - An act relating to establishing drug possession thresholds to distinguish misdemeanor and felony crimes

Anthony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County - Phone

Robert Sand, Vermont Law School - Phone

Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center

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

Michael Warren, Detective Lieutenant, Burlington Police Department

Major Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police

 

1:00 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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