S.115 (Act 3)

An act relating to civil marriage

Sponsors: Sen. Peter Shumlin, Sen. John Campbell , Sen. Claire Ayer

Last Recorded Action: 4/10/2009 - Delivered to Secretary of State on <strong>April 8, 2009</strong> pursuant to Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, section 11

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2009 - 2010 Legislative Session

Monday, March 16, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
12:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection

Tom Little, Chair, Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection
1:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions and Marriage in Other States

Greg Johnson, Professor, Vermont Law School
2:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Equality of Civil Unions and Marriage

Brian Pearl, Grand Isle
Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
Marcia Merrill, Chair, Vermont Commission on Women
3:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Equality of Civil Unions and Marriage

Craig Bensen, Reverend, Take it to the People
Beth Robinson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
4:15 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Implementation

Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
Richard McCoy, Chief of Public Health Statistics, Department of Health
Phil Keller, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Department of Taxes

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and the Business Community

Tom Torti, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
Will Patten, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Vermont Clergy

Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont
Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, United Church of Christ
Rev. Daniel Jantos, North Chapel Universalist Society
Rabbi Joshua Boettiger
Andrew Selle, D.Min., Counselor/Mediator, Essex Jct.
10:45 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Vermont Clergy

The Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington, Roman Catholic Diocese
Scott Libby, Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Irasburg
Ethan Kallberg, Pastor, Lamoille Valley Grace Brethren Chruch, Morrisville
Rev. David Lisner, Newport Baptist Church
6:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Public Hearing Joint with House Judiciary Committee - Well of the House - Witnesses will be given 3 minutes each and will alternate between support and opposition. Witnesses must sign up between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. No one will be permitted to sign up after 6:30.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
6:00 - 8:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Public Hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee - Well of the House - Witnesses will be permitted 3 minutes each and will alternate between support and oppostition. People must sign up to testify between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. No one will be permitted to sign up after 6:30.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
6:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Witnesses sheets attached

The Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington, Roman Catholic Diocese
Roberto Deane, Rutland
Bruce Busa, Readsboro, VT
Nancy Vogele, Reverend, White River Jct.
Roland Smith, Reverend, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
Rosemary Pelletier, Pownal, VT
William Welch, Pastor, Fair Haven, VT
Irene Shamas, Windham County
Leona Day, Barre Town
Mary Kirkpatrick, Bennington
Gerald Pratt, Rutland
Evan Orleck Jetter, Thetford Center
Arlene Gonthier, Barton, VT
Alexis Jetter, Thetford Center
Eleonore Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
Brad Peacock, Shaftsbury, VT
Hugh Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
Matthew Lytthouse, Jericho
Carrie Neuschel, Colchester
Kristin Kany, Burlington
Anna Gagne, St. Albans Town
Laura Davidson, Braintree, VT
Gabriel Gagne, St Albans
Nora Skolnick, Braintree, VT
Dorothy Bolduc, St Albans
Dwight Schmuck, Wilmington
Gail Smith, Irasburg, VT
Eric Hutchens, South Royalton
Shary Meehan, Barton, VT
Michael Longwell, Essex Jct.
Johnson Tata, Montpelier, Vermont
Linda Maloney, Reverend, Enosburg Falls, VT
Andrew Selle, D.Min., Essex Jct.
Sue Sweeney, Pownal, VT
Diane St. Cyr, Jericho
Sandi Cote Whitacre, Georgia Center, VT
Kevin Horion, Pastor, Brattleboro, VT
Ellen Hill, Jeffersonville, VT
Mark Flemming, Essex, VT
Stephen Fiske, Essex Jct.
Ralph Gerlach, Williston, VT
Linda Weiss, Corinth, VT
Tammi Congalton, Shelburne
Lindsey Weaver, Poultney, VT
Ann Goff, Shelburne
Erica Baron, Rutland
Tom Wilson, Topsham, VT
Barbara Emerson, Burlington
Doug Gage, Rutland
Lydia Spitzer, North Pomfret,VT
George Schiavone, Shelburne
Mike Backman, Quechee, VT
Stewart Skrill, Randolph Center
Catherine Thomas, Mount Tabor, VT
Bill Day, Barre Town
Ron Lyon, Berlin
Glenn Carter, Pastor, Jericho
Nancy Lynch, Williamstown, VT
Harriet Hall, Newport, VT
Carol Tandy, Williston, VT
John Hall, Newport, VT
Sherry Corbin, Burlington
Karen Skrill, Randolph Center
Bethany Littlethunder, Burlington
David McKnight, Plainfield, VT
Maryann Parrott, Guilford, VT
Robert Haverick, Marshfield
John Calvi, Putney, VT
Donna Scott, Vergennes

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
6:00-8:30 P

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Public Hearing - Joint with the Senate Judiciary Committee,State House, Well of the House


Thursday, March 19, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and Youth and Families

Jackie Weinstock, Ph.D., Professor, University of Vermont
James Neiley, CVU Student; Youth Representative, Board of Outright Vermont
Dr. Joseph Nasca, Pediatrician, Georgia, VT
Gabriel Benham, Student, Richford High School
Bishop Rick Callahan, Williston, VT
Christopher Curtis, Northfield
Steve Cable, Vermont Renewal

Friday, March 20, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 p.m.

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Fee only

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 20, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Mark-up and Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Brief Review of Vermont's Anti-discrimination laws, Civil Unions, Walk-through of S. 115- An Act Relating to Civil Marriage, and the Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection - ROOM 11

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Baker v. State; Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection - ROOM 11

Tom Little, Esquire, Chair, VT Commission on Family Recognition and Protection, VT Civil Union Review Commission

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Same-sex Marriage Judicial Decisions and Recognition of Civil Unions and Marriage in Other Jurisdictions - ROOM 10

Greg Johnson, Professor, Vermont Law School
11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Equality of Civil Unions and Marriage - Room 10

Marcia Merrill, Chair, Vermont Commission on Women
Brian Pearl, Grand Isle
Beth Robinson, Attorney, Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force
3:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

ROOM 10

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
4:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

ROOM 10

Craig Bensen, Reverend, Take it to the People

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and Youth and Families - ROOM 11

Louis DiNicola, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
Judy Barone, Attorney, Rutland
Jonathan Weker, Dr., Vermont Psychiatric Association
Steve Cable, Vermont Marriage Advisory Council
Jackie Weinstock, Ph.d., University of Vermont
Kay Frances Schepp, Ed., PhD, Vermont Psychological Association
10:20 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and Youth and Families (con't)

James Neiley, CVU Student; Youth Representative, Board of Outright Vermont
Mia Morrison, Citizen, Lowell
Gabriel Benham, Student, Richford High School

Friday, March 27, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Implementation

Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
Phil Keller, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
Richard McCoy, Chief of Public Health Statistics, Department of Health
11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and the business Community

Tom Torti, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
John Canning, President and Co-Founder, Physicians' Computer Company
Will Patten, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
1:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Antidiscrimination Laws

Joe Benning, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
1:45 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Burlington, Roman Catholic Diocese
Tim Sargent, Pastor, Conservative Congregational Christian Congress
Ethan Kallberg, Pastor, Lamoille Valley Grace Brethren Church, Morrisville
Rev. Daniel Jantos, North Chapel Universalist Society
3:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, United Church of Christ
Shana Margolin, Rabbi
Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont

Monday, March 30, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Committee Discussion of Bill and possible amendments


Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 -- Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
11:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

S. 115 - VOTED OUT


Thursday, April 2, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Review of her amendment

Rep. Anne B. Donahue

Friday, April 3, 2009
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Each Representative with his own Amendment to S. 115

Rep. Steve Adams
Rep. Floyd Nease, Majority Leader, Town of Johnson
Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin
Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission

Friday, April 3, 2009
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council