S.18

An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Sponsors: Sen. Jeanette White , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Philip Baruth

Location: House Committee on Judiciary

Last Recorded Action: 4/11/2017 - Rep. <strong>Sharpe of Bristol</strong> moved that the committee on <strong>Education</strong> be relieved of the bill and that the same be committed to the committee on <strong>Judiciary</strong> which was agreed to.

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Introduction of Bill by sponsor, walk-through and testimony

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont
Alexandre Silberman, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School
Jake Bucci, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School
Kelsey Neubauer, Student Editor-in-Chief, The Vermont Cynic, UVM
Sen. Jeanette K. White, Sponsor of Bill

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
15 minutes after Floor

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
15 minutes after Floor

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Todd Daloz, Associate General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges
Patricia Coates, Director of Government and External Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Friday, February 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Testimony and possible mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ken Page, Member, Hazing, Harassment and Bullying Advisory Council
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Heather Lynn, Attorney, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
Alexandre Silberman, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School
Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont
Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
Jenna Majeski, Editor, Woodstock Union High School Newspaper
Robbie Maher, Mercury Editor at BFA-St. Albans
Jake Bucci, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School
10:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Continued Testimony

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont, Student Life