PR.2

Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Sponsors: Sen. Deborah Ingram, Sen. Timothy Ashe, Sen. M. Jane Kitchel , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Joseph Benning, Sen. Christopher Bray, Sen. Randolph Brock, Sen. Brian Campion, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Brian Collamore, Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sen. Virginia Lyons, Sen. Richard Mazza, Sen. Corey Parent, Sen. Christopher Pearson, Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sen. Anthony Pollina, Sen. John Rodgers, Sen. Richard Sears, Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sen. Robert Starr, Sen. Jeanette White

Location: House Committee on Government Operations

Last Recorded Action: 4/26/2019 - Read First time, treated as a bill, and referred to committee on <strong>Government Operations</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Constitutional Amendment

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Alexandra Thayer, Plainfield
Netdahe Stoddard, self

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:45 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Committee Discussion

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:15 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:30 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Committee Discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 22, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Sen. Debbie Ingram, Sponsor

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:15 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Amanda Garces, Founder, Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Edith Klimoski, Director, Give Way to Freedom
Laurelyn Veatch

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
4:15 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Review draft language

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
5:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Public hearing

[no first name] Netdahe, Resident, Cabot
Christine Waller , Resident, Burlington
Wafic Faour, Resident, Richmond
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Zoe Hart, Resident, Richmond
Rashida Butler, South Royalton
Kathleen Voight-Walsh, Resident, Burlington
Sylvia Knight, Resident, Burlington
Hunnon Heidariou, Resident, South Burlington
Susan Schoenfeld
Rachel Wilson, Resident, Woodbury

Friday, April 5, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Discussion; possible vote


Friday, April 12, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Committee discussion and possible vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Howard Coffin, Historian
Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration
Sally May, Resident, Jeffersonville
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Discuss proposed amendment.

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Debbie Ingram, Chittenden District

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Overview

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
After House Floor

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

History of Article 1 of Chapter I (banning slavery and limiting indentured servitude)

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
5:00 PM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Public Hearing in Room 11

Edward Gilbert Jr. , Barre Town
Tabitha Phol-Moore, Wallingford
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Brenda Siegel, Newfane
Jennifer Decker, S. Burlington
Wafic Faour, Richmond
Seth Collins, Berlin

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Mark up

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council