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Bill Status S.18 (Act 12)

S.18 (Act 12)

An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Sponsors: Sen. Richard Sears

Last Recorded Action: 4/27/2021 - Senate Message, signed by Governor <strong>April 26, 2021</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Friday, January 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
10:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Taylor Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
Pamela Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
Ned Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen
JoAnn Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Testimony and Committee Discussion

Meg McCarthy, Concerned Citizen

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Debbie Ingram, Executive Director, Vermont Interfaith Action
Fran Carlson, Volunteer, Vermont Interfaith Action
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Mark-up

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Mark-up continued

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Mark-up and vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
12:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Walk-through

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
9:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

JoAnn Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen
Ned Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
11:10 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Good Time - In Statute, Implementation by DOC, Bill Carve-out

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
10:35 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Good Time - In Statute, Implementation by DOC, Bill Carve-out
Walk-through of S.18

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
2:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Impacts of S.18 Carveout

Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
Angela Gunter, Senior Research Associate, Council of State Governments Justice Center
3:10 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Pamela Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
Taylor Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
4:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
8:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
9:50 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
11:10 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Meg McCarthy, Owner, Meg McCarthy Design, Concerned Citizen
11:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
3:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Jennifer Poehlmann, Outreach Advocate, Vermont Children's Alliance
3:50 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
9:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Current Implementation of Good Time and Potential Rule Making

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Potential Clarifying Language

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
15 min After Joint Assembly

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion and Vote on Bill


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
8:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Proposed Savage Amendment

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Brian K. Savage, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Transportation
Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Changes from the House

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel