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H.261 (Act 81)

An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Rep. Mark Woodward , Rep. Fred Baser, Rep. William Botzow, Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Rep. Stephen Carr, Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Rep. Joanna Cole, Rep. Leigh Dakin, Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Rep. Bernard Juskiewicz, Rep. Barbara Murphy, Rep. Christopher Pearson, Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Rep. Mary Sullivan
5/3/2016 - Signed by Governor on 5/3/16
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 5/3/2016 - Signed by Governor on 5/3/16
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An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Detailed Status

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Room 10.

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Maribeth Spellman, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
Cheryl Elovirta, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
Richard Gagne, Program Manager, Dismas of Vermont
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Sue Bette, Owner, Bluebird Barbecue and Parties
T.J. Donavan, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
Michelle-Natividad Rodriguez, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Room 10.

Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Rebecca Ronga, Paralegal, Civil Rights Unit, Attorney General's Office
Suzi Wizowaty, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
Mickey Wiles, Chief Financial Officer, Burlington Labs
Richard Cassidy, Esq., Hoff and Curtis Law firm
Russ Bennett, Owner, Northland Construction
Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont
Heather Wright, Attorney, WrightJones PLC
Anthony Dion, Manager, 5 Guys, Burlington, VT
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Dan Barlow, Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Friday, February 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
-

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Rep. Janssen Willhoit
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
-

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer



Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Committee discussion

Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:30 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Walk thru of bill

Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
Michele Anderson, Legal Counsel, Department of Human Resources

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT
Chris Miller, Director of Sustainability, Ben & Jerry's
Mickey Wiles, Chief Financial Officer, Burlington Labs
Heather Wright, Attorney, WrightJones PLC
Russ Bennett, Owner, Northland Construction
Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Kris Jolin, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:15 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Draft 1.1

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
11:15 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Draft 2.1 (strike all) Draft 1.1 - VOTE

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Kris Jolin, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Draft 1.1 - VOTE

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
-

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Consider Senate Amendment

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
12:00 PM

H.261 - An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Bill signing. Governor's Ceremonial Office.



An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
  • Dan Barlow, Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Russ Bennett, Owner, Northland Construction
  • Sue Bette, Owner, Bluebird Barbecue and Parties
  • Richard Cassidy, Esq., Hoff and Curtis Law firm
  • Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Anthony Dion, Manager, 5 Guys, Burlington, VT
  • T.J. Donavan, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Cheryl Elovirta, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont
  • Richard Gagne, Program Manager, Dismas of Vermont
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor
  • Michelle-Natividad Rodriguez, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • Rebecca Ronga, Paralegal, Civil Rights Unit, Attorney General's Office
  • Maribeth Spellman, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Mickey Wiles, Chief Financial Officer, Burlington Labs
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit
  • Suzi Wizowaty, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Heather Wright, Attorney, WrightJones PLC
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Michele Anderson, Legal Counsel, Department of Human Resources
  • Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Russ Bennett, Owner, Northland Construction
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Kris Jolin, National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Miller, Director of Sustainability, Ben & Jerry's
  • Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Mickey Wiles, Chief Financial Officer, Burlington Labs
  • Heather Wright, Attorney, WrightJones PLC

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An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

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Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel

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