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S.9 (Act 60)

An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sen. Claire Ayer, Sen. Richard Sears, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Margaret Flory, Sen. M. Jane Kitchel, Sen. Kevin Mullin
6/15/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 15, 2015
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Senate 6/15/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 15, 2015
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An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Hearing in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board (VCAB) Report

Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Attorney General's Office

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
-

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Chief Superior Judge

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board Report

Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Attorney General's Office

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Chief Superior Judge

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board (VCAB) Report

Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Familities

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board (VCAB) Report

Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Attorney General's Office

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Chief Superior Judge

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 2, pages 4 thru 6

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Ben Simpson, Legislative Intern
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 2, pages 4 thru 6

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Friday, January 23, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 3, page 7 and 8

David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 4 & 5, page10 thru 12

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner of the Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 23, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint hearing with Senate Health & Welfare, Room 10 ~ Confidentiality

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Confidentiality Continued

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Custody

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hon. Brian Grearson, Superior Court Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Confidentiality

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Confidentiality- continued

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Custody

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 3 , pages 7 thru 8

Marc Metayer, SIU Grants Program Manager, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2 pages 4 thru 6, Committee Discussion/Mark up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2, Pages 4 thru 6 ~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Review re-draft of Sec. 3

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Friday, January 30, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 7 & 8 Confidentiality

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program, Office of the Court Administrator
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 7 & 8 Confidentiality

Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Public Safety Department
Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association

Friday, January 30, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Overview of the Child Protection System

Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Substance Abuse and Parents

Dr. John Brooklyn, Director, Methadone Program, HowardCenter
Anne Johnston, Neonatology, Vermont Children's Hospital
Jackie Corbally, Clinical Services Director, Department of Health
Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 12 & 14

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
Sen. Kevin Mullin, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
Cyrus Patten, Governmental Affairs Director, Campaign for Vermont

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-after the floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 6- Definitions

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~Post Adoption

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Eilis O'Herligy, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
9:10 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joanne Perreault, Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
Brian Burgress, Co-Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
10:25 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 9 & 11- Children in Need of Care or Supervision; Removal of a Child from the Home

Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Janis Appel, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 7 & 8- Confidentiality

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Pamela Marsh, Child Welfare Law Specialist, Marsh & Wagner, P.C., Addison County Juvenile Defender
Linda Johnson, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Kathryn Piper, J.D., M.Ed., PhD Candidate in Social Policy
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 15- Differential Response

Kathryn Piper, J.D., M.Ed., PhD Candidate in Social Policy
Mark Redmond, Executive Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services
Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 12 & 14

Matt Levin, Executive Director, Vermont Early Childhood Alliance
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Economic Justice Specialist, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 6- Definitions

Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 1 and 10- Legislative Findings; Request for Emergency Care Order

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 4 & 5- Adoption Act; Postadoption Contact Agreements

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 13 & 14- The Office of The Child Protection Advocate; Other Sections

Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
Jennifer Stella

Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~Walk thru/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 4 & 5- Adoption Act; Postadoption Contact Agreements

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-15 minutes after the floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up/Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2 Failure to Protect Provision

Auburn Watersong, Economic Justice Specialist, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Advocates

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 12 & 14

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
Cyrus Patten, Governmental Affairs Director, Campaign for Vermont
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Additional testimony to be announced

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up/Committee Discussion

Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 4 & 5- Adoption Act; Postadoption Contact Agreements

Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program, Court Administrator's Office
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Benjamin Simone, Student
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:15 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sections 12 & 14

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting with Senate Judiciary- Room 10

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint meeting with Senate Judiciary- Ethan Allen Room

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare Committee Discussion - Room 10

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare Committee Discussion - Room 10

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-15 minutes after floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Hearing with Senate Judiciary in the Ethan Allen Room

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-15 minutes after the floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare - Committee Discussion Sections 9, 10, & 11 ~ Ethan Allen Room

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Final Mark-up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Vote

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
4:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sen. Dick Sears
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Review Senator Flory's Amendment

Sen. Peg Flory
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
12:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint meeting w/chairs and vice-chairs of Human Service, Judiciary and Government Operations Committees-Room 46

Rep. Ann Pugh
Rep. Maxine Grad
Rep. Donna Sweaney
Rep. Debbie Evans
Rep. Willem Jewett
Rep. Sandy Haas

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint meeting with House Human Services, Room 10

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Hearing with House Judiciary-Room 10

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Wanda Audette, Director, Adoption Services, Lund
Pamela Marsh, Attorney
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Erin Maguire, President, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
John Treadwell, Attorney General's Office
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
Catherine Simonson, Child, Youth & Family Services, Howard Center
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Patricia Casanova, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
Marina Murphy, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
11:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Lynn Granger, Executive Director, Vermont Kin as Parents
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Chapter 49

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

More witnesses to testify

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Scott Johnson, Chair, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund

Friday, March 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Pamela Marsh, Attorney
1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect



Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Michele Blanchard, Supervisor, Department for Children and Families- Barre
Matthew Bergeron, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Johnsbury
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up



Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Friday, April 3, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

T.J. Donavan, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Byry Kennedy, Chief Legal Counsel, NH Department for Children, Youth & Families
Gail Snow, Administrator, NH Child Protection Program
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
Cyrus Patton, Member, Campaign for Vermont
Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer, Agency of Human Services

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Amendment

Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
10:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Mark-Up & Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Friday, April 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Vote

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Mark Up & Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Rep. Ann Pugh
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
15 min after floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Department of Public Safety
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
4:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State Attorney
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Kim Coe, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
Wanda Audette, Director, Adoption Services, Lund
Sheri Young, Court Administrator's Office
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Rep. Paul Dame
Rep. Sandy Haas
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Melanie Hall, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families
Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
Retta Dunlap, Citizen, Woodbury
2:15 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee discussion and mark-up

Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
Stacy Prevey, Citizen
Sean Prevey, Citizen
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Sheri Young, Court Administrator's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee discussion and mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Michele Olvera, Supervising Attorney, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Judith Rex, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Olvera, Supervising Attorney, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Steve Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 4 - Mandatory Reporting and Section 20 - Failure to Report

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
Steve Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Jeff Fannon, General Counsel, Vermont National Education Association
Nicole Mace, Vermont School Boards Association
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Donna Sweaney, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair, House Committee On Human Services
Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 min after floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee discussion

David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 24

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee discussion and possible vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
Steve Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
3:50 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
4:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

VOTE: Committee Amendment 11-0-0 The Bill as Amended 11-0-0 Reporter: Rep. Trieber



Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
3:10 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:15 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Presentation of Amendment

Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
--

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Zatz and Renfrew
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Consideration of proposed substitute amendment



Thursday, April 30, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Amendments

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Informal look at bill

Rep. Ann Pugh
Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health and Welfare - Room 11

Rep. Ann Pugh
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference Room 10

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
5:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference -Room 10

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
5:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10



Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10


3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10


4:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10



Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - Room 10


4:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - room 10



Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10


12:45 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Update


3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10



Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10


3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference -Room 10

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10


5:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 10



Thursday, May 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-room 10

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10


5:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10



Friday, May 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
12:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - Room 10



Friday, May 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
12:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference, Room 11



Friday, September 4, 2015
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight Committee
1:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont's system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Update on Implementation

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Committee of Conference
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair, House Committee On Human Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Donna Sweaney, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
House Committee on Government Operations
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Rep. Debbie Evans
  • Rep. Maxine Grad
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Willem Jewett
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Cyrus Patton, Member, Campaign for Vermont
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
  • Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Rep. Donna Sweaney
House Committee on Human Services
  • Wanda Audette, Director, Adoption Services, Lund
  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Matthew Bergeron, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Johnsbury
  • Michele Blanchard, Supervisor, Department for Children and Families- Barre
  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
  • Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
  • David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Patricia Casanova, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
  • Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund
  • T.J. Donavan, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Lynn Granger, Executive Director, Vermont Kin as Parents
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
  • Scott Johnson, Chair, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
  • Byry Kennedy, Chief Legal Counsel, NH Department for Children, Youth & Families
  • Erin Maguire, President, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Pamela Marsh, Attorney
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marina Murphy, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Catherine Simonson, Child, Youth & Family Services, Howard Center
  • Gail Snow, Administrator, NH Child Protection Program
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Wanda Audette, Director, Adoption Services, Lund
  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Kim Coe, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
  • Steve Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Rep. Paul Dame
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State Attorney
  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Retta Dunlap, Citizen, Woodbury
  • Jeff Fannon, General Counsel, Vermont National Education Association
  • Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Melanie Hall, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
  • Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Department of Public Safety
  • Nicole Mace, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Olvera, Supervising Attorney, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Sean Prevey, Citizen
  • Stacy Prevey, Citizen
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Zatz and Renfrew
  • Judith Rex, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Sheri Young, Court Administrator's Office
Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight Committee
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Dick Sears
Senate Committee on Government Operations
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Vermont Early Childhood Alliance
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Kevin Mullin, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cyrus Patten, Governmental Affairs Director, Campaign for Vermont
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Janis Appel, Department for Children and Families
  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
  • Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
  • Dr. John Brooklyn, Director, Methadone Program, HowardCenter
  • Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund
  • Jackie Corbally, Clinical Services Director, Department of Health
  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Linda Johnson, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
  • Anne Johnston, Neonatology, Vermont Children's Hospital
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Pamela Marsh, Child Welfare Law Specialist, Marsh & Wagner, P.C., Addison County Juvenile Defender
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Kathryn Piper, J.D., M.Ed., PhD Candidate in Social Policy
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
  • Mark Redmond, Executive Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Jennifer Stella
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program, Court Administrator's Office
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
  • Brian Burgress, Co-Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Superior Court Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Public Safety Department
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marc Metayer, SIU Grants Program Manager, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Eilis O'Herligy, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Joanne Perreault, Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Advocates
  • Benjamin Simone, Student
  • Ben Simpson, Legislative Intern
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner of the Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Auburn Watersong, Economic Justice Specialist, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program, Office of the Court Administrator

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No fiscal documents found for S.9 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Act


An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Statutes Affected

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel

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