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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

Roll Call History

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

Committee Meetings

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

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
No meeting history found for S.9 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.
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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An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference Members

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

Committee of Conference Meetings

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

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference
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):
Committee of Conference
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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference
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):
Committee of Conference
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):
Committee of Conference
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

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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):
Committee of Conference
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

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

No committee of conference report found for S.9 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

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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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