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H.511 (Act 86)

An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

House Committee on Transportation
1/22/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on January 22, 2018
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Senate 1/22/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on January 22, 2018
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An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:50 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Walk through of AOT Safety Language Sections 1, 5-7

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
10:50 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Walk through of AOT Safety Language Sections 1, 5-7

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

AOT Proposals; Also: H.146, H.20, H.24

John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

Friday, March 3, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
10:45 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Walk through of bill changes and Committee discussion

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
2:15 PM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Safety Bill, H.146, H.24, H.20 Committee Discussion

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Also, H.20, H.24, H.146

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
1:40 PM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Testimony and Committee Discussion

Rep. Charles Conquest, Orange-Caledonia
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
William Smith, Attorney, Smith Government Relations

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Walk Through and Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
1:40 PM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Continued Discussion

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Friday, March 17, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion and Vote

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
10:40 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Rep. Patrick Brennan, Chair, House Committee on Transportation

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
8:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Lippert Amendment

Rep. William J. Lippert, Sponsor
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
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H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

McCullough Amendment

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor
11:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Donahue Amendment

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-after the floor

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Hranek, Richford
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Min After Floor

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Till Amendment Discussion and Vote

Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Ways and Means

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion of Proposed Amendments

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
Rep. James Harrison
Rep. Robert Bancroft
Rep. Cynthia Browning
11:50 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion of Proposed Amendments

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Robert Bancroft
Rep. Donald Turner
Rep. Eileen Dickinson
Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Vermont Chiefs Association
11:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Robert Bancroft
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Rep. James Harrison
  • Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Donald Turner
House Committee on Transportation
  • Rep. Charles Conquest, Orange-Caledonia
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
  • Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Sponsor
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • William Smith, Attorney, Smith Government Relations
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Hranek, Richford
  • Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Vermont Chiefs Association
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
Senate Committee on Transportation
  • Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Statutes Affected

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
Notes
H.511, as passed the House, includes language from H.20 and H.146. Subject matter in H.511 was incorporated into S.127.

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