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H.874 (Act 153)

An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Rep. Daniel Connor , Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Martin LaLonde, Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Rep. Cynthia Weed
5/21/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 21, 2018
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Senate 5/21/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 21, 2018
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An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

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An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Committee Meetings

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Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
3:15 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Discussion with Department of Corrections Health Services in regards to H.874

Max Titus, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
3:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Discussion with multiple entities in regards to inmate access to prescription drugs within the current corrections system

Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
A.J. Reuben, Vermont Disability Rights
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
1:00 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Discussion with members of the public regarding access to medication while incarcerated

Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
Paul Capcara, Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, Central Vermont Medical Center
Richard Fales, Community Member, Rutland
Ron Coppola, Community Member
Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
8:40 AM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
8:30 AM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
Jean Berggren, Centurion
5:00 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
2:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

walk-through

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Curt Taylor, Representative

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
3:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
15 minutes following floor

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Room 11 - possible vote

Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Rep. Daniel Connor, Reporter
Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Vermont Medical Society
Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
3:15 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

possible vote

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
3:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
2:00 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Walk-through of the new house amendment Draft 1.1 for H.874 and vote

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
12:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Committee discussion regarding Draft 2.2 of H.874

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Institutions
1:15 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Tentative walkthrough contingent on House action

Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Jean Berggren, Centurion
  • Paul Capcara, Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield
  • Ron Coppola, Community Member
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Richard Fales, Community Member, Rutland
  • Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • A.J. Reuben, Vermont Disability Rights
  • Max Titus, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
Senate Committee on Institutions
  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Reporter
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Vermont Medical Society
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Rep. Curt Taylor, Representative
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

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An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

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Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel

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