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S.61 (Act 78)

An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Sen. Dick Sears , Sen. Tim Ashe
6/13/2017 - Signed by Governor on June 13, 2017
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Senate 6/13/2017 - Signed by Governor on June 13, 2017
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An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Friday, February 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Dominic Damato, Correctional Facility and Operations Manager
Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
10:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
Annie Ramnicianeau, Director of Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
After the Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Mark Up and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Emily Treadeau, Attorney, Defender General's Office
Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
After The Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Final Mark and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Final Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
3:30 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
9:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
10:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Segregation

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
10:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Sec. 5 and 6

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
1:20 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Annie Ramnicianeau, Director of Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Bill Walk-Through, Testimony and Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
After the Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

AHS memo

Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
After the Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
4:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
3:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
10:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, VSEA
Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Friday, April 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Committee of Conference?



Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
10:45 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Discussion in regards to an overview and information update to Act 78 S.61 as it pertains to required reports and forensic units.

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, VSEA
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramnicianeau, Director of Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Dominic Damato, Correctional Facility and Operations Manager
  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramnicianeau, Director of Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Emily Treadeau, Attorney, Defender General's Office

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An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

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Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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