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S.119 (Act 165)

An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Sen. Deborah Ingram , Sen. Christopher Pearson, Sen. Anthony Pollina
10/7/2020 - Allowed to become law without signature of Governor on October 7, 2020
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Senate 10/7/2020 - Allowed to become law without signature of Governor on October 7, 2020
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An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
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S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Mark up and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Judiciary
Walk-through and Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
12:00 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations.
Walk-through and Testimony.

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
12:00 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
12:00 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations Committee


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
12:10 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

12:00 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Government Operations

12:00 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Government Operations


Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Walk Through

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:38 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint Meeting with House Judiciary and Senate Judiciary
Review Amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Review Amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Joint meeting with House Government Operations and Senate Judiciary
Review Amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Review and walk-through
Proposed amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Update on House Changes

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

As passed by Senate
Proposed Amendment

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
Zoraya Hightower, Councilor, Burlington City Council
Robert Appel, Attorney
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
12:30 PM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Amendment

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Friday, September 11, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Amendment

Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
Drew Bloom, Director of Administration, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
Rep. Martin LaLonde, , South Burlington

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Amendment

Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
Marshall Clement, Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Planning, Council of State Governments
Terrence Lynn, Deputy Division Director, Law Enforcement, Council of State Governments
Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:45 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Friday, September 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Review Draft, Committee Discussion and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Proposed amendment

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor of amendment

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:50 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Review

Rep. Martin LaLonde
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Friday, September 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Response to Senate action

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Robert Appel, Attorney
  • Drew Bloom, Director of Administration, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor of amendment
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Zoraya Hightower, Councilor, Burlington City Council
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
  • Marshall Clement, Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Planning, Council of State Governments
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, , South Burlington
  • Terrence Lynn, Deputy Division Director, Law Enforcement, Council of State Governments
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

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No fiscal documents found for S.119 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference members found for S.119 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.119 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for S.119 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act


An act relating to a statewide standard and policy for law enforcement use of force

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2019-2020

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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