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S.219

An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Sen. Philip Baruth
7/7/2020 - Delivered to Governor on July 7, 2020
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Senate 7/7/2020 - Delivered to Governor on July 7, 2020
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An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:45 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Sen. Philip Baruth

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- 15 min after floor

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Sen. Philip Baruth, Senate Education Committee

Friday, June 5, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Committee discussion

Sen. Philip Baruth, Senate Education Committee
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:35 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP
Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, Sheriffs' Association
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, , House Committee on Judiciary

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Tabitha Moore, President, NAACP - Rutland
Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
Kristin Chandler, Training Coordinator, Team Two
Chief Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
George Karakabakis, CEO, Health Care Rehabilitation Services
Michael Fitzgerald, Chief, Brattleboro Police Department
Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association
Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
Jessica Brown, Supervising Attorney, Chittenden County Public Defenders Office
Geoffrey Jones, Attorney General Appointment, RDAP
Drew Bloom, Use of Force Instructor, VSEA
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Mark up and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Monday, June 22, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Intent Language

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
Rep. Brian Cina

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Senator Ingram's Amendment

Sen. Debbie Ingram, Sponsor
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
Rep. Brian Cina
Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Judiciary

Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Judiciary

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration
James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
3:10 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Judiciary

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Government Operations

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:10 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Government Operations and Judiciary

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 26, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

House Changes

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 26, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
4:15 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Judiciary

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
7:45 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Judiciary


Friday, June 26, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
5:15 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Meeting with House Government Operations

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
7:45 PM

S.219 - An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations.

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
  • Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Senate Education Committee
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County, Sheriffs' Association
  • Drew Bloom, Use of Force Instructor, VSEA
  • Jessica Brown, Supervising Attorney, Chittenden County Public Defenders Office
  • Kristin Chandler, Training Coordinator, Team Two
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, , House Committee on Judiciary
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Chief Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Chief, Brattleboro Police Department
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Debbie Ingram, Sponsor
  • Geoffrey Jones, Attorney General Appointment, RDAP
  • George Karakabakis, CEO, Health Care Rehabilitation Services
  • Tabitha Moore, President, NAACP - Rutland
  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP
  • Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Wilda White, Chair, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.219 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
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Act

No act information found for S.219 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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