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S.261

An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Sen. Richard Sears , Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Jeanette White
House Committee on Judiciary
3/25/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Judiciary
Sponsor(s)
Location
House Committee on Judiciary
Last Recorded Action
House 3/25/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Judiciary
Bill/Resolution Text

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An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Lawrence, THe Center for Life Without Parole Studies
Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Committee discussion and possible vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Alex Sobel, Father of Crime Victim
Susan Lawrence, THe Center for Life Without Parole Studies
Azim Khamisa, Founder, Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Nick Woodall, Former Life Without Parole Prisoner

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont
Meredith Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
Jade Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VCTA
Susan Car, Former Advocate for Crime Victims

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Mark up and possible vote


Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:35 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Mike Hall, Executive Director, Vermont Police Coalition
11:20 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Vote

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Friday, February 28, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board

Committee Documents

An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • Jade Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
  • Meredith Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
  • Susan Car, Former Advocate for Crime Victims
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Mike Hall, Executive Director, Vermont Police Coalition
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Azim Khamisa, Founder, Tariq Khamisa Foundation
  • Susan Lawrence, THe Center for Life Without Parole Studies
  • Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VCTA
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Alex Sobel, Father of Crime Victim
  • Nick Woodall, Former Life Without Parole Prisoner

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No fiscal documents found for S.261 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference members found for S.261 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.261 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for S.261 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act

No act information found for S.261 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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