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H.128 (Act 18)

An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Taylor Small , Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, Rep. Tiffany Bluemle, Rep. Timothy Briglin, Rep. Elizabeth Burrows, Rep. Seth Chase, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Sara Coffey, Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Katherine Donnally, Rep. Kathleen James, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. William Lippert, Rep. James Masland, Rep. Kristi Morris, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Rep. Robin Scheu, Rep. Laura Sibilia, Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins, Rep. Heather Surprenant, Rep. George Till, Rep. Tristan Toleno, Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky, Rep. Kirk White
5/6/2021 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 5, 2021
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
Senate 5/6/2021 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 5, 2021
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An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes After Floor

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
Rep. Taylor Small, Sponsor
Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont
Anne Moyerbrailean, Coordinator, Pride Center of Vermont
Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:15 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Continued testimony


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:45 PM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes after Floor

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Review of proposed amendment, committee discussion and possible vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
Rep. Taylor Small, Co-sponsor
Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont
Anne Moyerbrailean, Interim Director, Pride Center of Vermont
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee discussion and possible vote


Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Kim Jordan, Director of SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program, Pride Center of Vermont
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
10:30 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Ingrid Jonas, Support Services Division Commander, Vermont State Police
Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:45 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee Discussion


Friday, April 2, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:00 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 9, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Rep. Taylor Small, Lead Sponsor, -
Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:15 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee Discussion

Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Mark-up and vote


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:45 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee discussion and vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anne Moyerbrailean, Coordinator, Pride Center of Vermont
  • Anne Moyerbrailean, Interim Director, Pride Center of Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Co-sponsor
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Sponsor
  • Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ingrid Jonas, Support Services Division Commander, Vermont State Police
  • Kim Jordan, Director of SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program, Pride Center of Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Lead Sponsor, -
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

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No fiscal documents found for H.128 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference members found for H.128 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.128 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for H.128 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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