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H.96 (Act 128)

An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Rep. Thomas Stevens , Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. Robert LaClair, Rep. Martin LaLonde, Rep. William Lippert, Rep. Emily Long, Rep. Marybeth Redmond
5/12/2022 - Signed by Governor on May 24, 2022
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 5/12/2022 - Signed by Governor on May 24, 2022
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An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Introduction

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor
Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Walk-through and discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 mins after Floor

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations
Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Christopher Cockrell, Rep., Vermont Racial Justice Foundation
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

As time allows


Thursday, March 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
11:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-sponsor

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Arnold Thomas, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Matthew Dunlap, Auditor, State of Maine
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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee discussion


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Testimony and discussion

Virginie Ladisch , Senior Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice
Elena Naughton, Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice
15 min after Floor

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee discussion as time allows

Max Barrows, Outreach Director, Green Mountain Self Advocates
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada
Karen Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Canada

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Continued from above


Thursday, February 17, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:15 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and mark-up


Friday, February 18, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Maya Davis, Commissioner, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Virginie Ladisch , Senior Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion

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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Continuation of discussion


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and mark-up

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Charlene A. Galarneau, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics
Elena Naughton, Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice
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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Continuation of discussion


Thursday, February 24, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and mark-up

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Mercedes de Guardiola , Author, Vermont History Journal - 'Segregation or Sterilization” - Eugenics in the 1912 Vermont State Legislative Session
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H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Continuation from above


Friday, February 25, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion

Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and mark-up as time allows


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
3:30 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and vote

1:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 11, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:15 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee will hear amendments

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Amendment Sponsor
Rep. Tristan Toleno, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 8, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:45

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee discussion

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, House Committee on Judiciary
Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:15 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Continued testimony and committee discussion

Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, House Committee on Judiciary
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Review new language and vote

Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, House Committee on Judiciary
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom
Richard Menard, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee discussion and possible vote

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
11:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Consideration of Senate action. Possible vote.

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Reporter
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
  • Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Max Barrows, Outreach Director, Green Mountain Self Advocates
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-sponsor
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor
  • Christopher Cockrell, Rep., Vermont Racial Justice Foundation
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Maya Davis, Commissioner, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Mercedes de Guardiola , Author, Vermont History Journal - 'Segregation or Sterilization” - Eugenics in the 1912 Vermont State Legislative Session
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Amendment Sponsor
  • Matthew Dunlap, Auditor, State of Maine
  • Charlene A. Galarneau, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics
  • Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada
  • Karen Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Canada
  • Virginie Ladisch , Senior Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Elena Naughton, Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Reporter
  • Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
  • Arnold Thomas, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale
Senate Committee on Government Operations
  • Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Co-sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Richard Menard, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi
  • Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission

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No committee of conference members found for H.96 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.96 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for H.96 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel

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