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S.3 (Act 57)

An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Sen. Richard Sears , Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Virginia Lyons, Sen. Jeanette White
5/21/2021 - Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
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House 5/21/2021 - Senate Message, signed by Governor June 7, 2021
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An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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Although procedurally bills and resolutions are assigned to only one committee at a time, other committees may review the bill or resolution. This page contains results from both the assigned committee as well as other committees.

An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Proposed Amendment for Attorney General's Office

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Kelly Carroll, Impacted Citizen, Bennington
Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Friday, March 12, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Mark-up and Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Sears Forensic Work Group Amendment


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Walk-through and testimony

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Kelly Carroll, Impacted Citizen, Bennington
JoAnne Kortendick, Impacted Citizen, Colorado
Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Member from Northfield
10:15 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony by above witnesses

15 Minutes after House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony on bill

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Friday, April 2, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes after House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Discussion on bill

Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
Kristin Chandler, Training Coordinator, Team Two

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Simha Ravven, President, Vermont Medical Society
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony from above witnesses


Friday, April 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:20 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Testimony, committee discussion and mark-up

Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:05 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Reports from other committees

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
15 Minutes after the House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
3:15 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:20 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote


Friday, April 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes after the House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion, possible witness testimony, and possible vote


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:15 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Walk-through of new draft, committee discussion and possible vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 30, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
12:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Possible House Changes

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Rep. Martin LaLonde, Reporter, House Committee on Judiciary
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee Discussion/Amendment/Vote


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Rep. David Yacovone, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations

Friday, May 14, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:50 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

LaLonde Amendment

Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Judiciary

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Meeting Livestreamed here.
Joint Meeting with Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
House Proposal of Amendment on Sec 6

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Joint Meeting with Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

House Proposal of Amendment on Sec 6

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

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

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Reporter, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Kelly Carroll, Impacted Citizen, Bennington
  • Kristin Chandler, Training Coordinator, Team Two
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Member from Northfield
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • JoAnne Kortendick, Impacted Citizen, Colorado
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Simha Ravven, President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
  • Rep. David Yacovone, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Kelly Carroll, Impacted Citizen, Bennington
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

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No committee of conference members found for S.3 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.3 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.3 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2021-2022

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel

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