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S.7 (Act 58)

An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Sen. Richard Sears , Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Joseph Benning, 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 expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Sarah George, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:15 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

Joshua Gaines, Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Records Project, Council of State Governments Justice Center
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
10:50 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Continued Mark-up

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:10 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Walk-through

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Ericka Redic, Impacted Citizen, Chittenden
Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
Theresa Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:00 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Continued testimony from above witnesses


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes after House Floor

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:50 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC)
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:00 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:10 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:10 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:35 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes after Caucuses

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion, testimony, and possible vote

Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:20 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

15 minutes after the House Floor

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.

Friday, May 14, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

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S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion


Thursday, July 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
10:30 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Judge Thomas Zonay
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
1:00 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
1:30 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Sec 5

Michelle Pelletier, Restitution Unit Manager, Center for Crime Victim Services
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
10:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee Charge and New Legislation

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, October 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
10:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Legislative Charge

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Friday, November 5, 2021
Committee(s):
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
10:30 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Legislative Recommendations

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Judiciary
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Ericka Redic, Impacted Citizen, Chittenden
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Theresa Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC)
Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Michelle Pelletier, Restitution Unit Manager, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Judge Thomas Zonay
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Joshua Gaines, Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Records Project, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Sarah George, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

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No committee of conference members found for S.7 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.7 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.7 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2021-2022

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Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

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