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H.645

An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Rep. Karen Dolan , Rep. Angela Arsenault , Rep. Ela Chapin , Rep. Kevin Christie , Rep. Martin LaLonde , Rep. Barbara Rachelson
6/17/2024 - Senate Message: Governor's veto overridden
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House 6/17/2024 - Senate Message: Governor's veto overridden
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An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2023-2024
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2023-2024
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An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-Through

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, January 12, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-Through

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Erin Jacobsen, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School
Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
2:45 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Ron Hoague, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
Anthony Cambridge, Hinesburg Police Department
Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Indi Schoenherr , Policy Advocate, ACLU of Vermont
Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
11:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Lietha Cipriano, Executive Director, Center for Restorative Justice, Bennington
Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center

Friday, January 19, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee Discussion and Walk-Through on Draft 1.1

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Michelle Donnelly, State's Attorney, Washington County
Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windham County State's Attorneys

Friday, January 26, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:50 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Heather Hobart, Executive Director, Lamoille Restorative Center
Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center
Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
10:45 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
1:45 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
3:30 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Friday, February 2, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
Laura Carter, Statistics Data Analyst, Division of Racial Justice
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony and Committee Discussion

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:10 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-Through of Draft 2.1

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:25 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Josef Lavanway, Director, South Burlington Community Justice Center
Carol Plante, Director, Montpelier Community Justice Center
Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Lyn Gatt , Executive Director, Orleans County Restorative Justice Center
2:45 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:40 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-Through of Draft No. 2.2 and Testimony

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
11:30 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-Through Draft No. 2.3

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk Through Draft No. 2.4

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 16, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
-

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Vote


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:45 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Karen Dolan, Reporter, House Judiciary Committee
Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
1:15 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

potential vote


Thursday, February 29, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
3:15 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk through and fiscal note review

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
Rep. Karen Dolan, House Judiciary Committee

Friday, March 1, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Amendment walk through and vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Karen Dolan, House Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:10 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Consideration of Amendments
Straw Poll

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Trevor Squirrell, House Committee on Appropriations

Friday, March 29, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:05 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Rep. Karen Dolan, Sponsor, House Judiciary Committee
Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
10:30 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Lietha Cipriano, Executive Director, Center for Restorative Justice, Bennington
Becky Penberthy, Adult Restorative and Volunteer Manager, Burlington Community Justice Center
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:15 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

Friday, April 12, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center
Josef Lavanway, Director, South Burlington Community Justice Center

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:15 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
10:45 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
11:00 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
11:15 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services

Friday, April 19, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:40 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Becky Penberthy, Adult Restorative and Volunteer Manager, Burlington Community Justice Center

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:35 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Mark-up, Committee Discussion, and Possible Vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Discussion of Amendment

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:15 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-through and possible vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:40 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Introduction and Vote

Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Reporter, Senate Committee on Judiciary
Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, May 10, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
11:10 AM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Discussion of Senate Changes

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2023-2024
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Karen Dolan, House Judiciary Committee
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department
  • Anthony Cambridge, Hinesburg Police Department
  • Laura Carter, Statistics Data Analyst, Division of Racial Justice
  • Lietha Cipriano, Executive Director, Center for Restorative Justice, Bennington
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
  • Michelle Donnelly, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
  • Lyn Gatt , Executive Director, Orleans County Restorative Justice Center
  • Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
  • Ron Hoague, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Heather Hobart, Executive Director, Lamoille Restorative Center
  • Erin Jacobsen, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
  • Josef Lavanway, Director, South Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Carol Plante, Director, Montpelier Community Justice Center
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School
  • Indi Schoenherr , Policy Advocate, ACLU of Vermont
  • Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windham County State's Attorneys
  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Karen Dolan, Reporter, House Judiciary Committee
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Reporter, Senate Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Lietha Cipriano, Executive Director, Center for Restorative Justice, Bennington
  • Rep. Karen Dolan, Sponsor, House Judiciary Committee
  • Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
  • Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center
  • Josef Lavanway, Director, South Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Becky Penberthy, Adult Restorative and Volunteer Manager, Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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No committee of conference members found for H.645 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.
An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.645 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.
No committee of conference report found for H.645 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.

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Act

No act information found for H.645 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.

Staff & Other Information

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Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel

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