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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Terence Macaig, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Clerk
  • Rep. Carl Demrow
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
  • Rep. Felisha Leffler
  • Rep. Marcia Martel
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan
  • Rep. Curt Taylor

House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/21/2020 9:20 AM

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Caucuses and Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   Governor's FY2020  Proposed Budget Adjustment

 

--                                  Increase in Out-of-State Beds

Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

--                                  Increase in MAT Treatment Costs

Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

--                                  Increase in HCV Treatment Costs

Max Titus, Assistant Director of Health Services, Department of Corrections

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

1:00 PM                   Department of Corrections Update

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

1:30 PM                   PREA - Overview,  Corrections Culture, and the Audit System

Jenn Sprafke, PREA Director, Department of Corrections

Heather Simons, Director of Training and Professional Development, Department of Corrections

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   Introductions and Welcome - New BGS Staff Members

 

 

 

Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services

James Brigham, Mitigation Specialist, Buildings and General Services

Robert Hepburn, Buildings Project Manager I, Buildings and General Services

Trevor Lewis, State Commodities Procurement Administrator, Buildings and General Services

William McSalis, Director of State Safety and Security, Buildings and General Services

Melissa Prindiville, Facilities Asset Analyst, Buildings and General Services

Brian Sewell, State Energy Management Program Coordinator, Buildings and General Services

Kamdon Thompson, Property Management Specialist II, Buildings and General Services

Kevin White, Buildings Project Manager I, Buildings and General Services

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:30 AM                   Individuals Entering Woodside - Who Are They, How Did They Get There?

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

9:45 AM                   Brattleboro Retreat 12 Bed, Level 1 Capital Project

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Louis Josephson, Ph.D., President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat

 

11:00 AM                   State House Space Study

Jesse Beck, Architect, Freeman, French, Freemans

Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services

Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

After the Floor                     Bill Introductions

 

 

 

--                                  H. 553 - Equal access to corrections programming

Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Sponsor

 

--                                  H. 555 - Rule making on food concessions, lotteries, raffles, or games of chance on lands and buildings within the jurisdiction of Departments of Buildings and General Services

Rep. Woodman Page, Sponsor

 

--                                  H. 592 - Discharge from parole for juvenile offenders

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary

 

3:00 PM                   Judiciary Budget Adjustment Act Request

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

John Quinn, III, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:30 AM                   Bill Introduction and Walk Through

 

--                                  H. 552 - The Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Control Revolving Fund

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                   Capital Bill Language Related to Spending on Dorms and Dining at UVM and the VSC

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges System

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   PREA - Reporting and Investigating

Heather Simons, Director of Training and Professional Development, Department of Corrections

Jenn Sprafke, PREA Director, Department of Corrections

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

After the Floor                     Availability of Good Time Report

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Emily Tredeau, Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Office

 

3:00 PM                   Committee Discussion of Bill Priorities

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

9:45 AM                   Correctional Officers' Issues

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Gary Hoddley, VSEA

Thomas Abdelnour, Legislative Specialist, Vermont State Employees Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD