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  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Chair
  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie
  • Rep. Selene Colburn
  • Rep. Kenneth Goslant
  • Rep. Nader Hashim, Clerk
  • Rep. William Notte
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson
  • Rep. Patrick Seymour
  • Rep. Matthew Trieber

House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/17/2020 2:58 PM

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's FY2020 Proposed Budget Adjustment

Judicial Branch Adjustment Discussion

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

 

2:15 PM                   H. 591 - An act relating to restricting the release of personal information by State agencies and departments, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, and municipalities

Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

2:45 PM                   Introduction to Judicial Reinvestment 2

Hon. Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

 

3:00 PM                   Council of State Governments, Justice Reinvestment II Update

Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center - Phone

Cassondra Warney, Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center - Phone

 

4:15 PM                   H. 568 - An act relating to human trafficking and prostitution

Walk-through of Amendment and Strike-all Language, Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote.

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 610 - An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Location is Room 10.

Mariah Gray, Parent of victim (9:00 AM) - Phone

Adolphe Lumumba, Brother of Victim

Katie Root, Vice President, Courtney's Allies

Cassondra Johns, Treasurer, Courtney's Allies

Shawn Burke, Chief of Police, South Burlington Police Department (10:30 AM)

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

Eric Davis, Vice President, Gun Owners of Vermont (2:00 PM)

Bill Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Darin Goens, Lobbyist, NRA

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 610 - An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Location is Room 10.

Continued testimony from witnesses above.

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins. After House Floor                   H. 610 - An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Location is Room 10.

Continued testimony from witnesses above.

 

-                                  Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

9:00 AM                   Domestic Violence Prevention

Potential Committee Bill.

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Carolyn Hanson, Assistant Attorney General, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 568 - An act relating to human trafficking and prostitution

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

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

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins. After Floor                   H. 413 - An act relating to recognition and enforcement of Canadian domestic violence protection orders

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Information Crime Center (VCIC)

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Kara Casey, Economic Justice & Housing Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

-                                  Adjourn

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins. After Floor                   H. 496 - An act relating to bias-motivated crimes and misconduct

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

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

Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont

Mark Hughes, Coordinator, Racial Justice Alliance (2:00 PM) - Phone

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission (1:00 PM)

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 496 - An act relating to bias-motivated crimes and misconduct

Continued testimony from above witnesses.

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Mike Bailey at 828-2257 or mbailey@leg.state.vt.us