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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

House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/18/2020 11:56 AM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 579 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal property offenses

Honorable John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary - Phone

 

-                                   H. 580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Honorable John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary - Phone

 

1:30 PM                   Access to Justice Coalition

Dan Richardson, Attorney, Tarrant, Gilles, Richardson & Shems

Eric Avildson, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid

Mary Ashcroft, Legal Access Coordinator, Vermont Bar Association

Erin Jacobsen, Vermont Law School Immigration Rights Clinic

Samuel Abel-Palmer, Executive  Director, Legal Services Vermont

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Judiciary Budget Review

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

 

3:15 PM                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Sheriff's Fees

Kevin McLaughlin, Sheriff, Chittenden County

Samuel Hill, Sheriff, Washington County

 

4:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   Modernization Initiative

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

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

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety (11:00 AM)

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

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

Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

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

Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association

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

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Representative, Northfield

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

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

Continued Testimony from Witnesses Listed Above

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   H. 610 - An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Continued Testimony from Witnesses Listed Above

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:00 AM                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

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

Continued Discussion

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Bill Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

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

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins After Floor                   Governor's Proposed FY 2021 Budget

Section E.220: Center for Crime Victims Services

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services - Phone

Carol Brochu, Director of Finance and Administration, Center for Crime Victim Services - Phone

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   H. 579 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal property offenses

Walk-through of Proposed Amendment, Criminal Code Discussion and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office - Invited

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

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

 

-                                  H. 580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Walk-through of Proposed Amendment, Criminal Code Discussion and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

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

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

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins. After House Floor                   20-0830 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Michele Childs, 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 - Invited

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office - Invited

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 579 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal property offenses

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

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

 

-                                  H. 580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Falko Shilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

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

 

2:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 hard copy. 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.

 

Please note that witnesses may not be called in the order in which they are listed.

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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