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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 10:13 AM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   S. 324 - An act relating to prohibiting robocalls

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office

 

11:30 AM                   S. 128 - An act relating to physician assistant licensure

Section 1 legal Liability

Section 3 Liability for Actions of Agents

 

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 128 - An act relating to physician assistant licensure

Committee Discussion of Possible Amendment

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

 

9:00 AM                   S. 183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

 

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

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

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

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Brattleboro Retreat

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

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

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 261 - An act relating to eliminating life without parole

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont

Meredith Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim

Jade Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VCTA

Susan Car, Former Advocate for Crime Victims

 

-                                   S. 234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

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

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:00 AM                   S. 183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 303 - An act relating to automobile minimum liability coverage

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Smith, Operations Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association

Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ

Art Woolf, VT Association for Justice

Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division - Phone

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Walk-through

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   S. 205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2278 or pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us