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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 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/28/2020 2:01 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 837 - An act relating to enhanced life estate deeds

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote.

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

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

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

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 578 - An act relating to operator’s license and privilege to operate suspensions and proof of financial responsibility

Committee Discussion

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services

 

-                                  Cannabis Regulation

Committee Discussion on S.54

 

4:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   20-0830 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

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

Matthew Raymond, Investigator, Vermont Attorney General's Office

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

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

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

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 8 - An act relating to voyeurism

Walk-through and Testimony

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

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

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

 

-                                   H. 923 - An act relating to entering a vehicle without legal authority or consent

Continued Testimony from Friday, 2/21

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   20-0850 - An act relating to disorderly conduct

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Amadon, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police

Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association

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

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

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

 

-                                  20-0830 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 498 - An act relating to penalties for DUI with aggravating circumstances

Walk-through and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Heather Gray, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept. - Phone

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

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

Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 307 - An act relating to strict liability for damages caused by domestic dogs

Walk-through and Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Sponsor

Rep. Carl Rosenquist, Sponsor

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

 

-                                  H. 283 - An act relating to penalties for animal cruelty offenses

Walk-through and Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

 

3:00 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