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  • Sen. Joe Benning, Chair
  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Dick Mazza
  • Sen. Corey Parent
  • Sen. Russ Ingalls, Clerk

Senate Committee on Institutions




Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 2:00 PM



Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.




Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

Joint Session


1:30 PM                   Department of Mental Health


Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


2:00 PM                   No Committee  Meeting Scheduled

In honor of President-elect Biden's Inauguration


Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Introductions and possible discussion of current fund balances of authorized projects with unexpended funds

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board


Friday, January 22, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Department of Corrections

Downs, Rachlin and Martin Report

Michael K. Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Jennifer McDonald, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin

Tim Doherty, Down Rachlin Martin, LLC




Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl at ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us