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  • Sen. Dick Sears, Chair
  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
  • Sen. Alice W. Nitka
  • Sen. Joe Benning

Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

February 23, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Last Updated 02/22/2021

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

10:15 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

11:30 AM                   S. 11 - An act relating to prohibiting robocalls

Mark-up and vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

 

Seton McIlroy, Moms Demand Action

Merry Shernrock, Moms Demand Action

Maddie Ahmadi, Student Essex High School, Students Demand Action

Iris Hsiang, Student Essex High School, Students Demand Action

Raenetta Liberty, RN,SANE, Vermont Forensic Nursing Program

Lily Charkey Buren, Student, Brattleboro Union High School

Padma Mendelsund, Student, Brattleboro Union High School

Anne Watson, Mayor, Montpelier

Christopher Ashley, Member, Board of Gun Sense Vermont

Rebecca Bell, Doctor, Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter

Hannah Shearer, Litigation Director, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence

 

10:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

Evan Hughes, Vice President, NRA Affairs

Ed Wilson, Small Business Owner, Treasurer, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs

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

 

11:30 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

Darin Goens, State Director, NRA-ILA

Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont

Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association

Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

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

Belan Atensaye, Public Policy and Research Analyst, City of Burlington's Racial Equity,Inclusion & Belonging Office

Skyler Nash, Public Policy and Research Analyst, City of Burlington's Racial Equity,Inclusion & Belonging Office

 

11:30 AM                   S. 25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Committee Discussion

 

11:50 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

8:30 AM                   S. 39 - An act relating to the Judicial Branch fee report and electronic filing fees

Mark-up and vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

 

9:00 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

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

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

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

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

Kendall Jacobsen, Associate Regional Director, Northeast, Everytown for Gun Safety

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

 

11:20 AM                   Adjourn

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us