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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

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 11:40 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:30 AM                   Committee  Discussion

Session planning and priorities

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Status of Criminal Trials

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Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Cheryl Elovirta, Facilities Operations Manager, Department of Corrections

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

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

John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen

Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

8:30 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

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

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

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

 Committee Discussion

 

 

11:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

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