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  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Chair
  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Selene Colburn
  • Rep. Kate Donnally
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  • Rep. Martin LaLonde
  • Rep. Felisha Leffler
  • Rep. William Notte
  • Rep. Robert Norris
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson

House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/9/2021 2:18 PM

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

9:00 AM                   H. 317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Joint meeting with Senate Committee on Judiciary

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:25 AM                   H. 317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General

Prof. Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School

 

11:10 AM                   Possession of Buprenorphine

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor

 

12:10 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes after House Floor                   Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

Rep. Marybeth Redmond, House Committee On Human Services

Rep. Daniel Noyes, House Committee On Human Services

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

 

-                                   Possession of Buprenorphine

Committee discussion

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

Time is approximate

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Simha Ravven, M.D., President, Vermont Medical Society

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

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

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

Continued testimony from above witnesses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes after House Floor                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Dale Cook, Field Services Director, Department of Corrections

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after House Floor                   H. 20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion

 

-                                   Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

H. 265 - An act relating to the Office of the Child Advocate

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

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

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

Emily Lawrence, Associate Director and Counsel, New Hampshire Office of the Child Advocate

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:20 PM                   S. 3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

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

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

-                                   Driving under the Influence and Electric Bicycles

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Timothy R. Corcoran II, House Committee on Transportation - Invited

 

2:30 PM                   Adjourn

Time is approximate

 

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

 Evan O'Connor at eoconnor@leg.state.vt.us