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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

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/9/2021 11:23 AM

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:30 AM                   H. 18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Mark-up

Good samaritan language from S.103

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Decriminalize Sex Work

Henri Bynx, Co-Founder, Ishtar Collective

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 108 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

 

-                                   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 House Committee on Judiciary

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 99 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood physical abuse

Mark-up

Jerome O'Neill, Attorney, Gravel and Shea

Kim Dougherty, Co-Founder, Partner, Justice Law Collaborative, LLC

 

11:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   H. 183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 183 - An act relating to sexual violence

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

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

Major Ingrid Jonas, Support Services Division Commander, Vermont State Police

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

8:30 AM                   H. 195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

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

Matthew Raymond, Commander, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

 

9:15 AM                   Break

 

9:30 AM                   H. 195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

9:50 AM                   H. 18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

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

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

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:05 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Rep. Taylor Small, Lead Sponsor, -

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

Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

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