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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 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 2:03 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

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

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

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Justice Reinvestment II

Recommendations regarding probation

Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

 

Taylor Fontaine, Concerned Citizen

Pamela Fontaine, Concerned Citizen

Ned Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

JoAnn Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

 

11:00 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

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

Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 AM                   Status of Civil Trials

Gregory Weimer, Chair, VT Bar Practice and Procedure Committee

Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Therese Corsones, Executive  Director, Vermont Bar Association

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Bill Prioritization

Committee Discussion

 

11:30 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