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  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Lynn Batchelor
  • Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun
  • Rep. R. Scott Campbell
  • Rep. Karen Dolan, Clerk
  • Rep. Marcia Martel
  • Rep. Michael Morgan
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan
  • Rep. Curt Taylor

House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/9/2021 1:02 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

--                                  No Committee Meeting

Due to the Long House Floor Session, the Committee was Unable to Meet Today.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

8:00 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Proposed Savage Amendment

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Brian K. Savage, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Transportation

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

 

8:55 AM                   Break

 

9:00 AM                   Parole Board 101 - Vermont Parole System

Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board

Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Vermont Parole Board

 

10:00 AM                   COVID-19 Updates

Rollout of Vaccinations at In-State and Out-of-State Correctional Facilities

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections

Max Titus, Assistant Director of Health Services, Department of Corrections

 

10:45 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Probation 101

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

 

11:30 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Walk-through

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

3:00 PM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

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

 

4:00 PM                   Justice System Revisions

Reviewing Sections 5 and 6 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:35 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:00 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

10:40 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Weigh-in on the Bill

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

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

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:40 PM                   Justice System Revisions

Weigh-In on Section 5 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:25 AM                   Probation

Drive-by of H.20, Section 2, Pilot Project; Department of Corrections Report to Court; Probation Conditions

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

 

11:00 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

 

11:30 AM                   S. 45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Holly Leach, Victims Advocate, Washington County State's Attorney's Office

 

12:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

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

 Phil Petty at ppetty@leg.state.vt.us