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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

May 4, 2021 - May 7, 2021

Last Updated 5/7/2021 12:37 PM

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

After the House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

2:15 PM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

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

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

 

4:00 PM                   Break

 

4:10 PM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

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

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

 

5:00 AM                   Adjourn

Time is approximate

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9:30 AM                   RADVT Lobby Day

Mia Schultz, Staff, Rights and Democracy Vermont

Lorraine Zaloom, Concerned Citizen, Essex

 

10:35 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

12:10 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

3:40 PM                   H. 428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion and vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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

Committee discussion

 

4:10 PM                   Adjourn

Time is approximate

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

9:00 AM                   H. 417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

Nicholas Christakis, Professor, Yale University

Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Ritchie Berger, Attorney, Dinse, PC

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   H. 417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

Walk-through of bill and continued testimony of above witnesses

Christopher Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice

Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:05 PM                   S. 97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Records of juvenile judicial procedures

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

 

-                                   H. 428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

 

-                                   Committee  Discussion

Discussion in bills in committee

 

-                                   Judiciary Appropriations

Committee discussion

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Budget Liaison

 

3:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

Discussion on bills in committee

 

10:45 AM                   H. 417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Committee meeting canceled

 

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