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House of Representatives
  • 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

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 12:53 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   Walk-through bill

FY20-21 Capital Bill and Associated Spreadsheets

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Bonding Capacity

CDAAC Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Background and Update

Council of State Governments and Justice Reinvestment II

Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

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

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

-immediately following Floor                   Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

15 mins after Training                   Walk-through

Act 148, Section 14

Current Status of "Good Time"

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

3:30 PM                   DOC 101

Introduction to Department of Corrections Organization and Terminology

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

BGS Department of Corrections Facility Feasibility Study RFP

Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services

Sherilyn Lafley, Building Engineer, Buildings & General Services

Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

Judith Henkin, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Corrections

Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Update

Current BGS Capital Projects

Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services

Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Downs, Rachlin, Martin Report "Concerning Sexual Misconduct at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility"

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Tristram Coffin, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin

Jennifer McDonald, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:30 AM                   VSEA Presentation

Testimony from Front Line Workers in the Vermont Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Michael Groner, Corrections Steward, VSEA-SSCF

 

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