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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

 

Zoom

January 11, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Last Updated 1/14/2022 2:20 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-judiciary.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 553 - An act relating to eligibility of domestic partners for reimbursement from the Victims Compensation Program

Continued Discussion, Budget Adjustment Discussion, Possible Committee Vote.

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Carol Brochu, Director of Finance and Administration, Center for Crime Victim Services

Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 546 - An act relating to racial justice statistics

Walk-through.

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Continued Testimony.

Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office

Erin Jacobsen, Co-Director of Community Justice Division, Attorney General's Office

Dan Richardson, Attorney, Burlington City Attorney

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 546 - An act relating to racial justice statistics

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Former Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Robin Joy, JD, PhD, Director of Research, Crime Research Group, Technical Assistance to Sentencing Commission

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   H. 546 - An act relating to racial justice statistics

Continued Testimony.

Abigail Crocker, Professor, University of Vermont

Wichie Artu, Vice President, NAACP - Windham County

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration - Invited.

 

2:50 PM                   Adjourn

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins After the Floor                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Continued Testimony.

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

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

 

-                                   Center for Crime Victim's Services

Budget Adjustment Proposal, Continued Testimony from 1/11/22.

Carol Brochu, Director of Finance and Administration, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Walk-through.

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Seton McIlroy, Member, Moms Demand Action

Alison Shih, Counsel, Everytown for Gun Safety

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

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

Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Conor Casey, Executive Director, GunSense Vermont

Dr. Ryan Sexton, M.D., Emergency Department Medical Director, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

Ari Freilich, Law Center State Policy Director, Giffords: Courage to End Gun Violence

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Continued Testimony.

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC)

Henry Parro, Owner, Parro's Guns

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:50 PM                   Adjourn

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

Training for House Members After the Floor.

 

1:30 PM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn