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  • Sen. Dick Sears, Chair
  • Sen. Nader Hashim, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Clerk
  • Sen. Robert Norris

Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1 and Zoom

February 20, 2024 - February 23, 2024

Last Updated 2/23/2024 2:53 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-judiciary.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor                     Prop 1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jeanette White, Former Senator, Windham County

 

10:55 AM                   Prop 1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Committee Discussion and Vote

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:10 AM                   Prop 4 - Declaration of rights; government for the people; equality of rights

Renee McGuinness, Policy Analyst, Vermont Family Alliance

Rev. Mark Hughes, Executive  Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:05 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 278 - An act relating to contributory negligence in a civil action involving sexual assault

Mark-up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:20 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Raise the Age Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM                   S. 278 - An act relating to contributory negligence in a civil action involving sexual assault

Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:35 AM                   S. 209 - An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers, and to juvenile offenses in the Criminal Division

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:55 AM                   Break

 

10:10 AM                   S. 209 - An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers, and to juvenile offenses in the Criminal Division

Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:20 AM                   S. 163 - An act relating to establishing two Superior judge positions

Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:35 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Raise the Age

Chris Winters, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Aryka Radke, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Tyler Allen, Adolescent Services Director, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division

 

11:50 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 150 - An act relating to automobile insurance

Rory Whelan, Regional Vice President - Northeast, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

 

9:30 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Andy Jones, Farm Manager, Intervale Community Farm

Justin Makin, Associate Professor, Dartmouth Department of Geography

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Testimony and Possible Mark-up

Rick Heede, Director, Climate Accountability Institute

Geoff Hand, Attorney, Saunders Raubvogel & Hand

Anthony Iarrapino, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 23, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Evictions of Non-Leaseholders Related to Criminal Activity, Mark-up

Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

9:45 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Raise the Age

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Chris Winters, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Tyler Allen, Adolescent Services Director, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division

Aryka Radke, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Matthew Bernstein, Director, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate

Lauren Higbee, Deputy Advocate, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Big 12 Expansions

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tucker Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Public Safety

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

 

11:25 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for subsequent offenses for trafficking and dispensing or sale of a regulated drug with death resulting

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tucker Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Public Safety

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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