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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 27, 2024 - March 1, 2024

Last Updated 3/1/2024 1:01 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor                     Discharge Process from Forensic Facilities

The Senate Committee on Judiciary will be Looking at Sections of S.192

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

JD Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

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

Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

11:20 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

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

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:55 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Marian Wolz, Resilience and Adaptation Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources

Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

9:50 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

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

Anthony Iarrapino, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

 

10:30 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

Raise the Age and the Big 12

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:45 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

Jean Murray, Director, Housing for Everyone Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:35 AM                   S. 196 - An act relating to the types of evidence permitted in weight of the evidence hearings

Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:55 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:45 AM                   S. 209 - An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers, and to juvenile offenses in the Criminal Division

Committee Discussion and Vote on Baruth Amendment

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

9:00 AM                   Prop 4 - Declaration of rights; government for the people; equality of rights

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Harrison Starks, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Vermont

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

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

 

10:15 AM                   Joint Assembly

Vote on Sergeant of Arms

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Ben Donsbach at bdonsbach@leg.state.vt.us