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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

April 9, 2024 - April 12, 2024

Last Updated 4/12/2024 10:55 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 AM                   H. 40 - An act relating to nonconsensual removal of or tampering with a condom

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

10:15 AM                   H. 27 - An act relating to coercive controlling behavior and abuse prevention orders

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

11:00 AM                   H. 173 - An act relating to prohibiting manipulating a child for the purpose of sexual contact

Walk-through and Testimony

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

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

Marcie Hambrick, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Director, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

 

11:55 AM                   H. 40 - An act relating to nonconsensual removal of or tampering with a condom

Vote

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 563 - An act relating to criminal motor vehicle offenses involving unlawful trespass, theft, or unauthorized operation

Mark-up, Committee Discussion, and Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:45 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Women's Correctional Facilities: Policy Issues

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Isaac Dayno, Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Department of Corrections

Tabrena Karish, Project Manager, Department of Buildings and General Services

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

 

11:15 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Walk-through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Walk-through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:15 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Brenda Gooley, Operations Director, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Catherine Clark, Director, Commissioner's Registry Review Unit, Department for Children and Families

Tucker Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Public Safety

Rosemary Kennedy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

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

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 12, 2024

9:10 AM                   H. 878 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Walk-through of Amendment

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

9:30 AM                   H. 878 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Testimony

Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Heather McLain, Revenue Enhancement Director, DCF, Family Services Division

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

 

10:15 AM                   H. 878 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Discussion of Baruth Amendment

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jill Evans, Director, Essex Community Justice Center

Josef Lavanway, Director, South Burlington Community Justice Center

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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