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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Friday, January 9, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
H.11 put into S.26
CDs
09-1
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, and homestead exemption

Put into S.26

  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel
-

S.26 - An act relating to recovery of profits from crime, the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, homestead exemption, unclaimed property, credit card fee disputes, and patient's privilege


Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
H.11 put into S.26
CDs
09-02, 03
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Judicial Branch, Court Administrator, Budget

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Trial Courts
  • Pat Gabel, Court Administrator's Office
  • Robert Greemore, Director Admin. Services, Judiciary
  • Lee Suskin, Court Administrator
2:30 PM

H.11 - An act relating to the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, and homestead exemption

Put into S.26

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Pratt, Attorney
  • Stephanie Willbanks, Attorney, Vermont Law School
  • Susanne Young, Legal Counsel, Executive Department
-

S.26 - An act relating to recovery of profits from crime, the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, homestead exemption, unclaimed property, credit card fee disputes, and patient's privilege


Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
H.11 put into S.26
CDs
09-04, 05
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Introductions

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
10:30 AM

Automated External Defibrillator

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Deb Gurney, Springfield, VT
  • Nicole Lukas, State Advocacy Director, American Heart Association
  • Jay Wood, VT EMS District 5, Agency of Human Services
2:30 PM

H.11 - An act relating to the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, and homestead exemption

Voted out of Committee

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-06, 07
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Introductions

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Stephen Dale, Commissioner, Department of Children & Families
9:30 AM

Bullying and Cyberbullying

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission

Friday, January 16, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-08, 09, 10
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Introductions

  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Sexual Violence Education Task Force
  • Andy Pallito, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

Highway Safety

  • John Flannigan, Lt., Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Steve McQueen, Chief, City of Winooski
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Police Association
  • Scott Tucker, Captain
  • Tim Tuttle, Officer, Vermont Police Association
  • Tom Williams, Executive Director, American Automobile Association of Vermont

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-11
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

  • Jeanne Johnson, Executive Director, Governor's Highway Safety Program
  • Kevin Marshia, Highway Safety and Design Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Steve Reckers, Alcohol Safety Program Coordinator

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Introductions

  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
9:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Starting at 9:30 a.m. and going until noon

  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
2:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
  • Heather Tremblay, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-17, 18
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Chapter 55 - Juvenile Judicial Proceedings

Meeting between 9:30 a.m. and noon

  • Stephen Dale, Commissioner, Department for Children & Families
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children & Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Children & Families

Friday, January 23, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-19, 20, 21
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Judicial Miscellaneous Collections Issues

  • Robert Greemore, Director Admin. Services, Court Administrator's Office
  • Lee Suskin, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
1:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-22, 23, 24, 25
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Walk-thru of Secs. 33, 34 - Sealing/Expungement of Records Differences and Deferred Sentences

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
2:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Deferred/Registries/Rechecks

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • John Nelson, Executive Director, Vermont School Board Association
  • Mark Ottenger, Legal Counsel, Department of Education
  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, Vermont Crime Information Center

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-26,27, 28, 29, 30
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Sec. 26-28 - Rules; Depositions/Hearsay

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Additional Discussion on S. 13

  • Catherine Metropoulos
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
1:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Depositions

  • Dan Barrett, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jason Sawyer, Esquire
  • David Silver, Esquire
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
  • Diane Wheeler, Deputy State's Attorney, Northwest Unit for Special Investigation
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Thursday, January 29, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-31, 32, 33, 34
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

DNA; Sec. 19 - 25...... Walk thru 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. only

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Eric Buel, Director, Vermont Crime Lab
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
1:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

DNA

  • Dan Barrett, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • David Suntag, Judge, Vermont District Court

Friday, January 30, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-35, 36, 37, 38
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (Crime)

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.6 - An act relating to the sale of engine coolants and antifreeze

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Sirotkin & Necrason
  • Rep. Jeff Young, St Albans
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (Crime)

  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • John Perry, Director of Planning, Department of Corrections
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
1:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (Crime)

  • Bobby Sand, State's Attorney, Windsor County
1:45 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Capt. Michael E. Schirling, Chief, Burlington Police Department, VT Chiefs of Police Association

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-39, 40, 41
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Depositions

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
9:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion on DNA and Depositions

2:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Continued Committee Discussion Depositions and DNA - Rep. Flory's Deposition Proposal; Rep. Grad's Deposition Proposal; Rep. Jewett's Deposition Proposal

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Margaret Flory, Brandon, Vermont
  • Rep. Maxine Jo Grad, Moretown
  • Rep. Willem Jewett, Ripton

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-42, 43, 44, 45
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Markup

  • Committee Discussion
  • Jody Racht, General Counsel, Department of Children & Families
9:45 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Kathleen Moore, Attorney
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Deferred Sentences - Committee Discussion

1:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation starts at 1:30 p.m. or 15 minutes after floor

3:30 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-46, 47, 48
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Continued Mark-up and Committee Discussion. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

Friday, February 6, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-49, 50
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Jody Racht, General Counsel, Department of Children & Families

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-51, 52, 53
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections
  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Johannah Leddy Donovan
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-54, 55, 56, 57, 58
Meeting Record
8:30 a.m. - noon

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up; Continuation of Committee on Education

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel
  • Mark Ottenger, Legal Counsel, Department of Education
  • Jody Racht, General Counsel, Department of Children & Families
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sheil, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
15 minutes after Floor

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-59, 60, 61
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

H.6 - An act relating to the sale of engine coolants and antifreeze

  • Rep. Tony Klein, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 a.m. - noon

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel
  • E. Anne Winchester, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Lesperance, Major, Vermont State Police
  • Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Assoc. and Vermont Sheriffs
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Friday, February 13, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-62, 63, 64, 65
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Stuart Schurr, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
15 minutes after Floor

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Final Committee Discussion and Mark-up - COMMITTEE VOTE

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-66, 67
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Overview of Final Draft and VOTE

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Nelson, Executive Director, Vermont School Board Association

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-68
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Committee Discussion

Thursday, February 19, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-69
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Proposed Amendments to S. 13

  • Rep. William Canfield
  • Rep. Howard T. Crawford
  • Rep. Johannah Leddy Donovan

Friday, February 20, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-70
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Proposed Amendments to S. 13

  • Rep. David M. Ainsworth
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Mark Higley
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert
  • Rep. David Zuckerman, Burlington

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-71, 72, 73
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.109 - An act relating to the Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act

  • Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.91 - An act relating to technical corrections to the juvenile judicial proceedings act of 2008

  • Stephen Dale, Commissioner, Department for Children & Families
  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

H.34 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nicole Lukas, State Advocacy Director, American Heart Association
3:45 PM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Committee discussion


Thursday, February 26, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-74, 75, 76
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

  • Rep. Margaret Andrews
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Sponsor
2:00 PM

H.34 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

  • Doug Brent, Chief, So. Burlington Fire Department
  • David Hiltz, Community Strategies Manager, American Heart Association
  • Nicole Lukas, State Advocacy Director, American Heart Association
  • Ed Spooner, Firefighter
3:00 PM

H.204 - An act relating to payment of diversion program fees

15 minutes after floor -- Walk thru of Bill (time permitting)

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Norris Hoyt , Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-77, 78
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

H.34 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nicole Lukas, State Advocacy Director, American Heart Association

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Public Hearing
CDs
09-1
Meeting Record
6:00 - 8:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Public Hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee - Well of the House - Witnesses will be permitted 3 minutes each and will alternate between support and oppostition. People must sign up to testify between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. No one will be permitted to sign up after 6:30.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-79, 80, 81
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Teacher Pensions & Creditor Attachment (No bill #)

Legislative Briefing

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • James Fannon, Vermont National Education Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.310 - An act relating to receivership of long-term care facilities

  • Joan Senecal, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Leslie Wisdom, Attorney, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
6:00-8:30 P

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Public Hearing - Joint with the Senate Judiciary Committee,State House, Well of the House


Thursday, March 19, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-82, 83, 84, 85
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.34 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

  • Dan Manz, Emergency Chief, Department of Health
  • Jay Wood, Agency of Human Services
10:00 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Norman James, Governor's Highway Safety Program
  • Jeanne Johnson, Executive Director, Governor's Highway Safety Program
  • Carol Rose, Vermont Safety
2:30 PM

Judicial Restructuring

Update on planning

  • Robert Greemore, Director Admin. Services, Court Administrator's Office
3:30 PM

H.310 - An act relating to receivership of long-term care facilities

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joan Senecal, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Leslie Wisdom, Attorney, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Friday, March 20, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-86
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Scott Rotman, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-87, 88
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

H.310 - An act relating to receivership of long-term care facilities

Continued Committee Discussion

  • Chris D'Elia, Executive Director, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joan Senecal, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
2:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Brief Review of Vermont's Anti-discrimination laws, Civil Unions, Walk-through of S. 115- An Act Relating to Civil Marriage, and the Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection - ROOM 11

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Baker v. State; Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection - ROOM 11

  • Tom Little, Esquire, Chair, VT Commission on Family Recognition and Protection, VT Civil Union Review Commission

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-89, 90, 91, 92
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Same-sex Marriage Judicial Decisions and Recognition of Civil Unions and Marriage in Other Jurisdictions - ROOM 10

  • Greg Johnson, Professor, Vermont Law School
11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Equality of Civil Unions and Marriage - Room 10

  • Marcia Merrill, Chair, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Brian Pearl, Grand Isle
  • Beth Robinson, Attorney, Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force
3:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

ROOM 10

  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
4:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

ROOM 10

  • Craig Bensen, Reverend, Take it to the People

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-93, 94, 95
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and Youth and Families - ROOM 11

  • Judy Barone, Attorney, Rutland
  • Steve Cable, Vermont Marriage Advisory Council
  • Louis DiNicola, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
  • Kay Frances Schepp, Ed., PhD, Vermont Psychological Association
  • Jackie Weinstock, Ph.d., University of Vermont
  • Jonathan Weker, Dr., Vermont Psychiatric Association
10:20 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and Youth and Families (con't)

  • Gabriel Benham, Student, Richford High School
  • Mia Morrison, Citizen, Lowell
  • James Neiley, CVU Student; Youth Representative, Board of Outright Vermont

Friday, March 27, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-96, 97, 98, 99
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Implementation

  • Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Phil Keller, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
  • Richard McCoy, Chief of Public Health Statistics, Department of Health
11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Civil Unions, Marriage and the business Community

  • John Canning, President and Co-Founder, Physicians' Computer Company
  • Will Patten, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Tom Torti, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
1:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Antidiscrimination Laws

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Joe Benning, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
1:45 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

  • Rev. Daniel Jantos, North Chapel Universalist Society
  • Ethan Kallberg, Pastor, Lamoille Valley Grace Brethren Church, Morrisville
  • Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Burlington, Roman Catholic Diocese
  • Tim Sargent, Pastor, Conservative Congregational Christian Congress
3:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

  • Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, United Church of Christ
  • Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont
  • Shana Margolin, Rabbi

Monday, March 30, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-100
Meeting Record
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Committee Discussion of Bill and possible amendments


Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-101, 102
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 -- Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
11:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

S. 115 - VOTED OUT


Thursday, April 2, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-103
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Review of her amendment

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue

Friday, April 3, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-103, 104, 105
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to civil marriage

Each Representative with his own Amendment to S. 115

  • Rep. Steve Adams
  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin
  • Rep. Floyd Nease, Majority Leader, Town of Johnson

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-106, 107
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

Amendments

  • Rep. John S. Rodgers, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections
11:00 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

Review Amendments


Friday, April 10, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
H.11 put into S.26
CDs
09-108, 109
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

Amendments

  • Rep. Robert W. Lewis, Derby
  • Scott Rotman, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Don Turner, House Committe on Commerce
9:15 AM

H.11 - An act relating to the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, and homestead exemption

Put into S.26

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
-

S.26 - An act relating to recovery of profits from crime, the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, homestead exemption, unclaimed property, credit card fee disputes, and patient's privilege

15 minutes after floor

H.11 - An act relating to the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, and homestead exemption

Put into S.26

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-110, 111
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

Finish Walk thru

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Thomas Tremblay, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:30 AM

H.147 - An act relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators and primary safety belt enforcement

Complete Amendments to H. 147 as necessary

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Rep. Robert W. Lewis, Derby
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Truck and Bus Association
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Police Association
  • Scott Rotman, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ernie Shand, Windsor
  • Lindsey Townsend, Department of Education
  • Rep. Kate Webb

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-112, 113, 114
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.204 - An act relating to payment of diversion program fees

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.26 - An act relating to recovery of profits from crime, the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, homestead exemption, unclaimed property, credit card fee disputes, and patient's privilege

Senate Amendment

  • Michael Hoyt, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Howard Kalfus, General Counsel, Public Safety Department
  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
11:00 AM

S.86 - An act relating to the administration of trusts

  • Paul P. Hanlon, Attorney; Secretary, Uniform Trust Code Study Committee
  • Rep. Thomas F. "Tom" Koch

Friday, April 17, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-115, 116
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.310 - An act relating to receivership of long-term care facilities

  • Chris D'Elia, Executive Director, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Susan Gretkowski, Lobbyist, Vermont Healthcare Association
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Joan Senecal, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
1:00 PM

S.26 - An act relating to recovery of profits from crime, the disposition of property upon death, transfer of interest in vehicle upon death, homestead exemption, unclaimed property, credit card fee disputes, and patient's privilege

"Sexting" Proposals


Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-117
Meeting Record
2:30 PM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Georgia Cumming, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-118, 119, 120
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

9:00 am - noon

  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domesic Violence
  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-121, 122, 123
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

Sexting

  • T. J. Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jane Woodruff, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
10:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Linda Johnson, Prevent Child Abuse-VT
  • Sarah Kenney, Vermont Sexual Violence Education Task Force
10:30 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

Sentence Calculations; Prior Bad Acts

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • John Perry, Director of Planning, Department of Corrections

Friday, April 24, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-124
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-125, 126, 127, 128, 129
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

Presentation and Discussion of Proposal from Representative Lippert on S. 125

  • Discussion Committee
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after floor

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Discussion Committee
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-130, 131, 132, 133
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bernard Lewis, Probate Judge, Orange County
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Continental Insurance Co.
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
09-134, 135
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

S.125 - An act relating to expanding the sex offender registry

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Howard Kalfus, General Counsel, Public Safety Department

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
15 minutes after Caucus

Committee Discussion Regarding Priorities

not taped (no CD)


Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-1, 2, 3, 4
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

In the morning is the presentation of the Report from the Commission on Judiciall Operation in Room 11 -- A joint meeting between House Judiciary, House Government Operations and House Appropriations.

  • Eileen Blackwood, Attorney, Commission on Judicial Operation
  • John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Brian Grearson, Assistant Judge
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Honorable Denise Johnson, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Kathleen Manley, Assistant Judge
  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Rep. Shap Smith, Speaker of the House
15 minutes after Floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Room 30

continue presentation from Judicial Operations Commission members and walk thru/overview of the Bill by Legislative Counsel

  • John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Richard Marron, Member, Commission on Judicial Operation

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-5, 6
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

10:40 AM

Security Breach Notice Act

Repeal of Sunset on the Law Enforcement Exemption to the Security Breach Notice Act

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.474 - An act relating to repealing the sunset of the law enforcement exemption to the security breach notice act

Repeal of Sunset

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Sarah London, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Bill Smith, Attorney

Friday, January 8, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-7
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.461 - An act relating to small estates

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

DMV extension of implementation date; suspension of registration for failure to pay traffic ticket

  • Linda Snyder, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-8, 9
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

Walk thru

  • Susan Baker, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 mins. after floor

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

  • John Flannigan, Lt., Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Jim Mongeon, Attorney, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
3:00 PM

Personal Testimony by Ge Wu

  • Ge Wu, Parent, Essex Jct.
  • Shuwan Xue, Parent, Essex Jct.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-10, 11, 12, 13
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- regarding Commission's adopted Principles.

  • Honorable Denise Johnson, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
10:15 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

10:15 a.m. - 11:10 -- Unification

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
11:15 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Probate Courts

  • Toby Balivet, Judge, Caledonia County Probate Court
  • George Belcher, Probate Judge, Washington District
  • Edward Miller, Attorney

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-14, 15
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Financials/Savings required

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
11:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • James Colvin, Assistant Judge, Bennington Superior Court
3:00 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Claire Mee, Washington County Superior Court Clerk

Friday, January 15, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-16, 17
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

  • Karen Bradley, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association
  • Barbara Buchanan, President, Burlington
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Carolyn Clapper, Citizen, West Charleston
  • Pam Durant, Richmond
  • Stan Greenberg, Citizen, So. Burlington
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-18, 19, 20
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

ROOM 10 -- Joint Meeting with House General, Housing & Military Affairs Committee

  • Ellen J. Abbott, Lt. Colonel, Vermont National Guard
  • Amber Barber, Attorney
  • Patricia Benelli, Attorney
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

DMV extension of implementation date; suspension of registration for failure to pay traffic ticket

DMV/Insurance companies; drivers operating with no liability insurance.

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Linda Snyder, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
4:00 PM

H.461 - An act relating to small estates

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-21, 22, 23
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Paul Hudson, Judge
10:00 AM

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
11:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Eric Avildsen, Director, Vermont Legal Aid
2:00 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-24, 25, 26
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Room 30

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
10:00 AM

Underage Drinking

Room 11 - with House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee

11:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Room 30

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Matthew Katz, Judge
  • Michael Pratt, Magistrate, Traffic Courts

Friday, January 22, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-27, 28
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

Walk thru of new draft

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
11:00 AM

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

  • Laura Dean-Mooney, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
  • Heather McAlister, Citizen, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
1:00 PM

S.163 - An act relating to technical corrections to 2009 sex offender legislation

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

Committee Discussion: Work Groups regarding H. 524-An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal;

Discussion of prior topics regarding Department of Motor Vehicle.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-29, 30
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

Committee Discussion of H. 533

2:30 PM

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

Final review/markup and VOTE

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-31, 32
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Tom Clark, National Center of State Courts
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Gary Kessler, Director, Compliance & Enforcement Div., Agency of Natural Resources
15 min. after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Tom Clark, National Center of State Courts
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-33, 34
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Michael Caccavo, Attorney
  • Christopher Chapman, Vice President and Principal, Trust Company of Vermont
  • Linda Deliduka
  • Laura Hubbell, Program Manager, Care Management Dept., CVMC
  • Jill Olson, VP Policy and Operations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • David Otterman, Attorney
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Sandi Yandow, Kin-Can
15 minutes after Floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion


Friday, January 29, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-35, 36
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

Subcommittee update

10:45 AM

H.90 - An act relating to driving while intoxicated and to forfeiture and registration of motor vehicles

Subcommittee update

11:00 AM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

Subcommittee update

11:15 AM

H.474 - An act relating to repealing the sunset of the law enforcement exemption to the security breach notice act

Subcommittee update

  • Sarah London, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
1:00 PM

H.97 - An act relating to the idling of motor vehicles

Subcommittee update

  • Sarah London, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-37, 38, 39, 40
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

  • Lisa Bogar, Vermont Homeowner
  • Elliot Burg, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Joshua Lobe, Attorney
  • George Methias, Gilman Housing Trust
  • Roberta Palmer, Mandatory Mediaton Center, Connecticue
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Geoffrey Walsh, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
2:30 PM

S.163 - An act relating to technical corrections to 2009 sex offender legislation

Committee Discussion and Vote

3:00 PM

H.606 - An act relating to express assumption of risk and release from liability

Briefing

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Update on Judicial Retention

  • Rep. Willem Jewett, member, House Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-41, 42, 43, 44
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee discussion


Thursday, February 4, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-45, 46, 47
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Sponsor
  • David Clinton-Carter, Attorney, South Hero
  • Rep. Susan Davis, Sponsor
  • Rep. Michael Fisher, Lincoln
  • Rep. Mitzi Johnson, Member, House Appropriations Committee
  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Member, House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee
  • Rep. Bob Krebs
  • Rep. Robert W. Lewis, Derby
  • Rep. Janice L. Peaslee
4:00 PM

S.154 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on criminal history record check fees

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Friday, February 5, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-48
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-49, 50
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

  • Richard Brock, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Roberta Palmer, Administrator, Mandatory Mediation Center, Connecticut
2:30 PM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

  • William Cohen, Judge, Rutland Superior Court
  • Geoffrey Crawford, Judge
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Kathy Hobart, Clerk, Lamoille Superior Court
  • Geoffrey Walsh, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-51, 52, 53
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Jon Anderson, Attorney
  • Thomas Durkin, Judge, Environmental Court
  • Gary Kessler, Director, Compliance & Enforcement Div., Agency of Natural Resources
  • Brian Shupe, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Tari Scott, Court Manager, Family and District Court
11:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Diane Lavallee, Clerk, Chittenden County Superior Court
11:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Sherry Britton, Clerk, Grand Isle County Court
  • David Clinton-Carter, Attorney, South Hero
  • Elizabeth Gretkowski, Assistant Judge, Chittenden Superior Court
2:00 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion


Thursday, February 11, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-54, 55, 56
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Jurisdictional nature of divisions in unified court system/venue rules/multi-unit districts.

  • Eileen Blackwood, Attorney, Commission on Judicial Operation
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary


Friday, February 12, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-57, 58
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

  • Stuart Schurr, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
1:00 PM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking and Securities Division, BISHCA
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Vermont Mortgage Bankers' Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-59
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • George Belcher, Probate Judge, Washington District
  • Kathleen Manley, Assistant Judge
1:00 PM

Caucus

2:30 PM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

Committee Discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
10-60, 61
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

(note: morantz cd machine became unplugged and therefore there are no cd's for this day)


Thursday, February 18, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-62
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly - Election of Trustees - Vermont State Colleges Corporation

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion


Friday, February 19, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-63, 64, 65
Meeting Record
10:45 AM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

Proposed amendment by Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw (treat as unfriendly amendment)

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Butch Shaw
11:00 AM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Comments from Stakeholders and Committee Discussion

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elliot Burg, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking and Securities Division, BISHCA
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Vermont Mortgage Bankers' Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
1:00 PM

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

Committee Discussion

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-66, 67
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • Toby Balivet, Probate Judge, Caledonia County
  • George Belcher, Probate Judge, Washington County
  • James Mahoney, Probate Judge, Lamoille County
15 minutes after caucus

H.533 - An act relating to military parents’ rights

Review Senate version and vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

  • James Colvin, Assistant Judge, Bennington Superior Court

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-68, 69, 70
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion - 9:00 a.m. - 11: 45 a.m.

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-71, 72, 73
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
15 minutes after floor

Committee Bill - Highway Safety

Committee Discussion and Vote (S. 280 - Texting and H. 147 - Junior Operators' License combined)

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 26, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-74, 75, 76
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Review foreclosure draft

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elliot Burg, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking and Securities Division, BISHCA
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Vermont Mortgage Bankers' Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
1:00 PM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Committee Discussion, final markup and possible VOTE


Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-77, 78, 79, 80
Meeting Record
15 minutes after floor

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Final walk thru and VOTE

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
15 minutes after caucus

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Joint Meeting with House Government Operations in Room 11

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair, House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Rep. Donna Sweaney, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-81, 82, 83
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Marlene Burke, Assistant Judge, Rutland
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • David Singer, Assistant Judge, Woodstock
15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Marlene Burke, Assistant Judge, Rutland
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • David Singer, Assistant Judge, Woodstock

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

night

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Committee Discussion and Mark-up


Friday, March 12, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-90, 91
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Final Mark-up and VOTE

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
H. 590 Voted out
CDs
10-92
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

Committee Discussion

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom McCormick, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Motor Vehicles
15 minutes after floor

H.363 - An act relating to ignition interlock devices

Committee Discussion

15 minutes after Caucus

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Committee to discuss an amendment to H. 590 - Mediation Foreclosure

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking and Securities Division, BISHCA
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-93, 94
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to prohibiting texting, prohibiting use of portable electronic devices by junior operators, and primary seatbelt enforcement for persons under 18.

Amendments by House members to S. 280

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Rep. Leigh Larocque
9:30 AM

H.594 - An act relating to access to restroom facilities

  • Rep. Clem Bissonnette, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:00 AM

H.528 - An act relating to the illegal cutting, removal, or destruction of forest products

  • Rep. Chip Conquest
11:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to prohibiting texting, prohibiting use of portable electronic devices by junior operators, and primary seatbelt enforcement for persons under 18.

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-95
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

Review amendments to the Mediation in Foreclosure bill, H. 590.

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Thomas F. "Tom" Koch, Barre Town
  • Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien, House Committee on Health Care

Friday, March 19, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-96
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.784 - An act relating to the state’s transportation program

  • John Dunleavy, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Vermont Agency of Transportation
2:30 PM

H.722 - An act relating to ticket scalping

  • Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Consumer Data Industry Association
  • Rep. Jason P. Lorber, Sponsor

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-98
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Amendments review for H. 470

  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-99
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Amendments review for H. 470 - Rep. Michael Fisher and Rep. Duncan Kilmartin

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Rep. Michael Fisher, Lincoln
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

To Be Announced


Friday, March 26, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

Budget on Floor

1:00 PM

House Reconvenes

15 minutes after Floor

To Be Announced


Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-100, 101
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

Also includes H. 749 - Interstate Compact for Juveniles

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
15 minutes after Caucus

S.165 - An act relating to waiver of the statute of limitations in criminal prosecutions

  • Bobby Sand, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
3:00 PM

H.689 - An act relating to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

  • Rep. Bill Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Carl Lisman, Attorney, Uniform Commercial Code Commission

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
PM joint meeting taped by H. Institutions
CDs
10-102, 103, 104
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.689 - An act relating to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

Committee Discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the study and recommendation of ignition interlock device legislation

  • Glen Button, Enforcement and Safety Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stuart Schurr, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:30 AM

S.272 - An act relating to human trafficking

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domesic Violence and Sexual Violence
  • Thomas Tremblay, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
2:00 - 4:00 PM

S.292 - An act relating to term probation, the right to bail, medical care of inmates, and a reduction in the number of nonviolent prisoners, probationers, and detainees

Meeting in Room 10 with House Institutions

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-105, 106, 107
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Margaret Cheney, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Matt Levin, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • James Moore, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Andrew Raubvogel, Attorney, Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
  • Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
1:00 PM

House Convenes


Friday, April 2, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-108
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.631 - An act relating to court-ordered forensic evaluations of criminal defendants

  • Michael Hartman, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-109
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

S.272 - An act relating to human trafficking

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Joint Meeting with House Institutions and House Judiciary in Room 10


Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-110, 111, 112, 113
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Decrease Detainee Population - Home Detention with Electronic Monitoring

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domesic Violence and Sexual Violence
1:45 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Decrease Detainees Population - Home Detention with Electronic Monitoring

  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Andy Pollito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-114, 115, 116
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Decrease Detainees Population

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
2:30 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Decrease Detainees

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Mongeon, Executive Director, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys

Friday, April 9, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-117, 118
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Decrease Detainees

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-119
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee Discussion and VOTE

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Margaret Cheney, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-120, 121, 122, 123
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Attorney General's Office
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domesic Violence and Sexual Violence
  • James Mongeon, Executive Director, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
  • Jim Mongeon, State's Attorney, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
2:00 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

  • Jeff Cohen, Director, Office of Child Support Services
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Sponsor
  • James Mongeon, Executive Director, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-124, 125
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
2:00 PM

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

Also includes H. 749 - Interstate Compact for Juveniles

  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Bruce Parizo, Deputy Director, Vermont Crime Information Center

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-126, 127
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

S.173 - An act relating to technical corrections to the trust laws

  • Paul P. Hanlon, Attorney, Montpelier
  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • John Nelson, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
3:00 PM

H.749 - An act relating to the Interstate Compact for Juveniles

  • Jody Racht, General Counsel, Department of Children & Families
3:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

CDL Licensing

  • Mike Smith, Attorney, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-128, 129, 130
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.173 - An act relating to technical corrections to the trust laws

Committee Discussion - Voted out.

9:45 AM

S.165 - An act relating to waiver of the statute of limitations in criminal prosecutions

Voted out

10:00 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domesic Violence and Sexual Violence
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • James Mongeon, Executive Director, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:30 AM

H.631 - An act relating to court-ordered forensic evaluations of criminal defendants

  • Delores Burroughs-Biron MD, Health Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
2:30 PM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

  • Howard Kalfus, General Counsel, Public Safety Department
  • Joan Senecal, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Thomas Tremblay, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-131
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

CDL Licensing

  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Truck and Bus Association
  • Mike Smith, Attorney, Department of Motor Vehicles
9:45 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the study and recommendation of ignition interlock device legislation

  • John Flannigan, Lt., Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Tom McCormick, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Stuart Schurr, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General

Friday, April 23, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
S.161 voted out; H. 749 included in S. 161
CDs
10-132
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.631 - An act relating to court-ordered forensic evaluations of criminal defendants

  • Wendy Beinner, Legal Counsel, Vermont Department of Health
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
8:45 AM

H.792 - An act relating to implementation of challenges for change

Home Confinement

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after floor or 1:00 p.m.

S.103 - An act relating to the study and recommendation of ignition interlock device legislation

Review redraft language and Possible VOTE

1:15 PM

S.161 - An act relating to National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact

Review final redraft and Possible Vote

(VOTED OUT)


Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-133, 134
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the study and recommendation of ignition interlock device legislation

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Police Association
  • James Mongeon, Executive Director, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
15 minutes after caucus

S.103 - An act relating to the study and recommendation of ignition interlock device legislation

Committee Vote

  • Jim Mongeon, State's Attorney, Sheriffs and State's Attorneys
15 minutes after Caucus

S.292 - An act relating to term probation, the right to bail, medical care of inmates, and a reduction in the number of nonviolent prisoners, probationers, and detainees

Furlough granted to inmates -- Voted out

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-135, 136
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.524 - An act relating to interference with or cruelty to a service animal guide dog, warrants to impound a dog or wolf-hybrid, and the definition of "humane officer"

walk thru - review amendments

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

H.590 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure proceedings

review amendments

  • Susan Baker, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joe Bergeron, Director, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA)
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, American Express
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
11:00 AM

S.218 - An act relating to voyeurism

  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Assistant Majority Leader, Addison County
  • Dana Rye
11:30 AM

S.3 - An act relating to prohibiting retaliation for legislative testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Steve Collier, Legal Counsel, Department of Human Resources

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

TBA


Friday, April 30, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-137
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.470 - An act relating to restructuring of the judiciary

Review changes made by Senate Judiciary

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 3, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
10-138, 139, 140
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Amendment proposed by Rep. Wright

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • John Nelson, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Stowe
  • Armando Vilaseca, Commissioner, Department of Education
1:15 AM

S.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • Rep. Kenneth W. Atkins, Chair
  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
S. 297 amendment voted out; S.218 - Voyeurism voted out
CDs
10-141, 142
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

S.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Mark Ottenger, Legal Counsel, Department of Education
4:30 PM

S.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council