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House Committee on Judiciary (Room 30)

The House Committee on Judiciary considers matters relating to judicial and legal affairs.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes


Thursday, January 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after the floor

Committee Meeting and Introductions

1:30 PM

Inaugural Address


Friday, January 11, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-1, 2, 3
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Orientation to Judiciary

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

Judicial Branch Overview for 2013

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
1:00 PM

Judiciary Budget Adjustment

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-4, 5, 6
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

10 minutes after floor

Judiciary Budget Adjustment

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
1:00 PM

House Caucus

2:30 PM

Committee Introductions and Priorities


Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-7, 8
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Update from VT State's Attorneys

  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney
  • Emmet Helrich, Community Coordinator, Rapid Intervention Community Court, Chittenden County States Attorney Office
10:00 AM

Update from VT Defender General's Office

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General
11:00 AM

Tax Camp

Room 11

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Joint Committee Meeting between House Judiciary and House Government Operation in Room 11

  • Sarah London, Legal Counsel, Executive Department
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Administration
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-9, 10
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Update from VT Attorney General's Office

  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after floor

TBA

  • Eric Avildson, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid

Friday, January 18, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-11, 12
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

Update from Department of Public Safety

  • Francis "Paco" Aumand, Director, Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Colonel Tom L'Esperance, Director, State Police
1:00 PM

To Be Scheduled


Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-13; joint hearing tapes in House Transportation
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

10:45 AM

H.1 - An act relating to repealing the requirement that superior court clerks keep a separate book of judgments

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Kathy Hobart, Clerk, Lamoille Superior Court
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Gasoline Pricing in Vermont

Joint Hearing with House Transportation and House Commerce, Room 11

  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Ronald Hubert, Gasoline Retailer, self
  • Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst, GasBuddy.com
  • Daniel McLean, Senior Press Advisor, Office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Steve Pietryka, Sales Manager, Champlain Oil Co., Inc.
  • Fred Rozell, Retail Pricing Director, Oil Price Information Services
  • Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • Skip Vallee, CEO, R.L. Vallee, Inc.
7:00 PM

Gasoline Pricing in Vermont

Joint Public Hearing with House Transportation and House Commerce Committees, Colchester High School

  • Todd Bergeron, Citizen, self
  • Cheryl Cote, Gasoline Retailer, self
  • Carl Fowler, self
  • John Lomas, Citizen, self
  • Dave Rockford, Citizen, self
  • Bill Strong, Citizen, self
  • Alex Weinhagen, Gasoline consumer, self

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-14, 15, 16
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, State's Attorneys Department
11:00 AM

Update on Department of Corrections

  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Planning and Organizational Development
1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

Sexual Harassment Training


Thursday, January 24, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-17, 18, 19,
Meeting Record
7:30 AM

Vermont Legal Aid Legislative Breakfast

Capitol Plaza, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

9:00 AM

Update on Court Diversion

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director
9:45 AM

Update Community Justice Centers

  • Yvonne Byrd, Community Justice Executive, Montpelier Community Justice Center
  • Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator
10:30 AM

Update from VT Crime Victims Services

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Judith Rex, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

3:30 PM

H.1 - An act relating to repealing the requirement that superior court clerks keep a separate book of judgments

Committee Discussion and possible vote.

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist, VT State Archives & Records Administration

Friday, January 25, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-20, 21, 22
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:45 AM

Update from Spectrum's Rapid Referral Program

  • Annie Ramniceanu, Clinical Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington, VT
1:00 PM

Update on H.535 (2012), Section 1 - Race and Sentencing - Interim Report

  • Max Schlueter, Executive Director, VT Center for Justice Research
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, VT Center for Justice Research
2:00 PM

Update on H. 535 (2012), Sections 2 & 4 - Bias-free Policing Policy

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-23, 24, 25
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

10:45 AM

Overview of Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

  • Sarah Kenney, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Overview of Law Enforcement

  • Keith Clark, VT Sheriff's Association
  • Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department
  • Ed Miller, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • Trevor Whipple, Chief of Police, South Burlington Police Department

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-26, 27, 28, 29
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Richard Cassidy, Esq.
10:00 AM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Donna Lemieux, Person in recovery
  • Stephen Prevost, Person in recovery
1:00 PM

Legislative Briefing

House Chamber - Climate Change

  • Bill McKibben, Environmental Activist
2:00 PM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • David Fenster, Vermont State's Attorney, Addison County State's Attorneys
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, State's Attorneys Department
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender, Office of the Defender General
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 31, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-30, 31, 32, 33, 34
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
1:00 PM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Combined testimony and committee discussion

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Sarah London, Counsel to the Governor, Executive Department
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-35, 36, 37
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

immediately after floor

H.240 - An act relating to Executive Branch fees

Committee Discussion

  • Alison Clarkson, Representative
  • Judith Rex, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services
10:30 AM

H.523 - An act relating to court administration and procedure

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
11:30 AM

To Be Scheduled

1:00 PM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion

  • Jordan Gonda, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-38, 39
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.523 - An act relating to court administration and procedure

Discussion of committee bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.523 - An act relating to court administration and procedure

Discussion of committee bill

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-40, 41, 42, 43, 44
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Bill mark-up and committee discussion.

  • Joel Cook, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Steve Howard, Legislative Director, VSEA
  • J.P. Isabelle, Executive Assistant, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Sarah London, Counsel to the Governor, Executive Department
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mike O'Neil, President, VT Troopers Association
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matt Vinci, President, Professional Firefighters Association
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

Committee discussion and mark-up

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Tom Dalton, Director, HowardCenter
  • Grace Keller, Case Management Team Leader, HowardCenter
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jill Olson, VP Policy and Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • David Verge, Client, HowardCenter
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 7, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-45, 46
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Results Based Accountability

House Chamber - Joint Meeting of the House and Senate

  • Mark Friedman, Director of the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute
10:30 AM

S.2 - An act relating to sentence calculations

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

House Floor

after the floor

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Final committee mark-up and discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:30 PM

Results Based Accountability

House Chamber - "Turn the Curve" presentation


Friday, February 8, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-47
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.523 - An act relating to court administration and procedure

  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

To Be Scheduled


Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-48, 49
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after floor

H.79 - An act relating to penalties for the sale of regulated drugs in a dwelling

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
20 minutes after floor

H.103 - An act relating to the use or sale of drugs on abandoned property

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
25 minutes after floor

H.121 - An act relating to law enforcement access to prescription records at pharmacies

  • Rep. Suzi Wizowaty
30 minutes after floor

H.106 - An act relating to unexpected intoxication by medical prescription as a criminal defense

  • Rep. Bill Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
40 minutes after the floor

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Report regarding contact with House Government Operations Committee

  • Rep. Linda J. Waite-Simpson, Committee Liaison
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Minor Guardianship Report

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion

5:00 PM

Joint Committee on Judicial Retention

Judicial Retention Initial Interviews

  • Judge William Cohen
  • James Crucitti, Judge
  • Judge Kathleen Manley
  • Judge Timothy Tomasi

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-50, 51
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Opiate discussion

  • Dan Bigg, Director, Chicago Recovery Alliance
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Patrick Lapore, Person in recovery
  • Alexander Walley, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Pending activities and priorities

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 14, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-52, 53; joint committee testimony is in House Human Services
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Methamphetamine and pharmacy issues

  • Bob Bick, Director, HowardCenter
  • Seth DiSanto, Chief, Newport Police Department
  • Marty Irons, Vermont Pharmacists Association
  • Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department
11:00 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Joint Hearing with House Human Services Committee, room 10

  • Dr. Carl "Trey" Dobson, Chair of the Emergency Department, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Cy Jordan, Medical Director, VMS Education & Research Foundation: Safe and Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain in Vermont
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Joint Hearing with House Human Services Committee, Room 11

  • Zail S. Berry, MD, Pain Medicine Specialist
  • Gilbert Fanciullo, MD, Director, Pain Management Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Cy Jordan, Medical Director, VMS Education & Research Foundation: Safe and Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain in Vermont
  • Carlos Pino, M.D.Director Pain Medicine Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-54, 55, 56
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after floor

H.431 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure actions

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney
1:00 PM

H.99 - An act relating to equal pay

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-57, 58, 59
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Pharmacology 101

  • Dr. John Brooklyn, Director, Methadone Program, HowardCenter
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

  • Kelly Jacobsen, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ben Katz, Senior Trooper, Vermont State Police, Williston
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher
  • Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
  • Rep. Herb Russell
  • Chris Winters, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Mike Yantachka

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.99 - An act relating to equal pay

Committee discussion

  • Robert Appel, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Report on pain protocol; hub and spoke treatment model, current treatments

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
12:00 PM

Local Government Day

Vermont League of Cities and Towns Luncheon, Capitol Plaza Hotel

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Joint Hearing with House Human Services Committee, Room 10, Naloxone

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Pat Glynn, Lieutenant Detective, Police Department, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Grace Keller, Case Management Team Leader, HowardCenter
  • Michael Shirling, Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department
  • Dan Troidl, Commander, Special Investigations Section, Vermont State Police
4:30 PM

Adjourn

5:00 PM

Judicial Retention Initial Interviews

  • Judge Robert Gerety
  • Judge William Griffin
  • Judge Barbara Zander
  • Judge Thomas Zonay

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-63
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and University of Vermont Trustees

1:00 PM

House Convenes


Friday, February 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-64
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.107 - An act relating to health insurance, Medicaid, the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange, and the Green Mountain Care Board

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Committee Training


Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-65, 66
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

To Be Scheduled

Committee discussion

12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

Committee discussion and mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, State's Attorneys Department
  • Cindy Maguire, Assistant Attorney General
7:00 PM

Judicial Retention Committee

Public hearing, room 11


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-67, 68; joint committee tapes are with House Human Services
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.212 - An act relating to monitoring the purchase of products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine

Room 46, Human Services Committee Room

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.212 - An act relating to monitoring the purchase of products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committe, Room 10

  • John Federico, Corporal, Burlington Police Department
  • Marty Irons, Vermont Pharmacists Association
  • Ronald Klein, Executive Officer, Vermont Board of Pharmacy
  • Lt. Kraig LaPorte, Vermont State Police
  • Roy McKinney, Director, Maine Drug and Enforcement Agency
  • Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores (VACDS)
11:00 AM

H.212 - An act relating to monitoring the purchase of products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 10

  • Meika DiPietro, Program Manager, Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, Department of Health
11:30 AM

H.331 - An act relating to a systemic response to opioid addiction

Methamphetamines

  • Lt. Reg Trayah, Station Commander, Shaftsbury, Clandestine Lab Commander, Vermont State Police
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

Committee discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
3:00 PM

Committee Discussion

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 28, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-69, 70, 71, 72, 73
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.79 - An act relating to penalties for the sale of regulated drugs in a dwelling

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H.103 - An act relating to the use or sale of drugs on abandoned property

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

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

  • Royal Barnard, Dealer/Investor/Hobby Collector/Appraiser
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to automated sales suppression devices, also known as "zappers"

  • Michael Costa, Special Counsel, Policy, Outreach & Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, State's Attorneys Department
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
4:00 PM

Committee Discussion

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-74
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

H.79 - An act relating to penalties for the sale of regulated drugs in a dwelling

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H.103 - An act relating to the use or sale of drugs on abandoned property

  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

H.522 - An act relating to strengthening Vermont’s response to opioid addiction and methamphetamine abuse

Trespass

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-75, 76 ,77
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

Committee discussion, final mark-up, and possible VOTE

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
11:45 PM

Committee Discussion

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.511 - An act relating to automated sales suppression devices, also known as "zappers"

Zappers, Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Michael Costa, Special Counsel, Policy, Outreach & Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Taxes
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure actions

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Richard Brock, Lobbyist
  • Elliot Burg, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Julie Carp, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, A.I.A
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Susan Steckel, Attorney

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-78, 79, 80, 81
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

Committee discussion and mark-up

  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • Nick Ferro, Owner, NT Ferro Jewelers
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Ben Katz, Senior Trooper, Vermont State Police, Williston
  • John Martin, Owner, Martin's Coins
  • Duane Merrill, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Duane Merrill & Co, Auctioneers and Appraisers
  • Tim Puro, Owner, Puro's Coins and Jewelry
11:45 AM

Committee Discussion

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

H.103 - An act relating to the use or sale of drugs on abandoned property

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H.79 - An act relating to penalties for the sale of regulated drugs in a dwelling

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.431 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure actions

Review of final draft and vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

H.315 - An act relating to group health coverage for same-sex spouses

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
4:00 PM

H.41 - An act relating to civil forfeiture of retirement payments to public officials convicted of certain crimes

Update

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 14, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-82, 83, 84, 85
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.99 - An act relating to equal pay

Committee discussion

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • Janet Doyle, Manager, International Business Machines
  • Jessica Gingras, Lobbyist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
  • Ed Larson, Executive Director, Barre Granite Association
  • Chris Magnan, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • Shawn Shouldice, Lobbyist, Capital Connections, LLC
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Attorney General's Office
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Vermont Retail Association
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

3:30 PM

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-86, 87, 88, 89
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Liability issues in NARCAN

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.287 - An act relating to modifying record retention and related requirements for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers

Final committee discussion and possible vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

H.99 - An act relating to equal pay

Final committee discussion and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
Afternoon

H.1 - An act relating to repealing the requirement that superior court clerks keep a separate book of judgments

Final committee discussion and vote

  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Party Caucuses


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-90, 91
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.522 - An act relating to strengthening Vermont’s response to opioid addiction and methamphetamine abuse

Amendments
(H.200 Decriminalization of Marijuana will be rescheduled.)

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Bill Signing Ceremony

H.41, Ceremonial Office

1:00 PM

H.99 - An act relating to equal pay

Amendments

  • Rep. Bob Bouchard, Colchester
  • Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson
2:00 PM

H.95 - An act relating to unclaimed life insurance benefits

  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, United Insurance Company of America
  • Rep. Michele Ferland Kupersmith, Representative
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

To Be Scheduled

Final preparation for presenting H.522 and H.65

9:30 AM

House Convenes


Friday, March 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-92, 93
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.522 - An act relating to strengthening Vermont’s response to opioid addiction and methamphetamine abuse

Amendments

  • Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Lowell
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor, Town of Newport
--

H.65 - An act relating to limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-94, 95, 96
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.31 - An act relating to consideration of interests in revocable estate planning instruments when making a property settlement in a divorce proceeding

  • Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Asso.
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
10:00 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

S.47 - An act relating to protection orders and second degree domestic assault

  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch with Governor Shumlin

Ceremonial Office

--

Party Caucuses

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
after caucus

S.148 - An act relating to criminal investigation records and the Vermont Public Records Act

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-97
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.74 - An act relating to nonjudicial discipline

  • Colonel Ellen Abbott, Counsel, Vermont National Guard
  • Forest Glodgett, State Command Sergeant Major, Vermont National Guard
  • Michael Heston, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
9:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Retention of Judges

After joint assembly

House Convenes


Thursday, March 28, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-98
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rep. Christopher Pearson
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Friday, March 29, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

House Convenes


Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-99, 100, 101
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.270 - An act relating to providing access to publicly funded prekindergarten education

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:15 AM

S.1 - An act relating to studies on classification of criminal offenses, development of a cost-benefit model for assessing criminal and juvenile justice programs, and the role of administrative hearing officers

Sentencing issues from Judge Michael Kupersmith

  • Michael Kupersmith, District Court Judge
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.74 - An act relating to nonjudicial discipline

Final committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Michael Hoyt, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.150 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to laws related to motor vehicles

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
4:00 PM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

Committee discussion

--

H.38 - An act relating to primary seat belt enforcement

Committee discussion

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-102, 103, 104, 105, 106
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Trevor Colby, Sheriff, Essex County
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
1:00 PM

House Convenes

After the floor

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

  • Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works
  • Dr. John Brooklyn, Director, HowardCenter
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Dinnan, Citizen, Wallingford
  • Neil langer, Citizen, Mendon
  • George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vergennes
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, VT Center for Justice Research
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 4, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-107, 108, 109
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to criminal investigation records and the Vermont Public Records Act

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rosemary Gretkowski, General Counsel, Public Safety Department
  • Sarah London, Counsel to the Governor, Executive Department
  • Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department
  • Michael Shirling, Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:30 PM

H.74 - An act relating to nonjudicial discipline

Committee discussion

  • Colonel Ellen Abbott, Counsel, Vermont National Guard
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.431 - An act relating to mediation in foreclosure actions

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

S.132 - An act relating to sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and the service of process

  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County, Vermont Sheriffs Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 5, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-110, 111, 112
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Sentencing Issues from Robert Sand

  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 minutes after the floor

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Committee Discussion

  • Will Labate, Intern, Legislative Council
1:15 PM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Committee discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After the floor

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Review latest draft and committee discussion.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Decorum Session

3:45 PM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Final mark-up and vote.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint committee meeting with House Human Services, Room 10

  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Sponsor
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
  • Katherine Tucker, Compassion and Choices Oregon
1:00 PM

House Convenes

After the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint committee meeting with House Human Services, Room 11, Committee discussion

  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:45 PM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Committee discussion and vote.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.132 - An act relating to sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and the service of process

Committee discussion

  • Keith Clark, Vermont Sheriffs Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Sheriff, Chittenden County Sheriff's Department
10:00 AM

S.1 - An act relating to studies on classification of criminal offenses, development of a cost-benefit model for assessing criminal and juvenile justice programs, and the role of administrative hearing officers

Committee discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

S.47 - An act relating to protection orders and second degree domestic assault

Committee discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
1:00 PM

House Convenes

After the floor

To Be Scheduled


Friday, April 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Consideration of amendments.

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
9:30 AM

House Convenes

Debate and presentation of H.200 on the floor.

1:00 PM

S.31 - An act relating to consideration of interests in revocable estate planning instruments when making a property settlement in a divorce proceeding

Committee discussion

  • Patricia Benelli, Dakin and Benelli
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-119, 120; public hearing CDs are with House Human Services
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Amendments

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, Northfield
  • Rep. Bob Helm, Fair Haven
  • Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Representative
  • Rep. Kurt Wright
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:00 PM

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Amendments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
2:15 PM

S.1 - An act relating to studies on classification of criminal offenses, development of a cost-benefit model for assessing criminal and juvenile justice programs, and the role of administrative hearing officers

Committee discussion

  • Max Schleuter, Executive Director, VT Center for Justice Research
2:30 PM

House Convenes

5:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Sign up begins for public hearing, House Chamber

5:30 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Public hearing with House Human Services Committee, House Chamber

  • Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
  • Stuart Alexander, M.D., Jericho
  • Marie Antones, Burlington
  • Richard Austin, M.D., Shelburne
  • David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
  • Christine Barnes, Northfield
  • Joanna Bisceglio, Waterbury Center
  • Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
  • Pat Brooks, Waltham
  • Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Pete Cohn, Ferrisburgh
  • Theodora Danforth, Randolph Center
  • Barbara Deal, Monkton
  • Barbara Deal, Monkton
  • Thomas Dowham, M.D., St. Albans
  • Gail Falk, Plainfield
  • Bob Fiorenza, Burlington
  • Chris Gluck, Underhill
  • Valerie Graham, M.D., Charlotte
  • Kathleen Grange, Graniteville
  • Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
  • Jack Hall, Northfield
  • Thomas Howrigan, M.D., Fairfield
  • Beal Hyde, Shelburne
  • Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
  • Francis Kazak, Westford
  • Charlotte Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • William Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • Simeon Lewis, Winooski
  • Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
  • Robert Moyer, Braintree
  • Robert Naylor, Jericho
  • Robert Orleck, Randolph
  • Guy Pace, Barre
  • Ruth Painter, Shelbulrne
  • Marjorie Power, Member, Montpelier
  • Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
  • Mary Rodgers, Northfeild
  • Islene Runningdeer, Brookfield
  • Ges Schneider, Middlesex
  • Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
  • Donna Scott, North Ferrisburg
  • Laurian Seeber, Rev. Sister, Berlin
  • Bob Sekerak, Milton
  • Ernest Shand, Weathersfield
  • Ellie Skolfield, Shelburne
  • Jessie Snyder, Shelburne
  • Johnson Tata, Montpelier
  • Sharon Toborg, Barre
  • Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
  • Dick Walters, Shelburne
  • Virginia Walters, Shelburne
  • Marilyn White, White River Jct.
  • John Young, Bethel
7:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-121, 122, 123
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to criminal investigation records and the Vermont Public Records Act

  • Robert Appel, Lawyer
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anne Galloway, Reporter, VT Digger
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to automated sales suppression devices, also known as "zappers"

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:00 PM

S.161 - An act relating to mitigation of traffic fines and approval of a DLS Diversion Program contract

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
4:15 PM

S.47 - An act relating to protection orders and second degree domestic assault

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Heather Holter, Council Coordinator, Vermont Council on Domestic Violence
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
5:30 PM

Public Hearing

Electronic Control Devises, Tasers, held by House Government Operations, Room 11


Thursday, April 18, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-124, 125, 126, 127
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Introduction by sponsors and initial walk through

  • Bridget Asay, Assistant Attorney General
  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Windham
  • Rep. Kate Webb, Sponsor
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Barnard
10:45 AM

S.47 - An act relating to protection orders and second degree domestic assault

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
--

H.511 - An act relating to automated sales suppression devices, also known as "zappers"

Committee discussion

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.1 - An act relating to studies on classification of criminal offenses, development of a cost-benefit model for assessing criminal and juvenile justice programs, and the role of administrative hearing officers

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:00 PM

S.47 - An act relating to protection orders and second degree domestic assault

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-128, 129
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.31 - An act relating to consideration of interests in revocable estate planning instruments when making a property settlement in a divorce proceeding

Final committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Patricia Benelli, Dakin and Benelli
  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
1:00 PM

H.38 - An act relating to primary seat belt enforcement

--

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

  • Allison Crowley Demag, Lobbyist, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Verizon
  • Rep. Dave Potter, City of Rutland
  • Gary Scott, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-130, 131
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.31 - An act relating to consideration of interests in revocable estate planning instruments when making a property settlement in a divorce proceeding

Committee discussion, review and vote

  • Kirby Keeton, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Walk through and committee discussion of legal aspects.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, House Committee On Human Services
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

1:45 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-132, 133
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
1:00 PM

House Convenes


Thursday, April 25, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-134, 135
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:30 AM

Press Conference

Network Against Domestic Violence, Cedar Creek Room

1:00 PM

House Convenes


Friday, April 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-136, 137
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Final mark up and possible vote.

2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Final mark up and vote


Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-138, 139
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Presentation to House Human Services Committee, House Judiciary Committee amendments to S.77, House Human Services Committee Room

9:30 AM

S.31 - An act relating to consideration of interests in revocable estate planning instruments when making a property settlement in a divorce proceeding

Amendments

  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
--

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion of amendments to House Human Services Committee amendment.

  • Rep. Bob Bouchard, Representative
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Doug Gage, Representative
  • William Griffin, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
  • Rep. George W. Till, Jericho
10:00 AM

House Convenes

Presentation and consideration of amendments to S.77

11:30 AM

Party Caucuses

2:00 PM

House Convenes

Presentation and consideration of amendments to S.77


Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-140
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Review amendments and prepare for floor debate.

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, House Committee On Human Services
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
  • Rep. Mike Yantachka, Charlotte
11:00 AM

House Convenes

Presentation and consideration of amendments to S.77

after the floor

To Be Scheduled


Thursday, May 2, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-141, 142, 143
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Committee discussion

  • Laura Murphy, Associate Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:15 PM

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Continued Committee Discussion

  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 3, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-14145, 146
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.7 - An act relating to social networking privacy protection

Committee discussion

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Paul Ralston, Middlebury
9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

S.148 - An act relating to criminal investigation records and the Vermont Public Records Act

Committee discussion, consideration of amendments and possible vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, WCAX TV
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
--

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Committee discussion

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

Monday, May 6, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-147, 148
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to social networking privacy protection

  • Peter Kunin, Lawyer, Downs Rachlin Martin
11:00 AM

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Karin Moore, Vice President and General Counsel, Grocery Manufacturers Asso.
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.7 - An act relating to social networking privacy protection

  • Jessica Gingras, Lobbyist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Manitsky, Chair, Vermont Bar Association
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Convenes


Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-149, 150
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to increasing the statute of limitations for certain sex offenses against children

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Christina Rainville, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Final committee discussion and vote.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-151
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to criminal investigation records and the Vermont Public Records Act

Discussion of amendments

  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
--

S.20 - An act relating to increasing the statute of limitations for certain sex offenses against children

Review draft and vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Thursday, May 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.522 - An act relating to strengthening Vermont’s response to opioid addiction and methamphetamine abuse

Review of side-by-side summary

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

H.200 - An act relating to civil penalties for possession of marijuana

Review of side-by-side summary

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Friday, May 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Review

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to automated license plate recognition systems

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Michael Macarilla, Lieutenant, Department of Public Safety

Monday, May 13, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes


Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.523 - An act relating to court administration and procedure

Committee discussion

  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Robert Greemore, Court Administrator, Judiciary
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Drug Policy Alliance Network
--

House Convenes


Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Welcomes and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM

iPad Training

Demonstration of the Committee Information Page

  • Michael Berry, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
  • Agatha Kessler, Supervisor of Committee Services, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Report by Judiciary Members on Summer Study Committees

  • Rep. Thomas F. "Tom" Koch, House Judiciary Committee
  • Rep. Linda J. Waite-Simpson, Committee Liaison, Judiciary Committee
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Report of Minor Guardianship Study Committee

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Report by Judiciary Members on Summer Study Committees

continued from earlier

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Rep. Michelle Fay, Governmental Affairs Director
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

Committee Priorities

3:30 PM

Payroll and Expenses System Tutorial

In the legislative lounge

  • Janet Miller, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-1
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion and Organizing for Session

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-2
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

iPad Training

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Opiate Antidote/Narcan Education and Implementation

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Grace Keller, Case Management Team Leader, HowardCenter
  • Mike Leyden, Deputy Director EMS, Department of Health
12:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

State of the State Address

in House Chamber

  • Peter Shumlin, Governor

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-3
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Administration Pre-Trial Services Proposal; Joint House/Senate Committee Hearing, Room 11

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
11:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust
  • Rep. Rebecca Ellis, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 10, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-4
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

Payroll System Tutorial

  • Janet Miller, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Racial Disparity in the Vermont Criminal Justice System Report

Update

  • Max Schleuter, Executive Director, VT Center for Justice Research
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, VT Center for Justice Research
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-5,6,7
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:00 AM

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • George Belcher, Probate Judge
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-8,9
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Jody Racht, General Counsel, Advisory Committee on Family Rules
10:30 AM

iPad Training

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Budget Address

in House Chambers

  • Peter Shumlin, Governor

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-10; CDs of joint meeting are with Senate Judiciary
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Joint Hearing with Senate Judiciary - Room 10

Innocence Project

--

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • William Brooks, Chief of Police, Norwood, MA Police Department
  • Rebecca Brown, Director, State Policy Reform, The Innocence Project
  • Rebecca Brown, Director, State Policy Reform, The Innocence Project
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Daniella Henry, Policy Analyst, Innocence Project
  • Daniella Henry, Policy Analyst, Innocence Project
  • Theodore Kramer, Uniform Law Commission
  • Dennis Maher , Exoneree, Tewskbury, MA
  • Dennis Maher , DNA Exoneree, Tewksbury, MA
  • Andrew Pappone, Staff Attorney, New England Innocence Project
  • Jennifer Thompson, Co-Author of Picking Cotton
  • Jennifer Thompson, Co-Author of Picking Cotton
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • William Brooks, Chief of Police, Norwood, MA Police Department
  • Theodore Kramer, Uniform Law Commission
  • Andrew Pappone, Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

Review and Possible Vote

  • Allison Crowley DeMag, Lobbyist, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Verizon
  • Rep. Dave Potter, City of Rutland
  • Garry Scott, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T

Friday, January 17, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-11,12
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

  • Jay Batra, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • David Fenster, Vermont State's Attorney, Addison County State's Attorneys
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
  • Rep. Warren Van Wyck, Representative
  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-13,14,15
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust
11:45 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

  • Alexander Banks, Staff Attorney and Assistant Professor, Vermont Law School, South Royalton Legal Clinic
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kurt Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-16,17,18,19
Meeting Record
7:30 AM

Legal Aid Breakfast

Capitol Plaza, Montpelier

9:00 AM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Committee discussion and mark-up.

  • Stacy Blackadar, Citizen
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:25 AM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Discussion and mark-up.

  • Robin Arnell, Department for Children and Families
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.350 - An act relating to the posting of medical unprofessional conduct decisions and to investigators of alleged unprofessional conduct

Review

  • Rep. George W. Till, Vice Chair, Jericho
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

Firearm Storage

  • Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Public Safety Department
  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County, President, Vermont Sheriffs Association
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Sarah London, Counsel to the Governor, Executive Department
--

H.735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

Judiciary Fees

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 23, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-20,21,22
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lynn Granger, Executive Director, Vermont Kin as Parents
10:15 AM

Break

10:25 AM

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Fowler, Probate Judge
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

Drugged Driving Task Force Report

Update

  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Theodore Minall, Chief, Vermont Highway Safety Alliance
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 24, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-23,24
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

Victims' Compensation Report

Update

  • Elaine Boyce, Restitution Unit Manager, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
12:00 PM

H.735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

firearms storage

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-25,26
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.599 - An act relating to permitting a surviving spouse to retain possession of residential property subject to a reverse mortgage loan

  • Rep. Teo Zagar, House Committee on Agriculture
--

H.659 - An act relating to solemnization of a marriage among Native American Indian Tribes

  • Rep. Kate Webb
11:00 AM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Committee discussion and vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:50 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Review of Act 71 Implementation

H.65 - Good Samaritan Bill

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • David Fenster, Vermont State's Attorney, Addison County State's Attorneys
  • Grace Keller, Case Management Team Leader, HowardCenter
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-27,28,29
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust
  • Chris Cole, Director Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development, Agency of Transportation
  • Melanie Kehne, Assistant General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Jeanie McIntyre, President, Upper Valley Land Trust
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Scot Kline, Attorney General's Office
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Dennis Shaffer, VP for Conservation Stewardship, Vermont Land Trust
  • Rep. Harvey Smith
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

Committee discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Committee discussion and vote

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 30, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-30,31,32,33
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

  • Janel Carpenter, Parent of victim
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Laura Gans, Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Trevor Squirrell, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Vermont
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

  • John Alexander, Executive Director, Eagle Eye Rehabilitation Center
  • Timothy Burgess, Women Against the Registry and Reform Sex Offender Laws
  • Chris Campbell, Detective, Vermont State Police
  • William Cobb, Executive Director, Eagle Eye Rehabilitation Center
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

Final testimony and committee discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
  • Sandy Yandow, Kinship advocate
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 31, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-34,35
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Thomas Durkin, Environmental Judge
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:00 AM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

  • Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Maley, President, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Bruce Mullaney, Retired, Vermont State Police
  • Scott Tucker, Captain, Rutland City Police Department
  • Stephanie Winters, Operations Director, Vermont Medical Society
1:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-36,37
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Committee discussion, amendments and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

3:00 PM

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-38,39,40,41
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.731 - An act relating to the presiding judicial officer in small claims actions

  • Hon. Geoffrey Crawford, Supreme Court Judge
  • Rep. Kristina Michelsen, Representative, House Committee on Agriculture
--

H.545 - An act relating to increasing the monetary limitation in Small Claims Court

  • Hon. Geoffrey Crawford, Superior Court Judge, Supreme Court Judge
  • Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
  • Tom Gordon, Executive Director, Consumers for a Responsive Legal System
  • Jean Murray, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Representative, House Committee On Government Operations
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Hoff Curtis
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, Burlington
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

Discussion and mark-up

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust
  • Scot Kline, Attorney General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 6, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-42,43,44
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Pam Marsh, Juvenile Defender, Addison County
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender, Office of the Defender General
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, Burlington
10:00 AM

To Be Scheduled

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

  • Elaine Boyce, Restitution Unit Manager, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
CDs with House Human Services
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 10

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Gans, Attorney, Disability Law Project
  • Alice Kennedy, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-45,46,47
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

Final mark-up, discussion and possible vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
11:30 AM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

Committee discussion

11:45 AM

H.795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

Final mark-up and discussion

  • Robert Paolini, Chair, Victim's Compensation Board
12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:20 PM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

  • Rep. Mike McCarthy, Representative
2:30 PM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Thomas J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, State's Attorney's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Debbie Ingram, Executive Director, Vermont Interfaith Action
  • Margy Love, Attorney, Liaison to the Uniform Law Commission, American Bar Association
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • John Rubin, Coates Professor of Public Law and Government, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-48,49,50,51
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

Committee discussion, final mark-up and possible vote

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Gas Systems
  • Scott Kline, Attorney General's Office
  • Christopher Roy, Attorney, Vermont Gas Systems
  • June Tierney, General Counsel, Public Service Board
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.119 - An act relating to amending perpetual conservation easements

Committee discussion, final mark-up and possible vote

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust
  • John Echeverria, Citizen, Strafford
  • Jeanie McIntyre, President, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Nancy McLaughlin, Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
  • Janet Milne, Professor, Vermont Law School
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

  • Cheryle Biblodeau, Juvenile Justice Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Lawrence Shelton, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies Program, UVM
4:00 PM

H.795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-52,53
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • Rep. Dave Potter, City of Rutland
--

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair, Administrative Hearing Officer Study Committee
10:15 AM

Break

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.875 - An act relating to fines for driving with license suspended

Driving with license suspended - additional proposals

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Michael Pratt, Chief Hearing Officer, Judicial Bureau

Friday, February 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-54,55
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting the handheld use of a portable electronic device while driving

Discussion of amendments

  • Rep. Bob Bouchard, Representative
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Kristina Michelsen, Representative, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Rep. Warren Van Wyck, Representative, Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, House Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.783 - An act relating to license reinstatement under the total abstinence program and ignition interlock devices

Ignition interlock program update

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chauncey Liese, Legislative Coordinator, Department of Motor Vehicles

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-56,57
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of Political Science, UVM
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender, Office of the Defender General
11:45 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-58,59,60,61
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • John Flannigan, State Coordinator, DRE Program, Department of Public Safety
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Nancy Schulz, Executive Director, Vermont Bike and Pedestrian Coalition
11:15 AM

H.611 - An act relating to filling out-of-state narcotics prescriptions

  • Jim Godfrey RPh, President, Vermont Pharmacists Association
11:45 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Local Government Day Luncheon

Capitol Plaza

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

Committee discussion, mark up and possible vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joel Page, Lamoille County State's Attorney
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender
--

H.581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

Human Services Amendment

  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Progressive Leader, House Committee On Human Services

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Vermont State Colleges Trustees

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

1:00 PM

House Convenes

H.581 on action calendar


Friday, February 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-62,63
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:15 AM

S.317 - An act relating to repealing the unconstitutional Vermont statutes related to the performance of abortions

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

H.587 - An act relating to repealing the authority of selectboards to lay out rights-of-way for extracting lumber or other material from private property

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

Committee discussion, mark up and possible vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
1:00 PM

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

Committee discussion

1:30 PM

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

Committee discussion

1:45 PM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Committee discussion

2:00 PM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-64,65
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:00 AM

H.875 - An act relating to fines for driving with license suspended

Driving with license suspended - additional proposals

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Chauncey Liese, Legislative Coordinator, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Michael Pratt, Chief Hearing Officer, Judicial Bureau
12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

Final mark up and possible vote

  • Richard Cassidy, Uniform Law Commission
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-66,67,68
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.642 - An act relating to the elimination of a defendant’s right to a trial by jury in traffic appeals

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

New draft; Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.866 - An act relating to qualifications of judicial officers and judicial selection and retention

Judicial Nominating Board Statute Revision

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
3:30 PM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-69,70,71
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

Committee discussion and mark up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Adjourn

1:30 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

Committee discussion, mark up and possible vote

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Gans, Attorney, Disability Law Project
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Friday, February 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-72,73,74
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:45 AM

H.618 - An act relating to delinquency proceedings

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

H.879 - An act relating to administrative hearing officers

Administrative hearing officers

  • Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Gans, Attorney, Disability Law Project
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
11:15 AM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
1:00 PM

H.875 - An act relating to fines for driving with license suspended

Committee discussion

  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, Representative, Brattleboro

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-74,75
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Report on March 10 summit on drugged driving

10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic and Progressive Caucus

2:30 PM

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

Final mark up and possible vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:00 PM

H.879 - An act relating to administrative hearing officers

Driving with license suspended-content of this committee bill is available on House Judiciary Committee Information Page: www.leg.state.vt.us/committees
Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chauncey Liese, Legislative Coordinator, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, Representative, Brattleboro

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-76,77,78
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.866 - An act relating to qualifications of judicial officers and judicial selection and retention

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • John Kellner, Chair, Judicial Nominating Board
  • Sarah London, Counsel to the Governor, Executive Department
11:00 AM

Judicial Bureau Online Payment of Fines

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator
  • Chauncey Liese, Legislative Liaison, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.879 - An act relating to administrative hearing officers

Administrative hearing officers-content of this committee bill is available on House Judiciary Committee Information Page: www.leg.state.vt.us/committees

  • Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-79,80,81,82
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Follow-up on implementation of 2012's Act 134
Act 134: An act relating to racial disparities in the Vermont criminal justice system; Sec.2 Law Enforcement agencies; bias-free policing policy; data collection
H.561: An act relating to requiring that all law enforcement agencies collect data on traffic stops including drivers' age, gender, race, and ethnicity

  • Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Colonel Tom L'Esperance, Director, Vermont State Police
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Police Association
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Follow-up on implementation of 2012's Act 134
Continued discussion

  • Sam Hill, Sheriff's Association, Washington County
  • Douglas Johnston, Chief of Police, Springfield, Springfield
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.766 - An act relating to harassment of a fish and wildlife warden

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dennis Reinhardt, Major, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. Kate Webb, Committee Liaison
--

H.875 - An act relating to fines for driving with license suspended

Discussion and vote


Friday, March 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-83,84,85
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Follow-up on implementation of 2012's Act 134
Act 134: An act relating to racial disparities in the Vermont criminal justice system; Sec.2 Law Enforcement agencies; bias-free policing policy; data collection
H.561: An act relating to requiring that all law enforcement agencies collect data on traffic stops including drivers' age, gender, race, and ethnicity

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Enrique Jimenez, Migrant Farmworker
  • Colonel Tom L'Esperance, Director, State Police
  • Abel Luna, Campaign Coordinator, Migrant Justice
  • Brendan O'Neill, Migrant Justice
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Rep. Cindy Weed, Representative
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

H.866 - An act relating to qualifications of judicial officers and judicial selection and retention

Committee discussion

1:00 PM

H.866 - An act relating to qualifications of judicial officers and judicial selection and retention

Committee discussion and vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

H.879 - An act relating to administrative hearing officers

Administrative hearing officers
Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-86
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

3:30 PM

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.237 - An act relating to civil forfeiture proceedings in cases of animal cruelty

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-87,88
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.264 - An act relating to technical corrections to civil and criminal procedure statutes

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
--

S.237 - An act relating to civil forfeiture proceedings in cases of animal cruelty

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Public Safety, Vermont Criminal Information Center

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-89; Joint meeting CD with House Human Services
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.263 - An act relating to the authority of assistant judges in child support contempt proceedings

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 10
Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-90
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew Pappone, Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
--

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew Pappone, Staff Attorney, Innocence Project

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

House Convenes


Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
CDs for joint meeting are with House Human Services Committee; 14-91
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 10
Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Walk-through by Legislative Counsel

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc.
1:00 PM

House Convenes


Thursday, March 27, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

Budget and Tax bills on the floor


Friday, March 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

Budget and Tax bills on the floor


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-91
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:00 AM

Annals of Research and Knowledge on Successful Offender Management

Presented by Criminal Justice Capable Core Team and Tri-Branch Task Force, Room 10

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Annals of Research and Knowledge on Successful Offender Management

Presented by Criminal Justice Capable Core Team and Tri-Branch Task Force,
Supreme Court


Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-92,93,94,95,96
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Court Administrator's Office
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • John Treadwell, Chief, Criminal Division, Attorney General's Office
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-97,98
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • Rebecca Brown, Director, State Policy Reform, The Innocence Project
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Drew Pappone, Attorney, Innocence Project
  • John Treadwell, Chief, Criminal Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
--

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police
  • Rebecca Brown, Director, State Policy Reform, The Innocence Project
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Glenn Hall, Major, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Department of Public Safety
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Theodore Kramer, Uniform Law Commission
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Drew Pappone, Attorney, Innocence Project
  • Mark Pendergrast, Author, Colchester
  • John Treadwell, Chief, Criminal Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Department of Public Safety
  • Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Theodore Kramer, Uniform Law Commission
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Mark Pendergrast, Author, Colchester
1:00 PM

House Convenes


Friday, April 4, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-99
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.283 - An act relating to the changing of the name of the Vermont Criminal Information Center

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sheil, Juvenile Defender

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-100
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to civil forfeiture proceedings in cases of animal cruelty

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Kristin Haas, State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Caucuses and Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-101,102,103
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator, Community Justice Centers
--

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:30 PM

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases


Thursday, April 10, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
CDs for joint meeting are with House Human Services Committee, 14-104
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 11

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director
  • Isabelle Desjardins, MD, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Robert Macauley, Clinical Ethicist
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Trustee, VVM

after the floor

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Joint meeting with House Human Services Committee, Room 11

  • Wendy Beinner, Director, NAMI VT
  • Linda Corey, Executive Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Dr. W. Gordon Frankle, Chief of Psychiatry, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

S.28 - An act relating to gender-neutral nomenclature for the identification of parents on birth certificates

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Richard McCoy, Manager, Public Health Statistics
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-105,106
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

Committee discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
--

S.314 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to laws related to motor vehicles

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.195 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for second or subsequent convictions for disorderly conduct, and creating a new crime of aggravated disorderly conduct

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-107
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Review amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

S.297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-108,109,110
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-11,12,13,14
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Attorney General's Bias-Free Policing Policy

  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • John Treadwell, Chief, Criminal Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Jonathan Williams, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

Senate Bills

--

S.28 - An act relating to gender-neutral nomenclature for the identification of parents on birth certificates

  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
1:00 PM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Bias-free policing

  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Friday, April 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-115,116
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Bias-free policing

  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
9:30 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Bias-free policing

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
--

S.275 - An act relating to the Court’s jurisdiction over youthful offenders

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-117,118,119,120
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee discussion

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
10:00 AM

House Convenes

after the floor

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee discussion

  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Court Administrator's Office
--

H.112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Cameron Wood, Intern, Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Robert Appel, Kohn Rath Danon & Appel LLP
  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Department
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • John Wallace, Attorney, Rutland Regional Medical Center
1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee discussion

  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
10:00 AM

JRS27 - Joint resolution relating to an application of the General Assembly for Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Joint meeting with House Government Operations, Room 10

  • Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Harvard Law School
11:00 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • John Wallace, Attorney, Rutland Regional Medical Center
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Laura Ziegler, Citizen, Plainfield, VT
--

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

  • Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
  • Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Progressive Leader, Study Committee on Providing Community Support to Persons with Serious Functional Impairments
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper
  • Rep. Linda K. Myers
  • Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

Friday, April 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Monday, April 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-129,130,131,132
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Meg O'Donnell, Director, Government Relations, Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
4:30 PM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-133
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.875 - An act relating to fines for driving with license suspended

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
--

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch and Republican Caucus

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses


Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-134, 135
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.195 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for second or subsequent convictions for disorderly conduct, and creating a new crime of aggravated disorderly conduct

  • Carl Hildebrandt, Citizen
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

S.195 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for second or subsequent convictions for disorderly conduct, and creating a new crime of aggravated disorderly conduct

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
3:45 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Amendments

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee On Human Services
4:30 PM

S.256 - An act relating to the solemnization of a marriage by a Judicial Bureau hearing officer

--

S.28 - An act relating to gender-neutral nomenclature for the identification of parents on birth certificates


Thursday, May 1, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Friday, May 2, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-136,137
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Consideration of amendments

9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Consideration of Amendments

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Maj. William Sheets, Executive Officer, Department of Public Safety
1:15 PM

House Convenes


Monday, May 5, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-138
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

House Convenes

1:30 PM

S.184 - An act relating to law enforcement policies on eyewitness identification and bias-free policing and on recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

Consideration of Amendments

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
--

H.88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Consideration of Senate Proposal


Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-139
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Conference Committees

10:00 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

Conference Committees

2:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

3:30 PM

House Convenes

3:45 PM

S.308 - An act relating to regulating precious metal dealers

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
--

H.413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

6:30 PM

House Convenes

Additional floor time if needed


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-140
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Conference Committees

10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

1:00 PM

Conference Committees

2:00 PM

S.264 - An act relating to technical corrections to civil and criminal procedure statutes

  • Tim Charland, Criminal Investigations Division, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Office of the Defender General
--

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee of Conference

3:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

3:30 PM

House Convenes

5:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

6:30 PM

House Convenes

Additional floor time if needed


Thursday, May 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Conference Committees

9:00 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:30 PM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee of Conference, Room 10

1:00 PM

Conference Committees

1:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference

2:30 PM

Bill Signing Ceremony

H.112 - GMO labeling

6:00 PM

S.295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Committee of Conference, Signing, Room 10

7:00 PM

House Convenes

Additional floor time if needed


Friday, May 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Conference Committees

9:00 AM

S.287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Committee of Conference, Room 17

  • Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge
10:00 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

Conference Committees

3:00 PM

S.286 - An act relating to an assault of a correctional officer

Committee of Conference, Room 17

4:00 PM

House Convenes

6:30 PM

House Convenes

Additional floor time if needed