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Senate Committee on Judiciary (Room 1)

The Senate Committee on Judiciary has jurisdiction over matters relating to judicial and legal affairs; and motor vehicle and homeowner liability insurance.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 8, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Receive Report of the Canvassing Committee- Governor's Election

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Administering Oaths and Governor's Inaugural Address


Friday, January 9, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-15 minutes after the floor

No Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-01, 02
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Criminal Information Center
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH&W
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 15, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-03, 04
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Roll out of Act 195

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Director of Pre-Trail Services, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Tina de laBruere, Orleans Superior Court Clerk, Acting Clerk for Washington County
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Criminal Information Center
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 16, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-05, 06
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.6 - An act relating to technical corrections to civil and criminal procedure statutes

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion - Priorities

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-07, 08
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.6 - An act relating to technical corrections to civil and criminal procedure statutes

~ Mark up/Vote

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

~ Mark up

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Criminal Information Center
11:30 AM

Roll out of Act 195

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH & W
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect

Joint Hearing in Room 11

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Familities

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board (VCAB) Report

  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Attorney General's Office

  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Chief Superior Judge

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Corey Fitzpatrick Wood, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
  • Megan Palchak, Former Ombuds, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 22, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-09, 10, 11
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 2, pages 4 thru 6

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Ben Simpson, Legislative Intern
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 2, pages 4 thru 6

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 23, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-12, 13, 14
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 3, page 7 and 8

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Section 4 & 5, page10 thru 12

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner of the Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-15, 16
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.6 - An act relating to technical corrections to civil and criminal procedure statutes

~ Review new draft/re-vote

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

~ Mark up

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH&W
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint hearing with Senate Health & Welfare, Room 10
~ Confidentiality

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Confidentiality Continued

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Custody

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Superior Court Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 29, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-17, 18, 19
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 3 , pages 7 thru 8

  • Marc Metayer, SIU Grants Program Manager, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2 pages 4 thru 6, Committee Discussion/Mark up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2, Pages 4 thru 6
~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Review re-draft of Sec. 3

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 30, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-20, 21
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sec. 7 & 8 Confidentiality

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program, Office of the Court Administrator
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 7 & 8 Confidentiality

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Public Safety Department
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

Supreme Court Letter/Proposed Language

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • James Reardon, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-22, 23
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Supreme Court Letter/Proposed Language

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
10:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

  • Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-24,25,26
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~Post Adoption

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Eilis O'Herligy, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
9:10 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Brian Burgress, Co-Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
  • Joanne Perreault, Chair, Washington County Children/Youth Advocacy Group (WCC/YAG)
10:10 AM

Break

10:25 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark up/Committee Discussion

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 5, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-27, 28
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark up/Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Economic Justice Specialist, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 6, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-29, 30
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.31 - An act relating to possession and transfer of firearms

Walk thru/Committee Discussion

  • Sen. John F. Campbell, Senate President Pro-Tem, Sponsor
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:50 AM

S.4 - An act relating to notification prior to sale of firearms relinquished pursuant to relief from abuse orders

Walk thru/Committee Discussion

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~Walk thru/Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Mark up/Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.16 - An act relating to requiring an inmate to report to the Sex Offender Registry prior to release from a correctional facility

~Walk thru/Mark-up/vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-31, 32
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up/Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Sec. 2 Failure to Protect Provision

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Advocates
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Economic Justice Specialist, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn

5:30 PM

S.31 - An act relating to possession and transfer of firearms

Joint Public Hearing with Senate Health and Welfare- House Chamber

  • Mike Armstrong, Essex Junction
  • William Badger, East Barnet
  • Erik Bailey, Jericho
  • John Barditt, Sudbury
  • Connie Baxter, Dummerston
  • David Beale, St. Albans
  • Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police
  • Chris Bradley, Northfield
  • Michael Braun, Barre Rifle and Pistol
  • Ed Burke, Brattleboro
  • Peter Cammann, Williston
  • Raymond Chin, East Thetford
  • Louise Coates, Barre Town
  • George Coppernath, Barnet
  • Lanny Corey, Williamstown
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Mark Donka, Hartford
  • Erika Eldred, Johnson
  • Casey Elmer, East Middlebury
  • Theresa Elmer, Northfield
  • Vince Feenan, Montpelier
  • Charles Ferry, Barre Rifle and Pistol
  • Matthew Fitzgerald, Williston
  • Eddie Garcia, St. Johnsbury
  • Susanna Griefen, Dummerston
  • Carey Halkiotis, Sharon
  • David Hamilton, South Burlington
  • Maryann Hamilton, Shelburne
  • Valerie Harriss, Wells
  • Ginette Harvy, Barre Town
  • Anne Herz, Woodstock
  • Jim Johnson, Dummerston
  • Bess Klassen-Landis, Windsor, VT
  • Dotty Kyle, Warren
  • Rick Lafayette, Plainfield
  • Talitha Landis-Marinello, Middlesex
  • Jub Lawrie, Essex Junction
  • Bobbi Loney, Middlebury
  • Bruce MacLean, Peacham
  • Bethann Maier, Waterbury
  • Paul Manganiello, White River Junction
  • Darryl Montague, Westford
  • Jessica Moseley, East Montpelier
  • David Mott, Topsham
  • Dan Mulligan, Burlington
  • Anna Niemiec, Burlington
  • Mike Ponte, Waterbury
  • Barbara Scotch, Montpelier
  • Bob Shea, Fairfax
  • Pamela Simmons, Putney
  • Carolyn Smiles, Hyde Park
  • Shawn Straffin, West Burke
  • Alexander Van Steen, Hancock
  • Jane VanLandingham, Richmond
  • Karen Vatz, East Montpelier
  • Joe Voci, Randolph
  • Ed Wilson, Morrisville
  • Margy Zabriskie, Burlington
  • Dave Zsido, Rutland

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-36, 37
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Additional testimony to be announced

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up/Committee Discussion

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-38, 39
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

  • Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
9:15 AM

Break

10:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Mark-up

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Benjamin Simone, Student
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH&W
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare
Committee Discussion - Room 10

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Continue Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare Committee Discussion - Room 10

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH&W
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health & Welfare - Committee Discussion Sections 9, 10, & 11
~ Ethan Allen Room

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-40, 41
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Criminal Information Center
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Final Mark-up

  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-42
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.7 - An act relating to bail determinations concerning a defendant charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child

~ Walk thru Senator Sears Amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

~ Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College


Friday, February 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-43, 44
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing Judge

  • Hon. Nancy Waples
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to bail determinations concerning a defendant charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child

~ Vote out

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

S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

~ Vote out

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing Judge

  • Harold Eaton, Associate Justice
11:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-45
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

  • Bo Bergman, DMV, West Mountain Animal Hospital
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Tyler Burgress, Department of Public Safety
  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Bennington Police Department
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Linda Huebner, Executive Director, Second Chance Animal Center, Shaftsbury
11:45 AM

Confirmation Hearing Judge

~Vote

  • Harold Eaton, Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Nancy Waples
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S.13 - An act relating to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry

~Vote

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-46, 47
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Should Vermont have a law that would prohibit a person convicted of a violent crime and/or certain drug trafficking offenses from Possessing a Firearm?

  • Ann Braden, President, Gun Sense Vermont
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Tony Facos, Chief, Vermont Police Association
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Evan Hughes, Vice President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Should Vermont have a law that would prohibit a person convicted of a violent crime and/or certain drug trafficking offenses from Possessing a Firearm?

  • Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • George Merkel, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Review Senator Flory's Amendment

  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 26, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-48, 49, 50
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.17 - An act relating to a 10-year statute of repose for actions arising out of improvements to real property

~Walk thru

  • Jesse Beck, Freeman French Freeman
  • Bob Duncan, Owner, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
  • Sandy Fead, Fead Construction Law, Fead Construction Law
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice
  • David Roy, President, Wiemann Lamphere Architects
-

S.65 - An act relating to nonunanimous jury verdicts in civil actions

~ Walk thru

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

~ Walk thru

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthony Lajeuness
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-51, 52
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

~Walk thru (License Plate Reader Section)
~ Committee discussion of the bill

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

The Vermont General Assembly is on break during the Town Meeting recess. No Committee Meetings are Scheduled.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-53, 54
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

  • Dan Barrett, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Chris D'Elia, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Department of Public Safety
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-55, 56, 57
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Should Vermont have a law that would prohibit a person convicted of a violent crime and/or certain drug trafficking offenses from Possessing a Firearm?

  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Assistant Majority Leader, Senate Health and Welfare
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jake Elovirta, Chief of Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Kevin Lane, Director of Intelligence Center, Department of Public Safety
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-58, 59, 60, 61
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

~ Mark up

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Hall, Chief, Manchester Police Department
9:15 AM

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

  • David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.137 - An act relating to penalties for selling and dispensing marijuana

~ Committee Discussion

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

S.17 - An act relating to a 10-year statute of repose for actions arising out of improvements to real property

~ Mark up

  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ
  • Cathy Voyer-Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
-

S.65 - An act relating to nonunanimous jury verdicts in civil actions

~ Mark up

  • Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
12:00 PM

Adjourn

5:30 PM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

  • Ann Braden, President, Gun Sense Vermont
  • Chris Bradley, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Evan Hughes, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Friday, March 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-62, 63, 64
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Mark up and Vote

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

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

~ Mark up and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:20 AM

Break

9:40 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Mark up and Vote

  • David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Evan Hughes, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-65
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- 15 minutes after the floor

H.86 - An act relating to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

~ Walk thru

  • Robin Arnell, Supervising Attorney, Office of Child Support
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-66, 67
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Overview of the "Drive Restoration Day" pilot project

  • T.J. Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
9:15 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

  • Scott Chapman, Chair, Vermont Second Amendment Coalition
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

  • Dale Armstrong, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
10:20 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

  • Evan Hughes, Vice President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 19, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-68
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Necrason and Associates, Gun Sense Vermont
  • Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, Necrason Group, Gun Sense Vermont
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly - Judicial Retention

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-69
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Review/Mark up of amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Continue reviewing/mark up Amendment

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

Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

  • Mark Ames, Coordinator, Vermont Recovery Network
  • Jackie Corbally, Director of Clinical Services, Vermont Department of Health/ADAP
  • Amanda Fulmer, Director for Friends of Recovery Vermont
  • Raina Lowell, Recovering Addict
  • Bill Young, Director, Maple Leaf Farm
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-70
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- 15 minutes after the floor

H.256 - An act relating to disposal of property following an eviction, and fair housing and public accommodations

~ Walk thru

  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
11:15 AM

H.240 - An act relating to miscellaneous technical corrections to laws governing motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

~ Sec. 36, 38, 39, 53

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-71, 72
Meeting Record
8:40 AM

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Review Senator Zukerman's amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
-

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

~ Review Amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:55 AM

Criminal Justice Budget

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matt Riven, Chief of Finance Administration, Vermont Judiciary
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Criminal Justice Budget

~ Continue testimony

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Roger Marcoux, President, Vermont Sheriffs Association
  • Daniel Richardson, President, Vermont Bar Association
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-73, 74
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.62 - An act relating to prohibiting a sentence of life without parole for a person who was under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense

~ Walk thru

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Dold, Advocacy Director, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
  • Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Representative
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.23 - An act relating to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

~ Walk thru

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

Adjourn


Friday, March 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Did not Record
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.86 - An act relating to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

~ Mark up/vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

H.256 - An act relating to disposal of property following an eviction, and fair housing and public accommodations

~ Mark up/Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.270 - An act relating to pretrial screenings and assessments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-75
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- 15 minutes after the floor

H.120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

  • Jason Turner, Assistant Attorney General, of Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-76, 77, 78
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

~ Review Senator Sirtokin's amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
8:45 AM

H.120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Thomas Joseph, Citizen
  • Cleveland Lawrence, Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Howard Pallotta, General Counsel, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, PhRMA
  • Jason Turner, Assistant Attorney General, of Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit
10:25 AM

Break

10:50 AM

H.123 - An act relating to mobile home parks, habitability standards, and compliance

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
11:30 AM

H.270 - An act relating to pretrial screenings and assessments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:45 AM

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

~ Review Senator Sirtokin's Amendment

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 2, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-79, 80
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.23 - An act relating to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

  • Joseph Cook, Attorney, Corum Mabie Cook Prodan Angell & Secrest PLC
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephanie Willbanks, Esq., Vermont Law School
9:45 AM

H.23 - An act relating to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

~ Mark-up/Vote

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

Break

10:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Walk thru and testimony

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
-

S.12 - An act relating to the charging of fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet

~ Walk thru

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

Adjourn


Friday, April 3, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-81, 82
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
-

S.12 - An act relating to the charging of fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-83
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

~ Review Enforcement Section

  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Sergeant at Arms Update

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-84, 85
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
  • Jason Turner, Assistant Attorney General, Director of Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

Mark up and Possible Vote

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.483 - An act relating to home improvement fraud

~ Walk thru

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

H.483 - An act relating to home improvement fraud

  • Maureen Connolly, Executive Officer, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
  • Janet Murnane, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Alexander Wurthmann, Consumer
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 9, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-86, 87
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.270 - An act relating to pretrial screenings and assessments

~ Mark up and Vote

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Director of Pre-Trail Services, Department of Corrections
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
9:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Witnesses Testimony and Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Continue Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Nicholas Sherman, Lobbyist, Internet Coalition
11:00 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

~ Walk thru

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

Adjourn


Friday, April 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-88, 89
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Disclosure of Retransmission Fees to the Attorney General's Office

~ Act 190 (Sec. 29)

  • Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Bridget Asay, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Clifford Duncan, Owner, Duncan Cable
  • Eric Miller, Attorney, Sheehey, Furlough & Behm, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Disclosure of Retransmission Fees to the Attorney General's Office

~ Act 190 (Sec. 29)
~ Continue Discussion

  • Rep. James Condon
  • Eric Miller, Attorney, Sheehey, Furlough & Behm, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-90
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

H.483 - An act relating to home improvement fraud

~ Mark-up and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

S.115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

~ Review the House strike all

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-91, 92
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Criminal Justice Budget

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Mark-up and Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jamie Franks, Government Relations Director, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 16, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-94
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

~ Review House version

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
9:00 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~ Vote

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

S.115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

~ Review Amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-95
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

~ Mark up and Possible Vote

  • Thomas Joseph, Citizen
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jason Turner, Assistant Attorney General, Director of Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit
-

H.105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent, charging fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet, and expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

~Vote

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
9:30 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
No Committee Meeting
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-96, 97
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Criminal Justice Budget

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Matt Riven, Director of Budget and Management, Vermont Judiciary
10:10 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

~ Review the Enforcement Section

  • Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

Juvenile Law

~ Should 16 year olds be treated any different than 15 year olds?

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 23, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-98
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Evacuation Drill

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms
11:00 AM

Criminal Justice Budget

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Steve Jeffrey, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
-

S.141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

~ Review the House Changes to Senate Bill

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
No Committee Meeting
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

9:00 AM

Senate Floor


Friday, May 1, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

9:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
Recorded by SH & W
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

~ Joint Hearing with Senate Health and Welfare - Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
-

S.102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

~ Review House Changes - Room 1

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 8, 2015
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

10:30 AM

Senate Floor


Monday, May 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 15, 2015
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Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Walk through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
1:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Law Enforcement

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jake Elovirta, Chief of Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier City Police Department
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Kevin Lane, Director of Intelligence Center, Department of Public Safety
  • Ed Miller, Lobbyist, Vermont Chiefs of Police Association
  • Scott Tucker, Captain, Rutland City Police Department
  • Trevor Whipple, Chief of Police, South Burlington Police Department
3:15 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Drones

  • Jon Budreski, Co-Founder, AirShark
  • Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Spatial Analysis Lab, University of Vermont
  • Jon Rajewski, Director, Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation
  • Ian Ray, Co-Founder, AirShark
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Committee Discussion

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
9:45 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Brad Myerson, Attorney, Bennington
11:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Telecommunications Issues

  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
11:30 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Use of Customer Data

  • Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Erin Sigrist, Vice President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Disclosure of protected health information; private right of action

  • Tom Koch, Former Representative, Barre Town
1:05 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Disclosure of protected health information; private right of action

  • Ritche Berger, Attorney
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
2:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Video Recordings by Law Enforcement

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Committee Discussion

4:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:45 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Drones, ALPRs, Body Cameras

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
11:15 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Section 1: electronic communication privacy

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stewart Ledbetter, Reporter, WPTZ
  • Greg Needle, Privacy Officer, Agency of Human Services
11:45 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

HIPAA

  • Martha Csala, Assistant Attorney General, Agency of Human Services
  • Greg Needle, Privacy Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Allan Sullivan, General Counsel, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Catherine Crump, Professor, Berkeley Law School, University of California
1:30 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Body Cameras, Hotlists, Revenue, ALPRs

  • Rick Gauthier, Police Training Academy
  • Kevin Lane, Director of Intelligence Center, Department of Public Safety
  • Garry Scott, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
2:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Telecommunications Issues

  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
3:15 PM

S.18 - An act relating to privacy protection

Drones

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:00 PM

Adjourn

5:30 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Public Hearing in Room 11

  • Kim Douse, East Montpelier
  • Jeremy Hansen, Assistant Professor, Berlin
  • Kenneth Niemczyk, Woodstock
  • Stephen Whitaker

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Drones, ALPRs, Body Cameras

  • Brandon del Pozo , Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department
-

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, November 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Greg Needle, Privacy Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-30 minutes after the floor

Committee Discussion - Priorities


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • James Hebert MD, President, Vermont Medical Society
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Lia Ernst, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:15 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

~ Mark up

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

Adjourn


Thursday, January 7, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chambers - 9:00 to 10:30 am

10:45 AM

S.155 - An act relating to privacy protection and a code of administrative rules

~ Mark up

  • Lia Ernst, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Councel, Vermont Police Association
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 8, 2016
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Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

History of regulation of cannabis in Vermont

~Room 10

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

Discussion of the Controlled Substances Act and DOJ guidance regarding state legalization efforts

~ Room 10

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Discussion of the Controlled Substances Act and DOJ guidance regarding state legalization efforts

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

~ Room 10

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

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Room 10

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Continue walk thru of the bills
Room 11

  • Steve Benard, Sheriff, Rutland County Sheriff's Department
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Bennington Police Department, Chair of Vermont Chiefs Association
10:45 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 10

  • Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program, Burlington High School
  • Bob Doyle, SAM-Colorado
  • Howard Fairman, Citzen, Putney, VT
  • Bill Lofy, Vermont Cannabis Collaborative
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Necrason Group
  • Representative Singer, Colorado
  • Tim Trevithick, Student Assistance Program, Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Steve Waldo, Former DLC education
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 14, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Room 11

  • Emily Amanna, VT Home Grown
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jon Porter MD, Family Physician, Director, University of Vermont Center for Health & Wellbeing
  • David Rettew M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Vermont Children's Hospital
  • Jill Rinehart M.D., Pediatrician, Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
  • Stuart Savel, VT Home Grown
  • Craig Smith, Clinical Director, Valley Vista
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Jayann Sepich, dnasaves
9:30 AM

S.171 - An act relating to eligibility for pretrial risk assessment and needs screening

  • Sen. John F. Campbell, Sponsor
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Clinical Director, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.212 - An act relating to court-approved absences from home detention and home confinement furlough

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Monday, January 18, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

1:00 PM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

Public Hearings:
1 to 2:30 pm Bennington, VT
4 to 5:30 pm Brattleboro, VT
6:30 to 8:00 pm Springfield, VT

  • Chris Antoniello
  • Christine Antoniello
  • Christine Antoniello
  • Carl Askeryreen, Wilmington, VT
  • Jim Baker, Chief, Arlington, VT
  • Ashley Barber
  • Alex Beck
  • MaryBeth Bennett, Bennington, VT
  • Brian Berry, Putney
  • Robert Block, Bennington, VT
  • Tom Buchanan
  • Carl Christianson
  • Dave Crowly, Bennington, VT
  • Dick Dailey, Shaftsbury, VT
  • James Dulin, Bennington, VT
  • Richard Dundas
  • Lesley Fishelman
  • Marta Gossage
  • Matthew Hart
  • Rick Hearn
  • Bob Hemmer, Shaftsbury, VT
  • Casey Hodoe
  • Alex Hunter
  • Francis Janik, Jamaica
  • Michael Johnson
  • Doug Johnston
  • Hanako Jones
  • Jean Anne Kienel
  • Nels Klostey
  • Randolph Knight
  • Lucinda Krautheim, Bennington, VT
  • Joey Kulkin, Bennington, VT
  • Deana Martin
  • George McNaughton
  • Sherlyn Meinz, Springfield, VT
  • Matt Monaghan, Bennington, VT
  • Kristi Morris
  • Mary Muckle, North Bennington
  • Brad Myerson, Attorney, Bennington, VT
  • Frank Nelson
  • Amos Newton, Jamica
  • Jim O'Connor, Pownal, VT
  • Dick Pembroke, Bennington, VT
  • Arthur Peterson, Clarendon, VT
  • Linda Putney, Bennington, VT
  • Keith Row, Bennington, VT
  • Jonathan Rugg
  • Bill Saint-Clair, Bennington, VT
  • MaryJane Sarvis, Shaftsbury, VT
  • David Saudelman
  • John Scult, Bennington, VT
  • Neil Senior
  • Dick Sexstone
  • Bill Sheldon
  • Ben Simpson, Legislative Intern, North Bennington
  • Michael Stern, Bennington, VT
  • Briait Sullivan
  • Sue Sweeney, Pownal, VT
  • Theo Talcott
  • Bores Von York
  • Loyal Westcott, Bennington, VT
  • Kurt White, Program Director
  • Deane Wilson
  • Gail Wyman
  • John Zink, Bennington, VT

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

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S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 10

  • Catherine Antley, MD, Burlington, VT
  • Margo Austin, Richmond, Vt, Richmond, VT
  • Charles Chamberlin, Burlington, VT
  • Liam Corcoran, Burlington, VT
  • Jennifer Decker, S. Burlington, VT
  • Dennis Delaney, Charlotte, VT
  • Sarah Downes, Enosburg
  • Fred Einspruch, Burlington, VT
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Eli Harrington, Burlington, VT
  • Minae Hooper, South Burlington
  • Ben Joseph, North Hero, VT
  • Nick Karabelas, Burlington, VT
  • Evan Koslow, Vermont Green Mountain Growers
  • Jonathan Lang, Essex
  • Trinna Larsen, Middlesex, VT
  • Kim Maloney, Westford, Vt
  • Joseph McSherry MD PhD, Richmond, VT
  • Mike Millstone, Charlotte, VT
  • Templin Moyer, Winooski, VT
  • Leonard Nichols, E. Berkshire, VT
  • Kenneth Nosek, Burlington, VT
  • William Reed, Waterbury, VT
  • Mariah Sanderson, Essex Junction
  • David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
  • Michael Thompson, Richmond, VT
  • Michael Thompson, Richmond, VT
  • Alan Turnbull, Burlington, VT
  • Gloria Varagallo, Jericho, VT
  • Joe Veldon, Owner, Morrisville, Vt
  • Rob Williams, Waitsfield, VT
11:00 AM

Department of Health Report

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
12:00 PM

Adjourn

6:00 PM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

-

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

Room 10

  • Andrew Freedman, Governor's Office of Marijuana Coordination, Governor's Office, Colorado
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • George Merkel, President, Vermont Police Association
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

12:00 PM

Adjourn

6:00 PM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

Public Hearing
St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT

  • Justin Barton-Caplin
  • Paul Bengtson, CEO, St.Johnsbury, VT
  • Debra Bucknam, Walden, VT
  • Martin Cherry, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Bill Coleman, Newark, VT
  • Milton DeGeorge, West Burke, VT
  • Kevin Driscoll
  • Kevin Driscoll
  • Dan Dunbar, Barre, VT
  • Ryan Holt, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Crystal Kinney, St.Johnsbury, VT
  • Jayne Maxwell, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Rick Menard
  • Jerry Prevost, Walden, VT
  • Bruce Richards, Newbury, VT
  • Lavral Ruggles, Danville, VT
  • Chad St.Marie, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Sam Swope, Guildhall, VT
  • Randy Wales, Rygate, VT
  • Keith Walsh, Thetford, VT

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County
  • John Flannigan, Department of Public Safety
  • Rick Garza, Director Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington State
  • Peter Hathaway, Student Assistance Program, People's Academy, Morrisville, VT
  • Nels Kloster, Medical Director Cooccurring Unit, Hawthorn Recovery Center
  • Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

11:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 22, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Department of Public Safety
  • Sal Pace, County Commissioner, Pueblo County, Colorado
  • Lt. Reg Trayah, Station Commander, Shaftsbury, Clandestine Lab Commander, Vermont State Police
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

11:20 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.95 - An act relating to regulation and taxation of marijuana

-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk thru

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Governor's Office
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

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

Adjourn


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

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

Adjourn


Friday, January 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 11
Mark up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. David Zuckerman, Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 11
Vote

11:20 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Walk thru

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Scott Williams, Washington County State's Attorney
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

  • Patricia Casanova, Chair, VSEA Labor Management, St. Albans, VT
  • Margaret Crowley, Chair, VSEA Legislative Committee, Burlington, VT
  • Bradley Dunsmore, VSEA Bargain Unit, St. Albans, VT
  • Vincent Illuzzi, State's Attorney, Essex County
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Criminal Justice Data

Overview of CRG and data trends

  • Kathy Fox, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vermont
  • Karen Gennette, Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Robin Weber, J.D., Ph.D. Director of Research, Crime Research Group
9:15 AM

Crime Research Group

Comparing the benefits and costs of crime reduction programs and a program inventory of Vermont Adult Criminal Justice programs

  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Robin Weber, J.D., Ph.D. Director of Research, Crime Research Group
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.171 - An act relating to eligibility for pretrial risk assessment and needs screening

Mark up and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Clinical Director, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 5, 2016
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

  • Jay Diaz, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Jeff Fannon, General Counsel, Vermont National Education Association
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment from Senate Finance

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Continue Testimony then Mark-up

  • Christopher Barsotti, Chair-elect, ACEP Trauma and Injury Prevention Section Legislative Liaison, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

Mark-up of the bill

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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8:30 AM

S.231 - An act relating to immunity from liability for agritourism activities

Walk thru and Testimony

  • Megan Camp, Vice President, Shelburne Farms
  • Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Tourism Data Center
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mike Isham, Farmer, Isham Family Farm
  • Beth Kennett, Liberty Hill Farm
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor
  • Chris Maley, Chair, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ
  • Vera Simon-Nobes, Farm-Based Education Network Coordinator
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Crime Research Group

  • Karen Gennette, Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Robin Weber, J.D., Ph.D. Director of Research, Crime Research Group
11:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

Mark-up of the bill

  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.212 - An act relating to court-approved absences from home detention and home confinement furlough

Testimony then Mark-up

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's, Sheriff's and Special Investigative Units
  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

St. Johnsbury Work Camp Closure

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Jamie Murphy, Select Board Member, Town of St. Johnsbury
  • Kevin Oddy, Select Board Member, St. Johnsbury
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Chad L. Whitehead, PE, Town Manager, Town of St.Johnsbury
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Michael Kainen, Superior Court Judge
8:50 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Mary Morrissey
9:10 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Kirstin Schoonover, Superior Court Judge
9:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Brian Valentine, Magistrate Judge
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.91 - An act relating to procedures of the Judicial Nominating Board and qualifications of candidates for the positions of Justice, judge, magistrate, and Chair and member of the Public Service Board

Walk thru of the bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • David Mickenberg, Clerk, Vermont Judicial Nominating Board
11:20 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the floor ends

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

Mark-up and vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:00 AM

S.212 - An act relating to court-approved absences from home detention and home confinement furlough

Mark up and vote

  • Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Office
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Mark-up and vote

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, Public Advocate, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.182 - An act relating to the disclosure of a grand jury decision involving actions committed by a law enforcement officer

Walk thru and Testimony

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Reviewed Senate Finance Amendments to Senate Judiciary Amendments

  • Sen. Tim Ashe
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.231 - An act relating to immunity from liability for agritourism activities

  • Megan Camp, Vice President, Shelburne Farms
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ
  • Vera Simon-Nobes, Farm-Based Education Network Coordinator, Shelburne Farms
9:30 AM

S.212 - An act relating to court-approved absences from home detention and home confinement furlough

Mark-up/Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly -Election of two Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Election of two Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges Corporations
House Chambers

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 19, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing

Witness regarding Judge Michael Kainen's Confirmation

  • Bob Hall, Citizen
9:15 AM

Vote on Confirmation of Judges

  • Michael Kainen, Superior Court Judge
  • Mary Morrissey, Superior Court Judge
  • Kirstin Schoonover, Superior Court Judge
  • Brian Valentine, Magistrate Judge
9:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to the State DNA database

Mark up/Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Necrason Group
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, '
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance and Senate Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs

  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Addison
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:10 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Review Amendments

  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance, Senate Appropriations, and Senate Transportation

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

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment from Senate Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.182 - An act relating to the disclosure of a grand jury decision involving actions committed by a law enforcement officer

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Chair of Vermont Chiefs Association
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kelley Price, Warden, VSEA Legislative Committee Member, Brattleboro
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
9:25 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. John Rodgers
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment(s)

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. David Zuckerman
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 25, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to permanency for children in the child welfare system

Walk thru of the bill and testimony

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Pamela Marsh, Attorney, Marsh & Wagner, P.C., Addison County Juvenile Defender
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Wolcutt, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Review Amendment(s)

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Sen. John F. Campbell
  • Jay Diaz, Poverty Law Project Fellow, ACLU
  • Vincent Illuzzi, State's Attorney, Essex County
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment(s)

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, '
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.116 - An act relating to rights of offenders in the custody of the Department of Corrections

Review the bill for Senate Institutions

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.174 - An act relating to a model State policy for use of body cameras by law enforcement officers

Walk thru of the bill and take testimony

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rick Gauthier, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.91 - An act relating to procedures of the Judicial Nominating Board and qualifications of candidates for the positions of Justice, judge, magistrate, and Chair and member of the Public Service Board

Mark up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Confirmation Hearing Judge

  • Michael Kainen
11:20 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

The Vermont General Assembly is on break during the Town Meeting recess. No Committee Meetings are Scheduled.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.116 - An act relating to rights of offenders in the custody of the Department of Corrections

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Lia Ernst, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:15 AM

Break

11:45 AM

S.116 - An act relating to rights of offenders in the custody of the Department of Corrections

Mark up and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Emily Treadeau, Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.52 - An act relating to creating a Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

  • Brian D. Cohen, Westminster Station, Vermont (formerly)
  • Emily S. Davis, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Rick Fleming, VT Alimony Reform
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, '
9:25 AM

S.183 - An act relating to permanency for children in the child welfare system

Testimony and Mark-up/Vote

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.174 - An act relating to a model State policy for use of body cameras by law enforcement officers

Mark up and Possible Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Richard Gauthier, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, Vermont Sheriffs Association
10:45 AM

S.154 - An act relating to stalking, criminal threatening, and enhanced penalties for assault

Review Amendment(s)

  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 10, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.182 - An act relating to the disclosure of a grand jury decision involving actions committed by a law enforcement officer

Testimony and Mark-up/Vote

  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Chair, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Michael Hall, Chief, Manchester Police Department
  • Morris (retired) Morris, Retired Judge
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion on Sec 3a

10:30 AM

S.153 - An act relating to jurors’ fees

Walk thru and Testimony

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
11:00 AM

S.218 - An act relating to automobile minimum liability coverage

Walk thru of the bill and Testimony

  • Sen. John F. Campbell, Sponsor
  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, Property & Casualty Insurance Association
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association and Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI)
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 11, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:40 AM

S.174 - An act relating to a model State policy for use of body cameras by law enforcement officers

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:50 AM

S.153 - An act relating to jurors’ fees

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:05 AM

S.173 - An act relating to volunteer and municipal immunity

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Sponsor
  • Annette Lorraine, Selectboard Member, Town of Peacham
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.91 - An act relating to procedures of the Judicial Nominating Board and qualifications of candidates for the positions of Justice, judge, magistrate, and Chair and member of the Public Service Board

Mark up/Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Judicial Nominating Board
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
10:45 AM

S.52 - An act relating to creating a Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
11:20 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting held due to long floor time


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Walk thru and testimony

  • David Cahill, Windsor County State's Attorney
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Testimony
Confirmation of Witnesses pending

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 17, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.512 - An act relating to adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Walk thru of the bill and Testimony

  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Northeast Regional Director, Humane Society of US
  • Joe Emenheiser, PhD, Livestock Specialist, University of Vermont Extension
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Paula Russell, President, Vermont Animal Control Association
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly - Judicial Retention

House Chambers


Friday, March 18, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Hon. John Pacht
8:50 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Hon. Michael Harris
9:10 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • John Valente, Superior Court
9:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Hon. Thomas Carlson
10:00 AM

Confirmation Hearing

Hon. Michael Kainen

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

Break

10:50 AM

Confirmation Hearing

Vote on Hon. Michael Kainen

10:55 AM

H.512 - An act relating to adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Committee Discussion - May Review Amendments

  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont representative, United States Humane Society
11:20 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the Senate floor adjourns

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Jay Diaz, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Kreig Pinkham, Executive Director, Washington County Youth Services Bureau/Boys and Girls Club
11:30 AM

H.858 - An act relating to miscellaneous criminal procedure amendments

Walk thru

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • David Fassler, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Office of Policy and Managment, Hartford, CT
  • Joel Page, Juvenile Justice Consultant
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Beth Sausville, Bennington Family Services District Director, Department for Children and Families- Bennington
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 24, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Chair, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Emily Morgan, Senior Policy Analyst, Justice Center, Council on State Governments
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard kennedy School, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
  • Trevor Whipple, Chief of Police, South Burlington Police Department
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 25, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Richard Lehoniller, Johnson, VT
9:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Review Amendments

  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Deborah Brown, Preident, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs
  • Kristin Haas, Director, Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • David Hyde, veterinarian, Ryegate Small Animal Hospital
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.858 - An act relating to miscellaneous criminal procedure amendments

Review Amendments and Possible Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the Senate floor adjourns

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

Walk thru

  • Rep Chip Conquest, Reporter of the Bill
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney for Windsor County
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

  • Leitha Cipriano, Executive Director, Bennington Center for Restorative Justice
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Patrick Sheehan, Executive Director, Chittenden County Court Diversion
  • Cynthia Thomas, Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 31, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.400 - An act relating to various changes to judicial procedure

Walk thru and testimony

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Cheryl Elovirta, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Georgeanna Stapleton, Probation and Parole Officer, Barre
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

H.512 - An act relating to adequate shelter of dogs and cats

  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 1, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Testimony

  • Leitha Cipriano, Executive Director, Bennington Center for Restorative Justice
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Community Justice Network of Vermont
9:00 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Paul Doucette , Chief, Chair, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Jake Elovirta, Chief of Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing of Judges

Vote on
Hon. Thomas Z. Carolson, Superior Court Judge
Hon. John L. Pacht, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Michael J. Harris, Superior Court Judge
Hon. John W. Valente, Superior Court Judge

11:20 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the Senate floor adjourns

H.854 - An act relating to timber trespass

Walk thru of the bill and Testimony

  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Steve McLeod, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Greg Nagurney, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Puls, Attorney, Defender General's Office
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.749 - An act relating to filing a request for relief from abuse

Walk thru of the bill and Testimony

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Heather Holter, Council Coordinator, Vermont Council on Domestic Violence
  • Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Appellate and Juvenile Defender Division, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.677 - An act relating to the Restitution Unit

Walk thru of the bill and Testimony

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, State Treasurer's Office
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Mark up of the bill

  • Jay Diaz, Poverty Law Project Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Community Justice Network of Vermont
  • Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.854 - An act relating to timber trespass

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Kenneth Davis, Davis Contracting Service
  • Lt. William Jenkins, Vermont State Police
  • Lynn McNamara, Critical Land Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alan Robertson, Co-Chair, Vermont Tree Farm Program, Secretary, Vermont Woodlands Association
11:00 AM

H.533 - An act relating to victims' rights and animal welfare

Walk thru of the bill

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.743 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Walk thru of the bill

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 8, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.869 - An act relating to judicial organization and operations

Walk thru of the bill

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
9:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

Mark up of the bill

  • Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.743 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Mark up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Scott Tucker, Captain, Vermont Police Association
11:20 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-15 minutes after the Senate Floor adjourns

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Mark up of the bill

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Jay Diaz, Poverty Law Project Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator, Department for Children and Families
-

H.400 - An act relating to various changes to judicial procedure

Mark up of the bill

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.854 - An act relating to timber trespass

Mark up of the bill

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Steve McLeod, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

Mark up of the bill

  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
9:45 AM

H.677 - An act relating to the Restitution Unit

Mark up of the bill and Vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Shannon McClelland, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.858 - An act relating to miscellaneous criminal procedure amendments

Mark up of the bill

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.869 - An act relating to judicial organization and operations

Mark up of the bill and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
11:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Mark up of the bill

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Testimony

  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
8:45 AM

H.854 - An act relating to timber trespass

Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
9:15 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Continue Mark-up of the bill and Vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

Continue Mark up of the bill

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.677 - An act relating to the Restitution Unit

Vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Albert LaPerle, Director, Unclaimed Property Division, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Tim Lueders-Dumont, Executive Assistant, State Treasurer's Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.854 - An act relating to timber trespass

Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.571 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and judicial, criminal justice, and insurance topics

Committee Discussion

9:10 AM

H.95 - An act relating to jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings by the Family Division of the Superior Court

Review new draft/vote

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Community Justice Network of Vermont
9:30 AM

H.858 - An act relating to miscellaneous criminal procedure amendments

Mark up of the bill and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

H.869 - An act relating to judicial organization and operations

Mark up of the bill

  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs, Agency of Administration
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.869 - An act relating to judicial organization and operations

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:40 AM

H.677 - An act relating to the Restitution Unit

Mark up of the bill and Vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alan LaPearl, Director, Unclaimed Property, State Treasurer's Office
10:50 AM

H.533 - An act relating to victims' rights and animal welfare

Mark up of the bill and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Review Various Bills and Amendments

  • David Cahill, Windsor County State's Attorney
  • Sen. John F. Campbell, Sponsor
  • Greg Nagurney, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
9:30 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 28, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled