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House Committee on Judiciary (Room 30)

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

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor Shumlin's Farewell Address


Thursday, January 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Message


Friday, January 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

11:00 AM

Security Training

House Chamber

After Floor

Committee Member Meet & Greet


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Judicial Branch and RBA

  • John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Harold E. Eaton, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Hon. Beth Robinson, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Marilyn S. Skoglund, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After Floor

Judicial Branch and RBA

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

2:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
3:30 PM

Green Book Training

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Justice System and RBA

  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

1:30 PM

Green Book Training

House Floor

2:45 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
11:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

1:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
2:15 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • Karen Gennette Esq., Programs Manager, Crime Research Group
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

iPad Training

1 hour

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 min after floor

Justice System and RBA

  • Susan Cherry, Executive Director, The Community Restorative Justice Center
  • Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent Court Challenge

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:10 AM

Justice Oversight Recommendation Letter

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

Lunch & Caucuses

2:45 PM

Budget Adjustment

  • Carol Brochu, Financial Manager, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Robert Paolini, Chair, Victims Compensation Board
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

TBA

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wayne Foster, President, Mad River Valley Rotary
  • Adam Necrason, VT Association for Justice
  • Steven Willis, Member, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service
9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.20 - An act relating to prohibiting consumption of marijuana in a motor vehicle

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Pittsford
11:05 AM

Budget Adjustment Discussion

11:20 AM

Meeting with Congressman Welch

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

Sergeant at Arms Security Update

2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Results Based Accountability Presentation

  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Director, Agency of Human Services
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Joint Session with Sen. Judiciary Committee - Room 11

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

Justice System and RBA

  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
2:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

  • Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety Director, Agency of Transportation
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

LEAN Analysis

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

H.4 - An act relating to calculating time periods in court proceedings

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Allan Keyes, Chair, Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Emily Wetherell, Staff Attorney, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Kinvin Wroth, Reporter for Civil, Criminal and Family Procedures, Vermont Supreme Court
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.4 - An act relating to calculating time periods in court proceedings

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Wetherell, Staff Attorney, Vermont Supreme Court
-

H.14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

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

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

Governor's 2017 Budget Address

3:15 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:10 AM

H.27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:20 AM

H.74 - An act relating to domestic and sexual violence

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:35 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Sarah Kunz-Robinson, Special Initiatives Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
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H.27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Sarah Kunz-Robinson, Special Initiatives Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Sarah Kunz-Robinson, Special Initiatives Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:35 AM

Break

10:50 AM

Sexual Violence Bills Discussion

(witnesses continued)

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

  • Rep. Vicki Strong
3:10 PM

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, St. Johnsbury, VT
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

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

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
9:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

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

Break

10:15 AM

H.55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
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H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:35 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Policy Discussion

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Alex Casale, NH Statewide Drug Offender Program Coordinator
  • Diane Derby, Field Representative on Judiciary Issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Jolinda LaClair, Director, Drug Prevention Policy
  • Honorable Tina L. Nadeau, Chief Justice, NH Superior Court
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • James Vara, NH Governor's Adviser on Addiction and Behavioral Health
  • Bob Wolford, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Programs, Howard Center
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
1:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Anne Moore, President, NAMI Vermont
11:40 AM

H.14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

Committee Discussion

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

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager for the Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs, Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
-

H.55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
9:40 AM

H.14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Act 61 Report - Criminal Code Revision

  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Mary Kay Hewlett, Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Raenetta Liberty, Vermont SANE Program
  • Chris Mason, Middlebury
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
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H.27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Mary Kay Hewlett, Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Mary Kay Hewlett, Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Raenetta Liberty, Vermont SANE Program
  • Raenetta Liberty, Vermont SANE Program
  • Chris Mason, Middlebury
  • Chris Mason, Middlebury
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Sexual Violence Bills Discussion

Continued Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

Committee Discussion

2:30 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Mack Jones, Intern, Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:50 PM

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:20 PM

H.55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

Committee Discussion

  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:25 PM

H.74 - An act relating to domestic and sexual violence

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • Joanne Scharbboneau, Clerk, Clerk of the Statewide Courts
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.55 - An act relating to appointing public defenders for accused persons 25 years of age or less

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:50 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:10 AM

H.27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

H.74 - An act relating to domestic and sexual violence

Committee Discussion and Vote

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Committee Discussion

2:40 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:55 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Kiley Dixon, Regional Treatment Coordinator - Rutland
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kim Owens, State Drug Court Coordinator
4:15 PM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Bill Walk-Through

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Meeting in Room 11

  • Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Enrique Balcazar, Farm worker, Migrant Justice
  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Department of Public Safety
  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Colchester Police
  • Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont
  • Rachel Siegel, Executive Director, Peace & Justice Center
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Continued Testimony

  • Brandon del Pozo , Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department
  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General
  • Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Sheriffs' Association
  • Kesha Ram, Immigration Task Force
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Scott Tucker, Captain, Vermont Police Association
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Committee Discussion and Vote

2:55 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Testimony and Committee Discussion on ACLU Proposal

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:45 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion - Review Proposed Amendments

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:35 PM

Ways and Means Judiciary Fee Update

  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
  • Chasity Stoots-Fonberg, Program Manager, Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
10:55 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Ginny Burley, Board Member, Prevention Works! VT
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association
  • Matt Simon, Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.228 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Joint Session with Senate Judiciary in Room 11

  • Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff and President, Vermont Sheriffs Association
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
  • Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Sheriffs' Association
  • Jaye Pershins Johnson, Attorney, Governor's Office
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
  • Anthony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • Michael Warren, Detective Lieutenant, Burlington Police Department
1:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jill Rinehart, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jackie Corbally, Opiate Policy Manager, City Of Burlington
  • George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association
3:00 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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H.200 - An act relating to expanding the qualifying crimes for expungement

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Joanne Charbonneau, Clerk of State Wide Courts
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
3:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Joanne Charbonneau, Clerk of State Wide Courts
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 16, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:25 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
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

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:10 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Violations of Parole Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • David Grosso, Washington D.C. Councilmember
10:30 AM

H.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous court operations procedures

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
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H.493 - An act relating to relief from abuse orders

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • 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
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:20 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
1:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Draft Review and Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Committee Discussion

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • Jason Steele, Intern, Legislative Council
3:55 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
-

H.200 - An act relating to expanding the qualifying crimes for expungement

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
10:15 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Draft Review -Violations of Probation Committee Discussion

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.4 - An act relating to calculating time periods in court proceedings

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Wetherell, Staff Attorney, Vermont Supreme Court
2:25 PM

H.297 - An act relating to miscellaneous court operations procedures

Vote

2:35 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.493 - An act relating to relief from abuse orders

Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

  • Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Assoc., Dakin and Benelli
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:40 PM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Committee Discussion

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
4:00 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Ashley Hill, Deputy State's Attorney, Addison County
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Vote

  • Judge William Cohen
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

H.502 - An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s parentage laws

  • Judge William Cohen
  • John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Kurt M. Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, P.C.
10:45 AM

Break

11:05 AM

H.493 - An act relating to relief from abuse orders

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:35 AM

H.308 - An act relating to the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel

Bill Walk-Through

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Ginny Burley, Board Member, Prevention Works! VT
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
2:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.152 - An act relating to the Vermont Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

  • Mark A. Langan, Chair, Probate & Trust Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • Catherine Richmond, Managing Partner, Stebbins Bradley, PA Law Firm
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.224 - An act relating to prohibiting organized retail theft

Bill Introduction and Walk-Through

  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor
  • Ryan J. Ford, Sheriff of Loss Prevention, Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Travis Ploof, Asset Protection Manager, Macy's
  • Travis Trybulski, Williston Police Department
11:30 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

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

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

Update

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

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Bill Walk-Through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
1:30 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Draft Review

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.418 - An act relating to the Judicial Rotation System Study Committee

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Winooski
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:40 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.9 - An act relating to deferred sentences

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • John Campbell, 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
  • Lisa Menard, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
3:35 PM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:15 PM

Budget Discussion

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Continued Testimony

  • Matthew Amadon, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Counsel, Vermont Police Association
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Committee Discussion - Sentencing Commission Report

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
  • Rep. Gary Viens
3:45 PM

Budget Discussion

4:05 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, Governor's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:40 AM

Break

10:55 AM

S.79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Continued Testimony

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • David Diaz, Migrant Justice
  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, Governor's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
11:30 AM

Lunch

12:45 PM

H.171 - An act relating to expungement

Committee Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Rep. Barbara Murphy, '
1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

  • Ann Braden, President, Gun Sense Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stella Gravel, Hardwick
  • Heather Holter, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission
  • Shannon McMahon, Advocate, WomenSafe
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, Governor's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Update and Committee Discussion

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, Governor's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for the week of Town Meeting


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Bob DePino, Vice President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Carolyn Hanson, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Counsel, Vermont Police Association
  • Susan Scaglioni, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
1:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:45 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Continued Testimony

  • Heather Holter, Member, Vermont Domestic Violence Council
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.502 - An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s parentage laws

Vote

10:40 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Vote

11:25 AM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:10 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Committee Discussion

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

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
3:35 PM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Review New Proposal and Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:20 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Committee Discussion and Vote

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 16, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.339 - An act relating to authorizing assistant judges to serve as mediators in certain family proceedings

  • Karen Bradley, President, Vermont Association of Assistant Judges
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
10:30 AM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:05 AM

H.152 - An act relating to the Vermont Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.308 - An act relating to the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel

Committee Discussion

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:10 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

Bill Walk-Through

  • Marie Hobar, Law Clerk, Legal Counsel
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.308 - An act relating to the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Sand, Vermont Law School
11:00 AM

H.290 - An act relating to clarifying ambiguities relating to real estate titles and conveyances

Bill Walk-Through, Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Law Clerk, Legal Counsel
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Andrew Mikell, State Manager -, VT Attorneys Title Corp.
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association
  • Charles Storrow, Partner, Leonine Public Affairs
12:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:30 PM

House Reconvenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Discussion of Proposed Amendment

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Pittsford
9:10 AM

H.290 - An act relating to clarifying ambiguities relating to real estate titles and conveyances

Discussion of Proposed Amendment

  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
9:30 AM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Hughes, Justice for All
  • Kesha Ram, Immigration Task Force
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
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H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

  • Mary Brown-Guillory, President, Champlain Area NAACP
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Hughes, Justice for All
  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Tabitha Pohl-Moore, Rutland
  • Kesha Ram, Immigration Task Force
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

Continued Testimony

  • Mary Brown-Guillory, President, Champlain Area NAACP
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Tabitha Pohl-Moore, Rutland
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

1:05 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion & Vote

3:45 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Discussion of Proposed Amendment

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.111 - An act relating to vital records

Bill Walk-Through

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
12:10 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Michael Hall, Chief, Manchester Police Department
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
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H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Michael Hall, Chief, Manchester Police Department
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
4:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention


Friday, March 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

5 Min After the Floor

S.5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Bill Introduction

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

S.7 - An act relating to deferred sentences and the sex offender registry

Bill Introduction

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Amelia Singh, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

12:40 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.69 - An act relating to an employer’s compliance with an income withholding order from another state

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
  • Amelia Singh, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • John Campbell, 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
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:25 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.7 - An act relating to deferred sentences and the sex offender registry

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • John Campbell, 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
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:25 AM

Vermont Network Advocacy Day

  • Elisa Lucozzi, Umbrella Inc
  • Donna Macomber, Women's Freedom Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:35 AM

Break

11:45 AM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

Update on Most Recent Draft

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Hughes, Justice for All
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 30, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

-

Lunch

Time TBD

3:00 PM

S.5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Vote

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion
Held in Room 10

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
3:35 PM

Break

3:55 PM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

Committee Discussion
To Be Held in Room 10

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General
  • Joseph Gaines, Justice for All
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Will Lambek, Migrant Justice
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • 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
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.22 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Merrigan, Department of Safety
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:35 PM

H.492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

Update, Draft Walk-Through and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:55 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Update

3:00 PM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Committee Discussion

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ingrid Jonas, Captain, Department of Public Safety
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:25 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

  • Becky Penberthy, Director, Lamoille Restorative Programs and VT Pretrial Operations
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Ellen Wicklum, Pre Trial Services
11:15 AM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Committee Discussion

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Bill Walk-Through

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Regan Howard
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Rory Thibault, Chief Deputy State's Attorney
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
4:05 PM

H.523 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.96 - An act relating to a news media privilege

Bill Walk-Through

  • James Condon, House Ways & Means Committee
  • Mark Davis, Seven Days Newspaper
  • John Dillon, News Director, Vermont Public Radio
  • Anne Galloway, Reporter, VT Digger
  • Paul Heintz, Board Member, Vermont Press Association
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hilary Niles, Niles Media
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.96 - An act relating to a news media privilege

Continued Testimony

2:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • 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

House Convenes

11:15 AM

S.22 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:25 AM

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:45 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

3:00 PM

S.12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

New Draft Review

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Committee Discussion

  • Amanda Nguyen, Founder, Rise Now
9:45 AM

Break

9:55 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Review of New Draft and Testimony

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Robert Sand, Faculty, Vermont Law School
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.96 - An act relating to a news media privilege

Testimony and Vote

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Paul Heintz, Board Member, Vermont Press Association
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMRVT
9:15 AM

Updates on H.171 & H.297

  • Rep. Kimberly Jessup
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde
9:35 AM

S.12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

Committee Discussion and Vote

9:50 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:45 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Continued Committee Discussion

  • John Campbell, 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
11:45 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Opioid Overdose Awareness Day

To Be Held in the Cedar Creek Room

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Billie Stockton, Mental Health Counselor, Washington State Prison System
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion, Mark-Up and Possible Vote

  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
2:30 PM

H.132 - An act relating to limiting landowner liability for posting the dangers of swimming holes

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark H. Kolter, Esq., Darby Thorndike Kolter & Nordle, LLP
  • Bruce Seifer
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Washington-Chittenden
  • Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Bill Walk-Through, Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
10:20 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

  • Christie Everett, Director, Access and Acute Care Services, Clara Martin Center
  • Dawn Littlepage, Clinical Director, Clara Martin Center
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Wallace, General Counsel, Rutland Medical Center
  • Wilda White, Executive Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

3:40 PM

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Continued Testimony

  • Richard Cassidy, Esq., Rich Cassidy Law
3:55 PM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
4:20 PM

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Assoc., Dakin and Benelli
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Rick Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council
10:10 AM

Break

10:35 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Testimony, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Shullenberger, Esquire, VT Association for Justice
3:10 PM

H.265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Vermont Attorney General
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist
4:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Committee Discussion

  • Jared Bianchi, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Committee Discussion to Include H.363

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

Committee Discussion of Senate Action on House Judiciary bills

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

1:15 PM

Caucuses and Lunch

2:30 PM

Committee Discussion of Senate Action on House Judiciary bills

2:50 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion and Vote

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

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion

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

Recess to Attend Karen Carroll Swearing in Ceremony at Vermont Supreme Court

11:40 AM

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Committee Discussion

11:45 AM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Vote

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:55 AM

S.112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

JRS18 - Joint resolution in support of combating the rise in hate crimes and bigotry

Vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brenda Churchill, Self-Advocate, Bakersfield
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:35 PM

S.112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Testimony and Vote

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Jake Bucci, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
  • Robbie Maher, Mercury Editor at BFA-St. Albans
  • Jenna Majeski, Editor, Woodstock Union High School Newspaper
10:25 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Continued Testimony

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont, Student Life
  • Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
  • Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

-

Adjourn


Monday, May 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:10 PM

H.167 - An act relating to alternative approaches to addressing low-level illicit drug use

Review of Draft As Passed by Senate, Review of H.170 HHS Amendments and Walk-Through of H.490

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Sponsor
2:30 PM

H.74 - An act relating to domestic and sexual violence

Committee of Conference Meeting in Room 1

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:30 AM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. John Gannon, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington
11:00 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Committee of Conference in Room 1

12:50 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

11:00 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Committee of Conference Meeting in Room 1

1:35 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
-

Adjourn


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.503 - An act relating to to criminal justice

Committee of Conference in Room 1

9:30 AM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

S.134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee of Conference

-

Adjourn


Friday, May 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

1:00 PM

S.112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Committee of Conference in Room 30

3:00 PM

Racial Justice Oversight Board Press Conference

In Cedar Creek Room

-

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion

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

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

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

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Till Amendment Discussion and Vote

  • Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Ways and Means
3:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Robert Bancroft
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Rep. James Harrison
9:30 AM

House Convenes

11:50 AM

H.511 - An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Rep. Robert Bancroft
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Donald Turner
1:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

House Chamber

2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

-

Adjourn


Friday, January 5, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.307 - An act relating to guardianship proceedings

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Marcy Bartlett
  • Rep. Susan Buckholz
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Jeff Kilgore, Probate Judge, Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit
  • Rep. Gabrielle Lucke
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

Sexual Harassment Training To Follow Floor

11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Public Health Approach to Low-level Possession and Use of Drugs Report

Report Presentation and Committee Discussion

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Study Committee Updates

Criminal Code Revision and Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

  • Rep. Kimberly Jessup
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde
4:00 PM

H.300 - An act relating to the statute of limitations for recovery and possession of property actions against the grantee of a tax collector’s deed

Bill Walk-Through

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Review of Parentage Report, Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Kurt Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, P.C.
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony

  • Kurt Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, P.C.
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
11:30 AM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Attorney General's Office Press Conference

Held in the Cedar Creek Room

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony

  • Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Assoc., Dakin and Benelli
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Kurt Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, P.C.
  • Katherine Lucier, Assistant Attorney General/AGO DCF-Family Services Unit Director
  • Susan Murray, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony

  • Peter Casson, Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
  • Heidi Moreau, Policy Analyst, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony

  • Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony

  • Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
  • Kate Weldon LeBlanc, Executive Director, RESOLVE New England
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor Scott's Press Conference to Announce the Opioid Coordination Council Report of Recommended Strategies

In the Governor's Ceremonial Office

15 Min After Floor

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
  • Sara Kagle, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:30 PM

Climate Change & the Justice System

Committee Discussion and Brainstorming

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.550 - An act relating to childhood trauma and the best interests of the child

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony in Room 11

  • Amy Bielawski-Branch, Training Coordinator, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, UVM Child Welfare Training Partnership
  • Grant John Gorton
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michelle Larrabee
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, St. Johnsbury, VT
11:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

12:15 PM

Tax Policy Workshop (optional)

In Room 10


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.300 - An act relating to the statute of limitations for recovery and possession of property actions against the grantee of a tax collector’s deed

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jim Knapp, Counsel, First American Title, VT Bar Association Property Law Section
  • Charles Storrow, Partner, Leonine Public Affairs
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Security Training

  • Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department
3:00 PM

H.300 - An act relating to the statute of limitations for recovery and possession of property actions against the grantee of a tax collector’s deed

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Kurt Hughes, Partner, Murdoch Hughes & Twarog, P.C.
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
11:30 AM

Break

11:45 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

  • Karen Clark, IT Director, ADS/VDH
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony, Discussion and Possible Mark-Up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Courtney G. Joslin, Reporter, UPA 2017 Drafting Committee
  • Sara Kagle, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 18, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.563 - An act relating to repealing the crimes of vagrancy

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

  • Worth Allen, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Selene Colburn
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.566 - An act relating to animal cruelty

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Jennifer Barrett, State's Attorney, Orleans County
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hyde, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association
  • Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society
  • Mary McFaun, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board
11:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

12:15 PM

Tax Policy Workshop (optional)

In Room 10


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

-

Caucuses & Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

15 Min After Budget Address

H.603 - An act relating to human trafficking

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony As Time Permits

  • Penny Bennelli, Attorney, Dakin and Benelli
  • Rep. Susan Buckholz, Sponsor
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Sponsor
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Review New Draft, Feedback & Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
  • Sara Kagle, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.611 - An act relating to compensation for victims of crime

Bill Walk-Through, Testimony & Vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Discussion of Vermont Judicial Commission on Family Treatment Dockets

  • Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Recommendations on Treatment Courts

  • Jolinda LaClair, Director, Drug Prevention Policy, Agency of Administration
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Budget Priorities Discussion

  • Rep. Ben W. Joseph
4:00 PM

H.566 - An act relating to animal cruelty

Committee Discussion & Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mary McFaun, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.132 - An act relating to limiting landowner liability for posting the dangers of swimming holes

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Lou Borie, Executive Director, Richmond Land Trust
  • Brynn Hare, Counsel, Legislative Council
  • Steve Libby, Executive Director, Vermont River Conservancy
  • Richard Rubin, VT Association for Justice
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
  • Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.132 - An act relating to limiting landowner liability for posting the dangers of swimming holes

Committee Discussion & Possible Vote

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.799 - An act relating to notice of sale of property subject to unpaid property taxes

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jim Knapp, Counsel, First American Title, VT Bar Association Property Law Section
  • Kevin O'Toole, Attorney
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association
  • Charles Storrow, Partner, Leonine Public Affairs
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.638 - An act relating to increasing the number of examiners on the Board of Bar Examiners from nine to 11 members

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Keith Kasper, Attorney, McCormack, Fitzpatrick, Kasper and Burchard
-

H.799 - An act relating to notice of sale of property subject to unpaid property taxes

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

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

Committee Adjourns

12:15 PM

Tax Policy Workshop (optional)

In Room 10


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

Bill Walk-Through & Testimony

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
2:35 PM

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:40 PM

Break

3:50 PM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Final Mark-Up & Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Mary Cox
9:15 AM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Bill Walk-Through & Testimony

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Continued Testimony With Same Witnesses

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Continued Testimony, Legislative Council on the Constitutional Parameters of Bail

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Prouty, Commander, Rutland Police Department
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
3:45 PM

Break

4:00 PM

H.603 - An act relating to human trafficking

Testimony, Committee Discussion & Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Prouty, Commander, Rutland Police Department
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Continued Testimony

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After the Floor

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Continued Testimony

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:20 PM

Break

3:40 PM

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Continued Testimony

  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Lisa Warren, State's Attorney, Caledonia County
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

  • Bobbie Jo Jewell
12:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:40 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.865 - An act relating to expungement of misdemeanor marijuana convictions

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Robert Sand, Faculty, Vermont Law School
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.836 - An act relating to electronic court filings for relief from abuse orders

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Heather Holter, Member, Vermont Domestic Violence Council
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:25 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Kathleen Greenmun, Registry Reviewer
  • Dawn Seibert, Juvenile & Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Amy Torchia, Children's Advocacy Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

  • Gavin Boyles, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Mohr, Vice President for IP and General Counsel, Software and Information Industry Association
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

Continued Testimony

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rosemary Kennedy, State's Attorney, Rutland County
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.660 - An act relating to establishing the Commission on Sentencing Disparities and Criminal Code Reclassification

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.820 - An act relating to requiring consent to photograph, film, or record at a peer support group meeting

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brenda Churchill, Self-Advocate, Bakersfield
  • Lucy Leriche, VP of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood of Vermont
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Hinesburg
  • Sunshine Orta, Transgender Programs Coordinator, Pride Center of Vermont
2:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

Committee Discussion and Vote

-

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Committee Discussion

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Morgan Lawton, Investigator, Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI)
  • Katherine Lucier, Assistant Attorney General/AGO DCF-Family Services Unit Director, Attorney General's Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joseph Reinert, Hearing Officer, Human Services Board
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Recovery Day

Update on Vermont Recovery Network

  • Bob Purvis, Director, of the Central Vermont Recovery Center
9:10 AM

H.836 - An act relating to electronic court filings for relief from abuse orders

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Committee Discussion

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.224 - An act relating to prohibiting organized retail theft

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Sarah George, Deputy State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Sarah George, Deputy State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:05 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Committee Discussion

4:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Election of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

11:10 AM

H.836 - An act relating to electronic court filings for relief from abuse orders

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

H.868 - An act relating to mitigating statewide systemic racism

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
11:50 AM

H.636 - An act relating to miscellaneous fish and wildlife subjects

Committee Discussion

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.660 - An act relating to establishing the Commission on Sentencing Disparities and Criminal Code Reclassification

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
1:45 PM

H.636 - An act relating to miscellaneous fish and wildlife subjects

Committee Discussion

2:10 PM

H.836 - An act relating to electronic court filings for relief from abuse orders

Review of New Draft, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
2:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After the Floor

Caucuses

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.660 - An act relating to establishing the Commission on Sentencing Disparities and Criminal Code Reclassification

Vote

1:45 PM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Continued Testimony

  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
2:05 PM

Break

2:15 PM

H.711 - An act relating to employment protections for crime victims

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

Bill Walk-Through of Judiciary Portion and Testimony

  • Joseph Bergeron, Executive Director, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Jean Murray, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Susan Steckel, Attorney, Steckel Law Office
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony
Draft 2.1

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Continued Testimony with Same Witness List

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Continued Testimony with Same Witness List

  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Continued Testimony

  • Heather Brochu, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Continued Testimony

11:45 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:45 PM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Amendment Sponsor
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Committee Discussion

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
11:45 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.675 - An act relating to conditions of release prior to trial

Committee Discussion

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
1:30 PM

H.797 - An act relating to unlawful possession of a regulated drug

Bill walk-through.

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.675 - An act relating to conditions of release prior to trial

Vote.

10:00 AM

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses

After Caucuses

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Mark-up and discussion.

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.237 - An act relating to saliva testing

Continued discussion if required and possible vote

2:00 PM

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

  • Sonia Gibson, Encore Capital Group
2:30 PM

S.221 - An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

Walk Through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.221 - An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

  • Chris Bradley, Secretary, Vermont State Rifle And Pistol Association
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Evan Meenan, Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
  • Will Moore, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Floor Convenes

- 15 Mins after Floor

S.221 - An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
4:00 PM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Walk-through

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

Adjourn


Thursday, March 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Middlebury Union Middle School students.

10:45 AM

H.412 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Review selected sections of bill.

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

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Trial Lawyers
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.832 - An act relating to regulating precious metal dealers

  • Stephen Edwards, Owner, Vermont Coin & Jewelry, South Burlington
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Ben Katz, Senior Trooper, Vermont State Police, Williston
-

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

  • Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch

-15 mins after floor

TBA

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses

After Caucuses

H.876 - An act relating to prohibiting bump-fire stocks for firearms

Walk-through of both bills.

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.29 - An act relating to decedents’ estates

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Peg Flory, Sponsor
  • Robert Pratt, Co Chair, Probate & Trust Section, Vermont Bar Association
3:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Jace Laquerre, Student, UVM
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Rebecca Bell, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Critical Care Physician, American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter
  • Madison Knopp, Student
  • Clai Lasher-Sommers, Executive Director, Gun Sense Vermont
  • Henry Parro, Owner, Parro's Guns
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Emma Bauer, Student, Thetford Academy
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Hazel Fay, Student, St. Johnsbury Middle School
  • Eleanor Reilly, Student, Harwood Union High School
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
2:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
5:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Will Moore, Vermont Traditions Coalition
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • John Merrigan, Department of Safety
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
5:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 16, 2018
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

  • Jake McGuigan, Director of State Affairs, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Mins After House Floor

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

House Member Testimony

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Committee Discussion and mark-up.

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

House Member Testimony

10:00 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Committee Discussion, mark-up and vote.

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.221 - An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Walk-through of bills.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Review proposed amendments.

10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

S.221 - An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

Walk-through of amendment and possible vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:15 PM

Caucuses & Lunch

1:30 PM

S.55 - An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Review proposed amendments.

2:30 PM

House Convenes

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.29 - An act relating to decedents’ estates

  • Robert Pratt, Co Chair, Probate & Trust Section, Vermont Bar Association
10:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Mins After House Floor

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Walk-through of Senate Judiciary Committee Changes.

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

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 29, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.29 - An act relating to decedents’ estates

Committee Discussion and possible vote.

  • Jess Bugbee, Attorney
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Myriam Gilles, Attorney, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

S.173 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records when there is no conviction

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Poverty Law Fellow, Vermont Legal Aid
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Department of Public Safety
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses & Lunch

1:00 PM

H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault

Finalize vote on Senate Proposal of Amendment.

1:15 PM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
2:00 PM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Testimony, committee discussion and markup.

  • Hon. Amy Davenport, Former Chief Administrative Judge
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:30 PM

S.237 - An act relating to providing representation to needy persons concerning immigration matters

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Committee discussion and possible vote.

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.797 - An act relating to unlawful possession of a regulated drug

Committee discussion and mark-up.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Drug Policy Alliance Network
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Sherr, Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

H.797 - An act relating to unlawful possession of a regulated drug

Additional witness time if required.
Committee discussion, mark-up and possible vote.

  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
3:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Walk-through

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 5, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.29 - An act relating to decedents’ estates

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association
  • Robert Pratt, Co Chair, Probate & Trust Section, Vermont Bar Association
10:30 AM

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bridget Morris, Lobbyist, Receivables Management Association
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion and mark-up.

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Laurie Banks, Regional Vice President - Vermont and Upstate New York, Enterprise Rent-a-car
  • Seamus Duffy, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs, A T & T
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Continued.

2:00 PM

H.789 - An act relating to delegating public enforcement powers to private attorneys general

Walk-through and testimony.

  • Rachel Deutsch, Senior Attorney, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.562 - An act relating to parentage proceedings

Discuss Senate amendments.

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

House Convenes

After House Floor

Lunch & Caucuses

1:15 PM

Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs and Court Processes

  • Eliza Cain, Family Court Advocate, Circle
  • Kienan Christianson, Staff Attorney, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
1:45 PM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion, mark-up and possible vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
3:30 PM

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

Witness testimony on proposed amendment.

  • Alan Bjerke, Creditor Attorney, Self Advocate
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy, Sponsor
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Sponsor
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to providing representation to needy persons concerning immigration matters

Review proposed floor amendments.

9:30 AM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Review new draft.

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs, AT&T
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Continued.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
2:00 PM

Bill Signing

Location: Front Steps of State House if weather permits.
Alternate: 1st floor lobby.

3:00 PM

H.832 - An act relating to regulating precious metal dealers

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
4:15 PM

H.482 - An act relating to consumer protection, credit card debt, and trustee process

Vote on Drafts 7.1 and 19.1.

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association and American Petroleum Institute
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

  • Jamie Bolduc, Bolduc Metal Recycling
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

  • William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

  • Chris Appel, Attorney, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Impacted Bennington Resident
  • Thom Jagielski, Director - Burlington Site Operations, Global Foundries
  • Ruma Kholi, Product Stewardship Program Manager, GlobalFoundries
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 13, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
9:15 AM

S.173 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records when there is no conviction

Committee discussion and vote.

9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

  • Richard Bland, Vice President, General Counsel, Vermont Mutual Insurance Company
  • Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • George Potter, GW Tatro Construction
  • Jeff Simone, Accuworx
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Committee discussion, mark-up and possible vote.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony.

  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Attempts language.

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

House Convenes

After House Floor

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

S.123 - An act relating to limiting liability for animal shelter and rescue organizations assisting law enforcement in animal cruelty investigations

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society
  • Mary McFaun, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board
  • Trevor Whipple, Chief of Police, South Burlington, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
2:00 PM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Attempts language.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Michael Shane, Attorney, Marsicovetere & Levine Law Group, P.C.
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
3:30 PM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Mark-up and possible vote.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Walk-through of new draft.
Continued testimony.

  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Ken Rumelt, Senior Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
9:30 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

  • Elyza Bird, Student, Fair Haven Union High School
  • Adriana Dalto, Student, Fair Haven Union High School
  • Jazzmyne Dunleavy, Student, Fair Haven Union High School
  • Ashley Sanborn, Teacher, Fair Haven Union High School
  • Julia Shaw, Teacher, Fair Haven Union High School
  • Harley Stocker, Student, Fair Haven Union High School
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony.

  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony and committee discussion.

  • Ray Ault, Ault Commercial Realty
3:30 PM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Robert Sand, Faculty, Vermont Law School
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Continued testimony.

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.123 - An act relating to limiting liability for animal shelter and rescue organizations assisting law enforcement in animal cruelty investigations

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Review draft language.

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 20, 2018
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9:00 AM

Domestic Terrorism Language

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
9:30 AM

House Convenes

15 Min After Floor

S.150 - An act relating to automated license plate recognition systems

  • Kevin Lane, Director of Intelligence Center, Department of Public Safety
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion and mark-up.

  • Michelle Anderson, Chief of Contract Administration, Agency of Transportation
  • Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Art Whitman, Chair Government Relations Committee, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
2:00 PM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:45 AM

H.27 - An act relating to eliminating the statute of limitations on prosecutions for sexual assault

Walk-through on Sections 1 & 2 (c).

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Committee Discussion.

3:00 PM

Caucuses

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Committee Discussion and Testimony.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.267 - An act relating to timing of a decree nisi in a divorce proceeding

Continued testimony and Committee Discussion.

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

TBA

Committee discussion, mark-up and possible vote.

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion.

10:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Section 3 of Draft 4.1 and Commissioner Anderson's edits.

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Draft 4.1 Section 3 and Commissioner Anderson's edits.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Walk-through of new draft.

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 27, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Committee discussion.

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

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Walk-through of new draft.

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion and vote.

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:15 PM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
3:00 PM

S.105 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Review new draft, Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
3:30 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Review exemption language, Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.150 - An act relating to automated license plate recognition systems

Committee discussion and possible vote.

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Conference Committee Meeting

S.29 - Room 10.

10:45 AM

S.123 - An act relating to limiting liability for animal shelter and rescue organizations assisting law enforcement in animal cruelty investigations

Committee discussion and vote.

11:00 AM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Discussion of potential Senate changes.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Review new draft, Committee discussion, and possible vote.

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

TBA

3:00 PM

TBA

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

TBA

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

TBA

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:30 PM

House Convenes

3:00 PM

House Convenes

3:30 PM

TBA

4:00 PM

H.25 - An act relating to domestic terrorism

Assess impact of Senate Judiciary Committee changes to bill.

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Review changes made to bill by the Senate.

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

House Convenes

15 Mins After Floor

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Monday, May 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

House Convenes

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

H.675 - An act relating to conditions of release prior to trial

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

S.244 - An act relating to extending the repeal date for the guidelines for spousal maintenance awards

Committee discussion.

10:00 AM

House Convenes

4:00 PM

House Convenes


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.675 - An act relating to conditions of release prior to trial

Committee discussion on Senate changes.

9:45 AM

H.727 - An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

Committee discussion about Senate changes.

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

House Convenes

1:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
1:30 PM

H.675 - An act relating to conditions of release prior to trial

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
4:00 PM

House Convenes


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

4:00 PM

House Convenes


Friday, May 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

H.1 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of a person in law enforcement officer custody

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor Convenes

After Floor

S.4 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

vote

1:00 PM

House Reconvenes