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Senate Committee on Judiciary (Room 1)

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

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Friday, January 11, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Discussion of Cannabis Regulation Draft

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

Break

11:00 AM

Discussion of Upcoming Bills

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- After the Floor

Report from the Governor's Advisory Commission on Marijuana

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Tom Little, Co Chair, VT Marijuana Commission
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Jake Perkinson, Co Chair, VT Marijuana Commission
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Report on VT Sex Offender Registry

  • Jeremy Hill, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations
9:30 AM

Restorative Justice Grant Program Report

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Meg Porcella, Education Programs Coordinator, Agency of Education
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Earned Good Time Report

  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 17, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

CHINS Reform Work Group Report

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Improvements to our Child Protections System

  • Larry Crist, Executive Director, VT Parent Representation Center,Inc
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Friday, January 18, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Racial Biased Incident Reporting System

  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Gary Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Racial Biased Incident Reporting System

  • Maya Berry, Executive Director, Arab American Institute
  • Kai Wiggins, Policy Analyst, Arab American Institute
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- After the Floor

S.19 - An act relating to violent habitual criminals

Walk-through

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.17 - An act relating to filing fees for petitions to expunge or seal a criminal history record

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Poverty Law Fellow, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Cannabis Regulation

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

Adjourn


Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, VT Association of Justice
  • David Seligman, Director, Towards Justice
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Seamus Duffy, Attorney, New England Cable & Telecommunications Association (NECTA)
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 25, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Tom Aicher, Attorney, Recreation Industry
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

Ethan Allen Room


Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-After the Floor

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Vermont Insurance Agents Association
  • Elena Mihaly, Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Ken Rumelt, Attorney, Vermont Law School
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • Ed Abrahams, Vice Chair, Great Barrington MA Select board
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
9:45 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 31, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Andrew Freedman, Consultant, Freedman and Koski
  • Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont
  • David Nathan, MD, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, VT Association for Justice
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
  • Dean Thompson, Vice President, Enterprise Holdings
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to bank robbery

  • Clay Adams, President & CEO, Mascoma Bank
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christine Martin, Security Officer, Northfield Bank
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

  • James Bolduc, President, Bolduc Auto Salvage
  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Jon Groveman, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, , Marijuana Dispensaries
  • Simha Ravven, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Brattleboro Retreat and Vice President, Vermont Medical Society
  • David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

  • Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • Christopher Dudzik, President, NJ DRE Association
  • Robin Joy, Director of Reserach, Crime Research Group
  • Joe Veldon, Cannabis Farmer, 7 Leaf Genetics
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 7, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee discussion of issues flagged during testimony

  • Carol Daigle, Vermont Citizen
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Cove, Working Vermont, and AARP-VT
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 8, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Recommendations for Woodside Facility

  • Judith Christensen, Professor of Psychological Science, University of Vermont
  • Jim Henry, SEALL Inc
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Jay Simmons, Director, Woodside Correctional Facility
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
9:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

  • Jeff Couture, Executive Director, Vermont Technology Alliance
  • Hal Ellms, Pinnacle Outdoor Group
  • Mark Heyman, General Counsel, Logic Supply
  • Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

Committee Discussion and Mark Up with Leg Council

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Senator Ashe's Challenge to Reduce the Prison Population

  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up with Leg Council

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

Adjourn


Thursday, February 14, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.132 - An act relating to hate crimes and bias incidents

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Racial Bias Bill

  • Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Kai Wiggins, Policy Analyst, Arab American Institute
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up

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

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

Mark up

  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Ken Rumelt, Attorney, Vermont Law School
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Vote

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

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

Mark up

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.133 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

  • Dale Cook, Field Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • 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
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Mark up

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.105 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director,Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Sentencing Commission Recommendations on Deferred Sentencing

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's, Sheriff's and Special Investigative Units
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Vince Illuzzi, State's Attorney, Essex and Orleans County
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Judge Thomas Zonay
11:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Mark up and Vote

  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 21, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.117 - An act relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis

Walk through

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Greenwich Bio Sciences
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
9:45 AM

S.112 - An act relating to earned good time

Walk through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:25 AM

Adjourn

10:30 AM

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly


Friday, February 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.132 - An act relating to hate crimes and bias incidents

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
9:30 AM

S.132 - An act relating to hate crimes and bias incidents

Mark up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.105 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Mark up

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

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Review Firearms Related Bills

S.1, S.2, S.13,S.22,S.72

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

Commission Discussion

Possible Public Hearing/When and Where

11:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

Mark up and Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

Visit from the Twin Valley Students

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.105 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's, Sheriff's and Special Investigative Units
  • 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
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.117 - An act relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis

  • Jessa Bernard, Vermont Medical Society
  • Anthony Brach, Director of Operations, VT Patients Alliance
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Rob McFadden
  • Francesa Thompson, Cannabis Patient
11:30 AM

S.117 - An act relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis

Mark up

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.112 - An act relating to earned good time

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney/Lobbyist, VSEA
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Firearms Bills

S.1,S.2,S.13,S.22
The Committee will be moving to Room 10

  • Rebecca Bell, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Intensivist, University of Vermont Medical Center, On behalf of Vermont Medical Society
  • Alyssa Black
  • Rob Black
  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Bill Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.133 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Mark up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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 12, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Public Hearing

10:15 AM

S.132 - An act relating to hate crimes and bias incidents

Mark Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
-

S.105 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Amendments

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
12:00 PM

Adjourn

5:30 PM

Public Hearing on Firearm Bills

Vermont Technical College
Judd Hall
Randolph VT

7:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Firearms Bills

S.1 S.2, S.13, S.22

Room 11

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Devon Craig, Former President, Barre Fish and Game Club
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy
  • Clai Lasher-Sommers, Executive Director, Gun Sense Vermont
  • Bill Smith, , National Shooting Sports Federation
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.72 - An act relating to extreme risk protection orders

  • Karen Barber, Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Christopher Barsotti, Emergency Room Physician
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
11:30 AM

S.72 - An act relating to extreme risk protection orders

Mark up

  • Derek Gowen, NRA
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 14, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.112 - An act relating to earned good time

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Vince Illuzzi, State's Attorney, Essex and Orleans County
  • Liz Scharnetzski, Research Analyst, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
9:15 AM

S.112 - An act relating to earned good time

Mark up

-

S.133 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.105 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Mark up and possible vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.1 - An act relating to repealing a sunset related to transporting large capacity ammunition feeding devices into Vermont for shooting competitions

Mark up and possible vote

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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S.72 - An act relating to extreme risk protection orders

  • Bill Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Sen. John Rodgers
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.117 - An act relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis

Vote

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

11:20 AM

H.19 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of a person in law enforcement officer custody

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.511 - An act relating to criminal statutes of limitations

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor, South Burlington
  • 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
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.7 - An act relating to second degree aggravated domestic assault

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Lucas, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police
  • Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windham County State's Attorneys
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.146 - An act relating to increasing the number of examiners on the Board of Bar Examiners from nine to 11 members

  • Rashida Butler, Office of Legislative Council
  • Keith Kasper, Chair, Board of Bar Examiners, Vermont Bar Association
9:15 AM

Senate Amendments

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor
  • Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Sen. John Rodgers, Sponsor
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:30 AM

Adjourn


Friday, March 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.99 - An act relating to spousal support and maintenance reform

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Martin Feldman
  • Rick Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.169 - An act relating to firearms procedures

Sears and McNeil Amendments

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. James McNeil, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

No Committee Meeting


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Update on VT Human Trafficking Laws

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Dold, , Human Rights for Kids
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
10:25 AM

Adjourn

10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly


Thursday, March 28, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

  • John Ajamie
  • 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
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Michael Rosenthal
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:15 AM

DOC ID for Prisoners and Status

  • Cheryl Eliovirta, Facilities Operations Manager, VT Department of Corrections
  • Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 29, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.146 - An act relating to increasing the number of examiners on the Board of Bar Examiners from nine to 11 members

Vote

-

H.7 - An act relating to second degree aggravated domestic assault

Vote

9:15 AM

H.511 - An act relating to criminal statutes of limitations

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Network
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Walk-through

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Expungement of DWI first offense

  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Human Trafficking

  • Amanda Cochrane, Executive Director, Umbrella
  • Amanda Rhodenburg, Program Director, Outright, VT
  • Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura La Rosa, Program Manager, Trial Court Operations
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 4, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Human Trafficking

  • Diane Derby, Field Representative, Sen. Patrick Leahy
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
9:15 AM

H.321 - An act relating to aggravated murder for killing a firefighter or an emergency medical provider

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peeker Heffernan, President, Vermont State Firefighters' Association
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, Sponsor
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Mark up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 5, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Prison ID and Workforce Development

  • Sarah Buxton, Director, Workforce Policy and Performance, Department of Labor
  • Cheryl Elovirta, Supervisor, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Harrington, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Committee Discussion

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

H.278 - An act relating to acknowledgment or denial of parentage

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Haselton, Managing Attorney, Office of Child Support, Department for Children and Families
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
10:45 AM

H.287 - An act relating to small probate estates

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Langnan, Attorney, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
11:30 AM

H.436 - An act relating to international wills

  • Mark Langan, Attorney, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
  • Stephanie Willbanks, Esq., Vermont Law School
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Budget Presentations

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Budget Presentations (Continued)

  • Carol Brochu, Financial Manager, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 11, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Rise/Decline of Hate Groups in Vermont and US

  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • Skyler Nash , Student Athlete, University of Vermont
  • Garry Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
  • Netdahe Stoddard, Racial/Bias/Literacy Interventionist
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

  • Enrique Balcazar, Migrant worker
  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Will Lambek, Organizer, Migrant Justice
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Garry Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 12, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.321 - An act relating to aggravated murder for killing a firefighter or an emergency medical provider

Mark up and Vote

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
9:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Alimony Amendments

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rick Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

  • Joe Arduca, State Program Director, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admistration
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Frank Huard, Interested Citizen
  • Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Mark up

  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles
11:00 AM

H.278 - An act relating to acknowledgment or denial of parentage

Mark up and possible vote

  • David Englander, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Health
  • Sara Kagle, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Zach Hiner, Executive Director, SNAP
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor, South Burlington
  • Cary Silverman, Attorney, American Tort Reform Association
  • Julia Westervelt-Gresser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Room 11
Human Rights Commission Proposal of Amendment

  • Enrique Balcazar, Migrant worker
  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Gary Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
11:30 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

  • Merrill Bent, Attorney, Sunrise Family Resource Center
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Denise Main, Executive Director, Sunrise Family Resource Center
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to criminal statutes of limitations

Mark up

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

9:15 AM

Human Trafficking

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

H.511 - An act relating to criminal statutes of limitations

Vote

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Mark up

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Amendments

  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Amy Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform
  • Rick Fleming, Vermont Alimony Reform
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Hannah Lane, Policy Research Analyst and Business Manager, Vermont Commission on Women
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

  • John Hollar, Board Member, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
  • Jerome O'Neill, Attorney, Gravel and Shea
9:45 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

  • Sharon Forest
  • Jerome O'Neill, Attorney, Gravel and Shea
  • Sarah Robinson, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Cary Silverman, Attorney, American Tort Reform Association
  • Michael Vietch
11:45 AM

H.278 - An act relating to acknowledgment or denial of parentage

Review comments from Floor Amendment

  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Human Trafficking

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

H.460 - An act relating to sealing and expungement of criminal history records

Mark up and possible vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Ethan Allen Room
Committee Discussion

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, , Human Rights Commsision
  • Will Lambek, Organizer, Migrant Justice
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 26, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Visit to Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

The Committee will be meeting with staff and residents

12:15 PM

Return for Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

11:30 AM

H.529 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Sec 28
Evidentiary Blood Samples

  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jay Riggen, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
  • Tara Thomas, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Will Lambek, Organizer, Migrant Justice
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.511 - An act relating to criminal statutes of limitations

Committee Discussion of Amendment

  • Amy Brady, Policy Associate, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Reporter, Chittenden County
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:00 AM

Woodside and Juvenile Justice

  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:50 AM

H.529 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Sec 28
Evidentiary Blood Samples

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 2, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.287 - An act relating to small probate estates

Mark up

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Jeffrey Kilgore, Probate Judge, Washington County
9:00 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

Mark up

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

Break

10:30 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Mark up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
11:50 AM

H.57 - An act relating to preserving the right to abortion

Sec 9498

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

Adjourn


Friday, May 3, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Mark up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Will Lambek, Organizer, Migrant Justice
  • Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
9:15 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Mark up

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney/Lobbyist, VSEA
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

Mark up

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

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

Vote

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

Senate Floor


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.112 - An act relating to earned good time

House changes

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
9:15 AM

H.330 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse

Mark up and possible vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jerome O'Neill, Attorney, Gravel and Shea
  • Sarah Robinson, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 9, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Amendments

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

S.133 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

House Changes

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:00 AM

Adjourn


Friday, May 10, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.287 - An act relating to small probate estates

Mark up and possible vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

9:00 AM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Joan Nagy as Member of Human Rights Commission

9:15 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.518 - An act relating to fair and impartial policing

House Changes

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

S.18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

House Changes

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:25 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

House Changes

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.512 - An act relating to miscellaneous court and Judiciary related amendments

Committee Amendment

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.743 - An act relating to providing fair access to property insurance

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Committee Priorities for the session

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to medical monitoring

Judge Crawford's Decision

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ken Rumelt, Attorney, Vermont Law School
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion with Counsel

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Private Contracts/Dept of Corrections

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 9, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Update on Corrections and Proposed Legislation

  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Judith Henkin, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Lawrence, THe Center for Life Without Parole Studies
  • Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont
11:30 AM

Adjourn


Friday, January 10, 2020
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Update on Justice Reinvestment 2

  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.211 - An act relating to Department of Corrections authority and responsibility for furloughees and for housing young offenders

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

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

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

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Update

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

Security Briefing by Capitol Police

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

2019 Annual Suspension Statistics Report

Discussion of what to do about individuals with pending suspensions

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Michael Smith, Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 17, 2020
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

PR 7 Judiciary:Bail

  • David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.275 - An act relating to training for judges assigned to the Family Division of Superior Court

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Introductions and Discussion

  • Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
10:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • 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, Vermont Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services
  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Margaret Bolton, Psychiatrist and Forensic Evaluator, Vermont Psychiatric Association
  • Emma Harrigan, Director of Policy Analysis and Development, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Simha Ravven, Forensic Psychiatrist, Vermont Medical Society
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 23, 2020
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9:30 AM

S.169 - An act relating to firearms procedures

Veto from the Governor
Room 11

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

Current Research on the Effect of Gun Waiting Periods on Suicide Prevention and Public Health

Joint Meeting with Senate Health and Welfare Committee
Room 11

  • Michael Luca, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Deepak Malhotra, Professor, Harvard Business School
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 24, 2020
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8:30 AM

Justice Reinvestment

  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
-

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

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

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
11:00 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Walk-through

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Mental Health Crisis Response Commission
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
12:00 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 30, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Falko Shilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU
  • Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
12:00 AM

Adjourn


Friday, January 31, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Karen Gennette, Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Dave Martinson, Probation Officer/Union Representative, VSEA
9:45 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dave Martinson, Probation Officer/Union Representative, VSEA
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Cassondra Warney, Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Committee Discussion and Mark up

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
9:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 6, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Azim Khamisa, Founder, Tariq Khamisa Foundation
  • Susan Lawrence, THe Center for Life Without Parole Studies
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Alex Sobel, Father of Crime Victim
  • Nick Woodall, Former Life Without Parole Prisoner
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Vote

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.324 - An act relating to prohibiting robocalls

  • Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.128 - An act relating to physician assistant licensure

Section 1 legal Liability
Section 3 Liability for Actions of Agents

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.128 - An act relating to physician assistant licensure

Committee Discussion of Possible Amendment

  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
9:00 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Brattleboro Retreat
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • 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, Vermont Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Meredith Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
  • Jade Berry, Concerned Citizen, Family of Crime Victim
  • Susan Car, Former Advocate for Crime Victims
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VCTA
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S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, 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
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
11:00 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 14, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.303 - An act relating to automobile minimum liability coverage

  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Smith, Operations Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Art Woolf, VT Association for Justice
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Walk-through

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
-

S.205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

Committee Discussion

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

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.324 - An act relating to prohibiting robocalls

Mark up and vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.183 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Mark up and vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Mark up and possible vote

9:15 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Section re:license suspensions

  • Dave Evans, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.316 - An act relating to execution of wills during an emergency

  • Sen. Becca Balint, Sponsor
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Amendments

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 20, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:15 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Woodside

  • Melanie D'Amico, Specialized Services Manager, Department for Children and Families
  • James Henry, SEALL Inc
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Christine Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Matt Messier, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:25 AM

Adjourn

10:30 AM

Election of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges

Joint Assembly

-

Senate Floor


Friday, February 21, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.217 - An act relating to human trafficking and prostitution

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Dold, Advocacy Director, Human Rights for Kids
  • Sara Kruzan, Survivor Advocate
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Committee Discussion

  • Lietha Cipriano, Executive Director, Center for Restorative Justice
  • Brian Keith, Director, Northeast Kingdom Youth Services
10:30 AM

S.205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

Mark up and vote

11:15 AM

Adjourn

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

S.114 - An act relating to the emergency judicial response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Walk-through

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
10:35 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

  • Mike Hall, Executive Director, Vermont Police Coalition
11:00 AM

S.205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

Vote

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
11:30 AM

Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.114 - An act relating to the emergency judicial response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

-

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Kassie Tibbott, Pro Bono Expungement Attorney
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Infomation Center (VCIC)
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.114 - An act relating to the emergency judicial response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

11:50 AM

S.205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

Vote

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 27, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Meeting to be held at Community College of Vermont
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT

  • Michelle -, Impacted Citizen
  • Kim -, Impacted Citizen
  • Jessica -, Impacted Citizen
  • T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
  • Sarah George, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
11:45 AM

Adjourn


Friday, February 28, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Woodside

  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Jim Henry, SEALL Inc
  • Alex Hodgetts, Clinical Care Coordinator, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
  • Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County
  • Matt Messier, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to limiting the sentence of life without the possibility of parole

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Parole Board
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.99 - An act relating to spousal support and maintenance reform

Mark-up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Mark-up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

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

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Robert Paolini, Attorney, Victim's Compensation Board
  • Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator
-

S.114 - An act relating to the emergency judicial response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Mark up

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Mark-up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Woodside

  • Thomas Abdelnour, Legislative Specialist, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.99 - An act relating to spousal support and maintenance reform

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Martin Feldman
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.303 - An act relating to automobile minimum liability coverage

Mark-up

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Association
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.99 - An act relating to spousal support and maintenance reform

Mark up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:40 AM

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Mark-up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.316 - An act relating to execution of wills during an emergency

  • Erin Jacobsen, Vermont Law School Immigration Rights Clinic
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
11:15 AM

S.316 - An act relating to execution of wills during an emergency

Mark-up and Vote

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 13, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Vote

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Mark-up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.303 - An act relating to automobile minimum liability coverage

Mark-up

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Association
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:20 AM

S.232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Vote

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

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
12:00 PM

Judicial Emergency Order

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
-

Criminal Justice Update on Covid-19

This meeting will be held as a conference call.
To participate or listen to the call, please call 1-877-278-2734 and use pin number 196138

  • James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, March 20, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Monday, March 23, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

Remote Witnessing of Wills

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

Emergency Legislation for Supreme Court

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
12:00 PM

Woodside Closure

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:15 PM

Medical Cannabis Issues During Covid-19

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:25 PM

Domestic Violence Concerns During Covid-19

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
1:00 PM

Judges and Justice Who Need to be Confirmed

  • William Cohen, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady, Superior Court Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Lisa Warren, Superior Court Judge, Vermont Judiciary
1:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 27, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Emergency Bill Remote Deed Recording/Remote Powers of Attorney

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:20 PM

Woodside

  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney/Lobbyist, VSEA
1:35 PM

Judiciary Proposed Emergency Legislative Changes

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

COVID-19

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
10:15 AM

Judiciary Proposed Emergency Legislative Changes

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • 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, Vermont Defender General's Office
10:50 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Civil Law Changes, Deeds, Power of Attorney Statute of Limitations

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Benj Deppman, Partner, Deppman Law PLC
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice  VTAJ
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Temporary Closing of Woodside

Joint Meeting with Senate Health and Welfare Committee

  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
10:50 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Covid-19 Impact on Residential Care and Foster Care

Joint Meeting with Senate Health and Welfare Committee

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
  • Christine Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 3, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Emergence Judicial Response to Covid-19 Health Emergency

Section 5 1 (A) and (B)

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • 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, Vermont Defender General's Office
-

Alternative to Woodside and Substitute Care

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Christine Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Meeting Details
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Standard
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Criminal Justice Response to Covid-19

10:00 AM

Update from The Department of Corrections

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:15 AM

AGO Update on Enforcement of Governor's Emergency Orders

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

VT State Police Update on Enforcement of Governor's Emergency Orders

  • Lt. Col. Matt Birmingham, Director, Vermont State Police
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:45 AM

Vermont Judiciary Update on Court Operations

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
11:00 AM

Check Points on the Vermont Border

  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
  • Ann Gammell, Highway Division Deputy Director, Agency of Transportation
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:45 AM

TBD

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Department of Public Safety Update on Operations

  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:20 AM

Department of Corrections Update on Operations

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:40 AM

Update on Foster Care Visitations

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:50 AM

Judicial Confirmations

Superior Court Judge Lisa Warren
Superior Court Judge Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady
Supreme Court Justice William Cohen

11:00 AM

Break

11:05 AM

Potential Legislation

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Offender Release During Emergency

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • 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 Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Moratorium on Tax Collections

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
10:40 AM

Update from the Center for Crime Victim Services

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
10:50 AM

COVID-19 Impact on Support Services for Released Prisoners

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Tracie Hauck, Director, Rutland Turning Point Center
  • Jim Henry, SEALL Inc
  • Peter Mallary, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Outreach, Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Ryan, Program Director, Rutland County Community Justice Center
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.114 -House Concerns with DUI

  • Dave Evans, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Heather Gray, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
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Concern Regarding Relief from Abuse Orders

  • Robin Arnell, Director, Office of Child Support, Department for Children and Families
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 30, 2020
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No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 1, 2020
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No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

Justice Reinvestment II Working Group
Directive to AHS
Sec 22-24 Change to Graduated Sanctions Language
Financial Impact of delay in Good Time

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
10:55 AM

Break

11:00 AM

DUI/Civil Suspension Hearings

  • Heather Gray, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Financial Needs of VT Judiciary in Response to Covid-19

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

COVID-19 CARES ACT Budget Items

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
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Judicial E Filing Fees

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Bradley Myerson, Attorney, Myerson Law Office
11:45 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Criminal & Juvenile Justice Funding for 2nd Budget Adjustment and CARES ACT

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

Criminal & Juvenile Funding Continued

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 22, 2020
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

E Filing Fees

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
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Committee Discussion/Possible Legislation

10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.234 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Rodgers Amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. John Rodgers, Sponsor
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
11:15 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.936 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Raymond, Investigator, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:55 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Continued Testimony

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:15 AM

Covid-19 Budget Issues

  • Eric Avildson, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

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

H.936 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan, Director, Government Relations, National Center on Sexual Exploitation
11:30 AM

H.936 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.936 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

Break

10:35 AM

E Filing Fees

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
11:30 AM

S.338 - An act relating to justice reinvestment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

  • Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor, South Burlington
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary
12:00 PM

H.936 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

12:15 PM

Adjourn