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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions (Room 33)

The House Committee on Corrections and Institutions considers matters relating to the Department of Corrections; public buildings; and State lands and property.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:30 PM

House Floor


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee Report

11:35 AM

Committee Kick-Off Meeting

Introduction of New Members
Committee Logistics and Remote Meeting Details

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Remarks

10 min. Following Governor

House Floor

10 min. Following Floor

Committee Kick-Off Meeting

Committee Logistics
Expectations of Committee Leadership


Friday, January 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:15 AM

Introductions and Discussion

  • Kristin Clouser, Deputy Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Acting Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Director of Planning and Property Management, Department of Buildings & General Services
10:45 AM

Introductions and Discussion

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:30 PM

Walk-through bill

FY20-21 Capital Bill and Associated Spreadsheets

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Bonding Capacity

CDAAC Report

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Background and Update

Council of State Governments and Justice Reinvestment II

  • Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
1:15 PM

House Floor

-immediately following Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

15 mins after Training

Walk-through

Act 148, Section 14
Current Status of "Good Time"

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

DOC 101

Introduction to Department of Corrections Organization and Terminology

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

BGS Department of Corrections Facility Feasibility Study RFP

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Judith Henkin, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Corrections
  • Sherilyn Lafley, Building Engineer, Buildings & General Services
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Update

Current BGS Capital Projects

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Downs, Rachlin, Martin Report "Concerning Sexual Misconduct at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility"

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Tristram Coffin, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin
  • Jennifer McDonald, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin
  • Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:30 AM

VSEA Presentation

Testimony from Front Line Workers in the Vermont Department of Corrections

  • Michael Groner, Corrections Steward, VSEA-SSCF
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Following the Floor

Implicit Bias Prevention Training

12:15 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

Introduction

Associated General Contractors of Vermont

  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
2:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Brief Discussion of Miscellaneous Topics

2:30 PM

Walk-through

Act 148

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Corrections Facilities

Buildings and General Services Deferred Maintenance Schedule and Operational Costs

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Update

Current Capital Bill Projects

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Department of Corrections Updates

Inmate Population Statistics

  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Jessica King-Mohr, Lead Research Analyst, Department of Corrections
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Department of Corrections Updates

Costs of Operating Correctional Facilities

  • Matt D'Agostino, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview and Discussion

Report of the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Advisory Panel

  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion and Recommendations

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Committee Organization and Background Information

Brief Discussion of Miscellaneous Topics


Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Appropriations Governor's Proposed BAA

DCF Dollars to Renovate Building Owned by Beckett

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services
11:15 AM

Appropriations Governor's Proposed BAA

Committee Discussion and Recommendations

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address

Joint Assembly

-15 min After Joint Assembly

Governor's Proposed Capital Budget FY 22-23

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Institutions

  • Kristin Clouser, Deputy Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Buildings & General Services

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.137 - An act relating to a women’s transitional housing facility

Explanation by Bill Sponsor

  • Rep. Curt Taylor, Sponsor
10:00 AM

Governor's Proposed Capital Budget FY 22-23

Overview of Buildings and General Services Capital Projects

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
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Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1- Reuse, Planning, Realignment, Contingency and Major Maintenance

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
  • Lauren Washburn, Building Engineer, Buildings and General Services
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:15 PM

Overview of Bail

Current Bail Statutes
Application of Bail in the Judicial System
Bail Status of Detainees by Gender, Race, Crime

  • Michele Childs, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Judith Henkin, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1:
Burlington - 108 Cherry Street Parking Garage; 32 Cherry Street Parking Garage Renovation
Rutland - Multimodal Garage Renovation - Statewide Door Controls
Statewide Physical Security Enhancements

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Marjorie Klark, Supervisor, Security Systems, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Buildings and General Services
10:25 AM

Break

10:40 AM

Good Time

Promulgation of the Rules

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:50 AM

Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

COVID-19 Response Updates

Vermont Department of Corrections

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Judith Henkin, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Corrections
  • Sarah Turcotte, Recruitment and Inclusion Manager, Department of Corrections
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Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Building Communities Grants

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:15 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1:
Springfield - Southern State Correctional Facility Door Control
DOC Statewide Door Controls
Montpelier - 120 State Street, Steam Lines and Interior Renovation
Montpelier - 111 State Street, Renovation of Stack Area, HVAC Upgrades and Elevator
Rutland - Asa Bloomer Building Major Renovation
Waterbury - Waterbury State Office Complex Historic Core Roof Replacements
Brattleboro - Courthouse Re-roof

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Buildings and General Services
1:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1:
Montpelier - State House Interior Preservation and State House Interpretive Plan

  • Tricia Harper, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • David Schutz, State Curator, Department of State Buildings

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Heather Simons, Director of Office of Professional Standards, Department of Corrections
  • Bill Soule, Community Corrections District Manager, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

ANR Section 9: Forests, Parks and Recreation
State Parks Major Maintenance
Rustic Cabin Construction Program
Gifford Woods and Groton Forest Park Maintenance Facilities

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Frank Spaulding, Parks Program Coordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:00 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Capital Budget Priorities in the Judicial Branch

  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
3:00 PM

Appropriation, Allocation and Bonding of Capital Funds

Committee Education - Capital Funds 101

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:45 PM

FY 22 General Fund Budget

Committee Discussion - Proposed FY 22 General Fund Appropriations for the Department of Corrections and Letter from House Appropriations

4:10 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1: Buildings and General Services
Newport Courthouse Replacement
White River Junction Courthouse Renovation

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
  • Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Buildings and General Services
10:00 AM

Justice Reinvestment II Report

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Judiciary and House Committee on Judiciary

  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

ACCD Sections 4 and 5: Commerce and Community Development
Major Maintenance at all Sites
Underwater Preserves
Roadside Historic Markers
Unmarked Burial Fund
Building Communities - Historic Preservation Grants
Building Communities - Historic Barn and Agricultural Grants

  • Jamie Duggan, Director of Preservation, State Historic Sites, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Building Communities - Cultural Facilities Grants

  • Karen Mittelman, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Building Communities Grants: Agricultural Fair Capital Projects

  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association
  • Alan Howe, President, Tunbridge Fair
  • Richard Lawrence, President, Caledonia County Fair
  • Diane Norris, Vice President, Addison County Fair and Field Days
  • Tim Shea, General Manager, Champlain Valley Exposition
9:50 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

ANR Section 9: Fish and Wildlife
Fishing Access Area
Conservation Camps
Fishing Opportunities - Hatchery Improvements
Shooting Range Improvements
Fish and Wildlife Public Access Infrastructure
Fish and Wildlife Department Buildings and Infrastructure Improvements

  • Steve Gomez, Financial Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Eric Palmer, Director of Fisheries, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
11:05 AM

Break

11:15 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Eastern States Exposition - Vermont Building, Major Maintenance

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Buildings and General Services
  • Jessica Thyme, Project Manager, Buildings and General Services
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Vermont Rural Fire Protection - Dry Hydrant Program Annual Appropriation

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Troy Dare, Engineer Technician, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force
2:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Agency of Digital Services: Section 17 - Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Digital Orthophotography Mapping

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:30 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

AHS Section 2: Middlesex Therapeutic Residential Replacement

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
1:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

BGS Section 1: Buildings and General Services
State House HVAC Renovation

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Buildings and General Services
2:10 PM

Capital Bill Mock Mark-Up

Practice Mark-Up of the Capital Bill for New Committee Members

3:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:30 PM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Maintaining a Current Appraisal Schedule of All State-owned Buildings

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
1:00 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

DOL Section 15: Department of Labor
Montpelier: Department of Labor Facilities Modernization Project

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Chad Wawryzniak, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor
1:45 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Providing Low-Cost Financing to Municipalities Seeking to Leverage Energy Savings Opportunities

  • Dan Edson, State Energy Program Manager, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
2:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Military Section 11 - Major Maintenance, Land Acquisitions, Renovations, Federal Match Construction.

  • Michael Bleau, Deputy Construction & Facilities Management Officer, Military Department
  • Kim Fedele, Financial Manager, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gragg, Executive Director, Military Department
  • John Patry, Military Operations Supervisor, Military Department

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

DPS Section 12: Department of Public Safety
Williston: Williston Public Safety Field Station
Pittsford: Feasibility Study, Vermont Police Academy
Middlesex: Renovation, Field Station (Berlin)

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • James Whitcomb, Major, Vermont State Police
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Justice Reinvestment

Fiscal Note on Justice Reinvestment Dollars

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

AHS Section 2: Middlesex Therapeutic Residential Replacement
Continuation of Testimony from February 5, 2021

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
3:30 PM

Storm Water Three Acre Parcel Program

Background, Statutes, Rules

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 10: Clean Water
Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets: Water Quality Grants
Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation: Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Municipal Polution Grants
Agency of Natural Resources, Forests, Parks and Recreations: Forestry Access Road Water Quality Improvements

  • Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jeff Cook, Administrative Services Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

VHCB Section 10: Clean Water
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board: Agricultural Water Quality Projects and Land Conservation and Water Quality Projects

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
3:20 PM

Department of Corrections Inmate Population Data

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Correctional Facility Feasibility and Conceptual Design Study

Committee Discussion of Request for Proposal

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Sherilyn Lafley, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings and General Services
2:00 PM

Committee Bill Discussion

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

2:45 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 12: Department of Public Safety
Pittsford: Feasibility Study, Vermont Police Academy
Facility History

  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw
3:15 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 12: Department of Public Safety
Pittsford: Feasibility Study, Vermont Police Academy

  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 9: Agency of Natural Resources
Forests, Parks and Recreation - Three Acre Stormwater Rule Compliance

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
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Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 1: Buildings and General Services
Statewide: Stormwater Planning (Design and Implementation in Out Years)

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 9: Agency of Natural Resources
Dam Safety and Hydrology Projects
Waterbury Dam Spillway Project

  • Ben Green, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 7: University of Vermont
Construction, Renovations, Major Maintenance

  • Richard Cate, Chief Financial Officer, University of Vermont
  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 8: Vermont State Colleges
Construction, Renovations, Major Maintenance

  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
4:10 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Proposed Language - Providing Low-Cost Financing to Municipalities Seeking to Leverage Energy Savings Opportunities

  • Daniel Edson, State Energy Program Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:15 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 16: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Housing and Conservation

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

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

Joint Assembly

11:45 AM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Proposed Language - Department of Corrections Language Pertaining to Unexpended Funds for Out-of-State Beds

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:10 PM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Proposed Language - Providing Low-Cost Financing to Municipalities Seeking to Leverage Energy Savings Opportunities

  • Daniel Edson, State Energy Program Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:45 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

1:50 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 18: Reallocations and Transfers
Joint Fiscal Office Overview

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
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Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 18: Reallocations and Transfers
Windsor (former Southeast Correctional Facility): Renovation Cost for Relocation of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
3:10 PM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

3:25 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 20: Property Transactions
Sale of Baldwin Street Properties
Sale of Southeast State Correctional Facility

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
3:50 PM

Governor's FY22 General Fund Proposed Budget

Proposed Language - Providing Low-Cost Financing to Municipalities Seeking to Leverage Energy Savings Opportunities

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:35 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 7: Agency of Human Services
Women's Correctional Facility / Agency of Human Services Multipurpose Campus Facility

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Department of Buildings and General Services
1:30 PM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition Upddates

Legislative Week - Showcasing Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Projects

  • Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont
  • Abigail Long, Executive Director, Kingdom Trails Association, East Burke
  • Toni Mikula, Fish and Wildlife Specialist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
2:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 6: Agency of Education
Emergency Aid for School Construction

  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Walk-through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

Sequential Intercept Model

Overview and Discussion

  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
1:55 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Graduated Sanctions and Reentry Housing

Report and Discussion

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
3:25 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Gary Hoadley, Director of Labor Relations, VSEA
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Giovanna Zaccaria, Former Corrections Services Specialist II
10:45 AM

Break

11:10 AM

Department of Corrections Programs

Discussion of Current Programs Offered in Correctional Facilities and the Community

  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:15 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Ashley Messier, Executive Director, Women's Justice and Freedom Initiative
3:00 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
3:40 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
4:40 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
9:45 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • JoAnn Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen
  • Ned Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen
10:40 AM

Bill Prioritization

Committee Discussion

10:55 AM

Break

11:00 AM

House Education Committee Bill

Walk-through of House Education Committee Bill, DR 21-0782

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

3:05 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Department of Corrections Initiatives

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:10 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

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

House Education Committee Bill

Weigh-in by House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
1:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Mark-up

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:30 PM

COVID-19 Response

Northern State Correctional Facility

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
--

H.224 - An act relating to creating a Department of Corrections annual reporting requirement

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
12:45 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Statutory Definition of Corrections Officer

  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

1:15 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Walk-through of Sections 4 and 6

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Recruitment of Corrections Officers I

  • Tyler Prue, Special Teams Training Coordinator, Department of Corrections
  • Sarah Turcotte, Recruitment and Inclusion Manager, Department of Corrections
3:10 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Correctional Officer and Police Officer Training Programs

  • James Rice, Academy Administrator, Vermont Correctional Academy
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
3:45 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Walk-through Sections 1 and 2

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

State Police Advisory Commission

  • Nancy Sheahan, Chair, State Police Advisory Commission
10:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Special Investigation Units

  • Marc Metayer, Program Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
11:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:20 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:20 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Body Cameras, Correctional Advisory Commission, and Special Investigations Unit

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Break

10:10 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Body Cameras, Correctional Advisory Commission, and Special Investigations Unit

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:30 AM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:50 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee Discussion Draft 1.2

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
6:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee Discussion Draft 1.3

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Emily Carr, General Counssel, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee Discussion Draft 1.4

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee Discussion Draft 1.5 and 1.6

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Monday, March 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Criminal Justice Council; Department of Corrections; Certification Process

  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
--

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Body Camera Policies

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Proposed Language Revisions to Sec. 25. 24 V.S.A. § 4764 Relating to Engineering Planning Advances

  • Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Seth Jenson, Principal Planner, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
8:30 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Proposed Sale of the Southeast State Correctional Facility

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
9:30 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Long Trail Protection Projects

  • Michael DeBonis, Executive Director, The Green Mountain Club
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

1:45 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

3:05 PM

Break

3:25 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

5:55 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 9: Agency of Natural Resources - Contaminants of Emerging Concern

  • Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Liz Royer, Executive Director, Vermont Rural Water Association
9:50 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Questions Relating to Forests, Parks and Recreation Budget Lines

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
  • Frank Spaulding, Parks Program Coordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:20 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Questions Relating to Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Budget Lines

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:25 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Walk-through of Language

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:50 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Proposed Language Regarding Body Cameras

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Committee Discussion - Middlesex Therapeutic Residential Replacement

5:05 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 4: Commerce and Community Development - Underwater Preserves:Annual Appropriations - Ferry Adirondack Reefing Project

  • Misha Cetner, Administrator, Lake Encroachment Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Susan Evans McClure, Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
  • Lauren Sopher, Director of Science and Water Programs, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
10:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 2: Agency of Human Services
Middlesex Therapeutic Residential Replacement

  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, MMR
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
11:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 2: Agency of Human Services - Women's Correctional Facility / AHS Multipurpose Campus Facility
HOK Correctional Facility Feasibility Report Presentation

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Matt D'Agostino, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jeff Goodale, Director of Justice, HOK Group
  • Sherilyn Lafley, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Department of Buildings and General Services
12:40 PM

Break

1:15 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Vote on Emmons Amendment

1:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 2: Agency of Human Services
Middlesex Therapeutic Residential Replacement

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Alisson Richards, Executive Medical Director, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
3:10 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

7:25 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 8: Vermont State Colleges - VSCS Transformation Request

  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
8:40 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Section 4: Commerce and Community Development
Underwater Preserves
New Haven Train Depot

10:00 AM

Break

10:20 AM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

2:30 PM

Break

2:40 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

3:20 PM

Break

4:10 PM

Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 22-23

Bill Mark-up

5:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

--

No Committee Meeting

Due to the Time After the House Floor and Caucuses, the Committee Did Not Convene


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Good Time - In Statute, Implementation by DOC, Bill Carve-out

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:25 AM

Break

10:35 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Good Time - In Statute, Implementation by DOC, Bill Carve-out
Walk-through of S.18

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee Discussion - Preparation for Bill Reporting

11:25 AM

Lunch Break

12:00 PM

Caucus of the Whole

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

No Committee Meeting

Due to the long Floor time, the Committee did not meet.


Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

No Committee Meeting

10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

11:30 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Donahue - Cordes Amendment

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair, House Committee on Health Care
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
--

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch Break


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

2:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Impacts of S.18 Carveout

  • Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Angela Gunter, Senior Research Associate, Council of State Governments Justice Center
3:10 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Pamela Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
  • Taylor Fontaine, Concerned Citizen
3:50 PM

Break

4:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
9:40 AM

Break

9:50 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

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

Break

11:10 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Meg McCarthy, Owner, Meg McCarthy Design, Concerned Citizen
11:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:30 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Outreach Advocate, Vermont Children's Alliance
3:50 PM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
9:30 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Current Implementation of Good Time and Potential Rule Making

  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:15 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Potential Clarifying Language

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

15 min After Joint Assembly

TBD

Committee Discussion and Vote on Bill

3:50 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

--

No Committee Meetings Scheduled


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

--

No Committee Meeting

Due to the Long House Floor Session, the Committee was Unable to Meet Today.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

S.18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

Proposed Savage Amendment

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Transportation
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
8:55 AM

Break

9:00 AM

Parole Board 101 - Vermont Parole System

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Vermont Parole Board
  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
10:00 AM

COVID-19 Updates

Rollout of Vaccinations at In-State and Out-of-State Correctional Facilities

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Max Titus, Assistant Director of Health Services, Department of Corrections
10:45 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Probation 101

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
11:30 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Walk-through

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center
4:00 PM

Justice System Revisions

Reviewing Sections 5 and 6 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:35 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:40 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Weigh-in on the Bill

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:40 PM

Justice System Revisions

Weigh-In on Section 5 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 9, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:25 AM

Probation

Drive-by of H.20, Section 2, Pilot Project; Department of Corrections Report to Court; Probation Conditions

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
11:30 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

  • Holly Leach, Victims Advocate, Washington County State's Attorney's Office
12:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

1:30 PM

Correctional Facilities Feasibility and Conceptual Design Study

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Institutions
HOK Report Presentation - Round Two

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jeff Goodale, Director of Justice, HOK Group
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Probation as Viewed in the Community

  • Kathy Astemborski, Senior Probation and Parole Officer, Hartford Probation and Parole Office
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Kristy Hommel, Self-Advocate, Hartford, Vermont
  • Danielle Levesque, Corrections Victims Services Specialist, Vermont Department of Corrections
10:05 AM

Break

10:20 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Victim Notification and Other Procedural Questions

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windham County State's Attorneys
11:00 AM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Walk-through of Draft with Amendment

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Danielle Levesque, Corrections Victims Services Specialist, Vermont Department of Corrections
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

1:50 PM

Justice System Revisions

Section 6 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
3:30 PM

Break

3:40 PM

Justice System Revisions

Section 6 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Policy and Communications Manager, Vermont Medical Society
4:20 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Justice System Revisions

Section 6 of S.3 An Act Relating to Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity as a Defense

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
9:50 AM

Break

10:00 AM

UVM Justice Research Initiative - Partnership with the Vermont Department of Corrections

Women's Prison Project and the Prison Research and Innovation Network

  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Abigail Crocker, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont
  • Kathy Fox, Professor, Liberal Arts in Prison Program, University of Vermont
  • Bradley Goodhale, Prison Research and Innovation Network Manager, Department of Corrections
  • Theresa Messier, Superintendent, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 16, 2021
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.45 - An act relating to earned discharge from probation

Draft 2.1 Strke-all Amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

Justice System Revisions

Committee Discussion: S.3, Sections 5 and 6, Draft 3.1 from the House Committee on Health Care

3:10 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

1:30 PM

Justice System Revisions

Review Latest Draft of S.3, Sections 5 and 6 and Make Recommendations to the House Judiciary Committee

2:25 PM

Break

2:35 PM

Justice System Revisions

Review Latest Draft of S.3, Sections 5-7 and Make Recommendations to the House Judiciary Committee

  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, House Committee on Health Care
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Justice System Revisions

Review Draft 6.2 of S.3., Sections 5-7

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 23, 2021
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Committee Check-In and Update

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
11:25 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

2:25 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Sale of the Williston Public Safety Barracks

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Amendments to the Capital Bill

  • Sen. Joe Benning, Senate Committee on Institutions
3:45 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Public Trust Doctrine and the Sinking of the M/V Adirondack
Other Legal Issues Related to the Reefing of the Adirondack

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Proposed $500,000, FY 22 for the Women's Correctional Facility

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
10:25 AM

Break

10:40 AM

Department of Corrections Transitional Housing Programs

Transitional Housing 101

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Emily Higgins, Corrections Housing Administrator, Department of Corrections
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:20 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Replacing the Women's Correctional Facility

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
3:00 PM

Committee Discussion and Updates

Reaction to Day's Testimony and Updates

3:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Legislative Space Needs

Freeman, French and Freeman Legislative Space Study 2021-2022

  • Jesse Beck, Architect, Freeman, French, Freeman
  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms
  • Kevin Moore, Director of Information Technology, Office of Legislative Information Technology
1:15 PM

House Floor

11:05 AM

Legislative Space Needs

Committee Reactions to Freeman, French and Freeman Legislative Space Study Report

11:35 AM

Lunch


Friday, April 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

Legislative Space Needs

Department of Buildings and General Services Perspective

  • Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

2:00 PM

Legislative Space Needs

Freeman, French and Freeman Legislative Space Study 2021-2022 - Historic Preservation Perspective

  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
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H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Reefing the Adirondack

  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
3:20 PM

Break

3:35 PM

H.59 - An act relating to increasing the compensation for the Chair of the Parole Board

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:25 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discuss Bill as Passed by the Senate

10:00 AM

Break

10:55 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Sale of the Williston Public Safety Barracks
Suitability for a Women's Re-entry Facility?

  • Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:20 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
10:25 AM

Break

10:55 AM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min After Floor

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment

11:10 AM

Break until 1:15 pm

1:35 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment and Further Proposal of Amendment

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

3:10 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment and Further Proposal of Amendment

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

2:35 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee Discussion of Senate Proposal of Amendment with Further Proposal of Amendment

3:10 PM

Break

5:35 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee Vote on Senate Proposal of Amendment with Further Proposal of Amendment

5:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.59 - An act relating to increasing the compensation for the Chair of the Parole Board

  • Mary Jane Ainsworth, Director, Vermont Parole Board
  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:20 AM

Building and General Services Update

Close-out of the Session

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
10:45 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Discuss Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:20 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Discuss Senate Proposal of Amendment

2:50 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Senate Proposal of Amendment with Further Proposal of Amendment

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:35 PM

H.435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee Vote

12:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 AM

Lunch and Caucuses

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No Committee Meetings Scheduled

2:30 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

--

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

2:30 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Committee Updates

Finish-up Session

10:00 AM

House Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

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No Committee Meetings Scheduled