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House Committee on Judiciary (Room 30)

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

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 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

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly for Governor's Address

15 Mins After Joint Assembly

Introductions

Legislative Council Attorneys

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

House Floor

1:15 PM

Introductions

Judiciary

  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
1:45 PM

Introductions

Racial Equality and Human Rights

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration; and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Etan Nasreddin, Chair, RDAP
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
2:30 PM

Introductions

State's Attorneys and Attorney General

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Matthew Raymond, Investigator, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
3:15 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

Continuation of Justice System Introductions

15 minutes per Agency/Witness unless noted.

  • Elaine Boyce, Deputy Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Carol Brochu, Director of Finance and Administration, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Overview and Evaluation of the Criminal Justice System

  • Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School
9:45 AM

Continuation of Justice System Introductions

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Committee Discussion

Justice System

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

Immediately After House Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

15 Minutes After Training

Continuation of Justice System Introductions

  • Thomas Zonay, Chair, Sentencing Commission
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Walk-through and testimony

  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • 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

10:15 AM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Continued testimony by 9:00 AM witnesses

11:45 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Walk-through and testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • 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
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Continued testimony and discussion

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

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Lunch and Caucuses

1:15 PM

Implicit Bias Training

2:00 PM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • 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
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • 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
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Continued testimony and committee discussion

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes After Floor

Sunsets and Sentencing Commission

Explanation of sunsets and committee bills

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

Break

Time is approximate

3:00 PM

Sunsets and Sentencing Commission

Continued discussion - time is approximate

3:15 PM

Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion -time is approximate

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Committee Role & Mission / Values

Committee discussion

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes After Floor

Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion

3:00 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:15 PM

Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Minutes After Floor

Committee Discussion

Upcoming activities

11:45 AM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

Governor's Budget Address

Joint Session

15 Minutes after Joint Session

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:30 PM

Adjourn


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

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Committee discussion

9:30 AM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Walk-through

  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, South Burlington
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Continued testimony

  • John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
3:00 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:15 PM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Continued; time is approximate

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion

-

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

RDAP Report

Joint meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair Fair and Impartial Policing Committee
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

RDAP Report

Committee discussion

2:30 PM

Break

Time is approximate

2:45 PM

Continued

Time is approximate

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.112 - An act relating to raising the jurisdictional limit for small claims actions

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Daniel Richards, Attorney, Access to Justice Coalition
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
11:45 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
1:30 PM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Status update

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
1:45 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

  • Karen Gennette, Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Robin Joy, Director of Research, Crime Research Group of Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Continued testimony from above witnesses

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Committee Meeting

9:10 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
9:20 AM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion and possible vote

9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Justice Reinvestment 2 Report

Joint meeting with Senate Committee on Judiciary and House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

https://legislature-vermont-gov.zoom.us/j/94582291610?pwd=a1ZKNHY2MktOc2lJMU8rUjlDQlRCZz09

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion and possible vote

2:30 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Committee discussion

3:00 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:15 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Committee discussion - time is approximate

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Walk-through and testimony

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Continued testimony from witnesses listed above

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Mins After Floor

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Review of S.119 and walk-through

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

11:45 AM

Adjourn


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

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Chiefs of Police Association
  • Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police
  • Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 AM

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Continued testimony from above witnesses

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Sponsor
  • John MacCallum, Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Armina Medic, Victims Advocate
  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Continued testimony

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Convenes

15 Minutes After Floor

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Continued testimony

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

2020 Report on Model Statewide Policy for Law Enforcement Use of Force

Joint meeting with House Committee on Government Operations

  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
11:45 AM

House Convenes

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes After Floor

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anne Moyerbrailean, Coordinator, Pride Center of Vermont
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Sponsor
  • Rebecca Turner, Chief Appellate Defender, Defender General's Office
3:00 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:15 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Continued testimony

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

H.198 - An act relating to limiting the circumstances under which an asset is subject to judicial forfeiture

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
-

H.195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Matthew Raymond, Director, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 AM

H.199 - An act relating to validating legal instruments used in connection with the conveyance of real estate

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Andrew Mikell, State Manager, VT Attorneys Title Corp.
2:30 PM

Adjourn


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

House Convenes

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

12:30 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after Floor

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Explanation of Restitution and Victims Compensation Program

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Robin Joy, Director of Research, Crime Research Group of Vermont
3:45 AM

Adjourn


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

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Proposed amendment

  • Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Continued testimony on proposed amendment

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after Floor

Budget Discussion

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Budget Liaison
2:45 PM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Budget Discussion

Finalize committee recommendations

9:45 AM

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

  • Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
  • Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:15 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

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Convenes

15 Minutes after Floor

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Robin Joy, Director of Research, Crime Research Group of Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
2:45 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:00 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Continued testimony of above witnesses

3:45 AM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after Floor

Budget Discussion

Finalize committee recommendations and possible vote

-

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Committee discussion and markup

  • Robert Appel, Retired Director of the Human Rights Commission and Defender General, Attorney
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
11:45 AM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.199 - An act relating to validating legal instruments used in connection with the conveyance of real estate

Committee discussion and possible vote

-

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Committee discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Raymond, Director, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

H.195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Continued testimony

3:00 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

  • Rebecca Turner, Vice Chair, Sentencing Commission
  • Thomas Zonay, Chair, Sentencing Commission
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Request for Review from House Committee Corrections and Institutions

Sexual exploitation of an inmate, possible amendment to 13 VSA 3257

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

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Testimony, committee discussion and possible vote

  • Robert Appel, Retired Director of the Human Rights Commission and Defender General, Attorney
  • Shawn Burke, Chief, South Burlington Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Zachary Hozid, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police
  • Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windham County State's Attorneys
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Continued testimony from witnesses

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after Floor

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Review of proposed amendment, committee discussion and possible vote

  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Brenda Churchill, State House Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anne Moyerbrailean, Interim Director, Pride Center of Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Co-sponsor
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee discussion and possible vote

-

H.198 - An act relating to limiting the circumstances under which an asset is subject to judicial forfeiture

  • Rep. Felisha Leffler, Enosburg
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Automated Traffic Law Enforcement

H.433 Sec.13- 16 - automated traffic law enforcement system in work zones pilot

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Ann Gammell, Highway Division Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, Liaison, House Committee on Transportation
  • Josh Schultz, Operations and Safety Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
  • Tara Thomas, Special Operations Executive Officer, Vermont State Police
11:30 AM

Lunch

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

15 Minutes after Joint Assembly

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Amanda Graces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
3:15 PM

Request for Review from House Committee Corrections and Institutions

Sexual exploitation of an inmate, possible amendment to 13 VSA 3257

  • Ashley Messier, Executive Director, Women's Justice and Freedom Initiative
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
4:15 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after Floor

H.195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Committee discussion and possible vote

-

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Testimony, committee discussion, and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
2:30 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

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

15 Minutes after Joint Assembly

H.133 - An act relating to emergency relief from abuse orders and relinquishment of firearms

Committee discussion and possible vote

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

Break

Time is approximate

2:15 PM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Walk-through of new fines language

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of Defender General
3:45 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Walk-though of new data language

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
9:40 AM

Break

9:50 AM

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Continued testimony from above witnesses

10:35 AM

Break

10:50 AM

H.87 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Committee discussion and possible vote

11:10 AM

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion

11:20 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

Request for Review from House Committee Corrections and Institutions

Committee bill 21-0897 section 8
Walk-though of proposed changes

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney/Lobbyist, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Ashley Messier, Executive Director, Women's Justice and Freedom Initiative
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
3:45 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Zachary Hozid, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Ingrid Jonas, Support Services Division Commander, Vermont State Police
  • Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier, Vermont Police Association
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
10:00 AM

Break

10:20 AM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Continued testimony from above witnesses.

-

H.195 - An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Committee discussion on proposed amendment

  • Rep. Brian Cina, Amendment Sponsor
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 minutes after the House Floor

Request for Review from House Committee Corrections and Institutions

Discussion on recommendation to House Committee Corrections and Institutions

4:30 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Committee discussion and possible vote

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

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
11:40 AM

Break

11:55 AM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Continued committee discussion and possible vote

12:30 PM

Lunch

Time is approximate

1:00 PM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Committee discussion and possible vote

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

H.198 - An act relating to limiting the circumstances under which an asset is subject to judicial forfeiture

Committee discussion and possible vote

2:15 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

12:00 AM

Joint Meeting

Division and pretrial services

15 minutes after House Caucuses

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Proposed Colburn amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Zachary Hozid, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Proposed Colburn amendment
Continued testimony from above witnesses

3:35 PM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Proposed LaLonde amendment

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

H.198 - An act relating to limiting the circumstances under which an asset is subject to judicial forfeiture

Presentation from the Institute for Justice

  • Lee McGrath, Senior Legislative Counsel and Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Minnesota Office, Institute for Justice
10:15 AM

Lunch

10:25 AM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Colburn amendment

10:45 AM

Committee Meeting

Study language for Center for Crime Victims

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
11:15 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Walk-through

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

Break

10:25 AM

S.30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Walk-through

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

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Walk-through

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

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

11:00 AM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

15 minutes after Caucuses

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Bill as amended by House Committee on Appropriations

  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Reporter
4:20 PM

Adjourn

Time to be determined


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

S.97 - 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
9:40 AM

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Committee Discussion

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Budget Liaison
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

15 Minutes after Joint Assembly

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers, Sponsor of amendment
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

12:30 PM

Lunch


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Ericka Redic, Impacted Citizen, Chittenden
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Theresa Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Continued testimony from above witnesses

3:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Walk-through and testimony

  • Kelly Carroll, Impacted Citizen, Bennington
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Member from Northfield
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • JoAnne Kortendick, Impacted Citizen, Colorado
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony by above witnesses

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony on bill

  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

H.203 - An act relating to criminal threatening a State employee or elected official

Walk-through

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
-

H.302 - An act relating to criminal threatening in schools

Walk-though

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 PM

Criminal Threatening

Continued discussion of above bills and witnesses

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

Joint Assembly

After Joint Assembly

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

H.296 - An act relating to reducing the imposition of cash bail

  • Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun, Sponsor
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah George, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Discussion on bill

  • Kristin Chandler, Training Coordinator, Team Two
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
11:45 AM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Joint meeting with Senate Committee on Judiciary

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP
10:15 AM

Break

10:25 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

  • Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
11:10 AM

Possession of Buprenorphine

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
12:10 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, House Committee On Human Services
  • Rep. Marybeth Redmond, House Committee On Human Services
-

Possession of Buprenorphine

Committee discussion

4:15 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

S.3 - 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
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Simha Ravven, President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Continued testimony from above witnesses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after House Floor

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

15 minutes after House Floor

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion

-

Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

  • Emily Lawrence, Associate Director and Counsel, New Hampshire Office of the Child Advocate
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:20 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
2:25 PM

Driving under the Influence and Electric Bicycles

  • Rep. Timothy R. Corcoran, House Committee on Transportation
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

House Floor

After House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

Committee discussion, and possible vote on House Committee on Corrections amendment and Senate proposal of amendment

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Testimony, committee discussion and mark-up

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
2:35 PM

Break

2:50 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC)
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

  • Abigail Crocker, Professor, National Center on Restorative Justice
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Karen Gennette, Executive Director, Crime Research Group
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

Time is approximate

3:20 PM

Adjourn


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

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

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

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

9:00 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

11:45 AM

Lunch

Time is approximate


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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses & Lunch

1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
2:45 AM

Break

Time is approximate

3:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Committee update on upcoming bills and bills in committee

3:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:05 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Reports from other committees

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Reporter, House Committee on Health Care
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
10:10 AM

Break

10:25 AM

Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

Update on H.265

  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, House Committee On Human Services
  • Rep. Marybeth Redmond, House Committee On Human Services
-

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:50 AM

Adjourn

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 Minutes after the House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
2:55 AM

Break

3:15 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:10 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

9:40 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Joint meeting with Senate Committee on Judiciary

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-sponsor of Bill, Member from Hartford
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:55 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

  • Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
11:20 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after the House Floor

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.99 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood physical abuse

Walk-though of bill

  • Gene Clark, Member, Voices of St. Joseph's Group
  • Kim Dougherty, Co-Founder, Partner, Justice Law Collaborative, LLC
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brenda Hannon, Member, Voices of St. Joseph's Group
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Michael Ryan, Member, Voices of St. Joseph's Group
  • Raymond Upton, Advocate, Abuse Survivor
  • Marc Wennberg, Facilitator, Restorative Inquiry into St. Joseph's Orphanage
3:15 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

H.128 - An act relating to limiting criminal defenses based on victim identity

Committee discussion and vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

2:15 PM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Committee discussion and vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety
-

S.99 - An act relating to repealing the statute of limitations for civil actions based on childhood physical abuse

Committee discussion and possible vote

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:10 AM

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Testimony about Senate proposal of amendment

  • Henri Bynx, Co-Founder, Ishtar Collective
  • Kara Casey, Director of Economic Development, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Decriminalize Sex Work
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Walk-through of Senate proposed changes

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
11:20 AM

Lunch

1:15 AM

Lunch

2:20 PM

H.18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children and limited immunity from liability for a person reporting a crime.

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:10 AM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Juvenile justice amendments

  • Tyler Allen, Adolescent Services Director, DCF, Family Services Division
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
9:40 AM

Break

10:15 PM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Walk-through of new draft, committee discussion and possible vote

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

Child Abuse Prevention

  • Marc Metayer, SIU Grants Program Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Outreach Advocate, Vermont Children's Alliance
11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


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

House Floor

15 Minutes after the House Floor

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
12:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote

12:10 PM

Adjourn

1:15 PM

Committee meeting canceled


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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

2:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • David D'Amora, Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
4:00 PM

Break

4:10 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
5:00 AM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

RADVT Lobby Day

  • Mia Schultz, Staff, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Lorraine Zaloom, Concerned Citizen, Essex
10:35 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
12:10 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:40 PM

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion and vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

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

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Committee discussion

4:10 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

  • Ritchie Berger, Attorney, Dinse, PC
  • Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law
  • Nicholas Christakis, Professor, Yale University
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

Walk-through of bill and continued testimony of above witnesses

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice
-

H.428 - An act relating to hate-motivated crimes and misconduct

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Budget Liaison
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:05 PM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Records of juvenile judicial procedures

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
3:20 PM

Adjourn


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

House Floor

-

Committee Discussion

Discussion on bills in committee

10:45 AM

H.417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

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

Lunch

1:15 PM

Committee meeting canceled


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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

15 Minutes after Caucuses

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn

Tentative


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion, testimony, and possible vote

  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:10 AM

Break

Time is approximate

10:30 AM

Section G201 of the Budget

Judicial budget requests and H.417

  • Robin Arnell, Director, Office of Child Support, Department for Children and Families
  • Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Sarah Haselton, Managing Attorney, Office of Child Support, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:20 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

5 Minutes after the House Floor

Section G201 of the Budget

Judiciary budget committee discussion and H.417

4:35 PM

Adjourn

Time is approximate


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Walk-through and committee discussion

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
  • Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
10:10 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.317 - An act relating to establishing the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Racial Justice Statistics Advisory Panel

Continued committee discussion

10:45 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

  • Rep. David Yacovone, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
10:55 AM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of ammendment

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

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

11:30 AM

H.145 - An act relating to amending the standards for law enforcement use of force

Committee discussion

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 minutes after the House Floor

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Evan Meenan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:20 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:50 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

LaLonde Amendment

  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor of amendment, House Committee on Judiciary
11:20 AM

House Floor

12:35 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion and possible vote

-

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Review of bill, committee discussion and possible vote

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

Adjourn


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

House Floor

After the House Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

S.7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Committee discussion

-

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
2:30 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:10 AM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion on reporting

-

Committee Meeting

Committee discussion on bills

9:30 AM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion and possible vote on proposed amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
10:00 AM

House Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.3 - An act relating to competency to stand trial and insanity as a defense

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate proposal of amendment
Committee discussion and possible vote on proposed amendment

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:35 AM

H.417 - An act relating to requiring six-person juries in civil proceedings

Committee discussion on letter

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

House Floor

-

Lunch

2:30 PM

House Floor

4:50 PM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Committee discussion and possible vote on if to concur with Senate amendment

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Caucus of the Whole

10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Adjourn