Special Commission on Qualified Immunity Meeting Agenda

Friday, September 10, 2021, 10:00AM

(virtual meeting)

  1. Introduction/Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from 8.20.21 Meeting
  3. Discussion with Practitioners
  4. Review of Statutory Charge
  5. Discussion of Topics for Future Meetings
  6. Schedule Next Meeting  

Commissioners Present:

Chair Day

Chair Eldridge

Leader Peake

Senator Creem

Senator Cyr

Commissioner Ryan

Commissioner Segal

Commissioner DeRensis

Representative Xiarhos

Commissioners Absent:

Chairman Straus

Senator Tarr

Commissioner Espinoza-Madrigal

Commissioner Sweeney

Chair Day called the meeting to order and gave introductory remarks. This included an update on the status and process for extending the reporting deadline.

Chair Day invited a motion to approve minutes circulated for the August 20, 2021, meeting. No comments or edits were made. Motion made by Chair Eldridge, seconded, and unanimously approved by members present.

Chair Day began with a quick overview of what the commission has covered thus far.

Chair Day then introduced Leonard Kesten and Luke Ryan, who were invited to share their experience with qualified immunity as practicing attorneys. Attorney Kesten and Attorney Ryan each gave brief remarks and then engaged in an open discussion with the commission.

Chair Day scheduled the next hearing for September 24, 2021, at 11 am, and advised that it will include a debate and discussion amongst members about the topics covered in previous meetings and what the report should look like. Members requested an outline or framework before the next meeting. Chair Day invited members to send staff any topics or questions they would like covered during this discussion.

Chair Day gave closing remarks and moved to adjourn the meeting, which was unanimously approved by all members present. The meeting ended.

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