The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1106. Kickbacks; purchasing supplies
(a) An officer or agent of, or person employed by the state or a county, municipality, supervisory union school district or public institution in this state, who, being authorized to procure material, supplies or other articles by purchase or contract, or to employ service or labor, shall not corruptly, directly or indirectly, ask, demand, exact, solicit, seek, accept, receive or agree to receive for himself or herself or for another, any benefit from the person who makes such contract, furnishes such material, supplies or other articles, or from a person who renders service or labor under such contract, nor shall a person give or offer corruptly such benefit.
(b) A person who violates this section shall, if the benefit has a value of less than $500.00, be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both. A person who violates this section shall, if the benefit is $500.00 or more in value, be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both. (Amended 1987, No. 48, § 3.)