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Title 32: Taxation and Finance

Chapter 015: SALARIES AND FEES

  • Subchapter 001: STATE OFFICERS
  • § 1001. Repealed. 1965, No. 125, § 23, eff. July 2, 1965.

  • § 1002. Salary of Governor-Elect

    (a) The person receiving the major number of votes for Governor as determined by the certificates transmitted to the Secretary of State under provisions of 17 V.S.A. § 2592 shall be designated the Governor-Elect.

    (b) The Governor-Elect shall be entitled to receive a salary of 70 percent of the regular weekly salary of the Governor for the period before a new Governor qualifies for office. This amount shall be reduced by the amount the Governor-Elect receives from the State during this period for services performed in fulfilling the duties of any office to which he or she was elected or appointed. (Added 1963, No. 121; amended 1987, No. 121, § 1; 2011, No. 3, § 91, eff. Feb. 17, 2011; 2015, No. 58, § B.1109.)

  • § 1003. State officers

    (a) Each elective officer of the Executive Department is entitled to an annual salary as follows:

                                                                Annual Salary       Annual Salary

                                                                            as of               as of

                                                           January 5, 2020     July 4, 2021

                     Governor                             $184,113                    $191,754

          Lieutenant Governor                          78,153                        81,396

           Secretary of State                            116,745                      121,590

              State Treasurer                             116,745                      121,590

          Auditor of Accounts                        116,745                      121,590

             Attorney General                          139,790                      145,591

    (b) The Governor may appoint each officer of the Executive Branch listed in this subsection at a starting salary ranging from the base salary stated for that position to a salary that does not exceed the maximum salary unless otherwise authorized by this subsection. The maximum salary for each appointive officer shall be 50 percent above the base salary. Annually, the Governor may grant to each of those officers an annual salary adjustment subject to the maximum salary. The annual salary adjustment granted to officers under this subsection shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect. In addition to the annual salary adjustment specified in this subsection, the Governor may grant a special salary increase subject to the maximum salary, or a bonus, to any officer listed in this subsection whose job duties have significantly increased, or whose contributions to the State in the preceding year are deemed especially significant. Special salary increases or bonuses granted to any individual shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.

    (1) Heads of the following Departments and Agencies:

                                                                            Base Salary       Base Salary

                                                                             as of                 as of

                                                                      January 5, 2020      July 4, 2021

    (A)                       Administration                   $111,332          $115,952

    (B)        Agriculture, Food and Markets           111,332            115,952

    (C)                 Financial Regulation                  104,079            108,398

    (D)       Buildings and General Services           104,079            108,398

    (E)                Children and Families                  104,079            108,398

    (F)                    Commerce and Com-

                          munity Development                  111,332            115,952

    (G)                          Corrections                        104,079            108,398

    (H)                     Defender General                   104,079            108,398

    (I)      Disabilities, Aging, and                          104,079            108,398

             Independent Living

    (J)                 Economic Development               94,413              98,331

    (K)                            Education                         111,332           115,952

    (L)           Environmental Conservation             104,079           108,398

    (M)               Finance and Management             104,079           108,398

    (N)                    Fish and Wildlife                         94,413             98,331

    (O)        Forests, Parks and Recreation                 94,413             98,331

    (P)                               Health                              104,079           108,398

    (Q)      Housing and Community                          94,413             98,331

             Development

    (R)                      Human Resources                    104,079           108,398

    (S)                       Human Services                      111,332           115,952

    (T)                     Digital Services                        111,332           115,952

    (U)                                Labor                             104,079           108,398

    (V)                            Libraries                              94,413             98,331

    (W)                   Liquor and Lottery                      94,413             98,331

    (X)                          [Repealed.]

    (Y)                        Mental Health                        104,079           108,398

    (Z)                             Military                             104,079           108,398

    (AA)                      Motor Vehicles                       94,413             98,331

    (BB)                   Natural Resources                    111,332           115,952

    (CC)       Natural Resources Board Chair             94,413             98,331

    (DD)                       Public Safety                       104,079           108,398

    (EE)                      Public Service                       104,079           108,398

    (FF)                               Taxes                            104,079           108,398

    (GG)               Tourism and Marketing                94,413             98,331

    (HH)                      Transportation                      111,332           115,952

    (II)               Vermont Health Access                  104,079           108,398

    (JJ)                      Veterans' Home                       104,079           108,398

    (2) The Secretary of Administration may include the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation in any pay plans that may be established under the authority of subsection 1020(c) of this title, provided the minimum hiring rate does not fall below a base salary, as of January 5, 2020 of $80,041.00 and as of July 4, 2021 of $83,363.00.

    (3) If the Chair of the Natural Resources Board is employed on less than a full-time basis, the hiring and salary maximums for that position shall be reduced proportionately.

    (4) When a permanent employee is appointed to an exempt position, the Governor may authorize such employee to retain the present salary even though it is in excess of any salary maximum provided in statute.

    (c) The officers of the Judicial Branch named in this subsection shall be entitled to annual salaries as follows:

                                                                Annual Salary       Annual Salary

                                                                       as of                     as of

                                                        January 5, 2020        July 4, 2021

       (1) Chief Justice of Supreme                  $177,203            $184,557

       Court

       (2) Each Associate Justice                       169,121              176,140

       (3) Administrative Judge                         169,121              176,140

       (4) Each Superior judge                           160,777              167,449

       (5) [Repealed.]

       (6) Each magistrate                                  121,224              126,255

       (7) Each Judicial Bureau hearing             121,224              126,255

       Officer

    (d) Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the Defender General shall not receive compensation in excess of the compensation established for the Attorney General in this section.

    (e) Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the maximum salary for the Commissioner of Health shall not exceed $150,000.00. (Added 1965, No. 125, § 1, eff. July 2, 1965; amended 1966, No. 53 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1967, No. 126, § 1, No. 200, § 1, eff. July 1, 1967, § 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1967; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), Pt. IV, § 9, eff. at beginning of respective elective terms in 1971, Pt. V, § 10, eff. April 15, 1970; 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 14, 16; 1971, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1973, No. 117, §§ 1, 2; 1973, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 18, 19, eff. July 1, 1974; 1975, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 27, eff. Oct. 22, 1975; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1975, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a; 1977, No. 105, § 19, eff. July 1, 1977; 1977, No. 109, § 15, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. July 2, 1978, and Jan. 4, 1979; 1977, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 59, § 2, eff. July 1, 1979; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1981, No. 91, § 7, eff. July 5, 1981; § 13, eff. upon taking the oath of office in Jan. 1983; § 14, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 8, 8a-8c; 1983, No. 88, § 2, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 95, § 308; 1983, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1983, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 14(b), eff. April 19, 1984; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(a); 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, 20; 1985, No. 93, §§ 1, 2; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 4, 21; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1987, No. 121, §§ 2, 3; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4, 7; 1989, No. 67, §§ 1, 1a, 3; 1989, No. 187 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 9(a); 1989, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 25(a); 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 10(a), eff. Jan. 1, 1991; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 5, eff. May 19, 1992; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3; 1995, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 16, 17, eff. May 6, 1996; 1995, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1995, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 38; 1995, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1, 11; 1997, No. 28, § 1, eff. May 15, 1997; 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 1999, No. 40, § 1, eff. July 4, 1999; 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2001, No. 66, § 1; 2003, No. 66, § 315; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 116, 117, eff. Jan. 31, 2005; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 1; 2007, No. 47, § 1; 2007, No. 65, § 116; 2007, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5; 2013, No. 50, § E.802.1; 2013, No. 56, § 14, retroactively eff. Jan. 2, 2013; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4; 2015, No. 58, § B.1110, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F3; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F4; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 5; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 8, eff. July 1, 2019; 2019, No. 73, § 42; 2021, No. 74, §§ F.104, F.105.)

     

  • § 1004. Repealed. 1965, No. 125, § 23, eff. July 2, 1965.

  • § 1005. Repealed. 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 21.

  • § 1006. Executive clerk and Executive messenger

    The Executive clerk shall be paid weekly compensation and expenses at the rates allowed to members of the General Assembly during a session of the General Assembly, such compensation and expenses to be paid from the appropriation for the Executive Office of the Governor; and the Executive messenger shall be paid the same compensation and reimbursement for expenses as pages of the General Assembly under 2 V.S.A. § 64, such compensation and expenses to be paid out of the appropriation for legislative expenses. (Amended 1963, No. 115, § 1, eff. April 3, 1963; 1966, No. 53 (Sp. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1973, No. 117, § 18, eff. retroactively from Jan. 1, 1973; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1981, No. 91, § 4, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 4, 1982.)

  • § 1007. Lieutenant Governor

    (a) The Lieutenant Governor shall be paid his or her expenses when away from Montpelier or his or her home in the interest of the State.

    (b) During any session of the General Assembly, the Lieutenant Governor is entitled to receive the same expenses authorized for members of the General Assembly by subsection 1052(b) of this title. (Amended 1961, No. 285, § 3; 1969, No. 86, § 2.)

  • § 1008. Repealed. 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 21.

  • § 1009. Repealed. 1961, No. 285, § 5, eff. Aug. 1, 1961.

  • § 1010. Members of certain boards

    (a) Except for those members serving ex officio or otherwise regularly employed by the State, the members of the following boards shall be entitled to receive $50.00 in per diem compensation:

    (1) Board of Bar Examiners

    (2) Board of Libraries

    (3) Vermont Milk Commission

    (4) Board of Education

    (5) State Board of Health

    (6) Emergency Board

    (7) Board of Liquor and Lottery

    (8) Human Services Board

    (9) State Fish and Wildlife Board

    (10) State Board of Mental Health

    (11) Vermont Employment Security Board

    (12) Capitol Complex Commission

    (13) Natural Gas and Oil Resources Board

    (14) Transportation Board

    (15) Vermont Veterans' Home Board of Trustees

    (16) Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

    (17) The Electricians' Licensing Board

    (18) [Repealed.]

    (19) Emergency Personnel Survivors Benefit Review Board

    (20) Community High School of Vermont Board

    (b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, members of professional or occupational licensing boards or commissions, advisory boards or commissions, appeals boards, promotional boards, interstate boards, supervisory boards and councils, or any other boards, commissions, or similar entities that are not listed in subsection (a) of this section but are otherwise entitled by act of the General Assembly to receive per diem compensation, shall be entitled to receive per diem compensation in the amount of $50.00 per day for each day devoted to official duties. This subsection shall not reduce the amount of per diem compensation provided by act of the General Assembly to members of boards or commissions entitled to receive more than $50.00 per day.

    (2) "Per diem" means the amount of compensation to which a member of a statutory board or commission is entitled for:

    (A) attendance at a regular or special meeting of such board or commission or any committee thereof; or

    (B) performance of other duties directly related to the efficient conduct of necessary board business as assigned and approved by the chairperson, provided that payment for such duties shall be at the per diem rate prorated for actual time spent performing duties. Proration shall be calculated based on an eight-hour day. Under no circumstances shall the daily payment exceed the per diem amount.

    (c) The members of the boards and commissions, including those members serving ex officio or otherwise regularly employed by the State, shall be entitled to receive their actual and necessary expenses when away from home or office upon their official duties.

    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a member shall not be entitled to receive State per diem compensation for any meeting or other official duty for which specific compensation is provided by another source.

    (e) The Governor may authorize per diem compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with this section for members of boards and commissions, including temporary study commissions, created by Executive Order.

    (f) Members of the Parole Board shall be entitled to receive $100.00 per diem for each day of official duties together with reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 19(b), 22, 42, 46(b), eff. March 1, 1961; 1963, No. 193, § 16, eff. June 28, 1963; 1964, No. 22 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, retroactive to July 1, 1963; 1967, No. 115; 1967, No. 319 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5, eff. March 22, 1968; 1969, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 31, 1970; 1973, No. 101, § 1; 1973, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1973, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 17, 27, eff. July 1, 1974; 1981, No. 91, § 24, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. April 28, 1982; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. May 4, 1982; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1983, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1983, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1985, No. 6, § 3; 1985, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 313b; 1985, No. 245 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 248 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1985, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1987, No. 94, §§ 1, 2; 1987, No. 96, § 20; 1987, No. 121, § 19; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. May 7, 1988; 1987, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 64, eff. June 13, 1988; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 1989, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 1989, No. 264 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 288 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1991, 1989, No. 17, § 8(a), eff. April 4, 1991; 1991, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1993, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1997, No. 40, § 75; 1997, No. 66 (Adj. Sess.), § 67b, eff. Feb. 20, 1998; 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 1999, No. 49, §§ 51(a), (b); 2001, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2001, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 37, eff. June 21, 2002; 2003, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 78b; 2005, No. 63, § 12; 2009, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 34, eff. May 14, 2012; 2013, No. 34, § 22; 2018, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 107; 2019, No. 61, § 4; 2019, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 12.)

  • § 1011. Repealed. 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.

  • § 1012. Public Utility Commission

    The Chair of the Public Utility Commission shall be entitled to an annual salary that is the same annual salary to which each Superior Court judge is entitled. The other members of the Public Utility Commission, each of whom shall serve on a part-time basis, shall be entitled to an annual salary equal to two-thirds of the annual salary to which the Chair is entitled. The annual salary of the clerk of the Commission shall be fixed by the Commission with the approval of the Governor. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 39, eff. March 1, 1961; 1967, No. 206, eff. April 27, 1967; 1969, No. 303 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 10, 1970; 1973, No. 247 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. July 2, 1978; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 1979, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 33, eff. Feb. 1, 1981; 1987, No. 121, § 18; 1995, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 26, eff. May 22, 1996; 1995, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 26a, eff. July 1, 1998; 2015, No. 58, § B.1111, eff. June 11, 2015.)

  • §§ 1013, 1014. Repealed. 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.

  • §§ 1015-1017. Repealed. 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 21.

  • § 1018. Chair and Executive Secretary of Transportation Board

    (a) The annual salary of the Chair of the Transportation Board shall be fixed by the Governor.

    (b) The Transportation Board shall have the authority to hire an Executive Secretary to the Board, who shall be an exempt employee. The annual salary of the Executive Secretary shall be fixed by the Board with the approval of the Governor. (Added 1975, No. 120, § 2, eff. date set out in note below; amended 1977, No. 263 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. April 19, 1978.)

  • § 1019. Repealed. 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.

  • § 1020. Salary adjustment; approval of Governor

    (a) Compensation to be paid any officer or employee within the Executive Branch of State government shall be determined at the time the officer or employee is hired by the Governor or such person as the Governor shall designate, subject to any applicable statutory limits, other than:

    (1) an employee in the classified service;

    (2) a member of the uniformed State Police within the Department of Public Safety; or

    (3) an officer or employee whose compensation is specifically fixed by statute.

    (b)(1) Annually, subject to any applicable statutory salary limits, the Governor may grant annual salary adjustments to exempt employees who are deputies or executive assistants to department heads or are deputies or executive assistants to agency secretaries. The annual salary adjustment granted to any officer under this subsection shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.

    (2) In addition to the annual salary adjustment specified in this subsection, the Governor may grant a special salary increase or a bonus to any such officer whose job duties have significantly increased, or whose contributions to the State in the preceding year are deemed especially significant. Special salary increases or bonuses granted to any individual shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.

    (c)(1) The Governor may establish one or more compensation plans for other exempt employees that provide for adjustments in salary based on changes in the duties performed, seniority, or other objective factors that the Governor finds to be appropriate.

    (2) The Governor may extend to such employees any adjustments to compensation not to exceed those available to classified employees provided under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect. (Added 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), § 20, eff. April 9, 1970; amended 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 1973, No. 106, § 9, eff. 30 days from April 25, 1973; 1975, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 28, eff. Oct. 22, 1975; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 59, § 9, eff. July 1, 1979; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 18; 2021, No. 74, § F.103.)


  • Subchapter 002: GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • § 1051. Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate; compensation and expense reimbursement

    (a) The Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall be entitled to receive annual compensation of $10,080.00 for the 2005 Biennial Session and thereafter, to be paid in biweekly payments, provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the annual compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for State employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement, except that, beginning on July 1, 2021 and annually thereafter on January 1, the annual compensation shall be adjusted consistent with the compensation increases provided to other constitutional officers. In addition to the annual compensation, the Speaker and President Pro Tempore shall be entitled to receive:

    (1) $652.00 a week for the 2005 Biennial Session and thereafter, to be paid in biweekly payments during the regular and adjourned sessions of the General Assembly, provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for State employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement, except that, beginning on July 1, 2021 and annually thereafter on January 1, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted consistent with the compensation increases provided to other constitutional officers;

    (2) an amount equal to one-fifth of the annually adjusted weekly compensation set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection, rounded up to the nearest dollar, per day during a special session of the General Assembly; and

    (3) mileage, meals, and lodging expenses as provided to members of the General Assembly under subsection 1052(b) of this title during the biennial, adjourned, and special sessions of the General Assembly and in addition such other actual and necessary expenses incurred while engaged in duties imposed by law.

    (b), (c) [Repealed.]  (Amended 1963, No. 31, § 1, eff. April 3, 1963; 1966, No. 53 (Sp. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1971, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), eff. Jan. 1, 1973; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. April 16, 1974; 1979, No. 59, § 27, eff. July 1, 1979; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 1985, No. 93, § 11; 1987, No. 121, § 15; 1989, No. 67, § 11; 1993, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 103, eff. April 15, 1994; 1997, No. 28, § 1a; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; 2005, No. 66, § 1a; 2011, No. 3, § 92, eff. Feb. 17, 2011; 2015, No. 58, § B.1112, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § E.126.2, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; 2019, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § B.3, eff. July 1, 2021.)

  • § 1052. Members of the General Assembly; compensation and expense reimbursement

    (a)(1) Each member of the General Assembly, other than the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, is entitled to a weekly salary of $589.00 for the 2005 Biennial Session and thereafter, provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for State employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement, except that, beginning on July 1, 2021 and annually thereafter on January 1, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted consistent with the compensation increases provided to other constitutional officers. The salary of members shall be paid in biweekly installments.

    (2) During a special session, a member is entitled to an amount equal to one-fifth of the annually adjusted weekly compensation set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection, rounded up to the nearest dollar, for each day of a special session on which the House of which he or she is a member shall sit.

    (b) During any session of the General Assembly, each member is entitled to receive expenses as follows:

    (1) Mileage reimbursement. An allowance equal to the cost of one round-trip each day between Montpelier and the member's home for each day of session in which the member did not rent lodging in Montpelier or the vicinity. If a member rents lodging in Montpelier or the vicinity for an entire week of session, the member is entitled to an allowance for the cost of one round-trip for that week between Montpelier and the member's home. The allowance shall be at the rate per mile determined by the federal Office of Government-wide Policy and published in the Federal Register for the year of the session.

    (2) Meals and lodging allowance. An allowance in an amount equal to the daily amount for meals and lodging determined for Montpelier, Vermont, by the federal Office of Government-wide Policy and published in the Federal Register for the year of the session, for each day the House in which the member serves shall sit.

    (3) Absences. If a member is absent for reasons other than sickness or legislative business for one or more entire days while the house in which the member sits is in session, the member shall notify the Office of Legislative Operations of that absence, and expenses received shall not include the amount that the legislator specifies was not incurred during the period of that absence.

    (4) Intent. It is the intent of the General Assembly that only a member who is away from home and remains in Montpelier or the vicinity on the night preceding or following the day in which that member's chamber met shall receive reimbursement for expenses as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

    (c) For attending a meeting of the Joint Fiscal Committee when a member is not receiving compensation as a member of the General Assembly, a member of the Joint Fiscal Committee shall be entitled to the same per diem compensation and reimbursement for necessary expenses as provided members of the General Assembly for attendance at sessions of the General Assembly.

    (d) If a member of the General Assembly dies while the General Assembly is in session, the estate of the deceased member shall be entitled to receive compensation for the entire pay period in which the death occurred. (Added 1963, No. 31, § 2, eff. April 3, 1963; amended 1966, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1967, No. 162, eff. April 15, 1967; 1969, No. 303 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1971; 1973, No. 77, § 50; 1973, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. date, see note set out below; 1973, No. 262 (Adj. Sess.), § 50, eff. April 11, 1974; 1975, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. March 18, 1976; 1977, No. 109, § 29, eff. July 3, 1977, § 29a, eff. Jan. 3, 1979; 1979, No. 59, §§ 20, 26, eff. July 1, 1979; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 11a, 12; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 17, 17a; 1985, No. 93, § 12; 1987, No. 121, § 16; 1989, No. 67, § 12; 1993, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 104, eff. April 15, 1994; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 36; 1997, No. 28, § 1b; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; 2005, No. 66, § 1b; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § E.126.3, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; 2019, No. 14, § 75, eff. April 30, 2019; 2019, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § B.4, eff. July 1, 2021; 2019, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 30.)

  • § 1053. Officers of the General Assembly

    The Clerk of the House, the First Assistant Clerk of the House, the Second Assistant Clerk of the House, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate shall be entitled to their necessary expenses and salaries as determined by the Rules Committee of the House or Senate, as the case may be. (Amended 1961, No. 140, eff. May 24, 1961; 1963, No. 205, § 1, eff. April 3, 1963; 1965, No. 72, § 1, eff. May 26, 1965; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. April 5, 1970; 1971, No. 116, § 1, eff. April 26, 1971; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 25, eff. April 16, 1974; 1979, No. 59, § 24; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 1981, No. 91, § 18, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. July 4, 1982; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. June 2, 1986; 2013, No. 50, § E.126.2, eff. May 28, 2013.)

  • § 1053a. Legislative pages

    Legislative pages shall be entitled to a weekly compensation of $130.00 effective July 8, 2007, and a weekly expense allowance of $60.00 for those who commute and $95.00 for those who rent a room in the Montpelier area. Pages will be paid in the same manner as members of the General Assembly. (Added 1989, No. 67, § 13, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; amended 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 1997, No. 28, § 2, eff. July 6, 1997; 1999, No. 40, § 2, eff. July 4, 1999; 2001, No. 66, § 2; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; 2005, No. 66, § 2; 2007, No. 47, § 8.)

  • § 1054. Repealed. 1965, No. 81, § 11, eff. July 1, 1965.

  • §§ 1055-1057. Repealed. 1977, No. 109, § 33(e), eff. July 3, 1977.

  • § 1058. Repealed. 1963, No. 129, § 2, eff. April 3, 1963.

  • § 1059. Repealed. 2009, No. 33, § 83(m)(6).

  • § 1060. Repealed. 1997, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 22.

  • § 1061. Journals of the General Assembly

    After the close of the session of the General Assembly, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall each be entitled for each day for services rendered to one-fifth of the weekly salary to which each respectively shall be entitled under the provisions of section 1053 of this title and the necessary expenses in preparing to be printed and bound with an adequate appendix and index the journals of their respective houses. They may each procure necessary competent assistance in the preparation thereof at the expense of the State, and, in the case of the Secretary of the Senate, with the approval of the Rules Committee of the Senate and, in the case of the Clerk of the House, with the approval of the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives. (Amended 1963, No. 205, § 3, eff. April 3, 1963; 1965, No. 72, § 2, eff. May 26, 1965; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. April 9, 1970, retroactive to Jan. 4, 1970; 1977, No. 109, § 27, eff. July 3, 1977.)

  • § 1062. Omitted.

  • § 1063. Repealed. 1979, No. 59, § 31(b).


  • Subchapter 003: BOARDS OF REGISTRATION
  • § 1101. Board of Medical Practice

    Each member of the State Board of Medical Practice shall receive $15.00 a day. The Secretary of the Board shall annually receive $400.00 additional. (Amended 1963, No. 193, § 21, eff. June 28, 1963.)

  • §§ 1102-1108. Repealed. 2005, No. 27, § 117(3).

  • § 1109. Expenses for Board members

    Each member of the boards mentioned in sections 1101-1108 of this title, shall be paid his or her reasonable and necessary expenses to be approved by the Chair of the Board.

  • § 1110. Repealed. 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 66, eff. June 13, 1988.

  • § 1111. Exemption from licensing renewal fees; persons 80 years of age and over

    Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, licensees who are 80 years of age or older shall be exempt from payment of a renewal fee required under any provision of Title 26 or any of the following statutes:

    (1) 18 V.S.A. chapter 46 (nursing home administrators); and

    (2) 26 V.S.A. chapter 109 (boxing).

    (3) [Repealed.]  (Added 1991, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 62a; amended 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 293.)


  • Subchapter 004: JUDGES AND COURT APPOINTEES
  • § 1141. Assistant judges

    (a)(1) Each assistant judge of the Superior Court shall be entitled to receive compensation in the amount of $185.86 a day as of January 5, 2020 and $193.57 a day as of July 4, 2021 for time spent in the performance of official duties and necessary expenses as allowed to classified State employees. Compensation under this section shall be based on a two-hour minimum and hourly thereafter.

    (2)(A) The compensation paid to an assistant judge pursuant to this section shall be paid by the State except as provided in subdivision (B) of this subdivision (2).

    (B) The compensation paid to an assistant judge pursuant to this section shall be paid by the county at the State rate established in subdivision (a)(1) of this section when an assistant judge is sitting with a presiding Superior judge in the Civil or Family Division of the Superior Court.

    (b) Assistant judges of the Superior Court shall be entitled to receive pay for such days as they attend court when it is in actual session, or during a court recess when engaged in the special performance of official duties. (Amended 1961, No. 239, § 2, eff. July 31, 1961; 1965, No. 138, § 1; 1973, No. 117, § 19; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1975, No. 118, § 88; 1977, No. 109, § 20, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 16, eff. July 2, 1978; 1979, No. 59, § 21, eff. July 1, 1979; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1981, No. 91, § 6, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; 1983, No. 88, § 3, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1985, No. 93, § 9; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1987, No. 121, § 4; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1989, No. 67, § 4; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1997, No. 28, § 4, eff. May 15, 1997; 1999, No. 40, § 3, eff. July 4, 1999; 2001, No. 66, § 3; 2003, No. 66, § 317; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 3; 2007, No. 47, § 2; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 198; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 2015, No. 58, § B.1113, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F5; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 1, 2019; 2021, No. 74, § F.106.)

  • § 1142. Probate judges

    (a) The Probate judges in the several Probate Districts shall be entitled to receive the following annual salaries, which shall be paid by the State in lieu of all fees or other compensation:

                                  Annual Salary as of

                                    January 5, 2020

                                                           Annual Salary as of

                                                              July 4, 2021

       (1) Addison                      $63,384                         $66,014

       (2) Bennington                   80,127                           83,452

       (3) Caledonia                    56,210                           58,543

       (4) Chittenden                   133,720                         139,269

       (5) Essex                        15,703                           16,355

       (6) Franklin                     63,384                           66,014

       (7) Grand Isle                   15,703                           16,355

       (8) Lamoille                     44,249                           46,085

       (9) Orange                       52,620                           54,804

       (10) Orleans                     51,425                           53,559

       (11) Rutland                     113,613                         118,328

       (12) Washington                  87,301                           90,924

       (13) Windham                     70,560                           73,488

       (14) Windsor                     95,674                           99,644

    (b) Probate judges shall be entitled to be paid by the State for their actual and necessary expenses under the rules and regulations pertaining to classified State employees. The compensation for the Probate judge of the Chittenden District shall be for full-time service.

    (c) All Probate judges, regardless of the number of hours worked annually, shall be eligible to participate in all employee benefits that are available to exempt employees of the Judicial Department. (Amended 1961, No. 278, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 1961; 1965, No. 195, § 2; 1967, No. 339 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; 1971, No. 105, § 2; 1973, No. 117, § 5; 1973, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 1975, No. 118, § 94, eff. April 30, 1975; 1977, No. 109, § 19, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. July 2, 1978; 1979, No. 59, § 3; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1981, No. 91, § 8, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. July 4, 1982; 1983, No. 88, § 4, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1985, No. 93, § 4; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1987, No. 121, § 6; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1989, No. 67, § 5; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. May 19, 1992; 1993, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. June 1, 1994; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1995, 1993, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1997, No. 28, § 3, eff. May 15, 1997; 1999, No. 40, § 4, eff. July 4, 1999; 2001, No. 66, § 4; 2001, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 28, 2002; 2003, No. 66, § 318; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 5; 2007, No. 47, § 3; 2009, No. 4, § 119, eff. April 29, 2009; 2009, No. 4, § 123, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 199, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2011, No. 1, § 6, eff. Feb. 2, 2011; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2015, No. 58, § B.1114, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F6; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. July 1, 2019; 2021, No. 74, § F.107.)

  • § 1143. Compensation of appointees

    Persons acting under the authority of the Probate Division of the Superior Court shall be paid as follows:

    (1) for each day's attendance by executor, administrator, trustee, agent, or guardian, on the business of their appointment, $4.00;

    (2) for each day's attendance of commissioners, appraisers, or committee, $4.00; and

    (3) the Probate Division of the Superior Court may allow in cases of unusual difficulty or responsibility such further sum as it judges reasonable. (Amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 200, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)

  • § 1144. Repealed. 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 201, effective February 1, 2011.

  • § 1145. Illegal fees

    A judge or register of Probate who directly or indirectly accepts or receives, under color of his or her office, money or other valuable thing, by way of fees, remuneration, or compensation for the performance of an act as such judge or register, except as provided in this title, shall be fined not more than $500.00 nor less than $200.00.

  • § 1146. Repealed. 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238.

  • § 1147. Courtroom expenses

    The expense of providing a suitable courtroom, without the county courthouse, including rent, heat, and light therefor, with office furniture for the use of the court, shall be paid by the State if the contract for the same is approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and General Services. (Amended 1961, No. 30, eff. March 17, 1961; 1995, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(c)(2), eff. May 6, 1996.)


  • Subchapter 005: COUNTY OFFICERS
  • § 1181. Repealed. 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238.

  • § 1181a. Passport fees; retention by clerk

    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 502 and 503 of this title, a county clerk may retain for the benefit of the county the execution fee paid pursuant to the issuance of a passport. (Added 1977, No. 247 (Adj. Sess.), § 196; amended 1999, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 1182. Sheriffs

    (a) The sheriffs of all counties except Chittenden shall be entitled to receive salaries in the amount of $86,116.00 as of January 5, 2020 and $89,690.00 as of July 4, 2021. The Sheriff of Chittenden County shall be entitled to an annual salary in the amount of $91,133.00 as of January 5, 2020 and $94,915.00 as of July 4, 2021.

    (b) Compensation under subsection (a) of this section shall be reduced by 10 percent for any sheriff who has not obtained Level III law enforcement officer certification under 20 V.S.A. § 2358. (Amended 1961, No. 242, eff. Aug. 1, 1961; 1966, No. 49 (Sp. Sess.), § 1; 1967, No. 345 (Adj. Sess.), § 28, eff. April 1, 1969; 1973, No. 117, § 7; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 22; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1977, No. 109, § 17, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 2, 1978; 1979, No. 59, § 5; No 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 1981, No. 91, § 10, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. July 4, 1982; 1983, No. 88, § 6, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1985, No. 93, § 6; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1987, No. 121, § 8; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 1989, No. 67, § 7; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. May 19, 1992; 1991, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1997, No. 28, § 6, eff. May 15, 1997; 1999, No. 40, § 6, eff. July 4, 1999; 2001, No. 66, § 6; 2003, No. 66, § 320; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 7; 2007, No. 47, § 5; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 2013, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 22, eff. July 1, 2015; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2015, No. 58, § B.1115, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F7; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. July 1, 2019; 2021, No. 74, § F.108.)

  • § 1183. State's Attorneys

    (a) The State's Attorneys shall be entitled to receive annual salaries as follows:

                                                     Annual

                                                     Salary as

                                                     of

                                                     January 5,     Annual Salary

                                                     2020           as of

                                                                     July 4, 2021

    (1)                       Addison County         $116,486          $121,320

    (2)                    Bennington County         $116,486          $121,320

    (3)                     Caledonia County         $116,486          $121,320

    (4)                    Chittenden County         $121,782          $126,836

    (5)                         Essex County          $87,366           $90,992

    (6)                      Franklin County         $116,486          $121,320

    (7)                    Grand Isle County          $87,366           $90,992

    (8)                      Lamoille County         $116,486          $121,320

    (9)                        Orange County         $116,486          $121,320

    (10)                      Orleans County         $116,486          $121,320

    (11)                      Rutland County         $116,486          $121,320

    (12)                   Washington County         $116,486          $121,320

    (13)                      Windham County         $116,486          $121,320

    (14)                      Windsor County         $116,486          $121,320

    (b) In settlement of their accounts, the Commissioner of Finance and Management shall allow the State's Attorneys the expense of printing briefs in cases in which the State's Attorney has represented the State and their necessary and actual expenses under the rules and regulations pertaining to classified State employees. (Added 1971, No. 260 (Adj. Sess.), § 34; amended 1973, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 23, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; 1975, No. 118, § 96, eff. April 30, 1975; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 6, 7; 1977, No. 109, § 18, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. July 2, 1978; 1979, No. 59, § 6; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; 1981, No. 91, § 12, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. July 4, 1982; 1983, No. 88, § 7, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(b); 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 1985, No. 93, § 7; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1987, No. 121, § 11; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 1989, No. 67, § 8; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. July 5, 1992; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1995, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 6, 1996; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1997, No. 28, § 7, eff. May 15, 1997; 1999, No. 40, § 7, eff. July 4, 1999; 2001, No. 66, § 7; 2003, No. 66, § 321; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. July 11, 2004; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2005, No. 66, § 8; 2007, No. 7, § 7; 2007, No. 47, § 6; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2015, No. 58, § B.1116, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F8; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. July 1, 2019; 2021, No. 74, § F.109.)

  • §§ 1183aRepealed. 1971, No. 260 (Adj. Sess.), § 37.

  • § 1184. Repealed. 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. April 16, 1974.

  • § 1185. Office expenses

    (a) In settlement of their accounts, the Commissioner of Finance and Management shall allow State's Attorneys their expenses for secretarial assistance; office expenses, including rent, supplies, equipment, maintenance, legal forms and stationery, telephone service, professional liability insurance, the expense of printing briefs in cases in which the State's Attorney has represented the State, books, advance copies of the Vermont reports, advertising, dues, and subscriptions; tuitions; and stipends for professional training and their necessary expense when away from home on official business.

    (b)(1) Secretaries shall be hired by and shall serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney unless otherwise modified by a collective bargaining agreement entered into pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 27. Secretaries shall be State employees paid by the State, and shall receive those benefits available to other classified State employees who are similarly situated, but they shall not be subject to the rules provided for under 3 V.S.A. chapter 13. The compensation of each secretary shall be determined by the Commissioner of Human Resources with the approval of the Governor unless otherwise determined through collective bargaining pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 27. In fixing compensation, there shall be taken into consideration, among other things, the volume of work requiring the services of the secretary and whether the services are on a full- or part-time basis.

    (2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the subjects for bargaining pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 904. (Added 1971, No. 260 (Adj. Sess.), § 36; amended 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(b); 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 67, eff. June 13, 1988; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2017, No. 81, § 11, eff. June 15, 2017.)


  • Subchapter 006: CITY, TOWN, AND OTHER OFFICERS
  • § 1221. Electors of President and Vice President

    Electors of President and Vice President shall receive for their services, in attending their meetings, the sum of $10.00 and their actual expenses.

  • § 1222. Repealed. 1961, No. 283, § 3, eff. Aug. 1, 1961.

  • § 1223. Repealed. 2017, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 24.

  • § 1224. Town clerks

    Town clerks shall receive such salaries as the town may vote, to be paid by their respective towns each year. A town may vote a salary in addition to fees retained under section 1401 of this title or a salary in lieu of fees. If a town votes a salary in lieu of fees, those fees shall be charged and collected by the clerk and at least quarterly turned over to the town treasurer and credited to the town general fund. (Amended 1979, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. date, see note set out below.)

  • § 1225. Town road commissioner

    The compensation of a town road commissioner shall be fixed by the selectboard. (Amended 1981, No. 87, § 4; 2017, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 18.)

  • § 1226. Repealed. 1989, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.

  • § 1227. Appraisers for unorganized towns and gores

    An appraiser for unorganized towns and gores shall receive $50.00 a day and necessary expenses for time actually spent in the performance of his or her duties. (Amended 1965, No. 138, § 2; 1985, No. 264 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)

  • § 1228. Repealed. 2017, No. 98 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. April 11, 2018.

  • § 1229. Supervisors for unorganized towns and gores

    A supervisor for unorganized towns and gores shall receive $15.00 a day for time actually spent in the performance of his or her duties, except for his or her services as collector of taxes. On all taxes collected after the expiration of 90 days from mailing of his or her tax notice, such supervisor shall be allowed to tax and collect from the taxpayer a commission of eight percent in the amount of the tax, which commission shall be paid into the State Treasury as provided in section 4967 of this title. (Amended 1963, No. 193, § 31, eff. June 28, 1963.)


  • Subchapter 007: EXPENSES
  • § 1261. Personal expenses when away from home

    (a) Unless otherwise provided, all persons in the employ of the State when away from home and office on official duties shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred for travel, subsistence, postage, telephone, telegraph, express, and incidentals, which shall be paid out of the biennial appropriation made for the support of their respective departments. Nothing contained herein shall authorize payment to an administrative official or employee, except the Governor, for travel between his or her place of residence and office, or subsistence thereat except for mileage reimbursement when an employee is called in and required to work at any time other than continuously into his or her normally scheduled shift. Compensation for subsistence, travel, and other expenses occurring while conducting business for the State shall be the subject of collective bargaining as defined in 3 V.S.A. § 904(a). Whenever it shall be necessary to effect the transfer of an employee of the State from one official station to another by direction of the head of a department, said employee shall be reimbursed for his or her reasonable and necessary moving expenses actually incurred. However, the reasonableness of the expense shall be determined by the Commissioner of Human Resources and no such expense shall be allowed unless the transfer is made for the convenience of the State and in no event where it is effected for the convenience or at the request of the employee. Such expense when allowed shall be paid out of the biennial appropriation made for the support of the respective departments. When an administrative official or employee works out of his or her home in the usual course of employment rather than out of an office, he or she shall be reimbursed for expenses in the same manner as though he or she were working out of an office, and for the purposes of this section, his or her home shall be considered as his or her office.

    (b) The Secretary of Administration shall prescribe standards to limit reimbursement for personal expenses and to require approval of specific exceptions prior to the date of travel. These standards shall apply equally to all categories of State employees, subject to the collective bargaining agreement.

    (c) Nothing in this section shall be taken to limit the authority of the Commissioner of Public Safety to approve reimbursement for personal expenses in accordance with 20 V.S.A. § 1881. (Amended 1959, No. 161, § 1, eff. July 1, 1960; 1959, No. 328 (Adj. Sess.), § 8(c); 1961, No. 214, eff. July 11, 1961; 1975, No. 85; 1961, No. 86, § 2, eff. April 28, 1975; 1977, No. 109, § 31, eff. July 1, 1979; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. May 4, 1982; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(b); 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 68, eff. June 13, 1988; 1995, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 6, 1996; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2007, No. 7, § 7; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § E.108.2, eff. June 8, 2016.)

  • § 1262. Repealed. 1967, No. 148, § 2.

  • § 1263. Repealed. 1959, No. 161, § 2, eff. July 1, 1960.

  • §§ 1264, 1265. Repealed. 1959, No. 328 (Adj. Sess.), § 35(j).

  • § 1266. Clerical assistance

    Each department, board, or commission, unless otherwise specifically provided, is empowered to employ such assistance, clerical or otherwise, as the Governor deems necessary and, subject to his or her approval, to fix the compensation to be paid therefor.

  • § 1267. Mileage; reimbursement

    Reimbursement for mileage shall be a subject of collective bargaining as defined in 3 V.S.A. § 904(a). (Added 1975, No. 118, § 97; amended 1977, No. 109, § 32, eff. July 1, 1979.)


  • Subchapter 008: TERMINATION NOTICE
  • § 1271. Fair notice

    Employees as defined by subsection 1020(a) of this title who fill permanent positions, have been continuously employed more than six months, and whose employment is otherwise in good standing shall be provided with fair notice of separation from a position from the Governor or the Governor-Elect. Fair notice shall be no greater than that provided to classified employees. For the purpose of this section, fair notice shall be at least 30 days. The Governor may provide pay in lieu of notice for a maximum of 30 days. (Added 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. May 19, 1992.)


  • Subchapter 009: COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS ADJUSTMENTS
  • § 1281. Adjustments to compensation and benefits of Executive and Judicial Branch employees

    (a) The process described in this section shall apply to any requests for increased funding that arise during a biennium when the State and the collective bargaining representative for State employees have agreed to a two-year collective bargaining agreement that begins in the first year of the legislative biennium.

    (b) During the first year of the legislative biennium, the Legislature shall hear testimony from representatives of the Departments of Human Resources and of Finance and Management, the Office of the Defender General, the Court Administrator, and the collective bargaining representative before introducing a bill that increases funding for pay and benefits for employees of the Executive or Judicial Branches of the State of Vermont.

    (c) Prior to the second year of the legislative biennium, if there are any requests to increase funding beyond what has already been agreed to as a result of the collective bargaining process, the request shall be presented to the Chairs of the House Committees on Appropriations and on Government Operations, after consultation with the Secretary of Administration, no later than November 1 of the year preceding the beginning of the second year of the biennium. If the Committee Chairs request a review, the proposal to increase funding for pay and benefits shall be submitted for study to a Committee that shall be known as the Pay Act Committee. The Pay Act Committee shall consist of two members of the House Committee on Appropriations and three members of the House Committee on Government Operations. The Pay Act Committee shall meet no more than twice before the beginning of the legislative session to hear testimony from interested parties. The Pay Act Committee shall present a report on the proposal to the House Committees on Appropriations and on Government Operations no later than January 15 for further consideration. (Added 2001, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 28, 2002.)

  • § 1282. Officer compensation; voluntary decrease

    An officer whose compensation is established by this chapter may choose to be compensated at a lower rate. (Added 2015, No. 58, § B.1108.)