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Title 2 : Legislature


(Cite as: 2 V.S.A. § 20)
  • § 20. Limitation on distribution and duration of agency reports

    (a) Unless otherwise provided by law, whenever it is required by statute, rule, or otherwise that an agency submit an annual, biennial, or other periodic report to the General Assembly, that requirement shall be met by submission by January 15 of copies of the report for activities in the preceding fiscal year to the Clerk of the House, the Secretary of the Senate, the Office of Legislative Counsel, and such individual members of the General Assembly or committees that specifically request a copy of the report. To the extent practicable, reports shall also be placed on the agency's Internet website. No general distribution or mailing of such reports shall be made to members of the General Assembly.

    (b) For the purposes of this section, "agency" means each State agency, board, commission, or department or any division thereof.

    (c) The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House shall each publish a list of reports that have been submitted to them in the calendars of their respective houses within five days of their receipt or within the first five legislative days of the biennial and adjourned sessions of the General Assembly, whichever is later.

    (d) It is the intent of the General Assembly that, except for reports required by interstate compacts and except as otherwise provided by law, whenever an agency is required by law to submit an annual, biennial, or other periodic report to the General Assembly, that requirement shall no longer be required after five years or after five years from the last date that the statutory or session law section containing the report was amended, whichever date is later. In each biennial session, the Office of Legislative Counsel shall prepare for the General Assembly's review a list of the reports subject to this subsection. A report requirement shall only expire pursuant to legislative enactment. (Added 1975, No. 169 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 23, 1976; amended 2003, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 294; 2009, No. 33, § 1; 2015, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2017, No. 74, § 1a.)