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Title 2 : Legislature


Subchapter 002 : JOINT FISCAL OFFICE

(Cite as: 2 V.S.A. § 523)
  • § 523. Functions; confidentiality

    (a) The Joint Fiscal Office shall furnish:

    (1) nonpartisan research and administrative services of a fiscal nature to the Joint Fiscal Committee and, at the direction of the Joint Fiscal Committee, to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House and Senate Committees on Transportation, the House Committee on Corrections and Institutions, and the Senate Committee on Institutions;

    (2) nonpartisan research and administrative services of a fiscal nature to other legislative committees and members of the General Assembly, to the extent practicable; and

    (3) fiscal and budget assistance to the Joint Legislative Management Committee and to the other legislative offices.

    (b)(1) All requests for assistance, information, and advice from the Joint Fiscal Office, all information received in connection with fiscal research or related drafting, and all confidential materials provided to or generated by the Joint Fiscal Office shall remain confidential unless the party requesting or providing the information designates that it is not confidential.

    (2) Recordings and minutes of committee meetings and material appearing in the journals or calendars of either house are official documents and materials and shall not be confidential under this subsection. (Added 2019, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)