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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 025 : Administrative Procedure

Subchapter 003 : Rulemaking; Procedures; Guidance Documents

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 835)
  • § 835. Procedures and guidance documents

    (a) Procedures and guidance documents shall be maintained by the agency in an official current compilation that includes an index. Each addition, change, or deletion to the official compilation shall also be dated, indexed, and recorded. The agency shall publish the compilation and index on its Internet website and make all procedures and guidance documents available to the public. On or after January 1, 2024, an agency shall not rely on a procedure or guidance document or cite it against any party to a proceeding, unless the procedure or guidance document is included in a compilation maintained and published in accordance with this subsection.

    (b) A procedure or guidance document shall not have the force of law. However, this subsection shall not apply to a procedure if a statute that specifically enables the procedure states that it has the force of law. This subsection is not intended to affect whether a court or quasi-judicial body gives deference to a procedure or guidance document issued by an agency whose action is before the court or body. (Added 1981, No. 82, § 6; amended 2017, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)