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Subchapter 003 : RULEMAKING; PROCEDURES; GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 839)
§ 839. Publication of proposed rules
(a) Online. The Secretary of State shall publish online notice of a proposed rule within two weeks after receipt of the proposed rule. Notice shall include the following information:
(1) the name of the agency;
(2) the title or subject of the rule;
(3) a concise summary in plain language of the effect of the rule;
(4) an explanation of the people, enterprises, and governmental entities affected by the rule;
(5) a brief summary of the economic impact;
(6) the name, telephone number, and address of an agency official able to answer questions and receive comments on the proposal;
(7) the date, time, and place of the hearing or hearings; and
(8) the deadline for receiving comments.
(b) Editing of notices. The Secretary of State may edit all notices for clarity, brevity, and format and shall include a brief statement explaining how members of the public can participate in the rulemaking process.
(c) Newspaper publication. The Secretary of State shall arrange for one formal publication, in a consolidated advertisement in newspapers having general circulation in different parts of the State as newspapers of record approved by the Secretary of State, of information relating to all proposed rules that includes the following information:
(1) the name of the agency and its Internet address;
(2) the title or subject and a concise summary of the rule and the Internet address at which the rule may be viewed; and
(3) the office name, office telephone number, and office mailing address of an agency official able to answer questions and receive comments on the proposal.
(d) Reimbursement. The Secretary of State shall be reimbursed by agencies making publication in accordance with subsection (c) of this section so that all costs are prorated among agencies publishing at the same time. (Added 1981, No. 82, § 6; amended 2009, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § F2; 2013, No. 1, § 79; 2017, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)