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The Vermont Statutes Online

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NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 025 : Administrative Procedure

Subchapter 003 : Rulemaking; Procedures; Guidance Documents

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 847)
  • § 847. Availability of adopted rules; rules by Secretary of State

    (a) Availability from agency. An agency shall make each rule it has finally adopted available to the public online and for physical inspection and copying. Online, the agency shall post its adopted rules on a separate web page that is readily accessible from a prominent link on its main web page, that lists adopted rules by title and topic, and that is searchable.

    (b) Register; code.

    (1) The Secretary of State (Secretary) shall keep open to public inspection a permanent register of rules. The Secretary may satisfy this requirement by incorporating the register into the centralized rule system created pursuant to section 818 of this title.

    (2) The Secretary shall publish a code of administrative rules that contains the rules adopted under this chapter. The requirement to publish a code shall be considered satisfied if a commercial publisher offers such a code in print at a competitive price and at no charge online. However, if the Secretary establishes the centralized rule system under section 818 of this title as a digital system, then the system shall include the online publication of this code.

    (c) Rules for administration. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules for the effective administration of this chapter. These rules shall be applicable to every agency and shall include uniform procedural requirements, style, appropriate forms, and a system for compiling and indexing rules. (Added 1981, No. 82, § 6; amended 1995, No. 61, § 5; 2013, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2015, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2015, No. 169 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2017, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)