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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 031 : Governmental Ethics

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions; State Code of Ethics

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 1203i)
  • § 1203i. Employment restrictions

    (a) Outside employment. A public servant shall not seek or engage in outside employment or activities that are inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with the public servant’s official duties.

    (b) Post-government employment.

    (1) Executive officers. Executive officers shall comply with the post- government employment restrictions prescribed in section 267 of this title and 2 V.S.A. § 266(b) and (c).

    (2) Legislators. Legislators shall comply with the post-government employment restrictions prescribed in 2 V.S.A. § 266(b).

    (3) Legislative Branch employees. Except as permitted in subdivision (4) of this subsection, for one year after leaving office, a former Legislative Branch employee may not, for compensation, appear before the General Assembly or its subparts, or the office in which the employee served in at the time of leaving service, to advocate for anyone other than the State, concerning any matter in which the State has a direct and substantial interest.

    (4) Contracting exception. The limitations in subdivisions (1) through (3) of this subsection do not apply to individuals providing information or services to the State pursuant to contracts of the State unless the public servant is otherwise prohibited from doing so by State or federal law.

    (5) Representation restrictions. After leaving State service or employment, a public servant shall not knowingly, with the intent to advocate for an outcome of an investigation, application, ruling, license, contract, claim, rulemaking, charge, arrest, or quasi-judicial or judicial proceeding, communicate with or appear before the State on matters involving specific parties in which the employee participated personally and substantially during government service and in which the State is a party or has a direct and substantial interest. (Added 2021, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.)