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Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 031 : GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS

Subchapter 003 : STATE ETHICS COMMISSION

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 1225)
  • § 1225. Executive Director guidance and advisory opinions

    (a) Guidance.

    (1) The Executive Director may provide guidance only to a person who is or will be subject to the provisions of this chapter, upon his or her request, with respect to that person's duties regarding any provision of this chapter or regarding any other issue related to governmental ethics.

    (2) The Executive Director may consult with members of the Commission and the Department of Human Resources in preparing this guidance.

    (3) Guidance provided under this subsection shall be exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act and shall be kept confidential unless the receiving entity has publicly disclosed it.

    (b) Advisory opinions.

    (1) On the written request of a person who is or will be subject to the provisions of this chapter, the Executive Director may issue an advisory opinion to that person that provides general advice or interpretation with respect to that person's duties regarding any provision of this chapter or regarding any other issue related to governmental ethics.

    (2) The Executive Director may consult with members of the Commission and the Department of Human Resources in preparing these advisory opinions.

    (3) The Executive Director may seek comment from persons interested in the subject of an advisory opinion under consideration.

    (4) The Executive Director shall post on the Commission's website any advisory opinions that he or she issues. (Added 2017, No. 79, § 7, eff. Jan. 1, 2018; amended 2021, No. 44, § 1, eff. June 1, 2021.)