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Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 068 : Office of Racial Equity

Subchapter 001 : Executive Director of Racial Equity

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 5004)
  • § 5004. Information; disclosure and confidentiality

    (a) Confidentiality of records.

    (1) Any records transmitted to or obtained by the Executive Director of Racial Equity and the Racial Equity Advisory Panel that are exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act shall remain exempt and shall be kept confidential to the extent required by law.

    (2) Draft reports, working papers, and internal correspondence between the Director and the Panel shall be exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act and shall be kept confidential. The completed reports shall be public records.

    (b) Exceptions.

    (1) The Director and Panel members may make records available to each other, the Governor, and the Governor’s Cabinet as necessary to fulfill their duties as set forth in this chapter. They may also make records pertaining to any alleged violations of antidiscrimination statutes available to any State or federal law enforcement agency authorized to enforce such statutes.

    (2) Absent a court order for good cause shown or the prior written consent of an individual providing information or lawfully obtained records to the Director or the Panel, the Director and Panel Members may decline to disclose:

    (A) the identity of the individual if good cause exists to protect his or her confidentiality; and

    (B) materials pertaining to the individual, including written communications among the individual, the Director, and the Panel and recordings, notes, or summaries reflecting interviews or discussions among the individual, the Director, and the Panel. (Added 2018, No. 9 (Sp. Sess.), § 3, eff. June 28, 2018.)