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Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis, and Tobacco

Chapter 031 : Cannabis


(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 842)
  • [Section 842 repealed effective July 1, 2024.]

    § 842. Cannabis Control Board Nominating Committee

    (a) Creation. The Cannabis Control Board Nominating Committee is created for the purpose of assessing the qualifications of applicants for appointment to the Cannabis Control Board in accordance with section 841 of this title.

    (b) Members. The Committee shall consist of seven members who shall be selected as follows:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint three members from the Executive Branch.

    (2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members from the House of Representatives.

    (3) The Senate Committee on Committees shall appoint two members from the Senate.

    (c) Duties. When the Governor submits the names of candidates for appointment to the Cannabis Control Board in accordance with section 841 of this title, the Committee shall review candidates to determine which candidates are well-qualified for the Board and submit those names to the Governor.

    (d) Terms. The members of the Committee shall serve for terms of two years. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed. Members shall serve not more than three consecutive terms in any capacity. A legislative member who is appointed as a member of the Committee shall retain the position for the term for which he or she was appointed to the Committee even if the member is subsequently not reelected to the General Assembly during the member’s term on the Committee.

    (e) Chair. The members shall elect their own chair.

    (f) Quorum. A quorum of the Committee shall consist of four members.

    (g) Staff and services. The Committee is authorized to use the staff and services of appropriate State agencies and departments as necessary to conduct investigations of applicants.

    (h) Confidentiality. Except as provided in subsection (i) of this section, proceedings of the Committee, including the names of candidates considered by the Committee and information about any candidate submitted by the Governor, shall be confidential. The provisions of 1 V.S.A. § 317(e) (expiration of Public Records Act exemptions) shall not apply to the exemptions or confidentiality provisions in this subsection.

    (i) Public information. The following shall be public:

    (1) operating procedures of the Committee;

    (2) standard application forms and any other forms used by the Committee, provided they do not contain personal information about a candidate or confidential proceedings;

    (3) all proceedings of the Committee prior to the Board’s receipt of the first candidate’s completed application; and

    (4) at the time the Committee sends the names of the candidates to the Governor, the total number of applicants for the vacancies and the total number of candidates sent to the Governor.

    (j) Reimbursement. Legislative members of the Committee shall be entitled to per diem compensation and reimbursement for expenses in accordance with 2 V.S.A. § 23. Compensation and reimbursement shall be paid from the legislative appropriation. (Added 2019, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Oct. 7, 2020; repealed on July 1, 2024 by 2019, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 6e(1).)