The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 006 : Administration and Judicial Review(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 5601)
§ 5601. Administration
(a) The Commissioner shall administer this chapter.
(b) It is unlawful for the Commissioner or an officer, employee, or designee of the Commissioner to use for personal benefit or the benefit of others records or other information obtained by or filed with the Commissioner that are not public under subsection 5607(b) of this title. This chapter does not authorize the Commissioner or an officer, employee, or designee of the Commissioner to disclose the record or information, except in accordance with section 5602, subsection 5607(c), or section 5608 of this title.
(c) This chapter does not create or diminish a privilege or exemption that exists at common law, by statute or rule, or otherwise.
(d) The Commissioner may develop and implement financial services education initiatives to inform the public about financial services, with particular emphasis on the prevention and detection of securities, banking, and insurance fraud. In developing and implementing these initiatives, the Commissioner may collaborate with public and nonprofit organizations with an interest in financial services education. The Commissioner may accept a grant or donation from a person or from a nonprofit organization, regardless of whether the person or organization is affiliated with the financial services industry, to develop and implement financial services education initiatives. This subsection does not authorize the Commissioner to require participation or monetary contributions of a registrant in financial services education program.
(e) [Repealed.] (Added 2005, No. 11, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006; amended 2011, No. 21, § 12; 2019, No. 57, § 17.)