The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 24 : Municipal and County Government
Chapter 036 : MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1207)
§ 1207. Ex parte communications
(a) A presiding officer shall not communicate, directly or indirectly, with any party, party’s representative, party’s counsel, or any person interested in the outcome of the proceeding, on any issue in the proceeding, while the proceeding is pending, without notice and opportunity for all parties to participate.
(b) No other members of a local board sitting in a contested hearing shall communicate on any issue in the proceeding, directly or indirectly, with any party, party’s representative, party’s counsel, or any person interested in the outcome of the proceeding, while the proceeding is pending.
(c) A presiding officer who receives an ex parte communication on any issue relating to the proceeding and a member who receives any ex parte communication shall place on the record all written communications received, all written responses to those communications, and a memorandum stating the substance of all oral communications received, all responses made, and the identity of each person making the ex parte communication. (Added 1993, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 44, eff. March 15, 1995.)