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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 27 : Property

Chapter 018 : Unclaimed Property

Subchapter 014 : Confidentiality and Security of Information

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 1612)
  • § 1612. Confidential information

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the following are confidential and exempt from public inspection or disclosure:

    (1) records of the Administrator and the Administrator’s agent related to the administration of this chapter;

    (2) reports and records of a holder in the possession of the Administrator or the Administrator’s agent; and

    (3) personal information and other information derived or otherwise obtained by or communicated to the Administrator or the Administrator’s agent from an examination under this chapter of the records of a person.

    (b) A record or other information that is confidential under law of this State other than this chapter, another state, or the United States continues to be confidential when disclosed or delivered under this chapter to the Administrator or Administrator’s agent.

    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, or of 1 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 3, the Administrator may withhold information concerning an individual, or specific abandoned property, when in the Administrator’s judgment it is necessary to ensure that abandoned property is returned to the rightful owner or to otherwise protect the owner. In addition, the Administrator may withhold information concerning individuals and abandoned property until notice has been provided in accordance with section 1503 of this title, deny requests for lists of apparent owners in any format for 24 months after the date the property is paid or delivered to the Administrator, and withhold information concerning uncashed checks and other similar payment information prior to the property being presumed abandoned as set forth in subchapter 2 of this chapter. (Added 2019, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)