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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. § 1613)
  • § 1613. When confidential information may be disclosed

    (a) When reasonably necessary to enforce or implement this chapter, the Administrator may disclose confidential information concerning property held by the Administrator or the Administrator’s agent only to:

    (1) an apparent owner or the apparent owner’s personal representative, attorney, other legal representative, relative, or agent designated under section 1603 of this title to have the information;

    (2) the personal representative, executor, other legal representative, relative of a deceased apparent owner, agent designated under section 1603 of this title by the deceased apparent owner, or a person entitled to inherit from the deceased apparent owner;

    (3) another department or agency of this State or the United States;

    (4) the person that administers the unclaimed property law of another state, if the other state accords substantially reciprocal privileges to the Administrator of this State, or if the other state is required to maintain the confidentiality and security of information obtained in a manner substantially equivalent to subchapter 14 of this chapter;

    (5) a person subject to an examination as required by subdivision 1564(6) of this title.

    (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1612(a) of this title, the Administrator shall include on the website or in the database required by subdivision 1503(c)(2) of this title the name of each apparent owner of property held by the Administrator. The Administrator may include in published notices, printed publications, telecommunications, the Internet, or other media and on the website or in the database additional information concerning the apparent owner’s property if the Administrator believes the information will assist in identifying and returning property to the owner and does not disclose personal information except the home or physical address of an apparent owner.

    (c) The Administrator and the Administrator’s agent may not use confidential information provided to them or in their possession except as expressly authorized by this chapter or required by law other than this chapter. (Added 2019, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)