The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 004 : RECEIPTS(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 584)
§ 584. Vermont Clean Water Affinity Card Program
(a) The State Treasurer is hereby authorized to sponsor and participate in an Affinity Card Program for the benefit of water quality improvement in this State upon his or her determination that such a Program is feasible and may be procured at rates and terms in the best interests of the cardholders.
(b) In selecting an affinity card issuer, the Treasurer shall consider the issuer's record of investments in the State and shall take into consideration program features that will enhance the promotion of the State-sponsored affinity card, including consumer-friendly terms, favorable interest rates, annual fees, and other fees for using the card.
(c) The net proceeds of the State fees or royalties generated by the Vermont Clean Water Affinity Card Program shall be transmitted to the State and shall be deposited into the Clean Water Fund under 10 V.S.A. § 1388 to provide financial incentives to encourage farmers in Vermont to implement agricultural practices that improve soil health, enhance crop resilience, or reduce agricultural runoff to waters.
(d) The State shall not assume any liability for lost or stolen credit cards nor any other legal debt owed to the financial institutions.
(e) The State Treasurer is authorized to adopt such rules as may be necessary to implement the Vermont Clean Water Affinity Card Program. (Added 2009, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § H.18, eff. June 2, 2009; amended 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 33, eff. May 14, 2012; 2019, No. 83, § 4.)