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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 059 : Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children [Contingently enacted]

Subchapter 001 : Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children[CONTINGENTLY ENACTED]

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 5909)
  • [Contingently repealed; effective until contingency met.]

    § 5909. Enactment and withdrawal—Article IX [Contingently repealed; Effective until contingency met]

    This compact shall be open to joinder by any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, with the consent of Congress, the Government of Canada or any province thereof. It shall become effective with respect to any such jurisdiction when such jurisdiction has enacted the same into law. Withdrawal from this compact shall be by the enactment of a statute repealing the same, but shall not take effect until two years after the effective date of such statute and until written notice of the withdrawal has been given by the withdrawing state to the Governor of each other party jurisdiction. Withdrawal of a party state shall not affect the rights, duties and obligations under this compact of any sending agency therein with respect to a placement made prior to the effective date of withdrawal. (Added 1971, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5, eff. April 5, 1972.)

  • [Contingently repealed; effective until contingency met.]

    § 5909. Enactment and withdrawal—Article IX [Contingently repealed]

    (Added 1971, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5, eff. April 5, 1972; contingently repealed by 2021, No. 101 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)

  • [Contingently enacted.]

    § 5909. Powers and duties of the Interstate Commission [Contingently enacted]

    The Interstate Commission shall have the following powers:

    (1) To promulgate rules and take all necessary actions to effect the goals, purposes, and obligations as enumerated in this Compact.

    (2) To provide for dispute resolution among member states.

    (3) To issue, upon request of a member state, advisory opinions concerning the meaning or interpretation of the Interstate Compact, its bylaws, rules, or actions.

    (4) To enforce compliance with this Compact or the bylaws or rules of the Interstate Commission pursuant to section 5907 of this title.

    (5) Collect standardized data concerning the interstate placement of children subject to this Compact as directed through its rules, which shall specify the data to be collected, the means of collection, and data exchange and reporting requirements.

    (6) To establish and maintain offices as may be necessary for the transacting of its business.

    (7) To purchase and maintain insurance and bonds.

    (8) To hire or contract for services of personnel or consultants as necessary to carry out its functions under the Compact and establish personnel qualification policies and rates of compensation.

    (9) To establish and appoint committees and officers, including but not limited to an executive committee as required by section 5910 of this title.

    (10) To accept any and all donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services and to receive, utilize, and dispose thereof.

    (11) To lease, purchase, accept contributions or donations of, or otherwise to own, hold, improve, or use any property, real, personal, or mixed.

    (12) To sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of any property, real, personal, or mixed.

    (13) To establish a budget and make expenditures.

    (14) To adopt a seal and bylaws governing the management and operation of the Interstate Commission.

    (15) To report annually to the legislatures, governors, the judiciary, and state advisory councils of the member states concerning the activities of the Interstate Commission during the preceding year. Such reports shall also include any recommendations that may have been adopted by the Interstate Commission.

    (16) To coordinate and provide education, training, and public awareness regarding the interstate movement of children for officials involved in such activity.

    (17) To maintain books and records in accordance with the bylaws of the Interstate Commission.

    (18) To perform such functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this Compact. (Contingently added 2021, No. 101 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)