Due to temporary changes made to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law passed by the Legislature (H.681), and signed into law by the Governor on March 30th, we have issued a memo to Town Clerks and municipal officials providing guidance as it relates to the changes made to the law.
Changes include the waiving of the Open Meeting Law’s physical location requirement during the COVID-19 health emergency, alongside other provisions aimed towards ensuring public accessibility, to enable critical government functions to occur without increasing exposure for officials, staff, and the public.
Prior to these changes, we had issued a memo on compliance with Vermont's Open Meeting Law, elections laws, and the public records act, which still contains some relevant guidance.
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For local government assistance or questions related to municipal law please email Jenny Prosser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny R. Prosser
General Counsel & Director of Municipal Assistance
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
Elections & Campaign Finance
Will Senning, Director
Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
Tanya Marshall, State Archivist & Director
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary of State
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Marlene Betit, Director