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Library Trustees


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Open Meeting Law

As of July 1, 2014, Act 143 updated the Open Meeting Law. The Law was updated again in 2016 and 2018. The Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns have produced information to help meet the new requirements.

Open Meeting Law update, January 25, 2023

The Governor signed Act 1 (H.42) into law on January 25, 2023, once again temporarily amending Vermont’s open meeting law in response to COVID-19.

Under Act 1, public bodies are authorized until July 1, 2024 to hold fully remote public meetings. Public bodies holding fully remote meetings must use technology that permits attendance of the public, must allow access by telephone, and must post and include in each meeting agenda info that enables direct access and participation.

For more details, please visit the Municipal Assistance COVID-19 Response page.

 Every municipality should be in touch with its own municipal counsel for legal advice about how to handle specific situations. 

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(Updated: 5/26/21)