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ACT NO. 155


Conservation; outdoor lighting

This act establishes a 20-member legislative outdoor lighting board, and charges the board with developing voluntary outdoor lighting guidelines that would minimize the causes of sky glow, light trespass, and glare, while providing a comfortable, visually effective, energy efficient, safe, and secure outdoor environment. The act requires the guidelines to be developed and made available to the public by June 30, 2007, and to be updated no less frequently than every three years. The guidelines shall focus initially on commercial properties, convenience stores with gas canopies, parking lots, roadways, and signage. The board is required to work with planners, the electricians' licensing board, the board of professional engineering, the board of architecture, public and private utilities, and others responsible for designing and installing outdoor lighting in order to assure that these practitioners have knowledge of the act and the guidelines developed under the act and to encourage them to impart that knowledge to their customers in a manner that encourages consumer choices that are consistent with the guidelines.

Effective Date: July 1, 2006

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont