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ACT NO. 169


Employer access to criminal conviction records

This act increases access to Vermont criminal conviction records in three ways:

The Vermont criminal information center is required to report to the house and senate committees on judiciary by January 15, 2007 regarding various aspects of public access to VCIC records.

An access to criminal history record information committee is established for the purpose of making findings and recommendations regarding public access to statewide criminal history records from the Vermont crime information center and the dissemination of electronic criminal case record information by the court.  The committee is composed of seven members and is chaired by an acting judge or justice. The committee is required to report its findings to the house and senate committees on judiciary by January 15, 2007.

The judiciary prohibited providing public access via the internet to criminal case records or family court case records prior to June 1, 2007.  The court may permit criminal justice agencies internet access to criminal case records for criminal justice purposes. 

Effective Date: July 1, 2006

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont