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H.173

Introduced by   Representatives Branagan of Georgia and Dunsmore of Georgia

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; selectboards; gifts and grants

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to permit town selectboards to spend gifts and grants above those which are approved in the town budget.

AN ACT RELATING TO PERMITTING SELECTBOARDS TO SPEND GIFTS AND GRANTS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  17 V.S.A. § 2664 is amended to read:

§ 2664.  BUDGET

A town shall vote such sums of money as it deems necessary for the interest of its inhabitants and for the prosecution and defense of the common rights.  It shall express in its vote the specific amounts, or the rate on a dollar of the grand list, to be appropriated for laying out and repairing highways and for other necessary town expenses.  If a town votes specific amounts in lieu of a rate on a dollar of the grand list, the selectmen selectboard shall, after the grand list book has been computed and lodged in the office of the town clerk, set the tax rate necessary to raise the specific amounts voted.  The selectboard may apply for grants and may accept and expend grants or gifts above those which are approved in the town budget.  The selectboard shall include, in its annual report, a description of all grants or gifts accepted during the year and associated expenditures.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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