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H.639

Introduced by   Representatives Frank of Underhill, Atkins of Winooski, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Keogh of Burlington, McCullough of Williston and Smith of Morristown

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; public notice; internet

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow municipalities to publish notices on the internet in lieu of posting notice in a public place.

AN ACT RELATING TO NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ACTIONS ON THE INTERNET

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

Sec. 1.  1 V.S.A. § 174 is amended to read:

§ 174.  NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

(a)  When a notice is required to be given by publication in a newspaper, it shall mean a newspaper published in the county where the subject matter is situated, pending or to be heard, or a newspaper published within the state which has a general circulation.  In any case, in its discretion, the court may cause such notice to be further published in a newspaper which circulates in the neighborhood of the persons interested.  Whenever a notice of any kind is required to be given by publication in a newspaper prior to a certain date for a certain number of weeks successively, it may be given by an insertion prior to such date once a week, for the number of successive weeks required, either in a daily, semi-weekly, or weekly newspaper.  If such publication is in a daily or semi-weekly newspaper, such notice shall be inserted on the same day of each successive week.

(b)  When notice of a municipal action is required to be given by posting the notice in a public place, it may be given by posting the notice on the internet.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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