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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008


ACT NO. 76


Executive branch fees; taxation and finance

This act adjusts certain executive branch fees. In particular, fees are adjusted for the Secretary of State Division of Corporations, for various professions including funeral directors, pharmacy, and psychologists, for a number of state departments, Vermont Criminal Information Center, the Agency of Transportation, and town clerks.

Generally, no new programs are created in this Act. However, several provisions include changes slightly more substantial than a mere change in fees.

In the Department of Health, the fees for restaurants, lodging, food processors, and bakeries are changed depending on the size of the operation. Fees for the smallest operations are not increased at all. Fees for the medium sized operations are changed starting next year, and the remaining fees, for larger operations, are changed beginning July 2007.

In the Department of Labor and the Department of Health, a new

injured-worker screening program is established.

In the Department of Fish and Wildlife, a new multi-year license is established, allowing the department to sell a license for up to five consecutive seasons. Likewise, the authority to charge a fee for Green Mountain Conservation Camps is shifted from the legislature and may now be set by rule.

In the Department of Environmental Conservation, the structure and operation of fees for stormwater discharges, potable water supply, and wastewater permits are changed to match new department rules.

Town clerk fees for vital records are now cross-referenced with the vital records fees charged by the Department of Health and the Department of Buildings and General Services. The fees will now be tied together, and when the state-charged fees change, so will the town clerk fees.

Effective Dates: Varied.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont