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Introduced by Representatives Myers of Essex and Evans of Essex

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Executive branch; appointed officials; per diems

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide per diem compensation and reimbursement for expenses to appointed officials equivalent to those for members of the general assembly.


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

Sec. 1.  32 V.S.A. § 1010 is amended to read:


(a)  Except for those members serving ex officio or otherwise regularly employed by the state, the compensation of the members of the following boards shall be $50.00 per diem entitled to compensation and reimbursement for expenses as provided to members of the general assembly in section 406 of Title 2:

(1)  Board of bar examiners

(2)  Board of libraries

(3)  Vermont milk commission

(4)  Board State board of education

(5)  State board of health

(6)  Emergency board

(7)  Liquor control board

(8)  [Repealed.]

(9)  Human services board

(10)  State board of forests, parks and recreation

(11)  State fish and wildlife board

(12)  State board of mental health

(13)  Vermont development advisory board

(14)  Vermont state water resources board

(15)  Vermont employment security board

(16)  Capitol complex commission

(17)  Natural gas and oil resources board

(18)  Commission of the deaf and hearing impaired

(19)  Transportation board

(20)  Health policy council

(21)  Certificate of need review board

(22)  Certificate of need appeals board

(23)  Vermont veterans’ home board of trustees

(24)  Advisory council on historic preservation

(25)  Vermont whey pollution abatement authority

(26)  The electricians’ licensing board

(27)  The alternatives to incarceration board

(28)  Offender work programs board

(29)  Firefighters’ survivors benefit review board

(30)  Community high school of Vermont board

(31)  Municipal land records commission

(32)  Parole board.

(b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, members of professional or occupational licensing boards or commissions, advisory boards or commissions, appeals boards, promotional boards, interstate boards, supervisory boards and councils, or any other boards or commissions that are not listed in subsection (a) of this section but are otherwise entitled by statute to receive per diem compensation, shall diem compensation in the amount of $50.00 per day for each day devoted to official duties be entitled to compensation and reimbursement for expenses as provided to members of the general assembly in section 406 of Title 2.  This subsection shall not reduce the amount of per diem compensation heretofore provided by statute to members of boards or commissions entitled to receive more than $50.00 per day this amount.  “Per diem” means the amount of compensation to which a member of a statutory board or commission is entitled for:

(1)  attendance at a regular or special meeting of such board or commission or any committee thereof; or

(2)  performance of other duties directly related to the efficient conduct of necessary board business as assigned and approved by the chairperson, provided that payment for such duties shall be at the per diem rate prorated for actual time spent performing duties.  Proration shall be calculated based on an eight hour day.  Under no circumstances shall the daily payment exceed the per diem amount.

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(f)  Members of the parole board shall receive $100.00 per diem for each day of official duties together with reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont