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H.763

Introduced by   Representatives Bray of New Haven, Komline of Dorset, Orr of Charlotte and Pellett of Chester

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Legislature; reports; tracking

Statement of purpose:  This bill would require that the legislative council compile a master listing of all reports required by the legislature of executive branch agencies, create a schedule or calendar of the reporting dates, and maintain a current index of reports received and distributed.

AN ACT RELATING TO TRACKING AGENCY REPORTS REQUESTED BY THE LEGISLATURE

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

Sec. 1.  2  V.S.A. § 20 is amended to read:

§ 20.  LIMITATION ON DISTRIBUTION OF AGENCY REPORTS AND

         TRACKING OF AGENCY REPORTS

(a)  Unless otherwise provided by law, whenever it is required by statute, regulation, or otherwise that an agency submit an annual, biennial, or other periodic report to the general assembly, that requirement shall be met by submission by January 15 of copies of the report for activities in the preceding fiscal year to the clerk of the house, the secretary of the senate, the legislative council, and such individual members of the general assembly or committees that specifically request a copy of the report.  To the extent practicable, reports shall also be placed on the agency's internet website.  No general distribution or mailing of such reports shall be made to members of the general assembly.

(b)  For the purposes of this section, "agency" means each state agency, board, commission or department or any division thereof.

(c)  The secretary of the senate and the clerk of the house shall each publish a list of reports that have been submitted to them in the calendars of their respective houses within five days of their receipt or within the first five legislative days of the biennial and adjourned sessions of the general assembly, whichever is later.

(d)  The legislative council shall compile and keep current a master listing of all reports required by the legislature of executive branch agencies, create a schedule or calendar of the reporting dates, and maintain a current index of reports received and distributed.



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