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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.76

Introduced by Senator Giard of Addison District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Agriculture; public records; lists of agricultural businesses

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to make available to the public the names of businesses, including dairy farms, registered with the agency of agriculture, food and markets.

AN ACT RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE AGENCY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS

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

Sec. 1.  6 V.S.A. § 61 is amended to read:

§ 61.  information collection and confidentiality

The secretary may collect information on subjects within the jurisdiction of the agency, including data obtained from questionnaires, surveys, physical samples, and laboratory analyses conducted by the agency.  Such information, shall be available upon request to the public, provided that it is presented in a form which does not disclose the identity of individual persons, or households or businesses from whom the information was obtained, or whose characteristics, activities, or products the information is about.  The names of businesses, including dairy farms, registered with the agency and lists of businesses, including dairy farms, maintained by the agency shall be available upon request to the public.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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