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S.197

Introduced by Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex‑Orleans District, Senator Carris of Rutland District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator McCormack of Windsor District and Senator Racine of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Executive branch; appointments; senate; advice and consent; confirmations

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require senate confirmations of gubernatorial appointments within certain time periods.

AN ACT RELATING TO SENATE CONFIRMATIONS OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

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

Sec. 1.  3 V.S.A. § 2004 is amended to read:

§ 2004.  TERMS OF GOVERNOR’S APPOINTEES

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, all secretaries of state agencies, all commissioners of state departments, and all members of state boards and commissions appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate when this provision so applies, shall serve at the pleasure of the governor until the end of the term, if any, for which they were appointed and until a successor has been appointed and qualified.

(b)  While the general assembly is in session, the appointments described in subsection (a) of this section shall be confirmed by the senate within 60 days after notice of the appointment is filed with the secretary of the senate or before the general assembly adjourns for the year.  While the general assembly is not in session, the appointments described in subsection (a) of this section shall be confirmed by the senate within 30 days after the general assembly next convenes.  A person whose appointment is not confirmed within the required time period shall cease service in the position for which the appointment was made after the expiration of that time period.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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