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Title 2: Legislature

Chapter 15: JOINT FISCAL COMMITTEE

2 V.S.A. § 502. Employees; rules; budget



§ 502. Employees; rules; budget

(a) The joint fiscal committee shall meet immediately following the appointment of its membership to organize and conduct its business. The joint fiscal committee shall adopt rules for the operation of its personnel.

(b) The joint fiscal committee shall employ such professional and secretarial staff as are required to carry out its functions and fix their compensation.

(1) Chapter 13 of Title 3 shall not apply to employees of the joint fiscal committee unless this exception is partially or wholly waived by the joint fiscal committee.

(2) All requests for assistance, information, and advice and all information received in connection with fiscal research or related drafting shall be confidential unless the party requesting or giving the information designates in the request that it is not confidential. Documents, transcripts, and minutes of committee meetings, including written testimony submitted to a committee, fiscal notes and summaries which have been released or approved for printing or introduction, and material appearing in the journals or calendars of either house are official documents and shall not be confidential under this subsection.

(c) The joint fiscal committee shall prepare a budget. (Added 1973, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 24, 1974; amended 2005, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 292.)