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In response to questions posed by VLCT members about Vermont’s Open Meeting Law in light of COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus), the Municipal Assistance Center has assembled the information related to public meetings and how public bodies can continue to meet and take action through, for example, electronic meetings.

Note: This FAQ has been updated to include revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 which will be effective throughout the duration of the Governor’s declared state of emergency. The stated intent of the law is to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location. Updated March 31, 2020.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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