Vermont Governor Signs Ethics Code - State and Federal Communications

May 4, 2022  •  

Vermont Governor Signs Ethics Code

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed Senate Bill 171 establishing a statewide ethics code.

The bill prohibits public officials and employees from accepting or soliciting gifts not expressly permitted by the code.

Permitted gifts include food and beverage where the cost does not exceed $100 and unsolicited de minimis gifts with a value of $50 or less.

The bill also prohibits former legislative employees from being paid to appear before the General Assembly or its committees for one year following the termination of their service.

The bill will take effect on July 1.

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