Regulation Rewrite Workgroup Proposal 2019

20 November 2019

Title 7 VSA § 108 gives statutory authority to the Board of Liquor and Lottery to adopt rules as necessary to carry out to provisions of Title 7. As such, one administrative rule is kept under the Vermont Code of Rules, which includes several groups of regulations to ensure public safety by preventing the misuse of alcohol and tobacco through controlled distribution, providing for applicable enforcement, and establishing robust education requirements.

These Regulations have been updated periodically over the years to reflect changes in statute and realities in the regulatory landscape, with the most recent update having occurred in late 2016. Since then several Acts as enacted by the Vermont Legislature have amended significant portions of Title 7, including the consolidation of the Departments of Liquor and Lottery.

As such, many contradictions between statute and regulation have emerged. Additionally, the impact of modern business practices is ever-changing, and regulatory agencies must remain agile to respond. Therefore, a process began in the early summer of 2019 to modernize and deconflict our currently regulatory model. This process has progressed and the department is preparing to file for amendements to the Administrative Rule. Check back soon for upcoming Public Comment opportunities.

Scheduled Public Hearings

Location: Montpelier
Room: Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT
Date: 01/24/2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Wilmington
Room: Old School, 1 School Street, Wilmington VT
Date: 01/28/2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Newport
Room: Hebard Building Conference Room, 100 Main St., Newport VT
Date: 01/29/2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Enter building from the North entrance on the first two floors.

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