This page will automatically calculate deadlines for rulemaking under the relevant portion of the Vermont Administrative Procedure Act, 3 V.S.A. §§ 836-843.
The calculator provides only a rough guide. It will approximate the shortest possible time from a rule's prefiling to its effective date. The actual time will depend on the Secretary of State's publication schedule, the actual hearing dates, any extensions to the notice and comment period, LCAR's review schedule, possible LCAR objections, etc.
If a filing deadline would fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday, the calculator will automatically bump it to the next available business day, and adjust all subsequent dates accordingly. If a date would fall on a weekend, but that Monday is a public holiday, the calculator will bump the date to that Tuesday. The calculator has all Vermont state holidays through 2021 in its memory. It will not adjust for the date when a rule will actually take effect. The law never takes a day off.
Since the Secretary of State publishes rules online on Wednesdays, the calculator will always use that as its default publication date. You can adjust the publication date manually. Remember to file by 3:30 PM on the last day of the week!
15 days before filing the proposed rule. See 3 V.S.A. § 837.
Work with ICAR to develop and follow a public input maximization strategy. See 3 V.S.A. § 838(a)(7).
By 3:30 PM on the last day of the workweek. See Rule on Rulemaking, Office of the Secretary of State § 2, available here.
An agency shall have eight months from the date of initial filing with the secretary of state to adopt a rule unless extended by action or request of the legislative committee on administrative rules. The secretary of state shall refuse to accept a final filing after that date.
See 3 V.S.A. § 838.
Within 2 weeks of receipt. See 3 V.S.A. § 839(a).
The Secretary of State publishes all rules received by 3:30 PM of the last day of the week on the Wednesday of the following week.
At least 30 days after publication by the Secretary of State. See 3 V.S.A. § 840(a).