The Vermont Statutes Online
833. Style of rules
(a) Rules and
procedures shall be written in a clear and coherent manner using words with
common and everyday meanings, consistent with the text of the rule or
(b)(1) When an
agency proposes to amend an existing rule, it shall replace terms identified as
potentially disrespectful by the study produced in accordance with 2012 Acts
and Resolves No. 24, Sec. 1 with respectful language recommended therein or
used in the Vermont Statutes Annotated, where appropriate.
(2) All new
rules adopted by agencies shall use, to the fullest extent possible, respectful
language consistent with the Vermont Statutes Annotated and the respectful
language study produced in accordance with 2012 Acts and Resolves No. 24, Sec.
1, where appropriate. (Added 1981, No. 82, § 6; amended 2013, No. 96 (Adj.
Sess.), § 7.)