§484. Travel information council; creation, membership, terms

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Published: 2015

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Title

10

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Conservation and Development






Chapter

021

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TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICES











 

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484. Travel information council; creation, membership, terms

(a) The travel

information council is created to administer the provisions of this chapter.

The agency of transportation shall be responsible for the administration and

maintenance of the official business directional sign program, information

plazas and other tourist information facilities deemed appropriate by the

council. The agency of commerce and community development shall be responsible

for the collection and distribution of travel information, as deemed

appropriate by the council.

(b) The travel

information council may make rules, consistent with this chapter relating to

the determination of locations for official business directional signs and to

all other matters necessary and appropriate to the administration of this

chapter. In making those rules it shall give consideration to the adequacy of

information provided by highway directional signs and the preservation of

scenic and aesthetic values and shall consult with the agency of transportation

as to matters of highway safety. It shall determine whether official business

directional signs at a particular location shall be displayed in tiers or upon

panels. It shall advise the agency of commerce and community development on

policies and matters pertaining to collection and distribution of tourist

information.

(c) The travel

information council shall have seven members, one the secretary of commerce and

community development or his or her designee, who shall chair the council and

six appointed members as follows: one representing the lodging industry, one

the restaurant industry, one the recreation industry, one the agency of

transportation, one the general public and one agriculture. The six appointed

members shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate with

the six initially appointed members appointed as of the effective date of this

chapter, with three initial members appointed for one year terms, and three for

two year terms. Three appointed members shall be appointed biennially

thereafter. The members are eligible for reappointment.

(d) The travel

information council shall designate, in each state transportation district, a

person to represent business, a person to represent the public, and a person to

represent the district planning or development agencies as a committee to act

for it in those districts in considering applications for signs and the

location thereof. The members of the committee shall serve at the pleasure of

the council, and a majority of a committee shall constitute a quorum for the

conduct of any business. A person aggrieved by a decision of a committee may

ask for and shall be granted a hearing before the travel information council

and may appeal on questions of law to the superior court under Rule 74 of the

Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure from a decision of the council. (1967, No. 333

(Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. March 23, 1968; amended 1969, No. 92, § 2, eff. April

19, 1969; 1971, No. 115, § 1, eff. April 26, 1971; 1983, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), §

3; 1993, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1995, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), § 1(a), (b).)
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