The Vermont Statutes Online
Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
BUSINESS RAPID RESPONSE TO DECLARED STATE DISASTERS
In this chapter:
"Critical infrastructure" means property and equipment owned or used
by communications networks and electric generation, transmission, and
"Declared State disaster or emergency" means:
(i) a disaster
or emergency event for which a Governor's state of emergency proclamation has
(ii) a disaster
or emergency event for which a Presidential declaration of a federal major
disaster or emergency has been issued; or
(iii) a disaster
or emergency event within the State for which a good faith response effort is
required, and for which the Commissioner of Public Service is given
notification from the registered business and the Commissioner, in consultation
with the Director of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety,
designates the event as a disaster or emergency, thereby invoking the
provisions of this chapter.
"Declared State disaster or emergency" does not include an emergency
or situation arising solely from a labor dispute.
"Disaster response period" means a period that begins ten days prior
to the first day of the Governor's proclamation, the President's declaration,
or designation by another authorized official of the State as set forth in this
chapter, whichever occurs first, and that extends 60 calendar days after the
declared State disaster or emergency.
"Disaster- or emergency-related work" means repairing, renovating,
installing, building, rendering services, or other nonretail business
activities in areas of the State affected by the declared State disaster or
emergency that relate to critical infrastructure that has been damaged,
impaired, or destroyed by the declared State disaster or emergency.
Assistance Agreement" means an agreement to which one or more registered
businesses and one or more out-of-state businesses are party and pursuant to
which an electric or telephone utility may request and receive assistance from
an out-of-state business for performance of disaster- or emergency-related work
by the out-of-state business during the disaster response period.
"Out-of-state business" means a business entity that, except for
disaster- or emergency-related work, has no presence in the State and conducts
no business in the State whose services are requested pursuant to a Mutual
Assistance Agreement by a registered business or by a State or local government
for purposes of performing disaster- or emergency-related work on critical
infrastructure in the State.
"Out-of-state business" also includes a business entity that is
affiliated with a registered business in the State solely through common
out-of-state business has no registrations or tax filings or nexus in the State
other than disaster- or emergency-related work during the tax year immediately
preceding the declared State disaster or emergency.
"Out-of-state employee" means an employee who does not work in the
State, except for disaster- or emergency-related work during the disaster
business in the State" or "registered business" means a business
entity that is currently registered with the Secretary of State to do business
in the State prior to the declared State disaster or emergency. (Added 2015,
No. 51, § A.1., eff. June 3, 2015.)