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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Feb 10, 2014

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P044
Title: Rule of the Vermont Human Rights Commission
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Human Rights Commission.
Legal Authority: 9 V.S.A. ยง 4553(8)(c)
Summary: The Vermont Human Rights Commission's Rule has not been updated since 1999. The amended Rule provides substantive guidance on interpretations of the Vermont Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act (VFHPAA)including interpretations based on caselaw and regulations interpreting the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the federal Fair Housing Act as well as changes to school harassment laws. Additionally, the new Rule provides a clearer understanding of the procedural guidelines applicable to investigations and Commissioner review of discrimination charges.
Persons Affected: Depending on the type of complaint, the Vermont Human Rights Commission (VHRC)has authority to investigate complaints of discrimination in housing, public accommodations, and state government employment based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, age, receipt of public assistance, having minor children, ancestry, place of birth, credit history, and workers compensation. Any person in a protected category is affected by the Rule. In addition, businesses and other places of public accommodation such as schools, restaurants, etc., Agency of Education, Attorney General's Office, Department of Human Resources, Vermont Legal Aid, landlords and tenants, landlord associations,
Economic Impact: There should be no economic impact due to the proposed changes.
Posting date: Dec 11,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
01-16-2014 2:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Human Rights Commission
Address: 14 - 16 Baldwin St.
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Karen Richards    
Agency: Human Rights Commission.    
Address: 14 - 16 Baldwin Street    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05633    
Telephone: 802-828-2482    
Fax: 802-828-2481    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Ellen Maxon    
Agency: Human Rights Commission.    
Address: 14 - 16 Baldwin Street    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05633    
Telephone: 802-828-2494    
Fax: 802-828-2481    

Keyword Information


Human Rights Commission
public accommodation
fair housing
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