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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Attorney General, Secretary of State Announce Public Meetings on Proposals to Regulate Home Improvement Contractors

November 20, 2018

CONTACT:    Chris Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, 802-828-3171

The Attorney General’s Office and the Secretary of State’s Office announced a series of joint public meetings to hear feedback and ideas from the public on the home improvement industry.

In January 2018, the Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation produced a Preliminary Sunrise Assessment, evaluating possible means of regulating the home improvement industry to achieve public protection with minimal intrusion into the marketplace. Public hearings in Burlington, Newport, and Springfield will include a presentation on the report’s findings and an opportunity for public questions and answers. The Assessment was made at the request of the Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations. The Attorney General’s Office’s involvement in these public meetings stems from its enforcement authority.

Hearings will be held at the following times and locations:

Burlington, Nov. 27th, 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Burlington City Arts (Lorraine B. Good Room, 2nd Floor) 135 Church Street, Burlington

Springfield, Dec. 4th, 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Selectmen’s Hall, 96 Main Street, Springfield

Newport, Dec. 11th, 5 – 6:30 p.m.: City of Newport Municipal Offices (Council Meeting Room) 222 Main Street, Newport

Last modified: January 31, 2019