2018 Vermont Statutes
Title 28 - Public Institutions and Corrections
Chapter 3 - Administration Of The Department
§ 104 Notification of community placements
§ 104. Notification of community placements
(a) The Department shall provide notice when appropriate and at the Department's sole discretion to affected State, county, and local criminal justice entities and to local legislative bodies for the purposes of permitting public input and enhancing offender reintegration into the community whenever an offender is released under furlough after serving a sentence of incarceration in a correctional facility. The notice may include the offender's name and any aliases, a recent photograph and physical description, community placement address, criminal history, current offense or offenses, and home address, plus a description and license number of any motor vehicle used by the offender, and the name, address, and telephone number of the correctional entity supervising the offender.
(b) The Department shall provide notice to affected State, county, and local criminal justice entities and to local legislative bodies for the purposes of permitting public input and enhancing offender reintegration into the community, at the point at which the Department has made arrangements to house in any apartment, duplex, or other kind of housing three or more offenders. If the housing concerned was not previously used to house offenders, such notice shall be given at least 15 days prior to placing any offender in such housing. If the housing concerned had previously housed one or two offenders only, such notice shall be given at least 15 days prior to placing a third offender in such housing.
(c) The Commissioner shall not implement this section until rules for doing so have been adopted. Such rules shall be adopted no later than September 1, 1999 through use of emergency rule-making procedures, if necessary.
(e) The Commissioner of Corrections shall annually, by January 15, report to the House Committee on Corrections and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Institutions on the implementation of this section during the previous 12 months. (Added 1999, No. 29, § 56, eff. May 19, 1999; amended 1999, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 69, eff. May 24, 2000; 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 22, eff. May 14, 2012.)