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May 18, 2023

Barre, VT – The Department of Liquor and Lottery (DLL) encourages stakeholders to review the Department’s Updated Rule, which went into effect on May 13, 2023. The Final Rule was approved by the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) on April 27, 2023. You can also find a graphic summarizing changes here.

Title 7 VSA § 108 gives statutory authority to the Board of Liquor and Lottery to adopt rules as necessary to carry out to provisions of Title 7. As such, one Administrative Rule is kept under the Vermont Code of Rules, which includes several groups of regulations to ensure public safety by preventing the misuse of alcohol and tobacco through controlled distribution, providing for applicable enforcement, and establishing robust education requirements.

These Regulations have been updated periodically over the years to reflect changes in statute and realities in the regulatory landscape, with the most recent update having occurred in late 2016. The latest rule further aligns regulatory frameworks with best practices, state law, and common sense. It is a result of internal review, stakeholder engagement, and several duly warned public meetings.

Please contact Senior Director of Licensee Operations,