Vermont Bar Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2 Vermont Bar Journal, Spring 2017, Volume 43, No. 1 - Page 20

by Jennifer Emens-Butler, Esq. WHAT’S NEW? Government Relations Our government relations guru, Bob Paolini, has been busy tracking legisla- tion, providing testimony and informing our members about the happenings in the Statehouse. Bob and our Executive Direc- tor, Teri Corsones, are our eyes and ears in the legislature. If something has an im- pact on the practice of law in Vermont, Bob is sure to inform our members and allow them to weigh in. Having a seat at the ta- ble is an essential benefit that the VBA pro- vides to our members. Bob has been posting to VBA Connect’s online communities in each substantive practice area affected by proposed legisla- tion. Be sure to check your VBA Connect communities for up-to-date information on the face-paced world of legislation that may be affecting your practice. What fol- lows is a mere sampling of items of interest to our members that Bob has been track- ing, in no particular order: PROBATE AND TRUST: Probate & Trust Section Co-Chair Mark Langan, with the assistance from the Pro- bate and Trust Section, has proposed and successfully pushed through the House Ju- diciary H.152, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. This has made cross- over and is now in the Senate. Co-Chair Bob Pratt, along with several probate judges, proposed S.29, a rewrite of an act relating to decedent’s estates re- write. It is a voluminous bill which was not taken up, so it did not make crossover and will likely be considered next year. REAL PROPERTY: Member Andy Mikell with the assistance of Bob and others, presented a technical corrections bill related to clarifying am- biguities in real estate transfers named H.290, which passed the House. REAL PROPERTY, PROBATE AND ALL SECTIONS: There is a draft bill, relating to a com- plete restructure of the requirements for notaries. Some of what is proposed re- quires regular notary continuing education. Bob and Teri have been working hard to exempt lawyers from the bill or to at least remove most of onerous requirements for lawyers. The Real Property and Probate Section Chairs have been given regular up- dates on the status of this bill. As of this writing, the bill has not made it beyond committee draft and did not make cross- over. FAMILY LAW: A se Ё½˜…±₯΅½ΉδΥ₯‘•±₯Ή•Μ‘…‰••Έ)ΑΙ½Α½Ν•‰δΡ‘”…΅₯±δ₯Ω₯Ν₯½Έ=Ω•ΙΝ₯‘Π) ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”έ‘₯ έ•Ι”Ν•Π™½ΙΡ ₯Έ ΜΨΜ°)Ν՝•ΝΡ₯ΉœΡ‘…Ёё½Ν”Υ₯‘•±₯Ή•Μ‰”₯Έ΄)½ΙΑ½Ι…Ρ•₯ΉΡΌΝΡ…ΡΥΡ”…́ɕΕΥ₯Ι•½Έ΄)Ν₯‘•Ι…Ρ₯½ΉΜ™½Θ©Υ‘•ΜΈ5•΅‰•Θ…ΉM•Œ΄)Ρ₯½Έ ‘…₯ȁA•ΉΉδ •Ή•±±€Ι•…‘•½ΥЁѼΡ‘”)…΅₯±δ1…܁M•Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΡ•ΝΡ₯™₯•₯ΈΝΥΑΑ½ΙΠ)½˜Ρ‘”Υ₯‘•±₯Ή•ΜΈLΈΔΔȁ₯ΉΝΡ•…ΑΙ½Α½Ν•Μ)„ΝΑ½ΥΝ…°ΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ…Ή΅…₯ΉΡ•Ή…Ή”Ρ…Ν¬)™½Ι”ΡΌΝΡՑ䁅±₯΅½ΉδΙ•™½Ι΄™ΥΙΡ‘•ΘΈLΈ(ΔΔȁ‘…́Α…ΝΝ•…Ή₯́Ή½ά‘•…‘•ΡΌΡ‘”)!½ΥΝ”Έ) ₯±±Μ…‘‘₯Ήœ„ΝΡ…Ή‘…ɐΡ‘…Ё©½₯ΉΠΥΝΡΌ΄)‘䁉”Ρ‘”ΑΙ•™•ΙΙ•ΑΙ•ΝΥ΅ΑΡ₯½Έ₯Έ‘₯ٽɍ”)…͕́ݕɔΙ•±…啐ΡΌ½Υȁ…΅₯±δ1…܁½΄΄)΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䰁ݑ•Ι”…Έ•Ή…₯Ήœ‘₯͍ΥΝΝ₯½Έ•Έ΄)ΝΥ•ΈQ‘”…΅₯±δ1…܁M•Ρ₯½Έέ…́‘₯Ω₯΄)•°…ΉΡ‘”‰₯±±Μ‘₯Ή½Π΅…­”Ρ‘”Ι½ΝΜ΄)½Ω•Θ‘•…‘±₯Ή”Έ) ΈΤΐȁɕ±…Ρ₯ΉœΡΌ•ΝΡ…‰±₯Ν‘₯Ήœ„ΝΡΥ‘δ)½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”ΡΌ•α…΅₯Ή”₯ΝΝՕ́ɕ±…Ρ₯ΉœΡΌ)Α…Ι•ΉΡ…”έ‘•Έ…ΝΝ₯ΝΡ•Ι•ΑΙ½‘ՍΡ₯Ω”)Ρ•‘Ή½±½δ₯́ΥΝ•°…́ݕ±°…́Α…Ι•ΉΡ…”)₯Έ…͕́ݑ•Ι”„Α•ΙΝ½Έέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ±•…ȁ±•…°)ΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ…ΝΝΥ΅•ΜΡ‘”Ι½±”½˜Α…Ι•ΉΠ°‘…Μ)©ΥΝЁ‰••Έ₯ΉΡΙ½‘Ս•ΈQ‘”₯ΝΝΥ”‘…́‰••Έ)Ν‘…Ι•έ₯Ρ ½Υȁ…΅₯±δ1…܁M•Ρ₯½ΈΈ)‰₯±°° ΈΜΜ䰁ΑΙ½Α½Ν₯ΉœΡΌ…ΥΡ‘½Ι₯锁…Μ΄)Ν₯ΝΡ…ΉΠ©Υ‘•ΜΡΌΝ•ΙΩ”…́΅•‘₯…Ρ½Ί݅́₯Έ΄)ΡΙ½‘Ս•°έ₯Ρ ΥΉ…Ή₯΅½Ύ½ΑΑ½Ν₯Ρ₯½Έ™Ι½΄)½ΉΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ₯Ήœ΅•΅‰•Ί½˜Ρ‘”…΅₯±δ1…ά)½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ丁Q‘₯́‰₯±°‘₯Ή½Π΅…­”Ι½ΝΜ΄)½Ω•ΘΈ) 9-IUAQ d9 UM%9ML1\θ)5•΅‰•ΘQ½΄5½½‘䁅Ή½Ρ‘•ΊѕΝΡ₯™₯•)₯Έ™…Ω½Θ°•Ή•Ι…±±δ°έ₯Ρ „™•ά…Ι•…́½˜₯ΉΕΥ€΄)Ι䰁½˜Y•Ι΅½ΉΠ…‘½ΑΡ₯ΉœΡ‘”UΉ₯™½Ι΄Y½₯΄)…‰±”QΙ…ΉΝ…Ρ₯½ΉΜΠΈ ΜΤ°έ‘₯ •ΝΝ•Έ΄)Ρ₯…±±δ½‘₯™₯•Μ½Υȁ™Ι…Υ‘Υ±•ΉΠ½ΉΩ•ε…Ή”)ΝΡ…ΡΥΡ”έ₯Ρ ΥΉ₯™½Ι΄‘…Ή•Μ°Α…ΝΝ•Ρ‘”)‘½ΥΝ”°΅…‘”Ι½ΝΝ½Ω•Θ°…Ή₯́Υΐ™½Θ½Έ΄)Ν₯‘•Ι…Ρ₯½Έ‰δΡ‘”M•Ή…Ρ”₯Έ±…Ρ”5…ɍ Έ)10M Q%=9Lθ)!½ΥΝ” ΈΠέ‘₯ Ι•Α±…•Μ€Δΐ΅‘…δΡ₯΅”)Α•Ι₯½‘́έ₯Ρ €ΔΠ°…Ή•ΝΝ•ΉΡ₯…±±δ½‘₯™₯•ΜΡ‘”)…±Υ±…Ρ₯½Έ½˜ƒŠq„‘…䁅́„‘…ηŠt‘…́΅…‘”)Ι½Νͽٕȁ…Ή₯́₯ΈM•Ή…Ρ”)Υ‘₯₯…Ι䰁±…Ρ”)5…ɍ Έ) ½ˆ…ΉQ•Ι€½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ”ΡΌ½‰Ν•ΙΩ”Ρ•ΝΡ€΄)΅½Ήδ‰δΡ‘” ½ΥΙЁ‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡɅѽȁ…Ή½Ρ ΄)•Ίɕ…Ι‘₯ΉœΡ‘”)Υ‘₯₯…Ι䁉Ց•ΠΈQ‘”)™ΥΉ‘₯Ήœ½˜Ρ‘”©Υ‘₯₯…Ιδ₯́„Ι₯Ρ₯…°₯ΝΝΥ”™½Θ)…±°½˜½Υȁ΅•΅‰•ΙΜΈQ‘”Y ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•ΜΡΌ)݅э ±½Ν•±δ…́ѕΝΡ₯΅½Ήδ₯́‘•…ɐΙ•…ɐ΄)₯Ήœ½ΥΙЁ͕ΥΙ₯Ρ䰁Υ…Ι‘₯…ΉΜ…΅±₯Ρ•΄°½ΝΠ)½˜±₯Ω₯Ήœ₯ΉΙ•…Ν•Μ°…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ΅…ΡΡ•ΙΜΈQ•Μ΄)Ρ₯΅½Ήδ₯́ͽ՝‘Ё…Ή½™™•Ι•‰δ΅•΅‰•ΙΜ)έ‘•Ή•Ω•Θ₯ΉΕΥ₯Ι₯•Μ…Ι”΅…‘”…́ѼΡ‘”ΑΌ΄)Ρ•ΉΡ₯…°₯΅Α…Π½˜…Ήδ‘…Ή•ΜΡΌΡ‘”‰Υ΄)•ΠΥΑ½ΈΡ‘”Ή••‘́½˜Ρ‘”ΑΥ‰±₯Œέ‘Ό…Ι”)‰•₯ΉœΝ•ΙΩ•‰δΡ‘”½ΥΙЁΝεΝΡ•΄…Ή₯ΡΜ)ΥΝ•ΙΜΈ(Θΐ)Q!YI5=9P H)=UI90ƒŠˆMAI%9€ΘΐΔά)έέάΉΩΡ‰…ΘΉ½Ι