Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 18 Sec. 9501

  • Agency: means the Agency of Human Services, unless the context requires otherwise. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health. See
  • Department: means the Department of Health, unless the context requires otherwise. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Program: means the Vermont tobacco prevention and treatment program established under this chapter. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Human Services. See
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • Trust Fund: means the Tobacco Trust Fund established by this chapter. See

§ 9501. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) [Repealed.]

(2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.

(3) "Agency" means the Agency of Human Services, unless the context requires otherwise.

(4) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

(5) "Department" means the Department of Health, unless the context requires otherwise.

(6) "Eligible activity" means any activity that will carry out either or both of the dual purposes of freeing Vermonters from addiction to tobacco, and ensuring that the youth of Vermont in this generation and in generations to come are free from tobacco addiction. Eligible activities include the following:

(A) establishing anti-addiction programs that are accessible to all Vermonters;

(B) creating and fostering anti-tobacco educational programs for use in Vermont schools;

(C) creating and fostering anti-tobacco advertising;

(D) establishing community outreach programs;

(E) supporting tobacco control enforcement activities;

(F) evaluating the effectiveness of tobacco cessation, prevention, and control programs.

(7) "Litigation Settlement Fund" means the Vermont Tobacco Litigation Settlement Fund established by 32 V.S.A. § 435a.

(8) "Program" means the Vermont tobacco prevention and treatment program established under this chapter.

(9) "Tobacco litigation settlement" means the Master Settlement Agreement between members of the tobacco industry and the State of Vermont, approved by the Vermont Superior Court on December 14, 1998 and finalized in Vermont on January 13, 1999.

(10) "Trust Fund" means the Tobacco Trust Fund established by this chapter. (Added 1999, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 271, eff. May 29, 2000; amended 2019, No. 82, § 4.)