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Appointment of Acting Judges

This act eliminates the requirement that a member of the bar must live in the territorial unit in order to be appointed to serve as an acting judge, magistrate or hearing officer and replaces it with a requirement that the member live in the State of Vermont. This act also allows an acting hearing officer to hear all types of cases in the traffic and municipal ordinance bureau. In addition, it requires the administrative judge to apply the criteria and standards for judicial appointments when appointing a member as an acting judge, magistrate, or hearing officer.

Effective Date: April 8, 1997