Download this document in MS Word 97 format

NO. 38. AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ADMINISTERING POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES TO ISSUE TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS.

(S.66)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 21 V.S.A. 494b(1) is amended to read:

The following employers may require that an applicant for employment take or submit to a polygraph examination, or administer or cause to be administered, a polygraph examination to an applicant for employment:

(1) the department of public safety*[,]*; the department of motor vehicles, for applicants for law enforcement positions; municipal police departments and county sheriffs, as to sworn police officers and deputy sheriffs;

Sec. 2. 23 V.S.A. 4(11) is amended to read:

Except as may be otherwise provided herein, and unless the context otherwise requires in statutes relating to motor vehicles and enforcement of the law regulating vehicles, as provided in this title and part 5 of Title 20, the following definitions shall apply:

* * *

(11) "Enforcement officers" shall include sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, constables, police officers, state's attorneys, capitol police officers, motor vehicle inspectors, state game wardens and state police; and*[,]* for enforcement of offenses relating to parking of motor vehicles, meter checkers and other duly authorized employees of a municipality employed to assist in the enforcement of parking regulations. "Enforcement officers" shall also include duly authorized employees of the department of motor vehicles for the purpose of issuing complaints related to their administrative duties, for enforcement of nonmoving traffic violations enumerated in subdivisions 2302(a)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this title, pursuant to 4 V.S.A. 1105;

Approved: May 25, 2001