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H.517

AN ACT RELATING TO JUDICIAL OATHS

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

Sec. 1.  12 V.S.A. § 5856 is amended to read:

§ 5856.  STORAGE OF JUDICIAL OATHS

(a)  A judge or justice shall take and subscribe his or her oath or affirmation of allegiance to this state on or before April 1 in the year of his or her retention or within ten days after the vote of the joint assembly under subsection 608(g) of Title 4, whichever is later.

(b)  The Vermont supreme court shall adopt a rule which establishes a procedure for the storage of judicial oaths.

Sec. 2.  APPLICABILITY

Sec. 1 of this act shall apply to any judge or justice who begins a term of office on or after April 1, 2005, except that a judge or justice who begins a term of office on April 1, 2005 shall take and subscribe his or her oath of office within ten days after this act’s passage.

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us