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H.282

Introduced by   Representatives Grad of Moretown, Ancel of Calais, Bohi of Hartford, Brooks of Montpelier, Chen of Mendon, Donovan of Burlington, Head of S. Burlington, Hosford of Waitsfield, Kainen of Hartford, Marek of Newfane, Masland of Thetford, O'Donnell of Vernon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Seibert of Norwich and Sweaney of Windsor

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Domestic and sexual violence; victim services; special fund

Statement of purpose:  This bill would establish a domestic and sexual violence victim services special fund to support programs of the network against domestic and sexual violence.

AN ACT RELATING TO A DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS SERVICES SPECIAL FUND

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

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 5364 is added to read:

§ 5364.  DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM SERVICES

              SPECIAL FUND

(a)  There is created a special fund to be known as the domestic and sexual violence victim services fund.  This fund shall be established pursuant to the provisions of subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32 and administered by the Vermont center for crime victim services established by section 5361 of this title.  The fund shall be used for the support of the activities and operating costs of the programs of the Vermont network against domestic and sexual violence.

(b)  The special fund shall consist of:

(1)  Fees imposed by a town clerk and designated by the state treasurer pursuant to section 1712 of Title 32; and

(2)  Any other amounts appropriated by the general assembly.

(c)  Any balances in the fund at the close of any fiscal year shall remain in the fund for expenditure under this section in the following fiscal year.

Sec. 2.  32 V.S.A. § 1712(1) is amended to read:

(1)  For issuing and recording a marriage or civil union license, $23.00 $45.00 to be paid by the applicant, $8.00 of which sum shall be retained by the town clerk as a fee and $15.00 $37.00 of which sum shall be paid by the town clerk to the state treasurer in a return filed quarterly upon forms furnished by the state treasurer and specifying all fees received by him or her during the quarter.  Of the $37.00 paid to the state treasurer, $22.00 shall be transferred to the domestic and sexual violence victim services special fund established by section 5364 of Title 13.  Such quarterly period shall be as of the first day of January, April, July, and October.



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