Introduced by Representatives Howard of Rutland City, Metzger of Milton and Mook of Bennington
Subject: Judiciary; assistant judges; civil ordinance and traffic violations in other counties
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to permit assistant judges to elect to hear a civil ordinance or traffic violation case in a county other than the county in which an assistant judge presides.
AN ACT RELATING TO PERMITTING ASSISTANT JUDGES TO HEAR CIVIL ORDINANCE AND MUNICIPAL VIOLATION CASES IN OTHER COUNTIES
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 24 V.S.A. § 140 is added to read:
§ 140. CIVIL ORDINANCE AND MUNICIPAL VIOLATIONS;
ASSISTANT JUDGE ELECTION TO HEAR IN OTHER COUNTIES
An assistant judge may elect to hear a civil ordinance or traffic violation case in a county other than the county in which the assistant judge presides. An assistant judge who elects to hear a case in another county under this section shall have elected to hear and decide civil ordinance and traffic violations under subsection 1104(d) of Title 4.
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