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H.686

Introduced by   Representative Deen of Westminster

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes; disturbing the peace; noise  

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the fine for the misdemeanor offense of noise in the nighttime, to include in the offense unreasonably loud electronically produced music volume or motor vehicle engine acceleration noise, and to make the offense applicable during daytime hours.  

AN ACT RELATING TO NOISE WHICH DISTURBS THE PEACE

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

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 1022 is amended to read:

§ 1022.  NOISE IN THE NIGHTTIME WHICH DISTURBS THE PEACE

A person who, between sunset and sunrise, disturbs and breaks the public peace by firing guns, blowing horns, playing electronically produced music at an unreasonably loud volume, or creating unreasonably loud motor vehicle acceleration noise or other unnecessary and offensive noise shall be fined not more than $50.00 $250.00.  However, this section shall not prevent a person employing workmen workers, for the purpose of giving notice to his the person’s employees, from ringing bells or using whistles or gongs of such size and weight, in such manner, and at such hours as the selectmen of the town, the aldermen of the city, or the trustees of the village may prescribe in writing.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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