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H.709

AN ACT RELATING TO CAMPGROUNDS

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

Sec. 1.  9 V.S.A. § 4452 is amended to read:

§ 4452.  EXCLUSIONS

Unless created to avoid the application of this chapter, this chapter does not apply to any of the following:

(1)  occupancy Occupancy at a public or private institution, operated for the purpose of providing medical, geriatric, educational, counseling, religious or similar service;.

(2)  occupancy Occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part, if the occupant is the purchaser or a person who succeeds to the interest of the purchaser;.

(3)  occupancy Occupancy by a member of a fraternal, social or religious organization in the portion of a building operated for the benefit of the organization;.

(4)  transient Transient occupancy in a hotel, motel or lodgings during the time the occupancy is subject to a tax levied under chapter 225 of Title 32;.

(5)  occupancy Occupancy by the owner of a condominium unit or the holder of a proprietary lease in a cooperative;.

(6)  rental Rental of a mobile home lot governed by chapter 153 of Title 10.

(7)  Transient residence in a campground, which for the purposes of this chapter means any property used for seasonal or short-term vacation or recreational purposes on which are located cabins, tents, or lean-tos or campsites designed for temporary set-up of portable or mobile camping, recreational, or travel dwelling units including tents, campers, and recreational vehicles such as motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, and van campers.

Sec. 2.  10 V.S.A. § 6204(f) is added to read:

(f)  This chapter shall not apply to the rental or use of campsites occupied for vacation or recreational purposes by camping units, such as:  tents, yurts, tepees, lean-tos, camping cabins, and recreational vehicles, including motor homes, folding camping trailers, conventional travel trailers, fifth wheel travel trailers, truck campers, van campers, and conversion vehicles designed and used for travel, recreation, and camping.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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