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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.320

Introduced by Representatives Clark of Vergennes and Jewett of Ripton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes and criminal procedure; larceny and embezzlement; removal of government‑issued signs

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the penalties for the removal of signs issued by the state or a municipality.

AN ACT RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR THE REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT‑ISSUED SIGNS

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

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 2510 is added to read:

§ 2510.  REMOVAL OF SIGNS ISSUED BY THE STATE OR A MUNICIPALITY

A person who removes from a state or town highway, a commercial or municipal building, or a private residence any of the following signs shall be fined not more than $1,500.00:

(1)  A sign issued by the state enhanced 9‑1‑1 board pursuant to subdivision 7053(a)(3) of Title 30.

(2)  A traffic control sign, signal, or marking issued pursuant to section 1025 of Title 23.

(3)  A municipal sign issued pursuant to section 1029 of Title 23.

(4)  An official directional sign posted for the purpose of providing tourist information pursuant to section 486 of Title 10.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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