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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.437

Introduced by   Representatives Hutchinson of Randolph and French of Randolph

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; legislative bodies; fire departments; expenditures; emergencies

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow the legislative body of a municipality to authorize fire department expenditures on an emergency basis.

AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES

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

Sec. 1.  24 V.S.A. § 1955 is amended to read:

§ 1955.  EXPENDITURES

(a)  All expenditures for the creation, operation, and maintenance of a fire department under this chapter shall be paid from the general fund of the municipality unless other means are provided by the legislative body or the qualified voters.

(b)  Nothing in this section shall prevent the legislative body of a municipality from authorizing an expenditure for the operation and maintenance of a fire department if, in the judgment of the legislative body, a failure to authorize such an expenditure could result in harm or damage to persons or property.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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