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Title 4: Judiciary

Chapter 29: JUDICIAL BUREAU

4 V.S.A. § 1102. Judicial Bureau; jurisdiction



§ 1102. Judicial Bureau; jurisdiction

(a) A Judicial Bureau is created within the Judicial Branch under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

(b) The Judicial Bureau shall have jurisdiction of the following matters:

(1) Traffic violations alleged to have been committed on or after July 1, 1990.

(2) Civil ordinance violations alleged to have been committed on or after July 1, 1994.

(3) Minor fish and wildlife violations alleged to have been committed on or after September 1, 1996.

(4) Violations of 7 V.S.A. § 1005(a),  relating to possession of tobacco products by a person less than 18 years of age.

(5) Violations of 7 V.S.A. § 1007, relating to furnishing tobacco products to a person under the age of 18 years.

(6) Violations of 24 V.S.A. § 2201, relating to littering, burning of solid waste, and illegal dumping.

(7) Violations of 16 V.S.A. chapter 1, subchapter 9, relating to hazing.

(8) Violations of 20 V.S.A. § § 2056a, 2056b, and 2056c, relating to unauthorized disclosure of criminal record information.

(9) Violations of 7 V.S.A. § 656, relating to illegal possession of alcoholic beverages.

(10) Violations under 7 V.S.A. § 658(c)(1),  relating to an employee of a second class licensee selling alcohol to a minor during a compliance check.

(11) Violations of 18 V.S.A. § 4234b(b), relating to selling ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base.

(12) Violations of 13 V.S.A. § 352(3), (4), and (9), relating to cruelty to animals, and 13 V.S.A. § 355(d), relating to interference with a guide dog.

(13) Violations of 18 V.S.A. § 4249, relating to the introduction of tobacco or tobacco products into a correctional facility.

(14) Violations of 21 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 1, relating to conditions for employment.

(15) Violations of 9 V.S.A. § 3023(a), relating to the purchase and sale of scrap metal.

(16) Violations of 18 V.S.A. chapter 38 that are subject to civil penalties pursuant to subsection 1760a(a), relating to reducing lead hazards in housing.

(17) [Deleted.]

(18) Violations of 23 V.S.A. § 3327(d), relating to obeying a law enforcement officer while operating a vessel.

(19) Violations of 6 V.S.A. § 2965 relating to the misuse of identification labels for agricultural products produced in Vermont and meeting standards of quality established by the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

(20) Violations of 21 V.S.A. § 692(c)(1).

(21) Violations of 13 V.S.A. §§ 3602 and 3603, relating to the unlawful cutting of trees and the marking of harvest units.

(22) Violations of 10 V.S.A. § 1266b, relating to the application of fertilizer to nonagricultural turf.

(23) Violations of 18 V.S.A. § 1513, relating to minors using tanning facilities.

(24) Violations of 18 V.S.A. §§ 4230a and 4230b, relating to possession of marijuana.

(c) The Judicial Bureau shall not have jurisdiction over municipal parking violations.

(d) Three hearing officers appointed by the Court Administrator shall determine waiver penalties to be imposed for violations within the Judicial Bureau's jurisdiction, except:

(1) Municipalities shall adopt full and waiver penalties for civil ordinance violations pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1979. For purposes of municipal violations, the issuing law enforcement officer shall indicate the appropriate full and waiver penalty on the complaint.

(2) [Deleted.]  (Added 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 1999, No. 63, § 2; 1999, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1999, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1999, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1999, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a; 2005, No. 23, § 2; 2005, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2006; 2007, No. 51, § 19; 2007, No. 64, § 1; 2007, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 35, eff. Jan. 1, 2010; 2007, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. July 1, 2009; 2009, No. 30, § 5; 2009, No. 54, § 58; 2009, No. 78 (Adj. Sess.), § 6d; 2009, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2009, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2009, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2011, No. 37, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2012; 2011, No. 73 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2011, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2012; 2013, No. 76, § 3.)