The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 22: Libraries, History, and Information Technology

Chapter 14: HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Sub-Chapter 11: Prohibited Acts

22 V.S.A. § 791. Penalty



§ 791. Penalty

A person who conducts field investigation activities on or under any land owned or controlled by the state or within the boundaries of any designated state archeological landmark, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the state historic preservation officer or any person who appropriates, defaces, destroys, or otherwise alters any archeological site or specimen located on or under state lands or within the boundaries of a designated state archeological landmark, except in the course of activities pursued under the authority of a permit granted by the state historic preservation officer, shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 or imprisoned for not more than six months or both, and in addition, shall forfeit to the state all specimens, objects, and materials collected or excavated, together with all photographs and records relating to that material. (Added 1975, No. 109, § 4; amended 2001, No. 35, § 7.)