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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 4 : Judiciary

Chapter 001 : Supreme Court

(Cite as: 4 V.S.A. § 25)
  • § 25. Judicial Branch; furlough days; administrative leave

    (a) The Supreme Court is authorized to declare up to 12 unpaid Judicial Branch furlough days in a fiscal year and on those days may close the courts in the State. For purposes of implementing a furlough day, the Supreme Court is authorized to reduce on a daily or hourly basis all salaries established by 32 V.S.A. §§ 1003(c), 1141, and 1142 and all other salaries paid by the Judicial Branch. Furlough days declared under this section shall have the same effect as holidays under 1 V.S.A. § 371 for the purpose of counting time under the Rules of Court Procedure and the Vermont Statutes Annotated.

    (b) The Supreme Court is authorized to pay on an hourly basis all persons whose compensation is established by 32 V.S.A. §§ 1010, 1511, and 1551 and 4 V.S.A. §§ 23, 75, and 356.

    (c) The Supreme Court may allow Supreme Court Justices, Superior judges, Environmental judges, magistrates, hearing officers, Probate judges, Superior Court clerks, or any State-compensated employees of the Judicial Branch not covered by a collective bargaining agreement to take an administrative leave of absence without pay, or with pay if the person is called to active duty in support of an extended national or State military operation. These judicial officers and State employees shall be entitled to be compensated in the same manner as Judicial Branch employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement called to active duty. The Court Administrator, at the direction of the Supreme Court, shall include provisions in the personnel rules of the Judiciary to administer these leaves of absence. (Added 1991, No. 50, § 97a; amended 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2003, No. 66, § 114a; 2003, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 99a, 100; 2005, No. 66, § 4; 2009, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § E.204.1, eff. June 2, 2009; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)