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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. § 39)
  • § 39. Capital budget requests; county courthouses

    (a) On or before October 1 each year, any county requesting capital funds for its courthouse, or court operations, shall submit a request to the Court Administrator.

    (b) The Court Administrator shall evaluate requests based on the following criteria:

    (1) whether the funding request relates to an emergency that will affect the court operations and the administration of justice;

    (2) whether there is a State-owned courthouse in the county that could absorb court activities in lieu of this capital investment;

    (3) whether the county consistently has invested in major maintenance in the courthouse;

    (4) whether the request relates to a State-mandated function;

    (5) whether the request diverts resources of other current Judiciary capital priorities;

    (6) whether the request is consistent with the long-term capital needs of the Judiciary, including providing court services adapted to modern needs and requirements; and

    (7) any other criteria as deemed appropriate by the Court Administrator.

    (c) Based on the criteria described in subsection (b) of this section, the Court Administrator shall make a recommendation to the Commissioner of Buildings and General Services regarding whether the county’s request should be included as part of the Judiciary’s request for capital funding in the Governor’s annual proposed capital budget request.

    (d) On or before January 15 of each year, the Court Administrator shall advise the House Committee on Corrections and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Institutions of all county requests received and the Court Administrator’s recommendations for the proposed capital budget request. (Added 2015, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 31.)