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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 151 : Supervision, Inspection, and Licensing of Dairy Operations

Subchapter 003 : Licensing and Inspection

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 2724)
  • § 2724. Technicians’ licenses

    (a) Any person who performs any tests, or determines weight or volume of dairy products where such determinations are used as a basis of payment or acceptance, shall hold an appropriate license or licenses issued by the Secretary, which may be revoked for cause after giving the technician the opportunity to be heard. Out-of-state laboratories that are NCIMS listed are exempt from the licensing requirement. Before issuing a license, the Secretary shall determine that the applicant is qualified to perform the service stated in the license. Different licenses may be issued for different services. The applicant shall pay the Secretary $20.00 for each examination. The initial license fee is $30.00. Licenses shall expire on June 30. After July 1, 2011, licenses shall be renewed by July 1 of each year when due. Licenses shall be issued for a period of three years. Licenses are renewable upon payment of a fee of $30.00. Licenses issued from July 2 to December 31 of each year shall be considered as if issued on the preceding July 1 for expiration purposes. Licenses issued from January 1 to June 30 shall be considered as if issued on the following July 1. There shall be a $25.00 late fee for each license not renewed by its due date, and the license shall lapse after it is late for 30 days. The holder of a license that has been lapsed more than 60 days shall retake any examination needed for a new license. License renewals shall be submitted 30 days prior to the renewal date to allow for processing of the licenses. Licenses not processed within 30 days of receipt shall automatically receive an extension of their current license until it is processed.

    (b) Any commercial enterprise that sells, installs, or repairs milking, milk cooling and storage, or dairy processing equipment shall register with the Secretary. The company shall apply for registration on a form made available by the Agency. The registration shall be valid for three years. Before registering a company, the Secretary shall determine that the company is qualified to sell, perform the installation, or repair milking and dairy processing equipment. The registration form shall be accompanied by a fee of $150.00. The Secretary may suspend or revoke registration for cause after giving the installer the opportunity to be heard. Registration shall terminate on December 31 of each year. Electricians or plumbers licensed pursuant to Title 26 doing only electrical or plumbing work within a farm or plant shall be exempt from this registration provided any work directly related to the processing of dairy products or milking of animals is performed under the supervision of a person that is registered. (Added 1965, No. 175, § 10; amended 1975, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 1989, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2011, No. 33, § 9; 2013, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2015, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)