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Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis, and Tobacco

Chapter 021 : PENALTIES

(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 659)
  • § 659. Refusal or neglect of officers to perform duties

    (a) The county sheriffs, sheriff's deputies, constables, officers or members of the village or city police, State Police, and investigators of the Board of Liquor and Lottery shall have the authority and duty to ensure that the provisions of this title and the rules adopted by the Board of Liquor and Lottery pursuant to this title are enforced within their respective jurisdictions. Any officer who willfully refuses or neglects to perform the duties imposed upon him or her by this section shall be fined not more than $500.00 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.

    (b) A control commissioner or State's Attorney who willfully refuses or neglects to investigate a complaint for a violation of this chapter, when accompanied by evidence in support of the complaint, shall be fined $300.00. (Amended 2017, No. 83, § 115; 2017, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 2018, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 78.)