The Vermont Statutes Online
The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.
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[Section 5506 effective January 1, 2022.]
§ 5506. Administrative penalties; referral for criminal enforcement
(a) The Secretary may assess the following administrative penalties for a violation of a provision of this chapter:
(1) For a first offense, a person shall be assessed an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000.00 nor less than $400.00.
(2) For a second offense or subsequent offense, a person shall be assessed an administrative penalty of not more than $4,000.00 nor less than $2,000.00.
(b) Instead of bringing an environmental enforcement action for a violation of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter, the Secretary may refer a violation of this chapter to the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife for criminal enforcement under section 4518 of this title. (Added 2019, No. 169 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.)