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Title 12 : Court Procedure

Chapter 001 : Rules of Court

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 2)
  • § 2. Definitions

    As used in sections 3 and 4 of this chapter:

    (1) “Adopting authority” means the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the Chief Superior Judge, where appropriate.

    (2) “Commission” means the Public Utility Commission.

    (3) “Court” means the Supreme Court, except in those instances where the statutes permit rules to be adopted by the Chief Superior Judge, in which case, the word “court” means the Chief Superior Judge.

    (4) “Rule” means a statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy or the general procedural rules codified in Commission Rule 2.000. It includes judicial or administrative orders such as those issued under sections 31 and 37 of the Constitution of the State of Vermont and all substantive or procedural requirements of a court, which affect one or more persons who are not employees of the court, which are used by the court in the discharge of its duties. It shall not include judicial orders or opinions issued in the resolution of a case or controversy. It shall not include any orders or rules of the Commission other than the general procedural rules codified in Commission Rule 2.000. (Added 1981, No. 231 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2018, No. 8 (Sp. Sess.), § 3, eff. June 28, 2018; 2023, No. 33, § 7, eff. July 1, 2023.)