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Subchapter 002 : Extreme Risk Protection Orders(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 4051)
§ 4051. Definitions
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Court” means the Family Division of the Superior Court.
(2) “Dangerous weapon” means an explosive or a firearm.
(3) “Explosive” means dynamite, or any explosive compound of which nitroglycerin forms a part, or fulminate in bulk or dry condition, or blasting caps, or detonating fuses, or blasting powder or any other similar explosive. The term does not include a firearm or ammunition therefor or any components of ammunition for a firearm, including primers, smokeless powder, or black gunpowder.
(4) “Federally licensed firearms dealer” means a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer required to conduct national instant criminal background checks under 18 U.S.C. § 922(t).
(5) “Firearm” shall have the same meaning as in subsection 4017(d) of this title.
(6) “Law enforcement agency” means the Vermont State Police, a municipal police department, or a sheriff’s department.
(7) “Household members” means persons who are living together, are sharing occupancy of a dwelling, are engaged in a sexual relationship, or minors or adults who are dating. “Dating” means a social relationship of a romantic nature. Factors that the court may consider when determining whether a dating relationship exists include:
(A) the nature of the relationship;
(B) the length of time the relationship has existed; and
(C) the frequency of interaction between the parties. (Added 2017, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 11, 2018; amended 2023, No. 45, § 4, eff. July 1, 2023.)