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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 085 : Weapons

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.)