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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 145 : Disposition and Fee for Storage of Unlawful Firearms

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 2302)
  • § 2302. Unlawful firearms; agency

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Unlawful firearms” means firearms the possession of which constitutes a violation of federal or State law and firearms carried or used in violation of any federal or State law or in the commission of any federal or State felony.

    (2) “Agency” means any State or local law enforcement agency, any State agency except the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, and any local government entity.

    (3) “Unlawful per se” means firearms the possession of which is unlawful under any circumstances under State or federal law.

    (4) “Abandoned firearms” means firearms in the possession of the Department of Public Safety that are no longer needed as evidence and remain unclaimed for more than 18 months from the date the firearms come into the Department’s possession. (Added 1983, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2017, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 11, 2018.)