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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 4501)
  • § 4501. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Permit" means a written statement, issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety or his or her designee, authorizing the holding of a commercial public assembly under stated conditions as to time, place, and manner.

    (2) "Permit officer" means the Commissioner of Public Safety or officer designated by him or her to issue permits.

    (3) "Person" means an individual, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.

    (4) "Political subdivision" means a city, town, village, gore, or other incorporated place.

    (5) "Commercial public assembly" or "assembly" means a gathering of 2,000 or more individuals in a public place that the general public is permitted or invited to attend, conducted or promoted for profit, whether or not a profit is actually returned, where persons are admitted on payment of cash, entry fees, advance subscriptions, or donations, or any thing of value.

    (6) "Promotional activity" means purchasing paid advertisements in any media of communication or circulation of printed material advertising the assembly.

    (7) "Public place" means an open area where patrons cannot be accommodated inside a permanent building, other than a stadium used for sporting events, or a fairground having permanent seats for patrons, with respect to which a private person permits use by the general public. (Added 1973, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 30, 1974.)