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Subchapter 003 : ELIGIBILITY FOR PAROLE(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 507)
§ 507. Notification to victim and opportunity to testify
(a) At least 30 days prior to a parole eligibility hearing, the victim of a listed crime as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 5301(7), shall be notified as to the time and location of the hearing. Such notification may be waived by the victim in writing.
(b) At a parole eligibility hearing, unless waived by the victim of a listed crime as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 5301(7), the inmate shall not be present when the victim testifies before the Parole Board.
(c) Parole Board proceedings shall be subject to the Vermont Open Meeting Law.
(d) As used in this section, “victim” means:
(1) a victim of the listed crime for which the Parole Board is determining the inmate’s eligibility for parole; and
(2) a victim of a listed crime of which the inmate was convicted other than the listed crime for which the Parole Board is determining the inmate’s eligibility for parole. (Added 1995, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1996; amended 1999, No. 4, § 5; 2007, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)