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Title 30 : Public Service

Chapter 001 : Appointment, General Powers, and Duties

(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 10)
  • § 10. Service of process; notice of hearings; temporary restraining orders

    (a) All processes issued by the Commission shall state the time and place of return, in those cases where return is to be made to the Commission. Orders, notices, and other processes issued by the Commission shall be served personally or by first class mail, except that the Commission may direct that service be made by registered or certified mail. If the whereabouts of a person are unknown, or if the number of respondents is so great that personal service or service by mail is impracticable, service may be made by publication.

    (b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e) of this section, the Commission shall give 12 days’ notice of all hearings.

    (c) A scheduling or procedural conference may be held upon any reasonable notice.

    (d) An evidentiary hearing, once commenced upon proper notice, may be continued to a subsequent date upon any reasonable notice.

    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision in this section, the Commission or a single member may grant temporary restraining orders in the manner provided by and subject to limitations prescribed by the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure.

    (f) The provisions of sections 110-124 of this title relating to process and notice in condemnation cases shall not be affected by this section. (Amended 1959, No. 186, § 1, eff. May 20, 1959; 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 39(b), eff. March 1, 1961; 1975, No. 59, § 1, eff. April 18, 1975; 1975, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1985, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.); 1993, No. 21, § 5, eff. May 12, 1993; 2019, No. 31, § 22.)