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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 017 : FEES AND COSTS

Subchapter 005 : Witness Fees

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 1559)
  • § 1559. Compensation of law enforcement officers for attendance at proceedings

    (a) No full time State Police officer, municipal police officer, game warden or other State employee shall be paid or accept any compensation as a witness in any civil or criminal proceeding to which the State is a party.

    (b) In any civil proceeding in the State in which a full time State Police officer, municipal police officer, game warden, or other State employee is subpoenaed as a witness either because of his or her expert knowledge with regard to his or her employment area or because of his or her past official actions the fees due him or her as a witness shall be paid by the party summoning the witness to the clerk of the Court to be paid to the State, the county, or the municipality, depending upon which governmental unit employs the individual.

    (c) These persons shall be compensated for such attendance by their employer according to the terms of their employment. (Added 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), § 24, eff. April 9, 1970; amended 1983, No. 106 (Adj. Sess.).)