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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance



(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 9272)
  • § 9272. Suspension and revocation of licenses; appeal

    (a) The Commissioner may, after notice and hearing, suspend or revoke the license of any operator or may refuse to issue or renew any such registration for failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter or with all pertinent rules and regulations of the Commissioner promulgated hereunder.

    (b) Any operator aggrieved by such suspension, revocation, or refusal may appeal therefrom to any Superior judge within 10 days after written notice of such suspension, revocation, or refusal has been mailed or delivered to the operator. Such Superior judge or another Superior judge designated by the Chief Superior Judge shall hear such appeal forthwith.

    (c) If such appealing operator files with the Superior judge to whom he or she appeals a bond running to the State with a surety company authorized to do business in this State as surety in such sum as the Superior judge shall fix, conditioned upon the payment of all taxes due under this chapter and to become due during the pendency of such appeal, then during the pendency of any such appeal to the Superior judge, the suspension or revocation so appealed from shall be inoperative.

    (d) In the case of an appeal from the refusal of the Commissioner to issue or renew a registration, the Commissioner shall issue or renew such registration during the pendency of the appeal if the aforesaid bond is given.

    (e) Upon suspension or revocation, or in case of an unlicensed business, the Commissioner may cause to be posted, at every public entrance of the operator’s premises, a notice identifying the operator and the location and informing the public that the operator has no license or the license has been suspended or revoked, as the case may be, and that no rooms may be offered to the public for occupancy for a consideration or taxable meals or alcoholic beverages sold at that location as those terms are defined in this chapter. No person shall cover or deface the posted notice, and the posted notice shall not be removed until the license is reinstated or a new license issued for the location, or removal is otherwise authorized by the Commissioner. Whoever violates the terms of this subsection shall be assessed a penalty of $500.00. The Commissioner shall give notice of such assessment and make demand for payment. (Added 1959, No. 217, § 5; amended 1979, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 1991, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 40, eff. May 7, 1992; 1995, No. 29, § 20, eff. April 14, 1995; 1997, No. 50, § 26, eff. June 26, 1997; 2021, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 30, eff. May 31, 2022.)