Full Statute Name:  West's Vermont Statutes Annotated. Title Twenty-Four. Municipal and County Government. Part 2. Municipalities. Chapter 61. Regulatory Provisions; Police Power of Municipalities. Subchapter 11. Miscellaneous Regulatory Powers. § 2291. Enumeration of powers

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Primary Citation:  24 V.S.A. § 2291 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  VT ST T. 24 § 2291 Date Adopted:  1970
Summary:

This Vermont statute provides that, for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, welfare and convenience, a town, city or incorporated village shall have the power t o regulate the keeping of dogs, and to provide for their leashing, muzzling or restraint.

Statute Text: 

[Amended for animal-related provisions]

For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience, a town, city, or incorporated village shall have the following powers:

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(10) To regulate the keeping of dogs, and to provide for their leashing, muzzling, restraint, impoundment, and destruction.

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(14) To define what constitutes a public nuisance, and to provide procedures and take action for its abatement or removal as the public health, safety, or welfare may require.

(15) To provide for penalties for violation of any ordinance or rule adopted under the authority of this section.

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(21) To regulate, by means of a civil ordinance adopted pursuant to chapter 59 of this title, subject to the limitations of 13 V.S.A. § 351b and the requirement of 13 V.S.A. § 354(a), and consistent with the rules adopted by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets, pursuant to 13 V.S.A. § 352b(a), the welfare of animals in the municipality. Such ordinance may be enforced by humane officers as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 351, if authorized to do so by the municipality.

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CREDIT(S)

1969, Adj. Sess., No. 170, § 9; 1977, No. 61, § 2; 1987, No. 70; 1991, No. 108, § 1; 1993, Adj. Sess., No. 211, § 15; 1997, Adj. Sess., No. 94, § 2; 1999, Adj. Sess., No. 82, § 1; 2001, Adj. Sess., No. 82, § 1; 2003, No. 42, § 2; 2003, No. 63, § 51; 2005, Adj. Sess., No. 173, § 3; 2007, No. 79, § 14, eff. June 9, 2007; 2007, Adj. Sess., No. 121, § 19, eff. July 1, 2008; 2009, No. 45, § 15g, eff. May 27, 2009; 2009, Adj. Sess., No. 160, § 9, eff. June 4, 2010; 2011, No. 53, § 14a, eff. May 27, 2011; 2011, No. 53, § 14d(2), eff. July 1, 2014; 2011, Adj. Sess., No. 138, § 15, eff. May 14, 2012; 2011, Adj. Sess., No. 155, § 8, eff. July 1, 2012; 2011, Adj. Sess., No. 170, § 10, eff. July 1, 2012; 2013, No. 16, § 6, eff. May 6, 2013.

 

 

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