§2646. Proclamation by governor prohibiting kindling of fires: Closing of woodlands

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/083/02646
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

083

:
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND RECREATION






Subchapter

004
:
FOREST FIRES AND FIRE PREVENTION










 

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2646. Proclamation by governor prohibiting kindling of fires: Closing of

woodlands

(a) Whenever it

appears to the governor that there is excessive danger of forest fires, he or

she may prohibit by proclamation the kindling of a fire in or adjoining forest

land or close any or all sections of woodland, or brushland, in any town for

such time as the governor may designate, to all persons except the owner and

his or her household, his or her tenants, servants or agents and persons in the

public employment engaged in abating such fire-hazardous condition.

(b)

Proclamations shall be published in such newspapers of the state and posted in

such places and in such manner as the governor may order in writing. A copy of

such publication and order, attested by the secretary of civil and military

affairs, shall be filed with the secretary of state and a like copy shall be

furnished to the commissioner who shall attend to the publication and posting

thereof. The expenses of such publication and posting shall be paid by the

department. Notice of removal of restrictions imposed by proclamation shall be

in the same manner. (Added 1977, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)
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