§3311. Specific offenses; penalties

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/06/204/03311
Published: 2015

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Title

06

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Agriculture






Chapter

204

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PREPARATION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTS











 

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3311. Specific offenses; penalties

(a) Any person

that gives, pays, or offers, directly or indirectly, any money or other thing

of value to any officer or employee of this state authorized to perform any

duties prescribed by this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, with

intent to influence the officer or employee in the discharge of any duty, shall

upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than  $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not more than

five years, or both. Any officer or employee of this state authorized to

perform the duties prescribed by this chapter or rules promulgated under this

chapter, who accepts any money, gift, or other thing of value from any persons,

given with intent to influence his or her official action, or who shall receive

or accept from any person engaged in intrastate commerce any gift, money, or

other thing of value given with any purpose or intent whatsoever, shall be

subject to the penalties provided in 13 V.S.A. § 1102.

(b) Any person

that forcibly assaults, resists, or intimidates any inspector, or other person,

engaged in the performance of his or her official duties under this chapter or

rules promulgated under this chapter, shall be subject to the penalties

provided in 13 V.S.A. § 1023. Any person who impedes, interferes, or hinders

any inspector, or other person, engaged in the performance of his or her

official duties under this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter,

shall be subject to the penalties provided in 13 V.S.A. § 3001. Whoever in the

commission of these acts uses a deadly or dangerous weapon, or who purposely or

knowingly causes serious bodily injury to an inspector or other person engaged

in the performance of his or her official duties under this chapter or rules

promulgated under this chapter, shall be subject to the penalties provided in

13 V.S.A. chapter 53. Any person engaged in official duties under this chapter

or rules promulgated under this chapter shall be considered a law enforcement

officer for purposes of determining a penalty under 13 V.S.A. chapter 53.

(Added 1985, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 2, 1986.)
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