§236a. Hearing officer

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/07/009/00236a
Published: 2015

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236a. Hearing officer

(a) The chair of

the board may appoint a hearing officer to conduct hearings pursuant to section

236 of this title. A hearing officer may be a member of the board appointed

under section 236 of this title.

(b) The hearing

officer may administer oaths in all cases, so far as the exercise of that power

is properly incidental to the performance of the hearing officer's duty or that

of the board. A hearing officer may hold any hearing in any matter within the

jurisdiction of the board.

(c) The hearing

officer shall make findings of fact in writing to the board in the form of a

proposal for decision. A copy of the proposal for decision shall be served upon

the parties pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 811. Judgment on the hearing officer's

proposal for decision shall be rendered by a majority of the board.

(d) At least 10

days prior to a hearing before the board, the hearing officer shall give

written notice of the time and place of the hearing to all parties in the case

and shall indicate the name and title of the person designated to conduct the


(e) The chair

may appoint a hearing officer to hear and finally determine any complaint

involving a tobacco license. In such a case the hearing officer may impose

administrative penalties as provided in subsection 236(b) of this title. (Added

1997, No. 58, § 8.)