Sections
§ 301 Acknowledgment of parentage
§ 302 Acknowledgment of parentage void
§ 303 Denial of parentage
§ 304 Conditions for acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 305 Equivalent to adjudication; no ratification required
§ 306 No filing fee
§ 307 Timing of rescission
§ 308 Challenge to acknowledgment after expiration of period for rescission
§ 309 Procedure for rescission or challenge
§ 310 Forms for voluntary acknowledgment and denial of parentage
§ 311 Release of information
§ 312 Adoption of rules

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 15C > Chapter 3

  • Acknowledged parent: means a person who has established a parent-child relationship under chapter 3 of this title. See
  • Adjudicated parent: means a person who has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a parent of a child. See
  • Adult education and literacy: means a program of public education adapted to the needs of persons who are beyond compulsory school age, and who have not completed high school education. See
  • Agency of Education: means the Secretary and staff necessary to carry out the functions of the Agency. See
  • Alleged genetic parent: means a person who is alleged to be, or alleges that the person is, a genetic parent or possible genetic parent of a child whose parentage has not been adjudicated. See
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • approved education program: includes an "approved teen parent education program. See
  • Approved independent school: means an independent school that is approved under section 166 of this title. See
  • between: as used in this title in respect to a specified age of a student, shall mean the period of time commencing on the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age first specified and ending on the day next preceding the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age last specified. See
  • Birth: includes stillbirth. See
  • Child: means a person of any age whose parentage may be determined under this title. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Electorate: means the qualified voters in a school district voting at a properly warned school district meeting. See
  • Elementary education: means a program of public school education adapted to the needs of students in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and the first six grades. See
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • gender identity: means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity, or gender-related characteristics intrinsically related to an individual's gender or gender-identity, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth. See
  • Grades: means the division of the educational work of the public schools into 13 school year units beginning with kindergarten and thereafter numbered from one to 12 beginning with the lowest. See
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Harassment: includes conduct that violates subdivision (A) of this subdivision (26) and constitutes one or more of the following:

  • Hazing: means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution; and that is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of a student. See
  • Home study program: means an educational program offered through home study that provides a minimum course of study and that is offered to not more than:

  • Independent school: means a school other than a public school, which provides a program of elementary or secondary education, or both. See
  • Intended parent: means a person, whether married or unmarried, who manifests the intent to be legally bound as a parent of a child resulting from assisted reproduction or a gestational carrier agreement. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Kindergarten: means an educational program for children of one year adapted to the needs of students who will attend first grade the following year. See
  • Municipality: shall include a city, town, town school district, incorporated school or fire district or incorporated village, and all other governmental incorporated units. See
  • Oath: shall include affirmation where by law an affirmation may be substituted. See
  • Parent: means a person who has established parentage that meets the requirements of this title. See
  • Parentage: means the legal relationship between a child and a parent as established under this title. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See
  • Presumed parent: means a person who is recognized as the parent of a child under section 401 of this title. See
  • Public school: means an elementary school or secondary school operated by a school district. See
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • School board: means the board of school directors elected to manage the schools of a school district, the prudential committee of an incorporated school district, the supervisory union board of directors, and the supervisors of unorganized towns and gores. See
  • School district: means town school districts, union school districts, interstate school districts, city school districts, unified union districts, and incorporated school districts, each of which is governed by a publicly elected board. See
  • School district meeting: means a duly warned meeting of a school district at which questions are presented to the electorate. See
  • School year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending the next June 30. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Education. See
  • sexual orientation: means female or male homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality. See
  • Sign: means , with the intent to authenticate or adopt a record, to:

  • Signatory: means a person who signs a record and is bound by its terms. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education established by chapter 3 of this title. See
  • Superintendent: means the chief executive officer of a supervisory union and each school board within it. See
  • Supervisory district: means a supervisory union that consists of only one school district, which may be a unified union district. See
  • Supervisory union: means an administrative, planning, and educational service unit created by the State Board under section 261 of this title, that consists of two or more school districts; if the context clearly allows, the term also means a supervisory district. See
  • Teen parent education program: means a program designed to provide educational and other services to pregnant pupils or parenting pupils, or both. See
  • Town: shall include city and wards or precincts therein; "selectboard members" and "board of civil authority" shall extend to and include the mayor and aldermen of cities; "trustees" shall extend to and include bailiffs of incorporated villages; and the laws applicable to the inhabitants and officers of towns shall be applicable to the inhabitants and similar officers of all municipal corporations. See