Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 18 Sec. 5166

  • Justice: when applied to a person, other than a Justice of the Supreme Court, shall mean a justice of the peace for the county for which he or she is elected or appointed. See
  • Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See

§ 5166. Certification by unauthorized person; penalty; validity of civil unions

(a) An unauthorized person who knowingly undertakes to join others in a civil union shall be imprisoned not more than six months or fined not more than $300.00 nor less than $100.00, or both.

(b) A civil union certified before a person falsely professing to be a justice or a member of the clergy shall be valid, provided that the civil union is in other respects lawful, and that either of the parties to a civil union believed that he or she was lawfully joined in a civil union. (Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)