§ 1801 Definitions
§ 1802 Jurisdiction over certain transportation companies by the Agency of Transportation and the Transportation Board
§ 1803 Organization; reports of transportation corporations
§ 1804 Duty to furnish copies of contracts
§ 1805 Information to be furnished to the Agency of Transportation
§ 1806 Report of accidents; investigation
§ 1807 Complaints; investigations; procedure
§ 1808 Jurisdiction of Transportation Board; general scope
§ 1809 Prosecution of cases before Board
§ 1810 Jurisdiction by the Transportation Board over charges and rates
§ 1811 Service to the public
§ 1813 Exceptions
§ 1817 Copy of schedules
§ 1818 Rebates; exceptions
§ 1819 Special rate or rebate; penalty
§ 1820 Motor bus defined
§ 1821 Common carrier defined
§ 1822 Jurisdiction of Transportation Board over common carriers
§ 1823 Certificate of public good
§ 1824 Application for certificate of public good; hearing
§ 1824a Publicly funded carriers
§ 1825 Petition by public; notice; hearing
§ 1826 Display of certificate
§ 1827 Jurisdiction of Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
§ 1828 Safe operation of motor buses
§ 1829 Supervision by Transportation Board of common carriers; abandonment of service
§ 1830 Penalty

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 5 > Chapter 24

  • Accept: means to solicit, receive, or agree to receive. See
  • Accredited postsecondary institution: means a postsecondary institution that has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges or another regional accrediting agency recognized by the U. 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
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency of Education: means the Secretary and staff necessary to carry out the functions of the Agency. See
  • Aircraft: means a contrivance used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air and specifically includes ultralight aircraft. See
  • Alcohol: means the product of distillation, fermentation, or chemical synthesis, including alcoholic beverages, ethyl alcohol, and nonpotable alcohol. 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.
  • Annual meeting: when applied to towns shall mean the annual town meeting in March or an adjournment thereof. See
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • 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
  • Approved provider: means an entity approved by the Secretary to provide educational services that may be awarded credits or used to determine proficiency necessary for a high school diploma. See
  • art gallery: means a fixed establishment whose primary purpose is to exhibit or offer for sale works of art; "bookstore" means a fixed establishment whose primary purpose is to offer books for sale; "public library" has the same meaning as in 22 V. See
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation, articles of merger, and special charters. See
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Australian ballot: includes any ballots counted by a vote tabulator approved for use in any election conducted in the State. See
  • Australian ballot system: means the technique of having the polls open for voting on specified and warned matters during a warned, extended period, which may be during or after a municipal meeting, or both. 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
  • biennially: shall mean the year in which a regular session of the General Assembly is held. See
  • Blended learning: means a formal education program in which content and instruction are delivered both in a traditional classroom setting and through virtual learning. See
  • Board of civil authority: means , unless otherwise provided by municipal charter, in the case of a town, the selectboard and town clerk and the justices residing therein; in the case of a city, the mayor, aldermen, city clerk, and justices residing therein; in the case of a village, the trustees, village clerk, and the justices residing therein; and, in any case, such suitable member or members of unrepresented or insufficiently represented political parties as may be appointed members of the board of civil authority under the provisions of section 2143 of this title. See
  • Campaign: means any organized or coordinated activity undertaken by two or more persons, any part of which is designed to influence the nomination, election, or defeat of any candidate or the passage, defeat, or modification of any public question. See
  • Candidate: means an individual who has taken any affirmative action to become a candidate for public office. See
  • Career development: means the identification of student interests and aptitudes and the ability to link these to potential career paths and the training and education necessary to succeed on these paths. See
  • Carnegie unit: means 125 hours of class or contact time with a teacher over the course of one year at the secondary level. See
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Certificate of approval: means a license granted by the Board of Liquor and Lottery to a manufacturer or distributor of malt beverages or vinous beverages, or both, that is not licensed under the provisions of this title, that permits the licensee to sell those beverages to holders of a packager's or wholesale dealer's license. See
  • Commissioner of Liquor and Lottery: means the executive officer of the Board of Liquor and Lottery appointed under the provisions of chapter 5 of this title. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • corporation: means and includes individuals, partnerships, associations, and corporations, owning or conducting any transportation business or property, other than railroads and aircraft which are covered by the provisions of this chapter. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dining car: means a railroad car on which meals are prepared and served. See
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • Dual enrollment: means enrollment by a secondary student in a course offered by an accredited postsecondary institution and for which, upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive:

  • Early college: means full-time enrollment, pursuant to subsection 4011(e) of this title, by a 12th grade Vermont student for one academic year in a program offered by a postsecondary institution in which the credits earned apply to secondary school graduation requirements. See
  • Election: means the procedure whereby the voters of this State, or any of its political subdivisions, select persons to fill public offices or act on public questions. See
  • Electorate: means the qualified voters in a school district voting at a properly warned school district meeting. See
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. 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.
  • Festival permit: means a permit granted by the Division of Liquor Control permitting a person to conduct an event at which malt or vinous beverages, or both, are sold by the glass to the public, provided the event is approved by the local control commissioners. See
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • filed: means deposited in the regularly maintained office of the official with whom the filing is to be made. See
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Flexible pathways to graduation: means any combination of high-quality academic and experiential components leading to secondary school completion and postsecondary readiness, which may include assessments that allow the student to apply his or her knowledge and skills to tasks that are of interest to that student. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Food programs: means provision of food to persons under programs meeting standards for assistance under the National School Lunch Act, 42 U. See
  • Fortified wines: means vinous beverages, including those to which spirits have been added during manufacture, containing at least 16 percent alcohol but not more than 23 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and all vermouths containing not more than 23 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. See
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • inhabitants: shall mean the population of the political division referred to, as ascertained by the national census last completed before the time when such population is a material fact. See
  • 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
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal age: means 21 years of age or older. See
  • Legislative body: means the selectboard in the case of a town; the city council, mayor, and alder board in the case of a city; the trustees or bailiffs in the case of a village; the school board in the case of a school district; and the prudential committee in the case of a fire district. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local adult education and literacy provider: means an entity that is awarded federal or State grant funds to conduct adult education and literacy activities. See
  • Local election: means any election that deals with the selection of persons to fill public office or the settling of public questions solely within a single municipality. See
  • Malt beverages: means all fermented beverages of any name or description manufactured for sale from malt, wholly or in part, or from any substitute therefor, known as, among other things, beer, ale, or lager, containing not less than one percent nor more than 16 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. See
  • Meeting: means any structured communications conducted by participants in person or through the use of electronic or telecommunications medium permitting simultaneous or sequentially structured communications for the purpose of reaching a collective agreement. See
  • Minor: means an individual who has not attained 21 years of age. See
  • Month: shall mean a calendar month and "year" shall mean a calendar year and be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Participating employee: means a school employee who is eligible for and has elected to receive health benefit coverage through a school employer. See
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any individual, business entity, labor organization, public interest group, or other organization, incorporated or unincorporated. See
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or body politic, including a trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative. See
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Political party: is a ny group of individuals that has organized and filed its certificate of organization with the Secretary of State, pursuant to chapter 45 of this title. See
  • Postsecondary planning: means the identification of education and training programs after high school that meet a student's academic, vocational, financial, and social needs and the identification of financial assistance available for those programs. See
  • Postsecondary readiness: means the ability to enter the workforce or to pursue postsecondary education or training without the need for remediation. See
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary: means any election that precedes a general or special election, for the purpose of permitting political parties to nominate, from among all of the candidates for any office, only that number of candidates equal to the number of persons to be elected to that office at the succeeding general or special election. See
  • Principal office: means the office (in or outside this State) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public question: means any question, issue, proposition, or referendum (whether binding or advisory) submitted or required by law to be submitted to the voters of the State or any political subdivision of the State, for a decision. See
  • Public school: means an elementary school or secondary school operated by a school district. See
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: shall include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein, and pews or slips in places of public worship shall be treated as real estate. See
  • Record date: means the date established under chapter 6 or 7 of this title on which a corporation determines the identity of shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of this title. See
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.
  • Resident: means a natural person who is domiciled in this State as evidenced by an intent to maintain a principal dwelling place in the State indefinitely and to return there if temporarily absent, coupled with an act or acts consistent with that intent. See
  • road: shall include bridges thereon and their approaches. See
  • School board: means the governing body responsible for the administration of a public school. See
  • 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 employee: means :

  • School employer: means a supervisory union or school district as those terms are defined in section 11 of this title. See
  • School year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending the next June 30. See
  • seal: shall include an impression of the official seal made upon paper alone or by means of a wafer or wax affixed thereto. See
  • Second-class license: means a license permitting the licensee to export and to sell malt beverages and vinous beverages to the public for consumption off the premises for which the license is granted. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under subsection 8. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Education. See
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or upon presentation for registration are entitled to be registered in the records of a corporation. See
  • Special event permit: means a permit granted by the Division of Liquor Control permitting a licensed manufacturer or rectifier to sell, by the glass or by the unopened bottle, alcoholic beverages manufactured or rectified by the license holder at an event open to the public that has been approved by the local control commissioners. See
  • Special venue serving permit: means a permit granted by the Division of Liquor Control permitting an art gallery, bookstore, public library, or museum to conduct an event at which malt or vinous beverages, or both, are served by the glass to the public. See
  • Spirits: means beverages that contain more than one percent alcohol obtained by distillation, by chemical synthesis, or through concentration by freezing; vinous beverages containing more than 23 percent alcohol; and malt beverages containing more than 16 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 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
  • State-placed student: means :

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Superintendent: means the chief executive officer of a supervisory union and each school board within it. 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
  • sworn: shall include affirmed. See
  • Teen parent education program: means a program designed to provide educational and other services to pregnant pupils or parenting pupils, or both. See
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-class license: means a license granted by the Board of Liquor and Lottery permitting the licensee to sell spirits and fortified wines for consumption only on the premises for which the license is granted. See
  • Town: includes "city. 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
  • Town clerk: means a town officer elected pursuant to section 2646 of this title or otherwise elected or appointed by law and performing those duties prescribed by 24 V. See
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Village: shall mean an incorporated village. See
  • Vinous beverages: means all fermented beverages of any name or description manufactured or obtained for sale from the natural sugar content of fruits or other agricultural product, containing sugar, the alcoholic content of which is not less than one percent nor more than 16 percent by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. See
  • Virtual learning: means learning in which the teacher and student communicate concurrently through real-time telecommunication. See
  • Vote tabulator: means a machine that registers and counts paper ballots and includes optical scan tabulators. See
  • Voter: means an individual who is qualified to vote in an election in this State or a political subdivision of this State, and whose name is registered on the checklist of a political subdivision of the State. See
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See
  • Year: means a calendar year. See