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Legal Statutes: Vermont

UPDATED March 29, 2017

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Subchapter 3: Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking

back to top1156. Nondisclosure of address in criminal and civil proceedings.

No person shall be compelled to disclose a program participant's actual address during the discovery phase of or during a proceeding before a court of competent jurisdiction or administrative tribunal unless the court or administrative tribunal finds, based upon a preponderance of the evidence, that the disclosure is required in the interests of justice. A court or administrative tribunal may seal that portion of any record that contains a program participant's actual address. Nothing in this subchapter shall prevent the state, in its discretion, from using a program participant's actual address in any document or record filed with a court or administrative tribunal if, at the time of filing, the document or record is not a public record.
Added 1999, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; amended 2001, No. 28, § 8, eff. May 21, 2001.