BILL NUMBER: H217
INTRODUCED BY: Representatives Richardson of Weathersfield, Allard of St. Albans Town, Edwards of Swanton, Maslack of Poultney, Randall of Bradford, Willett of St. Albans City and Winters of Williamstown
SUBJECT: Conservation and development; shooting ranges; Act 250
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This bill proposes to exempt owners, operators and users of shooting ranges from civil and criminal liability relating to noise when the range is used in a lawful manner. The bill also establishes an exemption for shooting ranges from Act 250.
AN ACT RELATING TO SHOOTING RANGES
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 5227 is amended to read:
§ 5227. SHOOTING RANGES; NUISANCE SUITS
(a) The owner or operator of a shooting range and a person
lawfully using the range shall not be subject to civil liablity for
damages or criminal responsibility resulting from noise or noise pollution
under the common law theory of nuisance.
(b) All shooting ranges shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter 151 of Title 10 (Act 250).