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THE COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED ON JULY 15, 2016.
The proposed amendments to Rules 3, 4, 5, 5.1, 6, 10, 11, 26, 27, 28, 31, 31.1, 39, and 45.1 conform their 5-day, 7-day and 10-day time periods to the simultaneous amendment of V.R.C.P. 6(a) and provide for internal consistency with appellate motion practice.
The proposed amendment to Rule 4(b)(7) provides internal consistency with the simultaneous amendments to V.R.C.P. 50 and 52.
The proposed amendments to Rule 26 incorporate a specific reference to the simultaneous amendment of V.R.C.P. 6(a), deletes V.R.A.P. 26(c) for consistency with the simultaneous deletion of V.R.C.P. 6(e), and redesignates V.R.A.P. 26(d) and (e) as 26(c) and (d).
THE COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED ON OCTOBER 5, 2015.
The proposed amendment to Rule 43(f) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure clarifies the requirements in actions in the Civil Division of the Superior Court for court appointment of interpreters for persons with limited English proficiency or hearing impairments to ensure compliance with federal law. The amendment is intended to satisfy federal requirements. Identical provisions will be added to or made applicable in the Family, Probate and Criminal Rules.
The proposed addition of Rule 24(a)(1)(B)(iii) to the Vermont Rules of Appellate Procedure incorporates the language of V.R.C.P. 3(b)(1) regarding qualification for in forma pauperis status to make clear that the same standard applies under both the civil and appellate rules.
THE COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED ON 8/13/2014.
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This Order was promulgated on July 11, 2016, effective September 12, 2016.