Vermont Imposition of Bail for Criminal Offenses Amendment (1982)

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A Vermont Imposition of Bail for Criminal Offenses Amendment was on the March 2, 1982 ballot in Vermont as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved, becoming Article 49 of the Vermont Constitution.

It amended Section 40 of Chapter II of the Vermont Constitution to say:

SECTION 40. Excessive bail shall not be exacted for bailable offenses. All persons, unless sentenced, or unless committed for offenses punishable by death or life imprisonment when the evidence of guilt is great, shall be bailable by sufficient sureties. Persons committed for offenses punishable by death or life imprisonment, when the evidence of guilt is great, shall not be bailable as a matter of right. No person shall be imprisoned for debt.

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