May 8, 2017: The Committee has updated the instruction and reporter’s note for “Juror Prohibitions, Including Juror Use of Electronic Devices” (CR01-031) to reflect that courts should explicitly instruct the jury not to discuss the case amongst themselves until deliberations begin. See State Cameron, 2016 VT 134, ¶¶ 32–33 nn. 5–8.
April 24, 2017: The Committee has made Reporter’s Note revisions to the following sections to incorporate recent case law:
January 20, 2017: The Committee has posted new instructions for the following crimes related to credit card fraud:
January 8, 2017: The Committee has added an instruction for the new crime of “Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent.” See 13 V.S.A. § 2606(b)(1). The new instruction, CR27-611, is available here.
December 12, 2016: The Committee had added a new instruction and reporter’s note for the crime of Enabling the Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 7 V.S.A. § 658(a)(2). The new instruction and note reflect the Supreme Court’s recent decision in State v. Richland, 2015 VT 126. The Committee has also revised the instruction for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor to reflect a recent legislative amendment. See 7 V.S.A. § 658(a)(1); 2015, No. 51, § A.14, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.
June 15, 2016: The Committee has posted revised instructions and reporter’s notes for Cruelty to a Child, including the new felony version of the crime. The revisions reflect the recent legislative enactment. See 2015, No. 60, § 25, eff. July 1, 2015.
May 17, 2016: The Committee has revised the instruction for Home Improvement Fraud and the accompanying Reporter’s Note to reflect the Legislature’s recent amendment to 13 V.S.A. § 2029. See 2015, No. 13, §§ 1–2, eff. May 1, 2015.
May 17, 2016: The Committee has revised the instruction for Leaving the Scene of an Accident (CR35-051) and expanded the accompanying Reporter’s Note. Additionally, the Committee has added two new instructions, for LSA with serious bodily injury (CR35-056) and LSA with death resulting (CR35-061). The LSA instructions and Reporter’s Note are available here.
May 1, 2016: The Committee has revised the instructions and Reporter’s Notes for Homicide in light of State v. Congress, 2014 VT 129, 198 Vt. 241.
April 1, 2016: The Committee has posted instructions and a Reporter’s Note for the new crime of Aggravated Disorderly Conduct under 13 V.S.A. § 1026a. The Committee has also made minor revisions to the Disorderly Conduct (13 V.S.A. § 1026) instructions, as well an addition to the Reporter’s Notes for Disorderly Conduct (abusive or obscene language) (CR22-161).