Legislative Update
Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:29 AM

HB5126 An Act Concerning The Assessment Of Real Property Used For Rental Income. - OPPOSE
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/10)

To eliminate the use of certain information in the assessment of real property used for rental income.

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HB5293 An Act Concerning Certain Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/14)

To increase the amount of a property tax exemption a municipality may provide to certain disabled veterans.

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HB5294 An Act Providing For A Freeze Or Reduction On Property Taxes For Qualified Disabled Veterans. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/14)

To permit municipalities to provide a freeze or reduction on property taxes for disabled veterans that meet certain qualifications.

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HB5461 An Act Requiring Motor Vehicle Registration Within Thirty Days Of Registering A Child In School. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/16)

To require an owner of a motor vehicle that is registered in another state to register such vehicle with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles within thirty days of registering a child in a public school located in this state.

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HB5462 An Act Requiring The Registration Of Certain Motorized Vehicles. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/16)

To require the registration of any motorized vehicle with a motor having a capacity of more than fifty cubic centimeters piston displacement with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

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HB5540 An Act Establishing A Municipal Option To Provide Property Tax Relief To Residents Who Are Unable To Live In Their Homes Due To A Natural Disaster Or Evacuation Order. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (2/21)

To permit municipalities to establish programs of property tax relief for residents unable to live in their homes due to a natural disaster or an evacuation order or declaration of a state of emergency or disaster.

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HB5541 An Act Authorizing The Waiver Of Certain Penalties Related To A Grand List Exemption. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (2/21)

To permit the town of Bloomfield to waive a late filing penalty and restore a grand list tax exemption for which a corporation is otherwise qualified.

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HB5550 An Act Concerning The Removal Of License Plates From Unregistered Motor Vehicles. - MONITOR
Status: PS Public Hearing: Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D (2/8)

To permit police officers to remove license plates from certain unregistered motor vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 1D


HB5554 An Act Concerning The Registration Of Motor Vehicles By Residents Who Enroll A Child In A Public School. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/17)

To require certain individuals to register their motor vehicles not later than ten days after establishing residence in this state.

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HB5569 An Act Concerning Disabled Veterans' Property Taxes. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/17)

To assist disabled veterans by increasing the property tax exemption municipalities are allowed to provide to certain disabled veterans.

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HB5624 An Act Lowering The Age For Property Tax Relief For Elderly Persons. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Human Services (1/18)

To increase the number of senior citizens eligible for property tax relief.

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HB5641 An Act Concerning Municipal Participation In The Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program. - MONITOR
Status: PD Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D (2/8)

To provide for municipal relief by allowing a municipality to elect not to participate in the tax relief program under section 12-170aa of the general statutes following a reduction in reimbursement or a lack of funds for grants payable to municipalities under said section.

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Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D


HB5644 An Act Concerning The Depreciation Schedule For Commercial Construction Equipment. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/13)

To revise the depreciation schedule for commercial construction equipment.

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HB5663 An Act Concerning The Enforcement Of Motor Vehicle Registration. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/18)

To enforce motor vehicle registration in the state.

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HB5666 An Act Concerning The Display Of Number Plates On Motor Vehicles. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/18)

To provide for certain exceptions when the number plate of a motor vehicle is partially obstructed.

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HB5669 An Act Concerning Property Tax Exemptions For Homes And Motor Vehicles Owned By Disabled Veterans. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/18)

To increase the property tax exemptions for homes and motor vehicles owned by disabled veterans.

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HB5671 An Act Concerning Property Tax Exemptions For Gold Star Parents And Surviving Spouses. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/18)

To require municipalities to provide a property tax exemption to eligible Gold Star parents and surviving spouses.

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HB5677 An Act Concerning Payments In Lieu Of Taxes To Municipalities For Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/22)

To assist municipalities with the cost of providing the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption, provide property tax relief and encourage growth in manufacturing.

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HB5773 An Act Concerning Portions Of The State Budget Appropriating Aid To Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/23)

To provide predictability to municipalities when determining their budget.

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HB5778 An Act Concerning Portions Of The State Budget Appropriating Aid To Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/23)

To provide predictability to municipalities when determining their budget.

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HB5808 An Act Establishing A Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For Homeowners Whose Residential Buildings Have Crumbling Concrete Foundations. -
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/20)

To provide tax relief by establishing a credit against the personal income tax for homeowners whose residential buildings in the state have foundations made with defective concrete.

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HB5824 An Act Concerning Election Of Municipal Board Of Finance Members. - NO POSITION
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections (1/23)

To require that individuals elected to a municipality's board of finance be not only electors, as is presently mandated by law, but also taxpayers of such municipality.

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HB5849 An Act Concerning Possession Of Motor Vehicles Following Constructive Total Losses. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/23)

To prohibit property and casualty insurers from taking possession of a motor vehicle that is covered under an automobile insurance policy and deemed to be a constructive total loss until the insurer and the claimant under the policy agree on a settlement amount.

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HB5852 An Act Concerning A Public-private Partnership For Crumbling Concrete Foundations And Appropriating Funds For Such Partnership. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/23)

To establish a partnership between this state and the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, LLC, and appropriate the sum of eight million dollars to such partnership.

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HB5857 An Act Concerning The Healthy Homes Fund Surcharge. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/23)

To modify the Healthy Homes Fund surcharge by redefining the forms of policies and residential buildings that are subject to said surcharge, and modifying the manner in which payment for said surcharge is remitted to the Insurance Commissioner.

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HB5858 An Act Concerning The Valuation Of Classic Motor Vehicles Following Constructive Total Losses. - MONITOR
Status: INS Public Hearing: Thu 2/21 01:00 PM @ ROOM 2D (2/15)

To provide that no property and casualty insurer that declares a damaged classic motor vehicle that is covered under an automobile insurance policy to be a constructive total loss shall, in calculating the value of such vehicle for the purpose of determining the settlement amount to be paid to a claimant, use any retail value given to such vehicle in an online auction.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 1:00 PM @ ROOM 2D


HB5884 An Act Concerning Property Tax Exemptions For Real Property Used For Charitable Purposes And The Recovery Of Certain Fees And Damages In Wrongful Property Tax Assessment Actions. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To clarify the property tax exemptions for real property used for charitable purposes to provide guidance to boards of assessors and to permit the recovery of attorneys' fees and compensatory damages in successful actions for wrongful property tax assessment.

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HB5885 An Act Concerning The Recovery Of Attorney's Fees And Costs In Actions For Wrongful Property Tax Assessment. - OPPOSE
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To permit the recovery of attorney's fees and costs in successful actions for wrongful property tax assessment.

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HB5887 An Act Prohibiting The Requirement Of A Donation Of Land As A Condition Of Subdivision Approval. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To prohibit municipalities from requiring a donation of land from an applicant for subdivision of land as a condition of subdivision approval.

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HB5888 An Act Permitting Municipal Financial Decision-making For Certain School-related Expenses. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To reserve to municipalities decision-making authority regarding the provision of school-related noneducational services.

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HB5889 An Act Requiring Planning And Zoning Commission Approval Of Certain Solar Photovoltaic Facilities. - MONITOR
Status: PD Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D (2/8)

To require applicants for certificates of environmental compatibility and public need to receive application approval from municipal planning and zoning commissions if a proposed facility is a solar photovoltaic facility with a capacity of two or more megawatts, and to permit municipal planning and zoning commissions to establish regulations concerning such facilities.

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Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D


HB5890 An Act Concerning The Reassessed Value Of A Residential Building With A Foundation Made With Defective Concrete. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To allow an owner to request and require a municipality to apply retroactively the reassessed value of a residential building with a foundation made with defective concrete to the date such owner purchased or received such building.

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HB5929 An Act Concerning A Study Of Regulations Adopted By The Department Of Motor Vehicles. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/23)

To modernize and streamline regulations adopted by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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HB5930 An Act Concerning The Duration Of A Motor Vehicle Operator's License And Motor Vehicle Registration. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/23)

To permit the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to issue a motor vehicle operator's license for a period of eight years and to increase the duration of motor vehicle registration to three years.

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HB5947 An Act Expanding The Connecticut Hydrogen And Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/23)

To promote the use of electric vehicles in the state by expanding the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate program.

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HB5959 An Act Concerning Portions Of The State Budget Appropriating Aid To Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/24)

To provide predictability to municipalities when determining their budget.

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HB5962 An Act Reimbursing Towns For The Costs Of The Airport Development Zone Surrounding Bradley International Airport. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/24)

To restore funding for the airport development zone surrounding Bradley International Airport.

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HB5966 An Act Appropriating Funds To The Department Of Public Health For The Establishment Of A School-based Health Center At Mary Morrison School. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/24)

That sufficient funding be appropriated to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of establishing a school-based health center at Mary Morrison School in the town of Groton.

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HB5969 An Act Establishing An Interest-free Loan Program For Certain Homeowners With A Crumbling Concrete Foundation. - MONITOR
Status: Vote to Draft (2/19)

To provide financial assistance to homeowners with crumbling concrete foundations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 10:00 AM @ ROOM 1C


HB6090 An Act Prohibiting Property And Casualty Insurers From Considering Comparable Motor Vehicles In Calculating The Fair Market Value Of A Motor Vehicle. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate (1/24)

To prohibit property and casualty insurers from considering comparable motor vehicles in calculating the fair market value of a motor vehicle.

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HB6120 An Act Concerning The Failure To File For A Certain Grand List Exemption. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (1/30)

To permit any person in the city of New Haven otherwise eligible for a certain 2017 grand list exemption that failed to file the required exemption application within the time period prescribed be permitted to file such application within a certain time period and pay a late filing fee to be regarded as having filed such application in a timely manner.

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HB6123 An Act Concerning Municipal Tax Appeals And Contingency Agreements. - SUPPORT
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To require persons representing property owners or lessors in certain appeals concerning real property assessments to be either attorneys or certified or provisionally licensed real estate appraisers and to prohibit certified or provisionally licensed real estate appraisers from entering into contingency fee agreements in such appeals.

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HB6124 An Act Concerning The Property Tax Abatement For Certain First Responders. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To increase the amount of property tax abatement a municipality may provide to certain first responders.

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HB6125 An Act Concerning Individuals Age Sixty-five And Older And The Real Property Tax. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To freeze the property tax for individuals age sixty-five and older.

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HB6126 An Act Concerning Annual Notification Of Tax Liens To Property Owners. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To require the holder of any tax lien to notify annually the recorded owner of the property on which such lien is filed information about the lien.

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HB6264 An Act Concerning The Prorating Of Certain Taxes Paid By A Business Entity That Closes. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/25)

To require certain taxes paid by a business entity that closes be prorated to the date the business entity closes.

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HB6335 An Act Concerning Land Use Appeals. - MONITOR
Status: Vote to Draft (2/15)

To streamline the process involving withdrawal or settlement of a land use appeal.

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HB6348 An Act Permitting Municipal Waiver Of Certain Fees. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To permit municipalities to waive fees associated with the late payment of property taxes.

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HB6351 An Act Permitting Municipalities To Fine Owners Of Blighted Properties. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To permit municipalities to fine the owners of blighted properties that negatively impact surrounding properties or the morale of a neighborhood.

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HB6356 An Act Concerning Payment In Lieu Of Taxes For State Housing Authority Properties. - MONITOR
Status: HSG Public Hearing: Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B (2/8)

To provide municipalities with payment in lieu of taxes for state housing authority properties.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


HB6357 An Act Concerning The Collection Of Delinquent Property Taxes By Third Parties. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To require, where a third party collects or attempts to collect delinquent property taxes, such third party to provide to the taxpayer a customer contact phone number, which shall be staffed by a contact person, to call regarding the delinquent property tax claim.

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HB6358 An Act Concerning Municipal Review Of Building Permit Applications Filed By Certain Group Homes. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To permit municipal review of building permit applications for expansion of certain group homes.

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HB6373 An Act Raising The Legal Age For Smoking And Vaping To Twenty-one. -
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health (1/25)

To raise the age for smoking and vaping.

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HB6525 An Act Concerning The Property Tax Exemption For Certain Health Care Institutions. - OPPOSE
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/11)

To specify that nursing homes described in subsection (o) of section 19a-490 of the general statutes remain eligible for the property exemption, and to exempt from the property tax residential community locations at which an assisted living service agency provides services.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 2/8 10:30 AM @ ROOM 1D


HB6552 An Act Concerning Exemptions From Certain Historic Preservation Requirements. - MONITOR
Status: PD Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D (2/8)

To exempt distressed municipalities that have been unable to alter a historic building for five years or more and individuals who wish to alter a historic building located in an opportunity zone from compliance with the provisions of chapter 97a of the general statutes.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D


HB6553 An Act Establishing A Local Property Tax Exemptions Task Force. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/28)

To establish a task force to review and revise local property tax exemptions.

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HB6605 An Act Concerning Transfers And Conveyances Of Brownfields Designated As Special Taxing Districts. - MONITOR
Status: CE Public Hearing: Thu 2/21 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B (2/15)

To adopt specific language regarding transfer and conveyance of brownfields designated as special taxing districts.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/21 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2B


HB6661 An Act Creating A Cheese Shop Wine And Beer Permit. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on General Law (1/29)

To create a cheese shop wine and beer permit to allow cheese shops to sell limited amounts of wine and beer.

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HB6822 An Act Concerning The Protection Of School Personnel In Communications Related To Special Education Services. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/30)

To protect teachers and related service professionals from retaliation for communicating honestly and freely at planning and placement team meetings or other occasions.

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HB6826 An Act Concerning The Promotion Of Lifelong Success Through Social And Emotional Skills Building And Positive Interventions And Supports For All Children. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Education (1/30)

To promote social and emotional skills building and positive interventions and supports for all children.

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HB6974 An Act Concerning The Duration Of Motor Vehicle Registration. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/30)

To increase the duration of motor vehicle registration to three years.

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HB7046 An Act Allowing Municipalities To Impose A Service Charge On Nonprofit Organizations For Municipal Services Provided. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/31)

To allow municipalities to impose a service charge on nonprofit organizations located in the municipality for municipal services provided to such organizations.

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HB7059 An Act Concerning Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/31)

To allow veterans to exempt from their local property taxes an amount in proportion to their disability rating.

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SB140 An Act Expanding The Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program. - MONITOR
Status: Vote to Draft (2/20)

To expand the tax relief program under section 12-170aa of the general statutes to include a homeowner whose residential dwelling is held in trust.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/13 11:15 AM @ ROOM 2D


SB176 An Act Concerning The Property Tax Assessed On Certain Seniors. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Aging (1/23)

To provide property tax relief for certain seniors.

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SB181 An Act Establishing A Revolving Loan Fund To Assist Elderly Homeowners With Property Taxes. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Aging (1/23)

To provide financial relief to elderly homeowners who fall behind on their tax payments.

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SB187 An Act Increasing Funding For Aging-in-place Initiatives. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations (1/23)

To commit additional state funds to expand access to aging-in-place initiatives.

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SB206 An Act Increasing The Property Tax Credit. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/23)

To increase the property tax credit for taxes paid on a primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

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SB239 An Act Increasing Financial Assistance For Grandparents And Other Nonparent Relatives Who Are Raising Needy Children. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Aging (1/23)

To reduce the financial burden on grandparents and others raising needy children.

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SB259 An Act Concerning The Imposition Of Sales And Use Taxes On Peer-to-peer Hospitality Services And Property Rentals. - MONITOR
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To establish parity in sales and use taxes on hospitality services and hotel or lodging house occupancy when such services or property rentals are provided on a peer-to-peer basis.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB276 An Act Concerning Affordable Housing For Volunteer Firefighters. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/23)

To allow municipalities to establish affordable housing options for active members of a volunteer fire company.

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SB285 An Act Concerning Conveyances Of Property Owned By A Recipient Of Public Assistance. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Human Services (1/23)

To allow conveyances of property of a recipient of public assistance to be recorded in a timely fashion.

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SB362 An Act Concerning The Enactment Of New Municipal Mandates. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To require new municipal mandates to be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate.

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SB363 An Act Exempting Office Supplies From Being Subject To The Property Tax. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To exempt office supplies from being subject to the property tax.

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SB364 An Act Concerning The Construction Of In-law Apartments. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/23)

To encourage senior citizens to age in place in community settings rather than seek institutionalized long-term care.

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SB409 An Act Permitting The Operation Of Electric Vehicles In High-occupancy Vehicle Lanes. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation (1/23)

To encourage the use of electric vehicles and to aid in the reduction of emissions.

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SB427 An Act Concerning Cold War Veterans. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/23)

To recognize veterans who served during the Cold War.

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SB428 An Act Eliminating The Requirement To Reapply For Property Tax Reductions For Certain Disabled Veterans. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/23)

To eliminate the requirement for certain disabled veterans who receive a property tax reduction to reapply for such reduction.

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SB429 An Act Concerning Residential Net Electric Metering. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Energy and Technology (1/23)

To repeal new residential net electric metering programs to continue to use existing residential net electric metering programs.

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SB431 An Act Concerning Property Tax Reform. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/6)

To reform the property tax system.

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SB435 An Act Establishing A Tax Credit For Employers Making Education Loan Payments For Employees. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement (2/21)

To provide a tax credit for employers that make education loan payments for employees.

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SB437 An Act Protecting Homeowners Who Face Foreclosure As A Result Of The Federal Government Shutdown. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary (1/23)

To establish protections for homeowners facing foreclosure as a result of the federal government shutdown.

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SB475 An Act Increasing The Sales Tax Rate And Dedicating The Additional Revenue To Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To increase municipal revenue.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 2/13 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB486 An Act Concerning Affordable Housing For First Responders. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/24)

To increase affordable housing options for first responders who wish to reside in the municipality in which they work.

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SB515 An Act Permitting The Online Publication Of Legal Notices By Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To permit municipalities to publish legal notices on the Internet web sites of such municipalities.

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SB516 An Act Establishing A Maximum Penalty For Violations Of Municipal Blight Regulations. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To establish a cap on the sum total of a civil penalty that a municipality may assess to the owner of a blighted property.

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SB519 An Act Concerning Municipal Oversight Of Open Space, Water Resources And Farm Land. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To permit municipalities to acquire, preserve and steward open space, water resources and farm land.

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SB520 An Act Requiring Public Hearings On Group Home Applications. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To require public hearings on applications for new group homes.

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SB524 An Act Concerning Guidelines For Determining An Elderly Or Disabled Homeowner's Eligibility For Certain Tax Relief. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To require assessors to comply with guidelines established by the Office of Policy and Management when determining an elderly or disabled taxpayer's eligibility for tax relief pursuant to said section, in order to prevent arbitrary denial of tax relief.

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SB525 An Act Increasing The Qualifying Income Threshold Levels For The Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To increase the qualifying income threshold levels for the tax relief program under section 12-170aa of the general statutes to forty-five thousand dollars for unmarried homeowners and sixty thousand dollars for married homeowners.

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SB526 An Act Concerning The Municipal Fiscal Year. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (1/30)

To permit municipal legislative bodies to amend municipal fiscal years to align with the federal fiscal year.

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SB541 An Act Concerning Affordable Housing For Volunteer Firefighters. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Housing (1/24)

To establish firefighter villages in order to facilitate the participation of members of volunteer fire departments in providing fire response services in a municipality.

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SB548 An Act Concerning Community Empowerment And The Neighborhood Assistance Act. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (1/30)

To (1) create requirements for the expenditure of municipal revenue sharing grants and select payment in lieu of taxes grants; (2) authorize the Office of Policy and Management to create and maintain a web site for the solicitation of proposals for solutions to urban area problems; (3) establish pilot programs based on such proposals; and (4) establish a task force to study the manner in which state funding is utilized by nonprofit providers and review the requirements imposed on nonprofit providers by state agencies and compliance with those requirements by nonprofit providers.

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SB551 An Act Concerning The Establishment Of Local Arts Districts. - MONITOR
Status: Change of Reference, House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (2/1)

To promote the growth of the arts by permitting municipalities to establish local arts districts in which the state sales tax is waived.

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SB553 An Act Concerning The Publication Of Legal Notices By Municipalities. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/24)

To permit municipalities to publish legal notices on municipal or state Internet web sites.

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SB562 An Act Lowering The Age Of Eligibility For Property Tax Relief For Elderly Persons. - MONITOR
Status: Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office (2/20)

To lower the age a senior citizen must be to obtain available property tax relief.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 10:30 AM @ ROOM 1B


SB570 An Act Concerning Opportunity Zones. - MONITOR
Status: CE Public Hearing: Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To layer state benefits on top of opportunity zones to make opportunity zones more attractive to investors.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB571 An Act Establishing An Enterprise Zone In The Town Of Plymouth. - MONITOR
Status: CE Public Hearing: Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E (2/8)

To encourage economic development in the town of Plymouth.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 11:00 AM @ ROOM 2E


SB601 An Act Dedicating A Portion Of The Occupancy Taxes To Municipal Tourism Incentive Grants. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (1/25)

To provide municipal revenue and encourage municipal tourism efforts.

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SB602 An Act Establishing A Credit Against The Personal Income Tax For Certain First-time Homebuyers. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/6)

To establish a credit against the personal income tax for certain first-time homebuyers.

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SB615 An Act Increasing The Qualifying Income Threshold Levels For The Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program For Homeowners Receiving Home Health Care Services. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/25)

To increase the qualifying income threshold levels for the tax relief program under section 12-170aa of the general statutes for homeowners receiving home health care services.

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SB711 An Act Permitting The Collection Of The Motor Vehicle Property Tax By New And Used Car Dealers. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/7)

To facilitate and increase the collection of motor vehicle property taxes.

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SB767 An Act Revising The Process For The Taking Of Real Property By Municipalities For Redevelopment And Economic Development. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/29)

To revise the process of eminent domain for municipal redevelopment projects and economic development projects by (1) requiring a determination in the plan that a taking of real property is for a public use or economic development; (2) requiring a two-thirds vote if the taking is for economic development; (3) increasing compensation if the taking is for economic development; and (4) authorizing the owner of condemned real property to challenge all aspects of the taking.

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SB768 An Act Concerning The Use Of Eminent Domain. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (1/29)

To (1) require state agencies to attempt to negotiate a purchase before they may take real property by eminent domain, (2) create an Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, which shall have responsibilities including, but not limited to, arbitrating and mediating disputes between agencies and property owners, (3) require state agencies to pay the maximum benefits provided pursuant to the state and federal Uniform Relocation Assistance Acts, and (4) require the legislative body of a municipality in which an agency operates to vote separately to approve the acquisition of each parcel by purchase or condemnation.

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SB773 An Act Concerning Compensation For Certain Properties Taken By Eminent Domain. - MONITOR
Status: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Planning and Development (2/7)

To adequately compensate property owners when their land is taken by eminent domain.

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SB777 An Act Requiring A Study Of Veterans' Tax Abatements. - MONITOR
Status: Vote to Draft (2/19)

To study tax abatements available to veterans in the state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 2/14 10:00 AM @ ROOM 2C


SB783 An Act Concerning The Verification Of Eligibility For Certain Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions. - MONITOR
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1/29)

To streamline the process by which a veteran's age, disability and veteran status are verified for purposes of determining such veteran's eligibility for certain property tax exemptions.

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SB788 An Act Allowing Municipalities To Impose A Property Tax On Certain Facilities. - MONITOR
Status: Reserved for Subject Matter Public Hearing (2/13)

To create more revenue options for municipalities with a large percentage of properties that are exempt from property tax.

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