Legislative Update
Monday, October 15, 2018 11:09 PM

HB5175 An Act Concerning Appeals Under The Freedom Of Information Act And Petitions For Relief From Vexatious Requesters. - SUPPORT
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/7)

To permit the Freedom of Information Commission to grant relief from vexatious requesters to public agencies.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 11:00 AM @ Room 2A


HB5312 An Act Concerning Recommendations By The Department Of Motor Vehicles Regarding The Motor Vehicle Statutes. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/13)

To revise the motor vehicle statutes as recommended by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 10:30 AM @ Room 1E


HB5574 An Act Concerning The Failure To File For Certain Grand List Exemptions, Validating A Connecticut Green Bank Agreement And Certain Actions Of The City Of Derby, Concerning Payment Of A Grant-in-aid To The Town Of Darien And The Criteria Of Certain Members Of School Governance Councils And Extending A Provision Concerning Reemployment Of Certain Teachers. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (5/31)

To allow certain persons to file for a property tax exemption, notwithstanding certain statutory deadlines.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


HB5590 An Act Authorizing And Adjusting Bonds Of The State For Capital Improvements, Transportation And Other Purposes, Concerning The Bond Caps, Establishing The Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative And Concerning The Functions Of Ctnext And Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated. - MONITOR
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/14)

To delay the inclusion of certain bond covenants for bonds issued during certain time periods and exclude refunding bonds and temporary borrowings from the calculation of the bond issuance cap.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


HB5591 An Act Concerning The Machinery Rental Surcharge Rate, Certain Municipal Filing Fees And The Property Tax Exemption For Certain Paint Mixing Machinery And Equipment. - SUPPORT AS AMENDED
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/12)

To diversify municipal revenue options and phase out the motor vehicle property tax.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


SB271 An Act Exempting Certain Tangible Personal Property Owned By A Business From The Property Tax. - OPPOSE
Status: Signed by the Governor (6/4)

To exempt from the property tax a business's tangible personal property that is more than ten years old and had an original value of not more than two hundred fifty dollars.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


HB5143 An Act Lowering The Age Of Eligibility For Property Tax Relief For Elderly Persons. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Favorable Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations (3/28)

To lower the age an elderly person must be to obtain available property tax relief.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/1 10:00 AM @ Room 1B


HB5172 An Act Concerning State Agency Data Management And Processes, The Transmittal Of Town Property Assessment Information And The Suspension Of Certain Regulatory Requirements. - DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/9)

To increase access to data by executive branch agencies by codifying the provisions of Executive Order 39, to require the Office of Policy and Management to establish and oversee a state-wide process improvement initiative, to require towns to transmit certain property assessment information to their regional council of governments or the Office of Policy and Management and to permit state agencies to suspend regulatory requirements for paper or facsimile submission of documents or data.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 11:00 AM @ Room 2A


HB5180 An Act Concerning The Appraisal Of Certain Rental Income-producing Real Property. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: PD Public Hearing: Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B (2/22)

To remove the requirement that an assessor or board of assessors consider the capitalization of net income based on market rent for a similar property when appraising certain real property used primarily for the purpose of producing rental income in order to determine the present true and actual value of such property.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B


HB5182 An Act Concerning The Assessment Of Certain Fees By Building Officials. - SUPPORT DEAD
Status: Senate Calendar Number 448 (4/30)

To require building officials in certain municipalities to establish and asses a fee for the commencement of certain work without a necessary permit.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B


HB5286 An Act Establishing A Municipal Option To Provide Property Tax Relief To Certain Residents With Homes Damaged By Natural Disasters. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 236 (4/5)

To provide a municipal option to allow property tax relief for residents with homes damaged by natural disasters.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


HB5287 An Act Concerning A Municipal Option For Property Tax Abatements For Arts And Culture. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 186 (4/4)

To allow municipalities to provide property tax abatements to support and encourage the arts and culture.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


HB5288 An Act Concerning Attorney's Fees In Wrongful Property Tax Assessment Actions. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: File Number 358 (4/10)

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

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


HB5434 An Act Concerning The Regulation Of Certain Short- Term Rental Properties. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (3/6)

To require each municipality to adopt an ordinance or regulation concerning operators of certain short-term rental properties, and to require such operators to obtain a license.

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HB5493 An Act Concerning A Study Of Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: BA Public Hearing: Thu 3/15 02:30 PM @ Room 1E (3/13)

To require the Banking Commissioner to submit a report concerning the feasibility of establishing a residential property assessed clean energy program in this state.

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Hearing Date(s):
Thu 3/15 2:30 PM @ Room 1E


HB5554 An Act Concerning Regional Financing Options. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development (3/15)

To expand municipal regional financing options.

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HB5561 An Act Concerning The Imposition Of Penalties For Repeated Violations Of Municipal Regulations And Ordinances. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Tabled for the Calendar, House (4/25)

To permit a municipality to issue on-site citations in order to improve the municipality's code enforcement process and reduce the rate of repeat offenders.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/23 10:00 AM @ Room 2C


HB5573 An Act Concerning Municipal Participation In The Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E (3/29)

To allow 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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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


HB5585 An Act Concerning Enterprise Zones. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: File Number 601 (4/19)

To (1) require the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to develop specific benchmarks to assess enterprise zone benefits recipients, and (2) allow said commissioner to negotiate certain property tax exemptions with a business seeking enterprise zone benefits and the chief elected official of the municipality in which such enterprise zone is located.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


HB5587 An Act Concerning The Commission On Fiscal Stability And Economic Growth. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JFS) (4/5)

To require the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth to refine the recommendations made in its final report issued March 1, 2018.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


SB6 An Act Implementing The Governor's Budget Recommendations For General Government. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: APP Public Hearing: Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E (3/19)

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Wed 3/28 10:00 AM @ Room 1E


SB181 An Act Establishing A Pilot Program For The Preservation Of Open Space. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: PD Public Hearing: Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B (2/22)

To require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to establish a pilot program to permit certain municipalities to impose a buyer's fee on the conveyance of certain real property sales to generate funds for the purchase, preservation or stewardship of open space.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 2/26 10:00 AM @ Room 2B


SB274 An Act Concerning The Assessment Of Municipal Taxes On Certain Residential Dwellings. - OPPOSE DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (4/24)

To require that land on which a one, two, three or four-family residential dwelling is planned for construction, is under construction or has been constructed is assessed exclusive of the value of such dwelling until a certificate of occupancy is issued for such dwelling, the dwelling is used for its intended purpose or title to such dwelling is conveyed to a buyer that intends to use such dwelling for its intended purpose.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 3/5 11:15 AM @ Room 2D


SB420 An Act Repealing The Commercial Solar Tax Exemption. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: PD Public Hearing: Fri 3/16 11:15 AM @ Room 1A (3/12)

To repeal a commercial solar tax exemption.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/16 11:15 AM @ Room 1A


SB422 An Act Concerning Developer Incentives For The Remediation Of Brownfields. - DEAD
Status: House Calendar Number 548 (5/6)

To provide tax incentives to developers for the remediation of brownfields.

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Hearing Date(s):
Fri 3/16 11:15 AM @ Room 1A


SB530 An Act Concerning Contributions To State-wide And Municipal Community Supporting Organizations. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: FIN Public Hearing: Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E (3/29)

To provide for tax credits for cash donations made by taxpayers to approved state-wide and municipal community supporting organizations.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


SB535 An Act Establishing The Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative And Concerning Economic Development And Manufacturing Bonds For Submarine Facility Capital Improvements. - DEAD
Status: File Number 631 (4/23)

To (1) establish the Apprenticeship Connecticut initiative to develop work force pipeline programs and provide bond funding for such programs, and (2) dedicate economic development and manufacturing bonds for capital improvements to a facility located in the state that is engaged in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the United States Navy.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E


SB538 An Act Establishing An Office Of Regional Efficiency Development. - MONITOR DEAD
Status: Motion Failed (JF) (4/5)

To establish an Office of Regional Efficiency Development to identify and improve the delivery of municipal services on a regional basis.

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Hearing Date(s):
Mon 4/2 10:30 AM @ Room 2E