Connecticut Seal

Senate Bill No. 231

Public Act No. 04-19

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NORTHWEST CORNER PROBATE DISTRICT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 45a-2 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 3, 2007):

The probate districts of the state, for all purposes for which they were constituted, shall be as follows:

(a) Hartford County

The district of Hartford, consisting of the town of Hartford.

The district of Avon, consisting of the town of Avon.

The district of Berlin, consisting of the towns of Berlin and New Britain.

The district of Bloomfield, consisting of the town of Bloomfield.

The district of Bristol, consisting of the town of Bristol.

The district of Burlington, consisting of the town of Burlington.

The district of Canton, consisting of the town of Canton.

The district of East Granby, consisting of the town of East Granby.

The district of East Hartford, consisting of the town of East Hartford.

The district of East Windsor, consisting of the towns of East Windsor and South Windsor.

The district of Enfield, consisting of the town of Enfield.

The district of Farmington, consisting of the town of Farmington.

The district of Glastonbury, consisting of the town of Glastonbury.

The district of Granby, consisting of the town of Granby.

The district of Manchester, consisting of the town of Manchester.

The district of Marlborough, consisting of the town of Marlborough.

The district of Newington, consisting of the towns of Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.

The district of Plainville, consisting of the town of Plainville.

The district of Simsbury, consisting of the town of Simsbury.

The district of Southington, consisting of the town of Southington.

The district of Suffield, consisting of the town of Suffield.

The district of West Hartford, consisting of the town of West Hartford.

The district of Windsor, consisting of the town of Windsor.

The district of Windsor Locks, consisting of the town of Windsor Locks.

(b) New Haven County

The district of New Haven, consisting of the town of New Haven.

The district of Bethany, consisting of the town of Bethany.

The district of Branford, consisting of the town of Branford.

The district of Cheshire, consisting of the towns of Cheshire and Prospect.

The district of Derby, consisting of the towns of Derby, Ansonia and Seymour.

The district of East Haven, consisting of the town of East Haven.

The district of Guilford, consisting of the town of Guilford.

The district of Hamden, consisting of the town of Hamden.

The district of Madison, consisting of the town of Madison.

The district of Meriden, consisting of the town of Meriden.

The district of Milford, consisting of the town of Milford.

The district of Naugatuck, consisting of the towns of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls.

The district of North Branford, consisting of the town of North Branford.

The district of North Haven, consisting of the town of North Haven.

The district of Orange, consisting of the town of Orange.

The district of Oxford, consisting of the town of Oxford.

The district of Southbury, consisting of the town of Southbury.

The district of Wallingford, consisting of the town of Wallingford.

The district of Waterbury, consisting of the towns of Waterbury, Middlebury and Wolcott.

The district of West Haven, consisting of the town of West Haven.

The district of Woodbridge, consisting of the town of Woodbridge.

(c) New London County

The district of New London, consisting of the towns of New London and Waterford.

The district of Norwich, consisting of the towns of Norwich, Franklin, Lisbon, Preston, Sprague and Voluntown.

The district of Bozrah, consisting of the town of Bozrah.

The district of Colchester, consisting of the towns of Colchester and Lebanon.

The district of East Lyme, consisting of the town of East Lyme.

The district of Griswold, consisting of the town of Griswold.

The district of Groton, consisting of the town of Groton.

The district of Ledyard, consisting of the town of Ledyard.

The district of Lyme, consisting of the town of Lyme.

The district of Montville, consisting of the town of Montville.

The district of North Stonington, consisting of the town of North Stonington.

The district of Old Lyme, consisting of the town of Old Lyme.

The district of Salem, consisting of the town of Salem.

The district of Stonington, consisting of the town of Stonington.

(d) Fairfield County

The district of Bridgeport, consisting of the town of Bridgeport.

The district of Danbury, consisting of the town of Danbury.

The district of Bethel, consisting of the town of Bethel.

The district of Brookfield, consisting of the town of Brookfield.

The district of Darien, consisting of the town of Darien.

The district of Fairfield, consisting of the town of Fairfield.

The district of Greenwich, consisting of the town of Greenwich.

The district of New Canaan, consisting of the town of New Canaan.

The district of New Fairfield, consisting of the towns of New Fairfield and Sherman.

The district of Newtown, consisting of the town of Newtown.

The district of Norwalk, consisting of the towns of Norwalk and Wilton.

The district of Redding, consisting of the town of Redding.

The district of Ridgefield, consisting of the town of Ridgefield.

The district of Shelton, consisting of the town of Shelton.

The district of Stamford, consisting of the town of Stamford.

The district of Stratford, consisting of the town of Stratford.

The district of Trumbull, consisting of the towns of Trumbull, Easton and Monroe.

The district of Westport, consisting of the towns of Westport and Weston.

(e) Windham County

The district of Windham, consisting of the towns of Windham and Scotland.

The district of Ashford, consisting of the town of Ashford.

The district of Brooklyn, consisting of the town of Brooklyn.

The district of Eastford, consisting of the towns of Eastford and Chaplin.

The district of Hampton, consisting of the town of Hampton.

The district of Killingly, consisting of the town of Killingly.

The district of Plainfield, consisting of the towns of Plainfield, Canterbury and Sterling.

The district of Pomfret, consisting of the town of Pomfret.

The district of Putnam, consisting of the town of Putnam.

The district of Thompson, consisting of the town of Thompson.

The district of Woodstock, consisting of the town of Woodstock.

(f) Litchfield County

The district of Litchfield, consisting of the towns of Litchfield, Morris and Warren.

[The district of Canaan, consisting of the towns of Canaan and North Canaan.

The district of Cornwall, consisting of the town of Cornwall. ]

The district of Harwinton, consisting of the town of Harwinton.

The district of Kent, consisting of the town of Kent.

The district of New Milford, consisting of the towns of New Milford and Bridgewater.

The district of Norfolk, consisting of the town of Norfolk.

The district of the Northwest Corner, consisting of the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.

The district of Plymouth, consisting of the town of Plymouth.

The district of Roxbury, consisting of the town of Roxbury.

[The district of Salisbury, consisting of the town of Salisbury.

The district of Sharon, consisting of the town of Sharon. ]

The district of Thomaston, consisting of the town of Thomaston.

The district of Torrington, consisting of the towns of Torrington and Goshen.

The district of Washington, consisting of the town of Washington.

The district of Winchester, consisting of the towns of Winchester and Colebrook.

The district of Woodbury, consisting of the towns of Woodbury, Bethlehem and Watertown.

(g) Middlesex County

The district of Middletown, consisting of the towns of Middletown, Cromwell, Durham and Middlefield.

The district of Clinton, consisting of the town of Clinton.

The district of Deep River, consisting of the town of Deep River.

The district of East Haddam, consisting of the town of East Haddam.

The district of East Hampton, consisting of the town of East Hampton.

The district of Essex, consisting of the town of Essex.

The district of Haddam, consisting of the town of Haddam.

The district of Killingworth, consisting of the town of Killingworth.

The district of Old Saybrook, consisting of the town of Old Saybrook.

The district of Portland, consisting of the town of Portland.

The district of Saybrook, consisting of the town of Chester.

The district of Westbrook, consisting of the town of Westbrook.

(h) Tolland County

The district of Tolland, consisting of the towns of Tolland and Willington.

The district of Andover, consisting of the towns of Andover, Bolton and Columbia.

The district of Ellington, consisting of the towns of Ellington and Vernon.

The district of Hebron, consisting of the town of Hebron.

The district of Mansfield, consisting of the towns of Coventry and Mansfield.

The district of Stafford, consisting of the towns of Stafford, Somers and Union.

(i) Litchfield and Hartford Counties

The district of New Hartford, consisting of the towns of New Hartford, Barkhamsted and Hartland.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The towns of Canaan, Cornwall, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon shall, on and after the first Wednesday following the first Monday of January, 2007, constitute a probate district by the name of the probate district of the Northwest Corner. In 2006, and quadrennially thereafter, a judge of probate for said district shall be elected at the time and in the manner provided by law for the election of judges of probate. From and after the first Wednesday following the first Monday of January, 2007, the probate court for the district of the Northwest Corner shall have the jurisdiction of all probate business arising in the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.

Approved April 16, 2004