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House Bill No. 5722

Public Act No. 07-50

AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT OF MARSHAL COSTS WHERE THERE IS AN ERROR BY THE TAX ASSESSOR OR TAX COLLECTOR.

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

Section 1. Section 12-193 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

Court costs, reasonable appraiser's fees, and reasonable attorney's fees incurred by a municipality as a result of any foreclosure action brought pursuant to section 12-181 or 12-182 and directly related thereto shall be taxed in any such proceeding against any person or persons having title to any property so foreclosed and may be collected by the municipality once a foreclosure action has been brought pursuant to section 12-181 or 12-182. A municipality shall reimburse a taxpayer for the costs of state marshal fees or any property seized if the court finds that such costs were incurred because of an error by the tax assessor or tax collector and not as the result of any action or failure on the part of the taxpayer.

Approved May 22, 2007