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Senate Bill No. 1391

Public Act No. 07-133

AN ACT CONCERNING FEE INCREASES FOR CERTAIN VITAL RECORDS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 7-34a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

(a) Town clerks shall receive, for recording any document, ten dollars for the first page and five dollars for each subsequent page or fractional part thereof, a page being not more than eight and one-half by fourteen inches. Town clerks shall receive, for recording the information contained in a certificate of registration for the practice of any of the healing arts, five dollars. Town clerks shall receive, for recording documents conforming to, or substantially similar to, section 47-36c, which are clearly entitled "statutory form" in the heading of such documents, as follows: For the first page of a warranty deed, a quitclaim deed, a mortgage deed, or an assignment of mortgage, ten dollars; for each additional page of such documents, five dollars; and for each marginal notation of an assignment of mortgage, subsequent to the first two assignments, one dollar. Town clerks shall receive, for recording any document with respect to which certain data must be submitted by each town clerk to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in accordance with section 10-261b, the sum of two dollars in addition to the recording fee. Any person who offers any written document for recording in the office of any town clerk, which document fails to have legibly typed, printed or stamped directly beneath the signatures the names of the persons who executed such document, the names of any witnesses thereto and the name of the officer before whom the same was acknowledged, shall pay one dollar in addition to the regular fee. Town clerks shall receive, for recording any deed, except a mortgage deed, conveying title to real estate, which deed does not contain the current mailing address of the grantee, the sum of five dollars in addition to the regular recording fee. Town clerks shall receive, for filing any document, five dollars; for receiving and keeping a survey or map, legally filed in the town clerk's office, five dollars; and for indexing such survey or map, in accordance with section 7-32, five dollars, except with respect to indexing any such survey or map pertaining to a subdivision of land as defined in section 8-18, in which event town clerks shall receive fifteen dollars for each such indexing. Town clerks shall receive, for a copy of any document either recorded or filed in their offices, one dollar for each page or fractional part thereof, as the case may be; for certifying any copy of the same, [one dollar] two dollars; for making a copy of any survey or map, the actual cost thereof; and for certifying such copy of a survey or map, [one dollar] two dollars. Town clerks shall receive, for recording the commission and oath of a notary public, ten dollars; and for certifying under seal to the official character of a notary, two dollars.

Sec. 2. Section 7-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

(a) The fee for a certification of birth registration, short form, shall be five dollars. [and the] The fee for a certified copy of a certificate of birth, long form, shall be [five] ten dollars, except that the fee for such certifications and copies when issued by the department shall be fifteen dollars.

(b) The fee for a certified copy of a certificate of marriage or death shall be [five] ten dollars. Such fees shall not be required of the department.

Sec. 3. Section 26-29 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

No fee shall be charged for any sport fishing license issued under this chapter to any blind person, and such license shall be a lifetime license not subject to the expiration provisions of section 26-35. Proof of such blindness shall be furnished, in the case of a veteran, by the United States Veterans' Administration and, in the case of any other person, by the State Board of Education of the Blind. For the purpose of this section, a person shall be blind only if his central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if his visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.

Sec. 4. Section 26-29a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

No fee shall be charged for any sport fishing license issued under this chapter to any [mentally retarded] person with mental retardation, and such license shall be a lifetime license not subject to the expiration provisions of section 26-35. Proof of mental retardation shall consist of a certificate to that effect issued by any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state.

Sec. 5. Section 26-29b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

No fee shall be charged for any hunting, sport fishing or trapping license issued under this chapter to any physically disabled person, and such license shall be a lifetime license not subject to the expiration provisions of section 26-35. For the purposes of this section, a "physically disabled person" is any person whose disability consists of the loss of one or more limbs or the permanent loss of the use of one or more limbs. A physically disabled person shall submit to the commissioner a certification, signed by a licensed physician, of such disability. No fee shall be charged for any hunting or sport fishing license issued under this chapter to any physically disabled person who is not a resident of this state if such person is a resident of a state in which a physically disabled person from Connecticut will not be required to pay a fee for a hunting or sport fishing license, and such license shall be a lifetime license not subject to the expiration provisions of section 26-35.

Approved June 19, 2007