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Governor's Bill No. 843

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 3048

 

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Referred to Committee on FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Person" means person, as defined in section 12-1 of the general statutes;

(2) "Affected taxable period" means any taxable period ending on or before November 30, 2013;

(3) "Affected person" means a person owing any tax for an affected taxable period;

(4) "Tax" means any tax imposed by any law of this state and required to be collected by the department, other than the tax imposed under chapter 222 of the general statutes on any licensee, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 12-486 of the general statutes;

(5) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Revenue Services; and

(6) "Department" means the Department of Revenue Services.

(b) (1) The commissioner shall establish a tax amnesty program for persons owing any tax for any affected taxable period. The tax amnesty program shall be conducted during the period September 16, 2013, to November 15, 2013, inclusive.

(2) An amnesty application shall be prepared by the commissioner that shall provide for specification by the affected person of the tax and the affected taxable period for which amnesty is being sought under the tax amnesty program. The commissioner, at his or her discretion, may require that such amnesty applications be filed electronically.

(3) The tax amnesty program shall provide that, upon the filing of an amnesty application by an affected person and payment by such person of the tax and interest due from such person for an affected taxable period, the commissioner shall not seek to collect any civil penalties that may be applicable and shall not seek criminal prosecution for any affected person for an affected taxable period for which amnesty has been granted. Amnesty shall be granted only to those affected persons who have applied for amnesty during the tax amnesty period and who have paid the tax and interest determined by the commissioner to be due upon filing the amnesty application.

(4) An amnesty application, if filed by an affected person and if granted by the commissioner, shall constitute an express and absolute relinquishment by the affected person of all of the affected person's administrative and judicial rights of appeal that have not run or otherwise expired as of the date payment is made for an affected taxable period, and no payment made by an affected person pursuant to this section for an affected taxable period shall be refunded or credited to such person. The commissioner shall not consider any request to exercise the authority granted to the commissioner under section 12-39s of the general statutes in connection with any amnesty application granted by the commissioner.

(5) If an affected person who has filed an amnesty application during the tax amnesty program fails to pay all amounts due to this state for an affected taxable period, any amnesty granted pursuant to this section shall be invalid.

(6) No waiver of penalty or reduction of interest granted pursuant to this section shall entitle any affected person to a refund or credit of any amount previously paid.

(7) In the case of tax due for an affected taxable period, interest shall be computed at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof from the date such tax was originally due to the date of payment, except, if the tax and interest are paid in full on or before November 15, 2013, the interest shall be equal to one-fourth of the interest that the department's records show to be due and payable as of the date of filing of the amnesty application for an affected taxable period.

(c) Amnesty shall not be granted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to any affected person who (1) is a party to any criminal investigation or to any civil or criminal litigation that is pending on July 1, 2013, in any court of the United States or this state, (2) is a party to a closing agreement with the commissioner, (3) has made an offer of compromise that has been accepted by the commissioner, or (4) is a party to a managed audit agreement.

(d) Any person owing any tax for an affected taxable period for which a tax return was required by law to be filed with the commissioner and for which no return has been previously filed by such person, and such person fails to file a timely amnesty application under this section with respect to such affected taxable period shall be subject to a penalty equal to twenty-five per cent of the tax owed for such affected taxable period. The amount of such penalty shall not be subject to waiver.

(e) Notwithstanding any provision of law, the commissioner may do all things necessary to provide for the timely implementation of this section.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; (B) to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a grant to the regional action councils in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and (C) to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to twelve million dollars; (B) [to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in an amount equal to four million dollars; (C)] to the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; and [(D)] (C) any remainder to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.

(3) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, [2015] 2012, inclusive, the sum of ten million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e for grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the purpose of conducting embryonic or human adult stem cell research.

Sec. 3. Section 12-19a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a) On or before January first, annually, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall determine the amount due, as a state grant in lieu of taxes, to each town in this state wherein state-owned real property, reservation land held in trust by the state for an Indian tribe or a municipally owned airport, except that which was acquired and used for highways and bridges, but not excepting property acquired and used for highway administration or maintenance purposes, is located. The grant payable to any town under the provisions of this section in the state fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter, shall be equal to the total of (1) (A) one hundred per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to any facility designated by the Commissioner of Correction, on or before August first of each year, to be a correctional facility administered under the auspices of the Department of Correction or a juvenile detention center under direction of the Department of Children and Families that was used for incarcerative purposes during the preceding fiscal year. If a list containing the name and location of such designated facilities and information concerning their use for purposes of incarceration during the preceding fiscal year is not available from the Secretary of the State on the first day of August of any year, said commissioner shall, on said first day of August, certify to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management a list containing such information, (B) one hundred per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to that portion of the John Dempsey Hospital located at The University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington that is used as a permanent medical ward for prisoners under the custody of the Department of Correction. Nothing in this section shall be construed as designating any portion of The University of Connecticut Health Center John Dempsey Hospital as a correctional facility, and (C) in the state fiscal year commencing July 1, 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, one hundred per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid on any land designated within the 1983 Settlement boundary and taken into trust by the federal government for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on or after June 8, 1999, (2) subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, sixty-five per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to the buildings and grounds comprising Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. Such grant shall commence with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and continuing each year thereafter, (3) notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, with respect to any town in which more than fifty per cent of the property is state-owned real property, one hundred per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to such state-owned property. Such grant shall commence with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and continuing each year thereafter, (4) subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, forty-five per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to all other state-owned real property, (5) forty-five per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to all municipally owned airports; except for the exemption applicable to such property, on the assessment list in such town for the assessment date two years prior to the commencement of the state fiscal year in which such grant is payable. The grant provided pursuant to this section for any municipally owned airport shall be paid to any municipality in which the airport is located, except that the grant applicable to Sikorsky Airport shall be paid half to the town of Stratford and half to the city of Bridgeport, and (6) forty-five per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to any land designated within the 1983 Settlement boundary and taken into trust by the federal government for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prior to June 8, 1999, or taken into trust by the federal government for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, provided (A) the real property subject to this subdivision shall be the land only, and shall not include the assessed value of any structures, buildings or other improvements on such land, and (B) said forty-five per cent grant shall be phased in as follows: (i) In the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2012, an amount equal to ten per cent of said forty-five per cent grant, (ii) in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2013, thirty-five per cent of said forty-five per cent grant, (iii) in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2014, sixty per cent of said forty-five per cent grant, (iv) in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2015, eighty-five per cent of said forty-five per cent grant, and (v) in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2016, one hundred per cent of said forty-five per cent grant.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the amount of the grant payable to each municipality in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately in the event that the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section with respect to such year except that, for the fiscal years commencing July 1, 2012, July 1, 2013, July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, the amount of the grant payable in accordance with subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of this section shall not be reduced.

(c) As used in this section "total tax levied" means the total real property tax levy in such town for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which a grant in lieu of taxes under this section is made, reduced by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in an amount equal to all reimbursements certified as payable to such town by the secretary for real property exemptions and credits on the taxable grand list or rate bill of such town for the assessment year that corresponds to that for which the assessed valuation of the state-owned land and buildings has been provided. For purposes of this section and section 12-19b, any real property which is owned by the John Dempsey Hospital Finance Corporation established pursuant to the provisions of sections 10a-250 to 10a-263, inclusive, or by one or more subsidiary corporations established pursuant to subdivision (13) of section 10a-254 and which is free from taxation pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (13) of section 10a-259 shall be deemed to be state-owned real property. As used in this section and section 12-19b, "town" includes borough.

(d) In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1991, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the portion of the grant payable to any town as determined in accordance with subdivisions (2) and (4) of subsection (a) of this section, shall not be greater than the following percentage of total tax levied by such town on real property in the preceding calendar year as follows: (1) In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1991, ten per cent, (2) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, twelve per cent, (3) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, fourteen per cent, (4) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994, twenty-seven per cent, (5) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, thirty-five per cent, (6) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, forty-two per cent, (7) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, forty-nine per cent, (8) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, fifty-six per cent, (9) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, sixty-three per cent, (10) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, seventy per cent, (11) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, seventy-seven per cent, (12) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, eighty-four per cent, (13) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, ninety-two per cent, and (14) in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and in each fiscal year thereafter, one hundred per cent.]

[(e)] In the fiscal year commencing July 1, [1999] 2013, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the [Commissioner of Transportation] Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority shall pay from the Bradley International Airport Enterprise Fund to the [State Comptroller] towns of East Granby, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks, on or before September fifteenth, [the portion of the state grant in lieu of taxes payable under the provisions of this section] at the rate of twenty per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid to [the towns of East Granby, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks] said towns for real property located at Bradley International Airport. [Such payment shall be credited to the appropriation from the General Fund for reimbursements to towns for loss of taxes on state property.]

[(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section in effect prior to January 1, 1997, any grant in lieu of taxes on state-owned real property made to any town in excess of seven and one-half per cent of the total tax levied on real property by such town is validated.]

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 12-211a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2013):

(a) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, and except as otherwise provided in subdivision (4) of this subsection or in subsection (b) of this section, the amount of tax credit or credits otherwise allowable against the tax imposed under this chapter for any calendar year shall not exceed seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to such calendar year of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credit or credits.

(2) For the calendar year [ending December 31, 2011] commencing January 1, 2011, "type one tax credits" means tax credits allowable under section 12-217jj, 12-217kk or 12-217ll; "type two tax credits" means tax credits allowable under section 38a-88a; "type three tax credits" means tax credits that are not type one tax credits or type two tax credits; "thirty per cent threshold" means thirty per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credit; "fifty-five per cent threshold" means fifty-five per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credits; and "seventy per cent threshold" means seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credits.

(3) For the calendar [year ending December 31, 2012] years commencing January 1, 2012, January 1, 2013, and January 1, 2014, "type one tax credits" means the tax credit allowable under section 12-217ll; "type two tax credits" means tax credits allowable under section 38a-88a; "type three tax credits" means tax credits that are not type one tax credits or type two tax credits; "thirty per cent threshold" means thirty per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credit; "fifty-five per cent threshold" means fifty-five per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credits; and "seventy per cent threshold" means seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter prior to the application of tax credits.

(4) For calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2011, and prior to January 1, [2013] 2015, and subject to the provisions of subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection, the amount of tax credit or credits otherwise allowable against the tax imposed under this chapter shall not exceed:

(A) If the tax credit or credits being claimed by a taxpayer are type three tax credits only, thirty per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to said calendar years of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credit or credits.

(B) If the tax credit or credits being claimed by a taxpayer are type one tax credits and type three tax credits, but not type two tax credits, fifty-five per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to said calendar years of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credit or credits, provided (i) type three tax credits shall be claimed before type one tax credits are claimed, (ii) the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the thirty per cent threshold, and (iii) the sum of the type one tax credits and the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the fifty-five per cent threshold.

(C) If the tax credit or credits being claimed by a taxpayer are type two tax credits and type three tax credits, but not type one tax credits, seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to said calendar years of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credit or credits, provided (i) type three tax credits shall be claimed before type two tax credits are claimed, (ii) the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the thirty per cent threshold, and (iii) the sum of the type two tax credits and the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the seventy per cent threshold.

(D) If the tax credit or credits being claimed by a taxpayer are type one tax credits, type two tax credits and type three tax credits, seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to said calendar years of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credits, provided (i) type three tax credits shall be claimed before type one tax credits or type two tax credits are claimed, and the type one tax credits shall be claimed before the type two tax credits are claimed, (ii) the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the thirty per cent threshold, (iii) the sum of the type one tax credits and the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the fifty-five per cent threshold, and (iv) the sum of the type one tax credits, the type two tax credits and the type three tax credits being claimed may not exceed the seventy per cent threshold.

(E) If the tax credit or credits being claimed by a taxpayer are type one tax credits and type two tax credits only, but not type three tax credits, seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under this chapter with respect to said calendar years of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credits, provided (i) the type one tax credits shall be claimed before type two tax credits are claimed, (ii) the type one tax credits being claimed may not exceed the fifty-five per cent threshold, and (iii) the sum of the type one tax credits and the type two tax credits being claimed may not exceed the seventy per cent threshold.

Sec. 5. Subdivision (7) of section 12-214 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(7) (A) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2012, and prior to January 1, [2014] 2016, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, except when the tax so calculated is equal to two hundred fifty dollars, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(B) Any company whose gross income for the income year was less than one hundred million dollars shall not be subject to the additional tax imposed under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision. This exception shall not apply to companies filing a combined return for the income year under section 12-223a or a unitary return under subsection (d) of section 12-218d.

Sec. 6. Subdivision (7) of subsection (b) of section 12-219 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(7) (A) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2012, and prior to January 1, [2014] 2016, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, except when the tax so calculated is equal to two hundred fifty dollars, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to twenty per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(B) Any company whose gross income for the income year was less than one hundred million dollars shall not be subject to the additional tax imposed under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision. This exception shall not apply to companies filing a combined return for the income year under section 12-223a or a unitary return under subsection (d) of section 12-218d.

Sec. 7. Section 12-268s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013 and applicable to calendar quarters commencing on or after said date):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Person" has the same meaning as provided in section 12-1;

(2) "Electric generation services" has the same meaning as provided in section 16-1;

(3) "Electric generation facility" means electric generation facility, as the term is used in section 12-94d;

(4) "Regional bulk power grid" means regional bulk power grid, as the term is used in section 16a-7b;

(5) "Alternative energy system" has the same meaning as provided in subdivision (21) of subsection (a) of section 12-213;

(6) "Fuel cells" has the same meaning as provided in subdivision (113) of section 12-412, as amended by this act;

(7) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Revenue Services;

(8) "Department" means the Department of Revenue Services; and

(9) "Person subject to tax" means a person (A) providing electric generation services and uploading electricity generated at such person's electric generation facility in this state to the regional bulk power grid, or (B) selling, delivering or otherwise transferring electric generation services.

(b) (1) For each calendar quarter commencing on or after July 1, 2011, and prior to July 1, 2013, there is hereby imposed a tax on each person subject to tax, as defined in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of this section, which tax shall be the product of one-quarter of one cent, multiplied by the net kilowatt hours of electricity generated by such person at such person's electric generation facility in this state and uploaded to the regional bulk power grid.

(2) Each person subject to tax, as defined in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of this section, shall, on or before October 31, 2011, and thereafter on or before the last day of January, April, July and October of each year, [until June 30, 2013,] as prescribed in subdivision (1) of this subsection, render to the commissioner a return, on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner, reporting the kilowatt hours of electricity generated by such person at such person's electric generation facility in this state and uploaded to the regional bulk power grid during the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the preceding month and reporting such other information as the commissioner deems necessary for the proper administration of this section. The tax imposed under this section shall be due and payable on the due date of such return. Each person subject to tax shall be required to file such return electronically with the department and to make payment of such tax by electronic funds transfer in the manner provided by chapter 228g, irrespective of whether the person subject to tax would have otherwise been required to file such return electronically or to make such tax payment by electronic funds transfer under the provisions of chapter 228g.

(c) (1) For each calendar quarter commencing on or after July 1, 2013, and prior to July 1, 2015, there is hereby imposed a tax on each person subject to tax, which tax shall be the product of one-quarter of one cent, multiplied by the net kilowatt hours of electricity generated by such person at such person's electric generation facility in this state that is either uploaded by such person directly to the regional bulk power grid, or sold, delivered or otherwise transferred by such person.

(2) Each person subject to tax shall, on or before October 31, 2013, and thereafter on or before the last day of January, April, July and October of each year, as prescribed in subdivision (1) of this subsection, render to the commissioner a return, on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner, reporting the kilowatt hours of electricity generated by such person at such person's electric generation facility in this state, exclusive of electricity generated for such person's personal use and consumption, during the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the preceding month, and reporting such other information as the commissioner deems necessary for the proper administration of this section. The tax imposed under this section shall be due and payable on the due date of such return. Each person subject to tax shall be required to file such return electronically with the department and to make payment of such tax by electronic funds transfer in the manner provided by chapter 228g, irrespective of whether the person subject to tax would have otherwise been required to file such return electronically or to make such tax payment by electronic funds transfer under the provisions of chapter 228g.

[(c)] (d) Whenever the tax imposed under this section is not paid when due, a penalty of ten per cent of the amount due and unpaid or fifty dollars, whichever is greater, shall be imposed and interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof shall accrue on such tax from the due date of such tax until the date of payment.

[(d)] (e) The provisions of sections 12-548, 12-550 to 12-554, inclusive, and 12-555a shall apply to the provisions of this section in the same manner and with the same force and effect as if the language of said sections had been incorporated in full into this section and had expressly referred to the tax imposed under this section, except to the extent that any provision is inconsistent with a provision in this section.

[(e)] (f) The tax imposed by this section shall not apply to any net kilowatt hours of electricity generated at (1) an electric generation facility in this state exclusively through the use of fuel cells or an alternative energy system, (2) a resources recovery facility, as defined in section 22a-260, or (3) customer-side distributed resources, as defined in subdivision (40) of subsection (a) of section 16-1.

[(f)] (g) At the end of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, [and] June 30, 2013, June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for each fiscal year the amount of tax imposed under the provisions of this section on electricity generated prior to the end of each fiscal year and which tax is received by the Commissioner of Revenue Services not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of each fiscal year.

Sec. 8. Subdivision (1) of section 12-408 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(1) (A) For the privilege of making any sales, as defined in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, at retail, in this state for a consideration, a tax is hereby imposed on all retailers at the rate of six and thirty-five-hundredths per cent of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all tangible personal property sold at retail or from the rendering of any services constituting a sale in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, except, in lieu of said rate of six and thirty-five-hundredths per cent, the rates provided in subparagraphs (B) to [(F)] (H), inclusive, of this subdivision;

(B) At a rate of fifteen per cent with respect to each transfer of occupancy, from the total amount of rent received for such occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for the first period not exceeding thirty consecutive calendar days;

(C) With respect to the sale of a motor vehicle to any individual who is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on full-time active duty in Connecticut and who is considered, under 50 App USC 574, a resident of another state, or to any such individual and the spouse thereof, at a rate of four and one-half per cent of the gross receipts of any retailer from such sales, provided such retailer requires and maintains a declaration by such individual, prescribed as to form by the commissioner and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made in such declaration are punishable, or other evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner, concerning the purchaser's state of residence under 50 App USC 574;

(D) (i) With respect to the sales of computer and data processing services occurring on or after July 1, 1997, and prior to July 1, 1998, at the rate of five per cent, on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999, at the rate of four per cent, on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of three per cent, on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent, on or after July 1, 2001, at the rate of one per cent, and (ii) with respect to sales of Internet access services, on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax;

(E) With respect to the sales of labor that is otherwise taxable under subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407 on existing vessels and repair or maintenance services on vessels occurring on and after July 1, 1999, such services shall be exempt from such tax;

(F) With respect to patient care services for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent and on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax;

(G) With respect to the rental or leasing of a passenger motor vehicle for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less, at a rate of nine and thirty-five-hundredths per cent;

(H) With respect to the sale of (i) a motor vehicle for a sales price exceeding fifty thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire sales price, (ii) a vessel for a sales price exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire sales price, (iii) jewelry, whether real or imitation, for a sales price exceeding five thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire sales price, and (iv) an article of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body, a handbag, luggage, umbrella, wallet or watch for a sales price exceeding one thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire sales price. For purposes of this subparagraph, "motor vehicle" shall have the meaning provided in section 14-1, but shall not include a motor vehicle subject to the provisions of subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, a motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating over twelve thousand five hundred pounds, or a motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of twelve thousand five hundred pounds or less that is not used for private passenger purposes, but is designed or used to transport merchandise, freight or persons in connection with any business enterprise and issued a commercial registration or more specific type of registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles;

(I) The rate of tax imposed by this chapter shall be applicable to all retail sales upon the effective date of such rate, except that a new rate which represents an increase in the rate applicable to the sale shall not apply to any sales transaction wherein a binding sales contract without an escalator clause has been entered into prior to the effective date of the new rate and delivery is made within ninety days after the effective date of the new rate. For the purposes of payment of the tax imposed under this section, any retailer of services taxable under subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, who computes taxable income, for purposes of taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, on an accounting basis which recognizes only cash or other valuable consideration actually received as income and who is liable for such tax only due to the rendering of such services may make payments related to such tax for the period during which such income is received, without penalty or interest, without regard to when such service is rendered; and

[(J) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 2011, the commissioner shall deposit into the municipal revenue sharing account, established pursuant to section 4-66l, one and fifty-seven-hundredths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, and one and forty-three-hundredths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (H) of this subdivision; and]

[(K)] (J) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 2011, the commissioner shall deposit into the regional performance incentive account, established pursuant to section 4-66k, six and seven-tenths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision and ten and seven-tenths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (G) of this subdivision.

Sec. 9. Subdivision (1) of section 12-411 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(A) An excise tax is hereby imposed on the storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state of tangible personal property purchased from any retailer for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state, the acceptance or receipt of any services constituting a sale in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state, or the storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state of tangible personal property which has been manufactured, fabricated, assembled or processed from materials by a person, either within or without this state, for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use by such person in this state, to be measured by the sales price of materials, at the rate of six and thirty-five-hundredths per cent of the sales price of such property or services, except, in lieu of said rate of six and thirty-five-hundredths per cent;

(B) At a rate of fifteen per cent of the rent paid for occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for the first period of not exceeding thirty consecutive calendar days;

(C) With respect to the storage, acceptance, consumption or use in this state of a motor vehicle purchased from any retailer for storage, acceptance, consumption or use in this state by any individual who is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on full-time active duty in Connecticut and who is considered, under 50 App USC 574, a resident of another state, or to any such individual and the spouse of such individual at a rate of four and one-half per cent of the sales price of such vehicle, provided such retailer requires and maintains a declaration by such individual, prescribed as to form by the commissioner and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made in such declaration are punishable, or other evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner, concerning the purchaser's state of residence under 50 App USC 574;

(D) With respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of labor that is otherwise taxable under subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407 on existing vessels and repair or maintenance services on vessels occurring on and after July 1, 1999, such services shall be exempt from such tax;

(E) With respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of computer and data processing services purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state occurring on or after July 1, 1997, and prior to July 1, 1998, at the rate of five per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999, at the rate of four per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of three per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent of such services, on and after July 1, 2001, at the rate of one per cent of such services, and (ii) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of Internet access services, on or after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from tax;

(F) With respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of patient care services purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent and on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax;

(G) With respect to the rental or leasing of a passenger motor vehicle for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less, at a rate of nine and thirty-five-hundredths per cent;

(H) With respect to the sale of (i) a motor vehicle for a sales price exceeding fifty thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire purchase price, (ii) a vessel for a sales price exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire purchase price, (iii) jewelry, whether real or imitation, for a sales price exceeding five thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire purchase price, and (iv) an article of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body, a handbag, luggage, umbrella, wallet or watch for a sales price exceeding one thousand dollars, at a rate of seven per cent on the entire purchase price. For purposes of this subparagraph, "motor vehicle" shall have the meaning provided in section 14-1, but shall not include a motor vehicle subject to the provisions of subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, a motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating over twelve thousand five hundred pounds, or a motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of twelve thousand five hundred pounds or less that is not used for private passenger purposes, but is designed or used to transport merchandise, freight or persons in connection with any business enterprise and issued a commercial registration or more specific type of registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles; and

[(I) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 2011, the commissioner shall deposit into the municipal revenue sharing account, established pursuant to section 4-66l, one and fifty-seven-hundredths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, and one and forty-three-hundredths of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (H) of this subdivision; and]

[(J)] (I) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 2011, the commissioner shall deposit into the regional performance incentive account, established pursuant to section 4-66k, six and seven-tenths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision and ten and seven-tenths per cent of the amounts received by the state from the tax imposed under subparagraph (G) of this subdivision.

Sec. 10. Section 12-412 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (119) as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(NEW) (119) (A) On and after July 1, 2014, and prior to July 1, 2015, sales of any article of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body, the cost of which to the purchaser is less than twenty-five dollars.

(B) On and after July 1, 2015, sales of any article of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body, the cost of which to the purchaser is less than fifty dollars.

(C) For purposes of this subdivision, clothing or footwear shall not include (i) any special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for the athletic activity or protective use for which it was designed, and (ii) jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items carried on or about the human body but not worn on the body in the manner characteristic of clothing intended for exemption under this subdivision.

Sec. 11. Section 12-704e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013):

(a) Any resident of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-701, who is subject to the tax imposed under this chapter for any taxable year shall be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due under this chapter in an amount equal to [thirty per cent] the applicable percentage, as defined in subsection (e) of this section, of the earned income credit claimed and allowed for the same taxable year under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in subsection (a) of section 12-701.

(b) If the amount of the credit allowed pursuant to this section exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the tax imposed under this chapter, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall treat such excess as an overpayment and, except as provided under section 12-739 or 12-742, shall refund the amount of such excess, without interest, to the taxpayer.

(c) If a married individual who is otherwise eligible for the credit allowed hereunder has filed a joint federal income tax return for the taxable year, but is required to file a separate return under this chapter for such taxable year, the credit for which such individual is eligible under this section shall be an amount equal to [thirty per cent] the applicable percentage, as defined in subsection (e) of this section, of the earned income credit claimed and allowed for such taxable year under said Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is such individual's federal adjusted gross income, as reported on such individual's separate return under this chapter, and the denominator of which is the federal adjusted gross income, as reported on the joint federal income tax return.

(d) To the extent permitted under federal law, any state or federal earned income tax credit shall not be counted as income when received by an individual who is an applicant for, or recipient of, benefits or services under any state or federal program that provides such benefits or services based on need, nor shall any such earned income tax credit be counted as resources, for the purpose of determining the individual's or any other individual's eligibility for such benefits or services, or the amount of such benefits or services.

(e) For purposes of this section, "applicable percentage" means thirty per cent, except (1) for the taxable year commencing on January 1, 2013, the applicable percentage is twenty-five per cent, and (2) for the taxable year commencing on January 1, 2014, the applicable percentage is twenty-seven and one-half per cent.

Sec. 12. Section 13b-61a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 13b-61: (1) For calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 1998, and prior to September 30, 1999, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund established under section 13b-68 five million dollars of the amount of funds received by the state from the tax imposed under section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (2) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 1999, and prior to September 30, 2000, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund nine million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (3) for calendar quarters ending September 30, 2000, and prior to September 30, 2002, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund eleven million five hundred thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (4) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2002, and prior to September 30, 2003, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; (5) for the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2003, and prior to September 30, 2005, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund, five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel; and (6) for the calendar quarters ending September 30, 2005, and prior to September 30, 2006, the commissioner shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund ten million eight hundred seventy-five thousand dollars of the amount of such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products attributable to sales of motor vehicle fuel.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 13b-61, for calendar quarters ending on or after September 30, 2006, the Comptroller shall deposit into the Special Transportation Fund an annual amount in accordance with the following schedule, from such funds received by the state from the tax imposed under said section 12-587 on the gross earnings from the sales of petroleum products. Such transfers shall be made in quarterly installments.

T1

 

Fiscal Year

Annual Transfer

T2

     

T3

 

2007

$141,000,000

T4

 

2008

$127,800,000

T5

 

2009

$141,900,000

T6

 

2010

$141,900,000

T7

 

2011

$165,300,000

T8

 

2012

$226,900,000

T9

 

2013

$199,400,000

T10

 

2014

[$222,700,000]$380,700,000

T11

 

2015

[$226,800,000] $379,100,000

T12

 

2016 and thereafter

[$231,400,000] $377,300,000

(c) If in any calendar quarter ending on or after September 30, 2006, receipts from the tax imposed under section 12-587 are less than twenty-five per cent of the total of (1) the amount required to be transferred pursuant to the Special Transportation Fund pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section, and (2) any other transfers required by law, the Comptroller shall certify to the Treasurer the amount of such shortfall and shall forthwith transfer an amount equal to such shortfall from the resources of the General Fund into the Special Transportation Fund.

(d) The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall, on or before January 1, 2013, and on or before the first day of January biennially thereafter, calculate the amount of tax paid pursuant to section 12-587 on gasoline sold for the prior fiscal year as a percentage of total tax collected under said section. Such percentage shall become the basis for determining the transfers to be made under subsection (b) of this section. The commissioner shall notify the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management of such percentage calculation.

Sec. 13. Section 13b-61c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of seventy-one million two hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of one hundred seven million five hundred fifty thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of eighty-one million five hundred fifty thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(d) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of ninety-five million two hundred forty-five thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(e) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2014, and annually thereafter] 2015, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of [one hundred seventy-two million eight hundred thousand] twenty million five hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(f) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of one hundred fifty-two million eight hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(g) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, and annually thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of one hundred sixty-two million eight hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 14. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 32-9t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(i) (1) There shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed under chapters 207 to 212a, inclusive, or section 38a-743, or a combination of said taxes, an amount equal to the following percentage of approved investments made by or on behalf of a taxpayer with respect to the following income years of the taxpayer: (A) With respect to the income year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the two next succeeding income years, zero per cent; (B) with respect to the third full income year succeeding the year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the three next succeeding income years, ten per cent; (C) with respect to the seventh full income year succeeding the year in which the investment in the eligible project was made and the next two succeeding years, twenty per cent. The sum of all tax credits granted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed one hundred million dollars with respect to a single eligible urban reinvestment project or a single eligible industrial site investment project approved by the commissioner. The sum of all tax credits granted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed [six hundred fifty million] eight hundred million dollars.

Sec. 15. Subsection (b) of section 12-71 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2013):

(b) Except as otherwise provided by the general statutes, property subject to this section shall be valued at the same percentage of its then actual valuation as the assessors have determined with respect to the listing of real estate for the same year. [, except that any antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, shall be assessed at a value of not more than five hundred dollars. The owner of such antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle may be required by the assessors to provide reasonable documentation that such motor vehicle is an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle, provided any motor vehicle for which special number plates have been issued pursuant to section 14-20 shall not be required to provide any such documentation.] The provisions of this section shall not include money or property actually invested in merchandise or manufacturing carried on out of this state or machinery or equipment which would be eligible for exemption under subdivision (72) or (76) of section 12-81 once installed and which cannot begin or which has not begun manufacturing, processing or fabricating; or which is being used for research and development, including experimental or laboratory research and development, design or engineering directly related to manufacturing or being used for the significant servicing, overhauling or rebuilding of machinery and equipment for industrial use or the significant overhauling or rebuilding of other products on a factory basis or being used for measuring or testing or metal finishing or in the production of motion pictures, video and sound recordings.

Sec. 16. Section 12-81 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (78) as follows (Effective from passage and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2013):

(NEW) (78) (A) An eligible vehicle belonging to any person who is an owner or a lessee of such eligible vehicle, provided this exemption shall apply to the net assessed value of such eligible vehicle up to a maximum value of twenty thousand dollars.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-62, in order to implement the provisions of this subdivision, any town scheduled to implement a revaluation on October 1, 2014, or October 1, 2015, may advance such revaluation to October 1, 2013, and proceed on the schedule provided in section 12-62 thereafter.

(C) For purposes of this subdivision, "eligible vehicle" means a car, light duty truck, pick-up truck or motorcycle identified on a list the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles provides to the assessor of each town, pursuant to section 14-163; "lessee" means a person who leases an eligible vehicle for a period of not less than one year, from a lessor who is a licensee, under section 14-15, pursuant to a written lease agreement that assigns responsibility for the payment of any property tax for the eligible vehicle to such lessee, regardless of whether a charge for such tax is separately stated in said agreement, or on a bill or invoice that may be rendered to the lessee by either a taxing jurisdiction or the lessor; "net assessed value" means the valuation of an eligible vehicle for purposes of assessment, less the total of all property tax exemption for which the owner of such eligible vehicle qualifies; and "person" means a natural person.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage and applicable to the assessment year commencing on October 1, 2012) (a) For purposes of this section, "eligible vehicle" means a car, light duty truck, pick-up truck or motorcycle identified on a list the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles provides to the assessor of each town, pursuant to section 14-163 of the general statutes, and "lessee" means a person who leases an eligible vehicle for a period of not less than one year, from a lessor who is a licensee, under section 14-15 of the general statutes, pursuant to a written lease agreement that assigns responsibility for the payment of any property tax for the eligible vehicle to such lessee, regardless of whether a charge for such tax is separately stated in said agreement, or on a bill or invoice that may be rendered to the lessee by either a taxing jurisdiction or the lessor; "net assessed value" means the valuation of an eligible vehicle for purposes of assessment, less the total of all property tax exemption for which the owner of such eligible vehicle qualifies; and "person" means a natural person.

(b) A municipality may, by vote of its legislative body, or, in a municipality where the legislative body is a town meeting, by vote of the board of selectmen, abate up to one hundred per cent of the property taxes due from a person who is the owner or lessee of an eligible vehicle for the assessment year commencing October 1, 2012, with respect to the net assessed value of such eligible vehicle up to a maximum value of twenty thousand dollars. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any special act or any municipal charter, any municipality adopting the provisions of this section shall finalize its amended grand list of October 1, 2012, not later than May 1, 2013, and shall set its mill rate not later than June 1, 2013.

Sec. 18. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Gas company" means a gas company, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes;

(2) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 12-1 of the general statutes;

(3) "Comprehensive energy plan" means the comprehensive energy plan described in section 16a-3d of the general statutes; and

(4) "Eligible customer" means a person (A) whose premises (i) as of July 1, 2013, are not located on or within one hundred fifty feet of a gas distribution main, and (ii) are included in the natural gas expansion plan prepared by a gas company and approved by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection pursuant to the comprehensive energy plan, and (B) who has made a commitment, on or after July 1, 2013, and prior to January 1, 2014, to a gas company to convert to natural gas when natural gas is available.

(b) There shall be allowed a credit to a gas company against the tax imposed under chapter 212 of the general statutes, for calendar quarters commencing on and after July 1, 2014. Such credit shall be in an amount equal to the amount credited by a gas company to an eligible customer that makes a commitment to convert to natural gas. In no event shall the total amount credited by such gas company to an eligible customer exceed five hundred dollars, and no credits shall be allowed by such gas company to eligible customers until calendar quarters commencing on or after October 1, 2013.

(c) To claim a credit under this section, a gas company shall establish, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Revenue Services, that it granted to each eligible customer on such customer's monthly bill or invoice an amount equal to the credit claimed by such gas company.

(d) The total amount of credits granted under this section shall not exceed five million dollars in each fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Sec. 19. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Residential customers and small commercial customers, as each is defined in subsection (k) of section 16-244c of the general statutes, who, as of June 1, 2013, are receiving the standard offer and have not contracted with a participating electric supplier, shall be aggregated by the state for the purpose of auctioning the right to provide competitively-priced electric generation service to such customers by electric suppliers licensed in the state pursuant to section 16-245 of the general statutes.

(b) The procurement manager of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall issue a request for proposals to all electric suppliers licensed in the state for a bid to provide a full service contract to blocks of residential customers and small commercial customers on the standard offer at a price that is not less than five per cent below the standard offer rate for such customer class as of April 1, 2013, for a period of not less than one year from the date such service commences. The procurement manager shall establish the criteria for selection of the successful proposers for competitive electric supplier and shall publish the notice of the request for proposals to each electric supplier licensed in this state as of the date of the issuance of the request for proposals.

(c) (1) The responses to the request for proposal shall include the price per customer such electric supplier will offer for the right to supply electricity to customer blocks of not less than one hundred thousand and the price per customer for each additional increment of not less than ten thousand additional customers;

(2) The proposed term offered by such electric supplier shall be for a term of not less than three years and shall lock in the rate set forth in subsection (b) of this section for a period of not less than twelve months from the commencement of service and shall include a schedule for price determination for the subsequent two-year period; and

(3) The price per customer shall be expressed in cost per kilowatt hour and may include different rates for different customer classes and levels of usage.

(d) The electric distribution companies supplying residential customers and small commercial customers on the standard offer shall provide to the procurement manager such relevant data as requested by the procurement manager for purposes of developing the request for proposals, including, but not limited to, the average per customer usage in each such customer class for the previous twelve-month period, the number of such customers who are delinquent, have defaulted or are in collections, and the net average number of such customers who moved off of the standard offer in the preceding twelve-month period.

(e) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a residential customer or small business customer who has been aggregated and auctioned to an electric supplier from choosing to obtain service from any other licensed electric supplier at any time.

(f) The procurement manager shall issue a request for proposals on or before July 1, 2013, and at subsequent intervals of not less than three years or when the number of new residential customers and small commercial customers on the standard offer and not served by a competitive electric supplier reaches a threshold of ten thousand customers.

(g) The electric supplier or suppliers awarded a competitive supply contract as a result of the request for proposals issued pursuant to this section shall remit the amount accepted as its per customer bid to the state for deposit into the General Fund not later than thirty days after the date of the award.

(h) In accordance with the provisions of section 16-244m of the general statutes, an electric distribution company shall continue to provide service to (1) any residential customer or small commercial customer not transferred to a competitive electric supplier as a result of the auction process provided for in this section, or (2) any new residential customer or small commercial customer that does not select a competitive electric supplier.

(i) The procurement manager may require an electric supplier to provide forms of assurance that the contracts resulting from the auction process will be fulfilled. An electric supplier that fails to fulfill its contractual obligations pursuant to an award in accordance with this section shall be subject to civil penalties, in accordance with the provisions of section 16-41 of the general statutes, or the suspension or revocation of such electric supplier's license, or a prohibition on the acceptance of new customers by such electric supplier, following a hearing that is conducted as a contested case, as provided in chapter 54 of the general statutes.

Sec. 20. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 3-55j of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Twenty million dollars of the moneys available in the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund established by section 3-55i shall be paid to municipalities eligible for a state grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2011, in addition to the grants payable to such municipalities pursuant to said section 12-19a, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. Such grant shall be calculated under the provisions of said section 12-19a and shall equal one-third of the additional amount which such municipalities would be eligible to receive if the total amount available for distribution were eighty-five million two hundred five thousand eighty-five dollars and the percentage of reimbursement set forth in said section 12-19a were increased to reflect such amount. Any eligible special services district shall receive a portion of the grant payable under this subsection to the town in which such district is located. The portion payable to any such district under this subsection shall be the amount of the grant to the town under this subsection which results from application of the district mill rate to exempt property in the district. As used in this subsection and subsection (c) of this section, "eligible special services district" means any special services district created by a town charter, having its own governing body and for the assessment year commencing October 1, 1996, containing fifty per cent or more of the value of total taxable property within the town in which such district is located.

(b) No municipality shall receive a grant pursuant to subsection (a) of this section which, when added to the amount of the grant payable to such municipality pursuant to said section 12-19a, would exceed one hundred per cent of the property taxes which would have been paid with respect to all state-owned real property, except for the exemption applicable to such property, on the assessment list in such municipality for the assessment date two years prior to the commencement of the state fiscal year in which such grants are payable, except that, notwithstanding the provisions of said subsection (a), no municipality shall receive a grant pursuant to said subsection which is less than one thousand six hundred sixty-seven dollars.

Sec. 21. Section 3-55j of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (l) as follows (Effective July 1, 2013):

(NEW) (l) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) to (k), inclusive, of this section, no municipality shall receive a grant under this section in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Sec. 22. Subsection (g) of section 4b-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the board of trustees of a constituent unit of the state system of higher education may lease land or buildings, or both, and facilities under the control and supervision of such board when such land, buildings or facilities are otherwise not used or needed for use by the constituent unit and such action seems desirable to produce income or is otherwise in the public interest, provided the Treasurer has determined that such action will not affect the status of any tax-exempt obligations issued or to be issued by the state of Connecticut. Upon executing any such lease, said board shall forward a copy to the assessor or board of assessors of the municipality in which the leased property is located. The proceeds from any lease or rental agreement pursuant to this subsection shall be retained by the constituent unit. Any land so leased for private use and the buildings and appurtenances thereon shall be subject to local assessment and taxation annually in the name of the lessee, assignee or sublessee, whichever has immediate right to occupancy of such land or building, by the town wherein situated as of the assessment day of such town next following the date of leasing. [Such land and the buildings and appurtenances thereon shall not be included as property of the constituent unit for the purpose of computing a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a provided, if such property is leased to an organization which, if the property were owned by or held in trust for such organization would not be liable for taxes with respect to such property under section 12-81, such organization shall be entitled to exemption from property taxes as the lessee under such lease, and the portion of such property exempted and leased to such organization shall be eligible for a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to said section 12-19a.]

Sec. 23. Section 4b-39 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Land, buildings or facilities leased pursuant to section 4b-35 and section 4b-36 shall be exempt from municipal taxation. [The value of such land, buildings or facilities shall be used for computation of grants in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a.]

Sec. 24. Section 4b-46 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

On and after July 1, 1995, any property which is subject to an agreement entered into by the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the purchase of such property through a long-term financing contract shall be exempt from taxation by the municipality in which such property is located, during the term of such contract. [The assessed valuation of such property shall be included with the assessed valuation of state-owned land and buildings for purposes of determining the state grant in lieu of taxes under the provisions of section 12-19a.]

Sec. 25. Section 10a-90 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System, with the approval of the Governor and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may lease state-owned land under its care, custody or control to private developers for construction of dormitory buildings, provided such developers agree to lease such buildings to such board of trustees with an option to purchase and provided further that any such agreement to lease is subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, prior to the making of the original lease by the board of trustees. The plans for such buildings shall be subject to approval of such board, the Commissioner of Construction Services and the State Properties Review Board and such leases shall be for the periods and upon such terms and conditions as the Commissioner of Administrative Services determines, and such buildings, while privately owned, shall be subject to taxation by the town in which they are located. The Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System may also deed, transfer or lease state-owned land under its care, custody or control to the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for financing or refinancing the planning, development, acquisition and construction and equipping of dormitory buildings and student housing facilities and to lease or sublease such dormitory buildings or student housing facilities and authorize the execution of financing leases of land, interests therein, buildings and fixtures in order to secure obligations to repay any loan from the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority from the proceeds of bonds issued thereby pursuant to the provisions of chapter 187 made by the authority to finance or refinance the planning, development, acquisition and construction of dormitory buildings. Any such financing lease shall not be subject to the provisions of section 4b-23 and the plans for such dormitories shall be subject only to the approval of the board. Such financing leases shall be for such periods and upon such terms and conditions that the board shall determine. Any state property so leased shall not be subject to local assessment and taxation. [and such state property shall be included as property of the Connecticut State University System for the purpose of computing a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a.]

Sec. 26. Subsection (b) of section 10a-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Any land so leased to a private developer for rental housing or commercial establishments and the buildings and appurtenances thereon shall be subject to local assessment and taxation annually in the name of the lessee, assignee or sublessee, whichever has immediate right to occupancy of such land or building, by the town wherein situated as of the assessment day of such town next following the date of leasing. [Such land shall not be included as property of the Connecticut State University System for the purpose of computing a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a.]

Sec. 27. Section 12-62m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) If real property eligible for a grant or for reimbursement of a property tax or a portion thereof under the provisions of sections [12-19a,] 12-20b and 12-129p, or any other provision of the general statutes, is located in a town that (1) elected to phase in assessment increases pursuant to section 12-62a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2005, with respect to a revaluation effective on or before October 1, 2005, or (2) elects to phase in assessment increases pursuant to section 12-62c with respect to a revaluation effective on or after October 1, 2006, the assessed valuation of said property as reported to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall reflect the gradual increase in assessment applicable to comparable taxable real property for the same assessment year.

(b) If the legislative body of a town elects to phase in real property assessment increases with respect to a revaluation effective on or after October 1, 2006, pursuant to section 12-62c, or pursuant to section 12-62a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2005, with respect to a revaluation effective on or before October 1, 2005, the grand list furnished, pursuant to section 7-328, to the clerk of any district, as defined in section 7-324, shall reflect assessments based upon such phase-in for each assessment year during which such phase-in is effective.

Sec. 28. Section 12-63h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish a pilot program in a single municipality whereby the municipality selected shall develop a plan for implementation of land value taxation that (1) classifies real estate included in the taxable grand list as (A) land or land exclusive of buildings, or (B) buildings on land; and (2) establishes a different mill rate for property tax purposes for each class, provided the higher mill rate shall apply to land or land exclusive of buildings. The different mill rates for taxable real estate in each class shall not be applicable to any property for which a grant is payable under section [12-19a or] 12-20a.

(b) To be eligible for the program a municipality shall (1) be a distressed municipality, as defined in subsection (b) of section 32-9p; (2) have a population of not more than twenty-six thousand; and (3) have a city manager and city council form of government. The secretary shall establish an application procedure and any other criteria for the program. The secretary shall not select a municipality for the pilot program unless the legislative body of the municipality has approved the application. The secretary shall send a notice of selection for the pilot program to the chief executive officer of the municipality.

(c) After receipt of the notice of selection provided by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the chief executive officer of such municipality shall appoint a committee consisting of relevant taxpayers and stakeholders to prepare a plan for implementation of land value taxation. Such plan shall (1) provide a process for implementation of differentiated tax rates; (2) designate geographic areas of the municipality where the differentiated rates shall be applied; and (3) identify legal and administrative issues affecting the implementation of the plan. The chief executive officer, the assessor and the tax collector of the municipality shall have an opportunity to review and comment on the plan. On or before December 31, 2009, and upon approval of the plan by the legislative body, the plan shall be submitted to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development and to finance, revenue and bonding.

Sec. 29. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 12-64 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, any land, buildings or easement to use air rights belonging to or held in trust for the state, not used for purposes attributable to functions of the state government or any other governmental purpose but leased to a person or organization for use unrelated to any such purpose, exclusive of any such lease with respect to which a binding agreement is in effect on June 25, 1985, shall be separately assessed in the name of the lessee and subject to local taxation annually in the name of the lessee having immediate right to occupancy of such land or building, by the town wherein situated as of the assessment day next following the date of leasing pursuant to section 4b-38,as amended by this act. If such property or any portion thereof is leased to any organization which, if the property were owned by or held in trust for such organization, would not be liable for taxes with respect to such property under any of the subdivisions of section 12-81, as amended by this act, such organization shall be entitled to exemption from property taxes as the lessee under such lease, provided such property is used exclusively for the purposes of such organization as stated in the applicable subdivision of said section 12-81, as amended by this act. [and the portion of such property so leased to such exempt organization shall be eligible for a grant in lieu of taxes pursuant to section 12-19a. Whenever the lessee of such property is required to pay property taxes to the town in which such property is situated as provided in this subsection, the assessed valuation of such property subject to the interest of the lessee shall not be included in the annual list of assessed values of state-owned real property in such town as prepared for purposes of state grants in accordance with said section 12-19a and the amount of grant to such town under said section 12-19a shall be determined without consideration of such assessed value.]

(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not be applicable to any land, building or easement belonging to or held in trust for the state of Connecticut at (1) Bradley International Airport or any other state-owned airport, and (2) any restaurant, gasoline station or other service facility or public convenience as may be deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Transportation for state highway, mass transit, marine or aviation purposes. In the event a lessee of property, belonging to or held in trust for the state or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education, who is subject to taxation pursuant to the provisions of this subsection or pursuant to subsection (g) of section 4b-38 is delinquent in the payment of such tax, a municipal tax collector may enforce the collection of said tax by all legal means available, except for the filing of a lien on such property.

Sec. 30. Subsection (c) of section 22-26jj of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The commissioner may lease all or part of one property acquired by him under this section as part of a demonstration project, in accordance with subsection (d) of this section, provided such project is approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Such property may be leased to one or more agricultural users for a period not to exceed five years. Such lease may be renewed for periods not to exceed five years. Any property leased under such demonstration project shall be exempt from taxation by the municipality in which the property is located. [The assessed valuation of the property shall be included with the assessed valuation of state-owned land and buildings for purposes of determining the state's grant in lieu of taxes under the provisions of section 12-19a.]

Sec. 31. Section 22a-282 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 22a-208a concerning the right of any local body to regulate, through zoning, land usage for solid waste disposal and section 22a-276, may use and operate as a solid waste disposal area, pursuant to a permit issued under sections 22a-208, 22a-208a and 22a-430, any real property owned by said authority on or before May 11, 1984, any portion of which has been operated as a solid waste disposal area, and the authority shall not be subject to regulation by any such body, except that the authority shall pay to the municipality in which such property is located one dollar per ton of unprocessed solid waste received from outside of such municipality and disposed of at the solid waste disposal area by the authority. Any payment shall be in addition to any other agreement between the municipality and the authority. [The provisions of section 12-19a shall not be construed to apply to any such real property.]

Sec. 32. Section 23-30 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may, for the purposes specified in section 23-29, lease, for a period of not less than ninety-nine years, any lands within the state, title to which has been acquired by the resettlement administration or other agency of the government of the United States, provided the form of such lease shall be approved by the Attorney General. Said commissioner may enter into cooperative agreements with any branch of the government of the United States regarding the custody, management and use of lands so leased. All lands leased under this section shall, for the purposes of taxation, be considered as owned by the state. [, and the towns in which such lands are situated shall receive from the state grants in lieu of taxes thereon, as provided in section 12-19a.]

Sec. 33. Section 32-610 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The exercise of the powers granted by section 32-602 constitute the performance of an essential governmental function and the Capital Region Development Authority shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon or in respect of the convention center or the convention center project, as defined in section 32-600, levied by any municipality or political subdivision or special district having taxing powers of the state and such project and the principal and interest of any bonds and notes issued under the provisions of section 32-607, their transfer and the income therefrom, including revenues derived from the sale thereof, shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the state of Connecticut or under its authority, except for estate or succession taxes but the interest on such bonds and notes shall be included in the computation of any excise or franchise tax. [Notwithstanding the foregoing, the convention center and the related parking facilities owned by the authority shall be deemed to be state-owned real property for purposes of sections 12-19a and 12-19b and the state shall make grants in lieu of taxes with respect to the convention center and such related parking facilities to the municipality in which the convention center and such related parking facilities are located as otherwise provided in said sections 12-19a and 12-19b.]

Sec. 34. Section 32-666 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a) Any land on the Adriaen's Landing site leased by the secretary for purposes of site acquisition for an initial term of at least ninety-nine years shall, while such lease remains in effect, be deemed to be state-owned real property for purposes of sections 12-19a and 12-19b and subdivision (2) of section 12-81 and the state shall make grants in lieu of taxes with respect to such land to the municipality in which the same is located as otherwise provided in sections 12-19a and 12-19b.

(b) Any land that comprises a private development district designated pursuant to section 32-600 and all improvements on or to such land shall, while such designation continues, be deemed to be state-owned real property for purposes of sections 12-19a and 12-19b and subdivision (2) of section 12-81, and the state shall make grants in lieu of taxes with respect to such land and improvements to the municipality in which the same is located as otherwise provided in sections 12-19a and 12-19b. Section 32-666a shall not be applicable to any such land or improvements while designated as part of the private development district.]

[(c)] For purposes of state insurance or self-insurance, the convention center facilities shall be deemed to be state-owned property and the state insurance and risk management board shall be authorized to determine, purchase or otherwise arrange for such insurance or self-insurance with respect to the convention center facilities, as otherwise provided in section 4a-20 with respect to other state-owned property.

Sec. 35. Sections 4-66l, 12-19b, 12-19c, 12-19f, 12-494a and 15-101dd of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2013)

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

4-28e(c)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2013

12-19a

Sec. 4

from passage and applicable to calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

12-211a(a)

Sec. 5

from passage

12-214(7)

Sec. 6

from passage

12-219(b)(7)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2013 and applicable to calendar quarters commencing on or after said date

12-268s

Sec. 8

July 1, 2013

12-408(1)

Sec. 9

July 1, 2013

12-411(1)

Sec. 10

July 1, 2013

12-412

Sec. 11

from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

12-704e

Sec. 12

July 1, 2013

13b-61a

Sec. 13

July 1, 2013

13b-61c

Sec. 14

January 1, 2014

32-9t(i)(1)

Sec. 15

July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2013

12-71(b)

Sec. 16

from passage and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2013

12-81

Sec. 17

from passage and applicable to the assessment year commencing on October 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 18

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

July 1, 2013

3-55j(a) and (b)

Sec. 21

July 1, 2013

3-55j

Sec. 22

July 1, 2013

4b-38(g)

Sec. 23

July 1, 2013

4b-39

Sec. 24

July 1, 2013

4b-46

Sec. 25

July 1, 2013

10a-90

Sec. 26

July 1, 2013

10a-91(b)

Sec. 27

July 1, 2013

12-62m

Sec. 28

July 1, 2013

12-63h

Sec. 29

July 1, 2013

12-64(b) and (c)

Sec. 30

July 1, 2013

22-26jj(c)

Sec. 31

July 1, 2013

22a-282

Sec. 32

July 1, 2013

23-30

Sec. 33

July 1, 2013

32-610

Sec. 34

July 1, 2013

32-666

Sec. 35

July 1, 2013

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the provisions of the Governor's budget.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]