CHAPTER 505a*

UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

*See Sec. 19a-88b re renewal of certain professional and occupational licenses, certificates, permits or registrations which become void while the holder is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.

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Sec. 27-102a. Exemption from fees, taxes and fines for members of armed forces.

Sec. 27-102b. Credits and exemptions re state licensure and certification requirements for training, schooling or experience while serving as a member of the armed forces.

Secs. 27-102c to 27-102k. Reserved


Sec. 27-102a. Exemption from fees, taxes and fines for members of armed forces. (a) Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes with respect to annual or biennial license or registration fees or occupational taxes, any resident of Connecticut on active duty with the armed forces of the United States shall be exempt from the payment of such fees or taxes during his period of active service and for one year following the date of his honorable discharge or the date of his release under honorable conditions, from such service.

(b) Any member of the armed forces of any state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States who has been called to active service in the armed forces of any state of the United States shall be exempt from the payment of any fine or late fee assessed for failure to renew a motor vehicle operator’s license or motor vehicle registration or for failure to have emissions inspection performed in a timely manner provided such member renews the license or registration or has the member’s vehicle inspected at an official emissions inspection station no later than sixty days following the date such member is released from the qualifying military service.

(P.A. 73-515; P.A. 91-123, S. 1, 3; P.A. 08-121, S. 2; P.A. 10-32, S. 94.)

History: P.A. 91-123 divided section into three Subsecs., adding a new Subsec. (b) which exempted residents on active duty with armed forces in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm from penalties re late motor vehicle renewals and emissions inspection, and a new Subsec. (c) to permit persons who qualify for late fee exemption under Subsec. (b) and who have paid late fee to apply for refund of fee; P.A. 08-121 amended Subsec. (b) by replacing provision re resident of state on active duty with armed forces of U.S. during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm with provision re member of armed forces of any state or of any reserve component who has been called to active service in armed forces of any state of the U.S., changing “resident” to “member”, changing “resident returns to the state” to “member is released from the qualifying military service” and making technical changes, and deleted former Subsec. (c) re refund of late fee, effective May 27, 2008; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective May 10, 2010.

Sec. 27-102b. Credits and exemptions re state licensure and certification requirements for training, schooling or experience while serving as a member of the armed forces. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of Connecticut state agencies, a state agency or board that issues licenses or certificates for which professional training, schooling or apprenticeship is required shall provide credits or exemptions from requirements toward licensure or certification for any applicant who received applicable training, schooling or experience while serving as a member of the armed forces. An applicant shall not be required to repeat any substantively similar training or schooling required for licensure or certification. Credits or exemptions from requirements toward licenses or certificates awarded by the constituent units of the state system of public higher education pursuant to this section shall be granted in a manner consistent with (1) guidelines established by the American Council on Education, (2) the constituent units’ transfer credit policies, and (3) 38 CFR 21.4253 and 38 CFR 21.4254. For purposes of this section, “armed forces” means the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force and any reserve component thereof, including the Connecticut National Guard and the state militia.

(P.A. 10-105, S. 1.)

Secs. 27-102c to 27-102k. Reserved for future use.