House Bill No. 6894
               House Bill No. 6894

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-128


AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER-ASSISTED MASS APPRAISAL
SYSTEMS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 12-62f
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The Secretary of the Office of Policy and
Management shall establish a state-wide program of
financial  assistance to municipalities to improve
municipal assessment and tax collection practices.
Such  financial  assistance,  within the limits of
funds made available for such purpose, shall be in
the form of a grant-in-aid to each municipality to
develop    or    modify    a    state    certified
computer-assisted  mass  appraisal  system for the
purpose of revaluation,  as  required  in  section
12-62,  the training of municipal personnel in the
proper use of  such  system,  the  acquisition  of
software  packages,  [and]  hardware,  [upgrading]
PROGRAMMING,  DATA  CONVERSION  OR   DATA   ENTRY.
Whenever  used  in  this  section,  "municipality"
means any town,  consolidated  town  and  city  or
consolidated town and borough.
    Sec.  2.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 6, 1997