Senate Bill No. 581
               Senate Bill No. 581

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-1


AN   ACT   CONCERNING  THE  PROBATE  DISTRICTS  OF
STAFFORD AND MANSFIELD.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. Subsection (h) of section 45a-2 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (h) Tolland County
    The  district  of  Tolland,  consisting of the
towns of Tolland and Willington.
    The  district  of  Andover,  consisting of the
towns of Andover, Bolton and Columbia.
    [The  district  of Coventry, consisting of the
town of Coventry.]
    The  district  of Ellington, consisting of the
towns of Ellington and Vernon.
    The  district  of  Hebron,  consisting  of the
town of Hebron.
    The  district  of Mansfield, consisting of the
[town] TOWNS of COVENTRY AND Mansfield.
    [The  district  of  Somers,  consisting of the
town of Somers.]
    The  district  of  Stafford, consisting of the
towns of Stafford, SOMERS and Union.
    Sec.  2.  (NEW)  The towns of Stafford, Somers
and Union shall, on or after the  first  Wednesday
following  the  first  Monday  of  January,  1999,
constitute a probate district by the name  of  the
probate   district   of  Stafford.  In  1998,  and
quadrennially thereafter, a judge of  probate  for
such  district shall be elected at the time and in
the manner provided by law  for  the  election  of
judges  of  probate.  From and after the Wednesday
following the first Monday of January,  1999,  the
probate  court  for the district of Stafford shall
have the  jurisdiction  of  all  probate  business
arising  in  the  towns  of  Stafford,  Somers and
Union.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW)  The  towns  of  Coventry  and
Mansfield shall, on or after the  first  Wednesday
following  the  first  Monday  of  January,  1999,
constitute a probate district by the name  of  the
probate   district  of  Mansfield.  In  1998,  and
quadrennially thereafter, a judge of  probate  for
such  district shall be elected at the time and in
the manner provided by law  for  the  election  of
judges  of  probate.  From and after the Wednesday
following the first Monday of January,  1999,  the
probate  court for the district of Mansfield shall
have the  jurisdiction  of  all  probate  business
arising in the towns of Coventry and Mansfield.
    Sec.  4.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage, except that section 1 shall  take  effect
January 6, 1999.

March 9, 1998