Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5735

February Session, 2002

 

LCO No. 148

   

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

 

Introduced by:

 

(FIN)

 

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO VARIOUS TAX STATUTES.

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

Section 1. Section 12-407 of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 01-109 and section 1 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) Whenever used in this chapter:

(1) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association, association of persons however formed, social club, fraternal organization, corporation, limited liability company, foreign municipal electric utility as defined in section 12-59, estate, trust, fiduciary, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state or any political subdivision thereof or any group or combination acting as a unit, and any other individual or officer acting under the authority of any court in this state.

(2) "Sale" and "selling" mean and include:

[(a)] (A) Any transfer of title, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, of tangible personal property for a consideration;

[(b) any] (B) Any withdrawal, except a withdrawal pursuant to a transaction in foreign or interstate commerce, of tangible personal property from the place where it is located for delivery to a point in this state for the purpose of the transfer of title, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, of the property for a consideration;

[(c) the] (C) The producing, fabricating, processing, printing or imprinting of tangible personal property for a consideration for consumers who furnish either directly or indirectly the materials used in the producing, fabricating, processing, printing or imprinting, including, but not limited to, sign construction, photofinishing, duplicating and photocopying;

[(d) the] (D) The furnishing and distributing of tangible personal property for a consideration by social clubs and fraternal organizations to their members or others;

[(e) the] (E) The furnishing, preparing, or serving for a consideration of food, meals or drinks;

[(f) a] (F) A transaction whereby the possession of property is transferred but the seller retains the title as security for the payment of the price;

[(g) a] (G) A transfer for a consideration of the title of tangible personal property which has been produced, fabricated or printed to the special order of the customer, or of any publication, including, but not limited to, sign construction, photofinishing, duplicating and photocopying;

[(h) a] (H) A transfer for a consideration of the occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less;

[(i) the] (I) The rendering of certain services, as defined in subdivision (37) of this subsection, for a consideration, exclusive of such services rendered by an employee for the employer; [, as follows: (A) Computer and data processing services, including, but not limited to, time, programming, code writing, modification of existing programs, feasibility studies and installation and implementation of software programs and systems even where such services are rendered in connection with the development, creation or production of canned or custom software or the license of custom software, and exclusive of services rendered in connection with the creation, development hosting or maintenance of all or part of a web site which is part of the graphical, hypertext portion of the Internet, commonly referred to as the World-Wide Web, (B) credit information and reporting services, (C) services by employment agencies and agencies providing personnel services, (D) private investigation, protection, patrol work, watchman and armored car services, exclusive of services of off-duty police officers and off-duty firefighters, (E) painting and lettering services, (F) photographic studio services, (G) telephone answering services, (H) stenographic services, (I) services to industrial, commercial or income-producing real property, including, but not limited to, such services as management, electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentry and excluding any such services rendered in the voluntary evaluation, prevention, treatment, containment or removal of hazardous waste, as defined in section 22a-115, or other contaminants of air, water or soil, provided income-producing property shall not include property used exclusively for residential purposes in which the owner resides and which contains no more than three dwelling units, or a housing facility for low and moderate income families and persons owned or operated by a nonprofit housing organization, as defined in subsection (29) of section 12-412, (J) business analysis, management, management consulting and public relations services, excluding (i) any environmental consulting services, and (ii) any training services provided by an institution of higher education licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education pursuant to section 10a-34, (K) services providing "piped-in" music to business or professional establishments, (L) flight instruction and chartering services by a certificated air carrier on an aircraft, the use of which for such purposes, but for the provisions of subsection (4) of section 12-410 and subsection (12) of section 12-411, would be deemed a retail sale and a taxable storage or use, respectively, of such aircraft by such carrier, (M) motor vehicle repair services, including any type of repair, painting or replacement related to the body or any of the operating parts of a motor vehicle, (N) motor vehicle parking, including the provision of space, other than metered space, in a lot having thirty or more spaces, excluding (i) space in a seasonal parking lot provided by a person who is exempt from taxation under this chapter pursuant to subsection (1), (5) or (8) of section 12-412, (ii) space in a parking lot owned or leased under the terms of a lease of not less than ten years' duration and operated by an employer for the exclusive use of its employees, (iii) valet parking provided at any airport, and (iv) space in municipally-operated railroad parking facilities in municipalities located within an area of the state designated as a severe nonattainment area for ozone under the federal Clean Air Act, (O) radio or television repair services, (P) furniture reupholstering and repair services, (Q) repair services to any electrical or electronic device, including, but not limited to, equipment used for purposes of refrigeration or air-conditioning, (R) lobbying or consulting services for purposes of representing the interests of a client in relation to the functions of any governmental entity or instrumentality, (S) services of the agent of any person in relation to the sale of any item of tangible personal property for such person, exclusive of the services of a consignee selling works of art, as defined in subsection (b) of section 12-376c, or articles of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body other than (i) any special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and which 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 subdivision (47) of section 12-412, under consignment, exclusive of services provided by an auctioneer, (T) locksmith services, (U) advertising or public relations services, including layout, art direction, graphic design, mechanical preparation or production supervision, not related to the development of media advertising or cooperative direct mail advertising, (V) landscaping and horticulture services, (W) window cleaning services, (X) maintenance services, (Y) janitorial services, (Z) exterminating services, (AA) swimming pool cleaning and maintenance services, (BB) renovation and repair services as set forth in this subparagraph, to other than industrial, commercial or income-producing real property: Paving of any sort, painting or staining, wallpapering, roofing, siding and exterior sheet metal work, (CC) miscellaneous personal services included in industry group 729 in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, or U.S. industry 532220, 812191, 812199 or 812990 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition, exclusive of (i) services rendered by massage therapists licensed pursuant to chapter 384a, and (ii) services rendered by a hypertrichologist licensed pursuant to chapter 388, (DD) any repair or maintenance service to any item of tangible personal property including any contract of warranty or service related to any such item, (EE) business analysis, management or managing consulting services rendered by a general partner, or an affiliate thereof, to a limited partnership, provided (i) that the general partner, or an affiliate thereof, is compensated for the rendition of such services other than through a distributive share of partnership profits or an annual percentage of partnership capital or assets established in the limited partnership's offering statement, and (ii) the general partner, or an affiliate thereof, offers such services to others, including any other partnership. As used in subparagraph (EE)(i) "an affiliate of a general partner" means an entity which is directly or indirectly owned fifty per cent or more in common with a general partner; and (FF) notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-412, except subsection (87) thereof, patient care services, as defined in subsection (29) of this section by a hospital;]

[(j) the] (J) The leasing or rental of tangible personal property of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles, linen or towels, machinery or apparatus, office equipment and data processing equipment, provided for purposes of this subdivision and the application of sales and use tax to contracts of lease or rental of tangible personal property, the leasing or rental of any motion picture film by the owner or operator of a motion picture theater for purposes of display at such theater shall not constitute a sale within the meaning of this subsection;

[(k) the] (K) The rendering of telecommunications service, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (26) of this [section] subsection, for a consideration on or after January 1, 1990, exclusive of any such service rendered by an employee for the employer of such employee, subject to the provisions related to telecommunications service in accordance with section 12-407a, as amended by this act;

[(l) the] (L) The rendering of community antenna television service, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (27) of this [section] subsection, for a consideration on or after January 1, 1990, exclusive of any such service rendered by an employee for the employer of such employee;

[(m) the] (M) The transfer for consideration of space or the right to use any space for the purpose of storage or mooring of any noncommercial vessel, exclusive of dry or wet storage or mooring of such vessel during the period commencing on the first day of November in any year to and including the thirtieth day of April of the next succeeding year;

[(n) the] (N) The sale for consideration of naming rights to any place of amusement, entertainment or recreation within the meaning of subdivision (3) of section 12-540; and

[(o) the] (O) The transfer for consideration of a prepaid telephone calling service, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (34) of this [section] subsection, and the recharge of a prepaid telephone calling service, provided, if the sale or recharge of a prepaid telephone calling service does not take place at the retailer's place of business and an item is shipped by the retailer to the customer, the sale or recharge shall be deemed to take place at the customer's shipping address, but, if such sale or recharge does not take place at the retailer's place of business and no item is shipped by the retailer to the customer, the sale or recharge shall be deemed to take place at the customer's billing address or the location associated with the customer's mobile telephone number. [Wherever in this chapter reference is made to the sale of tangible personal property or services, it shall be construed to include sales described in this subsection, except as may be specifically provided to the contrary.]

(3) (A) "Retail sale" or "sale at retail" means and includes a sale for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business of tangible personal property or a transfer for a consideration of the occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less, or the rendering of any service described in subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection. The delivery in this state of tangible personal property by an owner or former owner thereof or by a factor, if the delivery is to a consumer pursuant to a retail sale made by a retailer not engaged in business in this state, is a retail sale in this state by the person making the delivery. Such person shall include the retail selling price of the property in such person's gross receipts.

(B) "Retail sale" or "sale at retail" does not include any sale of any tangible personal property, where, no later than one hundred twenty days after the original sale, the original purchaser sells or becomes contractually obligated to sell such property to a retailer who is contractually obligated to lease such property back to such original purchaser in a lease that is taxable under this chapter or the sale of such property by the original purchaser to the retailer who is contractually obligated to lease such property back to such original purchaser in a lease that is taxable under this chapter. If the original purchaser has paid sales or use tax on the original sale of such property to the original purchaser, such original purchaser may (i) claim a refund of such tax under the provisions of section 12-425, upon presentation of proof satisfactory to the commissioner that the mutual contractual obligations described in this subparagraph were undertaken no later than one hundred twenty days after the original sale and that such tax was paid to the original retailer on the original sale and was remitted to the commissioner by such original retailer or by such original purchaser, or (ii) issue at the time of such original sale or no later than one hundred twenty days thereafter a certificate, in the form prescribed by the commissioner, to the original retailer certifying that the mutual contractual obligations described in this subparagraph have been undertaken. If such certificate is issued to the original retailer at the time of the original sale, no tax on the original sale shall be collected by the original retailer from the original purchaser. If the certificate is issued after the time of the original sale but no later than one hundred twenty days thereafter, the original retailer shall refund to the original purchaser the tax collected on the original sale and, if the original retailer has previously remitted the tax to the commissioner, the original retailer may either treat the amount so refunded as a credit against the tax due on the return next filed under this chapter, or claim a refund under section 12-425. If such certificate is issued no later than one hundred twenty days after the time of the original sale but the tangible personal property originally purchased is not, in fact, subsequently leased by the original purchaser, such original purchaser shall be liable for and be required to pay the tax due on the original sale.

(4) "Storage" includes any keeping or retention in this state for any purpose except sale in the regular course of business or subsequent use solely outside this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer.

(5) "Use" includes the exercise of any right or power over tangible personal property incident to the ownership of that property, except that it does not include the sale of that property in the regular course of business.

(6) "Storage" and "use" do not include (A) keeping, retaining or exercising any right or power over tangible personal property shipped or brought into this state for the purpose of subsequently transporting it outside the state for use thereafter solely outside the state, or for the purpose of being processed, fabricated or manufactured into, attached to or incorporated into, other tangible personal property to be transported outside the state and thereafter used solely outside the state, or (B) keeping, retaining or exercising any right or power over tangible personal property acquired by the customer of a commercial printer while such property is located at the premises of the commercial printer in this state pursuant to a contract with such printer for printing and distribution of printed material if the commercial printer could have acquired such property without application of tax under this chapter.

(7) "Purchase" and "purchasing" means and includes: [(a)] (A) Any transfer, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, of tangible personal property or of the occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less for a consideration; [(b)] (B) a transaction whereby the possession of property is transferred but the seller retains the title as security for the payment of the price; [(c)] (C) a transfer for a consideration of tangible personal property which has been produced, fabricated or printed to the special order of the customer, or of any publication; [(d)] (D) when performed outside this state or when the customer gives a resale certificate pursuant to section 12-410, the producing, fabricating, processing, printing or imprinting of tangible personal property for a consideration for consumers who furnish either directly or indirectly the materials used in the producing, fabricating, processing, printing or imprinting; [(e)] (E) the acceptance or receipt of any service described in any of the [subdivisions of subsection] subparagraphs of subdivision (2) of this [section; (f)] subsection; (F) any leasing or rental of tangible personal property. Wherever in this chapter reference is made to the purchase or purchasing of tangible personal property, it shall be construed to include purchases as described in this subsection.

(8) (A) "Sales price" means the total amount for which tangible personal property is sold by a retailer, the total amount of rent for which occupancy of a room is transferred by an operator, the total amount for which any service described in [subsection] subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection is rendered by a retailer or the total amount of payment or periodic payments for which tangible personal property is leased by a retailer, valued in money, whether paid in money or otherwise, which amount is due and owing to the retailer or operator and, subject to the provisions of [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, whether or not actually received by the retailer or operator, without any deduction on account of any of the following: (i) The cost of the property sold; (ii) the cost of materials used, labor or service cost, interest charged, losses or any other expenses; (iii) for any sale occurring on or after July 1, 1993, any charges by the retailer to the purchaser for shipping or delivery, notwithstanding whether such charges are separately stated in a written contract, or on a bill or invoice rendered to such purchaser or whether such shipping or delivery is provided by the retailer or a third party. The provisions of subparagraph (A) (iii) of this subdivision shall not apply to any item exempt from taxation pursuant to section 12-412, as amended by this act. Such total amount includes any services that are a part of the sale; except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (B)(v) or (B)(vi) of this [subsection] subdivision, any amount for which credit is given to the purchaser by the retailer, and all compensation and all employment-related expenses, whether or not separately stated, paid to or on behalf of employees of a retailer of any service described in [subsection] subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection. (B) "Sales price" does not include any of the following: (i) Cash discounts allowed and taken on sales; (ii) any portion of the amount charged for property returned by purchasers, which upon rescission of the contract of sale is refunded either in cash or credit, provided the property is returned within ninety days from the date of purchase; (iii) the amount of any tax, not including any manufacturers' or importers' excise tax, imposed by the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or the purchaser; (iv) the amount charged for labor rendered in installing or applying the property sold, provided such charge is separately stated and exclusive of such charge for any service rendered within the purview of subparagraph (I) of [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subdivision (37) of this [section] subsection; (v) unless the provisions of [subsection] subdivision (4) of section 12-430 or of section 12-430a are applicable, any amount for which credit is given to the purchaser by the retailer, provided such credit is given solely for property of the same kind accepted in part payment by the retailer and intended by the retailer to be resold; (vi) the full face value of any coupon used by a purchaser to reduce the price paid to a retailer for an item of tangible personal property, whether or not the retailer will be reimbursed for such coupon, in whole or in part, by the manufacturer of the item of tangible personal property or by a third party; (vii) the amount charged for separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of employees of a retailer who has contracted to manage a service recipient's property or business premises and renders management services described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2) of this section] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (37) of this subsection, provided, the employees perform such services solely for the service recipient at its property or business premises and "sales price" shall include the separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of any employee of the retailer who is an officer, director or owner of more than five per cent of the outstanding capital stock of the retailer. Determination whether an employee performs services solely for a service recipient at its property or business premises for purposes of this subdivision shall be made by reference to such employee's activities during the time period beginning on the later of the commencement of the management contract, the date of the employee's first employment by the retailer or the date which is six months immediately preceding the date of such determination; (viii) the amount charged for separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of (I) a leased employee, or (II) a worksite employee by a professional employer organization pursuant to a professional employer agreement. For purposes of this subparagraph, an employee shall be treated as a leased employee if the employee is provided to the client at the commencement of an agreement with an employee leasing organization under which at least seventy-five per cent of the employees provided to the client at the commencement of such initial agreement qualify as leased employees pursuant to Section 414(n) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, or the employee is added to the client's workforce by the employee leasing organization subsequent to the commencement of such initial agreement and qualifies as a leased employee pursuant to Section 414(n) of said Internal Revenue Code of 1986 without regard to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) thereof. A leased employee, or a worksite employee subject to a professional employer agreement, shall not include any employee who is hired by a temporary help service and assigned to support or supplement the workforce of a temporary help service's client; and (ix) any amount received by a retailer from a purchaser as the battery deposit that is required to be paid under subsection (a) of section 22a-245h; the refund value of a beverage container that is required to be paid under subsection (a) of section 22a-244; or a deposit that is required by law to be paid by the purchaser to the retailer and that is required by law to be refunded to the purchaser by the retailer when the same or similar tangible personal property is delivered as required by law to the retailer by the purchaser, if such amount is separately stated on the bill or invoice rendered by the retailer to the purchaser.

(9) (A) "Gross receipts" means the total amount of the sales price from retail sales of tangible personal property by a retailer, the total amount of the rent from transfers of occupancy of rooms by an operator, the total amount of the sales price from retail sales of any service described in [subsection] subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection by a retailer of services, or the total amount of payment or periodic payments from leases or rentals of tangible personal property by a retailer, valued in money, whether received in money or otherwise, which amount is due and owing to the retailer or operator and, subject to the provisions of [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, whether or not actually received by the retailer or operator, without any deduction on account of any of the following: (i) The cost of the property sold; however, in accordance with such regulations as the Commissioner of Revenue Services may prescribe, a deduction may be taken if the retailer has purchased property for some other purpose than resale, has reimbursed [his] the retailer's vendor for tax which the vendor is required to pay to the state or has paid the use tax with respect to the property, and has resold the property prior to making any use of the property other than retention, demonstration or display while holding it for sale in the regular course of business. If such a deduction is taken by the retailer, no refund or credit will be allowed to [his] the retailer's vendor with respect to the sale of the property; (ii) the cost of the materials used, labor or service cost, interest paid, losses or any other expense; (iii) for any sale occurring on or after July 1, 1993, except for any item exempt from taxation pursuant to section 12-412, as amended by this act, any charges by the retailer to the purchaser for shipping or delivery, notwithstanding whether such charges are separately stated in the written contract, or on a bill or invoice rendered to such purchaser or whether such shipping or delivery is provided by the retailer or a third party. The total amount of the sales price includes any services that are a part of the sale; all receipts, cash, credits and property of any kind; except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (B)(v) or (B)(vi) of this [subsection] subdivision, any amount for which credit is allowed by the retailer to the purchaser; and all compensation and all employment-related expenses, whether or not separately stated, paid to or on behalf of employees of a retailer of any service described in [subsection] subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection. (B) "Gross receipts" do not include any of the following: (i) Cash discounts allowed and taken on sales; (ii) any portion of the sales price of property returned by purchasers, which upon rescission of the contract of sale is refunded either in cash or credit, provided the property is returned within ninety days from the date of sale; (iii) the amount of any tax, not including any manufacturers' or importers' excise tax, imposed by the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or the purchaser; (iv) the amount charged for labor rendered in installing or applying the property sold, provided such charge is separately stated and exclusive of such charge for any service rendered within the purview of subparagraph (I) of [subdivision (i) of subsection (2) of this section] subdivision (37) of this subsection; (v) unless the provisions of [subsection] subdivision (4) of section 12-430 or of section 12-430a are applicable, any amount for which credit is given to the purchaser by the retailer, provided such credit is given solely for property of the same kind accepted in part payment by the retailer and intended by the retailer to be resold; (vi) the full face value of any coupon used by a purchaser to reduce the price paid to the retailer for an item of tangible personal property, whether or not the retailer will be reimbursed for such coupon, in whole or in part, by the manufacturer of the item of tangible personal property or by a third party; (vii) the amount charged for separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of employees of a retailer who has contracted to manage a service recipient's property or business premises and renders management services described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2) of this section] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (37) of this subsection, provided the employees perform such services solely for the service recipient at its property or business premises and "gross receipts" shall include the separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of any employee of the retailer who is an officer, director or owner of more than five per cent of the outstanding capital stock of the retailer. Determination whether an employee performs services solely for a service recipient at its property or business premises for purposes of this subdivision shall be made by reference to such employee's activities during the time period beginning on the later of the commencement of the management contract, the date of the employee's first employment by the retailer or the date which is six months immediately preceding the date of such determination; (viii) the amount charged for separately stated compensation, fringe benefits, workers' compensation and payroll taxes or assessments paid to or on behalf of (I) a leased employee, or (II) a worksite employee by a professional employer organization pursuant to a professional employer agreement. For purposes of this subparagraph, an employee shall be treated as a leased employee if the employee is provided to the client at the commencement of an agreement with an employee leasing organization under which at least seventy-five per cent of the employees provided to the client at the commencement of such initial agreement qualify as leased employees pursuant to Section 414(n) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, or the employee is added to the client's workforce by the employee leasing organization subsequent to the commencement of such initial agreement and qualifies as a leased employee pursuant to Section 414(n) of said Internal Revenue Code of 1986 without regard to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) thereof. A leased employee, or a worksite employee subject to a professional employer agreement, shall not include any employee who is hired by a temporary help service and assigned to support or supplement the workforce of a temporary help service's client; and (ix) the amount received by a retailer from a purchaser as the battery deposit that is required to be paid under subsection (a) of section 22a-256h; the refund value of a beverage container that is required to be paid under subsection (a) of section 22a-244 or a deposit that is required by law to be paid by the purchaser to the retailer and that is required by law to be refunded to the purchaser by the retailer when the same or similar tangible personal property is delivered as required by law to the retailer by the purchaser, if such amount is separately stated on the bill or invoice rendered by the retailer to the purchaser.

(10) "Business" includes any activity engaged in by any person or caused to be engaged in by [him] any person with the object of gain, benefit or advantage, either direct or indirect.

(11) "Seller" includes every person engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property or rendering any service described in any of the [subdivisions of subsection] subparagraphs of subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection, the gross receipts from the retail sale of which are required to be included in the measure of the sales tax and every operator as defined in [subsection] subdivision (18) of this [section] subsection.

(12) "Retailer" includes: (A) Every person engaged in the business of making sales at retail or in the business of making retail sales at auction of tangible personal property owned by the person or others; (B) every person engaged in the business of making sales for storage, use or other consumption or in the business of making sales at auction of tangible personal property owned by the person or others for storage, use or other consumption; (C) every operator, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (18) of this [section] subsection; (D) every seller rendering any service described in [subsection] subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection; (E) every person under whom any salesman, representative, peddler or canvasser operates in this state, or from whom such salesman, representative, peddler or canvasser obtains the tangible personal property that is sold; (F) every person with whose assistance any seller is enabled to solicit orders within this state; (G) every person making retail sales from outside this state to a destination within this state and not maintaining a place of business in this state who engages in regular or systematic solicitation of sales of tangible personal property in this state (i) by the display of advertisements on billboards or other outdoor advertising in this state, (ii) by the distribution of catalogs, periodicals, advertising flyers or other advertising by means of print, radio or television media, or (iii) by mail, telegraphy, telephone, computer data base, cable, optic, microwave or other communication system, for the purpose of effecting retail sales of tangible personal property, provided such person has made one hundred or more retail sales from outside this state to destinations within this state during the twelve-month period ended on the September thirtieth immediately preceding the monthly or quarterly period with respect to which such person's liability for tax under this chapter is determined; (H) any person owned or controlled, either directly or indirectly, by a retailer engaged in business in this state which is the same as or similar to the line of business in which such person so owned or controlled is engaged; (I) any person owned or controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the same interests that own or control, either directly or indirectly, a retailer engaged in business in this state which is the same as or similar to the line of business in which such person so owned or controlled is engaged; (J) any assignee of a person engaged in the business of leasing tangible personal property to others, where leased property of such person which is subject to taxation under this chapter is situated within this state and such assignee has a security interest, as defined in subsection (37) of section 42a-1-201, as amended, in such property; and (K) every person making retail sales of items of tangible personal property from outside this state to a destination within this state and not maintaining a place of business in this state who repairs or services such items, under a warranty, in this state, either directly or indirectly through an agent, independent contractor or subsidiary.

(13) "Tangible personal property" means personal property which may be seen, weighed, measured, felt or touched or which is in any other manner perceptible to the senses including canned or prewritten computer software. Tangible personal property includes the distribution, generation or transmission of electricity.

(14) "In this state" or "in the state" means within the exterior limits of the state of Connecticut and includes all territory within these limits owned by or ceded to the United States of America.

(15) (A) "Engaged in business in the state" means and includes but shall not be limited to the following acts or methods of transacting business: (i) Selling in this state, or any activity in this state in connection with selling in this state, tangible personal property for use, storage or consumption within the state; (ii) engaging in the transfer for a consideration of the occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less; (iii) rendering in this state any service described in any of the [subdivisions of subsection] subparagraphs of subdivision (2) of this [section] subsection; (iv) maintaining, occupying or using, permanently or temporarily, directly or indirectly, through a subsidiary or agent, by whatever name called, [of] any office, place of distribution, sales or sample room or place, warehouse or storage point or other place of business or having any representative, agent, salesman, canvasser or solicitor operating in this state for the purpose of selling, delivering or taking orders; (v) notwithstanding the fact that retail sales are made from outside this state to a destination within this state and that a place of business is not maintained in this state, engaging in regular or systematic solicitation of sales of tangible personal property in this state by the display of advertisements on billboards or other outdoor advertising in this state, by the distribution of catalogs, periodicals, advertising flyers or other advertising by means of print, radio or television media, or by mail, telegraphy, telephone, computer data base, cable, optic, microwave or other communication system, for the purpose of effecting retail sales of tangible personal property, provided one hundred or more retail sales from outside this state to destinations within this state are made during the twelve-month period ended on the September thirtieth immediately preceding the monthly or quarterly period with respect to which liability for tax under this chapter is determined; (vi) being owned or controlled, either directly or indirectly, by a retailer engaged in business in this state which is the same as or similar to the line of business in which the retailer so owned or controlled is engaged; (vii) being owned or controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the same interests that own or control, either directly or indirectly, a retailer engaged in business in this state which is the same as or similar to the line of business in which the retailer so owned or controlled is engaged; (viii) being the assignee of a person engaged in the business of leasing tangible personal property to others, where leased property of such person is situated within this state and such assignee has a security interest, as defined in subsection (37) of section 42a-1-201, as amended, in such property; and (ix) notwithstanding the fact that retail sales of items of tangible personal property are made from outside this state to a destination within this state and that a place of business is not maintained in this state, repairing or servicing such items, under a warranty, in this state, either directly or indirectly through an agent, independent contractor or subsidiary.

(B) A retailer who has contracted with a commercial printer for printing and distribution of printed material shall not be deemed to be engaged in business in this state because of the ownership or leasing by the retailer of tangible or intangible personal property located at the premises of the commercial printer in this state, the sale by the retailer of property of any kind produced or processed at and shipped or distributed from the premises of the commercial printer in this state, the activities of the retailer's employees or agents at the premises of the commercial printer in this state, which activities relate to quality control, distribution or printing services performed by the printer, or the activities of any kind performed by the commercial printer in this state for or on behalf of the retailer.

(C) A retailer not otherwise a retailer engaged in business in the state who purchases fulfillment services carried on in this state by a person other than an affiliated person, or who owns tangible personal property located on the premises of an unaffiliated person performing fulfillment services for such retailer shall not be deemed to be engaged in business in the state. For purposes of this subparagraph, persons are affiliated persons with respect to each other where one of such persons has an ownership interest of more than five per cent, whether direct or indirect, in the other, or where an ownership interest of more than five per cent, whether direct or indirect, is held in each of such persons by another person or by a group of other persons who are affiliated persons with respect to each other. For purposes of this subparagraph, "fulfillment services" means services that are performed by a person on its premises on behalf of a purchaser of such services and that involve the receipt of orders from the purchaser of such services or an agent thereof, which orders are to be filled by the person from an inventory of products that are offered for sale by the purchaser of such services, and the shipment of such orders to customers of the purchaser of such services.

(16) "Hotel" means any building regularly used and kept open as such for the feeding and lodging of guests where any person who conducts himself properly and who is able and ready to pay for such services is received if there are accommodations for [him] such person and which derives the major portion of its operating receipts from the renting of rooms and the sale of food. "Hotel" shall include any apartment hotel wherein apartments are rented for fixed periods of time, furnished or unfurnished, while the keeper of such hotel supplies food to the occupants thereof, if required.

(17) "Lodging house" means any building or portion of a building, other than a hotel or apartment hotel, in which persons are lodged for hire with or without meals, including, but not limited to, any motel, motor court, motor inn, tourist court or similar accommodation; provided the terms "hotel", "apartment hotel" and "lodging house" shall not be construed to include: [(a)] (A) Privately owned and operated convalescent homes, residential care homes, homes for the infirm, indigent or chronically ill; [(b)] (B) religious or charitable homes for the aged, infirm, indigent or chronically ill; [(c)] (C) privately owned and operated summer camps for children; [(d)] (D) summer camps for children operated by religious or charitable organizations; [(e)] (E) lodging accommodations at educational institutions; or [(f)] (F) lodging accommodations at any facility operated by and in the name of any nonprofit charitable organization, provided the income from such lodging accommodations at such facility is not subject to federal income tax.

(18) "Operator" means any person operating a hotel or lodging house in the state, including, but not limited to, the owner or proprietor of such premises, lessee, sublessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any other person otherwise operating such hotel or lodging house.

(19) "Occupancy" means the use or possession, or the right to the use or possession, of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house or the right to the use or possession of the furnishings or the services and accommodations accompanying the use and possession of such room or rooms, for the first period of not exceeding thirty consecutive calendar days.

(20) "Room" means any room or rooms of any kind in any part or portion of a hotel or lodging house let out for use or possession for lodging purposes.

(21) "Rent" means the consideration received for occupancy valued in money, whether received in money or otherwise, including all receipts, cash, credits and property or services of any kind or nature, and also any amount for which credit is allowed by the operator to the occupant, without any deduction therefrom whatsoever.

(22) "Certificated air carrier" means a person issued a certificate or certificates by the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Title 14, Chapter I, Subchapter G, Part 121, 135, 139 or 141 of the Code of Federal Regulations or the Civil Aeronautics Board pursuant to Title 14, Chapter II, Subchapter A, Parts 201 to 208, inclusive, and 298 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as such regulations may hereafter be amended or reclassified.

(23) "Aircraft" means aircraft, as the term is defined in section 15-34.

(24) "Vessel" means vessel, as the term is defined in section 15-127.

(25) "Licensed marine dealer" means a marine dealer, as the term is defined in section 15-141, who has been issued a marine dealer's certificate by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection.

(26) [(a)] (A) "Telecommunications service" means the transmission of any interactive electromagnetic communications including but not limited to voice, image, data and any other information, by means of but not limited to wire, cable, including fiber optical cable, microwave, radio wave or any combinations of such media, and the leasing of any such service. "Telecommunications service" includes, but is not limited to, basic telephone service, including any facility or service provided in connection with such basic telephone service, toll telephone service and teletypewriter or computer exchange service, including but not limited to residential and business service, directory assistance, two-way cable television service, cellular mobile telephone or telecommunication service, specialized mobile radio and pagers and paging service, including any form of mobile two-way communication. "Telecommunications service" does not include [(1)] (i) nonvoice services in which computer processing applications are used to act on the information to be transmitted, [(2)] (ii) any one-way radio or television broadcasting transmission, [(3)] (iii) any telecommunications service [(A)] (I) rendered by a company in control of such service when rendered for private use within its organization, [(B)] or (II) used, allocated or distributed by a company within its organization, including in such organization affiliates, as defined in section 33-840, for the purpose of conducting business transactions of the organization if such service is purchased or leased from a company rendering telecommunications service and such purchase or lease is subject to tax under this chapter, and [(4)] (iv) access or interconnection service purchased by a provider of telecommunications service from another provider of such service for purposes of rendering such service, provided the purchaser submits to the seller a certificate attesting to the applicability of this exclusion, upon receipt of which the seller is relieved of any tax liability for such sale so long as the certificate is taken in good faith by the seller.

[(b)] (B) For purposes of the tax imposed under this chapter [(1)] (i) gross receipts from the rendering of telecommunications service shall include any subscriber line charge or charges as required by the Federal Communications Commission and any charges for access service collected by any person rendering such service unless otherwise excluded from such gross receipts under this chapter; [(2)] (ii) gross receipts from the rendering of telecommunications service shall not include any local charge for calls from public or semipublic telephones; and [(3)] (iii) gross receipts from the rendering of telecommunications service shall not include any charge for calls purchased using a prepaid telephone calling service, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (34) of this [section] subsection.

(27) "Community antenna television service" means [(1)] (A) the one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming or information by cable, fiber optics, satellite, microwave or any other means, and subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for the selection of such video programming or information, and [(2)] (B) noncable communications service, as defined in section 16-1, as amended.

(28) "Hospital" means a hospital included within the definition of health care facilities or institutions under section 19a-630 and licensed as a short-term general hospital by the Department of Public Health but, does not include (A) any hospital which, on January 30, 1997, is within the class of hospitals licensed by the department as children's general hospitals, or (B) a short-term acute hospital operated exclusively by the state other than a short-term acute hospital operated by the state as a receiver pursuant to chapter 920.

(29) "Patient care services" means therapeutic and diagnostic medical services provided by the hospital to inpatients and outpatients including tangible personal property transferred in connection with such services.

(30) "Another state" or "other state" means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia excluding the state of Connecticut.

(31) "Professional employer agreement" means a written contract between a professional employer organization and a service recipient whereby the professional employer organization agrees to provide at least seventy-five per cent of the employees at the service recipient's worksite, which contract provides that such worksite employees are intended to be permanent employees rather than temporary employees, and employer responsibilities for such worksite employees, including hiring, firing and disciplining, are allocated between the professional employer organization and the service recipient.

(32) "Professional employer organization" means any person that enters into a professional employer agreement with a service recipient whereby the professional employer organization agrees to provide at least seventy-five per cent of the employees at the service recipient's worksite.

(33) "Worksite employee" means an employee, the employer responsibilities for which, including hiring, firing and disciplining, are allocated, under a professional employer agreement, between a professional employer organization and a service recipient.

(34) "Prepaid telephone calling service" means the right to exclusively purchase telecommunications service, that must be paid for in advance and that enables the origination of calls using an access number or authorization code, or both, whether manually or electronically dialed, provided the remaining amount of units of service that have been prepaid shall be known on a continuous basis.

(35) "Canned or prewritten software" means all software, other than custom software, that is held or existing for general or repeated sale, license or lease. Software initially developed as custom software for in-house use and subsequently sold, licensed or leased to unrelated third parties shall be considered canned or prewritten software.

(36) "Custom software" means a computer program prepared to the special order of a single customer.

(37) "Services" for purposes of subdivision (2) of this subsection, means:

(A) Computer and data processing services, including, but not limited to, time, programming, code writing, modification of existing programs, feasibility studies and installation and implementation of software programs and systems even where such services are rendered in connection with the development, creation or production of canned or custom software or the license of custom software, and exclusive of services rendered in connection with the creation, development hosting or maintenance of all or part of a web site which is part of the graphical, hypertext portion of the Internet, commonly referred to as the World Wide Web;

(B) Credit information and reporting services;

(C) Services by employment agencies and agencies providing personnel services;

(D) Private investigation, protection, patrol work, watchman and armored car services, exclusive of services of off-duty police officers and off-duty firefighters;

(E) Painting and lettering services;

(F) Photographic studio services;

(G) Telephone answering services;

(H) Stenographic services;

(I) Services to industrial, commercial or income-producing real property, including, but not limited to, such services as management, electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentry and excluding any such services rendered in the voluntary evaluation, prevention, treatment, containment or removal of hazardous waste, as defined in section 22a-115, or other contaminants of air, water or soil, provided income-producing property shall not include property used exclusively for residential purposes in which the owner resides and which contains no more than three dwelling units, or a housing facility for low and moderate income families and persons owned or operated by a nonprofit housing organization, as defined in subdivision (29) of section 12-412;

(J) Business analysis, management, management consulting and public relations services, excluding (i) any environmental consulting services, and (ii) any training services provided by an institution of higher education licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education pursuant to section 10a-34;

(K) Services providing "piped-in" music to business or professional establishments;

(L) Flight instruction and chartering services by a certificated air carrier on an aircraft, the use of which for such purposes, but for the provisions of subdivision (4) of section 12-410 and subdivision (12) of section 12-411, would be deemed a retail sale and a taxable storage or use, respectively, of such aircraft by such carrier;

(M) Motor vehicle repair services, including any type of repair, painting or replacement related to the body or any of the operating parts of a motor vehicle;

(N) Motor vehicle parking, including the provision of space, other than metered space, in a lot having thirty or more spaces, excluding (i) space in a seasonal parking lot provided by a person who is exempt from taxation under this chapter pursuant to subdivision (1), (5) or (8) of section 12-412, (ii) space in a parking lot owned or leased under the terms of a lease of not less than ten years' duration and operated by an employer for the exclusive use of its employees, (iii) valet parking provided at any airport, and (iv) space in municipally-operated railroad parking facilities in municipalities located within an area of the state designated as a severe nonattainment area for ozone under the federal Clean Air Act;

(O) Radio or television repair services;

(P) Furniture reupholstering and repair services;

(Q) Repair services to any electrical or electronic device, including, but not limited to, equipment used for purposes of refrigeration or air-conditioning;

(R) Lobbying or consulting services for purposes of representing the interests of a client in relation to the functions of any governmental entity or instrumentality;

(S) Services of the agent of any person in relation to the sale of any item of tangible personal property for such person, exclusive of the services of a consignee selling works of art, as defined in subsection (b) of section 12-376c, or articles of clothing or footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body other than (i) any special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and which 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 subdivision (47) of section 12-412, under consignment, exclusive of services provided by an auctioneer;

(T) Locksmith services;

(U) Advertising or public relations services, including layout, art direction, graphic design, mechanical preparation or production supervision, not related to the development of media advertising or cooperative direct mail advertising;

(V) Landscaping and horticulture services;

(W) Window cleaning services;

(X) Maintenance services;

(Y) Janitorial services;

(Z) Exterminating services;

(AA) Swimming pool cleaning and maintenance services;

(BB) Miscellaneous personal services included in industry group 729 in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, or U.S. industry 532220, 812191, 812199 or 812990 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition, exclusive of (i) services rendered by massage therapists licensed pursuant to chapter 384a, and (ii) services rendered by an electrologist licensed pursuant to chapter 388;

(CC) Any repair or maintenance service to any item of tangible personal property including any contract of warranty or service related to any such item;

(DD) Business analysis, management or managing consulting services rendered by a general partner, or an affiliate thereof, to a limited partnership, provided (i) the general partner, or an affiliate thereof, is compensated for the rendition of such services other than through a distributive share of partnership profits or an annual percentage of partnership capital or assets established in the limited partnership's offering statement, and (ii) the general partner, or an affiliate thereof, offers such services to others, including any other partnership. As used in this subparagraph "an affiliate of a general partner" means an entity which is directly or indirectly owned fifty per cent or more in common with a general partner; and

(EE) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-412, as amended by this act, except subdivision (87) of said section 12-412, patient care services, as defined in subdivision (29) of this subsection by a hospital.

(b) Wherever in this chapter reference is made to the sale of tangible personal property or services, it shall be construed to include sales described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, except as may be specifically provided to the contrary.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 12-407a of the general statutes, as amended by section 71 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the rendering of telecommunications service shall be subject to tax under this chapter as a sale, for purposes of [subdivision (k) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (K) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, when such service is (1) (A) originated in this state and terminated in this state, (B) originated in this state and terminated outside this state and with respect to which such service is charged to a telephone number, customer or account located in this state or to the account of any transmission instrument in this state, or (C) originated outside this state and terminated in this state and with respect to which such service is charged to a telephone number, customer or account located in this state or to the account of any transmission instrument in this state, or (2) rendered by providing a private interstate telecommunications line on which the customer for such line has two or more locations connected to such line and the charges for which are related to (A) the number of customer locations connected to such line in this state, (B) the distance between customer locations connected to such line in this state, and (C) a portion of such line determined by a ratio, the numerator of which is the number of air miles between the state border and the denominator of which is the number of air miles between said closest connection to the state border in this state and the customer location connected to such line which is closest to the state border outside this state.

Sec. 3. Section 12-407c of the general statutes, as amended by section 64 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

If any person described in subparagraph (E) of [subsection (12)] subdivision (12) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, is acting in concert with any person described in subparagraph (F) of said [subsection] subdivision (12), the Commissioner of Revenue Services, in the commissioner's discretion, may deem and treat such persons as principal and agent, respectively, when the commissioner deems it necessary for the efficient administration of this chapter and may hold such persons jointly and severally liable for the collection and payment of the taxes imposed by this chapter. An unaffiliated person providing fulfillment services, as defined in subparagraph (C) of [subsection (15)] subdivision (15) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, to a purchaser of such services shall not be treated as a retailer by the commissioner under this section with respect to such activity.

Sec. 4. Subdivision (1) of section 12-408 of the general statutes, as amended by section 3 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(1) For the privilege of making any sales, as defined in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, at retail, in this state for a consideration, a tax is hereby imposed on all retailers at the rate of six 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, as amended by this act, except, in lieu of said rate of six per cent, (A) at a rate of twelve 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, (B) 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, (C) (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, and prior to July 1, 2002, at the rate of one per cent and on and after July 1, 2002, such services shall be exempt from such tax, (ii) with respect to sales of Internet access services, on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax, (D) with respect to the sales of labor that is otherwise taxable under [subdivision (c) or (g) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, 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, and (E) [with respect to sales of the renovation and repair services of paving of any sort, painting or staining, wallpapering, roofing, siding and exterior sheet metal work, to other than industrial, commercial or income-producing real property, occurring on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of four per cent, with respect to such sales occurring on or after July 1, 2000, but prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent, and on and after July 1, 2001, sales of such renovation and repair services shall be exempt from such tax, and (F)] with respect to patient care services occurring on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, and with respect to such services occurring on or after July 1, 2003, at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent. 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 [subdivision (2)(i)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, 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.

Sec. 5. Section 12-408b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

On and after July 1, 1991, any person, firm or corporation who pays a sales and use tax, which tax would not have been due prior to July 1, 1991, pursuant to [subsection] subdivision (39) of section 12-412 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1991, shall recover the tax paid by (1) adding such tax to any amounts otherwise payable under a sales contract approved by the Department of Public Utility Control pursuant to subsection (d) of section 16-243a, and (2) amortizing such tax, together with interest at the rate paid on front-loaded payments, over the life of a sales contract approved by the department pursuant to said subsection (d).

Sec. 6. Section 12-410 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(1) For the purpose of the proper administration of this chapter and to prevent evasion of the sales tax it shall be presumed that all receipts are gross receipts that are subject to the tax until the contrary is established. The burden of proving that a sale of tangible personal property or service constituting a sale in accordance with [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, is not a sale at retail is upon the person who makes the sale unless such person takes in good faith from the purchaser a certificate to the effect that the property or service is purchased for resale.

(2) The certificate relieves the seller from the burden of proof only if taken in good faith from a person who is engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property or services constituting a sale in accordance with [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, and who holds the permit provided for in section 12-409 and who, at the time of purchasing the tangible personal property or service: (A) Intends to sell it in the regular course of business; (B) intends to utilize such personal property in the delivery of landscaping or horticulture services, provided the total sale price of all such landscaping and horticulture services are taxable under this chapter; or (C) is unable to ascertain at the time of purchase whether the property or service will be sold or will be used for some other purpose. The burden of establishing that a certificate is taken in good faith is on the seller. A certificate to the effect that property or service is purchased for resale taken from the purchaser by the seller shall be deemed to be taken in good faith if the tangible personal property or service purchased is similar to or of the same general character as property or service which the seller could reasonably assume would be sold by the purchaser in the regular course of business.

(3) The certificate shall be signed by and bear the name and address of the purchaser, shall indicate the number of the permit issued to the purchaser and shall indicate the general character of the tangible personal property or service sold by the purchaser in the regular course of business. The certificate shall be substantially in such form as the commissioner prescribes.

(4) [(a)] (A) If a purchaser who gives a certificate makes any use of the service or property other than retention, demonstration or display while holding it for sale in the regular course of business, the use shall be deemed a retail sale by the purchaser as of the time the service or property is first used by [him] the purchaser, and the cost of the service or property to [him] the purchaser shall be deemed the gross receipts from such retail sale.

[(b)] (B) Notwithstanding the provisions of [subdivision (a) of this subsection] subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, any use by a certificated air carrier of an aircraft for purposes other than retention, demonstration or display while holding it for sale in the regular course of business shall not be deemed a retail sale by such carrier as of the time the aircraft is first used by such carrier, irrespective of the classification of such aircraft on the balance sheet of such carrier for accounting and tax purposes.

(5) For the purpose of the proper administration of this chapter and to prevent evasion of the sales tax, a sale of any service described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, shall be considered a sale for resale only if the service to be resold is an integral, inseparable component part of a service described in said [subdivision (i)] subparagraph (I) which is to be subsequently sold by the purchaser to an ultimate consumer. The purchaser of the service for resale shall maintain, in such form as the commissioner requires, records which substantiate: (A) From whom the service was purchased and to whom the service was sold, (B) the purchase price of the service, and (C) the nature of the service to demonstrate that the services were an integral, inseparable component part of a service described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, which was subsequently sold to a consumer.

Sec. 7. Section 12-411 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 2 and 65 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(1) 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, as amended by this act, 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 per cent of the sales price of such property or services, except, in lieu of said rate of six per cent, (A) at a rate of twelve 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, (B) 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, (C) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of labor that is otherwise taxable under [subdivision (c) or (g) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, 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, (D) (i) 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, and prior to July 1, 2002, at the rate of one per cent of such services and on and after July 1, 2002, such services shall be exempt from such tax, 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, and (E) 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 occurring on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, and with respect to acceptance or receipt in this state of such services occurring on or after July 1, 2003, at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent. [, and (F) with respect to acceptance of the renovation and repair services of paving of any sort, painting or staining, wallpapering, roofing, siding and exterior sheet metal work, to other than industrial, commercial or income-producing real property, occurring on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of four per cent, with respect to such sales occurring on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent, and on and after July 1, 2001, sales of such renovation and repair services shall be exempt from such tax.]

(2) Every person storing, accepting, consuming or otherwise using in this state services or tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state and every person storing, accepting, consuming or otherwise using in this state tangible personal property which has been manufactured, fabricated, assembled or processed from materials purchased from a retailer by such person, either within or without this state, for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use by such person in this state is liable for the tax. [His] Such person's liability is not extinguished until the tax has been paid to this state, except that a receipt from a retailer engaged in business in this state or from a retailer who is authorized by the commissioner, under such regulations as [he] the commissioner may prescribe, to collect the tax and who is, for the purposes of this chapter relating to the use tax, regarded as a retailer engaged in business in this state, given to the purchaser pursuant to [subsection] subdivision (3) of this section is sufficient to relieve the purchaser from further liability for the tax to which the receipt refers.

(3) Every retailer engaged in business in this state and making sales of services or of tangible personal property for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state, not exempted under this chapter, shall, at the time of making a sale or, if the storage, acceptance, consumption or other use is not then taxable hereunder, at the time the storage, acceptance, consumption or use becomes taxable, collect the use tax from the purchaser and give to the purchaser a receipt therefor in the manner and form prescribed by the commissioner. For the purpose of uniformity of tax collection by the retailer the tax brackets set forth in [subsection] subdivision (3) of section 12-408 pertaining to the sales tax shall be employed in the computation of the tax imposed by this section.

(4) The tax required to be collected by the retailer constitutes a debt owed to the retailer by the person purchasing tangible personal property or services from such retailer. The amount of tax, when so collected, shall be deemed to be a special fund in trust for the state of Connecticut.

(5) The provisions of [subsection] subdivision (4) of section 12-408 pertaining to the sales tax shall apply with equal force to the use tax.

(6) The tax required to be collected by the retailer from the purchaser shall be displayed separately from the list price, the price advertised in the premises, the marked price, or other price on the sales check or other proof of sales.

(7) Any person violating the provisions of [subsection] subdivision (3), (5) or (6) of this section shall be fined five hundred dollars for each offense.

(8) Every retailer selling services or tangible personal property for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state shall register with the commissioner and give the name and address of all agents operating in this state, the location of all distribution or sales houses or offices or other places of business in this state and such other information as the commissioner may require.

(9) For the purpose of the proper administration of this chapter and to prevent evasion of the use tax and the duty to collect the use tax, it shall be presumed that services or tangible personal property sold by any person for delivery in this state is sold for storage, acceptance, consumption or other use in this state until the contrary is established. The burden of proving the contrary is upon the person who makes the sale unless such person takes from the purchaser a certificate to the effect that the services or property is purchased for resale.

(10) The certificate relieves the person selling the services or property from the burden of proof only if taken in good faith from a person who is engaged in the business of selling services or tangible personal property and who holds the permit provided for by section 12-409 and who, at the time of purchasing the services or tangible personal property, intends to sell it in the regular course of business or is unable to ascertain at the time of purchase whether the service or property will be sold or will be used for some other purpose.

(11) The certificate shall be signed by and bear the name and address of the purchaser, shall indicate the number of the permit issued to the purchaser and shall indicate the general character of the service or tangible personal property sold by the purchaser in the regular course of business. The certificate shall be substantially in such form as the commissioner may prescribe.

(12) [(a)] (A) If a purchaser who gives a certificate makes any storage or use of the service or property other than retention, demonstration or display while holding it for sale in the regular course of business, the storage or use is taxable as of the time the service or property is first so stored or used.

[(b)] (B) Notwithstanding the provisions of [subdivision (a) of this subsection] subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, any storage or use by a certificated air carrier of an aircraft for purposes other than retention, demonstration or display while holding it for sale in the regular course of business shall not be deemed a taxable storage or use by such carrier as of the time the aircraft is first stored or used by such carrier, irrespective of the classification of such aircraft on the balance sheet of such carrier for accounting and tax purposes.

(13) It shall be presumed that tangible personal property shipped or brought to this state by the purchaser was purchased from a retailer for storage, use or other consumption in this state.

(14) For the purpose of the proper administration of this chapter and to prevent evasion of the use tax, a purchase of any service described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, shall be considered a sale for resale only if the service to be resold is an integral, inseparable component part of a service described in said [subdivision (i)] subparagraph (I) which is to be subsequently sold by the purchaser to an ultimate consumer. The purchaser of the service for resale shall maintain, in such form as the commissioner requires, records which substantiate: (A) From whom the service was purchased and to whom the service was sold; (B) the purchase price of the service; and (C) the nature of the service to demonstrate that the service was an integral, inseparable component part of a service described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, which was subsequently sold to a consumer.

Sec. 8. Subdivision (5) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(5) Sales of tangible personal property or services to and by nonprofit charitable hospitals in this state, nonprofit nursing homes, nonprofit rest homes and nonprofit residential care homes licensed by the state pursuant to chapter 368v for the exclusive purposes of such institutions except any such service transaction as described in subparagraph [(FF) of subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] (EE) of subdivision (37) of section 12-407, as amended by this act.

Sec. 9. Subdivision (11) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(11) Professional, insurance or personal service transactions, except any such service transaction described in [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, which involve sales as inconsequential elements for which no separate charges are made.

Sec. 10. Subdivision (14) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(14) (A) Nonreturnable containers and returnable dairy product containers when sold without the contents to persons who place the contents in the container and sell the contents together with the container; (B) containers when sold with the contents if the sales price of the contents is not required to be included in the measure of the taxes imposed by this chapter; (C) returnable containers when sold with the contents in connection with a retail sale of the contents or when resold for refilling. As used herein, "returnable containers" means containers of a kind customarily returned by the buyer of the contents for reuse, but does not mean nonrefillable beverage containers, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (10) of section 22a-243. All other containers are "nonreturnable containers". Nothing in this subsection shall be construed so as to tax the gross receipts from the sale of or the storage, use or other consumption in this state of bags in which feed for livestock and poultry, as defined in [subsection] subdivision (12) of this section, is customarily contained.

Sec. 11. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (62) of section 12-412 of the general statutes, as amended by section 30 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(62) (A) Sales of any of the services enumerated in [subdivisions (2) (i), (2) (k) or (2) (l)] subparagraph (I), (K) or (L) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, that are rendered for a business entity affiliated with the business entity rendering such service in such manner that (i) either business entity in such transaction owns a controlling interest in the other business entity, or (ii) a controlling interest in each business entity in such transaction is owned by the same person or persons or business entity or business entities.

Sec. 12. Subdivision (67) of section 12-412 of the general statutes, as amended by section 22 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(67) Sales of and the storage, use or other consumption, prior to July 1, 2002, of a new motor vehicle which is exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel. As used in this [subsection and subsections (68) and (69)] subdivision and subdivisions (68) and (69) of this section, "clean alternative fuel" shall mean natural gas or electricity when used as a motor vehicle fuel or propane when used as a motor vehicle fuel if such a vehicle meets the federal fleet emissions standards under the federal Clean Air Act or any emissions standards adopted by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection as part of the state's implementation plan under said act.

Sec. 13. Subdivision (85) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(85) Sales of any landscaping and horticultural services, window cleaning services or maintenance services, as described in [subdivision (i) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (I) of subdivision (37) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, on or after July 1, 1994, which are rendered to a person determined to be eligible for, and currently receiving, total disability benefits under the Social Security Act, provided such services are rendered at the residence of such person.

Sec. 14. Subdivision (100) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(100) Sales of and the acceptance, use or other consumption of any service described in [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, that is accepted, used or consumed in the development, construction, rehabilitation, renovation or repair of housing facilities for low and moderate income families and persons, provided such facilities are situated in Qualified Census Tracts or Difficult Development Areas as designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and provided, further, that the development of such facilities is assisted by an allocation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits pursuant to Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. For purposes of this [subsection] subdivision, (A) "housing facilities" means facilities having as their primary purpose the provision of safe and adequate housing and related facilities for low and moderate income families and persons, notwithstanding that said housing provides other dwelling accommodations for low and moderate income families; (B) "related facilities" means those facilities defined in subsection (d) of section 8-243; and (C) "low and moderate income families" means those families as defined in subsection (h) of said section 8-243.

Sec. 15. Subdivision (106) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(106) Sales of services enumerated in subparagraph (J) of subdivision [(2)(i)] (37) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, on or after July 1, 1999, which services are rendered to the central clearinghouse organized and operated under the direction of the Department of Public Utility Control, by the public utilities of this state for receiving and giving the notices required by section 16-349.

Sec. 16. Section 12-412e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) The exemption from sales tax with respect to sales of any items purchased with federal food stamp coupons, as provided in [subsection] subdivision (57) of section 12-412, shall be applicable to any such sales occurring on or after October 1, 1986, subject to the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

(b) In accordance with the provisions of Section 1505 of the federal Food Stamp Act of 1985, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 17b-8, the Commissioner of Social Services shall prepare for submission by the Governor to the United States Department of Agriculture, a request for waiver of the requirements under said Section 1505 concerning collection of state sales tax on the sale of certain items which may be purchased with food stamp coupons, including the following as reasons for such waiver, (1) the adverse and disruptive effect of implementation of such requirements by October 1, 1986, on the food stamp program, and (2) the inadequate time for retail stores to implement the necessary changes in sales tax collection procedure. In the event the United States Department of Agriculture rejects, or has failed to approve, by August 1, 1986, the application for waiver to be submitted as provided in this subsection, the Commissioner of Revenue Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, shall prepare and submit a plan, implementing by October 1, 1986, said provisions of Section 1505 of the Food Stamp Act of 1985, to the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters related to finance, revenue and bonding. Within thirty days after receipt of such plan, said joint standing committee shall advise the Commissioner of Revenue Services, of its approval, denial or modifications, if any, of such plan. The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall take any action necessary to implement such plan in accordance with the authority under section 12-426.

(c) In the event such request for waiver of requirements in Section 1505 of the Food Stamp Act of 1985, submitted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture prior to October 1, 1986, [subsection] subdivision (57) of section 12-412 shall be applicable with respect to such sales occurring on or after the date when waiver of said requirements is terminated, as acknowledged by the Commissioner of Revenue Services, and said commissioner shall, not less than sixty days prior to the date of termination of such waiver, take such action as deemed necessary to implement compliance with requirements in said Section 1505 of the Food Stamp Act of 1985, as of the date of such termination.

Sec. 17. Subsection (a) of section 12-412f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) The exemption from sales tax allowed in accordance with [subsection] subdivision (62) of section 12-412, as amended by this act, shall be applicable to sales of certain services as provided in said [subsection] subdivision (62) and additionally, with respect to such sales of services rendered in the period December 1, 1981, to June 30, 1987, inclusive.

Sec. 18. Section 12-412h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

For purposes of the exemptions from sales and use tax under [subsections] subdivisions (3) and (16) of section 12-412, applicable to sales for use directly in agricultural production, fabrication of a finished product to be sold or furnishing of power to an industrial manufacturing plant, the burden of proving that a sale under said subsections is not subject to tax is upon the person making such sale unless such person takes a certificate from the purchaser, in good faith, to the effect that such sale is for an exempt purpose under the applicable subsection. Such certificate shall be signed by and bear the name and address of the manufacturer or producer and shall be on a form furnished by the commissioner for such purpose.

Sec. 19. Subsection (f) of section 12-415 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(f) Except in the case of fraud, intent to evade this chapter or authorized regulations, failure to make a return, or claim for additional amount pursuant to [subsection] subdivision (3) of section 12-418, every notice of a deficiency assessment shall be mailed within three years after the last day of the month following the period for which the amount is proposed to be assessed or within three years after the return is filed, whichever period expires later. The limitation specified in this subsection does not apply in case of a sales tax proposed to be assessed with respect to sales of services or property for the storage, acceptance, consumption or other use of which notice of a deficiency assessment has been or is given pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, subsection (c) of section 12-416, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-417 and this subsection. The limitation specified in this subsection does not apply in case of an amount of use tax proposed to be assessed with respect to storage, acceptance, consumption or other use of services or property for the sale of which notice of a deficiency assessment has been or is given pursuant to said subsections and this subsection.

Sec. 20. Section 12-416b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The Commissioner of Revenue Services is authorized to pay to a revenue agency of another state an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the tax actually collected as the result of an assessment made under section 12-416 against any purchaser of tangible personal property or services described in [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, if said commissioner, in [his] the commissioner's sole discretion, determines that information provided by such agency was instrumental in the making of such assessment.

Sec. 21. Subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 12-417 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(1) If the commissioner believes that the collection of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected and paid to the state or of any assessment will be jeopardized by delay, the commissioner shall make an assessment of the tax or amount of tax required to be collected, noting that fact upon the assessment and serving written notice thereof, personally or by mail, in the manner prescribed for service of notice of a deficiency assessment, on the person against whom the jeopardy assessment is made. Ten days after the date on which such notice is served on such person, such notice shall constitute a final assessment except only for such amounts as to which such person has filed a written petition for reassessment with the commissioner, as provided in [subsection] subdivision (3) of this section.

(2) The amount assessed is due and payable no later than the tenth day after service of the notice of assessment, unless on or before such tenth day the person against whom such assessment is made has obtained a stay of collection, as provided in [subsection] subdivision (3) of this section. To the extent that collection has not been stayed, the commissioner may enforce collection of such tax by using the method provided in section 12-35 or by using any other method provided for in the general statutes relating to the enforced collection of taxes, provided, if the amount of such tax has been definitely fixed, the amount so fixed shall be assessed and collected, and if the amount of such tax has not been definitely fixed, the commissioner shall assess and collect such amount as, in the commissioner's opinion, from the facts available to the commissioner, is sufficient. If the amount specified in the notice of jeopardy assessment is not paid on or before the tenth day after service of notice thereof upon the person against whom the jeopardy assessment is made, the delinquency penalty and the interest provided in section 12-419 shall attach to the amount of the tax or the amount of the tax required to be collected.

Sec. 22. Subsection (c) of section 12-420b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(c) The commissioner may, in the commissioner's sole discretion, terminate a managed compliance agreement and conduct an audit of an eligible taxpayer under [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-415, if the eligible taxpayer fails to fulfill any of the terms of a managed compliance agreement and such failure is materially adverse to the commissioner and the taxpayer fails to cure such failure not later than thirty days after the mailing of written notice of such failure by the commissioner, provided no such notice need be given in the event such failure is not capable of being cured or the commissioner believes that the collection of any tax required to be collected and paid to the state or of any assessment will be jeopardized by delay. Any such termination shall be effective on the first day of the fourth month following the month in which notice of such termination is given by the commissioner to the taxpayer, except that such termination shall take effect immediately if such failure is not capable of being cured or if the commissioner believes that the collection of any tax required to be collected and paid to the state or of any assessment will be jeopardized by delay.

Sec. 23. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 12-420c of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(b) Such agreement may provide that, upon compliance by the taxpayer with all the terms of said agreement, in calculating the total amount of the audit assessment resulting from such managed audit the first ten thousand dollars of interest and ten per cent of any additional interest otherwise due under [subsection] subdivision (2) of section 12-415 shall not be imposed. Any interest accruing after the initial assessment shall be at the rate of interest specified in [subsection] subdivision (2) of section 12-415.

(c) The commissioner may, in the commissioner's sole discretion, terminate a managed audit agreement and conduct an audit of an eligible taxpayer under [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-415, if the eligible taxpayer fails to fulfill any of the terms of a managed audit agreement, or if the commissioner believes that a managed audit should not be conducted for any other reason.

Sec. 24. Subdivision (2) of section 12-425 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(2) No credit or refund of any amount paid pursuant to section 12-411 shall be allowed on the ground that the storage, acceptance, consumption or other use of the services or property is exempted under [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-413, unless in addition to the overpayment for which the claim is filed the claimant also has reimbursed [his] the claimant's vendor for the amount of the sales tax imposed upon [his] the claimant's vendor with respect to the sale of the property and paid by the vendor to the state.

Sec. 25. Section 12-432b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

If any section, subsection, part, clause or phrase in [subsections] subdivisions (12) and (15) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, and section 12-432a is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, any section, subsection, part, clause or phrase in said [subsections] subdivisions (12) and (15) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, and section 12-432a not held to be invalid or unconstitutional shall not be affected and shall remain in full force and effect.

Sec. 26. Section 3-114k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for said fiscal year (1) the amount of federal funds received no later than September 30, 1995, from the participation of acute care hospitals in the federal Medicaid and emergency assistance programs, and attributable to the state appropriation to the Department of Social Services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, (2) the amount of hospital gross earnings tax received no later than September 30, 1995, from hospitals under the provisions of section 12-263b relating to earnings of such hospitals prior to July 1, 1995, (3) the amount of sales and use tax received no later than September 30, 1995, for patient care services under the provisions of [subsection (2)] subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, relating to payments for patient care services prior to July 1, 1995, and (4) any additional amounts to be received as described in subdivisions (1) to (3), inclusive, of this section as each such amount is estimated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

Sec. 27. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 12-458 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(3) Said tax shall not be payable on such fuel as may have been (A) sold to the United States, (B) sold to a municipality of this state, (i) for use by any contractor performing a service for such municipality in accordance with a contract, provided such fuel is used by such contractor exclusively for the purposes of and in accordance with such contract, or (ii) for use exclusively in a school bus, as defined in section 14-275, (C) sold to a municipality of this state, a transit district of this state, or this state, at other than a retail outlet, for governmental purposes and for use in vehicles owned and operated, or leased and operated by such municipality, such transit district or this state, (D) sold to a person licensed as a distributor in this state under section 12-456, (E) transferred from storage within this state to some point without this state, (F) sold to the holder of a permit issued under section 12-458a for sale or use without this state, (G) sold to the holder of a permit issued under [subsection] subdivision (63) of section 12-412, provided (i) such fuel is not used in motor vehicles registered or required to be registered to operate upon the public highways of this state, unless such fuel is used in motor vehicles registered exclusively for farming purposes, (ii) such fuel is not delivered, upon such sale, to a tank in which such person keeps fuel for personal and farm use, and (iii) a statement, prescribed as to form by the Commissioner of Revenue Services and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made under this section are punishable, that such fuel is used exclusively for farming purposes, is submitted by such person to the distributor, (H) sold exclusively to furnish power for an industrial plant in the actual fabrication of finished products to be sold, or for the fishing industry, (I) sold exclusively for heating purposes, (J) sold exclusively to furnish gas, water, steam or electricity, if delivered to consumers through mains, lines or pipes, (K) sold to the owner or operator of an aircraft, as defined in section 15-34, exclusively for aviation purposes, provided (i) for purposes of this subdivision, "aviation purposes" means for the purpose of powering an aircraft or an aircraft engine, (ii) such fuel is delivered, upon such sale, to a tank in which fuel is kept exclusively for aviation purposes, and (iii) a statement, prescribed as to form by the Commissioner of Revenue Services and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made under this section are punishable, that such fuel is used exclusively for aviation purposes, is submitted by such person to the distributor, (L) sold to a dealer who is licensed under section 12-462 and whose place of business is located upon an established airport within this state, or (M) diesel fuel sold exclusively for use in portable power system generators that are larger than one hundred fifty kilowatts.

Sec. 28. Section 19a-668 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

Notwithstanding section 19a-667, the Office of Health Care Access may maintain or enter into any contract or contracts with one or more private entities within available appropriations to deactivate, audit or consult on any rights, duties or obligations owed to the uncompensated care pool prior to April 1, 1994, to assist the Department of Social Services and to assist in the administration of sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408 , as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414, and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, on or after April 1, 1994.

Sec. 29. Section 19a-669 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

Effective October 1, 1993, and October first of each subsequent year, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall determine and inform the Office of Health Care Access of the maximum amount of disproportionate share payments and emergency assistance to families eligible for federal matching payments under the Medical Assistance Program or the Emergency Assistance to Families Program pursuant to federal statute and regulations and subdivisions (2) and (28) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, section 12-414, sections 19a-649, 19a-660 and 19a-661 and this section and the actual and anticipated appropriation to the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account authorized pursuant to sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414 and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, and the amount of emergency assistance to families' payments to hospitals projected for the year, and the anticipated amount of any increase in payments made pursuant to any resolution of any civil action pending on April 1, 1994, in the United States district court for the district of Connecticut. The Department of Social Services shall inform the office of any amount of uncompensated care which the Department of Social Services determines is due to a failure on the part of the hospital to register patients for emergency assistance to families, or a failure to bill properly for emergency assistance to families' patients. If during the course of a fiscal year the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management determines that these amounts should be revised, [he] the secretary shall so notify the office and the office may modify its calculation pursuant to section 19a-671 to reflect such revision and its orders in accordance with section 19a-660, as it deems appropriate and the Commissioner of Social Services may modify his determination pursuant to section 19a-671.

Sec. 30. Subsection (d) of section 19a-670 of the general statutes, as amended by section 3 of public act 01-3 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(d) Nothing in section 3-114i, [subdivisions] subdivision (2) or (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414, sections 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662 or 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, or sections 1, 2, or 38 of public act 94-9* shall be construed to require the Department of Social Services to pay out more funds than are appropriated pursuant to said sections.

Sec. 31. Section 19a-671 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The Commissioner of Social Services is authorized to determine the amount of payments pursuant to sections 19a-670 to 19a-672, inclusive, for each hospital. The commissioner's determination shall be based on the advice of the office and the application of the calculation in this section. For each hospital the Office of Health Care Access shall calculate the amount of payments to be made pursuant to sections 19a-670 to 19a-672, inclusive, as follows:

(1) For the period April 1, 1994, to June 30, 1994, inclusive, and for the period July 1, 1994, to September 30, 1994, inclusive, the office shall calculate and advise the Commissioner of Social Services of the amount of payments to be made to each hospital as follows:

(A) Determine the amount of pool payments for the hospital, including grants approved pursuant to section 19a-168k, in the previously authorized budget authorization for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1993.

(B) Calculate the sum of the result of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision for all hospitals.

(C) Divide the result of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision by the result of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision.

(D) From the anticipated appropriation to the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account made pursuant to sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414 and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, for the quarter subtract the amount of any additional medical assistance payments made to hospitals pursuant to any resolution of or court order entered in any civil action pending on April 1, 1994, in the United States District Court for the district of Connecticut, and also subtract the amount of any emergency assistance to families payments projected by the office to be made to hospitals in the quarter.

(E) The disproportionate share payment shall be the result of subparagraph (D) of this subdivision multiplied by the result of subparagraph (C) of this subdivision.

(2) For the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1994, and subsequent fiscal years, the interim payment shall be calculated as follows for each hospital:

(A) For each hospital determine the amount of the medical assistance underpayment determined pursuant to section 19a-659, plus the actual amount of uncompensated care including emergency assistance to families determined pursuant to section 19a-659, less any amount of uncompensated care determined by the Department of Social Services to be due to a failure of the hospital to enroll patients for emergency assistance to families, plus the amount of any grants authorized pursuant to the authority of section 19a-168k.

(B) Calculate the sum of the result of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision for all hospitals.

(C) Divide the result of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision by the result of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision.

(D) From the anticipated appropriation made to the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account pursuant to sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of section 12-407, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414 and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, for the fiscal year, subtract the amount of any additional medical assistance payments made to hospitals pursuant to any resolution of or court order entered in any civil action pending on April 1, 1994, in the United States District Court for the district of Connecticut, and also subtract any emergency assistance to families payments projected by the office to be made to the hospitals for the year.

(E) The disproportionate share payment shall be the result of subparagraph (D) of this subdivision multiplied by the result of subparagraph (C) of this subdivision.

Sec. 32. Section 19a-672 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The funds appropriated to the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account pursuant to sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414 and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, shall be used by said account to make disproportionate share payments to hospitals, including grants to hospitals pursuant to section 19a-168k, and to make emergency assistance to families payments to hospitals. In addition, the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account may utilize a portion of these funds to make outpatient payments as the Department of Social Services determines appropriate or to increase the standard medical assistance payments to hospitals if the Department of Social Services determines it to be appropriate to settle any civil action pending on April 1, 1994, in the United States District Court for the district of Connecticut. Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the Department of Social Services shall not be required to make any payments pursuant to sections 3-114i and 12-263a to 12-263e, inclusive, subdivisions (2) and (29) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-408, as amended by this act, section 12-408a, subdivision (5) of section 12-412, [subsection] subdivision (1) of section 12-414 and sections 19a-646, 19a-659 to 19a-662, inclusive, and 19a-666 to 19a-680, inclusive, in excess of the funds available in the medical assistance disproportionate share-emergency assistance account.

Sec. 33. Section 22a-9 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The commissioner shall act as the official agent of the state in all matters affecting the purposes of this title and sections 2-20a, 5-238a, subsection (c) of section 7-131a, sections 7-131e, 7-131f, subsection (a) of section 7-131g, sections 7-131i, 7-131l, subsection (a) of section 10-320b, subdivisions (51) and (52) of section 12-81, [subsections] subdivisions (21) and (22) of section 12-412, subsections (a) and (b) of section 13a-94, sections 13a-142a, 13b-56, 13b-57, 14-100b, 14-164c, chapter 268, sections 16a-103, 22-91c, 22-91e, subsections (b) and (c) of section 22a-148, section 22a-150, subdivisions (2) and (3) of section 22a-151, sections 22a-153, 22a-154, 22a-155, 22a-156, 22a-158, chapter 446c, sections 22a-295, 22a-300, 22a-308, 22a-416, chapters 446h to 446k, inclusive, chapters 447 and 448, sections 23-35, 23-37a, 23-41, chapter 462, section 25-34, chapter 477, subsection (b) of section 25-128, subsection (a) of section 25-131, chapters 490 and 491 and sections 26-257, 26-297, 26-303 and 47-46a, under any federal laws now or hereafter to be enacted and as the official agent of any municipality, district, region or authority or other recognized legal entity in connection with the grant or advance of any federal or other funds or credits to the state or through the state, to its political subdivisions.

Sec. 34. Subsection (a) of section 26-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) No person shall hunt, pursue, wound or kill any deer or sell or offer for sale or have in possession the flesh of any deer captured or killed in this state, or have in possession the flesh of any deer from any other state or country unless it is properly tagged as required by such state or country except as provided by the terms of this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and except that any landowner or primary lessee of land owned by such landowner or the husband or wife or any lineal descendant of such landowner or lessee or any designated agent of such landowner or lessee may kill deer with a shotgun, rifle or bow and arrow provided a damage permit has first been obtained from the commissioner and such person has not been convicted for any violation of section 26-82, 26-85, 26-86a, 26-86b or 26-90 or subsection (b) of section 26-86a-2 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies within three years preceding the date of application. Upon the receipt of an application, on forms provided by the commissioner and containing such information as said commissioner may require, from any landowner who has or whose primary lessee has an actual or potential gross annual income of twenty-five hundred dollars or more from the commercial cultivated production of grain, forage, fruit, vegetables, flowers, ornamental plants or Christmas trees and who is experiencing an actual or potential loss of income because of severe damage by deer, the commissioner shall issue not more than six damage permits without fee to such landowner or the primary lessee of such landowner, or the wife, husband, lineal descendant or designated agent of such landowner or lessee. The application shall be notarized and signed by all landowners or by the landowner or a lessee to whom a farmer tax exemption permit has been issued pursuant to [subsection] subdivision (63) of section 12-412. Such damage permit shall be valid through October thirty-first of the year in which it is issued and may specify the hunting implement or shot size or both which shall be used to take such deer. The commissioner may at any time revoke such permit for violation of any provision of this section or for violation of any regulation pursuant thereto or upon the request of the applicant. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 26-85, the commissioner may issue a permit to any landowner or primary lessee of land owned by such landowner or the husband or wife or any lineal descendant of such landowner or lessee and to not more than three designated agents of such landowner or lessee to use a jacklight for the purpose of taking deer when it is shown, to the satisfaction of the commissioner, that such deer is causing damage which cannot be reduced during the daylight hours between sunrise and one-half hour after sunset on the land of such landowner. The commissioner may require notification as specified on such permit prior to its use. Any deer killed in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be the property of the owner of the land upon which the same has been killed, but shall not be sold, bartered, traded or offered for sale, and the person who kills any such deer shall tag and report each deer killed, as provided in section 26-86b. Upon receipt of the report required by section 26-86b, the commissioner shall issue an additional damage permit to the person making such report. Any deer killed otherwise than under the conditions provided for in this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall remain the property of the state and may be disposed of by the commissioner at [his] the commissioner's discretion to any state institution or may be sold and the proceeds of such sale shall be remitted to the State Treasurer, who shall apply the same to the General Fund, and no person, except the commissioner, shall retail, sell or offer for sale the whole or any part of any such deer. No person shall be a designated agent of more than one landowner or primary lessee in any calendar year. No person shall make, set or use any trap, snare, salt lick, bait or other device for the purpose of taking, injuring or killing any deer, nor shall any person hunt, pursue or kill deer being pursued by any dog, whether or not such dog is owned or controlled by [him] such person, except that no person shall be guilty of a violation under this section when such a deer is struck by a motor vehicle operated by [him] such person. No person shall use or allow any dog in [his] such person's charge to hunt, pursue or kill deer. No permit shall be issued when in the opinion of the commissioner the public safety may be jeopardized.

Sec. 35. Subsection (a) of section 32-305 of the general statutes, as amended by section 5 of public act 01-6 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall segregate (1) one and one-half per cent of the gross receipts from sales within the meaning of [subdivision (h) of subsection (2)] subparagraph (H) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, as amended by this act, by any hotel or lodging house located in any municipality having a population of less than sixty-five thousand, (2) three and one-half per cent of the gross receipts from such sales in any municipality having a population of sixty-five thousand or more but less than seventy-five thousand, and (3) four and one-half per cent of the gross receipts from such sales in any municipality having a population of seventy-five thousand or more, provided the commissioner shall segregate three and one-half per cent of the gross receipts from such sales in the municipality having the most popular tourist attraction in the state, as determined by the Office of Tourism, if such municipality has a population of less than sixty-five thousand.

Sec. 36. Subsection (b) of section 51-164n of the general statutes, as amended by section 5 of public act 01-186, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, any person who is alleged to have committed (1) a violation under the provisions of section 1-9, 1-10, 1-11, 4b-13, 7-13, 7-14, 7-18, 7-35, 7-41, 7-83, 7-104, 7-283, 7-325, 7-393, 8-25, 8-27, 9-63, 9-296, 9-305, 9-322, 9-350, 10-193, 10-197, 10-198, 10-230, 10-251, 10-254, 12-52, 12-170aa, 12-292, 12-326g, [subsection] subdivision (4) of section 12-408, [subsection] subdivision (3), (5) or (6) of section 12-411, section 12-435c, 12-476a, 12-476b, 12-487, 13a-71, 13a-107, 13a-113, 13a-114, 13a-115, 13a-117b, 13a-123, 13a-124, 13a-139, 13a-140, 13a-143b, 13a-247, 13a-253, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, section 13b-90, 13b-221, 13b-224, 13b-292, 13b-336, 13b-337, 13b-338, 13b-410a, 13b-410b, 13b-410c, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 13b-412, section 13b-414, subsection (d) of section 14-12, section 14-20a, 14-27a, subsection (e) of section 14-34a, subsection (d) of section 14-35, section 14-43, 14-49, 14-50a, 14-58, subsection (b) of section 14-66, section 14-66a, 14-66b, 14-67a, subsection (f) of section 14-80h, section 14-97a, section 14-100b, 14-103a, 14-106a, 14-106c, 14-146, 14-152, 14-153, 14-163b, a first violation as specified in subsection (f) of section 14-164i, section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section, subsection (b) of section 14-227a, section 14-240, 14-249, 14-250, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 14-261a, section 14-262, 14-264, 14-267a, 14-269, 14-270, 14-275a, 14-278, 14-279, subsection (e) of section 14-283, section 14-291, 14-293b, 14-319, 14-320, 14-321, 14-325a, 14-326, 14-330, 14-332a, subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of section 14-386a, section 15-33, subsection (a) of section 15-115, section 16-256, 16-256e, 16a-15, 16a-22, subsection (a) or (b) of section 16a-22h, section 17a-24, 17a-145, 17a-149, 17a-152, 17a-465, 17a-642, 17b-124, 17b-131, 17b-137, 17b-407, 17b-451, 17b-734, subsection (b) of section 17b-736, 19a-30, 19a-33, 19a-39, 19a-87, subsection (b) of section 19a-87a, section 19a-91, 19a-105, 19a-107, 19a-108, 19a-215, 19a-219, 19a-222, 19a-224, 19a-286, 19a-287, 19a-297, 19a-301, 19a-309, 19a-335, 19a-336, 19a-338, 19a-339, 19a-340, 19a-425, 19a-502, 20-7a, 20-14, 20-158, 20-231, 20-257, 20-265, 20-324e, subsection (a) of section 20-341, section 20-341l, 20-597, 20-608, 20-610, 21-30, 21-38, 21-39, 21-43, 21-47, 21-48, 21-63, 21-76a, 21a-21, 21a-25, 21a-26, 21a-30, 21a-31, subsection (a) of section 21a-37, section 21a-46, 21a-61, 21a-63, 21a-77, subsection (b) of section 21a-79, section 21a-85, 21a-154, 21a-159, 21a-201, 21a-211, 22-13, 22-14, 22-15, 22-16, 22-29, 22-34, 22-35, 22-36, 22-37, 22-38, 22-39, 22-39a, 22-39b, 22-39c, 22-39d, 22-39e, 22-49, 22-54, 22-61, 22-89, 22-90, 22-98, 22-99, 22-100, 22-111o, 22-123, 22-279, 22-280a, 22-318a, 22-320h, 22-324a, 22-326, 22-342, subsection (b) or (e) of section 22-344, section 22-359, 22-366, 22-391, 22-413, 22-414, 22-415, 22a-66a, 22a-246, subsection (a) of section 22a-250, subsection (e) of section 22a-256h, section 22a-449, 22a-461, 23-37, 23-38, 23-46, 23-61b, subsection (a) or (b) of section 23-65, section 25-37, 25-40, 26-19, 26-21, 26-31, 26-40, 26-40a, 26-49, 26-54, 26-59, 26-61, 26-64, 26-79, 26-89, 26-97, 26-107, 26-117, 26-128, 26-131, 26-132, 26-138, 26-141, 26-207, 26-215, 26-221, 26-222, 26-224a, 26-227, 26-230, 26-234, 26-267, 26-269, 26-294, 28-13, 29-6a, 29-109, 29-161a, 29-161b, 29-198, 29-210, 29-243, 29-277, 29-316, 29-318, 29-341, 29-381, 30-48a, 30-86a, 31-3, 31-10, 31-11, 31-12, 31-13, 31-14, 31-15, 31-16, 31-18, 31-23, 31-24, 31-25, 31-28, 31-32, 31-36, 31-38, 31-38a, 31-40, 31-44, 31-47, 31-48, 31-51, 31-51k, 31-52, 31-52a, 31-54, subsection (a) or (c) of section 31-69, section 31-70, 31-74, 31-75, 31-76, 31-76a, 31-89b, 31-134, subsection (g) of section 31-273, section 31-288, 36a-787, 42-230, 44-3, 45a-450, 45a-634, 45a-658, subdivision (13) or (14) of section 46a-54, section 46a-59, 46b-22, 46b-24, 46b-34, 47-34a, 47-47, 49-8a, 49-16, 53-133, subsection (a) or (b) of section 53-211, section 53-212a, 53-249a, 53-252, 53-264, 53-301, 53-302a, 53-303e, 53-311a, 53-321, 53-322, 53-323, 53-331, 53-344 or 53-450, or (2) a violation under the provisions of chapter 268, or (3) a violation of any regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of section 12-484, 12-487 or 13b-410, shall follow the procedures set forth in this section.

Sec. 37. Subsections (f) and (g) of section 12-157 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(f) Within sixty days after such sale, the collector shall cause to be published in a newspaper having a daily general circulation in the town in which the real property is located, and shall send by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the delinquent taxpayer and each mortgagee, lienholder and other record encumbrancer whose interest in such property is affected by such sale, a notice stating the date of the sale, the name and address of the purchaser, the amount the purchaser paid for the property and the date the redemption period will expire. The notice shall include a statement that if redemption does not take place by the date stated and in the manner provided by law, the delinquent taxpayer, and all mortgagees, lienholders and other record encumbrancers who have received actual or constructive notice of such sale as provided by law, that their respective titles, mortgages, liens and other encumbrances in such property shall be extinguished. Not later than six months after the date of the sale or within sixty days if the property was abandoned or meets other conditions established by ordinance adopted by the legislative body of the town, if the delinquent taxpayer, mortgagee, lienholder or other record encumbrancer whose interest in the property will be affected by such sale, pays or tenders to the collector, the amount of taxes, interest and charges which were due and owing at the time of the sale together with interest on the total purchase price paid by the purchaser at the rate of eighteen per cent per annum from the date of such sale, such deed, executed pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, shall be delivered to the collector by the town clerk for cancellation and the collector shall provide a certificate of satisfaction to the person paying or tendering the money who, if not the person whose primary duty it was to pay the tax or taxes, shall have a claim against the person whose primary duty it was to pay such tax or taxes for the amount so paid, and may add the same to any claim for which he has security upon the property sold, provided the certificate of satisfaction is recorded on the land records but the interests of other persons in the property shall not be affected. Within ten days of receipt of such amounts in redemption of the levied property, the collector shall notify the purchaser by certified mail, return receipt requested, that the property has been redeemed and shall tender such payment, together with the amount held pursuant to subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of this section, if any, to the purchaser. If the purchase money and interest are not paid within such [year] six-month period, the deed shall be recorded and have full effect.

(g) During the redemption period, the purchaser or the municipality shall have a sufficient insurable interest in buildings and improvements upon such property to insure them against fire and other risk of physical loss, and may petition the Superior Court for the appointment of a receiver or for other equitable relief if there shall be imminent danger of damage or destruction thereto or imminent danger of injury to persons or to other property resulting from conditions thereon or on adjoining properties. The purchaser or the municipality shall not be liable to any person, or subjected to forfeiture of their interest, solely by reason of acquisition by the person of the tax deed, for any condition existing or occurrence upon such property or adjoining public sidewalks and streets, or for any failure to act to remedy or investigate any such condition or occurrence during such [one-year] six-month period. The expenses of any receiver appointed on the application of such purchaser or municipality in excess of any rents or profits paid to the receiver shall be added to the amount of the purchase money and interest required to be paid or tendered by any person to the purchaser or municipality for the collector's deed and paid to the party that incurred such expenses.

Sec. 38. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 12-733 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(d) (1) If a taxpayer fails to comply with the requirements of section 12-727 by not reporting a change or correction by the United States Internal Revenue Service or other competent authority increasing, in the case of an individual, the individual's federal adjusted gross income or, in the case of a trust or estate, its federal taxable income, or by not reporting a change or correction which is treated in the same manner as if it were a deficiency for federal income tax purposes, or by not filing an amended return, a notice of a proposed deficiency assessment may be mailed to the taxpayer at any time. The provisions of [the preceding sentence] this subdivision shall also apply if an individual's computation of tax under Section 1341(a)(4) or (5) of the Internal Revenue Code is changed or corrected by the United States Internal Revenue Service or other competent authority, and the individual fails to comply with the requirements of section 12-727.

Sec. 39. Subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 12-733 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(e) (1) If the taxpayer, pursuant to section 12-727, reports a change or correction by the United States Internal Revenue Service or other competent authority increasing, in the case of an individual, the individual's federal adjusted gross income or, in the case of a trust or estate, its federal taxable income or reports a change or correction which is treated in the same manner as if it were a deficiency for federal income tax purposes, or files an amended return, the assessment, if not deemed to have been made upon the filing of the report or amended return, may be made at any time not later than three years after such report or amended return is filed. The provisions of [the preceding sentence] this subdivision shall also apply if an individual's computation of tax under Section 1341(a)(4) or (5) of the Internal Revenue Code is changed or corrected by the United States Internal Revenue Service or other competent authority, and the individual, pursuant to section 12-727, reports the change or correction.

Sec. 40. Section 12-62g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

In conjunction with each municipal revaluation of property in accordance with section 12-62, each municipality shall increase (1) the amount of the exemption granted pursuant to subdivisions (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25) and (26) of section 12-81, and (2) the amount of the exemption that each municipality may allow pursuant to section 12-81f, for such year and for each subsequent assessment year by multiplying the amount of exemption in each of said [subsection] subdivisions by a multiplier determined by dividing the net taxable grand list for such year of revaluation by the net taxable grand list of the last year prior to such revaluation.

Sec. 41. Subsection (b) of section 3-13b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(b) The Governor shall designate one of the members to be chairperson of the council to serve as such at the Governor's pleasure. The Treasurer shall serve as secretary of said council. A majority of the members of the council then in office [will] shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business, and action shall be by the vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting. Votes by members on investment policies shall be recorded in the minutes of each meeting. Members of said council shall not be compensated for their services but shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as members of said council. The council shall meet at least once during each calendar quarter and at such other times as the chairperson deems necessary or upon the request of a majority of the members in office. Special meetings shall be held at the request of such majority after notice in accordance with the provisions of section 1-225. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from office.

Sec. 42. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 3-13l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(2) "Finder's fee" does not mean [compensation] (A) (i) compensation earned for the rendering of investment services, as defined in subsection (f) of section 9-333n, or for acting as a licensed real estate broker or real estate sales person under the provisions of section 20-312, or under a comparable statute of the jurisdiction in which the subject property is located, or (ii) marketing fees or due diligence fees earned by the payee in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of any security or investment interest, in accordance with criteria prescribed under subparagraph (ii) of subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of this subsection, [and] (B) compensation paid to (i) persons who are investment professionals engaged in the ongoing business of representing investment services providers, or (ii) paid to third parties for services connected to the issuance of debt by the state, any political subdivision of the state or any quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-120, as amended, and [as] (C) any compensation which is so defined by the regulations adopted under subparagraph (C)(ii) of subdivision (3) of this subsection, or any compensation which meets criteria prescribed by the Treasurer until such regulations are adopted. As used in this section, "offer" and "sale" have the meaning provided in section 36b-3.

Sec. 43. Section 12-59 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The whole property in this state of each corporation organized under the law of this state, whose stock is not liable to taxation, and which is not required to pay a direct tax to this state in lieu of other taxes, and whose property is not expressly exempt from taxation, and the whole property in this state of each corporation organized under the law of any other state or country, including each foreign municipal electric utility, shall be set in the grand list and shall be liable to taxation in the same manner as the property of individuals. The stockholders of any corporation, the whole property of which is assessed and taxed in its name, shall be exempt from assessment or taxation for their stock therein. As used in this section, "foreign municipal electric utility" [,] means a town, city, borough or any municipal corporation, department or agency thereof, of a state other than this state, whether or not separately incorporated, which is authorized under the laws of the state in which it is organized or resident to generate and transmit electric energy and which holds property in this state.

Sec. 44. Subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 12-218 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(3) Any taxpayer which is described in subdivision (1) of this subsection and seventy-five per cent or more of whose total gross receipts, as described in subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of this section, during the income year are from the sale of tangible personal property directly, or in the case of a subcontractor, indirectly, to the United States government may elect, on or before the due date or, if applicable, the extended due date, of its corporation business tax return for the income year, to apportion its net income within and without the state by means of the apportionment fraction described in subsection (c) of this section. The election, if made by the taxpayer, shall be irrevocable for, and applicable for, five successive income years.

Sec. 5. Subparagraph (B)(iii) of subdivision (3) of subsection (l) of section 12-218 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(iii) Gross receipts including, without limitation, advertising revenue, affiliate fees and subscriber fees, received by a cable network or a cable television system from video or audio programming in release to or by such cable network or cable television system for telecast and other receipts that are derived from the activities referred to in subdivision (1) of this subsection [(l) of this section] shall be attributed to this state in the same ratio that the number of subscribers for such cable network or cable television system located in this state bears to the total of such subscribers of such cable network or cable television system inside and outside of the United States. For purpose of this subparagraph, the number of subscribers of a cable network shall be measured by reference to the number of subscribers of cable television systems that are affiliated with such network and that receive video or audio programming of such network. For purposes of this subparagraph, the number of subscribers of a cable television system shall be determined either by reference to the books and records of the taxpayer or by reference to the applicable year's published rating statistics located in published surveys, provided the method used by the taxpayer is consistently used from year to year for such purpose and fairly represents the taxpayer's activities in the state.

Sec. 46. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-226 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) (1) Any company whose income, profits or earnings are changed, adjusted or corrected for any income year by any official of the United States government, or any agency thereof, in any respect affecting the tax imposed by this part, shall provide notice of such change, adjustment or correction to the commissioner by filing, on or before the date that is ninety days after the final determination of such change, adjustment or correction, or as otherwise required by the commissioner, an amended return under this chapter, and shall concede the accuracy of such determination or state wherein it is erroneous, and thereafter promptly furnish to the commissioner any information, schedules, records, documents or papers relating to such change, adjustment or correction as the commissioner requires. The time for filing such return may be extended by the commissioner upon due cause shown. If, upon examination, the commissioner finds that the company is liable for the payment of an additional tax, the commissioner shall, within a reasonable time from the receipt of such return, notify the company of the amount of such additional tax, together with interest thereon computed at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof from the date when the original tax became due and payable. Within thirty days of the mailing of such notice, the company shall pay to the commissioner, in cash or by check, draft or money order, drawn to the order of the Commissioner of Revenue Services, the amount of such additional tax and interest. If, upon examination of such return and related information, the commissioner finds that the company has overpaid the tax due the state and has not received from or been allowed by the United States government, or any agency thereof, a credit or a benefit as a deduction or otherwise, for or by reason of such overpayment, the State Treasurer shall pay the company, upon order of the State Comptroller, the amount of such overpayment. If the commissioner determines that the company's claim of overpayment is not valid, either in whole or in part, the commissioner shall mail notice to the company of the proposed disallowance [in whole or in part] of the claim [to the company] in whole or in part, which notice shall set forth briefly the commissioner's findings of fact and the basis of disallowance in each case decided in whole or in part adversely to the claimant. Sixty days after the date on which it is mailed, a notice of proposed disallowance shall constitute a final disallowance except only for such amounts as to which the company has filed [, as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection,] a written protest with the commissioner, as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

Sec. 47. Subparagraph (B)(iv) of subdivision (40) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(iv) Any purchaser liable for tax under subparagraph (ii) or (iii) of this [subsection] subparagraph shall not be eligible to make another purchase under subparagraph (i) of this subparagraph.

Sec. 48. Subparagraph (E)(iv) of subdivision (63) of section 12-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(iv) Any applicant liable for tax under subparagraph (ii) or (iii) of this [paragraph] subparagraph shall not be eligible to be issued another permit under subparagraph (i) of this [subdivision] subparagraph.

Sec. 49. Section 12-632a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

If, for any fiscal year, all of the proposals submitted to the Commissioner of Revenue Services pursuant to section 12-632, as amended, claim tax credits in excess of the limit provided for in subsection [(h)] (i) of said section 12-632, the commissioner on or before November fifteenth of each year shall prorate the tax credits, as limited by said subsection (i), for such year among the neighborhood organizations the programs of which business firms have proposed to contribute to pursuant to this chapter.

Sec. 50. Subdivision (14) of subsection (a) of section 32-655 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(14) Pay or reimburse the Office of Policy and Management, the authority, the university and other affected state agencies and political subdivisions of the state and any third parties incurring such costs at the request or with the approval of the state as certified by the secretary, for project costs of the overall project including, without limitation, preliminary costs arising prior to July 1, 1999, or costs under subsection (e) of section 32-605 or sections 32-654, 32-654a, 32-655a, 32-655b and 32-666a; and

Sec. 51. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of section 32-655a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(1) (A) The secretary shall designate a project comptroller from the secretary's senior staff. The project comptroller shall review, certify and authorize any amount due for payment by the Treasurer on warrants issued by the State Comptroller and otherwise oversee the expenditure of all state funds made available for purposes of the overall project pursuant to public act 00-140*, and shall be responsible for monitoring the project budget, including cost estimates for site preparation, infrastructure, improvements and project construction, the review of all invoices for project costs for conformance to contracts and budgets, and the receipt and review of all reports from the independent auditing firm selected by the secretary and the State Building Inspector, the State Fire Marshal, the architects and environmental consultants as provided for in this section. The project comptroller shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary information and shall monitor all aspects of the planning and implementation of the overall project, including on-site inspections. The project comptroller shall prepare and submit to the secretary, the authority and the Auditors of Public Accounts as of the end of each quarter during the period of project development a summary of the reports received by the project comptroller during such quarter and a summary, by major category, of all expenditures of state funds for project costs during such quarter, noting any significant variances against budget.

Sec. 52. Section 13a-25 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

Whenever the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court finds that the number of state referees available for the performance of the duties of state referees under subsection (c) of section 13a-73, as amended, sections 13a-74, as amended, and 13a-76, as amended, subsection (d) of section 32-658 and sections 32-659 and 32-660 [and] is not sufficient to consider and act upon the acquisition of land and buildings for a stadium facility and related parking facilities, as defined in section 32-651, with reasonable promptness, said Chief Justice, upon the application of the commissioner or the secretary, as the case may be, may appoint such number of additional state referees as necessary to expedite the performance of such duties. Such appointments may be made from time to time and for such period of time, not more than two months in length, as designated by the Chief Justice. Such additional state referees shall have the same powers and duties as state referees appointed under section 52-434, as amended, with respect to the granting of the approvals and the performance of other duties of state referees in the acquisition of land and buildings for such expressway, highway, stadium facility and related parking facilities and shall receive such reasonable compensation as is determined by the Chief Justice, and such compensation and expenses incurred in the conduct of any hearings by such state referees shall be paid as a part of the cost thereof.

Sec. 53. Subparagraph (A) of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 12-63 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(A) Group I: Computer and peripheral hardware, including, but not limited to, personal computers, workstations, terminals, storage devices, printers, scanners, computer peripherals and networking equipment:

T1

 

Depreciated Value

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Assessment Year

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Of Acquisition Cost Basis

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    Seventy per cent

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    Second year

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    Third year

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T7

    Fourth year and thereafter

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To make corrections and to make technical revisions for purposes of allowing more precise and consistent internal references.

[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.]