Planning and Development Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-6080

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING CLARIFICATION OF THE PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN THE REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE AND THE LAPSING OF THE SILENT LIEN PROVIDED IN STATUTE.

Vote Date:

3/19/2007

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable

PH Date:

2/21/2007

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Planning & Development Committee

Rep. Betsy Ritter, 38th district

REASONS FOR BILL:

To correct an error caused when PA 97-91 changed CGS 12-275 in 1997.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None expressed.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Connecticut Tax Collectors Association – George W. Underhill, Legislative Chair “Our association…is in favor of HB 6080 as it corrects the language in CGS 12-172 to agree with the language in CGS 12-175.”

Town of Killingly – Patricia Monahan, Tax Collector “I am a member of the legislative committee (of the Connecticut Tax Collector's Association ) and assisted in the formation of this legislation and speak on behalf of the association in favor of this legislation.”

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities – Ron Thomas, Manager of State and Federal Relations “HB 6080 would clarify CGS 12-172 for tax collectors, ensuring that they have two years from the original due date of the eal estate property tax. To file a lien on land records before the expiration of a silent lien.”

State Representative Betsy Ritter, 38th district “The bill seeks to make consistent at two years the period of time set forth in statute between the initial real estate tax due date and the lapsing of the silent, or inchoate, lien established at the time of assessment.”

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None expressed.

Reported by: William L. Jenkins

Date: March 26, 2007