Sec. 7-505. State grants to municipalities. Distribution formula. (a) During
each fiscal year the Comptroller shall pay a grant to each municipality for its unrestricted
use from any funds appropriated for such purpose. Payment of such grants shall be made
on March thirty-first of each year. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management
shall in February of each year calculate the amount due each municipality in accordance
with the formulas provided in subsection (b) of this section and shall certify to the
Comptroller the amount due.
(b) The funds appropriated for the purposes of this section shall be distributed to municipalities as follows, provided any town containing any cities or boroughs not consolidated with such town and any such cities or boroughs may provide for a distribution to such town and all municipalities located within such town of the allotment to such town in a manner different from that provided in this subsection by unanimous consent of such municipalities if they notify the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management not later than the last day of January of the fiscal year for which such allotment and distribution are to be made: (1) Eighty per cent of the amount shall be distributed pro rata on the basis of the ratio of the population of each town to the population of the state; (2) ten per cent of the amount shall be distributed to each such municipality pro rata on the basis of the following ratio: The density of each town multiplied by the population of such town shall be the numerator of the fraction; the resulting products shall be added together, and the sum shall be the denominator of the fraction; (3) ten per cent of the amount shall be distributed pro rata on the basis of the ratio of the number of public housing rooms within each town to the number of such rooms in the state. In determining the amount of the grant to a city or borough not consolidated with the town in which it is located and to such town, the amount allotted to such town pursuant to this subsection shall be distributed to each such municipality on the basis of the following ratio: The total taxes levied in the previous fiscal year by such town, city or borough shall be the numerator of the fraction; the total taxes levied by the town and all cities or boroughs located within such town shall be added together, and the sum shall be the denominator of the fraction.
(P.A. 85-516, S. 4, 8; P.A. 86-263, S. 2; P.A. 87-584, S. 8, 18; P.A. 93-49, S. 2, 3; P.A. 07-217, S. 29.)
History: P.A. 86-263 provided for distribution of a portion of each grant to cities and boroughs not consolidated with the town in which they are located; P.A. 87-584 amended Subsec. (a) by changing payment date from March fifteenth to March thirty-first; P.A. 93-49 removed provision requiring annual population estimates in January by the commissioner of health services and estimates of the number of public housing rooms by the commissioner of housing, effective July 1, 1993; P.A.07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 12, 2007.
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