OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6802

Emergency Certification

AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES AND REVENUE FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2011.

SUMMARY:

This bill appropriates funds for state agencies and programs for FY 10 and FY 11. It also increases taxes and makes other revenue changes.

A full summary of the bill's budget provisions (§§ 1-87) may be found in the Office of Fiscal Analysis fiscal note. An analysis of the bill's revenue provisions (§§ 88-486) appears below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Various, see below.

§ 1-87 – BUDGET PROVISIONS

Please refer to the OFA Fiscal Note for an explanation and summary of these sections.

§ 88 — PLAN FOR BORROWING AGAINST FUTURE STATE REVENUE

The bill requires the state treasurer and the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) secretary jointly to develop a financing plan to raise up to $ 1. 3 billion in net general state revenue for FY 11. The financing plan can include (1) “securitization” of revenue from the state lottery; (2) issuing bonds and other debt instruments or placing them privately; or (3) the purchase of state debt instruments by public pension and trust funds, such as the state, municipal employees', and teachers' retirement funds. “Securitization” allows the state to borrow against a future revenue stream.

The treasurer and secretary must finish the financing plan and provide it to the chairpersons of the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees by February 3, 2010.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 89 – TAX SETTLEMENT INITIATIVE PROGRAM

The bill requires the DRS commissioner to establish a tax settlement initiative program for anyone who owes state taxes (other than motor carrier road tax), interest, or penalties for any taxable period for which:

1. DRS imposed interest or penalties for late payment or underreporting of taxes, or

2. DRS imposed interest or additional tax because the taxpayer failed to file a return and DRS filed one for him.

The bill authorizes the commissioner to send written statements to such taxpayers, notifying them of their eligibility for the settlement program. If, within 60 days after receiving the statement, the taxpayer pays all the taxes he owes for the applicable tax period, the commissioner must waive (1) civil penalties and (2) 50% of the remaining interest due. By making the required payment, the taxpayer relinquishes all unexpired administrative and judicial appeal rights as of the payment date.

A taxpayer's failure to pay the full taxes due by the deadline makes the taxpayer ineligible to participate in the settlement initiative program. The commissioner must retain any partial payments and apply them against any taxes the taxpayer owes, plus the full interest and penalties.

Under the bill, a taxpayer is not entitled to receive any refund or credit of tax settlement payments or of any amounts paid prior to the date of the commissioner's written notice.

It authorizes the commissioner to take necessary actions to implement the program in a timely manner.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 90 & 91 – ECONOMIC NEXUS FOR CORPORATION AND INCOME TAX

The bill establishes “economic nexus” as the basis for determining whether an out-of-state business is subject to the Connecticut corporation tax, if it is a C corporation, or whether nonresident partners or members of a partnership or S corporation are subject Connecticut income tax on income from the business. This change could, for example, extend tax liability to such out-of-state financial services companies as credit card companies, mortgage lenders, automobile finance companies, and online financial services companies.

Under current law, an out-of-state corporation that has no physical presence in the state (i. e. , no property or payroll here) is not liable for the state corporation tax. To the extent allowed by the U. S. Constitution, this bill subjects such a company to the corporation tax if, instead of a physical presence, it has a substantial economic presence here or derives income from sources in the state. The bill requires such a corporation to apportion its gross income between Connecticut and the other states where is does business according to Connecticut law.

Likewise, under current law, members and partners in an out-of-state S corporation or partnership are not subject to the Connecticut personal income tax if they derive no income from sources within or connected to Connecticut. This bill, to the extent allowed by the U. S. Constitution, subjects such members or partners to the state income tax if their company is doing business here. Under the bill, having a substantial economic presence in Connecticut is deemed to show that a partnership or S corporation is doing business here.

Under the bill, a company has “substantial economic presence” in Connecticut if it purposefully directs business towards the state. Its purpose can be determined by such measures as the frequency, quantity, and systematic nature of its economic contact with the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to income and taxable years starting on or after January 1, 2010.

§ 92 — MARSHAL FEE INCREASE

Starting October 1, 2009, the bill increases the annual fee each state marshal must pay from $ 250 to $ 750. The fee is payable by October 1 each year to the State Marshal Commission and is deposited in the General Fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 93 — DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES DEADLINES FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS

The bill requires the Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioner to send any subpoena, summons, warrant, or court order related to department-initiated proceedings to a state marshal for service if (1) no action has been taken on it within the preceding 14 days and (2) the underlying proceedings are unresolved. In addition, to resolve any backlog, the plan requires that, starting October 1, 2009, the commissioner forward up to 150 such documents per month to state marshals for service, if no action has been taken on them within the preceding 30 days.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 94 & 102 — CORPORATION TAX SURCHARGE

The bill imposes a 10% corporation tax surcharge for income years beginning in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The surcharge does not apply to companies (1) with less than $ 100 million in annual gross revenues for any of these years or (2) whose tax liability does not exceed the $ 250 minimum tax. Companies that file combined or unitary returns for the income year are not eligible for the gross revenue exemption.

A company must calculate its surcharge based on its tax liability excluding any credits. The surcharge is due, payable, and collectible as part of each company's total tax for the year and applies both to companies that pay the tax on their net income and those that pay on their capital base.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to income years starting on or after January 1, 2009.

§§ 95, 120 & 121 — FEDERAL QUALIFIED DOMESTIC PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES DEDUCTION

The bill bars companies and individuals from using the federal tax deduction for income from qualified domestic production activities when determining their taxable income for the state's corporation and income taxes.

Under federal tax law, corporations, individuals, and pass-through companies can deduct from their gross income a percentage of qualifying income they earn from eligible production activities taking place wholly or mostly within the United States. Eligible production activity includes manufacturing, construction, engineering, energy production, computer software, films and videotape, and agricultural products processing. The deduction is 6% qualifying income for 2008 and 2009 and 9% for 2010 and after (Internal Revenue Code § 199).

The bill requires (1) corporations to disregard the qualified domestic production activities deduction when calculating net income for purposes of the state corporation tax and (2) individuals to add back any such deduction included in their federal AGI when calculating Connecticut AGI for state income tax purposes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage. The corporation tax change applies to income years starting on or after January 1, 2009 and the income tax change applies to tax years starting on or after January 1, 2009.

§ 96 – TAX CREDIT FOR DONATING OPEN SPACE

The law provides a credit against the corporation tax for donations or discounted sales of open space land or interests in land to the state, a political subdivision, or a nonprofit land conservation organization when the land will be permanently preserved as open space. The credit equals 50% of the (1) donated land's market value at its highest and best use or (2) value of the discounted sales price of the land or interest in the land.

The bill extends the period for which a company may carry forward unused credits from 15 to 25 years. As under current law, the carry-forward applies only to credits allowed for any tax year starting on or after January 1, 2000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to income years starting on or after January 1, 2009.

§§ 97-101 & 485 – FILM AND DIGITAL ANIMATION PRODUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS

Credit Administration

Transfer of Powers and Duties. The law establishes tax credits against the corporation and insurance premium taxes for film and digital animation production and infrastructure investment related to both. The bill transfers the administration of the credits from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCCT) to the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). It transfers to DECD the CCCT's powers and duties concerning digital media and motion picture promotion activities. It also requires state agencies and institutions that contract for digital media or film productions to send copies of their requests for proposals to DECD, rather than CCCT.

Interim Film Production Tax Credit. The bill eliminates a company's ability to obtain an interim film production tax credit. It does this by eliminating the process that allows a company to apply for a tax credit voucher while a production is in progress, starting three months after submitting its eligibility application, for its expenses up to that time. It continues to allow a production company to apply for and receive credits on an annual basis or after it incurs its last production expense.

Cost Certification. A film production or digital animation company must provide independent certification of the amount of its production expenses and costs when it applies for a tax credit voucher. The bill requires the production company to use an audit professional, chosen from a list DECD compiles, to provide the independent certification.

Administrative Fee. The bill requires the DRS commissioner to charge a reasonable administrative fee for the film production, digital animation, and infrastructure tax credits. The fee must be sufficient to cover the DECD's costs in analyzing applications. (COMMENT: Although tax credit applications are submitted to DECD, the bill requires the DRS commissioner to charge a fee sufficient to cover DECD's costs. )

Reporting Requirement. CCCT must to report to the General Assembly every two years on its digital media and movie production promotion activities, the economic impact of all productions, and the impact of each state-assisted production. The bill transfers the reporting requirement to DECD; requires that DECD report annually, starting by January 1, 2010; and requires the department to submit the report to the Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees instead of the whole General Assembly.

It eliminates a requirement that the report include the impact of each state-assisted production and instead requires that it include (1) an analysis of all three credits and (2) for each project or production issued a tax credit, (a) a description of the project, (b) the amount of the credit, (c) the total production expenses or costs the taxpayer issued the credit incurred in the state, and (d) any other information the Commerce or Finance committee chairpersons request.

Explanatory Guide. As part of its film-related powers and duties, CCCT must prepare an explanatory guide for producers that shows the impact of relevant state and municipal tax statutes, regulations, and administrative opinions on typical production activities, and includes an explanation of the film production tax credit. The bill transfers this duty to DECD, along with CCCT's other film-related powers and duties, and additionally requires that it include an explanation of all three credits.

Limits on Post-Certification Remedies. Under current law, once CCCT issues a film production, digital animation, or infrastructure tax credit voucher, CCCT and the DRS commissioner cannot require a post-certification remedy. This means that credits cannot be recaptured, disallowed, recovered, reduced, repaid, forfeited, decertified, or subject to any other remedy that reduces or limits the credit amounts stated on the voucher.

Current law limits CCCT's and the DRS commissioner's power to further audit or examine the expenses on which the credits are based unless there is the possibility of material misrepresentation or fraud. If the company made material misrepresentations or committed fraud in its expense report and those actions resulted in inflated or inaccurate tax credits, currently CCCT and the DRS commissioner have the sole remedy of recovering the amount of the credits from the production company itself and not from any other company to which the production company transferred the credits.

The bill restricts this limit on post-certification remedies and audits to transferred credits. Consequently, it allows DECD and the DRS commissioner to apply a post-certification remedy to credits that have been issued. The bill gives DECD and the DRS commissioner the sole remedy of recovering the amount of the credits from any entity that committed the fraud or misrepresentation.

Under current law, any qualified production company that willfully submits false or fraudulent information for purposes of the film production and digital animation credits is liable for a financial penalty equal to the credit amount, in addition to any other penalties already provided by law. The bill eliminates the requirement that the production company be liable if it willfully submits the false or fraudulent information.

Qualified Productions

The bill makes infomercials ineligible for the film production tax credit.

Tax Credit Amounts

Film and Digital Animation Production. Current law gives qualifying companies tax credits against the corporation and insurance premium taxes equal to 30% of the eligible costs they incur in Connecticut for film and digital animation productions. Currently, a company is eligible for the credits if it incurs at least $ 50,000 in eligible production expenses in the state.

For income years starting January 1, 2010, the bill increases the minimum expenditure for both credits to $ 100,000 and makes the credit amount dependant on the production's total expenses or costs. Production companies incurring production expenses or costs (1) between $ 100,000 and $ 500,000 are eligible for a 10% credit, (2) between $ 500,000 and $ 1 million are eligible for a 15% credit, and (3) over $ 1 million continue to be eligible for a 30% credit.

Infrastructure Investments. Under current law, the credit amounts for infrastructure investments in the film and digital media industry depend on the project's cost. Projects costing at least (1) $ 15,001 qualify for a 10% credit, (2) $ 150,000, a 15% credit, and (3) $ 1 million, a 20% credit.

Starting January 1, 2010, the bill makes the credit a flat 20% and increases the minimum qualifying expenditure to $ 3 million. It also requires that the project be 100%, rather than at least 60%, complete before it can receive a tax credit voucher.

Eligible and Ineligible Production Expenses

In-State Expenditures. In addition to minimum expenditure requirements, starting January 1, 2010, the bill requires that a production company conduct at least 50% of its principal photography days in the state to be eligible for the film production tax credit.

Out-of-State Expenditures. Current law allows a company to count 50% of the production expenses it incurs outside the state and 100% of the expenses it incurs in the state towards the film production credit if they are used in the state. This applies from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2012, after which no out-of-state expenses count towards the credit. The bill moves up the phase-out date, to January 1, 2010, for out-of-state production expenses.

Star Salaries. Under current law, the first $ 15 million paid to a single person, or the person's representative (i. e. , star talent), for services on a film or digital media production counts as a credit-eligible expense. Anything over this amount does not. Starting January 1, 2010, the bill limits credit-eligible compensation for all star talent featured in a film or digital media production to $ 20 million in the aggregate and requires that the compensation be subject to Connecticut personal income tax.

Audit Costs. The bill excludes any costs related to an independent audit of film or digital animation production project costs and expenses that DECD requires before certification.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to income years starting on or after January 1, 2010.

§ 103 — CORPORATION COMBINED REPORTING PREFERENCE TAX

The bill doubles, from $ 250,000 to $ 500,000, the maximum preference tax for groups of companies filing combined corporation tax returns.

By law, any company subject to the Connecticut corporation tax and that is included with one or more affiliated corporations in a consolidated federal income tax return can choose to file a combined Connecticut return as well. The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) commissioner may also require a corporation to file a combined return with its affiliates under certain circumstances. In either a case, a corporate group filing a combined Connecticut corporation tax must pay a supplemental tax in addition to that calculated using the group's combined net income or capital base. This so-called “preference tax” is the difference between the sum of the amounts that would have been due if each member of the corporate group filed separately and the amount due under the combined return, but no more than a maximum amount. The bill increases this maximum amount from $ 250,000 to $ 500,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 104-106 — CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE

The bill increases the cigarette tax by $ 1, from $ 2 to $ 3 per pack of 20 (from 10 cents to 15 cents per cigarette), starting October 1, 2009.

It also imposes a $ 1 “floor tax” on each pack of cigarettes that dealers and distributors have in their inventories at the later of the close of business or 11: 59 p. m. on September 30, 2009. By November 15, 2009, each dealer and distributor must report to DRS the number of cigarettes in inventory as of that time and date and pay the floor tax. If a dealer or distributor does not report by the due date, the DRS commissioner must file the report, estimating the number of cigarettes in the dealer's or distributor's inventory using any information the commissioner has or obtains.

Failure to file the report by the due date is grounds for DRS to revoke a dealer's or distributor's license, and willful failure to file subjects the dealer or distributor to a fine of up to $ 1,000, one year in prison, or both. A dealer or distributor who willfully files a false report can be fined up to $ 5,000, sentenced to one to five years in prison, or both. Late filers are also subject to the same interest and penalties as apply to other late cigarette tax payments.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage. The cigarette tax increase applies to cigarette sales on or after October 1, 2009.

§ 107 — TOBACCO PRODUCTS TAX INCREASE

The bill increases the tobacco products tax from 20% to 27. 5% of the wholesale price and the tax on snuff tobacco from 40 cents to 55 cents per ounce. The tobacco products tax applies to cigars, cheroots, pipe tobacco, and similar products.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to sales on and after October 1, 2009.

§§ 108-113 – SALES AND USE TAX RATE REDUCTION

Starting January 1, 2010, the bill reduces the sales and use tax rates applicable to most taxable items and services from 6% to 5. 5%. The reduction does not take effect if, before January 1, 2010, the comptroller's monthly statement indicates that General Fund tax revenue for FY 10 is at least 1% less than the FY 10 revenue estimate adopted by the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and included in the bill.

If the reduction takes effect and any of the comptroller's monthly statements issued between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 show estimated General Fund revenue for FY 10 at least 1% below the adopted revenue estimate, the sales and use tax rate must be restored to 6% on July 1, 2010.

The bill does not reduce rates for items and services that are currently taxable at rates other than 6%, such as hotel room rentals (12%), motor vehicle sales to out-of-state residents on full-time active military duty in the state (4. 5%), and computer and data processing services (1%).

The bill also makes conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2010. The sales tax changes apply to sales on or after that date.

§ 114 – REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX ON FORECLOSURES

This bill applies the real estate conveyance tax to property that is foreclosed by sale through a court-order. Current law exempts such properties from the tax.

Under a foreclosure by sale, any party can ask the court to force a sale of the property. The court appoints a committee to sell the property, after which the court grants the deed to the purchaser. The borrower whose home is being foreclosed may stop the sale by paying up his or her mortgage. (A “foreclosure by sale” is distinct from a “strict foreclosure” or bank foreclosure through which a lender asks the court for the deed. )

With some exceptions, Connecticut law requires a person who sells real property for $ 2,000 or more to pay a real estate conveyance tax when he or she conveys the property to the buyer.  The tax has two parts: a state tax and a municipal tax.  The applicable state and municipal rates are added together to get the total tax rate for a particular transaction.

The state tax rate is either 0. 5% or 1% of the total sales price, depending on the type of property.  The tax is 0. 5% on (1) residential dwellings sold for $ 800,000 or less, (2) other types of residential property, (3) unimproved land, and (4) a bank foreclosure on real property that has a mortgage that has been delinquent for up to six months.  The 1% rate applies to (1) sales of nonresidential property other than unimproved land (e. g. , farm, forest, open space) and (2) any portion of a residential dwelling's sale price that exceeds $ 800,000.

The municipal tax rate is 0. 25% for all towns until July 1, 2010 and 0. 11% thereafter for all towns. In addition, 18 specific towns have the option of levying an additional tax of up to 0. 25%.  The 18 towns are: Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Bristol, East Hartford, Groton, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Southington, Stamford, Waterbury, and Windham. Thus, the municipal tax rate can range from 0. 25% to 0. 5%, depending on where the property is located.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2010 and applicable to conveyances on or after that date.

§ 115 – USE TAX TABLE

The bill requires the DRS commissioner to include a use tax table on state income tax forms. The table must show the Connecticut use tax rate and the total taxes that would be due for various amounts spent.

By law, when someone buys a taxable item or service for use in Connecticut and does not pay sales tax to the retailer at the time of the purchase, the buyer must remit the equivalent use tax directly to DRS. Use tax is generally remitted along with personal income tax payments.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 116-118 — ESTATE AND GIFT TAX

Starting with deaths occurring and gifts made on or after January 1, 2010, this bill (1) increases, from $ 2 million to $ 3. 5 million, the threshold for the value of an estate or gift subject to the estate and gift tax; (2) reduces marginal tax rates on estates and gifts valued at $ 3. 5 million to $ 10. 1 million by 25%; and (3) eliminates the tax “cliff.

Under current law, an estate or gift valued at $ 2 million or less is not taxed while the full value of any estate or gift valued more than $ 2 million is taxable. This structure produces a “cliff” in which a $ 1 increase in the value of a gift or estate from $ 2,000,000 to $ 2,000,001 increases tax liability from zero to $ 101,700. The bill eliminates the requirement that, once an estate's or gift's taxable value exceeds the taxable threshold, the tax applies to the entire value and instead applies the tax only to the marginal value over the threshold.

Current and proposed tax rates are shown in Table 1.

TABLE 1: CURRENT AND PROPOSED ESTATE TAX RATES

VALUE OF GIFT

OR ESTATE

CURRENT TAX

(Add cols.

C & D)

PROPOSED TAX

(Add cols.

E & F)

Col. A:

Over

Col. B:

But not over

Col. C:

Tax on

Col. A

Col. D:

Tax rate on

excess

over Col. A

Col. E:

Tax on

Col. A

Col. F:

Tax rate on

excess

over Col. A

0

$ 2,000,000

NO TAX

NO TAX

$ 2,000,000

2,100,000

5. 085% of the total over 0

2,100,000

2,600,000

$ 106,800

8. 0%

2,600,000

3,100,000

146,800

8. 8%

3,100,000

3,500,000

190,800

9. 6%

3,500,000

3,600,000

190,800

9. 6%

0

7. 2%

3,600,000

4,100,000

238,800

10. 4%

7,200

7. 8%

4,100,000

5,100,000

290,800

11. 2%

46,200

8. 4%

5,100,000

6,100,000

402,800

12. 0%

130,200

9. 0%

6,100,000

7,100,000

522,800

12. 8%

220,200

9. 6%

7,100,000

8,100,000

650,800

13. 6%

316,700

10. 2%

8,100,000

9,100,000

786,800

14. 4%

418,200

10. 8%

9,100,000

10,100,000

930,800

15. 2%

526,200

11. 4%

Over $ 10,100,000

1,082,800

16. 0%

640,200

16. 0%

The bill also reduces the time an executor has to file an estate tax return by making the filing deadline six, rather than nine, months after the date of death, starting with deaths on or after July 1, 2009.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The change in the estate tax filing deadline takes effect July 1, 2009 and applies to taxes payable on or after that date. The other changes take effect January 1, 2010 and apply to estates of those who die, and to gifts made, on or after that date.

§ 119 — INCOME TAX RATE INCREASE

The bill increases income taxes for those with taxable incomes over $ 1 million for joint filers, $ 800,000 for heads of households, and $ 500,000 for single filers and married people filing separately. It does so by adding a third, higher-income tax bracket and increasing the marginal tax rate for income in that bracket from 5. 0% to 6. 5%. It also increases the flat income tax rate for trusts and estates from 5. 0% to 6. 5%.

Table 2 shows tax rates and brackets under the current law and the bill. (Note: The tax rates shown apply only to the taxable income in the applicable bracket, not to all of a taxpayer's income. )

TABLE 2: CURRENT AND PROPOSED INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS

TAX RATES

CT TAXABLE INCOME

Married Filing

Jointly

Single

Current

Proposed

Over

But Not Over

Over

But Not Over

3. 0%

3. 0%

$ 0

$ 20,000

$ 0

$ 10,000

5. 0%

5. 0%

20,000

1,000,000

10,000

500,000

6. 5%

Over $ 1,000,000

Over $ 500,000

TAX RATES

Head of

Household

Married Filing

Separately

Current

Proposed

Over

But Not Over

Over

But Not Over

3. 0%

3. 0%

$ 0

$ 16,000

$ 0

$ 10,000

5. 0%

5. 0%

16,000

800,000

10,000

500,000

6. 5%

Over $ 800,000

Over $ 500,000

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to tax years starting on or after January 1, 2009.

§§ 122-124 — DELAY IN SCHEDULED INCOME TAX REDUCTIONS FOR SINGLE FILERS

The bill delays scheduled income tax reductions for single filers for three years. It does so by delaying scheduled increases in (1) their adjusted gross income (AGI) exempt from the tax and (2) income thresholds for phasing out their personal exemptions and credits.

Personal Exemption

The maximum personal exemption for single filers for the 2008 tax year was $ 13,000. Under current law, the maximum exemption increased to $ 13,500 on January 1, 2009 and is scheduled to rise in five more annual steps to $ 15,000 on January 1, 2012. The bill instead maintains the $ 13,000 personal exemption for three more years, through the 2011 tax year, delaying the increase to $ 13,500 and each subsequent increase by three years. It also delays scheduled increases in the exemption reduction thresholds to correspond, as shown in Table 3. (The income tax personal exemption is reduced by $ 1,000 for each $ 1,000 of AGI over a specified threshold, which varies according to filing status. )

TABLE 3: PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS FOR SINGLE FILERS

Tax Year(s)

Maximum Personal

Exemption

(AGI)

Personal

Exemption

Reduction

Threshold (AGI)

Current

Proposed

2008

Through 2011

$ 13,000

$ 26,000

2009

2012

13,500

27,000

2010

2013

14,000

28,000

2011

2014

14,500

29,000

2012 and after

2015 and after

15,000

30,000

Personal Credit

The bill also delays by three years scheduled increases in income ranges that allow single filers to qualify for personal credits against their income tax. Personal credits range from 1% to 75% of tax liability depending on AGI. Filers with AGIs above specified levels, which vary depending on filing status, do not qualify for any credit. Table 4 shows qualifying personal credit income ranges for single filers under current law and the bill.

TABLE 4: PERSONAL CREDITS FOR SINGLE FILERS

Tax Year(s)

Qualifies for 1% to 75% Personal Credit (AGI)

Current

Proposed

Over

But Not Over

2008

Through 2011

$ 13,000

$ 56,500

2009

2012

13,500

58,500

2010

2013

14,000

60,500

2011

2014

14,500

62,500

2012 and after

2015 and after

15,000

64,500

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage and applicable to tax years starting on or after January 1, 2009.

§ 125 — PLAN TO SELL STATE ASSETS

The bill requires the state treasurer and the OPM secretary jointly to establish a plan to sell state assets to raise up to $ 15 million of net general revenue for FY 10 and up to $ 45 million for FY 11. They must finish the asset sale plan and provide it to the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committee chairpersons by February 3, 2010.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 126 — TRANSFER TO SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

The bill requires the comptroller to transfer the following amounts from the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund: (1) $ 72 million for FY 10 and (2) $ 117. 5 million for FY 11.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 127 & 128 – SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BOND AUTHORIZATIONS

The bill authorizes an additional $ 188. 35 million in state general obligation (GO) bonds for local school construction projects and an additional $ 2. 6 million in such bonds for school construction interest subsidy grants.

The state reimburses school districts for between 20% and 80% of the eligible costs of local school construction projects. The reimbursement rate depends mostly on town wealth but districts may receive a higher reimbursement for certain types of projects, such as those involving space for school-readiness programs or full-day kindergarten. In addition, certain types of interdistrict projects (vocational agricultural centers, regional special education facilities, and interdistrict magnet schools) are reimbursed at the rate of 95% of eligible costs. Districts also receive a 10-percentage-point bonus for projects undertaken in cooperation with one or more other districts.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 129-132 – BONDS CONFORMING TO FEDERAL ARRA PROGRAMS

The bill authorizes the State Bond Commission or municipality, as appropriate, to make any agreements and representations needed to ensure that bonds, notes, and other debt obligations they issue are eligible for any applicable federal payments, tax credits, or other desired federal income tax treatment. Current law already allows the commission and municipalities to make whatever agreements and representations are required to ensure that interest on state and local debt obligations is exempt from federal income taxes. The bill's expanded representation authority for the State Bond Commission applies to both state general obligation and special tax obligation bonds.

The bill's changes enable the state and municipalities to take advantage of the federal “Build America Bonds” (BABs) program authorized by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Under the program, the federal government subsidizes debt service costs on taxable bonds issued by state and local governments between February 17, 2009 and December 31, 2010. It is designed to increase the marketability of state and local bonds, while lowering capital financing costs for issuers.

Federal law allows state and local governments to issue taxable BABs to pay for any capital project for which they may issue tax-exempt bonds. The federal government subsidizes 35% of the interest costs for such bonds. An issuer can choose to have the interest subsidy can be paid in either of two ways.

The first option gives the bondholder a nonrefundable federal tax credit of 35% of the interest paid on the bond each year. Thus, for a taxable bond paying 6% interest per year, a bondholder would accrue federal tax credits equal to 2. 1% (35% of 6%) for an effective yield of 8. 1% on the bond. Unused federal credits may be carried forward to future years.

The second option gives the subsidy to the issuer rather than the bondholder. An issuer choosing this option receives a federal payment equal to 35% of the annual interest it pays on the bonds, thus allowing an issuer to, for example, finance taxable bonds yielding 8% to the bondholder at an effective rate of 5. 2%. Because the taxable issuer BABS have a higher yield than the tax-free bonds state and local government normally issue, they could be marketed to purchasers with no federal tax liability, such as pension plans, nonprofit organizations and institutions, and foreign entities.

Starting July 1, 2009, the bill credits to the Special Transportation Fund all money received or collected by the state as the issuer of transportation bonds under the issuer subsidy option.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 133 – BONDING FOR TOWN AID ROAD (TAR) PROGRAM

The bill allows the state to issue special tax obligation bonds to make payments to towns under the TAR Program. Under current law, the state appropriates funding for the program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§ 134 – TECHNICAL CORRECTION

The bill makes a technical correction to a statutory reference in a provision of PA 09-2 that transfers $ 28 million from the Local Bridge Revolving Fund (loan program) to the General Fund as revenue for FY 09.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

§§ 135-139 – SUPERIOR COURT FEE INCREASES

The bill increases the fees for filing with the Superior Court:

1. a case in which the sole claim for relief is damages and the amount, legal interest, or property in demand is less than $ 2,500 and for summary process, landlord and tenant, and paternity actions from $ 120 to $ 175;

2. a small claims case from $ 35 to $ 75;

3. a motion is filed to transfer a small claims case to the regular docket, from $ 75 to $ 125;

4. a motion to open, set aside, modify, or extend any civil judgment rendered in Superior Court for any (a) housing matter from $ 35 to $ 75, and (b) small claims matter from $ 25 to $ 75; and

5. an application from a judgment creditor requesting enforcement of an unsatisfied judgment, including debts due from any financial institution to a judgment debtor from $ 35 to $ 75.

§§ 140 - 391 – VARIOUS FEE CHANGES

This bill raises state fees by:

1. increasing fees to at least $ 15;

2. doubling fees under $ 150;

3. increasing fees between $ 150 and $ 1,000 by 25%; and

4. adding $ 250 to fees of $ 1,000 or more.

Table 5 lists the bill's fee increases, by agency. Agencies are in alphabetical order and fees are listed in numerical order by bill section under each agency.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009, except the provisions on education certificates and endorsements are effective upon passage and on fireworks display permits and renewals are effective January 1, 2011.

TABLE 5: VARIOUS FEE CHANGES

Bill §

CGS §

Fee Description

Current

Proposed

ALL AGENCIES

391

NEW

Increases fees that are in effect pursuant to regulations as follows:

● Fees $ 1,000 or more are increased by $ 250

● Fees $ 150 or more but less than $ 1,000 are increased by 25%

● Fees less than $ 150 are doubled

   

140

1-212

Maximum fee to copy public record with hand-held scanner

$ 10

$ 20

ACCOUNTANCY BOARD

234

20-281c

CPA – certificate

75

150

234

20-281c

CPA – certificate registration

20

40

235

20-281d

CPA - Renewal application fee for failing to earn continuing education credits within three months of deadline

250

315

235

20-281d

CPA - Renewal application fee for failing to earn continuing education credits with six months of deadline

500

625

235

20-281d

CPA - Initial license

75

150

235

20-281d

CPA license renewal

450

565

236

20-281e

CPA – permit renewal

75

150

AGRICULTURE

291

22-12b

Fur breeder license

8

16

292

22-57

Agricultural, lawn, vegetable seed seller license

50

100

293

22-236

Milk dealer, yogurt manufacturer, subdealer – license, base fee

(Note: Fee for dealers with annual sales over 100,000 quarts is increased by 0. 21 cents per 100 quarts of milk)

50

100

293

22-236

Cheese manufacturer license

50

100

293

22-236

Dry milk manufacturer license

50

100

293

22-236

Milk retail store

30

60

294

22-277

Livestock commission sales license

150

190

295

22-320c

Swine, garbage feeder registration

5

15

296

22-326f

Poultry, intensive operation permit

10

20

298

22-344

Commercial kennel license

100

200

299

22-384

Livestock dealer or broker (Note: Statute allows agriculture commissioner to raise fee by regulation. )

150

190

300

22-385

License to conduct business of buying, selling, receiving or other business activities with livestock

50

100

301

22-414

Commission sales of horses – license, one auction annually

15

30

301

22-414

Commission sales of horses – license, more than one auction annually

50

100

303

26-212

Shell-fishing boat license, commercial purposes

15

30

304

26-213

License for each person taking shellfish from a commercial boat with above license

10

20

305

26-219

License to take conchs > ˝ bushel per day

50

100

BANKING

380

36a-491

Mortgage lender/broker - renewal late fee

100

Deletes provision

380

36a-491

Mortgage lender or correspondent lender license or license renewal

800

1,000

380

36a-491

Mortgage broker license or license renewal

400

500

380

36a-491

Renewal fee for mortgage lender or correspondent lender holding license on September 30, 2008

900

1,125

380

36a-491

Renewal fee for mortgage broker holding license on June 30, 2008

450

565

380

36a-491

Mortgage originator license or renewal fee

100

300

380

36a-491

Renewal fee for mortgage lender or correspondent lender holding mortgage originator license on September 30, 2008

125

Deletes provision

380

36a-491

Mortgage originator license fee after January 1, 2010

100

Deletes provision

381

36a-599

Money transmitter investigative fee

500

625

381

36a-599

Money transmitter license

2,000

2,250

381

36a-599

Renewed money transmitter investigative fee paid a year before expiration

500

625

381

36a-599

Money transmitter license renewal fee paid a year before expiration

1,000

1,250

381

36a-599

License renewal

2,000

2,250

381

36a-599

Money transmitter name change

100

200

382

36b-12

Broker-dealer or investment adviser

250

315

382

36b-12

Agent or investment advisor agent

50

100

382

36b-12

Transfer of agent registration

50

100

383

36b-13

Renewal of broker-dealer or investment adviser

150

190

383

36b-13

Renewal of agent or investment adviser agent

50

100

CONSUMER PROTECTION

160

14-319

License to sell gasoline: station w/one pump

50

100

160

14-319

License to sell gasoline: station with more than 1 pump

50

100

160

14-319

License to sell gasoline: fee for each pump (over 1)

14

28

161

14-327b

Certificate of registration for motor fuel distributors

100

200

162

16a-23m

Certificate of registration to sell home heating oil and propane gas dealers

100

200

237

20-292

Architects - corporation certificate of authorization

175

220

237

20-292

Architects - exam

36

72

237

20-292

Architects - license other than by examination

50

100

238

20-305

Professional engineer - application

40

80

238

20-305

Professional engineer - application for training license

38

76

238

20-305

Professional engineer - initial license

110

220

238

20-305

Land surveyor - application

40

80

238

20-305

Land surveyor - application for training license

32

64

238

20-305

Land surveyor - initial license

110

220

238

20-305

Professional engineer/Land surveyor - combined license fee application

40

80

238

20-305

Professional engineer/Land surveyor - initial combined license fee

110

220

239

20-306a

Professional engineer/Land surveyor – corporation/LLC initial registration

450

565

239

20-306a

Professional engineer/Land surveyor – corporation/LLC renewal

300

375

240

20-306b

Architect/ Professional engineer/Land surveyor - corporation/LLC initial registration

450

565

240

20-306b

Architect/ Professional engineer/Land surveyor - corporation/LLC renewal

300

375

241

20-308

Professional engineer, land surveyor or combined professional engineer/land surveyor - licensed in other states

150

190

242

20-314

Real estate broker - license application

60

120

242

20-314

Real estate salesperson - license application

40

80

242

20-314

Real estate broker – initial license

450

565

242

20-314

Real estate broker – renewal

300

375

242

20-314

Real estate salesperson – initial license & renewal

225

285

242

20-314

Real estate broker - reinstate license

300

375

242

20-314

Real estate salesperson - reinstate license

225

285

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 1-50 units - initial

250

315

243

20-329f

Renew above license

100

200

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 51-100 units - initial

275

345

243

20-329f

Renew above license

125

250

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 101-150 units - initial

300

375

243

20-329f

Renew above license

150

190

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 151-200 units - initial

325

410

243

20-329f

Renew above license

175

220

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 201-250 units - initial

350

440

243

20-329f

Renew above license

200

250

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 251-300 units - initial

375

470

243

20-329f

Renew above license

225

285

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 301-350 units - initial

400

500

243

20-329f

Renew above license

250

315

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 351-400 units - initial

425

535

243

20-329f

Renew above license

275

345

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 401-450 units - initial

450

565

243

20-329f

Renew above license

300

375

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, 451-500 units - initial

475

595

243

20-329f

Renew above license

325

410

243

20-329f

License to offer or dispose of subdivision lots, > 501 units - initial

500

625

243

20-329f

Renew above license

350

440

244

20-333

Electrician, plumber, solar, heating, piping, & cooling, elevator, fire protection sprinkler, irrigation contractors and journeymen, gas hearth installer contractors and journeymen - unlimited journeyman, elevator craftsman, limited journeyman for large commercial sheet metal work – application fee

45

90

244

20-333

Electrician, plumber, unlimited contractor, solar thermal contractor or journeyman, fire protection sprinkler contractor, limited contractor for large commercial sheet metal work – application fee

75

150

245

20-334a

Medical gas and vacuum certificate

25

50

246

20-335

Electrician; plumber; solar, heating, piping, & cooling; elevator and fire protection sprinkler craftsmen; irrigation contractors and journeymen; and gas hearth installer - contractor license initial and renewal

75

150

246

20-335

Electrician; plumber; solar, heating, piping, & cooling; elevator and fire protection sprinkler craftsmen; irrigation contractors and journeymen; and gas hearth installer - other license initial and renewal

60

120

248

20-341y

Mechanical contractor – registration renewal

55

110

249

20-349

TV, radio, electronics services dealer - application

100

200

249

20-349

TV, radio, electronics services technician - application

40

80

249

20-349

TV, radio, electronics services apprentice - application

20

40

249

20-349

TV, radio, electronics services dealer & technician – licensed as individual

100

200

249

20-349

TV, radio, electronics services - temporary permit

20

40

250

20-357m

Telecom infrastructure layout technician - application

75

150

250

20-357m

Telecom infrastructure layout technician - initial license & renewal

250

315

252

20-374

Landscape architect - exam

40

80

252

20-374

Landscape architect - initial license

140

280

252

20-374

Landscape architect - duplicate license

5

15

252

20-374

Landscape architect - reinstate suspended license

200

250

252

20-374

Landscape architect -reinstate lapsed license

90

180

253

20-377m

Interior designer – registration application

150

190

254

20-377s

Interior designer - renewal

50

90

258

20-417b

New home contractor – registration & renewal

120

240

259

20-421

Home improvement contractor – registration application

60

120

259

20-421

Home improvement contractor – salesman registration

60

120

260

20-435

Asbestos contractor – license & renewal

500

625

261

20-436

Asbestos consultant – license & renewal

200

250

262

20-437

Asbestos abatement worker - certificate & renewal

25

50

263

20-457

Community association manager – registration renewal

100

200

263

20-457

Community association manager - registration restoration

25

50

267

20-492a

Home inspector license & renewal

200

250

268

20-493a

Home inspector intern license & renewal

100

200

269

20-511

Certified appraisers – initial certificate

300

375

269

20-511

Certified appraisers - renewal

225

285

269

20-511

Licensed and limited licensed appraisers – initial & renewal

225

285

269

20-511

Provisional appraisers – initial & renewal

50

100

270

20-517

Appraiser continuing education document processing fee

8

16

271

20-540

Public service gas technician – registration application fee

45

90

272

20-559h

Athlete agent license – initial & renewal registration application

200

250

272

20-559h

Athlete agent license – initial & renewal based on out-of-state license or registration

200

250

273

20-601

Pharmacist - initial license

100

200

273

20-601

Pharmacist license exam

150

190

273

20-601

Pharmacy - initial license

600

750

273

20-601

Pharmacy license - renewal

150

190

273

20-601

Pharmacy license - notice of change of corporate officers or directors

30

60

273

20-601

Pharmacy license – late fee for failing to give 10 days notice of above change

25

50

273

20-601

Pharmacy license – notice of change of name, ownership, or management

45

90

273

20-601

Pharmacy license – late fee for failing to give 10 days notice of above change

25

50

273

20-601

Pharmacy intern - registration

30

60

273

20-601

Permit to sell non-legend drugs - initial

70

140

273

20-601

Permit to sell non-legend drugs - renewal

50

100

273

20-601

Permit to sell non-legend drugs - late fee for failing to give five days notice of change of name, ownership, or location

10

20

273

20-601

Nonresident pharmacy certificate - issuance

600

750

273

20-601

Nonresident pharmacy certificate - renewal

150

190

273

20-601

Pharmacy technician – initial registration

50

100

273

20-601

Pharmacy technician - renewal

25

50

273

20-601

Issuance of a temporary permit to practice pharmacy

100

200

274

20-653

Shorthand reporter – application for license

50

100

274

20-653

Shorthand reporter license – initial & renewal

150

190

275

20-660

Hypnotist – application fee & registration renewal

50

100

276

20-672

Homemaker-companion agency – registration

300

375

277

21-28

Itinerant vendor & managing itinerant vendor - License

100

200

277

21-28

Itinerant vendor licensee payment to Itinerant Vendor Guaranty Fund

100

200

278

21-35m

Closing-out sale promoter – registration & renewal

100

200

279

21-67

Mobile manufactured home park operator license & renewal - 29 spaces or less (additional fee of $ 3 per space is unchanged)

125

250

279

21-67

Mobile manufactured home park operator license & renewal - 30-50 spaces

688

860

279

21-67

Mobile manufactured home park operator license & renewal - 51-100 spaces

1,063

1,315

279

21-67

Mobile manufactured home park operator license & renewal - >100 spaces

1,250

1,500

279

21-67

Mobile manufactured home seller – license & renewal

300

375

280

21a-36

Operator license, one-cent vending machines - 1-3 machines

10

20

280

21a-36

Operator license, one-cent vending machines - 4-50 machines

20

40

280

21a-36

Operator license, one-cent vending machines - 51-100 machines

40

80

280

21a-36

Operator license, one-cent vending machines - 100+ machines, fee per 100 machines or fraction thereof

40

80

280

21a-36

Operator license, 5+ cents vending machines - 1-3 machines

20

40

280

21a-36

Operator license, 5+ cents vending machines - 4-50 machines

50

100

280

21a-36

Operator license, 5+ cents vending machines - 51-100 machines

100

200

280

21a-36

Operator license, 5+ cents vending machines - 100+ machines, fee per 100 machines or fraction thereof

100

200

281

21a-52

Frozen dessert, retail manufacturer license – per plant

25

50

281

21a-52

Frozen dessert and frozen dessert mix, wholesale manufacturer license – first 25,000 gallons or fraction thereof

50

100

281

21a-52

Frozen dessert and frozen dessert mix, wholesale manufacturer license - per 1,000 gallons or fraction over 25,000 gallons

0. 75

1. 50

281

21a-52

Frozen dessert and frozen dessert mix, wholesale manufacturer license – Maximum annual fee

2,500

2,750

282

21a-70

Drug wholesaler certificate & renewal

150

190

282

21a-70

Drug manufacturer employing 1-5 chemists/pharmacists – certificate & renewal

225

285

282

21a-70

Drug manufacturer employing 6-10 chemists/pharmacists – certificate & renewal

300

375

282

21a-70

Drug manufacturer employing 10+ chemists/pharmacists – certificate & renewal

750

940

283

21a-79

Item price requirement exemption - application fee, retailer < 20,000 sq ft

250

315

283

21a-79

Item price requirement exemption - application fee, retailer 20,000 + sq ft

500

625

283

21a-79

Item price exemption, accuracy re-inspection

200

250

284

21a-137

Manufacturer, non-alcoholic beverages - license

75

150

285

21a-146

Manufacturer, apple juice and cider – registration, initial & renewal

10

20

286

21a-152

Bakery license, 0-4 production employees

10

20

286

21a-152

Bakery license, 5-9 production employees

20

40

286

21a-152

Bakery license, 10-24 production employees

50

100

286

21a-152

Bakery license, 25-99 production employees

100

200

286

21a-152

Bakery license, 100+ production employees

200

250

287

21a-223

Health club license – initial and renewal

200

250

288

21a-234

Bedding manufacturer license – issuance or reissuance

50

100

288

21a-234

Bedding supply dealer license – issuance or reissuance

50

100

288

21a-234

Bedding renovator license – issuance or reissuance

25

50

288

21a-234

Bedding second hand dealer license – issuance or reissuance

25

50

289

21a-246

Controlled substance wholesaler license

150

190

289

21a-246

Controlled substance manufacturer, employing <5 chemists/pharmacists

225

285

289

21a-246

Controlled substance manufacturer, employing 6-10 chemists/pharmacists

300

375

289

21a-246

Controlled substance manufacturer, employing >10 chemists/pharmacists

750

940

289

21a-246

Controlled substance laboratory

40

80

290

21a-321

Practitioner distributing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances - registration

20

40

302

25-129

Well drilling contractor – registration application

44

88

302

25-129

Well drilling contractor – registration renewal

125

250

302

25-129

Well drilling contractor – duplicate registration certificate

3

15

302

25-129

Well casing extension, limited contractor/journeyperson registration - initial & renewal

25

50

327

30-16

Liquor manufacturer – annual

1,600

1,850

327

30-16

Beer manufacturer - annual

800

1,000

327

30-16

Cider manufacturer - annual

160

200

327

30-16

Apple brandy & eau-de-vie manufacturer - annual

320

400

327

30-16

Farm winery manufacturer- annual

240

300

327

30-16

Brew pub manufacturer - annual

240

300

328

30-17

Wholesaler, liquor - annual

2,400

2,650

328

30-17

Wholesaler, beer - annual

800

1,000

329

30-17b

Wholesale salesman certificate - application

25

50

329

30-17b

Wholesale salesman certificate – application on change of employment

25

50

330

30-18

Out-of-state shippers permit, other than beer - CT manufacturer or wholesaler - annual

45

90

330

30-18

Out-of-state shippers permit, other than beer - any other person - annual

1,000

1,250

331

30-18a

Out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine -- annual

250

315

332

30-19

Out-of-state shipper's permit for beer – CT manufacturer or wholesaler - annual

45

90

332

30-19

Out-of-state shipper's permit for beer – any other person - annual

1,000

1,250

333

30-19f

In-state transporter permit, alcoholic liquor - annual

1,000

1,250

334

30-20

Package store permit - annual

400

500

334

30-20

Grocery store beer permit - annual

80

160

335

30-20a

University beer permit - annual

240

300

335

30-20a

University beer and wine permit - annual

560

700

335

30-20a

University liquor permit - annual

240

300

336

30-21

Hotel liquor permit - in towns with population under 10,000

1,200

1,450

336

30-21

Hotel liquor permit - in towns with population greater than 10K and less than 50K

1,600

1,850

336

30-21

Hotel liquor permit - in towns with population greater than 50K

2,400

2,650

336

30-21

Hotel beer permit

240

300

337

30-21b

Resort liquor permit

1,200

1,450

338

30-22

Restaurant liquor permit

1,200

1,450

338

30-22

Restaurant beer permit

240

300

338

30-22

Restaurant wine and beer permit

560

700

339

30-22a

Café liquor permit

1,750

2,000

340

30-22b

Restaurant liquor permit for catering business

1,200

1,450

341

30-23

Club liquor permit

240

300

341

30-23

Nonprofit club liquor permit

650

815

342

30-24a

Golf country club liquor permit

800

1,000

343

30-25

Special club liquor permit for picnics

25

50

344

30-26

Tavern liquor permit

240

300

345

30-28

Railroad liquor permit

400

500

346

30-28a

Airline liquor permit

400

500

347

30-29

Boat liquor permit

400

500

348

30-30

Brokers' liquor permit

160

200

349

30-33

Liquor concession permit - 1 year

240

300

349

30-33

Liquor concession permit - 6 months

160

200

349

30-33

Liquor concession permit - 1 day

25

50

350

30-33a

Coliseum liquor permit

2,000

2,250

350

30-33a

Coliseum beer permit

1,000

1,250

351

30-33b

Special sporting facilities restaurant liquor permit

1,200

1,450

351

30-33b

Special sporting facilities employee recreational liquor permit

240

300

351

30-33b

Special sporting facilities guest liquor permit

240

300

351

30-33b

Special sporting facilities concession beer and wine permit

240

300

351

30-33b

Special sporting facilities bar liquor permit

300

375

352

30-33c

Special outing facility beer permit

240

300

352

30-33c

Special outing facility liquor permit

1,200

1,450

353

30-34

Military beer permit

15

30

354

30-35

Temporary beer permit for noncommercial outings and social gatherings (per day)

15

30

354

30-35

Temporary liquor permit for noncommercial outings and social gatherings (per day)

25

50

355

30-35a

Nonprofit theater liquor permit

200

250

356

30-36

Druggist liquor permit

400

500

357

30-37a

Nonprofit public museum liquor permit

200

250

358

30-37b

Charitable organization liquor permit

25

50

359

30-37c

Bowling alley liquor permit

2,000

2,250

359

30-37c

Bowling beer and wine permit

350

440

359

30-37c

Racquetball facility liquor permit

2,000

2,250

360

30-37d

Nonprofit public television beer and wine permit

25

50

361

30-37e

Airport restaurant liquor permit

1,200

1,450

361

30-37e

Airport bar liquor permit

300

375

361

30-37e

Airport airline club liquor permit

650

815

362

30-37g

Nonprofit golf tournament liquor permit

200

250

363

30-37i

Hotel guest bar liquor permit (each room)

50

100

364

30-37j

Catering liquor permit liquor permit

350

440

365

30-37k

Casino liquor permit

2,400

2,650

365

30-37k

Additional casino hotel guest bar liquor permit (each room)

50

100

366

30-62a

Consumer bar liquor permit

150

190

367

30-63

Liquor: Out-of-state shipper registration

100

200

367

30-63

Liquor: CT manufacturer registration of brands

3

15

386

43-3

Weights and measuring devices registration: motor fuel dispenser

25

50

386

43-3

Weights and measuring devices registration: large device

125

250

386

43-3

Weights and measuring devices registration: medium device

50

100

386

43-3

Weights and measuring devices registration: small device

15

30

387

43-16f

Public weigher license

20

40

387

43-16f

Public weigher license renewal

20

40

388

43-47

Weighing and measuring devices: dealer license

25

50

388

43-47

Weighing and measuring devices: dealer license renewal

25

50

388

43-47

Weighing and measuring devices: repairman license

10

20

388

43-47

Weighing and measuring devices: repairman license renewal

10

20

EDUCATION

152

10-145b

Initial Educator Certificate

100

200

152

10-145b

Provisional Educator Certificate

200

250

152

10-145b

Professional Educator Certificate

300

375

152

10-145b

Certificate for teaching adult ed. programs

50

100

152

10-145b

Issuance of a subject area endorsement

50

100

152

10-145b

Duplicate copy of certificate or endorsement

25

50

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT

151

9-623

Campaign committee treasurer late filing fee

100

200

INSURANCE

384

38a-11

Domestic insurance company – annual license fee

100

200

384

38a-11

Annual report filing fee

25

50

384

38a-11

Filing documents for insurance company license

175

220

384

38a-11

Filing documents for healthcare center license

1,100

1,350

384

38a-11

File additional paper required by law

15

30

384

38a-11

Certificate of valuation, organization, reciprocity, or compliance

20

40

384

38a-11

Certified copy of license

20

40

384

38a-11

Certified copy of report or certificate of condition

20

40

384

38a-11

Amending certificate of authority

100

200

384

38a-11

Rating organization license

100

200

384

38a-11

Filing fee for initial license as adjuster or appraiser

25

50

384

38a-11

Insurance agent appointments filing fee

25

50

384

38a-11

Domestic company appointment issued

40

80

384

38a-11

Foreign company appointments

20

80

384

38a-11

Insurance producers exam fee

7

15

384

38a-11

Insurance producers testing service fee

7

15

384

38a-11

Insurance producers license fee or renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Insurance producers transitional process license renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Public adjusters exam fee

7

15

384

38a-11

Public adjusters testing service fee

7

15

384

38a-11

Public adjusters license or renewal

125

250

384

38a-11

Casualty adjusters exam fee

10

20

384

38a-11

Casualty adjusters testing service fee

10

20

384

38a-11

Casualty adjusters license or renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Examination costs administered outside the state

100

200

384

38a-11

Motor vehicle physical damage appraisers exam fee

40

80

384

38a-11

Motor vehicle physical damage appraisers testing service fee

40

80

384

38a-11

Motor vehicle physical damage appraisers license or renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Motor vehicle physical damage appraisers exam administered outside the state

100

200

384

38a-11

Insurance consultants exam fee

13

26

384

38a-11

Insurance consultants testing service fee

13

26

384

38a-11

Insurance consultants license

200

250

384

38a-11

Insurance consultants renewal

125

250

384

38a-11

Surplus lines brokers exam fee

10

20

384

38a-11

Surplus lines brokers testing service fee

10

20

384

38a-11

Surplus lines brokers license or renewal

500

625

384

38a-11

Fraternal agents license or renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Fraternal agents license certificate

13

26

384

38a-11

Domestic and foreign benefit societies service of process

25

50

384

38a-11

Domestic and foreign benefit societies certified copies

5

15

384

38a-11

Domestic and foreign benefit societies annual report

10

20

384

38a-11

Domestic and foreign benefit societies additional paper

3

15

384

38a-11

Foreign benefit societies certificate of organization or compliance

4

15

384

38a-11

Foreign benefit societies certified copy of permit

2

15

384

38a-11

Foreign benefit societies copy of report or certificate

4

15

384

38a-11

Reinsurance intermediaries license or renewal

500

625

384

38a-11

Life settlement providers filing fee – initial license application

13

26

384

38a-11

Life settlement providers license or renewal

20

40

384

38a-11

Life settlement brokers filing fee – initial license application

13

26

384

38a-11

Life settlement brokers license or renewal

20

40

384

38a-11

Preferred provider network license or renewal

2,500

2,750

384

38a-11

Rental companies permit or renewal

40

80

384

38a-11

Medical discount plan organization license or renewal

500

625

384

38a-11

Pharmacy benefits managers registration or renewal

50

100

384

38a-11

Captive insurers license or renewal

300

375

384

38a-11

Duplicate license

25

50

384

38a-11

Eligible surplus lines insurer

63

126

384

38a-11

Service of process

25

50

384

38a-11

Hospital or ambulance lien

25

50

384

38a-11

Small claims notice

5

15

384

38a-11

Annual fee – insurance companies who deposit a security

250

315

384

38a-11

Examination or appraisal fee on company that deposited security

100

200

LABOR

368

31-22r

Registration into the apprenticeship program - individuals

25

50

368

31-22r

Registration renewal into the apprenticeship program - individuals

25

50

368

31-22r

Registration into the apprenticeship program - sponsoring company for each participating apprentice*

30

60

PUBLIC HEALTH

146

7-74

Certification & copies when issued by DPH

15

30

163

19a-29a

Registration of an environmental laboratory

1,000

1,250

164

19a-30

Registration of a clinical laboratory

100

200

165

19a-36

Review of plans for public swimming pool

600

750

165

19a-36

Review of resubmitted plans - public swimming pool

200

250

165

19a-36

Inspection of each public swimming pool

100

200

165

19a-36

Reinspection of each public swimming pool

75

150

165

19a-36

Review: small flow plan for subsurface sewage disposal

100

200

165

19a-36

Review: large flow plan for subsurface sewage disposal

500

625

166

19a-42

Amendments to birth certificates

25

50

167

19a-55

Newborn infant screening minimum for fee set in regulations

28

56

168

19a-80

Day care center license

400

500

168

19a-80

Group day care home license

200

250

169

19a-87b

Family day care home license

40

80

170

19a-88

Midwife license renewal

5

15

170

19a-88

Dental hygienist license renewal

50

100

170

19a-88

Retired dentist license renewal

45

90

170

19a-88

Physician assistant license renewal

75

150

170

19a-88

Perfusionist license renewal

250

315

171

19a-89b

Copy of pool design guidelines

4

15

171

19a-89b

Copy of food compliance guide

4

15

172

19a-180

Emergency medical services license

100

200

173

19a-310

Approval of plans for a mausoleum/vault

1,000

1,250

174

19a-320

Approval of plans for construction of a crematorium

1,000

1,250

174

19a-320

Application for renewal of inspection certificate for a crematorium

250

315

175

19a-332a

Notification of asbestos abatement: less than 160 sq. ft

50

100

175

19a-332a

Minimum for notification of asbestos abatement: greater than 160 sq. ft.

50

100

175

19a-332a

Asbestos abatement reinspection

50

100

175

19a-332a

Asbestos abatement alternative work practice review

100

200

175

19a-332a

Asbestos abatement: notice of demolition activities

25

50

176

19a-421

Youth camp license

650

815

176

19a-421

Youth camp license renewal

650

815

176

19a-421

Youth camp license - nonprofit, nonstock corporation

250

315

176

19a-421

Youth camp license renewal - nonprofit, nonstock corporation

250

315

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: nursing homes per site

350

440

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: rest homes with nursing per site

350

440

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: Outpatient facilities per site

500

625

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: mental health residential facilities

300

375

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: hospitals

750

940

177

19a-491

Biennial licensing: educational institutions' infirmaries

75

150

177

19a-491

Triennial licensing: residential care homes

450

565

177

19a-491

Technical assistance on design, construction, etc.

450

565

178

19a-512

Nursing home administrator licensure

100

200

179

19a-513

Nursing home administrator licensure by endorsement

100

200

180

19a-515

Nursing home administrator license renewal

100

200

181

20-11

Exam applications for medical professions

450

565

181

20-11

Reexamination applications for medical professions

450

565

182

20-12

Acceptance of out-of-state license, osteopathic medicine

450

565

182

20-12

Acceptance of license with diploma or certificate

450

565

183

20-12b

Physician assistant license

150

190

183

20-12b

Physician assistant temporary license

75

150

184

20-27

Chiropractic license

450

565

184

20-27

Chiropractic license - chiropractors from another state

450

565

185

20-37

Natureopathy license

450

565

186

20-55

Examination fee – podiatry

450

565

187

20-57

Podiatrist license—out-of-state

450

565

188

20-65k

Athletic trainer license

150

190

188

20-65k

Athletic trainer license renewal

100

200

188

20-65k

Athletic trainer temporary permit

150

190

189

20-70

Examination for licensure as a physical therapist

225

285

189

20-70

Exam for licensure as a physical therapist assistant

150

190

190

20-74d

Occupational therapist temporary permit

25

50

191

20-74f

Occupational therapist license

100

200

192

20-74s

Alcohol and drug counselor license

150

190

192

20-74s

Alcohol and drug counselor license renewal

150

190

192

20-74s

Alcohol and drug counselor certificate

150

190

192

20-74s

Alcohol and drug counselor certificate renewal

150

190

193

20-74bb

Radiological technician license

100

200

193

20-74bb

Radiological technician license renewal

50

100

194

20-86g

Midwife renewal license

5

15

195

20-93

Registered nurse license

90

180

196

20-94

Registered nurse license - nurse from another state

90

180

197

20-94a

Advanced practice registered nurse license

100

200

198

20-96

Licensed practical nurse license

75

150

199

20-97

Licensed practical nurse license for nurse from another state

75

150

200

20-109

Dentist examination

450

565

201

20-110

Dentist license - dentist from another state

450

565

202

20-123b

Dental surgeon permit

160

200

202

20-123b

Dental surgeon permit renewal

160

200

203

20-126i

Dental hygienist license

75

150

204

20-126k

Dental hygienist - dental hygienist from another state

75

150

205

20-130

Optometrist license

450

565

206

20-149

Optician license

100

200

206

20-149

Optician license renewal

100

200

207

20-151

Optical shop licensure

250

315

208

20-159

Optical shop apprentice certificate

25

50

209

20-162o

Respiratory care practitioner license

150

190

209

20-162o

Respiratory care practitioner license renewal

50

100

209

20-162o

Respiratory care practitioner temporary permit

150

190

210

20-188

Psychologist examination

450

565

211

20-190

Psychologist license - psychologist from another state

450

565

212

20-195c

Marital and family therapist license

250

315

212

20-195c

Marital and family therapist license renewal

250

315

213

20-195o

Clinical social worker license

250

315

213

20-195o

Clinical social worker license renewal

150

190

214

20-195cc

Professional counselor license

250

315

214

20-195cc

Professional counselor license renewal

150

190

215

20-199

Veterinary license examination and reexamination

450

565

216

20-200

Veterinary license by endorsement- vet from another state

450

565

216

20-200

Veterinary license - license without examination for vet from another state

450

565

217

20-206b

Massage therapist license

300

375

217

20-206b

Massage therapist license renewal

200

250

218

20-206e

Massage therapist temporary permit

300

375

219

20-206n

Dietitician-Nutritionist certificate

150

190

220

20-206o

Dietitician-Nutritionist certificate - from another state

150

190

221

20-206r

Dietitician-Nutritionist certificate renewal

50

100

222

20-206bb

Acupuncturist license

100

200

222

20-206bb

Acupuncturist license renewal

200

250

223

20-206ll

Paramedic license

75

150

223

20-206ll

Paramedic license renewal

75

150

224

20-206mm

Certified EMT as licensed paramedic renewal

75

150

225

20-213

Embalmer- application fee/out-of-state licensees/Exam

165

210

226

20-217

Funeral director examination and license

165

210

226

20-217

Funeral director license renewal

115

230

226

20-217

Funeral director out-of-state licensee

165

210

227

20-222

Funeral services business inspection certificate

300

375

227

20-222

Funeral services business inspection certificate renewal

150

190

228

20-222a

Embalmer license renewal

55

110

228

20-222a

Funeral director renewal

115

230

228

20-222a

Funeral services business inspection certificate renewal

150

190

229

20-236

Barber license with and without examination

50

100

230

20-239

Barber license renewal

50

100

231

20-253

Hairdresser and Cosmetician license

50

100

231

20-253

Hairdresser and Cosmetician license renewal

50

100

232

20-270

Electrologist license

75

150

233

20-275

Electrologist license renewal

100

200

247

20-341e

Subsurface sewage disposal installer license

25

50

247

20-341e

Subsurface sewage disposal cleaner license

10

20

251

20-360

Sanitarian - initial license

40

80

251

20-360

Sanitarian - renewal

20

40

255

20-398

Hearing instrument specialist exam

100

200

255

20-398

Hearing instrument specialist license - initial & renewal

200

250

256

20-400

Hearing instrument specialist temporary permit - initial & renewal

30

60

257

20-412

Speech and language pathologist - initial & renewal

100

200

264

20-475

Lead abatement contractor or lead consultant contractor – license & renewal

500

625

265

20-476

Lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor or lead abatement worker – certificate and renewal

25

50

266

20-477

Lead abatement training course – approval & reapproval

1,000

1,250

266

20-477

Lead abatement refresher training course – approval & reapproval

250

315

297

22-332b

Hospital, educational institution or lab, use live dogs in research/teaching – license & renewal

250

315

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class A

30

60

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class B

50

100

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class C

60

120

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class D

75

150

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class E

80

160

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class F

150

190

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class G

225

285

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class H

300

375

369

33-182l

Professional Services: Class I

450

565

PUBLIC SAFETY

306

29-10b

Records search for accident/investigative report, no document produced

8

16

306

29-10b

Copy of an accident or investigative report

8

16

307

29-11

Name search

18

36

307

29-11

Fingerprint search

25

50

307

29-11

Personal record search

25

50

307

29-11

Letters of good conduct search

25

50

307

29-11

Bar association search

25

50

307

29-11

Fingerprinting

5

15

307

29-11

Criminal history record search

25

50

308

29-17a

Additional fee for expedited record search

25

50

309

29-30

Retail sale of pistol and revolvers permit – initial & renewal

100

200

309

29-30

Permit to carry pistol or revolvers - initial

70

140

309

29-30

Permit to carry pistol or revolvers - renewal

35

70

309

29-30

Temporary permit to carry pistol or revolvers – initial & renewal

35

70

310

29-130

Amusement park license – annual fee

50

100

311

29-134

Carnival or circus with rides - license to conduct

100

200

312

29-143j

Boxing referee – minimum fee

63

126

312

29-143j

Boxing matchmakers and assistant matchmaker - minimum fee

63

126

312

29-143j

Boxing timekeeper - minimum fee

13

26

312

29-143j

Professional boxer - minimum fee

13

26

312

29-143j

Amateur boxer - minimum fee

3

15

312

29-143j

Boxing manager - minimum fee

63

126

312

29-143j

Boxing trainer - minimum fee

13

26

312

29-143j

Boxing second - minimum fee

13

26

312

29-143j

Boxing announcer - minimum fee

13

26

312

29-143j

Boxing promoter - minimum fee

250

315

312

29-143j

Organization holding sparring match - registration

50

100

313

29-146

Professional bondsman

100

200

314

29-152g

Bail enforcement agent

100

200

315

29-152m

Bondsman/ bail endorsement agent pistol permit – initial & renewal

31

62

316

29-155c

Private detective - initial license

1,200

1,450

316

29-155c

Private detective - renewal

500

625

316

29-155c

Private detective agency – initial license

1,500

1,750

316

29-155c

Private detective agency – renewal

800

1,000

317

29-156a

Criminal history records check of a private investigator

20

40

318

29-161n

Security service, individual, association, or partnership – initial license

1,200

1,450

318

29-161n

Security service, individual, association, or partnership – renewal

500

625

318

29-161n

Security service, corporation - initial license

1,500

1,750

318

29-161n

Security service, corporation - renewal

800

1,000

319

29-161q

Security officer training course – application for approval

20

40

319

29-161q

Security officer training instructor - renewal

20

40

319

29-161q

Security officer license – initial & renewal

50

100

319

29-161q

Security officer registration

20

40

320

29-161z

Security officer pistol carry permit – initial & renewal

31

62

320

29-161z

Security service pistol training instructor - approval application & renewal

20

40

321

29-193

Elevator/ escalator plans - approval

200

250

322

29-196

Elevator/escalator – initial operating certificate

200

250

322

29-196

Elevator/escalator – operating certificate renewal

120

240

323

29-238

Boiler inspection – fee per operating certificate issued

40

80

324

29-349

Control, handling and transportation of explosives – initial license

100

200

324

29-349

Control, handling and transportation of explosives – renewal

75

150

324

29-349

Permit to store explosives

50

100

324

29-349

Transportation of explosives - vehicle inspection fee

50

100

324

29-349

Permit to manufacture, store, sell, or deal in explosives

30

60

325

29-357

Fireworks display permit – initial

100

200

325

29-357

Fireworks display permit – renewal

150

190

326

29-402

Demolition contractor - Class B license

350

440

326

29-402

Demolition contractor - Class B license renewal

200

250

326

29-402

Demolition contractor - Class A license

750

940

326

29-402

Demolition contractor - Class A license renewal

600

750

REVENUE SERVICES

153

12-285b

Cigarette manufacturer license

5,000

5,250

153

12-285b

Duplicate copy of cigarette manufacturer license

5

15

154

12-287

Cigarette dealer license

25

50

154

12-287

Duplicate copy of cigarette dealer license

5

15

155

12-288

Cigarette distributor license with fewer than 15 stores

250

315

155

12-288

Cigarette distributor license with 15 to 25 stores

500

625

155

12-288

Cigarette distributor license with 25 or more

1,000

1,250

156

12-330b

Tobacco products distributor and unclassified importer license

100

200

157

12-409

Sales and Use tax permit (5 year permit)

50

100

157

12-409

Reissuance of revoked or suspended Sales and Use tax permit

50

100

390

51-81b

Attorney occupational tax

450

565

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

141

3-90

State Register and Manual - soft cover

10

20

141

3-90

State Register and Manual - hard cover

19

38

142

3-94b

Notary Public application fee

60

120

143

3-94n

Notary Public change of address fee

5

15

144

3-94o

Notary Public change of name fee

5

15

145

3-99a

Filing and recording document when fee not specified

25

50

145

3-99a

Copy of any document that was filed

20

40

145

3-99a

SOS certification and affixing state seal

5

15

145

3-99a

SOS certification and state seal imprinted

25

50

145

3-99a

SOS certification and seal when no special provision made

25

50

145

3-99a

Certifying the incumbency of a probate judge, notary, or other official

20

40

145

3-99a

Certifying an official in adoption case

5

15

145

3-99a

Additional fee: expedited services

25

50

370

33-617

For Business Corporations:

   

370

33-617

Reserve, register, renew, or cancel corporate name

30

60

370

33-617

Transfer of a reserved corporate name

30

60

370

33-617

Certificate of incorporation

50

100

370

33-617

Change name or address of registered agent

25

50

370

33-617

Resignation of registered agent

25

50

370

33-617

Amendment to certificate of incorporation

50

100

370

33-617

Restated certificate of incorporation

50

100

370

33-617

Certificate of merger or share exchange

30

60

370

33-617

Certificate of correction

50

100

370

33-617

Certificate of surrender of special charter and adoption of general certificate of incorporation

50

100

370

33-617

Certificate of dissolution

25

50

370

33-617

Certificate of revocation of dissolution

25

50

370

33-617

Annual report

75

150

370

33-617

Foreign corporation

50

100

370

33-617

Amended foreign corporation

50

100

370

33-617

Withdrawal foreign corporation

50

100

370

33-617

Reinstatement

75

150

370

33-617

Corrected annual report

50

100

370

33-617

Interim notice of change of director

10

20

370

33-617

Service of process

25

50

370

33-617

Furnishing document copies

20

40

370

33-617

Certification of copies

5

15

370

33-617

Certificate of existence

40

80

370

33-617

Certificate of existence affecting fundamental changes

60

120

370

33-617

Foreign corporation license fee to transact business

225

285

371

33-1013

For Nonstock Corporations:

   

371

33-1013

Reserve, register, renew, or cancel corporate name

30

60

371

33-1013

Transfer of a reserved corporate name

30

60

371

33-1013

Certificate of incorporation

10

20

371

33-1013

Change name or address of registered agent

10

20

371

33-1013

Resignation of registered agent

10

20

371

33-1013

Amendment to certificate of incorporation

10

20

371

33-1013

Restated certificate of incorporation

10

20

371

33-1013

Certificate of merger

10

20

371

33-1013

Certificate of correction

10

20

371

33-1013

Certificate of surrender of special charter and adoption of general certificate of incorporation

10

20

371

33-1013

Certificate of dissolution

10

20

371

33-1013

Certificate of revocation of dissolution

10

20

371

33-1013

Annual report

25

50

371

33-1013

Foreign corporation

20

40

371

33-1013

Amended foreign corporation

20

40

371

33-1013

Withdrawal foreign corporation

20

40

371

33-1013

Reinstatement

55

110

371

33-1013

Corrected annual report

25

50

371

33-1013

Interim notice of change of director

10

20

371

33-1013

Service of process

25

50

371

33-1013

Furnishing document copies

20

40

371

33-1013

Certification of copies

5

15

371

33-1013

Certificate of existence

40

80

371

33-1013

Certificate of existence affecting fundamental changes

60

120

372

34-38n

For Limited Partnerships:

   

372

34-38n

Reserve, register, renew, or cancel corporate name

30

60

372

34-38n

Certificate of limited partnership

60

120

372

34-38n

Certificate of amendment

60

120

372

34-38n

Certificate of merger

30

60

372

34-38n

Certificate of cancellation

30

60

372

34-38n

Certificate of registration

60

120

372

34-38n

Change name or address of registered agent

10

20

372

34-38n

Certificate of reinstatement

60

120

372

34-38n

Annual report

10

20

372

34-38n

Service of process

25

50

372

34-38n

Document copies

20

40

372

34-38n

Certification of copies

5

15

372

34-38n

Certificate with changes

25

50

372

34-112

For Limited Liability Companies:

   

373

34-112

Reserve limited liability name

30

60

373

34-112

Transfer of name

30

60

373

34-112

Filing articles of organization and agent appointment

60

120

373

34-112

Change of name or address of statutory agent

25

50

373

34-112

Resignation of statutory agent

25

50

373

34-112

Amendment to articles of organization

60

120

373

34-112

Restated articles of organization

60

120

373

34-112

Articles of merger

30

60

373

34-112

Dissolution

25

50

373

34-112

Dissolution by expiration

25

50

373

34-112

Judicial dissolution

25

50

373

34-112

Reinstatement

60

120

373

34-112

Foreign LLC registration

60

120

373

34-112

Foreign LLC amended registration

60

120

373

34-112

Withdrawal foreign LLC

60

120

373

34-112

Annual report

10

20

373

34-112

Change of manager or member

10

20

373

34-112

Service of process

25

50

373

34-112

Document copies

20

40

373

34-112

Certification of documents

5

15

373

34-112

Certification of existence domestic LLC

25

50

373

34-112

Certificate of existence with changes

25

50

373

34-112

Certificate of existence articles of organization

50

100

374

34-413

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

   

374

34-413

Reserve name

30

60

374

34-413

Transfer of name

30

60

374

34-413

Change of name or address of statutory agent

25

50

374

34-413

Certificate of LLP

60

120

374

34-413

Amendment to certificate of LLP

60

120

374

34-413

Renunciation

25

50

374

34-413

Certificate of authority to transact business

60

120

374

34-413

Amendment to transact business

60

120

374

34-413

Withdrawal of certificate of authority

60

120

374

34-413

Annual report

10

20

374

34-413

Merger

30

60

374

34-413

Document copies

20

40

374

34-413

Certification of documents

5

15

374

34-413

Certification of existence domestic LLP

20

40

374

34-413

Certificate of existence with changes

40

80

374

34-413

Certificate of existence reflecting amendments

60

120

375

34-509

For statutory trusts:

   

375

34-509

Reservation of name, renewal application, transfer or cancellation notice

30

60

375

34-509

Certificate, amendment, restated certificate, or cancellation certificate

60

120

375

34-509

Copy of statutory trust

20

40

375

34-509

Affixing certificate

5

15

375

34-509

Certificate of existence

20

40

375

34-509

Certificate of existence with changes

40

80

375

34-509

Merger

30

60

376

35-11e

Trademark registration

50

100

377

35-11f

Trademark transfer

25

50

377

35-11f

Trademark - change of name

25

50

377

35-11f

Trademark - recording fee for other instruments

25

50

378

35-11g

Trademark cancellation

25

50

379

35-11l

Trademarks: certificate of registration

25

50

379

35-11l

Trademarks: copy of any service mark

20

40

379

35-11l

Trademarks: certified copy of service mark

25

50

385

42a-9-525

Uniform Commercial Code filing an initial financing statement

25

50

385

42a-9-525

Uniform Commercial Code – naming a debtor or any amendment to a filing

25

50

385

42a-9-525

Uniform Commercial Code - copy of a statement or amendment

20

40

385

42a-9-525

Uniform Commercial Code - affixing seal

5

15

389

47-244a

Condominium Unit Owners' Association: filing of statutory agent

45

90

389

47-244a

Condominium Unit Owners' Association: filing a change of agent/address

9

18

SPECIAL REVENUE

147

7-169d

Bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer registration application

1,500

1,750

148

7-169e

PTA annual bingo registration

20

40

149

7-169i

Manufacturer or dealer of sealed ticket machine registration

500

625

150

7-178

Bazaar or raffle equipment dealer registration

300

375

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Stable name registration

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Partnership name registration

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Color registration

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Kennel name registration

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Owner license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Trainer license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Assistant trainer license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Jockey license

20

40

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Jockey agent license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Stable employees license

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Veterinarian license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Jockey apprentice license

20

40

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Driver license

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Valet license

10

15

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Blacksmith license

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Plater license

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Concessionaire license for each concession

200

250

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Concessionaire affiliate

200

250

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Concession employees

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Jai alai players

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Officials and supervisors

50

100

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Pari-mutuel employees

20

40

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Other personnel

10

20

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Vendor for each contract

200

250

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Totalizer for each contract

200

250

158

12-578

Gaming Policy: Vendor and totalizer affiliates for each contract

200

250

159

12-815a

Lottery vendor license

200

250

159

12-815a

Lottery affiliate license

200

250

159

12-815a

Lottery: Class I or III occupational license

10

20

159

12-815a

Lottery: Class II or IV occupational license

50

100

TOWN CLERKS

144

3-94o

Fee for certificate of appointment replacement payable to town clerk

1

15

146

7-74

Certification of birth registration, short form

5

15

146

7-74

Certification of birth registration, long form

10

20

146

7-74

Certificate of marriage or death

10

20

§§ 392 – 484 & 486 – DEP FEE AND FUND PROVISIONS

The bill increases a number of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fees. It eliminates a number of DEP funds and accounts, and transfers the revenue from those funds to the General Fund. It eliminates specific uses of several of these accounts (e. g. , the emergency spill response account).

The bill doubles all DEP fees set by regulation at less than $ 150. It increases all such fees that are currently between $ 150 and $ 1,000 by 25%, rounded up to the nearest $ 5; and those of more than $ 1,000 by $ 250.

It eliminates (1) the Clean Air Act account in the General Fund, (2) a $ 2 million annual allocation to DEP from the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Petroleum Clean-Up Account, and (3) a requirement that $ 3 million be credited annually to the Clean-Up Account from the Petroleum Products Gross Earnings Tax, and (4) a requirement that the revenue services commissioner deposit $ 3 million from motor boat fuel sales to the Conservation Fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

DEP Fee Increases

The bill increases specific fees, as described in Table 6, below.

TABLE 6: SPECIFIC DEP FEE INCREASES

Bill §

CGS §

Agency

Fee Description

Current

Proposed

396

22a-27j

DEP

Fee for municipal planning, zoning, wetlands, and coastal management applications

$ 30 to Environmental Quality Fund (EQF)

$ 60 to General Fund (GF)

(See narrative)

397

22a-50 (g)

DEP

Pesticide registration and renewal

$ 750

$ 940

(See narrative)

398

22a-54 (e)

DEP

Fee paid by landowner to apply pesticides by aircraft

$ 10

$ 20

398

22a-54 (f)

DEP

Supervisory certification as a commercial pesticide applicator

$ 225

$ 285

398

22a-54 (f)

DEP

Operational certification as a commercial pesticide applicator

$ 40

$ 80

398

22a-54 (f)

DEP

Certification as a private pesticide applicator

$ 50

$ 100

399

22a-54a

DEP

Fee paid by golf course owner for emergency spill response

$ 200

$ 250

400

22a-56 (c)

DEP

Annual registration fee to sell or distribute a restricted use pesticide

$ 60

$ 120

401

22a-66c (c)

DEP

Registration fee for pesticide application businesses

$ 120

$ 240

402

22a-66z

DEP

Permit for use of pesticide in state waters

$ 20

minimum

$ 40 minimum

404

22a-133v (e)

DEP

Examination fee for licensed environmental professionals (LEPs)

$ 188 to Environmental Quality Fund (EQF)

$ 235 to General Fund (GF)

404

22a-133v (f)

DEP

Annual license fee for LEPs

$ 338 to EQF

$ 425 to GF

404

22a-133v (h)

DEP

LEP registration fee

(apparently obsolete)

$ 225 to EQF

$ 285 to GF

405

22a-133x (e)

DEP

Fee for submitting environmental condition assessment form

$ 3,000

$ 3,250

406

22a-134e (b) (Transfer Act)

DEP

Form I filing fee

$ 300

$ 375

406

22a-134e (b)

DEP

Form II filing fee (Note: Although the fees listed for filing a Form II or Form IV are the usual fees in such cases, the law (§ 22a-134e (p)) permits different fees to be charged in certain instances. )

$ 1,050

$ 1,300

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs $ 1 million or more

$ 34,500

$ 34,750

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs between $ 500,000 and $ 1 million

$ 30,000

$ 30,250

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs between $ 100,000 and $ 500,000

$ 21,000

$ 21,250

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000

$ 6,750

$ 7,000

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs between $ 25,000 and $ 50,000

$ 4,500

$ 4,750

406

22a-134e (n)

DEP

Form III filing fee where remediation costs less than $ 25,000

$ 3,000

$ 3,250

406

22a-134e (o)

DEP

Form IV filing fee where remediation costs $ 1 million or more

$ 17,250

$ 17,500

406

22a-134e (o)

DEP

Form IV filing fee where remediation costs between $ 500,000 and $ 1 million

$ 15,000

$ 15,250

406

22a-134e (o)

DEP

Form IV filing fee where remediation costs between $ 100,000 and $ 500,000

$ 10,500

$ 10,750

406

22a-134e (o)

DEP

Form IV filing fee where remediation costs between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000

$ 3,375

$ 3,625

406

22a-134e (o)

DEP

Form IV filing fee where remediation costs less than $ 50,000

$ 3,000

$ 3,250

407

22a-150

DEP

Registration of x-ray devices (biennial)

$ 150

$ 190

416

22a-342

DEP

Permit for stream channel encroachment - no grade change or above ground structures

$ 375

$ 470

416

22a-342

DEP

Permit for stream channel encroachment - grade change but no above ground structures

$ 750

$ 940

416

22a-342

DEP

Permit for stream channel encroachment - grade change and above ground structures

$ 3,750

$ 4,000

417

22a-361 (a)

DEP

Dredging permit - less than 5,500 square feet

$ 525

(minimum)

$ 660

(minimum)

417

22a-361 (a)

DEP

Dredging permit - between 5,500 sq. ft. and five acres

$ 3,300 plus 10 cents per sq. ft. over 5,500 sq. ft

$ 3,550 plus 10 cents per sq. ft. over 5,500 sq ft.

417

22a-361 (a)

DEP

Dredging permit - 5 or more acres

$ 19,223 plus $ 525/acre for each acre or part over 5 acres

$ 19,475 plus $ 525/acre for each acre or part over 5 acres

417

22a-361 (a)

DEP

Mooring area permit

$ 525

$ 660

418

22a-363c

DEP

Fee for certificate of permission under the dredging statutes

$ 300

$ 375

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit - between 50,000 and 500,00 gallons per day (gpd)

$ 1,800

$ 2,050

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit - between 500,000 and 2 million gpd

$ 3,750

$ 4,000

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit - more than 2 million gpd

$ 6,000

$ 6,250

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit (non-consumptive uses) where tributary watershed is one-half sq. mile or less

$ 1,800

$ 2,050

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit (non-consumptive uses) where tributary watershed is between one-half and 2 sq. mile

$ 3,750

$ 4,000

419

22a-372 (e)

DEP

Water diversion permit (non-consumptive uses) where tributary watershed is at least 2 sq. miles

$ 6,000

$ 6,250

420

22a-379

DEP

Water diversion permit holder, consumptive use, annual fee

$ 750

$ 940

421

22a-409 (c)

DEP

Dam inspection fee

$ 525

$ 660

427

22a-449k

DEP

Registration fee, residential underground heating oil storage tank registered contractor

$ 750 to EQF

$ 940 to GF

427

22a-449k

DEP

Renewal fee, residential underground heating oil storage tank registered contractor

$ 375 to EQF

$ 470 to GF

433

22a-454 (a)

DEP

Annual fee for permit to transport hazardous waste

$ 500

$ 625

433

22a-454 (a)

DEP

Fee for permit to treat waste oil, petroleum, or chemical liquids

$ 14,000

$ 14,250

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Permit to operate a hazardous waste landfill or incinerator

$ 45,000

$ 45,250

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Permit to store or treat hazardous waste

$ 21,000

$ 21,250

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Permit to transfer hazardous waste if the hazardous waste is transferred from its original container

$ 10,500

$ 10,750

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Permit to transfer hazardous waste remaining in original container

$ 3,750

$ 4,000

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Application fee for hazardous waste facility to change status to generator

$ 100

$ 200

433

22a-454 (d)

DEP

Application fee for large quantity hazardous waste generator to change status to small generator

$ 50

$ 100

434

22a-454a

DEP

Fee for hazardous waste facility to submit closure/post closure plan

$ 3,750

$ 4,000

435

22a-454b

DEP

Annual fee for groundwater monitoring of hazardous waste facility

$ 750

$ 940

436

22a-454c (a)

DEP

Annual fee for hazardous waste generator that generates at least 1,000 kilograms (kg) (about one ton) of hazardous waste or 1 kg (2. 2 pounds) of acutely hazardous waste in a calendar month

$ 100

$ 200

436

22a-454c (b)

DEP

Annual fee for hazardous waste landfill, incinerator, storage, treatment or land treatment facility

$ 1,500

$ 1,750

437

23-61b (a)

DEP

Application fee for arboriculture license

$ 25

$ 50

437

23-61b (d)

DEP

Annual renewal fee for arboriculture license

$ 150

$ 190

440

26-27b

DEP

Migratory Bird Stamp

10

15

443

26-28

DEP

Resident firearms hunting license

14

28

443

26-28

DEP

Resident inland waters sport fishing license

20

40

443

26-28

DEP

Resident marine waters sport fishing license

n/a

30

443

26-28

DEP

One day resident marine waters sport fishing license

n/a

15

443

26-28

DEP

Resident all waters sport fishing license

n/a

50

443

26-28

DEP

Resident combination inland waters and firearms hunting license

28

56

443

26-28

DEP

Resident combination marine waters sport fishing and firearms hunting license

n/a

50

443

26-28

DEP

Resident combination all-waters sport fishing and firearms hunting license

n/a

60

443

26-28

DEP

Resident combination all-waters sport fishing license and bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game

n/a

84

443

26-28

DEP

Resident firearms super sport license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, firearms private land shotgun or rifle deer permit, and permit to hunt wild turkey during spring season on private land

n/a

116

443

26-28

DEP

Resident archery super sport license to fish in all waters, bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game, and permit to hunt wild turkey during spring season on private land

n/a

104

443

26-28

DEP

Resident trapping license

25

50

443

26-28

DEP

Resident junior trapping license fee for people under age 16

3

15

443

26-28

DEP

Junior firearms hunting license

3

15

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident firearms hunting license

67

134

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident inland waters fishing license

40

80

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident inland waters fishing license for three consecutive days

16

32

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident marine waters fishing license

n/a

60

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident marine waters fishing license for three consecutive days

n/a

24

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident all-waters fishing license

n/a

100

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident combination license to firearms hunt and inland waters fish

88

176

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident combination license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt

n/a

190

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident combination license to fish in marine waters and firearms hunt

n/a

170

443

26-28

DEP

Nonresident trapping license

200

250

445

26-37

DEP

Replacement hunting, trapping, fishing, or combination license

7

15

446

26-39

DEP

License to use a pack of 10 or more hounds or beagles to hunt

35

70

447

26-40

DEP

Game Breeders License

21

42

448

26-42

DEP

Nonresident and resident license to buy raw fur produced in the state

42

84

448

26-42

DEP

License for agent of licensed resident fur buyers

28

56

449

26-45

DEP

Bait dealer's license

50

100

450

26-47

DEP

Nuisance wildlife control license

200

250

451

26-48

DEP

Regulated Private Shooting Preserve Permit

50

100

452

26-48a

DEP

Turkey permit

14

28

452

26-48a

DEP

Migratory bird stamp

3

15

452

26-48a

DEP

Pheasant Tags

14

28

452

26-48a

DEP

Salmon permit

28

56

452

26-48a

DEP

Permit to hunt wild turkey on state-owned or private land

14

28

453

26-49(b)

DEP

Regulated hunting dog training area permit

14

28

454

26-51

DEP

Permit to hold field dog trials

7

15

455

26-52

DEP

Permit to hold field dog trials on state-owned land where liberated game birds, waterfowl, and pigeons may be shot

28

56

455

26-52

DEP

Permit to hold field dog trials on private land where liberated game birds, waterfowl, and pigeons may be shot

14

28

456

26-58

DEP

Taxidermy license

84

168

457

26-60

DEP

Scientific collector's (wildlife) permit

20

40

458

26-86a

DEP

Resident firearm deer hunting permit

14

28

458

26-86a

DEP

Nonresident firearm deer hunting permit

50

100

459

26-86c

DEP

Resident bow and arrow deer and small game hunting permit

30

60

459

26-86c

DEP

Nonresident bow and arrow deer and small game hunting permit

100

200

459

26-86c

DEP

Permit for 12 to 16-year-olds to bow and arrow hunt deer and small game

13

26

460

26-142a(c)

DEP

Resident license to take blue crab for commercial purposes

75

150

460

26-142a

DEP

Resident license to take lobsters for personal use (not sale) using no more than 10 lobster pots, traps or similar devices or by skin or scuba diving or by hand

60

120

460

26-142a

DEP

Resident license to take lobster, fish, or crabs (other than blue crabs) for personal use or sale using more than 10 lobster pots or similar devices

150

190

460

26-142a

DEP

Nonresident license to take lobster , fish, or crabs (other than blue crabs) for personal use or sale using more than 10 lobster pots or similar devices

225

285

460

26-142a

DEP

Resident commercial license for taking lobster, crabs (other than blue crabs), squid, sea scallops and finfish for personal use or for sale, using more than ten lobster pots or any otter trawl, balloon trawl, beam trawl, sea scallop dredge or similar devices

225

285

460

26-142a

DEP

Nonresident commercial license for taking lobster, crabs (other than blue crabs), squid, sea scallops and finfish, for personal use or for sale, using more than 10 lobster pots or an otter, balloon, or beam trawl; sea scallop dredge; or similar devices

1,250

1,500

460

26-142a

DEP

License to tend devices used to take American Shad

100

200

460

26-142a

DEP

Registration fee for pound net or similar device used to take finfish

225

285

460

26-142a

DEP

Resident commercial license to set or tend gill nets or similar devices to take finfish other than American shad or bait species by hook and line or take horseshoe crab by hand

150

190

460

26-142a

DEP

Nonresident commercial license to set or tend gill nets or similar devices to take finfish other than American shad or bait species by hook and line or take horseshoe crab by hand

200

250

460

26-142a

DEP

Resident license to take any fish species for commercial purposes by hook and line, in excess of any creel limit adopted by law

300

375

460

26-142a

DEP

Nonresident license to take any fish species for commercial purposes by hook and line, in excess of any creel limit adopted by law

500

625

460

26-142a

DEP

Commercial license to set or tend seines, traps, scaps, scoops, weirs, or similar devices to take bait species in the inland district

50

100

460

26-142a

DEP

Commercial license to set or tend seines, traps, scaps, scoops, or similar devices to take bait species in the marine district

50

100

460

26-142a

DEP

Commercial license to buy fish, lobster and crabs, scallops, squid, and bait fish from a licensed commercial fisherman for resale regardless of where taken

200

250

460

26-142a

DEP

Registration for party, head, or charter boat used for fishing

250

315

460

26-142a

DEP

License to land finfish, lobsters, crabs (including blue crabs and horseshoe crabs), sea scallops, squid or bait species

400

500

460

26-142a

DEP

Commercial fishing vessel permit

50

100

460

26-142a

DEP

License to take menhaden from marine waters for personal use (not sale) using a single gill net not more than 60 feet long

50

100

460

26-142a

DEP

Environmental tourism cruise vessel permit

50

100

461

26-149

DEP

Commercial hatchery license

65

130

462

New

DEP

Shell fish harvest fee - harvesting shell fish in state waters for wholesale or retail sale

n/a

$ 1 per bushel bag or equivalent

Elimination of DEP Funds and Accounts

The bill eliminates a number of DEP funds and accounts and transfers the revenue from those accounts and funds to the General Fund. It makes conforming changes. Table 7 indicates the funds and accounts the bill eliminates, and their purposes.

TABLE 7: ELIMINATED DEP FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS

Bill §

CGS §

Fund/Account Name

Purpose

394

15-155

Boating account

Administering and enforcing boating safety laws

392, 486

22a-27k

Long Island Sound account

Used to protect, conserve, restore, and rehabilitate the natural resources of Long Island Sound

410, 412-415, 475

22a-241

Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Trust account

Used for the municipal solid waste recycling program. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

423

22a-449c

Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Clean-up Account

Paying responsible parties for costs associated with investigating and remediating UST leaks

423

22a-449c (b)

Residential Underground Heating Oil Storage Tank System Clean-Up subaccount

Funds used to remediate contamination attributable to residential oil tanks. Eligibility for this program ended on December 31, 2001.

423

22a-449c (c)

Pay for Performance subaccount

Used to reimburse commercial UST owners who achieve certain environmental milestones or results.

432

22a-451 (d)

Emergency Spill Response account

Used for costs associated with: hazardous waste and oil spills; pesticide control; providing potable water; removing hazardous waste; developing and implementing an aquifer protection program; and research on toxic waste contamination. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

486, 482

14-21t

Wildlife Conservation account

Used for wildlife conservation, research, management, and acquiring wildlife habitat. Located in the Conservation Fund.

486

22a-27g

Environmental Quality Fund

Receives specified DEP fees

486

22a-27g

Environmental Quality account

Used to administer DEP's central office and environmental programs. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

486, 466

22a-27g (c)

Covered Electronic Recycler Reimbursement account

Used to carry out the electronic waste recycling program. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

486, 465

22a-27g (d)

Electronic Device Recycling Program account

Used to carry out the electronic waste recycling program. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

486

22a-27h

Conservation Fund

Receives funds from various DEP fees and fee increases, including fees for parking, admission, boat launching, camping, and other recreational uses of state parks, forests and other state facilities.

486

22a-27h

Conservation account

Used to administer DEP's central office and for conservation and preservation programs. Located in the Conservation Fund.

486

22a-27h (c)

Maintenance, repair and improvement account

Receives income from rental of DEP properties to maintain and repair those properties. Located in the Conservation Fund.

486

22a-27m

Air Emissions Permit Operating Fee account

To administer Title V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

486

22a-27n

Connecticut Lighthouse Preservation account

To preserve, protect and restore publicly accessible lighthouses on Long Island Sound

486, 478

22a-27o

Greenways account

Used for the Greenways capital grant and small grants programs (§ 23-101). Located in the Conservation Fund.

486, 483

22a-27q

Hazard Mitigation and Floodplain Management account

Used for grant program (CGS § 25-68j) to reduce long-term risk to human life and property resulting from flooding, high winds and wildfires. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

486, 473

22a-233

Solid Waste account

Used for pollution prevention, inspection and testing of resources recovery facilities, and emissions testing, operator and inspector training, and staffing. Located in the Environmental Quality Fund.

Conforming and Other Changes

§ 393 – Clean Air Account

The bill eliminates the Clean Air Act account in the General Fund, and a requirement that the DEP commissioner, in consultation with the DMV commissioner, submit an annual operating budget for the account (CGS § 14-49b).

§ 394 – Fees for numbering and registering (boating) vessels

The bill requires depositing all vessel (boats and watercraft) numbering and registration fees in the GF, instead of allocating them for specific purposes, and eliminates a related reporting requirement. Connecticut law requires that all boats with motors, regardless of size, and sailboats, which are 19. 5 feet or longer and powered only by sail, be registered and numbered by the Department of Motor Vehicles before launching.  

§ 396 – Planning, Zoning, Coastal Management, and Wetlands Fees

Under current law, municipal commissions remit most of the money from the fees for planning, zoning, coastal management, and wetlands applications to DEP for deposit in the Environmental Quality Fund. After using $ 2 for administrative costs, the law requires DEP to use $ 19 of the $ 30 fee to fund environmental review teams in its Bureau of Water Management; the Council on Soil and Water Conservation; and the eight county soil and water conservation districts. It must deposit $ 9 of the $ 30 in the hazard mitigation and floodplain management account. The bill raises the fee to $ 60, retains the $ 2 for administrative costs, and requires the remaining funds to be deposited in the General Fund (§ 22a-27j).

§ 397 – Pesticide Registration and Renewal Fees

By law, $ 550 of the current pesticide registration and renewal fee goes to the General Fund, the remaining $ 200 to the Environmental Quality Fund (§ 22a-50 (g)). The bill increases the fee to $ 940, and eliminates the requirement that $ 200 go to the Environmental Quality Fund.

§ 403 – Environmental Remediation Costs

Under current law, the costs of environmental remediation of sites on the hazardous waste disposal site inventory may be paid from the emergency spill response account or accounts authorized by two special acts. The bill requires that these costs be paid from available appropriations or the special act accounts (§ 22a-133f).

§ 408 – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fees

By law, the DEP commissioner may use up to 60% of the greenhouse gas reduction fee receipts to implement several programs, including greenhouse gas reduction and air pollution control. The bill instead requires that up to 60% of the money generated from these receipts be placed in the General Fund and eliminates references to the specific DEP programs (§ 22a-201c). COMMENT: The bill (§ 22a-201c (b)) provides that no more than 60% of the funds generated by the greenhouse gas reduction fee be placed in the General Fund. But § 22a-201c (a) provides that all receipts from the fee be placed in the General Fund.

§ 409 – Activities Eligible for Payment from the Solid Waste Account

By law, the cost of testing a resources recovery facility, or any other activity eligible for payment from the Solid Waste account, must be paid from that account. The bill requires any such cost to be instead paid from the General Fund. Because the bill eliminates the solid waste account (§ 22a-233) it is not clear which activities will be eligible for payment. By law, and under the bill, the facility owner is not liable for those costs (§ 22a-233a).

§ 411 – Dioxin Testing at Resources Recovery Facilities

The law requires the DEP and public health commissioners to study dioxin levels near existing or proposed resources recovery facilities. The costs of the tests must be paid from the solid waste account. It requires the facility owner to pay any costs not paid from the account and requires the DEP commissioner to reimburse the facility owner for certain other costs from the solid waste account. The bill requires reimbursement, but does not specify where the money is to come from.

§ 422 – Commercial Underground Storage Tank Inspection Fee

Under current law, the fee to inspect commercial underground storage tanks (USTs) is $ 100 per tank, imposed no more than once every five years. The fee is imposed on underground storage facilities that notify the commissioner according to regulation.

Under the bill, starting October 1, 2009 the inspection fee is apparently $ 100 annually per tank for each UST facility. Underground storage facilities must annually notify the commissioner on a form she prescribes, accompanied by the fee.

The bill exempts the following from the fee:

1. a farm or residential tank of 1,100 gallons or less used for storing motor fuel for noncommercial purposes;

2. a tank used for storing heating oil for use on the premises where it is stored;

3. septic tanks;

4. pipeline facilities;

5. surface impoundments;

6. storm water or wastewater collection systems;

7. flow-through process tanks;

8. liquid traps or associated gathering lines directly related to oil or gas production and gathering operations;

9. a storage tank located in an underground area, including a basement, cellar, mine working drift, shaft, or tunnel, if the storage tank is located above the floor surface ( § 22a-449 (e)).

§§ 423 & 424 – UST Petroleum Clean-Up Program

The bill eliminates the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Clean-Up account, replacing it with an Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Clean-Up Program, funded with available appropriations. Under the bill, money from the program will be used for the same purposes as the account, e. g. , to reimburse responsible parties for various costs associated with remediating releases and suspected releases and for claims for bodily injury, property damage, and damage to natural resources.

The bill eliminates a $ 2 million annual allocation from the account to DEP for administrative costs.

It eliminates the residential underground heating oil storage tank system clean-up subaccount. Funds from this account were used to clean up contamination from home heating oil tanks. Eligibility for this program ended on December 31, 2001.

It eliminates the pay for performance subaccount, which reimburses commercial UST owners who achieve certain results.

§§ 424 & 426 – UST Petroleum Clean-Up Review Board

The bill renames the UST Petroleum Clean-Up Account Review Board as the UST Petroleum Clean-Up Review Board (Review Board) and requires that it pay registered contractors from available resources, rather than from the residential UST subaccount.

By law, the Review Board pays responsible parties for various costs associated with a release or suspected release from commercial USTs. The bill requires that these payments be made from available resources, and requires that certain applications be filed with the Review Board, rather than the clean-up account.

Under current law, the attorney general may sue in Superior Court to recover money from UST owners in certain circumstances. The costs relating to such recovery actions may initially be paid from the UST Clean-Up Account. The bill requires that these initial payments instead be made from available resources. Current law also allows the DEP commissioner to use up to $ 1 million from the account to prevent or abate pollution resulting from a spill in certain circumstances. The bill instead requires her to take that money from available resources (§ 22a-449f).

§ 427 – Residential Underground Heating Oil Storage Tank Contractor Registration

The bill expands residential underground heating oil storage tank (UST) contractor registration requirements. Under current law registration is required only for those contractors whose work will be reimbursed under the residential UST clean-up subaccount. The bill eliminates the account and this requirement, requiring registration for all such contractors. It increases registration and renewal fees for UST contractors (see Table 6) and requires that the fees be placed in the General Fund instead of the EQF.

§ 428 – UST Inspection Costs

The bill requires that the cost of certain UST inspections and services be paid from available resources instead of the residential UST subaccount, which the bill eliminates (§ 22a-449l).

§ 430 – Reimbursement for Eligible UST Costs

The bill requires that owners submit requests for reimbursement for eligible costs under the residential UST program from available resources, rather than the residential UST subaccount, which the bill eliminates. This is apparently obsolete, because the application deadline was December 31, 2001 (§ 22a-449n (e)).

§ 438 – Commercial Forest Products Fees

By law, the commissioner may set fees by regulation to authorize the harvest of commercial forest products from lands other than state-owned land that DEP manages. The bill requires that these fees be deposited in the General Fund, rather than the Environmental Conservation Fund, which the bill eliminates.

§ 439 – Marine Waters Fishing License

As under PA 09-173, the bill requires anyone age 16 or older, with certain exceptions, to obtain a license to take fish in the marine district (the salt portion of a line roughly demarcating salt and freshwater fishing areas) or land marine fish and bait species in the state, regardless of where taken.

§§ 440-442 – Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp

The bill increases, from $ 10 to $ 15, the maximum price that the DEP commissioner may charge for the mandatory Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. By law, anyone age 16 or older must carry such a stamp while hunting or taking waterfowl (and the hunter must have signed the stamp face it in ink).

By law, the commissioner may allow the Connecticut Migratory Bird Stamp to be reproduced and marketed as prints and other related artwork. Under current law, the funds generated from the marketing and sale of the stamps must be deposited in a separate account known as the migratory bird conservation account, which the treasurer maintains and is part of the Conservation Fund. The bill eliminates this account and requirement, consequently the revenues will go to the General Fund.

Current law specifies that all funds credited to the migratory bird conservation account can only be used for the (1) development, management, preservation, conservation, acquisition, purchase and maintenance of waterfowl habitat and wetlands and purchase or acquisition of recreational rights or interests relating to migratory birds and (2) design, production, promotion and procurement, and sale of the prints and related artwork.

The law establishes a Citizens' Advisory Board for the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Program. The board must advise the commissioner on the design, production, and procurement of the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp and the use of funds that the stamp and associated art product sales generate. The bill correspondingly eliminates the board's fund use advisory role.

§ 443 – Firearms Hunting, Archery Hunting, Trapping, and Sport Fishing License Fee Increases

The bill increases the fees for hunting and sports fishing licenses (See Table 6) and adds the category for marine waters fishing and “all waters” fishing, corresponding to the marine water license requirement in section 48 of the bill. It also makes annual, rather than “lifetime,” the free sport fishing and hunting license for eligible people over age 65.

§ 444 – Most Hunting and Fishing Licenses Renewed Annually

The bill specifies that all hunting and fishing licenses expire annually on December 31, except for the two nonresident/three-consecutive-day licenses, which expire when the three days pass, and one one-day resident marine fishing license.

§ 446 – License to Use a Pack of 10 or More Hounds or Beagles to Hunt

The bill increases, from $ 35 to $ 70, the license fee for organizations or people that use a pack of 10 or more hounds or beagles to hunt. (By law, people so licensed do not also need a hunting license and cannot carry firearms. )

§ 447 – Game Breeders License Fee Increase

The bill increases the game breeder's license fee from $ 21 to $ 42. The law prohibits anyone from possessing more than one live specimen of, breeding, or spreading certain wild game birds or quadrupeds (e. g. , deer and otter) without a license.

§ 455 – Permit to Hold Field Dog Trials with Shooting

The bill increases the permit fee for field dog trials on state-owned land from $ 28 to $ 56 and the permit fee to hold trials on private land from $ 14 to $ 28, where certain legally owned birds may be released and shot.

§ 457 – Scientific Collector's (Wildlife) Permit Fee Increase

The bill increases, from $ 20 to $ 40, the permit fee to collect fish, crustaceans, and wildlife for scientific and educational purposes for accredited people who are at least age 18.

§ 460 – Taking Lobster, Crab, and Other Species Fees

The bill increases (1) various fees for taking or landing lobster, blue crabs, crabs, and various other species; (2) registering party, head, or charter boats that are used for fishing; and (3) commercial fishing vessel permit fee (See fee table. )

§ 462 – Shellfish Harvest Fee

The bill creates a shellfish harvest fee for anyone harvesting shell fish in state waters for wholesale or retail sale. The fee is $ 1 per bushel bag or equivalent of shellfish that a person, firm, corporation, franchise or other entity harvests. People must pay the fee to the DEP commissioner for the previous month by the 10th of each following month. Anyone who does not pay by the 10th must also pay 1% interest per month from the day the payment was due until it is paid, plus the expense of collecting the fee.

In addition to the interest rate penalty, the commissioner must issue a warrant that authorizes any reputable person named in it to seize any vessel, vehicle, equipment, dock, building, structure, or any other asset or property that the delinquent payer owns and uses for shellfish harvest, storage, transport, or sale. It allows this person to sell the items seized, or as much of it as he or she may find necessary, at the time, place, and in the way the commissioner directs.

Upon sale, the person must immediately pay the commissioner the money from the sale. The commissioner must apply these funds to the fee owed and all the expenses associated with it (e. g. , interest), including the sale's expenses. The commissioner must return any balance that remains to the owner or owners. All fees, costs, and interest collected must be deposited in the General Fund.

§ 463 – Illegal Application of Pesticides

The law imposes civil penalties of between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000 per day for first-time violations, and up to $ 5,000 for subsequent violations, for people who illegally apply, advertise or solicit to apply pesticides. The bill eliminates a requirement that the penalties collected be placed in the Environmental Quality Fund.

§ 464 – Air Pollution Testing

The law authorizes the commissioner, by regulation to charge owners or operators of air pollution sources a fee to cover the cost of visual tests of air pollution control devices, and the monitoring of the tests, as long as the costs do not exceed certain amounts. The bill instead requires all such payments to be made to the General Fund rather than the EQF.

§ 467 — Pipeline Fees

By law, the agriculture commissioner assesses an annual host payment fee of 40 cents per linear foot for facilities crossing Long Island Sound. Currently, 25% of these funds must be deposited in the EQF. The bill instead requires this 25% be deposited in the General Fund. (By law, the agriculture commissioner must put the remaining 75% into an account to promote Connecticut agriculture. )

§ 469 – Proceeds from State Forest Product Sales

Under current law, the money from state forest sales, rentals, and management (including reimbursement for other state departments or institutions) must be deposited in the GF. But any amount over $ 600,000 from the sale of wood, timber, and other products derived from publicly owned woodlands must be deposited in the Conversation Fund and used to support forestry programs. The bill eliminates the Conservation Fund. It also eliminates the requirement that wood sale proceeds be used for forestry programs. Thus, all forest proceeds would go to the General Fund.

§ 470 – Forest Practitioner Certification

Current law allows the commissioner to prescribe fees by regulation to defray the costs of administering examinations to certify commercial forest practitioners. The bill eliminates a requirement that these fees be deposited in the Conservation Fund.

§ 471 – Rental of DEP Property

By law, the DEP commissioner may rent houses, other buildings, or property in her custody. The bill eliminates a requirement that she deposit these rents into the maintenance, repair and improvement account, which the bill eliminates.

§ 472 – Fines for Illegal Hunting

The bill requires that fines for third- and fourth-degree negligent hunting be deposited in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund rather than the Conservation Fund.

§ 474 – Dioxin, Mercury, and Metals Testing

The bill eliminates a requirement that DEP use funds from the solid waste account to pay the costs of testing for dioxin, mercury, and metals at resources recovery facilities(§ 22a-191a (a)).

§§ 475 & 476 – Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Fees

Under current law, fees from boating and watercraft safety courses go to the Conservation Fund's non-lapsing boating account to support various state and local boating expenses and programs. The bill eliminates the Conservation Fund thereby eliminating the boating account, sending these fees to the General Fund.

§ 479 – Marine Dealer Registration Numbers Fees

Under PA 09-105, the DEP commissioner may adopt regulations for marine dealers (including yacht brokers), engine manufacturers, and surveyors to establish fees for each marine dealer registration number issued. Under the act, the fees go to the boating account of the Conservation Fund. The bill eliminates this requirement.

§ 480 – UST Petroleum Clean-Up Account Review Board Authority

Under current law, no determination of fact or law by the UST Petroleum Clean-Up Account Review Board affects the authority of the DEP or public health commissioner to issue an order to prevent or abate pollution or potential pollution or to provide potable drinking water. The bill eliminates the reference to the Review Board, but does not replace it with the UST Petroleum Clean-Up Review Board. It is not clear if this permits the Review Board to make determinations that affect these DEP or public health department decisions (CGS 22a-449i).

§ 481 – Short-Term Provision of Potable Drinking Water

By law, the DEP commissioner may arrange for the short-term provision of potable drinking water to homes and schools affected by groundwater pollution, and pay for it as funds from the emergency spill response account allow. The bill instead requires the commissioner to pay for the drinking water from available appropriations (§ 22a-471 (a)).

By law, the costs of providing a long-term drinking water supply, and of an engineering report substantiating the need for a long-term water supply, must be paid from the emergency spill response account or bond proceeds authorized for these purposes. The bill eliminates the reference to the account, but continues to allow these costs to be paid from the bond proceeds.

The law allows the commissioner to provide grants from the account to towns that provide potable drinking water. The bill eliminates this option, instead requiring that it be made from available appropriations. But, as under current law, the commissioner may also fund these grants from bonds authorized for that purpose (§ 22a-471 (b)).

By law, a water company with fewer than 10,000 customers whose water supply well is rendered unusable for drinking water may apply in certain circumstances to the commissioner for a grant from the emergency spill response account or bond proceeds authorized for the purpose. Under the bill the grant must be funded either from available appropriations or the bond proceeds.

§ 482 – Wildlife Conservation License Plates

By law, the DMV commissioner must deposit $ 35 of the $ 50 charged for wildlife conservation number plates into the wildlife conservation account controlled by the Office of Policy and Management secretary. The bill eliminates this account and this requirement.

§ 483 – Grants to Municipalities from the Hazard Mitigation and Floodplain Management Program

Under current law, the DEP commissioner must reimburse municipalities for costs they incur in reducing or eliminating risk to life and property from flooding, high winds, and wildfires from money in the hazard mitigation and floodplain management account. The bill instead requires her to makes these grants from available appropriations.

§ 484 – Seedling and Seedling Stock Proceeds

Under current law, state proceeds from selling seedling, seedling stock, all reimbursements from state agencies, and federal government subsidies must be deposited into the Conservation Fund. The bill eliminates the Conservation Fund, sending the money to the General Fund.

§ 486 – Miscellaneous and Conforming Changes

In addition to the accounts and funds it eliminates, the bill also eliminates:

1. a requirement that the revenue services commissioner deposit $ 3 million from motor boat fuel sales to the conservation fund, provided $ 250,000 goes to the boating account and $ 2 million is credited to the fisheries account, of which $ 75,000 goes to UConn for the Long Island Sound councils (§12-460a),

2. a requirement that the DEP commissioner submit an annual report on vessel registration fees (§15-155a),

3. a requirement that revenue from the vessel registration fees be distributed according to a specific formula (§ 15-155b), and

4. a requirement that $ 3 million annually be credited to the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Clean-Up Account from the Petroleum Products Gross Earnings Tax (§ 22a-44).