Judiciary Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-6644

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING BUSINESS ENTITY FILINGS.

Vote Date:

4/1/2009

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

3/20/2009

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Judiciary Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

Secretary of the State brought this issue to the attention of the Judiciary committee. A growing list of states require some level of online filing. This bill modernizes the process of filing for Connecticut businesses by making use of the internet and by setting clear guidelines for when annual reports are due.

Amendment A: changed effective date to 1-1-10.

Amendment B: add section 8-13 from HB 6643.

Amendment C: change “mail to “deliver” throughout.

Amendment D: clarifies that the late filing fee is assessed for each year the business entity is in default of filing its annual report.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

Susan Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State of Connecticut: This bill will go a long way towards streamlining the system for filing annual reports in a manner that is quicker, more efficient, less expensive, and less cumbersome.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

None Submitted.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None Submitted.

Reported by: Dennis Carroll

Date: 4/8/09