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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 6868

   
 

*HB0646606868HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. BERGER, 73rd Dist.

REP. MAZUREK, 80th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

REP. GENTILE, 104th Dist.

REP. ZALASKI, 81st Dist.

REP. BUTLER, 72nd Dist.

REP. ALDARONDO, 75th Dist.

REP. D'AMELIO, 71st Dist.

REP. NOUJAIM, 74th Dist.

SEN. CALIGIURI, 16th Dist.

SEN. HARTLEY, 15th Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6466

File No. 449

Cal. No. 299

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (e) of section 7-34a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(e) In addition to the fees for recording a document under subsection (a) of this section, town clerks shall receive a fee of [thirty] thirty-seven dollars for each document recorded in the land records of the municipality. The town clerk shall retain [one dollar] two dollars of any fee paid pursuant to this subsection and three dollars of such fee shall become part of the general revenue of the municipality and be used to pay for local capital improvement projects, as defined in section 7-536. Not later than the fifteenth day of each month, town clerks shall remit [twenty-six] thirty-two dollars of the fees paid pursuant to this subsection during the previous calendar month to the State Treasurer. Upon deposit in the General Fund, such amount shall be credited to the land protection, affordable housing and historic preservation account established pursuant to section 4-66aa, as amended by this act. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any document recorded on the land records by an employee of the state or of a municipality in conjunction with such employee's official duties. As used in this subsection, "municipality" includes each town, consolidated town and city, city, consolidated town and borough, borough, and district, as defined in chapter 105 or 105a, any municipal corporation or department thereof created by a special act of the General Assembly, and each municipal board, commission and taxing district not previously mentioned.

Sec. 502. Section 4-66aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

There is established, within the General Fund, a separate, nonlapsing account to be known as the "land protection, affordable housing and historic preservation account". The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The funds in the account shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) [Twenty-five] Twenty per cent to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Department of Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; [and] (4) [twenty-five] twenty per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) Five hundred thousand dollars annually for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j; (B) five hundred thousand dollars, annually for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k; (C) one hundred thousand dollars annually to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) seventy-five thousand dollars annually for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; and (E) the remainder for farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422; and (5) twenty per cent to the Department of Economic and Community Development to use for brownfields development projects. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided. "