CHAPTER 98
MUNICIPAL POWERS

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Sec. 7-148ff. Special assessment on blighted property. Liens.
Sec. 7-148hh. Definitions.
Sec. 7-148ii. Registration and maintenance of vacant foreclosed residential properties.
Sec. 7-148jj. Ordinances regulating maintenance of foreclosed properties.
Sec. 7-148kk. Negotiated agreement to promote regional economic development and share tax revenue from new economic development.
Sec. 7-148ll. Determination re regional economic development agreement.
Sec. 7-152c. Hearing procedure for citations.
Sec. 7-169d. Bingo products. Registration of manufacturer or equipment dealer. Fee. Approval of products. Revocation of registration. Regulations.
Sec. 7-169e. Recreational bingo for parent teacher associations or organizations. Requirements. Records. Exemption. Regulations.
Sec. 7-169i. Sealed ticket machine. Registration of manufacturer or dealer. Fee. Revocation. Regulations.
Sec. 7-177. Prizes.
Sec. 7-178. Equipment. Expenses. Information required on raffle ticket. Rental from out-of-state dealer.

      Sec. 7-148ff. Special assessment on blighted property. Liens. (a) Any municipality that has regulations preventing housing blight under subparagraph (H)(xv) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148 may, by ordinance adopted by its legislative body on recommendation of its board of finance or equivalent body, provide for a special assessment on housing that is blighted, as defined in such regulations.

      (b) Prior to initial approval by the legislative body of such municipality of the plan for implementation of the special assessment to be provided pursuant to the provisions of this section, the executive authority of such municipality shall appoint a committee consisting of not less than six taxpayers of such municipality, one of whom shall be a landlord, the tax assessor and representatives of municipal agencies responsible for zoning and health, housing, fire and other safety code compliance. The committee shall undertake and complete, within a period not in excess of sixty days following such appointment, a study and investigation with respect to such special assessment and shall submit a report to the board of finance or equivalent body of such municipality. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A statement describing the fiscal effect of a special assessment on the revenue for the municipality; (2) identification of properties that may be subject to a special assessment; (3) the amount of property taxes generated by the properties and the cost to the municipality for code enforcement on such properties, including costs for police and fire personnel; (4) recommendations with respect to the form and extent of any assessment; and (5) standards for imposition of the assessment. In establishing any standards, the committee shall consider the number of outstanding health, housing and safety violations for the property, the number of times municipal health, housing and safety personnel have had to inspect the property and the cost to the municipality to enforce code compliance on the property. After the initial approval of the special assessment by the legislative body of such municipality, such plan may be amended from time to time by vote of its legislative body on recommendation of its board of finance or equivalent body without compliance with the requirements of this subsection applicable to such initial approval.

      (c) Any ordinance adopted under subsection (a) of this section shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) Standards to determine if a special assessment should be imposed on a property, (2) the amount of the assessment, which shall be a reasonable amount and based on an analysis of the costs to the municipality for code inspection and enforcement, including costs for police and fire personnel, (3) procedures for notice to the property owner of imposition of the special assessment, which shall include a time period to remedy the code noncompliance before the assessment is due and a process for appeal of an assessment, and which may allow for notice to be delivered in accordance with section 7-148ii when the property owner is a registrant, and (4) the appointment of a board consisting of the finance director, tax assessor and municipal code enforcement official to determine when the special assessment should be imposed on specific property. Annually, the legislative body shall review the amount of any assessment to be imposed pursuant to an ordinance adopted under this section and may revise such amount.

      (d) Any funds received by a municipality from a special assessment imposed pursuant to an ordinance adopted under subsection (c) of this section shall be deposited into a special fund or account maintained by the municipality which shall be dedicated for expenses of the municipality related to enforcement of ordinances regulating blight and state and local health, housing and safety codes and regulations, including expenses related to community police.

      (e) Any unpaid special assessment imposed by a municipality pursuant to the provisions of an ordinance adopted under subsection (c) of this section shall constitute a lien upon the real estate against which the fine was imposed from the date of such fine. Each such lien may be continued, recorded and released in the manner provided by the general statutes for continuing, recording and releasing property tax liens. Each such lien may be enforced in the same manner as property tax liens.

      (P.A. 06-185, S. 1; P.A. 07-217, S. 16; P.A. 09-144, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 06-185 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (c)(2), effective July 12, 2007; P.A. 09-144 amended Subsec. (c)(3) by allowing notice to be delivered to a registrant in accordance with Sec. 7-148ii.

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      Sec. 7-148hh. Definitions. As used in sections 7-148ff, 7-148ii, 7-152c, 19a-206, 47a-52, 47a-53, 47a-58 and 49-73b:

      (1) "Registrant" means the owner of vacant residential property who is required to register such property pursuant to section 7-148ii.

      (2) "Residential property" means a one-to-four family dwelling.

      (3) "Vacant" means uninhabited.

      (4) "MERS" means the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems.

      (P.A. 09-144, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 7-148ii. Registration and maintenance of vacant foreclosed residential properties. (a) Any person in whom title to a residential property has vested after October 1, 2009, through a foreclosure action pursuant to sections 49-16 to 49-19, inclusive, or 49-26, shall register such property with the town clerk of the municipality in which the property is located or with MERS (1) no later than ten days after the date title vests in such person if such residential property is vacant on the date title vests, or (2) if, as a result of an execution of ejectment pursuant to section 49-22 or a summary process action pursuant to chapter 832, such residential property becomes vacant before the date one hundred twenty days after the date title vests in such person, then no later than ten days after the date on which such property becomes vacant.

      (b) If the registration is with the municipality, it shall contain (1) the name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address of the registrant and, if the registrant is a corporation or an individual who resides out-of-state, the name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address of a direct contact in the state; and (2) the name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address of the local property maintenance company responsible for the security and maintenance of the vacant residential property, if such a management company has been engaged by the registrant. The registrant shall indicate on such registration whether it prefers to be contacted by first class mail or electronic mail and the preferred addresses for such communications. The registrant shall report any change in the information provided on the registration no later than ten days following the date of the change of information. At the time of registration, the registrant shall pay a one-hundred-dollar fee to the municipality.

      (c) If the registration is with MERS, it shall contain (1) the name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address of the registrant, and (2) the name, address, telephone number and electronic address of the local property maintenance company responsible for the maintenance of the property, if such a management company has been engaged by the registrant.

      (d) If a registrant fails to comply with any provision of the general statutes or of any municipal ordinance concerning the repair or maintenance of real estate, including, without limitation, an ordinance relating to the prevention of housing blight pursuant to subparagraph (H)(xv) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148, the maintenance of safe and sanitary housing as provided in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148, or the abatement of nuisances as provided in subparagraph (E) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148, the municipality may issue a notice to the registrant citing the conditions on such property that violate such provisions. Such notice shall be sent by either first class or electronic mail, or both, and shall be sent to the address or addresses of the registrant identified on the registration. A copy of such notice shall be sent by first class mail or electronic mail to the property maintenance company if such a company has been identified on the registration. Such notice shall comply with section 7-148gg.

      (e) The notice described in subsection (d) of this section shall provide a date, reasonable under the circumstances, by which the registrant may remedy the condition or conditions on such registrant's property. If the registrant or property management company does not remedy the condition or conditions on such registrant's property before the date following the date specified in such notice, the municipality may enforce its rights under the relevant provisions of the general statutes or of any municipal ordinance.

      (f) A municipality shall only impose registration requirements upon registrants in accordance with this section, except that any municipal registration requirements effective on or before passage of public act 09-144* shall remain effective.

      (P.A. 09-144, S. 2.)

      *Note: Public act 09-144 is entitled "An Act Concerning Neighborhood Protection". (See Reference Table captioned "Public Acts of 2009" following the Index which lists the sections amended, created or repealed by the act.)


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      Sec. 7-148jj. Ordinances regulating maintenance of foreclosed properties. (a) No municipality shall adopt a property maintenance ordinance or regulation that applies only to the property maintenance activities of a person who holds a mortgage on or title to real property located within this state and obtained by foreclosure, provided nothing in this section shall preclude a municipality from enacting or enforcing an ordinance or regulation that applies generally to all owners of real property within such municipality, without regard to how the owner acquired title. For purposes of this section, property maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, activities related to the repair, maintenance, restoration, alteration, removal or demolition of any part of real property.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any municipal property maintenance ordinance or regulation that applies only to the property maintenance activities of a person who holds title or a mortgage to real property located within this state and obtained by foreclosure shall continue to be effective provided such ordinance or regulation was adopted on or before passage of public act 09-144*.

      (c) Nothing in this section shall prohibit or limit a municipality from adopting or enforcing an ordinance or regulation relating to the prevention of housing blight pursuant to subparagraph (H)(xv) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148, the maintenance of safe and sanitary housing as provided in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148, or the abatement of nuisances as provided in subparagraph (E) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148.

      (P.A. 09-144, S. 10.)

      *Note: Public act 09-144 is entitled "An Act Concerning Neighborhood Protection". (See Reference Table captioned "Public Acts of 2009" following the Index which lists the sections amended, created or repealed by the act.)


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      Sec. 7-148kk. Negotiated agreement to promote regional economic development and share tax revenue from new economic development. (a) As used in this section, "legislative body" means the council, commission, board, body or town meeting, by whatever name it may be known, having or exercising the general legislative powers and functions of a municipality and "municipality" means any town, city or borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough.

      (b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, municipal charter or home rule ordinance, the chief elected officials of two or more municipalities that are members of the same federal economic development district, established under 42 USC 3171, may initiate a process for such municipalities to enter into an agreement to promote regional economic development and share the real and personal property tax revenue from new economic development. Such agreement shall provide that the municipalities agree not to compete for new economic development and shall specify the types of new economic development projects subject to the agreement. The agreement shall also have terms providing for (1) identification of areas for (A) new economic development, (B) open space and natural resource preservation, and (C) transit-oriented development, including housing; (2) capital improvements, including the shared use of buildings and other capital assets; (3) regional energy consumption, including strategies for cooperative energy use and development of distributive generation and sustainable energy projects; and (4) promotion and sharing of arts and cultural assets. The agreement shall also include terms providing for at least three municipal cooperative programs and at least three educational cooperative programs, including, but not limited to, the following: (A) Collective bargaining, (B) purchasing cooperatives, (C) health care pooling with each other or the state, (D) regional shared school curriculum and special education services, through regional educational service centers, established under section 10-66a, and (E) any other initiatives mutually agreed upon. Each municipality that is party to the agreement shall participate in at least one municipal cooperative program and one educational cooperative program. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to require each municipality that is party to the agreement to participate in all municipal cooperative programs and educational cooperative programs described in the agreement.

      (c) The agreement shall be prepared pursuant to negotiations and shall contain all provisions on which there is mutual agreement between the municipalities. The agreement shall establish procedures for amendment, termination and withdrawal. The negotiations shall include an opportunity for public participation. The agreement shall be approved by each municipality that is a party to the agreement by resolution of the legislative body.

      (d) The municipality in which real property with new economic development is located that is subject to shared revenue pursuant to an agreement under this section shall maintain a separate list describing such properties. The mill rate used to determine the amount of taxes imposed on such new economic development shall be the mill rate of the municipality in which the development is located.

      (P.A. 09-231, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 7-148ll. Determination re regional economic development agreement. The municipalities that are parties to a regional economic development agreement entered into and approved under the provisions of section 7-148kk shall send a copy of such agreement to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Not more than thirty days after receipt of such agreement the secretary shall make a written determination as to whether or not the agreement is consistent with the requirements of said section 7-148kk. The secretary shall send a copy of the determination to each municipality that is a party to the agreement and the Commissioner of Revenue Services.

      (P.A. 09-231, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 7-152c. Hearing procedure for citations. (a) Any municipality as defined in subsection (a) of section 7-148 may establish by ordinance a citation hearing procedure in accordance with this section. The Superior Court shall be authorized to enforce the assessments and judgments provided for under this section.

      (b) The chief executive officer of any such municipality shall appoint one or more citation hearing officers, other than police officers or employees or persons who issue citations, to conduct the hearings authorized by this section.

      (c) Any such municipality, at any time within twelve months from the expiration of the final period for the uncontested payment of fines, penalties, costs or fees for any citation issued under any ordinance adopted pursuant to section 7-148 or section 22a-226d, for an alleged violation thereof, shall send notice to the person cited. Such notice shall inform the person cited: (1) Of the allegations against him and the amount of the fines, penalties, costs or fees due; (2) that he may contest his liability before a citation hearing officer by delivering in person or by mail written notice within ten days of the date thereof; (3) that if he does not demand such a hearing, an assessment and judgment shall be entered against him; and (4) that such judgment may issue without further notice. If the person to whom such notice is issued is a registrant, the municipality may deliver such notice in accordance with section 7-148ii, provided nothing in this section shall preclude a municipality from providing notice in another manner permitted by applicable law.

      (d) If the person who is sent notice pursuant to subsection (c) of this section wishes to admit liability for any alleged violation, he may, without requesting a hearing, pay the full amount of the fines, penalties, costs or fees admitted to in person or by mail to an official designated by such municipality. Such payment shall be inadmissible in any proceeding, civil or criminal, to establish the conduct of such person or other person making the payment. Any person who does not deliver or mail written demand for a hearing within ten days of the date of the first notice provided for in subsection (c) of this section shall be deemed to have admitted liability, and the designated municipal official shall certify such person's failure to respond to the hearing officer. The hearing officer shall thereupon enter and assess the fines, penalties, costs or fees provided for by the applicable ordinances and shall follow the procedures set forth in subsection (f) of this section.

      (e) Any person who requests a hearing shall be given written notice of the date, time and place for the hearing. Such hearing shall be held not less than fifteen days nor more than thirty days from the date of the mailing of notice, provided the hearing officer shall grant upon good cause shown any reasonable request by any interested party for postponement or continuance. An original or certified copy of the initial notice of violation issued by the issuing official or policeman shall be filed and retained by the municipality, and shall be deemed to be a business record within the scope of section 52-180 and evidence of the facts contained therein. The presence of the issuing official or policeman shall be required at the hearing if such person so requests. A person wishing to contest his liability shall appear at the hearing and may present evidence in his behalf. A designated municipal official, other than the hearing officer, may present evidence on behalf of the municipality. If such person fails to appear, the hearing officer may enter an assessment by default against him upon a finding of proper notice and liability under the applicable statutes or ordinances. The hearing officer may accept from such person copies of police reports, investigatory and citation reports, and other official documents by mail and may determine thereby that the appearance of such person is unnecessary. The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in the order and form and with such methods of proof as he deems fair and appropriate. The rules regarding the admissibility of evidence shall not be strictly applied, but all testimony shall be given under oath or affirmation. The hearing officer shall announce his decision at the end of the hearing. If he determines that the person is not liable, he shall dismiss the matter and enter his determination in writing accordingly. If he determines that the person is liable for the violation, he shall forthwith enter and assess the fines, penalties, costs or fees against such person as provided by the applicable ordinances of the municipality.

      (f) If such assessment is not paid on the date of its entry, the hearing officer shall send by first class mail a notice of the assessment to the person found liable and shall file, not less than thirty days or more than twelve months after such mailing, a certified copy of the notice of assessment with the clerk of a superior court facility designated by the Chief Court Administrator together with an entry fee of eight dollars. The certified copy of the notice of assessment shall constitute a record of assessment. Within such twelve-month period, assessments against the same person may be accrued and filed as one record of assessment. The clerk shall enter judgment, in the amount of such record of assessment and court costs of eight dollars, against such person in favor of the municipality. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the hearing officer's assessment, when so entered as a judgment, shall have the effect of a civil money judgment and a levy of execution on such judgment may issue without further notice to such person.

      (g) A person against whom an assessment has been entered pursuant to this section is entitled to judicial review by way of appeal. An appeal shall be instituted within thirty days of the mailing of notice of such assessment by filing a petition to reopen assessment, together with an entry fee in an amount equal to the entry fee for a small claims case pursuant to section 52-259, at a superior court facility designated by the Chief Court Administrator, which shall entitle such person to a hearing in accordance with the rules of the judges of the Superior Court.

      (P.A. 88-221, S. 2; P.A. 94-200, S. 2; P.A. 00-191, S. 4, 16; P.A. 02-132, S. 63; P.A. 03-278, S. 13; P.A. 09-144, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 94-200 amended Subsec. (c) to include enforcement of ordinances adopted under Sec. 22a-226d; P.A. 00-191 amended Subsec. (f) by changing provision that copy of notice of assessment be filed with clerk of superior court facility designated by the Chief Court Administrator within boundaries of judicial district instead of superior court for the geographical area, effective September 1, 2000; P.A. 02-132 amended Subsec. (f) by deleting "within the boundaries of the judicial district in which the municipality is located" and making a technical change and amended Subsec. (g) by replacing "in the superior court for the geographical area in which the municipality is located" with "at a superior court facility designated by the Chief Court Administrator"; P.A. 03-278 made a technical change in Subsec. (f), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 09-144 amended Subsec. (c) by allowing notice to be delivered to a registrant in accordance with Sec. 7-148ii.

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      Sec. 7-169d. Bingo products. Registration of manufacturer or equipment dealer. Fee. Approval of products. Revocation of registration. Regulations. (a) As used in this section (1) "bingo" has the same meaning as provided in section 7-169, and (2) "bingo products" means bingo ball equipment, bingo cards or bingo paper.

      (b) Each group or organization authorized to operate or conduct a bingo game or series of bingo games pursuant to sections 7-169, 7-169a and 7-169c shall use bingo products that are (1) owned in full by such group or organization, (2) used without compensation by such group or organization, or (3) rented or purchased from a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer who is registered with the Division of Special Revenue in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

      (c) Each applicant for registration as a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall apply to the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue on such forms as the executive director prescribes. The application shall be accompanied by an annual fee of one thousand seven hundred fifty dollars payable to the State Treasurer. Each applicant for an initial registration shall submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a before such registration is issued.

      (d) No registered bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall rent or sell any type of bingo product that has not been approved by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue.

      (e) The Division of Special Revenue may revoke for cause any registration issued in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

      (f) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

      (P.A. 07-36, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 147.)

      History: P.A. 07-36 effective January 1, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (c) to increase annual fee from $1,500 to $1,750.

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      Sec. 7-169e. Recreational bingo for parent teacher associations or organizations. Requirements. Records. Exemption. Regulations. (a) Any parent teacher association or organization may operate and conduct games of bingo, as defined in section 7-169, for the amusement and recreation of such association's or organization's members and guests without a permit, as required by said section, provided (1) such association or organization registers annually with the Division of Special Revenue and pays an annual registration fee of forty dollars, (2) such association or organization obtains an identification number from the division, (3) such association or organization charges an admission fee of not more than one dollar, (4) each individual prize of cash or merchandise offered does not exceed twenty dollars in value, and (5) only active members of such association or organization assist in the operation of the games of bingo and assist without compensation. The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may revoke any such registration for cause. Any registration fees collected in accordance with this subsection shall be remitted to the state.

      (b) Each such association or organization shall keep accurate records of receipts and disbursements related to such games of bingo, and such records shall be available for inspection by the executive director.

      (c) Each such association or organization shall be exempt from the requirements of sections 7-169 and 7-169a.

      (d) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, in consultation with the Gaming Policy Board, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section in order to prevent fraud and protect the public.

      (P.A. 08-62, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 148.)

      History: P.A. 08-62 effective May 12, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (a) to increase annual registration fee from $20 to $40.

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      Sec. 7-169i. Sealed ticket machine. Registration of manufacturer or dealer. Fee. Revocation. Regulations. (a) No permittee pursuant to section 7-169h may use a mechanical or electronic ticket dispensing machine to sell sealed tickets unless such machine is owned in full by the permittee or is rented or purchased from a manufacturer or dealer who is registered with the Division of Special Revenue.

      (b) Each applicant for registration as a manufacturer or dealer in sealed ticket dispensing machines shall apply to the executive director on such forms as the executive director prescribes. The application shall be accompanied by an annual fee of six hundred twenty-five dollars payable to the State Treasurer. Each applicant for initial registration shall submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a before such registration is issued.

      (c) The Division of Special Revenue may revoke for cause any registration issued in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

      (d) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

      (P.A. 07-36, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 149.)

      History: P.A. 07-36 effective January 1, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (b) to increase annual fee from $500 to $625.

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      Sec. 7-177. Prizes. (a) All prizes given at any bazaar or raffle shall be merchandise, tangible personal property or a ticket, coupon or gift certificate, entitling the winner to merchandise, tangible personal property, services, transportation on a common carrier by land, water or air and to any tour facilities provided in connection therewith, or to participation in a lottery conducted under chapter 226. Such ticket, coupon or gift certificate shall not be refundable or transferable. No cash prizes or prizes consisting of alcoholic liquor shall be given, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section and section 7-177a, and no prize shall be redeemed or redeemable for cash, except tickets for a lottery conducted under chapter 226. For the purposes of this section, coins whose trading value exceeds their face value and coins not commonly in circulation shall not be deemed a cash prize.

      (b) Any sponsoring organization authorized to conduct a bazaar pursuant to section 7-172 may award cash prizes not to exceed fifty dollars each in connection with the playing of a blower ball game. For purposes of this subsection "blower ball game" means a game of chance where the players wager on a color or number and the winner is determined by the drawing of a colored or numbered ball from a mechanical ball blower that mixes ping pong balls with blown air.

      (1955, S. 295d; 1957, P.A. 328; P.A. 73-239, S. 2, 3; P.A. 81-383, S. 3; P.A. 89-214, S. 7, 26; P.A. 90-15, S. 1, 2; P.A. 07-36, S. 6; P.A. 09-34, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-239 allowed prizes to consist of lottery tickets; P.A. 81-383 added real property as a permissible prize under a "Class No. 6" permit; P.A. 89-214 deleted reference to prizes of real property in the case of a raffle conducted under a "Class No. 6" permit; P.A. 90-15 allowed prizes to consist of gift certificates entitling winner to merchandise, tangible personal property or services and specified that certain coins would not be deemed a cash prize; P.A. 07-36 made technical changes and added exception to the cash prize prohibition; P.A. 09-34 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a), made a conforming change therein and added Subsec. (b) re prizes for blower ball games, effective May 20, 2009.

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      Sec. 7-178. Equipment. Expenses. Information required on raffle ticket. Rental from out-of-state dealer. (a) No bazaar or raffle shall be conducted with any equipment except such as is owned absolutely or used without payment of any compensation therefor by the permittee or as is rented from a dealer in such equipment who (1) has a principal place of business in this state, and (2) is registered with the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue in such manner and on such form as he may prescribe, which form shall be accompanied by an annual fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars payable to the Treasurer of the state of Connecticut. No item of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating or conducting of any bazaar or raffle pursuant to any permit issued under sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, except such as are bona fide items of reasonable amount for goods, wares and merchandise furnished or services rendered, which are reasonably necessary to be purchased or furnished for the holding, operating or conducting thereof, and no commission, salary, compensation, reward or recompense whatever shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person holding, operating or conducting, or assisting in the holding, operation or conduct of, any such bazaar or raffle. Each raffle ticket shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of the raffle, the three most valuable prizes to be awarded and the total number of prizes to be awarded as specified on the form prescribed in section 7-173. In addition to any other information required under this section to be printed on a raffle ticket, each ticket for a raffle authorized pursuant to a "Class No. 7" permit shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of each raffle drawing.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a permittee may rent equipment from a dealer who does not have a principal place of business in this state if an in-state dealer is unavailable, provided such out-of-state dealer is registered with said executive director pursuant to the provisions of said subsection (a).

      (1955, S. 299d; P.A. 76-81, S. 2; P.A. 77-492; 77-614, S. 486, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 83-35, S. 2; 83-587, S. 95, 96; P.A. 86-419, S. 10, 25; P.A. 89-214, S. 8, 26; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-17, S. 7, 59; P.A. 96-102, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 150.)

      History: P.A. 76-81 required tickets to be printed with three most valuable prizes and total number of prizes; P.A. 77-492 added exception to prohibition of bazaars and raffles on Sunday; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 substituted commissioner of public safety for commissioner of state police and made state police department a division within the department of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 83-35 eliminated the prohibition against Sunday bazaars or raffles; P.A. 83-587 provided that public act 83-35 shall take effect July 1, 1983, rather than October 1, 1983; P.A. 86-419 substituted division of special revenue for state police and executive director of said division for commissioner of public safety, effective October 1, 1987; P.A. 89-214 made format changes in section, inserting Subdivs. (1) and (2) and making technical changes as required, required that registration form be accompanied by annual fee of $300 payable to state treasurer, and required tickets to be printed with time of raffle thereon; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-17 required each ticket for a raffle authorized under a "Class No. 7" permit to include the time, date and place of each drawing; P.A. 96-102 designated existing section as Subsec. (a) and made technical change therein and added Subsec. (b), conditionally authorizing permittee to rent equipment from out-of-state dealer, effective April 25, 1996; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (a) to increase annual fee from $300 to $375.

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