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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5319

February Session, 2012

 

LCO No. 1308

 

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Referred to Committee on Planning and Development

 

Introduced by:

 

(PD)

 

AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subparagraph (H)(xv) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2012):

(xv) Make and enforce regulations for the prevention and remediation of housing blight, including regulations reducing assessments and authorizing designated agents of the municipality to enter property during reasonable hours for the purpose of remediating blighted conditions, provided such regulations define housing blight, and further provided such regulations shall not authorize such municipality or its designated agents to enter any dwelling house or structure on such property, and including regulations establishing a duty to maintain property and specifying standards to determine if there is neglect; prescribe fines for the violation of such regulations [of not less than ten or more than one hundred dollars for each day that a] as follows: (I) For the period from the first day to the thirtieth day during which such violation exists, one hundred dollars for each day that such violation continues; (II) for the period from the thirty-first day to the sixtieth day during which such violation exists, two hundred fifty dollars for each day that such violation continues; and (III) for the period from the sixty-first day to the day the violation is corrected, five hundred dollars for each day that such violation continues and, if such fines are prescribed, such municipality shall adopt a citation hearing procedure in accordance with section 7-152c;

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2012

7-148(c)(7)(H)(xv)

PD

Joint Favorable

 

JUD

Joint Favorable