Sec. 12-3b. Abatement Review Committee. (a) There is created an Abatement
Review Committee which shall consist of (1) the State Comptroller or an employee of
the office of the State Comptroller designated by said Comptroller, (2) the Secretary
of the Office of Policy and Management or an employee of the Office of Policy and
Management designated by said secretary, (3) the Commissioner of Consumer Protection or an employee of the Department of Consumer Protection designated by said
commissioner, and (4) the Commissioner of Revenue Services or an employee of the
Department of Revenue Services designated by said commissioner. Said committee
shall meet monthly or as often as necessary to approve any abatement, in whole or in
part, of tax, including any penalty or interest payable in connection therewith, which
the Commissioner of Revenue Services or the Commissioner of Consumer Protection
is authorized to abate pursuant to any provision of the general statutes. A majority vote
of the committee shall be required for approval of such abatement.
(b) An itemized statement of all abatements approved under this section shall be available to the public for inspection by any person.
(c) The Abatement Review Committee, established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, establishing guidelines for the abatement of any tax.
(P.A. 96-221, S. 17, 25; P.A. 97-243, S. 3, 67; P.A. 11-51, S. 185.)
History: P.A. 96-221 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 97-243 clarified that each member of the committee may designate an employee to serve on the committee in his place, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) to add Commissioner of Consumer Protection or an employee of Department of Consumer Protection designated by said commissioner, replace "executive director of the Division of Special Revenue" with "Commissioner of Consumer Protection" and make technical changes, effective July 1, 2011.
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