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Raised Bill No. 6316

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2619

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION.

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

Section 1. Subsection (e) of section 22-26cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(e) Whenever the commissioner acquires the development rights to any agricultural land, and any municipality in which all or part of the land is situated paid a part of the purchase price from a fund established pursuant to section 7-131q, such municipality and the state may jointly own the development rights. [, provided joint ownership by such municipality shall be limited to land within its boundaries.] The land may be released from its agricultural restriction in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 establishing procedures for the joint acquisition of development rights to agricultural land.

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

Section 1

from passage

22-26cc(e)

Statement of Purpose:

To allow for the joint ownership of the development rights to agricultural lands between the state and a municipality, when the municipality paid a part of the purchase price for such rights, without having the requirement that all of the subject land be within the boundaries of such municipality.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]