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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5475

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1948

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY BY THE LAW REVISION COMMISSION OF PROCESSES INVOLVING THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY MUNICIPALITIES.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Connecticut Law Revision Commission shall conduct a study into the adequacy of state processes governing the foreclosure of tax liens by a municipality. Such study shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The feasibility of establishing an expedited process for tax foreclosures on small parcels of land on which taxes have not been paid for ten years or more; (2) an examination of the constraints that municipalities encounter when foreclosing on such tax liens; and (3) an examination of the due process issues which affect municipalities and interested parties when foreclosing on such tax liens. On or before January 1, 2017, the commission shall present its recommendations, including recommendations for proposed statutory revisions, if any, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to municipalities and the judiciary and to the Chief Court Administrator.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require the Connecticut Law Revision Commission to study the adequacy of state processes governing the foreclosure of tax liens by a municipality.

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