PA 17-222—sHB 7295

Planning and Development Committee

Housing Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM

SUMMARY: This act adjusts the payment schedule for the rental rebate program for the elderly and people with total and permanent disabilities. It does so by (1) delaying, from September 30 to October 15, the date by which the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) secretary must annually prepare a list of approved program applications and forward them to the comptroller for payment and (2) eliminating the requirement that OPM approve rental rebate program payments within 120 days after receiving applications. By law, (1) renters may apply for the program from April 1 through October 1 of each year and (2) the comptroller must draw an order on the state treasurer no later than 15 days after receiving the list of approved payments from OPM.

The act eliminates references to copies of the rental rebate certificates and applications assessors submit to OPM. In practice, assessors submit these documents to OPM electronically.

The act also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017