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Committee Bill No. 6675

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 5511

 

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Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(PD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017) Any municipality may, by vote of its legislative body or, in a municipality where the legislative body is a town meeting, by vote of the board of selectmen, abate up to one hundred per cent of the property taxes due for any property used for arts or culture, including, but not limited to, art galleries, art studios, installation galleries, performance venues and retailers catering to or relating to the arts.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To allow municipalities to provide tax abatements to support and encourage properties devoted to arts and culture.

[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.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. BERTHEL, 68th Dist.

H.B. 6675