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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6934

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2489

 

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Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FREY, 111th Dist.

 

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:

That the general statutes be amended to permit a municipality to, 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, movie theaters, performance venues and retailers catering to or relating to the arts.

Statement of Purpose:

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