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House of Representatives

File No. 648

General Assembly

 

February Session, 2018

(Reprint of File No. 169)

House Bill No. 5181

 

As Amended by House Amendment

Schedule "A"

Approved by the Legislative Commissioner

April 26, 2018

AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF WILTON BY ONE YEAR AND VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN AND VOTES CAST BY THE ELECTORS AND VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF MONROE.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-62 of the general statutes or any other provision of the general statutes, any municipal charter, special act or home rule ordinance, the town of Wilton shall not be required to implement a revaluation prior to the assessment year commencing on October 1, 2018, provided any decision not to implement a revaluation pursuant to this section is approved by the legislative body of such town. The rate maker, as defined in section 12-131 of the general statutes, in such town may prepare new rate bills pursuant to the provisions of chapter 204 of the general statutes in order to carry out the provisions of this section. Any required revaluation subsequent to any delayed implementation of a revaluation pursuant to this section shall be implemented in accordance with the provisions of section 12-62 of the general statutes. Such subsequent revaluation shall recommence at the point in the schedule required pursuant to section 12-62 of the general statutes where such town was prior to such delay.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-3 of the general statutes or any provision of any special act, charter or ordinance, the actions taken and the votes cast by the electors and voters of the town of Monroe at town meetings held on January 23, 2017, and February 12, 2018, relating to resolutions appropriating funds for various capital projects and the authorization of the issuance of bonds, notes and temporary notes and the acceptance of grants to defray said appropriations, otherwise valid, except that such town meetings were held within five days after the notices of the town meetings were posted and published, are validated. All acts, votes and proceedings of the officers and officials of the town of Monroe, pertaining to or taken in reliance on such town meetings and votes, are validated and effective as of the date taken.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

North Stonington

Deferral of Grand List Changes

None

Potential

North Stonington

Cost Deferral

Potential

Potential

Explanation

The bill allows the town of Wilton to delay a revaluation scheduled for October 1, 2018. This allows the town to defer the cost of the revaluation, estimated to be $54,000. It also defers any changes in assessments in Wilton as a result of revaluation.

The fiscal year during which any costs or grand list changes resulting from a revaluation occur will depend on the new revaluation date selected by the town.

The bill also validates certain votes taken at town meetings in the town of Monroe. This has no fiscal impact.

House “A” validates votes taken at town meetings in the town of Monroe, which has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5181 (as amended by House "A")

AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF WILTON BY ONE YEAR.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

22

Nay

0

(03/16/2018)

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