Planning and Development Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-5314

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING THE JEOPARDY COLLECTION OF TAXES.

Vote Date:

3/7/2012

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable

PH Date:

3/2/2012

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Planning and Development Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

To require a tax collector to provide written notification to the Chief Elected Officer, Chief Elected Official of a municipality, and the tax payer before beginning jeopardy tax collection.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Michelle Cook,State Representative (65th District)

This bill clarifies and strengthens language that is already in statute. In this economic climate this could be devastating to a small business. This bill requires the tax collector in writing a detailed explanation as to why he may be exercising jeopardy

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), Ron Thomas

CCM is not aware of any widespread problem that would necessitate this bill. Regarding a similar bill that was raised last year the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) states that it would have a revenue impact on towns and cities

Reported by: Judith Walter

Date: March 12, 2012