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Substitute Senate Bill No. 461

Public Act No. 13-222

AN ACT CONFERRING CORPORATE POWERS ON CERTAIN MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITIES.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) A municipal stormwater authority created pursuant to section 22a-498 of the general statutes and located in a distressed municipality, as defined in subsection (b) of section 32-9p of the general statutes, having a population of not more than twenty-eight thousand shall constitute a body politic and corporate and the ordinance establishing such authority may confer upon such authority the following powers: (1) To sue and be sued; (2) to acquire, hold and convey any estate, real or personal; (3) to contract; (4) to borrow money, including by the issuance of bonds, provided the issuance of such bonds is approved by the legislative body of the municipality in which such authority district is located; (5) to recommend to the legislative body of such municipality the imposition of a levy upon the taxable interests in real property within such authority district, the revenues from which may be used in carrying out any of the powers of such authority; (6) to deposit and expend funds; and (7) to enter property to make surveys, soundings, borings and examinations to accomplish the purposes of section 22a-498 of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Any charge due to a municipal stormwater authority and not paid within thirty days of the due date shall thereupon be delinquent and shall bear interest from the due date at the rate charged by the municipality's tax collector for delinquent property taxes. Any such unpaid charge shall constitute a lien upon the real estate against which such charge was levied from the date it became delinquent. Each such lien may be continued, recorded and released in the manner provided by the general statutes for continuing, recording and releasing property tax liens.

Approved June 25, 2013