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Community Conversation & Public Hearings

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


A reminder about a Community Conversation tonight in the Darien Library Community Room and two public hearings tomorrow at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Community Conversation

Tonight, Thursday, March 14

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Road

As always, I encourage you to attend, if possible, and to ask me questions relating to the  current session or any legislative issue you would like to discuss or learn more about.

Public Hearings

Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee – Tomorrow, 10:30 a.m., LOB Rm. 2E

S.B. 431: An Act Concerning Property Tax Reform. This bill would create a statewide one mill tax on real property. It would also prevent municipalities from collecting property taxes on motor vehicles, and instead create a statewide motor vehicle tax between 15 and 19 mills.

S.B. 877: An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget. This bill is the revenue package for Governor Lamont’s 2020-21 budget proposals, which includes an expansion of the sales tax to goods and services currently excluded. Click here for a full list of items that would be taxed under this proposal.

H.B. 6031: An Act Phasing Out the Estate Tax. This bill would completely phase out Connecticut’s estate tax over a five-year period. This tax has been cited as a major concern for small business owners and retirees.

Planning & Development Committee – Tomorrow, 12:00 p.m., LOB Rm. 1A

H.B. 7319: An Act Concerning the Fiscal Independence of School Districts. This proposal would transfer the power to collect taxes for the purpose of providing educational services from the towns to regionalized school districts. Municipalities would no longer be able to issue bonds or allocate funds for education because this would be handled by the regionalized districts.

Please use the links below for detailed information about submitting testimony and for directions to the Legislative Office Building

Submitting Testimony: Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee – Page 11

Submitting Testimony: Planning & Development Committee – Pages 15 & 16

Directions to the Legislative Office Building (LOB)

If you are unable to attend the Community Conversation or public hearings, but would like to discuss these bills or any state government issues further, I am always available to speak with you privately.

Office: (800) 842-1423