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Connecticut may increase property taxes on collector vehicles

Connecticut Reintroduces Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles

SEMA Action Network Update:

The governor has introduced legislation (S.B. 843) to eliminate a provision in the Connecticut statutes that allows antiques, rare or special interest motor vehicles to be assessed at a value of no more than $500.  Under the bill,valuation of these vehicles will be done in the same manner as all other motor vehicles in the state.  Vehicles in Connecticut are taxed by the municipality in which they are registered and rates vary by municipality.  The municipality calculates the owner’s tax liability for a particular vehicle by multiplying the “mill rate” by 70% of the vehicle’s true and actual value.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to this Provision in S.B. 843

Tax assessors are looking to target motor vehicles for additional revenue at time when it appears that property taxes are increasing for many Connecticut citizens on other taxable property.
S.B. 843 seeks to narrow property tax benefits for antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles by assessing their value at a higher rate.  These values may not be easily determined.
S.B. 843 ignores the fact that existing antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of continued property tax benefits.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to S.B. 843.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
John.Fonfara@cga.ct.gov; Patricia.Widlitz@cga.ct.gov; Scott.Frantz@cga.ct.gov; Sean.Williams@housegop.ct.gov; james.albis@cga.ct.gov; Emil.Altobello@cga.ct.gov; Angel.Arce@cga.ct.gov; Andres.Ayala@cga.ct.gov; Brian.Becker@cga.ct.gov; Jeffrey.Berger@cga.ct.gov; Betty.Boukus@cga.ct.gov; Larry.Butler@cga.ct.gov; Steve.Cassano@cga.ct.gov; Michael.DAgostino@cga.ct.gov; Kim.Fawcett@cga.ct.gov; Jack.Hennessy@cga.ct.gov; Susan.Johnson@cga.ct.gov; Timothy.Larson@cga.ct.gov; Gary.LeBeau@cga.ct.gov; roland.lemar@cga.ct.gov; Carlo.Leone@cga.ct.gov; Rick.Lopes@cga.ct.gov; Geoff.Luxenberg@cga.ct.gov; Russell.Morin@cga.ct.gov; Edward.Moukawsher@cga.ct.gov; Mary.Mushinsky@cga.ct.gov; Anthony.Musto@cga.ct.gov; Lonnie.Reed@cga.ct.gov; Jason.Rojas@cga.ct.gov; Bobby.Sanchez@cga.ct.gov; Hilda.Santiago@cga.ct.gov; Charlie.Stallworth@cga.ct.gov; Jonathan.Steinberg@cga.ct.gov; Andrea.Stillman@cga.ct.gov; Christopher.Wright@cga.ct.gov; David.Zoni@cga.ct.gov; Bill.Aman@cga.ct.gov; Toni.Boucher@cga.ct.gov; Cecilia.Buck-Taylor@housegop.ct.gov; Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov; christopher.davis@housegop.ct.gov; Livvy.Floren@housegop.ct.gov; John.Frey@housegop.ct.gov; Michael.McLachlan@cga.ct.gov; John.Piscopo@housegop.ct.gov; Rosa.Rebimbas@housegop.ct.gov; Pamela.Sawyer@housegop.ct.gov; David.Scribner@housegop.ct.gov; john.shaban@housegop.ct.gov; bill.simanski@housegop.ct.gov; prasad.srinivasan@housegop.ct.gov; Stephen.Walko@housegop.ct.gov; Kevin.Witkos@cga.ct.gov

Senator John Fonfara (Co-Chair)
Phone: 860-240-0462
Email: John.Fonfara@cga.ct.gov

Representative Patricia Widlitz (Co-Chair)
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Patricia.Widlitz@cga.ct.gov

Senator Gary LeBeau (Vice Chair)
Phone: 860-240-0511
Email: Gary.LeBeau@cga.ct.gov

Representative Roland Lemar (Vice Chair)
Phone: 860) 240-8585
Email: roland.lemar@cga.ct.gov

Representative Robert Sanchez (Vice Chair)
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Bobby.Sanchez@cga.ct.gov

Senator Scott Frantz
Phone: 860-240-8800
Email: Scott.Frantz@cga.ct.gov

Representative Sean Williams
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Sean.Williams@housegop.ct.gov

Representative James Albis
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: james.albis@cga.ct.gov

Representative Emil Altobello
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Emil.Altobello@cga.ct.gov

Representative Angel Arce
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Angel.Arce@cga.ct.gov

Senator Andres Ayala
Phone: 860-240-8864
Email: Andres.Ayala@cga.ct.gov

Representative Brian Becker
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Brian.Becker@cga.ct.gov

Representative Jeffrey Berger
Phone: 860-240-8500
Email: Jeffrey.Berger@cga.ct.gov

Representative Elizabeth Boukus
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Betty.Boukus@cga.ct.gov

Representative Larry Butler
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Larry.Butler@cga.ct.gov

Senator Steve Cassano
Phone: 860-240-5302
Email: Steve.Cassano@cga.ct.gov

Representative Michael D’Agostino
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Michael.DAgostino@cga.ct.gov

Representative Kim Fawcett
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Kim.Fawcett@cga.ct.gov

Representative Jack Hennessy
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Jack.Hennessy@cga.ct.gov

Representative Susan Johnson
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Susan.Johnson@cga.ct.gov

Representative Timothy Larson
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Timothy.Larson@cga.ct.gov

Senator Carlo Leone
Phone: 860-240-0589
Email: Carlo.Leone@cga.ct.gov

Representative Rick Lopes
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Rick.Lopes@cga.ct.gov

Representative Geoff Luxenberg
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Geoff.Luxenberg@cga.ct.gov

Representative Russell Morin
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Russell.Morin@cga.ct.gov

Representative Edward Moukawsher
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Edward.Moukawsher@cga.ct.gov

Representative Mary Mushinsky
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Mary.Mushinsky@cga.ct.gov

Senator Anthony Musto
Phone: 860-240-0498
Email: Anthony.Musto@cga.ct.gov

Representative Lonnie Reed
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Lonnie.Reed@cga.ct.gov

Representative Jason Rojas
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Jason.Rojas@cga.ct.gov

Representative Hilda Santiago
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Hilda.Santiago@cga.ct.gov

Representative Charlie Stallworth
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Charlie.Stallworth@cga.ct.gov

Representative Jonathan Steinberg
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Jonathan.Steinberg@cga.ct.gov

Senator Andrea Stillman
Phone: 860-240-0425
Email: Andrea.Stillman@cga.ct.gov

Representative Christopher Wright
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: Christopher.Wright@cga.ct.gov

Representative David Zoni
Phone: 860-240-8585
Email: David.Zoni@cga.ct.gov

Representative William Aman
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Bill.Aman@cga.ct.gov

Senator Toni Boucher
Phone: 860-240-0465
Email: Toni.Boucher@cga.ct.gov

Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Cecilia.Buck-Taylor@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Vincent Candelora
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Christopher Davis
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: christopher.davis@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Livvy Floren
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Livvy.Floren@housegop.ct.gov

Representative John Frey
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: John.Frey@housegop.ct.gov

Senator Michael McLachlan
Phone: 860-240-0068
Email: Michael.McLachlan@cga.ct.gov

Representative John Piscopo
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: John.Piscopo@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Rosa Rebimbas
Phone: 860-240-8723
Email: Rosa.Rebimbas@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Pamela Sawyer
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Pamela.Sawyer@housegop.ct.gov

Representative David Scribner
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: David.Scribner@housegop.ct.gov

Representative John Shaban
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: john.shaban@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Bill Simanski
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: bill.simanski@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Prasad Srinivasan
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: prasad.srinivasan@housegop.ct.gov

Representative Stephen Walko
Phone: 860-240-8700
Email: Stephen.Walko@housegop.ct.gov

Senator Kevin Witkos
Phone: 860-240-0436
Email: Kevin.Witkos@cga.ct.gov


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