Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is the Repeal of Local Car Tax Good?

 Is the repeal of the local car tax collected by Connecticut cities and towns a blessing or a curse? Most people would say a blessing - having to fork over less money always sounds good. Before you decide, this may not be the case if this local tax is repealed. Lovers of big government  bureaucracy may get their with a CT State Car Tax ! And you won't have to wait too long! Some legislators already have such a law penned and ready to go this session!  What are your thoughts on the repeal of the local car tax?

For some background on the politics at play here check out this article on the Ct Mirror:
http://www.ctmirror.org/story/18958/could-malloy-be-driving-toward-end-car-taxes

Read the proposed legislation here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/H/2013HB-05102

General Assembly
  Proposed Bill No. 5102
 
January Session, 2013
  LCO No. 81
   
Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduced by:
 
REP. BERGER, 73rd Dist.
 
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE MILL RATE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF ANTIQUE, RARE OR SPECIAL INTEREST MOTOR VEHICLES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That the general statutes be amended to establish a state-wide mill rate for motor vehicles and to narrow the definition of antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle to include motor vehicles thirty years and older.
Statement of Purpose:
To create a state-wide mill rate for motor vehicles and to reimburse municipalities that lose money as a result of a lower state-wide mill rate with additional revenue generated by narrowing the definition of antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle.

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