Introduced by Representative Martin of Wolcott
Subject: Elections; town officers; delinquent tax collectors
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to allow a municipality to vote to authorize a selectboard to appoint a delinquent tax collector.
AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL APPOINTMENT OF A DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 17 V.S.A. § 2651d is added to read:
§ 2651d. DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTORS; APPOINTMENT
A municipality may vote at an annual meeting to authorize the selectboard to appoint a delinquent tax collector. A delinquent tax collector so appointed shall have the same powers and be subject to the same duties as a duly elected delinquent tax collector and may be removed by the selectboard for just cause after notice and hearing. The appointed person need not be a resident of the municipality. When a municipality votes to authorize the selectboard to appoint a delinquent tax collector, the selectboard’s authority to make such appointments shall remain in effect until the municipality rescinds that authority by the majority vote of the legal voters present and voting at an annual meeting, duly warned for that purpose. When a municipality votes to authorize the selectboard to appoint a delinquent tax collector, the selectboard shall have the authority to set compensation for the delinquent tax collector, and any fees and penalties collected under section 1674 of Title 32 shall be turned over to the municipal treasurer for deposit to the general fund of the municipality.
Sec. 2. 24 V.S.A. § 1530 is amended to read:
§ 1530. COMPENSATION
If a municipality votes under section 2651d of Title 17 to appoint a delinquent tax collector or to pay a salary or other compensation for collecting taxes in lieu of fees and commissions, the latter shall be turned in to the municipal treasurer at least once a month.
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