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H.102

Introduced by   Representative Obuchowski of Rockingham

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Taxation; property tax; reappraisal firms; decertification

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow the division of property valuation and review to decertify reappraisal firms.

AN ACT RELATING TO DECERTIFICATION OF REAPPRAISAL FIRMS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  32 V.S.A. § 4052 is amended to read:

§ 4052.  Contract appraisals; certification

(a)  No person, firm, or corporation shall be employed by a municipality to perform appraisals of real property for the purpose of property taxation unless approved by the director of property valuation and review as qualified under this section.

(b)  The director shall establish by rule reasonable qualifications for approval which shall include successful completion of educational and training courses approved by the director, and, in the case of an appraiser hired to do a townwide reappraisal, at least one year's experience with an appraiser who has satisfactorily completed townwide reappraisals.  The director’s approval shall be for a period of one year, and may be renewed at the director’s discretion.

(c)  This section shall not apply to elected or appointed officials of any town.

Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage, and any approval granted by the director of property valuation and review under 32 V.S.A. § 4052 prior to passage of this act shall expire January 1, 2008.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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