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H.440

Introduced by Representative LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; finances; tax abatement; board of civil authority; quorum

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to establish that the quorum requirement for the board of civil authority for tax abatement purposes shall be met by at least three members present at a meeting.

AN ACT RELATING TO BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY QUORUM REQUIREMENT FOR TAX ABATEMENT PURPOSES

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

Sec. 1.  24 V.S.A. § 1533 is amended to read:

§ 1533.  TOWN BOARD FOR THE ABATEMENT OF TAXES

The board of civil authority, with the listers and the town treasurer, shall constitute a board for the abatement of town, town school district taxes, and current use taxes.  The act of a majority of a quorum those members present and voting at a meeting shall be treated as the act of the board, provided there are at least three members presentThe above requirement in respect to a quorum need not be met if the town treasurer, a majority of the listers and a majority of the selectmen are present at the meeting.



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