January 28, 2019
NAR Welcomes Effort to Reopen Government
11 percent of NAR's members have had transactions delayed as a result of the shutdown,and another 11 percent said their customers are opting out until the uncertainty clears. Read More as NAR c ontinues to monitor the situation.
Proposed Legislation that CT REALTORS Need to Monitor
in 2019

  • (HB 5254) The fight for authorizing a pilot program for certain municipalities to do a buyer's conveyance tax to preserve or purchase open space has been raised in the Environment Committee at the request of Rep Gresko, rather than Planning and Development where CTR has stopped it in the past. This will be our first Call for Action to those committee members. (HB 5254)
  • (SB 9) A proposal by Senator Duff and Senator Witkos to increase ALL occupational licenses by 75% to permit new occupational licensees at a lower cost of entry by reducing those to 25%.

  • (SB 431) A proposal by Senator Looney for a 1 mil statewide property tax.
  • (SB 454) A proposal by Senator Looney for school consolidations that will significantly reduce the number of schools - REALTORS in some towns are already worried about the impact on the Spring Market of any threat of school closures in their communities 
  • Proposals CTR initiated - A First Time Home Buyer Savings Account Program,  Repeal of the Estate and Gift Tax and the Student Debt Assistance Program.

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