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Public Act No. 13-181 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO PROTECT HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND DISTRICTS

Substitute Senate Bill No. 960 Public Act No. 13-181

AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO PROTECT HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND DISTRICTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (10) of subsection (c) of section 7-148 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(10) (A) Make all lawful regulations and ordinances in furtherance of any general powers as enumerated in this section, and prescribe penalties for the violation of the same not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars, unless otherwise specifically provided by the general statutes. Such regulations and ordinances may be enforced by citations issued by designated municipal officers or employees, provided the regulations and ordinances have been designated specifically by the municipality for enforcement by citation in the same manner in which they were adopted and the designated municipal officers or employees issue a written warning providing notice of the specific violation before issuing the citation;

(B) Adopt a code of ethical conduct;

(C) Establish and maintain free legal aid bureaus;

(D) Perform data processing and related administrative computer services for a fee for another municipality;

(E) Adopt the model ordinance concerning a municipal freedom of information advisory board created under subsection (f) of section 1-205 and establish a municipal freedom of information advisory board as provided by said ordinance and said section; [. ]

(F) Protect the historic or architectural character of properties or districts that are listed on, or under consideration for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places, 16a USC 470, or the state register of historic places, as defined in section 10-410.

Approved June 24, 2013

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