CT Bill 1007
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear NELA Members in Connecticut:

As you are aware, Governors Bill 1007 Sec. 24 NEW KK has been submitted to the Finance, Bonding, and Revenue Committee for consideration. This section of the bill will impose a sales tax on livery services. 

What we have done to date.

  • March 4th, 2010: Opposition papers were submitted to the Finance, Bonding and Revenue Committee.
  • March 7, 2011: Opposition testimony provided to the members of the committee held at the LOB.
  • March 25, 2011: The committee is requesting supporting data to our opposition.
  • April 13th, 2011: The NELA submitted supporting data in opposition to Bill 1007 Sec. 24 NEW KK to the Finance, Bonding and Revenue Committee. 
  • April 15, 2011: Hard copies for each member of the committee (53) were produced, and are being hand delivered to their respective offices in the LOB.
  • April 16, 2011: PDF packages are produced for NELA member use.

For letter to Governor dated March 4, 2011, click here.

For letter with supporting data sent to Finance, Bonding and Revenue Committee dated April 13, 2011, click here.

Next Step: It's up to you to make a difference. In order for this to be effective you need to call you legislator! 

Legislators in each of your counties need to hear your opposition regardless if they are on the committee. They need to understand who is being affected here; drivers, office staff, etc..  working families in small business. When legislators start to understand the personal side of how this impacts their voters, they begin to count the votes. Your industry employs thousands of people, who have families and relatives who will be affected if this passes, all voters.

For the committee list, click here.

To locate your particular Senator or Representative, click here

The NELA documents provided can be retrieved by you to communicate your opposition and support what has been already done. The files are small enough to download and email to your legislator. Download MS Word to add your legislator's contact information and your name prior to sending. CT Sales tax REV 41311.doc

We will stay on top of the meeting and hearings and keep you informed.

Best Regards, 
Michael L. Pazzaneze, President 
New England Livery Association
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