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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 242* TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
Sec. 13b-39e. Exemption for military aircraft, government aircraft or aircraft dealers.

Sec. 13b-39e. Exemption for military aircraft, government aircraft or aircraft dealers. (327)(Text)

The provisions of sections 13b-39a to 13b-39d, inclusive, shall not apply to military aircraft or government aircraft owned and operated by the United States or any state or local government therein, to any aircraft registered in a foreign country that has a reciprocal agreement with the United States government or to aircraft engaged in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121 and Part 135 certificated operations or to aircraft owned by dealers for the sole purpose of sale or exchange. For the purpose of this section "dealer" includes any person actively engaged in buying, selling or exchanging aircraft who has an established place of business in this state and who may, incidental to such business, repair aircraft or cause them to be repaired. (328)

Sec. 13b-39f. Penalty for failure to register. (329)(Text)

Any person who operates or any owner who permits the operation of an aircraft, which has not been numbered or registered in accordance with the provisions of sections 13b-39a to 13b-39e, inclusive, and any other applicable section of the general statutes, shall have committed a violation and shall be fined two hundred dollars for the first offense and five hundred dollars for each subsequent offense. Any officer empowered to enforce the provisions of section 13b-39a and any other applicable section of the general statutes who finds an aircraft which is not numbered or registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and such discovery is subsequent to a violation of this chapter may make application to the court for a warrant to seize such aircraft and take it into custody pending proof of payment of proper numbering or registration fees. No officer shall be liable for any act performed under the provisions of this section. (330)

Sec. 13b-39g. Municipality may retain fees. (331)(Text)

Each municipality which issues and renews registrations for aircraft in accordance with sections 13b-39a to 13b-39h, inclusive, may retain for its own use and purposes, as a grant in lieu of property taxes, all revenue received from the receipt of aircraft registration fees. Each such participating municipality shall furnish the commissioner with such reports concerning the total amount of fees received pursuant to sections 12-71 and 13b-39a to 13b-39h, inclusive, the number of registrations issued, the names of registrants and the descriptions of aircraft registered. (332)

Sec. 13b-39h. Grants to municipalities. (333)(Text)

Payments shall be made from the Special Transportation Fund by the Department of Transportation to municipalities based on aircraft registered in such municipalities as of the October 1, 1992, grand list in a percentage of the total tax that the municipality would have collected in personal property tax pursuant to section 12-71, assuming such aircraft were subject to assessment (1) on April 1, 1994, a payment in an amount of one hundred per cent of such total amount less such registration fee; (2) on April 1, 1995, a payment in an amount of one hundred per cent of such total amount less such registration fee; (3) on April 1, 1996, a payment in an amount of ninety per cent of such total amount; (4) on April 1, 1997, a payment in an amount of seventy per cent of such total amount; (5) on April 1, 1998, a payment in an amount of fifty per cent of such total amount; (6) on April 1, 1999, a payment in an amount of thirty per cent of such total amount; and (7) on April 1, 2000, a payment in an amount of ten per cent of such total amount. In no event shall the total of the registration fees and the payments from the department pursuant to this section exceed one hundred per cent of the total tax the municipality would have collected in personal property tax pursuant to said section 12-71 assuming such aircraft was subject to assessment. (334)

Secs. 13b-40 and 13b-41. Bureau of Aeronautics. State airways system. (335)(Text)

Sections 13b-40 and 13b-41 are repealed. (336)

Sec. 13b-42. Airport or restricted landing area owned or leased by the state. Granting of interests. Purchase or taking of airport properties. Agreements with municipalities. Advertisement and award of certain leases that involve work on a public building. (337)(Text)

(a) The commissioner shall have entire charge, control, operation and management of any airport or restricted landing area owned or leased by the state, except any air navigation facility operated exclusively by the Military Department, and may act with the consent of the State Properties Review Board as agent of the state in any negotiations with the federal government concerning land or other property used or to be used by the state for aeronautical purposes. (338)

(b) With the approval of the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Properties Review Board, the commissioner may sell or lease or grant any interest in any airport or airport site or any part thereof, hangars, shops or other buildings or other property owned or held under lease by the state, except that after initiating such approval, the commissioner may temporarily lease any such interest. A temporary lease shall be effective only until a final decision is made by the Attorney General, the secretary and the Properties Review Board. Leases of land of the state shall be for periods determined by the commissioner with the approval of the State Properties Review Board and may provide for the construction of buildings on the land. The commissioner may confer the privilege of concessions of supplying, upon the airports, goods, commodities, service and facilities. The commissioner shall grant no exclusive right for the use of any airway, airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility under his jurisdiction. (339)

(c) The commissioner may, subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, purchase or take and, in the name of the state, may acquire title in fee simple to, or any lesser estate, interest or right in, any airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility owned or controlled by any municipality or by any two or more municipalities jointly or by any other person, if he finds that the acquisition of such airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility is necessary to the maintenance of adequate air transportation in the state or is required by public convenience and safety, except that no such purchase, taking or acquisition may be made by the commissioner of any such airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility which is owned or controlled by and used as a part of a research, development or manufacturing activity, unless with the consent of the one owning or controlling such airport, area or facility. In connection with the purchase or taking by the commissioner of any such property owned by any person other than a municipality, the determination by the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Works that the purchase or taking is necessary shall be conclusive. The taking shall be in the manner prescribed in section 48-12 for the taking of land for state institutions. (340)

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