Minutes of June 3rd Meeting:
Chairman John Bajumpaa called the meeting to order at 7:55 P.M.
The members present introduced themselves, identifying their affiliations with the 4Cs,whether representing a member club or as individual members.
Previous Meeting Minutes:Dave Bajumpaa made a motion to accept the minutes of the May 6, 2019 meeting as published in the June 2019 issue of The Voice. The motion was seconded by Don Liepelt and passed unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report:Treasurer John Jarush gave his report, noting deposits,expenses and the current bank balances through theend of May 2019.
Legislative Report:In Dave Bajumpaa’s report this evening, he began by reporting “good news” that the property tax on automobiles remains a local municipal tax and will not be established as a state-controlled tax. This means that there will be no impact on the classic vehicle assessment limit of $500. He said that while something extraordinary could possibly happen to change this, it is highly unlikely for anything like this to occur within the next 36 hours until the legislative session ends.Although not related directly to the automobile hobby,the sales tax exemption for the value of a car traded in for a vehicle purchase will remain as is. However, related to this same issue, a $35 State fee that has applied to a car sale will increase to $100.Dave also reported on SB-924 (the perennial DMV“cleanup” bill) that incorporates the provision to eliminate the requirement to display a front marker plate on a vehicle that was made with no provision for mounting such plate. The bill is awaiting passage inthe Senate, and it will need to clear there by 3pm Wednesday (June 5) to be considered by the House before the session closes. He said the provision is still in the bill awaiting action.Regarding other legislative matters, Dave said that the budget debate is still going on and it’s unclear whether a budget will be passed before the deadline.Also, it seems that tolls will not be decided this session, with legislative leaders and the Governor reportedly making arrangements for a special session to address them.
Other Business Mimma Burke, a State Farm Insurance Agent based in Portland, Connecticut, gave us a presentation on her work with insuring classic and vintage cars. She described her procedures for establishing the value of various vehicles and how she advises her clients in obtaining appropriate coverage.Also, member Nancy Cardone of Cardone & DaughterAutomotive in Old Saybrook expressed her appreciation to the 4Cs for its efforts in keeping its members informed and up to date on important legislative matters.
Adjournment:There being no additional business, the Meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M.
Next Meeting:Our next meeting will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Athenian Diner Restaurant (dinner at 7:00 p.m.)
.Respectfully submitted,Jim Juhas, Recording Secretary
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