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HB 321/FN/LM (BR 1133) - C. Belcher, A. Simpson

     AN ACT relating to delinquent property taxes.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 134 to establish fee limits and notice provisions for private purchasers of certificates of delinquency; provide that the provisions apply to all outstanding certificates of delinquency held by private purchasers; amend KRS 134.460 and 134.500 to clarify conflicting interest provisions; amend KRS 134.480 to clarify lien status for the payer of a certificate of delinquency, allow a person seeking to pay a certificate of a delinquency held by a private purchaser to pay the county clerk if certain conditions are met, increase the clerk's fee for accepting such payments from $10 to $20, to allow the clerk to maintain one escrow account for such payments; require the clerk to send notice of the payment to the private purchaser; amend KRS 134.490 to require a private purchaser to include contact information in the notice that must be sent to the taxpayer, require the private purchaser to communicate any change in contact information to the taxpayer; amend KRS 134.990 to conform.


     HFA (1, C. Belcher) - Retain the original provisions, except establish a schedule for reasonable attorneys' fees and costs for private purchasers; require additional notices to taxpayers and specify that notices by private purchasers may be mailed by first class mail with proof of mailing to the address reflected in records of the property valuation administrator; provide remedies if a private purchaser fails to release a lien within 30 days of payment; provide that county attorneys shall be entitled to recover actual costs in pursuing delinquent property claims.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Appropriations and Revenue (H); posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2007
     Feb 22-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 94-1 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2007; 3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 8-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 14)

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