Don’t Tax My CT CU: Contacts and Talking Points

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to get a bill raised that would exempt state chartered credit unions from the state sales and use tax. It is: H. B. 5470 An Act Requiring a Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Sales to Connecticut Credit Unions.

The CT Banks Committee passed a sales tax exemption bill unanimously,  with the exception of one vote in 2006, 2007 and 2008. This year, we are already facing opposition by the Republicans on the Committee who all voted to not allow our bill to be raised, meaning it would not have been able to obtain a bill number or be afforded a public hearing. There is one member on the committee who works at a bank and is working to kill the bill in any way he can. Thankfully, we had the support of the Democratic members on the committee who are in the majority and the bill passed.

Please consider joining us in our lobbing efforts today to get this bill passed by contacting one or all of the Committee members, especially the republican ones listed below and add your support. There is a link provided to each of their email addresses and to their websites to get their phone numbers. Talking points for this issue can be found through his link: Sales Tax Exemption Talking Points

The hearing for our bill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 but the vote has not been scheduled yet although it will take place on either March 13, 18 or 20.

Senate 27 – Leone, Carlo Co-Chair  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1420

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House 147 – Tong, William Co-Chair  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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Senate 17 – Crisco, Joseph J. Vice Chair  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1420

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House 012 – Luxenberg, Geoff Vice Chair  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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Senate 33 – Linares, Art Ranking Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1421

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House 050 – Alberts, Mike Ranking Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1423

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House 015 – Baram, David A. Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1902

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House 013 – Diminico, Joe Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 029 – Guerrera, Antonio Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 011 – Larson, Timothy Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 040 – Moukawsher, Edward Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 001 – Ritter, Matthew Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 051 – Rovero, Daniel S. Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 098 – Widlitz, Patricia Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-8267

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House 002 – Carter, Dan Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1423

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House 111 – Frey, John H. Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1423

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House 120 – Hoydick, Laura R. Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1423

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House 017 – LeGeyt, Timothy Member  Email,  Website, 1-800-842-1423

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