LA 49
2000-H 8402
Enacted 7/20/2000

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Introduced By:  Representative Lally Date Introduced:  June 27, 2000

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 8 of the act to incorporate the Bonnet Shores Fire District, passed at the January session, A.D. 1932, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 8. The valuation of taxable property within the district for debt limit purposes and for purposes of district assessment and taxation shall be made by the assessors of the town of Narragansett as of December 31st in each year. The district assessors shall assess taxes on all taxable inhabitants and taxable property within the district as of December 31st in each year and the same shall be payable on the first business day of the succeeding October 15th August 15th in each year. District taxes shall constitute a lien upon the property assessed and if not paid when due shall carry an interest penalty at the rate imposed from time to time by the town of Narragansett. The owner of assessable land, where on a lessee shall have erected a movable building or improvement, shall be liable for the district tax assessed against such building or improvement. If any person against whom a district tax has been assessed shall establish, in manner as provided by law, that the valuation placed upon his assessable property within the district to the town tax assessors is excessive and that in consequence the town must refund or rebate a portion of its tax thereon, such person shall be entitled to receive and shall receive from the district a refund or rebate of his district tax in like proportion. In the assessment and collection of district taxes its officers shall follow generally the practice and procedure adopted by corresponding officers in the town of Narragansett. Provided, however, that the district may adopt such reasonable by-laws with respect to the assessment, collection and payment of taxes as it deems proper.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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