TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1982-1983

RG 077, Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy
Title: Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy records
Dates: 1982-1983
Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Abstract: In 1981, the General Assembly created this bipartisan commission to “conduct a study and undertake an analysis of state tax revenue, state tax laws, administration of state tax laws, and state fiscal policy in relation to tax revenue.”
Identification: RG077
Accession: 1983-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In November 1981, a Special Session of the General assembly created a bipartisan commission to "conduct a study and undertake an analysis of state tax revenue, state tax laws, administration of state tax laws and state fiscal policy in relation to tax revenue." The Special Session also directed the commission to evaluate "(1) the existing tax structure in the state, (2) all sources of revenue available, (3) alternative methods of providing revenue to meet the anticipated needs of the state and (4) current federal and state fiscal policy and the impact of such policy on the tax structure of the state."

The 27 member commissioner was appointed in March 1982 and began holding meetings in April. Senate Majority Leader Richard F. Schneller of Essex served as chairperson, and Dr. William McEachern served as Staff Director. The commission and its subcommittees met to hear testimony from fiscal experts and examine statistical tables and charts prepared by the staff. The commission then issued preliminary findings, recommendations, and options and invited public comment by mail and through five public hearings held in November and December throughout the state. On December 9, 10, and 11, the commission met to develop final recommendations. The final report submitted to Governor O'Neill was dated January 1, 1983.

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Scope and Content

Includes transcripts of meetings, sound recordings of public hearings, the final report, public comments, background information and administrative files.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 045, State Revenue Task Force, 1969 - 1971

RG 047, Special Tax Commission, 1933 - 1935

RG 086, Governor's Commission on Tax Reform, 1972

RG 087, Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1966 - 1967

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy

Persons:

McEachern, William
Schneller, Richard F

Subjects:

Connecticut -- Appropriations and expenditures
Connecticut. Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy -- Records and correspondence
Finance, Public -- Connecticut
Fiscal policy -- Connecticut
Taxation -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Printouts
Reports
Sound recordings
Transcripts

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The State Archives received these three boxes on January 17, 1983.

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Container List

Records, 1982-1983
Box
1. Transcripts of meetings, 1982 April 2 - December 10 1
Arranged chronologically.
2. Sound recordings of public hearings, 1982 November 29 - December 6 2
Tape cassettes of proceedings in communities.
Waterbury, 1982 November 29
Stamford, 1982 November 30
Norwich, 1982 December 1
Hartford, 1982 December 2
New Haven, 1982 December 6
3. Final report, 1983 January 1
Original typed copy of final report, with transmittal letter signed by chairman, table of contents, text and appendices. Copy of published final report, executive summary of final report, and preliminary findings.
4. Public comments, 1982 November - December
Written comments from the public on preliminary findings and recommendations.
Unarranged.
5. Background information distributed to commission members prior to meetings, 1982 May 7 - November 12 1
Arranged chronologically.
6. Dictation material , 1982 April 2 - December 10 3
Dictabelts, dictating cassettes, belt and cassette logs, and some rough transcripts used to prepare typed transcripts of meetings.
Arranged chronologically.
7. General background and administrative files, 1982 April - December 1
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Alternates
Budget
Commission: Budget
Commission: Guidelines
Commission: Members
Commission: Project Director
Correspondence
Expenditures: May 7th meeting slides, 3 folders
Meeting notices and agendas
Minority reports
Minutes
OFA: 81 Tax changes and description of revenue
Originals
Preliminary report, tax exemption subcommittee
Property tax: Exemptions
Public hearings
Revenue Services tax receipts
Subcommittees
Tax administration
[Untitled]
8. Computer printouts
Statistical tables and charts.
Unarranged.