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94-391 - State Board of Property Tax Review
2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 94-391
AGENCY NAME: State Board of Property Tax Review

CONTACT PERSON: Eric E. Wright, Chairman, 6 Micmac Lane, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Tel: 207-725-6760. E-mail: rlleew@blazenetme.net or Maine Community Policing Institute, University of Maine At Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330. Tel: 207-621-3068. E-mail: wrighte@maine.edu

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 101, Subchapter II-A
TITLE: Property Tax Appeals
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 36 M.R.S.A. 271(2)(C)
PURPOSE OF PROPOSED RULE CHANGES: To correct technical and grammatical errors and matters of style, to make the rules gender neutral, to amend the rules where appropriate to conform to statutory changes, and to establish sanctions for noncompliance with the Board's rules.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION OF THE RULES: Publication and hearing by April 1, 2001
AFFECTED PARTIES: Municipalities; municipal tax assessors; municipal officers; the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation; taxpayers, including individuals, businesses, and organizations within the jurisdiction of the Board; and the attorneys of such parties.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated. Such procedures are designed to avoid the filing of litigation in the District and Superior Courts. The State Board of Property Tax Review is itself another mechanism to avoid litigation in court. Further, we have found that parties to property tax disputes on their own go far to attempt to settle any differences and that they come to the Board only as necessary to resolve seriously contested factual issues or to have rulings made on a questions of law.

 


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