Chapter 396

2007 -- H 6305

Enacted 07/05/07





     Introduced By: Representative Robert A. Watson

     Date Introduced: April 24, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Sections 5 and 8 of Chapter 26 of the Public Laws of 1998 entitled "An Act

in Amendment of Chapter 1039 of the Public Laws of 1902, entitled "An Act in Amendment of

and in Addition to an Act Entitled An act in Amendment of the Charter of the Fire Engine

Company in East Greenwich, passed at the January session 1882" passed at the January 1902

session" are hereby amended as follows:

     SECTION 5. The board of fire commissioners may appoint a tax collector, treasurer and

clerk to serve at the pleasure of the board. Nothing contained herein shall preclude the board of

fire commissioners from appointing as tax collector a qualified agency or firm or tax collector

from another municipality.

     SECTION 8. Said residents, at any of their legal meetings, shall the power to order such

taxes, and provide for the assessing and collecting the same, on the taxable property in said

district, as they shall deem necessary for the operation of the fire district. And such taxes so

ordered shall be assessed by the assessors of said district on the taxable property therein,

according to the last valuation made by the assessor of the town of East Greenwich next previous

to said assessment, excluding and disregarding therefrom, however, at the district's option, any

reductions in valuation resulting from special ordinance or valuations, PILOT agreements,

stabilization agreements and the like, adding, however, any taxable property which may have

been omitted by said town assessor or afterwards acquired; and in assessing and collecting said

taxes, such proceedings shall be had by the officers of said district, as near as may be, as required

to be had by the corresponding officers of towns in assessing and collecting town taxes; and said

residents may provide for such deductions from the tax assessed against any person, if paid by an

appointed time, or for such penalties by way of percentage on a tax, if not paid at a time

appointed, not exceeding twelve per centum per annum, as they shall deem necessary to insure

punctual payment.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.