TITLE 44
Taxation

CHAPTER 44-5
Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes

SECTION 44-5-83


§ 44-5-83. Annual training institute for local tax collectors.

(a) The director of the department of revenue, in cooperation with the Rhode Island association of collection officers shall establish and conduct an annual training institute for local tax collectors. The training institute shall consist of certified training courses in such areas as recording of payments, reconciliation of tax, recording of abatements, banking, certificates of tax and other liens, bankruptcies, knowledge of state and local laws, and conducting a tax sale. For this purpose, the department may cooperate with educational institutions, local, regional, state, or national collections' organizations, and with any other appropriate professional organizations. The cost of said training program shall be at no cost to the state or municipality. A local tax collector who has successfully completed the training program, or who has obtained the necessary amount of credits, shall be awarded the designation of Rhode Island Certified Collector (RICC). Participation by a local tax collector at the training institute is not mandatory to continue working or to be hired without the designation "RICC."

(b) An applicant, who is a member of a local collector's staff, who has successfully completed the training program, or who has obtained the necessary courses, shall be awarded the designation of Rhode Island Certified Collector's Personnel (RICCP). Participation by the personnel or staff of a local tax collector at the training institute is not mandatory to continue working or to be hired without the designation "RICCP."

(c) The Rhode Island association of collection officers shall establish a program of recertification, approved by the department of revenue, for all designated members.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 13, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 14, § 1.)