Minutes of June 7 2021 Meeting:
Chairman John Bajumpaa called the meeting to orderat 7:35 P.M.
The members present introduced themselves, identifying their affiliations with the 4Cs,whether representing a member club or as individual members.
Previous Meeting Minutes:Dave Bajumpaa made a motion to accept the minutes of the February 3, 2020 meeting as published in theApril 2020 issue of The Voice. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report:Bob Balkow, reporting on behalf of Treasurer John Jarush, presented the balances as of the beginning ofJune 2021. Dave Bajumpaa reported 25 clubs haverenewed, and along with individual members we tookin $4,950 this year of which $3,000 was from additional donations.
Legislative Report:Dave Bajumpaa reported the Board, absent the usual Business Meetings, voted unanimously to engage Hughes and Cronin as our legislative monitor for this year’s session. That cost $3,500 plus Connecticut Sales Tax, the cost unchanged from the previousseveral years. Regarding legislative matters, Dave also told us that so far (the legislative session was to continue for two more days) nothing has been passed, nor appears to be upcoming, that would be detrimental to our hobby. The legislature is engaged in high-profile issues,including the legalization of recreational marijuana and the biannual budget. On the budget, word is there is an “agreement in principle” that gives up on a“green” gas tax to support environmental concerns. Dave also spoke about Senate Bill 1103 which would require Motorcycle emissions and decibel level sound testing by the DMV, and Senate Bill 1105 which sought to totally eliminate property taxes on motor vehicles. (More detail was printed in the June-July issue of The Voice.) Another bill, SB 159, sought to allow replica motor vehicles to enjoy the same property tax benefits as do the vehicles they copy. Dave pointed out the legislation does not clearly and fully accomplish the desired result and could complicate or confuse the current definitions of “antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle." (His complete comments can also befound in the June-July issue of The Voice.) Dave asked for volunteers to assist him inapproaching the DMV for discussion on the titlingissue. Scott Macgregor, Bob Balkow, Jim Juhas and Ken Useted said they would join the committee, and John Jarush is also expected to participate. Dave said that this discussion will likely expand to explore the issues of replica car eligibility for Classic registration plates and the subsequent assessment limits.
Other Business None.Adjournment: There being no further business, the Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M Next Meeting:Our next meeting will be Monday, August 2, 2021 a tthe Athenian Diner Restaurant (dinner at 6:30 p.m,meeting at 7:30 pm).
Respectfully submitted,Jim Juhas, Recording Secretary
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