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      Sec. 12-135. Execution of tax warrant. Collection by successor or by executor
or administrator of deceased collector.
(a) Any collector of taxes, and any state marshal or constable authorized by such collector, shall, during their respective terms of
office, have authority to collect any taxes and any water or sanitation charges due the
municipality served by such collector for which a proper warrant and a proper alias tax
warrant, in the case of the deputized officer, have been issued. Such alias tax warrant
may be executed by any officer above named in any part of the state, and the collector
in person may demand and collect taxes or water or sanitation charges in any part of
the state on a proper warrant. Any such state marshal or constable so authorized who
executes such an alias tax warrant outside of such state marshal's or constable's precinct
shall be entitled to collect from the person owing the tax or the water or sanitation
charges the fees allowed by law, except that the minimum total fees shall be five dollars
and the maximum total fees shall be fifteen dollars for each alias tax warrant so executed.
For the purposes of this subsection, "water or sanitation charges" means (1) any rates
or charges established pursuant to section 7-239, or (2) any charges imposed by a municipality for the collection and disposal of garbage, trash, rubbish, waste material and ashes.

      (b) Upon the expiration of the collector's term of office, such collector shall deliver
to his or her immediate successor in office the rate bills not fully collected and such
successor shall have authority to collect the taxes due thereon. Any person who fails to
deliver such rate bills to such person's immediate successor within ten days from the
qualification of such successor shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or
imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

      (c) When any collector, after having settled his or her rate bill with the proper officers, dies before completing the collection of the tax, such collector's executor or administrator may, within six years after his or her decease, recover the amount uncollected
from those liable to pay the same, with interest thereon.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1818; P.A. 00-99, S. 40, 154; P.A. 01-195, S. 16, 181; P.A. 07-95, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 00-99 replaced references to sheriff and deputy sheriff with state marshal in Subsec. (a), effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes in Subsec. (a) for the purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001;
P.A. 07-95 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provisions re collection of water or sanitation charges, designated provisions of
Subsec. (a) re delivery of rate bills to successor as new Subsec. (b), redesignated existing Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (c) and
made technical changes, effective July 1, 2007.

      See Sec. 12-162 re alias tax warrants.

      Collector paid by salary is bound to deliver over his rate bill to his successor, though the latter had not given bond. 47
C. 340.