Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today signed four executive orders designed to assist Connecticut’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The executive orders will allow faster restoration of the state power infrastructure, as well as offer certain tax filing extensions to Connecticut residents and businesses.
“Our first priority during this storm is public safety, but we also want to ensure efficient restoration efforts,” Malloy said. “Let’s be clear, it’s going to take awhile to get back to normal, but we are prepared to use all that we learned during the 2011 storms and the July statewide emergency drill to
The ban on driving on state highways was lifted at 8 a.m. Tuesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Malloy limited travel to emergency vehicles Monday.
Even with the ban lifted, Malloy ordered caution and local officials are asking residents to stay home.
“Use your heads when it comes to driving. If a road appears impassable because of water, downed wires, fallen trees or other debris, do not attempt to drive through it,” Malloy said.
Executive Order 22 allows properly credentialed out-of-state telecommunications electrical workers to perform work in the state that is normally performed only by Connecticut licensed Public Service Technicians.
Executive Order 23 extends the deadline for employers to file unemployment tax filings and payments. Documents that normally would have to be filed by Thursday, Nov. 1, may be filed by Thursday, Nov. 15.
Executive Order 24 extends from Thursday, Nov. 1, to Thursday, Nov. 15, the personal property tax declaration filed by businesses in Connecticut.
Executive Order 25 extends the deadline to file certain property tax exemption applications relating to farm machinery, classification of land as farmland, forest land, and open space land, and various other property tax exemptions listed in Section 12-81 of the General Statutes. Property tax exemptions normally filed by Thursday, Nov. 1, may be filed by Thursday, Nov. 15.
Monday, Governor Malloy signed Executive Order 21 which extended the in-person voter registration deadline in Connecticut to Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. — the deadline had been Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The Executive Orders are available at www.ct.gov/sandy