A piece of legislation designed to revise the Connecticut self-storage lien statute failed last week as the bill did not pass the state's Senate before the end of the legislative session. Connecticut House Bill 5088 was backed by both the Connecticut Self Storage Association (CTSSA) and the national Self Storage Association (SSA).
The legislation passed the House in April and would have enabled self-storage operators to use e-mail instead of certified mail for delinquency notices. Similar measures have passed in several states throughout the country.
According to the SSA, there wasn't significant opposition to the measure, but a short legislative session and a high number of proposed new laws led to the bill dying on the calendar.
"We will start again in January," said Lorna Bolduc, CTSSA executive director. "With the longer session next year, we hope to get this bill through both chambers."
Bolduc thanked all CTSSA members for their support in calling and writing to legislators. She also thanked the association's lobbyist, attorney Andy Markowski; the CTSSA Board; and the SSA for its ongoing assistance in all government-relations efforts.
A full rundown of the history of the legislation, including the text of the bill, is available at www.cga.ct.gov. Enter "5088" in the "Number" field in the search bar at the top of the page.