CHAPTER 13
CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE
FOR MUNICIPAL STUDIES

Table of Contents

Sec. 1-135. Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Established.
Sec. 1-136. Board of directors.
Sec. 1-137. Meetings. Agenda. Staff.
Sec. 1-138. Consortium of public and private institutions of higher education.
Sec. 1-139. Pilot demonstration projects. Funding.
Secs. 1-140 to 1-199.

Sec. 1-135. Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Established. There is hereby established the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. The institute shall research and analyze issues and problems related to (1) state funding of local governments, (2) economic recovery of urban centers, (3) regional approaches to state and local issues, (4) cost-effective delivery of social services, (5) the structure of state and federal assistance programs, and (6) the relationship between government and private sector, including both the profit and nonprofit members of such sector. The instituteĎ shall develop a long-range strategic plan for revitalizing communities in crisis and eliminating duplicative public services.
(May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 78, 89.)

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Sec. 1-136. Board of directors. The institute shall be a nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the state in accordance with the provisions of chapter 602 or any predecessor statutes thereto and shall possess all the rights, duties and obligations of a nonstock corporation pursuant to said chapter. The institute shall have a board of directors appointed as follows: The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of finance and of appropriations, two members appointed by the Governor, three members appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one member appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, two members appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, three members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one member appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and two members appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
(May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 79, 89; P.A. 96-256, S. 167, 209.)
History: P.A. 96-256 replaced reference to "chapter 600" with "chapter 602 or any predecessor statutes thereto", effective January 1, 1997.

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Sec. 1-137. Meetings. Agenda. Staff. The board shall meet at least four times a year, shall annually establish an agenda for the institute and shall seek public input in determining such agenda. Within available resources, the board may hire technical and support staff and consultants to accomplish the goals of the institute and may provide for necessary space for the institute.
(May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 80, 89.)

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Sec. 1-138. Consortium of public and private institutions of higher education. The board shall establish a consortium of public and private institutions of higher education, including, but not limited to, The University of Connecticut, Yale University and the University of Hartford, which have expertise in governmental and urban affairs. Such consortium may make recommendations to the board on the establishment of a visiting scholars program to promote the study of issues relating to the mission of the institute and may utilize the expertise of faculty at Connecticut institutions of higher education and other scholars.
(May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 81, 89.)

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Sec. 1-139. Pilot demonstration projects. Funding. The board shall review and implement pilot demonstration projects relating to the mission of the institute. The board may accept funding for such projects from public or private sources.
(May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 82, 89.)

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Secs. 1-140 to 1-199. Reserved for future use.

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