CHAPTER 21
LEGISLATIVE INTERN PROGRAM

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Sec. 2-81. Committee for Legislative Staff Internships. Appointment of cochairpersons.
Sec. 2-82. Duties and powers of committee.
Sec. 2-83. Interns: Term of appointment and stipend, and appointment of program coordinator.
Sec. 2-84. Report to General Assembly.

Sec. 2-81. Committee for Legislative Staff Internships. Appointment of cochairpersons. There is created a Committee for Legislative Staff Internships which shall consist of six representatives appointed at the time of appointment of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly by the speaker of the House of Representatives, and six senators appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate to serve for the terms for which they were elected. Not more than one-half of the members of said committee from each house shall be members of the same political party. Members of said committee shall receive no compensation for their services as such but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses in performance of their duties. On and after January 1, 1981, the members of said committee shall elect from among their members two cochairpersons, one of whom shall be a member of the Senate and one of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives, provided the cochairpersons shall not be members of the same political party and shall be from alternate parties in the respective houses in each successive term.
(1969, P.A. 769, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-111, S. 1, 2.)
History: P.A. 79-111 increased from four to six the number of members from each house and provided for election of cochairpersons.

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Sec. 2-82. Duties and powers of committee. The agencies of the Legislative Department and the State Librarian shall assist the committee on request and the committee shall appoint a secretary from one of said agencies. Said committee shall recruit, select, supervise and appoint interns and assign them to legislative committees, legislative agencies or to members of the General Assembly to assist in the performance of their duties. Said committee shall coordinate the legislative intern program with the public and private institutions of higher education in Connecticut. Said committee shall have the authority to make application for and receive grants from any governmental agency and any charitable foundation. Said committee shall have such other powers as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(1969, P.A. 769, S. 3, 4.)

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Sec. 2-83. Interns: Term of appointment and stipend, and appointment of program coordinator. Such interns shall be appointed for nine to twelve-month terms. The committee shall (1) appoint a program coordinator, (2) authorize the expenses of administration of the program and (3) pay at least one-half of the stipend awarded to such interns, the remainder of such stipend to be paid out of appropriations to the committee therefor.
(1969, P.A. 769, S. 5.)

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Sec. 2-84. Report to General Assembly. Said committee shall report to the General Assembly on or before the second day of January of the odd-numbered years concerning the operation of the internship program.
(1969, P.A. 769, S. 6.)

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