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Substitute Senate Bill No. 122

Public Act No. 02-23

AN ACT EXTENDING THE COMPLETION DATE FOR THE CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM AT THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 17a-451b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act, the consolidation program, each project, each closure and each contract entered into in connection with a project shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 4b-57, 4b-58 and 4b-91 and from the requirements for approval of a request or application provided for in section 19a-638 and in subsection (a) of section 19a-639, provided (1) the project begins no later than June 30, 1999; (2) the project is completed no later than [June 30, 2002] December 31, 2002; (3) the cost of the project does not exceed thirty-six million dollars; and (4) the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services certifies in writing to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that the project meets the criteria of public act 95-257* and upon such certification the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall authorize the Commissioner of Public Works to implement such project.

Approved May 6, 2002