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House Bill No. 5751

Special Act No. 02-5

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF THE ESTATE OF J. BLAINE LEWIS AND THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF ELAINE BURNS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF RYAN CORNELL.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the failure to file a claim against the state with the Claims Commissioner within the time limitations specified by subsection (a) of section 4-148 of the general statutes, and notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of said section 4-148 barring the presentment of a claim once considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding, the estate of J. Blaine Lewis is authorized pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of said section 4-148 to present its claim against the state to the Claims Commissioner. The General Assembly deems such authorization to be just and equitable and finds that such authorization is supported by compelling equitable circumstances and would serve a public purpose.

(b) The state shall be barred from setting up the failure to comply with the provisions of section 4-148 of the general statutes and from setting up the fact that the claim had once been considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding as defenses to such claim.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the failure to file a claim against the state with the Claims Commissioner within the time limitations specified by subsection (a) of section 4-148 of the general statutes, and notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of said section 4-148 barring the presentment of a claim once considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding, Elaine Burns, as next friend of and conservator for Ryan Cornell, and Elaine Burns, individually, is authorized pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of said section 4-148 to present her claims against the state to the Claims Commissioner. The General Assembly deems such authorization to be just and equitable and finds that such authorization is supported by compelling equitable circumstances and would serve a public purpose.

(b) The state shall be barred from setting up the failure to comply with the provisions of section 4-148 of the general statutes and from setting up the fact that the claims had once been considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding as defenses to such claims.

Approved May 6, 2002