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House Bill No. 6721

Public Act No. 03-185

AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES AND REVENUE FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2005.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

GENERAL FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

LEGISLATIVE

 
     
 

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 
 

Personal Services

33,463,431

 

Other Expenses

13,799,514

 

Equipment

923,500

 

Minor Capital Improvements

900,000

 

Interim Committee Staffing

584,000

 

Interim Salary/Caucus Offices

504,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Interstate Conference Fund

275,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

50,449,445

     
 

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

 
 

Personal Services

9,042,658

 

Other Expenses

662,716

 

Equipment

128,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

9,833,374

     
 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

 
 

Personal Services

521,468

 

Other Expenses

121,712

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

646,180

     
 

COMMISSION ON CHILDREN

 
 

Personal Services

557,623

 

Other Expenses

78,347

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

638,970

     
 

LATINO AND PUERTO RICAN AFFAIRS

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

327,363

 

Other Expenses

93,360

 

Equipment

5,250

 

AGENCY TOTAL

425,973

     
 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

263,057

 

Other Expenses

72,250

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

338,307

     
 

TOTAL

62,332,249

 

LEGISLATIVE

 
     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 
 

Personal Services

2,150,652

 

Other Expenses

265,720

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

New England Governors' Conference

138,687

 

National Governors' Association

90,798

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,645,957

     
 

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

 
 

Personal Services

2,505,529

 

Other Expenses

1,508,036

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

4,014,565

     
 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 
 

Personal Services

397,787

 

Other Expenses

46,520

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

444,407

     
 

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

747,968

 

Other Expenses

67,107

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

816,075

     
 

ETHICS COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

545,402

 

Other Expenses

102,895

 

Equipment

100

 

Lobbyist Electronic Filing Program

42,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

690,397

     
 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

1,067,613

 

Other Expenses

120,809

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,189,422

     
 

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

77,305

 

Other Expenses

19,691

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

97,096

     
 

STATE PROPERTIES REVIEW BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

277,499

 

Other Expenses

178,294

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

456,793

     
 

STATE TREASURER

 
 

Personal Services

3,604,801

 

Other Expenses

382,227

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,987,128

     
 

STATE COMPTROLLER

 
 

Personal Services

15,390,659

 

Other Expenses

2,888,283

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

19,570

 

AGENCY TOTAL

18,298,612

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

49,460,426

 

Other Expenses

10,215,515

 

Equipment

4,800

 

Collection and Litigation Contingency Fund

425,767

 

AGENCY TOTAL

60,106,508

     
 

DIVISION OF SPECIAL REVENUE

 
 

Personal Services

7,216,967

 

Other Expenses

1,341,226

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

8,558,293

     
 

STATE INSURANCE AND RISK

 
 

MANAGEMENT BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

227,252

 

Other Expenses

13,306,968

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Surety Bonds for State Officials and Employees

115,300

 

AGENCY TOTAL

13,650,520

     
 

GAMING POLICY BOARD

 
 

Other Expenses

3,230

     
 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

 
 

Personal Services

13,914,421

 

Other Expenses

2,101,556

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

98,538

 

Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership

 
 

(LEAP)

500,000

 

Cash Management Improvement Act

100

 

Justice Assistance Grants

2,750,000

 

Neighborhood Youth Centers

584,611

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Tax Relief for Elderly Renters

13,808,223

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursement Property Tax - Disability

 
 

Exemption

452,500

 

Distressed Municipalities

8,062,440

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Circuit Breaker

22,729,000

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program

2,150,000

 

Property Tax Relief for Veterans

8,305,000

 

Drug Enforcement Program

850,000

 

P. I. L. O. T. - New Manufacturing Machinery and

 
 

Equipment

57,729,721

 

Interlocal Agreements

48,500

 

Capital City Economic Development

712,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

134,798,110

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 
 

Personal Services

22,366,628

 

Other Expenses

6,756,959

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

29,124,587

     
 

OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS

 
 

Personal Services

408,294

 

Other Expenses

491,180

 

Equipment

1,800

 

CETC Workforce

2,237,590

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,138,864

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

18,337,337

 

Other Expenses

2,123,463

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Loss Control Risk Management

409,157

 

Employees' Review Board

52,630

 

Placement and Training Fund

5,000,000

 

Quality of Work-Life

350,000

 

Refunds of Collections

49,400

 

W. C. Administrator

5,182,000

 

Hospital Billing System

131,005

 

AGENCY TOTAL

31,635,992

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION

 
 

TECHNOLOGY

 
 

Personal Services

1,621,765

 

Other Expenses

4,732,097

 

Equipment

100

 

Automated Personnel System

1,523,503

 

Commission for Educational Technology

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

7,977,465

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 
 

Personal Services

6,526,546

 

Other Expenses

17,382,866

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Management Services

4,529,548

 

Rents and Moving

7,873,811

 

Capitol Day Care Center

109,250

 

Facilities Design Expenses

4,989,078

 

AGENCY TOTAL

41,412,099

     
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

 
 

Personal Services

27,026,586

 

Other Expenses

1,570,224

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

28,596,910

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER

 
 

Personal Services

238,671

 

Other Expenses

51,258

 

Equipment

100

 

Adjudicated Claims

115,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

405,029

     
 

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 
 

Personal Services

35,722,787

 

Other Expenses

2,644,931

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Forensic Sex Evidence Exams

506,593

 

Witness Protection

372,913

 

Training and Education

79,685

 

Expert Witnesses

230,150

 

Medicaid Fraud Control

630,985

 

AGENCY TOTAL

40,189,044

     
 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

 
 

Other Expenses

1,136

     
 

STATE MARSHAL COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

91,524

 

Other Expenses

52,250

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

143,874

     
 

TOTAL

432,382,113

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 
 

Personal Services

107,202,968

 

Other Expenses

21,537,508

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Stress Reduction

53,354

 

Fleet Purchase

6,046,128

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

2,848,504

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Civil Air Patrol

36,758

 

AGENCY TOTAL

137,726,220

     
 

POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND

 
 

TRAINING COUNCIL

 
 

Personal Services

1,639,223

 

Other Expenses

880,405

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,520,628

     
 

BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS

 
 

Personal Services

66,401

 

Other Expenses

36,215

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

102,716

     
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

4,214,509

 

Other Expenses

2,063,159

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,278,668

     
 

COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION AND

 
 

CONTROL

 
 

Personal Services

1,664,852

 

Other Expenses

615,168

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Payments to Volunteer Fire Companies

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,380,120

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

 
 

Personal Services

9,841,497

 

Other Expenses

1,252,540

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

11,094,137

     
 

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

7,898,401

 

Other Expenses

1,274,868

 

Equipment

2,000

 

Workforce Investment Act

19,287,923

 

Vocational and Manpower Training

800,000

 

Summer Youth Employment

621,656

 

Jobs First Employment Services

15,136,998

 

AGENCY TOTAL

45,021,846

     
 

OFFICE OF VICTIM ADVOCATE

 
 

Personal Services

182,651

 

Other Expenses

33,123

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

215,874

     
 

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND

 
 

OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

Personal Services

6,032,290

 

Other Expenses

596,132

 

Equipment

950

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

6,650

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,636,022

     
 

OFFICE OF PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY

 
 

FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 
 

Personal Services

2,101,578

 

Other Expenses

420,282

 

Equipment

950

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,522,810

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE

 
 

Personal Services

466,371

 

Other Expenses

74,485

 

Equipment

100

 

Child Fatality Review Panel

67,248

 

AGENCY TOTAL

608,204

     
 

TOTAL

215,107,245

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 
 

Personal Services

3,695,809

 

Other Expenses

753,789

 

Oyster Program

93,575

 

CT Seafood Advisory Council

50,000

 

Vibrio Bacterium Program

10,000

 

Connecticut Wine Council

50,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

WIC Program for Fresh Produce for Seniors

88,267

 

Collection of Agricultural Statistics

1,200

 

Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity

1,000

 

Exhibits and Demonstrations

5,600

 

Connecticut Grown Product Promotion

15,000

 

WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce

84,090

 

AGENCY TOTAL

4,848,330

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 
 

PROTECTION

 
 

Personal Services

31,980,408

 

Other Expenses

3,362,299

 

Equipment

100

 

Stream Gaging

157,600

 

Mosquito Control

342,632

 

State Superfund Site Maintenance

391,000

 

Laboratory Fees

275,875

 

Dam Maintenance

124,313

 

Long Island Sound Research Fund

1,000

 

Emergency Response Commission

140,501

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Soil Conservation Districts

1,040

 

Agreement USGS-Geological Investigation

47,000

 

Agreement USGS-Hydrological Study

122,770

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution

 
 

Commission

8,400

 

Northeast Interstate Forest Fire Compact

2,040

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control

 
 

Commission

40,200

 

Thames River Valley Flood Control Commission

50,200

 

Environmental Review Teams

1,000

 

Agreement USGS-Water Quality Stream

 
 

Monitoring

170,119

 

AGENCY TOTAL

37,218,497

     
 

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

 
 

Personal Services

136,770

 

Other Expenses

6,147

 

AGENCY TOTAL

142,917

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND

 
 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 
 

Personal Services

5,551,036

 

Other Expenses

2,209,750

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors

617,654

 

Cluster Initiative

807,221

 

Amistad

100,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Entrepreneurial Centers

150,000

 

Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration

970,300

 

Congregate Facilities Operation Costs

4,970,681

 

Housing Assistance and Counseling Program

359,014

 

Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy

1,423,004

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Tax Abatement

2,131,112

 

Payment in Lieu of Taxes

2,755,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

22,045,772

     
 

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

 
 

Personal Services

5,295,925

 

Other Expenses

457,006

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Mosquito Control

209,463

 

Wildlife Disease Prevention

69,300

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,032,694

     
 

TOTAL

70,288,210

 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 
 

Personal Services

28,407,409

 

Other Expenses

6,425,410

 

Equipment

700

 

Needle and Syringe Exchange Program

332,790

 

Community Services Support for Persons With

 
 

AIDS

197,652

 

Children's Health Initiatives

1,049,330

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning

231,470

 

AIDS Services

3,994,497

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and

 
 

Treatment

1,680,001

 

Services for Children Affected by AIDS

262,301

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs

982,044

 

Medicaid Administration

3,772,285

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Community Health Services

5,549,762

 

Emergency Medical Services Training

32,197

 

Emergency Medical Services Regional Offices

500,615

 

Rape Crisis

423,609

 

X-Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care

690,451

 

Genetic Diseases Programs

491,467

 

Loan Repayment Program

122,620

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Local and District Departments of Health

4,752,826

 

Venereal Disease Control

215,239

 

School Based Health Clinics

6,063,399

 

AGENCY TOTAL

66,178,074

     
 

OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS

 
 

Personal Services

1,769,151

 

Other Expenses

384,613

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,153,764

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

 
 

Personal Services

3,776,627

 

Other Expenses

608,594

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Medicolegal Investigations

651,085

 

AGENCY TOTAL

5,037,306

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION

 
 

Personal Services

279,017,165

 

Other Expenses

22,789,806

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Human Resource Development

231,358

 

Family Support Grants

993,062

 

Pilot Program for Client Services

2,272,659

 

Cooperative Placements Program

14,468,188

 

Clinical Services

4,362,653

 

Early Intervention

22,993,677

 

Temporary Support Services

204,973

 

Community Temporary Support Services

67,315

 

Community Respite Care Programs

330,345

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

13,434,911

 

New Placements

4,000,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Rent Subsidy Program

2,676,851

 

Respite Care

2,082,060

 

Family Reunion Program

137,900

 

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

115,952,730

 

Family Placements

1,862,578

 

Emergency Placements

3,680,548

 

Community Residential Services

248,042,108

 

AGENCY TOTAL

739,601,887

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND

 
 

ADDICTION SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

156,221,602

 

Other Expenses

26,602,744

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Housing Supports and Services

5,461,257

 

Managed Service System

23,775,865

 

Behavioral Health Medications

6,289,095

 

Legal Services

398,985

 

Connecticut Mental Health Center

7,436,103

 

Capitol Region Mental Health Center

340,408

 

Professional Services

4,843,898

 

Regional Action Councils

275,498

 

General Assistance Managed Care

67,887,020

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

7,584,673

 

Nursing Home Screening

487,167

 

Special Populations

20,912,650

 

TBI Community Services

4,832,091

 

Transitional Youth

3,424,616

 

Jail Diversion

3,426,487

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

20,183,034

 

Grants for Mental Health Services

74,346,363

 

Employment Opportunities

9,688,336

 

AGENCY TOTAL

444,418,892

     
 

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

269,019

 

Other Expenses

50,522

 

AGENCY TOTAL

319,541

     
 

TOTAL

1,257,709,464

 

HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

 
     
 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

102,847,400

 

Other Expenses

88,317,250

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Children's Health Council

1,000,000

 

HUSKY Outreach

720,000

 

Genetic Tests in Paternity Actions

194,225

 

State Food Stamp Supplement

1,156,126

 

Day Care Projects

676,264

 

Commission on Aging

109,972

 

HUSKY Program

23,866,345

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Vocational Rehabilitation

6,962,451

 

Medicaid

2,760,335,174

 

Lifestar Helicopter

1,308,625

 

Old Age Assistance

31,855,357

 

Aid to the Blind

653,508

 

Aid to the Disabled

59,115,711

 

Temporary Assistance to Families - TANF

127,542,315

 

Adjustment of Recoveries

73,875

 

Emergency Assistance

500

 

Food Stamp Training Expenses

128,838

 

Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract

 
 

to the Elderly

66,099,130

 

Healthy Start

1,260,917

 

DMHAS-Disproportionate Share

105,935,000

 

Connecticut Home Care Program

32,000,000

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic

 
 

Programs

137,629

 

Services to the Elderly

4,588,377

 

Safety Net Services

3,717,580

 

Transportation for Employment Independence

 
 

Program

2,613,932

 

Alzheimer Respite Care

1,120,200

 

Transitionary Rental Assistance

1,148,963

 

Refunds of Collections

197,000

 

Services for Persons With Disabilities

832,066

 

Child Care Services-TANF/CCDBG

94,366,479

 

Nutrition Assistance

344,158

 

Housing/Homeless Services

21,888,685

 

Employment Opportunities

1,254,984

 

Human Resource Development

2,754,206

 

Child Day Care

3,245,561

 

Independent Living Centers

614,319

 

AIDS Drug Assistance

606,678

 

Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency

 
 

Assistance

73,725,000

 

DSH – Urban Hospitals in Distressed

 
 

Municipalities

26,550,000

 

State Administered General Assistance

123,819,761

 

School Readiness

3,198,048

 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

6,750,000

 

Community Services

1,236,235

 

Family Grants

484,826

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Child Day Care

3,448,239

 

Human Resource Development

31,454

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic

 
 

Programs

4,920

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

2,063,299

 

Services to the Elderly

46,774

 

Housing/Homeless Services

562,806

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,793,512,162

     
 

TOTAL

3,793,512,162

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
 

Personal Services

122,635,374

 

Other Expenses

13,754,210

 

Equipment

57,475

 

Institutes for Educators

135,914

 

Basic Skills Exam Teachers in Training

1,166,534

 

Teachers' Standards Implementation Program

3,021,378

 

Early Childhood Program

2,507,448

 

Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6 and 8

6,627,644

 

Primary Mental Health

499,610

 

Adult Education Action

266,689

 

Vocational Technical School Textbooks

750,000

 

Repair of Instructional Equipment

408,415

 

Minor Repairs to Plant

410,750

 

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program

336,870

 

Jobs for Connecticut Graduates

200,000

 

Resource Equity Assessment

447,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

American School for the Deaf

7,552,977

 

RESC Leases

1,200,000

 

Regional Education Services

2,400,000

 

Omnibus Education Grants State Supported

 
 

Schools

3,129,000

 

Head Start Services

2,748,150

 

Head Start Enhancement

1,773,000

 

Family Resource Centers

5,256,461

 

Charter Schools

16,971,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Vocational Agriculture

2,288,578

 

Transportation of School Children

43,139,500

 

Adult Education

17,410,000

 

Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private

 
 

Schools

3,800,000

 

Education Equalization Grants

1,538,900,000

 

Bilingual Education

2,129,033

 

Priority School Districts

81,154,487

 

Young Parents Program

221,513

 

Interdistrict Cooperation

13,573,316

 

School Breakfast Program

1,481,815

 

Excess Cost - Student Based

62,700,000

 

Non-Public School Transportation

4,250,300

 

School to Work Opportunities

213,750

 

Youth Service Bureaus

2,796,231

 

OPEN Choice Program

9,070,000

 

Lighthouse Schools

300,000

 

Early Reading Success

2,191,647

 

Magnet Schools

57,768,158

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,037,644,227

     
 

BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES

 
 

FOR THE BLIND

 
 

Personal Services

4,598,347

 

Other Expenses

1,484,820

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually

 
 

Handicapped Children

7,103,099

 

Employment Opportunities

250,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Supplementary Relief and Services

115,425

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

989,454

 

Special Training for the Deaf Blind

331,761

 

Connecticut Radio Information Service

42,253

 

AGENCY TOTAL

14,916,159

     
 

COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND HEARING

 
 

IMPAIRED

 
 

Personal Services

766,817

 

Other Expenses

160,247

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Part-Time Interpreters

190,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,118,064

     
 

STATE LIBRARY

 
 

Personal Services

5,103,435

 

Other Expenses

748,446

 

Equipment

1,000

 

State-Wide Digital Library

1,897,200

 

Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service

251,722

 

Legal/Legislative Library Materials

250,000

 

State-Wide Data Base Program

710,206

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Support Cooperating Library Service Units

600,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants to Public Libraries

347,109

 

Connecticard Payments

676,028

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,585,146

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

 
 

Personal Services

2,261,540

 

Other Expenses

185,818

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Minority Advancement Program

2,337,021

 

Alternate Route to Certification

27,033

 

National Service Act

345,647

 

International Initiatives

70,000

 

Minority Teacher Incentive Program

481,374

 

Education and Health Initiatives

500,000

 

Financial Aid Database

150,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Capitol Scholarship Program

5,120,000

 

Awards to Children of Deceased/Disabled

 
 

Veterans

4,000

 

Connecticut Independent College Student Grant

15,067,492

 

Connecticut Aid for Public College Students

17,539,728

 

Connecticut Aid to Charter Oak

22,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

44,113,153

     
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 
 

Operating Expenses

186,251,593

 

Tuition Freeze

4,741,885

 

Regional Campus Enhancement

6,645,732

 

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

50,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

197,689,210

     
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH

 
 

CENTER

 
 

Operating Expenses

74,981,982

 

AHEC for Bridgeport

155,707

 

AGENCY TOTAL

75,137,689

     
 

CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE

 
 

Operating Expenses

1,502,666

 

Distance Learning Consortium

697,008

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,199,674

     
 

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

1,550,071

 

Other Expenses

803,181

 

Equipment

1,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Retirement Contributions

201,908,365

 

Retirees Health Service Cost

7,377,825

 

Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs

5,447,989

 

AGENCY TOTAL

217,088,431

     
 

REGIONAL COMMUNITY - TECHNICAL

 
 

COLLEGES

 
 

Operating Expenses

123,293,990

 

Tuition Freeze

2,160,925

 

AGENCY TOTAL

125,454,915

     
 

CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

 
 

Operating Expenses

132,723,356

 

Tuition Freeze

6,561,971

 

Waterbury-Based Degree Program

851,638

 

AGENCY TOTAL

140,136,965

     
 

TOTAL

2,866,083,633

 

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

 
     
 

CORRECTIONS

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 
 

Personal Services

346,924,723

 

Other Expenses

66,061,368

 

Equipment

85,176

 

Out of State Beds

33,072,602

 

Prison Overcrowding

5,000,000

 

Stress Management

100,000

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

25,279,484

 

Inmate Medical Services

76,976,171

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates

8,750

 

Legal Services to Prisoners

768,595

 

Volunteer Services

170,758

 

Community Support Services

17,251,123

 

AGENCY TOTAL

571,698,750

     
 

BOARD OF PAROLE

 
 

Personal Services

5,237,048

 

Other Expenses

1,314,353

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Community Support Services

3,502,735

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,054,236

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 
 

Personal Services

209,852,839

 

Other Expenses

37,583,944

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Short Term Residential Treatment

659,516

 

Substance Abuse Screening

1,686,340

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

5,841,962

 

Local Systems of Care

1,770,544

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Health Assessment and Consultation

264,473

 

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

12,731,776

 

Day Treatment Centers for Children

5,361,769

 

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

3,052,272

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

5,341,437

 

Community Emergency Services

177,150

 

Community Based Prevention Programs

2,762,575

 

Family Violence Outreach and Counseling

500,394

 

Support for Recovering Families

2,562,670

 

No Nexus Special Education

7,488,698

 

Family Preservation Services

6,520,202

 

Substance Abuse Treatment

3,589,927

 

Child Welfare Support Services

351,760

 

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

51,121,997

 

Board and Care for Children - Foster

78,050,808

 

Board and Care for Children - Residential

134,744,379

 

Individualized Family Supports

7,528,625

 

Community KidCare

13,434,947

 

Covenant to Care

150,625

 

Fund Neighborhood Center

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

593,232,629

     
 

COUNCIL TO ADMINISTER THE CHILDREN'S

 
 

TRUST FUND

 
 

Children's Trust Fund

5,858,976

     
 

TOTAL

1,180,844,591

 

CORRECTIONS

 
     
 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

236,384,655

 

Other Expenses

64,016,616

 

Equipment

1,698,000

 

Alternative Incarceration Program

31,719,853

 

Justice Education Center, Inc.

199,660

 

Juvenile Alternative Incarceration

20,170,696

 

Juvenile Justice Centers

2,608,557

 

Truancy Services

330,743

 

AGENCY TOTAL

357,128,780

     
 

PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

25,936,314

 

Other Expenses

1,332,339

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Special Public Defenders - Contractual

2,099,155

 

Special Public Defenders - Non-Contractual

3,234,779

 

Expert Witnesses

1,025,896

 

Training and Education

80,283

 

AGENCY TOTAL

33,709,766

     
 

TOTAL

390,838,546

 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATION TO THE

 
 

GOVERNOR

 
 

Governor's Contingency Account

17,100

     
 

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

1,088,370,232

 

UConn 2000 - Debt Service

73,348,160

 

CHEFA Day Care Security

2,500,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,164,218,392

     
 

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

 
 

Reserve for Salary Adjustments

5,603,000

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS -

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Workers' Compensation Claims

19,911,152

     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL

 
 

Personal Services

127,300

 

Other Expenses

29,933

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

158,233

     
 

FIRE TRAINING SCHOOLS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Willimantic

80,425

 

Torrington

55,050

 

New Haven

36,850

 

Derby

36,850

 

Wolcott

48,300

 

Fairfield

36,850

 

Hartford

65,230

 

Middletown

28,610

 

AGENCY TOTAL

388,165

     
 

MAINTENANCE OF COUNTY BASE FIRE

 
 

RADIO NETWORK

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio Network

21,850

     
 

MAINTENANCE OF STATE-WIDE FIRE RADIO

 
 

NETWORK

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Maintenance of State-Wide Fire Radio Network

14,570

     
 

EQUAL GRANTS TO THIRTY-FOUR NON-

 
 

PROFIT GENERAL HOSPITALS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Equal Grants to Thirty-Four Non-Profit General

 
 

Hospitals

31

     
 

POLICE ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Police Association of Connecticut

166,000

     
 

CONNECTICUT STATE FIREFIGHTERS

 
 

ASSOCIATION

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Connecticut State Firefighters Association

194,711

     
 

INTERSTATE ENVIRONMENTAL

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Interstate Environmental Commission

84,956

     
 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWNS FOR LOSS OF

 
 

TAXES ON STATE PROPERTY

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes on

 
 

State Property

69,959,215

     
 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWNS FOR LOSS OF

 
 

TAXES ON PRIVATE TAX-EXEMPT

 
 

PROPERTY

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursements to Towns for Loss of Taxes on

 
 

Private Tax-Exempt Property

100,931,737

     
 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

 
 

Other Expenses

5,195,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT

 
 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 
 

Other Expenses

339,471,159

     
 

HIGHER EDUCATION ALTERNATIVE

 
 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 
 

Other Expenses

19,820,000

     
 

PENSIONS AND RETIREMENTS - OTHER

 
 

STATUTORY

 
 

Other Expenses

1,700,000

     
 

JUDGES AND COMPENSATION

 
 

COMMISSIONERS RETIREMENT

 
 

Other Expenses

11,597,773

     
 

INSURANCE - GROUP LIFE

 
 

Other Expenses

4,425,000

     
 

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT - TRAINING AND

 
 

TRAVEL

 
 

Other Current Expenses

2,037,000

     
 

EMPLOYERS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX

 
 

Other Expenses

183,476,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH SERVICE COST

 
 

Other Expenses

337,096,500

     
 

RETIRED STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH

 
 

SERVICE COST

 
 

Other Expenses

282,311,000

     
 

TOTAL

1,359,048,900

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

2,548,798,544

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

12,817,896,757

 

GENERAL FUND

 
     
 

LESS:

 
     
 

Estimated Unallocated Lapses

-79,080,831

 

General Personal Services Reduction

-13,000,000

 

General Other Expenses Reductions

-11,000,000

 

Governor's Early Retirement Incentive Plan

-153,311,400

 

Fleet Reduction

-5,000,000

 

Workers' Compensation Reduction

-5,000,000

 

Managers Lower ERIP Refill

-5,000,000

 

DOIT Technical Services Revolving Fund Lapse

-1,300,000

 

Union Concessions

-60,600,000

     
 

NET -

12,484,604,526

 

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

STATE INSURANCE AND RISK

 
 

MANAGEMENT BOARD

 
 

Other Expenses

2,250,000

     
 

TOTAL

2,250,000

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 
 

Personal Services

36,409,016

 

Other Expenses

14,560,443

 

Equipment

797,112

 

Insurance Enforcement

621,769

 

AGENCY TOTAL

52,388,340

     
 

TOTAL

52,388,340

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TRANSPORTATION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 
 

Personal Services

123,890,212

 

Other Expenses

31,221,122

 

Equipment

1,425,000

 

Highway Planning and Research

2,229,998

 

Minor Capital Projects

332,500

 

Highway & Bridge Renewal-Equipment

3,885,000

 

Handicapped Access Program

9,845,711

 

Hospital Transit for Dialysis

100,000

 

Rail Operations

75,979,134

 

Bus Operations

76,503,116

 

Dial-A-Ride

2,500,000

 

Highway and Bridge Renewal

12,000,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Town Aid Road Grants

20,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

359,911,793

     
 

TOTAL

359,911,793

 

TRANSPORTATION

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

DEBT SERVICE – STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

425,943,916

     
 

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

 
 

Reserve for Salary Adjustments

100

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS -

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,263,094

     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

 
 

Other Expenses

275,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT

 
 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 
 

Other Expenses

44,864,000

     
 

INSURANCE – GROUP LIFE

 
 

Other Expenses

250,000

     
 

EMPLOYERS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX

 
 

Other Expenses

13,095,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH SERVICE

 
 

COST

 
 

Other Expenses

23,947,400

     
 

TOTAL

82,431,400

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

512,638,510

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

927,188,643

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 
     
 

LESS:

 
     
 

Estimated Unallocated Lapses

-10,000,000

 

Governor's Early Retirement Incentive Plan

-11,063,700

 

Union Concessions

-5,900,000

     
 

NET –

900,224,943

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 

Sec. 3. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND GRANT

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants to Towns

100,000,000

     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND

 

Sec. 4. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 
     
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Burial Expenses

1,800

 

Headstones

247,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

249,300

     
 

TOTAL

249,300

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

 
 

Honor Guards

306,803

     
 

TOTAL

306,803

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 
 

Personal Services

708,623

 

Other Expenses

398,444

 

Equipment

7,725

 

Award Payments to Veterans

1,790,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,904,792

     
 

TOTAL

2,904,792

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

TOTAL

3,460,895

 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 

Sec. 5. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 
 

Personal Services

440,167

 

Other Expenses

342,857

 

Equipment

7,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

790,024

     
 

TOTAL

790,024

 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

DEBT SERVICE – STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

150,831

     
 

TOTAL

150,831

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

940,855

 

REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND

 

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

BANKING FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING

 
 

Personal Services

8,804,497

 

Other Expenses

2,320,050

 

Equipment

133,700

 

Fringe Benefits

3,593,996

 

Indirect Overhead

282,514

 

AGENCY TOTAL

15,134,757

     
 

TOTAL

15,134,757

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

15,134,757

 

BANKING FUND

 

Sec. 7. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

INSURANCE FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

11,343,451

 

Other Expenses

2,559,161

 

Equipment

129,150

 

Fringe Benefits

4,571,567

 

Indirect Overhead

575,097

 

AGENCY TOTAL

19,178,426

     
 

OFFICE OF THE MANAGED CARE

 
 

OMBUDSMAN

 
 

Personal Services

185,006

 

Other Expenses

216,899

 

Fringe Benefits

75,501

 

Indirect Overhead

1,922

 

AGENCY TOTAL

479,328

     
 

TOTAL

19,657,754

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

19,657,754

 

INSURANCE FUND

 

Sec. 8. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC

 
 

UTILITY CONTROL FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL

 
 

Personal Services

1,169,590

 

Other Expenses

505,588

 

Equipment

14,600

 

Fringe Benefits

469,982

 

Indirect Overhead

134,436

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,294,196

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL

 
 

Personal Services

10,569,914

 

Other Expenses

2,011,023

 

Equipment

141,034

 

Fringe Benefits

4,014,938

 

Indirect Overhead

301,036

 

Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

10,200

 

AGENCY TOTAL

17,048,145

     
 

TOTAL

19,342,341

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

19,342,341

 

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC

 
 

UTILITY CONTROL FUND

 

Sec. 9. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 
 

Occupational Health Clinics

671,470

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

8,605,245

 

Other Expenses

3,115,288

 

Equipment

146,725

 

Criminal Justice Fraud Unit

514,395

 

Rehabilitative Services

3,937,357

 

Fringe Benefits

3,866,831

 

Indirect Overhead

1,578,027

 

AGENCY TOTAL

21,763,868

     
 

TOTAL

22,435,338

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

22,435,338

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

 

Sec. 10. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND

 
   

2003-2004

     
   

$

     
 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 
 

Criminal Injuries Compensation

1,425,000

     
 

TOTAL

1,425,000

 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

1,425,000

 

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND

 

Sec. 11. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

GENERAL FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

LEGISLATIVE

 
     
 

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 
 

Personal Services

36,083,256

 

Other Expenses

14,910,176

 

Equipment

732,500

 

Minor Capital Improvements

900,000

 

Interim Committee Staffing

473,000

 

Interim Salary/Caucus Offices

376,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Interstate Conference Fund

283,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

53,757,932

     
 

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

 
 

Personal Services

9,478,709

 

Other Expenses

695,107

 

Equipment

163,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,336,816

     
 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF

 
 

WOMEN

 
 

Personal Services

550,690

 

Other Expenses

125,000

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

678,690

     
 

COMMISSION ON CHILDREN

 
 

Personal Services

616,995

 

Other Expenses

80,991

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

700,986

     
 

LATINO AND PUERTO RICAN AFFAIRS

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

348,126

 

Other Expenses

95,180

 

Equipment

5,250

 

AGENCY TOTAL

448,556

     
 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

279,899

 

Other Expenses

74,494

 

Equipment

3,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

357,393

     
 

TOTAL

66,280,373

 

LEGISLATIVE

 
     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 
 

Personal Services

2,281,891

 

Other Expenses

265,720

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

New England Governors' Conference

148,687

 

National Governors' Association

92,770

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,789,168

     
 

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

 
 

Personal Services

2,535,750

 

Other Expenses

1,303,509

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,840,259

     
 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 
 

Personal Services

415,711

 

Other Expenses

46,520

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

462,331

     
 

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

784,684

 

Other Expenses

67,107

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

852,791

     
 

ETHICS COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

575,968

 

Other Expenses

102,895

 

Equipment

100

 

Lobbyist Electronic Filing Program

42,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

720,963

     
 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

1,113,749

 

Other Expenses

120,809

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,235,558

     
 

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

81,897

 

Other Expenses

19,691

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

101,688

     
 

STATE PROPERTIES REVIEW BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

285,226

 

Other Expenses

178,294

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

464,520

     
 

STATE TREASURER

 
 

Personal Services

3,729,565

 

Other Expenses

382,227

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

4,111,892

     
 

STATE COMPTROLLER

 
 

Personal Services

15,681,739

 

Other Expenses

2,888,283

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

19,570

 

AGENCY TOTAL

18,589,692

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

49,814,910

 

Other Expenses

10,902,083

 

Equipment

2,900

 

Collection and Litigation Contingency Fund

425,767

 

AGENCY TOTAL

61,145,660

     
 

DIVISION OF SPECIAL REVENUE

 
 

Personal Services

7,276,450

 

Other Expenses

1,327,576

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

8,604,126

     
 

STATE INSURANCE AND RISK

 
 

MANAGEMENT BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

233,071

 

Other Expenses

15,747,898

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Surety Bonds for State Officials and

 
 

Employees

284,350

 

AGENCY TOTAL

16,266,319

     
 

GAMING POLICY BOARD

 
 

Other Expenses

3,230

     
 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

 
 

Personal Services

14,327,452

 

Other Expenses

2,101,556

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

98,538

 

Leadership, Education, Athletics in

 
 

Partnership (LEAP)

500,000

 

Cash Management Improvement Act

100

 

Justice Assistance Grants

2,750,000

 

Neighborhood Youth Centers

584,611

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Tax Relief for Elderly Renters

14,530,320

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursement Property Tax - Disability

 
 

Exemption

477,500

 

Distressed Municipalities

11,262,440

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Circuit Breaker

24,772,000

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program

1,950,000

 

Property Tax Relief for Veterans

8,015,000

 

Drug Enforcement Program

850,000

 

P. I. L. O. T. - New Manufacturing Machinery

 
 

and Equipment

57,729,721

 

Interlocal Agreements

25,000

 

Capital City Economic Development

712,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

140,687,738

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 
 

Personal Services

23,126,536

 

Other Expenses

6,756,909

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

29,884,445

     
 

OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS

 
 

Personal Services

432,573

 

Other Expenses

512,637

 

Equipment

1,800

 

CETC Workforce

2,237,590

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,184,600

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

18,863,663

 

Other Expenses

2,123,463

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Loss Control Risk Management

409,157

 

Employees' Review Board

52,630

 

Quality of Work-Life

350,000

 

Refunds of Collections

49,400

 

W. C. Administrator

5,322,486

 

Hospital Billing System

131,005

 

AGENCY TOTAL

27,302,804

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION

 
 

TECHNOLOGY

 
 

Personal Services

1,677,197

 

Other Expenses

4,730,897

 

Equipment

100

 

Automated Personnel System

1,548,109

 

Commission for Educational Technology

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

8,056,303

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 
 

Personal Services

6,812,834

 

Other Expenses

17,382,866

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Management Services

4,533,683

 

Rents and Moving

7,886,517

 

Capitol Day Care Center

109,250

 

Facilities Design Expenses

5,085,643

 

AGENCY TOTAL

41,811,793

     
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

 
 

Personal Services

28,113,843

 

Other Expenses

1,568,228

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

29,682,171

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER

 
 

Personal Services

252,194

 

Other Expenses

51,258

 

Equipment

100

 

Adjudicated Claims

115,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

418,552

     
 

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 
 

Personal Services

36,503,162

 

Other Expenses

2,647,147

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Forensic Sex Evidence Exams

506,593

 

Witness Protection

372,913

 

Training and Education

81,685

 

Expert Witnesses

240,150

 

Medicaid Fraud Control

728,311

 

AGENCY TOTAL

41,080,961

     
 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

 
 

Other Expenses

1,136

     
 

STATE MARSHAL COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

102,442

 

Other Expenses

52,250

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

154,792

     
 

TOTAL

441,453,492

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 
 

Personal Services

110,728,332

 

Other Expenses

21,048,648

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Stress Reduction

53,354

 

Fleet Purchase

6,039,928

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

2,956,956

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Civil Air Patrol

36,758

 

AGENCY TOTAL

140,864,976

     
 

POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND

 
 

TRAINING COUNCIL

 
 

Personal Services

1,688,322

 

Other Expenses

922,089

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,611,411

     
 

BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT

 
 

EXAMINERS

 
 

Personal Services

69,332

 

Other Expenses

36,215

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

105,647

     
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

4,342,605

 

Other Expenses

2,075,898

 

Equipment

1,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,419,503

     
 

COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION

 
 

AND CONTROL

 
 

Personal Services

1,681,366

 

Other Expenses

615,168

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Payments to Volunteer Fire Companies

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,396,634

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

 
 

Personal Services

9,914,220

 

Other Expenses

1,343,307

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

11,257,627

     
 

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

7,992,687

 

Other Expenses

1,271,327

 

Equipment

2,000

 

Workforce Investment Act

19,287,923

 

Vocational and Manpower Training

800,000

 

Summer Youth Employment

621,656

 

Jobs First Employment Services

15,136,998

 

AGENCY TOTAL

45,112,591

     
 

OFFICE OF VICTIM ADVOCATE

 
 

Personal Services

190,519

 

Other Expenses

33,123

 

Equipment

100

 

AGENCY TOTAL

223,742

     
 

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND

 
 

OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

Personal Services

6,000,581

 

Other Expenses

596,132

 

Equipment

950

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

6,650

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,604,313

     
 

OFFICE OF PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY

 
 

FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 
 

Personal Services

2,114,994

 

Other Expenses

420,282

 

Equipment

950

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,536,226

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE

 
 

Personal Services

471,928

 

Other Expenses

74,485

 

Equipment

100

 

Child Fatality Review Panel

69,366

 

AGENCY TOTAL

615,879

     
 

TOTAL

218,748,549

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 
 

Personal Services

3,727,853

 

Other Expenses

732,694

 

Oyster Program

93,575

 

CT Seafood Advisory Council

50,000

 

Vibrio Bacterium Program

10,000

 

Connecticut Wine Council

50,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

WIC Program for Fresh Produce for Seniors

88,267

 

Collection of Agricultural Statistics

1,200

 

Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity

1,000

 

Exhibits and Demonstrations

5,600

 

Connecticut Grown Product Promotion

15,000

 

WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce

84,090

 

AGENCY TOTAL

4,859,279

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 
 

PROTECTION

 
 

Personal Services

32,839,144

 

Other Expenses

3,362,299

 

Equipment

100

 

Stream Gaging

157,600

 

Mosquito Control

352,717

 

State Superfund Site Maintenance

391,000

 

Laboratory Fees

275,875

 

Dam Maintenance

129,314

 

Long Island Sound Research Fund

1,000

 

Emergency Response Commission

144,439

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Soil Conservation Districts

1,040

 

Agreement USGS-Geological Investigation

47,000

 

Agreement USGS-Hydrological Study

122,770

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution

 
 

Commission

8,400

 

Northeast Interstate Forest Fire Compact

2,040

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control

 
 

Commission

40,200

 

Thames River Valley Flood Control

 
 

Commission

50,200

 

Environmental Review Teams

1,000

 

Agreement USGS-Water Quality Stream

 
 

Monitoring

170,119

 

AGENCY TOTAL

38,096,257

     
 

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL

 
 

QUALITY

 
 

Personal Services

145,544

 

Other Expenses

6,147

 

AGENCY TOTAL

151,691

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND

 
 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 
 

Personal Services

6,784,057

 

Other Expenses

2,356,375

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors

617,654

 

Cluster Initiative

842,348

 

Amistad

100,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Entrepreneurial Centers

150,000

 

Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration

2,014,300

 

Congregate Facilities Operation Costs

5,258,151

 

Housing Assistance and Counseling Program

378,903

 

Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy

1,523,004

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Tax Abatement

2,131,112

 

Payment in Lieu of Taxes

2,755,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

24,911,904

     
 

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

 
 

Personal Services

5,526,402

 

Other Expenses

457,006

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Mosquito Control

209,463

 

Wildlife Disease Prevention

74,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,267,871

     
 

TOTAL

74,287,002

 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 
 

Personal Services

29,290,070

 

Other Expenses

6,425,410

 

Equipment

700

 

Needle and Syringe Exchange Program

332,790

 

Community Services Support for Persons

 
 

With AIDS

197,652

 

Children's Health Initiatives

1,068,323

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning

231,470

 

AIDS Services

3,994,497

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and

 
 

Treatment

1,685,345

 

Services for Children Affected by AIDS

262,301

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs

982,044

 

Medicaid Administration

3,942,220

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Community Health Services

5,549,762

 

Emergency Medical Services Training

32,197

 

Emergency Medical Services Regional Offices

500,615

 

Rape Crisis

423,609

 

X-Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care

690,450

 

Genetic Diseases Programs

491,467

 

Loan Repayment Program

122,620

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Local and District Departments of Health

4,752,826

 

Venereal Disease Control

215,239

 

School Based Health Clinics

6,063,399

 

AGENCY TOTAL

67,255,006

     
 

OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS

 
 

Personal Services

1,807,533

 

Other Expenses

384,613

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,192,146

     
 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL

 
 

EXAMINER

 
 

Personal Services

3,879,013

 

Other Expenses

608,594

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Medicolegal Investigations

651,085

 

AGENCY TOTAL

5,139,692

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL

 
 

RETARDATION

 
 

Personal Services

288,258,816

 

Other Expenses

22,789,806

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Human Resource Development

231,358

 

Family Support Grants

993,062

 

Pilot Program for Client Services

2,283,972

 

Cooperative Placements Program

17,834,885

 

Clinical Services

4,362,653

 

Early Intervention

22,914,104

 

Temporary Support Services

204,973

 

Community Temporary Support Services

67,315

 

Community Respite Care Programs

330,345

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

14,061,604

 

New Placements

6,000,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Rent Subsidy Program

2,676,851

 

Respite Care

2,082,060

 

Family Reunion Program

137,900

 

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

116,537,363

 

Family Placements

1,871,850

 

Emergency Placements

3,698,869

 

Community Residential Services

249,267,373

 

AGENCY TOTAL

756,606,159

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

 
 

AND ADDICTION SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

165,576,820

 

Other Expenses

26,602,744

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Housing Supports and Services

6,056,427

 

Managed Service System

23,894,153

 

Behavioral Health Medications

6,289,095

 

Legal Services

400,970

 

Connecticut Mental Health Center

7,436,103

 

Capitol Region Mental Health Center

340,408

 

Professional Services

4,843,898

 

Regional Action Councils

275,498

 

General Assistance Managed Care

73,967,681

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

7,926,261

 

Nursing Home Screening

489,474

 

Special Populations

21,816,688

 

TBI Community Services

5,203,053

 

Transitional Youth

3,448,754

 

Jail Diversion

3,523,968

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

20,454,715

 

Grants for Mental Health Services

74,754,227

 

Employment Opportunities

9,736,536

 

AGENCY TOTAL

463,038,473

     
 

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

286,093

 

Other Expenses

50,522

 

AGENCY TOTAL

336,615

     
 

TOTAL

1,294,568,091

 

HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

 
     
 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 
 

Personal Services

101,643,894

 

Other Expenses

85,553,045

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Children's Health Council

1,000,000

 

HUSKY Outreach

720,000

 

Genetic Tests in Paternity Actions

194,225

 

State Food Stamp Supplement

898,890

 

Day Care Projects

676,264

 

Commission on Aging

116,920

 

HUSKY Program

24,076,665

 

Behavioral Health Partnership

200,000,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Vocational Rehabilitation

6,962,451

 

Medicaid

2,732,044,410

 

Lifestar Helicopter

1,308,625

 

Old Age Assistance

33,278,112

 

Aid to the Blind

663,978

 

Aid to the Disabled

62,562,865

 

Temporary Assistance to Families - TANF

125,270,733

 

Adjustment of Recoveries

73,875

 

Emergency Assistance

500

 

Food Stamp Training Expenses

128,838

 

Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance

 
 

Contract to the Elderly

73,542,896

 

Healthy Start

1,260,917

 

DMHAS-Disproportionate Share

105,935,000

 

Connecticut Home Care Program

33,900,000

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic

 
 

Programs

137,629

 

Services to the Elderly

4,588,377

 

Safety Net Services

3,717,580

 

Transportation for Employment Independence

 
 

Program

2,613,932

 

Alzheimer Respite Care

1,120,200

 

Transitionary Rental Assistance

1,148,963

 

Refunds of Collections

197,000

 

Services for Persons With Disabilities

832,066

 

Child Care Services-TANF/CCDBG

88,499,778

 

Nutrition Assistance

344,158

 

Housing/Homeless Services

21,888,685

 

Employment Opportunities

1,254,984

 

Human Resource Development

2,754,206

 

Child Day Care

3,245,561

 

Independent Living Centers

614,319

 

AIDS Drug Assistance

606,678

 

Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency

 
 

Assistance

73,725,000

 

DSH – Urban Hospitals in Distressed

 
 

Municipalities

26,550,000

 

State Administered General Assistance

121,090,000

 

School Readiness

3,198,048

 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

6,750,000

 

Community Services

1,236,235

 

Family Grants

484,826

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Child Day Care

3,448,239

 

Human Resource Development

31,454

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic

 
 

Programs

4,920

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

2,063,299

 

Services to the Elderly

46,774

 

Housing/Homeless Services

562,806

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,964,569,820

     
 

TOTAL

3,964,569,820

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
 

Personal Services

125,373,415

 

Other Expenses

14,035,960

 

Equipment

57,475

 

Institutes for Educators

135,914

 

Basic Skills Exam Teachers in Training

1,205,210

 

Teachers' Standards Implementation

 
 

Program

3,026,824

 

Early Childhood Program

2,516,548

 

Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6

 
 

and 8

6,822,705

 

Primary Mental Health

499,610

 

Adult Education Action

266,689

 

Vocational Technical School Textbooks

750,000

 

Repair of Instructional Equipment

408,415

 

Minor Repairs to Plant

410,750

 

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program

336,870

 

Jobs for Connecticut Graduates

200,000

 

Resource Equity Assessment

447,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

American School for the Deaf

7,609,202

 

RESC Leases

1,200,000

 

Regional Education Services

2,400,000

 

Omnibus Education Grants State Supported

 
 

Schools

3,154,000

 

Head Start Services

2,748,150

 

Head Start Enhancement

1,773,000

 

Family Resource Centers

5,256,461

 

Charter Schools

17,832,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Vocational Agriculture

2,288,578

 

Transportation of School Children

43,139,500

 

Adult Education

17,410,000

 

Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private

 
 

Schools

3,800,000

 

Education Equalization Grants

1,538,900,000

 

Bilingual Education

2,129,033

 

Priority School Districts

81,154,487

 

Young Parents Program

221,513

 

Interdistrict Cooperation

14,196,369

 

School Breakfast Program

1,481,815

 

Excess Cost - Student Based

62,700,000

 

Non-Public School Transportation

4,250,300

 

School to Work Opportunities

213,750

 

Youth Service Bureaus

2,796,231

 

OPEN Choice Program

10,640,000

 

Lighthouse Schools

300,000

 

Early Reading Success

2,191,647

 

Magnet Schools

71,639,217

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,057,918,638

     
 

BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES

 
 

FOR THE BLIND

 
 

Personal Services

4,777,933

 

Other Expenses

1,484,820

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually

 
 

Handicapped Children

7,103,099

 

Employment Opportunities

250,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Supplementary Relief and Services

115,425

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

989,454

 

Special Training for the Deaf Blind

331,761

 

Connecticut Radio Information Service

42,253

 

AGENCY TOTAL

15,095,745

     
 

COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND

 
 

HEARING IMPAIRED

 
 

Personal Services

803,663

 

Other Expenses

160,247

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Part-Time Interpreters

190,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,154,910

     
 

STATE LIBRARY

 
 

Personal Services

5,142,147

 

Other Expenses

747,310

 

Equipment

1,000

 

State-Wide Digital Library

1,894,322

 

Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service

251,722

 

Legal/Legislative Library Materials

250,000

 

State-Wide Data Base Program

710,206

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Support Cooperating Library Service Units

600,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants to Public Libraries

347,109

 

Connecticard Payments

676,028

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,619,844

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

 
 

Personal Services

2,300,219

 

Other Expenses

185,818

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Minority Advancement Program

2,337,021

 

Alternate Route to Certification

27,033

 

National Service Act

345,647

 

International Initiatives

70,000

 

Minority Teacher Incentive Program

481,374

 

Education and Health Initiatives

500,000

 

Financial Aid Database

150,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Capitol Scholarship Program

5,120,000

 

Awards to Children of Deceased/Disabled

 
 

Veterans

4,000

 

Connecticut Independent College Student

 
 

Grant

15,067,492

 

Connecticut Aid for Public College Students

17,539,728

 

Connecticut Aid to Charter Oak

22,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

44,151,832

     
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 
 

Operating Expenses

190,277,236

 

Tuition Freeze

4,741,885

 

Regional Campus Enhancement

6,995,798

 

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

50,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

202,064,919

     
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH

 
 

CENTER

 
 

Operating Expenses

76,428,809

 

AHEC for Bridgeport

155,707

 

AGENCY TOTAL

76,584,516

     
 

CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE

 
 

Operating Expenses

1,577,489

 

Distance Learning Consortium

720,372

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,297,861

     
 

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

 
 

Personal Services

1,574,222

 

Other Expenses

830,281

 

Equipment

1,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Retirement Contributions

210,024,699

 

Retirees Health Service Cost

8,507,609

 

Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs

5,775,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

226,712,811

     
 

REGIONAL COMMUNITY - TECHNICAL

 
 

COLLEGES

 
 

Operating Expenses

124,227,024

 

Tuition Freeze

2,160,925

 

AGENCY TOTAL

126,387,949

     
 

CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

 
 

Operating Expenses

133,725,042

 

Tuition Freeze

6,561,971

 

Waterbury-Based Degree Program

887,866

 

AGENCY TOTAL

141,174,879

     
 

TOTAL

2,904,163,904

 

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

 
     
 

CORRECTIONS

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 
 

Personal Services

348,838,878

 

Other Expenses

67,371,792

 

Equipment

57,164

 

Out of State Beds

36,752,665

 

Prison Overcrowding

5,000,000

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

27,489,315

 

Inmate Medical Services

80,806,317

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates

8,750

 

Legal Services to Prisoners

768,595

 

Volunteer Services

170,758

 

Community Support Services

17,341,083

 

AGENCY TOTAL

584,605,317

     
 

BOARD OF PAROLE

 
 

Personal Services

5,340,970

 

Other Expenses

1,314,353

 

Equipment

100

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Community Support Services

3,513,348

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,168,771

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND

 
 

FAMILIES

 
 

Personal Services

213,887,461

 

Other Expenses

38,176,567

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Short Term Residential Treatment

201,333

 

Substance Abuse Screening

1,696,192

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

6,181,254

 

Local Systems of Care

1,876,245

 

Behavioral Health Partnership

93,021,556

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Health Assessment and Consultation

266,018

 

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

12,806,173

 

Day Treatment Centers for Children

1,636,803

 

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

3,340,986

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

5,372,644

 

Community Emergency Services

178,185

 

Community Based Prevention Programs

2,778,715

 

Family Violence Outreach and Counseling

503,318

 

Support for Recovering Families

2,577,616

 

No Nexus Special Education

7,532,449

 

Family Preservation Services

6,558,293

 

Substance Abuse Treatment

2,470,813

 

Child Welfare Support Services

285,115

 

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

55,824,487

 

Board and Care for Children - Foster

81,010,637

 

Board and Care for Children - Residential

53,113,065

 

Individualized Family Supports

7,244,928

 

Community KidCare

9,611,836

 

Covenant to Care

151,500

 

Fund Neighborhood Center

100,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

608,405,189

     
 

COUNCIL TO ADMINISTER THE

 
 

CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND

 
 

Children's Trust Fund

5,891,489

     
 

TOTAL

1,209,070,766

 

CORRECTIONS

 
     
 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

241,687,342

 

Other Expenses

68,977,071

 

Equipment

2,188,000

 

Alternative Incarceration Program

32,224,965

 

Justice Education Center, Inc.

200,654

 

Juvenile Alternative Incarceration

20,277,206

 

Juvenile Justice Centers

2,621,542

 

Truancy Services

332,389

 

AGENCY TOTAL

368,509,169

     
 

PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

26,268,227

 

Other Expenses

1,332,339

 

Equipment

1,000

 

Special Public Defenders - Contractual

2,231,622

 

Special Public Defenders - Non-Contractual

3,375,703

 

Expert Witnesses

1,025,896

 

Training and Education

80,283

 

AGENCY TOTAL

34,315,070

     
 

TOTAL

402,824,239

 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATION TO

 
 

THE GOVERNOR

 
 

Governor's Contingency Account

17,100

     
 

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

1,252,254,839

 

UConn 2000 - Debt Service

82,750,273

 

CHEFA Day Care Security

2,500,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,337,505,112

     
 

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

 
 

Reserve for Salary Adjustments

5,465,000

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS -

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Workers' Compensation Claims

20,849,208

     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL

 
 

Personal Services

127,300

 

Other Expenses

29,933

 

AGENCY TOTAL

157,233

     
 

FIRE TRAINING SCHOOLS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Willimantic

80,425

 

Torrington

55,050

 

New Haven

36,850

 

Derby

36,850

 

Wolcott

48,300

 

Fairfield

36,850

 

Hartford

65,230

 

Middletown

28,610

 

AGENCY TOTAL

388,165

     
 

MAINTENANCE OF COUNTY BASE FIRE

 
 

RADIO NETWORK

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio Network

21,850

     
 

MAINTENANCE OF STATE-WIDE FIRE

 
 

RADIO NETWORK

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Maintenance of State-Wide Fire Radio Network

14,570

     
 

EQUAL GRANTS TO THIRTY-FOUR NON-

 
 

PROFIT GENERAL HOSPITALS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Equal Grants to Thirty-Four Non-Profit

 
 

General Hospitals

31

     
 

POLICE ASSOCIATION OF

 
 

CONNECTICUT

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Police Association of Connecticut

166,000

     
 

CONNECTICUT STATE FIREFIGHTERS

 
 

ASSOCIATION

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Connecticut State Firefighters Association

194,711

     
 

INTERSTATE ENVIRONMENTAL

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Interstate Environmental Commission

84,956

     
 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWNS FOR LOSS

 
 

OF TAXES ON STATE PROPERTY

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes

 
 

on State Property

69,959,215

     
 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWNS FOR LOSS

 
 

OF TAXES ON PRIVATE TAX-EXEMPT

 
 

PROPERTY

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Reimbursements to Towns for Loss of Taxes

 
 

on Private Tax-Exempt Property

100,931,737

     
 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

 
 

Other Expenses

5,605,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT

 
 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 
 

Other Expenses

360,627,697

     
 

HIGHER EDUCATION ALTERNATIVE

 
 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 
 

Other Expenses

21,000,000

     
 

PENSIONS AND RETIREMENTS - OTHER

 
 

STATUTORY

 
 

Other Expenses

1,800,000

     
 

JUDGES AND COMPENSATION

 
 

COMMISSIONERS RETIREMENT

 
 

Other Expenses

12,235,665

     
 

INSURANCE - GROUP LIFE

 
 

Other Expenses

4,512,000

     
 

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT - TRAINING

 
 

AND TRAVEL

 
 

Other Current Expenses

1,862,000

     
 

EMPLOYERS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX

 
 

Other Expenses

190,042,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH SERVICE

 
 

COST

 
 

Other Expenses

388,831,900

     
 

RETIRED STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH

 
 

SERVICE COST

 
 

Other Expenses

334,361,300

     
 

TOTAL

1,492,796,030

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

2,856,632,450

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

13,432,598,686

 

GENERAL FUND

 
     
 

LESS:

 
     
 

Estimated Unallocated Lapses

-81,848,926

 

General Personal Services Reduction

-13,000,000

 

General Other Expenses Reductions

-11,000,000

 

Governor's Early Retirement Incentive Plan

-140,395,200

 

Fleet Reduction

-5,000,000

 

Workers' Compensation Reduction

-10,000,000

 

Managers Lower ERIP Refill

-5,000,000

 

DOIT Technical Services Revolving Fund Lapse

-1,300,000

 

Union Concessions

-66,400,000

     
 

NET -

13,098,654,560

 

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 12. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

STATE INSURANCE AND RISK

 
 

MANAGEMENT BOARD

 
 

Other Expenses

2,504,000

     
 

TOTAL

2,504,000

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 
 

Personal Services

36,795,642

 

Other Expenses

14,668,791

 

Equipment

754,436

 

Insurance Enforcement

643,541

 

Commercial Vehicle Information Systems

 
 

and Networks Project

283,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

53,145,410

     
 

TOTAL

53,145,410

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TRANSPORTATION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 
 

Personal Services

126,525,284

 

Other Expenses

31,384,885

 

Equipment

1,425,000

 

Highway Planning and Research

2,229,998

 

Minor Capital Projects

332,500

 

Highway & Bridge Renewal-Equipment

3,885,000

 

Handicapped Access Program

10,261,310

 

Hospital Transit for Dialysis

100,000

 

Rail Operations

80,079,675

 

Bus Operations

79,303,158

 

Dial-A-Ride

2,500,000

 

Highway and Bridge Renewal

12,000,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Town Aid Road Grants

20,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

370,026,810

     
 

TOTAL

370,026,810

 

TRANSPORTATION

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

DEBT SERVICE – STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

429,056,162

     
 

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

 
 

Reserve for Salary Adjustments

100

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS -

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 

SERVICES

 
 

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,464,246

     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

 
 

Other Expenses

275,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT

 
 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 
 

Other Expenses

48,916,000

     
 

INSURANCE – GROUP LIFE

 
 

Other Expenses

258,000

     
 

EMPLOYERS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX

 
 

Other Expenses

13,672,000

     
 

STATE EMPLOYEES HEALTH SERVICE

 
 

COST

 
 

Other Expenses

27,556,300

     
 

TOTAL

90,677,300

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

524,197,808

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

949,874,028

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 
     
 

LESS:

 
     
 

Estimated Unallocated Lapses

-10,000,000

 

Governor's Early Retirement Incentive Plan

-10,131,600

 

Union Concessions

-8,300,000

     
 

NET –

921,442,428

 

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 

Sec. 13. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND GRANT

 
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Grants to Towns

100,000,000

     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 
 

ADMINISTERED BY THE COMPTROLLER

 
     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

100,000,000

 

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND

 
 

MOHEGAN FUND

 

Sec. 14. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Burial Expenses

1,800

 

Headstones

250,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

251,800

     
 

TOTAL

251,800

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

 
 

Honor Guards

306,803

     
 

TOTAL

306,803

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 
 

Personal Services

739,551

 

Other Expenses

403,444

 

Equipment

4,125

 

Award Payments to Veterans

1,780,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,927,120

     
 

TOTAL

2,927,120

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 
     
 

TOTAL

3,485,723

 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

 

Sec. 15. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 
 

Personal Services

451,893

 

Other Expenses

358,539

 

Equipment

23,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

833,932

     
 

TOTAL

833,932

 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
     
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

DEBT SERVICE – STATE TREASURER

 
 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 
 

GOVERNMENTS

 
 

Debt Service

129,535

     
 

TOTAL

129,535

 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

963,467

 

REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND

 

Sec. 16. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

BANKING FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING

 
 

Personal Services

8,866,832

 

Other Expenses

2,316,550

 

Equipment

125,000

 

Fringe Benefits

3,619,304

 

Indirect Overhead

258,822

 

AGENCY TOTAL

15,186,508

     
 

TOTAL

15,186,508

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

15,186,508

 

BANKING FUND

 

Sec. 17. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

INSURANCE FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

 
 

Personal Services

11,381,632

 

Other Expenses

2,559,161

 

Equipment

99,150

 

Fringe Benefits

4,582,970

 

Indirect Overhead

396,040

 

AGENCY TOTAL

19,018,953

     
 

OFFICE OF THE MANAGED CARE

 
 

OMBUDSMAN

 
 

Personal Services

222,071

 

Other Expenses

216,899

 

Equipment

2,600

 

Fringe Benefits

90,627

 

Indirect Overhead

1,349

 

AGENCY TOTAL

533,546

     
 

TOTAL

19,552,499

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

19,552,499

 

INSURANCE FUND

 

Sec. 18. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY

 
 

CONTROL FUND

 
     
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL

 
 

Personal Services

1,164,853

 

Other Expenses

505,588

 

Equipment

12,100

 

Fringe Benefits

469,834

 

Indirect Overhead

24,452

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,176,827

     
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL

 
 

Personal Services

10,756,241

 

Other Expenses

2,011,023

 

Equipment

135,584

 

Fringe Benefits

4,080,591

 

Indirect Overhead

1,000

 

Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

10,200

 

AGENCY TOTAL

16,994,639

     
 

TOTAL

19,171,466

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

19,171,466

 

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY

 
 

CONTROL FUND

 

Sec. 19. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
     
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 
 

Occupational Health Clinics

671,470

     
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

 
 

COMMISSION

 
 

Personal Services

8,594,966

 

Other Expenses

3,115,288

 

Equipment

181,225

 

Criminal Justice Fraud Unit

530,837

 

Rehabilitative Services

4,061,704

 

Fringe Benefits

4,027,834

 

Indirect Overhead

1,624,470

 

AGENCY TOTAL

22,136,324

     
 

TOTAL

22,807,794

 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

 
     
 

TOTAL

22,807,794

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

 

Sec. 20. (Effective July 1, 2003) The following sums are appropriated for the annual period as indicated and for the purposes described.

 

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND

 
   

2004-2005

     
   

$

     
 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 
 

Criminal Injuries Compensation

1,425,000

     
 

TOTAL

1,425,000

 

JUDICIAL

 
     
 

TOTAL

1,425,000

 

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND

 

Sec. 21. (Effective July 1, 2003) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency, from the General Fund, under sections 1 and 11 of this act, may be transferred at the request of such agency to any other agency by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to take full advantage of federal matching funds, provided both agencies shall certify that the expenditure of such transferred funds by the receiving agency will be for the same purpose as that of the original appropriation or portion thereof so transferred. Any federal funds generated through the transfer of appropriations between agencies may be used for reimbursing General Fund expenditures or for expanding program services or a combination of both as determined by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee.

Sec. 22. (Effective July 1, 2003) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall monitor expenditures for Personal Services, during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, in order to reduce expenditures for such purpose during each fiscal year by $ 13,000,000.

Sec. 23. (Effective July 1, 2003) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall monitor expenditures for Other Expenses, during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, in order to reduce expenditures for such purpose during each fiscal year by $ 11,000,000.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of section 4-85 of the general statutes and subsection (f) of section 4-89 of the general statutes, the Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, modify or reduce requisitions for allotments during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, in order to achieve collective bargaining and related savings required under this act, any other public or special act, or any collectively bargained agreement.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) Appropriations for Personal Services in sections 1, 2, 11 and 12 of this act may be transferred from agencies to the Reserve for Salary Adjustments account upon the recommendation of the Governor and the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee to reflect a more accurate impact of collective bargaining and related costs.

(b) The appropriations to the Reserve for Salary Adjustments account in sections 1, 2, 11 and 12 of this act, and any transfers to the account pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, may be transferred and necessary additions from the resources of special funds may be made by the Governor to give effect to salary increases, other employee benefits, agency costs related to staff reductions including accrual payments, achievement of agency general personal services reductions, or other personal services adjustments authorized by this act, any other act or other applicable statute.

Sec. 26. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) That portion of unexpended funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in special act 98-6, special act 99-10, special act 00-13, special act 01-1 of the June special session and public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, which relate to collective bargaining agreements and related costs, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, or June 30, 2004, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

(b) That portion of unexpended funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in sections 1 and 2 of this act, which relate to collective bargaining agreements and related costs, shall not lapse on June 30, 2004, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.

Sec. 27. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the State Comptroller in subsection (a) of section 35 of special act 00-13 and carried forward by subsection (b) of said section 35 and subsection (a) of section 30 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, for Core Financial Systems, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

(b) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the State Comptroller in section 1 of special act 99-10, for the State Employees Retirement Data Base, and carried forward by section 44 of special act 00-13 and subsection (b) of section 30 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 28. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management in section 1 of special act 98-6, and carried forward by subsection (d) of section 46 of special act 99-10, and the funds appropriated in section 1 of special act 99-10, and carried forward by subsection (a) of section 16 of special act 00-13 and by subsection (c) of section 29 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Interlocal Agreements, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005. Any funds appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management and carried forward pursuant to this section, for Interlocal Agreements, shall be used to fund agreements signed prior to June 30, 2001.

(b) Up to $ 1,500,000 of the unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management in subsection (a) of section 48 of special act 99-10, and carried forward by subsection (b) of said section, for Litigation Settlement Costs, the unexpended balance of funds appropriated to said office in subsection (a) of section 35 of special act 00-13, and carried forward by subsection (b) of said section, and subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 2 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, for Litigation/Settlement, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for Litigation/Settlement during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005. Said office may transfer such funds to state agencies requiring funds for such purpose.

(c) Up to $ 1,300,000 appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management in section 11 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 10 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Justice Assistance Grants, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

(d) Up to $ 1,000,000 appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management in section 11 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 10 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Drug Enforcement Program, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 29. (Effective July 1, 2003) Up to $ 1,000,000 appropriated to the Office of Workforce Competitiveness in section 11 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 19 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for CETC Workforce, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 30. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the total number of positions which may be filled by the Department of Administrative Services, from the General Services Revolving Fund, shall not exceed one hundred twenty-four.

Sec. 31. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of section 4-85 of the general statutes, the Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, modify or reduce requisitions for allotments, revise the total number of positions which may be filled by any state agency during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, and transfer funds and positions to the Department of Information Technology, in order to consolidate IT personnel at said department.

(b) The unexpended balance of funds transferred to the Department of Information Technology, for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability, in subsection (a) of section 3 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, and carried forward in subsection (b) of said section, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

(c) The funds carried forward in subsection (c) of this section, for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability, may be transferred by said department to state agencies requiring funds for such purpose.

Sec. 32. (Effective July 1, 2003) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Police Officers Standards and Training Council, for Training at Satellite Academies, in section 1 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and carried forward pursuant to subsection (c) of section 4-89 of the general statutes, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Labor Department in section 1 of special act 99-10, for the Welfare-to-Work Grant Program, and carried forward by section 73 of special act 00-13, subsection (a) of section 35 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and subsection (b) of section 35 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

(b) Up to $ 200,000 appropriated to the Labor Department in section 11 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 10 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Personal Services, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall be transferred to Opportunity Industrial Centers, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and expended as follows: (1) $ 100,000 for Opportunity Industrial Centers – Bridgeport; (2) $ 100,000 for Opportunity Industrial Centers – Waterbury.

(c) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Labor Department in section 1 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 1 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, for the Workforce Investment Act, and carried forward in subsection (a) of section 31 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

Sec. 34. (Effective July 1, 2003) The unexpended balance of funds transferred to the Department of Public Health, in section 53 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, for the Children's Health Initiatives, to expand the "Easy Breathing" Asthma Initiative, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purposes during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 35. (Effective July 1, 2003) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Office of the Medical Examiner, in section 1 of special act 99-1, for Equipment, and carried forward by section 26 of special act 00-13, section 36 of special act 01-1 of the June special session and pursuant to subsection (c) of section 4-85 of the general statutes, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 36. (Effective July 1, 2003) During each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, $ 1,000,000 of the federal funds received by the Department of Education, from Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), shall be transferred to the Department of Mental Retardation, for the Birth-to-Three program, in order to carry out Part B responsibilities consistent with the IDEA.

Sec. 37. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) All funds appropriated to the Department of Social Services, for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services/Medicaid Disproportionate Share, shall be expended by the Department of Social Services in such amounts and at such times as prescribed by the Office of Policy and Management. The Department of Social Services shall make disproportionate share payments to hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for Operating Expenses, and for related fringe benefit expenses. Funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for fringe benefits, shall be used to reimburse the Comptroller. All other funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall be deposited to grants - other than federal accounts. All disproportionate share payments not expended in grants - other than federal accounts shall lapse at the end of the fiscal year.

(b) Any funds transferred, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to the Work Performance Bonus account created in the Department of Social Services pursuant to section 86 of public act 02-7 of the May 9 special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 38. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-183z of the general statutes, the appropriation to the Teachers' Retirement Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, shall be at the level of the appropriation for such purpose in section 1 and section 11 of this act.

Sec. 39. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10a-22u of the general statutes, the amount of funds available for expenditure by the Department of Higher Education from the student protection account shall be $ 206,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and $ 216,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.

(b) The sum of $ 100,000 of the amount appropriated to the Department of Higher Education for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, for Minority Advancement Program, shall be used for the Saturday Academy.

Sec. 40. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Correction in section 11 of special act 01-1, as amended by section 19 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Inmate Medical Services, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

(b) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Correction in subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 2 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session, and carried forward pursuant to subsection (c) of section 4-85 of the general statutes, for Inmate Tracking System, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

Sec. 41. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds transferred from the Reserve for Salary Adjustment account in the Special Transportation Fund, to the Department of Motor Vehicles, in section 39 of special act 00-13, and carried forward in subsection (a) of section 34 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, for the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Project, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

(b) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Motor Vehicles in section 49 of special act 99-10, and carried forward in subsection (b) of section 34 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, for the purpose of converting to fully reflective license plates, and carried forward by said section, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for the purpose of the upgrading of the Department of Motor Vehicles' registration and driver license data processing systems during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

Sec. 42. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation in subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and carried forward in subsection (2) of subsection (aa) of said section 47, as amended by section 2 of special act 01-1 of the November 15 special session and section 16 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, for Transportation Strategy Board, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

(b) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, up to $ 640,000 of the funds carried forward pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be transferred to the Office of Policy and Management, to fund the grant to regional agencies under section 4-124q of the general statutes.

(c) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation, for Highway Planning and Research, in section 2 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 20 of public act 02-1 of the May 9 special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

Sec. 43. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the state Department of Education, for Priority School Districts, in section 11 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 19 of public act 02-1 of the May special session, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.

(b) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the state Department of Education, for School Construction Grants, in subsection (a) of section 47 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and carried forward by subsections (1) and (2) of said section 47, shall not lapse on June 30, 2003, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

Sec. 44. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3-99c of the general statutes, up to $ 617,000 of the costs incurred by the Secretary of the State, for Other Expenses, for the computerized voter registration system, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, shall be paid from the commercial recording account established under said section 3-99c.

Sec. 45. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the Comptroller shall deposit into the Emergency Spill Response account established under section 22a-451 of the general statutes, $ 10,500,000 of the amount of the funds received by the state from the tax imposed under chapter 227 of the general statutes.

Sec. 46. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Executive Director of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall develop a plan to transfer housing programs of the department to the authority. The plan shall detail the savings to the General Fund as the result of such transfer, and copies of the plan shall be submitted to the chairpersons of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing and to bonding. Not later than January 1, 2004, the department and the authority shall enter into a Memorandum of Understanding which shall specify the housing programs and accompanying responsibilities to be transferred, the timing of the transfer, and such other information as necessary to complete the transfer. During the period of the transfer, the commissioner and the executive director shall submit monthly reports to said chairpersons concerning the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding and the savings to the General Fund.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 7,500,000 shall be transferred from the resources of the Connecticut Development Authority, and credited to the resources of the General Fund.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 25,000,000 shall be transferred from the resources of the Clean Energy Fund, and credited to the resources of the General Fund.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 7,500,000 shall be transferred from the resources of the Connecticut Innovations, Inc. (CII) and credited to the resources of the General Fund.

Sec. 47. Section 20 of public act 03-2 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-245m of the general statutes, the Department of Public Utility Control shall authorize the disbursement of a total of one million dollars in each month, commencing with February, 2003, and ending with July, [2005] 2003, from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Funds established pursuant to said section 16-245m. The amount disbursed from each Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund shall be proportionately based on the receipts received by each fund. Such disbursements shall be deposited in [a nonlapsing account within the General Fund to be used by state agencies for electrical utility costs, including conservation projects] the General Fund.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-245m of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, the Department of Public Utility Control shall authorize the disbursement of a total of $77,000,000 from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Funds established pursuant to said section 16-245m as follows: For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, the sum of $38,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $38,500,000. The amount disbursed from each of said funds shall be proportionately based on the receipts of each of said funds. Such disbursements shall be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. 48. (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, system office expenditures for the Community-Technical Colleges, exclusive of telecommunications center funds, capital equipment bond funds, funds for identified systemwide projects which benefit the individual campuses of the community-technical colleges, and funds for data center, shall not exceed $ 3,100,000 and $ 3,100,000 respectively, of the annual General Fund appropriation and operating fund expenditures, exclusive of federal, private, capital bond and fringe benefit funds.

(b) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, system office expenditures for the Connecticut State University system, exclusive of telecommunications center funds, capital equipment bond funds, funds for identified systemwide projects which benefit the individual campuses of the Connecticut State University system, and funds for data center, shall not exceed $ 3,100,000 and $ 3,100,000 respectively, of the annual General Fund appropriation and operating fund expenditures, exclusive of federal, private, capital bond and fringe benefit funds.

(c) For the Community-Technical Colleges, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, expenditures for institutional administration, defined as system office, executive management, fiscal operations, and general administration, exclusive of expenditures for logistical services, administrative computing, and development, shall not exceed $ 22,000,000 and $ 22,000,000 respectively, of the annual General Fund appropriation and operating fund expenditures, exclusive of federal, private, capital bond and fringe benefit funds.

(d) For the Connecticut State University system, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, expenditures for institutional administration, defined as system office, executive management, fiscal operations, and general administration, exclusive of expenditures for logistical services, administrative computing, and development, shall not exceed $ 20,100,000 and $ 20,100,000 respectively, of the annual General Fund appropriation and operating fund expenditures, exclusive of federal, private, capital bond and fringe benefit funds.

(e) For The University of Connecticut, expenditures for institutional administration, defined as system office, executive management, fiscal operations, and general administration, exclusive of expenditures for logistical services, administrative computing, and development, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, shall not exceed $ 13,700,000 and $ 13,700,000 respectively, of the annual General Fund appropriation and operating fund expenditures, exclusive of federal, private, capital bond and fringe benefit funds.

(f) The Commissioner of Higher Education shall monitor compliance with the provisions of subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, of this section and shall report findings to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and to appropriations not later than sixty days following the close of each quarter of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005.

Sec. 49. (Effective July 1, 2003) The total number of positions which may be filled by any state agency shall not exceed the number of positions recommended by the joint standing committee on appropriations, including any revisions to such recommendation resulting from enactments of the General Assembly, as set forth in the report on the state budget published by the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis, except upon the recommendation of the Governor and approval of the Finance Advisory Committee. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the constituent units of the State System of Higher Education.

Sec. 50. (Effective July 1, 2003) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, up to one hundred per cent of the positions vacated by faculty at a constituent unit of higher education as a result of the 2003 Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) may be refilled.

Sec. 51. (Effective July 1, 2003) The University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State University and the community-technical college system shall be permitted to retain eighty per cent of the savings attributable to each such constituent unit as a result of the 2003 early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP), provided each such constituent unit shall: Reallocate at least ten per cent of faculty vacancies resulting from ERIP to programs in critical workforce areas identified by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Departments of Education and Higher Education and the Labor Department, including, but not limited to, teacher shortage areas and nursing; submit a reallocation plan to the joint standing committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement not later than January 1, 2004, and, submit a report to said committee on the impact of such reallocations on enrollment in the shortage fields not later than October 1, 2004.

Sec. 52. (Effective July 1, 2003) Each of the constituent units of higher education receiving funds for Higher Education Matching Grant Fund shall submit a report concerning the expenditure of such funds for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, to the joint standing committees on Appropriations and Higher Education and Employment Advancement not later than March 1, 2004, and March 1, 2005.

Sec. 53. (Effective July 1, 2003) No vacancy which occurs in a legislative commission during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, or June 30, 2005, may be refilled unless the filling of such vacancy is deemed critical to the operation of such commission by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

Sec. 54. (Effective July 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3-99c of the general statutes, the costs incurred by the Secretary of the State, for Personal Services, for three positions for voter registration, during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, shall be paid from the commercial recording account established under said section 3-99c.

Sec. 55. (Effective from passage) The rates established pursuant to subsection (c) of section 17b-242 of the general statutes shall expire September 30, 2003. The Commissioner of Social Services, after consultation with the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, shall establish new rates to be effective on and after October 1, 2003. The commissioner shall submit such rates to said chairpersons for their review and comment not later than September 15, 2003.

Sec. 56. (Effective July 1, 2003) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 2,000,000 shall be transferred from the appropriation to the Department of Correction, for Personal Services, to the appropriation to the Department of Correction, for Community Justice Centers.

Sec. 57. (Effective July 1, 2003) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the Commissioner of Social Services shall make a grant of $ 2,500,000 to Stamford Hospital from funds appropriated to the Department of Social Services for such fiscal year for DSH - Urban Hospitals in Distressed Municipalities.

Sec. 58. (Effective July 1, 2003) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 50,000 appropriated to the Judicial Department, for Other Expenses, shall be made available for use by the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity.

Sec. 59. (Effective July 1, 2003) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the sum of $ 100,000 appropriated to REIMBURSEMENT TO TOWNS FOR LOSS OF TAXES ON PRIVATE TAX-EXEMPT PROPERTY, for Reimbursements to Towns for Loss of Taxes on Private Tax-Exempt Property, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for a grant to Branford in lieu of taxes with respect to Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Sec. 60. (Effective July 1, 2003) During the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005, reimbursement paid by the state for health services pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 10-217a of the general statutes shall be as follows: The percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues for such services reimbursed to a local board of education shall be determined by (A) ranking each town in the state in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in section 10-261 of the general statutes; (B) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not less than ten nor more than ninety shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale, except that for any town in which the number of children under the temporary family assistance program, as defined in subdivision (17) of section 10-262f of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, was greater than one per cent of the total population of the town, as defined in subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 10-261 of the general statutes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, and for any town which has a wealth rank greater than thirty when towns are ranked pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision and which provides such services to greater than one thousand five hundred children who are not residents of the town, the percentage shall be not less than eighty.

Sec. 61. Section 3-115b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Effective with the fiscal year commencing [July 1, 2003] July 1, 2005, the Comptroller is authorized to implement the use of generally accepted accounting principles, as prescribed by the Government Accounting Standards Board, with respect to the preparation and maintenance of the annual financial statements of the state, and the Office of Policy and Management is authorized to implement the use of generally accepted accounting principles, as prescribed by the Government Accounting Standards Board, with respect to the preparation of the annual budget of the state.

(b) To implement such accounting principles, the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall concurrently prepare conversion plans for the respective implementations pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. The conversion plans shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies not later than [February 1, 1994] February 1, 2005.

(c) The Comptroller shall establish an opening combined balance sheet for all appropriated funds as of [July 1, 2003] July 1, 2005, on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles. The accrued and unpaid expenses and liabilities and other adjustments for the purposes of generally accepted accounting principles, as of [June 30, 2003] June 30, 2005, shall be aggregated and set up as a deferred charge on the combined balance sheet and such deferred charge shall be amortized in equal increments in each annual budget commencing with the fiscal year ending [June 30, 2005] June 30, 2007, and for the succeeding fourteen fiscal years.

Sec. 62. (Effective July 1, 2003) The Commissioner of Social Services shall suspend operation of the program established under section 17b-30 of the general statutes during the biennium ending June 30, 2005. The report required pursuant to subsection (g) of said section shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

Sec. 63. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall offer to modify the pension agreement between SEBAC and the state, within seven days of the effective date of this section, in the following ways: (1) To incorporate the changes made by public act 03-02 and special act 03-02; (2) in addition to the positions refill requirements pursuant to public act 03-02 and special act 03-02, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall ensure that the total number of positions refilled pursuant to the Early Retirement Incentive Program, or filled for any other purpose, from March 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004, inclusive, shall be sufficient to meet the requirements of subsection (b) of this section; (3) members of the Alternate Retirement Program retiring within two months of the acceptance by SEBAC of the provisions of this section, who would have been eligible for the ERIP if they had been SERS members, shall receive an additional twelve per cent of their Final Average Earnings, as defined under the SERS, paid out as three equal annual employer contributions to the employee's retirement account, on the dates indicated in subsection (e) of section 6 of public act 03-2, if such is allowable pursuant to applicable law and regulation, or as five equal annual lump sum payments, at the employee's discretion; (4) notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of section 6 of public act 03-2, members of the Teachers' Retirement System retiring during the ERIP period, including the extension of the ERIP under this section, shall not be required to use their credit towards age, rather than years of service, when such use is not otherwise required to meet the minimum retirement standards of the Teachers' Retirement System. Members of the Teachers' Retirement System and the Alternate Retirement System shall have until two months following the acceptance by SEBAC of the provisions of this section to retire under the ERIP. Members of the Teachers' Retirement System who retired prior to June 1, 2003, in order to comply with the ERIP prior to the effective date of this section, shall be deemed to have completed a full year of employment as of their retirement date; (5) the Health Care provisions of the Pension Agreement between SEBAC and the state shall be modified so that active employees and future retirees, but not including any retirees leaving as a result of the ERIP, are covered by a pharmacy copay plan that shall be identical to the current plan, except that the co-pay for generics shall be five dollars, for preferred brand names shall be ten dollars, and for all other prescriptions shall be fifteen dollars. The list of preferred brands shall be pre-approved by the Healthcare Cost Containment Committee. All healthcare provisions shall be further modified to allow the self-insurance of pharmacy coverage; (6) the Health Care provisions of the Pension Agreement between SEBAC and the state shall be modified so that employees first hired on or after July 1, 2003, shall not have access to the Preferred POS plan. New enrollment in the preferred plan for current employees shall end no earlier than July 1, 2004, provided that enrollment shall not end unless and until the Comptroller certifies that access to out-of- network providers for employees with life threatening illnesses will be provided through the POS standard plan in a manner substantially equivalent to that currently available under the Preferred POS plan. The provisions of this subdivision shall not affect access to the Preferred plan for retirees; (7) employees first hired on or after July 1, 2003, shall pay five dollars more for doctors visits than the amounts established as of July 1, 2003, under SEBAC 5A; (8) the employer's contribution to the unfunded accrued pension liability shall be reduced for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, by one hundred twenty-five million dollars and for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, by one hundred twenty-five million dollars. Such reduction shall not be reflected in any actuarially determined amount required for payment into the State Employees Retirement Fund prior to the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and shall be repaid in even increments over the remaining period of amortization; (9) any laid off employee after December 1, 2002, taking the Early Retirement Program under public act 03-02 and special act 03-02, as amended by this section, shall be deemed to have transitioned directly into retirement for purposes of all benefits accorded retiring employees; (10) the final average earnings of SERS and TRS covered employees shall be unaffected by wage losses from the wage freeze, deferrals, and furlough days reflected in this agreement. Employer contributions to ARP covered employees shall be unaffected by such wage losses.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall negotiate with SEBAC and, if necessary, arbitrate with SEBAC, under chapter 68 of the general statutes, the creation of a Voluntary Schedule Reduction Program to reduce government expenditures by allowing employees to voluntarily reduce their weekly hours of employment.

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, within seven days of the effective date of this section, offer the following contractual terms and conditions to all collective bargaining units: (1) Those units with unsettled raises for fiscal year 2003 shall receive a three per cent general wage increase, plus increment, effective on the dates normally paid for such units; (2) there shall be no wage increase or increment in fiscal year 2004; (3) those units which have already accepted a wage freeze for fiscal year 2004 shall be offered the following conditions for fiscal years 2005-2007: (A) Any currently scheduled fiscal year 2005 wage increase shall be delayed six months, and any increment shall be delayed three months; (B) Any currently scheduled fiscal year 2006 increase shall be increased by one per cent. The additional one per cent shall be achieved by reducing the scheduled increase by one per cent, and then providing a two per cent delayed increase six months later. Increments shall be on time for those units having increments; (C) any currently scheduled fiscal year 2007 increase shall be increased by one per cent. The additional one per cent shall be achieved by reducing the scheduled increase by one per cent, and then providing a two per cent delayed increase six months later. Increments shall be on time for those units having increments; (D) those units with unsettled wage increases for fiscal year 2007, shall receive wage increases of two per cent plus increment at their usual time, and an additional two per cent six months later for each such fiscal year; (4) those units which have not yet accepted a wage freeze, and with unsettled wages for fiscal year 2004 shall receive the following offer: (A) A three per cent general wage for fiscal year 2005, which shall be delayed six months. Any increment shall be delayed three months. (B) Wage increases of two per cent plus increment at their usual time, and an additional two per cent six months later for fiscal years 2006 and 2007; (5) those units which have not yet accepted a wage freeze, and have settled wages for fiscal year 2004, but no settled wages for fiscal year 2005 shall receive the following offer: (A) The fiscal year 2005 wage increase shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2004, delayed six months, and any increment shall be delayed three months; (B) wage increases of two per cent plus increment at their usual time, and an additional two per cent six months later for fiscal years 2006 and 2007; (6) those units which have not yet accepted a wage freeze, and with settled wages for fiscal years 2004 and 2005, but not 2006, shall receive the following offer: (A) The fiscal year 2005 wage increase shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2004, delayed six months, and any increment shall be delayed three months; (B) the fiscal year 2006 raise shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2005, plus one per cent. The additional one per cent shall be achieved by reducing the scheduled increase by one per cent, and then providing a two per cent delayed increase six months later; (C) wage increases of two per cent plus increment at their usual time, and an additional two per cent six months later for fiscal year 2007; (7) those units which have not yet accepted a wage freeze, and with settled wages for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 and 2006, shall receive the following offer: (A) The fiscal year 2005 wage increase shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2004, delayed six months, and any increment shall be delayed three months; (B) the fiscal year 2006 raise shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2005, plus one per cent. The additional one per cent shall be achieved by reducing the scheduled increase by one per cent, and then providing a two per cent delayed increase six months later; (C) the fiscal year 2007 raise shall be the amount currently scheduled for fiscal year 2006, plus one per cent. The additional one per cent shall be achieved by reducing the scheduled increase by one per cent, and then providing a two per cent delayed increase six months later; (8) unless otherwise provided for herein, increment-based units shall receive annual increments at the usual time. Initial fiscal year wage increases of two per cent as provided under this section shall be two per cent higher for those units which do not receive increments. The two per cent wage increase in lieu of increment shall be paid with the initial general wage increase payment for each fiscal year; (9) each unit shall take one furlough day, or its equivalent, for fiscal year 2007; (10) units able to do so without operational interference shall take an additional furlough day on the day after Thanksgiving in fiscal year 2007, calendar year 2006. Units or employees unable to take such a day shall not be required to take any other reduction in lieu of the furlough day. Faculty bargaining units shall be deemed to be among those employees unable to take this furlough day; (11) for purposes of this subsection, the term "layoff" shall not include (A) separations occurring as a result of the termination of grant funded or durational positions, (B) the failure to renew appointments for performance reasons, (C) the denial of tenure for performance reasons, or (D) demotions for reasons not related to performance; (12) on July 1, 2003, each employee laid off on or after December 1, 2002, shall be offered the position the employee held immediately prior to being laid off unless that position was eliminated due to the closing of a facility, or the legislative elimination of a program, or their original position is occupied by another person as the consequence of such an elimination of another position. Otherwise, each laid off employee shall be offered a substantially equivalent position in the same collective bargaining unit for which the laid off employee is qualified. If no such position exists, such laid off employee shall be offered the choice of a lesser paid position in the unit for which the laid off employee is qualified, or an equivalent position in unionized state service for which the laid off employee is qualified. If no such positions exist, the laid off employee shall be placed by the Placement and Training Committee. The cost of such retraining shall be assessed to the Replacement and Training Fund, provided such costs shall not exceed five million dollars in total. The choice of a laid off employee to retire shall not prevent such employee from being offered employment pursuant to this section, provided such employee rescinds his or her retirement within thirty days of any agreement entered into pursuant to this section becoming final and binding. Nothing in this section shall affect any existing contractual seniority; (13) time on layoff shall be considered continuous state service for all purposes. Any laid off employee who returns to state service pursuant to this section may buy back vacation or personal leave time cashed out as a result of his layoff; (14) until returned to state employment, those employees separated from state service as a result of the document known as the Yelmini memo of November 27, 2002, shall be placed on a preferential hiring list, with all relevant contractual, statutory and SEBAC rights, pending the return of all laid off workers, and prior to the hiring of any new employees in theirs or related job titles; (15) there shall be no layoffs in fiscal year 2004 or fiscal year 2005 unless specifically identified in this 2004-2005 biennial budget, as originally adopted, as necessary to comply with position counts reflected herein; (16) there shall be no layoffs in fiscal year 2006 or fiscal year 2007.

(d) In addition to the offer set forth in subsection (c) of this section, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall offer an extension of all other provisions and terms of any collective bargaining agreement, including any agreement or award pending before the General Assembly on the effective date of this section, except as modified by the terms set forth in this section. Any such contract created as a result of the acceptance of such an offer shall require no further review by the General Assembly in order to be a valid agreement under section 5-278 of the general statutes.

Sec. 64. Subdivisions (6) and (7) of subsection (a) of section 12-700 of the general statutes, as amended by section 22 of public act 03-2, are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003):

(6) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, but prior to January 1, 2007, in accordance with the following schedule:

(A) For any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual [or as a married individual filing separately] and for trusts or estates:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $ 10,000

3. 0%

 

Over $ 10,000 but not over

$ 300. 00, plus 5. 0% of the

 

$265,000

excess over $ 10,000

 

Over $265,000

$13,075, plus 5.5% of the

   

excess over $265,500

(B) For any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a head of household, as defined in Section 2(b) of the Internal Revenue Code:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $ 16,000

3. 0%

 

Over $ 16,000 but not over

$ 480. 00, plus 5. 0% of the

 

$396,000

excess over $ 16,000

 

Over $396,000

$19,480, plus 5.5% of the

 

excess over $396,000

(C) For any husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing jointly or any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a surviving spouse, as defined in Section 2(a) of the Internal Revenue Code:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $ 20,000

3. 0%

 

Over $ 20,000 but not over

$ 600. 00, plus 5. 0% of the

 

$500,000

excess over $ 20,000

 

Over $500,000

$24,600, plus 5.5% of the

   

excess over $500,000

(D) [For trusts or estates, the rate of tax shall be 5. 0% of the Connecticut taxable income. ] For any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a married individual filing separately:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $10,000

3.0%

 

Over $10,000 but not over

$300.00, plus 5.0% of the

 

$250,000

excess over $10,000

 

Over $250,000

$12,300, plus 5.5% of the

 

excess over $250,000

(7) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2007, in accordance with the following schedule:

(A) For any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual or as a married individual filing separately:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $10,000

3.0%

 

Over $10,000

$300.00, plus 5.0% of the

   

excess over $10,000

(B) For any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a head of household, as defined in Section 2(b) of the Internal Revenue Code:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $16,000

3.0%

 

Over $16,000

$480.00, plus 5.0% of the

   

excess over $16,000

(C) For any husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing jointly or any person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a surviving spouse, as defined in Section 2(a) of the Internal Revenue Code:

 

Connecticut Taxable Income

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $20,000

3.0%

 

Over $20,000

$600.00, plus 5.0% of the

   

excess over $20,000

(D) For trusts or estates, the rate of tax shall be 5.0% of the Connecticut taxable income.

[(7)] (8) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to resident trusts and estates and, wherever reference is made in this subsection to residents of this state, such reference shall be construed to include resident trusts and estates, provided any reference to a resident's Connecticut adjusted gross income derived from sources without this state or to a resident's Connecticut adjusted gross income shall be construed, in the case of a resident trust or estate, to mean the resident trust or estate's Connecticut taxable income derived from sources without this state and the resident trust or estate's Connecticut taxable income, respectively.

Sec. 65. Section 12-704c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003):

(a) Any resident of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-701, subject to the tax under this chapter for any taxable year shall be entitled to a credit in determining the amount of tax liability under this chapter, for all or a portion, as permitted by this section, of the amount of property tax, as defined in this section, first becoming due and actually paid during such taxable year by such person on such person's primary residence or motor vehicle in accordance with this section, provided in the case of a person who files a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual, a married individual filing separately or a head of household, one motor vehicle shall be eligible for such credit and in the case of a husband and wife who file a return under federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing jointly, no more than two motor vehicles shall be eligible for a credit under the provisions of this section.

(b) The credit allowed under this section shall not exceed two hundred fifteen dollars for the taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 1997, and prior to January 1, 1998; for taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 1998, but prior to January 1, 1999, three hundred fifty dollars; for taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 1999, but prior to January 1, 2000, four hundred twenty-five dollars; [and] for taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2000, but prior to January 1, 2003, five hundred dollars; and for taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, four hundred twenty-five dollars. In the case of any husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing a joint return, the credit allowed, in the aggregate, shall not exceed such amounts for each such taxable year.

(c) (1) (A) For taxable years commencing prior to January 1, 2000, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-two thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit that exceeds one hundred dollars shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(B) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2000, but prior to January 1, 2001, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-three thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit that exceeds one hundred dollars shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(C) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2001, but prior to January 1, [2004] 2003, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-four thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit that exceeds one hundred dollars shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(D) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, but prior to January 1, 2004, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-four thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(D)] (E) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2004, but prior to January 1, 2005, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-five thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(E)] (F) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2006, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-six thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(F)] (G) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2006, but prior to January 1, 2007, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(G)] (H) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2007, but prior to January 1, 2008, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds sixty thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(H)] (I) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2008, but prior to January 1, 2009, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds sixty-two thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

[(I)] (J) For taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2009, in the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as an unmarried individual whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds sixty-four thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(2) In the case of any such taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a married individual filing separately whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds fifty thousand two hundred fifty dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each five thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(3) In the case of a taxpayer who files under the federal income tax for such taxable year as a head of household whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds seventy-eight thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(4) In the case of a taxpayer who files under federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing jointly whose Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds one hundred thousand five hundred dollars, the amount of the credit [that exceeds one hundred dollars] shall be reduced by ten per cent for each ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's Connecticut adjusted gross income exceeds said amount.

(d) The credit allowed under the provisions of this section shall be available for any person leasing a motor vehicle pursuant to a written agreement for a term of more than one year. Such lessee shall be entitled to the credit in accordance with the provisions of this section for the taxes actually paid by the lessor or lessee on such leased vehicle, provided the lessee was lawfully in possession of the motor vehicle at such time when the taxes first became due. The lessor shall provide the lessee with documentation establishing, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Revenue Services, the amount of property tax paid during the time period in which the lessee was lawfully in possession of the motor vehicle. The lessor of the motor vehicle shall not be entitled to a credit under the provisions of this section.

(e) The credit may only be used to reduce such qualifying taxpayer's tax liability for the year for which such credit is applicable and shall not be used to reduce such tax liability to less than zero.

(f) The amount of tax due pursuant to sections 12-705 and 12-722 shall be calculated without regard to this credit.

(g) For the purposes of this section: (1) "Property tax" means the amount of property tax exclusive of any interest, fees or charges thereon for which a taxpayer is liable, or in the case of any husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax for such taxable year as married individuals filing a joint return, for which the husband or wife or both are liable, to a Connecticut political subdivision on the taxpayer's primary residence or motor vehicles; (2) "motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, which is privately owned or leased; and (3) property tax first becomes due, if due and payable in a single installment, on the date designated by the legislative body of the municipality as the date on which such installment shall be due and payable and, if due and payable in two or more installments, on the date designated by the legislative body of the municipality as the date on which such installment shall be due and payable or, at the election of the taxpayer, on the date designated by the legislative body of the municipality as the date on which any earlier installment of such tax shall be due and payable.

Sec. 66. Subdivision (1) of section 12-408 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

(1) For the privilege of making any sales, as defined in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, at retail, in this state for a consideration, on or after July 1, 2003, but prior to July 1, 2007, a tax is hereby imposed on all retailers at the rate of six and one-fourth per cent of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all tangible personal property sold at retail or from the rendering of any services constituting a sale in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, and for the privilege of making any such sales on or after July 1, 2007, said tax shall be at a rate of six per cent, except, in lieu of said rate of six per cent or six and one-fourth per cent, as the case may be, (A) at a rate of twelve per cent with respect to each transfer of occupancy, from the total amount of rent received for such occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for the first period not exceeding thirty consecutive calendar days, (B) with respect to the sale of a motor vehicle to any individual who is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on full-time active duty in Connecticut and who is considered, under 50 App USC 574, a resident of another state, or to any such individual and the spouse thereof, at a rate of four and one-half per cent of the gross receipts of any retailer from such sales, provided such retailer requires and maintains a declaration by such individual, prescribed as to form by the commissioner and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made in such declaration are punishable, or other evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner, concerning the purchaser's state of residence under 50 App USC 574, (C) (i) with respect to the sales of computer and data processing services occurring on or after July 1, 1997, and prior to July 1, 1998, at the rate of five per cent, on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999, at the rate of four per cent, on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of three per cent, on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent, on or after July 1, 2001, [and prior to July 1, 2004,] at the rate of one per cent, [and on and after July 1, 2004, such services shall be exempt from such tax,] (ii) with respect to sales of Internet access services, on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax, (D) with respect to the sales of labor that is otherwise taxable under subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407 on existing vessels and repair or maintenance services on vessels occurring on and after July 1, 1999, such services shall be exempt from such tax, and (E) with respect to patient care services for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, [and with respect to such services for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 2003,] at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent and on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax. The rate of tax imposed by this chapter shall be applicable to all retail sales upon the effective date of such rate, except that a new rate which represents an increase in the rate applicable to the sale shall not apply to any sales transaction wherein a binding sales contract without an escalator clause has been entered into prior to the effective date of the new rate and delivery is made within ninety days after the effective date of the new rate. For the purposes of payment of the tax imposed under this section, any retailer of services taxable under subparagraph (I) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, who computes taxable income, for purposes of taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, on an accounting basis which recognizes only cash or other valuable consideration actually received as income and who is liable for such tax only due to the rendering of such services may make payments related to such tax for the period during which such income is received, without penalty or interest, without regard to when such service is rendered.

Sec. 67. Subdivision (3) of section 12-408 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

(3) For the purpose of adding and collecting the tax imposed by this chapter, or an amount equal as nearly as possible or practicable to the average equivalent thereof, by the retailer from the consumer the following bracket system shall be in force and effect as follows:

 

Amount of Sale

Amount of Tax

 

$ 0. 00 to $ 0. 08 inclusive

    No Tax

 

. 09 to . 24 inclusive

    1 cent

 

. 25 to . 41 inclusive

    2 cents

 

. 42 to . 58 inclusive

    3 cents

 

. 59 to . 74 inclusive

    4 cents

 

. 75 to . 91 inclusive

    5 cents

 

. 92 to 1. 08 inclusive

    6 cents

On all sales above $ 1. 08, on or after July 1, 2003, but prior to July 1, 2007, the tax shall be computed at the rate of six and one-fourth per cent. On all such sales on or after July 1, 2007, the tax shall be computed at the rate of six per cent.

Sec. 68. Subdivision (1) of section 12-411 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

(1) An excise tax is hereby imposed on the storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state of tangible personal property purchased from any retailer for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state, the acceptance or receipt of any services constituting a sale in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407, purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state, or the storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use in this state of tangible personal property which has been manufactured, fabricated, assembled or processed from materials by a person, either within or without this state, for storage, acceptance, consumption or any other use by such person in this state, to be measured by the sales price of materials, at the rate of six and one-fourth per cent of the sales price of such property or services on and after July 1, 2003, but prior to July 1, 2007, and on and after July 1, 2007, said tax shall be at the rate of six per cent, except, in lieu of said rate of six per cent or six and one-fourth per cent, as the case may be, (A) at a rate of twelve per cent of the rent paid for occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel or lodging house for the first period of not exceeding thirty consecutive calendar days, (B) with respect to the storage, acceptance, consumption or use in this state of a motor vehicle purchased from any retailer for storage, acceptance, consumption or use in this state by any individual who is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on full-time active duty in Connecticut and who is considered, under 50 App USC 574, a resident of another state, or to any such individual and the spouse of such individual at a rate of four and one-half per cent of the sales price of such vehicle, provided such retailer requires and maintains a declaration by such individual, prescribed as to form by the commissioner and bearing notice to the effect that false statements made in such declaration are punishable, or other evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner, concerning the purchaser's state of residence under 50 App USC 574, (C) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of labor that is otherwise taxable under subparagraph (C) or (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 12-407 on existing vessels and repair or maintenance services on vessels occurring on and after July 1, 1999, such services shall be exempt from such tax, (D) (i) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of computer and data processing services purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state occurring on or after July 1, 1997, and prior to July 1, 1998, at the rate of five per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999, at the rate of four per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000, at the rate of three per cent of such services, on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001, at the rate of two per cent of such services, on and after July 1, 2001, [and prior to July 1, 2004,] at the rate of one per cent of such services, [and on and after July 1, 2004, such services shall be exempt from such tax,] and (ii) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of Internet access services, on or after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from tax, and (E) with respect to the acceptance or receipt in this state of patient care services purchased from any retailer for consumption or use in this state for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2001, [and with respect to acceptance or receipt in this state of such services for which payment is received by the hospital on or after July 1, 2003,] at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent and on and after July 1, 2001, such services shall be exempt from such tax.

Sec. 69. Subparagraph (U) of Subdivision (37) of subsection (a) of section 12-407 of the general statutes, as amended by section 27 of public act 03-2, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

(U) Advertising or public relations services, including layout, art direction, graphic design, mechanical preparation or production supervision, not related to the development of media advertising or cooperative direct mail advertising;

Sec. 70. Subsection (b) of section 12-214 of the general statutes, as amended by section 32 of public act 03-2, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2004):

(b) (1) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 1989, and prior to January 1, 1992, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(2) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 1992, and prior to January 1, 1993, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, an additional tax in an amount equal to ten per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(3) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, and prior to January 1, 2004, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(4) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2004, and prior to January 1, 2005, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(5) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, and prior to January 1, 2006, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall pay, for each such income year, an additional tax in an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the tax calculated under said subsection (a) for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The additional amount of tax determined under this subsection for any income year shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of said subsection (a) and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

Sec. 71. Subsection (b) of section 12-284b of the general statutes, as amended by section 33 of public act 03-2, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2004):

(b) Each limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership and S corporation shall annually, on or before the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the close of its taxable year, pay to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a tax in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars. With respect to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, and prior to January 1, 2004, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with this subsection shall pay, for each such taxable year, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax imposed under this subsection for such taxable year. With respect to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2004, and prior to January 1, 2005, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with this subsection shall pay, for each such taxable year, an additional tax in an amount equal to twenty per cent of the tax imposed under this subsection for such taxable year. With respect to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, and prior to January 1, 2006, any company subject to the tax imposed in accordance with this subsection shall pay, for each such taxable year, an additional tax in an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the tax imposed under this subsection for such taxable year. The additional amount of tax for the taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 2003, shall constitute a part of the tax imposed by the provisions of this subsection and shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided by in this section.

Sec. 72. Subsection (b) of section 12-219 of the general statutes, as amended by section 34 of public act 03-2, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2004):

(b) (1) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 1989, and prior to January 1, 1992, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, except when the tax so calculated is equal to two hundred fifty dollars, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to twenty per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the additional tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(2) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 1992, and prior to January 1, 1993, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, except when the tax so calculated is equal to two hundred fifty dollars, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to ten per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(3) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2003, and prior to January 1, 2004, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to twenty per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(4) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2004, and prior to January 1, 2005, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to twenty per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

(5) With respect to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, and prior to January 1, 2006, the additional tax imposed on any company and calculated in accordance with subsection (a) of this section shall, for each such income year, be increased by adding thereto an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the additional tax so calculated for such income year, without reduction of the tax so calculated by the amount of any credit against such tax. The increased amount of tax payable by any company under this section, as determined in accordance with this subsection, shall become due and be paid, collected and enforced as provided in this chapter.

Sec. 73. (NEW) (Effective from passage and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2003) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the amount of tax credit or credits otherwise allowable against the tax imposed under chapter 207 of the general statutes for any income year shall not exceed seventy per cent of the amount of tax due from such taxpayer under said chapter 207 with respect to such income year of the taxpayer prior to the application of such credit or credits.

Sec. 74. Subsection (a) of section 12-217ee of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2002):

(a) Any taxpayer that (1) is a qualified small business, (2) qualifies for a credit under section 12-217j or section 12-217n, and (3) cannot take such credit in the taxable year in which the credit could otherwise be taken as a result of having no tax liability under this chapter may elect to carry such credit forward under this chapter or may apply to the commissioner as provided in subsection (b) of this section to exchange such credit with the state for a credit refund equal to sixty-five per cent of the value of the credit. Any amount of credit refunded under this section shall be refunded to the taxpayer under the provisions of this chapter, except that such credit refund shall not be subject to the provisions of section 12-227. Payment of the [minimum tax of two hundred fifty dollars under section 12-219 or 12-223c] capital base tax under section 12-219 for an income year commencing on or after January 1, 2002, but prior to January 1, 2004, in which year the taxpayer reports no net income, as defined in section 12-213, or payment of the minimum tax of two hundred fifty dollars under section 12-219 or 12-223c for any income year, shall not be considered a tax liability for purposes of this section.

Sec. 75. Subsections (d) and (e) of section 12-344 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to transfers from estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2003):

(d) The tax under this section applicable to the net taxable estate of any transferor, whose death occurs on or after January 1, 1999, passing to a class B beneficiary shall be imposed as follows: (1) If the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 1999, but prior to January 1, 2000, at the rate of (A) six per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred thousand dollars in value to and including two hundred fifty thousand dollars, (B) seven per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars in value to and including four hundred thousand dollars, (C) eight per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (D) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (E) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (2) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2000, but prior to January 1, 2001, at the rate of (A) eight per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (B) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (C) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (3) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2001, but prior to January 1, [2003] 2005, at the rate of (A) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (B) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (4) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2003] 2005, but prior to January 1, [2004] 2006, at the rate of eight per cent on the amount in excess of one million five hundred thousand dollars in value, and (5) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2004] 2006, the net taxable estate passing to a class B beneficiary shall not be subject to tax under this chapter.

(e) The tax under this section applicable to the net taxable estate of any transferor, whose death occurs on or after January 1, 2001, passing to a class C beneficiary shall be imposed as follows: (1) If the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2001, but prior to January 1, [2003] 2005, at the rate of (A) ten per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred thousand dollars in value to and including two hundred fifty thousand dollars, (B) eleven per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars in value to and including four hundred thousand dollars, (C) twelve per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (D) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (E) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (2) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2003] 2005, but prior to January 1, [2004] 2006, at the rate of (A) twelve per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (B) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (C) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (3) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2004] 2006, but prior to January 1, [2005] 2007, at the rate of (A) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (B) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (4) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2005] 2007, but prior to January 1, [2006] 2008, at the rate of fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million five hundred thousand dollars in value, and (5) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2006] 2008, the net taxable estate passing to a class C beneficiary shall not be subject to tax under this chapter.

Sec. 76. Section 12-390a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to transfers occurring on or after January 1, 2003):

The terms "generation-skipping transfer", "taxable distribution", and "taxable termination" have the same meaning as defined in Chapter 13 of Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, [as from time to time amended] in effect as of January 1, 2001.

Sec. 77. Section 12-390b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to transfers occurring on or after January 1, 2003):

(a) A tax is hereby imposed upon every generation-skipping transfer, where the original transferor is a resident of this state at the date of the original transfer. The amount of the tax shall be the amount of the federal credit allowable for generation-skipping transfer tax paid to any state under the provisions of the federal internal revenue code in [force at the date of such generation-skipping transfer] effect as of January 1, 2001, in respect to any property included in the generation-skipping transfer. If any such property is real or tangible personal property located outside this state and is subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes by any state or states other than the state of Connecticut for which such federal credit is allowable, the amount of tax due under this section shall be reduced by the lesser of (1) the amount of any such taxes paid to such other state or states and allowed as a credit against the federal generation-skipping transfer tax in effect as of January 1, 2001; or (2) an amount computed by multiplying such federal credit by a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the value of all transferred real and tangible personal property which is subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes and over which such other state or states have jurisdiction for generation-skipping transfer tax purposes to the same extent to which this state would exert jurisdiction for generation-skipping transfer tax purposes under this chapter with respect to the residents of such other state or states, and (B) the denominator of which is the value of all transferred property which is subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes, wherever located.

(b) A tax is hereby imposed upon every generation-skipping transfer, where the original transferor is not a resident of this state at the date of the original transfer but where the generation-skipping transfer includes real or tangible personal property located in this state. The amount of the tax shall be computed by multiplying (1) the federal credit allowable for generation-skipping transfer tax paid to any state or states under the provisions of the federal internal revenue code in [force at the date of such generation-skipping transfer] effect as of January 1, 2001, in respect to any property included in the generation-skipping transfer by (2) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the value of all transferred real and tangible personal property which is subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes, which is located in this state and over which this state has jurisdiction for generation-skipping transfer tax purposes, and (B) the denominator of which is the value of all transferred property which is subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes, wherever located.

(c) For purposes of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, property shall have the same value that it has for federal generation-skipping transfer tax purposes as provided in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, in effect as of January 1, 2001.

Sec. 78. Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 12-391 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2003):

(a) A tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a resident of this state. The amount of the tax shall be the amount of the federal credit allowable for estate, inheritance, legacy and succession taxes paid to any state or the District of Columbia under the provisions of the federal internal revenue code in [force at the date of such decedent's death] effect as of January 1, 2001, in respect to any property owned by such decedent or subject to such taxes as part of or in connection with the estate of such decedent. If real or tangible personal property of such decedent is located outside of this state and is subject to estate, inheritance, legacy, or succession taxes by any state or states, other than the state of Connecticut, or by the District of Columbia for which such federal credit is allowable, the amount of tax due under this section shall be reduced by the lesser of: (1) The amount of any such taxes paid to such other state or states or said district and allowed as a credit against the federal estate tax in effect as of January 1, 2001; or (2) an amount computed by multiplying such federal credit by a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the value of that part of the decedent's gross estate over which such other state or states or said district have jurisdiction for estate tax purposes to the same extent to which this state would assert jurisdiction for estate tax purposes under this chapter with respect to the residents of such other state or states or said district, and (B) the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate. Property of a resident estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes includes real property situated in this state, tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state, and intangible personal property owned by the decedent, regardless of where it is located. The amount of any estate tax imposed under this subsection shall also be reduced, but not below zero, by the amount of any tax that is imposed under chapter 216 and that is actually paid to this state.

(b) A tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a nonresident of this state, the amount of which shall be computed by multiplying (1) the federal credit allowable for estate, inheritance, legacy, and succession taxes paid to any state or states or the District of Columbia under the provisions of the federal internal revenue code in [force at the date of such decedent's death] effect as of January 1, 2001, in respect to any property owned by such decedent or subject to such taxes as a part of or in connection with the estate of such decedent by (2) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the value of that part of the decedent's gross estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes, and (B) the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate. Property of a nonresident estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes includes real property situated in this state and tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state. The amount of any estate tax imposed under this subsection shall also be reduced, but not below zero, by the amount of any tax that is imposed under chapter 216 and that is actually paid to this state.

(c) For purposes of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, "gross estate" means the gross estate, for federal estate tax purposes as provided in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, in effect as of January 1, 2001.

Sec. 79. Section 12-256 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to gross earnings on sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

Each person carrying on an express business on railroads, each person conducting a telegraph or cable business, [and] each person operating a community antenna television system under chapter 289 and each person operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite, shall pay an annual tax upon the gross earnings from (1) the routes in this state in the case of any person carrying on such an express business, (2) the lines in this state in the case of any person conducting a telegraph or cable business, provided in the case of a person conducting a telegraph business the tax imposed under this section shall only be applicable with respect to a person conducting such business, and the services offered by such person, subject to tax under this section on January 1, 1986, [and] (3) the lines, facilities, apparatus and auxiliary equipment in this state in the case of any person operating a community antenna television system, and (4) the transmission to subscribers in this state in the case of a person operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite. No deduction shall be allowed from such gross earnings from operations for commissions, rebates or other payments, except such refunds as arise from errors or overcharges. Each such person shall, on or before April first, annually, render to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a return signed by the treasurer, or the person performing the duties of treasurer, or an authorized agent or officer of the business or system operated by such person, on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner specifying: The name and location within this state of such business or system or, if it has no location within this state, where such business or system is located; the total amount of gross earnings subject to the tax imposed under this section for the year ending the thirty-first day of December next preceding or for each lesser period of consecutive time during such year, each such year or period being in this chapter and chapter 212a called a "tax year", in which business or operations were carried on in this state; the total miles of railway routes which each of the persons doing an express business was entitled to operate under contracts with railroad companies and the number of miles of such railway routes within this state on the first day and on the last day of the tax year; the total miles of wires operated by each of the persons conducting a telegraph or cable business or operating a community antenna television system and the total miles of such wires operated within this state on the first day and on the last day of the tax year; the total number of subscribers, and the number of subscribers in this state, served by each person operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite.

Sec. 80. Section 12-258 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to gross earnings on sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003):

Each person included in section 12-256, as amended by this act, shall be taxed upon the amount of the gross earnings in each tax year from the lines, routes, or lines, facilities, apparatus and auxiliary equipment operated by it in this state, or from the transmission of video programming to this state, as the case may be, at the rates provided in this section. Gross earnings for any tax year, for the purposes of assessment and taxation, shall be as follows: In the case of a person carrying on the business wholly within the limits of this state, the entire amount of the gross earnings subject to the tax imposed under section 12-256, as amended by this act; in the case of a person also carrying on the business outside of this state, a portion of the entire amount of the gross earnings subject to the tax imposed under section 12-256, as amended by this act, apportioned to this state as follows: In the case of a person carrying on an express business on railroads, such portion of the gross earnings of such person from the railway routes operated by it as is represented by the ratio of the total number of miles of railway routes in this state which such person was entitled to operate under contracts with railroad companies on the first day and on the last day of such tax year to the total number of miles of such railway routes within and without this state on said dates; in the case of a person conducting telegraph or cable business, such portion of the total gross earnings from the lines operated by it as is represented by the ratio of the total number of miles of wires operated by such person within this state on the first day and on the last day of such tax year to the total number of miles of wires operated by such person both within and without this state on said dates; in the case of a person operating a community antenna television system, such portion of the total gross earnings from the lines, facilities, apparatus and auxiliary equipment operated by it as is represented by the total number of miles of lines operated by such person within this state on the first day and on the last day of such tax year to the total number of miles of lines operated by such person both within and without the state on said dates; in the case of a person operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite, such portion of the total gross earnings from the transmission to subscribers in this state as is represented by the total number of subscribers served by such person within this state on the first day and on the last day of such tax year to the total number of subscribers served by such person both within and without the state on said dates. The rates of tax on the gross earnings as determined in this section shall be as follows: (1) Persons carrying on an express business, two per cent of such gross earnings; (2) persons conducting a telegraph or cable business, four and one-half per cent of such gross earnings; (3) persons operating a community antenna television system and persons operating a business that provides one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming by satellite, five per cent of such gross earnings, reduced by any assessments made pursuant to section 16-49 which are attributable to the year in which such tax is assessed.

Sec. 81. Subsection (a) of section 12-642 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2003):

(a) (1) With respect to calendar years commencing prior to January 1, 2001, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Not over $ 25,000

1%

 

    Over $ 25,000

$ 250, plus 2% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 50,000

    over $ 25,000

 

    Over $ 50,000

$ 750, plus 3% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 75,000

    over $ 50,000

 

    Over $ 75,000

$ 1,500, plus 4% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 100,000

    over $ 75,000

 

    Over $ 100,000

$ 2,500, plus 5% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 200,000

    over $ 100,000

 

    Over $ 200,000

$ 7,500, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 200,000

(2) With respect to the calendar years commencing January 1, 2001, January 1, 2002, [and] January 1, 2003, January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2005, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for each such calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 25,000

$ 250, plus 2% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 50,000

    over $ 25,000

 

    Over $ 50,000

$ 750, plus 3% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 75,000

    over $ 50,000

 

    Over $ 75,000

$ 1,500, plus 4% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 100,000

    over $ 75,000

 

    Over $ 100,000

$ 2,500, plus 5% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 675,000

    over $ 100,000

 

    Over $ 675,000

$ 31,250, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 675,000

(3) With respect to the calendar year commencing January 1, [2004] 2006, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 50,000

$ 750, plus 3% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 75,000

    over $ 50,000

 

    Over $ 75,000

$ 1,500, plus 4% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 100,000

    over $ 75,000

 

    Over $ 100,000

$ 2,500, plus 5% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 700,000

    over $ 100,000

 

    Over $ 700,000

$ 32,500, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 700,000

(4) With respect to the calendar year commencing January 1, [2005] 2007, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 75,000

$ 1,500, plus 4% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 100,000

    over $ 75,000

 

    Over $ 100,000

$ 2,500, plus 5% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 700,000

    over $ 100,000

 

    Over $ 700,000

$ 32,500, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 700,000

(5) With respect to the calendar year commencing January 1, [2006] 2008, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 100,000

$ 2,500, plus 5% of the excess

 

    but not over $ 850,000

    over $ 100,000

 

    Over $ 850,000

$ 40,000, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 850,000

(6) With respect to the calendar year commencing January 1, [2007] 2009, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 950,000

$ 45,000, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 950,000

(7) With respect to the calendar year commencing January 1, [2008] 2010, and each calendar year thereafter, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

 

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

 

    Over $ 1,000,000

$ 47,500, plus 6% of the excess

   

    over $ 1,000,000

Sec. 82. Section 4-28e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) There is created a Tobacco Settlement Fund which shall be a separate nonlapsing fund. Any funds received by the state from the Master Settlement Agreement executed November 23, 1998, shall be deposited into the fund.

(b) (1) The Treasurer is authorized to invest all or any part of the Tobacco Settlement Fund, all or any part of the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund created in section 4-28f and all or any part of the Biomedical Research Trust Fund created in section 19a-32c. The interest derived from any such investment shall be credited to the resources of the fund from which the investment was made.

(2) Notwithstanding sections 3-13 to 3-13h, inclusive, the Treasurer shall invest the amounts on deposit in the Tobacco Settlement Fund, the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund and the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in a manner reasonable and appropriate to achieve the objectives of such funds, exercising the discretion and care of a prudent person in similar circumstances with similar objectives. The Treasurer shall give due consideration to rate of return, risk, term or maturity, diversification of the total portfolio within such funds, liquidity, the projected disbursements and expenditures, and the expected payments, deposits, contributions and gifts to be received. The Treasurer shall not be required to invest such funds directly in obligations of the state or any political subdivision of the state or in any investment or other fund administered by the Treasurer. The assets of such funds shall be continuously invested and reinvested in a manner consistent with the objectives of such funds until disbursed in accordance with this section, section 4-28f or section 19a-32c.

[(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; (B) to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a grant to the regional action councils in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and (C) to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars. ]

[(2)] (c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: [(A) To the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to twelve million dollars; (B) to] To the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in an amount equal to [four] two million dollars [; (C)] and the remainder to the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly. [; and (D) any remainder to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund. ]

[(d) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, five million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to a tobacco grant account to be established in the Office of Policy and Management. Such funds shall not lapse on June 30, 2000, and shall continue to be available for expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

(e) Tobacco grants shall be made from the account established pursuant to subsection (d) of this section by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in consultation with the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate, and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees. Such grants shall be used to reduce tobacco abuse through prevention, education, cessation, treatment, enforcement and health needs programs. ]

Sec. 83. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 2003) (a) For any contract for provision of tangible personal property to the state entered into on or after the effective date of this section, each department head, as defined in section 4-5 of the general statutes, shall enter into an agreement with the contractor pursuant to which such contractor shall agree, on its own behalf and on behalf of each affiliate, as defined in subsection (d) of this section, of such contractor, for the term of the state contract, to collect and remit to the state on behalf of its customers any use tax due to the state under the provisions of chapter 219 of the general statutes for items of tangible personal property sold by the contractor or by any of its affiliates in the same manner as if the contractor and its affiliates were engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property for use in this state and had sufficient nexus with this state to be required to collect use tax due to the state.

(b) The following provisions shall apply to and be made part of any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (a) of this section:

(1) The contractor and its affiliates are not liable for use tax not paid to them by a customer;

(2) A customer's payment of a use tax to the contractor or its affiliates relieves the customer of liability for the use tax;

(3) The contractor and its affiliates shall remit all use taxes they collect from customers on or before the due date specified in the agreement, which may not be later than the last day of the month next succeeding the end of a calendar quarter or other tax collection period during which the tax was collected; and

(4) Any contractor or affiliate who fails to remit use taxes collected on behalf of its customers by the due date specified in the agreement shall be subject to the interest and penalties provided for persons required to collect sales tax under chapter 219 of the general statutes.

(c) Any agreement entered into under subsection (a) of this section may provide that the contractor and its affiliates shall collect the use tax only on items that are subject to the six per cent rate of tax.

(d) For purposes of this section, "affiliate" means any person, as defined in section 12-1 of the general statutes, that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another person. A person controls another person if the person owns, directly or indirectly, more than ten per cent of the voting securities of the other person. For purposes of this subsection, "voting security" means a security that confers upon the holder the right to vote for the election of members of the board of directors or similar governing body of the business, or that is convertible into, or entitles the holder to receive, upon its exercise, a security that confers such a right to vote. "Voting security" includes a general partnership interest.

Sec. 84. Section 3-56a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

As used in this part and sections 89, 91 and 92 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Apparent owner" means the person whose name appears on the records of the holder as the person entitled to the property held, issued or owing by the holder; ["banking organization"]

(2) "Banking organization" means any state bank and trust company, national banking association or savings bank engaged in business in this state; ["business association" means any private corporation, limited liability company, joint stock company, business trust, partnership or any association for business purposes of two or more individuals; "financial organization"]

(3) "Business association" means a corporation, joint stock company, partnership, unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, business trust, trust company, safe deposit company, financial organization, insurance company, person engaged in the business of operating or controlling a mutual fund, utility or other business entity consisting of one or more persons, whether or not for profit;

(4) "Financial organization" means any savings and loan association, credit union or investment company; ["holder"]

(5) "Gift certificate" means a record evidencing a promise, made for consideration, by the seller or issuer of the record that goods or services will be provided to the owner of the record to the value shown in the record and includes, but is not limited to, a record that contains a microprocessor chip, magnetic stripe or other means for the storage of information that is prefunded and for which the value is decremented upon each use, a gift card, an electronic gift card, stored-value card or certificate, a store card, or a similar record or card, but "gift certificate" does not include prepaid calling cards regulated under section 42-370 or prepaid commercial mobile radio services, as defined in 47 C.F.R. sec. 20.3;

(6) "Holder" means any person in possession of property subject to this part which belongs to another, or who is trustee in case of a trust, or who is indebted to another on an obligation subject to this part; ["last-known address"]

(7) "Insurance company" means an association, corporation or fraternal or mutual benefit organization, whether or not for profit, engaged in the business of providing life endowments, annuities or insurance, including accident, burial, casualty, credit life, contract performance, dental, disability, fidelity, fire, health, hospitalization, illness, life, malpractice, marine, mortgage, surety, wage protection and workers' compensation insurance;

(8) "Last-known address" means a description of the location of the apparent owner sufficient for the purpose of delivery of mail; ["life insurance corporation" means any association or corporation transacting the business of insurance on the lives of persons or insurance appertaining thereto, including, but not limited to, endowments and annuities; "owner"]

(9) "Mineral" means gas; oil; other gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons; oil shale; cement material; sand and gravel; road material; building stone; chemical raw material; gemstone; fissionable and nonfissionable ores; colloidal and other clay; steam and other geothermal resource; or any other substance defined as a mineral by the law of this state;

(10) "Mineral proceeds" means amounts payable for the extraction, production or sale of minerals, or, upon the abandonment of those payments, all payments that become payable thereafter, and "mineral proceeds" includes amounts payable: (A) For the acquisition and retention of a mineral lease, including bonuses, royalties, compensatory royalties, shut-in royalties, minimum royalties and delay rentals; (B) for the extraction, production or sale of minerals, including net revenue interests, royalties, overriding royalties, extraction payments and production payments; and (C) under an agreement or option, including a joint operating agreement, unit agreement, pooling agreement and farm-out agreement;

(11) "Owner" means a depositor in case of a deposit, a beneficiary in case of a trust, a creditor, claimant or payee in case of other choses in action, or any person having a legal or equitable interest in property subject to this part, or [his] such person's legal representative; ["person"]

(12) "Person" means any individual, business association, estate, trust, government, [or political subdivision, public corporation, limited liability company, public authority, estate, trust, two or more persons having a joint or common interest] governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity; ["property"]

(13) "Property" means realty or personalty, tangible or intangible; [and]

(14) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form;

(15) "Treasurer" means the Treasurer of the state of Connecticut; and

(16) "Utility" means a person who owns or operates for public use any plant, equipment, real property, franchise or license for the transmission of communications or the production, storage, transmission, sale, delivery or furnishing of electricity, water, steam or gas.

Sec. 85. Section 3-57a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The following property held or owing by a banking or financial organization is presumed abandoned unless the owner thereof is known to be living by an officer of such organization:

(1) Any demand or savings deposit made in this state with a banking organization, together with any interest or dividend thereon, excluding any charges that lawfully may be withheld, unless the owner has, within [five] three years: (A) Increased or decreased the amount of the deposit, or presented the passbook or other similar evidence of the deposit for the crediting of interest; or (B) corresponded in writing with the banking organization concerning the deposit; or (C) otherwise indicated an interest in the deposit as evidenced by (i) a memorandum on file with the banking organization or (ii) the fact that the Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 sent from the banking organization to the owner is not returned to the banking organization by the United States Postal Service.

(2) Any matured time deposit made in this state with a banking organization, together with any interest or dividend thereon, excluding any charges that lawfully may be withheld, unless, within [five] three years or, if the terms of the deposit account contract provide that the time deposit will be renewed unless the banking institution receives instructions to the contrary from the owner, within [five] three years plus such additional time as is necessary to allow the renewed time deposit to reach maturity, the owner has: (A) Increased or decreased the amount of the deposit, or presented the passbook or other similar evidence of the deposit for the crediting of interest, or (B) corresponded in writing with the banking organization concerning the deposit, or (C) otherwise indicated an interest in the deposit as evidenced by (i) a memorandum on file with the banking organization or (ii) the fact that the Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 sent from the banking organization to the owner is not returned to the banking organization by the United States Postal Service.

(3) Any funds paid in this state toward the purchase of shares or other interest in a financial organization or any deposit made therewith, and any interest or dividends thereon, excluding any charges that lawfully may be withheld, unless the owner has within [five] three years: (A) Increased or decreased the amount of the investment or deposit, or presented an appropriate record for the crediting of interest or dividends thereon; or (B) corresponded in writing with the financial organization concerning the investment or deposit; or (C) otherwise indicated an interest in the funds as evidenced by (i) a memorandum on file with the financial organization or (ii) the fact that the Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 sent from the financial organization to the owner is not returned to the financial organization by the United States Postal Service.

(4) Any sum payable on checks certified in this state or on written instruments issued in this state on which a banking or financial organization is directly liable, including, but not limited to, [certificates of deposit,] money orders, drafts and traveler's checks, which has been outstanding for more than [five] three years from the date payable, or from the date of its issuance if payable on demand, unless the owner has within such [five] three years corresponded in writing with the banking or financial organization concerning it, or otherwise indicated an interest as evidenced by (i) a memorandum on file with the banking or financial organization or (ii) the fact that the Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 sent from the banking or financial organization to the owner is not returned to the banking or financial organization by the United States Postal Service.

(5) Any funds or other personal property reposing in or removed from a safe deposit box or any other safekeeping repository in this state on which the lease or rental period has expired owing to nonpayment of rent or other reason, [or any surplus amounts arising from the sale thereof pursuant to law, excluding any charges that lawfully may be withheld,] which have been unclaimed by the owner for more than [ten] five years from the date on which the lease or rental period expired.

(b) With respect to any funds subject to the provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section which are held or owing for purposes of a self-employed retirement plan or an individual retirement account, established in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and federal regulations related thereto, such funds shall be presumed abandoned in accordance with said subdivisions (1), (2) and (3), provided in no event shall such presumption of abandonment be applicable to such funds prior to the end of a period of six months immediately following the date on which distribution of funds under any such plan, to the person for whose benefit such funds have been contributed, is required to commence under said provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations.

Sec. 86. Section 3-58a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Unclaimed funds held and owing by [a life insurance corporation] an insurance company shall be presumed abandoned if a person other than the insured or annuitant is entitled to the funds and no address of such person is known to the [corporation] company. If it is not definite and certain from the records of the [corporation] company what person is entitled to the funds, it is presumed that the last-known address of the person entitled to the funds is the same as the last-known address of the insured or annuitant according to the records of the [corporation] company.

(b) As used in this section, "unclaimed funds" means all moneys held and owing by any [life insurance corporation] insurance company unclaimed and unpaid for more than [five] three years after the moneys became due and payable as established from the records of [the corporation] a life insurance company under any life or endowment insurance policy or annuity contract which has matured or terminated or after the moneys became due and payable as established from the records of any other insurance company. A life insurance policy not matured by actual proof of the death of the insured is deemed to be matured and the proceeds thereof are deemed to be due and payable if such policy was in force when the insured attained the limiting age under the mortality table on which the reserve is based, unless the person appearing entitled thereto has within the preceding [five] three years (1) assigned, readjusted or paid premiums on the policy, or subjected the policy to loan, or (2) corresponded in writing with the [life insurance corporation] insurance company concerning the policy. Moneys otherwise payable according to the records of the [corporation] company are deemed due and payable although the policy or contract has not been surrendered as required.

Sec. 87. Section 3-59a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any stock or other certificate of ownership, or any dividend, profit, distribution, interest, payment on principal, mineral proceeds or other sum held or owing by a business association for or to a shareholder, certificate holder, member, bondholder or other security holder, or a participating patron of a cooperative, who has not claimed it or corresponded in writing with the business association concerning it within [five] three years after the date prescribed for payment or delivery, is presumed abandoned.

(b) Any sum payable on a traveler's check issued or sold in this state on which a business association is directly liable, which has been outstanding for more than fifteen years from the date of its issuance is presumed abandoned, unless the owner has within fifteen years corresponded in writing with the business association concerning it, or otherwise indicated an interest as evidenced by a memorandum on file with such business association.

(c) Any property payable or distributable in the course of a demutualization of an insurance company is presumed abandoned if the property is unclaimed and unpaid three years after the date the property became payable or distributable.

Sec. 88. Section 3-59b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any ownership interest in a business association, as defined in section 3-56a, as amended by this act, as evidenced by the stock records or membership records of the business association, owned by a person who for more than [five] three years has neither claimed a dividend or other sum referred to in section 3-59a, as amended by this act, nor corresponded in writing with the association, nor otherwise indicated an interest in such ownership interest as evidenced by a memorandum or other record on file with the association, is presumed abandoned.

Sec. 89. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) Except for wages collected by the Commissioner of Labor pursuant to subsection (b) of section 31-68 of the general statutes, any sum payable for wages, salary or other compensation for personal services that has remained unclaimed by the owner for more than one year after it becomes due, payable or distributable, is presumed abandoned.

Sec. 90. Subsection (b) of section 31-68 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) All wages collected by the commissioner for an employee whose whereabouts are unknown to the commissioner shall be held by the commissioner for three months and thereafter the commissioner may, in his discretion, pay the same, on application, to the husband or wife or, if none, to the next of kin of such employee. As a condition of such payment, the commissioner or his authorized representative shall require proof of the relationship of the claimant and the execution of a bond of indemnity and a receipt for such payment. [Any] Notwithstanding the provisions of section 89 of this act, any such wages held by the commissioner for two years without being claimed shall escheat to the state, subject to the provisions of sections 3-66a to 3-71a, inclusive.

Sec. 91. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) Any deposit, refund or other sum owed to a customer or subscriber by a utility that has remained unclaimed by the customer or subscriber for more than one year after it becomes due, payable or distributable is presumed abandoned.

Sec. 92. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) The value of a gift certificate that is not redeemed three years after the later of (1) the date of purchase or issuance of the gift certificate, or (2) the date of the last transaction by the owner that increased or decreased the value of the gift certificate, is presumed abandoned.

Sec. 93. Section 3-62a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

All property held for the owner by any court, public corporation, public authority or public officer of this state, or a political subdivision thereof, which has remained unclaimed by the owner for more than [five] three years is presumed abandoned, except that any claim granted pursuant to chapter 53 in an amount less than three thousand dollars which has remained unclaimed by the owner for more than one year from the date such claim was granted is presumed abandoned.

Sec. 94. Section 3-65a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Within [one year] one hundred eighty days before a presumption of abandonment is to take effect in respect to [any] property subject to section 87 or 88 of this act and within one year before a presumption of abandonment is to take effect in respect to all other property subject to this part, and if the owner's claim is not barred by law, the holder shall notify the owner thereof, by first class mail directed to the owner's last-known address, that evidence of interest must be indicated as required by this part or such property will be transferred to the Treasurer and will be subject to escheat to the state.

(b) Within ninety days after the close of the calendar year in which property is presumed abandoned, the holder shall pay or deliver such property to the Treasurer and file, on forms which the Treasurer shall provide, a report of unclaimed property. Each report shall be verified and shall include: (1) The name, if known, and last-known address, if any, of each person appearing to be the owner of such property; (2) in case of unclaimed funds of [life insurance corporations] an insurance company, the full name of the insured or annuitant and beneficiary and his or her last-known address appearing on the [life insurance corporation's] insurance company's records; (3) the nature and identifying number, if any, or description of the property and the amount appearing from the records to be due except that the holder shall report in the aggregate items having a value of less than fifty dollars; [or less; ] (4) the date when the property became payable, demandable or returnable and the date of the last transaction with the owner with respect to the property; (5) if the holder is a successor to other holders, or if [he] the holder has changed [his] the holder's name, all prior known names and addresses of each holder of the property; and (6) such other information as the Treasurer may require.

(c) Verification, if made by a partnership, shall be executed by a partner; if made by an unincorporated association or private corporation, by an officer; and if made by a public corporation, by its chief fiscal officer.

(d) The Treasurer shall keep a permanent record of all reports submitted to [him] the Treasurer.

(e) Except for claims paid under section 3-67a and except as provided in subsection [(d)] (e) of section 3-70a, as amended by this act, no owner shall be entitled to any interest, income or other increment which may accrue to property presumed abandoned from and after the date of payment or delivery to the Treasurer.

(f) The Treasurer may decline to receive any property the value of which is less than the cost of giving notice or holding sale, or [he] may postpone taking possession until a sufficient sum accumulates.

(g) The Treasurer, or any officer or agency designated by [him] the Treasurer, may examine any person on oath or affirmation, or the records of any person [, who he has reason to believe has knowledge of or has failed to report or transmit property presumed abandoned] or any agent of the person including, but not limited to, a dividend disbursement agent or transfer agent of a business association, banking organization or insurance company that is the holder of property presumed abandoned to determine whether the person or agent has complied with this part. The Treasurer may conduct the examination even if the person or agent believes the person or agent is not in possession of any property that must be paid, delivered or reported under this part. The Treasurer may bring an action in a court of appropriate jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this part.

(h) Upon request of the holder, the Treasurer may approve the aggregate reporting on an estimated basis of two hundred or more items in each of one or more categories of unclaimed funds whenever it appears to [him] the Treasurer that each of the items in any such category has a value of more than ten dollars but less than fifty dollars and the cost of reporting such items would be disproportionate to the amounts involved. Any holder electing to so report any such category in the aggregate shall assume responsibility for any valid claim presented within twenty years after the year in which the items in such category are presumed abandoned.

(i) A record of the issuance of a check, draft or similar instrument is prima facie evidence of the obligation represented by the check, draft or similar instrument. In claiming property from a holder who is also the issuer, the Treasurer’s burden of proof as to the existence and amount of the property and its abandonment is satisfied by showing issuance of the instrument and passage of the requisite period of abandonment. Defenses of payment, satisfaction, discharge and want of consideration are affirmative defenses that shall be established by the holder.

(j) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the holder of personal property presumed abandoned pursuant to subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 3-57a, as amended by this act, shall sell such property and pay the proceeds arising from such sale, excluding any charges that may lawfully be withheld, to the Treasurer.

Sec. 95. Section 3-66a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) During the 1998 calendar year and every second year thereafter, the [State] Treasurer shall cause notice to be published of all property having a value of fifty dollars or more reported and transferred to [him] the Treasurer which was presumed abandoned during [the] preceding [two] calendar years and notice of which was not previously published. Such notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation in each county in which is located the last-known address of each person appearing to be the owner of such property. In addition to such published notice, the [State] Treasurer may make such notice accessible to the public electronically by means of the [internet's] Internet's world wide web or through additional telecommunications methods as the [State] Treasurer deems cost effective and appropriate.

(b) Such published notice shall contain: (1) The names, in alphabetical order, and the last-known addresses, if any, of all persons reported as the apparent owners of unclaimed property, and (2) a statement that any person possessing an interest in such property may obtain from the Treasurer information concerning the amount and description of such property and the name and address of the holder thereof free of charge. The [State] Treasurer may cause to be published at any time, in the manner prescribed in subsection (a) of this section, an additional notice stating that such list may be obtained from other specified sources.

(c) The [State] Treasurer may insert in any such notice such additional information as [he] the Treasurer deems necessary for the proper administration of this part.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to items reported in the aggregate pursuant to subsection (h) of section 3-65a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 96. Section 3-66b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Intangible property is subject to the custody of the state as unclaimed property if the conditions raising a presumption of abandonment under [section 3-57a, 3-58a, 3-59a, 3-59b, 3-61a or 3-64a] this part and sections 89, 91 and 92 of this act are satisfied and:

(1) The last-known address of the apparent owner, as shown on the records of the holder, is in this state;

(2) The records of the holder do not include the name of the person entitled to the property and it is established that the last-known address of such person is in this state;

(3) The records of the holder do not reflect the last-known address of the apparent owner, and it is established that (A) the last-known address of the person entitled to the property is in this state, or (B) the holder is a domiciliary or a governmental subdivision or agency of this state and has not previously paid or delivered the property to the state of the last-known address of the apparent owner or other person entitled to the property;

(4) The last-known address of the apparent owner, as shown on the records of the holder, is in a state that does not provide by law for the escheat or custodial taking of the property or the escheat or unclaimed property law of which is not applicable to the property and the holder is a domiciliary or a governmental subdivision or agency of this state;

(5) The last-known address of the apparent owner, as shown on the records of the holder, is in a foreign nation and the holder is a domiciliary or a governmental subdivision or agency of this state; or

(6) The transaction out of which the property arose occurred in this state and (A) (i) the last-known address of the apparent owner or other person entitled to the property is unknown, or (ii) the last-known address of the apparent owner or other person entitled to the property is in a state that does not provide by law for the escheat or custodial taking of the property or the escheat or unclaimed property law of which is not applicable to the property, and (B) the holder is a domiciliary of a state that does not provide by law for the escheat or custodial taking of the property or the escheat or unclaimed property law of which is not applicable to the property.

Sec. 97. Section 3-70a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person claiming an interest in property surrendered to the Treasurer under the provisions of this part may claim such property, or the proceeds from the sale thereof, at any time thereafter. Any person claiming an interest in such property shall file a certified claim with the Treasurer, setting forth the facts upon which such party claims to be entitled to recover such money or property. The Treasurer shall prescribe the form that such a verified claim shall take.

(b) The Treasurer shall consider each claim [within] not later than ninety days after it is filed. [He] The Treasurer may hold hearings on any claim and [he] may refer any claim to the Claims Commissioner, who shall hold hearings thereon and promptly return [his] the Claims Commissioner's recommendations for the payment or rejection thereof. The Treasurer shall deliver [his] the Treasurer's decision in writing on each claim heard, with a finding of fact and a statement of the reasons for [his] the Treasurer's decision. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Treasurer may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of New Britain.

(c) No agreement to locate property shall be valid if: (1) Such agreement is entered into [(1)] (A) within two years after the date a report of unclaimed property is required to be filed under section 3-65a, as amended by this act, or [(2)] (B) between the date such a report is required to be filed under said section and the date it is filed under said section, whichever period is longer, [shall be valid. No agreement to locate property entered into after the end of such longer period shall be valid if,] (2) such agreement is entered into within two years after the date of publication of the notice required by section 3-66a, as amended by this act, or (3) pursuant to such agreement, any person undertakes to locate property included in [that report] a report of unclaimed property that is required to be filed under section 3-65a, as amended by this act, for a fee or other compensation exceeding ten per cent of the value of the recoverable property. [Such an] An agreement to locate property shall be valid only if it is in writing, signed by the owner, and discloses the nature and value of the property, and the owner's share after the fee or compensation has been subtracted is clearly stipulated. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent an owner from asserting, at any time, that any agreement to locate property is based upon excessive or unjust consideration.

[(c)] (d) The Treasurer shall pay each claim allowed without deduction for costs of notices or sale or for service charges. [He] The Treasurer shall notify the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the payment of claims of five hundred dollars or more to the domiciliary administrator or executor of a deceased owner.

[(d)] (e) In the case of any claim allowed under this section for property, funds or money delivered to the Treasurer pursuant to [subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive,] subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of section 3-57a, as amended by this act, the Treasurer shall pay such claim with interest [at the rate of four per cent accruing from the date of payment or delivery to the Treasurer] as follows: For each calendar year or portion thereof that the property, funds or money has been paid or delivered to the Treasurer, the Treasurer shall pay interest at the deposit index rate determined and published by the Commissioner of Banking not later than December fifteenth of the preceding calendar year pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (i) of section 47a-21. Such interest shall accrue from the date of payment or delivery of the property, funds or money to the Treasurer until the date of payment or delivery of the property, funds or money to the claimant.

Sec. 98. Section 3-73b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The expiration, before or after the effective date of this section, of any period of time specified by the general statutes or any court order, during which an action or proceeding may be commenced or enforced to obtain payment of a claim for money or recovery of property, or the expiration, before or after the effective date of this section, of any period of time specified in a contract during which an owner has the right to receive or recover money or property, shall not prevent the money or property from being presumed abandoned property or affect any duty to file a report required by subsection (b) of section 3-65a, as amended by this act, or to pay or deliver abandoned property to the [State] Treasurer.

Sec. 99. Subsection (a) of section 3-74a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The Treasurer may, [make such rules and regulations as he finds] in accordance with chapter 54, adopt such regulations as are necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this part.

Sec. 100. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) Whenever there exists or may exist escheated funds or property under part III of chapter 32 of the general statutes, the Treasurer shall make demand therefor or request the Attorney General to institute proceedings in the name of the state for an adjudication that an escheat to the state of such funds or property has occurred, and shall take appropriate action to recover such funds or property.

Sec. 101. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) A holder of property subject to part III of chapter 32 of the general statutes and sections 89, 91 and 92 of this act may not impose on the property a dormancy charge or fee, abandoned property charge or fee, unclaimed property charge or fee, escheat charge or fee, inactivity charge or fee, or any similar charge, fee or penalty for inactivity with respect to the property. Neither the property nor an agreement with respect to the property may contain language suggesting that the property may be subject to such a charge, fee or penalty for inactivity.

Sec. 102. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) No person may sell or issue a gift certificate that is subject to an expiration date. No gift certificate or any agreement with respect to such gift certificate may contain language suggesting that an expiration date may apply to the gift certificate.

(b) Any person who sells or issues a gift certificate shall obtain the address of the owner of such gift certificate and maintain a record of such address. In the absence of a record of the address of the owner of the gift certificate, the address of the owner shall, for purposes of part III of chapter 32 of the general statutes, be presumed to be the address of the Treasurer.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a holder from honoring a gift certificate, the unredeemed value of which has been reported to the Treasurer pursuant to part III of chapter 32 of the general statutes, and thereafter seeking reimbursement from the Treasurer.

Sec. 103. Section 12-412 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (114) as follows (Effective July 1, 2003):

(NEW) (114) Sales of newspapers.

Sec. 104. Subsection (d) of section 30-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(d) The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits or grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Decoration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, Sunday or Christmas or, if Independence Day, Christmas or New Year's Day occurs on a Sunday, on the Monday next following such day except that such sale or dispensing shall be lawful on any Independence Day occurring on a Saturday; and such sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, and grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on any other day before eight o'clock a. m. and after [eight] nine o'clock p. m. It shall be unlawful for the holder of a manufacturing permit for a brew pub to sell beer for consumption off the premises on the days or hours prohibited by this subsection. Any town may, by a vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which such sale shall be permissible.

Sec. 105. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall segregate two million dollars of the amount of the funds received by the state from the tax imposed under chapter 211 of the general statutes on public service companies providing community antenna television service in this state. The moneys segregated by the commissioner shall be deposited with the Treasurer and made available to the Office of Legislative Management to defray the cost of providing the citizens of this state with Connecticut Television Network coverage of state government deliberations and public policy events.

Sec. 106. Section 12-494 of the general statutes, as amended by section 40 of public act 03-2, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2004):

(a) There is imposed a tax on each deed, instrument or writing, whereby any lands, tenements or other realty is granted, assigned, transferred or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser, or any other person by his direction, when the consideration for the interest or property conveyed equals or exceeds two thousand dollars, (1) subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, at the rate of five-tenths of one per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed by such deed, instrument or writing, the revenue from which shall be remitted by the town clerk of the municipality in which such tax is paid, not later than ten days following receipt thereof, to the Commissioner of Revenue Services for deposit to the credit of the state General Fund, and (2) at the rate of one-fourth of one per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed by such deed, instrument or writing, and on and after July 1, 2004, at the rate of eleven one-hundredths of one per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed by such deed, instrument or writing, provided the amount imposed under this subdivision shall become part of the general revenue of the municipality in accordance with section 12-499.

(b) The rate of tax imposed under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section shall, in lieu of the rate under said subdivision (1), be imposed on certain conveyances as follows: (1) In the case of any conveyance of real property which at the time of such conveyance is used for any purpose other than residential use, except unimproved land, the tax under said subdivision (1) shall be imposed at the rate of one and one-half per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed; and (2) in the case of any conveyance in which the real property conveyed is a residential estate, including a primary dwelling and any auxiliary housing or structures, for which the consideration in such conveyance is not more than three hundred thousand dollars, the tax under said subdivision (1) shall be imposed at the rate of one-half of one per cent; and (3) in the case of any conveyance in which the real property conveyed is a residential estate, including a primary dwelling and any auxiliary housing or structures, for which the consideration in such conveyance is more than three hundred thousand dollars but not more than eight hundred thousand dollars, the tax under said subdivision (1) shall be imposed (A) at the rate of one-half of one per cent on that portion of such consideration up to and including the amount of three hundred thousand dollars, and (B) at the rate of three-fourths of one per cent on that portion of such consideration in excess of three hundred thousand dollars up to and including eight hundred thousand dollars; and (4) in the case of any conveyance in which the real property conveyed is a residential estate, including a primary dwelling and any auxiliary housing or structures, for which the consideration in such conveyance is more than eight hundred thousand dollars, [or more,] the tax under said subdivision (1) shall be imposed (A) at the rate of one-half of one per cent on that portion of such consideration up to and including the amount of [eight] three hundred thousand dollars, [and] (B) at the rate of three-fourths of one per cent on that portion of such consideration in excess of [eight] three hundred thousand dollars up to and including eight hundred thousand dollars, and (C) at the rate of one and one-half per cent on that portion of such consideration in excess of eight hundred thousand dollars; and [(3)] (5) in the case of any conveyance in which real property on which mortgage payments have been delinquent for not less than six months is conveyed to a financial institution or its subsidiary which holds such a delinquent mortgage on such property, the tax under said subdivision (1) shall be imposed at the rate of one-half of one per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed.

(c) In addition to the tax imposed under subsection (a) of this section, any targeted investment community, as defined in section 32-222, or any municipality in which properties designated as manufacturing plants under section 32-75c are located, may, on or after March 15, 2003, but prior to July 1, 2004, impose an additional tax on each deed, instrument or writing, whereby any lands, tenements or other realty is granted, assigned, transferred or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser, or any other person by his direction, when the consideration for the interest or property conveyed equals or exceeds two thousand dollars, which additional tax shall be at the rate of one-fourth of one per cent of the consideration for the interest in real property conveyed by such deed, instrument or writing. The revenue from such additional tax shall become part of the general revenue of the municipality in accordance with section 12-499.

Sec. 107. Subsection (p) of section 10-145b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(p) Upon application to the State Board of Education for the issuance of any certificate in accordance with this section and section 10-145d there shall be paid to the board by or on behalf of the applicant a nonreturnable fee of one hundred ten dollars in the case of an applicant for an initial educator certificate, two hundred twenty dollars in the case of an applicant for a provisional educator certificate and three hundred thirty dollars in the case of an applicant for a professional educator certificate, except that applicants for certificates for teaching adult education programs mandated under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-69 shall pay a fee of [fifty] fifty-five dollars; persons eligible for a certificate or endorsement for which the fee is less than that applied for shall receive an appropriate refund; persons not eligible for any certificate shall receive a refund of the application fee minus [fifty] fifty-five dollars; and persons holding standard or permanent certificates on July 1, 1989, who apply for professional certificates to replace the standard or permanent certificates, shall not be required to pay such a fee. Upon application to the State Board of Education for the issuance of a subject area endorsement there shall be paid to the board by or on behalf of such applicant a nonreturnable fee of [fifty] fifty-five dollars. With each request for a duplicate copy of any such certificate or endorsement there shall be paid to the board a nonreturnable fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars.

Sec. 108. Section 16a-23m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) On or after October 1, 2001, no person, firm or corporation shall engage in the retail sale of home heating oil without a certificate of registration as a home heating oil dealer issued pursuant to this section.

(b) Each person, firm or corporation seeking registration as a home heating oil dealer shall apply annually for a certificate of registration with the Department of Consumer Protection on forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Each applicant shall pay a registration fee of one hundred ten dollars. The commissioner shall require all applicants for registration as a home heating oil dealer to provide evidence of general liability insurance coverage and insurance to cover any potential environmental damage due to fuel oil spills caused by such applicant as a registered dealer which coverage shall be not less than one million dollars. Each registered dealer shall provide the department with evidence of each renewal of or change to such insurance coverage not later than five days after such renewal or change during the period of registration, which renewal or change shall meet the requirements of this subsection.

Sec. 109. Section 19a-88 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each person holding a license to practice dentistry, optometry, midwifery or dental hygiene shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l in the case of a dentist, the professional services fee for class H, as defined in section 33-182l in the case of an optometrist, [five] six dollars in the case of a midwife, and [fifty] fifty-five dollars in the case of a dental hygienist, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(b) Each person holding a license to practice medicine, surgery, podiatry, chiropractic or natureopathy shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(c) (1) Each person holding a license to practice as a registered nurse, shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class B, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license to practice as a registered nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class B, as defined in section 33-182l. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the registered nurse is retired.

(2) Each person holding a license as an advanced practice registered nurse shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class C, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the person maintains current certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse anesthetist from one of the following national certifying bodies which certify nurses in advanced practice: The American Nurses' Association, the Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Certification Corporation, the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates or the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Each person holding a license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class C, as defined in section 33-182l. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the advanced practice registered nurse is retired.

(3) Each person holding a license as a licensed practical nurse shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the licensed practical nurse is retired.

(4) Each person holding a license as a nurse-midwife shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class C, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the person maintains current certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

*(5) Each person holding a license to practice physical therapy shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class B, as defined in section 33-182l, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(6) Each person holding a license as a physician assistant shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the practitioner has met the mandatory continuing medical education requirements of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or a successor organization for the certification or recertification of physician assistants that may be approved by the department and has passed any examination or continued competency assessment the passage of which may be required by said commission for maintenance of current certification by said commission.

(d) No provision of this section shall be construed to apply to any person practicing Christian Science.

*(e) Each person holding a license or certificate issued under section 19a-514, 20-74s, 20-195cc or 20-206ll and chapters 370 to 373, inclusive, 375, 378 to 381a, inclusive, 383 to 388, inclusive, 393a, 395, 398, 399 or 400a and section 20-206n or 20-206o shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the Department of Public Health, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license or certificate issued pursuant to section 20-475 or 20-476 shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the department. Each entity holding a license issued pursuant to section 20-475 shall, annually, during the anniversary month of initial licensure, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the department.

(f) Any person or entity which fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be notified by the department that such person's or entity's license or certificate shall become void ninety days after the time for its renewal under this section unless it is so renewed. Any such license shall become void upon the expiration of such ninety-day period.

Sec. 110. Subsection (a) of section 19a-512 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) In order to be eligible for licensure by examination pursuant to sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, a person shall submit an application, together with a fee of one hundred ten dollars, and proof satisfactory to the Department of Public Health that he (1) is physically and emotionally capable of administering a nursing home; (2) has satisfactorily completed a program of instruction and training, including residency training which meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section and which is approved by the Commissioner of Public Health; and (3) has passed an examination prescribed and administered by the Department of Public Health designed to test the applicant's knowledge and competence in the subject matter referred to in subsection (b) of this section. Passing scores shall be established by the department.

Sec. 111. Section 19a-515 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Each nursing home administrator's license issued pursuant to the provisions of sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, shall be renewed annually, in accordance with section 19a-88, except for cause, by the Department of Public Health, upon forms to be furnished by said department upon proof of completion of such continuing education courses as may be required by regulations adopted by the department, in accordance with chapter 54, and upon the payment to said department, by each applicant for license renewal, of the sum of [fifty] fifty-five dollars. Each such fee shall be remitted to the Department of Public Health on or before the date prescribed under section 19a-88. Such renewals shall be granted subject to the regulations of said department, unless it finds the applicant has acted or failed to act in such a manner or under such circumstances as would constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of such license.

Sec. 112. Section 20-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health under the supervision of the examining boards provided for by sections 20-8 and 20-8a shall hold examinations not less than twice each year at such places as the department designates. Applicants for licenses to practice medicine or surgery shall be examined in such medical subjects as the department may prescribe, with the advice and consent of the appropriate board, provided each applicant for examination shall be notified concerning the subjects in which he is to be examined. The Commissioner of Public Health, with advice and assistance from each board, shall make such rules and regulations for conducting examinations and for the operation of the board as, from time to time, he deems necessary. Passing scores for examinations shall be established by the department with the consent of the appropriate board. Each applicant for examination shall be examined with respect to the same school of practice in which the applicant was graduated except that an applicant for licensure in homeopathic medicine who is licensed as a physician or meets the requirements in section 20-10 may be examined in other than the school of practice in which such applicant was graduated. Before being admitted to the examination, an applicant shall pay the sum of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars and an applicant rejected by the department may be reexamined at any subsequent examination, upon payment of the sum of four hundred fifty dollars for each appearance.

Sec. 113. Subsection (b) of section 20-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) Except as hereinafter provided, the department may, in its discretion, and on receipt of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars, likewise accept and approve, in lieu of the examination required in section 20-10, a diploma of the National Board of Medical Examiners or a certificate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, subject to the same conditions as hereinbefore set forth for acceptance, in lieu of examination, of a license from a board of medical examiners or any board authorized to issue a license to practice osteopathic medicine, osteopathy or its equivalent of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or the Medical Council of Canada, and may issue to such diplomate or certificate holder a statement certifying to the fact that the person named therein has been found qualified to practice medicine and surgery.

Sec. 114. Section 20-12b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The department may, upon receipt of a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, issue a physician assistant license to an applicant who: (1) Holds a baccalaureate or higher degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; (2) has graduated from an accredited physician assistant program; (3) has passed the certification examination of the national commission; (4) has satisfied the mandatory continuing medical education requirements of the national commission for current certification by such commission and has passed any examination or continued competency assessment the passage of which may be required by the national commission for maintenance of current certification by such commission; and (5) has completed not less than sixty hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice approved by the department.

(b) The department may, upon receipt of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars, issue a temporary permit to an applicant who (1) is a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program; (2) has completed not less than sixty hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice approved by the department; and (3) if applying for such permit on and after September 30, 1991, holds a baccalaureate or higher degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Such temporary permit shall authorize the holder to practice as a physician assistant only in those settings where the supervising physician is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to the physician assistant when needed, but shall not authorize the holder to prescribe or dispense drugs. Such temporary permit shall be valid from the date of issuance of same until the date of issuance of the results of the first certification examination scheduled by the national commission following the applicant's graduation from an accredited physician assistant program. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the applicant fails to pass such examination. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this subsection may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a physician assistant.

(c) No license or temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(d) No person shall practice as a physician assistant or represent himself as a physician assistant unless he holds a license or temporary permit pursuant to this section or training permit issued pursuant to section 20-12h.

Sec. 115. Section 20-12c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each physician assistant practicing in this state or participating in a resident physician assistant program shall have a clearly identified supervising physician who maintains the final responsibility for the care of patients and the performance of the physician assistant. No physician assistant issued a license or temporary permit by the department shall practice until such time as a supervising physician has been registered with the department. An individual may register with the department as a supervising physician provided the individual: (1) Possesses a current unrestricted license to practice medicine issued pursuant to this chapter; and (2) has submitted a completed application, on such forms as the department may require, with a fee of [thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents] forty-two dollars. No physician shall function as a supervising physician unless so registered with the department. The department shall not register any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(b) A physician may function as a supervising physician for as many physician assistants as is medically appropriate under the circumstances, provided (1) the supervision is active and direct, and at the specific location in which the physician assistant is practicing, and (2) the physician is supervising not more than six full-time physician assistants concurrently, or the part-time equivalent thereof.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the employment of physician assistants in a hospital or other health care facility where such physician assistants function under the direction of a supervising physician.

(d) A supervising physician shall notify the department in writing within thirty days of termination of a physician-physician assistant supervisory relationship. Nothing in this subsection shall relieve a supervising physician of his responsibility to report pursuant to section 20-12e.

Sec. 116. Section 20-27 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall engage in the practice of chiropractic in this state until he has obtained a license.

(b) No person shall receive a license until he has passed an examination prescribed by the Department of Public Health, with the advice and consent of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, except as hereinafter provided. Any person desiring to practice chiropractic shall make application to the department upon such form as the department adopts. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall contain a statement of the educational advantages of the applicant, his experience in matters pertaining to a knowledge of the care of the sick, the length of time applied and the school in which he studied chiropractic, any collateral branch of study and the length of time engaged in clinical practice and any diploma, certificate or degree which has been conferred upon such applicant. Each applicant shall present to the department satisfactory evidence that he graduated from an approved high school or possessed educational qualifications equivalent to those required for graduation from such school before beginning the study of chiropractic and that he graduated with the degree of doctor of chiropractic from an accredited college of chiropractic approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, as provided herein, that, if he graduated prior to July 1, 1932, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during three graded courses of six months each, each of which courses shall have included not less than nine hundred class hours, that, if he graduated after July 1, 1932, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during four graded courses of eight months each, totaling not less than three thousand six hundred hours, and that, if he graduated after July 1, 1955, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during four graded courses of eight months each, totaling not less than four thousand hours. On and after July 1, 1960, each applicant shall present to said department satisfactory evidence that before beginning the study of chiropractic he has completed at least two academic years or sixty semester hours of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in a college or university approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Said department shall issue a license to each applicant who passes the examination and who has met all other requirements of this chapter and any regulations adopted hereunder. There shall be paid to the department by each applicant a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. The examination shall be administered by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board.

(c) The Department of Public Health may grant a license without written examination to any currently practicing, competent licensee from any other state having licensure requirements substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state, who (1) is a graduate of an accredited school of chiropractic approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, (2) presents evidence satisfactory to the department that he has completed a course of two academic years or sixty semester hours of study in a college or scientific school approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, and (3) successfully passes the practical examination provided for in subsection (a) of section 20-28. There shall be paid to the department by each such applicant a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board of the applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(d) Any person who has passed the prescribed examination shall receive from said department a license, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice chiropractic. Any person practicing chiropractic in this state under a license granted by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners previous to July 1, 1927, shall, upon filing such license, together with the statement provided for, with the Department of Public Health, receive from said department a license. Said board shall file, annually, with the Department of Public Health, a list of accredited chiropractic colleges or institutions approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health.

Sec. 117. Section 20-37 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

No person shall engage in the practice of natureopathy in this state until he has obtained a license. No person shall receive a license until he has passed an examination prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. The examination shall be administered by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Any person desiring to practice natureopathy shall make application to the department, upon such form as it adopts. Applications shall be in writing upon blanks furnished by said department, setting forth such facts concerning the applicant as said department requires and shall be signed by the applicant. Each applicant shall present to said department satisfactory evidence that he graduated from an approved high school, that he has completed a course of study of an academic year consisting of not less than thirty-two weeks' duration, or, if he begins the study of natureopathy after September 1, 1963, not less than sixty-four weeks' duration, in a college or scientific school approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health or possessed educational qualifications equivalent to those required for graduation from such school before beginning the study of natureopathy and that he is a graduate of a legally chartered, reputable school or college of natureopathy, approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Said department shall issue a license to each applicant who passes the examination and who has met all other requirements of this chapter and any regulations adopted hereunder. There shall be paid to the department by such applicant a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. Any person who has passed the prescribed examination shall receive from said department a license, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice natureopathy. The secretary of said board shall file annually with the Department of Public Health a list of natureopathic colleges or institutions recognized by said board as legal and reputable.

Sec. 118. Section 20-55 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health shall hold examinations under the supervision of the board at least once each year and on such other days and at such time and place as the department may designate. Candidates shall be examined in the following subjects: Anatomy and histology, physiology, dermatology and syphilology, bacteriology and pathology, chemistry, pharmacy and materia medica, theory and practice of podiatry, including diagnosis, podiatric orthopedics and therapeutics in all branches as taught and practiced in the approved schools and colleges of podiatry. The fee for such examination shall be four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. The examination shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board.

Sec. 119. Section 20-57 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health may accept a certificate issued by the National Board of Podiatry Examiners or the license of any state board of podiatry examiners or duly authorized licensing agency of any state in the United States or in the District of Columbia, in lieu of the written examination provided for in this chapter, if the department finds that such applicant has been graduated from a chiropody or podiatry school or college recognized by the Connecticut Board of Examiners in Podiatry at the time of his graduation from such school or college and that such state board or licensing agency maintains standards for licensure determined by the department to be equal to or higher than those of this state, and that he has presented to said department evidence showing him to be of good professional standing, provided the application shall be accompanied by a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

Sec. 120. Section 20-70 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person who is a graduate of a school of physical therapy approved by the State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists, with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, or has successfully completed requirements for graduation from such school shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a physical therapist upon the payment of a fee of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars. Said department with the consent of the board shall determine the subject matter of such examination, which shall be designed to show proficiency in physical therapy and related subjects, and shall determine whether such examination shall be written, oral or practical, or a combination. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Warning of such examination shall be given by said department not less than two weeks in advance of the date set for the examination. If the applicant passes such examination the Department of Public Health shall issue to such applicant a license to practice physical therapy.

(b) Any person who is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapy school and who has filed an application with the department may, between the dates of filing and the publication of the results of the next succeeding examination, practice as a physical therapist under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed physical therapist in this state. If the person practicing pursuant to this section fails to pass the examination, all privileges under this section shall automatically cease.

(c) Any applicant who fails to pass the examination prescribed by said department with the consent of the board may take a subsequent examination on payment of an additional application fee.

Sec. 121. Section 20-70 of the general statutes, as amended by section 13 of public act 00-226, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective the later of July 1, 2003, or the date notice is published by the Commissioner of Public Health in the Connecticut Law Journal indicating that the licensing of athletic trainers and physical therapist assistants is being implemented by the commissioner):

(a) (1) Any person who is a graduate of a school of physical therapy approved by the Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists, with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, or has successfully completed requirements for graduation from such school, shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a physical therapist upon the payment of a fee of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars. The Department of Public Health, with the consent of the board, shall determine the subject matter of such examination, which shall be designed to show proficiency in physical therapy and related subjects, and shall determine whether such examination shall be written, oral or practical, or a combination thereof. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Warning of such examination shall be given by the department not less than two weeks in advance of the date set for the examination. If the applicant passes such examination, the department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice physical therapy.

(2) Any person who is a graduate of a physical therapy or physical therapy assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a physical therapist assistant upon the payment of a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars. The department, with the consent of the board, shall determine the subject matter of such examination, which shall be designed to show proficiency in physical therapy and related subjects, and shall determine whether such examination shall be written, oral or practical, or a combination thereof. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Warning of such examination shall be given by the department not less than two weeks in advance of the date set for the examination. If the applicant passes such examination, the department shall issue to such applicant a physical therapist assistant license. Any applicant for examination for licensure as a physical therapy assistant whose application is based on a diploma issued to such applicant by a foreign physical therapy school shall furnish documentary evidence, satisfactory to the department, that the requirements for graduation are similar to or higher than those required of graduates of approved United States schools of physical therapy.

(b) (1) Any person who is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapy school and who has filed an application with the department may, between the dates of filing and the publication of the results of the next succeeding examination, practice as a physical therapist under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed physical therapist in this state. If the person practicing pursuant to this subdivision fails to pass the examination, all privileges under this subdivision shall automatically cease.

(2) Any person who is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapist assistant school or an approved physical therapy school and who has filed an application with the department may, between the dates of filing and the publication of the results of the next succeeding examination, practice as a physical therapist assistant under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed physical therapist in this state. If the person practicing pursuant to this subdivision fails to pass the examination, all privileges under this subdivision shall automatically cease.

(c) Any applicant under this section who fails to pass the examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board may take a subsequent examination on payment of an additional application fee.

Sec. 122. Section 20-71 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The department may issue a license without examination, on payment of a fee of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars, to an applicant who is a physical therapist registered or licensed under the laws of any other state or territory of the United States, any province of Canada or any other country, if the requirements for registration or licensure of physical therapists in such state, territory, province or country were, at the time of application, similar to or higher than the requirements in force in this state.

Sec. 123. Section 20-71 of the general statutes, as amended by section 14 of public act 00-226, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective the later of July 1, 2003, or the date notice is published by the Commissioner of Public Health in the Connecticut Law Journal indicating that the licensing of athletic trainers and physical therapist assistants is being implemented by the commissioner):

(a) The Department of Public Health may issue a license to practice physical therapy without examination, on payment of a fee of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars, to an applicant who is a physical therapist registered or licensed under the laws of any other state or territory of the United States, any province of Canada or any other country, if the requirements for registration or licensure of physical therapists in such state, territory, province or country were, at the time of application, similar to or higher than the requirements in force in this state.

(b) The department may issue a physical therapist assistant license without examination, on payment of a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, to an applicant who: (1) Is a physical therapist assistant registered or licensed under the laws of any other state or territory of the United States, any province of Canada or any other country, if the requirements for registration or licensure of physical therapist assistants in such state, territory, province or country were, at the time of application, similar to or higher than the requirements in force in this state; (2) was eligible for registration as a physical therapist assistant before the later of October 1, 2000, or the date notice is published by the Commissioner of Public Health in the Connecticut Law Journal indicating that the licensing of athletic trainers and physical therapist assistants is being implemented by the commissioner; or (3) as of July 1, 2000, (A) is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapy school, approved by the Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists, with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, or (B) has completed twenty years of employment as a physical therapist assistant prior to October 1, 1989.

Sec. 124. Section 20-73 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person may practice as a physical therapist unless licensed pursuant to this chapter. No person may use the term "Registered Physical Therapist", "Licensed Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist" or the letters "R. P. T. ", "L. P. T. " or any other letters, words or insignia indicating or implying licensure as a physical therapist in this state unless the person is so licensed. The treatment of human ailments by physical therapy shall only be performed by a person licensed under the provisions of this chapter as a physical therapist upon the oral or written referral of a person licensed in this state or in a bordering state having licensing requirements meeting the approval of the appropriate examining board in this state to practice medicine and surgery, podiatry, natureopathy, chiropractic or dentistry, or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-94a or a physician assistant licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-12d. Any person who violates the provisions of this section or who obtains or attempts to obtain licensure as a physical therapist by any wilful misrepresentation or any fraudulent representation shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. A physical therapist or dentist who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to licensure revocation in the same manner as is provided under section 19a-17, or in the case of a healing arts practitioner, section 20-45. For purposes of this section each instance of patient contact or consultation in violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense. Failure to renew a license in a timely manner shall not constitute a violation for the purposes of this section.

(b) Each physical therapy assistant who is assisting in the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, as defined in section 20-66, shall, upon payment of an application fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars, register with the Department of Public Health on a form furnished by the department, giving his name in full, his residence and business addresses and such other information as the department requests. Each physical therapy assistant shall notify the department in writing within thirty days of any change in his name or residence or business addresses. A physical therapy assistant shall not practice physical therapy assisting without registering with the department pursuant to this section. The commissioner may, upon receipt of notification and investigation, assess a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars against any physical therapy assistant who has practiced physical therapy assisting without first registering with said department.

Sec. 125. Section 20-74f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The department shall issue a license to any person who meets the requirements of this chapter upon payment of a [one-hundred-dollar] license fee of one hundred ten dollars. Any person who is issued a license as an occupational therapist under the terms of this chapter may use the words "occupational therapist", "licensed occupational therapist", or "occupational therapist registered" or he may use the letters "O. T. ", "L. O. T. ", or "O. T. R. " in connection with his name or place of business to denote his registration hereunder. Any person who is issued a license as an occupational therapy assistant under the terms of this chapter may use the words "occupational therapy assistant", or he may use the letters "O. T. A. ", "L. O. T. A. ", or "C. O. T. A. " in connection with his name or place of business to denote his registration thereunder. No person shall practice occupational therapy or hold himself out as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant, or as being able to practice occupational therapy or to render occupational therapy services in this state unless he is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) No person, unless registered under this chapter as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or whose registration has been suspended or revoked, shall use, in connection with his name or place of business the words "occupational therapist", "licensed occupational therapist", "occupational therapist registered", "occupational therapy assistant", or the letters, "O. T. ", "L. O. T. ", "O. T. R. ", "O. T. A. ", "L. O. T. A. ", or "C. O. T. A. ", or any words, letters, abbreviations or insignia indicating or implying that he is an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or in any way, orally, in writing, in print or by sign, directly or by implication, represent himself as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both. For the purposes of this section, each instance of patient contact or consultation which is in violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. Failure to renew a license in a timely manner shall not constitute a violation for the purposes of this section.

Sec. 126. Section 20-74s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) For purposes of this section and subdivision (18) of subsection (c) of section 19a-14:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(2) "Licensed alcohol and drug counselor" means a person licensed under the provisions of this section;

(3) "Certified alcohol and drug counselor" means a person certified under the provisions of this section;

(4) "Practice of alcohol and drug counseling" means the professional application of methods that assist an individual or group to develop an understanding of alcohol and drug dependency problems, define goals, and plan action reflecting the individual's or group's interest, abilities and needs as affected by alcohol and drug dependency problems;

(5) "Private practice of alcohol and drug counseling" means the independent practice of alcohol and drug counseling by a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor who is self-employed on a full-time or part-time basis and who is responsible for that independent practice;

(6) "Self-help group" means a voluntary group of persons who offer peer support to each other in recovering from an addiction; and

(7) "Supervision" means the regular on-site observation of the functions and activities of an alcohol and drug counselor in the performance of his duties and responsibilities to include a review of the records, reports, treatment plans or recommendations developed by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with respect to an individual or group.

(b) Except as provided in subsections (s) to (x), inclusive, of this section, no person shall engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling unless licensed as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (d) of this section or certified as a certified alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(c) Except as provided in subsections (s) to (x), inclusive, of this section, no person shall engage in the private practice of alcohol and drug counseling unless (1) licensed as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, or (2) certified as a certified alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (e) of this section and practicing under the supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

(d) To be eligible for licensure as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall (1) have attained a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of eighteen graduate semester hours in counseling or counseling-related subjects, except that applicants holding certified clinical supervisor status by the Connecticut Certification Board, Inc. as of October 1, 1998, may substitute such certification in lieu of the master's degree requirement, and (2) be certified or have met all the requirements for certification as a certified alcohol and drug counselor.

(e) To be eligible for certification by the Department of Public Health as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall have (1) completed three hundred hours of supervised practical training in alcohol and drug counseling that the commissioner deems acceptable; (2) completed three years of supervised paid work experience or unpaid internship that the commissioner deems acceptable that entailed working directly with alcohol and drug clients, except that a master's degree may be substituted for one year of such experience; (3) completed three hundred sixty hours of commissioner-approved education, at least two hundred forty hours of which relates to the knowledge and skill base associated with the practice of alcohol and drug counseling; and (4) successfully completed a department prescribed examination.

(f) For individuals applying for certification as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Department of Public Health prior to October 1, 1998, current certification by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services may be substituted for the certification requirements of subsection (e) of this section.

(g) The commissioner shall grant a license as an alcohol and drug counselor to any applicant who furnishes satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subsections (d) or (o) of this section. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(h) A license as an alcohol and drug counselor shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 for a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(i) The commissioner shall grant certification as a certified alcohol and drug counselor to any applicant who furnishes satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subsections (e) or (o) of this section. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(j) A certificate as an alcohol and drug counselor may be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 for a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(k) The commissioner may contract with a qualified private organization for services that include (1) providing verification that applicants for licensure or certification have met the education, training and work experience requirements under this section; and (2) any other services that the commissioner may deem necessary.

(l) Any person who has attained a master's level degree and is certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his license pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(m) Any person who has not attained a master's level degree and is certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his certification pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(n) Any person who is not certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, who (1) documents to the department that he has a minimum of five years full-time or eight years part-time paid work experience, under supervision, as an alcohol and drug counselor, and (2) successfully passes a commissioner-approved examination no later than July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his certification pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(o) The commissioner may license or certify without examination any applicant who, at the time of application, is licensed or certified by a governmental agency or private organization located in another state, territory or jurisdiction whose standards, in the opinion of the commissioner, are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state.

(p) No person shall assume, represent himself as, or use the title or designation "alcoholism counselor", "alcohol counselor", "alcohol and drug counselor", "alcoholism and drug counselor", "licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor", "licensed alcohol and drug counselor", "licensed associate alcohol and drug counselor", "certified alcohol and drug counselor", "chemical dependency counselor", "chemical dependency supervisor" or any of the abbreviations for such titles, unless licensed or certified under subsections (g) to (n), inclusive, of this section and unless the title or designation corresponds to the license or certification held.

(q) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement provisions of this section.

(r) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license in circumstances that have endangered or are likely to endanger the health, welfare or safety of the public.

(s) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a rabbi, priest, minister, Christian Science practitioner or clergyman of any religious denomination or sect, when engaging in activities that are within the scope of the performance of the person's regular or specialized ministerial duties and for which no separate charge is made, or when these activities are performed, with or without charge, for or under the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination or sect, and when the person rendering services remains accountable to the established authority thereof.

(t) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a person licensed or certified in this state to practice medicine and surgery, psychology, marital and family therapy, clinical social work, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing or any other profession licensed or certified by the state, when acting within the scope of the person's profession or occupation and doing work of a nature consistent with a person's training, provided the person does not hold himself out to the public as possessing a license or certification issued pursuant to this section.

(u) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a student intern or trainee in alcohol and drug counseling who is pursuing a course of study in an accredited institution of higher education or training course, provided these activities are performed under supervision and constitute a part of an accredited course of study, and provided further the person is designated as an intern or trainee or other such title indicating the training status appropriate to his level of training.

(v) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to any alcohol and drug counselor or substance abuse counselor employed by the state, except that this section shall apply to alcohol and drug counselors employed by the Department of Correction pursuant to subsection (x) of this section.

(w) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of paid alcohol and drug counselors who are working under supervision or uncompensated alcohol and drug abuse self-help groups, including, but not limited to, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

(x) The provisions of this section shall apply to employees of the Department of Correction, other than trainees or student interns covered under subsection (u) of this section, as follows: (1) Any person hired by the Department of Correction on or after October 1, 2002, for a position as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall be a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor; (2) any person employed by the Department of Correction prior to October 1, 2002, as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall become licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselor by October 1, 2007; and (3) any person employed by the Department of Correction on or after October 1, 2007, as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall be a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor.

Sec. 127. Section 20-74bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall operate a medical x-ray system unless such person has obtained a license as a radiographer from the department pursuant to this section. Each person seeking licensure as a radiographer shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of one hundred ten dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that such person (1) has completed a course of study in radiologic technology in a program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association or its successor organization, or a course of study deemed equivalent to such accredited program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and (2) has passed an examination prescribed by the department and administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

(b) A radiographer licensed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 19a-14 and sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and 20-74ee may operate a medical x-ray system under the supervision and upon the written order of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, a chiropractor licensed pursuant to chapter 372, a natureopath licensed pursuant to chapter 373, a podiatrist licensed pursuant to chapter 375, a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379 or a veterinarian licensed pursuant to chapter 384.

(c) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee for renewal shall be [fifty] fifty-five dollars.

(d) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(e) No person shall use the title "radiographer" unless such person holds a license issued in accordance with this section.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a graduate of a course of study approved pursuant to subdivision (1) of said subsection may operate a medical x-ray system pending the results of the first examination for licensure scheduled following his or her graduation, provided such graduate is working in a hospital or similar organization where adequate supervision is provided.

(g) Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who submits satisfactory evidence that such person has a degree in radiography or identical field of study under a different designation from an institution of higher education authorized to grant degrees by the state or country where located, has a minimum of ten years' experience in the field of radiography, has a temporary license from the Department of Public Health and applies for licensure prior to January 1, 1998.

Sec. 128. Section 20-86c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health may issue a license to practice nurse-midwifery upon receipt of a fee of one hundred ten dollars, to an applicant who (1) is eligible for registered nurse licensure in this state, under sections 20-93 or 20-94; (2) holds and maintains current certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives; and (3) has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for nurse-midwifery. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 129. Section 20-86g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person who held a current valid license as a midwife on June 30, 1983, shall be entitled to renew such license annually, upon payment of a fee of [five] six dollars, in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88.

Sec. 130. Section 20-93 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person who shows to the satisfaction of the department that he or she holds a degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited institution evidencing satisfactory completion of a nursing program approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a registered nurse upon payment of a fee of [ninety] one hundred dollars, the subjects of which examination shall be determined by said department with the advice and consent of the board. If such applicant passes such examination said department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice nursing in this state.

Sec. 131. Section 20-94 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any licensed nurse registered in another state or territory which has licensure requirements that are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state shall be eligible for licensure in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [ninety] one hundred dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(b) The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure without examination, upon receipt of a completed application form, accompanied by the fee for licensure without examination, a copy of a current license from another state or territory which has licensure requirements that are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and a notarized affidavit attesting that said license is valid and belongs to the person requesting notarization. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable.

Sec. 132. Section 20-94a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The Department of Public Health may issue an advanced practice registered nurse license to a person seeking to perform the activities described in subsection (b) of section 20-87a, upon receipt of a fee of one hundred ten dollars, to an applicant who: (1) Is eligible for a license as a registered nurse in this state, as provided by section 20-93 or 20-94; (2) holds and maintains current certification as a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse anesthetist from one of the following national certifying bodies that certify nurses in advanced practice: The American Nurses' Association, the Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Certification Corporation, the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates or the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, their successors or other appropriate national certifying bodies approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing; (3) has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice; and (4) if first certified by one of the foregoing certifying bodies after December 31, 1994, holds a master's degree in nursing or in a related field recognized for certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse anesthetist by one of the foregoing certifying bodies. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(b) During the period commencing January 1, 1990, and ending January 1, 1992, the Department of Public Health may in its discretion allow a registered nurse, who has been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse in a nurse practitioner role and who is unable to obtain certification as a nurse practitioner by one of the national certifying bodies specified in subsection (a) of this section, to be licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse provided the individual:

(1) Holds a current Connecticut license as a registered nurse pursuant to this chapter;

(2) Presents the department with documentation of the reasons one of such national certifying bodies will not certify him as a nurse practitioner;

(3) Has been in active practice as a nurse practitioner for at least five years in a facility licensed pursuant to section 19a-491;

(4) Provides the department with documentation of his preparation as a nurse practitioner;

(5) Provides the department with evidence of at least seventy-five contact hours, or its equivalent, of continuing education related to his nurse practitioner specialty in the preceding five calendar years;

(6) Has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice;

(7) Has his employer provide the department with a description of his practice setting, job description, and a plan for supervision by a licensed physician;

(8) Notifies the department of each change of employment to a new setting where he will function as an advanced practice registered nurse and will be exercising prescriptive and dispensing privileges.

(c) Any person who obtains a license pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be eligible to renew such license annually provided he presents the department with evidence that he received at least fifteen contact hours, or its equivalent, eight hours of which shall be in pharmacology, of continuing education related to his nurse practitioner specialty in the preceding licensure year. If an individual licensed pursuant to subsection (b) of this subsection becomes eligible at any time for certification as a nurse practitioner by one of the national certifying bodies specified in subsection (a) of this section, the individual shall apply for certification, and upon certification so notify the department, and apply to be licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(d) A person who has received a license pursuant to this section shall be known as an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" and no other person shall assume such title or use the letters or figures which indicate that the person using the same is a licensed advanced practice registered nurse.

Sec. 133. Section 20-96 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person who holds a certificate from a nursing program approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, which program consists of not less than twelve months' instruction in the care of the sick as prescribed by said board, or its equivalent as determined by said board, shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a licensed practical nurse upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars. Such examination shall include such subjects as the department, with the advice and consent of the board, determines. If such applicant passes such examination said department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in this state.

Sec. 134. Section 20-97 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person certified as a licensed practical nurse, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state whose requirements for certification in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state, shall be eligible for licensure in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(b) The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure without examination, upon receipt of a completed application form, accompanied by the appropriate fee for licensure without examination, a copy of a current license from another state or territory which has licensure requirements that are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and a notarized affidavit attesting that the license is valid and belongs to the person requesting notarization. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable.

Sec. 135. Section 20-109 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Upon the payment of a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars by an applicant, the Department of Public Health, under the supervision of the dental commissioners shall examine applicants. All examinations shall be given at least once per year and at other times prescribed by the department. The department shall grant licenses to such applicants as are qualified.

Sec. 136. Section 20-110 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health may without examination, issue a license to any dentist who is licensed in some other state or territory, if such other state or territory has requirements for admission determined by the department to be similar to or higher than the requirements of this state, upon certification from the board of examiners or like board of the state or territory in which such dentist was a practitioner certifying to his competency and upon payment of a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars to said department. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the Dental Commission annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

Sec. 137. Section 20-123b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) On and after the effective date of the regulations adopted in accordance with subsection (d) of this section, no dentist licensed under this chapter shall use general anesthesia or conscious sedation, as these terms are defined in section 20-123a, on any patient unless such dentist has a permit, currently in effect, issued by the commissioner, initially for a period of twelve months and renewable annually thereafter, authorizing the use of such general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

(b) No applicant shall be issued a permit initially as required in subsection (a) of this section unless (1) the commissioner approves the results of an on-site evaluation of the applicant's facility conducted in consultation with the Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons by an individual or individuals selected from a list of site evaluators approved by the commissioner, provided such evaluation is conducted without cost to the state, (2) the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is in compliance with guidelines in the American Dental Association Guidelines for Teaching and the Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry and (3) such initial application includes payment of a fee in the amount of one hundred [sixty] seventy-six dollars.

(c) The commissioner may renew such permit annually, provided (1) application for renewal is received by the commissioner not later than three months after the date of expiration of such permit, (2) payment of a renewal fee of one hundred [sixty] seventy-six dollars is received with such application and (3) an on-site evaluation of the dentist's facility is conducted in consultation with The Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons by an individual or individuals selected from a list of site evaluators approved by the commissioner, provided such evaluation is conducted without cost to the state on a schedule established in regulations adopted pursuant to this section and the commissioner approves the results of each such evaluation.

(d) The commissioner, with the advice and assistance of the State Dental Commission, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 138. Section 20-126i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Each application for a license to practice dental hygiene shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and accompanied by satisfactory proof that such person has received a diploma or certificate of graduation from a dental hygiene program with a minimum of two academic years of curriculum provided in a college or institution of higher education the program of which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or such other national professional accrediting body as may be recognized by the United States Department of Education, and a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars.

Sec. 139. Section 20-126k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health may, without examination, issue a license to any dental hygienist who has provided evidence of professional education not less than that required in this state and who is licensed in some other state or territory, if such other state or territory has requirements of admission determined by the department to be similar to or higher than the requirements of this state, upon certification from the board of examiners or like board of the state or territory in which such dental hygienist was a practitioner certifying to his competency and upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars to said department. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 140. Section 20-130 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Each person, before beginning the practice of optometry in this state, except as hereinafter provided, shall present to the Department of Public Health satisfactory evidence that he has a qualifying academic certificate from the Commissioner of Education showing that he has been graduated after a four years' course of study in a public high school approved by the State Board of Education, or has a preliminary education equivalent thereto, and has been graduated from a school of optometry approved by the board of examiners with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health and maintaining a course of study of not less than four years. The board shall consult, where possible, with nationally recognized accrediting agencies when approving schools of optometry. No school of optometry shall be approved unless it has a minimum requirement of a course of study of one thousand attendance hours. No school shall be disapproved by the board solely because it is located in a country other than the United States or its territories or possessions. The qualifications of any applicant who has not been graduated from an approved public high school shall be determined by the State Board of Education by adequate preliminary examination, the fee for which shall be twenty-five dollars. All applicants shall be required to take an examination conducted by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board of examiners, in theoretic, practical and physiological optics, theoretic and practical optometry, ocular pharmacology and the anatomy and physiology of the eye; and said department shall determine the qualifications of the applicant and, if they are found satisfactory, shall give a license to that effect. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. The department may, upon receipt of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars, accept and approve, in lieu of the examination required in this section, a diploma of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, subject to the same conditions as hereinafter set forth for acceptance, in lieu of examination, of a license from a board of examiners in optometry of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia and may issue to such person a statement certifying to the fact that such person has been found qualified to practice optometry. Any person who is a currently practicing competent practitioner who presents to the Department of Public Health a certified copy or certificate of registration or license, which was issued to him after examination by a board of registration in optometry in any other state in which the requirements for registration are deemed by the department to be equivalent to, or higher than, those prescribed in this chapter, may be given a license without examination, provided such state shall accord a like privilege to holders of licenses issued by this state. The fee for such license shall be four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. The times and places of examination of applicants shall be determined by the department. Each applicant shall pay to the department the sum of fifty dollars before examination. No person otherwise qualified under the provisions of this section shall be denied the right to apply for or receive an optometrist's license solely because he is not a citizen of the United States. No license shall be issued without examination under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure without examination under this section.

Sec. 141. Section 20-149 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

A license under the provisions of this chapter shall be given under the hand of the Commissioner of Public Health or his designee. A fee shall be paid to the department, at the date of application for a license, as follows: For licensed optician, granting full responsibility, one hundred ten dollars. Such licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 and a fee shall be paid to the department at the date of renewal application as follows: For a licensed optician, one hundred ten dollars.

Sec. 142. Section 20-151 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any licensed optician and any optical department in any establishment, office or store may apply to said department for a registration certificate to sell at retail optical glasses and instruments from given formulas and to make and dispense reproductions of the same, in a shop, store, optical establishment or office owned and managed by a licensed optician as defined in section 20-145 or where the optical department thereof is under the supervision of such a licensed optician, and said registration shall be designated as an optical selling permit. Said department shall grant such permits for a period not exceeding one year, upon the payment of a fee of two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars, and upon satisfactory evidence to said department that such optical establishment, office or store is being conducted in accordance with the regulations adopted under this chapter. Such permit shall be conspicuously posted within such optical establishment, office or store. All permits issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire on September first in each year.

Sec. 143. Section 20-159 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Each person entering into employment in an optical office, store or establishment for the purpose of obtaining practical experience and skill required under the provisions of this chapter shall register as an apprentice with the department and the computation of any period of apprenticeship shall commence at the date of such registration. Such application for registration shall be certified to, under oath, by the employer and by such applicant, and the department may issue to such applicant an apprentice's certificate. A renewal of each certification of such apprenticeship shall be filed with the department annually. A fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars shall accompany the original application and any renewals of the same. Any person who served part of his apprenticeship in any other state or country not requiring such registration shall be obliged to give proof of such service satisfactory to the department.

Sec. 144. Section 20-162o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each person seeking licensure as a respiratory care practitioner shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that (1) he has successfully completed an educational program for respiratory therapists or respiratory therapy technicians which, at the time of his completion, was accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, or was recognized by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, (2) he has passed the entry level or advanced practitioner respiratory care examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. , and (3) he is currently credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a certified respiratory therapy technician or registered respiratory therapist.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license as a respiratory care practitioner to a person who (1) was credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a certified respiratory therapy technician not later than June 30, 1978, or as a registered respiratory therapist not later than June 30, 1971, and (2) meets the requirements of subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section. Each person seeking licensure pursuant to this subsection shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence of his credentialing by said board.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license as a respiratory care practitioner to a person who (1) has been registered as a respiratory therapist by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, (2) has passed the clinical simulation examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care and (3) is currently credentialed by said board as a registered respiratory therapist. Each person seeking licensure pursuant to this subsection shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence of his credentialing by said society and said board.

(d) The department may, upon receipt of an application for respiratory care licensure, accompanied by the licensure application fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, issue a temporary permit to a person who has completed an educational program in respiratory care which satisfies the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section. Such temporary permit shall authorize the permittee to practice as a respiratory care practitioner under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to this section. Such practice shall be limited to those settings where the licensed supervisor is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to render assistance and supervision as needed, to the permittee. Such temporary permit shall be valid from the date of issuance of same until the date of issuance of the results of the first examination administered pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, following the permittee's completion of said educational program in respiratory care. Such permit shall remain valid for each person who passes said examination until the permittee receives their license from the department. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the permittee fails to pass said examination. No permit shall be issued to any person who has previously failed said examination or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint or pending professional disciplinary action. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this section may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, from July 1, 1995, until July 1, 1996, a person seeking licensure pursuant to this section may present to the department satisfactory evidence that he has, from July 1, 1980, until July 1, 1995, practiced as a respiratory care practitioner for at least ten years and has been determined eligible by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. to sit for the examination required pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, provided any license issued pursuant to this subsection shall become void on October 1, 1997, unless the person has, on or before that date, presented to the department satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section.

(f) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee for renewal shall be [fifty] fifty-five dollars.

(g) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(h) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to administer provisions of sections 20-162n to 20-162q, inclusive.

Sec. 145. Section 20-188 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Before granting a license to a psychologist, the department shall, except as provided in section 20-190, require any applicant therefor to pass an examination in psychology to be given at such time and place as the department prescribes. Examinations shall be prescribed by the department, with the advice and consent of the board, and shall be administered to applicants by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board. Each applicant shall pay a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars, and shall satisfy the department that he (1) has received the doctoral degree based on a program of studies whose content was primarily psychological from an educational institution registered as provided in section 20-189; and (2) has had at least one year's postdoctoral experience of a type satisfactory to the board. Such applicant shall further verify that he intends in good faith to practice psychology in this state. The department shall establish a passing score with the consent of the board. The Department of Public Health shall grade the examinations returned by the candidates. Any unsuccessful candidate may, upon written request to the department, see his graded paper. Any certificate granted by the board of examiners prior to June 24, 1969, shall be deemed a valid license permitting continuance of profession subject to the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 146. Section 20-190 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the Department of Public Health that the applicant is a currently practicing, competent practitioner and who at the time of application is licensed or certified by a similar board of another state whose standards, in the opinion of the department, are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state, or that the applicant holds a current certificate of professional qualification in psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. The department may waive the examination for any person holding a diploma from a nationally recognized board or agency approved by the department, with the consent of the board of examiners. The department may require such applicant to provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant understands Connecticut laws and regulations relating to the practice of psychology. The fee for such license shall be four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure by endorsement under this section.

Sec. 147. Section 20-195c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each applicant for licensure as a marital and family therapist shall present to the department satisfactory evidence that such applicant has: (1) Completed a graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy from a regionally accredited college or university or an accredited postgraduate clinical training program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and recognized by the United States Department of Education; (2) completed a minimum of twelve months of a supervised practicum or internship to be completed within a period not to exceed twenty-four consecutive months with emphasis in marital and family therapy supervised by the program granting the requisite degree or by an accredited postgraduate clinical training program, approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education recognized by the United States Department of Education in which the student received a minimum of five hundred direct clinical hours that included one hundred hours of clinical supervision; (3) completed a minimum of twelve months of relevant postgraduate experience, including at least (A) one thousand hours of direct client contact offering marital and family therapy services subsequent to being awarded a master's degree or doctorate or subsequent to the training year specified in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (B) one hundred hours of postgraduate clinical supervision provided by a licensed marital and family therapist who is not directly compensated by such applicant for providing such supervision; and (4) passed an examination prescribed by the department. The fee shall be two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars for each initial application.

(b) The department may grant licensure without examination, subject to payment of fees with respect to the initial application, to any applicant who is currently licensed or certified in another state as a marital or marriage and family therapist on the basis of standards which, in the opinion of the department, are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(c) Licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee for such renewal shall be two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars. Each licensed marital and family therapist applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 148. Section 20-195o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Application for licensure shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the commissioner. Each applicant shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that he has met the requirements of section 20-195n. The application fee shall be two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 20-195n concerning examinations, the commissioner may issue a license without examination, prior to January 1, 1998, to any applicant who offers proof to the satisfaction of the commissioner that he met the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 20-195n and was an employee of the federal government with not less than three thousand hours postmaster's social work experience prior to October 1, 1986.

(c) Each person licensed pursuant to this chapter may apply for renewal of such licensure in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 19a-88. A fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars shall accompany each renewal application. Each such applicant shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 149. Section 20-195cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Health shall grant a license as a professional counselor to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such applicant has met the requirements of section 20-195dd. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars.

(b) Licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually pursuant to section 19a-88. The fee for such renewal shall be one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars. Each licensed professional counselor applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for a waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 150. Section 20-199 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

No person shall be issued a license until such person has taken and passed, with a minimum passing grade established by the department with the consent of the board, written, oral or practical examinations prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. Before being admitted to the examination, each applicant shall pay to the department the sum of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars and an applicant rejected by the department may be reexamined at any subsequent time, upon payment of the sum of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars for each appearance. The Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board shall hold such examinations at least once each year at such places as it designates and at such other times and places as it determines.

Sec. 151. Section 20-200 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health may without examination issue a license to any veterinarian of good professional character who is licensed and practicing in some other state or territory, having requirements for admission determined by the department to be at least equal to the requirements of this state, upon certificate from the board of examiners or like board of the state or territory in which such veterinarian was a practitioner certifying to his competency and that he is a veterinarian of professional attainment and upon the payment of a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars to said department. The Department of Public Health, may, upon payment of a fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars, issue a license without examination to a currently practicing, competent veterinarian in another state or territory who (1) graduated with the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of veterinary medicine, surgery or dentistry which at the time he graduated was accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (2) holds a current valid license in good professional standing issued after examination by another state or territory which maintains licensing standards which, except for examination, are commensurate with this state's standards, and (3) has worked continuously as a licensed veterinarian in an academic or clinical setting in another state or territory for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the application for licensure without examination. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

Sec. 152. Section 20-206b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall engage in the practice of massage therapy unless the person has obtained a license from the department pursuant to this section. Each person seeking licensure as a massage therapist shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of three hundred thirty dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant: (1) Has graduated from a school of massage therapy offering a course of study of not less than five hundred classroom hours, with the instructor present, and, at the time of the applicant's graduation, was either (A) accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, or (B) accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and (2) has passed the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Passing scores on the examination shall be prescribed by the department.

(b) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee for renewal shall be one hundred ten dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or jurisdiction. Any certificate granted by the department prior to June 1, 1993, shall be deemed a valid license permitting continuance of profession subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license to an applicant whose school of massage therapy does not satisfy the requirement of subparagraph (A) or (B) of subdivision (1) of said subsection, provided the school held, at the time of the applicant's graduation, a certificate issued by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to section 10-7b and provided the applicant graduated within thirty-three months of the date said school first offered the curriculum completed by the applicant. No license shall be issued under this subsection to a graduate of a school that fails to apply for and obtain accreditation by (1) an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or (2) the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation within thirty-three months of the date said school first offered the curriculum.

(d) Each person licensed pursuant to this section has an affirmative duty to make a written referral to a licensed healing arts practitioner, as defined in section 20-1, of any client who has any physical or medical condition that would constitute a contraindication for massage therapy or that may require evaluation or treatment beyond the scope of massage therapy.

(e) No person shall use the title "Connecticut licensed massage therapist" unless the person holds a license issued in accordance with this section.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may issue a license to an out-of-state applicant who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of either: (1) (A) A current license to practice therapeutic massage from another state or jurisdiction, (B) documentation of practice for at least one year immediately preceding application, and (C) successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; or (2) (A) graduation from a school of massage therapy offering a course of study of not less than five hundred classroom hours, with the instructor present, and, at the time of the applicant's graduation, was either (i) accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, or (ii) accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and (B) successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Sec. 153. Section 20-206e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The department may, upon receipt of an application for massage therapist licensure, accompanied by the licensure application fee of three hundred thirty dollars, issue a temporary permit to a person who has met the requirements of subsection (a) of section 20-206b, except that the applicant has not yet sat for or received the results of the examination required under said subsection (a). Such temporary permit shall authorize the permittee to practice as a massage therapist under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to section 20-206b. Such practice shall be limited to those settings where the licensed supervisor is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to render assistance and supervision, as needed, to the permittee. Such temporary permit shall be valid from the date of issuance until the date of the results of the first licensure examination scheduled following the permittee's completion of the required course of study in massage therapy. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the permittee fails to pass such examination. No permit shall be issued to any person who has previously failed the examination for licensure prescribed pursuant to section 20-206b or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint or pending professional disciplinary action. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this section may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a massage therapist.

Sec. 154. Section 20-206n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, issue a certificate as a dietitian-nutritionist to any applicant who has presented to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that (1) such applicant is certified as a registered dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or (2) such applicant has (A) successfully passed a written examination prescribed by the commissioner, and (B) received a master's degree or doctoral degree, from an institution of higher education accredited to grant such degree by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with a major course of study which focused primarily on human nutrition or dietetics and which included a minimum of thirty graduate semester credits, twenty-one of which shall be in not fewer than five of the following content areas: (i) Human nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle, (ii) nutrition biochemistry, (iii) nutrition assessment, (iv) food composition or food science, (v) health education or nutrition counseling, (vi) nutrition in health and disease, and (vii) community nutrition or public health nutrition.

(b) No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom a professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 155. Section 20-206o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, issue a certificate without examination to any person who presents proof of current licensure or certification as a dietitian or nutritionist in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States which maintains standards for certification determined by the department to be equal to or higher than those of this state. No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 156. Section 20-206r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Certificates issued under section 20-206n or 20-206o shall be renewed annually, subject to the provisions of section 19a-88, upon payment of a [fifty-dollar] renewal fee of fifty-five dollars.

Sec. 157. Section 20-206bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall perform acupuncture without a license as an acupuncturist issued pursuant to this section.

(b) Each person seeking licensure as an acupuncturist shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of one hundred ten dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant (1) has completed sixty semester hours, or its equivalent, of postsecondary study in an institution of postsecondary education that, if in the United States or its territories, was accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body or, if outside the United States or its territories, was legally chartered to grant postsecondary degrees in the country in which located, (2) has successfully completed a course of study in acupuncture in a program that, at the time of graduation, was in candidate status with or accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and included a minimum of one thousand three hundred fifty hours of didactic and clinical training, five hundred of which were clinical, (3) has passed an examination prescribed by the department and (4) has successfully completed a course in clean needle technique prescribed by the department. Any person successfully completing the education, examination or training requirements of this section in a language other than English shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirement completed in that language.

(c) An applicant for licensure as an acupuncturist by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of licensure or certification as an acupuncturist, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that there are no disciplinary actions or unresolved complaints pending. Any person completing the requirements of this section in a language other than English shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of this section.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the department shall (1) prior to September 1, 1999, issue a license to any applicant who presents to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant has (A) passed the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists written examination by test or by credentials review, (B) successfully completed the practical examination of point location skills offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, and (C) successfully completed a course in clean needle technique prescribed by the department pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and (2) prior to September 1, 1999, issue a license to any applicant who presents to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant (A) is a member of or has been certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, and (B) has at least ten years' experience in the practice of acupuncture.

(e) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 19a-88. The fee for renewal shall be one hundred ten dollars.

(f) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory of the United States.

(g) Nothing in section 19a-89c, 20-206aa, 20-206cc or this section shall be construed to prevent licensed practitioners of the healing arts, as defined in sections 20-1 and 20-196, physical therapists or dentists from providing care or performing services consistent with accepted standards within their respective professions.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any person certified by an organization approved by the Commissioner of Public Health may practice auricular acupuncture for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, provided the treatment is performed under the supervision of a physician licensed under chapter 370 and is performed in either (1) a private free-standing facility licensed by the Department of Public Health for the care or treatment of substance abusive or dependent persons, or (2) a setting operated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to ensure the safe provision of auricular acupuncture within private free-standing facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health for the care or treatment of substance abusive or dependent persons.

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no license to practice acupuncture is required of: (1) Students enrolled in a college or program of acupuncture if (A) the college or program is recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and (B) the practice that would otherwise require a license is pursuant to a course of instruction or assignments from a licensed instructor and under the supervision of the instructor; or (2) licensed faculty members providing the didactic and clinical training necessary to meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at a college or program recognized by the commission or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education. For purposes of this subsection, "licensed faculty member" and "licensed instructor" means a faculty member or instructor licensed under this section or otherwise authorized to practice acupuncture in this state.

Sec. 158. Section 20-206ll of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The commissioner, as defined in section 19a-175, shall issue a license as a paramedic to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant has met the requirements of section 20-206mm. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars.

(b) The license may be renewed annually pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars.

Sec. 159. Section 20-206mm of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant for a license as a paramedic shall submit evidence satisfactory to the commissioner, as defined in section 19a-175, that the applicant has successfully (1) completed a mobile intensive care training program approved by the commissioner and (2) passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant is licensed or certified as a paramedic in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that he has no pending disciplinary action or unresolved complaint against him.

(c) Any person who is certified as an emergency medical technician-paramedic by the Department of Public Health on October 1, 1997, shall be deemed a licensed paramedic. Any person so deemed shall renew his license pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars.

Sec. 160. Section 20-213 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) After a student embalmer has completed a program of education in mortuary science approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board and has completed one year of practical training and experience in full-time employment under the personal supervision and instruction of an embalmer licensed under the provisions of this chapter, such training and experience to be in the state of Connecticut and of a grade and character satisfactory to the commissioner, and has embalmed fifty human bodies under the supervision of a licensed embalmer or embalmers, he shall submit to the department an application and fee of one hundred [sixty-five] eighty-two dollars and then be examined in writing on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of an embalmer, and shall take an examination in practical embalming which shall include an actual demonstration upon a cadaver. When such registered student embalmer has satisfactorily passed said examinations, said department shall issue to him a license to practice embalming. At the expiration of such license, if the holder thereof desires a renewal, the department shall grant it pursuant to section 20-222a except for cause.

(b) Examinations for registration as a student embalmer and for an embalmer's license shall be administered to applicants by the Department of Public Health, under the supervision of the board, semiannually and at such other times as may be determined by the department.

(c) Any person licensed as an embalmer in another state whose requirements for licensure in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and who is a currently practicing competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensure without examination upon application and payment of a fee of one hundred [sixty-five] eighty-two dollars, provided all such applicants shall be required to pass an examination, given in writing, on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of an embalmer. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 161. Section 20-217 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) When a student funeral director has completed a program of education approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board and furnishes the department with satisfactory proof that he has completed one year of practical training and experience in full-time employment under the personal supervision of a licensed embalmer or funeral director, and pays to the department a fee of one hundred [sixty-five] eighty-two dollars, he shall be entitled to be examined upon the Connecticut state law and regulations pertaining to his professional activities. If found to be qualified by the Department of Public Health, he shall be licensed as a funeral director. Renewal licenses shall be issued by the Department of Public Health pursuant to section 20-222a, unless withheld for cause as herein provided, upon a payment of a fee of one hundred [fifteen] twenty-seven dollars.

(b) Examinations for a funeral director's license shall be held semiannually and at such other times as may be determined by the Department of Public Health.

(c) Any person licensed as a funeral director in another state whose requirements for licensure in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and who is a currently practicing competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensure without examination upon application and payment of a fee of one hundred [sixty-five] eighty-two dollars, provided all such applicants shall be required to pass an examination, given in writing, on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of a funeral director. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 162. Subsection (a) of section 20-222 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall enter into, engage in, or carry on a funeral service business unless an inspection certificate has been issued by the department for each place of business. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to engage in the funeral service business shall submit, in writing, to the department an application upon blanks furnished by the department for an inspection certificate for a funeral service business for each place of business, and each such application shall be accompanied by a fee of three hundred thirty dollars and shall identify the manager. Each holder of an inspection certificate shall, annually, on or before July first, submit in writing to the Department of Public Health an application for renewal of such certificate together with a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars. If the Department of Public Health issues to such applicant such an inspection certificate, the same shall be valid until July first next following, unless revoked or suspended.

Sec. 163. Section 20-222a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Each embalmer's license, funeral director's license and inspection certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be renewed, except for cause, by the Department of Public Health upon the payment to said Department of Public Health by each applicant for license renewal of the sum of [fifty-five] sixty-one dollars in the case of an embalmer, one hundred [fifteen] twenty-seven dollars in the case of a funeral director and for inspection certificate renewal the sum of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars for each certificate to be renewed. Fees for renewal of inspection certificates shall be given to the Department of Public Health on or before July first in each year and the renewal of inspection certificates shall begin on July first of each year and shall be valid for one calendar year. Licenses shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88.

Sec. 164. Subsection (a) of section 20-236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The Department of Public Health shall hold at least four examinations each year, at such times as it may determine and in such locations as may be convenient, notice of each examination to be given at least ten days before such examination to individual applicants. Any person desiring to obtain a license shall make application to said department therefor, shall pay to the department an examination fee of [fifty] fifty-five dollars and shall present himself at the next regular examination. Thereupon, the Department of Public Health shall examine such person, and, being satisfied that he possesses a diploma, certificate or other evidence satisfactory to said department, showing graduation from the eighth grade of grammar school, or possesses an equivalent education to be determined on examination, is free from any communicable disease, has successfully completed a course of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study, both of theory and practice, at any Connecticut barber school or barber college, or any barber school or barber college whose requirements are equivalent to those of a Connecticut barber school or barber college, and are approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, or is a currently practicing, competent barber who holds a license to practice the occupation of barber in any other state having equivalent or higher entry standards, has the requisite skill in said trade to perform all the duties thereof, including the preparation of the tools, shaving, haircutting and all services incident thereto, and has sufficient knowledge concerning the common diseases of the face and skin to avoid the aggravation and spreading of such diseases in the practice of said trade, shall thereupon issue to such person a license entitling him to practice the occupation of master barber in this state for one year. Said department may declare forfeited the application fee of any applicant who has failed to appear at three successive examinations. No license shall be issued without examination under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure without examination under this section. Examinations required for licensure under this chapter shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations required under this chapter with the advice and assistance of the board. Any person who holds a license to practice the occupation of barbering in any other state or territory having licensure standards similar to or higher than those of this state or any person who holds a license to practice the occupation of barbering in any other state or territory for a period of not less than forty years shall be eligible for licensure without examination.

Sec. 165. Section 20-239 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

All licenses issued to master barbers by the Department of Public Health shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. No person shall carry on the occupation of master barber after the expiration of his license until he has made application bearing the date of his insignia card to said department, accompanied by a fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars for the renewal of such license for one year. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to said department and signed by the person applying for such renewal.

Sec. 166. Section 20-253 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

License or examination fees shall be paid to the department at the time of application as follows: (1) For examination as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, the sum of [fifty] fifty-five dollars; and (2) for annual renewal of any hairdresser and cosmetician license, the sum of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars. Each person engaged in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician shall, at all times, conspicuously display such person's license within the place where such occupation is being conducted. All hairdresser and cosmetician licenses, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. No person shall carry on the occupation of hairdressing and cosmetology after the expiration of such person's license until such person has made application to the department for the renewal of such license. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to the department and signed by the person applying for such renewal. The department may renew any hairdresser and cosmetician license if application for such renewal is received by the department within ninety days after the expiration of such license.

Sec. 167. Section 20-254 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under different designations in any other state or in the District of Columbia, whose requirements for licensing in such capacities are equivalent to or higher than those of this state, upon furnishing satisfactory evidence to the department that he was licensed in such other state and is a currently practicing, competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensing in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [fifty] fifty-five dollars; provided such state or said district shall accord a like privilege to holders of licenses issued by this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure without examination under this section.

Sec. 168. Section 20-270 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

No person shall engage in the practice of electrology, except as provided in this section, until such person has obtained a license issued by the department. No person shall receive a license, except as provided in this section, until such person has passed a written, oral and practical examination prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. The examination shall be administered to applicants by the department under the supervision of the board. All applications to the department for examination shall be in writing signed by the applicant and upon blanks, furnished by the department, which shall set forth such facts concerning the applicant as the department may require. Application to the department shall be accompanied by a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars. No person shall be eligible for examination under the provisions of this chapter unless the department finds, from evidence satisfactory to it, presented by the applicant, that such person has met the educational and other requirements prescribed by the board with the consent of the department. The department shall issue a license to any person who has passed such examination, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein has been examined and found qualified to practice electrology. The department may waive the written examination for a person who has passed the written examination of a nationally recognized board or agency approved by the department and the board. The department may refuse to grant a license, or the board may revoke such license or take any action set forth in section 19a-17 for the following reasons: (1) The employment of fraud or deception in applying for admittance to examination or in the act of taking an examination; (2) addiction to alcoholic liquor, narcotics or other habit-forming drugs; or (3) conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or without this state, of any crime in the practice of the person's profession. Such person shall file with the department such certificates and a statement on blanks furnished by the department, subscribed to by the applicant, which shall set forth such person's name, age, place of birth, residence, academic and professional training with such other information as the department requires, and such person shall thereupon receive from the department a license to practice electrology. Such license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice electrology. Such license shall also contain a statement defining the practice of electrology. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations with the consent of the board. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

Sec. 169. Subsection (a) of section 20-275 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall register annually with the department in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 on forms provided by the department, such registration to be accompanied by a fee of [fifty] fifty-five dollars.

Sec. 170. Section 20-341e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The Department of Public Health shall hold at least four examinations each year, at such times and in such locations as may be convenient. Notice of the time and place of each examination shall be given in writing to each applicant at least ten days prior to the examination. To obtain a license an applicant shall furnish such evidence of competency as said department shall require. The applicant shall satisfy said department that he has the requisite skill to perform the work of a subsurface sewage disposal system installer or cleaner and can comply with all other requirements of this chapter. Upon application to said department for a license, the applicant shall pay to said department a fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars for a subsurface sewage disposal system installer license or [ten] eleven dollars for a subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner license. The applicant shall present himself at the next regular examination. The Department of Public Health shall conduct such written, oral and practical examinations as it deems necessary to test the knowledge of the applicant for a subsurface sewage disposal system installer's license on sewage disposal system construction and installation or to test the knowledge of the applicant for a subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner on subsurface sewage disposal system cleaning and servicing. When an applicant has qualified for a license, the department shall issue to such person a license entitling him to engage in the work or occupation of subsurface sewage disposal system installer or subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner until the date for renewal under section 19a-88. All fees collected by said department shall be promptly transmitted to the State Treasurer.

Sec. 171. Section 20-341g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

All licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee shall be [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars for subsurface sewage disposal system installer license renewal and [ten] eleven dollars for subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner license renewal.

Sec. 172. Section 20-360 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Applications for licensure shall be on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The licensure fee for a sanitarian shall be [forty] forty-four dollars for initial licensure. Each license shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. The fee for license renewal shall be [twenty] twenty-two dollars.

Sec. 173. Subsection (a) of section 20-365 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The commissioner may, upon receipt of an application and the payment of a fee of [forty] forty-four dollars, issue a license to any person who holds a license or certificate of registration issued to him by proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, provided the requirements for the license, registration or certification of sanitarians under which such license or certificate of registration was issued shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall be of a standard equal to or higher than that specified in section 20-361.

Sec. 174. Subsection (a) of section 20-398 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person may engage in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids, or display a sign or in any other way advertise or claim to be a person who sells or engages in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids unless such person has obtained a license under this chapter or as an audiologist under chapter 399. No audiologist, other than an audiologist who is a licensed hearing instrument specialist on and after July 1, 1996, shall engage in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids until such audiologist has presented satisfactory evidence to the commissioner that the audiologist has (1) completed at least six semester hours of coursework regarding the selection and fitting of hearing aids and eighty hours of supervised clinical experience with children and adults in the selection and fitting of hearing aids at an institution of higher education in a program accredited, at the time of the audiologist's completion of coursework and clinical experience, by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association or such successor organization as may be approved by the department, or (2) has satisfactorily passed the written section of the examination required by this section for licensure as a hearing instrument specialist. No person may receive a license, except as provided in subsection (b), unless such person has submitted proof satisfactory to the department that such person has completed a four-year course at an approved high school or has an equivalent education as determined by the department; has satisfactorily completed a course of study in the fitting and selling of hearing aids or a period of training approved by the department; and has satisfactorily passed a written, oral and practical examination given by the department. Application for the examination shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the department. Examinations shall be given at least twice yearly. The fee for the examination shall be one hundred ten dollars; and for the initial license and each renewal thereof shall be one hundred ten dollars.

Sec. 175. Section 20-400 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) A temporary permit may be issued to a person who has submitted proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant has completed a four-year course at an approved high school or has an equivalent education as determined by the department, upon application on forms prescribed and furnished by the department, accompanied by a fee of [thirty] thirty-three dollars. A temporary permit shall entitle the applicant to engage in the fitting or sale of hearing aids for a period of one year under the direct supervision and training of a person holding a valid hearing instruments dispenser's license or a license as an audiologist under chapter 399 or while enrolled in a course of study approved by the department, except that a person who holds a temporary permit shall be excluded from making selections of hearing aids.

(b) If a person who holds a temporary permit under this section has not successfully passed the licensing examination within one year from the date of its issuance, the temporary permit may be renewed once upon a payment of a [thirty-dollar] thirty-three dollar fee for such renewal.

Sec. 176. Section 20-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The fee for an initial license as provided for in section 20-411 as a speech pathologist or audiologist shall be one hundred ten dollars and for a combined license as speech pathologist and audiologist shall be one hundred [eighty] ninety-eight dollars. Licenses shall expire in accordance with section 19a-88 and shall become invalid unless renewed. Renewal may be effected upon payment of a fee of one hundred ten dollars and in accordance with section 19a-88.

Sec. 177. Section 20-435 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall provide services as an asbestos contractor in this state without a license issued by the commissioner. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, shall be accompanied by a fee of five hundred fifty dollars and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, including, but not limited to, demonstrating that all employees have passed a training course approved by the department and have been issued a certificate by the department. The department shall approve the technical, equipment and personnel resources of each applicant. No person shall be issued a license to act as an asbestos contractor unless he obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a license under this section to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of five hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 178. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 20-436 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall act as an asbestos consultant in this state without a license issued by the commissioner. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, and shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred twenty dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications and experience in asbestos-related consultations as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440. Except as provided in this section, no person shall be licensed as an asbestos consultant unless he completes a training course approved by the department, passes an examination prescribed by the department, receives a certificate issued by the department and satisfies employment experience and educational requirements established by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-441.

(b) The commissioner may issue a license under this section without examination to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of two hundred twenty dollars.

Sec. 179. Section 20-475 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

On and after the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, no entity shall hold itself out as a lead abatement contractor or lead consultant contractor, or to principally engage in such work in this state without a license issued by the Commissioner of Public Health. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, and shall be accompanied by a fee of five hundred fifty dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to said section 20-478 including, but not limited to, demonstrating that all employees of any applicant who require certification pursuant to subsections (e) and (f) of section 19a-88, and sections 20-474 to 20-482, inclusive, are certified by the department. The department shall review the technical, equipment and personnel resources of each applicant. No person shall be issued a license to act as a lead abatement contractor or lead consultant contractor unless such person obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a license under this section to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of five hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 180. Section 20-476 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

On and after the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, no person shall hold himself out as a lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor or a lead abatement worker as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, in this state without a certificate issued by the Commissioner of Public Health. Applications for such certificate shall be made to the department on forms provided by it and shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to said section 20-478. No person shall be issued a certificate to act as a lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor or lead abatement worker unless such person obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a certificate under this section to any person who is licensed or certified in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars.

Sec. 181. Subdivision (9) of section 20-279b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(9) "Registration" means the process by which the holder of a certificate may register his certificate annually and pay a fee of [twenty] twenty-two dollars in lieu of an annual renewal of a license and be entitled to use the abbreviation "CPA" and the title "certified public accountant" under conditions and in the manner prescribed by the board by regulation.

Sec. 182. Subsection (a) of section 20-281c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The board shall grant the certificate of "certified public accountant" to any person who meets the good character, education, experience and examination requirements of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section and upon the payment of a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars.

Sec. 183. Subsection (f) of section 20-281c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(f) The holder of a certificate may register his certificate annually and pay a fee of [twenty] twenty-two dollars in lieu of an annual renewal of a license and such registration shall entitle the registrant to use the abbreviation "CPA" and the title "certified public accountant" under conditions and in the manner prescribed by the board by regulation.

Sec. 184. Subsection (f) of section 20-281d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(f) The board shall charge a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars for the initial issuance and the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, for each annual renewal of such license.

Sec. 185. Subsection (e) of section 20-281e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(e) The board shall charge an annual fee for each application for initial issuance or renewal of a permit under this section in the amount of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars; provided, no such fee shall be charged to a firm having not more than one licensee.

Sec. 186. Section 20-292 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each licensed architect shall renew his license each year and pay to the department the professional services fee for class F, as defined in section 33-182l.

(b) Each corporation holding a certificate of authorization for the practice of architecture shall renew its certificate of authorization for the practice of architecture each year and pay to the department a renewal fee of one hundred [seventy-five] ninety-three dollars.

(c) An applicant for examination or reexamination under this chapter shall pay a nonrefundable fee of thirty-six dollars and an amount sufficient to meet the cost of conducting each portion of the examination taken by such applicant. The fee for an applicant who qualifies for a license, other than by examination, in accordance with the provisions of section 20-291, shall be [fifty] fifty-five dollars.

Sec. 187. Section 20-304a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The board may issue an automatic fire sprinkler system layout technician's license to any person who has received level III certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies in the field of fire protection engineering technology or a subfield of automatic sprinkler system layout. Any person who is a professional engineer licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, a plumbing and piping journeyman licensed pursuant to chapter 393, a plumbing and piping contractor licensed pursuant to chapter 393 or a journeyman sprinkler fitter licensed pursuant to chapter 393 shall be exempt from such licensing requirement. The initial and renewal licensing fee for an automatic fire sprinkler system layout technician's license shall be one hundred sixty-five dollars.

(b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, for the issuance of automatic fire sprinkler system layout technician's licenses and to prescribe the amount of the fees required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Upon the adoption of such regulations, the fees required by this section shall be as prescribed in such regulation.

Sec. 188. Section 20-653 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person seeking a license under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall apply to the board in writing on a form provided by the board. Such application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address and such other information as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may require by regulation adopted in accordance with chapter 54 upon the recommendation of the board.

(b) Each application for a license under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of fifty dollars and a license fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars. The fee for the renewal of any license issued under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall be one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

Sec. 189. Section 20-335 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person who has successfully completed an examination for such person's initial license under this chapter shall pay to the Department of Consumer Protection a fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars for a contractor's license or a fee of [sixty] sixty-six dollars for any other such license. All such licenses shall expire annually. No person shall carry on or engage in the work or occupations subject to this chapter after the expiration of such person's license until such person has filed an application bearing the date of such person's registration card with the appropriate board. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to the secretary of the board from which such renewal is sought and signed by the person applying for such renewal. A licensee applying for renewal shall, at such times as the commissioner shall by regulation prescribe, furnish evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed any continuing professional education required under sections 20-330 to 20-341, inclusive, or any regulations adopted thereunder. The board may renew such license if the application for such renewal is received by the board no later than one month after the date of expiration of such license, upon payment to the department of a renewal fee of [seventy-five] eighty-three dollars in the case of a contractor and of [sixty] sixty-six dollars for any other such license. The department shall issue a receipt stating the fact of such payment, which receipt shall be a license to engage in such work or occupation. A licensee who has failed to renew such licensee's license for a period of over one year from the date of expiration of such license shall have it reinstated only upon complying with the requirements of section 20-333. All license fees and renewal fees paid to the department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. 190. Section 20-421 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person seeking a certificate of registration shall apply to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. The application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address, business telephone number and such other information as the commissioner may require.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor shall be accompanied by a fee of [sixty] sixty-six dollars, except that no such application fee shall be required in any year during which such person has paid the registration fee required under section 20-417c or in any year in which such person's registration as a new home construction contractor is valid.

(c) Each application for a certificate of registration as a salesman shall be accompanied by a fee of [sixty] sixty-six dollars.

(d) The application fee for a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor acting solely as the contractor of record for a corporation, shall be waived, provided the contractor of record shall use such registration for the sole purpose of directing, supervising or performing home improvements for such corporation.

Sec. 191. Subsection (b) of section 20-432 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) Each salesman who receives a certificate pursuant to this chapter shall pay a fee of [forty] forty-four dollars annually. Each contractor who receives a certificate pursuant to this chapter shall pay a fee of one hundred ten dollars annually to the guaranty fund. Said fee shall be payable with the fee for an application for a certificate or renewal thereof. The annual fee for a contractor who receives a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor acting solely as the contractor of record for a corporation, shall be waived, provided the contractor of record shall use such registration for the sole purpose of directing, supervising or performing home improvements for such corporation.

Sec. 192. Section 20-493 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any person seeking a permit as a home inspector intern shall apply to the board, in writing, on forms that the department shall provide stating: (1) Such person's name and residence address; (2) the name of a licensed home inspector who has agreed to supervise the applicant; and (3) such other information as the department may require by regulations adopted in accordance with section 20-491.

(b) Each application for a home inspector permit shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty] twenty-two dollars. All such fees shall be paid to the department.

Sec. 193. Section 20-492a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The department shall issue to each applicant who achieves a passing score on the examination administered by the department pursuant to section 20-491a and who meets the requirements for licensure set forth in subsection (a) of section 20-492b and in regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-491 a home inspector license indicating that the holder is entitled to engage in home inspection, and the holder of such license shall carry it upon such holder's person while engaging in such work. The licensee shall show such license to any client on request. No license shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the license was issued.

(b) Prior to performing a home inspection, each licensee shall inform the client, in writing, that the licensee's work is subject to regulation by the department and that inquiries and complaints concerning the licensee's work may be directed to the department.

(c) All licenses issued under the provisions of this section shall expire biennially and may be renewed upon application and payment to the department of a renewal fee in the amount of two hundred twenty dollars.

(d) The department shall maintain a register containing the names of all persons to whom such licenses are issued which shall be open to public inspection.

Sec. 194. Subsection (a) of section 20-492b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) To be eligible for a home inspector license, an applicant shall:

(1) Have successfully completed high school or its equivalent;

(2) Have earned a home inspector intern permit and performed not less than one hundred home inspections in accordance with subsection (c) of section 20-493b;

(3) Have passed an oral, written or electronic competency examination administered by the department; and

(4) Paid a fee of two hundred twenty dollars.

Sec. 195. Section 20-377m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) A person seeking a certificate of registration as an interior designer shall apply to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. Such application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address and such other information as the commissioner may by regulation require.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars, provided any architect licensed in this state shall not be required to pay such fee.

Sec. 196. Subsection (b) of section 20-306b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) Application by such corporation or limited liability company for a certificate of registration under this section shall be made to both boards jointly on a form prescribed by the department and accompanied by an application fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. Each such certificate shall expire annually and shall be renewable upon payment of a fee of three hundred thirty dollars, if all requirements of chapter 390 and this chapter with respect to corporate or limited liability company practice are met. The boards by joint action may refuse to authorize the issuance or renewal of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the boards to suspend or revoke an existing certificate.

Sec. 197. Section 20-305 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Applications for licensure under this chapter shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection. The nonrefundable application fee for a professional engineer license shall be [forty] forty-four dollars. The nonrefundable application fee for an engineer-in-training license shall be [thirty-eight] forty-two dollars, which shall accompany the application and which shall include the cost of the issuance of a license. The nonrefundable application fee for a land surveyor license shall be [forty] forty-four dollars. The nonrefundable application fee for a surveyor-in-training license shall be [thirty-two] thirty-six dollars, which shall accompany the application and which shall include the cost of the issuance of a license. The initial license fee for a professional engineer license or a land surveyor license shall be one hundred [ten] twenty-one dollars. The application fee for a combined license as professional engineer and land surveyor shall be [forty] forty-four dollars. The initial license fee for such combined license shall be one hundred [ten] twenty-one dollars.

Sec. 198. Section 20-374 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Every licensed landscape architect shall pay an annual license fee to the department. A holder of a valid license who is not engaging in the active practice of the holder's profession in this state and does not desire to register may allow the license to lapse by notifying the board of the holder's intention not to renew the license. After a license has been allowed to lapse or has been suspended, it may be reinstated upon payment of a reinstatement fee and such proof of the landscape architect's qualifications as may be required in the sound discretion of the board. The department shall issue a receipt to each landscape architect promptly upon the payment of the annual fee for a license. The amount of fees prescribed by this chapter is that fixed by the following schedule: (1) The application fee for examination shall be a nonrefundable fee of forty dollars; (2) the fee for an initial license shall be one hundred [forty] fifty-four dollars; (3) the fee for a duplicate license shall be five dollars; (4) the annual license fee shall be the professional services fee for class E, as defined in section 33-182l; (5) the reinstatement fee for a suspended license shall be two hundred twenty dollars; and (6) the reinstatement fee for a lapsed license shall be [ninety] ninety-nine dollars.

(b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, that require persons licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to fulfill a continuing education requirement. Any such person applying to renew his license shall submit to the board such proof of compliance with such continuing education requirement as the commissioner may require.

Sec. 199. Subsection (b) of section 20-341gg of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) No person shall engage in or offer to perform the work of any major contractor in this state on any proposed structure or existing structure or addition that exceeds the threshold limits contained in section 29-276b unless such person has first obtained a license or certificate of registration as required under the provisions of chapter 539 or a registration from the Department of Consumer Protection in accordance with the provisions of this section. Individuals licensed under chapter 393 shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter while engaging in work that they are licensed to perform. If the individual or the firm, company, partnership or corporation employing such individual is engaged in work on a structure or addition that exceeds the threshold limits contained in section 29-276b and requires licensure under chapter 393, the firm, company, partnership or corporation shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter concerning registration of major contractors, if the firm, company, partnership or corporation employs an individual who is licensed as a contractor under chapter 393 to perform such work. The department shall furnish to each qualified applicant a registration certifying that the holder of such registration is entitled to engage in the work for which the person has been issued a registration under this subsection, and the holder of such registration shall carry it on his person while engaging in such work. Such registration shall be shown to any properly interested person upon request. No such registration shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the registration was issued. The department shall maintain rosters of registrants and shall update such rosters annually. The department may provide copies of rosters to the public for an appropriate fee. The department may suspend or revoke any registration issued by the department if the holder of such registration is convicted of a felony, is grossly incompetent, engages in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations regarding his work or violates any regulation adopted under subsection (c) of this section. Before any registration is suspended or revoked, such holder shall be given notice and an opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted under subsection (c) of this section. The initial registration fee and the annual renewal fee for a major contractor is five hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 200. Section 20-341u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Any mechanical contractor seeking a certificate of registration shall apply to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. Such application shall include the applicant's name, business address and such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted in accordance with chapter 54.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration under this section shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred [ten] twenty-one dollars.

(c) All applicants for a certificate of registration under this section shall submit satisfactory proof establishing that the applicant:

(1) Has fulfilled all of its obligations to the state and is current on all tax payments to the state; and

(2) Employs only persons licensed or registered pursuant to chapter 393 and agrees that all work shall be performed in accordance with said chapter.

Sec. 201. Section 20-341y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each mechanical contractor shall exhibit on all job sites the original or a copy of its certificate of registration.

(b) No mechanical contractor shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as its own, the certificate of another, (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the commissioner for the purpose of procuring a certificate, (3) use or attempt to use a certificate which has expired or which has been suspended or revoked, (4) offer to perform or perform any heating, piping and cooling work or any plumbing and piping work without having first obtained a certificate of registration under sections 20-341s to 20-341bb, inclusive, or (5) represent in any manner that its registration constitutes an endorsement of the quality of its workmanship or of its competency by the commissioner. A violation of any of the provisions of sections 20-341s to 20-341bb, inclusive, shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(c) Certificates issued to mechanical contractors shall be valid for one year and shall not be transferable or assignable.

(d) The fee for renewal of a certificate shall be [fifty-five] sixty-one dollars.

Sec. 202. Subsection (b) of section 20-417b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) Any person seeking a certificate of registration shall apply to the commissioner, in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. The application shall include (1) the applicant's name, business street address, business telephone number, (2) the identity of the insurer that provides the applicant with insurance coverage for liability, (3) if such applicant is required by any provision of the general statutes to have workers' compensation coverage, the identity of the insurer that provides the applicant with such workers' compensation coverage, and (4) if such applicant is required by any provision of the general statutes to have an agent for service of process, the name and address of such agent. Each such application shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred [twenty] thirty-two dollars, except that no such application fee shall be required if such person has paid the registration fee required under section 20-421 during any year in which such person's registration as a new home construction contractor would be valid.

Sec. 203. Subsection (b) of section 20-417i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(b) Each person who receives a certificate pursuant to sections 20-417a to 20-417i, inclusive, and subsection (b) of section 20-421 shall pay a fee of [four hundred eighty] five hundred twenty-eight dollars biennially to the fund. Said fee shall be payable with the fee for an application for a certificate or renewal of a certificate.

Sec. 204. Section 20-601 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

The department shall collect the following nonrefundable fees:

(1) The fee for issuance of a pharmacist license is one hundred ten dollars, payable at the date of application for the license.

(2) The fee for applying to take the pharmacist license examination required in section 20-590 and in section 20-591 is one hundred fifty dollars, payable at the date of application for the pharmacist license.

(3) The fee for renewal of a pharmacist license is the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l. Before the commission grants a license to an applicant who has not held a license authorized by the commission within five years of the date of application, the applicant shall pay the fees required in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) The fee for issuance of a pharmacy license is six hundred sixty dollars.

(5) The fee for renewal of a pharmacy license is one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(6) The late fee for an application for renewal of a license to practice pharmacy, a pharmacy license or a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is the amount set forth in section 21a-4.

(7) The fee for notice of a change in officers or directors of a corporation holding a pharmacy license is thirty dollars for each pharmacy license held. A late fee for failing to give such notice within ten days of the change is twenty-five dollars in addition to the fee for notice.

(8) The fee for filing notice of a change in name, ownership or management of a pharmacy is forty-five dollars. A late fee for failing to give such notice within ten days of the change is twenty-five dollars in addition to the fee for notice.

(9) The fee for application for registration as a pharmacy intern is [thirty] thirty-three dollars.

(10) The fee for application for a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is seventy dollars.

(11) The fee for renewal of a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is fifty dollars.

(12) The late fee for failing to notify the commission of a change of ownership, name or location of the premises of a permit to sell nonlegend drugs within five days of the change is ten dollars.

(13) The fee for issuance of a nonresident pharmacy certificate of registration is six hundred sixty dollars.

(14) The fee for renewal of a nonresident pharmacy certificate of registration is one hundred [fifty] sixty-five dollars.

(15) The fee for application for registration as a pharmacy technician is [fifty] fifty-five dollars.

(16) The fee for renewal of a registration as a pharmacy technician is [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars.

(17) The fee for issuance of a temporary permit to practice pharmacy is one hundred ten dollars.

Sec. 205. Section 20-306a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The practice of or the offer to practice professional engineering in this state by individual licensed professional engineers or the practice of or the offer to practice land surveying in this state by individual licensed land surveyors under the corporate form or by a corporation or limited liability company, a material part of the business of which includes engineering or land surveying, is permitted, provided (1) such personnel of such corporation or limited liability company as act in its behalf as engineers or land surveyors are licensed or exempt from licensure under the provisions of this chapter, and (2) such corporation or limited liability company has been issued a certificate of registration by the board as provided in this section. No such corporation or limited liability company shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts of its agents, employees or officers by reason of its compliance with the provisions of this section, nor shall any individual practicing engineering or land surveying be relieved of responsibility for engineering or land surveying services performed by reason of his employment or relationship with such corporation or limited liability company. All final drawings, specifications, plots, reports or other engineering or land surveying papers or documents involving the practice of engineering or land surveying which are prepared or approved by any such corporation or limited liability company or engineer or land surveyor for use of or for delivery to any person or for public record within this state shall be dated and bear the signature and seal of the engineer or land surveyor who prepared them or under whose supervision they were prepared.

(b) A qualifying corporation or limited liability company desiring a certificate of registration shall file with the board an application upon a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection accompanied by an application fee of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars. Each such certificate shall expire annually and shall be renewable upon payment of a fee of three hundred thirty dollars. If all requirements of this chapter are met, the board shall authorize the department to issue to such corporation or limited liability company a certificate of registration within thirty days of such application, provided the board may refuse to authorize the issuance of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing certificate.

(c) Each such corporation or limited liability company shall file with the board a designation of an individual or individuals licensed to practice engineering or land surveying in this state who shall be in charge of engineering or land surveying by such corporation or limited liability company in this state. Such corporation or limited liability company shall notify the board of any change in such designation within thirty days after such change becomes effective.

Sec. 206. Section 20-259 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Certifications, licenses, limited licenses and provisional licenses under sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, shall be granted only to persons who bear a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness and fair dealing and who are competent to transact the business of a real estate appraiser in such manner as to safeguard the interests of the public.

(b) Each application for a certification, license, limited license or provisional license under said sections, or for a renewal thereof, shall be made in writing, on such forms and in such manner as is prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection and accompanied by such evidence in support of such application as is prescribed by the commission. The commission may require such information with regard to an applicant as the commission deems desirable, with due regard to the paramount interests of the public, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the applicant.

(c) Fees for applications under this section shall be paid to the commission as follows: [Forty-five] Fifty dollars for certification; [forty] forty-four dollars for licensing; [forty] forty-four dollars for limited licensing and [forty] forty-four dollars for provisional licensing. The payment of an application fee shall entitle an applicant who otherwise meets the appropriate requirements established by the commission to take the appropriate written examination, where applicable, four times within the one-year period from the date of payment. In addition to the application fee, applicants taking an examination administered by a national testing service shall be required to pay directly to such testing service an examination fee covering the cost of such examination.

Sec. 207. Section 20-511 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) In order to obtain a certification, license, limited license or provisional license, persons who have met, to the satisfaction of the commission, the minimum requirements established by the commission for such certification, license, limited license or provisional license, shall pay to the commission, in addition to the application fee described in subsection (c) of section 20-509, an initial fee of: Three hundred thirty dollars, in the case of certified appraisers; two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars, in the case of licensed appraisers and limited licensed appraisers; and [fifty] fifty-five dollars, in the case of provisional appraisers.

(b) All certifications, licenses, limited licenses and provisional licenses issued under the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, shall expire annually and be subject to renewal. The renewal fee for certifications, licenses, limited licenses and provisional licenses, to be paid to the commission, shall be: Two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars in the case of certified appraisers; two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars in the case of licensed and limited licensed appraisers; and [fifty] fifty-five dollars, in the case of provisional appraisers.

(c) In order for the commission to comply with federal law and transmit a roster of real estate appraisers to the appropriate federal regulatory entity, real estate appraisers shall pay to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in addition to application and recordation fees, an annual registry fee established by the commission.

(d) Any certification, license, limited license or provisional license which expires pursuant to this subsection may be reinstated by the commission, if, not later than two years after the date of expiration, the former certification holder, licensee, limited licensee or provisional licensee pays to the commission for each certification the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars, for each license or limited license the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars and for each provisional license the sum of [fifty] fifty-five dollars for each year or fraction thereof from the date of expiration of the previous certification, license, limited license or provisional license to the date of payment for reinstatement, except that any certified, licensed, limited licensed or provisionally licensed appraiser whose certification, license, limited license or provisional license expired after entering military service shall be reinstated without payment of any fee if an application for reinstatement is filed with the commission within two years after the date of expiration. Any such reinstated certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall expire annually. Any such reinstated certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall be subject to an annual renewal thereafter.

(e) Any person whose application has been filed as provided in this section and section 20-509 who is refused a certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall be given notice and afforded an opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Sec. 208. Subsection (c) of section 20-515 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the commission, pursuant to Section 1122(a) of Title XI of FIRREA, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as the commissioner deems necessary to effectuate certification, licensing and provisional licensing of persons who are licensed in other states as appraisers. Such certification, licensing and provisional licensing shall be recognized on a temporary basis in this state. The fee for a temporary certification, license or provisional license shall be one hundred ten dollars. The temporary certification, license or provisional license shall be effective for one hundred eighty days from issuance and may be extended for one additional period not to exceed one hundred eighty days for no additional fee.

Sec. 209. Subsection (f) of section 20-314 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(f) All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually. At the time of application for a real estate broker's license, there shall be paid to the commission, for each individual applicant and for each proposed active member or officer of a firm, partnership, association or corporation, the sum of four hundred [fifty] ninety-five dollars, and for the annual renewal thereof, the sum of three hundred dollars and for a real estate salesperson's license two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars and for the annual renewal thereof the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars. Three dollars of each such annual renewal fee shall be payable to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund established pursuant to section 20-324a. If a license is not issued, the fee shall be returned. A real estate broker's license issued to any partnership, association or corporation shall entitle the individual designated in the application, as provided in section 20-312, upon compliance with the terms of this chapter, but without the payment of any further fee, to perform all of the acts of a real estate broker under this chapter on behalf of such partnership, association or corporation. Any license which expires and is not renewed pursuant to this subsection may be reinstated by the commission, if, not later than two years after the date of expiration, the former licensee pays to the commission for each real estate broker's license the sum of three hundred thirty dollars and for each real estate salesperson's license the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars for each year or fraction thereof from the date of expiration of the previous license to the date of payment for reinstatement, except that any licensee whose license expired after such licensee entered military service shall be reinstated without payment of any fee if an application for reinstatement is filed with the commission within two years after the date of expiration. Any such reinstated license shall expire on the next succeeding April thirtieth.

Sec. 210. Section 20-324b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Any person who receives a real estate broker's or real estate salesperson's license under this chapter for the first time shall pay an additional one-time fee of [twenty] twenty-two dollars in addition to all other fees payable, which additional fee shall be credited to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund. The Real Estate Guaranty Fund shall also be credited as provided in sections 20-314 and 20-320.

Sec. 211. Section 20-349 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall install, service, maintain, recondition or repair receiving equipment of another, or procure the services of a third person to act on his behalf in the installation, servicing, maintenance, reconditioning or repair of receiving equipment of another without a license or a temporary permit issued for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) No person shall offer by advertisement, telephone or in any other manner to install, service, maintain or repair receiving equipment unless such person has been licensed for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(c) Any person desiring to be licensed under this chapter shall apply to the board in writing, on forms which the Department of Consumer Protection shall provide, stating: (1) Such person's name, residence address and business address; (2) a brief description of his qualifications, including the length and nature of his experience; (3) in the case of an apprentice, the name of his employer or supervisor; and (4) such other information as the department may require. Each application for a license as a service dealer shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred ten dollars. Each application for a license as a licensed electronics technician, licensed antenna technician or licensed radio electronics technician shall be accompanied by a fee of [forty] forty-four dollars. Each application for a permit as an apprentice shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty] twenty-two dollars. If a service dealer as an individual is a licensed electronics technician or licensed radio electronics technician, only one license fee shall be charged in the amount of one hundred ten dollars. On receipt of an application under the provisions of this section, the board may, for an additional fee of twenty dollars, authorize the department to issue a temporary permit which will allow the applicant to serve in the capacity for which he seeks licensure until the next examination for such license, provided only one such temporary permit shall be issued to such applicant. All such fees shall be paid to the department.

Sec. 212. Section 20-74d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

Permits limited as to eligibility, practice and duration, shall be issued by the commissioner to any eligible applicant who is a graduate of an educational program in occupational therapy who meets the educational and field experience requirements of section 20-74b and has not yet taken the licensure examination, except that such permit shall only be effective until the results of the examination next following the issuance of such permit are announced. A permittee shall be authorized to practice occupational therapy only under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist and shall practice only in a public, voluntary or proprietary facility. The fee for a limited permit shall be [twenty-five] twenty-eight dollars.

Sec. 213. Subsection (d) of section 21a-196 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(d) The commissioner shall adopt such regulations in accordance with chapter 54 as the commissioner deems necessary and desirable for the conduct, supervision and safety of boxing matches, including the licensing of the sponsors and the participants of such boxing matches, and for the development and promotion of the sport of boxing in this state, including, but not limited to, regulations to improve the competitiveness of the sport of boxing in this state relative to other states. Such regulations shall require fees for the issuance of licenses to such sponsors and participants as follows: (1) For referees, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] seventy dollars; (2) for matchmakers and assistant matchmakers, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] seventy dollars; (3) for timekeepers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] fifteen dollars; (4) for professional boxers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] fifteen dollars; (5) for amateur boxers, a fee of not less than three dollars; (6) for managers, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] seventy dollars; (7) for trainers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] fifteen dollars; (8) for seconds, a fee of not less than [thirteen] fifteen dollars; (9) for announcers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] fifteen dollars; and (10) for promoters, a fee of not less than two hundred [fifty] seventy-five dollars.

Sec. 214. Subsections (e) and (f) of section 22a-133v of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(e) The board shall authorize the commissioner to issue a license under subsection (d) of section 22a-133m, sections 22a-184 to 22a-184e, inclusive, this section and section 22a-133w to any person who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that such person: (1) (A) Has for a minimum of eight years engaged in the investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous waste or petroleum products into soil or groundwater, including a minimum of four years in responsible charge of investigation and remediation of the release of hazardous waste or petroleum products into soil or groundwater, and holds a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a related science or related engineering field or is a professional engineer licensed in accordance with chapter 391, or (B) has for a minimum of fourteen years engaged in the investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous waste or petroleum products into soil or groundwater, including a minimum of seven years in responsible charge of investigation and remediation of hazardous waste or petroleum products into soil or groundwater; (2) has successfully passed a written examination, or a written and oral examination, prescribed by the board and approved by the commissioner, which shall test the applicant's knowledge of the physical and environmental sciences applicable to an investigation of a polluted site and remediation conducted in accordance with regulations adopted by the commissioner under section 22a-133k and any other applicable guidelines or regulations as may be adopted by the commissioner; and (3) has paid an examination fee of one hundred [twenty-five] thirty-eight dollars to the commissioner.

(f) The board shall authorize the commissioner to issue a license to any applicant who, in the opinion of the board, has satisfactorily met the requirements of this section. The issuance of a license by the commissioner shall be evidence that the person named therein is entitled to all the rights and privileges of a licensed environmental professional while such license remains unrevoked or unexpired. A licensed environmental professional shall pay to the commissioner an annual fee of two hundred [twenty-five] forty-eight dollars, or such other amount as may be specified by the commissioner in regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, due and payable on July first of every year beginning with July first of the calendar year immediately following the year of license issuance. The commissioner, with the advice and assistance of the board, may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, pertaining to the design and use of seals by licensees under this section.

Sec. 215. Subsection (a) of section 25-129 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the board, shall establish the requirements of registration for well drilling contractors. Each person, before engaging in the business of well drilling or pump installing, shall obtain annually from the Department of Consumer Protection a certificate of registration as a well drilling contractor, using an application blank prepared by said department. Each application for issuance or renewal of a certificate of registration shall be accompanied b