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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1003

Special Act No. 03-17

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF LUDMIL CHOTKOWSKI AND FAYE A. PHILBRICK.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the failure to file an appeal with the Employees' Review Board within the time limitations specified by section 5-202 of the general statutes, and notwithstanding that the subject of such appeal has once been considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the Employees' Review Board, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding, Ludmil Chotkowski is authorized to submit his appeal to the Employees' Review Board, provided he submits such appeal to the board not later than October 1, 2003.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the failure to file a proper notice of a claim against the state with the clerk of the Office of the Claims Commissioner, as required by section 4-147 of the general statutes, within the time limitations specified by subsection (a) of section 4-148 of the general statutes, and notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of said section 4-148 barring the presentment of a claim once considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding, Faye A. Philbrick is authorized pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of said section 4-148 to present her claim against the state to the Claims Commissioner. The General Assembly deems such authorization to be just and equitable and finds that such authorization is supported by compelling equitable circumstances and would serve a public purpose.

(b) The state shall be barred from setting up the failure to comply with the provisions of sections 4-147 and 4-148 of the general statutes, from denying that notice of the claim was properly and timely given pursuant to sections 4-147 and 4-148 of the general statutes and from setting up the fact that the claim had once been considered by the Claims Commissioner, by the General Assembly or in a judicial proceeding as defenses to such claim.

Approved July 2, 2003