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Substitute House Bill No. 5545

Public Act No. 04-37

AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION CONSERVANCY AND OTHER FOUNDATIONS RELATED TO STATE GOVERNMENT.

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

Section 1. Section 3-10 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The land, buildings, furnishings and improvements of the Governor's official residence shall be maintained by the Commissioner of Public Works and food, supplies and staff for such residence shall be provided by the commissioner at the expense of the state.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for any foundation, as defined in section 4-37e, and established for the purpose of assisting the Commissioner of Public Works in performing the duties described in subsection (a) of this section, the following information shall be subject to disclosure in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14: (1) The annual income and individual expenditures and contributions in excess of two hundred dollars of such foundation, (2) the names of the officers of any such foundation, and (3) the names of any state employees acting on behalf of, or working for such foundation.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, during any inquiry, investigation, impeachment or other proceeding conducted pursuant to Article Ninth of the Connecticut Constitution that is commenced on or after January 1, 2004, by the House of Representatives, all information, records of interviews, reports, statements, depositions, notes, memoranda or other data in the custody of or obtained or prepared by the House of Representatives, any committee established by the House of Representatives in furtherance of the purposes of said Article Ninth, the staff of the House of Representatives or the staff of any such committee shall not be subject to the provisions of section 1-210 of the general statutes, as amended, until such committee transmits its final report to the House of Representatives, provided the committee shall have discretion to disclose any such information prior to the transmittal of the final report. Information provided to the committee by a public agency that is otherwise disclosable by the public agency pursuant to the provisions of section 1-210 of the general statutes, as amended, shall at all times be disclosable by the originating public agency. Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean that any individual waives any privilege provided by law when providing a document or any other information to any such committee.

(b) Not later than ninety days after the conclusion of the last occurring inquiry, investigation, impeachment, trial or other proceeding conducted pursuant to Article Ninth of the Connecticut Constitution that is commenced on or after January 1, 2004, by the House of Representatives or the Senate, any document, recorded data, information or other tangible materials of any kind prepared, received, owned, used or retained in the course of said inquiry, investigation, impeachment, trial or other proceeding, except those items that have been exempted from disclosure pursuant to state or federal law, shall be delivered to the State Library for preservation and archiving, provided an electronic version of such materials shall be provided to the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Unsigned, Effective April 20, 2004