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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1262

Public Act No. 05-70

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE, LEASE OR TRANSFER OF STATE PROPERTY USED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES BY PERSONS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 17a-283a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes concerning the sale, lease or transfer of real property by or on behalf of the state, during the period commencing on July 1, [2001] 2005, and ending on [the date that is three years from July 1, 2001, or on the date on which the General Assembly approves a plan that shall be developed by the Department of Mental Retardation for the elimination of all emergency and priority one waiting list categories of the department and a plan that shall be developed by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to meet the needs identified in the report of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health, whichever date is earlier] June 30, 2007, no state-owned real property that is being used [or has been used within the previous ten years] for residential purposes by persons with mental retardation [or psychiatric disabilities] may be sold, leased or transferred by or on behalf of the state. [, except that such property may be (1) leased if the property continues to be used for the same purpose, or (2) transferred to the Department of Mental Retardation or to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purposes of this section. ] The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any agreement for the sale, lease or transfer of any state-owned property entered into before the effective date of this section.

Approved June 2, 2005