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Senate Bill No. 846

Public Act No. 05-126

AN ACT CONCERNING IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR REDUCTIONS IN STATE SERVICES.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Prior to any major layoff or dismissal of state employees at the recommendation of the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or a designee shall submit to the General Assembly a written impact statement concerning the effect of such layoff on the affected state agency, department, board or commission and any clients or consumers served by such agency, department, board or commission. For purposes of this section, "major layoff or dismissal" means any layoff or dismissal that results in the loss of at least five per cent of the total positions within an agency, department, board or commission and "state employee" means any employee in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of state government, whether in the classified or unclassified service and whether full or part-time, and any employee of a quasi-public agency, but shall not include a judge of any court, either elected or appointed.