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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1223

Public Act No. 07-42

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EQUINE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) There is established an Equine Advisory Council which shall assist the Department of Environmental Protection to study the issue of preservation of equine trails in the state. The council shall consist of the president of the Connecticut Horse Council and six representatives from an organization that serves the horse industry in the state: (1) One of whom shall reside in the first congressional district, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, (2) one of whom shall reside in the second congressional district, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, (3) one of whom shall reside in the third congressional district, appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, (4) one of whom shall reside in the fourth congressional district, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, (5) one of whom shall reside in the fifth congressional district, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, and (6) one of whom shall also be a member of the Connecticut Forests and Parks Association, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. All appointments to the council shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The members of the council shall elect a chairperson of the council from among the members of the council. Such chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the council, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. Members of the council shall not be compensated for their services.

Approved May 22, 2007