CHAPTER 50
OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT:
GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS;
STATE PLANNING

Table of Contents

Sec. 4-66c. Urban action bonds.
Sec. 4-66d. Standardized form for notification of possible reimbursement liability.
Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible.
Sec. 4-67v. Governor's budget document re prevention goals.
Sec. 4-67x. Child Poverty and Prevention Council established. Duties. Ten-year plan. Prevention goals, recommendations and outcome measures. Protocol for state contracts. Agency reports. Council report to General Assembly. Termination of council.
Sec. 4-68m. Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division. Duties. Collaboration with other agencies. Access to information and data. Reports.
Sec. 4-68n. Correctional system population projections.
Sec. 4-68o. Reporting system to track criminal justice system trends and outcomes.
Sec. 4-68p. Report and presentation.
Sec. 4-68x. Urban violence reduction grant program.
Sec. 4-70b. Secretary's budget, finance and management duties. Secretary's authority to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contracts. Plan for the competitive procurement of health and human services.
Sec. 4-77a. Submission of estimates of expenditures for payment of workers' compensation claims.
Sec. 4-95a. Finance Advisory Committee; appropriation of state funds to secure federal funds or offset loss of federal funds. Appropriation of funds from the Insurance Fund resources, when.
Sec. 4-124d. (Formerly Sec. 32-7b). Duties of council.
Sec. 4-124s. Regional performance incentive program.
Sec. 4-124t. Review by Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management of regional tax-based revenue sharing programs and regional asset districts. Report to General Assembly.
Sec. 4-124uu. Program re trained workforce for the film industry.

PART I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Sec. 4-66c. Urban action bonds. (a) For the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have power, from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one billion one hundred seventy-two million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2008. All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission in its discretion may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (b) (1) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent hereinafter stated, shall be used, subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, for the purpose of redirecting, improving and expanding state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state as hereinafter stated: (A) For the Department of Economic and Community Development: Economic and community development projects, including administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding sixty-seven million five hundred ninety-one thousand six hundred forty-two dollars, one million dollars of which shall be used for a grant to the development center program and the nonprofit business consortium deployment center approved pursuant to section 32-411; (B) for the Department of Transportation: Urban mass transit, not exceeding two million dollars; (C) for the Department of Environmental Protection: Recreation development and solid waste disposal projects, not exceeding one million nine hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred two dollars; (D) for the Department of Social Services: Child day care projects, elderly centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters and related facilities for the homeless, multipurpose human resource centers and food distribution facilities, not exceeding thirty-nine million one hundred thousand dollars, provided four million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; (E) for the Department of Economic and Community Development: Housing projects, not exceeding three million dollars; (F) for the Office of Policy and Management: (i) Grants-in-aid to municipalities for a pilot demonstration program to leverage private contributions for redevelopment of designated historic preservation areas, not exceeding one million dollars; (ii) grants-in-aid for urban development projects including economic and community development, transportation, environmental protection, public safety, children and families and social services projects and programs, including, in the case of economic and community development projects administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by the Department of Economic and Community Development, administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, not exceeding one billion fifty-seven million eight hundred thousand dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2008.

      (2) (A) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available to private nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in said subparagraph (F)(ii). (B) Twelve million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries. (C) Five million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for small business gap financing. (D) Ten million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be made available for regional economic development revolving loan funds. (E) One million four hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for rehabilitation and renovation of the Black Rock Library in Bridgeport. (F) Two million five hundred thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for site acquisition, renovation and rehabilitation for the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford.

      (c) Any proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds may be used to fund grants-in-aid to municipalities or the grant-in-aid programs of said departments, including, but not limited to, financial assistance and expenses authorized under chapters 128, 129, 130, 133, 136 and 298, and section 16a-40a, provided any such program shall be implemented in an eligible municipality or is for projects in other municipalities which the State Bond Commission determines will help to meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b. For the purposes of this section, "eligible municipality" means a municipality which is economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, which is classified as an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30, which is classified as a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, or in which the State Bond Commission determines that the project in question will help meet the goals set forth in section 4-66b. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, proceeds from the sale of bonds pursuant to this section may, with the approval of the State Bond Commission, be used for transit-oriented development projects, as defined in section 13b-79o, in any municipality.

      (d) Any economic development project eligible for assistance under this section may include but not be limited to: (1) The construction or rehabilitation of commercial, industrial and mixed use structures; and (2) the construction, reconstruction or repair of roads, accessways and other site improvements. The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract for state financial assistance for any eligible economic or community development project in the form of a grant-in-aid. Any grant-in-aid shall be in an amount not in excess of the cost of the project for which the grant is made as determined and approved by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. Before entering into a grant-in-aid contract the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall have approved an application submitted on forms provided by the commissioner. No project shall be undertaken until the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development approves the plans, specifications and estimated costs. The commissioner may adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary for the implementation of this section.

      (e) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, whenever the Department of Economic and Community Development or the Office of Policy and Management is authorized by the general statutes to assess, collect or fund administrative expenses or service charges or otherwise recover costs or expenses incurred by the state in carrying out the provisions of any economic or community development project or program administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, except in the case of administrative oversight charges described in section 8-37tt amounts so assessed, collected or funded by the state may be used to pay any administrative expenses of the Department of Economic and Community Development and shall not be required to be used to pay expenses related to a particular project or program.

      (P.A. 79-607, S. 21; P.A. 80-21, S. 1, 5; 80-411, S. 2, 3; 80-483, S. 11, 186; P.A. 81-472, S. 1, 159; P.A. 83-365; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-33, S. 2, 17; P.A. 84-443, S. 1, 20; P.A. 85-558, S. 2, 17; 85-613, S. 16, 154; P.A. 86-396, S. 3, 25; P.A. 87-405, S. 1, 26; P.A. 88-343, S. 3, 32; P.A. 89-211, S. 3; 89-331, S. 4, 30; P.A. 90-297, S. 1, 24; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4, S. 6, 25; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 1, 36; P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-382, S. 53, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 1, 45; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-272, S. 1, 29; P.A. 96-181, S. 104, 121; 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; 96-256, S. 169, 209; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 2, 20; P.A. 98-259, S. 1, 17; P.A. 99-241, S. 2, 66; 99-242, S. 88, 90; P.A. 00-167, S. 57, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 1, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 110; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 1; P.A. 06-136, S. 12; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 40.)

      History: P.A. 80-21 removed housing projects from control of economic development department and gave control to housing department under Subsec. (b); P.A. 80-411 included shelter facilities for victims of household abuse under control of human resources department in Subsec. (b); P.A. 80-483 and P.A. 81-472 made technical changes; P.A. 83-365 added Subsec. (d) concerning economic development projects; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-33 increased total authorization from $12,000,000 to $13,000,000 and economic development project segment from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000; P.A. 84-443 increased general authorization limit to $15,000,000, including an increase for the departments of economic development and human resources to $4,000,000 each, delayed the deadline for authorization by the state bond commission to October 1, 1986, and incorrectly showed Subsec. (d) as new language whereas it had already been added by P.A. 83-365; P.A. 85-558 increased the bond authorization limit to $17,300,000, increasing economic development segment to $5,300,000 and human resources segment to $5,000,000; P.A. 85-613 made technical change; P.A. 86-396 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $17,300,000 to $20,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b) to increase bond authorization in Subdiv. (1) from $5,300,000 five to 6,300,000, to increase bond authorization in Subdiv. (4) from $5,000,000 to $5,750, and to add Subdiv. (6) re historic preservation areas; P.A. 87-405 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $20,050,000 to $59,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b) to increase the bond authorization in Subdiv. (1) from $6,300,000 to $7,300,000, to increase the bond authorization in Subdiv. (4) from $5,750,000 to $8,750,000 and to include emergency shelters for the homeless and multipurpose human resource centers within that authorization and to add Subdiv. (6)(B) re grants-in-aid to municipalities, municipal entities and certain nonprofit organizations; P.A. 88-343 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $59,050,000 to $68,050,000 and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase the bond authorization from $7,300,000 to $9,300,000 and (b)(4) from $8,750,000 to $15,750,000 and added "related facilities" in Subsec. (b)(4); P.A. 89-211 clarified reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; P.A. 89-331 increased the total bond authorization from $68,050,000 to $72,550,000 and increased the bond authorization for the department of human resources from $15,750,000 to $20,250,000; P.A. 90-297 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $72,550,000 to $79,645,902 and amended Subsec. (b(1)) to increase the bond authorization from $9,300,000 to $9,800,000,(b)(2) to decrease the bond authorization from $2,000,000 to $1,995,902 and (b)(4) to increase the bond authorization from $20,250,000 to $26,850,000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-4 increased the bond authorization in Subsec. (a) from $79,645,902 to $92,345,902, in Subsec. (b)(1) the amount of the proceeds from the sale of said bonds to be used for economic development was increased from $9,800,000 to $17,500,000 and in Subsec. (b)(4) the amount to be used for the department of human resources was increased from $26,850,000 to $31,850,000; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the bond authorization from $92,345,902 to $106,595,902 and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase the bond authorization from $17,500,000 to $18,500,000, Subsec. (b)(4) to increase the bond authorization from $31,850, to $35,100,000 and to include in such authorization food distribution facilities and Subsec. (b)(6)(B)to increase the bond authorization from $35,000,000 to $45,000,000 and to include in such authorization public safety programs; P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of department of social services for department of human resources, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-382 added definition of "applicant" in Subsec. (d), extending eligibility for grants-in-aid to nonmunicipal entities, effective July 1, 1993; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $106,595,902 to $173,895, , effective July 1, 1993, provided $30,500,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to increase bond authorization from $18,500,000 to $48,500,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $10,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, (b)(4) from $35,100,000 to $39,100,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $4,000,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994, and (b)(6) from $45,000,000 to $78,300,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $16,500,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Economic Development with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-272 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $173,895,902 to $197,895,902 provided $12,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, Subsec. (b) to increase authorization for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $48,500,000 to $58,500,000 provided $5,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, and the authorization for grants-in-aid for urban development projects from $78,300,000 to $92,300,000 provided $7,000,000 of the authorization shall be effective July 1, 1996, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-181 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $197,895,000 to $275,895,000 and the amount available for July 1, 1996, from $12,000,000 to $90,000,000, Subsec. (b) to include administrative costs incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development, to provide that $2,000,000 be used for the Technology-Based Revolving Loan Fund program, to add the Department of Children and Families and to increase the amounts available for grants-in-aid under Subdiv. (6)(B) from $92,300,000 to $170,300,000 and the amount available for July 1, 1996, from $7,000,000 to $85,000,000, Subsec. (c) to add to the definition of "eligible municipality" reference to determination by Bond Commission that projects meet goal of Sec. 4-66b, and Subsec. (d) to delete definition of "applicant" and make technical changes, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 96-256 amended Subsec. (d) to replace reference to Sec. 33-421 with Sec. 33-1002, effective January 1, 1997; June 5 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $275,895,902 to $384,695,902 provided $54,400,000 is effective July 1, 1998, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase bond authorization from $58,500,000 to $67,300,000 provided $4,400,000 is effective July 1, 1998, and to delete reference to the Technology-Based Revolving Loan Fund program, effective July 31, 1997; P.A. 98-259, effective July 1, 1998, amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $384,695,902 to $409,695,902 provided $79,400,000 of said authorization was effective July 1, 1998, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase authorization in Subdiv. (2) from $1,995,902 to $2,000,000, to decrease the authorization in Subdiv. (3) from $2,000,000 to $1,995,902, and to increase the authorization in Subdiv. (6) from $270,300,000 to $295,300,000 provided $75,000,000 of said authorization was effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $409,695,902 to $596,695,902 provided $93,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, and Subsec. (b) to increase authorization from $67,300,000 to $77,300,000, one million to be used for a grant to the deployment center program provided $5,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-242 amended Subsec. (a) to increase authorization from $596,695,902 to $669,695,902 provided $130,000,000 is effective July 1, 2000, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-167 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that $5,000,000 of the grants authorized under Subdiv. (6)(B) may be made to private nonprofit organizations and that $5,000,000 of the grants authorized under Subdiv. (6)(B) may be made for necessary renovations and improvements of libraries, and amended Subsec. (c) to include public investment communities as eligible municipalities, effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the authorization from $669,695,902 to $953,695,902 provided $142,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, and amended Subsec. (b) to increase authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development for economic and community development projects from $77,300,000 to $81,300,000 provided $2,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, and to increase authorization to Office of Policy and Management for various projects from $545,300,000 to $825,300,000 provided $140,000,000 is effective July 1, 2002, effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 amended Subsec. (a) to decrease authorization from $953,695,902 to $906,987,544 and to provide that $107,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, and amended Subsec. (b)(1) to decrease amount authorized for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $81,300,000 to $74,591,642 and to provide that $7,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, Subsec. (b)(6)(B) to decrease the amount authorized for the Office of Policy and Management from $825,300,000 to $785,300,000 and to provide that $100,000,000 of such authorization shall be effective July 1, 2003, and to add provision that $5,000,000 be made available for small business gap financing, effective July 1, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $982,487,544 and to provide that $75,500,000 of said authorization is effective July 1, 2004, and amended Subsec. (b) to decrease authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development in Subdiv. (1) to $67,591,642, to delete provision re part of said authorization which was effective July 1, 2003, to increase authorization to the Department of Economic and Community Development in Subdiv. (6)(B) to $867,800,000, of which $82,500,000 is effective July 1, 2004, to increase authorization for renovations and improvements of libraries to $10,000,000 and to add provision making a portion of authorized funds available for regional economic development revolving loan funds, effective July 1, 2004; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 amended Subsec. (b) to increase an authorization for renovations and improvements of libraries to $12,000,000, effective May 12, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization from $982,487,541 to $1,132,487,544, of which $65,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and amended Subsec. (b) by dividing it into Subdivs. (1) and (2), making conforming changes therein, increasing the amount authorized for the Department of Economic and Community Development from $867,800,000 to $1,017,800, of which $65,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and providing that $1,400,000 be made available for Black Rock Library and $2,500,000 be made available for the Institute for the Hispanic Family, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-136 amended Subsec. (c) to provide that bonds may be used for transit-oriented development projects, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $1,132,487,544 to $1,172,487,544, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (b)(1)(F)(ii) to increase amount authorized from $1,017,800,000 to $1,057,800,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-66d. Standardized form for notification of possible reimbursement liability. (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall develop a standardized form of notice for the Departments of Social Services, Children and Families, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purpose of disclosing to an applicant or recipient of care or support, or the legally liable relative, as defined in subsection (c) of section 4a-12, of a person receiving care or support, the possibility of liability for reimbursement of any amount paid by the state on behalf of the care or support of an applicant, recipient or child. Said form shall include the following: (1) Whether payments required are full or partial payment of moneys owed to the department; (2) that the applicant or recipient of care or support, or the legally liable relative may be liable for the entire cost of care or support; and (3) that upon request, at the end of care or support, itemization of costs and list of services provided. Said form may be included in an application for care or support.

      (b) The Departments of Social Services, Children and Families, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services shall provide the form of notice established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section to all applicants or recipients of care or support or the legally liable relatives, as defined in subsection (c) of section 4a-12, of a child receiving care or support, if the whereabouts of such relatives are known.

      (P.A. 97-312, S. 1; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a).)

      History: Pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Department of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred forty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2008.

      (b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for a small town economic assistance program the purpose of which shall be to provide grants-in-aid to any municipality that is not economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, does not have an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30 and is not a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545. Such grants shall be used for purposes for which funds would be available under section 4-66c. No municipality may receive more than five hundred thousand dollars in any one fiscal year under said program. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection and section 4-66c, a municipality that is (1) a distressed municipality within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p or a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, and (2) otherwise eligible under this subsection for the small town economic assistance program may elect to be eligible for said program in lieu of being eligible for financial assistance under section 4-66c, by a vote of its legislative body or, in the case of a municipality in which the legislative body is a town meeting, its board of selectmen, and submitting a written notice of such vote to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Any such election shall be for the four-year period following submission of such notice to the secretary and may be extended for additional four-year periods in accordance with the same procedure for the initial election.

      (c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (d) Any grant-in-aid allowed under the small town economic assistance program under this section may be administered on behalf of the Office of Policy and Management by another state agency as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

      (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16a-31, no municipality that has a population of less than fifteen thousand as determined by the most recent decennial census and in which at least five thousand five hundred acres of land but not more than six thousand acres of land is owned by a regional water authority shall be denied a grant pursuant to subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section for a sewer project solely because such project is not consistent with the locational guide map accompanying the state plan of conservation and development adopted under chapter 297.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 19, 28; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5, S. 21; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1, S. 2; P.A. 05-194, S. 1; 05-247, S. 10; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 41.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 effective July 1, 2001; May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-5 added Subsec. (d) re administration of grant-in-aid, effective August 15, 2002; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization to $60,000,000, make $20,000,000 of said authorization effective July 1, 2004, and delete provision re funds authorized in 2002, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 05-194 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize certain distressed municipalities and public investment communities to elect to be eligible for the small town economic assistance program in lieu of being eligible for financial assistance under Sec. 4-66c, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 05-247, designated editorially by the Revisors as Subsec. (e), provided that certain municipalities shall not be denied a grant for a sewer project solely because the project is not consistent with the locational guide map, effective July 8, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the aggregate authorization from $60,000,000 to $100,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2006, and amended Subsec. (b) to remove requirement that to receive grant, municipality must have a population under thirty thousand, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (a) by increasing aggregate authorization from $100,000,000 to $140,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2008, effective November 2, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-67v. Governor's budget document re prevention goals. For each biennial budget for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2021, inclusive, the Governor's budget document shall, within available appropriations, include a prevention report that corresponds with the prevention goals established in section 4-67x. The prevention report shall:

      (1) Present in detail for each fiscal year of the biennium the Governor's recommendation for appropriations for prevention services classified by those budgeted agencies that provide prevention services to children, youths and families;

      (2) Indicate the state's progress toward meeting the goal that, by the year 2020, at least ten per cent of total recommended appropriations for each such budgeted agency be allocated for prevention services; and

      (3) Include, for each applicable budgeted agency and any division, bureau or other unit of the agency, (A) a list of agency programs that provide prevention services, (B) the actual prevention services expenditures for the fiscal year preceding the biennium, by program, (C) the estimated prevention services expenditures for the first fiscal year of the biennium, (D) an identification of research-based prevention services programs, and (E) a summary of all prevention services by each applicable budgeted agency identifying the total for prevention services included in the budget.

      (P.A. 01-121, S. 4, 6; P.A. 06-179, S. 1; P.A. 07-47, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 01-121 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 06-179 inserted Subdiv. (1), (2) and (3) designators and made technical changes, amended introductory provisions to substitute "July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008" for 2003 and 2005 dates and insert "within available appropriations" and requirement that prevention report correspond with the prevention goals in Sec. 4-67x, inserted as Subdiv. (2) requirement that report indicate state's progress toward year 2020 goal that 10% of appropriations be allocated for prevention services, and amended Subdiv. (3) to insert Subpara. designators and substitute references to the biennium for references to fiscal years based on 2003 dates (Revisor's note: In Subdiv. (1), a reference to "youth" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "youths" for consistency with P.A. 06-196); P.A. 07-47 amended introductory provision to require Governor's budget document to include a prevention report for "each biennial budget for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2021, inclusive", substituting "ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2021, inclusive" for "commencing July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008".

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      Sec. 4-67x. Child Poverty and Prevention Council established. Duties. Ten-year plan. Prevention goals, recommendations and outcome measures. Protocol for state contracts. Agency reports. Council report to General Assembly. Termination of council. (a) There shall be a Child Poverty and Prevention Council consisting of the following members or their designees: The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the Commissioners of Children and Families, Social Services, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Transportation, Public Health, Education, Economic and Community Development and Health Care Access, the Labor Commissioner, the Chief Court Administrator, the chairperson of the Board of Governors of Higher Education, the Child Advocate, the chairperson of the Children's Trust Fund and the executive directors of the Commission on Children and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall be the chairperson of the council. The council shall (1) develop and promote the implementation of a ten-year plan, to begin June 8, 2004, to reduce the number of children living in poverty in the state by fifty per cent, and (2) within available appropriations, establish prevention goals and recommendations and measure prevention service outcomes in accordance with this section in order to promote the health and well-being of children and families.

      (b) The ten-year plan shall contain: (1) An identification and analysis of the occurrence of child poverty in the state, (2) an analysis of the long-term effects of child poverty on children, their families and their communities, (3) an analysis of costs of child poverty to municipalities and the state, (4) an inventory of state-wide public and private programs that address child poverty, (5) the percentage of the target population served by such programs and the current state funding levels, if any, for such programs, (6) an identification and analysis of any deficiencies or inefficiencies of such programs, and (7) procedures and priorities for implementing strategies to achieve a fifty per cent reduction in child poverty in the state by June 30, 2014. Such procedures and priorities shall include, but not be limited to, (A) vocational training and placement to promote career progression for parents of children living in poverty, (B) educational opportunities, including higher education opportunities, and advancement for such parents and children, including, but not limited to, preliteracy, literacy and family literacy programs, (C) housing for such parents and children, (D) day care and after-school programs and mentoring programs for such children and for single parents, (E) health care access for such parents and children, including access to mental health services and family planning, (F) treatment programs and services, including substance abuse programs and services, for such parents and children, and (G) accessible childhood nutrition programs.

      (c) In developing the ten-year plan, the council shall consult with experts and providers of services to children living in poverty and parents of such children. The council shall hold at least one public hearing on the plan. After the public hearing, the council may make any modifications that the members deem necessary based on testimony given at the public hearing.

      (d) Funds from private and public sources may be accepted and utilized by the council to develop and implement the plan and the provisions of this section.

      (e) Not later than January 1, 2005, the council shall submit the plan, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and human services and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, along with any recommendations for legislation and funding necessary to implement the plan.

      (f) (1) On or before January first of each year from 2006 to 2015, inclusive, the council shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and human services and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children on the implementation of the plan, progress made toward meeting the child poverty reduction goal specified in subsection (a) of this section and the extent to which state actions are in conformity with the plan. The council shall meet at least two times annually for the purposes set forth in this section.

      (2) On or before January first of each year from 2007 to 2015, inclusive, the council shall, within available appropriations, report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations, education, human services and public health and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, on the state's progress in prioritizing expenditures in budgeted state agencies with membership on the council in order to fund prevention services. The report shall include (A) a summary of measurable gains made toward the child poverty and prevention goals established in this section; (B) a copy of each such agency's report on prevention services submitted to the council pursuant to subsection (g) of this section; (C) examples of successful interagency collaborations to meet the child poverty and prevention goals established in this section; and (D) recommendations for prevention investment and budget priorities. In developing such recommendations, the council shall consult with experts and providers of services to children and families.

      (g) (1) On or before November first of each year from 2006 to 2014, inclusive, each budgeted state agency with membership on the council that provides prevention services to children shall, within available appropriations, report to the council in accordance with this subsection.

      (2) Each agency report shall include at least two prevention services not to exceed the actual number of prevention services provided by the agency. For each prevention service reported by the agency, the agency report shall include (A) a statement of the number of children and families served, (B) a description of the preventive purposes of the service, (C) for reports due after November 1, 2006, a description of performance-based standards and outcomes included in relevant contracts pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, and (D) any performance-based vendor accountability protocols.

      (3) Each agency report shall also include (A) long-term agency goals, strategies and outcomes to promote the health and well-being of children and families, (B) overall findings on the effectiveness of prevention within such agency, (C) a statement of whether there are methods used by such agency to reduce disparities in child performance and outcomes by race, income level and gender, and a description of such methods, if any, and (D) other information the agency head deems relevant to demonstrate the preventive value of services provided by the agency. Long-term agency goals, strategies and outcomes reported under this subdivision may include, but need not be limited to, the following:

      (i) With respect to health goals, increasing (I) the number of healthy pregnant women and newborns, (II) the number of youths who adopt healthy behaviors, and (III) access to health care for children and families;

      (ii) With respect to education goals, increasing the number of children who (I) are ready for school at an appropriate age, (II) learn to read by third grade, (III) succeed in school, (IV) graduate from high school, and (V) successfully obtain and maintain employment as adults;

      (iii) With respect to safety goals, decreasing (I) the rate of child neglect and abuse, (II) the number of children who are unsupervised after school, (III) the incidence of child and youth suicide, and (IV) the incidence of juvenile crime; and

      (iv) With respect to housing goals, increasing access to stable and adequate housing.

      (h) Not later than July 1, 2006, the Office of Policy and Management shall, within available appropriations, develop a protocol requiring state contracts for programs aimed at reducing poverty for children and families to include performance-based standards and outcome measures related to the child poverty reduction goal specified in subsection (a) of this section. Not later than July 1, 2007, the Office of Policy and Management shall, within available appropriations, require such state contracts to include such performance-based standards and outcome measures. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may consult with the Commission on Children to identify academic, private and other available funding sources and may accept and utilize funds from private and public sources to implement the provisions of this section.

      (i) For purposes of this section, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall be responsible for coordinating all necessary activities, including, but not limited to, scheduling and presiding over meetings and public hearings.

      (j) The council shall terminate on June 30, 2015.

      (P.A. 04-238, S. 1; P.A. 05-244, S. 1; P.A. 06-179, S. 3; 06-196, S. 27; P.A. 07-47, S. 1; 07-73, S. 2(b); 07-166, S. 1; 07-217, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 04-238 effective June 8, 2004; P.A. 05-244 made technical changes, added executive director of Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities as council member in Subsec. (a), specified mandatory minimum number of meeting times and reporting requirements in Subsec. (f) and required development and implementation of state contract protocol in new Subsec. (g), redesignating existing Subsecs. (g) and (h) as Subsecs. (h) and (i), respectively, effective July 11, 2005; P.A. 06-179 amended Subsec. (a) to insert Subdiv. designators and substitute "Child Poverty and Prevention Council" for "Child Poverty Council", to add the Chief Court Administrator, to delete the chairperson of the State Prevention Council, to add "promote the implementation of" re ten-year plan, and to add Subdiv. (2) re establishing prevention goals and recommendations and measuring outcomes, amended Subsecs. (b) and (c) to add "ten-year" re plan, amended Subsec. (f) to insert Subdiv. (1) designator and provide that meetings held at least twice annually shall be for the purposes set forth in the section, inserted new Subsecs. (f)(2) and (g) re council and agency reports, and redesignated existing Subsecs. (g) to (i) as Subsecs. (h) to (j) (Revisor's note: In Subsec. (f)(2) the word "this" in the phrase "this subsection (g) of this section" was deleted editorially by the Revisor's for accuracy); P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (g), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 07-47 amended Subsec. (f)(2) to extend the council's annual reporting requirement re funding of prevention services to the Governor and the General Assembly to January 1, 2015, amended Subsec. (g)(1) to extend the annual reporting requirement of budgeted agencies to the council to November 1, 2014, and made technical and conforming changes in Subsecs. (f) and (g); pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Commissioner of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007; P.A. 07-166 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical changes, effective June 19, 2007; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes in Subsec. (a), effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-68m. Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division. Duties. Collaboration with other agencies. Access to information and data. Reports. (a) There is established a Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management. The division shall be under the direction of an undersecretary.

      (b) The division shall develop a plan to promote a more effective and cohesive state criminal justice system and, to accomplish such plan, shall:

      (1) Conduct an in-depth analysis of the criminal justice system;

      (2) Determine the long-range needs of the criminal justice system and recommend policy priorities for the system;

      (3) Identify critical problems in the criminal justice system and recommend strategies to solve those problems;

      (4) Assess the cost-effectiveness of the use of state and local funds in the criminal justice system;

      (5) Recommend means to improve the deterrent and rehabilitative capabilities of the criminal justice system;

      (6) Advise and assist the General Assembly in developing plans, programs and proposed legislation for improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system;

      (7) Make computations of daily costs and compare interagency costs on services provided by agencies that are a part of the criminal justice system;

      (8) Make population computations for use in planning for the long-range needs of the criminal justice system;

      (9) Determine long-range information needs of the criminal justice system and acquire that information;

      (10) Cooperate with the Office of the Victim Advocate by providing information and assistance to the office relating to the improvement of crime victims' services;

      (11) Serve as the liaison for the state to the United States Department of Justice on criminal justice issues of interest to the state and federal government relating to data, information systems and research;

      (12) Measure the success of community-based services and programs in reducing recidivism;

      (13) Develop and implement a comprehensive reentry strategy as provided in section 18-81w; and

      (14) Engage in other activities consistent with the responsibilities of the division.

      (c) In addition to the division's other duties under this section, the division may perform any function described in subsection (b) of this section to promote an effective and cohesive juvenile justice system.

      (d) In the performance of its duties under this section, the division shall collaborate with the Department of Correction, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Department of Public Safety and consult with the Chief Court Administrator, the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the judicial branch, the Chief State's Attorney and the Chief Public Defender.

      (e) (1) At the request of the division, the Department of Correction, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Chief Court Administrator, the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the judicial branch, the Chief State's Attorney and the Chief Public Defender shall provide the division with information and data needed by the division to perform its duties under subsection (b) of this section.

      (2) The division shall have access to individualized records maintained by the judicial branch and the agencies specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection as needed for research purposes. The division, in collaboration with the judicial branch and the agencies specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection, shall develop protocols to protect the privacy of such individualized records consistent with state and federal law. The division shall use such individualized records for statistical analyses only and shall not use such records in any other manner that would disclose the identity of individuals to whom the records pertain.

      (3) Any information or data provided to the division pursuant to this subsection that is confidential in accordance with state or federal law shall remain confidential while in the custody of the division and shall not be disclosed.

      (f) Not later than January 15, 2007, the division shall submit the plan developed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to the Governor and, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to criminal justice, public safety and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Not later than February 15, 2009, and biennially thereafter, the division shall update such plan and submit such updated plan to the Governor and said legislative committees.

      (P.A. 05-249, S. 1; P.A. 06-193, S. 2; P.A. 07-217, S. 197.)

      History: P.A. 05-249 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-193 amended Subsec. (b) to add new Subdiv. (13) requiring division to develop and implement a comprehensive reentry strategy as provided in Sec. 18-81w and redesignate existing Subdiv. (13) as Subdiv. (14) and added new Subsec. (f) requiring division to submit the plan developed pursuant to Subsec. (b) to the Governor and certain legislative committees not later than January 15, 2007, and to update such plan and submit it to the Governor and said legislative committees not later than January 15, 2009, and biennially thereafter, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-217 amended Subsec. (f) to change the deadline for updating and submitting the updated plan to the Governor and legislative committees from "January 15, 2009, and biennially thereafter" to "February 15, 2009, and biennially thereafter", effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-68n. Correctional system population projections. The Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management shall development population projections for the correctional system for planning purposes and issue a report on such projections not later than February fifteenth of each year.

      (P.A. 05-249, S. 2; P.A. 07-217, S. 198.)

      History: P.A. 05-249 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-217 changed the annual reporting deadline from November first to February fifteenth, effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-68o. Reporting system to track criminal justice system trends and outcomes. (a) The Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management shall develop a reporting system that is able to track trends and outcomes related to policies designed to reduce prison overcrowding, improve rehabilitation efforts and enhance reentry strategies for offenders released from prison.

      (b) The reporting system shall, at a minimum, track on a monthly basis: (1) The number of admissions to prison (A) directly from courts, (B) on account of parole revocation, and (C) on account of probation revocation, (2) the number of releases on parole and to other forms of community supervision and facilities, (3) the rate of granting parole, (4) the number of probation placements and placements to probation facilities, (5) the prison population, and (6) the projected prison population.

      (c) The reporting system shall, at a minimum, track on an annual basis: (1) Recidivism of offenders released from prison, (2) recidivism of offenders on probation, and (3) recidivism of offenders participating in programs designed to reduce prison overcrowding, improve rehabilitation efforts and enhance reentry strategies for offenders released from prison. The division shall measure recidivism in accordance with a nationally-accepted methodology.

      (d) The reporting system shall define outcomes for major programs and annually report these outcomes and delineate strategies to measure outcomes when information is not yet available to measure the effectiveness of particular programs.

      (e) The division shall publish the first monthly report not later than November 1, 2006.

      (f) The division shall publish the first annual outcome report not later than January 1, 2007, and not later than February fifteenth of each year thereafter. Such report may be included as part of the report submitted under section 4-68p.

      (P.A. 05-249, S. 3; P.A. 07-217, S. 199.)

      History: P.A. 05-249 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-217 amended Subsec. (f) to provide that subsequent annual outcome reports be published "not later than February fifteenth of each year", effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-68p. Report and presentation. Not later than February fifteenth of each year, the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, and make a presentation to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to criminal justice and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies concerning its activities and recommendations under section 4-68m and specifying the actions necessary to promote an effective and cohesive criminal justice system. The report shall estimate the amount of savings inuring to the benefit of the state on account of the actual prison population being less than projected prior to the adoption of prison overcrowding reduction policies and make recommendations as to the manner in which a portion of such cost savings may be reinvested in community-based services and programs and community supervision by probation and parole officers in order to maintain that reduction in projected prison population. Beginning with the report to be submitted and the presentation to be made not later than February 15, 2008, the division shall include an assessment of the status of the development and implementation of the reentry strategy under section 18-81w.

      (P.A. 05-249, S. 4; P.A. 06-193, S. 3; P.A. 07-217, S. 200.)

      History: P.A. 05-249 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-193 required that division report and presentation to be made not later than January 1, 2008, include assessment of the status of development and implementation of the reentry strategy under Sec. 18-81w, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-217 changed the annual deadline for submitting a report and making a presentation from January first to February fifteenth and changed the deadline for beginning to include an assessment of the status of the reentry strategy from January 1, 2008, to February 15, 2008, effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-68x. Urban violence reduction grant program. (a) As used in this section:

      (1) "Grant" means an urban violence reduction grant;

      (2) "Eligible agency" means a nonprofit agency authorized by a municipality to apply for and administer a grant on behalf of such municipality;

      (3) "Program" means the urban violence reduction grant program; and

      (4) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

      (b) There is established an urban violence reduction grant program for the purpose of reducing urban youth violence by providing grants for programs and services for youth in urban centers within the state. The program shall be administered by the Office of Policy and Management.

      (c) The secretary shall, within available appropriations, award grants under the program based on competitive proposals submitted and evaluated as provided in this section. Such grants may be made to a municipality or to one or more eligible agencies acting on behalf of a municipality.

      (d) Grants made under this section shall be used to provide eligible programs and services for youth between twelve and eighteen years of age. Such programs and services shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Mentoring; (2) tutoring and enrichment activities; (3) social and cultural activities; (4) athletic and recreational opportunities; (5) training in problem-solving, decision-making, peer counseling and conflict mediation; (6) the implementation of strategies to address imminent violence, collaborate to reduce violence on the street and improve relations between the police and the communities they serve. Grant recipients shall provide for parental and youth involvement, on an ongoing basis, in the planning and operation of such programs.

      (e) The Office of Policy and Management shall publish a notice of grant availability and solicit competitive proposals under the program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and each fiscal year thereafter. Municipalities and eligible agencies acting on behalf of a municipality may file a grant application with the Office of Policy and Management on such forms and at such times as the secretary prescribes. Applications filed by eligible agencies acting on behalf of a municipality shall include the endorsement of the chief elected official of such municipality.

      (f) The Office of Policy and Management shall review all grant applications received under the program and determine which grant applications shall be funded and at what funding levels. Criteria for such determinations shall be established by the secretary and included in the notice of grant availability.

      (g) The secretary may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 9.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 effective July 1, 2007.

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PART II
BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS

      Sec. 4-70b. Secretary's budget, finance and management duties. Secretary's authority to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contracts. Plan for the competitive procurement of health and human services. (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish an Office of Finance under the direction of an executive financial officer. The secretary shall assist the Governor in his duties respecting the formulation of the budget and the correlating and revising of estimates and requests for appropriations of all budgeted agencies and shall also assist the Governor in his duties respecting the investigation, supervision and coordination of the expenditures and other fiscal operations of such budgeted agencies.

      (b) Said secretary shall direct internal management consultant services to state agencies in such areas as administrative management, facility planning and review, management systems and program evaluation and such other special studies and analyses as he deems necessary.

      (c) The secretary shall establish uniform policies and procedures for obtaining, managing and evaluating the quality and cost effectiveness of direct health and human services purchased from private providers. The secretary shall require all state agencies which purchase health and human services comply with such policies and procedures. The secretary shall report to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2008, and biennially thereafter, on the system for the purchase of such services in the state. The report shall include an analysis of (1) the relationship between the number of providers of a particular service in a region and the cost of the service, and (2) the impact of the state's policies and procedures for the purchase of health and human services on the cost of purchasing such services.

      (d) The secretary may waive the competitive procurement requirements set forth in chapter 55a with respect to any purchase of service contract between a state agency and a private provider of human services. For purposes of this subsection, "purchase of service contract" means a contract between a state agency and a private provider organization or municipality for the purchase of ongoing direct health and human services for agency clients.

      (e) In order to ensure continuity of care in the delivery of health and human services, on or before January 1, 2008, the secretary shall, in consultation with the Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet and representatives of state agencies which provide health and human services, develop a plan for the competitive procurement of such services. On or before February 1, 2008, the secretary shall submit such plan to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and public health. In developing the plan the secretary shall give consideration to the following factors: (1) The current market rate for the services provided, (2) whether services provided by a new private provider assure the health, safety and well-being of service recipients, (3) whether services provided by a new private provider assure that community-based services are conveniently located and readily accessible for service recipients, (4) whether selection of a new private provider can avoid unnecessary challenges of local zoning law, and (5) whether selection of a new private provider can avoid creating a conflict with the current service provider's existing bonding contracts or placing the current service provider at risk for losing bonding investment. The secretary may implement such plan on or after July 1, 2008.

      (P.A. 73-679, S. 2, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 22, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 30, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 8, 136; P.A. 92-123, S. 1; 92-135, S. 3; P.A. 07-195, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 75-537 changed planning and budgeting division to budget and management division, left appointment of managing director and designee to discretion of commissioner of finance and control with provision that if one is not appointed, duties fall upon commissioner, deleted reference to state planning council and amended provision concerning projects financed by federal funds; P.A. 77-614 deleted former provision re appointment of director, replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management, deleted former Subsecs. (b) and (c) re federal funds and contracts and made former Subsec. (d) new Subsec. (b) adding authorization for special studies and analyses; P.A. 78-303 deleted reference to forms management in Subsec. (b); P.A. 92-123 added Subsec. (c) re the purchase of human services from private providers; P.A. 92-135 amended Subsec. (a) to require secretary to establish an office of finance under direction of an executive financial officer; P.A. 07-195 amended Subsec. (c) by changing "human services" to "health and human services", by changing January 1, 1994, to January 1, 2008, re due date of biennial report to General Assembly on purchase of services and by making technical changes, added Subsec. (d) defining "purchase of service contract" and permitting secretary to waive competitive procurement requirements re purchase of service contract between a state agency and a private provider of human services, and added Subsec. (e) re development, submission and implementation of plan for the competitive procurement of health and human services, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-77a. Submission of estimates of expenditures for payment of workers' compensation claims. The estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted by the administrative head of each budgeted agency to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, pursuant to section 4-77, shall include an estimate of the amount required by such agency for the payment of the workers' compensation claims of the employees of each such agency. Appropriations which are recommended in the budget document transmitted by the Governor in the odd-numbered years or the status report transmitted by the Governor in the even-numbered years to the General Assembly pursuant to section 4-71 or contained in the state budget act or any deficiency bill, as provided in section 2-36, for the payment of such claims shall be made as follows: (1) For the Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Correction, Transportation, Public Safety and Children and Families, directly to said agencies; (2) for all other budgeted state agencies, to the Department of Administrative Services which shall maintain an account for payment of workers' compensation claims.

      (P.A. 89-279, S. 1, 3; P.A. 90-327, S. 1, 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 40, 168; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; P.A. 95-257, S. 11, 58; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a).)

      History: P.A. 90-327 provided that direct appropriations shall be made only to the departments of mental retardation, mental health, correction, transportation, public safety and children and youth services and that all other appropriations shall be through the department of administrative services; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, effective July 1, 1992, and first applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Department of Mental Health with Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, effective July 1, 1995; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Department of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-95a. Finance Advisory Committee; appropriation of state funds to secure federal funds or offset loss of federal funds. Appropriation of funds from the Insurance Fund resources, when. (a) When the General Assembly is not in session, the Finance Advisory Committee may appropriate from the resources of the appropriate fund or funds amounts required as state matching funds to secure federal grants on projects or programs, the participation in which said committee deems to be in the best interest of the state. Any request for such appropriation shall include the certification of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that the required funds have not been appropriated for the purpose of the request and federal funds would be lost unless state funds for matching purposes are made available.

      (b) When the General Assembly is not in session, the Finance Advisory Committee may appropriate from the resources of the appropriate fund or funds amounts required to offset the loss of federal funds for projects or programs, the participation in which said committee deems to be in the best interest of the state. Any request for such appropriation shall include the certification of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that the required funds have not been appropriated for the purpose of the request and federal funds have been reduced or eliminated. Funds appropriated to offset the loss of federal funds shall be authorized for a period not to exceed forty-five days after the General Assembly next convenes.

      (c) When the General Assembly is not in session, the Finance Advisory Committee may appropriate from the resources of the Insurance Fund established by section 38a-52a amounts required by the Insurance Department to implement the provisions of any public or special act enacted without appropriation by the General Assembly. Any request for such appropriation shall include the certification of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that the required funds have not been appropriated for the purpose of the request.

      (d) No appropriation may be made under subsection (a) of this section unless authority exists in the general statutes for the programs contemplated.

      (1967, P.A. 734, S. 1, 2; P.A. 73-679, S. 16, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 31, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 86-355, S. 2, 3; P.A. 93-430, S. 8; P.A. 07-217, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced budget director with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 75-537 changed division name to budget and management division and deleted reference to designee; P.A. 77-614 replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 86-355 inserted new Subsec. (b) authorizing finance advisory committee to appropriate state funds to offset loss of federal funds, relettering former Subsec. (b) as (c); P.A. 93-430 inserted new Subsec. (c) allowing the finance advisory committee to appropriate from the insurance fund resources any amount required by the department to implement the provisions of any public or special act which was enacted without appropriation by the general assembly provided the secretary of the office of policy and management certifies that the required funds have not been appropriated for the purpose of the request and relettered former Subsec. (c) accordingly; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective July 12, 2007.

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PART IV
STATE PLANNING

      Sec. 4-124d. (Formerly Sec. 32-7b). Duties of council. The council shall consider such matters of a public nature common to two or more members of the council as it deems appropriate, including matters affecting transportation and the health, safety, welfare, education and economic conditions of the area comprised by its members. The council shall promote cooperative arrangements and coordinate action among its members and make recommendations therefor to the members and such other public agencies as exist or perform functions within the region or regions.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 511, S. 2; P.A. 99-82, S. 3, 4; P.A. 07-239, S. 5.)

      History: Section was transferred from Sec. 32-7b to Sec. 4-124d in 1969; P.A. 99-82 made a technical change, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 07-239 added consideration of transportation, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-124s. Regional performance incentive program. (a) For purposes of this section, (1) "regional council of governments" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, (2) "regional council of elected officials" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive, and (3) "regional planning agency" means an agency defined in chapter 127.

      (b) There is established a regional performance incentive program that shall be administered by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. On or before December 1, 2007, and annually thereafter, any regional planning agency, any regional council of elected officials, any regional council of governments, or any combination thereof, may submit to said secretary a proposal for joint provision of a service or services that are currently provided by municipalities within the region of such agency or council or contiguous thereto, but not currently provided on a regional basis. The proposal shall include such service or services which may increase the participating municipalities' purchasing power or provide a cost savings initiative resulting in a decrease in participating municipalities' expenses and lower property taxes. A copy of said proposal shall be sent to the legislators representing said participating municipalities.

      (c) The proposal shall (1) describe at least one service currently provided by a municipality or municipalities within the region of the agency or council or contiguous thereto, but not currently provided on a regional basis, (2) provide a description of how such service would be delivered on a regional basis, including consideration of what entity would be responsible for such service, and how the population would continue to be served, (3) describe the amount and the manner in which the service will achieve economies of scale and the amount and manner in which each municipality will reduce its mill rate as a result of the savings realized by changing the municipal service to a regional service, (4) include a cost benefit analysis for the provision of such service by the municipality and by the council or agency, (5) set out a plan of implementation for such regional service, (6) estimate the savings that will be realized by each municipality, and (7) any other items requested by said secretary. Each proposal shall have attached to it (A) a resolution by the legislative body of each municipality affected by the proposal endorsing such proposal; and (B) certification by each such municipality that there are no legal obstacles to provision of services in the manner specified in the proposal including, but not limited to, binding arbitration. The proposal shall be submitted on a form prescribed by said secretary. Said secretary shall review all such proposals, and award grants to those that the secretary determines best meet the requirements of this subsection. In making such grants the secretary shall give priority to proposals presented by regional councils of government which include participation of at least fifty per cent of the member municipalities of such council.

      (d) Not later than February 1, 2008, and annually thereafter, the secretary shall submit to the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding a report on the grants provided pursuant to this section. Each such report shall include information on the amount of each grant, and the potential of each grant for leveraging other public and private investments.

      (P.A. 07-239, S. 8.)

      History: P.A. 07-239 effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-124t. Review by Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management of regional tax-based revenue sharing programs and regional asset districts. Report to General Assembly. (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, within available appropriations, conduct a review of (1) regional tax-based revenue sharing programs, and (2) the establishment of regional asset districts. The review under subdivision (1) of this subsection shall include, but not be limited to, a study of any available models of such revenue sharing programs, the adaptations that may be needed in such programs for use in this state, the effect on property taxes and on a town's grand list, and other possible effects on both municipal and regional finances. The review under subdivision (2) of this subsection shall include, but not be limited to, a study of any available models of regional asset districts, the adaptations that may be needed in such programs for use in this state and other possible effects on both municipal and regional finances.

      (b) Not later than July 1, 2009, the secretary shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development, and finance, revenue and bonding, with the results of the review undertaken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, and with recommendations relating to the institution of revenue sharing programs and establishment of regional asset districts.

      (P.A. 07-239, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 07-239 effective July 1, 2007.

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PART V
OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS

      Sec. 4-124uu. Program re trained workforce for the film industry. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Labor Commissioner, the Commissioners of Education and Economic and Community Development, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, shall establish a program that is designed to develop a trained workforce for the film industry in the state. Such program shall have three components: (1) An unpaid intern training program for high school and college students; (2) a production assistant training program open to any state resident; and (3) a workforce training program that would include classroom training, on-set training and a mentor program.

      (b) Not later than ninety days after July 1, 2007, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall establish written participation guidelines for the program authorized under this section.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2008, and annually thereafter, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall submit a status report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on the establishment and operation of the program authorized under this section to the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, and higher education and employment advancement.

      (P.A. 07-236, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 07-236 effective July 1, 2007.

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