CHAPTER 814d
COMMISSION ON CHILDREN

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Sec. 46a-126. Commission on Children established.

      Sec. 46a-126. Commission on Children established. There is established a Commission on Children consisting of sixteen voting members as follows: One cochairperson of each of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health, education and judiciary appointed jointly by the majority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate; four members appointed by the Governor, including a lawyer and a pediatrician who are knowledgeable in issues concerning children, one person representing organized labor and one person representing all state agencies providing services to children; two members appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, including one person representing the interests of the municipalities and small towns and one person representing the business and corporate community; two members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, including a person representing the education community and a mental health professional who is either a child psychologist, child psychiatrist or a social worker; two members appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, including a person representing a state-wide advocacy agency for children and a private citizen who has demonstrated an interest in children's issues; two members appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, including a person representing a state-wide advocacy agency for children and a private citizen who has demonstrated an interest in children's issues; and nine nonvoting ex-officio members as follows: The Commissioners of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Public Health, Education, Social Services and Corrections, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Attorney General and the Chief Court Administrator. The commission shall be a legislative agency for administrative purposes only.

      (P.A. 85-584, S. 1, 9; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; 93-262, S. 67, 87; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 96-268, S. 4, 34; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(b).)

      History: 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. 93-262 replaced reference to commissioners of income maintenance and human resources with commissioner of social services, reducing the number of nonvoting ex-officio members from ten to nine to reflect the change, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-268 replaced Commission on Children and Youth with Commission on Children, effective July 1, 1996; 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.

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