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

      *Cited. 200 C. 386.

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Sec. 4-65. Commissioner.
Sec. 4-65a. Office of Policy and Management.
Sec. 4-65b. Transfer of certain powers and duties to secretary from Commissioner and Department of Planning and Energy Policy, Commissioner of Finance and Control, managing director, Budget and Management Division, Tax Commissioner under chapters 111 and 112 and State Planning Council.
Sec. 4-66. Powers and duties of Secretary of Office of Policy and Management.
Sec. 4-66a. Secretary to advise Governor and General Assembly on matters concerning local government and matters affecting the state. Planning, management and technical assistance for local governments. Federal financial assistance and funds, and financial assistance and aid from private sources.
Sec. 4-66b. Capital development impact statements.
Sec. 4-66c. Urban action bonds.
Sec. 4-66d. Standardized form for notification of possible reimbursement liability.
Sec. 4-66e. Development of interagency self-sufficiency measurement standards. Required updating.
Sec. 4-66f. Maintenance of funds received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible.
Secs. 4-66h to 4-66z.
Sec. 4-66aa. Community investment account. Distribution of funds.
Sec. 4-66bb. Administrative costs to be paid from land protection, affordable housing and historic preservation account.
Sec. 4-66cc. Agricultural sustainability account.
Sec. 4-67. Secretary may require reports. Examination of agencies. Annual report to Governor. Medical records of state employees.
Sec. 4-67a. Medical Affairs Reference Committee.
Sec. 4-67b. Appraisal fee schedule established.
Sec. 4-67c. Fee schedule for health services established by Commissioner of Social Services.
Sec. 4-67d. Professional Advisory Committee.
Sec. 4-67e. Coordination of water resources policy. Memorandum of understanding. Review of regulatory authority and memoranda of understanding.
Sec. 4-67f. State agency projects to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Employee awards. Innovations review panel. Savings realized.
Sec. 4-67g. Bureau of Real Property Management.
Sec. 4-67h. Bond issue.
Secs. 4-67i to 4-67l.
Sec. 4-67m. Development of goals, objectives and measures; implementation and revision; report.
Secs. 4-67n to 4-67q.
Sec. 4-67r. Connecticut Progress Council. Development of long-range vision. Benchmarks. Report on use of benchmarks in budgeting.
Sec. 4-67s. Child Poverty and Prevention Council: Definitions.
Secs. 4-67t and 4-67u. State Prevention Council: Comprehensive state-wide prevention plan; fiscal accountability; report and recommendations; plan to include coordination and identification of prevention services and findings re effectiveness of programs; plan for goals, strategies and outcome measures.
Sec. 4-67v. Governor's budget document re prevention goals.
Sec. 4-67w. State Prevention Council: Submission of recommendations re expansion, including benchmarks, or termination.
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. 4-67y. Child Poverty and Prevention Council to constitute the children in the recession leadership team. Duties. Report.
Sec. 4-68. Records and services of office to be available in connection with the preparation, legislation and execution of the budget.
Sec. 4-68a.
Secs. 4-68b and 4-68c.
Sec. 4-68d. Collection of sums due state for public assistance.
Sec. 4-68e.
Sec. 4-68f.
Sec. 4-68g. (Formerly Sec. 17-21). Conservators for mentally ill or mentally retarded persons.
Sec. 4-68h.
Sec. 4-68i.
Sec. 4-68j. Disapproval of requests by any state agency or official may be in writing.
Sec. 4-68k. Data processing division, established. Deputy commissioner of data processing; responsibilities; qualifications.
Sec. 4-68l. Grants to towns to supplement reimbursement under the general assistance program.
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. 4-68q. Notification of outstanding rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for probation violations.
Secs. 4-68r to 4-68w.
Sec. 4-68x. Urban violence reduction grant program.
Sec. 4-69. Definitions.
Secs. 4-70 and 4-70a. Director of the Budget; general duties. Budget and Management Division established.
Sec. 4-70b. Definitions. 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. 4-70c. Transfer of budget director's powers to managing director, Planning and Budgeting Division.
Sec. 4-70d.
Sec. 4-70e. Office of Finance. Executive financial officer.
Sec. 4-71. Transmission to General Assembly of budget document in odd-numbered year and status report in even-numbered year. Report re three fiscal years immediately following biennium.
Sec. 4-71a. Estimates of recommended state grants-in-aid to towns under the budget document.
Sec. 4-71b. Estimates of state grants-in-aid under state budget act.
Sec. 4-71c. Computation of the cost of an indexed increase in assistance payments.
Sec. 4-72. Governor's budget message.
Sec. 4-73. Recommended appropriations.
Sec. 4-73a. Determination of actual rate of fringe benefits for funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education.
Sec. 4-74. Appropriation and revenue bills.
Sec. 4-74a. Recommendations concerning the economy.
Sec. 4-75. Publication of the budget document.
Sec. 4-76. Governor to explain budget document and reports to legislative committees.
Sec. 4-77. Submission of estimates of expenditures by budgeted agencies. Guidelines for standard economic and planning factors and for unit costs for utilities. Statement of revenue and estimated revenue. Financial, personnel and nonappropriated moneys status reports.
Sec. 4-77a. Submission of estimates of expenditures for payment of workers' compensation claims.
Sec. 4-77b. Estimate of expenditure requirement by Department of Public Works to include amount required for leasing of additional facilities and maintenance.
Sec. 4-78. Information contained in budget recommendations.
Sec. 4-79. Tentative budget.
Sec. 4-80. Hearings on tentative budget.
Sec. 4-81. Formulation of the budget.
Sec. 4-82. Supplemental estimates.
Sec. 4-82a. Governor to report to General Assembly re projected deficit.
Sec. 4-83. Prohibited estimates or requests.
Sec. 4-84. Contingency appropriation.
Sec. 4-85. Quarterly requisitions for allotments; exceptions; modifications. Procedure for reductions to allotment requisitions and allotments in force for legislative and judicial branches.
Sec. 4-85a. Reductions of appropriations for the fiscal year 1971-1972.
Secs. 4-85b and 4-85c. Preparation of a human services annual agenda. Human services annual agenda: Contents, schedule and cycle.
Sec. 4-85d. Submission of accounting of federal energy funds.
Sec. 4-86. Monthly notification re refunds. Warrants to be specific; not to exceed appropriations. Transfer of appropriations.
Sec. 4-87. Transfer and revision of appropriations. Relocation expenses.
Sec. 4-88. Reversion of unencumbered balances.
Sec. 4-89. Appropriations; treatment of unexpended balances at close of fiscal year.
Secs. 4-90 to 4-92. Transfer of unexpended balances. Report of unexpended balance of special commissions; transfer to General Fund. Unused balances of appropriations.
Sec. 4-93. Finance Advisory Committee; appointment and term. Meeting agenda.
Sec. 4-94. Finance Advisory Committee to approve transfers of funds.
Sec. 4-95. Appropriation for social services assistance and care.
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. 4-95b. Transfer of funds to implement improvements to fiscal and related reporting procedures.
Sec. 4-96. Additions to specific appropriations.
Sec. 4-97. Use of appropriations.
Sec. 4-97a. Moneys received for specific statutory purpose.
Sec. 4-98. Appropriations encumbered by purchase order; current and capital expenditures. Delegation to agency.
Sec. 4-99. Commitment of appropriations prior to beginning of fiscal period.
Sec. 4-100. Penalty for exceeding appropriations; exceptions.
Sec. 4-101. Appropriations to hospitals.
Sec. 4-101a. Office of Policy and Management. Grants, technical assistance or consultation services to nongovernmental acute care general hospitals.
Sec. 4-101b. Certification of reasonable efforts of hospitals to provide uncompensated care.
Sec. 4-102. Hospital societies' reports.
Sec. 4-103. Uniform system of accounting for hospitals receiving state aid.
Sec. 4-104. Inspection and subpoena of hospital records.
Sec. 4-105. Procedure where right to inspect records is denied.
Sec. 4-106. Treatment of venereal diseases in hospitals receiving state aid.
Sec. 4-107. Institutions receiving state aid; visitation.
Sec. 4-107a. Fire training schools and emergency communications centers to report re use of state funds.
Sec. 4-108. Director of purchases; appointment.
Secs. 4-109 and 4-110.
Secs. 4-110a and 4-110b.
Sec. 4-110c.
Sec. 4-110d.
Sec. 4-111.
Sec. 4-112.
Sec. 4-112a. Sale of state highway equipment.
Secs. 4-113 to 4-114c.
Sec. 4-115.
Sec. 4-116.
Sec. 4-117.
Secs. 4-118 to 4-120. Reproduction of documents filed with certain agencies. Printing of public documents. Publication of documents.
Sec. 4-120a.
Sec. 4-121. Supervisor of State Publications.
Secs. 4-121a to 4-121c.
Secs. 4-122 and 4-122a.
Sec. 4-123.
Sec. 4-124.
Secs. 4-124a and 4-124b. Establishment. Director; powers and duties. Transfer of other state personnel.
Sec. 4-124c. (Formerly Sec. 32-7a). Regional councils of elected officials.
Sec. 4-124d. (Formerly Sec. 32-7b). Duties of council.
Sec. 4-124e. (Formerly Sec. 32-7c). Bylaws. Officers.
Sec. 4-124f. (Formerly Sec. 32-7d). Receipt of funds. Dues. Contracts. Audits.
Sec. 4-124g. Transitional provisions.
Sec. 4-124h. Powers of regional council of elected officials where there is no regional planning agency or regional council of governments.
Sec. 4-124i. Regional councils of governments. Definitions.
Sec. 4-124j. Creation. Membership. Withdrawal.
Sec. 4-124k. Representatives of members.
Sec. 4-124l. Certification of establishment of council. Transitional period. Reversion to regional council of elected officials.
Sec. 4-124m. Rights and duties of councils.
Sec. 4-124n. Bylaws. Officers. Committees. Meetings.
Sec. 4-124o. Regional planning commissions.
Sec. 4-124p. Receipt of funds. Dues. Contracts. Audits. Annual report.
Sec. 4-124q. Grants-in-aid to regional agencies.
Sec. 4-124r. Purchase of real property.
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. 4-124u. Process for voluntary review of projects of regional significance.
Sec. 4-124v. Bond issue for nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program.
Sec. 4-124w. Office of Workforce Competitiveness. Responsibilities.
Sec. 4-124x. Technology assessment examination program. Report.
Sec. 4-124y. Information technology credential or degree program. Guidelines. Report.
Sec. 4-124z. Review and evaluation of linkage between skill standards for education and training and employment needs of business and industry.
Sec. 4-124aa. Information technology internship and work-study program. Guidelines. Report.
Sec. 4-124bb. Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee. Establishment. Membership.
Sec. 4-124cc. Career ladder programs. Development of three-year plan.
Sec. 4-124dd. Connecticut Allied Health Workforce Policy Board. Establishment, duties and membership.
Sec. 4-124ee. Connecticut nursing faculty incentive program. Guidelines. Report.
Sec. 4-124ff. Innovation Challenge Grant program. Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy.
Sec. 4-124gg. Industry advisory committees for career clusters within regional vocational-technical schools and regional community-technical college systems.
Sec. 4-124hh. Grant program to generate talent in institutions of higher education and for student outreach and development.
Sec. 4-124ii. Awarding of grants to generate talent in institutions of higher education.
Secs. 4-124jj to 4-124ss.
Sec. 4-124tt. Pilot program for training re employment skills and credentials for certain individuals with minor dependents. Eligibility.
Sec. 4-124uu. Program re trained workforce for the film industry.
Sec. 4-124vv. Office of Workforce Competitiveness to fund Connecticut Career Choices.

PART I*
GENERAL PROVISIONS

      *See chapter 111 (Sec. 7-391 et seq.) re Municipal Auditing Act.

      See chapter 112 (Sec. 7-398 et seq.) re municipal finance.

      See Secs. 12-1c and 12-1d for transfer of certain functions, powers and duties from the Commissioner of Revenue Services to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

      See chapter 201 (Sec. 12-1 et seq.) for powers and duties re municipal finance, assessment or taxation of property and state grants to municipalities.

      See chapter 203 (Sec. 12-40 et seq.) for powers and duties re property tax assessment.

      See chapter 204 (Sec. 12-122 et seq.) for powers and duties re local levy and collection of taxes.

      See chapter 204a (Sec. 12-170a et seq.) for powers and duties re relief for elderly homeowners and renters.

      See title 16a re certain functions formerly within the jurisdiction of the Department of Planning and Energy Policy.


      Sec. 4-65. Commissioner. Section 4-65 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 220; June, 1955, S. 72d; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 120, 136.)

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      Sec. 4-65a. Office of Policy and Management. (a) There shall be an Office of Policy and Management which shall be responsible for all aspects of state staff planning and analysis in the areas of budgeting, management, planning, energy policy determination and evaluation, intergovernmental policy, criminal and juvenile justice planning and program evaluation. The department head shall be the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 and 4-8, with all the powers and duties therein prescribed. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall be the employer representative (1) in collective bargaining negotiations concerning changes to the state employees retirement system and health and welfare benefits, and (2) in all other matters involving collective bargaining, including negotiation and administration of all collective bargaining agreements and supplemental understandings between the state and the state employee unions concerning all executive branch employees except (A) employees of the Division of Criminal Justice, and (B) faculty and professional employees of boards of trustees of constituent units of the state system of higher education. The secretary may designate a member of the secretary's staff to act as the employer representative in the secretary's place.

      (b) There shall be such undersecretaries as may be necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the office. Each such undersecretary shall be appointed by the secretary and shall be qualified and experienced in the functions to be performed by him. The positions of each such undersecretary shall be exempt from the classified service.

      (c) The secretary may delegate to the deputy secretary all or part of the authority, powers and duties of the secretary.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 18, 610; P.A. 79-610, S. 1; P.A. 82-346, S. 1, 7; 82-472, S. 170, 183; P.A. 83-19, S. 2, 3; P.A. 88-116, S. 6; P.A. 91-343, S. 1, 11; P.A. 00-77, S. 1, 7; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 100.)

      History: P.A. 79-610 added coordination of employment and training programs to office of policy and management responsibilities; P.A. 82-346 amended Subsec. (a) by adding criminal and juvenile justice planning as one of the areas of responsibility; P.A. 82-472 changed effective date of P.A. 82-346 from July 1, 1982, to January 1, 1983; P.A. 83-19 removed from the office of policy and management's list of duties in Subsec. (a) the responsibility for the coordination of employment and training programs; P.A. 88-116 deleted former Subsec. (b), making office a successor department to department of planning and energy policy, and former Subsec. (c), making office a successor to budget and management division; P.A. 91-343 substituted "intergovernmental policy" for "intergovernmental relations" in Subsec. (a); P.A. 00-77 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provisions re secretary's duties as employer representative for collective bargaining, effective May 16, 2000; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 added Subsec. (c) authorizing secretary to delegate authority, powers and duties to deputy secretary, effective May 12, 2004.

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      Sec. 4-65b. Transfer of certain powers and duties to secretary from Commissioner and Department of Planning and Energy Policy, Commissioner of Finance and Control, managing director, Budget and Management Division, Tax Commissioner under chapters 111 and 112 and State Planning Council. Section 4-65b is repealed.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 74, 136; P.A. 82-135, S. 1, 3; P.A. 83-487, S. 6, 33; P.A. 84-512, S. 14, 30; P.A. 85-613, S. 15, 154; P.A. 88-116, S. 11.)

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      Sec. 4-66. Powers and duties of Secretary of Office of Policy and Management. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall have the following functions and powers: To keep on file information concerning the state's general accounts; to furnish all accounting statements relating to the financial condition of the state as a whole, to the condition and operation of state funds, to appropriations, to reserves and to costs of operations; to furnish such statements as and when they are required for administrative purposes and, at the end of each fiscal period, to prepare and publish such financial statements and data as will convey to the General Assembly the essential facts as to the financial condition, the revenues and expenditures and the costs of operations of the state government; to furnish to the State Comptroller on or before the twentieth day of each month cumulative monthly statements of revenues and expenditures to the end of the last-completed month together with (1) a statement of estimated revenue by source to the end of the fiscal year, at least in the same detail as appears in the budget act, and (2) a statement of appropriation requirements of the state's General Fund to the end of the fiscal year itemized as far as practicable for each budgeted agency, including estimates of lapsing appropriations, unallocated lapsing balances and unallocated appropriation requirements; to transmit to the Office of Fiscal Analysis a copy of monthly position data and monthly bond project run; to inquire into the operation of, and make or recommend improvement in, the methods employed in the preparation of the budget and the procedure followed in determining whether the funds expended by the departments, boards, commissions and institutions supported in whole or in part by the state are wisely, judiciously and economically expended and to submit such findings and recommendations to the General Assembly at each regular session, together with drafts of proposed legislation, if any; to examine each department, state college, state hospital, state-aided hospital, reformatory and prison and each other institution or other agency supported in whole or in part by the state, except public schools, for the purpose of determining the effectiveness of its policies, management, internal organization and operating procedures and the character, amount, quality and cost of the service rendered by each such department, institution or agency; to recommend, and to assist any such department, institution or agency to effect, improvements in organization, management methods and procedures and to report its findings and recommendations and submit drafts of proposed legislation, if any, to the General Assembly at each regular session; to consider and devise ways and means whereby comprehensive plans and designs to meet the needs of the several departments and institutions with respect to physical plant and equipment and whereby financial plans and programs for the capital expenditures involved may be made in advance and to make or assist in making such plans; to devise and prescribe the form of operating reports that shall be periodically required from the several departments, boards, commissions, institutions and agencies supported in whole or in part by the state; to require the several departments, boards, commissions, institutions and agencies to make such reports for such periods as said secretary may determine; to verify the correctness of, and to analyze, all such reports and to take such action as may be deemed necessary to remedy unsatisfactory conditions disclosed by such reports.

      (1949 Rev., S. 221; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 85; P.A. 74-313, S. 1, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 23, 610; P.A. 78-298, S. 6, 14; 78-303, S. 5, 136; P.A. 82-465, S. 2, 5; P.A. 87-589, S. 1, 87.)

      History: 1961 act changed "teachers college" to "state college"; P.A. 74-313 required department to furnish comptroller cumulative monthly statements of revenues and expenditures and accounts of estimated revenue and appropriation requirements; P.A. 77-614 substituted secretary of the office of policy and management for department and commissioner of finance and control; P.A. 78-298 required that estimated revenue be listed by source and that estimated appropriation requirements be itemized by agency; P.A. 78-303 deleted requirement regarding unused, improperly used or neglected equipment; P.A. 82-465 required secretary to transmit copy of monthly position data and bond project run to office of fiscal analysis; P.A. 87-589 made technical change, restoring language inadvertently deleted through computer processing error.

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      Sec. 4-66a. Secretary to advise Governor and General Assembly on matters concerning local government and matters affecting the state. Planning, management and technical assistance for local governments. Federal financial assistance and funds, and financial assistance and aid from private sources. (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall advise the Governor on matters concerning local government including state laws relating to local government, the impact of federal actions or proposed federal actions on local government, the financial needs and resources of local government and the allocation of program and financial responsibility between local government and the state.

      (b) The secretary shall advise the Governor regarding potential federal actions affecting state government and the citizens of the state and shall advise the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and relating to the subject area of each federal policy initiative, including the allocation of resources in the federal budget, federal public assistance policy, federal economic policy and the distribution of federal assistance and facilities among regions and states.

      (c) The secretary may provide planning and management assistance to local governments utilizing such state and federal funds as may be appropriated for such purpose.

      (d) The secretary shall encourage each department of state government which deals with local governments to provide technical assistance in their areas of specialization. The secretary shall advise local officials on programs of state and federal assistance for which local governments are eligible and provide assistance, when requested, in applying for such assistance.

      (e) The secretary shall require that notice be given to him of all applications for federal financial assistance or for any gift, contribution, income from trust funds, or other aid from any private source submitted by the state, or any agency thereof, authorities and development agencies. The secretary may require that notice be given him of all applications for federal financial assistance submitted by municipalities or any agency thereof. The secretary may require that any notice of application for federal financial assistance be accompanied by an urban impact statement, on a form furnished by said secretary, indicating that the project or program for which such application is being made has been reviewed in accordance with the goals set forth in section 4-66b. Ongoing fund-raising from any private source by an institution of higher education shall not constitute an application under the terms of this section.

      (f) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management is authorized to do all things necessary to apply for and accept federal funds allotted or available to the state under any federal act or program which could support activities which the secretary is authorized to undertake. He shall administer such funds in accordance with state and federal law. The secretary, in consultation with the executive director of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, or the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, when applicable, may apply for all federal funds available to the state for defense conversion projects and other projects consistent with a defense conversion strategy.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 25, 610; P.A. 79-607, S. 5; P.A. 91-343, S. 2, 11; P.A. 93-221, S. 1; P.A. 94-65, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-78, S. 1, 5; 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-131, S. 3, 5.)

      History: P.A. 79-607 amended notice requirement in Subsec. (e) to include provision regarding urban impact statement; P.A. 91-343 amended Subsec. (c) to allow secretary to provide assistance to local governments instead of requiring him to devise and administer program of assistance, and repealed requirement in Subsec. (d) that secretary provide technical assistance to local governments; P.A. 93-221 amended Subsec. (b) by requiring the secretary to advise the appropriations committee and any other affected committee concerning potential federal actions affecting state government, adding specific reference to federal public assistance policy; P.A. 94-65 amended Subsec. (e) to authorize the secretary of the office of policy and management to require notice by municipalities of applications for federal financial assistance and deleted provision mandating such notice, effective May 19, 1994; P.A. 95-78 amended Subsec. (f) to authorize secretary to apply for federal defense conversion funds, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner of Economic Development with Commissioner of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 97-131 amended Subsec. (e) to add gift, contribution, income from trust funds and other aid from private sources, changed requirement of notice from mandatory to permissive by the secretary and provided that ongoing fund-raising by an institution of higher education shall not constitute an application under this section, effective June 13, 1997.

      See Sec. 7-148dd re secretary's duties re problems of municipalities' fiscal disparities.

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      Sec. 4-66b. Capital development impact statements. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall develop a form for capital development impact statements on which state agencies shall indicate the manner in which a planned or requested capital project or program addresses the following goals: (1) Revitalization of the economic base of urban areas by rebuilding older commercial and industrial areas, and encouraging new industries to locate in the central cities in order to protect existing jobs and create new job opportunities needed to provide meaningful economic opportunity for inner city residents; (2) revitalization of urban neighborhoods to reduce the isolation of various income, age and minority groups through the promotion of fair and balanced housing opportunities for low and moderate income residents; (3) revitalization of the quality of life for the residents of urban areas by insuring quality education, comprehensive health care, access to balanced transportation, adequate recreation facilities, responsive public safety, coordinated effective human service programs, decent housing and employment and clean water and by insuring full and equal rights and opportunities for all people to reap the economic and social benefits of society; (4) coordination of the conservation and growth of all areas of the state to insure that each area preserves its unique character and sense of community and further insure a balanced growth and prudent use of the state's resources.

      (P.A. 79-607, S. 1, 22; P.A. 89-294, S. 2, 3.)

      History: P.A. 89-294 deleted provision which had required secretary to establish criteria for projects and programs for which statements required to be filed with secretary and bond commission.

      See Secs. 3-20, 4-66a, 4-66c, 4-71a, 4-71b and 4b-23 re urban action goals.

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      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 fifty-nine million four hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred forty-four dollars. 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 forty-four million eight hundred thousand dollars.

      (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. (G) Three million dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for the acquisition of land and the development of commercial or retail property in New Haven. (H) Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars of the grants-in-aid authorized in subparagraph (F)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be made available for repairs and replacement of the fishing pier at Cummings Park in Stamford.

      (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; P.A. 10-44, S. 26.)

      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; P.A. 10-44 amended Subsec. (a) to decrease aggregate authorization from $1,172,487,544 to $1,159,487,544 and to delete provision re authorization amount effective on July 1, 2008, amended Subsec. (b)(1)(F)(ii) to decrease amount authorized from $1,057,800,000 to $1,044,800,000 and to delete provision re authorization amount effective on July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (b)(2) by adding Subpara. (G) providing that $3,000,000 be made available for land acquisition and development in New Haven and Subpara. (H) providing that $750,000 be made available for Cummings Park in Stamford, effective July 1, 2010.

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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. 4-66e. Development of interagency self-sufficiency measurement standards. Required updating. (a) For purposes of this section, "self-sufficiency measurement" means a calculation of the income an employed adult may need to meet family needs, including, but not limited to, housing, food, day care, transportation and medical costs.

      (b) Not later than January 1, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management shall contract with a private vendor to develop a self-sufficiency measurement by October 1, 1999. This measurement shall take into account geographical variations in costs and the age and number of children in the family. The value of any state or federal public assistance benefit received by a recipient of temporary family assistance shall be calculated into such recipient's self-sufficiency measurement.

      (c) Not later than October 31, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management shall distribute the self-sufficiency measurement to all state agencies that counsel individuals who are seeking education, training or employment. Effective October 31, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management may also distribute the self-sufficiency measurement to any other entity that requests such measurement. Such state agencies and other entities may use the self-sufficiency measurement to assist and guide individuals who are seeking education, training or employment in establishing personal financial goals and estimating the amount of income such individuals may need to support their families.

      (d) Not later than January 1, 2003, and every three years thereafter, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management, and within existing budgetary resources, shall update the self-sufficiency measurement developed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and shall distribute the updated self-sufficiency measurement to all state agencies that counsel individuals who are seeking education, training or employment. Effective January 1, 2003, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness may also distribute the updated self-sufficiency measurement to any other entity that requests such measurement. Such state agencies and other entities may use the updated self-sufficiency measurement to assist and guide individuals who are seeking education, training or employment in establishing personal financial goals and estimating the amount of income such individuals may need to support their families.

      (e) The self-sufficiency measurement shall not be used to: (1) Analyze the success or failure of any program; (2) determine or establish eligibility or benefit levels for any state or federal public assistance program, including, but not limited to, temporary family assistance, child care assistance, medical assistance, state administered general assistance, supplemental nutrition assistance or eligibility for the HUSKY plan; (3) determine whether a person subject to time-limited benefits under the temporary family assistance program qualifies for an extension of benefits under such program; or (4) supplement the amount of benefits awarded under the temporary family assistance program.

      (P.A. 98-169, S. 1, 8; P.A. 02-54, S. 1; P.A. 09-9, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 98-169 effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 02-54 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), added new Subsec. (d) to require that the self-sufficiency measurement be updated not later than January 1, 2003, and every three years thereafter, and redesignated existing Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (e), effective May 9, 2002; P.A. 09-9 amended Subsec. (e)(2) by replacing "food stamps" with "supplemental nutrition assistance", effective May 4, 2009.

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      Sec. 4-66f. Maintenance of funds received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or the regulations adopted thereunder, disaster assistance funds received by the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for administration may be maintained in a separate fund or separate account within the General Fund and used for any administrative functions. The balance of any such funds remaining at the end of each fiscal year shall be carried forward for the fiscal year next succeeding.

      (P.A. 99-97, S. 5, 6; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 82.)

      History: P.A. 99-97 effective June 3, 1999; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 changed state agency receiving federal disaster assistance funds from Office of Policy and Management to Office of Emergency Management, effective May 12, 2004 (Revisor's note: Pursuant to P.A. 04-219, the reference to "Office of Emergency Management" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security").

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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 eighty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2010.

      (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; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2, S. 1.)

      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; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2 amended Subsec. (a) to increase aggregate authorization from $140,000,000 to $180,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is effective July 1, 2010, effective September 25, 2009.

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      Secs. 4-66h to 4-66z. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 4-66aa. Community investment account. Distribution of funds. (a) There is established, within the General Fund, a separate, nonlapsing account to be known as the "community investment account". The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The funds in the account shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) Twenty-five per cent to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) twenty-five per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) twenty-five per cent to the Department of Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; and (4) twenty-five per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) Five hundred thousand dollars annually for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j; (B) five hundred thousand dollars, annually for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k; (C) one hundred thousand dollars annually to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) seventy-five thousand dollars annually for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; and (E) the remainder for farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, from July 1, 2009, until July 1, 2011, the funds in the community investment account established pursuant to said subsection shall be distributed every three months as follows: (1) Twenty per cent to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to use as follows: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars, annually, to supplement the technical assistance and preservation activities of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, established pursuant to special act 75-93, and (B) the remainder to supplement historic preservation activities as provided in sections 10-409 to 10-415, inclusive; (2) twenty per cent to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to supplement new or existing affordable housing programs; (3) twenty per cent to the Department of Environmental Protection for municipal open space grants; and (4) forty per cent to the Department of Agriculture to use as follows: (A) One hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, for the agricultural viability grant program established pursuant to section 22-26j; (B) one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, for the farm transition program established pursuant to section 22-26k; (C) twenty-five thousand dollars, quarterly, to encourage the sale of Connecticut Grown food to schools, restaurants, retailers, and other institutions and businesses in the state; (D) eighteen thousand seven hundred fifty dollars, quarterly, for the Connecticut farm link program established pursuant to section 22-26l; (E) twelve thousand five hundred dollars, quarterly, for Urban Oaks Organic Farm; (F) eleven thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars, quarterly, for the Seafood Advisory Council established pursuant to section 22-455; (G) eleven thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars, quarterly, to the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council established pursuant to section 22-26c; (H) six thousand two hundred fifty dollars, quarterly, to the Connecticut Food Policy Council established pursuant to section 22-456; and (I) the remainder each quarter to the agricultural sustainability account established pursuant to section 4-66c. Each agency receiving funds under this section may use not more than ten per cent of such funds for administration of the programs for which the funds were provided, except the Department of Agriculture may also use such funds for the administration of farmland preservation programs pursuant to chapter 422.

      (P.A. 05-228, S. 6; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 113; P.A. 09-229, S. 28; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 69.)

      History: P.A. 05-228 effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 changed effective date of P.A. 05-228 to October 1, 2005, effective June 30, 2005; P.A. 09-229 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a), renamed account the "community investment account" and added Subsec. (b) re distribution of funds from July 1, 2009, until July 1, 2011, effective July 1, 2009; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (b)(4) to require quarterly distribution of funds and add new Subparas. (E) to (H) re distribution of funds to certain organizations, effective September 9, 2009.

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      Sec. 4-66bb. Administrative costs to be paid from land protection, affordable housing and historic preservation account. Any costs associated with administering the provisions of public act 05-228*, including fringe benefit costs, shall be paid from the account established by section 4-66aa.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 63.)

      *Note: Public act 05-228 is entitled "An Act Concerning Farm Land Preservation, Land Protection, Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation". (See Reference Table captioned "Public Acts of 2005" in Volume 16 which lists the sections amended, created or repealed by the act.)


      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 4-66cc. Agricultural sustainability account. There is established an account to be known as the "agricultural sustainability account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Commissioner of Agriculture for the purpose of providing agricultural assistance pursuant to section 30 of public act 09-229*.

      (P.A. 09-229, S. 29.)

      *Note: Section 30 of public act 09-229 is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms.


      History: P.A. 09-229 effective July 1, 2009.

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      Sec. 4-67. Secretary may require reports. Examination of agencies. Annual report to Governor. Medical records of state employees. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may require reports from any department, agency or institution, supported in whole or in part by the state, upon any matter of property or finance at any time and under such regulations as he may prescribe and shall require special reports upon the request of the Governor. The information contained in such special reports shall be submitted by him to the Governor. Said secretary, or any agent of the Office of Policy and Management designated by him for such purpose, may enter any property of any department, board, institution or agency of the state and may examine any of its property and any of its books, papers, plans and records, investigate its service, the effectiveness of its policies, management, internal organization and operating procedure and the character, amount, quality and cost of the service rendered; may recommend to any such department, institution or agency, and assist it to effect, improvements in organization, management, methods and procedure and report his findings and recommendations to the Governor. Each officer and employee of any such department, institution, board or other agency shall assist said secretary or his agent in carrying out the provisions of this chapter. Said secretary shall submit an annual report to the Governor, as provided by section 4-60, which shall include such information concerning the operations of the office and the financial condition and operations of the state as he deems advisable and also any recommendations for changes in the organization or activities of the office. This section shall not apply to the medical records of state employees unless the employee gives his consent or unless the information sought is necessary to assure adjudication of any responsibility on the part of the state or unless medical interpretations of preemployment and other examinations are requested by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

      (1949 Rev., S. 222; 1955, S. 73d; 1957, P.A. 658, S. 1; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 14; P.A. 73-677, S. 8; 73-679, S. 7, 43; P.A. 75-519, S. 5, 12; 75-537, S. 20, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 24, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 6, 136.)

      History: P.A. 73-677 changed remaining reference to personnel director to commissioner of personnel and administration; P.A. 73-679 changed director of the budget to managing director, planning and budgeting division; P.A. 75-519 changed commissioner of personnel and administration to personnel commissioner; P.A. 75-537 changed planning and budgeting division to budget and management division; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 changed references to commissioner and department of finance and control to refer to office of policy and management and its secretary and replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services.

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      Sec. 4-67a. Medical Affairs Reference Committee. Section 4-67a is repealed.

      (1963, P.A. 517; 1967, P.A. 548, S. 5.)

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      Sec. 4-67b. Appraisal fee schedule established. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish a uniform fee schedule to equitably apply to independent professional appraisers for services chargeable to the state. In establishing said schedule he may consult with any state agency requiring appraisal services and such other advisors as he deems necessary.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 44; P.A. 77-614, S. 26, 610.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced old text concerning appraisal fee reference committee entirely, instituting new provisions for uniform fee schedule established by the secretary of the office of policy and management.

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      Sec. 4-67c. Fee schedule for health services established by Commissioner of Social Services. The Commissioner of Social Services shall establish a uniform fee schedule to equitably apply to practitioners of the healing arts and allied professions or callings set forth in chapters 370 to 383, inclusive, and vendors of sickroom supplies, for their services to needy persons chargeable to the state and to those persons included in medical assistance programs under Title XIX of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, as amended, entitled "Grants to States for Medical Assistance Programs". Said fee schedule shall be based on moderate and reasonable rates prevailing in the respective communities wherein the service is rendered.

      (1967, P.A. 548, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 250, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 27, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 7, 85, 136; P.A. 82-395, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87.)

      History: 1971 act changed reference to chapter 380 to chapter 383, included vendors of sickroom supplies under uniform fee schedule and deleted temporary exception for practitioners licensed under chapter 370; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 transferred duties of professional policy committee to the secretary of the office of policy and management with advice and assistance of income maintenance commissioner; P.A. 82-395 transferred responsibility for establishment of fee schedule from secretary of office of policy and management to commissioner of income maintenance who had formerly served in advisory role; P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of commissioner of social services for commissioner of income maintenance, effective July 1, 1993.

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      Sec. 4-67d. Professional Advisory Committee. Section 4-67d is repealed.

      (1967, P.A. 548, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 250, S. 2; P.A. 76-64; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 120, 136.)

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      Sec. 4-67e. Coordination of water resources policy. Memorandum of understanding. Review of regulatory authority and memoranda of understanding. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall coordinate the activity of the Commissioners of Public Health and Environmental Protection and the chairperson of the Public Utilities Control Authority in the following: (1) The review of the authority of each agency for consistency with the policies established by section 22a-380, (2) the preparation of a memorandum of understanding, not more than six months after October 1, 1991, intended to avoid inconsistency, overlap and redundancy in requirements and authority of each agency in water conservation issues, emergency contingency plans and regulatory authority under chapters 283, 446i, 446j and 474, (3) the review of exercise of regulatory authority over water companies, as defined in section 25-32a, to determine whether inconsistency, overlap or redundancy exist in the statutory requirements or regulatory authority of such agencies under chapters 283, 446i, 446j, and 474, (4) the assessment of the necessity of a memorandum of understanding to avoid such inconsistency, overlap or redundancy, and, if determined to be necessary, the preparation of such a memorandum by July 1, 1995, and (5) the development of recommendations for legislation and amendments to regulations to implement the provisions of a memorandum of understanding prepared pursuant to this section, or for consistency with the policies established by section 22a-380. There shall be a period of public review and comment on a memorandum of understanding prior to final agreement. On or before January 1, 1995, the secretary shall submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, energy and public utilities and the environment, written findings, and any recommendations, concerning the review and assessment conducted pursuant to subdivisions (3) and (4) of this section.

      (P.A. 89-327, S. 2, 7; P.A. 91-310, S. 1; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 94-219, S. 1; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

      History: P.A. 91-310 allowed regulatory authority under chapters 283, 446i, 446j and 474 to be included in the memorandum of understanding; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-219 added Subdivs. (3) and (4) re review of exercise of regulatory authority and the assessment of the necessity of a memorandum of understanding, respectively, and required submittal of any findings and recommendations relative to Subdivs. (3) and (4) to the joint standing committees of the general assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, environment and energy and public utilities; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

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      Sec. 4-67f. State agency projects to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Employee awards. Innovations review panel. Savings realized. (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish a program for the purpose of financing state agency projects to reduce costs and increase efficiencies through capital investment, including, but not limited to, projects to use new technologies, improved equipment and energy efficiency measures. Any state agency may submit a request for such funding to the secretary.

      (b) The secretary shall establish a program for the purpose of allocation of awards to individual state employees or groups of state employees who present ideas for innovations within their agencies which improve the delivery of services or reduce agency costs.

      (c) There is established an innovations review panel consisting of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or his designee, two representatives of state agencies selected by the secretary, two representatives of collective bargaining units representing state employees selected by the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition and five public members, including at least two representatives of the business community. The Governor, president pro tempore of the Senate, minority leader of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives and minority leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint one such public member. Said panel shall review and evaluate requests for funding for projects and awards pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section and recommend projects and awards to the secretary.

      (d) Not later than June 30, 1995, and annually thereafter, the innovations review panel shall identify and quantify the savings realized through the implementation of employee recommendations sponsored by the panel, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall certify the accuracy of such quantification. On July 1, 1995, and annually thereafter, fifty per cent of the unexpended savings realized during the preceding fiscal year through the implementation of an employee recommendation sponsored by the innovations review panel shall accrue to the agency which implemented the recommendation, provided such savings (1) shall so accrue only for the first year of the project, and (2) shall not exceed two million dollars in the aggregate for any one agency in any year.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 2, 36; P.A. 94-70.)

      History: P.A. 94-70 added Subsec. (d) re savings realized through implementation of employee recommendations sponsored by the panel.

      See Sec. 5-263a re state employees' suggestion awards program.

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      Sec. 4-67g. Bureau of Real Property Management. There is created a Bureau of Real Property Management within the Office of Policy and Management. Such office shall be responsible for: (1) Long-range planning with regard to the use of all state real property; (2) determining the level of efficiency of each and every state agency's use of any and all real property under its control; and (3) reviewing the inventory of state property maintained by the Commissioner of Public Works pursuant to subdivision (6) of section 4b-1 to determine the appropriate use of such properties.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 28, 36.)

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      Sec. 4-67h. Bond issue. (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 seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, provided two hundred fifty thousand dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994.

      (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 the purpose of funding of the Bureau of Real Property Management.

      (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 Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-7, S. 29, 36; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1, S. 2, 45.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 93-1 amended Subsec. (a) to increase bond authorization from $250,000 to $750,000, effective July 1, 1993, provided $250,000 of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 1994.

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      Secs. 4-67i to 4-67l. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 4-67m. Development of goals, objectives and measures; implementation and revision; report. (a) The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with each budgeted state agency, shall develop, for state budgeting purposes, specific biennial goals and objectives and quantifiable outcome measures, which shall not be limited to measures of activities, for each program, service and state grant administered or provided by such agency. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit an annual report concerning such goals, objectives and measures to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to the agency. For the biennium beginning July 1, 1995, and for each biennium thereafter, the annual report shall include an evaluation of the impact of each program, service and state contract on the family.

      (b) The goals, objectives and measures developed for each such agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be implemented for the biennium beginning July 1, 1993. The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with each such agency, shall review and revise such goals, objectives and measures for each biennium thereafter.

      (c) For the biennium beginning July 1, 1995, and for each biennium thereafter, the annual report submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall evaluate the progress of budgeted state agencies in achieving benchmarks established under section 4-67r.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-8, S. 3, 5; P.A. 93-387, S. 2, 3; P.A. 97-288, S. 4, 6; P.A. 05-288, S. 12.)

      History: P.A. 93-387 added Subsec. (c) re evaluation of progress in achieving benchmarks, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 97-288 amended Subsec. (a) to require that for the biennium beginning July 1, 1995, and for each biennium thereafter the report include an evaluation of the impact of each program, service and state contract on the family, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 13, 2005.

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      Secs. 4-67n to 4-67q. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 4-67r. Connecticut Progress Council. Development of long-range vision. Benchmarks. Report on use of benchmarks in budgeting. (a) There is created a Connecticut Progress Council. The council shall consist of the following members: The Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Social Services, Transportation, Education and Economic and Community Development; the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate and the majority leader of the House of Representatives, or their designees; the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development; a representative of a nonprofit municipal research organization, a representative of a state-sponsored economic advisory body, a representative of a major labor organization, a representative of a manufacturing concern, a representative of a service-related business and a representative of a financial service company, one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one by the majority leader of the Senate, one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one by the minority leader of the Senate and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives and six members appointed by the Governor, one representing medical services, one a major public or private university, one a major nonprofit organization, one a state employees' bargaining unit, one an environmental organization and one a business research organization. The first meeting of the council shall be called on or before November 1, 1993, by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The council shall elect a chairman from its members at the first meeting.

      (b) The council shall develop a long-range vision for the state and define benchmarks to measure progress to achieve the vision. The vision shall address areas of state concern, including, but not limited to, the areas of economic development, human resources and services, education, health, criminal justice, energy resources, transportation, housing, environmental quality, water supply, food production and natural and cultural resources. In developing the vision the council shall conduct public hearings, public meetings and workshops to insure the participation of a broad cross-section of the state's population. A public hearing shall be held on the vision and proposed benchmarks. The council may establish advisory committees to assist it in accomplishing its duties under this section. Membership on any advisory committee may include persons who are not members of the council.

      (c) Upon request of the council, a state department or nonpartisan legislative office shall provide the necessary personnel and resources to assist the council in performing its tasks in accordance with this section.

      (d) On or before February 1, 1994, the council shall submit a report to the General Assembly which describes its activities and makes recommendations concerning the vision and benchmarks.

      (e) On or before July 1, 1994, and biennially thereafter, the council shall submit the benchmarks to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the General Assembly for use in developing and reviewing the budget.

      (f) On or before February 1, 1996, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development and the appropriations and budgets of state agencies and to the council which recommends a plan for the use of benchmarks in developing the budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 1997, and for each biennium thereafter.

      (P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-387, S. 1, 3; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 95-232, S. 1, 2; 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5.)

      History: P.A. 93-387 effective June 30, 1993; (Revisor's note: P.A. 93-262 and P.A. 93-435 authorized substitution of "commissioner of social services" for "commissioner of income maintenance" in public and special acts of the 1993 regular and special sessions, effective July 1, 1993); P.A. 95-232 added Subsec. (f) requiring Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to submit a report to the appropriations committee recommending a plan for the use of benchmarks in developing the budget, effective July 6, 1995; 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.

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      Sec. 4-67s. Child Poverty and Prevention Council: Definitions. As used in sections 4-67s to 4-67x, inclusive:

      (1) "Prevention" means policies and programs that promote healthy, safe and productive lives and reduce the likelihood of crime, violence, substance abuse, illness, academic failure and other socially destructive behaviors.

      (2) "Research-based prevention" means those prevention programs as defined in this section that have been rigorously evaluated and are found to be effective or represent best practices.

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

      History: P.A. 01-121 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 06-179 substituted "4-67x" for "4-67v".

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      Secs. 4-67t and 4-67u. State Prevention Council: Comprehensive state-wide prevention plan; fiscal accountability; report and recommendations; plan to include coordination and identification of prevention services and findings re effectiveness of programs; plan for goals, strategies and outcome measures. Sections 4-67t and 4-67u are repealed, effective October 1, 2006.

      (P.A. 01-121, S. 2, 3, 6; P.A. 03-145, S. 1; P.A. 04-257, S. 90; P.A. 06-179, S. 5.)

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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. 4-67w. State Prevention Council: Submission of recommendations re expansion, including benchmarks, or termination. Section 4-67w is repealed, effective October 1, 2006.

      (P.A. 01-121, S. 5, 6; P.A. 03-19, S. 4; P.A. 06-179, S. 5.)

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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 and Economic and Community Development, 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 Council 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; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5, S. 29; P.A. 10-179, S. 94.)

      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; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5 amended Subsec. (a) to change "Children's Trust Fund" to "Children's Trust Fund Council", effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 10-179 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to Commissioner of Health Care Access and by making technical changes.

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      Sec. 4-67y. Child Poverty and Prevention Council to constitute the children in the recession leadership team. Duties. Report. (a) The Child Poverty and Prevention Council, established pursuant to section 4-67x, shall constitute the children in the recession leadership team to make recommendations for the state's emergency response to children affected by the recession. The council may establish a subcommittee to act for it under this section. For purposes of this section, the council or a subcommittee established under this subsection shall meet quarterly if the unemployment rate of the state, as reported by the Labor Commissioner, is eight per cent or greater for the preceding three months.

      (b) The council shall work in consultation with other government agencies to develop and promote policies, practices and procedures, within available appropriations, that (1) mitigate the long-term impact of economic recessions on children; (2) provide appropriate assistance and resources to families to minimize the number of children who enter poverty as a result of the recession; and (3) reduce human and fiscal costs of recessions, including foreclosures, child hunger, family violence, school failure, youth runaways, homelessness, child abuse and neglect.

      (c) For purposes of this section, the council, within available appropriations, shall utilize strategies to mitigate the impact of the recession on children that include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Resource information sharing and strategic planning to address emergency response to children in the recession; (2) training of pertinent personnel on the availability of services, access points and interventions across agencies, including child trauma treatment; (3) development of linkages between job training and education programs and services; (4) development and implementation of efforts to coordinate outreach and improve access to services, including the establishment of multiple enrollment sites where feasible; (5) reduction of current response times to clients for safety net programs, including, but not limited to, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, the National School Lunch Program and other federal child nutrition programs, the temporary family assistance program, the child care subsidy program, heating and rental assistance, eviction prevention services and free and reduced preschool meal programs; (6) identification of appropriate revisions to regulations and procedures to be streamlined to increase program access; (7) maximization of availability of targeted case management and intervention services; (8) assessment of the unique needs of children of soldiers serving or returning from war or other military service; and (9) maximization of all federal funding opportunities.

      (d) Not later than January 1, 2011, the council shall prepare a report on (1) the progress in implementing the provisions of this section; and (2) other government actions taken to reduce the impact of the recession on children and families. Such report shall be submitted to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and human services.

      (P.A. 10-133, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 10-133 effective June 8, 2010.

      See Sec. 4-165c re immunity of the state and its officials, employees and agents.

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      Sec. 4-68. Records and services of office to be available in connection with the preparation, legislation and execution of the budget. In the exercise of any function relating to the preparation, legislation and execution of the budget, the records and services of the Office of Policy and Management shall be available to the General Assembly, the Governor and any division of the office. The several divisions of said office shall cooperate to effect the purposes of this chapter.

      (1949 Rev., S. 245; P.A. 77-614, S. 28, 610.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 substituted office of policy and management for department of finance and control.

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      Sec. 4-68a. Transferred to Chapter 57, Sec. 4a-12.

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      Secs. 4-68b and 4-68c. Transferred to Chapter 57, Secs. 4a-14 and 4a-15, respectively.

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      Sec. 4-68d. Collection of sums due state for public assistance. Section 4-68d is repealed.

      (1967, P.A. 314, S. 17; P.A. 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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      Sec. 4-68e. Transferred to Chapter 57, Sec. 4a-13.

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      Sec. 4-68f. Transferred to Chapter 57, Sec. 4a-17.

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      Sec. 4-68g. (Formerly Sec. 17-21). Conservators for mentally ill or mentally retarded persons. Section 4-68g is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 2665; 1953, 1955, S. 1502d; 1957, P.A. 266; 1959, P.A. 182; 1963, P.A. 539, S. 1; 1967, P.A. 314, S. 16; 1969, P.A. 453, S. 2; P.A. 75-416, S. 2, 3.)

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      Sec. 4-68h. Transferred to Chapter 57, Sec. 4a-16.

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      Sec. 4-68i. Transferred to Chapter 57, Sec. 4a-18.

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      Sec. 4-68j. Disapproval of requests by any state agency or official may be in writing. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or said secretary's designee shall state the reasons in writing, if requested, the Office of Policy and Management disapproves any request of any state agency or official thereof.

      (P.A. 75-238; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 29, 610; P.A. 78-298, S. 8, 14.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner and department of finance and control with office of policy and management and its secretary; P.A. 78-298 required that written reasons for disapproval need be given only upon request.

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      Sec. 4-68k. Data processing division, established. Deputy commissioner of data processing; responsibilities; qualifications. Section 4-68k is repealed.

      (P.A. 75-519, S. 9, 10, 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 120, 136.)

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      Sec. 4-68l. Grants to towns to supplement reimbursement under the general assistance program. Section 4-68l is repealed, effective June 26, 1997.

      (May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 75, 89; P.A. 97-274, S. 6, 7.)

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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 shall publish an annual outcome report 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; P.A. 10-32, S. 8.)

      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; P.A. 10-32 amended Subsec. (f) to add "shall publish an annual outcome report", effective May 10, 2010.

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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. 4-68q. Notification of outstanding rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for probation violations. Not later than the fifteenth day of the first month after the Office of Policy and Management obtains access to data on outstanding rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for violation of probation, and not later than the fifteenth day of each month thereafter, the undersecretary of the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within said office shall notify the chief elected official of each municipality of the number of rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for violation of probation that have been issued for persons residing in that municipality and are still outstanding.

      (P.A. 06-99, S. 1.)

      See Sec. 54-2d re actions by law enforcement agencies to execute warrants.

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      Secs. 4-68r to 4-68w. Reserved for future use.

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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

      *See Sec. 8-240k re community economic development program.

      Cited. 200 C. 395.


      Sec. 4-69. Definitions. Wherever used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      (1) "Accrual basis" means the basis upon which, in transactions thereon, revenues are accounted for when earned or due, even though not collected, and expenditures are accounted for as soon as liabilities are incurred, whether paid or not;

      (2) "Agency fund" means a fund consisting of resources received or held by the state as an agent for certain individuals or governmental units;

      (3) "Allotment" means a portion of an appropriation or special fund set aside to cover expenditures and encumbrances for a certain period or purpose;

      (4) "Appropriation" means an authorization by the General Assembly to make expenditures and incur liabilities for specific purposes;

      (5) "Assets" means the entire property of all kinds of the state, including both current assets and fixed assets;

      (6) "Audit" means, in the absence of any expression defining the extent to which it has been limited, an examination of the subject matter of the accounting in all its financial aspects, including, so far as the several classifications of accounts may be involved, the verification of assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, revenues, expenditures, reserves and surplus in such detail as may be necessary to permit certification of the statements rendered and of the accountability of the fiduciary parties;

      (7) "Auditors' certificate" means a statement signed by the auditors stating that they have examined the accounting records and expressing their opinion, based on such examination, regarding the financial condition of the state or any of its enterprises, the results from operations and any facts which the auditors in their professional capacity have investigated;

      (8) "Balance sheet" means a statement showing the financial condition of a fund or government at a specified date;

      (9) "Budget" means an estimate of proposed expenditures for a given period or purpose and the means of financing them, as expressed in appropriation and revenue acts;

      (10) "Budget document" means the instrument used by the Governor to present a comprehensive financial program to the General Assembly;

      (11) "Budgeted agency" means (A) every department, board, council, commission, institution or other agency of the Executive Department of the state government, provided each board, council, commission, institution or other agency included by law within any given department shall be deemed a division of that department; (B) every court, council, division and other agency of the judicial branch of the state government financed in whole or in part by the state, including those agencies, officers, employees and services for which, or for the payment of whose salaries, appropriations are made to be expended on the direction, taxation or approval of any state court or judge thereof; and all of said courts, councils, divisions, agencies, officers, employees and services shall be one or more budgeted agency or agencies as the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may prescribe; (C) every full-time permanent department or agency of the legislative branch of the state government; and (D) every public and private institution, organization, association or other agency receiving financial aid from the state;

      (12) "Capital budget" means that portion of the budget which deals with the estimates of proposed expenditures for land, nonstructural improvements to land, structural replacements and major improvements and the means of financing them;

      (13) "Capital outlay" means expenditures which result in the acquisition of additions to fixed assets;

      (14) "Cash basis" means the basis upon which, in transactions thereon, revenues are accounted for when received in cash and expenditures are accounted for when paid;

      (15) "Current assets" means those assets owned by the state which are available to meet the cost of operations or to pay current liabilities of the state;

      (16) "Current liabilities" means liabilities which are payable immediately or in the near future out of current resources, as distinguished from long-term liabilities to be met out of future resources;

      (17) "Deficit" means the excess of the liabilities and reserves of a fund over its assets, or the excess of the obligations, reserves and unencumbered appropriations of a fund over its resources;

      (18) "Disbursements" means payments in cash regardless of the purpose;

      (19) "Encumbrances" means obligations in the form of purchase orders or contracts which are to be met from an appropriation and for which a part of the appropriation is reserved;

      (20) "Expenditures" means amounts paid for all purposes, including expenses, provisions for retirement of debt and capital outlay;

      (21) "Expenses" means expenditures for operation, maintenance, interest and other current expenditures for which no permanent or subsequently convertible value is received;

      (22) "Fiscal period" means any period at the end of which the state closes its books in order to determine its financial condition and the results of its operations;

      (23) "Fixed assets" means assets of a permanent character having a continuing value, such as land, buildings, machinery and furniture and other equipment;

      (24) "General Fund" means the fund that is unrestricted as to use and available for general purposes;

      (25) "Liabilities" means debts or other legal obligations arising out of transactions in the past which are to be liquidated or renewed or refunded upon some future date;

      (26) "Overdraft" means (A) the amount by which checks, drafts or other demands for payment on the Treasury or on a bank exceed the amount of the credit against which they are drawn or (B) the amount by which requisitions or audited vouchers exceed the appropriations or other credit to which they are chargeable;

      (27) "Petty cash" means a sum of money, either in the form of currency or a special bank deposit, set aside for the purpose of making change or immediate payments of comparatively small amounts for which it is subsequently reimbursed from the cash of a fund;

      (28) "Receipts" means sums actually received in cash from all sources unless otherwise described;

      (29) "Refund" means an amount paid back or credit allowed on account of an overcollection;

      (30) "Reimbursements" means cash or other assets received as a repayment of the cost of work or services performed, or of other expenditures made for or on behalf of another governmental unit, fund or department;

      (31) "Revenue" means additions to cash or other current assets which neither increase any liability or reserve nor represent the recovery of an expenditure;

      (32) "Special fund" means any fund which is to be used only in accordance with specific regulations or restrictions, including any fund created by a law authorizing and requiring the receipts of specific taxes or other revenues to be used to finance particular activities;

      (33) "Trust fund" means any fund consisting of resources received and held by the state as trustee to be expended or invested in accordance with the conditions of the trust;

      (34) "Unencumbered balance" means that portion of an appropriation or allotment not expended or encumbered;

      (35) "Unexpended balance" means that portion of an appropriation or allotment which has not been expended;

      (36) "Unliquidated encumbrances" means encumbrances which have not yet been paid or approved for payment;

      (37) "Voucher" means a document certifying a certain transaction, especially a written form attesting the propriety of the payment of money;

      (38) "Warrant" means a draft upon the treasurer for the payment of money.

      (1949 Rev., S. 223; June, 1955, S. 74d; P.A. 81-466, S. 2, 4; P.A. 96-180, S. 1, 166.)

      History: P.A. 81-466 deleted definition of "program budget" formerly found in Subdiv. (28) and renumbered remaining subsections accordingly, effective March 1, 1982; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the Revisors editorially changed the lower case alphabetic indicators in Subdivs. (11) and (26) to upper case for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 96-180 amended Subdiv. (11) by substituting "Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management" for "director of the budget", effective June 3, 1996.

      Appropriation to be spent for purpose specified. 163 C. 537. Cited. 200 C. 386.

      Subdiv. (3):

      Cited. 148 C. 623.

      Subdiv. (4):

      Cited. 41 CS 90, 99.

      Subdiv. (11):

      Towns not agencies within section meaning. 163 C. 537. Cited. Id. Cited. 193 C. 670.


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      Secs. 4-70 and 4-70a. Director of the Budget; general duties. Budget and Management Division established. Sections 4-70 and 4-70a are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 224; P.A. 73-679, S. 1, 42, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 21, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

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      Sec. 4-70b. Definitions. 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) For purposes of this section:

      (1) "Purchase of service contract" (A) means a contract between a state agency and a private provider organization or municipality for the purpose of obtaining direct health and human services for agency clients and generally not for administrative or clerical services, material goods, training or consulting services, and (B) does not include a contract with an individual;

      (2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management;

      (3) "State agency" means any department, board, council, commission, institution or other executive branch agency of state government;

      (4) "Municipality" means a town or any other political subdivision of the state, including any local or regional board of education or health district that is created or designated by the town to act on behalf of the town; and

      (5) "Private provider organization" means a nonstate entity that is either a nonprofit or proprietary corporation or partnership which receives funds from the state, and may receive federal or other funds, to provide direct health or human services to agency clients.

      (b) 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.

      (c) 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.

      (d) 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 a private provider organization or municipality. The secretary shall require all state agencies which purchase direct health and human services to comply with such policies and procedures.

      (e) Purchase of service contracts shall be subject to the competitive procurement provisions of sections 4-212 to 4-219, inclusive. 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.

      (f) 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.

      (g) No state agency may hire a private provider organization or municipality to provide direct health or human services to agency clients without executing a purchase of service contract with such private provider organization or municipality.

      (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; P.A. 09-210, S. 6.)

      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; P.A. 09-210 added new Subsec. (a) defining "purchase of service contract", "secretary", "state agency", "municipality" and "private provider organization", redesignated existing Subsecs. (a) to (e) as Subsecs. (b) to (f), amended redesignated Subsec. (d) by replacing "private providers" with "a private provider organization or municipality", making technical changes and deleting provision requiring report on system for purchase of services, amended redesignated Subsec. (e) by adding provision re purchase of service contracts subject to competitive procurement provisions of Secs. 4-212 to 4-219 and deleting definition of "purchase of service contract", and added Subsec. (g) prohibiting state agency from hiring private provider or municipality to provide direct health or human services without executing a purchase of service contract, effective July 8, 2009.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-70c. Transfer of budget director's powers to managing director, Planning and Budgeting Division. Section 4-70c is repealed.

      (P.A. 73-679, S. 3, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 54, 55.)

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      Sec. 4-70d. Transferred to Chapter 578, Sec. 32-4f.

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      Sec. 4-70e. Office of Finance. Executive financial officer. (a) There is established an Office of Finance which shall be within the Office of Policy and Management and shall report directly to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The Office of Finance shall be administered by an executive financial officer.

      (b) The executive financial officer of the Office of Finance shall, subject to the approval of the secretary: (1) Establish state agency financial policies, (2) review and approve, amend or reject all budget requests of state agencies for financial systems and operations and take actions to remedy any deficiencies in such systems and operations, (3) review and advise the executive heads of state agencies concerning agency financial staff needs, (4) in cooperation with the Department of Administrative Services, review the performance evaluations of state agency financial management personnel made by the executive heads of such agencies, recommend career development programs for higher level managers, coordinate interagency transfers of financial managers and advise state agencies concerning personnel policies and salary scales for financial managers, (5) monitor financial reports of all state agencies and (6) organize and implement programs for the exchange of information and technology concerning financial systems among state agencies and other state financial personnel.

      (P.A. 92-135, S. 4.)

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      Sec. 4-71. Transmission to General Assembly of budget document in odd-numbered year and status report in even-numbered year. Report re three fiscal years immediately following biennium. Not later than the first session day following the third day of February in each odd-numbered year, the Governor shall transmit to the General Assembly a budget document setting forth his financial program for the ensuing biennium with a separate budget for each of the two fiscal years and having the character and scope hereinafter set forth, and a report which sets forth estimated revenues and expenditures for the three fiscal years next ensuing the biennium to which the budget document relates. If the Governor has been elected or succeeded to the office of Governor since the submission of the last-preceding budget document, he shall transmit such document and report to the General Assembly not later than the first session day following the fourteenth day of February. In the even-numbered years, on the day on which the General Assembly first convenes, the Governor shall transmit a report on the status of the budget enacted in the previous year with any recommendations for adjustments and revisions, and a report, with revisions, if any, which sets forth estimated revenues and expenditures for the three fiscal years next ensuing the biennium in progress. The budget document shall consist of four parts, the nature and contents of which are set forth in sections 4-72, 4-73, 4-74 and 4-74a and shall be accompanied by the statement of grants to towns compiled pursuant to the provisions of section 4-71a and by the computation of the cost of an indexed increase in assistance payments made pursuant to section 4-71c. The report which sets forth estimated revenues and expenditures for the three fiscal years next ensuing the biennium shall contain, for each such year, estimated revenues, itemized by major source, and estimated expenditures for each budgeted agency for personal services, other expenses, other current expenses, equipment, payments to local governments, and other than payments to local governments. Such report transmitted in the even-numbered years shall contain the assumptions on which the estimated revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year next ensuing are based and shall set forth estimated revenues and expenditures in the same detail contained in the budget document.

      (1949 Rev., S. 225; 1951, S. 75d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 5; 113; 1972, P.A. 221, S. 8; P.A. 79-607, S. 16; P.A. 85-505, S. 16, 21; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 34, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14, S. 29, 30.)

      History: 1971 acts made changes to reflect the switch from biennial to annual sessions, changed date for budget document submission to first session day following third day of February in odd-numbered years except for new governors it remained first session day following February 14 and made provision for submission in even-numbered years on first day assembly is convened; 1972 act required four-part rather than three-part budget; P.A. 79-607 required that budget be accompanied by statement of grants to towns; P.A. 85-505 required that a computation of the cost of an indexed increase in assistance payments accompany the budget document; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, required governor to transmit, in each odd-numbered year, a budget document for the ensuing biennium with a separate budget for each of the two fiscal years, and a report which sets forth estimated expenditures and revenues for the three fiscal years next ensuing biennium to which budget document relates, and in each even-numbered year, a report on the status of the budget enacted in the previous year with any recommendations for adjustments and revisions and a report, with revisions, if any, which sets forth estimated revenues and expenditures for the three years next ensuing the biennium in progress; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14 changed effective date of June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 34 from August 22, 1991, to July 1, 1992, and first applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-71a. Estimates of recommended state grants-in-aid to towns under the budget document. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall compile, for each state grant-in-aid program which is determined by statutory formula, the estimated amount of funds each town in the state would receive under each such program from the appropriations recommended by the Governor in the budget document.

      (P.A. 79-607, S. 17.)

      See Sec. 4-66b re urban action goals.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-71b. Estimates of state grants-in-aid under state budget act. Not later than August fifteenth or sixty days after the adjournment of the regular session of the General Assembly, whichever is later, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall compile, for each state grant-in-aid program which is determined by statutory formula, the estimated amount of funds each town in the state can expect to receive for each fiscal year of the biennium under each such program from funds appropriated for each such fiscal year.

      (P.A. 79-607, S. 18; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 35, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14, S. 29, 30; P.A. 96-224, S. 2.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14 changed effective date of June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 35 from August 22, 1991, to July 1, 1992, and first applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; P.A. 96-224 provided that estimated grant amounts be compiled 60 days after adjournment of a regular legislative session or August fifteenth, whichever is later, rather than 60 days after signing of the budget act.

      See Sec. 4-66b re urban action goals.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-71c. Computation of the cost of an indexed increase in assistance payments. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall annually compute the cost of an increase in assistance payments under the state-administered general assistance program, state supplement program, medical assistance program, temporary family assistance program and supplemental nutrition assistance program based on the percentage increase, if any, in the most recent calendar year average in the consumer price index for urban consumers provided if the increase in such index exceeds five per cent, the computation shall be based on a five per cent increase.

      (P.A. 85-505, S. 15, 21; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2, S. 7, 165; P.A. 04-76, S. 1; P.A. 09-9, S. 2.)

      History: June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2 made technical changes, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 04-76 replaced reference to "general assistance program" with "state-administered general assistance program"; P.A. 09-9 replaced "food stamp" with "supplemental nutrition assistance", effective May 4, 2009.

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      Sec. 4-72. Governor's budget message. Part I of the budget document shall consist of the Governor's budget message in which he shall set forth as follows: (1) His program for meeting all the expenditure needs of the government for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates, indicating the classes of funds, general or special, from which such appropriations are to be made and the means through which such expenditure shall be financed; (2) financial statements giving in summary form: (A) The financial position of all major state operating funds including revolving funds at the end of the last-completed fiscal year in a form consistent with accepted accounting practice. He shall also set forth in similar form the estimated position of each such fund at the end of the year in progress and the estimated position of each such fund at the end of each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates if his proposals are put into effect; (B) a statement showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year, a year by year summary of all outstanding general obligation and special tax obligation debt of the state and a statement showing the yearly interest requirements on such outstanding debt; (C) a summary of appropriations recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency and for the state as a whole in comparison with actual expenditures of the last-completed fiscal year and appropriations and estimated expenditures for the year in progress; (D) for the biennium commencing July 1, 1999, and each biennium thereafter, a summary of estimated expenditures for certain fringe benefits for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency; (E) a summary of permanent full-time positions setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (F) a summary of the revenue estimated to be received by the state during each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates classified according to sources in comparison with the actual revenue received by the state during the last-completed fiscal year and estimated revenue during the year in progress; and (G) such other financial statements, data and comments as in his opinion are necessary or desirable in order to make known in all practicable detail the financial condition and operations of the government and the effect that the budget as proposed by him will have on such condition and operations. If the estimated revenue of the state for the ensuing biennium as set forth in the budget on the basis of existing statutes, plus the estimated unappropriated surplus at the close of the year in progress available for expenditure in the ensuing biennium, is less than the aggregate appropriations recommended for the ensuing biennium as contained in the budget, the Governor shall make recommendations to the General Assembly in respect to the manner in which such deficit shall be met, whether by an increase in the indebtedness of the state, by the imposition of new taxes, by increased rates on existing taxes or otherwise. If the aggregate of such estimated revenue plus such estimated unappropriated surplus is greater than such recommended appropriations for the ensuing biennium, he shall make such recommendations for the use of such surplus for the reduction of indebtedness, for the reduction in taxation or for other purposes as in his opinion are in the best interest of the public welfare.

      (1949 Rev., S. 226; 1951, S. 76d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 6; 490; P.A. 79-446, S. 1; P.A. 86-305, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 36, 168; P.A. 98-263, S. 12, 21.)

      History: 1971 acts made changes reflecting switch from biennial to annual sessions and required inclusion of revolving funds' status in budget document; P.A. 79-446 required inclusion of estimated interest and debt redemption information for year to which budget relates and additionally required summary of permanent full-time positions; P.A. 86-305 deleted requirement that budget message set forth "statements showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year and as of January first of the fiscal year in progress the bonded indebtedness of the state, the debt authorized and unissued, the debt temporarily incurred and the condition of the sinking funds and statements showing for the last-completed fiscal year the actual interest requirements on state indebtedness and any debt redemption and, for the year in progress and for the year to which the budget relates, the estimated interest requirements and debt redemption" and substituted requirement that message set forth "a statement showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year, a year by year summary of all outstanding general obligation and special tax obligation debt of the state and a statement showing the yearly interest requirements on such outstanding debt"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, effective July 1, 1992, and applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the lower case alphabetic indicators in Subdiv. (2) were changed editorially by the Revisors to upper case for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 98-263 added new Subpara. (D) to Subdiv. (2), requiring document to set forth, for the biennium commencing July 1, 1999, and each biennium thereafter, a summary of estimated expenditures for certain fringe benefits for each budgeted agency, and redesignated existing Subparas. (D) to (F) as Subparas. (E) to (G), effective July 1, 1998.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-73. Recommended appropriations. (a) Part II of the budget document shall present in detail for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium the Governor's recommendation for appropriations to meet the expenditure needs of the state from the General Fund and from all special and agency funds classified by budgeted agencies and showing for each budgeted agency and its subdivisions: (1) A narrative summary describing the agency, the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for the agency and a list of agency programs, the actual expenditure for the last-completed fiscal year, the estimated expenditure for the current fiscal year, the amount requested by the agency and the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium; (2) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates.

      (b) In addition, programs shall be supported by: (1) The statutory authorization for the program; (2) a statement of program objectives; (3) a description of the program, including a statement of need, eligibility requirements and any intergovernmental participation in the program; (4) a statement of performance measures by which the accomplishments toward the program objectives can be assessed, which shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the workload, quality or level of service and effectiveness of the program; (5) program budget data broken down by major object of expenditure, showing additional federal and private funds; (6) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (7) a statement of expenditures for the last-completed and current fiscal years, the agency request and the Governor's recommendation for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium and, for any new or expanded program, estimated expenditure requirements for the fiscal year next succeeding the biennium to which the budget relates; and (8) an explanation of any significant program changes requested by the agency or recommended by the Governor.

      (c) (1) There shall be a supporting schedule of total agency expenditures including a line-item, minor object breakdown of personal services, energy costs, contractual services and commodities and a total of state aid grants and equipment, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and requested and recommended appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, classified by objects according to a standard plan of classification.

      (2) In addition, the supporting schedule of agency energy costs shall be supported by a statement of the agency's plans for energy conservation in each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, and a statement of the progress the agency has made in the last-completed fiscal year concerning energy conservation.

      (d) All federal funds expended or anticipated for any purpose shall be accounted for in the budget. The document shall set forth a listing of federal programs, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and anticipated funds available for expenditure for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium. Such federal funds shall be classified by program in each budgeted agency but shall not include research grants made to educational institutions.

      (e) Part II of the budget document shall also set forth the budget recommendations for the capital program, to be supported by statements listing the agency's requests and the Governor's recommendations with the statements required by section 4-78.

      (f) The appropriations recommended for the legislative branch of the state government shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said committee pursuant to said section 4-77.

      (g) The appropriations recommended for the judicial branch of the state government shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Chief Court Administrator pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said administrator pursuant to section 4-77.

      (1949 Rev., S. 227; 1951, 1953, June, 1955, S. 77d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 7; 1972, P.A. 85, S. 3; P.A. 78-298, S. 9, 14; P.A. 79-446, S. 2; 79-557, S. 1; P.A. 81-364, S. 3, 4; 81-376, S. 6, 11; 81-466, S. 1, 4; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-13, S. 2, 3; P.A. 82-386, S. 2, 3; P.A. 85-526, S. 4, 5; P.A. 86-305, S. 2; P.A. 87-1, S. 2, 7; 87-539, S. 4, 5; P.A. 91-256, S. 4, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 37, 168; P.A. 92-126, S. 41, 42, 48; 92-154, S. 5, 6, 23; P.A. 03-132, S. 2; P.A. 10-179, S. 145.)

      History: 1971 act changed language to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; 1972 act deleted reference to recommendations of state building program commission; P.A. 78-298 added reference to requirements enumerated in Sec. 4-78; P.A. 79-446 required inclusion of summaries of permanent full-time positions; P.A. 79-557 added requirement of document setting out federal programs and funds by agency, exclusive of research grants to educational institutions; P.A. 81-364 added provision requiring the governor's recommended appropriation for the legislative branch of government to be the same as the estimated expenditure requirements transmitted to the office of policy and management by the legislative management committee under Sec. 4-77; P.A. 81-376 required information gathered under Subdiv. (5) of Subsec. (a) of Sec. 16a-47 to be included in budget document; P.A. 81-466 reorganized provisions and expanded required information in budget document, effective March 1, 1982; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-13 added Subsec. (g) re reduction in funds for energy use for budgeted agencies not cooperating in conducting energy audits and implementing required energy conservation measures; P.A. 82-386 added requirements in Subsec. (b) concerning the program evaluation procedure, including the statement of need and the statement by which performance may be measured and schedule concerning the number of budgeted agencies to be subject to the requirements re evaluation of programs and measurement of program effectiveness in 1983 and 1984; P.A. 85-526 added Subsec. (h) re recommendations for modifications to private activity bond allocations; P.A. 86-305 amended Subsec. (d) to require that all federal funds "expended or anticipated" rather than "received" be accounted for in budget, and to delete provision that document, or subsidiary document shall set forth a description citing federal program, amount and purpose for which such federal funds shall be received classified by function or grant program and substitute provisions that document shall set forth listing of federal programs, showing actual expenditures for last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for current fiscal year and anticipated funds available for expenditure for ensuing fiscal year and repealed former Subsec. (g) which provided that document shall set forth a proposed reduction in funds for energy use requested by any budgeted agency occupying a state-owned or leased building and not cooperating with administrative services commissioner and secretary of the office of policy and management in conducting energy audits of such building and implementing audit recommendations or other energy conservation measures required by the secretary (Revisor's note: Subsec. (h), enacted by P.A. 85-526, was relettered editorially as Subsec. (g) by the Revisors); P.A. 87-1 made technical correction; P.A. 87-539 deleted Subsec. (g); P.A. 91-256 in Subsec. (a) added provisions concerning the constituent units of the state system of higher education; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 amended language to reflect change from annual to biennial budget, and deleted obsolete language in Subsec. (b) which phased in, between March 1, 1982, and March 1, 1984, the number of budgeted agencies to which the provisions of said subsection were applicable, effective July 1, 1992, and first applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993; P.A. 92-126 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) to remove language concerning fringe benefits for the constituent units of the state system of higher education, which had been added by P.A. 91-256, but see Sec. 4-73a; P.A. 92-154 attempted to amend language in Subsec. (a) which was deleted by P.A. 92-126; P.A. 03-132 amended Subsec. (c) to designate existing provisions as Subdiv. (1), inserting "energy costs" in schedule of expenditures therein, and to insert new Subdiv. (2) re statement of agency's plans for energy conservation and progress made in the last-completed fiscal year; P.A. 10-179 added Subsec. (g) re recommended judicial branch appropriations, effective July 1, 2010.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-73a. Determination of actual rate of fringe benefits for funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall determine the actual rate for fringe benefits for the funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education, established pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10a-77, section 10a-98a, subsection (b) of section 10a-99, subsections (b) and (c) of section 10a-105, section 10a-110a and section 10a-130, and shall report such information to the Office of Policy and Management by September 1, 1992, and annually by said date thereafter.

      (P.A. 92-154, S. 7, 23.)

      History: (Revisor's note: In 1993 reference to "subsection (b) of section 10a-83" was deleted editorially since that section was repealed by P.A. 92-126).

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      Sec. 4-74. Appropriation and revenue bills. Part III of the budget document shall be based upon the consensus revenue estimate or revised consensus revenue estimate issued pursuant to section 2-36c, and shall consist of a draft or drafts of appropriation and revenue bills to carry out the recommendations of the Governor to be included in parts I and II of the budget document. Such appropriation bills shall indicate the funds, general or special, from which such appropriations shall be paid, but such appropriations need not be in greater detail than to indicate the total appropriation to be made to each budgeted agency and each independently organized division thereof for each major function or program, equipment, land and buildings and improvements.

      (1949 Rev., S. 228; 1953, June, 1955, S. 78d; P.A. 09-214, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 09-214 added requirement that Part III of budget document be based upon consensus revenue estimate, effective July 20, 2009.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-74a. Recommendations concerning the economy. Part IV of the budget document shall consist of the recommendations of the Governor concerning the economy and shall include an analysis of the impact of both proposed spending and proposed revenue programs on the employment, production and purchasing power of the people and industries within the state.

      (1972, P.A. 221, S. 9.)

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-75. Publication of the budget document. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall compile the requested appropriations, the appropriations as recommended by the Governor, the Governor's budget message and other data as presented in the budget document and shall have such compiled document published and distributed in the same manner as public documents.

      (1949 Rev., S. 229; P.A. 73-679, S. 8, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 23, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced director of the budget 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 director with secretary of the office of policy and management.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-76. Governor to explain budget document and reports to legislative committees. The Governor or his authorized representative or agent shall appear before the appropriate committees of the General Assembly to explain the details of the budget document and report transmitted by the Governor in the odd-numbered years and the reports transmitted by the Governor in the even-numbered years pursuant to section 4-71, to answer questions and to give information as to the items included therein.

      (1949 Rev., S. 230; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 38, 168.)

      History: 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.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-77. Submission of estimates of expenditures by budgeted agencies. Guidelines for standard economic and planning factors and for unit costs for utilities. Statement of revenue and estimated revenue. Financial, personnel and nonappropriated moneys status reports. (a) The administrative head of each budgeted agency shall transmit, on or before September first of each even-numbered year, to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, on blanks to be furnished by him not later than the preceding August first, and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis, and the standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to such budgeted agency, estimates of expenditure requirements for each fiscal year of the next biennium. On or before September first of each odd-numbered year, said agency head shall transmit recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, of such estimates. The secretary shall set guidelines for standard economic and planning factors and for unit costs, based on source of supply, for fuel oil, electricity, gas and water usage by state agencies, which shall be used by all agencies in the preparation of their estimates of expenditure requirements. The expenditure requirements shall be classified to show expenditures estimated for each major function and activity, project or program of the budgeted agency and its subdivisions, grants or aids to governmental units and capital outlay, and shall include details setting forth the estimated expenditures classified by objects according to a standard plan of classification, with citations of the statutes, if any, relating thereto. Each expenditure requirement for any purpose other than capital outlay involving an increase in or addition to any appropriation of the current fiscal year shall be accompanied by an explanation of the increase or addition. Each expenditure requirement involving a capital outlay shall be accompanied by such supporting schedules of data and explanations as may be required by the secretary.

      (b) The administrative head of each budgeted agency shall transmit, on or before September first of each year, to the secretary, in the form required by him, and, on or before November fifteenth of each year, to the joint committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to state finance, revenue and bonding, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis, a statement showing in detail the revenue and estimated revenue of the agency for the current fiscal year, an estimate of the revenue from the same or any additional sources for the next fiscal year and, in the even-numbered year, for the next biennium. Said agency head shall include in such statement recommendations as to any changes in the management, practices, regulations or laws governing his budgeted agency affecting the amount of revenue from operations, fees, taxes or other sources or the collection thereof, and any other information required by the secretary.

      (c) The administrative head of each budgeted agency shall transmit, to the Office of Fiscal Analysis, copies of the agency's monthly (1) financial status report, (2) personnel status report, and (3) nonappropriated moneys status report which shall be an accounting of moneys received or held by the agency that are authorized or received by any manner other than as an appropriation. Such accounting of nonappropriated moneys shall include, at a minimum, an assessment of the status of any agency fund or account of such agency receiving or holding such moneys. Such assessments of such funds and accounts shall, at a minimum, account for all expenditures, encumbrances, liabilities, reimbursements and revenues.

      (d) If any budgeted agency fails to submit estimates required pursuant to this section within the time specified, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall cause such estimates to be prepared for the budgeted agency.

      (1949 Rev., S. 231; 1953, June, 1955, S. 79d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 8; P.A. 73-679, S. 9, 43; P.A. 74-264, S. 1, 2; P.A. 75-537, S. 24, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 31, 610; P.A. 79-31, S. 5, 17; P.A. 82-195; 82-314, S. 15, 63; 82-465, S. 3, 5; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 39, 168; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 10.)

      History: 1971 act changed language to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; P.A. 73-679 replaced director of the budget with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 74-264 required submission of estimated expenditures to appropriations committee and to committee concerned with matters relating to agency and submission of estimated revenue to finance committee; P.A. 75-537 changed division name to budget and management division and deleted reference to designee; P.A. 77-614 replaced director with secretary of the office of policy and management and required secretary to set guidelines for economic and planning factors for agencies' use; P.A. 79-31 changed formal designation of finance committee; P.A. 82-195 required secretary to set guidelines for unit costs for utilities used by state agencies and divided section into subsections; P.A. 82-314 changed formal designation of appropriations committee and made other technical changes; P.A. 82-465 changed date for submission of expenditure estimates to committees from November fifteenth to September first and required agency heads to transmit copy of monthly financial status report and personnel status report to office of fiscal analysis; 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; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 added new Subsec. (c) requiring administrative head of each budgeted agency to transmit monthly financial, personnel and nonappropriated moneys status reports to Office of Fiscal Analysis, redesignated existing Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d) and amended same by deleting provision re financial and personnel status reports and making technical changes, effective October 5, 2009.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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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. 4-77b. Estimate of expenditure requirement by Department of Public Works to include amount required for leasing of additional facilities and maintenance. The estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted by the Commissioner of Public Works to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management pursuant to section 4-77 and the appropriations recommended in the budget document transmitted by the Governor to the General Assembly pursuant to section 4-71 shall include an estimate of the amount required by the Department of Public Works for the leasing of additional facilities and an estimate of the amount required for the maintenance, including preventive maintenance, of facilities under the supervision, care and control of the department.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-12, S. 1, 55.)

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      Sec. 4-78. Information contained in budget recommendations. The budget recommendations for the capital program to be paid from appropriated funds, proceeds of authorized bond issues or any federal or other funds available for capital projects shall be supported by statements indicating recommended priorities for projects and setting forth for each project: (a) The total estimated cost at completion; (b) appropriations, bond authorizations and federal or other funds received to date; (c) additional appropriations or bond authorizations required for completion; (d) the amount available for expenditure from bond authorizations, appropriations or federal or other funds of prior years; (e) the bond authorization or appropriation recommended for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium; (f) the amount available for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium if the budget recommendation is approved; (g) bond authorizations or appropriations estimated to be required for subsequent fiscal years for completion; and (h) the estimated addition to the operating budget when completed. All capital projects authorized, begun or completed in prior years shall be reviewed annually in terms of requirement for continuation of appropriations made to date and, where appropriation balances remain at completion or no imminent forwarding of the project is contemplated or where the project has been abandoned, recommendation shall be made for the reduction of such authorized bond issues or the lapsing of such appropriation balances.

      (1951, S. 81d; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 9; P.A. 78-298, S. 10, 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 41, 168.)

      History: 1971 act changed language to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; P.A. 78-298 amended section to include bond authorizations and federal and other funds in consideration of project priorities; 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.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-79. Tentative budget. In any year in which there is a Governor-elect, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall cause to be prepared, not later than the fifteenth of November next succeeding the receipt by said secretary of the estimates of expenditure requirements and of revenue as provided in section 4-77, a tentative budget conforming as to scope, contents and character to the requirements of sections 4-72, 4-73 and 4-74 and containing the estimates of expenditures and revenue called for by section 4-77. Such tentative budget shall be transmitted to the Governor-elect.

      (1949 Rev., S. 232; 1951, S. 82d; P.A. 73-679, S. 10, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 25, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 85-400, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced 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. 85-400 deleted requirement that a tentative budget be prepared annually and substituted requirement that a tentative budget be prepared in any year in which there is a governor-elect.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-80. Hearings on tentative budget. Upon the receipt by a Governor-elect of the tentative budget provided for by section 4-79, he shall hold such hearings thereon as may be requested by budgeted agencies or may be considered by him desirable. He may require the attendance at such hearings of the heads and other officers of all budgeted agencies and the giving by them of such explanations and suggestions as they are called upon to give or as they desire to offer in respect to items of requested appropriations or estimated revenue in which they are interested. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall arrange a schedule of the time and place of such hearings to suit the convenience of the Governor-elect and shall give notice thereof to the respective budgeted agencies interested in such hearings. The secretary or his representative shall attend all such hearings and shall give such advice and assistance to the Governor-elect as that officer requests. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars shall be made available by the Comptroller from the unappropriated resources of the state General Fund to the Governor-elect upon his request to the Comptroller. This sum may be used by him as he deems proper and necessary to meet the expenses of transition prior to his inauguration.

      (1949 Rev., S. 233; 1951, S. 83d; 1971, P.A. 102; P.A. 73-679, S. 11, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 26, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 32, 610; P.A. 85-400, S. 2.)

      History: 1971 act replaced provision for funding budget preparation with provision for appropriation for transition expenses generally; P.A. 73-679 replaced director of budget 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 references to designee; P.A. 77-614 replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 85-400 deleted references to governor to reflect change in Sec. 4-79 to require preparation of a tentative budget only in a year in which there is a governor-elect.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-81. Formulation of the budget. Section 4-81 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 234; 1951, S. 84d; P.A. 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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      Sec. 4-82. Supplemental estimates. The Governor shall transmit to the General Assembly supplemental estimates for such appropriations as in his judgment may be necessary by reason of laws enacted after the transmission of the budget document, or as he deems to be in the public interest for other reasons. He shall accompany such estimates with a statement of the reasons therefor, including the reasons for their omission from the budget.

      (1949 Rev., S. 235.)

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-82a. Governor to report to General Assembly re projected deficit. On or before the thirtieth day of October, January and April, the Governor shall submit a report to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, concerning whether or not a deficit is projected for the fiscal year in progress.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 47, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14, S. 29, 30.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14 changed effective date of June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 47 from July 1, 1992, and applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993, to August 22, 1991.

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      Sec. 4-83. Prohibited estimates or requests. Section 4-83 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 236; P.A. 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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      Sec. 4-84. Contingency appropriation. The budget as submitted by the Governor to the General Assembly shall include a recommended appropriation for contingencies not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium. Wherever an emergency exists and the Governor is of the opinion that the necessities of a budgeted agency warrant an increased appropriation or it is necessary to provide for emergency expenditures, he may approve such expenditures as he deems necessary and for the best interest of the public from such contingency appropriation, provided the total amount of individual allotments from such appropriation shall not exceed the total amount of the contingency appropriation as established by the General Assembly. Additions to specific appropriations for current expenses of any state court or for current expenses of state institutions or for maintenance of inmates therein or for the reimbursement of towns for relief, support and hospitalization furnished state paupers or for forest fire suppression shall not be considered as within the total appropriation for such contingencies. The Governor shall report to the General Assembly, not later than the first session day following the third day of February in each odd-numbered year, all increases made by him under authority of this section and the reasons therefor. In the even-numbered years, the Governor shall submit such report on the day on which the General Assembly first convenes.

      (1949 Rev., S. 237; 1951, S. 85d; 1957, P.A. 396, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 10; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 42, 168.)

      History: 1971 act changed language to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; 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.

      Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-85. Quarterly requisitions for allotments; exceptions; modifications. Procedure for reductions to allotment requisitions and allotments in force for legislative and judicial branches. (a) Before an appropriation becomes available for expenditure, each budgeted agency shall submit to the Governor through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, not less than twenty days before the beginning of the fiscal year for which such appropriation was made, a requisition for the allotment of the amount estimated to be necessary to carry out the purposes of such appropriation during each quarter of such fiscal year. Commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the initial allotment requisition for each line item appropriated to the legislative branch and to the judicial branch for any fiscal year shall be based upon the amount appropriated to such line item for such fiscal year minus any amount of budgeted reductions to be achieved by such branch for such fiscal year pursuant to subsection (c) of section 2-35. Appropriations for capital outlays may be allotted in any manner the Governor deems advisable. Such requisition shall contain any further information required by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The Governor shall approve such requisitions, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (b) Any allotment requisition and any allotment in force shall be subject to the following: (1) If the Governor determines that due to a change in circumstances since the budget was adopted certain reductions should be made in allotment requisitions or allotments in force or that estimated budget resources during the fiscal year will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full, the Governor may modify such allotment requisitions or allotments in force to the extent the Governor deems necessary. Before such modifications are effected the Governor shall file a report with the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to state finance, revenue and bonding describing the change in circumstances which makes it necessary that certain reductions should be made or the basis for his determination that estimated budget resources will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full. (2) If the cumulative monthly financial statement issued by the Comptroller pursuant to section 3-115 includes a projected General Fund deficit greater than one per cent of the total of General Fund appropriations, the Governor, within thirty days following the issuance of such statement, shall file a report with such joint standing committees, including a plan which he shall implement to modify such allotments to the extent necessary to prevent a deficit. No modification of an allotment requisition or an allotment in force made by the Governor pursuant to this subsection shall result in a reduction of more than three per cent of the total appropriation from any fund or more than five per cent of any appropriation, except such limitations shall not apply in time of war, invasion or emergency caused by natural disaster.

      (c) If a plan submitted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section indicates that a reduction of more than three per cent of the total appropriation from any fund or more than five per cent of any appropriation is required to prevent a deficit, the Governor may request that the Finance Advisory Committee approve any such reduction, provided any modification which would result in a reduction of more than five per cent of total appropriations shall require the approval of the General Assembly.

      (d) The secretary shall submit copies of allotment requisitions thus approved or modified or allotments in force thus modified, with the reasons for any modifications, to the administrative heads of the budgeted agencies concerned, to the Comptroller and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of appropriations and matters relating to the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis. The Comptroller shall set up such allotments on the Comptroller's books and be governed thereby in the control of expenditures of budgeted agencies.

      (e) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the Governor to reduce allotment requisitions or allotments in force concerning (1) aid to municipalities; or (2) any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch, except that the Governor may propose an aggregate allotment reduction of a specified amount in accordance with this section for the legislative or judicial branch. If the Governor proposes to reduce allotment requisitions or allotments in force for any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, at least five days before the effective date of such proposed reductions, notify the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives of any such proposal affecting the legislative branch and the Chief Justice of any such proposal affecting the judicial branch. Such notification shall include the amounts, effective dates and reasons necessitating the proposed reductions. Not later than three days after receipt of such notification, the president pro tempore or the speaker, or both, or the Chief Justice, as appropriate, may notify the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in writing, of any objection to the proposed reductions. The committee may hold a public hearing on such proposed reductions. Such proposed reductions shall become effective unless they are rejected by a two-thirds vote of the members of the committee not later than fifteen days after receipt of the notification of objection to the proposed reductions. If the committee rejects such proposed reductions, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall present an alternative plan to achieve such reductions to the president pro tempore and the speaker for any such proposal affecting the legislative branch or to the Chief Justice for any such proposal affecting the judicial branch. If proposed reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force for any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch are not rejected, such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the Chief Justice, as appropriate. The Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the Chief Justice, as appropriate, shall submit such reductions to the Governor through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management not later than ten days after the proposed reductions become effective.

      (1949 Rev., S. 238; P.A. 73-679, S. 12, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 27, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 33, 610; P.A. 79-623, S. 1, 8; P.A. 81-2, S. 2, 3; P.A. 82-314, S. 16, 63; P.A. 83-587, S. 4, 96; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 46, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14, S. 29, 30; P.A. 05-288, S. 13, 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 57; P.A. 10-179, S. 31.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced director of budget 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 references to designee; P.A. 77-614 replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 79-623 divided section into subsections, clarified procedure by which governor may change appropriations and to what degree and included appropriations committee in provisions concerning notice of changes; P.A. 81-2 added Subsec. (g) authorizing governor, during fiscal year 1980-1981, to reduce allotments for appropriated accounts by 10% of the amount appropriated for that fiscal year; P.A. 82-314 changed committee names; P.A. 83-587 made a technical amendment, deleting obsolete Subsec. (g) concerning fiscal year 1980-1981; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 deleted language in Subsec. (a) which limited appropriations subject to provisions of section to appropriations "for administration, operation and maintenance of any budgeted agency", deleted requirement that each budgeted agency collecting revenue which is added to or which supplements its appropriations shall attach to its requisitions a statement showing how much of proposed allotments are to be financed from appropriations, reimbursements and any other revenue, added provision that appropriations for capital outlays may be allotted in any manner the governor deems advisable, deleted Subsecs. (b), (c), (e) and (f) and substituted new Subsecs. (b) and (c) re procedures for modification of allotment requisitions or allotments in force, and added new Subsec. (e) re aid to municipalities; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14 changed effective date of June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 46 from July 1, 1992, and applicable to biennium commencing July 1, 1993, to August 22, 1991; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsecs. (a) and (c), effective July 13, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 added Subsec. (e)(2) re Governor's authority to reduce allotments for legislative and judicial branches and made a conforming change, effective September 9, 2009; P.A. 10-179 amended Subsec. (a) by requiring initial allotment requisition for each line item appropriated to legislative and judicial branches for any fiscal year to be based on amount appropriated for each such line item minus amount of budgeted reductions to be achieved by such branch for such fiscal year, and amended Subsec. (e) by establishing procedure for reduction of allotment requisitions and allotments in force for legislative and judicial branches, effective July 1, 2010.

      Cited. 148 C. 623. Cited. 200 C. 386.

      Subsec. (b):

      Section "does not unconstitutionally confer veto powers ... in circumvention of Connecticut Constitution Article IV Section 15"; "does not confer legislative power ... in violation of the separation of powers doctrine contained in Article II of our constitution." 200 C. 386. Cited. 224 C. 168.


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      Sec. 4-85a. Reductions of appropriations for the fiscal year 1971-1972. Section 4-85a is repealed.

      (June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 96; P.A. 78-185, S. 2, 3; 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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      Secs. 4-85b and 4-85c. Preparation of a human services annual agenda. Human services annual agenda: Contents, schedule and cycle. Sections 4-85b and 4-85c are repealed.

      (P.A. 79-211, S. 1, 2; P.A. 80-92; P.A. 83-181, S. 2, 3.)

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      Sec. 4-85d. Submission of accounting of federal energy funds. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall annually submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy planning and activities, at the same time that the budget document is transmitted by the Governor in the odd-numbered years and the status report is transmitted by the Governor in the even-numbered years to the General Assembly under section 4-71, an estimated accounting of all federal funds for energy programs that will be carried over into the following fiscal year and an estimated accounting of federal energy funds which the state anticipates receiving in such fiscal year, accompanied by a detailed description of how such carried over and anticipated funds will be expended. The provisions of this section shall not apply to energy assistance programs and funds.

      (P.A. 82-222, S. 4, 7; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 43, 168.)

      History: 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.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-86. Monthly notification re refunds. Warrants to be specific; not to exceed appropriations. Transfer of appropriations. (a) The Office of Policy and Management shall be notified monthly of all refunds of current year expenditures applied to budgeted appropriation accounts for expenditures.

      (b) Each warrant, draft or order upon the State Treasurer shall specify the particular appropriation against which it is drawn, and no money shall be paid by the Treasurer unless the warrant, draft or order contains such a specification. The Treasurer shall honor all warrants, drafts or orders of the Comptroller drawn in accordance with the provisions of this section.

      (c) The Comptroller shall keep an account in connection with each appropriation and shall not issue any warrant, draft or order on the Treasurer in payment of any obligation in excess of the available balance of the appropriation for the purpose or purposes for which such obligation was incurred, until the General Assembly has passed a deficiency bill for the purpose and allotments have been made by the Governor, or such appropriation has been increased as provided in sections 4-84 and 4-87.

      (d) Except as provided in section 4-87, no money shall be transferred or appropriated from one specific appropriation to another, otherwise than by authority of the General Assembly.

      (1949 Rev., S. 29; 1971, P.A. 562; P.A. 73-679, S. 13, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 28, 55; P.A. 76-435, S. 41, 82; P.A. 77-614, S. 34, 610; P.A. 78-298, S. 11, 14; P.A. 83-310, S. 2, 3.)

      History: 1971 act required surplus funds to be subject to budgetary control by budget division before being made available for future expenditures; P.A. 73-679 changed division name to planning and budgeting division; P.A. 75-537 changed name to budget and management division; P.A. 76-435 made technical changes; P.A. 77-614 replaced budget and management division with the office of policy and management; P.A. 78-298 divided section into subsections and required treasurer to honor all drafts etc. of comptroller; P.A. 83-310 amended Subsec. (a) to repeal provision that all refunds applied to appropriations accounts are subject to budgetary control by office of policy and management before accounts are made available for future expenditures and to substitute provision that said office shall be notified monthly of all refunds applied to budgeted appropriations accounts for expenditures.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-87. Transfer and revision of appropriations. Relocation expenses. (a) Whenever any specific appropriation of a budgeted agency proves insufficient to pay the expenditures required for the statutory purposes for which such appropriation was made, the Governor may, at the request of the budgeted agency, transfer from any other specific appropriation of such budgeted agency such amount as the Governor deems necessary to meet such expenditures, except that transfers made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education may be made only at the close of the fiscal year. No transfer to or from any specific appropriation of a sum or sums of over fifty thousand dollars or ten per cent of any such specific appropriation, whichever is less, shall be made under this section in any one fiscal year without the consent of the Finance Advisory Committee except for transfer made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education. Notification of all transfers made shall be sent to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis.

      (b) When the work, procedures or organization of any budgeted agency is modified in any respect by reason of statutory changes or management studies, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may prepare and submit to the Governor his recommendations to increase or decrease the number of appropriation functions of such budgeted agency and the amounts therefor. The Governor shall have full authority, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to make such revision and to certify the same to the Secretary of the State and the Comptroller. Appropriation revisions approved by the Governor for any specific agency shall not exceed in total the amount originally appropriated for that agency.

      (c) Whenever any appropriation of a budgeted agency located within the city of Hartford proves insufficient to pay the expenditures required for such agency to relocate outside the city of Hartford, the Governor, at the request of such agency, and with the consent of the Finance Advisory Committee, may transfer to such agency, from appropriations made to the Department of Public Works for rents and moving, such amount as the Governor deems necessary to meet such expenditures. Whenever the appropriations made to the Department of Public Works prove insufficient to pay the expenditures necessary to relocate a budgeted agency within the city of Hartford, the Governor, at the request of the department and the agency, and with the consent of the Finance Advisory Committee, may transfer to the department from appropriations made to the agency for relocation expenditures, such amount as the Governor deems necessary to meet such expenditures.

      (1949 Rev., S. 239; 1959, P.A. 254; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 11; P.A. 73-679, S. 14, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 29, 55; P.A. 76-260, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 82-227, S. 1, 3; 82-314, S. 17, 63; P.A. 87-326, S. 1, 2; 87-589, S. 67, 87; P.A. 88-189, S. 1, 2; 88-364, S. 5, 123; P.A. 91-256, S. 5, 69.)

      History: 1959 act added Subsec. (b); 1971 act made changes to reflect switch from biennial to annual sessions; P.A. 73-679 replaced director of budget 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. 76-260 changed limit on funds transferable without finance advisory committee's consent from $1,000 to $10,000 and required notification of appropriations committee; P.A. 77-614 replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 82-227 replaced provision limiting transfer to any specific appropriation to $10,000 with provision limiting transfer to or from any specific appropriation to $50,000 or 10% of any such specific appropriation, whichever is less; P.A. 82-314 changed formal designation of appropriations committee; P.A. 87-326 added Subsec. (c) re relocation expenditures; P.A. 87-589 made technical change, substituting public works commissioner for administrative services commissioner; P.A. 88-189 added provision in Subsec. (c), re transfer of relocation funds from budgeted agency to department of public works, for relocation of agency within Hartford; P.A. 88-364 made technical change in Subsec. (b); P.A. 91-256 in Subsec. (a) added the language concerning the constituent units of the state system of higher education.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-88. Reversion of unencumbered balances. Section 4-88 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 240; 1951, S. 86d; February, 1965, P.A. 126, S. 1; P.A. 78-268, S. 4, 5.)

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      Sec. 4-89. Appropriations; treatment of unexpended balances at close of fiscal year. (a) No officer, department, board, commission, institution or other agency of the state shall, after the close of any fiscal year, incur, or vote or order or approve the incurring of, any obligation or expenditure under any appropriation made by the General Assembly for any fiscal year that had expired at the time the obligation for such expenditure was incurred. The Comptroller is authorized to draw warrants or process interdepartmental transactions against the available appropriations made for the current fiscal year for the payment of expenditures incurred during the prior fiscal year for which appropriations were made or in fulfillment of contracts properly made during such prior year, and the Treasurer is authorized to pay such warrants or record such interdepartmental transactions. The balances of certain appropriations which otherwise would lapse at the close of any fiscal year and for which no appropriation is made in the following year shall be extended into the succeeding fiscal year for the period of one month to permit liquidation of obligations of the prior fiscal year.

      (b) Except as provided in this section, all unexpended balances of appropriations made by the General Assembly in the state budget act shall lapse at the end of the period for which they have been made and shall revert to the unappropriated surplus of the fund from which such appropriation or appropriations were made, except that any appropriation for the improvement of or maintenance work by contract on public roads, for the purchase of land or the erection of buildings or new construction or for specific projects for capital improvements and repairs, provided in the case of such specific projects allotments shall have been made by the Governor for design and construction, shall continue to be available until the attainment of the object or the completion of the work for which such appropriation was made, but in no case for more than six years unless renewed by act of the General Assembly.

      (c) All unexpended balances of special appropriations made by the General Assembly for special programs, projects or studies shall lapse at the end of the period for which they have been made, except that if satisfied that the work of any such program, project or study is not completed and will continue during the following fiscal year, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall order any unexpended balance remaining in the special appropriation to be continued to the ensuing fiscal year.

      (d) Any appropriation made by the General Assembly for no specific period, or any unexpended balance thereof, shall lapse on June thirtieth in the fourth year after such appropriation was made, provided when the purpose for which any such appropriation was made has been accomplished or there is no further need for funds thereunder, the unexpended balance thereof, upon the written consent of the head of the department, board, commission, institution or other agency to which such appropriation was made, shall lapse and shall revert to the unappropriated surplus of the fund from which such appropriation was made.

      (e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations for Department of Transportation equipment, the highway and planning research program administered by the Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection equipment or the purchase of public transportation equipment, the minor capital improvement account in the Department of Public Works, the litigation/settlement account in the Office of Policy and Management, library or educational equipment for the constituent units of the state system of higher education, or library or educational materials for the State Library, or the state-wide tourism marketing account of the Commission on Culture and Tourism. Such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation, provided an obligation to spend such funds has been incurred in the next preceding fiscal year, except that for the purposes of library or educational equipment or materials, such funds shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the amount of the appropriation for such purposes.

      (f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Department of Higher Education for student financial assistance for the scholarship program established under section 10a-169, for the high technology graduate scholarship program established under section 10a-170a, for Connecticut higher education centers of excellence established under section 10a-25h, for the minority advancement program established under subsection (b) of section 10a-11, for the high technology doctoral fellowship program established under section 10a-25n, or to the operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education established pursuant to sections 10a-105, 10a-99 and 10a-77. Such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation except that centers of excellence appropriations deposited by the board of governors in the Endowed Chair Investment Fund, established under section 10a-20a, shall not lapse but shall be held permanently in the Endowed Chair Investment Fund and any moneys remaining in higher education operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education shall not lapse but shall be held permanently in such funds. On or before September first, annually, the Board of Governors of Higher Education shall submit a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis, concerning the amount of each such appropriation carried over from the preceding fiscal year.

      (g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired in an amount not greater than the amount of reimbursements of prior year expenditures for the services of interpreters received by the commission during the fiscal year pursuant to section 46a-33b and such appropriations shall not lapse until the end of the fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the appropriation.

      (h) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Labor Department, from the General Fund, for the federal Workforce Investment Act. Such appropriations shall not lapse.

      (1949 Rev., S. 267; 1967, P.A. 363, S. 6; 605, S. 1; P.A. 78-268, S. 1, 5; 78-356, S. 1, 5; P.A. 80-322, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-408, S. 1, 3; P.A. 83-310, S. 1, 3; 83-550, S. 1, 2; 83-587, S. 5, 96; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-6, S. 5, 6; P.A. 84-270, S. 1, 2; 84-368, S. 4, 5; 84-450, S. 1, 2; 84-465, S. 1-3; P.A. 85-565, S. 2, 3; P.A. 86-283, S. 4; P.A. 87-336, S. 1, 3; 87-408, S. 4, 5; P.A. 88-231, S. 11, 19; P.A. 89-351, S. 3, 11; P.A. 91-256, S. 6, 69; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 161, 168; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13, S. 20, 21; P.A. 92-126, S. 33, 48; P.A. 98-252, S. 75, 80; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1, S. 6, 51; P.A. 00-192, S. 26, 102; P.A. 06-187, S. 15, 74; P.A. 08-72, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 475.)

      History: 1967 acts made provision for extension of appropriations to permit liquidation of prior obligations and for date on which balances of appropriations lapse and included contracted maintenance work on roads in exception to provisions of section; P.A. 78-268 transferred governor's powers under section to secretary of the office of policy and management, allowed comptroller to process interdepartmental transactions against current appropriations for expenditures of previous year for one month and added Subsecs. (b) to (d), inclusive, clarifying times when appropriations lapse and exceptions to provisions; P.A. 78-356 introduced new material which excluded appropriations for transportation department and public transportation equipment from provisions of section and which was codified as Subsec. (e); P.A. 80-322 included environmental protection department in exclusion provision of Subsec. (e); P.A. 81-408 added Subsec. (f) to prevent lapse of certain amount of appropriations for student financial assistance; P.A. 83-310 amended Subsec. (a) to repeal provision limiting comptroller's authority to draw warrants or process transactions to a one-month period after close of prior fiscal year without authorization of secretary of office of policy and management and to repeal provision that after said one-month period, the secretary, in his discretion, may authorize payment of a claim for an expenditure incurred before the appropriation for such purpose has lapsed; P.A. 83-550 amended Subsec. (e) to allow for the carry-over of unexpended balances for the purchase of library or educational equipment for higher education, provided the funds shall not exceed 25% of the amount appropriated for such purchases; P.A. 83-587 amended Subsec. (f) to make the exemption from the provisions of this section applicable for appropriations to the board of governors; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-6 amended Subsec. (f) to exempt appropriations for the high technology graduate scholarship program from the provisions of the section and to delete obsolete reference to appropriations made to board of higher education; P.A. 84-270 amended Subsec. (e) to specify that section does not apply to appropriations for highway and planning research program; P.A. 84-368 amended Subsec. (f) to include appropriations to the Connecticut higher education fund for excellence established pursuant to Sec. 10a-25h; P.A. 84-450 added Subsec. (g) concerning appropriations to the commission on the deaf and hearing impaired; P.A. 84-465 amended Subsec. (e) adding provision re "library or educational materials for the state library" and amended Subsec. (f) to refer to appropriations for higher education department rather than for board of governors, to delete provision that student financial assistance appropriations may be carried over in an amount not greater than "the amount of any unanticipated federal funds received for that purpose during the second half of the state fiscal year", substituting provision that carry-over would equal 5% of the annual "state student financial assistance appropriation", and to add provision requiring board of governors to submit annual report re carried over appropriation; P.A. 85-565 specified that fund for excellence appropriations deposited in the endowed chair investment fund do not lapse; P.A. 86-283 substituted "centers of" for "fund for" excellence in Subsec. (f); P.A. 87-336 amended Subsec. (f) to provide that appropriations for the minority advancement program not lapse; P.A. 87-408 in Subsec. (f) specified that appropriations for the high technology doctoral fellowship program do not lapse; P.A. 88-231 added Subsec. (h) concerning appropriations from the municipal solid waste recycling trust fund; P.A. 89-351 amended Subsec. (h) to replace provision that appropriations from trust fund shall not lapse until end of fiscal year succeeding fiscal year of appropriation with provision that such appropriations shall not lapse; P.A. 91-256 in Subsec. (f) added provisions concerning the operating funds of the constituent units of the state system of higher education; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 added Subsec. (i), concerning appropriations to the local transportation infrastructure account; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-13 deleted all changes made by P.A. 91-3 of the June session; P.A. 92-126 in Subsec. (f) removed a reference to repealed Sec. 10a-83; (Revisor's note: In 1997 the word "fund" in the phrase "municipal solid waste recycling trust fund" in Subsec. (h) was replaced editorially by the Revisors with the word "account" to conform with Sec. 22a-241 and incorrect reference to Subsec. (f) of that section was changed to "(d)"); P.A. 98-252 amended Subsec. (g) to make a technical change, effective July 1, 1998; (Revisor's note: In codifying section 75 of public act 98-252, an incorrect reference to "section 69 of this act" was deemed by the Revisors to be a reference to "section 74 of this act" and therefore cited as "section 46a-33b"); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec. (e) to add appropriations for the minor capital improvement account in the Department of Public Works, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-192 amended Subsec. (e) to include appropriations for the litigation/settlement account in the Office of Policy and Management, effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 06-187 amended Subsec. (e) to add appropriations for the state-wide tourism marketing account of the Commission on Culture and Tourism and added Subsec. (i) re nonlapsing of funds appropriated for the federal Workforce Investment Act, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 08-91 amended Subsec. (f) to eliminate 5% cap re appropriations for student financial assistance and add scholarship program established under Sec. 10a-169 to exceptions, effective July 1, 2008; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 deleted former Subsec. (h) re appropriations from municipal solid waste recycling trust account and redesignated existing Subsec. (i) as Subsec. (h).

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Secs. 4-90 to 4-92. Transfer of unexpended balances. Report of unexpended balance of special commissions; transfer to General Fund. Unused balances of appropriations. Sections 4-90 to 4-92, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 119, 241, 242; 1951, S. 87d, 88d; 1967, P.A. 363, S. 8; 1969, P.A. 768, S. 61; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 12; P.A. 73-679, S. 15, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 30, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 35, 610; P.A. 78-268, S. 4, 5.)

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      Sec. 4-93. Finance Advisory Committee; appointment and term. Meeting agenda. The Finance Advisory Committee shall consist of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Treasurer, the Comptroller, two Senate members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, not more than one of whom shall be of the same political party, and three House members of said committee appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, not more than two of whom shall be of the same political party. In addition, the president pro tempore shall appoint two Senate members of said joint standing committee, not more than one of whom shall be of the same political party, and the speaker shall appoint three House members of said committee, not more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, to serve as alternate members of the Finance Advisory Committee. An alternate member shall serve on the Finance Advisory Committee in the absence of a regular member of the same political party and house of the General Assembly. The president pro tempore and the speaker shall make their respective appointments to the Finance Advisory Committee upon the convening of the General Assembly in each odd-numbered year. The legislative members of said committee shall serve until the convening of the next regular session of the General Assembly in an odd-numbered year. The committee shall meet regularly on the first Thursday of each month and at such other times as the Governor designates. The committee shall furnish an agenda for each meeting to its legislative members and to the Office of Fiscal Analysis at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.

      (1949 Rev., S. 38; P.A. 76-434, S. 2, 12; P.A. 77-604, S. 42, 84; P.A. 82-314, S. 43, 63; 82-465, S. 4, 5; P.A. 88-1, S. 1, 13; P.A. 90-199, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-93.)

      History: P.A. 76-434 and P.A. 77-604 both deleted provision for payment of per diem and travel allowance; P.A. 82-314 changed official name of appropriations committee; P.A. 82-465 required committee to furnish legislative members and office of fiscal analysis with agenda not less than seven days before meeting; P.A. 88-1 changed regular meeting date of the committee from the first Wednesday of each month to the first Thursday; P.A. 90-199 added provision re appointment of alternate members to serve in the absence of a regular member of the same political party and house of the general assembly; P.A. 96-93 changed the terms of legislative members from one year to two years, changed date of appointment from "before the sixth Wednesday after the convening of the General Assembly" to "upon the convening of the General Assembly in each odd-numbered year" and changed ending date of term from "the sixth Wednesday after the convening of the next regular session of the General Assembly" to "the convening of the next regular session of the General Assembly in an odd-numbered year".

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-94. Finance Advisory Committee to approve transfers of funds. No transfer of funds shall be made from the General Fund to any budgeted agency in excess of the regular appropriations therefor, except upon recommendation of the Governor and after approval of the Finance Advisory Committee.

      (1949 Rev., S. 39.)

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-95. Appropriation for social services assistance and care. Section 4-95 is repealed.

      (June, 1949, S. 13d; 1969, P.A. 730, S. 4; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 13; P.A. 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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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.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-95b. Transfer of funds to implement improvements to fiscal and related reporting procedures. Funds appropriated to the Finance Advisory Committee under section 1 of special act 77-46, in the account entitled "FAC-Automated Accounting, Budget, Auditing and Personnel System Revisions", may be transferred upon the recommendation of the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to the various state agencies as required to implement improvements to fiscal and related reporting procedures of the state.

      (P.A. 77-572, S. 1, 3.)

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-96. Additions to specific appropriations. Whenever expenditures from any special fund are authorized by specific appropriations, the Governor, if he finds that the available cash resources of such fund for any given fiscal year exceed the total amount of such appropriations and if he deems it to be in the best interests of the state, may add to such specific appropriations an amount not exceeding such excess available cash resources.

      (1949 Rev., S. 268.)

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-97. Use of appropriations. No appropriation or part thereof shall be used for any other purpose than that for which it was made unless transferred or revised as provided in section 4-87. Any board member, commissioner, director, manager or other officer or any person connected with any budgeted agency to which an appropriation has been made, who wilfully expends any moneys belonging to the state for any purpose other than that for which the money was appropriated, budgeted or allotted or who consents thereto, shall be liable to the state for such sum so spent, and the sum so spent, together with interest and costs, shall be recoverable in an action to be instituted by the Attorney General.

      (1949 Rev., S. 244; P.A. 78-298, S. 12, 14.)

      History: P.A. 78-298 replaced requirement for governor's authorization with general reference "transferred or revised" as provided in Sec. 4-87.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-97a. Moneys received for specific statutory purpose. Section 4-97a is repealed.

      (June, 1971, S.A. 1, S. 6; P.A. 78-298, S. 13, 14.)

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      Sec. 4-98. Appropriations encumbered by purchase order; current and capital expenditures. Delegation to agency. (a) Except for such emergency purchases as are made by a budgeted agency under regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, no budgeted agency or any agent thereof shall incur any obligation, by order, contract or otherwise, except by the issue of a purchase order or any other documentation approved by the Comptroller, necessary to process the transaction transmitted by the budgeted agency or its agents to the commissioner and the Comptroller, provided the amount to be charged against the appropriation for a budgeted agency in any year for a purchase order for a current expenditure shall be the amount anticipated to be spent in such year. The amount to be charged against the appropriation for any budgeted agency in any year for a capital expenditure, including an installment purchase, shall be the state's total cost for such capital expenditure unless otherwise authorized by the General Assembly or approved by the Finance Advisory Committee. Upon the receipt of any such purchase order or any other documentation approved by the Comptroller necessary to process the transaction, the Comptroller shall immediately charge the same to the specific appropriation of the budgeted agency issuing the same and certify on the face of the purchase order or approve such other documentation that the purchase is approved and recorded, if the proposed purchase is within the applicable specific appropriation and the budgeted agency has unencumbered funds sufficient to defray such expenditure. In transactions requiring purchase orders, the Comptroller shall promptly transmit such certified purchase order to the vendor named in the purchase order.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Comptroller may delegate to any budgeted agency the certification and transmission requirements of purchase orders using authorized electronic methods, provided such agency transmits the information contained in such purchase orders to the Comptroller. Upon receipt of any such electronic transmission, the Comptroller shall immediately charge the same to the specific appropriation of the budgeted agency issuing the same and shall electronically certify that the purchase is approved and recorded, if the proposed purchase is within the applicable specific appropriation and the budgeted agency has unencumbered funds sufficient to defray such expenditure. Upon receipt of the Comptroller's certification, the budgeted agency shall transmit the purchase order to the vendor named in the purchase order.

      (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the Comptroller may allow budgeted agencies to use purchasing cards for purchases of ten thousand dollars or less. No budgeted agency, or any official, employee or agent of a budgeted agency, shall incur any obligation using such a card, except in accordance with procedures established by the Comptroller.

      (1949 Rev., S. 269; March, 1950, S. 93d; P.A. 74-238; P.A. 77-614, S. 87, 610; P.A. 80-286; P.A. 93-285, S. 3; P.A. 96-156, S. 4; P.A. 98-16, S. 1, 2; P.A. 99-1, S. 1, 2; P.A. 00-25, S. 2; P.A. 01-26, S. 2; P.A. 04-87, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 74-238 made specific provisions for charging purchase orders against appropriations; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of finance and control and director of purchases with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 80-286 replaced reference to "full obligation" with words "total cost" with regard to capital expenditures and included approval by finance advisory committee as part of exception to capital expenditures provision; P.A. 93-285 designated existing provisions Subsec. (a) and added new Subsec. (b) regarding comptroller's delegation of powers to agencies and regulatory authority; P.A. 96-156 added Subsec. (c) permitting Comptroller to allow budgeted agencies to use purchasing cards for specified purchases; P.A. 98-16 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting provision that voided nonemergency purchase orders not stamped with Comptroller's certificate, amended Subsec. (b) by substituting "agency copy of the" for "original", inserted new Subsec. (c) re delegation of certification and transmission of purchase orders using electronic methods and redesignated former Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec. (d) by increasing maximum purchases when using a purchasing card from $1,000 to $10,000, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-25 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting "any other documentation necessary to process the transaction" for "commitment" and making related changes for consistency, deleted former Subsec. (b) re delegation to budgeted agencies of certification and transmission requirements of this section, relettered former Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (b), amending Subsec. (b) by inserting "requirements" and "authorized", substituting "purchase orders" for "order and commitment" and adding provisions re Comptroller's duties upon receipt of an electronic transmission and agency's duties upon receipt of Comptroller's certification, and relettered former Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (c); P.A. 01-26 made technical changes; P.A. 04-87 amended Subsec. (a) to add provisions re approval of purchase order or other documentation by the Comptroller.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-99. Commitment of appropriations prior to beginning of fiscal period. Any appropriation for a fiscal year of a biennium shall be available for commitment fifteen days before the beginning of the fiscal period for which such appropriation was made, provided the Comptroller shall have on file an allotment covering such commitment, but no commitment thus effected shall be liquidated before the beginning of such fiscal period.

      (1949 Rev., S. 270; 1961, P.A. 464; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 44, 168.)

      History: 1961 act added proviso comptroller have allotment on file; 1971 act deleted reference to biennial appropriation reflecting the change from biennial to annual sessions; 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.

      Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-100. Penalty for exceeding appropriations; exceptions. Whenever any specific appropriation of money has been made by the General Assembly or by any community or corporation as provided in section 7-121, each agent, commissioner or executive officer of the state, except as provided in sections 4-87 and 4-99, or of any town, city, borough or school district, who wilfully authorizes or contracts for the expenditure of any money or the creation of any debt for any purpose in excess of the amount specifically appropriated for such purpose by the General Assembly or the community or corporation of which he is agent, commissioner or executive officer, unless such expenditure is made or debt contracted for the necessary repair of roads or bridges, or the necessary support of schools or paupers, in cases arising after the proper appropriation has been exhausted, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in a community correctional center not more than one year or both.

      (1949 Rev., S. 271; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 6; 1969, P.A. 297.)

      History: 1959 act deleted references to county appropriations; 1969 act replaced jails with community correctional centers.

      Penalty attaches only when a specific appropriation has been made and exceeded. 58 C. 462. Does not apply to governmental duty of municipality, or holding election. 89 C. 563; 96 C. 7. Payment to materialman not a violation of this section where amount appropriated has been paid to contractor. 109 C. 558. Cited. 111 C. 515. Cited. 193 C. 670. Cited. 200 C. 386.

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      Sec. 4-101. Appropriations to hospitals. All appropriations to hospitals by the General Assembly shall be expended under the direction of the Governor and of the managers of such institutions, respectively, for the support of charity patients, and so used as to benefit the state as application is made from time to time, a report of which expenditures shall be made biennially to the General Assembly; but no part of such appropriations shall be paid to any of such hospitals unless the same is in actual operation, unless the purpose for which an appropriation is to be expended is for a building and is so specified in the act making such appropriation. Each such hospital receiving state aid shall be paid at a rate determined as provided by section 17b-239 for the care and treatment of any patient when such expense is to be paid from state funds either directly or through the agency of any town or organization.

      (1949 Rev., S. 291; 1949, S. 110d.)

      Cited. 87 C. 438; 92 C. 123; 119 C. 153. Under former statute payments for care of county patients not restricted to statutory amount. 127 C. 53. Cited. 133 C. 270. Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-101a. Office of Policy and Management. Grants, technical assistance or consultation services to nongovernmental acute care general hospitals. (a) The Office of Policy and Management may provide grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, to one or more nongovernmental acute care general hospitals as permitted by this section. Such grants, technical assistance or consultation services shall be consistent with applicable federal disproportionate share regulations, as from time to time amended.

      (b) Grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, provided under this section may be made to assist a nongovernmental acute care general hospital to develop and implement a plan to achieve financial stability and assure the delivery of appropriate health care services in the service area of such hospital, or to assist a nongovernmental acute care general hospital in determining strategies, goals and plans to ensure its financial viability or stability. Any such hospital seeking such grants, technical assistance or consultation services shall prepare and submit to the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health a plan that includes at least the following: (1) A statement of the hospital's current projections of its finances for the current and the next three fiscal years; (2) identification of the major financial issues which effect the financial stability of the hospital; (3) the steps proposed to study or improve the financial status of the hospital and eliminate ongoing operating losses; (4) plans to study or change the mix of services provided by the hospital, which may include transition to an alternative licensure category; and (5) other related elements as determined by the Office of Policy and Management. Such plan shall clearly identify the amount, value or type of the grant, technical assistance or consultation services, or combination thereof, requested. Any grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, provided under this section shall be determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management not to jeopardize the federal matching payments under the medical assistance program and the emergency assistance to families program as determined by the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health or the Department of Social Services in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management.

      (c) There is established a nonlapsing account, from which grants, purchases of services of any type or reimbursement of state costs for services deemed necessary by the Office of Policy and Management to assist one or more nongovernmental acute care general hospitals under this section shall be made.

      (d) The submission of a proposed plan by the hospital under subsection (b) of this section may be considered an application for the purposes of any certificate of need which may be required to change the hospital's service offering.

      (e) Upon review and approval of the probable significant benefit of a hospital's submitted plan, the Office of Policy and Management may recommend that a grant be awarded and issue such grant, or contract with one or more consultants to provide technical or other assistance or consultation services, or may provide any combination of such grant and assistance that the office deems necessary or advisable.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 40, 72; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 00-2, S. 28, 53; P.A. 10-179, S. 107.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective July 1, 1999; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 00-2 transferred administration of the program to the Office of Policy and Management, limited the program to grants, technical assistance and consultation services to nongovernmental acute care general hospitals and made conforming and technical changes, effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 10-179 amended Subsec. (a) by making a technical change, amended Subsec. (b) by replacing "Office of Health Care Access" with "Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health" and amended Subsec. (d) by replacing "a letter of intent" with "an application".

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      Sec. 4-101b. Certification of reasonable efforts of hospitals to provide uncompensated care. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, no uncompensated care or disproportionate share payment may be made to any hospital under any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act unless the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management certifies that such hospital has made reasonable efforts to provide uncompensated care in this state.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 8, 58.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4 effective July 1, 2001.

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      Sec. 4-102. Hospital societies' reports. All hospital societies receiving aid from the state shall, in July, annually, make report for the year ended on June thirtieth previous, and such report shall include an itemized statement of expenditures, with the name of each person receiving any salary or wages and the kind of service paid for, and the amount paid to each, and a statement of the different amounts paid for other separate purposes, and of the number of patients cared for, the average number for each year and the total number of weeks of care of all patients.

      (1949 Rev., S. 292; 1971, P.A. 1, S. 15.)

      History: 1971 act required annual rather than biennial reports, reflecting switch from biennial to annual sessions.

      Cited. 92 C. 120. Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-103. Uniform system of accounting for hospitals receiving state aid. The uniform system of accounting recommended by the American Hospital Association shall be installed by all hospitals receiving state aid.

      (1949 Rev., S. 293.)

      Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-104. Inspection and subpoena of hospital records. Each private hospital, public hospital society or corporation receiving state aid shall, upon the demand of any patient who has been treated in such hospital and after his discharge therefrom, permit such patient or his physician or authorized attorney to examine the hospital record, including the history, bedside notes, charts, pictures and plates kept in connection with the treatment of such patient, and permit copies of such history, bedside notes and charts to be made by such patient, his physician or authorized attorney. If any such hospital, society or corporation is served with a subpoena issued by competent authority directing the production of such hospital record in connection with any proceedings in any court, the hospital, society or corporation upon which such subpoena is served may, except where such record pertains to a mentally ill patient, deliver such record or at its option a copy thereof to the clerk of such court. Such clerk shall give a receipt for the same, shall be responsible for the safekeeping thereof, shall not permit the same to be removed from the premises of the court and shall notify the hospital to call for the same when it is no longer needed for use in court. Any such record or copy so delivered to such clerk shall be sealed in an envelope which shall indicate the name of the patient, the name of the attorney subpoenaing the same and the title of the case referred to in the subpoena. No such record or copy shall be open to inspection by any person except upon the order of a judge of the court concerned, and any such record or copy shall at all times be subject to the order of such judge. Any and all parts of any such record or copy, if not otherwise inadmissible, shall be admitted in evidence without any preliminary testimony, if there is attached thereto the certification in affidavit form of the person in charge of the record room of the hospital or his authorized assistant indicating that such record or copy is the original record or a copy thereof, made in the regular course of the business of the hospital, and that it was the regular course of such business to make such record at the time of the transactions, occurrences or events recorded therein or within a reasonable time thereafter. A subpoena directing production of such hospital record shall be served not less than twenty-four hours before the time for production, provided such subpoena shall be valid if served less than twenty-four hours before the time of production if written notice of intent to serve such subpoena has been delivered to the person in charge of the record room of such hospital not less than twenty-four hours nor more than two weeks before such time for production.

      (1949 Rev., S. 294; 1955, S. 111d.)

      To facilitate examination of hospital records, this section has been implemented by Practice Book. 153 C. 445; Id., 451. Under this section only such parts of hospital record as are generally admissible can be introduced in evidence. Id., 445. History discussed. Id. Cited. 154 C. 593. That part of a hospital record which does not qualify as an exception to the hearsay rule under section 52-180 is inadmissible in evidence. 158 C. 281. Since there was no correlation between hospital's diagnosis, treatment of injuries, and place of plaintiff's fall, hospital record not admissible as to place of fall. 167 C. 631. Cited. 172 C. 275. Meaning of the term "state aid" discussed. 175 C. 49. Cited. 177 C. 677. Statement made by patient to physician concerning fear of reprisal from an alleged attacker was admissible as pertinent to diagnosis and treatment. 180 C. 96. Cited. 205 C. 542. Cited. 246 C. 51. Letters written for litigation purposes at plaintiff's request and summary of doctor's opinion do not satisfy requirements for the admissibility of hospital records. 247 C. 356.

      Cited. 3 CA 137. Cited. 5 CA 629. Cited. 9 CA 59; Id., 379. Cited. 17 CA 121. Cited. 20 CA 348. Cited. 21 CA 138. Cited. 28 CA 402. Cited. 31 CA 94. Section allows otherwise inadmissible hearsay to be admissible with certain limitations. 63 CA 72.

      Cited. 30 CS 535.


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      Sec. 4-105. Procedure where right to inspect records is denied. If any patient who has received treatment in any such hospital, after his discharge from such hospital, has made written application to such hospital, hospital society or corporation for permission to examine his record as such patient in such hospital and has been refused permission to examine or copy the same, such patient may file a written motion addressed to any judge of the Superior Court, praying for a disclosure of the contents of such hospital record relating to such patient and for a production of the same before such judge. Upon such application being filed, the judge to whom the same has been presented shall cause reasonable notice to be given to such hospital, hospital society or corporation of the time when and place where such petition will be heard, and such judge, after due hearing and notice, may order the officer authorized to act in the capacity of manager of such hospital to produce before him and deliver into his custody the history, bedside notes, charts, pictures and plates of such patient for the purpose of being examined or copied by such patient, his physician or authorized attorney. Each officer of any hospital having custody of the history, bedside notes, charts, pictures or plates of any patient therein, who refuses to produce such record before such judge, pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both.

      (1949 Rev., S. 295.)

      Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-106. Treatment of venereal diseases in hospitals receiving state aid. No hospital which receives appropriations made by the General Assembly and which has facilities reasonably suitable for the treatment of venereal diseases shall refuse to admit for treatment any patient suffering from any such disease.

      (1949 Rev., S. 296.)

      Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-107. Institutions receiving state aid; visitation. Each private institution receiving, directly or by way of contract, any money from the state for purposes including the support or board of beneficiaries of the state, which refuses access to the proper board or official authorized by the state to visit such institution, shall forfeit all unpaid moneys or appropriations which it would otherwise have been entitled to receive from the state. All contracts with any such private institution made by the state, or by any authority acting for the state, shall be made subject to the provisions of this section.

      (1949 Rev., S. 289.)

      Cited. 92 C. 120. Cited. 175 C. 49.

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      Sec. 4-107a. Fire training schools and emergency communications centers to report re use of state funds. (a) On or before November first, annually, each fire training school which received state funds for the current fiscal year shall submit a report, through the Connecticut State Firemen's Association, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis. The report shall set forth, in a form prescribed by said office, a detailed statement of (1) any expenditures of state funds during the previous fiscal year, (2) estimated expenditures of state funds during the current fiscal year and (3) state funds requested for the following fiscal year.

      (b) On or before November first, annually, each emergency communications center which received state funds for the current fiscal year shall submit a report, through the Connecticut State Firemen's Association, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis. The report shall set forth, in a form prescribed by said office, a detailed statement of (1) any expenditures of state funds during the previous fiscal year, (2) estimated expenditures of state funds during the current fiscal year and (3) state funds requested for the following fiscal year.

      (P.A. 83-517, S. 1, 3.)

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PART III
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:
PURCHASES AND PRINTING

      Sec. 4-108. Director of purchases; appointment. Section 4-108 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 249; 1959, P.A. 258, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

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      Secs. 4-109 and 4-110. Transferred to Chapter 58, Secs. 4a-50 and 4a-51, respectively.

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      Secs. 4-110a and 4-110b. Transferred to Chapter 58, Secs. 4a-54 and 4a-55, respectively.

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      Sec. 4-110c. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-53.

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      Sec. 4-110d. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-74.

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      Sec. 4-111. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-52.

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      Sec. 4-112. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-57.

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      Sec. 4-112a. Sale of state highway equipment. Section 4-112a is repealed.

      (1959, P.A. 229; P.A. 77-614, S. 94, 610; P.A. 79-174; P.A. 87-145, S. 2.)

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      Secs. 4-113 to 4-114c. Transferred to Chapter 58, Secs. 4a-58 to 4a-62, inclusive.

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      Sec. 4-115. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-65.

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      Sec. 4-116. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-64.

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      Sec. 4-117. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-68.

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      Secs. 4-118 to 4-120. Reproduction of documents filed with certain agencies. Printing of public documents. Publication of documents. Sections 4-118 to 4-120, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 200, 247; March, 1950, S. 89d, 97d; 1953, S. 99d; 1957, P.A. 578, S. 1; 622, S. 1; 641, S. 1; 1959, P.A. 258, S. 10, 11; 1963, P.A. 519, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 99, 100, 323, 486, 610; P.A. 80-266, S. 1, 3; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-11, S. 5, 19; P.A. 82-121; P.A. 83-531, S. 1, 2; 83-587, S. 6, 96; P.A. 88-297, S. 16.)

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      Sec. 4-120a. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-67.

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      Sec. 4-121. Supervisor of State Publications. Section 4-121 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 306; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

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      Secs. 4-121a to 4-121c. Transferred to Chapter 58, Secs. 4a-71 to 4a-73, inclusive.

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      Secs. 4-122 and 4-122a. Transferred to Chapter 58, Secs. 4a-75 and 4a-76.

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      Sec. 4-123. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-56.

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      Sec. 4-124. Transferred to Chapter 58, Sec. 4a-70.

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PART IV
STATE PLANNING

      Secs. 4-124a and 4-124b. Establishment. Director; powers and duties. Transfer of other state personnel. Sections 4-124a and 4-124b are repealed.

      (1969, P.A. 628, S. 1, 3, 20; 1971, P.A. 67, S. 3; 821, S. 9; P.A. 73-679, S. 42, 43.)

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      Sec. 4-124c. (Formerly Sec. 32-7a). Regional councils of elected officials. Within any planning region of the state as defined or redefined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee under the provisions of section 16a-4a, or within any two or more such contiguous planning regions, a regional council of elected officials may be created by ordinance of the legislative bodies of two or more towns, cities or boroughs within such region or regions. Any other towns, cities or boroughs within such region or regions may join such council by similar action. The representative to the council from each member town, city or borough shall be the elected chief executive of the member town, city or borough or, if such member town, city or borough does not have an elected chief executive, a member of its legislative body chosen by such body to be such representative. Any town, city or borough which has become a member of the council may withdraw upon adoption of an ordinance by its legislative body.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 511, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 628, S. 11; P.A. 73-679, S. 18, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 33, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 99-82, S. 2, 4.)

      History: Section was transferred in 1969 from Sec. 32-7a to Sec. 4-124c; 1969 act replaced Connecticut development commission with director of the office of state planning; P.A. 73-679 replaced planning director with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 75-537 replaced managing director with commissioner of planning and energy policy; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 99-82 authorized municipalities located in contiguous planning regions to create inter-regional councils of elected officials and made a technical change, effective July 1, 1999.

      See Sec. 8-37u re role of Commissioner of Economic and Community Development in coordinating housing policy and activities.

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      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 identify opportunities and obstacles to interlocal agreements that promote regional cooperation. The council shall promote cooperative arrangements, including regional economic development agreements between towns entered into pursuant to section 7-148kk, 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; P.A. 09-231, S. 3.)

      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; P.A. 09-231 authorized council to identify opportunities and obstacles to interlocal agreements promoting regional cooperation and to promote regional economic development agreements between towns.

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      Sec. 4-124e. (Formerly Sec. 32-7c). Bylaws. Officers. The council shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business and shall give such notice of the time and place of meetings and shall keep such records of meetings as shall be set forth in the bylaws. Such bylaws may provide for an alternative representative to attend a meeting in the place of an absent representative. The officers of the council shall consist of a chairman, a vice chairman, a secretary and such other officers as may be designated in the bylaws, each of whom shall be selected from the representatives to the council, and the term of office of each officer shall be one year. No representative shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 511, S. 3.)

      History: Section was transferred from Sec. 32-7c to Sec. 4-124e in 1969.

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      Sec. 4-124f. (Formerly Sec. 32-7d). Receipt of funds. Dues. Contracts. Audits. Any regional council of elected officials established under the provisions of section 4-124c is authorized to receive for its own use and purposes any funds from any source, including the state and federal governments, and including bequests, gifts or contributions made by any individual, corporation or association. Any town, city or borough participating in a regional council of elected officials shall annually appropriate funds for the expenses of such council in the performance of its purposes. Such funds shall be appropriated and paid in accordance with a dues formula established by the regional council of elected officials. Such council may withhold any services it deems advisable from any town, city or borough which has failed to pay such dues. Within the amounts so received a council may engage employees and contract with professional consultants, municipalities, the state and the federal governments, other regional councils of governments, regional councils of elected officials, regional planning agencies and other intertown, regional or metropolitan agencies, or with any one or more of them, and may enter into contracts from time to time to carry out its purpose. Any regional council of elected officials may enter into a contract to carry out its purpose with any other regional council of elected officials, any regional council of governments, established under sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, or any regional planning agency formed under section 8-31a. The accounts of any regional council of elected officials shall be subject to an annual audit under the provisions of chapter 111.

      (1967, P.A. 378; P.A. 83-256, S. 1; P.A. 91-96, S. 1; P.A. 97-185, S. 1, 3.)

      History: Section was transferred from Sec. 32-7d to Sec. 4-124f in 1969; P.A. 83-256 provided for the establishment of a dues formula and the withholding of services for failure to pay; P.A. 91-96 expanded types of agencies regional councils of elected officials can contract with to include other regional councils of government and regional councils of elected officials; P.A. 97-185 added specific authorization for regional council of elected officials to contract with other regional agencies, effective July 1, 1997.

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      Sec. 4-124g. Transitional provisions. Section 4-124g is repealed.

      (1969, P.A. 628, S. 4, 19; P.A. 73-679, S. 19, 20, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 34, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 88-116, S. 11.)

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      Sec. 4-124h. Powers of regional council of elected officials where there is no regional planning agency or regional council of governments. Wherever a regional council of elected officials exists in a region where there is no regional planning agency or regional council of governments, the regional council of elected officials may exercise all the powers of a regional planning agency organized under chapter 127, or a regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive.

      (1971, P.A. 67, S. 2; P.A. 08-182, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 08-182 added provisions authorizing regional council of elected officials to exercise powers of regional council of governments where there is no regional council of governments.

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      Sec. 4-124i. Regional councils of governments. Definitions. As used in sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive:

      (1) "Planning region" means a planning region of the state as defined or redefined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee under the provisions of section 16a-4a;

      (2) "Regional council of elected officials" means any regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of this chapter;

      (3) "Regional planning agency" means any regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127;

      (4) "Chief elected official" means the highest ranking elected governmental official of any town, city or borough within the state;

      (5) "Elected official" means any selectman, mayor, alderman, or member of a common council or other similar legislative body of any town or city, or warden or burgess of any borough;

      (6) "Council" means a regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive;

      (7) "Member" means any town, city or borough within a planning region of the state having become a member of a regional council of governments in accordance with said sections;

      (8) "Regional planning organization" means a regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, a regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive, or a regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 1; P.A. 73-679, S. 21, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 35, 55; P.A. 76-435, S. 21, 82; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 08-182, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced director of state planning office with managing director, planning and budgeting, department of finance and control; P.A. 75-537 replaced managing director with commissioner of planning and energy policy; P.A. 76-435 made technical changes; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 08-182 redesignated Subsecs. (a) to (g) as Subdivs. (1) to (7) and added Subdiv. (8) defining "regional planning organization".

      See Sec. 8-37u re role of Commissioner of Economic and Community Development in coordinating housing policy and activities.

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      Sec. 4-124j. Creation. Membership. Withdrawal. Within any planning region of the state a regional council of governments may be created by the adoption of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, by ordinance of the legislative bodies of not less than sixty per cent of all towns, cities and boroughs within such planning region entitled to membership on such council as hereinafter provided. Where any regional council of elected officials, or a regional planning agency, exist within a planning region, a regional council of governments may be created either as hereinabove provided, or by the adoption of said sections by resolution of any such regional council or councils of elected officials and any such regional planning agency, and the ratification of any such resolution by ordinance of the legislative bodies of not less than sixty per cent of all such towns, cities and boroughs. All towns, cities and boroughs within a planning region shall be entitled to membership on such council, including any city or borough with boundaries not coterminous with the boundaries of the town in which it is located. Any nonmember town, city or borough entitled to membership may join the council by the adoption of said sections by ordinance of its legislative body. Any member town, city or borough may withdraw from the council by adoption of an appropriate ordinance of its legislative body to become effective on the date of such adoption; provided, however, that any such withdrawing member shall be obligated to pay its pro rata share of expenses of operation and pro rata share of funds committed by the council to active programs as of such date of withdrawal.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 4-124k. Representatives of members. Each member of a regional council of governments shall be entitled to one representative on the council who shall be the chief elected official of such member, or in the absence of any such chief elected official, an elected official appointed in the manner provided by ordinance of the legislative body of such member. Each representative of a member shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of such council.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 3.)

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      Sec. 4-124l. Certification of establishment of council. Transitional period. Reversion to regional council of elected officials. (a) Upon the adoption of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, or upon the ratification of a resolution adopting said sections, as provided in section 4-124j, by any town, city or borough entitled to membership on a regional council of governments, the clerk of such town, city or borough shall immediately prepare and file with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee a certified copy of the adopting or ratifying ordinance, and, upon receipt of such certified ordinances from not less than sixty per cent of all such towns, cities and boroughs within a planning region, said secretary or his designee shall certify to such towns, cities and boroughs and all other eligible towns, cities and boroughs within the planning region, that a regional council of governments has been duly established within such planning region. Any subsequent ordinances adopting the provisions of said sections, or effecting the withdrawal from the council of a member shall be similarly filed. Except as hereinafter provided in this section, upon the establishment of a regional council of governments within a planning region in accordance with said sections, no regional council of elected officials nor regional planning agency shall be subsequently established within such planning region.

      (b) If at the time of the adoption or ratification of the provisions of said sections by the requisite sixty per cent majority of all eligible towns, cities and boroughs within a planning region there exists within such planning region a regional council of elected officials, or regional planning agency, or both, the existence and activities of any such regional council of elected officials or regional planning agency shall continue uninterrupted for the duration of a transitional period commencing with the certification of the establishment of the council by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. The chief elected officials of each town, city or borough subsequently adopting said sections, or in the absence of a chief elected official, an elected official appointed by the legislative body of any such member, shall constitute a transitional executive committee of the regional council of governments during such transitional period. Any such transitional executive committee acting under this subsection shall have the following authority and responsibilities: (1) To draft and propose bylaws for adoption by the council; (2) to select and propose for election by the council, candidates for offices of the council which may include any one or more members of the transitional committee; (3) to propose staffing arrangements, for adoption by the council; (4) to prepare and propose, for adoption by the council, a program of planning and implementation activities, which shall provide for the assumption of such active programs of any such existing regional council of elected officials or regional planning agency, as such executive committee may deem appropriate and a budget for a period not to exceed one year following such transitional period; (5) to propose, for adoption by the council, the date upon which such transitional period shall terminate, which date shall not be later than one year from the date of certification by the secretary of the office of policy and management, or his designee of the establishment of the council.

      (c) Upon the expiration of the transitional period provided for under subsection (b) of this section, the regional council of governments shall succeed to and be responsible for all of the rights, privileges and obligations, whether statutory or contractual, of any regional council of elected officials, or regional planning agency, or both, within the planning region, and no regional council of elected officials nor regional planning agency shall be subsequently created within such planning region, except as provided in subsection (d) of this section.

      (d) If at any time after the establishment within a planning region of a regional council of governments the members of the council shall constitute less than forty per cent of all eligible towns, cities and boroughs within such planning region, the council shall thereafter be deemed a regional council of elected officials without the rights and duties of a regional planning agency for as long as and until the membership of the council shall again constitute not less than sixty per cent of all such eligible cities, towns and boroughs within the planning region. Whenever the members of the council shall constitute less than forty per cent of all such eligible towns, cities and boroughs within the planning region, a regional council of elected officials and a regional planning agency may be established within such region under the general statutes, as amended.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 4; P.A. 73-679, S. 22, 23, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 36, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 06-196, S. 28.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced director of state planning office with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 75-537 replaced managing director with commissioner of planning and energy policy; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner with secretary of the office of policy and management; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the lower case Roman numeral indicators in Subsec. (b) were changed editorially by the Revisors to Arabic numerals for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective June 7, 2006.

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      Sec. 4-124m. Rights and duties of councils. Except as otherwise provided in sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, any regional council of governments shall be entitled to exercise all of the rights and authority and shall be subject to all of the responsibilities and duties provided for in the general statutes, as amended, pertaining to regional councils of elected officials and regional planning agencies.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 5.)

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      Sec. 4-124n. Bylaws. Officers. Committees. Meetings. A regional council of governments shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business and shall annually elect from among the representatives to the council a chairman, a vice-chairman, a secretary, a treasurer, who shall be bonded, and such other officers as may be designated or permitted in the bylaws. The bylaws may provide for alternate representatives of the council to attend and vote at any meeting in place of absent representatives and may provide for the organization of a regional planning commission. No representative shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The bylaws shall provide for an executive committee of the council and an executive committee of the regional planning commission and may provide for additional committees including nonvoting advisory committees. Meetings of the council shall be called by the chairman or as the bylaws shall otherwise provide and minutes of all meetings of the council, its committees and other official actions shall be filed in the office of the council and shall be of public record.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 7; P.A. 00-54, S. 2, 5.)

      History: P.A. 00-54 restated provision authorizing adoption of bylaws re regional planning commission, effective May 16, 2000.

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      Sec. 4-124o. Regional planning commissions. The planning duties and responsibilities of a regional council of governments, including the making of a plan of development pursuant to section 8-35a, may be carried out by the council or a regional planning commission, acting on behalf of and as a subdivision of the council. Each member shall be entitled to a representative on the regional planning commission who shall be an elector of such member and on its planning commission. Such representative shall be appointed by such planning commission, with the concurrence of the appointing authority of such member. Each member may also appoint an alternate representative who shall be an elector of such member and who shall be appointed by its planning commission, with the concurrence of the appointing authority of such member. Such alternate representative shall, when the representative of the member from which he or she was appointed is absent, have all the powers and duties of such representative. Each regional planning commission representative shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of such commission but shall not otherwise be entitled to vote in the affairs of the council. All matters referred to the council which by statute or otherwise are required to be referred to and considered by a regional planning agency shall be considered and commented upon by the council or regional planning commission in accordance with procedures recommended by such commission and adopted by the council with the concurrence of such commission. The council shall have the authority, at the request of a party having referred any such matter to the council's attention, to review and revise, in whole or in part, the comments and recommendations of the regional planning commission as to such matter. If at any time the council is deemed a regional council of elected officials under subsection (d) of section 4-124l, the existence of such regional planning commission shall terminate forthwith.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 6; P.A. 86-140; P.A. 00-54, S. 1, 5; P.A. 01-195, S. 104, 181.)

      History: P.A. 86-140 provided for the appointment of alternate members; P.A. 00-54 added provisions authorizing the council to perform planning duties, effective May 16, 2000; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change for the purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001.

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      Sec. 4-124p. Receipt of funds. Dues. Contracts. Audits. Annual report. Each regional council of governments established under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, is authorized to receive for its own use and purposes any funds from any source including the state and federal governments and including bequests, gifts and contributions made by any individual, corporation or association. Any town, city or borough participating in a regional council of governments shall annually appropriate funds for the expenses of such council in the performance of its purposes. Such funds shall be appropriated and paid in accordance with a dues formula established by the regional council of governments. Such council may withhold any services it deems advisable from any town, city or borough which has failed to pay such dues. Within the amount so received, a council may engage employees, and contract with professional consultants, municipalities, the state and the federal governments, other regional councils of governments, regional councils of elected officials, regional planning agencies and other intertown, regional or metropolitan agencies, or with any one or more of them, and may enter into contracts from time to time to carry out its purposes. Any such contract shall be approved by action of the regional council of governments in a manner prescribed by the council. Any regional council of governments may enter into a contract to carry out its purpose with any other regional council of governments, any regional council of elected officials, established under sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive, or any regional planning agency formed under section 8-31a. The accounts of any regional council of governments shall be subject to an annual audit under the provisions of chapter 111 and such council shall file an annual report with the clerks of its member towns, cities or boroughs, with planning commissions, if any, of members, and with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee.

      (1971, P.A. 821, S. 8; P.A. 73-679, S. 24, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 37, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 83-256, S. 2; P.A. 91-96, S. 2; P.A. 97-185, S. 2, 3; P.A. 00-54, S. 3, 5.)

      History: P.A. 73-679 replaced director of state planning office with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 75-537 replaced managing director with commissioner of planning and energy policy; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 83-256 provided for the establishment of a dues formula and the withholding of services for failure to pay; P.A. 91-96 expanded types of agencies regional councils of governments can contract with to include other regional councils of government and made technical changes; P.A. 97-185 added specific authorization for regional council of governments to contract with other regional agencies, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 00-54 added provision re approval of contracts, effective May 16, 2000.

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      Sec. 4-124q. Grants-in-aid to regional agencies. There shall annually be paid to each regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127, each regional council of governments organized under the provisions of this chapter, and each regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of this chapter in any planning region without a regional planning agency, from any appropriation for such purpose, a grant-in-aid equal to (1) five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation plus (2) for each agency or council which raises local dues in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation, an additional grant in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying any appropriation available for the purpose of this subdivision by the following fraction: The amount of dues raised by such agency or council pursuant to section 8-34a, section 4-124f or section 4-124p in excess of five and three-tenths of any such appropriation shall be the numerator. The amount of such dues raised by each such agency or council in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation shall be added together and the sum shall be the denominator.

      (P.A. 78-263, S. 1, 3; P.A. 82-411, S. 1, 6; P.A. 85-465, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 1, 121; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 65, 131.)

      History: P.A. 82-411 referred to dues "raised pursuant to section 8-34a" rather than to "local" dues in Subsec. (a), added Subsec. (b) concerning a second grant-in-aid formula; P.A. 85-465 deleted Subsec. (b) which provided that each regional planning agency, regional council of governments, or regional council of elected officials in any planning region without a regional planning agency shall receive, in addition to any other state grants, an annual state grant equal to $0.15 per dollar raised by such agency or council, with a grant minimum of $7,000 and maximum of $35,000; amended former Subsec. (a)(1) by changing grant from $20,000 to 5.3% of the appropriation for such purpose and amended formula for additional grant in Subsec. (a)(2) by replacing references to $20,000 with references to 5.3% of such appropriation; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 substituted "this chapter" for "chapter 50", effective June 24, 1998; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9 made technical changes, effective July 1, 2001.

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      Sec. 4-124r. Purchase of real property. Any regional council of governments established under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, may purchase real property for the purposes of providing administrative office space for such council.

      (P.A. 00-54, S. 4, 5.)

      History: P.A. 00-54 effective May 16, 2000.

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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;

      (3) "Regional planning agency" means an agency defined in chapter 127;

      (4) "Municipality" means a town, city or consolidated town and borough;

      (5) "Legislative body" means the board of selectmen, town council, city council, board of alderman, board of directors, board of representatives or board of the mayor and burgesses of a municipality; and

      (6) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the designee of the secretary.

      (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, 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. On or before December 31, 2008, and annually thereafter, any such entity may submit a proposal to the secretary for: (1) The joint provision of any service that one or more participating municipalities of such council or agency currently provide but which is not provided on a regional basis, or (2) a planning study regarding the joint provision of any service on a regional basis. A copy of said proposal shall be sent to the legislators representing said participating municipalities.

      (c) (1) An entity specified in subsection (a) of this section shall submit each proposal in the form and manner the secretary prescribes and shall, at a minimum, provide the following information for each proposal: (A) Service description; (B) the explanation of the need for such service; (C) the method of delivering such service on a regional basis; (D) the organization that would be responsible for regional service delivery; (E) a description of the population that would be served; (F) the manner in which regional service delivery will achieve economies of scale; (G) the amount by which participating municipalities will reduce their mill rates as a result of savings realized; (H) a cost benefit analysis for the provision of the service by each participating municipality and by the entity submitting the proposal; (I) a plan of implementation for delivery of the service on a regional basis; (J) a resolution endorsing such proposal approved by the legislative body of each participating municipality; and (K) an explanation of the potential legal obstacles, if any, to the regional provision of the service.

      (2) The secretary shall review each proposal and shall award grants for proposals the secretary determines best meet the requirements of this section. In awarding such grants, the secretary shall give priority to a proposal submitted by any entity specified in subsection (a) of this section that includes participation of all of the member municipalities of such entity, and which may increase the purchasing power of such member municipalities or provide a cost savings initiative resulting in a decrease in expenses of such municipalities, allowing such municipalities to lower property taxes.

      (d) 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. The secretary shall submit a report for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2007, not later than February 1, 2008, and shall submit a report for each subsequent fiscal year not later than the first day of March in such fiscal year. Such reports shall include the property tax reductions achieved by means of the program established pursuant to this section.

      (P.A. 07-239, S. 8; P.A. 08-182, S. 11.)

      History: P.A. 07-239 effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 08-182 amended Subsec. (a) by adding Subdivs. (4) to (6) defining "municipality", "legislative body" and "secretary", respectively, amended Subsec. (b) by adding provisions re submission of proposals for joint services or a planning study and deleting prior submittal requirements, replaced former Subsec. (c) with new Subsec. (c) re information to be submitted to secretary and criteria and priority for awarding grants, and amended Subsec. (d) by revising provisions re submittal deadlines and by adding provision requiring report to include information on property tax reductions, effective July 1, 2008.

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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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      Sec. 4-124u. Process for voluntary review of projects of regional significance. (a) As used in this section:

      (1) "Regional planning organization" means (A) a regional council of governments organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, (B) a regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive, or (C) a regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127; and

      (2) "Proposed project of regional significance" means a proposed project, to be built by a private developer, that is an open air theater, shopping center or other development that is planned to create more than (A) five hundred thousand square feet of indoor commercial or industrial space, (B) two hundred fifty residential housing units in structures under four stories, or (C) one thousand parking spaces.

      (b) Each regional planning organization shall establish a voluntary process for applicants to any state or municipal agency, department or commission to request a preapplication review of proposed projects of regional significance. Such process shall determine the components of the review which shall include a procedure to assure that all relevant municipalities and regional and state agencies provide the applicant with (1) preliminary comment on the project, which shall be in a form determined by the agency, (2) summaries of the review process of each agency, and (3) an opportunity for the applicant to discuss the project with representatives of each relevant municipality or state agency at a meeting convened by the regional planning organization. At least one representative from each relevant municipality and each state agency, department or commission shall participate in a review of a proposed project of regional significance upon request of a regional planning organization at a meeting convened for such purpose, provided (A) the regional planning organization notifies each agency, department or commission of any such meeting no later than the date three weeks before the date of such meeting, and (B) no such organization shall convene more than one such meeting in any quarter of a calendar year. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent two or more regional planning organizations from convening joint meetings to carry out the provisions of this section. The regional planning organization shall prepare a report of the comments of the agencies reviewing the proposal and provide a copy of such report to the applicant and each reviewing agency.

      (c) No results or information obtained from the preapplication review established under this section shall be appealed under any provision of the general statutes and no such results or information shall be binding on the applicant or any authority, commission, department, agency or other official having jurisdiction to review the proposed project.

      (P.A. 09-165, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 4-124v. Bond issue for nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program. (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 five million dollars.

      (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 Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid under the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

      (c) (1) There is established the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for infrastructure costs related to the consolidation of programs and services resulting from the collaborative efforts of two or more such organizations. Grant funds may be used for: (A) The purchase of and improvements to facilities; (B) the refinancing of facility loans; (C) equipment purchases; (D) energy conservation, transportation and technology projects; (E) planning and administrative costs related to such purchases, improvements, refinancing or projects; and (F) any other purpose authorized in guidelines established under subdivision (2) of this subsection.

      (2) Not later than February 1, 2010, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, in consultation with the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, and with representatives of nonprofit organizations that receive state funding, develop guidelines for (A) administration of the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program, (B) eligibility criteria for participation by nonprofit organizations, and for the expenditure of grant funds, and (C) prioritization for the awarding of grants pursuant to this section.

      (3) Not later than March 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall publish a notice of grant availability and solicit proposals for funding under the nonprofit collaboration incentive grant program. Nonprofit organizations eligible for such funding pursuant to the guidelines developed under subdivision (2) of this subsection may file applications for such funding at such times and in such manner as the secretary prescribes. The secretary shall review all grant applications and make determinations as to which projects to fund and the amount of grants to be awarded in accordance with the guidelines developed under subdivision (2) of this subsection.

      (d) 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.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2, S. 25.)

      History: Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-2 effective September 25, 2009.

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PART V
OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS

      Sec. 4-124w. Office of Workforce Competitiveness. Responsibilities. (a) There is established an Office of Workforce Competitiveness that shall be within the Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes only.

      (b) The office shall:

      (1) Be the Governor's principal workforce development policy advisor;

      (2) Be the liaison between the Governor and any local, state or federal organizations and entities with respect to workforce development matters, including implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended;

      (3) Coordinate the workforce development activities of all state agencies;

      (4) Coordinate the state's implementation of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended, and advise and assist the Governor with matters related to said act;

      (5) Establish methods and procedures to ensure the maximum involvement of members of the public, the legislature and local officials in workforce development matters, including implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, as from time to time amended;

      (6) Subject to the provisions of chapter 67, appoint such officials and other employees as may be necessary for the discharge of the duties of the office;

      (7) Enter into such contractual agreements, in accordance with established procedures, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and section 20 of public act 00-192*;

      (8) Take any other action necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and section 20 of public act 00-192*;

      (9) Be the lead state agency for the development of employment and training strategies and initiatives required to support Connecticut's position in the knowledge economy; and

      (10) Not later than October 1, 2002, and annually thereafter, submit a report, with the assistance of the Labor Department, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, economic development, labor and higher education and employment advancement specifying a forecasted assessment by the Labor Department of workforce shortages in occupations in this state for the succeeding two and five-year periods. The report shall also include recommendations concerning (A) methods to generate a sufficient number of workers to meet identified workforce needs, including, but not limited to, scholarship, school-to-career and internship programs, and (B) methods secondary and higher education and private industry can use to address identified workforce needs.

      (c) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness may call upon any office, department, board, commission or other agency of the state to supply such reports, information and assistance as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out the duties and requirements of the Office for Workforce Competitiveness. Each officer or employee of such office, department, board, commission or other agency of the state is authorized and directed to cooperate with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness and to furnish such reports, information and assistance.

      (P.A. 00-192, S. 19, 102; P.A. 01-170, S. 1; P.A. 03-19, S. 5; 03-278, S. 8; P.A. 04-212, S. 2; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 109.)

      *Note: Section 20 of public act 00-192 is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms.


      History: P.A. 00-192 effective July 1, 2000; P.A. 01-170 added Subsec. (b)(9) re annual reporting requirements; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 03-278 made technical changes in Subsec. (b)(9), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 04-212 made technical changes in Subsec. (a) and, in Subsec. (b), inserted new Subdiv. (5) charging Office of Workforce Competitiveness with coordinating strategies re technology-based talent and innovation among state and quasi-public agencies, renumbering existing Subdivs. accordingly, revised internal references in renumbered Subdivs. (8) and (9), and added Subdiv. (10) making Office of Workforce Competitiveness the lead state agency for developing strategies and initiatives to support Connecticut's position in the knowledge economy, effective July 1, 2004; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting former Subdiv. (5) re coordination of development and implementation of strategies re technology-based talent and innovation among state and quasi-public agencies and redesignating existing Subdivs. (6) to (11) as Subdivs. (5) to (10), effective October 5, 2009.

      See Sec. 4-38f for definition of "administrative purposes only".

      See Sec. 10-21f re career ladder programs for high school students seeking to pursue careers in occupations with projected workforce shortages.


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      Sec. 4-124x. Technology assessment examination program. Report. (a) Within available appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, and June 30, 2003, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Department of Higher Education, shall establish a two-year pilot program that is designed to encourage public and private institutions of higher education in this state to provide matriculating college students of any discipline with the opportunity to demonstrate to prospective employers their technology proficiency and problem-solving skills within the technology environment by allowing such students to prepare for and take an assessment examination, such as the Tek.Xam, at such institutions.

      (b) Not later than ninety days after July 1, 2001, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Community-Technical Colleges and the Connecticut State University System and at least three independent institutions of higher education in this state, shall establish written participation guidelines for the pilot program authorized under this section.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2002, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall submit a status report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a on the establishment and on any operation of the pilot program authorized under this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and education and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to workforce development.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 4, 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 01-193 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective May 12, 2003.

      See Sec. 10-19c re pilot program established by the Department of Education, in cooperation with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, to encourage students in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, to pursue careers in information technology.

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      Sec. 4-124y. Information technology credential or degree program. Guidelines. Report. (a) Within available appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Department of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Community-Technical Colleges and the Connecticut State University System, shall establish a pilot program that is designed to assist noninformation technology workers who demonstrate an aptitude in information technology to earn an information technology credential or degree at one of the constituent units of the state system of higher education.

      (b) Not later than ninety days after July 1, 2001, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Community-Technical Colleges and the Connecticut State University System, shall establish written participation guidelines for the pilot program authorized under this section.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2002, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall submit a status report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a on the establishment and on any operation of the pilot 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 appropriations and education and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to workforce development.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 5, 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 01-193 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsecs. (a) and (b), effective May 12, 2003.

      See Sec. 10-19c re pilot program established by the Department of Education, in cooperation with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, to encourage students in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, to pursue careers in information technology.

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      Sec. 4-124z. Review and evaluation of linkage between skill standards for education and training and employment needs of business and industry. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness, the Labor Commissioner, the Commissioners of Economic and Community Development, Education and Social Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Chancellor of the regional community-technical colleges, in consultation with the superintendent of the vocational-technical school system and one member of industry representing each of the economic clusters identified by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development pursuant to section 32-1m shall (1) review, evaluate and, as necessary, recommend improvements for certification and degree programs offered by the vocational-technical school system and the community-technical college system to ensure that such programs meet the employment needs of business and industry, and (2) develop strategies to strengthen the linkage between skill standards for education and training and the employment needs of business and industry.

      (b) Not later than January 1, 2002, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Education shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, commerce, labor and higher education and employment advancement on (1) the implementation of any recommended programs or strategies within the vocational-technical school system or the community-technical college system to strengthen the linkage between vocational-technical and community-technical college certification and degree programs and the employment needs of business and industry, and (2) any certification or degree programs offered by vocational-technical schools or community-technical colleges that do not meet current industry standards.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 6, 9; P.A. 03-278, S. 9; P.A. 04-212, S. 3; P.A. 05-191, S. 10.)

      History: P.A. 01-193 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-278 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 04-212 amended Subsec. (b) to make a technical change, effective June 3, 2004; P.A. 05-191 substituted "32-1m" for "32-4g" in Subsec. (a).

      See Sec. 10-19c re pilot program established by the Department of Education, in cooperation with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, to encourage students in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, to pursue careers in information technology.

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      Sec. 4-124aa. Information technology internship and work-study program. Guidelines. Report. (a) Within available appropriations, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Department of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Community-Technical Colleges and the Connecticut State University System, shall establish a pilot program that is designed to provide information technology related internship and cooperative work-study programs at the constituent units of the state system of higher education.

      (b) Not later than ninety days after July 1, 2001, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Community-Technical Colleges and the Connecticut State University System, shall establish written participation guidelines for the pilot program authorized under this section.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2002, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall submit a status report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a on the establishment and on any operation of the pilot 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 appropriations and education and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to workforce development.

      (P.A. 01-193, S. 7, 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 8.)

      History: P.A. 01-193 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsecs. (a) and (b), effective May 12, 2003.

      See Sec. 10-19c re pilot program established by the Department of Education, in cooperation with the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, to encourage students in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, to pursue careers in information technology.

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      Sec. 4-124bb. Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee. Establishment. Membership. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, shall, within available appropriations, establish a Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee which shall promote the creation of new career ladder programs and the enhancement of existing career ladder programs for occupations in this state with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to section 4-124w.

      (b) The Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the following thirteen members: (1) The Commissioners of Education, Higher Education and Public Health, or their designees; (2) the Labor Commissioner, or a designee; and (3) the following public members, all of whom shall be selected by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in conjunction with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and knowledgeable about issues relative to career ladder programs or projected workforce shortage areas: (A) One member with expertise in the development of the early childhood education workforce; (B) one member with expertise in job training for women; (C) one member with expertise in the development of the health care workforce; (D) one member with expertise in labor market analysis; (E) one member representing health care employers; (F) one member representing early childhood education employers; and (G) three members with expertise in workforce development programs.

      (c) All appointments to the advisory committee shall be made no later than October 1, 2003. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members shall serve two-year terms and no public member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.

      (d) The advisory committee shall elect two cochairpersons from among its members. The advisory committee shall meet at least bimonthly. Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

      (e) For purposes of this section and section 4-124cc, "career ladder" means any continuum of education and training that leads to a credential, certificate, license or degree and results in career advancement or the potential to earn higher wages in an occupation with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to section 4-124w.

      (P.A. 03-142, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 03-142 effective June 26, 2003.

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      Sec. 4-124cc. Career ladder programs. Development of three-year plan. Not later than February 1, 2004, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in conjunction with the advisory committee established pursuant to section 4-124bb, shall (1) develop a three-year plan for the creation or enhancement of career ladder programs for occupations in early childhood education, child care, health care or any other occupation in this state with a projected workforce shortage for the following five years, and (2) report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and employment advancement on the development of such plan.

      (P.A. 03-142, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 03-142 effective June 26, 2003.

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      Sec. 4-124dd. Connecticut Allied Health Workforce Policy Board. Establishment, duties and membership. (a) There is established a Connecticut Allied Health Workforce Policy Board which shall act in coordination with the Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 4-124bb to: (1) Monitor data and trends in the allied health workforce, including, but not limited to, (A) the state's current and future supply and demand for allied health professionals, and (B) the current and future capacity of the state system of higher education to educate and train students pursuing allied health professions; (2) develop recommendations for the formation and promotion of an economic cluster, as defined in section 32-4e, for allied health professions; (3) identify recruitment and retention strategies for public and independent institutions of higher education with allied health programs; (4) develop recommendations for promoting diversity in the allied health workforce, including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic and gender diversity and for enhancing the attractiveness of allied health professions; (5) develop recommendations regarding financial and other assistance to students enrolled in or considering enrolling in allied health programs offered at public or independent institutions of higher education; (6) identify recruitment and retention strategies for allied health employers; (7) develop recommendations about recruiting and utilizing retired nursing faculty members to teach or train students to become licensed practical nurses or registered nurses; and (8) examine nursing programs at public and independent institutions of higher education and develop recommendations about the possibility of streamlining the curricula offered in such programs to facilitate timely program completion. For purposes of this section, "allied health workforce" and "allied health professionals" means professionals or paraprofessionals who are qualified by special training, education, skills and experience in providing health care, treatment and diagnostic services, under the supervision of or in collaboration with a licensed practitioner, and includes, but is not limited to, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, home health aides, radiological technologists and technicians, medical therapists and other qualified technologists and technicians.

      (b) The board shall consist of the following members:

      (1) A member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

      (2) A member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

      (3) A member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

      (4) A member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

      (5) The Commissioners of Public Health, Education and Higher Education, or their designees;

      (6) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and higher education and employment advancement, or their designees;

      (7) A representative of the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing, established under section 20-88, who shall be appointed by said board; and

      (8) A representative of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, who shall be appointed by said conference.

      (c) Any member appointed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be a recognized expert in the field of allied health, finance, economics or health facility management. All appointments to the board shall be made no later than thirty days after October 1, 2004. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The term of each appointed member of the board shall be three years from the date of appointment. The board shall select a chairperson from among its members. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall, within available appropriations, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The board shall convene its first meeting not later than sixty days after October 1, 2004.

      (d) Not later than January 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations, including recommendations for legislation to address allied health workforce shortages in this state, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and higher education and employment advancement, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

      (P.A. 04-220, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 4-124ee. Connecticut nursing faculty incentive program. Guidelines. Report. (a) There is established a Connecticut nursing faculty incentive program administered by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness.

      (b) Within available appropriations, the program shall provide grants to institutions of higher education that work collaboratively with hospitals, as defined in section 19a-490, to (1) establish or expand nursing education programs designed to qualify a person who successfully completes such program to teach or train nursing students enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing or certification to work as a registered nurse, or (2) encourage persons employed by hospitals or in other industries who are qualified to teach or train nursing students enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing or certification to work as a registered nurse to serve as full-time or part-time faculty members at institutions of higher education.

      (c) Not later than January 1, 2006, 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 incentive program authorized under this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, public health and higher education and employment advancement.

      (P.A. 04-196, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 04-196 effective June 3, 2004.

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      Sec. 4-124ff. Innovation Challenge Grant program. Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations and in consultation with the council established under subsection (b) of this section, establish a competitive "Innovation Challenge Grant" program to promote and encourage partnerships and collaborations involving technology-based business and industry with institutions of higher education and regional vocational-technical schools for the development of educational programs in emerging and interdisciplinary technology fields and to address related issues.

      (b) There is established a Council of Advisors on Strategies for the Knowledge Economy to promote the formation of university-industry partnerships, identify benchmarks for technology-based workforce innovation and competitiveness and advise the award process (1) for innovation challenge grants to public postsecondary schools and their business partners, and (2) grants under section 4-124hh. The council shall be chaired by the director of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness and shall include the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Economic and Community Development and Higher Education, the Labor Commissioner, the executive directors of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Connecticut Development Authority and four representatives from the technology industry, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

      (P.A. 04-212, S. 1; P.A. 05-198, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 04-212 effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 05-198 amended Subsec. (b) by designating provisions re innovation challenge grants as Subdiv. (1), adding Subdiv. (2) re grants under Sec. 4-124hh and expanding the council to include the executive directors of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Connecticut Development Authority, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 4-124gg. Industry advisory committees for career clusters within regional vocational-technical schools and regional community-technical college systems. Not later than October 1, 2005, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the superintendent of the regional vocational-technical school system, shall create an integrated system of state-wide industry advisory committees for each career cluster offered as part of the regional vocational-technical school and regional community-technical college systems. Said committees shall include industry representatives of the specific career cluster. Each committee for a career cluster shall, with support from the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, regional vocational-technical and regional community-technical college systems and the Department of Education, establish specific skills standards, corresponding curriculum and a career ladder for the cluster which shall be implemented as part of the schools' core curriculum.

      (P.A. 04-212, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 04-212 effective June 3, 2004.

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      Sec. 4-124hh. Grant program to generate talent in institutions of higher education and for student outreach and development. (a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide a flexible source of funding for the creation and generation of talent in institutions of higher education and, with appropriate connections to vocational-technical schools and other secondary schools, for student outreach and development. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and may be used to:

      (1) Upgrade instructional laboratories to meet specific industry-standard laboratory and instrumentation skill requirements;

      (2) Develop new curriculum and certificate and degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels, tied to industry identified needs;

      (3) Develop seamlessly articulated career development programs in workforce shortage areas forecasted pursuant to subdivision (10) of subsection (b) of section 4-124w in collaboration with vocational-technical schools and other secondary schools and institutions of higher education;

      (4) Support undergraduate and graduate student research projects and experimental learning activities; and

      (5) Establish a nanotechnology post-secondary education program and clearinghouse for curriculum development, scholarships and student outreach.

      (b) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the advancement of research capabilities and research opportunities. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and technology focused organizations and may be used to:

      (1) Recruit eminent faculty in basic and applied research;

      (2) Leverage federal funding for research centers;

      (3) Provide pilot funding for faculty to develop initial research data for the development of larger grant funding proposals and to nonstate granting entities, such as federal agencies; and

      (4) Establish a Connecticut Nanotechnology Collaboration Initiative to foster industry-university relationships by providing:

      (A) Discovery grants, not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, to support post-doctorate or graduate students working with industry on nanotechnology projects under the supervision of faculty members. Each discovery grant shall be matched with a direct or in-kind industry grant in the same amount;

      (B) Collaborative grants, not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars, to support university research teams working with industry on collaborative research projects focused on specific application development. Each collaborative grant shall be matched with an industry grant in the same amount;

      (C) Prototype grants, not to exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars, to enable universities and companies to demonstrate whether a prototype is manufacturable and functional and the cost effectiveness of nanotechnology-related applications. Each prototype grant shall be matched with an industry grant in an amount equal to two dollars for every one dollar of such prototype grant.

      (c) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the promotion of collaborative research applications between industry and institutions of higher education. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education, technology-focused organizations and business entities and may be used:

      (1) To improve technology infrastructure by advancing the development of shared use between institutions of higher education and business entities of laboratories and equipment, including, but not limited to, technology purchase, lease and installation, operating and necessary support personnel and maintenance;

      (2) As matching grants for joint projects between an industry, a technology-focused organization or a university. The office shall structure the matching grants to provide two rounds of funding annually and shall do outreach to companies. The matching grant part of the program shall include, but not be limited to, (A) one-to-one matching grants not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars, with in-kind match allowed for small and mid-sized companies, (B) involvement of a competitive process with outside reviewers using as key criteria (i) the demonstration of commercial relevance, and (ii) a clear path to the marketplace for any innovations developed in the course of the research, and (C) an aggressive marketing campaign through business organizations to raise industry awareness of resources from universities or technology-focused organizations; and

      (3) To develop a Connecticut Center for Nanoscale Sciences and Development to provide a shared-use laboratory in one or more sites in the state to advance university research, industry application development and education involving the synthesis, characterization and fabrication of nanoscale materials, intermediates and devices and related program activities. The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall conduct a feasibility study and business planning model leading to the establishment of such center, including strategies for securing investments from the federal government and private entities. On or before January 1, 2007, said office shall submit the results of such study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and higher education and employment advancement.

      (d) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations, establish a grant program to provide funding for the promotion of commercialization of research done by institutions of higher education. Grants pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded to institutions of higher education and business entities and may be used:

      (1) To provide funding to verify the technical and commercial feasibility of early stage discoveries by institutions of higher education that are disclosed or patented to accelerate and increase the likelihood that the technology will be successfully commercialized;

      (2) To provide matching support for smaller institutions of higher education to allow for contracts with independent technology transfer organizations to provide specific service to support specific needs; and

      (3) To provide specialized technical assistance to advance nanotechnology awards to Connecticut companies, including nanotechnology-related workshops and seminars, grant preparation assistance, marketing assistance, services related to matching grants and other technical assistance to assist companies with nanotechnology-related applications.

      (P.A. 05-198, S. 2; P.A. 06-187, S. 27; 06-196, S. 29, 30; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 110; P.A. 10-32, S. 9.)

      History: P.A. 05-198 effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-187 added Subsec. (a)(5) permitting grants to be awarded for establishing nanotechnology post-secondary education program and clearinghouse for curriculum development, scholarships and student outreach, added Subsec. (b)(4) permitting funding for establishing a Connecticut Nanotechnology Collaboration Initiative to provide grants as specified in Subparas. (A), (B) and (C), added Subsec. (c)(3) permitting grants to be used to develop Connecticut Center for Nanoscale Sciences and Development and amended Subsec. (d) to make technical changes and add Subdiv. (3) permitting grants to be used through the Connecticut Small Business Innovation Research Office to provide specialized assistance to advance nanotechnology awards to Connecticut companies and the small business innovation research program, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (c), effective June 7, 2006; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (d)(3) to delete references to Connecticut Small Business Innovation Research Office and small business innovation research program, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(3), effective May 10, 2010.

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      Sec. 4-124ii. Awarding of grants to generate talent in institutions of higher education. Grants under section 4-124hh shall be awarded based on the following order of priority:

      (1) Grants that focus on key technology areas to give Connecticut a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy;

      (2) Grants that create certificate and degree programs to encourage talent generation;

      (3) Grants that promote multi-institutional collaboration across public and private institutions of higher education;

      (4) Grants that involve multiple activities, enhance research capabilities, promote applied research collaborations and advance the commercialization of research of institutions of higher education; and

      (5) Grants that include matching funds from institutions of higher education, technology-focused organizations or business entities.

      (P.A. 05-198, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 05-198 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Secs. 4-124jj to 4-124ss. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 4-124tt. Pilot program for training re employment skills and credentials for certain individuals with minor dependents. Eligibility. Within available appropriations, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness established pursuant to section 4-124w may establish a pilot program to provide any eligible individual with a minor dependent access to training in order to obtain skills and credentials necessary to obtain and maintain employment. Such skills and credentials may include, but need not be limited to (1) a high school diploma or its equivalent; (2) an alternative degree; (3) English as a second language training; and (4) vocational training. For purposes of this section, an eligible individual is an individual who would qualify for benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program pursuant to Title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

      (P.A. 06-164, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 06-164 effective July 1, 2006.

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      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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      Sec. 4-124vv. Office of Workforce Competitiveness to fund Connecticut Career Choices. The Office of Workforce Competitiveness shall, within available appropriations, fund Connecticut Career Choices.

      (Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 33.)

      History: Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 effective October 5, 2009.

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