CHAPTER 57b
TRANSFER OF LIABILITY
FOR CERTAIN STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS

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Sec. 4a-25. Findings.
Sec. 4a-25a. Loss portfolio arrangement. Transfer of liability.
Sec. 4a-25b. Bond authorization.
Secs. 4a-25c to 4a-49.

      Sec. 4a-25. Findings. It is found and declared that the state's management of its workers' compensation program can be improved by reducing the workers' compensation program's current administrative activities and support requirements and by improving the program's current fiscal status, that a loss portfolio arrangement can be used to enhance the overall effectiveness of the state's workers' compensation program, and therefore, it is necessary and in the public interest and for the public good that the provisions of sections 4a-25a and 4a-25b are hereby declared a matter of legislative determination.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 11, 28.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 effective July 1, 2001.

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      Sec. 4a-25a. Loss portfolio arrangement. Transfer of liability. The Commissioner of Administrative Services is authorized to enter into a loss portfolio arrangement program for the purpose of transferring a group of workers' compensation claims to an independent third party. Claims that qualify for transfer to such program shall be approved state employees' claims which require payment of future indemnity benefits and payment of medical benefits to certain disabled workers. Such program shall provide that the independent third party shall, as part of the assumption of liability, become responsible for the management and administration of the transferred liability and shall require such party to administer the individual workers' compensation claims in accordance with the Connecticut general statutes.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 12, 28.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 effective July 1, 2001.

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      Sec. 4a-25b. Bond authorization. (a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, from time to time, to authorize the issuance and sale of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding fifty-three million dollars.

      (b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purposes of a loss portfolio arrangement program entered into by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 4a-25a.

      (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 ten 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.

      (d) 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 the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and stating such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require.

      (e) For the purposes of this section "state moneys", means the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized pursuant to this section or of temporary notes issued in anticipation of the moneys to be derived from the sale of such bonds. Each request filed as provided in subsection (d) of this section for an authorization of bonds shall identify the purpose for which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds are to be used and expended.

      (f) Any balance of proceeds from the sale of said bonds authorized for the purposes of subsection (b) of this section in excess of the aggregate costs of the purposes so authorized shall be deposited in the General Fund.

      (g) Net earnings on investment of proceeds, accrued interest and premiums on the issuance of any such bonds authorized for the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, after payment of expenses incurred by the State Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with their issuance, if any, shall be used for the purposes described in said subsection (b).

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7, S. 13, 28.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-7 effective July 1, 2001.

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      Secs. 4a-25c to 4a-49. Reserved for future use.

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