OLR Bill Analysis

SB 37

AN ACT CONCERNING COST SAVING MEASURES AND NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS.

SUMMARY:

This bill eliminates the requirement that the secretary of the state notify General Assembly members of special and reconvened sessions by sending a copy of the session call, via first class certified mail, to their home addresses. Instead, it requires her to deliver a copy of the call to members' Capitol or Legislative Office Building offices.

By law, the secretary must notify members between 10 and 15 days before a special session and at least five days before a reconvened session, with the following exception. She can provide notice up to 24 hours beforehand by delivering a copy of the call to members through a state marshal, constable, state policeman, or indifferent person.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/02/2012)