Connecticut Seal

House Bill No. 6706

Public Act No. 13-247

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2015 CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2013) The following sums are appropriated from the GENERAL FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

   

2013-2014

2014-2015

 

LEGISLATIVE

   
       
 

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

   
 

Personal Services

$ 47,745,867

$ 50,395,341

 

Other Expenses

16,130,406

17,168,117

 

Equipment

107,285

50,100

 

Flag Restoration

75,000

75,000

 

Interim Salary/Caucus Offices

605,086

495,478

 

Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

500,000

400,000

 

Old State House

555,950

581,500

 

Interstate Conference Fund

383,747

399,080

 

New England Board of Higher Education

192,938

202,584

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

309,233

295,053

 

AGENCY TOTAL

66,605,512

70,062,253

       
 

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

   
 

Personal Services

11,287,145

11,860,523

 

Other Expenses

426,778

439,153

 

Equipment

10,000

10,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

68,686

69,637

 

AGENCY TOTAL

11,792,609

12,379,313

       
 

COMMISSION ON AGING

   
 

Personal Services

395,673

417,627

 

Other Expenses

37,418

38,848

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

7,901

2,499

 

AGENCY TOTAL

440,992

458,974

       
 

PERMANENT COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

   
 

Personal Services

513,111

543,032

 

Other Expenses

78,834

57,117

 

Equipment

1,000

1,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

5,476

3,588

 

AGENCY TOTAL

598,421

604,737

       
 

COMMISSION ON CHILDREN

   
 

Personal Services

630,416

670,356

 

Other Expenses

76,187

77,055

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

9,431

5,062

 

AGENCY TOTAL

716,034

752,473

       
 

LATINO AND PUERTO RICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION

   
 

Personal Services

400,430

419,433

 

Other Expenses

63,980

28,144

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

6,351

2,457

 

AGENCY TOTAL

470,761

450,034

       
 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION

   
 

Personal Services

260,856

273,642

 

Other Expenses

25,032

25,684

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

4,081

1,551

 

AGENCY TOTAL

289,969

300,877

       
 

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION

   
 

Personal Services

169,370

179,683

 

Other Expenses

65,709

15,038

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

4,483

2,678

 

AGENCY TOTAL

239,562

197,399

       
 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   
       
 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   
 

Personal Services

2,322,025

2,328,660

 

Other Expenses

216,646

216,646

 

Equipment

1

1

 

New England Governors' Conference

109,937

113,289

 

National Governors' Association

130,907

134,899

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

9,030

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,779,516

2,802,525

       
 

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

   
 

Personal Services

2,712,404

2,865,243

 

Other Expenses

1,564,207

1,424,207

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Commercial Recording Division

5,444,606

5,533,021

 

Board of Accountancy

270,251

282,167

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

73,633

34,060

 

AGENCY TOTAL

10,065,102

10,138,699

       
 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   
 

Personal Services

630,003

642,515

 

Other Expenses

74,133

74,133

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

12,502

3,409

 

AGENCY TOTAL

716,639

720,058

       
 

STATE TREASURER

   
 

Personal Services

3,529,167

3,651,385

 

Other Expenses

166,264

166,264

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

21,585

22,203

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,717,017

3,839,853

       
 

STATE COMPTROLLER

   
 

Personal Services

22,884,665

24,043,551

 

Other Expenses

4,241,958

4,141,958

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

19,570

19,570

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

203,623

148,923

 

AGENCY TOTAL

27,349,817

28,354,003

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

57,919,094

60,513,194

 

Other Expenses

9,409,801

7,704,801

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Collection and Litigation Contingency Fund

94,294

94,294

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

323,813

326,251

 

AGENCY TOTAL

67,747,003

68,638,541

       
 

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

   
 

Personal Services

764,039

800,028

 

Other Expenses

78,188

78,188

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Child Fatality Review Panel

95,682

101,255

 

Information Technology Initiatives

31,588

31,588

 

Citizens' Election Fund Admin

1,759,186

1,956,136

 

Elections Enforcement Commission

1,413,786

1,497,138

 

Office of State Ethics

1,416,036

1,511,748

 

Freedom of Information Commission

1,609,668

1,663,840

 

Contracting Standards Board

170,000

170,000

 

Judicial Review Council

137,328

140,863

 

Judicial Selection Commission

87,730

89,956

 

Office of the Child Advocate

509,374

524,747

 

Office of the Victim Advocate

434,045

445,172

 

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners

83,430

85,591

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

41,375

 

AGENCY TOTAL

8,590,081

9,137,626

       
 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   
 

Personal Services

11,518,762

11,962,512

 

Other Expenses

2,117,001

1,817,001

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

49,706

49,706

 

Cash Management Improvement Act

91

91

 

Justice Assistance Grants

1,076,943

1,078,704

 

Innovation Challenge Grant Program

375,000

375,000

 

Criminal Justice Information System

1,856,718

482,700

 

Youth Services Prevention

3,500,000

3,500,000

 

Regional Planning Agencies

475,000

475,000

 

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes on State Property

73,641,646

73,641,646

 

Reimbursements to Towns for Private Tax-Exempt Property

115,431,737

115,431,737

 

Reimbursement Property Tax - Disability Exemption

400,000

400,000

 

Distressed Municipalities

5,800,000

5,800,000

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Circuit Breaker

20,505,900

20,505,900

 

Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program

235,000

235,000

 

Property Tax Relief for Veterans

2,970,098

2,970,098

 

Focus Deterrence

475,000

475,000

 

Municipal Aid Adjustment

4,467,456

3,608,728

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

177,188

0

 

AGENCY TOTAL

245,073,247

242,808,824

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

   
 

Personal Services

21,974,165

23,055,692

 

Other Expenses

5,607,850

5,607,850

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Support Services for Veterans

180,500

180,500

 

Burial Expenses

7,200

7,200

 

Headstones

332,500

332,500

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

75,705

137,388

 

AGENCY TOTAL

28,177,921

29,321,131

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

48,997,323

51,845,696

 

Other Expenses

35,865,292

38,408,346

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Tuition Reimbursement - Training and Travel

382,000

382,000

 

Labor - Management Fund

75,000

75,000

 

Management Services

4,741,484

4,753,809

 

Loss Control Risk Management

114,854

114,854

 

Employees' Review Board

22,210

22,210

 

Surety Bonds for State Officials and Employees

63,500

5,600

 

Quality of Work-Life

350,000

350,000

 

Refunds Of Collections

25,723

25,723

 

Rents and Moving

12,183,335

12,100,447

 

Capitol Day Care Center

120,888

120,888

 

W. C. Administrator

5,250,000

5,250,000

 

Connecticut Education Network

3,268,712

3,291,857

 

State Insurance and Risk Mgmt Operations

12,643,063

13,345,386

 

IT Services

13,783,670

13,849,251

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

734,264

729,894

 

AGENCY TOTAL

138,621,319

144,670,962

       
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

   
 

Personal Services

31,469,627

33,015,870

 

Other Expenses

1,141,319

1,139,319

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

199,953

209,407

 

AGENCY TOTAL

32,810,900

34,364,597

       
 

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

   
 

Personal Services

45,026,046

47,166,648

 

Other Expenses

2,462,258

2,449,701

 

Equipment

26,883

1

 

Witness Protection

200,000

200,000

 

Training And Education

51,000

51,000

 

Expert Witnesses

350,000

350,000

 

Medicaid Fraud Control

1,421,372

1,471,890

 

Criminal Justice Commission

481

481

 

Cold Case Unit

249,910

264,844

 

Shooting Taskforce

1,009,495

1,066,178

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

301,793

293,139

 

AGENCY TOTAL

51,099,238

53,313,882

       
 

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

   
 

Personal Services

131,117,477

132,850,282

 

Other Expenses

30,069,428

26,289,428

 

Equipment

106,022

93,990

 

Stress Reduction

23,354

23,354

 

Fleet Purchase

4,870,266

5,692,090

 

Gun Law Enforcement Task Force

1,000,000

0

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,238,787

4,238,787

 

Fire Training School - Willimantic

153,709

153,709

 

Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio Network

23,918

23,918

 

Maintenance of State-Wide Fire Radio Network

15,919

15,919

 

Police Association of Connecticut

190,000

190,000

 

Connecticut State Firefighter's Association

194,711

194,711

 

Fire Training School - Torrington

77,299

77,299

 

Fire Training School - New Haven

45,946

45,946

 

Fire Training School - Derby

35,283

35,283

 

Fire Training School - Wolcott

95,154

95,154

 

Fire Training School - Fairfield

66,876

66,876

 

Fire Training School - Hartford

160,870

160,870

 

Fire Training School - Middletown

56,101

56,101

 

Fire Training School - Stamford

52,661

52,661

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

731,031

678,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

173,324,812

171,034,378

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

   
 

Personal Services

209,950

244,342

 

Other Expenses

190,374

194,722

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

755

 

AGENCY TOTAL

400,324

439,819

       
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

   
 

Personal Services

2,958,725

3,130,954

 

Other Expenses

2,831,808

2,993,728

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Honor Guards

471,526

471,526

 

Veteran's Service Bonuses

312,000

172,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

20,182

19,610

 

AGENCY TOTAL

6,594,242

6,787,819

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

   
 

Personal Services

14,797,102

15,464,846

 

Other Expenses

1,193,900

1,193,900

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

83,225

97,562

 

AGENCY TOTAL

16,074,228

16,756,309

       
 

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   
 

Personal Services

8,482,128

8,839,335

 

Other Expenses

964,324

964,324

 

Equipment

1

1

 

CETC Workforce

763,697

770,595

 

Workforce Investment Act

28,481,350

28,481,350

 

Job Funnels Projects

853,750

853,750

 

Connecticut's Youth Employment Program

4,500,000

4,500,000

 

Jobs First Employment Services

18,826,769

18,660,859

 

STRIDE

590,000

590,000

 

Apprenticeship Program

595,824

618,019

 

Spanish-American Merchants Association

570,000

570,000

 

Connecticut Career Resource Network

155,579

160,054

 

21st Century Jobs

427,447

429,178

 

Incumbent Worker Training

377,500

377,500

 

STRIVE

270,000

270,000

 

Intensive Support Services

304,000

304,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

119,149

76,564

 

AGENCY TOTAL

66,281,518

66,465,529

       
 

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

   
 

Personal Services

5,590,665

5,934,143

 

Other Expenses

305,337

302,837

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

6,318

6,318

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

60,156

39,012

 

AGENCY TOTAL

5,962,477

6,282,311

       
 

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

   
 

Personal Services

2,229,783

2,278,257

 

Other Expenses

203,190

203,190

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

8,425

10,351

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,441,399

2,491,799

       
 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   
 

Personal Services

3,604,488

3,767,095

 

Other Expenses

722,045

652,045

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Vibrio Bacterium Program

1

1

 

Senior Food Vouchers

365,062

363,016

 

Environmental Conservation

85,500

85,500

 

Collection of Agricultural Statistics

975

975

 

Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity

855

855

 

Fair Testing

3,838

3,838

 

WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce

174,886

174,886

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

25,369

21,028

 

AGENCY TOTAL

4,983,020

5,069,240

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   
 

Personal Services

30,412,459

31,668,528

 

Other Expenses

3,895,422

3,820,422

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Stream Gaging

189,583

189,583

 

Mosquito Control

253,028

262,547

 

State Superfund Site Maintenance

514,046

514,046

 

Laboratory Fees

161,794

161,794

 

Dam Maintenance

133,574

138,760

 

Emergency Spill Response

7,286,647

7,538,207

 

Solid Waste Management

3,829,572

3,957,608

 

Underground Storage Tank

952,363

999,911

 

Clean Air

4,454,787

4,586,375

 

Environmental Conservation

9,261,679

9,466,633

 

Environmental Quality

10,024,734

10,327,745

 

Pheasant Stocking Account

160,000

160,000

 

Greenways Account

2

2

 

Conservation Districts & Soil and Water Councils

300,000

300,000

 

Interstate Environmental Commission

48,783

48,783

 

Agreement USGS - Hydrological Study

147,683

147,683

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Commission

28,827

28,827

 

Northeast Interstate Forest Fire Compact

3,295

3,295

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

32,395

32,395

 

Thames River Valley Flood Control Commission

48,281

48,281

 

Agreement USGS-Water Quality Stream Monitoring

204,641

204,641

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

289,533

 

AGENCY TOTAL

72,343,596

74,895,600

       
 

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

   
 

Personal Services

163,401

170,396

 

Other Expenses

1,812

1,812

 

Equipment

1

1

 

AGENCY TOTAL

165,214

172,209

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

   
 

Personal Services

7,901,060

8,229,087

 

Other Expenses

586,717

586,717

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Statewide Marketing

12,000,000

12,000,000

 

Small Business Incubator Program

387,093

387,093

 

Hartford Urban Arts Grant

359,776

359,776

 

New Britain Arts Council

71,956

71,956

 

Main Street Initiatives

162,450

162,450

 

Office of Military Affairs

430,833

430,834

 

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Economy

175,000

175,000

 

CCAT-CT Manufacturing Supply Chain

732,256

732,256

 

Capitol Region Development Authority

6,620,145

6,170,145

 

Neighborhood Music School

50,000

50,000

 

Nutmeg Games

24,000

24,000

 

Discovery Museum

359,776

359,776

 

National Theatre for the Deaf

143,910

143,910

 

CONNSTEP

588,382

588,382

 

Development Research and Economic Assistance

137,902

137,902

 

CT Trust for Historic Preservation

199,876

199,876

 

Connecticut Science Center

599,073

599,073

 

CT Flagship Producing Theaters Grant

475,000

475,000

 

Women's Business Center

500,000

500,000

 

Performing Arts Centers

1,439,104

1,439,104

 

Performing Theaters Grant

452,857

452,857

 

Arts Commission

1,797,830

1,797,830

 

Greater Hartford Arts Council

89,943

89,943

 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

42,079

42,079

 

Maritime Center Authority

504,949

504,949

 

Tourism Districts

1,435,772

1,435,772

 

Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail

45,000

45,000

 

Amistad Vessel

359,776

359,776

 

New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

757,423

757,423

 

New Haven Arts Council

89,943

89,943

 

Beardsley Zoo

372,539

372,539

 

Mystic Aquarium

589,106

589,106

 

Quinebaug Tourism

39,457

39,457

 

Northwestern Tourism

39,457

39,457

 

Eastern Tourism

39,457

39,457

 

Central Tourism

39,457

39,457

 

Twain/Stowe Homes

90,890

90,890

 

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

89,943

89,943

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

25,848

50,013

 

AGENCY TOTAL

40,846,036

40,748,229

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   
 

Personal Services

1,913,586

1,969,658

 

Other Expenses

140,000

140,000

 

Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors

1,058,144

1,058,144

 

Fair Housing

293,313

293,313

 

Main Street Investment Fund Administration

71,250

71,250

 

Tax Relief For Elderly Renters

24,860,000

24,860,000

 

Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration

2,178,000

2,345,000

 

Congregate Facilities Operation Costs

7,282,393

7,784,420

 

Housing Assistance and Counseling Program

438,500

438,500

 

Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy

2,141,495

2,162,504

 

Housing/Homeless Services

58,815,972

63,440,480

 

Tax Abatement

1,444,646

1,444,646

 

Payment In Lieu Of Taxes

1,873,400

1,873,400

 

Housing/Homeless Services - Municipality

640,398

640,398

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

55,377

7,043

 

AGENCY TOTAL

103,206,474

108,528,756

       
 

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

   
 

Personal Services

5,959,626

6,293,102

 

Other Expenses

901,360

901,360

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Mosquito Control

473,853

490,203

 

Wildlife Disease Prevention

87,992

93,062

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

36,578

43,362

 

AGENCY TOTAL

7,459,410

7,821,090

       
 

HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

   
 

Personal Services

34,643,549

34,383,489

 

Other Expenses

6,571,032

6,771,619

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Needle and Syringe Exchange Program

459,416

459,416

 

Children's Health Initiatives

2,051,217

2,065,957

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning

72,362

72,362

 

Aids Services

4,975,686

4,975,686

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment

2,209,922

2,222,917

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs

1,220,505

1,220,505

 

Medicaid Administration

2,637,563

2,784,617

 

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

19,000

19,000

 

Immunization Services

30,076,656

31,361,117

 

Community Health Services

6,298,866

5,855,796

 

Rape Crisis

422,008

422,008

 

X-Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care

1,195,148

1,195,148

 

Genetic Diseases Programs

795,427

795,427

 

Local and District Departments of Health

4,669,173

4,669,173

 

Venereal Disease Control

187,362

187,362

 

School Based Health Clinics

12,747,463

12,638,716

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

201,698

147,102

 

AGENCY TOTAL

111,454,054

112,247,418

       
 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

   
 

Personal Services

4,447,470

4,674,075

 

Other Expenses

884,544

900,443

 

Equipment

19,226

19,226

 

Medicolegal Investigations

27,387

27,417

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

21,176

26,603

 

AGENCY TOTAL

5,399,803

5,647,764

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

255,201,408

265,451,852

 

Other Expenses

22,302,444

22,196,100

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Human Resource Development

198,361

198,361

 

Family Support Grants

2,860,287

2,860,287

 

Cooperative Placements Program

23,088,551

24,079,717

 

Clinical Services

4,300,720

4,300,720

 

Early Intervention

37,286,804

37,286,804

 

Community Temporary Support Services

60,753

60,753

 

Community Respite Care Programs

558,137

558,137

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

15,246,035

15,246,035

 

Pilot Program for Autism Services

1,637,528

1,637,528

 

Voluntary Services

32,376,869

32,376,869

 

Supplemental Payments for Medical Services

5,978,116

5,978,116

 

Rent Subsidy Program

5,050,212

5,150,212

 

Family Reunion Program

121,749

121,749

 

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

212,763,749

222,857,347

 

Community Residential Services

435,201,326

453,647,020

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

982,585

2,500,118

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,055,215,635

1,096,507,726

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

180,175,144

193,931,357

 

Other Expenses

28,626,219

28,626,219

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Housing Supports And Services

15,832,467

16,332,467

 

Managed Service System

52,594,458

57,034,913

 

Legal Services

995,819

995,819

 

Connecticut Mental Health Center

8,665,721

8,665,721

 

Professional Services

11,788,898

11,788,898

 

General Assistance Managed Care

115,405,969

40,774,875

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

10,594,566

10,594,566

 

Nursing Home Screening

591,645

591,645

 

Young Adult Services

69,942,480

75,866,518

 

TBI Community Services

15,296,810

17,079,532

 

Jail Diversion

4,416,110

4,523,270

 

Behavioral Health Medications

6,169,095

6,169,095

 

Prison Overcrowding

6,620,112

6,727,968

 

Medicaid Adult Rehabilitation Option

4,803,175

4,803,175

 

Discharge and Diversion Services

17,412,660

20,062,660

 

Home and Community Based Services

12,937,339

17,371,852

 

Persistent Violent Felony Offenders Act

675,235

675,235

 

Nursing Home Contract

485,000

485,000

 

Pre-Trial Account

350,000

350,000

 

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

20,605,434

17,567,934

 

Grants for Mental Health Services

66,134,714

58,909,714

 

Employment Opportunities

10,522,428

10,522,428

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

1,458,025

2,444,140

 

AGENCY TOTAL

663,099,524

612,895,002

       
 

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD

   
 

Personal Services

245,989

252,955

 

Other Expenses

31,469

31,469

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

711

1,126

 

AGENCY TOTAL

278,170

285,551

       
 

HUMAN SERVICES

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

113,746,588

122,391,148

 

Other Expenses

121,398,741

113,078,216

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Children's Health Council

208,050

208,050

 

HUSKY Information and Referral

159,393

0

 

State Food Stamp Supplement

685,149

725,059

 

HUSKY B Program

30,460,000

30,540,000

 

Charter Oak Health Plan

4,280,000

0

 

Medicaid

2,409,314,923

2,289,569,579

 

Old Age Assistance

37,629,862

39,949,252

 

Aid To The Blind

812,205

855,251

 

Aid To The Disabled

63,289,492

67,961,417

 

Temporary Assistance to Families - TANF

112,139,791

112,058,614

 

Emergency Assistance

1

1

 

Food Stamp Training Expenses

12,000

12,000

 

CT Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly

126,500

0

 

Healthy Start

1,430,311

1,430,311

 

DMHAS-Disproportionate Share

108,935,000

108,935,000

 

Connecticut Home Care Program

44,324,196

45,584,196

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs

965,739

965,739

 

Services To The Elderly

324,737

324,737

 

Safety Net Services

2,814,792

2,814,792

 

Transportation for Employment Independence Program

3,028,671

2,028,671

 

Refunds Of Collections

150,000

150,000

 

Services for Persons With Disabilities

602,013

602,013

 

Child Care Services-TANF/CCDBG

98,967,400

0

 

Nutrition Assistance

479,666

479,666

 

Housing/Homeless Services

5,210,676

5,210,676

 

Disproportionate Share-Medical Emergency Assistance

134,243,423

0

 

State Administered General Assistance

17,283,300

17,866,800

 

Child Care Quality Enhancements

563,286

563,286

 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

15,579,200

15,579,200

 

Community Services

1,075,199

1,075,199

 

Human Service Infrastructure Community Action Program

3,453,326

3,453,326

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

1,837,378

1,837,378

 

Fatherhood Initiative

371,656

371,656

 

Child Support Refunds and Reimbursements

181,585

181,585

 

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs - Municipality

5,364

5,364

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Municipality

137,826

137,826

 

Community Services - Municipality

83,761

83,761

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

13,955,945

35,859,861

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,350,267,146

3,022,889,631

       
 

STATE DEPARTMENT ON AGING

   
 

Personal Services

2,216,331

2,343,834

 

Other Expenses

195,577

195,577

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Programs for Senior Citizens

6,370,065

6,370,065

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

100,494

13,675

 

AGENCY TOTAL

8,882,468

8,923,152

       
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION

   
 

Personal Services

5,950,718

6,277,563

 

Other Expenses

1,632,775

1,629,580

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Part-Time Interpreters

196,200

201,522

 

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children

3,603,169

3,795,388

 

Enhanced Employment Opportunities

653,416

653,416

 

Vocational Rehabilitation - Disabled

7,460,892

7,460,892

 

Supplementary Relief and Services

99,749

99,749

 

Vocational Rehabilitation - Blind

899,402

899,402

 

Special Training for the Deaf Blind

286,581

286,581

 

Connecticut Radio Information Service

83,258

83,258

 

Employment Opportunities

757,878

757,878

 

Independent Living Centers

528,680

528,680

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

39,821

 

AGENCY TOTAL

22,152,719

22,713,731

       
 

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

   
 

Personal Services

17,618,304

18,507,312

 

Other Expenses

3,458,980

3,458,980

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Basic Skills Exam Teachers in Training

1,226,867

1,255,655

 

Teachers' Standards Implementation Program

2,941,683

2,941,683

 

Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6, and 8

20,147,588

18,971,294

 

Primary Mental Health

427,209

427,209

 

Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)

726,750

726,750

 

Adult Education Action

240,687

240,687

 

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program

262,500

262,500

 

Connecticut Writing Project

50,000

50,000

 

Resource Equity Assessments

168,064

168,064

 

Neighborhood Youth Centers

1,271,386

1,271,386

 

Longitudinal Data Systems

1,263,197

1,263,197

 

School Accountability

1,856,588

1,860,598

 

Sheff Settlement

13,259,263

9,409,526

 

Parent Trust Fund Program

500,000

500,000

 

Regional Vocational-Technical School System

146,551,879

155,632,696

 

Science Program for Educational Reform Districts

455,000

455,000

 

Wrap Around Services

450,000

450,000

 

Parent Universities

487,500

487,500

 

School Health Coordinator Pilot

190,000

190,000

 

Commissioner's Network

10,000,000

17,500,000

 

Technical Assistance for Regional Cooperation

95,000

95,000

 

New or Replicated Schools

300,000

900,000

 

Bridges to Success

601,652

601,652

 

K-3 Reading Assessment Pilot

2,699,941

2,699,941

 

Talent Development

10,025,000

10,025,000

 

Common Core

8,300,000

6,300,000

 

Alternative High School and Adult Reading Incentive Program

1,200,000

1,200,000

 

Special Master

2,116,169

2,116,169

 

American School For The Deaf

10,659,030

10,659,030

 

Regional Education Services

1,166,026

1,166,026

 

Family Resource Centers

7,582,414

7,582,414

 

Youth Service Bureau Enhancement

620,300

620,300

 

Child Nutrition State Match

2,354,000

2,354,000

 

Health Foods Initiative

4,661,604

4,806,300

 

Vocational Agriculture

9,485,565

9,485,565

 

Transportation of School Children

24,884,748

24,884,748

 

Adult Education

21,033,915

21,045,036

 

Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private Schools

4,297,500

4,297,500

 

Education Equalization Grants

2,066,589,276

2,122,891,002

 

Bilingual Education

1,916,130

1,916,130

 

Priority School Districts

47,427,206

46,947,022

 

Young Parents Program

229,330

229,330

 

Interdistrict Cooperation

9,146,369

9,150,379

 

School Breakfast Program

2,300,041

2,379,962

 

Excess Cost - Student Based

139,805,731

139,805,731

 

Non-Public School Transportation

3,595,500

3,595,500

 

School To Work Opportunities

213,750

213,750

 

Youth Service Bureaus

2,989,268

2,989,268

 

Open Choice Program

37,018,594

42,616,736

 

Magnet Schools

265,449,020

281,250,025

 

After School Program

4,500,000

4,500,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

767,244

1,055,616

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,917,583,769

3,006,409,170

       
 

OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

   
 

Personal Services

2,539,359

4,985,737

 

Other Expenses

590,000

8,276,000

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Children's Trust Fund

11,671,218

11,671,218

 

Early Childhood Program

6,748,003

6,761,345

 

Community Plans for Early Childhood

600,000

750,000

 

Improving Early Literacy

150,000

150,000

 

Child Care Services

18,419,752

18,419,752

 

Evenstart

475,000

475,000

 

Head Start Services

2,610,743

2,610,743

 

Head Start Enhancement

1,684,350

1,684,350

 

Child Care Services-TANF/CCDBG

0

101,489,658

 

Child Care Quality Enhancements

3,259,170

3,259,170

 

Head Start - Early Childhood Link

2,090,000

2,090,000

 

School Readiness Quality Enhancement

3,895,645

3,895,645

 

School Readiness & Quality Enhancement

74,767,825

74,299,075

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

82,891

484,648

 

AGENCY TOTAL

129,583,957

241,302,342

       
 

STATE LIBRARY

   
 

Personal Services

5,000,973

5,216,113

 

Other Expenses

695,685

695,685

 

Equipment

1

1

 

State-Wide Digital Library

1,989,860

1,989,860

 

Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service

258,471

268,122

 

Legal/Legislative Library Materials

786,592

786,592

 

Computer Access

180,500

180,500

 

Support Cooperating Library Service Units

332,500

332,500

 

Grants To Public Libraries

203,569

203,569

 

Connecticard Payments

1,000,000

1,000,000

 

Connecticut Humanities Council

2,049,752

2,049,752

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

22,182

30,949

 

AGENCY TOTAL

12,520,085

12,753,643

       
 

OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

   
 

Personal Services

1,658,563

1,724,650

 

Other Expenses

106,911

106,911

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Minority Advancement Program

1,517,959

2,181,737

 

Alternate Route to Certification

85,892

92,840

 

National Service Act

315,289

325,210

 

International Initiatives

66,500

66,500

 

Minority Teacher Incentive Program

447,806

447,806

 

English Language Learner Scholarship

95,000

95,000

 

Awards to Children of Deceased/ Disabled Veterans

3,800

3,800

 

Governor's Scholarship

42,011,398

43,623,498

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

30,010

10,889

 

AGENCY TOTAL

46,339,129

48,678,842

       
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

   
 

Operating Expenses

202,067,550

229,098,979

 

CommPACT Schools

475,000

475,000

 

Kirklyn M. Kerr Grant Program

400,000

400,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

202,942,550

229,973,979

       
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

   
 

Operating Expenses

125,061,891

135,415,234

 

AHEC

480,422

480,422

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

1,015,846

1,103,433

 

AGENCY TOTAL

126,558,159

136,999,089

       
 

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

   
 

Personal Services

1,628,071

1,707,570

 

Other Expenses

563,290

575,197

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Retirement Contributions

948,540,000

984,110,000

 

Retirees Health Service Cost

16,912,000

21,214,000

 

Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs

5,447,370

5,447,370

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

14,038

10,466

 

AGENCY TOTAL

973,104,770

1,013,064,604

       
 

BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

   
 

Charter Oak State College

2,377,493

2,475,851

 

Community Tech College System

148,745,337

155,900,920

 

Connecticut State University

148,631,924

155,542,999

 

Board of Regents

663,017

668,841

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

447,623

979,321

 

AGENCY TOTAL

300,865,394

315,567,932

       
 

CORRECTIONS

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

   
 

Personal Services

428,511,042

442,986,743

 

Other Expenses

74,249,357

74,224,357

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

26,886,219

26,886,219

 

Inmate Medical Services

89,713,923

93,932,101

 

Board of Pardons and Paroles

6,174,461

6,490,841

 

Distance Learning

95,000

95,000

 

Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates

9,026

9,026

 

Legal Services To Prisoners

827,065

827,065

 

Volunteer Services

162,221

162,221

 

Community Support Services

41,275,777

41,275,777

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

2,557,575

2,332,019

 

AGENCY TOTAL

670,461,667

689,221,370

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

   
 

Personal Services

265,473,153

278,821,431

 

Other Expenses

35,455,292

35,455,292

 

Equipment

1

1

 

Workers' Compensation Claims

11,247,553

11,247,553

 

Family Support Services

986,402

986,402

 

Differential Response System

8,346,386

8,346,386

 

Regional Behavioral Health Consultation

1,810,000

1,810,000

 

Health Assessment and Consultation

1,015,002

1,015,002

 

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

15,483,393

15,483,393

 

Day Treatment Centers for Children

6,783,292

6,783,292

 

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

12,841,081

12,841,081

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

8,542,370

8,542,370

 

Community Based Prevention Programs

8,374,056

8,345,606

 

Family Violence Outreach and Counseling

1,892,201

1,892,201

 

Support for Recovering Families

15,323,546

15,323,546

 

No Nexus Special Education

5,041,071

5,041,071

 

Family Preservation Services

5,735,278

5,735,278

 

Substance Abuse Treatment

9,491,729

9,491,729

 

Child Welfare Support Services

2,501,872

2,501,872

 

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

91,065,504

92,820,312

 

Board and Care for Children - Foster

113,318,397

113,243,586

 

Board and Care for Children - Residential

141,375,200

142,148,669

 

Individualized Family Supports

11,882,968

11,882,968

 

Community Kidcare

35,716,720

35,716,720

 

Covenant to Care

159,814

159,814

 

Neighborhood Center

250,414

250,414

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

1,285,159

1,662,894

 

AGENCY TOTAL

811,397,854

827,548,883

       
 

JUDICIAL

   
       
 

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   
 

Personal Services

325,867,529

342,634,762

 

Other Expenses

64,248,692

66,722,732

 

Equipment

2,000

0

 

Forensic Sex Evidence Exams

1,441,460

1,441,460

 

Alternative Incarceration Program

56,504,295

56,504,295

 

Justice Education Center, Inc.

545,828

545,828

 

Juvenile Alternative Incarceration

28,367,478

28,367,478

 

Juvenile Justice Centers

3,136,361

3,136,361

 

Probate Court

9,350,000

10,750,000

 

Youthful Offender Services

18,177,084

18,177,084

 

Victim Security Account

9,402

9,402

 

Children of Incarcerated Parents

582,250

582,250

 

Legal Aid

1,660,000

1,660,000

 

Youth Violence Initiative

1,500,000

1,500,000

 

Judge's Increases

1,796,754

3,688,736

 

Children's Law Center

109,838

109,838

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

2,381,725

2,279,008

 

AGENCY TOTAL

515,680,696

538,109,234

       
 

PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION

   
 

Personal Services

40,098,345

41,909,712

 

Other Expenses

1,545,428

1,550,119

 

Assigned Counsel - Criminal

9,111,900

9,111,900

 

Expert Witnesses

2,100,000

2,100,000

 

Training And Education

130,000

130,000

 

Assigned Counsel - Child Protection

7,436,000

7,436,000

 

Contracted Attorneys Related Expenses

150,000

150,000

 

Family Contracted Attorneys/AMC

575,000

575,000

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

224,916

260,298

 

AGENCY TOTAL

61,371,589

63,223,029

       
 

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   
       
 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATION TO THE GOVERNOR

   
 

Governor's Contingency Account

1

1

       
 

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

   
 

Debt Service

1,434,000,853

1,554,881,403

 

UConn 2000 - Debt Service

135,251,409

156,037,386

 

CHEFA Day Care Security

5,500,000

5,500,000

 

Pension Obligation Bonds - TRB

145,076,576

133,922,226

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

0

11,321

 

AGENCY TOTAL

1,719,828,838

1,850,352,336

       
 

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   
 

Adjudicated Claims

4,100,000

4,100,000

       
 

STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS

   
 

Unemployment Compensation

8,275,189

8,643,507

 

State Employees Retirement Contributions

916,024,145

969,312,947

 

Higher Education Alternative Retirement System

28,485,055

30,131,328

 

Pensions and Retirements - Other Statutory

1,730,420

1,749,057

 

Judges and Compensation Commissioners Retirement

16,298,488

17,731,131

 

Insurance - Group Life

8,808,780

9,353,107

 

Employers Social Security Tax

224,928,273

235,568,631

 

State Employees Health Service Cost

615,897,053

650,960,045

 

Retired State Employees Health Service Cost

548,693,300

568,635,039

 

Tuition Reimbursement - Training and Travel

3,127,500

3,127,500

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

24,419,312

17,200,946

 

AGENCY TOTAL

2,396,687,515

2,512,413,238

       
 

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

   
 

Reserve For Salary Adjustments

30,424,382

36,273,043

       
 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   
 

Workers' Compensation Claims

27,187,707

27,187,707

       
 

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

17,361,371,991

17,656,098,266

       
 

LESS:

   
       
 

Unallocated Lapse

-91,676,192

-91,676,192

 

Unallocated Lapse - Legislative

-3,028,105

-3,028,105

 

Unallocated Lapse - Judicial

-7,400,672

-7,400,672

 

General Other Expenses Reductions - Legislative

-140,000

-140,000

 

General Other Expenses Reductions - Executive

-3,312,000

-3,312,000

 

General Other Expenses Reductions - Judicial

-548,000

-548,000

 

General Lapse - Legislative

-56,251

-56,251

 

General Lapse - Judicial

-401,946

-401,946

 

General Lapse - Executive

-13,785,503

-13,785,503

 

Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies Program

0

-10,000,000

 

GAAP Lapse

-5,500,000

-7,500,000

 

Transfer GAAP Funding

-40,000,000

0

 

Statewide Hiring Reduction - Executive

-5,478,184

-16,675,121

 

Statewide Hiring Reduction - Judicial

-1,128,261

-3,434,330

 

Statewide Hiring Reduction - Legislative

-190,309

-579,285

       
 

NET - GENERAL FUND

17,188,726,568

17,497,560,861

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2013) The following sums are appropriated from the SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

   

2013-2014

2014-2015

 

HUMAN SERVICES

   
       
 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES' FUND

   
 

Personal Services

$ 614,160

$ 0

 

Other Expenses

42,397

0

 

Award Payments To Veterans

1,979,800

0

 

Fringe Benefits

457,753

0

 

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

5,509

0

 

AGENCY TOTAL

3,099,619

0

Sec. 3. Deleted.

Sec. 4. Deleted.

Sec. 5. Deleted.

Sec. 6. Deleted.

Sec. 7. Deleted.

Sec. 8. Deleted.

Sec. 9. Deleted.

Sec. 10. Deleted.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (B) of subdivision (72) of section 12-81 of the general statutes, any person otherwise eligible for a 2010 grand list exemption pursuant to said subdivision (72) in the town of Bloomfield, except that such person failed to file the required exemption application within the time period prescribed, shall be regarded as having filed said application in a timely manner if such person files said application not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section, and pays the late filing fee pursuant to section 12-81k of the general statutes. Upon confirmation of the receipt of such fee and verification of the exemption eligibility of the machinery and equipment included in such application, the assessor shall approve the exemption for such property. If taxes have been paid on the property for which such exemption is approved, the town of Bloomfield shall reimburse such person in an amount equal to the amount by which such taxes exceed the taxes payable if the application had been filed in a timely manner.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 12-41, 12-42 and 12-57a of the general statutes, any person otherwise eligible for a 2011 grand list exemption pursuant to subdivision (76) of section 12-81 of the general statutes, in the town of Bloomfield, except that such person failed to file the required personal property declaration within the time period prescribed, shall be regarded as having filed said declaration in a timely manner if such person files said declaration not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Upon verification of the exemption eligibility of the machinery and equipment included in such declaration, the assessor shall approve the exemption for such property. If taxes have been paid on the property for which such exemption is approved, the town of Bloomfield shall reimburse such person in an amount equal to the amount by which such taxes exceed the taxes payable if the declaration had been filed in a timely manner.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 12-41, 12-42 and 12-57a of the general statutes, any person otherwise eligible for a 2011 grand list exemption pursuant to subdivision (76) of section 12-81 of the general statutes, in the town of Seymour, except that such person failed to file the required personal property declaration within the time period prescribed, shall be regarded as having filed said declaration in a timely manner if such person files said declaration not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Upon verification of the exemption eligibility of the machinery and equipment included in such declaration, the assessor shall approve the exemption for such property. If taxes have been paid on the property for which such exemption is approved, the town of Seymour shall reimburse such person in an amount equal to the amount by which such taxes exceed the taxes payable if the declaration had been filed in a timely manner.

Sec. 14. Section 12-392 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) For the estates of decedents dying prior to July 1, 2009, the tax imposed by this chapter shall become due at the date of the taxable transfer and shall become payable, and shall be paid, without assessment, notice or demand, to the Commissioner of Revenue Services at the expiration of nine months from the date of death, and for the estates of decedents dying on or after July 1, 2009, the tax imposed by this chapter shall become due at the date of the taxable transfer and shall become payable and shall be paid, without assessment, notice or demand, to [said] the commissioner at the expiration of six months from the date of death. Executors, administrators, trustees, grantees, donees, beneficiaries and surviving joint owners shall be liable for the tax and for any interest or penalty thereon until it is paid, except that no executor, administrator, trustee, grantee, donee, beneficiary or surviving joint owner shall be liable for a greater sum than the value of the property actually received by him or her. If the amount of tax reported to be due on the return is not paid, for the estates of decedents dying prior to July 1, 2009, within such nine months, or for the estates of decedents dying on or after July 1, 2009, within such six months, there shall be imposed a penalty equal to ten per cent of such amount due and unpaid, or fifty dollars, whichever is greater. Such amount shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof [,] from the due date of such tax until the date of payment. Subject to the provisions of section 12-3a, the commissioner may waive all or part of the penalties provided under this chapter when it is proven to [such] the commissioner's satisfaction that the failure to pay any tax was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect.

(2) The Commissioner of Revenue Services may, for reasonable cause shown, extend the time for payment. The commissioner may require the filing of a tentative return and the payment of the tax reported to be due thereon in connection with such extension. Any additional tax which may be found to be due on the filing of a return as allowed by such extension shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof from the original due date of such tax to the date of actual payment.

(3) Whenever there is an overpayment of the tax imposed by this chapter, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall return to the fiduciary or transferee the overpayment which shall bear interest at the rate of two-thirds of one per cent per month or fraction thereof, [said] such interest commencing, for the estates of decedents dying prior to July 1, 2009, from the expiration of nine months after the death of the transferor or date of payment, whichever is later, or, for the estates of decedents dying on or after July 1, 2009, from the expiration of six months after the death of the transferor or date of payment, whichever is later.

(b) (1) The tax imposed by this chapter shall be reported on a tax return which shall be filed on or before the date fixed for paying the tax, determined without regard to any extension of time for paying the tax. The commissioner shall design a form of return and forms for such additional statements or schedules as [he] the commissioner may require to be filed. Such forms shall provide for the setting forth of such facts as the commissioner deems necessary for the proper enforcement of this chapter. [He] The commissioner shall cause a supply of such forms to be printed and shall furnish appropriate blank forms to each taxpayer upon application or otherwise as [he] the commissioner deems necessary. Failure to receive a form shall not relieve any person from the obligation to file a return under the provisions of this chapter. In any case in which the commissioner believes that it would be advantageous to him or her in the administration of the tax imposed by this chapter, the commissioner may require that a true copy of the federal estate tax return made to the Internal Revenue Service be provided.

(2) Any tax return or other document, including any amended tax return under section 12-398, that is required to be filed under this chapter shall be filed, and shall be treated as filed, only if filed with both the Commissioner of Revenue Services and the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, in the court of probate for the district within which real estate or tangible personal property of the decedent is situated. The return shall contain a statement, to be signed under penalty of false statement by the person who is required to make and file the return under this chapter, that the return has been filed with both the Commissioner of Revenue Services and [said] the appropriate court of probate.

(3) (A) A tax return shall be filed, in the case of every decedent who died prior to January 1, 2005, and at the time of death was (i) a resident of this state, or (ii) a nonresident of this state whose gross estate includes any real property situated in this state or tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state, whenever the personal representative of the estate is required by the laws of the United States to file a federal estate tax return.

(B) A tax return shall be filed, in the case of every decedent who dies on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, and at the time of death was (i) a resident of this state, or (ii) a nonresident of this state whose gross estate includes any real property situated in this state or tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is over two million dollars, such tax return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services and a copy of such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is two million dollars or less, such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated, and no such return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services. The judge of probate for the district in which such return is filed shall review each such return and shall issue a written opinion to the estate representative in each case in which the judge determines that the estate is not subject to tax under this chapter.

(C) A tax return shall be filed, in the case of every decedent who dies on or after January 1, 2010, but prior to January 1, 2011, and at the time of death was (i) a resident of this state, or (ii) a nonresident of this state whose gross estate includes any real property situated in this state or tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is over three million five hundred thousand dollars, such tax return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services and a copy of such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is three million five hundred thousand dollars or less, such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated, and no such return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services. The judge of probate for the district in which such return is filed shall review each such return and shall issue a written opinion to the estate representative in each case in which the judge determines that the estate is not subject to tax under this chapter.

(D) A tax return shall be filed, in the case of every decedent who dies on or after January 1, 2011, and at the time of death was (i) a resident of this state, or (ii) a nonresident of this state whose gross estate includes any real property situated in this state or tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is over two million dollars, such tax return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services and a copy of such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated. If the decedent's Connecticut taxable estate is two million dollars or less, such return shall be filed with the court of probate for the district within which the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, the court of probate for the district within which such real property or tangible personal property is situated, and no such return shall be filed with the Commissioner of Revenue Services. The judge of probate for the district in which such return is filed shall review each such return and shall issue a written opinion to the estate representative in each case in which the judge determines that the estate is not subject to tax under this chapter.

(E) The duly authorized executor or administrator shall file the return. If there is more than one executor or administrator, the return shall be made jointly by all. If there is no executor or administrator appointed, qualified and acting, each person in actual or constructive possession of any property of the decedent is constituted an executor for purposes of the tax and shall make and file a return. If in any case the executor is unable to make a complete return as to any part of the gross estate, the executor shall provide all the information available to him or her with respect to such property, including a full description, and the name of every person holding a legal or beneficial interest in the property. If the executor is unable to make a return as to any property, each person holding a legal or equitable interest in such property shall, upon notice from the commissioner, make a return as to that part of the gross estate.

(F) On or before the last day of the month next succeeding each calendar quarter, and commencing with the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2005, each court of probate shall file with the commissioner a report for the calendar quarter in such form as the commissioner may prescribe. The report shall pertain to returns filed with the court of probate during the calendar quarter.

(4) The Commissioner of Revenue Services may, for reasonable cause shown, extend the time for filing the return.

(5) If any person required to make and file the tax return under this chapter fails to file the return within the time prescribed, the commissioner may assess and compute the tax upon the best information obtainable. To the tax imposed upon the basis of such return, there shall be added an amount equal to ten per cent of such tax or fifty dollars, whichever is greater. The tax shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof [,] from the due date of such tax until the date of payment.

(6) The commissioner shall provide notice of any (A) deficiency assessment with respect to the payment of any tax under this chapter, (B) assessment with respect to any failure to make and file a return under this chapter by a person required to file, and (C) tax return or other document, including any amended tax return under section 12-398 that is required to be filed under this chapter to the court of probate for the district within which the commissioner contends that the decedent resided at the date of his or her death or, if the decedent died a nonresident of this state, to the court of probate for the district within which the commissioner contends that real estate or tangible personal property of the decedent is situated.

(c) No person shall be subject to a penalty under both subsections (a) and (b) of this section in relation to the same tax period.

Sec. 15. Deleted.

Sec. 16. Deleted.

Sec. 17. Deleted.

Sec. 18. Deleted.

Sec. 19. Deleted.

Sec. 20. Deleted.

Sec. 21. Deleted.

Sec. 22. Deleted.

Sec. 23. Deleted.

Sec. 24. Subsection (a) of section 46a-68 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Each state agency, department, board and commission with twenty-five, or more, full-time employees shall develop and implement, in cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, an affirmative action plan that commits the agency, department, board or commission to a program of affirmative action in all aspects of personnel and administration. Such plan shall be developed pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in accordance with chapter 54 to ensure that affirmative action is undertaken as required by state and federal law to provide equal employment opportunities and to comply with all responsibilities under the provisions of sections 4-61u to 4-61w, inclusive, sections 46a-54 to 46a-64, inclusive, section 46a-64c and sections 46a-70 to 46a-78, inclusive. The executive head of each such agency, department, board or commission shall be directly responsible for the development, filing and implementation of such affirmative action plan. The Metropolitan District of Hartford County shall be deemed to be a state agency for purposes of this section and sections 4a-60, 4a-60a and 4a-60g.

Sec. 25. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) For purposes of this section, "Project Longevity Initiative" means a comprehensive community-based initiative that is designed to reduce gun violence in the state's cities and "secretary" means the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

(b) Pursuant to the provisions of section 4-66a of the general statutes, the secretary shall (1) provide planning and management assistance to municipal officials in the city of New Haven in order to ensure the continued implementation of the Project Longevity Initiative in said city and the secretary may utilize state and federal funds as may be appropriated for such purpose; and (2) do all things necessary to apply for and accept federal funds allotted to or available to the state under any federal act or program which support the continued implementation of the Project Longevity Initiative in the city of New Haven.

(c) The secretary, or the secretary's designee, in consultation with the United States Attorney for the district of Connecticut, the Chief State's Attorney, the Commissioner of Correction, the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch, the mayors of the cities of Hartford and Bridgeport, and clergy members, nonprofit service providers and community leaders from the cities of Hartford and Bridgeport, shall implement the Project Longevity Initiative in the cities of Hartford and Bridgeport.

(d) Pursuant to the provisions of section 4-66a of the general statutes, the secretary shall (1) provide planning and management assistance to municipal officials in the cities of Hartford and Bridgeport in order to ensure implementation of the Project Longevity Initiative in said cities and the secretary may utilize state and federal funds as may be appropriated for such purpose; and (2) do all things necessary to apply for and accept federal funds allotted to or available to the state under any federal act or program which will support implementation of the Project Longevity Initiative in the cities of Hartford and Bridgeport.

(e) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may accept and receive on behalf of the office, subject to the provisions of section 4b-22 of the general statutes, any bequest, devise or grant made to the Office of Policy and Management to further the objectives of the Project Longevity Initiative and may hold and use such property for the purpose specified, if any, in such bequest, devise or gift.

(f) The secretary in consultation with the federal and state officials described in subsection (c) of this section shall create a plan for implementation of the Project Longevity Initiative on a state-wide basis.

Sec. 26. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) The Secretary of the State shall establish and maintain the eRegulations System, which shall consist of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies adopted by all state agencies subsequent to October 27, 1970. The Commission on Official Legal Publications shall, within available appropriations, provide any assistance requested by the Secretary of the State in the creation of the eRegulations System. On and after October 1, 2014, the eRegulations System shall also include the official electronic regulation-making record described in section 4-168b of the general statutes, as amended by this act. On and after the date the Secretary of the State certifies the eRegulations System as sufficient pursuant to this section, the regulations of Connecticut state agencies maintained by the Secretary on said system shall be the official version of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies for all purposes, including all legal and administrative proceedings. The eRegulations System shall be easily accessible to and searchable by the public. The Secretary of the State may specify the format in which state agencies shall submit the final approved version of such regulations and all other documents required pursuant to this section and sections 4-167, 4-168, 4-170 and 4-172 of the general statutes, as amended by public act 12-92 and this act, and all state agencies shall follow the instructions of the Secretary of the State with respect to agency submissions to the Secretary. On and after July 1, 2013, the Secretary of the State shall post on the eRegulations System all effective regulations of Connecticut state agencies as provided by the Commission on Official Legal Publications. The Secretary of the State shall designate such posting as an unofficial version of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies until such time as the Secretary certifies in writing that the eRegulations System is technologically sufficient to serve as the official version of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. Such certification shall be made on or before October 1, 2014, and shall be published on the Secretary's Internet web site and in the Connecticut Law Journal. Until such time as the Secretary makes such certification: (1) The Secretary, upon receipt of the certified electronic copy of an approved regulation in accordance with section 4-172 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall forward an electronic copy of such regulation to the Commission on Official Legal Publications for publication in accordance with this section, (2) the Commission on Official Legal Publications shall continue to publish the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, and (3) such published version shall be the official version of said regulations.

(b) Each agency and quasi-public agency with regulatory authority shall post a conspicuous web site link to the eRegulations System on the agency's or quasi-public agency's Internet web site and shall, if practicable, link to the specific provisions of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies that concern the agency's or quasi-public agency's particular programs.

(c) Not later than January 1, 2014, the Secretary of the State shall develop and implement a plan to maintain a paper copy at the office of the Secretary of the State of all of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies posted on the eRegulations System.

Sec. 27. Section 4-167 of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) In addition to other regulation-making requirements imposed by law, each agency shall: (1) Adopt as a regulation a description of its organization, stating the general course and method of its operations and the methods whereby the public may obtain information or make submissions or requests; (2) adopt as a regulation rules of practice setting forth the nature and requirements of all formal and informal procedures available provided such rules shall be in conformance with the provisions of this chapter; and (3) make available for public inspection, upon request, [paper] copies of all regulations and all other written statements of policy or interpretations formulated, adopted or used by the agency in the discharge of its functions, and all forms and instructions used by the agency.

(b) No agency regulation is enforceable against any person or party, nor may it be invoked by the agency for any purpose, until (1) it has been made available for public inspection as provided in this section, and (2) the regulation or a notice of the adoption of the regulation has been published in the Connecticut Law Journal if noticed prior to July 1, 2013, or posted [online by the Secretary of the State] on the eRegulations System pursuant to section [4-173] 4-172, as amended by this act, and section 26 of this act, if noticed on or after July 1, 2013. This provision is not applicable in favor of any person or party who has actual notice or knowledge thereof. The burden of proving the notice or knowledge is on the agency.

Sec. 28. Section 4-168 of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) Except as provided in subsections (f) and (g) of this section, an agency, not less than thirty days prior to adopting a proposed regulation, shall (1) give notice by [having the Secretary of the State post] posting a notice of its intended action [online] on the eRegulations System. The notice shall include (A) either a statement of the terms or of the substance of the proposed regulation or a description sufficiently detailed so as to apprise persons likely to be affected of the issues and subjects involved in the proposed regulation, (B) a statement of the purposes for which the regulation is proposed, (C) a reference to the statutory authority for the proposed regulation, (D) when, where and how interested persons may obtain a copy of the small business impact and regulatory flexibility analyses required pursuant to section 4-168a, and (E) when, where and how interested persons may present their views on the proposed regulation; (2) give notice electronically to each joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of the subject matter of the proposed regulation; (3) give notice electronically or provide a paper copy to all persons who have made requests to the agency for advance notice of its regulation-making proceedings. The agency may charge a reasonable fee for such notice if not given electronically based on the estimated cost of providing the service; (4) provide a paper copy or electronic version of the proposed regulation to persons requesting it. The agency may charge a reasonable fee for paper copies in accordance with the provisions of section 1-212; and (5) prepare a fiscal note, including an estimate of the cost or of the revenue impact (A) on the state or any municipality of the state, and (B) on small businesses in the state, including an estimate of the number of small businesses subject to the proposed regulation and the projected costs, including but not limited to, reporting, recordkeeping and administrative, associated with compliance with the proposed regulation and, if applicable, the regulatory flexibility analysis prepared under section 4-168a. The governing body of any municipality, if requested, shall provide the agency, within twenty working days, with any information that may be necessary for analysis in preparation of such fiscal note. Except as provided in subsections (f) and (g) of this section, any such agency shall also: Afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data, views or arguments, orally at a hearing if granted under this subsection or in writing, and to inspect and copy or view online and print the fiscal note prepared pursuant to subdivision (5) of this subsection; grant an opportunity to present oral argument if requested by fifteen persons, by a governmental subdivision or agency or by an association having not less than fifteen members, if notice of the request is received by the agency not later than fourteen days after the date of posting of the notice by the [Secretary of the State] agency on the eRegulations System; and consider fully all written and oral submissions respecting the proposed regulation and revise the fiscal note prepared in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (5) of this subsection to indicate any changes made in the proposed regulation. [Not later than five calendar days after such agency submits such notice and documents to the Secretary of the State, the Secretary] On and after October 1, 2014, each agency shall post [the notice and] all [accompanying] documents prepared by the agency pursuant to this subsection [online and] on the eRegulations System. Each agency shall electronically notify [all persons who have requested] and, if requested, provide a paper copy of such notice to any person who requests to be notified of any regulation-making proceedings. [Each agency shall also post the notice and all accompanying documents on its Internet web site. ] No regulation shall be found invalid due to the failure of an agency to give notice to each committee of cognizance pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection, provided one such committee has been so notified.

(b) If an agency is required by a public act to adopt regulations, the agency, not later than five months after the effective date of the public act or by the time specified in the public act, shall post [online on its Internet web site] on the eRegulations System notice of its intent to adopt regulations. [and submit to the office of the Secretary of the State for posting online pursuant to subsection (a) of this section such notice. ] If the agency fails to post the notice within such five-month period or by the time specified in the public act, the agency shall submit an electronic statement of its reasons for failure to do so to the Governor, the joint standing committee having cognizance of the subject matter of the regulations and the standing legislative regulation review committee and on and after October 1, 2014, post such statement on the eRegulations System. The agency shall submit the required regulations to the standing legislative regulation review committee, as provided in subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, not later than one hundred eighty days after posting the notice of its intent to adopt regulations, or electronically submit a statement of its reasons for failure to do so to the committee.

(c) An agency may begin the regulation-making process under this chapter before the effective date of the public act requiring or permitting the agency to adopt regulations, but no regulation may take effect before the effective date of such act.

(d) Upon reaching a decision on whether to proceed with the proposed regulation or to alter its text from that initially proposed, the agency, at least twenty days before submitting the proposed regulation to the standing legislative regulation review committee, shall (1) post on the [agency's Internet web site, (2) submit to the office of the Secretary of the State for posting online, and (3) either electronically mail or mail a paper copy] eRegulations System, and (2) send to all persons who have made submissions pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or who have made statements or oral arguments concerning the proposed regulation and who have requested notification, notice that it has decided to take action on the proposed regulation [and that it has posted on the agency's Internet web site] and has made available for copying and inspection pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200: (A) The final wording of the proposed regulation; (B) a statement of the principal reasons in support of its intended action; and (C) a statement of the principal considerations in opposition to its intended action as urged in written or oral comments on the proposed regulation and its reasons for rejecting such considerations.

(e) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, no regulation may be adopted, amended or repealed by any agency until it is (1) approved by the Attorney General as to legal sufficiency, as provided in section 4-169, as amended by this act, (2) approved by the standing legislative regulation review committee, as provided in section 4-170, as amended by this act, and (3) posted [online] on the eRegulations System by the office of the Secretary of the State, as provided in section 4-172, as amended by this act, and section 26 of this act.

(f) (1) An agency may proceed to adopt an emergency regulation in accordance with this subsection without prior notice or hearing or upon any abbreviated notice and hearing that it finds practicable if (A) the agency finds that adoption of a regulation upon fewer than thirty days' notice is required (i) due to an imminent peril to the public health, safety or welfare or (ii) by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection in order to comply with the provisions of interstate fishery management plans adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission or to meet unforeseen circumstances or emergencies affecting marine resources, (B) the agency states in writing its reasons for that finding, and (C) the Governor approves such finding in writing.

(2) The original of such emergency regulation and an electronic copy shall be submitted to the standing legislative regulation review committee in the form prescribed in subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, together with a statement of the terms or substance of the intended action, the purpose of the action and a reference to the statutory authority under which the action is proposed, not later than ten days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, prior to the proposed effective date of such regulation. The committee may approve or disapprove the regulation, in whole or in part, within such ten-day period at a regular meeting, if one is scheduled, or may upon the call of either chairman or any five or more members hold a special meeting for the purpose of approving or disapproving the regulation, in whole or in part. Failure of the committee to act on such regulation within such ten-day period shall be deemed an approval. If the committee disapproves such regulation, in whole or in part, it shall notify the agency of the reasons for its action. An approved regulation, posted [online] on the eRegulations System by the office of the Secretary of the State, may be effective for a period of not longer than one hundred twenty days renewable once for a period of not exceeding sixty days, provided notification of such sixty-day renewal is posted [online] on the eRegulations System by the office of the Secretary of the State and an electronic copy of such notice is sent to the committee, but the adoption of an identical regulation in accordance with the provisions of subsections (a), (b) and (d) of this section is not precluded. The sixty-day renewal period may be extended an additional sixty days for emergency regulations described in subparagraph (A)(ii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection requests of the standing legislative regulation review committee an extension of the renewal period at the time such regulation is submitted or not less than ten days before the first sixty-day renewal period expires and said committee approves such extension. Failure of the committee to act on such request within ten days shall be deemed an approval of the extension.

(3) If the necessary steps to adopt a permanent regulation, including the posting of notice of intent to adopt, preparation and submission of a fiscal note in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, and approval by the Attorney General and the standing legislative regulation review committee, are not completed prior to the expiration date of an emergency regulation, the emergency regulation shall cease to be effective on that date.

(g) If an agency finds (1) that technical amendments to an existing regulation are necessary because of (A) the statutory transfer of functions, powers or duties from the agency named in the existing regulation to another agency, (B) a change in the name of the agency, (C) the renumbering of the section of the general statutes containing the statutory authority for the regulation, or (D) a correction in the numbering of the regulation, and no substantive changes are proposed, or (2) that the repeal of a regulation is necessary because the section of the general statutes under which the regulation has been adopted has been repealed and has not been transferred or reenacted, it may elect to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section or may proceed without prior notice or hearing, provided the agency has posted such amendments to or repeal of a regulation on [its Internet web site] the eRegulations System. Any such amendments to or repeal of a regulation shall be submitted in the form and manner prescribed in subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, to the Attorney General, as provided in section 4-169, as amended by this act, and to the standing legislative regulation review committee, as provided in section 4-170, as amended by this act, for approval and upon approval shall be submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State for posting on the eRegulations System with, in the case of renumbering of sections only, a correlated table of the former and new section numbers.

(h) No regulation adopted after October 1, 1985, is valid unless adopted in substantial compliance with this section. A proceeding to contest any regulation on the ground of noncompliance with the procedural requirements of this section shall be commenced within two years from the effective date of the regulation.

Sec. 29. Section 4-168b of the general statutes, as amended by section 3 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) Each agency shall [maintain] create an official electronic regulation-making record that shall be retained on the eRegulations System for the period required by law for each regulation [it proposes] proposed in accordance with the provisions of section 4-168, as amended by this act. The regulation-making record and materials incorporated by reference in the record shall be available for public inspection and copying. [and when required under any provision of this chapter, posted on the Internet web site of the agency. ]

(b) The [agency] regulation-making record shall contain: (1) [Copies of all notices of the] The agency's notice of intent to adopt regulations; [submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State; (2) a copy of] (2) any written analysis prepared for the proceeding upon which the regulation is based, including the regulatory flexibility analyses required pursuant to section 4-168a; (3) all written petitions, requests, submissions, and comments received by the agency and considered by the agency in connection with the formulation, proposal or adoption of the regulation or the proceeding upon which the regulation is based; (4) the official transcript, if any, of proceedings upon which the regulation is based or, if not transcribed, any tape recording or stenographic record of such proceedings, and any memoranda prepared by any member or employee of the agency summarizing the contents of the proceedings; (5) [a copy of] all official documents relating to the regulation, including the regulation submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State in accordance with section 4-172, as amended by this act, a statement of the principal considerations in opposition to the agency's action, and the agency's reasons for rejecting such considerations, as required pursuant to section 4-168, as amended by this act, and the fiscal note prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, and section 4-170, as amended by this act; (6) [a copy of] any petition for the regulation filed pursuant to section 4-174; and (7) [copies of] all comments or communications between the agency and the legislative regulation review committee. No audio recording of a hearing held pursuant to section 4-168, as amended by this act, shall be posted on the eRegulations System unless the Secretary of the State confirms that such posting will not constitute a violation of any state or federal law regarding accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any audio recording of a hearing held pursuant to section 4-168, as amended by this act, that is not posted on the eRegulations System shall be maintained by the agency and made available to the public upon request.

(c) The agency regulation-making record need not constitute the exclusive basis for agency action on that regulation or for judicial review thereof.

Sec. 30. Section 4-169 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

No adoption, amendment or repeal of any regulation, except a regulation issued pursuant to subsection (f) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, shall be effective until the original of the proposed regulation and any revision of a regulation to be resubmitted to the standing legislative regulation review committee has been submitted electronically to the Attorney General by the agency proposing such regulation and approved by the Attorney General or by some other person designated by the Attorney General for such purpose. The review of such regulations by the Attorney General shall be limited to a determination of the legal sufficiency of the proposed regulation. If the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designated representative fails to give notice to the agency of any legal insufficiency within thirty days of the receipt of the proposed regulation, the Attorney General shall be deemed to have approved the proposed regulation for purposes of this section. The approval of the Attorney General shall be [indicated on the original of the proposed regulation which] provided to the agency electronically and shall be submitted electronically by the agency to the standing legislative regulation review committee. As used in this section "legal sufficiency" means (1) the absence of conflict with any general statute or regulation, federal law or regulation or the Constitution of this state or of the United States, and (2) compliance with the notice and hearing requirements of section 4-168, as amended by this act.

Sec. 31. Section 4-170 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 4 and 5 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) There shall be a standing legislative committee to review all regulations of the several state departments and agencies following the proposal thereof, which shall consist of eight members of the House of Representatives, four from each major party, to be appointed on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January in the odd-numbered years, by the speaker of said House, and six members of the Senate, three from each major party, to be appointed on or before said dates by the president pro tempore of the Senate. The members shall serve for the balance of the term for which they were elected. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the authority making the appointment. [The members of the committee shall elect from among their members two cochairpersons, one of whom shall be a member of the Senate and one of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives, and either of whom] There shall be two cochairpersons, one of whom shall be a member of the Senate and one of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives, each appointed by the applicable appointing authority, provided the cochairpersons shall not be members of the same political party and shall be from alternate parties in the respective houses in each successive term. For purposes of this section, "appointing authority" means the speaker or minority leader of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore or minority leader of the Senate, as appropriate according to the respective house and party of the member to be appointed. Each chairperson may call meetings of the committee for the performance of its duties.

(b) (1) No adoption, amendment or repeal of any regulation, except a regulation issued pursuant to subsection (f) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, shall be effective until (A) the original and an electronic copy of the proposed regulation approved by the Attorney General, as provided in section 4-169, as amended by this act, and an electronic copy of the regulatory flexibility analyses as provided in section 4-168a [and an electronic copy thereof] are submitted to the standing legislative regulation review committee [at the designated office of the committee,] in a manner designated by the committee, by the agency proposing the regulation, (B) the regulation is approved by the committee, at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for the purpose, and (C) a certified electronic copy of the regulation [and an electronic copy are] is submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State by the agency, as provided in section 4-172, as amended by this act, and the regulation is posted [online] on the eRegulations System by the Secretary. (2) The date of submission for purposes of subsection (c) of this section shall be the first Tuesday of each month. Any regulation received by the committee on or before the first Tuesday of a month shall be deemed to have been submitted on the first Tuesday of that month. Any regulation submitted after the first Tuesday of a month shall be deemed to be submitted on the first Tuesday of the next succeeding month. (3) The form of proposed regulations which are submitted to the committee shall be as follows: New language added to an existing regulation shall be [in capital letters or underlining, as determined by the committee] underlined; language to be deleted shall be enclosed in brackets and a new regulation or new section of a regulation shall be preceded by the word "(NEW)" in capital letters. Each proposed regulation shall have a statement of its purpose following the final section of the regulation. (4) The committee may permit any proposed regulation, including, but not limited to, a proposed regulation which by reference incorporates in whole or in part, any other code, rule, regulation, standard or specification, to be submitted in summary form together with a statement of purpose for the proposed regulation. On and after October 1, 1994, if the committee finds that a federal statute requires, as a condition of the state exercising regulatory authority, that a Connecticut regulation at all times must be identical to a federal statute or regulation, then the committee may approve a Connecticut regulation that by reference specifically incorporates future amendments to such federal statute or regulation provided the agency that proposed the Connecticut regulation shall submit for approval amendments to such Connecticut regulations to the committee not later than thirty days after the effective date of such amendment, and provided further the committee may hold a public hearing on such Connecticut amendments. (5) The agency shall [append] attach a copy of the fiscal note, prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, to each copy of the proposed regulation. At the time of submission to the committee, the agency shall submit an electronic copy of the proposed regulation and the fiscal note to (A) the Office of Fiscal Analysis which, not later than seven days after receipt, shall submit an analysis of the fiscal note to the committee; and (B) each joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of the subject matter of the proposed regulation. No regulation shall be found invalid due to the failure of an agency to submit [a] an electronic copy of the proposed regulation and the fiscal note to each committee of cognizance, provided such regulation and fiscal note [has] have been electronically submitted to one such committee.

(c) The committee shall review all proposed regulations and, in its discretion, may hold public hearings thereon, and may approve, disapprove or reject without prejudice, in whole or in part, any such regulation. If the committee fails to so approve, disapprove or reject without prejudice a proposed regulation, within sixty-five days after the date of submission as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the committee shall be deemed to have approved the proposed regulation for purposes of this section.

(d) If the committee disapproves a proposed regulation in whole or in part, it shall give notice of the disapproval and the reasons for the disapproval to the agency, and no agency shall thereafter issue any regulation or directive or take other action to implement such disapproved regulation or part thereof, as the case may be, except that the agency may adopt a substantively new regulation in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, provided the General Assembly may reverse such disapproval under the provisions of section 4-171. If the committee disapproves any regulation proposed for the purpose of implementing a federally subsidized or assisted program, the General Assembly shall be required to either sustain or reverse the disapproval.

(e) If the committee rejects a proposed regulation without prejudice, in whole or in part, it shall notify the agency of the reasons for the rejection and the agency shall resubmit the regulation in revised form, if the adoption of such regulation is required by the general statutes or any public or special act, not later than the first Tuesday of the second month following such rejection without prejudice and may so resubmit any other regulation, in the same manner as provided in this section for the initial submission with a summary of revisions identified by paragraph. The committee shall review and take action on such revised regulation no later than thirty-five days after the date of submission, as provided in subsection (b) of this section. Posting of the notice [online] on the eRegulations System pursuant to the provisions of section 4-168, as amended by this act, shall not be required in the case of such resubmission.

(f) If an agency fails to submit any regulation approved in whole or in part by the standing legislative regulation review committee to the office of the Secretary of the State as provided in section 4-172, as amended by this act, not later than fourteen days after the date of approval, the agency shall notify the committee, not later than five days after such fourteen-day period, of its reasons for failing to submit such regulation. If any agency fails to comply with the time limits established under subsection (b) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, or under subsection (e) of this section, the administrative head of such agency shall submit to the committee a written explanation of the reasons for such noncompliance. The committee, upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of its members, may grant an extension of the time limits established under subsection (b) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, and under subsection (e) of this section. If no such extension is granted, the administrative head of the agency shall personally appear before the standing legislative regulation review committee, at a time prescribed by the committee, to explain such failure to comply. After any such appearance, the committee may, upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of its members, report such noncompliance to the Governor. Within fourteen days thereafter the Governor shall report to the committee concerning the action the Governor has taken to ensure compliance with the provisions of section 4-168, as amended by this act, and with the provisions of this section.

Sec. 32. Section 4-172 of the general statutes, as amended by section 6 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) After approval of a regulation as required by sections 4-169, as amended by this act, and 4-170, as amended by this act, or after reversal of a decision of the standing legislative regulation review committee by the General Assembly pursuant to section 4-171, each agency shall submit to the office of the Secretary of the State a certified [copy and an] electronic copy of such regulation. [The] Concomitantly, the agency shall electronically file with [such] the electronic copy of the regulation a statement from the department head of such agency certifying that [such] the electronic copy of the regulation is a true and accurate copy of the regulation approved in accordance with sections 4-169, as amended by this act, and 4-170, as amended by this act. Each regulation when so electronically submitted shall be in the form [intended] prescribed by the Secretary of the State for posting [online] on the eRegulations System, and each section of the regulation shall include the appropriate regulation section number and a section heading. The Secretary of the State shall, not later than five calendar days after the electronic submission by the agency, post each such regulation [online] on the eRegulations System.

(b) Each regulation hereafter adopted is effective upon its posting [online] on the eRegulations System by the Secretary of the State in accordance with this section, except that: (1) If a later date is required by statute or specified in the regulation, the later date is the effective date; (2) a regulation may not be effective before the effective date of the public act requiring or permitting the regulation; and (3) subject to applicable constitutional or statutory provisions, an emergency regulation becomes effective immediately upon electronic submission to the Secretary of the State, or at a stated date less than twenty days thereafter, if the agency finds that this effective date is necessary because of imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. The agency's finding and a brief statement of the reasons therefor shall be submitted with the regulation. The agency shall take appropriate measures to make emergency regulations known to the persons who may be affected by them including, but not limited to, by posting such emergency regulations on the [agency's Internet web site] eRegulations System.

Sec. 33. Section 4-173 of the general statutes, as amended by section 7 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a) The Secretary of the State shall post online a compilation of all effective regulations adopted by all state agencies subsequent to October 27, 1970, in a manner that is easily accessible to and searchable by the public. ] The Secretary of the State may omit from [such compilation] the eRegulations System (1) any regulation that is incorporated by reference into a Connecticut regulation and published by or otherwise available in printed or electronic form from a federal agency or a government agency of another state, and (2) any regulation that is incorporated by reference into a Connecticut regulation and to which a third party holds the intellectual property rights, until such time as the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management obtains a licensing agreement in accordance with section 4-67q. [If] On and after October 1, 2014, if the Secretary of the State omits a regulation from the [compilation] eRegulations System, the Secretary shall [publish] post in the [compilation] system a notice identifying the omitted regulation, stating the general subject matter of the regulation and stating an address, telephone number, web site link, if applicable, and any other information needed to obtain a copy of the regulation. The Secretary of the State shall also provide a web site link, if applicable, to any regulation that is incorporated by reference into a Connecticut regulation. Such information shall be kept current and updated not less than quarterly.

[(b) All regulations posted online pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be accessible to the public and shall be the official version of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies for all purposes, including all legal and administrative proceedings. The Secretary of the State may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, specifying the format in which state agencies shall submit the final approved version of such regulations and all other documents required pursuant to this section and sections 4-167, 4-168, 4-170 and 4-172. ]

Sec. 34. Section 17b-10 of the general statutes, as amended by section 9 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

(a) The Department of Social Services shall prepare and routinely update state medical services and public assistance manuals. The pages of such manuals shall be consecutively numbered and indexed, containing all departmental policy regulations and substantive procedure, written in clear and concise language. Said manuals shall be published by the department [, posted on the Internet web site of the department and distributed so that they are available to (1) all regional and subregional offices of the Department of Social Services; (2) each town hall in the state; (3) all legal assistance programs in the state; and (4) any interested member of the public who requests a copy] and, on or before October 1, 2014, be posted on the eRegulations System. Any updates of said manuals subsequent to October 1, 2014, shall be posted on the eRegulations System. All policy manuals of the department, as they exist on May 23, 1984, including the supporting bulletins but not including statements concerning only the internal management of the department and not affecting private rights or procedures available to the public, shall be construed to have been adopted as regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. After May 23, 1984, any policy issued by the department, except a policy necessary to conform to a requirement of a federal or joint federal and state program administered by the department, including, but not limited to, the state supplement program to the Supplemental Security Income Program, shall be adopted as a regulation in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

(b) The department shall adopt as a regulation in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, any new policy necessary to conform to a requirement of an approved federal waiver application initiated in accordance with section 17b-8 and any new policy necessary to conform to a requirement of a federal or joint state and federal program administered by the department, including, but not limited to, the state supplement program to the Supplemental Security Income Program, but the department may operate under such policy while it is in the process of adopting the policy as a regulation, provided the [Department of Social Services] department posts such policy on [its Internet web site, submits such policy electronically to the Secretary of the State for posting online prior to adopting the policy and prints notice of intent to adopt the regulation in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after adopting the policy] the eRegulations System prior to adopting the policy. Such policy shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

(c) On and after July 1, 2004, the department shall submit proposed regulations that are required by subsection (b) of this section to the standing legislative regulation review committee, as provided in subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, not later than one hundred eighty days after [publication] posting of the notice of its intent to adopt regulations on the eRegulations System. The department shall include with the proposed regulation a statement identifying (1) the date on which the proposed regulation became effective as a policy as provided in subsection (b) of this section, and (2) any provisions of the proposed regulation that are no longer in effect on the date of the submittal of the proposed regulation, together with a list of all policies that the department has operated under, as provided in subsection (b) of this section, that superseded any provision of the proposed regulation.

(d) In lieu of submitting proposed regulations by the date specified in subsection (c) of this section, the department may electronically submit to the legislative regulation review committee a notice not later than thirty-five days before such date that the department will not be able to submit the proposed regulations on or before such date and shall include in such notice (1) the reasons why the department will not submit the proposed regulations by such date, and (2) the date by which the department will submit the proposed regulations. The legislative regulation review committee may require the department to appear before the committee at a time prescribed by the committee to further explain such reasons and to respond to any questions by the committee about the policy. The legislative regulation review committee may request the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services to review the department's policy, the department's reasons for not submitting the proposed regulations by the date specified in subsection (c) of this section and the date by which the department will submit the proposed regulations. Said joint standing committee may review the policy, such reasons and such date, may schedule a hearing thereon and may make a recommendation to the legislative regulation review committee.

(e) If amendments to an existing regulation are necessary solely to conform the regulation to amendments to the general statutes, and if the amendments to the regulation do not entail any discretion by the department, the department may elect to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of section 4-168, as amended by this act, or may proceed without prior notice or hearing, provided the department has posted such amendments on [its Internet web site] the eRegulations System. Any such amendments to a regulation shall be submitted in the form and manner prescribed in subsection (b) of section 4-170, as amended by this act, to the Attorney General, as provided in section 4-169, as amended by this act, and to the committee, as provided in section 4-170, as amended by this act, for approval and upon approval shall be submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State for posting [online] on the eRegulations System in accordance with section 4-172, as amended by this act.

Sec. 35. Section 17b-423 of the general statutes, as amended by section 10 of public act 12-92, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after said date):

[(a) The Department of Social Services shall prepare and routinely update a community services policy manual. The pages of such manual shall be consecutively numbered and indexed, containing all departmental policy regulations and substantive procedure. Such manual shall be published by the department, posted on the Internet web site of the department and distributed so that it is available to all district, subdistrict and field offices of the Department of Social Services. The Department of Social Services shall adopt such policy manual in regulation form in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. ] The Department on Aging shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes, programs and services authorized pursuant to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended from time to time. The department may operate under any new policy necessary to conform to a requirement of a federal or joint state and federal program [. The department may operate under any new policy] while it is in the process of adopting the policy in regulation form, provided the [Department of Social Services] department posts such policy on [its Internet web site and submits such policy electronically to the Secretary of the State for posting online prior to adopting the policy and prints notice of intent to adopt the regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal] the eRegulations System not later than twenty days after adopting the policy. Such policy shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

[(b) The Department of Social Services shall write the community services policy manual using plain language as described in section 42-152. The manual shall include an index for frequent referencing and a separate section or manual which specifies procedures to follow to clarify policy. ]

Sec. 36. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Department of Social Services shall make technical and structural changes to the Uniform Policy Manual to conform to the numbering system, organization, form and style of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, the department may make such changes without complying with the provisions of said chapter concerning regulation-making proceedings. The department shall submit such changes to the standing legislative regulations review committee for review in accordance with this section. Any review of such changes by said committee shall be limited to confirming that such changes are technical and structural in nature in accordance with this section. If the committee does not act in response to the department's submission not later than forty-five days after such submission, such changes shall be deemed approved. Upon approval, the department shall transmit a certified electronic copy of such changes to the Secretary of the State for the Secretary to post on the eRegulations System. At the time that the Secretary posts such changes on the eRegulations System, the corresponding sections of the Uniform Policy Manual shall be deemed superseded.

Sec. 37. Section 22a-471 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) (1) If the [commissioner] Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection determines that pollution of the groundwaters has occurred or can reasonably be expected to occur and the Commissioner of Public Health determines that the extent of pollution creates or can reasonably be expected to create an unacceptable risk of injury to the health or safety of persons using such groundwaters as a public or private source of water for drinking or other personal or domestic uses, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection [shall, within available appropriations, arrange for the short-term provision of potable drinking water to those residential buildings and elementary and secondary schools affected by such pollution until either he issues an order pursuant to this section requiring the provision of such short-term supply and the recipient complies with such order or a long-term supply of potable drinking water has been provided, whichever is earlier. In determining if pollution creates an unacceptable risk of injury, the Commissioner of Public Health shall balance all relevant and substantive facts and inferences and shall not be limited to a consideration of available statistical analysis but shall consider all of the evidence presented and any factor related to human health risks. The commissioner] may issue an order to the person or municipality responsible for such pollution requiring that potable drinking water be provided to all persons affected by such pollution. In determining if pollution creates an unacceptable risk of injury, the Commissioner of Public Health shall balance all relevant and substantive facts and inferences and shall not be limited to a consideration of available statistical analysis but shall consider all of the evidence presented and any factor related to human health risks. If the [commissioner] Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection finds that more than one person or municipality is responsible for such pollution, [he] the commissioner shall attempt to apportion responsibility if [he] the commissioner determines that apportionment is appropriate. If [he] the commissioner does not apportion responsibility, all persons and municipalities responsible for the pollution of the groundwaters shall be jointly and severally responsible for the providing of potable drinking water to persons affected by such pollution. If the commissioner determines that the state or an agency or department of the state is responsible in whole or in part for the pollution of the groundwaters, such agency or department shall prepare or arrange for the preparation of an engineering report and shall provide or arrange for the provision of a long-term potable drinking water supply. If the commissioner is unable to determine the person or municipality responsible or if [he] the commissioner determines that the responsible persons have no assets other than land, buildings, business machinery or livestock and are unable to secure a loan at a reasonable rate of interest to provide potable drinking water, [he] the commissioner may prepare or arrange for the preparation of an engineering report and provide or arrange for the provision of a long-term potable drinking water supply or [he] the commissioner may issue an order to the municipality wherein groundwaters unusable for potable drinking water are located requiring that short-term provision of potable drinking water be made to those existing residential buildings and elementary and secondary schools affected by such pollution and that long-term provision of potable drinking water be made to all persons affected by such pollution. For purposes of this section, "residential building" means any house, apartment, trailer, mobile manufactured home or other structure occupied by individuals as a dwelling, except a non-owner-occupied hotel or motel or a correctional institution.

(2) Any order issued pursuant to this section may require the provision of potable drinking water in such quantities as the commissioner determines are necessary for drinking and other personal and domestic uses and may require the maintenance and monitoring of potable water supply facilities for any period which the commissioner determines is necessary. In making such determinations, the commissioner shall consider the short-term and long-term needs for potable drinking water and the health and safety of those persons whose water supply is unusable. Any order may require the submission of an engineering report which shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health and include, but not be limited to, a description in detail of the problem, area and population affected by pollution of the groundwaters; the expected duration of and extent of the pollution; alternate solutions including relative cost of construction or installation, operation and maintenance; design criteria on all alternate solutions; and any other information which the commissioner deems necessary. Upon review of such report, the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health shall consider the nature of the pollution, the expected duration and extent of the pollution, the health and safety of the persons affected, the initial and ongoing cost-effectiveness and reliability of each alternative and any other factors which they deem relevant, and shall approve a system or method to provide potable drinking water pursuant to the order. Each order shall include a time schedule for the accomplishment of the steps leading to the provision of potable drinking water. Notwithstanding the fact that a responsible party has been or may be identified or a request for a hearing on or a pending appeal from an order issued pursuant to this section, when pollution of the groundwaters has occurred or may reasonably be expected to occur, the commissioner may prepare or arrange for the preparation of an engineering report as described in this subdivision and may provide or arrange for the provision of a long-term potable drinking water supply. In any case where the state or an agency or department of the state is responsible in whole or in part for the pollution of the groundwaters, such agency or department shall prepare or arrange for the preparation of an engineering report and shall provide or arrange for the provision of a long-term potable drinking water supply, and if the state is not the sole responsible party, the commissioner shall seek reimbursement under subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of this section for the costs of such report and for the provision of potable water. The cost of the report and of the provision of a long-term potable drinking water supply, as funds allow, shall be paid from the proceeds of any bonds authorized for the provision of potable drinking water.

(3) The provisions of this section shall not affect the rights of any municipality to institute suit to recover all damages, expenses and costs incurred by the municipality from any responsible party, including, but not limited to, the costs specified in subparagraph (B)(i) and (ii) of subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of this section and, in the case of any municipality which is not responsible for the pollution of the groundwaters, the additional amounts specified in subparagraph (B)(iii) and (iv) of subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of this section.

(4) No provision of this section shall limit the liability of any person who or municipality which renders the groundwaters unusable for potable drinking water from a suit for damages by a person who or municipality which relied on said groundwaters for potable drinking water prior to the determination by the commissioner that the groundwaters are polluted.

(5) The commissioner may issue any order pursuant to this section if the pollution of the groundwaters occurred before or after July 1, 1982.

(6) The commissioner may at any time require further action by any person to whom or municipality to which an order is issued pursuant to this section if [he] the commissioner determines that such action is necessary to protect the health and safety of those persons whose water supply was rendered unusable.

(b) (1) (A) Any municipality not responsible for the pollution of the groundwaters which is ordered to provide potable drinking water in accordance with subsection (a) of this section may apply to the commissioner for a grant as provided by this subsection. Except as provided in subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of this subsection and in subdivision (2) of this subsection, the commissioner shall make grants for the short-term provision of potable drinking water and the construction or installation of individual wells or individual water treatment systems, including, but not limited to, carbon absorption filters and shall make grants for other capital improvements for the long-term provision of potable drinking water from any bond authorization established for that purpose.

(B) The amount distributed to a municipality shall, as funds allow, equal one hundred per cent of the cost of short-term provision of potable drinking water, one hundred per cent of the cost of the engineering report required by this section, one hundred per cent of the cost of capital improvements for the most cost-effective long-term method of providing potable drinking water as determined by the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health upon consideration of such engineering report, and one hundred per cent of the cost during the first five years of installation of monitoring and maintaining individual water treatment systems and monitoring drinking water wells located in an area where the commissioner determines that pollution of the groundwater is reasonably likely to occur. No state funds shall be distributed to a municipality for the cost of operating or maintaining any potable water supply facilities other than as specified in this subsection.

(C) Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection to the contrary, the commissioner may advance to a municipality, from the proceeds of any bonds authorized for the provision of potable drinking water, any percentage of the cost of short-term and long-term provision of potable drinking water which he deems necessary.

(2) (A) If the commissioner is unable to determine the person or municipality responsible for rendering the groundwaters unusable for potable drinking water or if [he] the commissioner determines that the responsible persons have no assets other than land, buildings, business machinery or livestock and are unable to secure a loan at a reasonable rate of interest to provide potable drinking water, a water company which has less than ten thousand customers and which owns, maintains, operates, manages, controls or employs a water supply well which is rendered unusable for potable drinking water, may apply to the commissioner for a grant from funds established pursuant to section 22a-451 or from the proceeds of any bonds authorized for the provision of potable drinking water. If, upon review of the engineering report required by this subsection to be submitted with an application for such a grant, the commissioner determines that a grant to a water company from available appropriations or from the proceeds of any bonds authorized for the provision of potable drinking water is appropriate, [he] the commissioner may make such a grant in accordance with regulations adopted by [him] the commissioner pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(B) The total amount distributed to a water company pursuant to this subsection shall, as funds allow, equal fifty per cent of the cost of the engineering report required by this subsection and fifty per cent of the cost of the most cost-effective long-term method of rendering the water supply in question usable for potable drinking water, as determined by the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health upon consideration of the required engineering report.

(C) For purposes of this section, "water company" and "customer" shall have the same meaning as specified in section 25-32a.

(D) Any water company applying for a grant pursuant to this section shall prepare or have prepared an engineering report which shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health and include, but not be limited to, a description in detail of the problem, area and population affected by pollution of the groundwaters; alternate solutions including relative cost of construction or installation, operation and maintenance; design criteria on all alternate solutions and any other information the commissioner deems necessary.

(3) (A) If a municipality or water company receives funding from a private source, a federal grant or another state grant for any cost for which a grant may be awarded pursuant to this section, the grant under this section shall equal the specified percentage of the costs specified in this subsection minus the amount of the other funding.

(B) If a municipality or water company receives a grant under this section and is compensated by a person who or municipality which is responsible for rendering the groundwaters unusable for potable drinking water, the municipality or water company shall reimburse the account from which the funds were made available for the grant as follows: If the compensation from the responsible party equals or exceeds the costs toward which the grant was to be applied, the municipality or water company shall reimburse the total amount of the grant; if the compensation is less than the cost toward which the grant was to be applied, the municipality or water company shall reimburse a percentage of the compensation equal to the percentage of such costs paid by the grant.

(4) (A) Notwithstanding any request for a hearing or a pending appeal therefrom, if a person or municipality responsible for pollution of the groundwaters fails to comply with an order of the commissioner issued pursuant to this section, the municipality wherein such pollution is located may, after giving written notice of its intent to the commissioner and the responsible person or municipality, undertake the actions required by the order and seek reimbursement for the cost of such actions from the responsible person or municipality. If at any time after receipt of such a notice, the responsible party intends to comply with a step of the order which the municipality has not yet completed, the responsible party may do so with the written approval of the commissioner and municipality, provided the actions which the responsible party takes are consistent with those taken by the municipality.

(B) The commissioner may order any person or municipality responsible for pollution of the groundwaters to reimburse the state, a water company, and any municipality which is not responsible for pollution but received an order pursuant to this section or which did not receive such an order but voluntarily provided potable drinking water, for (i) the expenses each incurred in providing potable drinking water to any person affected by such pollution, provided the required reimbursement for such expenses shall not exceed the actual cost of short-term provision of potable drinking water and an amount equal to the reasonable cost of planning and implementing the most cost-effective long-term method of providing potable drinking water as determined by the commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health; (ii) costs for recovering such reimbursement; (iii) interest on the expenses specified in (i) at a rate of ten per cent a year from the date such expenses were paid; and (iv) reasonable attorney's fees. The commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring a civil action to recover any costs or expenses incurred by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection provided no such action may be brought later than ten years after the date of discovery of the pollution of public or private sources of water for drinking or other personal or domestic use.

(C) If a municipality fails to recover all expenses specified in subparagraph (B)(i) of subdivision (4) of this subsection from the responsible party, the municipality may apply to the commissioner for a grant in accordance with this subsection, provided the total amount of funds received from the commissioner and the responsible party shall not exceed the amounts specified in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(5) For purposes of this section except subdivision (3) of subsection (a) and subparagraph (B)(ii) of subdivision (4) of this subsection, "cost" includes only those costs which the commissioner determines are necessary and reasonable, including, but not limited to, the cost of plans and specifications, construction or installation and supervision thereof.

(6) If any grant application is pending on June 7, 1994, and is approved by the commissioner, the percentage of costs to be paid by the grant shall be determined in accordance with this section. Any order pending on May 31, 1985, shall be construed in accordance with this section.

(7) Any person who or municipality which provides potable drinking water pursuant to this section may, with the approval of the commissioner, construct or install facilities beyond the areas included in the order or facilities which are more costly than those which are determined to be most cost-effective, provided any request for a grant or reimbursement shall be limited to the amounts specified in this section.

(c) Any order issued under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the rights of any aggrieved person or municipality to a hearing before the commissioner as provided in section 22a-436, and appeal from the final determination of the commissioner to the Superior Court as provided in section 22a-437. The request for a hearing or pending appeal therefrom shall not constitute a condition which shall stay the commissioner from requesting that an injunction under the provisions of section 22a-6 or 22a-435, or a civil action to recover a forfeiture under the provisions of section 22a-438, be initiated by the Attorney General. The court shall issue an injunction requiring the recipient of the order to take the steps required by the order for short-term and long-term provision of potable drinking water unless such court determines that the issuance of the order was arbitrary. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, a court shall not grant a stay from any order issued pursuant to this section on the grounds that an administrative appeal is pending. If it is thereafter determined by the Superior Court as the result of an appeal under the provisions of section 22a-437 that the commissioner acted arbitrarily, unreasonably or contrary to law in requiring a person or municipality to comply with an order the commissioner shall reimburse the person or municipality for the total costs which have been incurred from the funds established under section 22a-446.

(d) The commissioner shall not issue an order to any person pursuant to this section if the sole basis for the order is that such person is the owner of the land from which the source of pollution or potential source of pollution emanates.

(e) The commissioner may, in accordance with chapter 54, adopt such regulations as [he] the commissioner deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, and shall adopt regulations for the provision of grants pursuant to this section which shall include criteria for eligibility for funds.

(f) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, if the commissioner determines that a person whose actions have caused or can reasonably be expected to cause pollution of the groundwaters by the application of a pesticide (A) has properly applied the pesticide or arranged for a pesticide application which was properly performed, (B) was engaged in agriculture at the time the pesticide was applied and used the pesticide solely in the production of agricultural commodities, (C) has agreed to implement the plans specified in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (D) maintained the records of the application of the pesticide as required by section 22a-58 and the records and plan identified in section 22a-471a, the commissioner shall not issue an order under subsection (a) of this section to the person engaged in agriculture, but may issue an order under said subsection (a) to another responsible person, including, but not limited to, the producer of the pesticide, requiring the short-term and long-term provision of potable drinking water in accordance with said subsection (a). The commissioner shall not issue an order under said subsection (a) to a person engaged in agriculture who did not maintain the records identified under section 22a-471a if said commissioner finds such records are not relevant to a determination of the party responsible for pollution of the groundwaters. If the commissioner is unable to determine the responsible person, [he] the commissioner may issue such order to the municipality wherein groundwaters unusable for potable drinking water are located.

(2) If the commissioner determines that a person engaged in agriculture has caused or can reasonably be expected to cause pollution of the groundwaters by pesticides, [he] the commissioner may cause such person to submit to the commissioner and, upon approval by the commissioner, implement a plan to minimize the potential for groundwater contamination from the storage, handling and disposal of pesticides at the locations where such person engaged in agriculture.

(3) For the purposes of this subsection, a pesticide is properly applied if at the time of the application the pesticide was licensed by or registered with the state and federal government and was applied in a manner consistent with (A) the labeling of the pesticide, as defined in section 22a-47, (B) applicable state and federal statutes and regulations at the time of the application, (C) any approvals or recommendations of the federal, state or local government, including any limitations, warnings or conditions of such approvals or recommendations, and (D) generally accepted agricultural management practices at the time of application, considering any special geological, hydrological or soil conditions of which the farmer was aware or reasonably should have been aware.

(4) Any municipality which receives an order pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be eligible for a grant from the state in accordance with subparagraph (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(5) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to pollution of the groundwaters by pesticides discovered on or after May 26, 1988. All orders issued pursuant to this section by the commissioner prior to May 26, 1988, shall remain in effect unless the orders are otherwise revoked, amended or modified by said commissioner.

(6) Nothing in this subsection, section 22a-471a or section 22a-471b shall affect or limit any right of action of an individual against any person engaged in agriculture for injury to person or property resulting from the use of a pesticide.

(7) For purposes of this subsection, "pesticide" shall have the same meaning as specified in section 22a-47.

Sec. 38. (Effective from passage) The Office of the State Treasurer is authorized to pay, from the appropriation for debt service, fifty thousand dollars for outstanding bearer bonds from the 1956 issue of State of Connecticut Expressway Revenue and Motor Fuel Tax Bond - Greenwich Killingly Expressway, Second Series.

Sec. 39. Deleted.

Sec. 40. (Effective July 1, 2013) The sum of $ 500,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Judicial Department, for Youth Violence Initiative, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for the city of Hartford, shall be distributed as follows in each of said fiscal years: $ 375,000 for a grant to the Greater Hartford YMCA to work in collaboration with the Urban League of Greater Hartford and Hartford Communities that Care, on a Stop the Violence Increase the Peace youth collaborative, and $ 125,000 for a grant to the Blue Hills Civic Association Inc. to work in collaboration with the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, on an Urban Youth Nonviolence Leadership and Intervention project.

Sec. 41. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than June 30, 2014, the Department of Education shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, as necessary to implement a fiscal accountability data collection report that will include all sources, amounts and uses of all public and private funds by school districts and by public schools, including public charter schools. The department shall report, not later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, all such data as well as school size, student demographics, geography, cost-of-living indicators, and other factors determined by the department to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and education in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 42. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Results First Policy Oversight Committee. The committee shall advise on the development and implementation of the Pew-MacArthur Results First cost-benefit analysis model, with the overall goal of promoting cost effective policies and programming by the state.

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

(1) Four members of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and one of who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(2) The Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee;

(3) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee;

(4) The director of the Office of Fiscal Analysis;

(5) The director of the Office of Program Review and Investigations;

(6) The director of the Office of Legislative Research;

(7) The director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University;

(8) The executive director of the Commission on Children;

(9) A representative of private higher education, appointed by the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges;

(10) Two representatives of the Connecticut business community, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, and one who shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; and

(11) Such other members as the committee may prescribe.

(c) All appointments to the committee under subdivisions (1) to (11), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) A member of the General Assembly selected jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall be the chairperson of the committee. Such chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the committee, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(e) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(f) Not later than October 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the committee shall submit a report to the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, recommending measures to implement the Pew-MacArthur Results First cost-benefit analysis model.

Sec. 43. Section 112 of public act 13-184 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-28e of the general statutes, up to $ 13,000,000 received by the state pursuant to the settlement of litigation resulting from the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement shall be deposited into a nonlapsing [fund] account to fund activity by the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Revenue Services related to enforcement of such agreement. Funds from the account shall be made available in such amounts and at such times as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

Sec. 44. Subsection (a) of section 1-301 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) (1) There shall be a Governmental Accountability Commission, within the Office of Governmental Accountability established under section 1-300, that shall consist of nine members as follows: (A) The chairperson of the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board established under section 1-80, or the chairperson's designee; (B) the chairperson of the State Elections Enforcement Commission established under section 9-7a, or the chairperson's designee; (C) the chairperson of the Freedom of Information Commission established under section 1-205, or the chairperson's designee; (D) the executive director of the Judicial Review Council established under section 51-51k, or the executive director's designee; (E) the chairperson of the Judicial Selection Commission established under section 51-44a, or the chairperson's designee; (F) the chairperson of the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners established under section 29-32b, or the chairperson's designee; (G) the Child Advocate appointed under section 46a-13k, or the advocate's designee; (H) the Victim Advocate appointed under section 46a-13b, or the advocate's designee; and (I) the chairperson of the State Contracting Standards Board established under section 4e-2, or the chairperson's designee, provided no person serving as a designee under this subsection may be a state employee. The Governmental Accountability Commission shall select a chairperson who shall preside at meetings of the commission. Said commission shall meet for the purpose of making recommendations to the Governor for candidates for the executive administrator of the Office of Governmental Accountability pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, or for the purpose of terminating the employment of the executive administrator.

(2) The commission established under subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be construed to be a board or commission within the meaning of section 4-9a.

Sec. 45. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than January 1, 2014, and quarterly thereafter until January 1, 2016, the Commissioner of Education shall submit a report concerning programs developed by local and regional boards of education regarding talent development and the implementation of state-wide education standards adopted by the State Board of Education to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Such report shall include the following: (1) Identification of the performance measures, indicators and standards that are used to evaluate such programs, (2) the status of such programs based on such performance measures, indicators and standards, (3) the status of the hiring of and certification of program evaluators, (4) the number of and locations of such program evaluators, and (5) an accounting of the personnel and financial status of such programs.

Sec. 46. Subsection (a) of section 4-67x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(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 Regents for 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.

Sec. 47. Section 17b-751 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established a Children's Trust Fund, the resources of which shall be used by [the council established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and] the Commissioner of Social Services [with the advice of the Children's Trust Fund Council] to fund programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect and family resource programs. Said fund is intended to be in addition to those resources that would otherwise be appropriated by the state for programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect and family resource programs. The [Children's Trust Fund Council and the] commissioner may apply for and accept any federal funds which are available for a Children's Trust Fund and shall administer such funds in the manner required by federal law. The fund shall receive money from grants and gifts made pursuant to section 17a-18. The [Children's Trust Fund Council and the] commissioner may solicit and accept funds, on behalf of the Children's Trust Fund, to be used for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and family resource programs. The Commissioner of Social Services [, with the advice of the Children's Trust Fund Council,] shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to administer the fund and to set eligibility requirements for programs seeking funding. Youth service bureaus may receive funds from the Children's Trust Fund.

[(b) There shall be established, within existing resources, a Children's Trust Fund Council which shall be within the Department of Social Services. The council shall be composed of sixteen members as follows: (1) The Commissioners of Social Services, Education, Children and Families and Public Health, or their designees; (2) a representative of the business community with experience in fund-raising, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (3) a representative of the business community with experience in fund-raising, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) a representative of the business community with experience in fund-raising, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (5) a representative of the business community with experience in fund-raising, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (6) a parent, appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (7) a parent, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (8) a parent, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (9) a person with expertise in child abuse prevention, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (10) a person with expertise in child abuse prevention, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (11) a staff member of a child abuse prevention program, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (12) a staff member of a child abuse prevention program, appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; and (13) a pediatrician, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate. The council shall solicit and accept funds, on behalf of the Children's Trust Fund, to be used for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and family resource programs, and shall make grants to programs pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. ]

[(c)] (b) On or before July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the [Children's Trust Fund Council and the] commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health and education concerning the source and amount of funds received by the Children's Trust Fund, and the manner in which such funds were administered and disbursed.

Sec. 48. Section 17b-751a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

A grandparent or other relative caregiver who is appointed a guardian of a child or children through the Superior Court and who is not a recipient of subsidized guardianship subsidies under section 17a-126 or foster care payments from the Department of Children and Families shall, within available appropriations, be eligible to apply for grants under the Kinship Fund and Grandparents and Relatives Respite Fund administered by [the Children's Trust Fund Council and] the Department of Social Services through the Probate Court.

Sec. 49. Section 17b-751d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Department of Social Services shall be the lead state agency for community-based, prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect. [, in collaboration with the Children's Trust Fund Council, established pursuant to section 17b-751. ] The responsibilities of the department shall include, but not be limited to, collaborating with state agencies, hospitals, clinics, schools and community service organizations, [with the guidance of the Children's Trust Fund Council, established pursuant to section 17b-751,] to: (1) Initiate programs to support families at risk for child abuse or neglect; (2) assist organizations to recognize child abuse and neglect; (3) encourage community safety; (4) increase broad-based efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect; (5) create a network of agencies to advance child abuse and neglect prevention; and (6) increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect issues. The department, [with the guidance of the Children's Trust Fund Council and] subject to available state, federal and private funding, shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining programs and services, including, but not limited to: (A) The Nurturing Families Network, established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 17b-751b, as amended by this act; (B) Family Empowerment Initiative programs; (C) Help Me Grow; (D) the Kinship Fund and Grandparent's Respite Fund; (E) Family School Connection; (F) support services for residents of a respite group home for girls; (G) legal services on behalf of indigent children; (H) volunteer services; (I) family development training; (J) shaken baby syndrome prevention; and (K) child sexual abuse prevention.

(b) Not later than sixty days after October 5, 2009, the Commissioner of Social Services shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly, having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies on the integration of the duties described in subsection (a) of this section into the department.

Sec. 50. Section 17b-751b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The [Children's Trust Fund Council] executive director of the Office of Early Childhood shall establish the structure for a state-wide system for a Nurturing Families Network, which demonstrates the benefits of preventive services by significantly reducing the abuse and neglect of infants and by enhancing parent-child relationships through hospital-based assessment with home outreach follow-up on infants and their families within families identified as high risk.

(b) The [Children's Trust Fund Council] executive director of the Office of Early Childhood shall: (1) Develop the comprehensive risk assessment to be used by the Nurturing Families Network's providers; (2) develop the training program, standards, and protocols for the pilot programs; and (3) develop, issue and evaluate requests for proposals to procure the services required by this section. In evaluating the proposals, the [Children's Trust Fund Council] executive director shall take into consideration the most effective and consistent service delivery system allowing for the continuation of current public and private programs.

(c) The [Children's Trust Fund Council] executive director of the Office of Early Childhood shall establish a data system to enable the programs to document the following information in a standard manner: (1) The level of screening and assessment; (2) profiles of risk and family demographics; (3) the incidence of child abuse and neglect; (4) rates of child development; and (5) any other information the [Children's Trust Fund Council] commissioner deems appropriate.

(d) The [Children's Trust Fund Council] executive director shall report to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on the establishment, implementation and progress of the Nurturing Families Network, on January first and July first, of each year.

Sec. 51. Section 51-193r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Each commissioner of the Superior Court shall receive, for acting as a magistrate in accordance with the provisions of sections 51-193t and 51-193u the sum of [one hundred fifty] two hundred dollars for each day he is engaged as a magistrate.

Sec. 52. Subsection (a) of section 46a-13k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established, within the Office of Governmental Accountability established under section 1-300, an Office of the Child Advocate. The Governor, with the approval of the General Assembly, shall appoint a person with knowledge of the child welfare system and the legal system to fill the Office of the Child Advocate. Such person shall be qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of the office as set forth in section 46a-13l. Upon any vacancy in the position of Child Advocate, the advisory committee established pursuant to section 46a-13r shall meet to consider and interview successor candidates and shall submit to the Governor a list of not fewer than [five] three and not more than [seven] five of the most outstanding candidates, not later than sixty days after the occurrence of said vacancy, except that upon any vacancy in said position occurring after January 1, 2012, but before June 15, 2012, the advisory committee shall submit such list to the Governor on or before July 31, 2012. Such list shall rank the candidates in the order of committee preference. Not later than eight weeks after receiving the list of candidates from the advisory committee, the Governor shall designate a candidate for Child Advocate from among the choices on such list. If at any time any of the candidates withdraw from consideration prior to confirmation by the General Assembly, the designation shall be made from the remaining candidates on the list submitted to the Governor. If, not later than eight weeks after receiving the list, the Governor fails to designate a candidate from the list, the candidate ranked first shall receive the designation and be referred to the General Assembly for confirmation. If the General Assembly is not in session, the designated candidate shall serve as acting Child Advocate and be entitled to the compensation, privileges and powers of the Child Advocate until the General Assembly meets to take action on said appointment. The person appointed Child Advocate shall serve for a term of four years and may be reappointed or shall continue to hold office until such person's successor is appointed and qualified. Upon any vacancy in the position of Child Advocate and until such time as a candidate has been confirmed by the General Assembly or, if the General Assembly is not in session, has been designated by the Governor, the Associate Child Advocate shall serve as the acting Child Advocate and be entitled to the compensation, privileges and powers of the Child Advocate.

Sec. 53. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than May 31, 2014, the Chief Court Administrator shall assess the effectiveness of programs maintained by the Court Support Services Division within the Judicial Branch with respect to family violence, including, but not limited to, the pretrial family violence education program established in section 46b-38c of the general statutes and the EVOLVE and EXPLORE programs. Such assessment shall consider findings from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative's cost-benefit analysis model with respect to such programs. After conducting such assessment, the Chief Court Administrator shall determine whether any program changes may be implemented to improve the cost-effectiveness of such programs.

(b) Not later than June 30, 2014, the Chief Court Administrator shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the judiciary that (1) describes such assessment, (2) identifies any program changes implemented by the division as a result of such assessment, and (3) makes any recommendations that the Chief Court Administrator deems appropriate concerning statutory or program changes that may improve the cost-effectiveness of such programs.

Sec. 54. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than May 31, 2014, the Commissioner of Correction shall assess the effectiveness of each program maintained by the Department of Correction specifically for persons convicted of a family violence crime, as defined in section 46b-38a of the general statutes, who are committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction. Such assessment shall consider findings from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative's cost-benefit analysis model with respect to such programs. After conducting such assessment, the Commissioner of Correction shall determine whether any program changes may be implemented to improve the cost-effectiveness of such programs.

(b) Not later than June 30, 2014, Commissioner of Correction shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the judiciary that (1) describes such assessment, (2) identifies any program changes implemented by the Department of Correction as a result of such assessment, and (3) makes any recommendations that the Commissioner of Correction deems appropriate concerning statutory or program changes that may improve the cost-effectiveness of such programs.

Sec. 55. Subsection (j) of section 45a-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(j) There shall be transferred from time to time from the Probate Court Administration Fund such budgeted amounts as are established in accordance with section 45a-85 or such expenditures as are authorized pursuant to subsection (c) of section 45a-84 for the proper administration of each court of probate. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, on June 30, [2011] 2013, and annually thereafter, any [surplus funds] balance in the Probate Court Administration Fund in excess of an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the total expenditures authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 45a-84 for the immediately succeeding fiscal year shall be transferred to the General Fund.

Sec. 56. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than October 31, 2013, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall conduct an assessment of the practices employed at The University of Connecticut Plant Science Research and Education Facility. Such assessment shall include, but need not be limited to: (1) An examination of the procedures for the storage and application of pesticides at said facility, (2) a review of the protocols used to ensure the safe application of pesticides, including, but not limited to, any pesticide that requires an experimental use permit issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and (3) an evaluation of the water testing regimen at said facility, including, but not limited to, a review of the timing, locations and types of such testing, the number of wells subject to such testing and the types of pesticides identified by such testing.

(b) Not later than February 1, 2014, the Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection and Public Health shall submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment any recommendations for legislation or revised practices at said facility that the departments determine are necessary as a result of the assessment conducted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 57. (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Up to $ 100,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to The University of Connecticut, for Operating Expenses, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, shall be transferred to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for Other Expenses, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, for the purpose of performing an investigation into the quality of groundwater flow in bedrock.

(b) The University of Connecticut and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall enter into a memorandum of understanding to effectuate the purpose of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 58. Subsection (c) of section 2-71c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis shall assist the General Assembly and the Legislative Department, legislative commissions and legislative committees in a research and advisory capacity as follows: (1) Reviewing department and program operating budget requests; (2) analyzing and helping to establish priorities with regard to capital programs; (3) checking executive revenue estimates for accuracy; (4) recommending potential untapped sources of revenue; (5) assisting in legislative hearings and helping to schedule and prepare the agenda of such hearings; (6) assisting in the development of means by which budgeted programs can be periodically reviewed; (7) preparing short analyses of the costs and long-range projections of executive programs and proposed agency regulations; (8) keeping track of federal aid programs to make sure that Connecticut is taking full advantage of opportunities for assistance; (9) reviewing, on a continuous basis, departmental budgets and programs; (10) analyzing and preparing critiques of the Governor's proposed budget; (11) studying, in depth, selected executive programs during the interim; (12) performing such other services in the field of finance as may be requested by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management; (13) preparing the fiscal notes, required under section 2-24, upon favorably reported bills which require expenditure of state or municipal funds or affect state or municipal revenue; and (14) preparing at the end of each fiscal year a compilation of all fiscal notes on legislation and agency regulations taking effect in the next fiscal year, including the total costs, savings and revenue effects estimated in such notes. [; and (15) every second and fourth year after the effective date of each enacted bill, review the fiscal note of such bill to compare it to the fiscal note prepared at the time such bill was enacted. ] The governing body of any municipality, if requested, shall provide the Office of Fiscal Analysis, within two working days, with any information that may be necessary for analysis in preparation of such fiscal notes. Each officer, board, commission or department of the state government shall assist the Office of Fiscal Analysis in carrying out its duties and, if requested, shall make its records and accounts available to the office in a timely manner, except that where there are statutory requirements of confidentiality with regard to such records and accounts, the identity of any person to whom such records or accounts relate shall not be disclosed.

Sec. 59. Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 10-183v of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a teacher receiving retirement benefits from the system may not be employed in a teaching position receiving compensation paid out of public money appropriated for school purposes except that such teacher may be employed in such a position and receive no more than forty-five per cent of the maximum salary level for the assigned position. Any teacher who receives in excess of such amount shall reimburse the board for the amount of such excess. Notice of such employment shall be sent to the board by the employer and by the retired teacher at the time of hire and at the end of each assignment.

(b) A teacher receiving retirement benefits from the system may be reemployed for up to one full school year by a local board of education, the State Board of Education or by any constituent unit of the state system of higher education in a position (1) designated by the Commissioner of Education as a subject shortage area, or (2) at a school located in a school district identified as a priority school district, pursuant to section 10-266p, for the school year in which the teacher is being employed. Notice of such reemployment shall be sent to the board by the employer and by the retired teacher at the time of hire and at the end of the assignment. Such reemployment may be extended for an additional school year, provided the local board of education (A) submits a written request for approval to the Teachers' Retirement Board, (B) certifies that no qualified candidates are available prior to the reemployment of such teacher, and (C) indicates the type of assignment to be performed, the anticipated date of rehire and the expected duration of the assignment.

(c) The employment of a teacher under [subsection] subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall not be considered as service qualifying for continuing contract status under section 10-151 and the salary of such teacher shall be fixed at an amount at least equal to that paid other teachers in the same school system with similar training and experience for the same type of service. Upon approval by the board of such employment under subsection (b) of this section, such teacher shall be eligible for the same health insurance benefits provided to active teachers employed by such school system. No benefits shall be paid under section 10-183t, while such teacher is employed by such system.

Sec. 60. (Effective July 1, 2013) The Commissioners of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Correction, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch are authorized to develop a plan to provide supportive housing services, including necessary housing rental subsidies, for an additional one hundred sixty individuals and families identified as frequent users of expensive state services during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, and to enter into memoranda of understanding to reallocate, within existing appropriations, the necessary support and housing resources for said purpose.

Sec. 61. Section 1-139a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The financial assets of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies are transferred to the Connecticut State University System for the purposes of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy [at the Center for Public Policy and Practical Politics] at Central Connecticut State University. The records, files, intellectual property rights and copyright rights of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies are transferred to the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy [at the Center for Public Policy and Practical Politics] at Central Connecticut State University.

Sec. 62. Section 16-233 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Each town, city, borough, fire district or the Department of Transportation shall have the right to occupy and use for [municipal and state signal wires] any purpose, without payment therefor, one gain upon each public utility pole or in each underground communications duct system installed by a public service company within the limits of any such town, city, borough or district. The location or relocation of any such gain shall be prescribed by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Any such gain shall be reserved for use by the town, city, borough, fire district or the Department of Transportation.

Sec. 63. Section 10a-142 of the general statutes, as amended by section 93 of public act 13-3, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There are established special police forces for The University of Connecticut at Storrs and its several campuses, The University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. The members of each special police force shall have the same duties, responsibilities and authority under sections 7-281, 14-8, 54-1f and 54-33a and title 53a as members of a duly organized local police department. The jurisdiction of said special police forces shall extend to the geographical limits of the property owned or under the control of the above institutions, and to property occupied by The University of Connecticut in the town of Mansfield, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 7-277a.

(b) Members of said special police forces shall continue to be state employees and [, except as provided in subsection (e) of this section,] shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 67, and parts III and IV of this chapter. The provisions of part V of chapter 104 and section 7-433c shall not apply to such members.

(c) Said special police forces shall have access to, and use of, the Connecticut on-line law enforcement communications teleprocessing system without charge.

(d) The chief executive officer of any institution listed in subsection (a) of this section which maintains a special police force may enter into an agreement with one or more of said other institutions which maintain a special police force to furnish or receive police assistance under the same conditions and terms specified in subsection (a) of section 7-277a.

[(e) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 67, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall determine (A) the preliminary requirements, including educational qualifications, for members of the special police forces for the state colleges, and (B) the timeline for filling any vacancies on any of such special police forces, including, but not limited to, when an examination for a vacant position shall occur and how soon after the examination is conducted shall an appointment to a vacant position be made or, in the event an examination for a vacant position is unnecessary due to a sufficient candidate list provided in accordance with section 5-215a, when an appointment of a candidate from such candidate list shall be made.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 67, the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut shall determine (A) the preliminary requirements including educational qualifications, for members of the special police force for The University of Connecticut, and (B) the timeline for filling any vacancies on such police force, including, but not limited to, when an examination for a vacant position shall occur and how soon after the examination is conducted shall an appointment to a vacant position be made or, in the event an examination for a vacant position is unnecessary due to a sufficient candidate list provided in accordance with section 5-215a, when an appointment of a candidate from such candidate list shall be made. ]

Sec. 64. Section 54-144 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any expenses necessarily incurred in any criminal proceeding or prosecution, except such expenses as are incurred by the Division of Criminal Justice, when approved by the court in which the proceeding or prosecution is had, shall be paid in the same manner as are other expenses of maintenance of the court. The court may allow the payment of any fees charged by such court by means of a credit card, charge card or debit card and may charge the person making such payment a service fee for any such payment made by any such card. The fee shall not exceed any charge by the card issuer, including any discount rate.

Sec. 65. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) Each court of probate may allow the payment of any fees charged by such court by means of a credit card, charge card or debit card and may charge the person making such payment a service fee for any such payment made by any such card. The fee shall not exceed any charge by the card issuer, including any discount rate.

Sec. 66. Subsection (b) of section 12-587 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, any company which is engaged in the refining or distribution, or both, of petroleum products and which distributes such products in this state shall pay a quarterly tax on its gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state. Each company shall on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each quarterly period render to the commissioner a return on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner and signed by the person performing the duties of treasurer or an authorized agent or officer, including the amount of gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state for the quarterly period and such other facts as the commissioner may require for the purpose of making any computation required by this chapter. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, the rate of tax shall be (A) five per cent with respect to calendar quarters prior to July 1, 2005; (B) five and eight-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2005, and prior to July 1, 2006; (C) six and three-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2006, and prior to July 1, 2007; (D) seven per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2007, and prior to July 1, 2013; and (E) eight and one-tenth per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2013.

(2) Gross earnings derived from the first sale of the following petroleum products within this state shall be exempt from tax: (A) Any petroleum products sold for exportation from this state for sale or use outside this state; (B) the product designated by the American Society for Testing and Materials as "Specification for Heating Oil D396-69", commonly known as number 2 heating oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes or to be used in a commercial fishing vessel, which vessel qualifies for an exemption pursuant to section 12-412; (C) kerosene, commonly known as number 1 oil, to be used exclusively for heating purposes, provided delivery is of both number 1 and number 2 oil, and via a truck with a metered delivery ticket to a residential dwelling or to a centrally metered system serving a group of residential dwellings; (D) the product identified as propane gas, to be used exclusively for heating purposes; (E) bunker fuel oil, intermediate fuel, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil to be used in any vessel having a displacement exceeding four thousand dead weight tons; (F) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, propane gas to be used as a fuel for a motor vehicle; (G) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition; (H) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2002, number 2 heating oil to be used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412; (I) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2000, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes; (J) for any first sale occurring prior to July 1, 2008, petroleum products to be used as a fuel for a fuel cell, as defined in subdivision (113) of section 12-412; (K) a commercial heating oil blend containing not less than ten per cent of alternative fuels derived from agricultural produce, food waste, waste vegetable oil or municipal solid waste, including, but not limited to, biodiesel or low sulfur dyed diesel fuel; [or] (L) for any first sale occurring on or after July 1, 2007, diesel fuel other than diesel fuel to be used in an electric generating facility to generate electricity; or (M) propane gas to be used as a fuel for a school bus.

(3) The rate of tax on gross earnings derived from the first sale of grade number 6 fuel oil, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 16a-22c, to be used exclusively by a company which, in accordance with census data contained in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 edition, is included in code classifications 2000 to 3999, inclusive, or in Sector 31, 32 or 33 in the North American Industrial Classification System United States Manual, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1997 edition, or number 2 heating oil used exclusively in a vessel primarily engaged in interstate commerce, which vessel qualifies for an exemption under section 12-412 shall be: (A) Four per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1998, and prior to July 1, 1999; (B) three per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 1999, and prior to July 1, 2000; (C) two per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2000, and prior to July 1, 2001; and (D) one per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2001, and prior to July 1, 2002.

Sec. 67. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Any person, firm or corporation that employs, or contracts with, a person to be a competitor in a mixed martial arts match conducted pursuant to chapter 532a of the general statutes shall be liable for any health care costs incurred by such competitor for the diagnosis, care and treatment of any injury, illness, disease or condition resulting from or caused by such competitor's participation in such match for the duration of such injury, illness, disease or condition.

Sec. 68. Subsection (a) of section 8-3e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No zoning regulation shall treat the following in a manner different from any single family residence: (1) Any community residence that houses six or fewer persons with intellectual disability and necessary staff persons and that is licensed under the provisions of section 17a-227, (2) any child-care residential facility that houses six or fewer children with mental or physical disabilities and necessary staff persons and that is licensed under sections 17a-145 to 17a-151, inclusive, [or] (3) any community residence that houses six or fewer persons receiving mental health or addiction services and necessary staff persons paid for or provided by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and that has been issued a license by the Department of Public Health under the provisions of section 19a-491, if a license is required, or (4) any hospice facility, including a hospice residence, that provides inpatient hospice care and services to six or fewer persons and is licensed to provide such services by the Department of Public Health, provided such facility is (A) managed by an organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended; (B) located in a city with a population of more than one hundred thousand and within a zone that allows development on one or more acres; and (C) served by public sewer and water.

Sec. 69. Subsection (f) of section 12-157 of the general statutes, as amended by section 5 of substitute senate bill 820 of the current session, as amended by senate amendment schedules A and B, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after said date):

(f) Within sixty days after such sale, the collector shall cause to be published in a newspaper having a daily general circulation in the town in which the real property is located, and shall send by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the delinquent taxpayer and each mortgagee, lienholder and other record encumbrancer whose interest in such property is affected by such sale, a notice stating the date of the sale, the name and address of the purchaser, the amount the purchaser paid for the property and the date the redemption period will expire. The notice shall include a statement that if redemption does not take place by the date stated and in the manner provided by law, the delinquent taxpayer, and all mortgagees, lienholders and other record encumbrancers who have received actual or constructive notice of such sale as provided by law, that their respective titles, mortgages, liens and other encumbrances in such property shall be extinguished. Not later than six months after the date of the sale or within sixty days if the property was abandoned or meets other conditions established by ordinance adopted by the legislative body of the town, if the delinquent taxpayer, mortgagee, lienholder or other record encumbrancer whose interest in the property will be affected by such sale, pays or tenders to the collector, the amount of taxes, interest and charges which were due and owing at the time of the sale together with interest on the total purchase price paid by the purchaser at the rate of eighteen per cent per annum from the date of such sale, or at any rate [up to] not less than fifteen per cent per annum nor more than eighteen per cent per annum from the date of such sale in a municipality that has adopted the provisions of section 3 of [this act] substitute senate bill 820 of the current session, as amended by senate amendment schedules A and B, such deed, executed pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, shall be delivered to the collector by the town clerk for cancellation and the collector shall provide a certificate of satisfaction to the person paying or tendering the money who, if not the person whose primary duty it was to pay the tax or taxes, shall have a claim against the person whose primary duty it was to pay such tax or taxes for the amount so paid, and may add the same to any claim for which he has security upon the property sold, provided the certificate of satisfaction is recorded on the land records but the interests of other persons in the property shall not be affected. Within ten days of receipt of such amounts in redemption of the levied property, the collector shall notify the purchaser by certified mail, return receipt requested, that the property has been redeemed and shall tender such payment, together with the amount held pursuant to subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of this section, if any, to the purchaser. If the purchase money and interest are not paid within such redemption period, the deed shall be recorded and have full effect.

Sec. 70. Section 42-133bb of the general statutes, as amended by section 65 of substitute house bill 6360 of the current session, as amended by house amendment schedule A, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the terms, provisions or conditions of any franchise agreement or other agreement between a manufacturer or distributor and a dealer, no manufacturer or distributor shall require that a dealer:

(1) Order or accept delivery of any new motor vehicle, part or accessory, equipment or any other commodity not required by law in connection with warranty service or a recall campaign or voluntarily ordered by the dealer, except that the provisions of this subdivision shall not affect terms or provisions of a franchise requiring dealers to market a representative line of motor vehicles which the manufacturer or distributor is publicly advertising;

(2) Order or accept delivery of any new motor vehicle with special features, accessories or equipment not included in the list price of such motor vehicles as publicly advertised by the manufacturer or distributor;

(3) Pay all or part of the cost of an advertising campaign or contest, or purchase any promotional materials, training material, showroom or other display decorations or materials at the expense of the new motor vehicle dealer without the consent of the new motor vehicle dealer;

(4) Enter into any agreement with the manufacturer or distributor or do any other act prejudicial to the dealer under threat of termination or cancellation of a franchise or agreement between the dealer and the manufacturer or distributor, except that this subdivision shall not preclude the manufacturer or distributor from insisting on compliance with the reasonable terms or provisions of the franchise or agreement, and notice in good faith to any dealer of the dealer's violation of such terms or provisions shall not constitute a violation of sections 42-133r to 42-133ee, inclusive;

(5) Change the capital structure of the dealer or the means by which the dealer finances the operation of the dealership provided the dealer meets reasonable capital standards established by the manufacturer or distributor in accordance with uniformly applied criteria, and provided further that no change in the capital structure shall cause a change in the principal management or have the effect of a sale of the franchise without the consent of the manufacturer or distributor and such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld;

(6) Refrain from participation in the management of, investment in, or acquisition of any other line of new motor vehicles or related products, provided this subdivision shall not apply unless the dealer maintains a reasonable line of credit for each line make of new motor vehicle, the dealer remains in compliance with any reasonable facilities requirements of the manufacturer or distributor, and no change is made in the principal management of the dealer;

(7) Prospectively assent to a release, assignment, novation, waiver or estoppel which would relieve any person from liability to be imposed by sections 42-133r to 42-133ee, inclusive, or require any controversy between a dealer and a manufacturer or distributor, to be referred to any forum other than the Superior Court or the United States District Court;

(8) Construct, renovate or make substantial alterations to the dealer's facilities unless the manufacturer or distributor can demonstrate that such construction, renovation or alteration requirements are reasonable and justifiable in light of current and reasonably foreseeable projections of economic conditions, financial expectations, availability of additional vehicle allocation and such dealer's market for the sale of vehicles. [; ]

[(9) Purchase goods or services including, but not limited to, vehicle battery charging stations, from a vendor chosen by the manufacturer or distributor if substantially similar items of like appearance, function and quality are available from other sources, provided the provisions of this subdivision shall not be construed to (A) allow a dealer to impair or eliminate the intellectual property rights of the manufacturer or distributor, or (B) permit the dealer to erect or maintain signs that do not conform to the intellectual property usage guidelines of the manufacturer or distributor. ]

Sec. 71. Subsection (a) of section 32-1o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) On or before July 1, [2009] 2015, and every [five] four years thereafter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, within available appropriations, shall prepare an economic development strategic plan for the state in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Energy and Environmental Protection and Transportation, the Labor Commissioner, the chairperson of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee, the executive directors of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, and the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, or their respective designees, and any other agencies the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development deems appropriate.

Sec. 72. (Effective July 1, 2013) Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, shall develop a plan to facilitate the growth of bioscience and pharmaceutical businesses in southeastern Connecticut and shall consult with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to ensure that such plan is aligned with the state's economic development strategy as it relates to bioscience. Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, shall expend not more than fifty thousand dollars to develop such plan. On or before January 1, 2014, the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, shall submit such plan to the Governor, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 73. (Effective July 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in consultation with The University of Connecticut and other agencies or entities selected by the commissioner, shall study the feasibility of including carbon footprint data as factors in the award of state contracts. Such data shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The distance that bidders and proposers shall travel to perform under the contract; (2) the potential fuel consumption of bidders and proposers in the performance of the contract; and (3) the potential environmental impact and pollution created by the transportation of goods and services required to perform the contract. On or before February 1, 2014, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the results of such study to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration.

Sec. 74. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall establish and implement a pilot program to assist alcohol-dependent persons who are discharged from hospitals in the New Haven region. Such program shall provide to such persons assistance with obtaining outpatient treatment services and community support services, including housing. Said commissioner may enter into a contract for services to administer such program.

Sec. 75. (Effective July 1, 2013) Up to $ 150,000 of the unexpended balance of funds appropriated in section 67 of public act 11-61, as amended by section 1 of public act 12-104 and section 1 of public act 12-1 of the June 12 special session, to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for Environmental Conservation, shall not lapse on June 30, 2013, and such funds shall be available in the amount of $ 75,000 in each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for a grant to the Long Island Sound Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 25-155 of the general statutes.

Sec. 76. (Effective July 1, 2013) The following amounts appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Office of Policy and Management, for Youth Services Prevention, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be made available in each of said fiscal years for the following grants: $ 42,177 to Communities That Care; $ 42,177 to Supreme Being, Inc. ; $ 42,177 to Windsor Police Department Partnership Collaboration; $ 42,177 to Hartford Knights; $ 42,177 to Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. ; $ 81,104 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Connecticut; $ 396,661 to Compass Youth Collaborative Peacebuilders Program; $ 43,740 to Artist Collective; $ 43,740 to Wilson-Gray YMCA; $ 43,740 to Joe Young Studios; $ 50,000 to Believe in Me Inc; $ 341,339 to Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy; $ 30,446 to Solar Youth New Haven; $ 100,000 to Dixwell Summer Stream - Dixwell United Church of Christ; $ 85,303 to Town of Manchester Youth Service Bureau Diversion Program; $ 85,303 to East Hartford Youth Task Force Youth Outreach; $ 67,163 to City of Bridgeport Office of Revitalization; $ 67,163 to Walter E. Luckett, Jr. Foundation; $ 134,326 to Bridgeport PAL; $ 44,775 to Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership; $ 44,775 to Save Our Youth of Connecticut; $ 44,775 to Action for Bridgeport Community Development; $ 67,163 to Gang Resistance Education Training (Captain Roderick Porter); $ 67,163 to Family Re-entry Inc. (Fresh Start Program); $ 134,326 to The Village Initiative Project, Inc. ; $ 125,000 to Yerwood Center; $ 45,994 to Boys and Girls Club of Stamford; $ 100,000 to Chester Addison Community Center; $ 25,000 to Neighborhood Links Stamford; $ 60,357 to River-Memorial Foundation, Inc. ; $ 60,357 to Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. ; $ 60,357 to Police Activity League, Inc. (Long Hill Rec. Center); $ 60,357 to Willow Plaza Center; $ 60,357 to Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury; $ 60,357 to W. O. W. (Walnut Orange Wood) NRZ Learning Center; $ 211,584 to Serving All Vessels Equally; $ 100,000 to Human Resource Agency of New Britain, Inc. ; $ 45,000 to Pathways Senderos; $ 20,000 to Prudence Crandell of New Britain; $ 45,000 to OIC of New Britain; $ 23,715 to Nurturing Families Network (New Britain); $ 150,652 to City of Meriden Police Department; and $ 64,579 to North End Action Team.

Sec. 77. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Comptroller may develop and implement a plan to allow nonstate public employees, as defined in section 3-123aaa of the general statutes, to participate in the Health Enhancement program established in accordance with the provisions of the Revised SEBAC Agreement, approved by the General Assembly on August 22, 2011, for state employees. The Comptroller may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 78. Subsection (c) of section 11 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall recommend reductions in [Judicial Department] judicial branch expenditures for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, in order to reduce such expenditures in the General Fund by $ 401,946 during each such fiscal year.

Sec. 79. Subsection (c) of section 12 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall recommend reductions in [Judicial Department] judicial branch expenditures for Personal Services, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, in order to reduce such expenditures by $ 1,128,261 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and by $ 3,434,330 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Sec. 80. Subsection (c) of section 49 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall recommend reductions in [Judicial Department] judicial branch Other Expenses expenditures for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, in order to reduce such expenditures in the General Fund by $ 548,000 during each such fiscal year.

Sec. 81. Section 49-10 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 15, 2013):

(a) As used in this section, "mortgage debt" means a debt or other obligation secured by mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease.

(b) Whenever any mortgage debt is assigned by an instrument in writing containing a sufficient description to identify the mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease, given as security for the mortgage debt, and that assignment has been executed, attested and acknowledged in the manner prescribed by law for the execution, attestation and acknowledgment of deeds of land, the title held by virtue of the mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease, shall vest in the assignee. An instrument substantially in the following form is sufficient for such assignment:

Know all Men by these Presents, That . . . . of . . . . in the county of . . . . and state of . . . . does hereby grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over a certain (mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease) from . . . . to . . . . dated . . . . and recorded in the records of the town of . . . . county of . . . . and state of Connecticut, in book . . . . at page . . . .

In Witness Whereof . . . . have hereunto set . . . . hand and seal, this . . . . day of . . . . A. D. . . . .

Signed, sealed and delivered

in the presence of

(SEAL)

(Acknowledged)

(c) In addition to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, whenever an assignment of any residential mortgage loan (1) made by a lending institution organized under the laws of or having its principal office in any other state, and (2) secured by mortgage on residential real estate located in this state is made in writing, the instrument shall contain the name and business or mailing address of all parties to such assignment.

(d) If a mortgage debt is assigned, a party obliged to pay such mortgage debt may discharge it, to the extent of the payment, by paying the assignor until the party obliged to pay receives sufficient notice in accordance with subsection (f) of this section that the mortgage debt has been assigned and that payment is to be made to the assignee. In addition to such notice, if requested by the party obliged to pay, the assignee shall furnish reasonable proof that the assignment has been made, and until the assignee does so, the party obliged to pay may pay the assignor. For purposes of this subsection, "reasonable proof" means (1) written notice of assignment signed by both the assignor and the assignee, (2) a copy of the assignment instrument, or (3) other proof of the assignment as agreed to by the party obliged to pay such mortgage debt.

(e) If a mortgage debt is assigned, a party obliged to pay such mortgage debt who, in good faith and without sufficient notice of the assignment in accordance with subsection (f) of this section, executes with the assignor a modification or extension of the mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease, shall have the benefit of such modification or extension, provided, the assignee shall acquire corresponding rights under the modified or extended mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease. The assignment may provide that modification or extension of the mortgage, assignment of rent or assignment of interest in a lease, signed by the assignor after execution of the assignment, is a breach by the assignor of the assignor's contract with the assignee.

(f) Notice of assignment is sufficient for purposes of subsections (d) and (e) of this section if the assignee notifies a party obliged to pay the mortgage debt (1) by mailing to the party obliged to pay, at the party's last billing address, a notice of the assignment identifying the instrument and mortgage debt assigned, the party obliged to pay such debt, the names of the assignor and assignee, the date of the assignment, and the name and address of the person to whom payments should be made, (2) by giving notice of the assignment pursuant to 12 USC Section 2605, Section 6 of the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 and the regulations promulgated pursuant to said section, as from time to time amended, or (3) by giving actual notice of the assignment, reasonably identifying the rights assigned, in any other manner. No signature on any such notice is necessary to give sufficient notice of the assignment under this subsection and such notice may include any other information.

(g) Recordation of an assignment of mortgage debt is not sufficient notice of the assignment to the party obliged to pay for purposes of subsection (d) or (e) of this section.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions concerning remittance and retention of fees set forth in section 7-34a, as amended by this act, the recording fees paid in accordance with subsections (a), (d) and (e) of said section 7-34a by a nominee of a mortgagee, as defined in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of said section 7-34a, shall be allocated as follows: (1) For fees collected upon a recording by a nominee of a mortgagee, except for the recording of (A) an assignment of mortgage in which the nominee of a mortgagee appears as assignor, and (B) a release of mortgage, as described in section 49-8, by a nominee of a mortgagee, the town clerk shall remit one hundred ten dollars of such fees to the state, such fees shall be deposited into the General Fund and, upon deposit in the General Fund, thirty-six dollars of such fees shall be credited to the community investment account established pursuant to section 4-66aa; the town clerk shall retain forty-nine dollars of such fees, thirty-nine dollars of which shall become part of the general revenue of such municipality and ten dollars of which shall be deposited into the town clerk fund; and the town clerk shall retain any fees for additional pages beyond the first page in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of said section 7-34a; and (2) for the fee collected upon a recording of (A) an assignment of mortgage in which the nominee appears as assignor, or (B) a release of mortgage by a nominee of a mortgagee, the town clerk shall remit one hundred twenty-seven dollars of such fee to the state, such fee shall be deposited into the General Fund and, upon deposit in the General Fund, thirty-six dollars of such fee shall be credited to the community investment account, and, until October 1, 2014, sixty dollars of such fee shall be credited to the State Banking Fund for purposes of funding the foreclosure mediation program established by section 49-31m; and the town clerk shall retain thirty-two dollars of such fee, which shall become part of the general revenue of such municipality.

[(h)] (i) An assignment executed in accordance with this section shall operate to assign the interest of the assignor in the mortgage which is the subject of the assignment, even if such interest is, in fact, acquired by the assignor after executing such assignment or does not appear of record until after the execution of such assignment. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the effect of any assignment of mortgage debt recorded before, on or after October 1, 2006.

Sec. 82. Subsection (a) of section 7-34a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 15, 2013):

(a) (1) Town clerks shall receive, for recording any document, ten dollars for the first page and five dollars for each subsequent page or fractional part thereof, a page being not more than eight and one-half by fourteen inches. Town clerks shall receive, for recording the information contained in a certificate of registration for the practice of any of the healing arts, five dollars. Town clerks shall receive, for recording documents conforming to, or substantially similar to, section 47-36c, which are clearly entitled "statutory form" in the heading of such documents, as follows: For the first page of a warranty deed, a quitclaim deed, a mortgage deed, or an assignment of mortgage, ten dollars; for each additional page of such documents, five dollars; and for each assignment of mortgage, subsequent to the first two assignments, two dollars. Town clerks shall receive, for recording any document with respect to which certain data must be submitted by each town clerk to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in accordance with section 10-261b, two dollars in addition to the regular recording fee. Any person who offers any written document for recording in the office of any town clerk, which document fails to have legibly typed, printed or stamped directly beneath the signatures the names of the persons who executed such document, the names of any witnesses thereto and the name of the officer before whom the same was acknowledged, shall pay one dollar in addition to the regular recording fee. Town clerks shall receive, for recording any deed, except a mortgage deed, conveying title to real estate, which deed does not contain the current mailing address of the grantee, five dollars in addition to the regular recording fee. Town clerks shall receive, for filing any document, five dollars; for receiving and keeping a survey or map, legally filed in the town clerk's office, five dollars; and for indexing such survey or map, in accordance with section 7-32, five dollars, except with respect to indexing any such survey or map pertaining to a subdivision of land as defined in section 8-18, in which event town clerks shall receive fifteen dollars for each such indexing. Town clerks shall receive, for a copy, in any format, of any document either recorded or filed in their offices, one dollar for each page or fractional part thereof, as the case may be; for certifying any copy of the same, two dollars; for making a copy of any survey or map, the actual cost thereof; and for certifying such copy of a survey or map, two dollars. Town clerks shall receive, for recording the commission and oath of a notary public, ten dollars; and for certifying under seal to the official character of a notary, two dollars.

(2) (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection and in accordance with subsection (h) of section 49-10, as amended by this act, town clerks shall receive from a nominee of a mortgagee for the recording of any document, including, but not limited to, a warranty deed, a quitclaim deed, a mortgage deed, or an assignment of mortgage, except (i) an assignment of mortgage in which the nominee of a mortgagee appears as assignor, and (ii) a release of mortgage, as described in section 49-8, by a nominee of a mortgagee, as follows: For the first page of such warranty deed, quitclaim deed, mortgage deed, or assignment of mortgage, one hundred sixteen dollars; for each additional page of such deed or assignment, five dollars; and for each assignment of mortgage, subsequent to the first two assignments, two dollars.

(B) In accordance with subsection (h) of section 49-10, as amended by this act, and in addition to any fees received pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection for the recording of (i) an assignment of mortgage in which a nominee of a mortgagee appears as assignor, or (ii) a release of mortgage by the nominee of a mortgagee, town clerks shall receive from a nominee of a mortgagee for the recording of such an assignment, as follows: For the entire such assignment of mortgage or release, one hundred fifty-nine dollars. No other fees shall be collected from the nominee for such recording.

(C) For purposes of this subdivision, "nominee of a mortgagee" means any person who (i) serves as mortgagee in the land records for a mortgage loan registered on a national electronic database that tracks changes in mortgage servicing and beneficial ownership interests in residential mortgage loans on behalf of its members, and (ii) is a nominee or agent for the owner of the promissory note or the subsequent buyer, transferee or beneficial owner of such note.

Sec. 83. (Effective from passage) Not later than November 1, 2013, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the status of the development and implementation of remedial support offered by the regional community-technical colleges pursuant to the provisions of section 10a-157a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

Sec. 84. (Effective from passage) Not later than November 1, 2013, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the status of the employment of academic counselors by the Connecticut State University System, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

Sec. 85. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the ordinance establishing a water pollution control authority created pursuant to section 7-246 of the general statutes and located in a distressed municipality, as defined in subsection (b) of section 32-9p of the general statutes, having a population of not less than one hundred forty thousand, may confer upon such authority the power to recommend to the municipality's legislative body a levy on taxable real property within the area of such authority for the planning, laying out, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, supervision and management of stormwater control systems. In imposing any such levy, such municipality may consider (1) the amount of impervious surfaces generating stormwater runoff, (2) land use types that result in higher concentrations of stormwater pollution, and (3) the property's grand list valuation.

Sec. 86. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Any charge due to a water pollution control authority, as described in section 85 of this act, and not paid within thirty days of the due date shall thereupon be delinquent and shall bear interest from the due date at the rate charged by the municipality's tax collector for delinquent property taxes. Any such unpaid charge shall constitute a lien upon the real estate against which such charge was levied from the date it became delinquent. Each such lien may be continued, recorded and released in the manner provided by the general statutes for continuing, recording and releasing property tax liens.

Sec. 87. (Effective July 1, 2013) Notwithstanding section 4-66k of the general statutes, as amended by this act, there shall be transferred from the regional planning incentive account established pursuant to said section 4-66k, to the municipal reimbursement and revenue account established in section 328 of this act, the following amounts: (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the sum of $ 2,820,000; (2) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the sum of $ 2,070,000; and (3) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the sum of $ 1,870,000.

Sec. 88. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 9 of public act 13-234 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(4) ["SHE"] "SHA" means the State Housing Authority as created under section 8-244b of the general statutes.

Sec. 89. Subdivision (1) of subsection (h) of section 17b-340 of the general statutes, as amended by section 73 public act 13-234, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(h) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any residential care home with an operating cost component of its rate in excess of one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost components of rates in effect January 1, 1992, shall not receive an operating cost component increase. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, any residential care home with an operating cost component of its rate that is less than one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost components of rates in effect January 1, 1992, shall have an allowance for real wage growth equal to sixty-five per cent of the increase determined in accordance with subsection (q) of section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, provided such operating cost component shall not exceed one hundred thirty per cent of the median of operating cost components in effect January 1, 1992. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, for the purpose of determining allowable fair rent, a residential care home with allowable fair rent less than the twenty-fifth percentile of the state-wide allowable fair rent shall be reimbursed as having allowable fair rent equal to the twenty-fifth percentile of the state-wide allowable fair rent. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, a residential care home with allowable fair rent less than three dollars and ten cents per day shall be reimbursed as having allowable fair rent equal to three dollars and ten cents per day. Property additions placed in service during the cost year ending September 30, 1996, or any succeeding cost year shall receive a fair rent allowance for such additions as an addition to three dollars and ten cents per day if the fair rent for the facility for property placed in service prior to September 30, 1995, is less than or equal to three dollars and ten cents per day. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, the allowance for real wage growth, as determined in accordance with subsection (q) of section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, shall not be applied. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and any succeeding fiscal year, the inflation adjustment made in accordance with subsection (p) of section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies shall not be applied to real property costs. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, minimum allowable patient days for rate computation purposes for a residential care home with twenty-five beds or less shall be eighty-five per cent of licensed capacity. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, for the purposes of determining the allowable salary of an administrator of a residential care home with sixty beds or less the department shall revise the allowable base salary to thirty-seven thousand dollars to be annually inflated thereafter in accordance with section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. The rates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, shall be based upon the increased allowable salary of an administrator, regardless of whether such amount was expended in the 2000 cost report period upon which the rates are based. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and until the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, inclusive, the inflation adjustment for rates made in accordance with subsection (p) of section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies shall be increased by two per cent, and beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, the inflation adjustment for rates made in accordance with subsection (c) of said section shall be increased by one per cent. Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, for the purpose of determining the allowable salary of a related party, the department shall revise the maximum salary to twenty-seven thousand eight hundred fifty-six dollars to be annually inflated thereafter in accordance with section 17-311-52 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies and beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, such allowable salary shall be computed on an hourly basis and the maximum number of hours allowed for a related party other than the proprietor shall be increased from forty hours to forty-eight hours per work week. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and one-quarter per cent more than the rate the facility received in the prior fiscal year, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2004, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2004. Effective upon receipt of all the necessary federal approvals to secure federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase provided in subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of this section, but in no event earlier than October 1, 2005, and provided the user fee imposed under section 17b-320 is required to be collected, each facility shall receive a rate that is determined in accordance with applicable law and subject to appropriations, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2005, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective October 1, 2005. Such rate increase shall remain in effect unless: (A) The federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase are no longer available; or (B) the user fee created pursuant to section 17b-320 is not in effect. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall remain in effect until September 30, 2006, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2006, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2006. Effective October 1, 2006, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than four per cent greater than the rate in effect for the facility on September 30, 2006, except for any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective October 1, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective October 1, 2006. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate, except (i) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or agreement with the Commissioner of Social Services shall be issued such lower rate; and (ii) the commissioner may increase a facility's rate for reasonable costs associated with such facility's compliance with the provisions of section 19a-495a concerning the administration of medication by unlicensed personnel. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2011, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2012, except that (I) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, due to interim rate status or agreement with the Commissioner of Social Services shall be issued such lower rate; and (II) the commissioner may increase a facility's rate for reasonable costs associated with such facility's compliance with the provisions of section 19a-495a concerning the administration of medication by unlicensed personnel. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Commissioner of Social Services may, within available appropriations, provide a rate increase to a residential care home. Any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate status or agreement with the Commissioner of Social Services shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the Commissioner of Social Services may provide fair rent increases to any facility that has undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent and has an approved certificate of need pursuant to section 17b-352, 17b-353, 17b-354 or 17b-355. [Any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, due to interim rate status or agreement with the commissioner, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the commissioner shall not consider rebasing in determining rates. ] For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for those facilities that have a calculated rate greater than the rate in effect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the commissioner may increase facility rates based upon available appropriations up to a stop gain as determined by the commissioner. No facility shall be issued a rate that is lower than the rate in effect on June 30, 2013. Any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, due to interim rate status or agreement with the commissioner, shall be issued such lower rate.

Sec. 90. Subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of section 17b-340 of the general statutes, as amended by section 74 of public act 13-234, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, (A) no facility shall receive a rate that is less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1991; (B) no facility whose rate, if determined pursuant to this subsection, would exceed one hundred twenty per cent of the state-wide median rate, as determined pursuant to this subsection, shall receive a rate which is five and one-half per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1991; and (C) no facility whose rate, if determined pursuant to this subsection, would be less than one hundred twenty per cent of the state-wide median rate, as determined pursuant to this subsection, shall receive a rate which is six and one-half per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1991. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, no facility shall receive a rate that is less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1992, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1992. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994, no facility shall receive a rate that is less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1993, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1993. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than five per cent less than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1994, or six per cent more than the rate it received for the rate year ending June 30, 1994. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, and June 30, 1997, no facility shall receive a rate that is more than three per cent more than the rate it received for the prior rate year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, a facility shall receive a rate increase that is not more than two per cent more than the rate that the facility received in the prior year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, a facility shall receive a rate increase that is not more than three per cent more than the rate that the facility received in the prior year and that is not less than one per cent more than the rate that the facility received in the prior year, exclusive of rate increases associated with a wage, benefit and staffing enhancement rate adjustment added for the period from April 1, 1999, to June 30, 1999, inclusive. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, each facility, except a facility with an interim rate or replaced interim rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, and a facility having a certificate of need or other agreement specifying rate adjustments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, shall receive a rate increase equal to one per cent applied to the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, exclusive of the facility's wage, benefit and staffing enhancement rate adjustment. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, no facility with an interim rate, replaced interim rate or scheduled rate adjustment specified in a certificate of need or other agreement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, shall receive a rate increase that is more than one per cent more than the rate the facility received in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, each facility, except a facility with an interim rate or replaced interim rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and a facility having a certificate of need or other agreement specifying rate adjustments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, shall receive a rate increase equal to two per cent applied to the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, subject to verification of wage enhancement adjustments pursuant to subdivision (14) of this subsection. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, no facility with an interim rate, replaced interim rate or scheduled rate adjustment specified in a certificate of need or other agreement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, shall receive a rate increase that is more than two per cent more than the rate the facility received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and one-half per cent more than the rate the facility received in the prior fiscal year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, each facility shall receive a rate that is two per cent more than the rate the facility received in the prior fiscal year, except that such increase shall be effective January 1, 2003, and such facility rate in effect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, shall be paid for services provided until December 31, 2002, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2002, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2002, and have such rate increased two per cent effective June 1, 2003. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2003, shall remain in effect, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2003, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2003. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2004, shall remain in effect until December 31, 2004, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2004, than for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2004. Effective January 1, 2005, each facility shall receive a rate that is one per cent greater than the rate in effect December 31, 2004. Effective upon receipt of all the necessary federal approvals to secure federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase provided in this subdivision, but in no event earlier than July 1, 2005, and provided the user fee imposed under section 17b-320 is required to be collected, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the department shall compute the rate for each facility based upon its 2003 cost report filing or a subsequent cost year filing for facilities having an interim rate for the period ending June 30, 2005, as provided under section 17-311-55 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. For each facility not having an interim rate for the period ending June 30, 2005, the rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall be determined beginning with the higher of the computed rate based upon its 2003 cost report filing or the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005. Such rate shall then be increased by eleven dollars and eighty cents per day except that in no event shall the rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, be thirty-two dollars more than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, and for any facility with a rate below one hundred ninety-five dollars per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, such rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not be greater than two hundred seventeen dollars and forty-three cents per day and for any facility with a rate equal to or greater than one hundred ninety-five dollars per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, such rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not exceed the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, increased by eleven and one-half per cent. For each facility with an interim rate for the period ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not exceed the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, increased by eleven dollars and eighty cents per day plus the per day cost of the user fee payments made pursuant to section 17b-320 divided by annual resident service days, except for any facility with an interim rate below one hundred ninety-five dollars per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not be greater than two hundred seventeen dollars and forty-three cents per day and for any facility with an interim rate equal to or greater than one hundred ninety-five dollars per day for the period ending June 30, 2005, the interim replacement rate for the period ending June 30, 2006, shall not exceed the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2005, increased by eleven and one-half per cent. Such July 1, 2005, rate adjustments shall remain in effect unless (i) the federal financial participation matching funds associated with the rate increase are no longer available; or (ii) the user fee created pursuant to section 17b-320 is not in effect. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, each facility shall receive a rate that is three per cent greater than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2006, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2006, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2006, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2006. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, each facility shall receive a rate that is two and nine-tenths per cent greater than the rate in effect for the period ending June 30, 2007, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2007, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2007, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2007. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2008, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2009, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2009, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2011, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2011, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2013, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the department shall determine facility rates based upon 2011 cost report filings subject to the provisions of this section and applicable regulations except: [(1)] (I) A ninety per cent minimum occupancy standard shall be applied; [(2)] (II) no facility shall receive a rate that is higher than the rate in effect on June 30, 2013; [(3)] (III) no facility shall receive a rate that is more than four per cent lower than the rate in effect on June 30, 2013; and [(4)] (IV) any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2013, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2013, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2013. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, rates in effect for the period ending June 30, 2014, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2015, except any facility that would have been issued a lower rate effective July 1, 2014, than for the rate period ending June 30, 2014, due to interim rate status or agreement with the department, shall be issued such lower rate effective July 1, 2014. The Commissioner of Social Services shall add fair rent increases to any other rate increases established pursuant to this subdivision for a facility which has undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent, except for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, such fair rent increases shall only be provided to facilities with an approved certificate of need pursuant to section 17b-352, 17b-353, 17b-354 or 17b-355. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the commissioner may, within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases for facilities which have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent additions placed in service in cost report years ending September 30, 2008, to September 30, 2011, inclusive, and not otherwise included in rates issued. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the commissioner may, within available appropriations, provide pro rata fair rent increases, which may include moveable equipment at the discretion of the commissioner, for facilities which have undergone a material change in circumstances related to fair rent additions or moveable equipment placed in service in cost report years ending September 30, 2012, and September 30, 2013, and not otherwise included in rates issued. The commissioner shall add fair rent increases associated with an approved certificate of need pursuant to section 17b-352, 17b-353, 17b-354 or 17b-355. Interim rates may take into account reasonable costs incurred by a facility, including wages and benefits. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services may, subject to available appropriations, increase or decrease rates issued to licensed chronic and convalescent nursing homes and licensed rest homes with nursing supervision.

Sec. 91. Section 17b-239 of the general statutes, as amended by section 76 of public act 13-234, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) (1) Until the time subdivision (2) of this subsection is effective, the rate to be paid by the state to hospitals receiving appropriations granted by the General Assembly and to freestanding chronic disease hospitals providing services to persons aided or cared for by the state for routine services furnished to state patients, shall be based upon reasonable cost to such hospital, or the charge to the general public for ward services or the lowest charge for semiprivate services if the hospital has no ward facilities, imposed by such hospital, whichever is lowest, except to the extent, if any, that the commissioner determines that a greater amount is appropriate in the case of hospitals serving a disproportionate share of indigent patients. Such rate shall be promulgated annually by the Commissioner of Social Services.

(2) On or after July 1, 2013, Medicaid rates paid to acute care and children's hospitals shall be based on diagnosis–related groups established and periodically rebased by the Commissioner of Social Services, provided the Department of Social Services completes a fiscal analysis of the impact of such rate payment system on each hospital. The Commissioner of Social Services shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, file a report on the results of the fiscal analysis not later than six months after implementing the rate payment system with the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The Commissioner of Social Services shall annually determine in-patient rates for each hospital by multiplying diagnostic-related group relative weights by a base rate. Within available appropriations, the commissioner may, in his or her discretion, make additional payments to hospitals based on criteria to be determined by the commissioner. Nothing contained in this section shall authorize Medicaid payment by the state to any such hospital in excess of the charges made by such hospital for comparable services to the general public.

(b) Effective October 1, 1991, the rate to be paid by the state for the cost of special services rendered by such hospitals shall be established annually by the commissioner for each such hospital based on the reasonable cost to each hospital of such services furnished to state patients. Nothing contained in this subsection shall authorize a payment by the state for such services to any such hospital in excess of the charges made by such hospital for comparable services to the general public.

(c) The term "reasonable cost" as used in this section means the cost of care furnished such patients by an efficient and economically operated facility, computed in accordance with accepted principles of hospital cost reimbursement. The commissioner may adjust the rate of payment established under the provisions of this section for the year during which services are furnished to reflect fluctuations in hospital costs. Such adjustment may be made prospectively to cover anticipated fluctuations or may be made retroactive to any date subsequent to the date of the initial rate determination for such year or in such other manner as may be determined by the commissioner. In determining "reasonable cost" the commissioner may give due consideration to allowances for fully or partially unpaid bills, reasonable costs mandated by collective bargaining agreements with certified collective bargaining agents or other agreements between the employer and employees, provided "employees" shall not include persons employed as managers or chief administrators, requirements for working capital and cost of development of new services, including additions to and replacement of facilities and equipment. The commissioner shall not give consideration to amounts paid by the facilities to employees as salary, or to attorneys or consultants as fees, where the responsibility of the employees, attorneys or consultants is to persuade or seek to persuade the other employees of the facility to support or oppose unionization. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the commissioner from considering amounts paid for legal counsel related to the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the settlement of grievances or normal administration of labor relations.

(d) (1) Until such time as subdivision (2) of this subsection is effective, the state shall also pay to such hospitals for each outpatient clinic and emergency room visit a reasonable rate to be established annually by the commissioner for each hospital, such rate to be determined by the reasonable cost of such services.

(2) On or after July 1, 2013, hospitals shall be paid for outpatient and emergency room episodes of care based on prospective rates established by the commissioner in accordance with the Medicare Ambulatory Payment Classification system in conjunction with a state conversion factor, provided the Department of Social Services completes a fiscal analysis of the impact of such rate payment system on each hospital. The Commissioner of Social Services shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, file a report on the results of the fiscal analysis not later than six months after implementing the rate payment system with the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The Medicare Ambulatory Payment Classification system shall be modified to provide payment for services not generally covered by Medicare, including, but not limited to, pediatric, obstetric, neonatal and perinatal services. Nothing contained in this subsection shall authorize a payment by the state for such episodes of care to any hospital in excess of the charges made by such hospital for comparable services to the general public. Those outpatient hospital services that do not have an established Ambulatory Payment Classification code shall be paid on the basis of a ratio of cost to charges, or the fixed fee in effect as of January 1, 2013. The Commissioner of Social Services shall establish a fee schedule for outpatient hospital services to be effective on and after January 1, 1995, and may annually modify such fee schedule if such modification is needed to ensure that the conversion to an administrative services organization is cost neutral to hospitals in the aggregate and ensures patient access. Utilization may be a factor in determining cost neutrality.

(e) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, establishing criteria for defining emergency and nonemergency visits to hospital emergency rooms. All nonemergency visits to hospital emergency rooms shall be paid at the hospital's outpatient clinic services rate. Nothing contained in this subsection or the regulations adopted under this section shall authorize a payment by the state for such services to any hospital in excess of the charges made by such hospital for comparable services to the general public. To the extent permitted by federal law, the Commissioner of Social Services shall impose cost sharing requirements under the medical assistance program for nonemergency use of hospital emergency room services.

(f) On and after July 1, 1995, no payment shall be made by the state to an acute care general hospital for the inpatient care of a patient who no longer requires acute care and is eligible for Medicare unless the hospital does not obtain reimbursement from Medicare for that stay.

(g) The commissioner shall establish rates to be paid to freestanding chronic disease hospitals.

[(g)] (h) The Commissioner of Social Services may implement policies and procedures as necessary to carry out the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting the policies and procedures as regulations, provided notice of intent to adopt the regulations is published in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation.

Sec. 92. Section 123 of public act 13-234 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For purposes of this section, (1) "Healthy Start" means a service delivery program for pregnant women with incomes up to two hundred fifty per cent of the federal poverty level which promotes and supports positive maternal and neonatal health outcomes; and (2) "core Healthy Start services" are (A) a comprehensive medical and psycho-social risk assessment, (B) the development of a care plan, and (C) the delivery of care coordination, including, but not limited to, health education and case management services. [; and (3) "venues" means locations that include, but are not limited to, health departments, hospital clinics and federally qualified health centers. ]

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services, acting in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, shall develop a plan to maximize federal Medicaid reimbursements for Healthy Start in Connecticut to the extent permissible under federal law and expand services within available state appropriations. [Such plan shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A venue-based payment and billing system under which core Healthy Start services provided by nonlicensed staff working with a licensed Medicaid provider are reimbursed through Medicaid, and (2) a funding allocation formula that ensures that eligible women throughout the state have access to core Healthy Start services. ]

(c) On or before October 1, 2013, and October 1, 2014, the Commissioners of Social Services and Public Health, within available appropriations, shall review the effectiveness of the state-funded Healthy Start program. Such evaluation shall determine (1) whether the program should continue to be administered through the Department of Social Services, and (2) whether and how the program should be expanded to other underserved communities in the state. The commissioners shall report the results of such studies to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health, and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies.

Sec. 93. Section 158 of public act 13-234 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

Sections [17a-220,] 17b-261n, 17b-311, 17b-490, 17b-491, 17b-492 and 17b-493 to 17b-498, inclusive, of the general statutes are repealed.

Sec. 94. (Effective from passage) Change the effective date of section 1 of public act 13-173 to "Effective from passage".

Sec. 95. (Effective July 1, 2013) Up to $ 70,000 of the unexpended balance of funds appropriated to Office of the Healthcare Advocate, for Personal Services, in section 7 of public act 11-6, as amended by section 5 of public act 12-104, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, shall not lapse on said date, and such funds shall be transferred to the Equipment account and made available for voice and data wiring and a computer network switch during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

Sec. 96. Section 13a-175a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For each fiscal year there shall be allocated twelve million five hundred thousand dollars out of the funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation, or from any other source, not otherwise prohibited by law, to be used by the towns for construction, reconstruction, improvement or maintenance of highways, sections of highways, bridges or structures incidental to highways and bridges or the improvement thereof, including the plowing of snow, the sanding of icy pavements, the trimming and removal of trees, the installation, replacement and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and markings, and for traffic control and vehicular safety programs, traffic and parking planning and administration, and other purposes and programs related to highways, traffic and parking, and for the purposes of providing and operating essential public transportation services and related facilities.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in the secretary's discretion, may approve the use of funds by a town for purposes other than those enumerated in said subsection (a).

Sec. 97. Section 17 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer amounts appropriated for Personal Services in sections 1 and 2 of this act and sections 2, 3 and 5 to 10, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-184 from agencies to the Reserve for Salary Adjustments account to reflect a more accurate impact of collective bargaining and related costs.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer funds appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act, for Reserve for Salary Adjustments, to any agency in any appropriated fund to give effect to salary increases, other employee benefits, agency costs related to staff reductions including accrual payments, achievement of agency general personal services reductions, or other personal services adjustments authorized by [this act] public act 13-184, section 1 of this act, any other act or other applicable statute.

Sec. 98. Subsection (b) of section 18 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) That portion of unexpended funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in [sections 1 and] section 1 of this act and section 2 of [this act] public act 13-184, which relate to collective bargaining agreements and related costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, shall not lapse on June 30, 2014, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Sec. 99. Section 21 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-183t of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, (1) the state shall appropriate only the amount specified in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act, and (2) the retired teachers' health insurance premium account within the Teachers' Retirement Fund, established pursuant to the provisions of subsection (d) of said section 10-183t, shall pay (A) forty-two per cent of the basic plan's premium equivalent under subsection (a) of said section 10-183t, and (B) seventy-five per cent of the subsidy under subsection (c) of said section 10-183t.

Sec. 100. Section 22 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency from the General Fund in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act, may be transferred at the request of such agency to any other agency by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to take full advantage of federal matching funds, provided both agencies shall certify that the expenditure of such transferred funds by the receiving agency will be for the same purpose as that of the original appropriation or portion thereof so transferred. Any federal funds generated through the transfer of appropriations between agencies may be used for reimbursing General Fund expenditures or for expanding program services or a combination of both as determined by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee.

Sec. 101. Subsection (a) of section 23 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency from the General Fund in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act, may be adjusted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, by the Governor, with approval of the Finance Advisory Committee in order to maximize federal funding available to the state, consistent with the relevant federal provisions of law.

Sec. 102. Section 24 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to The University of Connecticut Health Center in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency Assistance account or to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 103. Section 26 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to the Department of Veterans' Affairs in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Disproportionate Share – Medical Emergency Assistance account or to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 104. Section 31 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The sum of $ 250,000 appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to The University of Connecticut, for Operating Expenses, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be made available during each of said fiscal years to support the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

Sec. 105. Section 39 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Up to $ 100,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to the Labor Department, for Jobs First Employment Services, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be made available in each of said fiscal years for a grant to the WorkPlace in Bridgeport.

Sec. 106. Section 42 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Up to $ 150,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to the Board of Regents for Higher Education, for Connecticut State University, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for the initial stages of the collection and arrangement of the official papers of former Governor William O'Neill shall be made available in each of said years for a grant to the Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy for purposes of assisting in the development of the Connecticut specific model within the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.

Sec. 107. Section 44 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Up to $ 250,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to the Department of Education, for School Accountability, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be made available in each of said fiscal years for implementation of the Connecticut Fiscal State Tracking and Accountability Report System.

Sec. 108. Section 56 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall not allot funds appropriated in sections 1 and 2 of this act and sections 2, 3 and 5 to 10, inclusive, of [this act] public act 13-184 for Nonfunctional – Change to Accruals.

Sec. 109. Section 57 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The amount appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to the Department of Social Services, for Fatherhood Initiative, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be distributed equally for each of said fiscal years to the following: Families in Crises, Madonna Place, New Opportunities Inc. , New Haven Family Alliance, Career Resources Inc. and Family Strides Inc.

Sec. 110. Section 65 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Up to $ 250,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act to the Department of Housing, for Housing/Homeless Services, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, shall be made available in each of said fiscal years for the Norwich/New London Continuum of Care to facilitate rehousing and homelessness prevention in southeastern Connecticut.

Sec. 111. Section 110 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-28e of the general statutes, up to $ 40,000,000 received pursuant to the settlement of litigation under the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement shall be reserved for the purpose of reducing aggregate appropriations in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act for Nonfunctional-Change to Accruals for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

Sec. 112. Section 113 of public act 13-184 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The appropriations in section 1 of [public act 13-184] this act are supported by the GENERAL FUND revenue estimates as follows:

   

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

 

TAXES

   
 

Personal Income

$ 8,808,800,000

$ 9,399,800,000

 

Sales and Use

4,044,000,000

4,164,800,000

 

Corporations

723,500,000

749,300,000

 

Public Service Corporations

279,300,000

284,400,000

 

Inheritance and Estate

172,900,000

179,800,000

 

Insurance Companies

271,200,000

277,600,000

 

Cigarettes

390,400,000

379,500,000

 

Real Estate Conveyance

143,800,000

150,800,000

 

Oil Companies

37,400,000

36,100,000

 

Electric Generation

17,500,000

0

 

Alcoholic Beverages

59,800,000

60,200,000

 

Admissions and Dues

37,000,000

37,300,000

 

Health Provider

512,000,000

514,500,000

 

Miscellaneous

19,900,000

20,200,000

 

TOTAL TAXES

15,517,500,000

16,254,300,000

       
 

Refunds of Taxes

-1,073,500,000

-1,115,600,000

 

Earned Income Tax Credit

-104,500,000

-121,000,000

 

R & D Credit Exchange

-5,500,000

-6,200,000

 

TAXES LESS REFUNDS

14,334,000,000

15,011,500,000

       
 

OTHER REVENUE

   
 

Transfer Special Revenue

314,300,000

338,800,000

 

Indian Gaming Payments

285,300,000

280,400,000

 

Licenses, Permits and Fees

300,900,000

274,100,000

 

Sales of Commodities

38,200,000

39,400,000

 

Rentals, Fines and Escheats

114,050,000

116,000,000

 

Investment Income

1,300,000

1,600,000

 

Miscellaneous

169,100,000

170,900,000

 

Refunds of Payments

-69,800,000

71,300,000

 

TOTAL OTHER REVENUE

1,153,350,000

1,149,900,000

       
 

OTHER SOURCES

   
 

Federal Grants

1,312,700,000

1,227,900,000

 

Transfer from Tobacco Settlement

107,000,000

106,000,000

 

Transfer from Other Funds

283,000,000

12,200,000

 

TOTAL OTHER SOURCES

1,702,700,000

1,346,100,000

       
 

TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE

17,190,050,000

17,507,500,000

Sec. 113. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection is authorized to award the Connecticut medal of bravery directly or posthumously to any citizen of the state in recognition of a valorous and heroic deed performed in saving a life or for injury or death or threat of injury or death incurred in the service of the state or such citizen's community or on behalf of the health, welfare or safety of other persons. Recommendations for the Connecticut medal of bravery may be submitted to the commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, by any member of the public.

Sec. 114. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Adjutant General and two officers of field grade or above, appointed by the Adjutant General, shall constitute a board of officers to receive recommendations, through military channels, for the award, within available appropriations, of the medal of achievement to any member of the Connecticut National Guard who has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding achievement or meritorious service during the performance of any state military service, including military service described in section 27-61 of the general statutes and military service performed pursuant to chapter 518 of the general statutes. A bronze oak leaf cluster shall be issued in lieu of succeeding awards and a silver oak leaf cluster shall be worn in lieu of five bronze oak leaf clusters.

Sec. 115. Section 27-73a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Adjutant General, at his or her discretion, may issue an appropriate service ribbon to all members of the armed forces of the state ordered to active duty in time of emergency [in accordance with section 27-14] for upholding the law and preserving order, [or] protecting lives and property, [or] assisting civil authorities, [or the] providing aid and relief [of] to civilians in disaster or similar service ordered by the Governor. A bronze oak leaf cluster shall be issued in lieu of succeeding awards and a silver oak leaf cluster [may] shall be worn in lieu of [three] five bronze oak leaf clusters. [This section shall apply to service rendered on or after August 19, 1955. ]

Sec. 116. Section 27-73b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Adjutant General shall issue an appropriate service ribbon to all members of the unit declared to be the outstanding company-size unit in the Connecticut National Guard in accordance with National Guard regulations, provided such members participated in at least fifty per cent of the unit's training activities during the period covered by the award. A bronze oak leaf cluster shall be issued in lieu of succeeding awards and a silver oak leaf cluster [may] shall be worn in lieu of [three] five bronze oak leaf clusters. [These awards shall be made retroactive to 1947. ]

Sec. 117. Section 16-243v of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (k) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (k) (1) As used in this section:

(A) "Residential retail end use customer" means any electric, gas or heating fuel customer, regardless of heating source, who wishes to replace heating furnace or boiler equipment, provided a residential retail end use customer (i) shall be a customer of an electric distribution company, and (ii) shall not include a customer who occupies leased premises or who does not own the premises on which the replacement heating furnace or boiler equipment is located;

(B) "Heating furnace or boiler equipment" means the primary heating equipment for space and hot water needs, along with the ancillary piping, pumps, duct work and associated other equipment that may be required as part of the replacement of a heating furnace or boiler;

(C) "Furnace or boiler replacement funds" means any funds approved by the third-party administrator pursuant to this subsection, provided (i) such funds may be used for the loan principal in an amount not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars, excluding interest expense associated with such loan and the expense for any loan default, and (ii) participating residential retail end use customers may be charged interest on the loan principal in an amount not to exceed three per cent, based on income eligibility as determined by the third-party administrator;

(D) "Electric distribution company" and "gas company" have the same meanings as provided in section 16-1.

(2) Not later than September 1, 2013, the electric distribution and gas companies shall develop a residential furnace and boiler replacement program funded by the systems benefits charge pursuant to section 16-245l, as amended by this act, in a manner that minimizes the impact on ratepayers. Said program shall be reviewed and approved or modified by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Energy Conservation Management Board, within sixty days of receipt of the plan for said program. Said program shall include a contract for retention of a third-party administrator to become effective upon approval of the program by the department. Said program shall continue until the end of the third year of the program. On or before January 1, 2014, the electric distribution and gas companies shall retain the services of a third-party administrator with expertise in developing, implementing and administering residential lending programs, including credit evaluation, to provide financing for improvement projects by property owners, loan servicing and program administration. The third-party administrator shall, in conjunction with the electric distribution companies and gas companies, develop the program.

(3) The third-party administrator shall be responsible for extending loans and administering the residential furnace and boiler replacement program to assist residential retail end use customers in funding heating furnace or boiler equipment replacements that meet all of the program requirements, which shall include, but not be limited to, (A) the total projected direct cost savings to the eligible residential retail end use customer resulting from the heating furnace or boiler replacement, calculated on an annual basis commencing from the month that the replacement furnace or boiler is projected to be in service, shall be greater than the total cost of the replacement funds over the term of the program in order to qualify for the program, (B) the eligible customer shall pay a contribution of not less than ten per cent of the total cost of the replacement or conversion of the heating furnace or boiler and any additional amounts that are required in order to meet the program requirements, (C) eligible customers shall have six consecutive months of timely utility payments and shall not have any past due balance owed to any electric distribution company or gas company, (D) the term of the repayment of the replacement funds shall be the lesser of (i) the simple payback period of the replacement funds plus two years, or (ii) ten years, and (E) the replacement furnace or boiler shall meet or exceed federal Energy Star standards. Eligible residential retail end use customers may apply to the third-party administrator for participation in the program. The third-party administrator shall screen each applicant to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements and such program requirements prior to accepting the customer into the program.

(4) Program participants shall repay the furnace or boiler replacement funds through a monthly charge on the customer's residential electric or gas utility bill, provided heating fuel customers shall be able to repay such replacement funds through a monthly charge on such customer's electric or gas utility bill. Furnace or boiler replacement funds provided shall be reflected on the residential retail end use customer's electric service or gas account, as applicable, for the premises on which the replacement heating furnace or boiler equipment is located. If the premises are sold, the amount of replacement funds remaining to be repaid shall be transferred to subsequent service account holders at such premises, who may become program participants for purposes of the repayment obligation, unless the seller and buyer agree that the loan will not be transferred.

(5) Furnace or boiler replacement funds shall be recovered through the systems benefits charge of the respective electric distribution company where the heating furnace or boiler equipment is located. Any program costs incurred by the third-party administrator or the gas company and funds not repaid by customers who default on their repayment obligations and other costs associated with the program or customers' failure to repay replacement funds to the third-party administrator shall be recovered through the systems benefits charge. All administrative and capital carrying costs of the electric distribution companies associated with the program shall be recovered by the companies through a reconciling component, such as the systems benefits charge as approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

(6) On or before January 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Energy Conservation Management Board shall engage an independent third party to evaluate and submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy and finance, revenue and bonding on the status of the program. Such report shall also include an evaluation of the program developed pursuant to section 58 of house bill 6360 of the current session, as amended by house amendment schedule A. The report shall include, but not be limited to, for each program, a review of (A) cost effectiveness of the program, (B) number of customers served and potential for growth, (C) the customer classes served, and (D) the fuel type of the financed equipment.

(7) The third-party administrator shall be entitled to take all available legal action as may be necessary to secure the furnace or boiler replacement funds and repayment of the funds, including, but not limited to, attaching liens and requiring filings to be made on applicable land records or as otherwise necessary or required.

Sec. 118. Subsection (a) of section 16-245l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall establish and each electric distribution company shall collect a systems benefits charge to be imposed against all end use customers of each electric distribution company beginning January 1, 2000. The authority shall hold a hearing that shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54 to establish the amount of the systems benefits charge. The authority may revise the systems benefits charge or any element of said charge as the need arises. The systems benefits charge shall be used to fund (1) the expenses of the public education outreach program developed under subsections (a), (f) and (g) of section 16-244d other than expenses for authority staff, (2) the reasonable and proper expenses of the education outreach consultant pursuant to subsection (d) of section 16-244d, (3) the cost of hardship protection measures under sections 16-262c and 16-262d and other hardship protections, including, but not limited to, electric service bill payment programs, funding and technical support for energy assistance, fuel bank and weatherization programs and weatherization services, (4) the payment program to offset tax losses described in section 12-94d, (5) any sums paid to a resource recovery authority pursuant to subsection (b) of section 16-243e, (6) low income conservation programs approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, (7) displaced worker protection costs, (8) unfunded storage and disposal costs for spent nuclear fuel generated before January 1, 2000, approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies, (9) postretirement safe shutdown and site protection costs that are incurred in preparation for decommissioning, (10) decommissioning fund contributions, (11) the costs of temporary electric generation facilities incurred pursuant to section 16-19ss, (12) operating expenses for the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, (13) costs associated with the Connecticut electric efficiency partner program established pursuant to section 16-243v, as amended by this act, (14) reinvestments and investments in energy efficiency programs and technologies pursuant to section 16a-38l, costs associated with the electricity conservation incentive program established pursuant to section 119 of public act 07-242, [and] (15) legal, appraisal and purchase costs of a conservation or land use restriction and other related costs as the authority in its discretion deems appropriate, incurred by a municipality on or before January 1, 2000, to ensure the environmental, recreational and scenic preservation of any reservoir located within this state created by a pump storage hydroelectric generating facility, and (16) the residential furnace and boiler replacement program pursuant to subsection (k) of section 16-243v, as amended by this act. As used in this subsection, "displaced worker protection costs" means the reasonable costs incurred, prior to January 1, 2008, (A) by an electric supplier, exempt wholesale generator, electric company, an operator of a nuclear power generating facility in this state or a generation entity or affiliate arising from the dislocation of any employee other than an officer, provided such dislocation is a result of (i) restructuring of the electric generation market and such dislocation occurs on or after July 1, 1998, or (ii) the closing of a Title IV source or an exempt wholesale generator, as defined in 15 USC 79z-5a, on or after January 1, 2004, as a result of such source's failure to meet requirements imposed as a result of sections 22a-197 and 22a-198 and this section or those Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies adopted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as amended from time to time, in accordance with Executive Order Number 19, issued on May 17, 2000, and provided further such costs result from either the execution of agreements reached through collective bargaining for union employees or from the company's or entity's or affiliate's programs and policies for nonunion employees, and (B) by an electric distribution company or an exempt wholesale generator arising from the retraining of a former employee of an unaffiliated exempt wholesale generator, which employee was involuntarily dislocated on or after January 1, 2004, from such wholesale generator, except for cause. "Displaced worker protection costs" includes costs incurred or projected for severance, retraining, early retirement, outplacement, coverage for surviving spouse insurance benefits and related expenses. "Displaced worker protection costs" does not include those costs included in determining a tax credit pursuant to section 12-217bb.

Sec. 119. Subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 16-244u of the general statutes, as amended by section 35 of house bill 6360 of the current session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(8) "Declining percentage of the transmission and distribution charges" means, during the period commencing on the [effective date of this section and ending July 1, 2014] first day of commercial operation of a virtual net metering facility or an agricultural virtual net metering facility and ending after one year, eighty per cent of the transmission and distribution charges, during the period commencing [on July 2, 2014, and ending July 1, 2015] at the beginning of the second year of commercial operation of a virtual net metering facility or an agricultural virtual net metering facility and ending after one year, sixty per cent of the transmission and distribution charges, and commencing [on and after July 2, 2015] at the beginning of the third year of commercial operation of a virtual net metering facility or an agricultural virtual net metering facility and for each year thereafter, forty per cent of the transmission and distribution charges.

Sec. 120. Subsections (d) and (e) of section 12-391 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to estates of decedents dying on or after January 1, 2013):

(d) (1) (A) With respect to the estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, a tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a resident of this state. The amount of the tax shall be determined using the schedule in subsection (g) of this section. A credit shall be allowed against such tax for any taxes paid to this state pursuant to section 12-642 for Connecticut taxable gifts made on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010.

(B) With respect to the estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2010, a tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a resident of this state. The amount of the tax shall be determined using the schedule in subsection (g) of this section. A credit shall be allowed against such tax for any taxes paid to this state pursuant to section 12-642 for Connecticut taxable gifts made on or after January 1, 2005, provided such credit shall not exceed the amount of tax imposed by this section.

(2) If real or tangible personal property of such decedent is located outside of this state, [and is subject to estate, inheritance, legacy or succession taxes by any state or states, other than the state of Connecticut, or by the District of Columbia,] the amount of tax due under this section shall be reduced by [the lesser of: (A) The amount of any taxes paid to such other state or states or said district; or (B)] an amount computed by multiplying the tax otherwise due pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, without regard to the credit allowed for any taxes paid to this state pursuant to section 12-642, by a fraction, (i) the numerator of which is the value of that part of the decedent's gross estate [over which such other state or states or said district have jurisdiction for estate tax purposes to the same extent to which this state would assert jurisdiction for estate tax purposes under this chapter, with respect to the residents of such other state or states or said district] attributable to real or tangible personal property located outside of the state, and (ii) the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate.

(3) [Property of a resident estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes includes] For a resident estate, the state shall have the power to levy the estate tax upon real property situated in this state, tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state and intangible personal property [owned by] included in the gross estate of the decedent, regardless of where it is located. The state is permitted to calculate the estate tax and levy said tax to the fullest extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

(e) (1) (A) With respect to the estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, a tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a nonresident of this state. The amount of such tax shall be computed by multiplying (i) the amount of tax determined using the schedule in subsection (g) of this section by (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of that part of the decedent's gross estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes, and the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate. A credit shall be allowed against such tax for any taxes paid to this state pursuant to section 12-642, for Connecticut taxable gifts made on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010.

(B) With respect to the estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2010, a tax is imposed upon the transfer of the estate of each person who at the time of death was a nonresident of this state. The amount of such tax shall be computed by multiplying (i) the amount of tax determined using the schedule in subsection (g) of this section by (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of that part of the decedent's gross estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes, and the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate. A credit shall be allowed against such tax for any taxes paid to this state pursuant to section 12-642, for Connecticut taxable gifts made on or after January 1, 2005, provided such credit shall not exceed the amount of tax imposed by this section.

(2) [Property of a nonresident estate over which this state has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes includes] For a nonresident estate, the state shall have the power to levy the estate tax upon all real property situated in this state and tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state. The state is permitted to calculate the estate tax and levy said tax to the fullest extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

Sec. 121. Section 27-138 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

[(a)] The Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund shall remain as established and shall be in the custody of the Treasurer as trustee of the fund and shall be administered by [the treasurer of] the American Legion. The Treasurer shall invest the fund and shall reinvest as much of the fund as is not required for current disbursement in accordance with the provisions of part I of chapter 32. The interest accumulations of the fund so held in trust or so much thereof as is found necessary to carry out the purposes hereinafter stated shall be paid [, upon the order of the Comptroller, upon such statements as the Comptroller may require, to the treasurer of] to the American Legion, who shall disburse the same, and the balance of said accumulations, except for a reserve of one hundred thousand dollars held in custody of the trustee for contingent purposes, shall at the end of each fiscal year be added to the principal of the fund. [If the interest accumulations of the fund, together with available appropriations, if any, of other funds, are insufficient to carry out the purposes of this part, the Finance Advisory Committee, upon recommendation of the Governor, shall make appropriations therefor from the state General Fund, limited, however, for any fiscal year to amounts which, together with said interest accumulations for such year, shall not exceed the annual interest on thirty-five million dollars at the average rate of the investment yield earned during the preceding fiscal year on the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund, provided, in case of disaster constituting an emergency, as declared by the Governor, the Finance Advisory Committee may make additional appropriations to the fund without regard to such limitation. Any amounts appropriated from the General Fund under the provisions of this subsection on or after July 1, 2002, and disbursed by the treasurer of the American Legion to carry out the purposes of this part, shall be repaid to said fund in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. ] Payments to the [treasurer of the] American Legion shall be made at such definite and stated periods as are necessary to meet the convenience of the American Legion and said trustee; but each payment shall be made upon the order of the [treasurer of the] American Legion, approved by at least two of its executive officers or of a special committee thereof thereunto specially authorized. [No] The American Legion may consult with the Treasurer concerning investment of the fund. Up to three hundred thousand dollars of the interest accumulation may be utilized by the American Legion to administer the fund, provided no additional part of the interest accumulation of the fund shall be expended for the purpose of maintaining the American Legion.

[(b) If in any fiscal year the interest earned on the principal of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund exceeds the expenditure level of said fund and there remains an outstanding balance in the cumulative amount to be repaid to the General Fund by the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Comptroller may transfer any interest earned in excess of expenditure to the General Fund. Except as provided in this section, the Comptroller may not transfer interest earned on the principal of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund to the General Fund. ]

Sec. 122. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) The American Legion shall, on or before January fifteenth biennially, cause an independent audit of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund, described in section 27-138 of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Such audit shall be conducted in accordance with sections 4-230 to 4-236, inclusive, of the general statutes and regulations adopted pursuant to section 4-236 of the general statutes. The audit report shall include: (1) A detailed description of the fund investments; (2) a description of investment returns, including interest, dividends, realized capital gains and unrealized capital gains organized by investment type; (3) a list of operating expenditures that describes the type, and includes the amount, of each expenditure; (4) a list of the number of grant recipients each month; (5) the fund balance for the current year, the amount of interest earned for the current year, the estimated fund balance for the subsequent year and the estimated interest earned for the subsequent year; and (6) any other information that is required to be reported to the Treasurer.

(b) Not later than seven business days after the date on which the American Legion receives the audit report of the independent audit described in subsection (a) of this section, the American Legion shall submit to the Treasurer and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding and veterans' and military affairs a copy of such report. The American Legion shall make such report available to the public in a paper and an electronic format.

Sec. 123. (NEW) (Effective from passage) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, shall develop a sliding tuition scale based on family income to be used in the calculation of the amount that a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school offering a preschool program may charge for tuition to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in such preschool program pursuant to section 10-264l of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or 10-264o of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 124. Subsection (k) of section 10-264l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(k) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to at least seventy-five per cent of the difference between (1) the average per pupil expenditure of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (2) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school for any student enrolled in such interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to at least ninety per cent of the difference between (A) the average per pupil expenditure of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (B) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. ]

(k) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2011] 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school or any tuition charged by the Hartford school district operating the Great Path Academy on behalf of Manchester Community College for any student enrolled [in a preschool program or] in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, in such interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to the difference between [(i)] (A) the average per pupil expenditure of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and [(ii)] (B) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. If any such board of education fails to pay such tuition, the commissioner may withhold from such board's town or towns a sum payable under section 10-262i in an amount not to exceed the amount of the unpaid tuition to the magnet school and pay such money to the fiscal agent for the magnet school as a supplementary grant for the operation of the interdistrict magnet school program. In no case shall the sum of such tuitions exceed the difference between [(I)] (i) the total expenditures of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and [(II)] (ii) the total per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive financial review of the operating budget of a magnet school to verify such tuition rate.

(2) (A) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2013, and June 30, 2014, a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school offering a preschool program that is not located in the Sheff region may charge tuition to the Department of Education for a child enrolled in such preschool program in an amount not to exceed an amount equal to the difference between (i) the average per pupil expenditure of the preschool program offered at the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (ii) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive financial review of the operating budget of any such magnet school charging such tuition to verify such tuition rate. For purposes of this subdivision, "Sheff region" means the school districts for the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.

(B) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school offering a preschool program that is not located in the Sheff region may charge tuition to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in such preschool program in an amount that is in accordance with the sliding tuition scale adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to section 123 of this act. The Department of Education shall be financially responsible for any unpaid portion of the tuition not charged to such parent or guardian under such sliding tuition scale. Such tuition shall not exceed an amount equal to the difference between (i) the average per pupil expenditure of the preschool program offered at the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (ii) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of this section plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive financial review of the operating budget of any such magnet school charging such tuition to verify such tuition rate.

Sec. 125. Section 10-264o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, interdistrict magnet schools that begin operations on or after July 1, 2008, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , as determined by the Commissioner of Education, may operate without district participation agreements and enroll students from any district through a lottery designated by the commissioner. [For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating such an interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to at least seventy-five per cent of the difference between the estimated per pupil cost less the state magnet grant pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-264l and any revenue from other sources as determined by the interdistrict magnet school operator. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school for any student enrolled in such interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to at least ninety per cent of the difference between (1) the average per pupil expenditure of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (2) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of section 10-264l plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. ]

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2011] 2013, and each fiscal year thereafter, any tuition charged to a local or regional board of education by a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school that began operations on or after July 1, 2008, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as determined by the Commissioner of Education, for any student enrolled [in a preschool program or] in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, in such interdistrict magnet school shall be in an amount equal to the difference between [(A)] (1) the average per pupil expenditure of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and [(B)] (2) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of section 10-264l plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. If any such board of education fails to pay such tuition, the commissioner may withhold from such board's town or towns a sum payable under section 10-262i in an amount not to exceed the amount of the unpaid tuition to the magnet school and pay such money to the fiscal agent for the magnet school as a supplementary grant for the operation of the interdistrict magnet school program. In no case shall the sum of such tuitions exceed the difference between [(i)] (A) the total expenditures of the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and [(ii)] (B) the total per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of section 10-264l plus any revenue from other sources. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive review of the operating budget of a magnet school to verify such tuition rate.

(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school that began operations on or after July 1, 2008, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as determined by the Commissioner of Education, and offering a preschool program shall not charge tuition for a child enrolled in such preschool program.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school that began operations on or after July 1, 2008, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as determined by the Commissioner of Education, and offering a preschool program may charge tuition to the Department of Education for a child enrolled in such preschool program in an amount not to exceed an amount equal to the difference between (A) the average per pupil expenditure of the preschool program offered at the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (B) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of section 10-264l plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive review of the operating budget of any such magnet school charging such tuition to verify such tuition rate.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, a regional educational service center operating an interdistrict magnet school that began operations on or after July 1, 2008, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as determined by the Commissioner of Education, and offering a preschool program may charge tuition to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in such preschool program in an amount that is in accordance with the sliding tuition scale adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to section 123 of this act. The Department of Education shall be financially responsible for any unpaid portion of the tuition not charged to such parent or guardian under such sliding tuition scale. Such tuition shall not exceed an amount equal to the difference between (A) the average per pupil expenditure of the preschool program offered at the magnet school for the prior fiscal year, and (B) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy calculated under subsection (c) of section 10-264l plus any revenue from other sources calculated on a per pupil basis. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive review of the operating budget of any such magnet school charging such tuition to verify such tuition rate.

Sec. 126. (Effective from passage) Not later than February 1, 2014, the Department of Education shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education on the levels of diversity and integration for each public school located in the Sheff region. Such report shall include the number of and percentage of minority students in each such school and an analysis of how such data relates to the state's efforts in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. For purposes of this section, (1) "Sheff region" means the school districts for the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks, and (2) "minority students" means those whose race is defined as other than white, or whose ethnicity is defined as Hispanic or Latino by the federal Office of Management and Budget for use by the Bureau of Census of the United States Department of Commerce.

Sec. 127. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) There is established an account in the General Fund to be known as the "municipal aid adjustment" account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for grants to municipalities for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Such grant payments shall be made annually by December thirty-first as follows:

   

Municipal Aid Adjustment Grant

 

Municipalities

FY 14 Grant Payment

FY 15 Grant Payment

 

Branford

$ 25,000

$ 25,000

 

Cheshire

3,531

1,766

 

Fairfield

48,058

24,029

 

Farmington

25,686

12,843

 

Greenwich

63,669

31,834

 

Griswold

15,380

7,690

 

Groton (Town of)

539,968

519,984

 

Guilford

75,000

75,000

 

Hartford

2,682,981

2,341,491

 

Mansfield

625,545

312,773

 

Plainfield

65,103

32,552

 

Torrington

95,013

47,506

 

Sprague

150,000

150,000

 

Westport

18,241

9,120

 

Borough of Danielson

11,500

5,750

 

Borough of Litchfield

809

404

 

Borough of Newtown

8

4

 

Regional School District No. 5

180

90

 

Regional School District No. 12

71

36

 

Regional School District No. 13

703

352

 

Regional School District No. 16

217

109

 

Enfield: Hazardville Fire #

518

259

 

New Milford: N. Milford Fire

555

278

 

Plainfield: Plainfield FD

46

23

 

Putnam: W. Putnam District

10

5

 

W. Haven: West Shore FD

19,663

9,831

       
 

Grand Totals

4,467,456

3,608,728

Sec. 128. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The proceeds of bonds authorized pursuant to section 55 of public act 13-239, shall be expended by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for grants to municipalities for the purposes set forth in subsection (b) of section 13a-175a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Such grant payments shall be made annually by December thirty-first as follows:

 

Municipalities

FY 14

FY 15

 

Andover

$ 2,464

$ 2,464

 

Ansonia

80,336

80,336

 

Ashford

3,369

3,369

 

Avon

245,886

245,886

 

Barkhamsted

38,995

38,995

 

Beacon Falls

41,202

41,202

 

Berlin

739,604

739,604

 

Bethany

63,229

63,229

 

Bethel

265,841

265,841

 

Bethlehem

7,472

7,472

 

Bloomfield

1,600,114

1,600,114

 

Bolton

23,380

23,380

 

Bozrah

130,279

130,279

 

Branford

352,546

352,546

 

Bridgeport

970,184

970,184

 

Bridgewater

552

552

 

Bristol

2,338,949

2,338,949

 

Brookfield

111,243

111,243

 

Brooklyn

9,761

9,761

 

Burlington

14,390

14,390

 

Canaan

19,480

19,480

 

Canterbury

1,902

1,902

 

Canton

7,518

7,518

 

Chaplin

565

565

 

Cheshire

692,865

692,865

 

Chester

83,953

83,953

 

Clinton

180,269

180,269

 

Colchester

36,688

36,688

 

Colebrook

517

517

 

Columbia

25,171

25,171

 

Cornwall

-

-

 

Coventry

9,906

9,906

 

Cromwell

29,249

29,249

 

Danbury

1,624,148

1,624,148

 

Darien

-

-

 

Deep River

97,940

97,940

 

Derby

13,852

13,852

 

Durham

144,740

144,740

 

Eastford

51,317

51,317

 

East Granby

505,475

505,475

 

East Haddam

1,595

1,595

 

East Hampton

17,816

17,816

 

East Hartford

4,182,901

4,182,901

 

East Haven

40,912

40,912

 

East Lyme

21,107

21,107

 

Easton

2,502

2,502

 

East Windsor

277,470

277,470

 

Ellington

210,227

210,227

 

Enfield

241,591

241,591

 

Essex

70,111

70,111

 

Fairfield

90,990

90,990

 

Farmington

513,328

513,328

 

Franklin

21,707

21,707

 

Glastonbury

226,471

226,471

 

Goshen

2,490

2,490

 

Granby

33,230

33,230

 

Greenwich

83,725

83,725

 

Griswold

29,997

29,997

 

Groton (Town of)

1,166,988

1,166,988

 

Guilford

60,989

60,989

 

Haddam

3,343

3,343

 

Hamden

269,631

269,631

 

Hampton

-

-

 

Hartford

1,334,719

1,334,719

 

Hartland

898

898

 

Harwinton

20,226

20,226

 

Hebron

2,084

2,084

 

Kent

-

-

 

Killingly

664,666

664,666

 

Killingworth

4,842

4,842

 

Lebanon

28,617

28,617

 

Ledyard

396,030

396,030

 

Lisbon

3,464

3,464

 

Litchfield

3,228

3,228

 

Lyme

-

-

 

Madison

6,391

6,391

 

Manchester

1,008,637

1,008,637

 

Mansfield

6,434

6,434

 

Marlborough

6,878

6,878

 

Meriden

840,468

840,468

 

Middlebury

79,250

79,250

 

Middlefield

233,857

233,857

 

Middletown

1,868,907

1,868,907

 

Milford

1,264,846

1,264,846

 

Monroe

168,449

168,449

 

Montville

497,189

497,189

 

Morris

3,318

3,318

 

Naugatuck

321,327

321,327

 

New Britain

1,301,538

1,301,538

 

New Canaan

188

188

 

New Fairfield

1,081

1,081

 

New Hartford

130,893

130,893

 

New Haven

1,287,658

1,287,658

 

Newington

863,254

863,254

 

New London

31,195

31,195

 

New Milford

634,087

634,087

 

Newtown

221,366

221,366

 

Norfolk

6,778

6,778

 

North Branford

283,160

283,160

 

North Canaan

338,315

338,315

 

North Haven

1,359,707

1,359,707

 

North Stonington

-

-

 

Norwalk

378,941

378,941

 

Norwich

175,997

175,997

 

Old Lyme

1,776

1,776

 

Old Saybrook

43,937

43,937

 

Orange

98,717

98,717

 

Oxford

79,296

79,296

 

Plainfield

136,187

136,187

 

Plainville

509,690

509,690

 

Plymouth

143,364

143,364

 

Pomfret

26,165

26,165

 

Portland

85,435

85,435

 

Preston

-

-

 

Prospect

66,721

66,721

 

Putnam

161,578

161,578

 

Redding

1,250

1,250

 

Ridgefield

528,547

528,547

 

Rocky Hill

208,037

208,037

 

Roxbury

566

566

 

Salem

4,419

4,419

 

Salisbury

78

78

 

Scotland

7,224

7,224

 

Seymour

264,455

264,455

 

Sharon

-

-

 

Shelton

549,365

549,365

 

Sherman

-

-

 

Simsbury

73,028

73,028

 

Somers

77,426

77,426

 

Southbury

19,733

19,733

 

Southington

771,956

771,956

 

South Windsor

1,258,566

1,258,566

 

Sprague

363,529

363,529

 

Stafford

411,860

411,860

 

Stamford

391,381

391,381

 

Sterling

22,946

22,946

 

Stonington

94,362

94,362

 

Stratford

3,298,976

3,298,976

 

Suffield

169,913

169,913

 

Thomaston

371,822

371,822

 

Thompson

72,167

72,167

 

Tolland

80,003

80,003

 

Torrington

569,326

569,326

 

Trumbull

178,045

178,045

 

Union

-

-

 

Vernon

142,578

142,578

 

Voluntown

1,883

1,883

 

Wallingford

1,832,519

1,832,519

 

Warren

271

271

 

Washington

149

149

 

Waterbury

2,366,443

2,366,443

 

Waterford

32,217

32,217

 

Watertown

604,064

604,064

 

Westbrook

251,494

251,494

 

West Hartford

757,839

757,839

 

West Haven

138,739

138,739

 

Weston

426

426

 

Westport

-

-

 

Wethersfield

20,489

20,489

 

Willington

18,827

18,827

 

Wilton

288,788

288,788

 

Winchester

287,984

287,984

 

Windham

427,527

427,527

 

Windsor

1,242,398

1,242,398

 

Windsor Locks

1,794,444

1,794,444

 

Wolcott

220,938

220,938

 

Woodbridge

28,140

28,140

 

Woodbury

53,522

53,522

 

Woodstock

64,675

64,675

       
 

Jewett City(Bor. )

3,945

3,945

       
 

Barkhampstead FD

2,351

2,351

 

Berlin - Kensington FD

10,711

10,711

 

Berlin - Worthington FD

885

885

 

Bloomfield: Center FD

3,925

3,925

 

Bloomfield Blue Hills FD

96,952

96,952

 

Cromwell FD

1,723

1,723

 

Enfield FD 1

13,765

13,765

 

Enfield: Thompsonville FD 2

2,972

2,972

 

Enfield: Hazardville Fire #3

1,292

1,292

 

Enfield: N Thompsonville FD 4

65

65

 

Enfield: Shaker Pines FD 5

6,022

6,022

 

Groton City

154,839

154,839

 

Groton Sewer

1,588

1,588

 

Groton Old Mystic FD 5

1,594

1,594

 

Groton: Poq. Bridge FD

20,973

20,973

 

Killingly Attawaugan F. D.

1,727

1,727

 

Killingly Dayville F. D.

39,582

39,582

 

Killingly Dyer Manor

1,343

1,343

 

E. Killingly F. D.

89

89

 

So. Killingly F. D.

178

178

 

Killingly Williamsville F. D.

6,311

6,311

 

Manchester Eighth Util.

64,354

64,354

 

Middletown: South FD

194,759

194,759

 

Middletown Westfield F. D.

10,158

10,158

 

Middletown City Fire

31,824

31,824

 

New Htfd. Village F. D. #1

6,704

6,704

 

New Htfd Pine Meadow #3

123

123

 

New Htfd South End F. D.

9

9

 

Plainfield Central Village FD

1,379

1,379

 

Plainfield - Moosup FD

2,045

2,045

 

Plainfield: Plainfield FD

1,842

1,842

 

Plainfield Wauregan FD

4,830

4,830

 

Pomfret FD

970

970

 

Putnam: E. Putnam FD

9,508

9,508

 

Simsbury F. D.

2,481

2,481

 

Stafford Springs Service Dist.

14,339

14,339

 

Sterling F. D.

1,216

1,216

 

Stonington Mystic FD

565

565

 

Stonington Old Mystic FD

2,369

2,369

 

Stonington Pawcatuck F. D.

5,173

5,173

 

Stonington Quiambaug F. D.

68

68

 

Stonington Wequetequock FD

69

69

 

Trumbull Center

522

522

 

Trumbull Long Hill F. D.

1,039

1,039

 

Trumbull Nichols F. D.

3,231

3,231

 

W. Haven: West Shore FD

32,643

32,643

 

W. Haven: Allingtown FD

20,234

20,234

 

West Haven First Ctr FD 1

4,454

4,454

 

Windsor Wilson FD

201

201

 

Windsor FD

13

13

 

Windham First

8,398

8,398

 

Grand Totals

56,429,907

56,429,907

Sec. 129. Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 12-217jj of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to tax credits issued on or after said date):

(3) (A) "Qualified production" means entertainment content created in whole or in part within the state, including motion pictures, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph; documentaries; long-form, specials, mini-series, series, sound recordings, videos and music videos and interstitials television programming; interactive television; relocated television production; interactive games; videogames; commercials; any format of digital media, including an interactive web site, created for distribution or exhibition to the general public; and any trailer, pilot, video teaser or demo created primarily to stimulate the sale, marketing, promotion or exploitation of future investment in either a product or a qualified production via any means and media in any digital media format, film or videotape, provided such program meets all the underlying criteria of a qualified production. For the state fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, "qualified production" shall not include a motion picture that has not been designated as a state-certified qualified production prior to July 1, 2013, and no tax credit voucher for such motion picture may be issued during said years, except, for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, "qualified production" shall include a motion picture for which twenty-five per cent or more of the principal photography shooting days are in this state at a facility that receives not less than twenty-five million dollars in private investment and opens for business on or after July 1, 2013, and a tax credit voucher may be issued for such motion picture.

(B) "Qualified production" shall not include any ongoing television program created primarily as news, weather or financial market reports; a production featuring current events, other than a relocated television production, sporting events, an awards show or other gala event; a production whose sole purpose is fundraising; a long-form production that primarily markets a product or service; a production used for corporate training or in-house corporate advertising or other similar productions; or any production for which records are required to be maintained under 18 USC 2257 with respect to sexually explicit content.

Sec. 130. Section 17a-22o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Departments of Children and Families, Social Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services shall submit all proposals for initial rates, reductions to existing rates and changes in rate methodology within the Behavioral Health Partnership to the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council for review. [If the council does not recommend acceptance, it may forward its recommendation to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. In the event the council forwards its recommendation to said joint standing committees: (1) The committees shall hold a joint public hearing on the subject of the proposed rates, to receive the partnership's rationale for making such a rate change; and (2) not later than ninety days after the date of submission of rates by the departments to the council, the committees of cognizance shall make recommendations to the departments regarding the proposed rates. ] The departments shall make every effort to incorporate recommendations of [both] the council [and the committees of cognizance] when setting rates. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council, in consultation with the Departments of Children and Families, Social Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services shall identify a savings of one million dollars.

Sec. 131. Subsection (b) of section 22a-200c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall auction all emissions allowances and invest the proceeds, which shall be deposited into a Regional Greenhouse Gas account established by the Comptroller as a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund, on behalf of electric ratepayers in energy conservation, load management and Class I renewable energy programs. In making such investments, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall consider strategies that maximize cost effective reductions in greenhouse gas emission. Allowances shall be auctioned under the oversight of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection by a contractor or trustee on behalf of the electric ratepayers. On or before July 1, 2015, notwithstanding subparagraph (C) of subdivision (5) of subsection (f) of section 22a-174-31 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, the commissioner may allocate to the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority any portion of auction proceeds in excess of the amounts budgeted by electric distribution companies in the plan submitted to the department on November 1, 2012, in accordance with section 16-245m, to support energy efficiency programs, provided any such excess proceeds may be calculated and allocated on a pro rata basis at the conclusion of any auction.

Sec. 132. Section 32-4l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) (1) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall establish a first five plus program to encourage business expansion and job creation. As part of said program, the department may provide substantial financial assistance to up to fifteen eligible business development projects by June 30, [2013] 2015.

(2) A business development project eligible for financial assistance under the first five plus program shall commit, in the manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, to (A) create not less than two hundred new jobs within twenty-four months from the date such application is approved; or (B) invest not less than twenty-five million dollars and create not less than two hundred new jobs not later than five years after the date such application is approved.

(3) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may give preference to a business development project that (A) involves the relocation of an out-of-state or international manufacturer or corporate headquarters, (B) involves the relocation of jobs that are outside the United States to the state, or (C) is a redevelopment project if the commissioner believes such redevelopment project will create jobs sooner than the schedule set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(4) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may, in awarding financial assistance to an eligible business development project, work with Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, to secure financing for such project.

(5) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall certify to the Governor for his or her approval that a business development project applicant has satisfied all the eligibility criteria in the program. Financial assistance awarded through the first five plus program shall be with the written consent of the Governor.

(b) Financial assistance for the first five plus program for eligible business development projects shall be exempt from the provisions of subsection (c) of section 32-223, section 32-462, subsection (q) of section 32-9t and, at the commissioner's discretion, section 12-211a for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, [and] June 30, 2013, June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

(c) The commissioner may take such action as the commissioner deems necessary or appropriate to enforce such commitment, including, but not limited to, establishing terms and conditions for the repayment of any financial assistance awarded pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(d) On or before [January 1, 2012, on or before September 1, 2012, on or before January 1, 2013, and on or before] September 1, 2013, January 1, 2014, September 1, 2014, January 1, 2015, and September 1, 2015, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall 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 commerce and finance, revenue and bonding on the projects funded through the first five plus program, the number of jobs created and the impact on the economy of this state.

Sec. 133. Section 12-818 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall transfer one million nine hundred thousand dollars of the revenue received from the sale of lottery tickets to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713. For the fiscal [year ending June 30, 2012, and each fiscal year thereafter] years ending June 30, 2012, to June 30, 2013, inclusive, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall transfer one million nine hundred thousand dollars of the revenue received from the sale of lottery tickets to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall transfer two million three hundred thousand dollars of the revenue received from the sale of lottery tickets to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713.

Sec. 134. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available resources, establish and maintain a registry of data pertaining to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans that maintain their principal place of business in this state. Such registry shall include, but not be limited to, the names of the veteran or veterans who own and control each such business concern, the location of such business and the type of business in which each such business concern engages. The department shall request this information annually from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and any other appropriate state or federal agency. For purposes of this section, "small business concern owned and controlled by veterans" and "small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans" shall have the same meanings as provided in 15 USC 632(q), as amended from time to time.

(b) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to military and veterans' affairs, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, that includes an accounting, based on information contained in the registry described in subsection (a) of this section, of the number of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans that maintain their principal place of business in the state.

Sec. 135. Deleted.

Sec. 136. Section 38a-1080 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For purposes of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act:

(1) "Board" means the board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Insurance Commissioner;

(3) "Exchange" means the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange established pursuant to section 38a-1081, as amended by this act;

(4) "Affordable Care Act" means the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, P. L. 111-152, as both may be amended from time to time, and regulations adopted thereunder;

(5) (A) "Health benefit plan" means an insurance policy or contract offered, delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in the state by a health carrier to provide, deliver, pay for or reimburse any of the costs of health care services.

(B) "Health benefit plan" does not include:

(i) Coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (14), (15) and (16) of section 38a-469 or any combination thereof;

(ii) Coverage issued as a supplement to liability insurance;

(iii) Liability insurance, including general liability insurance and automobile liability insurance;

(iv) Workers' compensation insurance;

(v) Automobile medical payment insurance;

(vi) Credit insurance;

(vii) Coverage for on-site medical clinics; or

(viii) Other similar insurance coverage specified in regulations issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P. L. 104-191, as amended from time to time, under which benefits for health care services are secondary or incidental to other insurance benefits.

(C) "Health benefit plan" does not include the following benefits if they are provided under a separate insurance policy, certificate or contract or are otherwise not an integral part of the plan:

(i) Limited scope dental or vision benefits;

(ii) Benefits for long-term care, nursing home care, home health care, community-based care or any combination thereof; or

(iii) Other similar, limited benefits specified in regulations issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P. L. 104-191, as amended from time to time;

(iv) Other supplemental coverage, similar to coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (9) and (14) of section 38a-469, provided under a group health plan.

(D) "Health benefit plan" does not include coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (3) and (13) of section 38a-469 or other fixed indemnity insurance if (i) such coverage is provided under a separate insurance policy, certificate or contract, (ii) there is no coordination between the provision of the benefits and any exclusion of benefits under any group health plan maintained by the same plan sponsor, and (iii) the benefits are paid with respect to an event without regard to whether benefits were also provided under any group health plan maintained by the same plan sponsor;

(6) "Health care services" has the same meaning as provided in section 38a-478;

(7) "Health carrier" means an insurance company, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation health care center or other entity subject to the insurance laws and regulations of the state or the jurisdiction of the commissioner that contracts or offers to contract to provide, deliver, pay for or reimburse any of the costs of health care services;

(8) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time;

(9) "Person" has the same meaning as provided in section 38a-1;

(10) "Qualified dental plan" means a limited scope dental plan that has been certified in accordance with subsection (e) of section 38a-1086;

(11) "Qualified employer" has the same meaning as provided in Section 1312 of the Affordable Care Act;

(12) "Qualified health plan" means a health benefit plan that has in effect a certification that the plan meets the criteria for certification described in Section 1311(c) of the Affordable Care Act and section 38a-1086;

(13) "Qualified individual" has the same meaning as provided in Section 1312 of the Affordable Care Act;

(14) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

(15) "Small employer" has the same meaning as provided in section 38a-564.

Sec. 137. Section 38a-1081 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is hereby created as a body politic and corporate, constituting a public instrumentality and political subdivision of the state created for the performance of an essential public and governmental function, to be known as the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange. The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange shall not be construed to be a department, institution or agency of the state. The exchange shall serve both qualified individuals and qualified employers.

(b) (1) (A) The powers of the exchange shall be vested in and exercised by a board of directors, which, until the effective date of this section, shall consist of twelve voting members. The appointment of the initial board members shall be as follows:

[(A)] (i) The Governor shall appoint two board members, one of whom shall have expertise in the area of individual health insurance coverage and shall serve for a term of three years and one of whom shall have expertise in issues relating to small employer health insurance coverage and shall serve for a term of two years;

[(B)] (ii) The president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise in the area of health care finance and shall serve for a term of four years;

[(C)] (iii) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise in the area of health care benefits plan administration and shall serve for a term of four years;

[(D)] (iv) The majority leader of the Senate shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise in the health care delivery systems and shall serve for a term of two years;

[(E)] (v) The majority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise in the area of health care economics and shall serve for a term of two years;

[(F)] (vi) The minority leader of the Senate shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise in health care access issues faced by self-employed individuals and shall serve for a term of three years;

[(G)] (vii) The minority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one board member who shall have expertise concerning barriers to individual health care coverage and shall serve for a term of two years;

[(H)] (viii) The Commissioner of Social Services, the Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Healthcare Advocate, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio voting board members; and

[(I)] (ix) The Insurance Commissioner and the Commissioner of Public Health, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio nonvoting board members.

(B) On and after the effective date of this section, the board of directors shall consist of eleven voting members and three nonvoting members as follows: (i) The board members appointed pursuant to subparagraphs (A)(i) to (A)(vii), inclusive, of this subdivision; (ii) the Commissioner of Social Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Healthcare Advocate, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio, voting board members; and (iii) the Insurance Commissioner and the Commissioners of Public Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services, or their designees, who shall serve as ex-officio, nonvoting board members. The provisions of this subparagraph shall not affect the terms of the board members set forth in subparagraphs (A)(i) to (A)(vii), inclusive, of this subdivision.

(2) (A) No board member shall be employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with or otherwise a representative of (i) an insurer, (ii) an insurance producer or broker, (iii) a health care provider, or (iv) a health care facility or health or medical clinic while serving on the board of the exchange. For purposes of this subdivision, "health care provider" means any person that is licensed in this state, or operates or owns a facility or institution in this state, to provide health care or health care professional services in this state, or an officer, employee or agent thereof acting in the course and scope of such officer's, employee's or agent's employment.

(B) No board member shall be a member of, a member of the board of, a consultant to or an employee of a trade association of (i) insurers, (ii) insurance producers or brokers, (iii) health care providers, or (iv) health care facilities or health or medical clinics while serving on the board of the exchange.

(C) No board member shall be a health care provider unless such member receives no compensation for rendering services as a health care provider and does not have an ownership interest in a professional health care practice.

(c) (1) All initial appointments shall be made not later than July 1, 2011. Following the expiration of such initial terms, subsequent board member terms shall be for four years. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority for the balance of the unexpired term. If an appointing authority fails to make an initial appointment, or an appointment to fill a vacancy within ninety days of the date of such vacancy, the appointed board members may make such appointment by a majority vote. Any board member previously appointed to the board or appointed to fill a vacancy may be reappointed in accordance with this section. Any board member may be removed for misfeasance, malfeasance or wilful neglect of duty at the sole direction of the appointing authority.

(2) As a condition of qualifying as a member of the board of directors, each appointee shall, before entering upon such member's duties, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required under section 1 of article eleventh of the Constitution of the state. A record of each such oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State.

(3) Appointed board members may not designate a representative to perform in their absence their respective duties under sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act. The Governor shall select a chairperson from among the board members and the board members shall annually elect a vice-chairperson. [The chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the board, which shall be held not later than August 1, 2011. ] Meetings of the board of directors shall be held at such times as shall be specified in the bylaws adopted by the board and at such other time or times as the chairperson deems necessary. Any board member who fails to attend more than fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from the board.

(4) [Seven] Six board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the exchange. For the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the exchange, the exchange may act by a majority of the board members present at any meeting at which a quorum is in attendance. No vacancy in the membership of the board of directors shall impair the right of such board members to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the board. Except as otherwise provided, any action taken by the board under the provisions of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act may be authorized by resolution approved by a majority of the board members present at any regular or special meeting, which resolution shall take effect immediately unless otherwise provided in the resolution.

(5) Board members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall receive actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

(6) Subject to the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section, board members may engage in private employment or in a profession or business, subject to any applicable laws, rules and regulations of the state or federal government regarding official ethics or conflicts of interest.

(7) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner or officer of any person, firm or corporation, or any individual having a financial interest in a person, firm or corporation, to serve as a board member of the exchange, provided such trustee, director, partner, officer or individual shall abstain from deliberation, action or vote by the exchange in specific request to such person, firm or corporation.

(8) Each board member shall execute a surety bond in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, or, in lieu thereof, the chairperson of the board shall execute a blanket position bond covering each board member, the chief executive officer and the employees of the exchange, each surety bond to be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office or offices covered, to be executed by a surety company authorized to transact business in this state as surety and to be approved by the Attorney General and filed in the office of the Secretary of the State. The cost of each such bond shall be paid by the exchange.

(9) No board member of the exchange shall, for one year after the end of such member's service on the board, accept employment with any health carrier that offers a qualified health benefit plan through the exchange.

(d) (1) With respect to the initial appointment of a chief executive officer of the exchange, the board of directors shall nominate three candidates to the Governor, who shall make a selection from such nominations. After such initial appointment, the board shall select and appoint subsequent chief executive officers.

(2) The chief executive officer shall be responsible for administering the exchange's programs and activities in accordance with the policies and objectives established by the board. The chief executive officer (A) may employ such other employees as shall be designated by the board of directors, and (B) shall attend all meetings of the board, keep a record of all proceedings and maintain and be custodian of all records, books, documents and papers filed with or compiled by the exchange.

(e) (1) (A) No employee of the exchange shall be employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with or otherwise a representative of (i) an insurer, (ii) an insurance producer or broker, (iii) a health care provider, or (iv) a health care facility or health or medical clinic while serving on the staff of the exchange. For purposes of this subdivision, "health care provider" means any person that is licensed in this state, or operates or owns a facility or institution in this state, to provide health care or health care professional services in this state, or an officer, employee or agent thereof acting in the course and scope of such officer's, employee's or agent's employment.

(B) No employee of the exchange shall be a member of, a member of the board of, a consultant to or an employee of a trade association of (i) insurers, (ii) insurance producers or brokers, (iii) health care providers, or (iv) health care facilities or health or medical clinics while serving on the staff of the exchange.

(C) No employee of the exchange shall be a health care provider unless (i) (I) such employee receives no compensation for rendering services as a health care provider, or (II) the chief executive officer approves the hiring of such provider as an employee on the basis that such provider fills an area of need of expertise for the exchange, and (ii) such employee does not have an ownership interest in a professional health care practice.

(2) No employee of the exchange shall, for one year after terminating employment with the exchange, accept employment with any health carrier that offers a qualified health benefit plan through the exchange.

(3) Any employee of the exchange whose primary purpose is to assist individuals or small employers in selecting health insurance plans offered on the exchange to purchase shall be licensed as an insurance producer under chapter 701a not later than eighteen months after such employee begins employment with the exchange.

(4) Any employee of the exchange may enroll in a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan under subsection (a) of section 5-259, provided the exchange reimburses the appropriate state agencies for all costs incurred by such enrollment.

(f) The board may consult with such parties, public or private, as it deems desirable or necessary in exercising its duties under sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act.

(g) The board may create such advisory committees as it deems necessary to provide input on issues that may include, but are not limited to, customer service needs and insurance producer concerns.

Sec. 138. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1082 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The board of directors of the exchange shall adopt written procedures, in accordance with the provisions of section 1-121, for: (1) Adopting an annual budget and plan of operations, including a requirement of board approval before the budget or plan may take effect; (2) hiring, dismissing, promoting and compensating employees of the exchange, including an affirmative action policy and a requirement of board approval before a position may be created or a vacancy filled; (3) acquiring real and personal property and personal services, including a requirement of board approval for any nonbudgeted expenditure in excess of five thousand dollars; (4) contracting for financial, legal, bond underwriting and other professional services, including a requirement that the exchange solicit proposals at least once every three years for each such service [which] that it uses; (5) issuing and retiring bonds, bond anticipation notes and other obligations of the authority; (6) establishing requirements for certification of qualified health plans that include, but are not limited to, minimum standards for marketing practices, network adequacy, essential community providers in underserved areas, accreditation, quality improvement, uniform enrollment forms and descriptions of coverage, and quality measures for health benefit plan performance; [and] (7) implementing the provisions of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, or other provisions of the general statutes. Any such written procedures adopted pursuant to this subdivision [(7) of this subsection] shall not conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary under the Affordable Care Act; (8) implementing and administering the all-payer claims database program established pursuant to section 144 of this act. Any such written procedures adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall include reporting requirements for reporting entities, as defined in section 144 of this act; and (9) providing notice to a reporting entity, as defined in section 144 of this act, of, and the rules of practice for a hearing process for, such reporting entity's alleged failure to comply with reporting requirements.

Sec. 139. Section 38a-1083 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For purposes of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act, "purposes of the exchange" means the purposes of the exchange expressed in and pursuant to this section, which are hereby determined to be public purposes for which public funds may be expended. The powers enumerated in this section shall be interpreted broadly to effectuate the purposes of the exchange and shall not be construed as a limitation of powers.

(b) The goals of the exchange shall be to reduce the number of individuals without health insurance in this state and assist individuals and small employers in the procurement of health insurance by, among other services, offering easily comparable and understandable information about health insurance options.

(c) The exchange is authorized and empowered to:

(1) Have perpetual successions as a body politic and corporate and to adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;

(2) Adopt an official seal and alter the same at pleasure;

(3) Maintain an office in the state at such place or places as it may designate;

(4) Employ such assistants, agents, managers and other employees as may be necessary or desirable;

(5) Acquire, lease, purchase, own, manage, hold and dispose of real and personal property, and lease, convey or deal in or enter into agreements with respect to such property on any terms necessary or incidental to the carrying out of these purposes, provided all such acquisitions of real property for the exchange's own use with amounts appropriated by this state to the exchange or with the proceeds of bonds supported by the full faith and credit of this state shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the provisions of section 4b-23;

(6) Receive and accept, from any source, aid or contributions, including money, property, labor and other things of value;

(7) Charge assessments or user fees to health carriers that are capable of offering a qualified health plan through the exchange or otherwise generate funding necessary to support the operations of the exchange and impose interest and penalties on such health carriers for delinquent payments of such assessments or fees;

(8) Procure insurance against loss in connection with its property and other assets in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable;

(9) Invest any funds not needed for immediate use or disbursement in obligations issued or guaranteed by the United States of America or the state and in obligations that are legal investments for savings banks in the state;

(10) Issue bonds, bond anticipation notes and other obligations of the exchange for any of its corporate purposes, and to fund or refund the same and provide for the rights of the holders thereof, and to secure the same by pledge of revenues, notes and mortgages of others;

(11) Borrow money for the purpose of obtaining working capital;

(12) Account for and audit funds of the exchange and any recipients of funds from the exchange;

(13) Make and enter into any contract or agreement necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and execution of its powers. The contracts entered into by the exchange shall not be subject to the approval of any other state department, office or agency, provided copies of all contracts of the exchange shall be maintained by the exchange as public records, subject to the proprietary rights of any party to the contract;

(14) To the extent permitted under its contract with other persons, consent to any termination, modification, forgiveness or other change of any term of any contractual right, payment, royalty, contract or agreement of any kind to which the exchange is a party;

(15) Award grants to [Navigators as described in subdivision (19) of section 38a-1084 and in accordance with section 38a-1087] trained and certified individuals and institutions that will assist individuals, families and small employers and their employees in enrolling in appropriate coverage through the exchange. Applications for grants from the exchange shall be made on a form prescribed by the board;

(16) Limit the number of plans offered, and use selective criteria in determining which plans to offer, through the exchange, provided individuals and employers have an adequate number and selection of choices;

(17) Evaluate jointly with the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet the feasibility of implementing a basic health program option as set forth in Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act;

(18) Sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded;

(19) Adopt regular procedures that are not in conflict with other provisions of the general statutes, for exercising the power of the exchange; and

(20) Do all acts and things necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of the exchange, provided such acts or things shall not conflict with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, regulations adopted thereunder or federal guidance issued pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.

Sec. 140. Section 38a-1084 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The exchange shall:

(1) Administer the exchange for both qualified individuals and qualified employers;

(2) Commission surveys of individuals, small employers and health care providers on issues related to health care and health care coverage;

(3) Implement procedures for the certification, recertification and decertification, consistent with guidelines developed by the Secretary under Section 1311(c) of the Affordable Care Act, and section 38a-1086, of health benefit plans as qualified health plans;

(4) Provide for the operation of a toll-free telephone hotline to respond to requests for assistance;

(5) Provide for enrollment periods, as provided under Section 1311(c)(6) of the Affordable Care Act;

(6) Maintain an Internet web site through which enrollees and prospective enrollees of qualified health plans may obtain standardized comparative information on such plans including, but not limited to, the enrollee satisfaction survey information under Section 1311(c)(4) of the Affordable Care Act and any other information or tools to assist enrollees and prospective enrollees evaluate qualified health plans offered through the exchange;

(7) Publish the average costs of licensing, regulatory fees and any other payments required by the exchange and the administrative costs of the exchange, including information on [monies] moneys lost to waste, fraud and abuse, on an Internet web site to educate individuals on such costs;

(8) [Assign] On or before the open enrollment period for plan year 2017, assign a rating to each qualified health plan offered through the exchange in accordance with the criteria developed by the Secretary under Section 1311(c)(3) of the Affordable Care Act, and determine each qualified health plan's level of coverage in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary under Section 1302(d)(2)(A) of the Affordable Care Act;

(9) Use a standardized format for presenting health benefit options in the exchange, including the use of the uniform outline of coverage established under Section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 300gg-15, as amended from time to time;

(10) Inform individuals, in accordance with Section 1413 of the Affordable Care Act, of eligibility requirements for the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) under Title XXI of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, or any applicable state or local public program, and enroll an individual in such program if the exchange determines, through screening of the application by the exchange, that such individual is eligible for any such program;

(11) Collaborate with the Department of Social Services, to the extent possible, to allow an enrollee who loses premium tax credit eligibility under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and is eligible for HUSKY Plan, Part A or any other state or local public program, to remain enrolled in a qualified health plan;

(12) Establish and make available by electronic means a calculator to determine the actual cost of coverage after application of any premium tax credit under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and any cost-sharing reduction under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act;

(13) Establish a program for small employers through which qualified employers may access coverage for their employees and that shall enable any qualified employer to specify a level of coverage so that any of its employees may enroll in any qualified health plan offered through the exchange at the specified level of coverage;

(14) Offer enrollees and small employers the option of having the exchange collect and administer premiums, including through allocation of premiums among the various insurers and qualified health plans chosen by individual employers;

(15) Grant a certification, subject to Section 1411 of the Affordable Care Act, attesting that, for purposes of the individual responsibility penalty under Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code, an individual is exempt from the individual responsibility requirement or from the penalty imposed by said Section 5000A because:

(A) There is no affordable qualified health plan available through the exchange, or the individual's employer, covering the individual; or

(B) The individual meets the requirements for any other such exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or penalty;

(16) Provide to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States the following:

(A) A list of the individuals granted a certification under subdivision (15) of this section, including the name and taxpayer identification number of each individual;

(B) The name and taxpayer identification number of each individual who was an employee of an employer but who was determined to be eligible for the premium tax credit under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code because:

(i) The employer did not provide minimum essential health benefits coverage; or

(ii) The employer provided the minimum essential coverage but it was determined under Section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code to be unaffordable to the employee or not provide the required minimum actuarial value; and

(C) The name and taxpayer identification number of:

(i) Each individual who notifies the exchange under Section 1411(b)(4) of the Affordable Care Act that such individual has changed employers; and

(ii) Each individual who ceases coverage under a qualified health plan during a plan year and the effective date of that cessation;

(17) Provide to each employer the name of each employee, as described in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (16) of this section, of the employer who ceases coverage under a qualified health plan during a plan year and the effective date of the cessation;

(18) Perform duties required of, or delegated to, the exchange by the Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States related to determining eligibility for premium tax credits, reduced cost-sharing or individual responsibility requirement exemptions;

(19) Select entities qualified to serve as Navigators in accordance with Section 1311(i) of the Affordable Care Act and award grants to enable Navigators to:

(A) Conduct public education activities to raise awareness of the availability of qualified health plans;

(B) Distribute fair and impartial information concerning enrollment in qualified health plans and the availability of premium tax credits under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and cost-sharing reductions under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act;

(C) Facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans;

(D) Provide referrals to the Office of the Healthcare Advocate or health insurance ombudsman established under Section 2793 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 300gg-93, as amended from time to time, or any other appropriate state agency or agencies, for any enrollee with a grievance, complaint or question regarding the enrollee's health benefit plan, coverage or a determination under that plan or coverage; and

(E) Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served by the exchange;

(20) Review the rate of premium growth within and outside the exchange and consider such information in developing recommendations on whether to continue limiting qualified employer status to small employers;

(21) Credit the amount, in accordance with Section 10108 of the Affordable Care Act, of any free choice voucher to the monthly premium of the plan in which a qualified employee is enrolled and collect the amount credited from the offering employer;

(22) Consult with stakeholders relevant to carrying out the activities required under sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, including, but not limited to:

(A) Individuals who are knowledgeable about the health care system, have background or experience in making informed decisions regarding health, medical and scientific matters and are enrollees in qualified health plans;

(B) Individuals and entities with experience in facilitating enrollment in qualified health plans;

(C) Representatives of small employers and self-employed individuals;

(D) The Department of Social Services; and

(E) Advocates for enrolling hard-to-reach populations;

(23) Meet the following financial integrity requirements:

(A) Keep an accurate accounting of all activities, receipts and expenditures and annually submit to the Secretary, the Governor, the Insurance Commissioner and the General Assembly a report concerning such accountings;

(B) Fully cooperate with any investigation conducted by the Secretary pursuant to the Secretary's authority under the Affordable Care Act and allow the Secretary, in coordination with the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to:

(i) Investigate the affairs of the exchange;

(ii) Examine the properties and records of the exchange; and

(iii) Require periodic reports in relation to the activities undertaken by the exchange; and

(C) Not use any funds in carrying out its activities under sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1089, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act that are intended for the administrative and operational expenses of the exchange, for staff retreats, promotional giveaways, excessive executive compensation or promotion of federal or state legislative and regulatory modifications;

(24) Seek to include the most comprehensive health benefit plans that offer high quality benefits at the most affordable price in the exchange; [and]

(25) Report at least annually to the General Assembly on the effect of adverse selection on the operations of the exchange and make legislative recommendations, if necessary, to reduce the negative impact from any such adverse selection on the sustainability of the exchange, including recommendations to ensure that regulation of insurers and health benefit plans are similar for qualified health plans offered through the exchange and health benefit plans offered outside the exchange. The exchange shall evaluate whether adverse selection is occurring with respect to health benefit plans that are grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act, self-insured plans, plans sold through the exchange and plans sold outside the exchange; [. ] and

(26) Seek funding for and oversee the planning, implementation and development of policies and procedures for the administration of the all-payer claims database program established under section 144 of this act.

Sec. 141. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1088 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The state of Connecticut does hereby pledge to, and agree with, any person with whom the exchange may enter into contracts pursuant to the provisions of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 144 of this act that the state will not limit or alter the rights hereby vested in the exchange until such contracts and the obligations thereunder are fully met and performed on the part of the exchange, except that nothing in this subsection shall preclude such limitation or alteration if adequate provision shall be made by law for the protection of such persons entering into contracts with the exchange.

Sec. 142. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1089 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Not later than January 1, 2012, and annually thereafter until January 1, 2014, the chief executive officer of the exchange shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and the General Assembly on a plan, and any revisions or amendments to such plan, to establish a health insurance exchange in the state. Such report shall address:

(1) Whether to establish two separate exchanges, one for the individual health insurance market and one for the small employer health insurance market, or to establish a single exchange;

(2) Whether to merge the individual and small employer health insurance markets;

(3) Whether to revise the definition of "small employer" from not more than fifty employees to not more than one hundred employees;

(4) Whether to allow large employers to participate in the exchange beginning in 2017;

(5) Whether to require qualified health plans to provide the essential health benefits package, as described in Section 1302(a) of the Affordable Care Act, or include additional state mandated benefits;

(6) Whether to list dental benefits separately on the exchange's Internet web site where a qualified health plan includes dental benefits;

(7) The relationship of the exchange to insurance producers;

(8) The capacity of the exchange to award Navigator grants pursuant to section 38a-1087;

(9) Ways to ensure that the exchange is financially sustainable by 2015, as required by the Affordable Care Act including, but not limited to, assessments or user fees charged to carriers; [and]

(10) Methods to independently evaluate consumers' experience, including, but not limited to, hiring consultants to act as secret shoppers; [. ] and

(11) The status of the implementation and administration of the all-payer claims database program established under section 144 of this act.

Sec. 143. Section 38a-1090 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The exchange shall continue as long as it shall have legal authority to exist pursuant to the general statutes and until its existence is terminated by law. Upon the termination of the existence of the exchange, all its rights and properties shall pass to and be vested in the state of Connecticut.

(b) The exchange shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200, except that: [the]

(1) The following information under sections 38a-1081 to 38a-1089, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall not be subject to disclosure under section 1-210: [(1)] (A) The names and applications of individuals and employers seeking coverage through the exchange; [(2)] (B) individuals' health information; and [(3)] (C) information exchanged between the exchange and the [(A)] (i) Departments of Social Services, Public Health and Revenue Services, [(B)] (ii) Insurance Department, [(C)] (iii) office of the Comptroller, or [(D)] (iv) any other state agency that is subject to confidentiality agreements under contracts entered into with the exchange; [. ] and

(2) (A) Any disclosures made pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of section 144 of this act of health information, as defined in 45 CFR 160.103, as amended from time to time, provided such health information is permitted to be disclosed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104-191, as amended from time to time, or regulations adopted thereunder, shall have identifiers removed, as set forth in 45 CFR 164.514, as amended from time to time; and

(B) Any disclosures made pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of section 144 of this act of information other than health information shall be made in a manner to protect the confidentiality of such other information as required by state and federal law.

(c) Unless expressly specified, nothing in this section or sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1089, inclusive, and no action taken by the exchange pursuant to said sections shall be construed to preempt, supersede or affect the authority of the commissioner to regulate the business of insurance in the state. All health carriers offering qualified health plans in the state shall comply with all applicable health insurance laws of the state and regulations adopted and orders issued by the commissioner.

Sec. 144. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "All-payer claims database" means a database that receives and stores data from a reporting entity relating to medical insurance claims, dental insurance claims, pharmacy claims and other insurance claims information from enrollment and eligibility files; and

(2) (A) "Reporting entity" means:

(i) An insurer, as described in section 38a-1 of the general statutes, licensed to do health insurance business in this state;

(ii) A health care center, as defined in section 38a-175 of the general statutes;

(iii) An insurer or health care center that provides coverage under Part C or Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, to residents of this state;

(iv) A third-party administrator, as defined in section 38a-720 of the general statutes;

(v) A pharmacy benefits manager, as defined in section 38a-479aaa of the general statutes;

(vi) A hospital service corporation, as defined in section 38a-199 of the general statutes;

(vii) A nonprofit medical service corporation, as defined in section 38a-214 of the general statutes;

(viii) A fraternal benefit society, as described in section 38a-595 of the general statutes, that transacts health insurance business in this state;

(ix) A dental plan organization, as defined in section 38a-577 of the general statutes;

(x) A preferred provider network, as defined in section 38a-479aa of the general statutes; and

(xi) Any other person that administers health care claims and payments pursuant to a contract or agreement or is required by statute to administer such claims and payments.

(B) "Reporting entity" does not include an employee welfare benefit plan, as defined in the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, that is also a trust established pursuant to collective bargaining subject to the federal Labor Management Relations Act.

(b) (1) There is established an all-payer claims database program. The exchange shall: (A) Oversee the planning, implementation and administration of the all-payer claims database program for the purpose of collecting, assessing and reporting health care information relating to safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, access and efficiency for all levels of health care; (B) ensure that data received from reporting entities is securely collected, compiled and stored in accordance with state and federal law; and (C) conduct audits of data submitted by reporting entities in order to verify its accuracy.

(2) The exchange shall seek funding from the federal government, other public sources and other private sources to cover costs associated with the planning, implementation and administration of the all-payer claims database program.

(3) (A) Upon the adoption of reporting requirements as set forth in section 38a-1082 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, a reporting entity shall report health care information for inclusion in the all-payer claims database in a form and manner prescribed by the exchange. The exchange may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty on any reporting entity that fails to report health care information as prescribed. Such civil penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars per day for each day of violation and shall not be imposed as a cost for the purpose of rate determination or reimbursement by a third-party payer.

(B) The chief executive officer may provide the name of any reporting entity on which such penalty has been imposed to the commissioner. After consultation with said officer, the commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring an action in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to recover any penalty imposed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision.

(4) The exchange shall: (A) Utilize data in the all-payer claims database to provide health care consumers in the state with information concerning the cost and quality of health care services that allows such consumers to make economically sound and medically appropriate health care decisions; and (B) make data in the all-payer claims database available to any state agency, insurer, employer, health care provider, consumer of health care services or researcher for the purpose of allowing such person or entity to review such data as it relates to health care utilization, costs or quality of health care services. Such disclosure shall be made in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 38a-1090 of the general statutes, as amended by this act. The exchange may set a fee to be charged to each person or entity requesting access to data stored in the all-payer claims database.

(5) The exchange may (A) in consultation with the All-Payer Claims Database Advisory Group set forth in subsection (c) of this section, enter into a contract with a person or entity to plan, implement or administer the all-payer claims database program, (B) enter into a contract or take any action that is necessary to obtain fee-for-service health claims data under the state medical assistance program or Medicare Part A or Part B, and (C) enter into a contract for the collection, management or analysis of data received from reporting entities. Any such contract for the collection, management or analysis of such data shall expressly prohibit the disclosure of such data for purposes other than the purposes described in this subdivision.

(c) (1) There is established a working group to be known as the All-Payer Claims Database Advisory Group. Any member of the working group, as of June 30, 2013, shall continue to serve as a member of said group. Said group shall include, but not be limited to, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Comptroller, the Commissioners of Public Health, Social Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Insurance Commissioner, the Healthcare Advocate, the Chief Information Officer, a representative of the Connecticut State Medical Society, representatives of health insurance companies, health insurance purchasers, hospitals, consumer advocates and health care providers. The chief executive officer of the exchange, in concurrence with the chairperson of the exchange, may appoint additional members to said group.

(2) The All-Payer Claims Database Advisory Group shall develop a plan to implement a state-wide multipayer data initiative to enhance the state's use of health care data from multiple sources to increase efficiency, enhance outcomes and improve the understanding of health care expenditures in the public and private sectors.

Sec. 145. Section 19a-725 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established within the office of the Lieutenant Governor, the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet for the purpose of advising the Governor [and the Office of Health Reform and Innovation] on the matters set forth in subsection (c) of this section.

(b) (1) The SustiNet Health Care Cabinet shall consist of the following members who shall be appointed on or before August 1, 2011: (A) Five appointed by the Governor, two of whom may represent the health care industry and shall serve for terms of four years, one of whom shall represent community health centers and shall serve for a term of three years, one of whom shall represent insurance producers and shall serve for a term of three years and one of whom shall be an at-large appointment and shall serve for a term of three years; (B) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be an oral health specialist engaged in active practice and shall serve for a term of four years; (C) one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall represent labor and shall serve for a term of three years; (D) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be an advanced practice registered nurse engaged in active practice and shall serve for a term of two years; (E) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be a consumer advocate and shall serve for a term of four years; (F) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a primary care physician engaged in active practice and shall serve for a term of four years; (G) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall represent the health information technology industry and shall serve for a term of three years; (H) five appointed jointly by the chairpersons of the SustiNet Health Partnership board of directors, one of whom shall represent faith communities, one of whom shall represent small businesses, one of whom shall represent the home health care industry, one of whom shall represent hospitals, and one of whom shall be an at-large appointment, all of whom shall serve for terms of five years; (I) the Lieutenant Governor; (J) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; the Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee; the [Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform, or the special advisor's designee] chief executive officer of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, or said officer's designee; the Commissioners of Social Services and Public Health, or their designees; and the Healthcare Advocate, or the Healthcare Advocate's designee, all of whom shall serve as ex-officio voting members; and (K) the Commissioners of Children and Families, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Insurance Commissioner, or their designees, and the nonprofit liaison to the Governor, or the nonprofit liaison's designee, all of whom shall serve as ex-officio nonvoting members.

(2) Following the expiration of initial cabinet member terms, subsequent cabinet terms shall be for four years, commencing on August first of the year of the appointment. If an appointing authority fails to make an initial appointment to the cabinet or an appointment to fill a cabinet vacancy within ninety days of the date of such vacancy, the appointed cabinet members shall, by majority vote, make such appointment to the cabinet.

(3) Upon the expiration of the initial terms of the five cabinet members appointed by SustiNet Health Partnership board of directors, five successor cabinet members shall be appointed as follows: (A) One appointed by the Governor; (B) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (C) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; and (D) two appointed by majority vote of the appointed board members. Successor board members appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall be at-large appointments.

(4) The Lieutenant Governor shall serve as the chairperson of the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet. The Lieutenant Governor shall schedule the first meeting of the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet, which meeting shall be held not later than September 1, 2011.

(c) The SustiNet Health Care Cabinet shall advise the Governor [and the Office of Health Reform and Innovation] regarding the development of an integrated health care system for Connecticut and shall:

(1) Evaluate the means of ensuring an adequate health care workforce in the state;

(2) Jointly evaluate, with the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the feasibility of implementing a basic health program option as set forth in Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act;

(3) Identify short and long-range opportunities, issues and gaps created by the enactment of federal health care reform;

(4) [Coordinate with the Office of Health Reform and Innovation concerning] Review the effectiveness of delivery system reforms and other efforts to control health care costs, including, but not limited to, reforms and efforts implemented by state agencies; and

[(5) (A) Develop a business plan to be provided to the Governor and the Office of Health Reform and Innovation that takes into account feasibility and risk assessments conducted pursuant to subsection (h) of section 19a-724 and evaluates private or public mechanisms that will provide adequate health insurance products commencing on January 1, 2014, including, but not limited to, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, insurance cooperatives and self-insurance, and (B) submit appropriate implementation recommendations for the Governor's consideration; and]

[(6)] (5) Advise the Governor on matters relating to: (A) The design, implementation, actionable objectives and evaluation of state and federal health care policies, priorities and objectives relating to the state's efforts to improve access to health care, and (B) the quality of such care and the affordability and sustainability of the state's health care system.

(d) The SustiNet Health Care Cabinet may convene working groups, which include volunteer health care experts, to make recommendations concerning the development and implementation of service delivery and health care provider payment reforms, including multipayer initiatives, medical homes, electronic health records and evidenced-based health care quality improvement.

(e) The office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate shall provide support staff to the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet.

Sec. 146. Section 14 of public act 11-53 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The [Office of Health Reform and Innovation, in consultation with the] board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and insurance, shall prepare an analysis of the cost impact on the state and a cost-benefit analysis of the essential health benefits package, as described in Section 1302(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, and coverage requirements under chapter 700c of the general statutes. Such analysis shall consider regulations issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, and any applicable health benefit review report performed by the Insurance Department pursuant to section 38a-21 of the general statutes.

(b) Not later than sixty days after said secretary publishes the essential health benefits required under Section 1302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, [the Office of Health Reform and Innovation shall submit such analysis to the Governor,] the board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange shall submit such analysis to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and insurance.

Sec. 147. Subsection (d) of section 3-123ddd of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Nothing in sections 3-123aaa to 3-123hhh, inclusive, as amended by this act, 19a-654, [19a-724, 19a-724a,] 19a-725, 38a-513f, [or] 38a-513g or section 144 of this act shall diminish any right to retiree health insurance pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or any other provision of the general statutes.

Sec. 148. Subsection (b) of section 3-123hhh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Nothing in this section or sections 3-123aaa to 3-123ggg, inclusive, 19a-654, [19a-724, 19a-724a,] 19a-725, 38a-513f, [or] 38a-513g or section 144 of this act shall modify the state employee plan in any way without the written consent of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

Sec. 149. Section 104 of public act 13-184 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The sum of [$ 3,000,000] $5,700,000 shall be transferred from the State Banking Fund, established under section 36a-65 of the general statutes, and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Sec. 150. Section 103 of public act 13-184 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The sum of [$ 8,000,000] $10,700,000 shall be transferred from the State Banking Fund, established under section 36a-65 of the general statutes, and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

Sec. 151. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 8-23 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) At least once every ten years, the commission shall prepare or amend and shall adopt a plan of conservation and development for the municipality. Following adoption, the commission shall regularly review and maintain such plan. The commission may adopt such geographical, functional or other amendments to the plan or parts of the plan, in accordance with the provisions of this section, as it deems necessary. The commission may, at any time, prepare, amend and adopt plans for the redevelopment and improvement of districts or neighborhoods which, in its judgment, contain special problems or opportunities or show a trend toward lower land values.

(2) If a plan is not amended decennially, the chief elected official of the municipality shall submit a letter to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioners of Transportation, Environmental Protection and Economic and Community Development that explains why such plan was not amended. A copy of such letter shall be included in each application by the municipality for discretionary state funding submitted to any state agency.

(3) Notwithstanding any provision of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, no commission shall be obligated to prepare or amend a plan of conservation and development for such municipality from July 1, 2010, to June 30, [2013] 2014, inclusive.

(b) On and after the first day of July following the adoption of the state Conservation and Development Policies Plan 2013-2018, in accordance with section 16a-30, a municipality that fails to comply with the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be ineligible for discretionary state funding unless such prohibition is expressly waived by the secretary, except that any municipality that does not prepare or amend a plan of conservation and development pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section shall continue to be eligible for discretionary state funding unless such municipality fails to comply with the requirements of said subdivisions (1) and (2) on or after July 1, [2014] 2015.

Sec. 152. Section 10-262f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Whenever used in this section and sections 10-262h to 10-262j, inclusive, as amended by this act:

(1) "Adjusted equalized net grand list" means the equalized net grand list of a town multiplied by its income adjustment factor.

(2) "Base aid ratio" means (A) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2013, inclusive, one minus the ratio of a town's wealth to the state guaranteed wealth level, provided no town's aid ratio shall be less than nine one-hundredths, except for towns which rank from one to twenty when all towns are ranked in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine based on the ratio of the number of children below poverty to the number of children age five to seventeen, inclusive, the town's aid ratio shall not be less than thirteen one-hundredths when based on data used to determine the grants pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and (B) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, one minus the town's wealth adjustment factor, except that a town's aid ratio shall not be less than (i) ten one-hundredths for a town designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10-262u, as amended by this act, and (ii) two one-hundredths for a town that is not designated as an alliance district.

(3) "Income adjustment factor" means the average of a town's per capita income divided by the per capita income of the town with the highest per capita income in the state and a town's median household income divided by the median household income of the town with the highest median household income in the state.

(4) "Median household income" for each town means that enumerated in the most recent federal decennial census of population or that enumerated in the current population report series issued by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, whichever is more recent and available on January first of the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which payment is to be made pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act.

(5) "Supplemental aid factor" means for each town the average of its percentage of children eligible under the temporary family assistance program and its grant mastery percentage.

(6) "Percentage of children eligible under the temporary family assistance program" means the town's number of children under the temporary family assistance program divided by the number of children age five to seventeen, inclusive, in the town.

(7) "Average mastery percentage" means for each school year the average of the three most recent mastery percentages available on December first of the school year.

(8) "Equalized net grand list", for purposes of calculating the amount of grant to which any town is entitled in accordance with section 10-262h, as amended by this act, means the average of the net grand lists of the town upon which taxes were levied for the general expenses of the town two, three and four years prior to the fiscal year in which such grant is to be paid, provided such net grand lists are equalized in accordance with section 10-261a.

(9) "Foundation" means (A) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, three thousand nine hundred eighteen dollars, (B) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1991, four thousand one hundred ninety-two dollars, (C) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, four thousand four hundred eighty-six dollars, (D) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1993, June 30, 1994, and June 30, 1995, four thousand eight hundred dollars, (E) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, June 30, 1997, and June 30, 1998, five thousand seven hundred eleven dollars, (F) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, five thousand seven hundred seventy-five dollars, (G) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2000, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, five thousand eight hundred ninety-one dollars, [and] (H) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2013, inclusive, nine thousand six hundred eighty-seven dollars, and (I) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, eleven thousand five hundred twenty-five dollars.

(10) "Number of children age five to seventeen, inclusive" means that enumerated in the most recent federal decennial census of population or enumerated in the current population report series issued by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, whichever is more recent and available on January first of the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which payment is to be made pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act.

(11) "Supplemental aid ratio" means . 04 times the supplemental aid factor of a town divided by the highest supplemental aid factor when all towns are ranked from low to high, provided any town whose percentage of children eligible under the temporary family assistance program exceeds twenty-five shall have a supplemental aid ratio of . 04.

(12) "Grant mastery percentage" means (A) for the school year ending June 30, 1989, average mastery percentage, and (B) for the school years ending June 30, 1990, through the school year ending June 30, 1995, the average mastery percentage plus the mastery improvement bonus, and (C) for each school year thereafter, the average mastery percentage.

(13) "Mastery count" of a town means for each school year the grant mastery percentage of the town multiplied by the number of resident students.

(14) "Mastery improvement bonus" means for each school year through the school year ending June 30, 1995, seventy-five per cent of the difference between (A) the grant mastery percentage for the previous school year, and (B) the average mastery percentage for the school year, but not less than zero.

(15) "Mastery percentage" of a town for any school year means, using the mastery test data of record for the examination administered in such year, the number obtained by dividing (A) the total number of valid tests with scores below the state-wide standard for remedial assistance as determined by the Department of Education in each subject of the examinations pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of section 10-14n taken by resident students, by (B) the total number of such valid tests taken by such students.

(16) "Mastery test data of record" means (A) for any examination administered prior to the 2005-2006 school year, the data of record on the April thirtieth subsequent to the administration of the examinations pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of section 10-14n, except that school districts may, not later than the March first following the administration of an examination, file a request with the Department of Education for an adjustment of the mastery test data from such examination, and (B) for examinations administered in the 2005-2006 school year and each school year thereafter, the data of record on the December thirty-first subsequent to the administration of the examinations pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (c) of section 10-14n, or such data adjusted by the Department of Education pursuant to a request by a local or regional board of education for an adjustment of the mastery test data from such examination filed with the department not later than the November thirtieth following the administration of the examination.

(17) "Number of children under the temporary family assistance program" means the number obtained by adding together the unduplicated aggregate number of children five to eighteen years of age eligible to receive benefits under the temporary family assistance program or its predecessor federal program, as appropriate, in October and May of each fiscal year, and dividing by two, such number to be certified and submitted annually, no later than the first day of July of the succeeding fiscal year, to the Commissioner of Education by the Commissioner of Social Services.

(18) "Per capita income" for each town means that enumerated in the most recent federal decennial census of population or that enumerated in the current population report series issued by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, whichever is more recent and available on January first of the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which payment is to be made pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act.

(19) "Regional bonus" means, for any town which is a member of a regional school district and has students who attend such regional school district, an amount equal to one hundred dollars for each such student enrolled in the regional school district on October first or the full school day immediately preceding such date for the school year prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid multiplied by the ratio of the number of grades, kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, in the regional school district to thirteen.

(20) "Regular program expenditures" means (A) total current educational expenditures less (B) expenditures for (i) special education programs pursuant to subsection (h) of section 10-76f, (ii) [pupil transportation eligible for reimbursement pursuant to section 10-266m, (iii)] land and capital building expenditures, and equipment otherwise supported by a state grant pursuant to chapter 173, including debt service, [(iv)] (iii) health services for nonpublic school children, [(v)] (iv) adult education, (C) expenditures directly attributable to (i) state grants received by or on behalf of school districts except grants for the categories of expenditures listed in subparagraphs (B)(i) to (B)(v), inclusive, of this subdivision and except grants received pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act, and section 10-262c of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 1987, and except grants received pursuant to chapter 173, (ii) federal grants received by or on behalf of school districts except for adult education and federal impact aid, and (iii) receipts from the operation of child nutrition services and student activities services, (D) expenditures of funds from private and other sources, and (E) tuition received on account of nonresident students. The town of Woodstock may include as part of the current expenses of its public schools for each school year the amount expended for current expenses in that year by Woodstock Academy from income from its endowment funds upon receipt from said academy of a certified statement of such current expenses. The town of Winchester may include as part of the current expenses of its public school for each school year the amount expended for current expenses in that year by the Gilbert School from income from its endowment funds upon receipt from said school of a certified statement of such current expenses.

(21) "Regular program expenditures per need student" means, in any year, the regular program expenditures of a town for such year divided by the number of total need students in the town for such school year, provided for towns which are members of a kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district and for such regional school district, "regular program expenditures per need student" means, in any year, the regular program expenditures of such regional school district divided by the sum of the number of total need students in all such member towns.

(22) "Resident students" means the number of pupils of the town enrolled in public schools at the expense of the town on October first or the full school day immediately preceding such date, provided the number shall be decreased by the Department of Education for failure to comply with the provisions of section 10-16 and shall be increased by one one-hundred-eightieth for each full-time equivalent school day in the school year immediately preceding such date of at least five hours of actual school work in excess of one hundred eighty days and nine hundred hours of actual school work and be increased by the full-time equivalent number of such pupils attending the summer sessions immediately preceding such date at the expense of the town; "enrolled" shall include pupils who are scheduled for vacation on the above date and who are expected to return to school as scheduled. Pupils participating in the program established pursuant to section 10-266aa shall be counted in accordance with the provisions of subsection (h) of section 10-266aa.

(23) "Schools" means nursery schools, kindergarten and grades one to twelve, inclusive.

(24) "State guaranteed wealth level" means (A) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, 1. 8335 times the town wealth of the town with the median wealth as calculated using the data of record on December first of the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act, (B) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1991, and 1992, 1. 6651 times the town wealth of the town with such median wealth, (C) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1993, June 30, 1994, and June 30, 1995, 1. 5361 times the town wealth of the town with the median wealth, (D) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, 1. 55 times the town wealth of the town with the median wealth, and (E) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and each fiscal year thereafter, 1. 75 times the town wealth of the town with the median wealth.

(25) "Total need students" means the sum of (A) the number of resident students of the town for the school year, (B) (i) for any school year commencing prior to July 1, 1998, one-quarter the number of children under the temporary family assistance program for the prior fiscal year, and (ii) for the school years commencing July 1, 1998, to July 1, 2006, inclusive, one-quarter the number of children under the temporary family assistance program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, (C) for school years commencing July 1, 1995, to July 1, 2006, inclusive, one-quarter of the mastery count for the school year, (D) for school years commencing July 1, 1995, to July 1, 2006, inclusive, ten per cent of the number of eligible children, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 10-17e, for whom the board of education is not required to provide a program pursuant to section 10-17f, (E) for the school [year] years commencing July 1, 2007, [and each school year thereafter] to July 1, 2012, inclusive, fifteen per cent of the number of eligible students, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 10-17e, for whom the board of education is not required to provide a program pursuant to section 10-17f, [and] (F) for the school [year] years commencing July 1, 2007, [and each school year thereafter] to July 1, 2012, inclusive, thirty-three per cent of the number of children below the level of poverty, and (G) for the school year commencing July 1, 2013, and each school year thereafter, thirty per cent of the number of children eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk.

(26) "Town wealth" means the average of a town's adjusted equalized net grand list divided by its total need students for the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid and its adjusted equalized net grand list divided by its population.

(27) "Population" of a town means that enumerated in the most recent federal decennial census of population or that enumerated in the current population report series issued by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census available on January first of the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which a grant is to be paid, whichever is most recent; except that any town whose enumerated population residing in state and federal institutions within such town and attributed to such town by the census exceeds forty per cent of such "population" shall have its population adjusted as follows: Persons who are incarcerated or in custodial situations, including, but not limited to jails, prisons, hospitals or training schools or persons who reside in dormitory facilities in schools, colleges, universities or on military bases shall not be counted in the "population" of a town.

(28) "Base revenue" for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, means the sum of the grant entitlements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, of a town pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, and subsection (a) of section 10-76g, including its proportional share, based on enrollment, of the revenue paid pursuant to section 10-76g, as amended by this act, to the regional district of which the town is a member, and for each fiscal year thereafter means the amount of each town's entitlement pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, minus its density supplement, as determined pursuant to subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, except that for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, each town's entitlement shall be determined without using the adjustments made to the previous year's grant pursuant to subparagraph (M) of subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, except that for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, each town's entitlement shall be determined without using the adjustments made to the previous year's grant pursuant to subparagraph (N) of subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013.

(29) "Density" means the population of a town divided by the square miles of a town.

(30) "Density aid ratio" means the product of (A) the density of a town divided by the density of the town in the state with the highest density, and (B) . 006273.

(31) "Mastery goal improvement count" means the product of (A) the difference between the percentage of state-wide mastery examination scores, pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of section 10-14n, at or above the mastery goal level for the most recently completed school year and the percentage of such scores for the prior school year, and (B) the resident students of the town, or zero, whichever is greater.

(32) "Target aid" means the sum of (A) the product of a town's base aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid, (B) the product of a town's supplemental aid ratio, the foundation level and the sum of the portion of its total need students count described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (25) of this section for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, and the adjustments to its resident student count described in subdivision (22) of this section relative to length of school year and summer school sessions, and (C) the town's regional bonus.

(33) "Fully funded grant" means the sum of (A) the product of a town's base aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid, and (B) the town's regional bonus.

(34) "Number of children below the level of poverty" means the number of children, ages five to seventeen, inclusive, in families in poverty, as determined under Part A of Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act, P. L. 107-110. The count for member towns of regional school districts shall be the sum of towns' initial determination under Title I and the proportionate share of the regional districts determination based member enrollment in the regional district.

(35) "Current program expenditures" means (A) total current educational expenditures less (B) expenditures for (i) land and capital building expenditures, and equipment otherwise supported by a state grant pursuant to chapter 173, including debt service, (ii) health services for nonpublic school children, and (iii) adult education, (C) expenditures directly attributable to (i) state grants received by or on behalf of school districts except grants for the categories of expenditures listed in subparagraphs (B)(i) to (B)(iii), inclusive, of this subdivision and except grants received pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act, and section 10-262c of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 1987, and except grants received pursuant to chapter 173, (ii) federal grants received by or on behalf of school districts except for adult education and federal impact aid, and (iii) receipts from the operation of child nutrition services and student activities services, (D) expenditures of funds from private and other sources, and (E) tuition received on account of nonresident students. The town of Woodstock may include as part of the current expenses of its public schools for each school year the amount expended for current expenses in that year by Woodstock Academy from income from its endowment funds upon receipt from said academy of a certified statement of such current expenses. The town of Winchester may include as part of the current expenses of its public school for each school year the amount expended for current expenses in that year by the Gilbert School from income from its endowment funds upon receipt from said school of a certified statement of such current expenses.

(36) "Current program expenditures per resident student" means, in any year, the current program expenditures of a town for such year divided by the number of resident students in the town for such school year.

(37) "Base aid" means the amount of the grant pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, that a town was eligible to receive for the fiscal year ending June 30, [2007] 2013.

(38) "Local funding percentage" means that for the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid pursuant to section 10-262i, as amended by this act, the number obtained by dividing (A) total current educational expenditures less (i) expenditures for (I) land and capital building expenditures, and equipment otherwise supported by a state grant pursuant to chapter 173, including debt service, (II) health services for nonpublic school children, and (III) adult education, (ii) expenditures directly attributable to (I) state grants received by or on behalf of school districts, except those grants for the categories of expenditures described in subparagraphs (A)(i)(I) to (A)(i)(III), inclusive, of this subdivision, and except grants received pursuant to chapter 173, (II) federal grants received by or on behalf of local or regional boards of education, except those grants for adult education and federal impact aid, and (III) receipts from the operation of child nutrition services and student activities services, (iii) expenditures of funds from private and other sources, and (iv) tuition received by the district for the education of nonresident students, by (B) total current educational expenditures less expenditures for (i) land and capital building expenditures, and equipment otherwise supported by a state grant pursuant to chapter 173, including debt service, (ii) health services for nonpublic school children, and (iii) adult education.

(39) "Minimum local funding percentage" means (A) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, twenty per cent, (B) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, twenty-one per cent, (C) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, twenty-two per cent, (D) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, twenty-three per cent, and (E) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, twenty-four per cent.

(40) "Number of children eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk" means the number of pupils of the town enrolled in public schools at the expense of the town on October first or the full school day immediately preceding such date, in families that meet the income eligibility guidelines established by the federal Department of Agriculture for free or reduced price meals or free milk under the National School Lunch Program, established pursuant to P.L. 79-396.

(41) "Equalized net grand list per capita" means the equalized net grand list of a town divided by the population of such town.

(42) "Equalized net grand list adjustment factor" means the ratio of the town's equalized net grant list per capita to one and one-half times the town equalized net grand list per capita of the town with the median equalized net grand list per capita.

(43) "Median household income adjustment factor" means the ratio of the median household income of the town to one and one-half times the median household income of the town with the median household income.

(44) "Wealth adjustment factor" means the sum of a town's equalized net grand list adjustment factor multiplied by ninety one-hundredths per cent and a town's median household income adjustment factor multiplied by ten one-hundredths per cent.

Sec. 153. Section 10-262h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a) Each town maintaining public schools according to law shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant as follows:

(1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (A) the town's base aid and (B) twenty-one and one-half per cent of the difference between the town's target grant and its base aid;

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1991, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (A) the town's base aid and (B) forty-five per cent of the difference between the town's target grant and its base aid;

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (A) the town's base aid plus seventy-one per cent of the difference between the town's target grant aid and its base aid and (B) for towns whose minimum aid or enhancement aid, whichever is applicable, is more than the amount determined pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, a percentage, determined pursuant to subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, of the difference between such minimum aid or enhancement aid, whichever is applicable, and the amount determined pursuant to said subparagraph (A). (C) Such percentage shall be determined as follows: (i) Towns whose minimum aid or enhancement aid, whichever is applicable, is more than the amount determined pursuant to said subparagraph (A) shall be ranked in descending order based on the average of the grant mastery percentage of such town, as defined in subdivision (8) of section 10-262f, for the school year prior to the school year in which the grant is to be paid and the ratio of the number of children in such town under the aid to families with dependent children program, as defined in subdivision (14) of said section, to the resident students of such town, as defined in subdivision (19) of said section, for the school year two years prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, (ii) based upon such ranking, a percentage of not more than eighty and not less than thirty-eight and two-tenths shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale, except that the percentage for minimum aid towns shall be twenty-five per cent;

(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, a grant in the amount equal to the sum of (A) the product of the town's aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the prior school year, and (B) the town's regional bonus, and (C) for any town whose grant is less than the grant it received in the previous fiscal year, the product of such difference and the sum of such town's grant mastery percentage, as defined in subdivision (8) of section 10-262f, for the school year prior to the school year in which the grant is to be paid and the ratio of the number of children in such town under the aid to families with dependent children program, as defined in subdivision (14) of said section 10-262f, to the resident students of such town, as defined in subdivision (19) of said section 10-262f, for the school year two years prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, except such sum shall be adjusted to the greater amount as follows: (i) If such sum is forty or more it shall be multiplied by two, (ii) for towns whose rank when all towns are ranked in ascending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine based on equalized mill rate is greater than eighty-five, such sum shall be fifty and (iii) for towns which received payments pursuant to section 32-9s, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, such sum shall be fifty, and (D) provided no town shall receive a grant greater than one hundred four and thirty-five hundredths per cent of its previous year's grant;

(5) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1994, and June 30, 1995, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (A) the product of the town's aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the prior fiscal year, and (B) the town's regional bonus, except that no town shall receive a grant smaller than the grant it received in the previous fiscal year;

(6) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and each fiscal year thereafter, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of any amounts paid to the town pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10-66ee, and the amount of its target aid as described in subdivision (32) of section 10-262f except that such amount of target aid shall be capped in accordance with the following: (A) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1996, June 30, 1997, June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1999, for each town, the maximum percentage increase over its previous year's base revenue shall be the product of five per cent and the ratio of the wealth of the town ranked one hundred fifty-third when all towns are ranked in descending order to each town's wealth, provided no town shall receive an increase greater than five per cent. (B) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2000, June 30, 2001, June 30, 2002, June 30, 2003, and June 30, 2004, for each town, the maximum percentage increase over its previous year's base revenue shall be the product of six per cent and the ratio of the wealth of the town ranked one hundred fifty-third when all towns are ranked in descending order to each town's wealth, provided no town shall receive an increase greater than six per cent. (C) No such cap shall be used for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, or any fiscal year thereafter. (D) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, for each town, the maximum percentage reduction from its previous year's base revenue shall be equal to the product of three per cent and the ratio of each town's wealth to the wealth of the town ranked seventeenth when all towns are ranked in descending order, provided no town's grant shall be reduced by more than three per cent. (E) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1997, June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1999, for each town, the maximum percentage reduction from its previous year's base revenue shall be equal to the product of five per cent and the ratio of each town's wealth to the wealth of the town ranked seventeenth when all towns are ranked in descending order, provided no town's grant shall be reduced by more than five per cent. (F) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and each fiscal year thereafter, no town's grant shall be less than the grant it received for the prior fiscal year. (G) For each fiscal year prior to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, except for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, in addition to the amount determined pursuant to this subdivision, a town shall be eligible for a density supplement if the density of the town is greater than the average density of all towns in the state. The density supplement shall be determined by multiplying the density aid ratio of the town by the foundation level and the town's total need students for the prior fiscal year provided, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and each fiscal year thereafter, no town's density supplement shall be less than the density supplement such town received for the prior fiscal year. (H) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, the grant determined in accordance with this subdivision for a town ranked one to forty-two when all towns are ranked in descending order according to town wealth shall be further reduced by one and two-hundredths of a per cent and such grant for all other towns shall be further reduced by fifty-six-hundredths of a per cent. (I) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, and each fiscal year thereafter, no town whose school district is a priority school district shall receive a grant pursuant to this subdivision in an amount that is less than the amount received under such grant for the prior fiscal year. (J) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and each fiscal year through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, no town whose school district is a priority school district shall receive a grant pursuant to this subdivision that provides an amount of aid per resident student that is less than the amount of aid per resident student provided under the grant received for the prior fiscal year. (K) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, and each fiscal year thereafter, no town whose school district is a priority school district shall receive a grant pursuant to this subdivision in an amount that is less than seventy per cent of the sum of (i) the product of a town's base aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the fiscal year prior to the year in which the grant is to be paid, (ii) the product of a town's supplemental aid ratio, the foundation level and the sum of the portion of its total need students count described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (25) of section 10-262f for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, and the adjustments to its resident student count described in subdivision (22) of said section 10-262f relative to length of school year and summer school sessions, and (iii) the town's regional bonus. (L) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and each fiscal year thereafter, no town whose school district is a transitional school district shall receive a grant pursuant to this subdivision in an amount that is less than forty per cent of the sum of (i) the product of a town's base aid ratio, the foundation level and the town's total need students for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, (ii) the product of a town's supplemental aid ratio, the foundation level and the sum of the portion of its total need students count described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (25) of section 10-262f for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the grant is to be paid, and the adjustments to its resident student count described in subdivision (22) of said section 10-262f relative to length of school year and summer school sessions, and (iii) the town's regional bonus. (M) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, (i) each town whose target aid is capped pursuant to this subdivision shall receive a grant that includes a pro rata share of twenty-five million dollars based on the difference between its target aid and the amount of the grant determined with the cap, and (ii) all towns shall receive a grant that is at least 1. 68 per cent greater than the grant they received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001. (N) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, (i) each town whose target aid is capped pursuant to this subdivision shall receive a pro rata share of fifty million dollars based on the difference between its target aid and the amount of the grant determined with the cap, and (ii) each town shall receive a grant that is at least 1. 2 per cent more than its base revenue, as defined in subdivision (28) of section 10-262f. (O) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, each town shall receive a grant that is at least equal to the grant it received for the prior fiscal year. (P) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, (i) each town whose target aid is capped pursuant to this subdivision shall receive a grant that includes a pro rata share of fifty million dollars based on the difference between its target aid and the amount of the grant determined with the cap, (ii) each town's grant including the cap supplement shall be reduced by three per cent, (iii) the towns of Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven shall each receive a grant that is equal to the grant such towns received for the prior fiscal year plus one million dollars, (iv) those towns described in clause (i) of this subparagraph shall receive a grant that includes a pro rata share of three million dollars based on the same pro rata basis as used in said clause (i), (v) towns whose school districts are priority school districts pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-266p or transitional school districts pursuant to section 10-263c or who are eligible for grants under section 10-276a or 10-263d for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, to June 30, 2004, inclusive, shall receive grants that are at least equal to the grants they received for the prior fiscal year, (vi) towns not receiving funds under clause (iii) of this subparagraph shall receive a pro rata share of any remaining funds based on their grant determined under this subparagraph. (Q) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, (i) no town shall receive a grant pursuant to this subparagraph in an amount that is less than sixty per cent of the amount determined pursuant to the previous subparagraphs of this subdivision, (ii) notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, each town shall receive a grant that is equal to the amount the town received for the prior fiscal year increased by twenty-three and twenty-seven hundredths per cent of the difference between the grant amount calculated pursuant to this subdivision and the amount the town received for the prior fiscal year, (iii) no town whose school district is a priority school district pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-266p shall receive a grant pursuant to this subdivision that is less than three hundred seventy dollars per resident student, and (iv) each town shall receive a grant that is at least the greater of the amount of the grant it received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, or the amount of the grant it received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, increased by seven-tenths per cent, except that the town of Winchester shall not receive less than its fixed entitlement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003. (R) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, each town shall receive a grant that is equal to the amount of the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, increased by two per cent plus the amount specified in section 33 of public act 05-245, provided for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, no town shall receive a grant in an amount that is less than sixty per cent of the amount of its target aid as described in subdivision (32) of section 10-262f. (S) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (i) the town's base aid, and (ii) seventeen and thirty-one one-hundredths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant as described in subdivision (33) of section 10-262f, and its base aid, except that such per cent shall be adjusted for all towns so that no town shall receive a grant that is less than the amount of the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, increased by four and four-tenths per cent. (T) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, a grant in an amount equal to the sum of (i) the town's base aid, and (ii) twenty-two and two one-hundredths per cent of the difference between the fully funded grant as described in said subdivision (33) of section 10-262f, and its base aid, except that such per cent shall be adjusted for all towns so that no town shall receive a grant that is less than the amount of the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, increased by four and four-tenths per cent;

(7) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, for towns that used an accrual method of accounting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, the portion of the grant received pursuant to subdivision (6) of this subsection which is considered to be a reimbursement for special education expenses incurred in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, shall be equal to the ratio of the amount received for special education pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-76g, in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, to the sum of such special education amount and the education equalization aid pursuant to this section for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, and each fiscal year thereafter, such ratio shall be used to identify the amount of the grant pursuant to this section which is considered to be a reimbursement for special education expenses for the prior fiscal year.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 1991, no town's equalization aid entitlement shall be less than its minimum aid or its education enhancement aid, whichever is applicable.

(c) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, each town shall receive an equalization aid grant in amount provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(2) Equalization aid grant amounts.

 

Town

Grant for Fiscal Year

Grant for Fiscal Year

   

2010

2011

       
 

Andover

2,330,856

2,330,856

 

Ansonia

15,031,668

15,031,668

 

Ashford

3,896,069

3,896,069

 

Avon

1,232,688

1,232,688

 

Barkhamsted

1,615,872

1,615,872

 

Beacon Falls

4,044,804

4,044,804

 

Berlin

6,169,410

6,169,410

 

Bethany

2,030,845

2,030,845

 

Bethel

8,157,837

8,157,837

 

Bethlehem

1,318,171

1,318,171

 

Bloomfield

5,410,345

5,410,345

 

Bolton

3,015,660

3,015,660

 

Bozrah

1,229,255

1,229,255

 

Branford

1,759,095

1,759,095

 

Bridgeport

164,195,344

164,195,344

 

Bridgewater

137,292

137,292

 

Bristol

41,657,314

41,657,314

 

Brookfield

1,530,693

1,530,693

 

Brooklyn

6,978,295

6,978,295

 

Burlington

4,295,578

4,295,578

 

Canaan

207,146

207,146

 

Canterbury

4,733,625

4,733,625

 

Canton

3,348,790

3,348,790

 

Chaplin

1,880,888

1,880,888

 

Cheshire

9,298,837

9,298,837

 

Chester

665,733

665,733

 

Clinton

6,465,651

6,465,651

 

Colchester

13,547,231

13,547,231

 

Colebrook

495,044

495,044

 

Columbia

2,550,037

2,550,037

 

Cornwall

85,322

85,322

 

Coventry

8,845,691

8,845,691

 

Cromwell

4,313,692

4,313,692

 

Danbury

22,857,956

22,857,956

 

Darien

1,616,006

1,616,006

 

Deep River

1,687,351

1,687,351

 

Derby

6,865,689

6,865,689

 

Durham

3,954,812

3,954,812

 

Eastford

1,109,873

1,109,873

 

East Granby

1,301,142

1,301,142

 

East Haddam

3,718,223

3,718,223

 

East Hampton

7,595,720

7,595,720

 

East Hartford

41,710,817

41,710,817

 

East Haven

18,764,125

18,764,125

 

East Lyme

7,100,611

7,100,611

 

Easton

593,868

593,868

 

East Windsor

5,482,135

5,482,135

 

Ellington

9,504,917

9,504,917

 

Enfield

28,380,144

28,380,144

 

Essex

389,697

389,697

 

Fairfield

3,590,008

3,590,008

 

Farmington

1,611,013

1,611,013

 

Franklin

941,077

941,077

 

Glastonbury

6,201,152

6,201,152

 

Goshen

218,188

218,188

 

Granby

5,394,276

5,394,276

 

Greenwich

3,418,642

3,418,642

 

Griswold

10,735,024

10,735,024

 

Groton

25,374,989

25,374,989

 

Guilford

3,058,981

3,058,981

 

Haddam

1,728,610

1,728,610

 

Hamden

23,030,761

23,030,761

 

Hampton

1,337,582

1,337,582

 

Hartford

187,974,890

187,974,890

 

Hartland

1,350,837

1,350,837

 

Harwinton

2,728,401

2,728,401

 

Hebron

6,872,931

6,872,931

 

Kent

167,342

167,342

 

Killingly

15,245,633

15,245,633

 

Killingworth

2,227,467

2,227,467

 

Lebanon

5,467,634

5,467,634

 

Ledyard

12,030,465

12,030,465

 

Lisbon

3,899,238

3,899,238

 

Litchfield

1,479,851

1,479,851

 

Lyme

145,556

145,556

 

Madison

1,576,061

1,576,061

 

Manchester

30,619,100

30,619,100

 

Mansfield

10,070,677

10,070,677

 

Marlborough

3,124,421

3,124,421

 

Meriden

53,783,711

53,783,711

 

Middlebury

684,186

684,186

 

Middlefield

2,100,239

2,100,239

 

Middletown

16,652,386

16,652,386

 

Milford

10,728,519

10,728,519

 

Monroe

6,572,118

6,572,118

 

Montville

12,549,431

12,549,431

 

Morris

657,975

657,975

 

Naugatuck

29,211,401

29,211,401

 

New Britain

73,929,296

73,929,296

 

New Canaan

1,495,604

1,495,604

 

New Fairfield

4,414,083

4,414,083

 

New Hartford

3,143,902

3,143,902

 

New Haven

142,509,525

142,509,525

 

Newington

12,632,615

12,632,615

 

New London

22,940,565

22,940,565

 

New Milford

11,939,587

11,939,587

 

Newtown

4,309,646

4,309,646

 

Norfolk

381,414

381,414

 

North Branford

8,117,122

8,117,122

 

North Canaan

2,064,592

2,064,592

 

North Haven

3,174,940

3,174,940

 

North Stonington

2,892,440

2,892,440

 

Norwalk

10,095,131

10,095,131

 

Norwich

32,316,543

32,316,543

 

Old Lyme

605,586

605,586

 

Old Saybrook

652,677

652,677

 

Orange

1,055,910

1,055,910

 

Oxford

4,606,861

4,606,861

 

Plainfield

15,353,204

15,353,204

 

Plainville

10,161,853

10,161,853

 

Plymouth

9,743,272

9,743,272

 

Pomfret

3,092,817

3,092,817

 

Portland

4,272,257

4,272,257

 

Preston

3,057,025

3,057,025

 

Prospect

5,319,201

5,319,201

 

Putnam

8,071,851

8,071,851

 

Redding

687,733

687,733

 

Ridgefield

2,063,814

2,063,814

 

Rocky Hill

3,355,227

3,355,227

 

Roxbury

158,114

158,114

 

Salem

3,099,694

3,099,694

 

Salisbury

187,266

187,266

 

Scotland

1,444,458

1,444,458

 

Seymour

9,836,508

9,836,508

 

Sharon

145,798

145,798

 

Shelton

4,975,852

4,975,852

 

Sherman

244,327

244,327

 

Simsbury

5,367,517

5,367,517

 

Somers

5,918,636

5,918,636

 

Southbury

2,422,233

2,422,233

 

Southington

19,839,108

19,839,108

 

South Windsor

12,858,826

12,858,826

 

Sprague

2,600,651

2,600,651

 

Stafford

9,809,424

9,809,424

 

Stamford

7,978,877

7,978,877

 

Sterling

3,166,394

3,166,394

 

Stonington

2,061,204

2,061,204

 

Stratford

20,495,602

20,495,602

 

Suffield

6,082,494

6,082,494

 

Thomaston

5,630,307

5,630,307

 

Thompson

7,608,489

7,608,489

 

Tolland

10,759,283

10,759,283

 

Torrington

23,933,343

23,933,343

 

Trumbull

3,031,988

3,031,988

 

Union

239,576

239,576

 

Vernon

17,645,165

17,645,165

 

Voluntown

2,536,177

2,536,177

 

Wallingford

21,440,233

21,440,233

 

Warren

99,777

99,777

 

Washington

240,147

240,147

 

Waterbury

113,617,182

113,617,182

 

Waterford

1,445,404

1,445,404

 

Watertown

11,749,383

11,749,383

 

Westbrook

427,677

427,677

 

West Hartford

16,076,120

16,076,120

 

West Haven

41,399,303

41,399,303

 

Weston

948,564

948,564

 

Westport

1,988,255

1,988,255

 

Wethersfield

8,018,422

8,018,422

 

Willington

3,676,637

3,676,637

 

Wilton

1,557,195

1,557,195

 

Winchester

7,823,991

7,823,991

 

Windham

24,169,717

24,169,717

 

Windsor

11,547,663

11,547,663

 

Windsor Locks

4,652,368

4,652,368

 

Wolcott

13,539,371

13,539,371

 

Woodbridge

721,370

721,370

 

Woodbury

876,018

876,018

 

Woodstock

5,390,055

5,390,055

(3) The town of East Hartford shall not receive less than its fixed entitlement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(d) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, each town shall receive an equalization aid grant in an amount provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, each town shall receive an equalization aid grant in an amount equal to the sum of any amounts paid to such town pursuant to subsection (c) and subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10-66ee, and the amount provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(2) Equalization aid grant amounts.

 

Town

Grant for Fiscal Year

Grant for Fiscal Year

   

2012

2013

       
 

Andover

2,330,856

2,367,466

 

Ansonia

15,031,668

15,571,383

 

Ashford

3,896,069

3,931,796

 

Avon

1,232,688

1,232,688

 

Barkhamsted

1,615,872

1,654,360

 

Beacon Falls

4,044,804

4,109,097

 

Berlin

6,169,410

6,280,132

 

Bethany

2,030,845

2,042,361

 

Bethel

8,157,837

8,228,760

 

Bethlehem

1,318,171

1,318,800

 

Bloomfield

5,410,345

5,614,895

 

Bolton

3,015,660

3,038,788

 

Bozrah

1,229,255

1,242,936

 

Branford

1,759,095

1,824,612

 

Bridgeport

164,195,344

168,599,571

 

Bridgewater

137,292

137,292

 

Bristol

41,657,314

43,047,496

 

Brookfield

1,530,693

1,545,179

 

Brooklyn

6,978,295

7,058,407

 

Burlington

4,295,578

4,354,540

 

Canaan

207,146

209,258

 

Canterbury

4,733,625

4,754,383

 

Canton

3,348,790

3,421,074

 

Chaplin

1,880,888

1,893,247

 

Cheshire

9,298,837

9,376,495

 

Chester

665,733

665,733

 

Clinton

6,465,651

6,502,667

 

Colchester

13,547,231

13,723,859

 

Colebrook

495,044

506,256

 

Columbia

2,550,037

2,563,631

 

Cornwall

85,322

85,322

 

Coventry

8,845,691

8,918,028

 

Cromwell

4,313,692

4,423,837

 

Danbury

22,857,956

24,554,515

 

Darien

1,616,006

1,616,006

 

Deep River

1,687,351

1,711,882

 

Derby

6,865,689

7,146,221

 

Durham

3,954,812

3,986,743

 

Eastford

1,109,873

1,116,844

 

East Granby

1,301,142

1,349,822

 

East Haddam

3,718,223

3,765,035

 

East Hampton

7,595,720

7,665,929

 

East Hartford

41,710,817

43,425,561

 

East Haven

18,764,125

19,253,992

 

East Lyme

7,100,611

7,132,157

 

Easton

593,868

593,868

 

East Windsor

5,482,135

5,650,470

 

Ellington

9,504,917

9,649,604

 

Enfield

28,380,144

28,810,492

 

Essex

389,697

389,697

 

Fairfield

3,590,008

3,590,008

 

Farmington

1,611,013

1,611,013

 

Franklin

941,077

948,235

 

Glastonbury

6,201,152

6,415,031

 

Goshen

218,188

218,188

 

Granby

5,394,276

5,477,633

 

Greenwich

3,418,642

3,418,642

 

Griswold

10,735,024

10,878,817

 

Groton

25,374,989

25,625,179

 

Guilford

3,058,981

3,058,981

 

Haddam

1,728,610

1,776,625

 

Hamden

23,030,761

23,913,747

 

Hampton

1,337,582

1,339,928

 

Hartford

187,974,890

192,783,001

 

Hartland

1,350,837

1,358,660

 

Harwinton

2,728,401

2,760,313

 

Hebron

6,872,931

6,969,354

 

Kent

167,342

167,342

 

Killingly

15,245,633

15,625,767

 

Killingworth

2,227,467

2,237,730

 

Lebanon

5,467,634

5,523,871

 

Ledyard

12,030,465

12,141,501

 

Lisbon

3,899,238

3,927,193

 

Litchfield

1,479,851

1,508,386

 

Lyme

145,556

145,556

 

Madison

1,576,061

1,576,061

 

Manchester

30,619,100

31,962,679

 

Mansfield

10,070,677

10,156,014

 

Marlborough

3,124,421

3,171,682

 

Meriden

53,783,711

55,561,122

 

Middlebury

684,186

714,234

 

Middlefield

2,100,239

2,132,776

 

Middletown

16,652,386

17,449,023

 

Milford

10,728,519

11,048,292

 

Monroe

6,572,118

6,592,969

 

Montville

12,549,431

12,715,670

 

Morris

657,975

657,975

 

Naugatuck

29,211,401

29,846,550

 

New Britain

73,929,296

76,583,631

 

New Canaan

1,495,604

1,495,604

 

New Fairfield

4,414,083

4,451,451

 

New Hartford

3,143,902

3,167,099

 

New Haven

142,509,525

146,351,428

 

Newington

12,632,615

12,895,927

 

New London

22,940,565

23,749,566

 

New Milford

11,939,587

12,080,862

 

Newtown

4,309,646

4,338,374

 

Norfolk

381,414

381,414

 

North Branford

8,117,122

8,225,632

 

North Canaan

2,064,592

2,091,544

 

North Haven

3,174,940

3,295,851

 

North Stonington

2,892,440

2,906,538

 

Norwalk

10,095,131

10,672,607

 

Norwich

32,316,543

33,341,525

 

Old Lyme

605,586

605,586

 

Old Saybrook

652,677

652,677

 

Orange

1,055,910

1,107,407

 

Oxford

4,606,861

4,667,270

 

Plainfield

15,353,204

15,560,284

 

Plainville

10,161,853

10,346,140

 

Plymouth

9,743,272

9,876,832

 

Pomfret

3,092,817

3,130,001

 

Portland

4,272,257

4,347,783

 

Preston

3,057,025

3,077,693

 

Prospect

5,319,201

5,377,654

 

Putnam

8,071,851

8,251,714

 

Redding

687,733

687,733

 

Ridgefield

2,063,814

2,063,814

 

Rocky Hill

3,355,227

3,481,162

 

Roxbury

158,114

158,114

 

Salem

3,099,694

3,114,216

 

Salisbury

187,266

187,266

 

Scotland

1,444,458

1,450,305

 

Seymour

9,836,508

10,004,094

 

Sharon

145,798

145,798

 

Shelton

4,975,852

5,146,279

 

Sherman

244,327

244,327

 

Simsbury

5,367,517

5,513,204

 

Somers

5,918,636

5,975,301

 

Southbury

2,422,233

2,518,902

 

Southington

19,839,108

20,191,195

 

South Windsor

12,858,826

13,017,444

 

Sprague

2,600,651

2,632,445

 

Stafford

9,809,424

9,930,162

 

Stamford

7,978,877

8,899,110

 

Sterling

3,166,394

3,211,166

 

Stonington

2,061,204

2,079,926

 

Stratford

20,495,602

21,072,199

 

Suffield

6,082,494

6,183,966

 

Thomaston

5,630,307

5,712,479

 

Thompson

7,608,489

7,674,408

 

Tolland

10,759,283

10,866,063

 

Torrington

23,933,343

24,402,168

 

Trumbull

3,031,988

3,195,332

 

Union

239,576

241,460

 

Vernon

17,645,165

18,316,776

 

Voluntown

2,536,177

2,550,166

 

Wallingford

21,440,233

21,712,580

 

Warren

99,777

99,777

 

Washington

240,147

240,147

 

Waterbury

113,617,182

118,012,691

 

Waterford

1,445,404

1,485,842

 

Watertown

11,749,383

11,886,760

 

Westbrook

427,677

427,677

 

West Hartford

16,076,120

16,996,060

 

West Haven

41,399,303

42,781,151

 

Weston

948,564

948,564

 

Westport

1,988,255

1,988,255

 

Wethersfield

8,018,422

8,313,255

 

Willington

3,676,637

3,710,213

 

Wilton

1,557,195

1,557,195

 

Winchester

7,823,991

8,031,362

 

Windham

24,169,717

24,933,574

 

Windsor

11,547,663

11,854,648

 

Windsor Locks

4,652,368

4,904,674

 

Wolcott

13,539,371

13,685,912

 

Woodbridge

721,370

721,370

 

Woodbury

876,018

895,683

 

Woodstock

5,390,055

5,453,688]

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, each town maintaining public schools according to law shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant as follows: (1) For a town not designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10-262u, as amended by this act, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and one one-hundredths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid, (2) for a town designated as an alliance district, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and eight one-hundredths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid, and (3) for a town designated as an educational reform district, as defined in section 10-262u, as amended by this act, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and twelve one-hundredths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, each town maintaining public schools according to law shall be entitled to an equalization aid grant as follows: (1) For a town not designated as an alliance district, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and one and eight-tenths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid, (2) for a town designated as an alliance district, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and fourteen and four-tenths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid, and (3) for a town designated as an educational reform district, a grant in an amount equal to the greater of (A) the grant the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, pursuant to section 10-262h of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or (B) the sum of the town's base aid and twenty-one and six-tenths per cent of the difference between the town's fully funded grant and the town's base aid.

Sec. 154. Section 10-262i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, and for each fiscal year thereafter, each town shall be paid a grant equal to the amount the town is entitled to receive under the provisions of section 10-262h, as amended by this act. Such grant, excluding any amounts paid to a town pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (c) and subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10-66ee, shall be calculated using the data of record as of the December first prior to the fiscal year such grant is to be paid, adjusted for the difference between the final entitlement for the prior fiscal year and the preliminary entitlement for such fiscal year as calculated using the data of record as of the December first prior to the fiscal year when such grant was paid.

(b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, the amount due each town pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be paid by the Comptroller, upon certification of the Commissioner of Education, to the treasurer of each town entitled to such aid in installments during the fiscal year as follows: Twenty-five per cent of the grant in October, twenty-five per cent of the grant in January and the balance of the grant in April. The balance of the grant due towns under the provisions of this subsection shall be paid in March rather than April to any town which has not adopted the uniform fiscal year and which would not otherwise receive such final payment within the fiscal year of such town.

(2) Any amount due to a town pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (c) and subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10-66ee shall be paid by the Comptroller, upon certification of the Commissioner of Education, to the treasurer of each town entitled to such amount pursuant to the schedule established in section 10-66ee.

(c) All aid distributed to a town pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be expended for educational purposes only and shall be expended upon the authorization of the local or regional board of education. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter, if a town receives an increase in funds pursuant to this section over the amount it received for the prior fiscal year, such increase shall not be used to supplant local funding for educational purposes. The budgeted appropriation for education in any town receiving an increase in funds pursuant to this section shall be not less than the amount appropriated for education for the prior year plus such increase in funds.

[(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, the budgeted appropriation for education in any town receiving an increase in funds pursuant to this section shall be not less than the amount appropriated for education for the prior year plus the percentage of such increase in funds as determined under subsection (f) of this section.

(e) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, the budgeted appropriation for education shall be not less than the budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, minus any reductions made pursuant to section 19 of public act 09-1 of the June 19 special session, except that for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, those districts with a number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2009, that is lower than such district's number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2008, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students for such school years multiplied by three thousand.

(f) (1) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the budgeted appropriation for education shall be not less than the budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, plus any reductions made pursuant to section 19 of public act 09-1 of the June 19 special session, except that (A) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, any district with a number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2011, that is lower than such district's number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2010, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students for such school years multiplied by three thousand, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, and (B) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, any district that (i) does not maintain a high school and pays tuition to another school district pursuant to section 10-33 for resident students to attend high school in another district, and (ii) the number of resident students attending high school for such district for the school year commencing July 1, 2011, is lower than such district's number of resident students attending high school for the school year commencing July 1, 2010, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students attending high school for such school years multiplied by the tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10-33.

(2) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subdivisions (3) to (5), inclusive, of this subsection, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the budgeted appropriation for education shall be not less than the budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, except that a town may reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, by one of the following: (A) Any district with a number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2012, that is lower than such district's number of resident students for the school year commencing July 1, 2011, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students for such school years multiplied by three thousand, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, (B) any district that (i) does not maintain a high school and pays tuition to another school district pursuant to section 10-33 for resident students to attend high school in another district, and (ii) the number of resident students attending high school for such district for the school year commencing July 1, 2012, is lower than such district's number of resident students attending high school for the school year commencing July 1, 2011, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students attending high school for such school years multiplied by the tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10-33, or (C) any district that realizes new and documentable savings through increased intradistrict efficiencies approved by the Commissioner of Education or through regional collaboration or cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10-158a may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to half of the savings experienced as a result of such intradistrict efficiencies, regional collaboration or cooperative arrangement, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

(3) The Commissioner of Education may permit a district to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or June 30, 2013, in an amount determined by the commissioner if such district has permanently ceased operations and closed one or more schools in the district due to declining enrollment at such closed school or schools in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012, or June 30, 2013.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (5) of this subsection, no town shall be eligible to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, pursuant to this subsection if (A) the school district for the town is in its third year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e, and (i) has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, or (ii) has satisfied the requirements for adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading pursuant to Section 1111(b)(2)(I) of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act, P. L. 107-110, as amended from time to time, or (B) the school district for the town (i) has been identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e, and (ii) has a poverty rate greater than ten per cent. For purposes of this subparagraph, "poverty rate" means the quotient of the number of related children ages five to seventeen, inclusive, in families in poverty in a school district, divided by the total school age population of such school district based on the 2009 population estimate produced by the Bureau of Census of the United States Department of Commerce.

(5) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the budgeted appropriation for a town designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10-262u, shall be not less than the sum of (A) the budgeted appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and (B) the amount necessary to meet the minimum local funding percentage, as defined in subdivision (39) of section 10-262f, except the commissioner may permit a town designated as an alliance district to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education if such town can demonstrate that its local contribution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, has increased when compared to the local contribution used in determining its local funding percentage, as defined in subdivision (38) of section 10-262f.

(g) (1) Except as provided for in subdivisions (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2012, inclusive, the percentage of the increase in aid pursuant to this section applicable under subsection (d) of this section shall be the average of the results of (A) (i) a town's current program expenditures per resident student pursuant to subdivision (36) of section 10-262f, subtracted from the highest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between the highest current program expenditures per resident student in this state and the lowest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points, (B) (i) a town's wealth pursuant to subdivision (26) of section 10-262f, subtracted from the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state and the wealth of the town with the lowest wealth of all towns in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points, and (C) (i) a town's grant mastery percentage pursuant to subdivision (12) of section 10-262f, subtracted from one, subtracted from one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state and one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the lowest grant mastery percentage in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, any town whose school district is in its third year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e, and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the percentage determined pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection for such town shall be increased by an additional twenty percentage points.

(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, any town whose school district is in its third year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e, and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the percentage of the increase in aid pursuant to this section applicable under subsection (d) of this section shall be the percentage of the increase determined under subdivision (1) of this subsection for such town, plus twenty percentage points, or eighty per cent, whichever is greater.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and each fiscal year thereafter, any town that (A) is a member of a regional school district that serves only grades seven to twelve, inclusive, or grades nine to twelve, inclusive, (B) appropriates at least the minimum percentage of increase in aid pursuant to the provisions of this section, and (C) has a reduced assessment from the previous fiscal year for students enrolled in such regional school district, excluding debt service for such students, shall be considered to be in compliance with the provisions of this section.

(5) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, charter, special act or home rule ordinance, on or before September 15, 2007, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, a town may request the Commissioner of Education to defer a portion of the town's increase in aid over the prior fiscal year pursuant to this section to be expended in the subsequent fiscal year. If the commissioner approves such request, the deferred amount shall be credited to the increase in aid for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, rather than the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. Such funds shall be expended in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, in accordance with the provisions of this section. In no case shall a town be allowed to defer increases in aid required to be spent for education as a result of failure to make adequate yearly progress in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection. ]

(d) (1) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the budgeted appropriation for education shall be not less than the budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, plus any aid increase described in subsection (e) of this section, except that a town may reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by one of the following: (A) Any district with a resident student count for October 1, 2012, using the data of record as of January 31, 2013, that is lower than such district's resident student count for October 1, 2011, using the data of record as of January 31, 2013, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students for such years multiplied by three thousand, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, (B) any district that (i) does not maintain a high school and pays tuition to another school district pursuant to section 10-33 for resident students to attend high school in another district, and (ii) the number of resident students attending high school for such district for October 1, 2012, using the data of record as of January 31, 2013, is lower than such district's number of resident students attending high school for October 1, 2011, using the data of record as of January 31, 2013, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students attending high school for such years multiplied by the tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10-33, or (C) any district that realizes new and documentable savings through increased intradistrict efficiencies approved by the Commissioner of Education or through regional collaboration or cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10-158a may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to half of the savings experienced as a result of such intradistrict efficiencies, regional collaboration or cooperative arrangement, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

(2) Except as otherwise provided under the provisions of subdivisions (3) and (5) of this subsection, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the budgeted appropriation for education shall be not less than the budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, plus any aid increase received pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, except that a town may reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, by one of the following: (A) Any district with a resident student count for October 1, 2013, using the data of record as of January 31, 2014, that is lower than such district's resident student count for October 1, 2012, using the data of record as of January 31, 2014, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students for such years multiplied by three thousand, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, (B) any district that (i) does not maintain a high school and pays tuition to another school district pursuant to section 10-33 for resident students to attend high school in another district, and (ii) the number of resident students attending high school for such district for October 1, 2013, using the data of record as of January 31, 2014, is lower than such district's number of resident students attending high school for October 1, 2012, using the data of record as of January 31, 2014, may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education by the difference in number of resident students attending high school for such years multiplied by the tuition paid per student pursuant to section 10-33, or (C) any district that realizes new and documentable savings through increased intradistrict efficiencies approved by the Commissioner of Education or through regional collaboration or cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10-158a may reduce such district's budgeted appropriation for education in an amount equal to half of the savings experienced as a result of such intradistrict efficiencies, regional collaboration or cooperative arrangement, provided such reduction shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the district's budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

(3) The Commissioner of Education may permit a district to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, inclusive, in an amount determined by the commissioner if such district has permanently ceased operations and closed one or more schools in the district due to declining enrollment at such closed school or schools in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012, or June 30, 2013.

(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the budgeted appropriation for a town designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10-262u, as amended by this act, shall be not less than the sum of (A) the budgeted appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and (B) the amount necessary to meet the minimum local funding percentage, as defined in subdivision (39) of section 10-262f, as amended by this act, except the commissioner may permit a town designated as an alliance district to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education if such town can demonstrate that its local contribution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, has increased when compared to the local contribution used in determining its local funding percentage, as defined in subdivision (38) of section 10-262f, as amended by this act.

(5) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the budgeted appropriation for a town designated as an alliance district, as defined in section 10-262u, as amended by this act, shall be not less than the sum of (A) the budgeted appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and (B) the amount necessary to meet the minimum local funding percentage, as defined in section 10-262f, as amended by this act, except the commissioner may permit a town designated as an alliance district to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education if such town can demonstrate that its local contribution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, has increased when compared to the local contribution used in determining its local funding percentage, as defined in section 10-262f, as amended by this act.

(e) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, the amount paid to a town pursuant to subsection (a) of this section minus the amount paid to such town under said subsection for the prior fiscal year shall be the aid increase for such town for such fiscal year.

[(h)] (f) Upon a determination by the State Board of Education that a town or kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district failed in any fiscal year to meet the requirements pursuant to subsection (c), (d) [,] or (e) [or (f)] of this section, the town or kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district shall forfeit an amount equal to two times the amount of the shortfall. The amount so forfeited shall be withheld by the Department of Education from the grant payable to the town in the second fiscal year immediately following such failure by deducting such amount from the town's equalization aid grant payment pursuant to this section, except that in the case of a kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district, the amount so forfeited shall be withheld by the Department of Education from the grants payable pursuant to this section to the towns which are members of such regional school district. The amounts deducted from such grants to each member town shall be proportional to the number of resident students in each member town. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the State Board of Education may waive such forfeiture upon agreement with the town or kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district that the town or kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, regional school district shall increase its budgeted appropriation for education during the fiscal year in which the forfeiture would occur by an amount not less than the amount of said forfeiture or for other good cause shown. Any additional funds budgeted pursuant to such an agreement shall not be included in a district's budgeted appropriation for education for the purpose of establishing any future minimum budget requirement.

Sec. 155. Subsections (c) and (d) of section 10-262u of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) (1) (A) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, [and each fiscal year thereafter,] the Comptroller shall withhold from a town designated as an alliance district any increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the prior fiscal year pursuant to section 10-262h, as amended by this act. The Comptroller shall transfer such funds to the Commissioner of Education. (B) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, the Comptroller shall withhold from a town designated as an alliance district any increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-262i, as amended by this act. The Comptroller shall transfer such funds to the Commissioner of Education.

(2) Upon receipt of an application pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, the Commissioner of Education may pay such funds to the town designated as an alliance district and such town shall pay such funds to the local or regional board of education for such town on the condition that such funds shall be expended in accordance with the plan described in subsection (d) of this section and any guidelines developed by the State Board of Education for such funds. Such funds shall be used to improve student achievement in such alliance district and to offset any other local education costs approved by the commissioner.

(d) The local or regional board of education for a town designated as an alliance district may apply to the Commissioner of Education, at such time and in such manner as the commissioner prescribes, to receive any increase in funds received over the amount the town received for the prior fiscal year pursuant to [section 10-262h] subsection (a) of section 10-262i, as amended by this act. Applications pursuant to this subsection shall include objectives and performance targets and a plan that may include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A tiered system of interventions for the schools under the jurisdiction of such board based on the needs of such schools, (2) ways to strengthen the foundational programs in reading to ensure reading mastery in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, with a focus on standards and instruction, proper use of data, intervention strategies, current information for teachers, parental engagement, and teacher professional development, (3) additional learning time, including extended school day or school year programming administered by school personnel or external partners, (4) a talent strategy that includes, but is not limited to, teacher and school leader recruitment and assignment, career ladder policies that draw upon guidelines for a model teacher evaluation program adopted by the State Board of Education, pursuant to section 10-151b, and adopted by each local or regional board of education. Such talent strategy may include provisions that demonstrate increased ability to attract, retain, promote and bolster the performance of staff in accordance with performance evaluation findings and, in the case of new personnel, other indicators of effectiveness, (5) training for school leaders and other staff on new teacher evaluation models, (6) provisions for the cooperation and coordination with early childhood education providers to ensure alignment with district expectations for student entry into kindergarten, including funding for an existing local Head Start program, (7) provisions for the cooperation and coordination with other governmental and community programs to ensure that students receive adequate support and wraparound services, including community school models, (8) provisions for implementing and furthering state-wide education standards adopted by the State Board of Education and all activities and initiatives associated with such standards, and [(8)] (9) any additional categories or goals as determined by the commissioner. Such plan shall demonstrate collaboration with key stakeholders, as identified by the commissioner, with the goal of achieving efficiencies and the alignment of intent and practice of current programs with conditional programs identified in this subsection. The commissioner may require changes in any plan submitted by a local or regional board of education before the commissioner approves an application under this subsection.

Sec. 156. Subsection (i) of section 10-217a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

Sec. 157. Subsection (b) of section 10-281 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

Sec. 158. Subsection (d) of section 10-71 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to towns, regional boards of education or regional educational service centers in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section for such year.

Sec. 159. Section 10-17g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Annually, the board of education for each local and regional school district that is required to provide a program of bilingual education, pursuant to section 10-17f, may make application to the State Board of Education and shall thereafter receive a grant in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the total appropriation available for such purpose by the ratio which the number of eligible children in the school district bears to the total number of such eligible children state-wide. The board of education for each local and regional school district receiving funds pursuant to this section shall annually, on or before September first, submit to the State Board of Education a progress report which shall include (1) measures of increased educational opportunities for eligible students, including language support services and language transition support services provided to such students, (2) program evaluation and measures of the effectiveness of its bilingual education and English as a second language programs, including data on students in bilingual education programs and students educated exclusively in English as a second language programs, and (3) certification by the board of education submitting the report that any funds received pursuant to this section have been used for the purposes specified. The State Board of Education shall annually evaluate programs conducted pursuant to section 10-17f. For purposes of this section, measures of the effectiveness of bilingual education and English as a second language programs include state-wide mastery examination results and graduation and school dropout rates. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of grants payable to local or regional boards of education under this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year.

Sec. 160. Subsection (e) of section 10-66j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of grants payable to regional educational service centers shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year.

Sec. 161. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 10-76d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, "public agency" includes the offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1987, and each fiscal year thereafter, whenever a public agency, other than a local or regional board of education, the State Board of Education or the Superior Court acting pursuant to section 10-76h, places a child in a foster home, group home, hospital, state institution, receiving home, custodial institution or any other residential or day treatment facility, and such child requires special education, the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction the child would otherwise be attending school or, if no such board can be identified, the local or regional board of education of the town where the child is placed, shall provide the requisite special education and related services to such child in accordance with the provisions of this section. Within one business day of such a placement by the Department of Children and Families or offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe, said department or offices shall orally notify the local or regional board of education responsible for providing special education and related services to such child of such placement. The department or offices shall provide written notification to such board of such placement within two business days of the placement. Such local or regional board of education shall convene a planning and placement team meeting for such child within thirty days of the placement and shall invite a representative of the Department of Children and Families or offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe to participate in such meeting. (A) The local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction such child would otherwise be attending school shall be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of such special education and related services in an amount equal to the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10-76f. The State Board of Education shall pay on a current basis, except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, any costs in excess of such local or regional board's basic contributions paid by such board of education in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision. (B) Whenever a child is placed pursuant to this subdivision, on or after July 1, 1995, by the Department of Children and Families and the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction such child would otherwise be attending school cannot be identified, the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction the child attended school or in whose district the child resided at the time of removal from the home by said department shall be responsible for the reasonable costs of special education and related services provided to such child, for one calendar year or until the child is committed to the state pursuant to section 46b-129 or 46b-140 or is returned to the child's parent or guardian, whichever is earlier. If the child remains in such placement beyond one calendar year the Department of Children and Families shall be responsible for such costs. During the period the local or regional board of education is responsible for the reasonable cost of special education and related services pursuant to this subparagraph, the board shall be responsible for such costs in an amount equal to the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education and related services or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10-76f. The State Board of Education shall pay on a current basis, except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, any costs in excess of such local or regional board's basic contributions paid by such board of education in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision. The costs for services other than educational shall be paid by the state agency which placed the child. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the school districts established within the Department of Children and Families, pursuant to section 17a-37, the Department of Correction, pursuant to section 18-99a, or the Department of Developmental Services, pursuant to section 17a-240, provided in any case in which special education is being provided at a private residential institution, including the residential components of regional educational service centers, to a child for whom no local or regional board of education can be found responsible under subsection (b) of this section, Unified School District #2 shall provide the special education and related services and be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of such special education instruction for such children. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this subdivision shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this subdivision for such year.

Sec. 162. Subsection (d) of section 10-76g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section, except grants paid in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section for such year.

Sec. 163. Subsection (b) of section 10-253 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The board of education of the school district under whose jurisdiction a child would otherwise be attending school shall be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of education for a child placed out by the Commissioner of Children and Families or by other agencies, including, but not limited to, offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe, in a private residential facility when such child requires educational services other than special education services. Such financial responsibility shall be the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with subsection (a) of section 10-76f. Any costs in excess of the board's basic contribution shall be paid by the State Board of Education on a current basis. The costs for services other than educational shall be paid by the state agency which placed the child. Application for the grant to be paid by the state for costs in excess of the local or regional board of education's basic contribution shall be made in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (5) of subsection (e) of section 10-76d. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this subsection shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this subsection for such year.

Sec. 164. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 10-66ee of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(d) (1) For the purposes of equalization aid grants pursuant to section 10-262h, as amended by this act, the state shall pay in accordance with this subsection, to the town in which a state charter school is located for each student enrolled in such school, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, ten thousand two hundred dollars, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, [eleven thousand] ten thousand five hundred dollars, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, eleven thousand [five hundred] dollars. Such payments shall be made as follows: Twenty-five per cent of the amount not later than July fifteenth and September first based on estimated student enrollment on May first, and twenty-five per cent of the amount not later than January first and the remaining amount not later than April fifteenth, each based on student enrollment on October first. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, the payment of the remaining amount made not later than April 15, 2013, shall be within available appropriations and may be adjusted for each student on a pro rata basis.

Sec. 165. Subsection (b) of section 10-4b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) If, after conducting an inquiry in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the state board finds that a local or regional board of education has failed or is unable to implement the educational interests of the state in accordance with section 10-4a, the state board shall (1) require the local or regional board of education to engage in a remedial process whereby such local or regional board of education shall develop and implement a plan of action through which compliance may be attained, or (2) order the local or regional board of education to take reasonable steps where such local or regional board has failed to comply with subdivision (3) of section 10-4a. Where a local or regional board of education is required to implement a remedial process pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, upon request of such local or regional board, the state board shall make available to such local or regional board materials and advice to assist in such remedial process. If the state board finds that a local governmental body or its agent is responsible for such failure or inability, the state board may order such governmental body or agent to take reasonable steps to comply with the requirements of section 10-4a. The state board may not order an increase in the [regular program expenditures, as defined in section 10-262f,] budgeted appropriations for education of such local or regional board of education if such [expenditures] budgeted appropriations are in an amount at least equal to the minimum [expenditure] budget requirement in accordance with section [10-262j, provided that an increase in expenditures may be ordered in accordance with section 10-76d] 10-262i. If the state board finds that the state is responsible for such failure, the state board shall so notify the Governor and the General Assembly.

Sec. 166. Subparagraphs (D) and (E) of subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 10-264l of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(D) Each interdistrict magnet school operated by (i) a regional educational service center, (ii) the Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges on behalf of a regional community-technical college, (iii) the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System on behalf of a state university, (iv) the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut on behalf of the university, (v) the board of governors for an independent college or university, as defined in section 10a-37, or the equivalent of such a board, on behalf of the independent college or university, (vi) cooperative arrangements pursuant to section 10-158a, (vii) any other third-party not-for-profit corporation approved by the commissioner, and (viii) the Hartford school district for the operation of Great Path Academy on behalf of Manchester Community College, that enrolls less than sixty per cent of its students from Hartford pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , shall receive a per pupil grant in the amount of (I) nine thousand six hundred ninety-five dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and (II) ten thousand four hundred forty-three dollars for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive.

(E) Each interdistrict magnet school operated by [the Hartford school district] a local or regional board of education, pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , shall receive a per pupil grant for each enrolled student who is not a resident of the district in the amount of (i) twelve thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and (ii) thirteen thousand fifty-four dollars for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive.

Sec. 167. Subsection (o) of section 10-264l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(o) For the school years commencing July 1, 2009, to July 1, [2012] 2014, inclusive, [the Hartford school district] any local or regional board of education operating an interdistrict magnet school pursuant to the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William O'Neill, et al. shall not charge tuition for any student enrolled in a preschool program or in kindergarten to grade twelve, inclusive, in an interdistrict magnet school operated by such school district, except the Hartford school district may charge tuition for any student enrolled in the Great Path Academy.

Sec. 168. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 10-266aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and each fiscal year thereafter, the department shall provide, within available appropriations, an annual grant to the local or regional board of education for each receiving district if one of the following conditions are met as follows: (A) Three thousand dollars for each out-of-district student who attends school in the receiving district under the program if the number of such out-of-district students is less than two per cent of the total student population of such receiving district, (B) four thousand dollars for each out-of-district student who attends school in the receiving district under the program if the number of such out-of-district students is greater than or equal to two per cent but less than three per cent of the total student population of such receiving district, (C) six thousand dollars for each out-of-district student who attends school in the receiving district under the program if the number of such out-of-district students is greater than or equal to three per cent but less than four per cent of the total student population of such receiving district, [or] (D) six thousand dollars for each out-of-district student who attends school in the receiving district under the program if the Commissioner of Education determines that the receiving district has an enrollment of greater than four thousand students and has increased the number of students in the program by at least fifty per cent [on October 1, 2012] from the previous fiscal year, or (E) eight thousand dollars for each out-of-district student who attends school in the receiving district under the program if the number of such out-of-district students is greater than or equal to four per cent of the total student population of such receiving district.

Sec. 169. Subdivisions (3) and (4) of subsection (a) of section 10-264i of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(3) For districts assisting the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , as determined by the commissioner, (i) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the amount of such grant shall not exceed an amount equal to the number of such children transported multiplied by one thousand four hundred dollars, and (ii) for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, to June 30, [2013] 2015, inclusive, the amount of such grant shall not exceed an amount equal to the number of such children transported multiplied by two thousand dollars.

(4) [For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, and June 30, 2010, in] In addition to the grants otherwise provided pursuant to this section, the Commissioner of Education may provide supplemental transportation grants to regional educational service centers for the purposes of transportation to interdistrict magnet schools. Any such grant shall be provided within available appropriations and after the commissioner has reviewed and approved the total interdistrict magnet school transportation budget for a regional educational service center, including all revenue and expenditure estimates. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, in addition to the grants otherwise provided pursuant to this section, the Commissioner of Education, with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may provide supplemental transportation grants to the Hartford school district and the Capitol Region Education Council for the purposes of transportation of students who are not residents of Hartford to interdistrict magnet schools operated by the Capitol Region Education Council or the Hartford school district. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, in addition to the grants otherwise provided pursuant to this section, the Commissioner of Education may provide supplemental transportation grants to regional educational service centers for the purposes of transportation to interdistrict magnet schools that assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. Any such grant shall be provided within available appropriations and upon a comprehensive financial review of all transportation activities as prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner may require the regional educational service center to provide an independent financial review, by an auditor selected by the Commissioner of Education, the costs of which may be paid from funds that are part of the supplemental transportation grant. Any such grant shall be paid as follows: Up to fifty per cent of the grant on or before June 30, 2012, and the balance on or before September 1, 2012, upon completion of the comprehensive financial review. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, in addition to the grants otherwise provided pursuant to this section, the Commissioner of Education may provide supplemental transportation to interdistrict magnet schools that assist the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William O'Neill, et al. and for transportation provided by EASTCONN to interdistrict magnet schools. Any such grant shall be provided within available appropriations and upon a comprehensive financial review, by an auditor selected by the Commissioner of Education, the costs of such review may be paid from funds that are part of the supplemental transportation grant. Any such grant shall be paid as follows: Up to fifty per cent of the grant on or before June 30, 2013, and the balance on or before September 1, 2013, upon completion of the comprehensive financial review.

Sec. 170. Section 10-65 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Each local or regional school district operating an agricultural science and technology education center approved by the State Board of Education for program, educational need, location and area to be served shall be eligible for the following grants: (1) In accordance with the provisions of chapter 173, through progress payments in accordance with the provisions of section 10-287i, (A) for projects for which an application was filed prior to July 1, 2011, ninety-five per cent, and (B) for projects for which an application was filed on or after July 1, 2011, eighty per cent of the net eligible costs of constructing, acquiring, renovating and equipping approved facilities to be used for such agricultural science and technology education center, for the expansion or improvement of existing facilities or for the replacement or improvement of equipment therein, and (2) subject to the provisions of section 10-65b, in an amount equal to [one thousand seven hundred fifty] two thousand seven hundred fifty dollars per student for every secondary school student who was enrolled in such center on October first of the previous year.

(b) Each local or regional board of education not maintaining an agricultural science and technology education center shall provide opportunities for its students to enroll in one or more such centers in a number that is at least equal to the number specified in any written agreement with each such center or centers, or in the absence of such an agreement, a number that is at least equal to the average number of its students that the board of education enrolled in each such center or centers during the previous three school years, provided, in addition to such number, each such board of education shall provide opportunities for its students to enroll in the ninth grade in a number that is at least equal to the number specified in any written agreement with each such center or centers, or in the absence of such an agreement, a number that is at least equal to the average number of students that the board of education enrolled in the ninth grade in each such center or centers during the previous three school years. If a local or regional board of education provided opportunities for students to enroll in more than one center for the school year commencing July 1, 2007, such board of education shall continue to provide such opportunities to students in accordance with this subsection. The board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center may charge, subject to the provisions of section 10-65b, tuition for a school year in an amount not to exceed [eighty-two and five-tenths] sixty-two and forty-seven one-hundredths per cent of the foundation level pursuant to subdivision (9) of section 10-262f, per student for the fiscal year in which the tuition is paid, except that such board may charge tuition for (1) students enrolled under shared-time arrangements on a pro rata basis, and (2) special education students which shall not exceed the actual costs of educating such students minus the amounts received pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section and subsection (c) of this section. Any tuition paid by such board for special education students in excess of the tuition paid for non-special-education students shall be reimbursed pursuant to section 10-76g.

(c) In addition to the grants described in subsection (a) of this section, within available appropriations, (1) each local or regional board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center in which more than one hundred fifty of the students in the prior school year were out-of-district students shall be eligible to receive a grant in an amount equal to five hundred dollars for every secondary school student enrolled in such center on October first of the previous year, (2) on and after July 1, 2000, if a local or regional board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center that received a grant pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection no longer qualifies for such a grant, such local or regional board of education shall receive a grant in an amount determined as follows: (A) For the first fiscal year such board of education does not qualify for a grant under said subdivision (1), a grant in the amount equal to four hundred dollars for every secondary school student enrolled in its agricultural science and technology education center on October first of the previous year, (B) for the second successive fiscal year such board of education does not so qualify, a grant in an amount equal to three hundred dollars for every such secondary school student enrolled in such center on said date, (C) for the third successive fiscal year such board of education does not so qualify, a grant in an amount equal to two hundred dollars for every such secondary school student enrolled in such center on said date, and (D) for the fourth successive fiscal year such board of education does not so qualify, a grant in an amount equal to one hundred dollars for every such secondary school student enrolled in such center on said date, and (3) each local and regional board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center that does not receive a grant pursuant to subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection shall receive a grant in an amount equal to sixty dollars for every secondary school student enrolled in such center on said date.

(d) (1) If there are any remaining funds after the amount of the grants described in subsections (a) and (c) of this section are calculated, within available appropriations, each local or regional board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center shall be eligible to receive a grant in an amount equal to one hundred dollars for each student enrolled in such center on October first of the previous school year. (2) If there are any remaining funds after the amount of the grants described in subdivision (1) of this subsection are calculated, within available appropriations, each local or regional board of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center that had more than one hundred fifty out-of-district students enrolled in such center on October first of the previous school year shall be eligible to receive a grant based on the ratio of the number of out-of-district students in excess of one hundred fifty out-of-district students enrolled in such center on said date to the total number of out-of-district students in excess of one hundred fifty out-of-district students enrolled in all agricultural science and technology education centers that had in excess of one hundred fifty out-of-district students enrolled on said date.

(e) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the Department of Education shall allocate five hundred thousand dollars to local or regional boards of education operating an agricultural science and technology education center in accordance with the provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section.

(f) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and each fiscal year thereafter, if a local or regional board of education receives an increase in funds pursuant to this section over the amount it received for the prior fiscal year such increase shall not be used to supplant local funding for educational purposes.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-51 and 10-222, for the fiscal year ending June 30, [2013] 2014, any amount received by a local or regional board of education pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section that exceeds the amount appropriated for education by the municipality or the amount in the budget approved by such regional board of education for purposes of said subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, shall be available for use by such local or regional board of education, provided such excess amount is spent in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 171. Subsection (i) of section 10-266p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(i) In addition to the amounts allocated in subsection (a) and subsections (c) to (h), inclusive, of this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, and each fiscal year thereafter, the State Board of Education shall allocate [six hundred fifty thousand] two million twenty thousand dollars to the town ranked sixth when all towns are ranked from highest to lowest in population, based on the most recent federal decennial census.

Sec. 172. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The State Department of Education shall authorize the adult education programs located in the cities of New Haven and Bridgeport to provide additional instructional services including, but not limited to, training in technology, technical skills, literacy and numeracy and counseling.

Sec. 173. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) Up to two hundred thousand dollars of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, to the State Department of Education for the alternative high school and adult incentive program account shall be used for a grant to Literacy How located in the town of North Haven for the provision of adult literacy services for each of said fiscal years.

Sec. 174. Subsection (a) of section 10a-1d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established an Office of Higher Education. [Such office shall be within the Board of Regents for Higher Education for administrative purposes only. ] The Office of Higher Education shall administer the programs set forth in sections 10-19g, 10-155d, 10a-10a, 10a-11, 10a-11a, 10a-17d, 10a-34 to 10a-34f, inclusive, 10a-35, [10a-36 to 10a-42g, inclusive, 10a-164a,] 10a-166, [and] 10a-168a, [to 10a-170, inclusive] 10a-169a, 10a-169b and section 182 of this act. The State Board of Education shall be responsible for approving any action taken pursuant to sections 10a-34 to 10a-34f, inclusive.

Sec. 175. Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 10a-1e of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Wherever the term "Board of Governors of Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Board of Regents for Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-22e, 4-38c, 4-67x, 4-89, as amended by this act, 4-186, 4d-80, 4d-82, 5-160, 5-177, 10-16p, 10-19, 10-145a, 10-145b, 10-145m, 10-145n, 10-145p, 10-155e, 10-155l, 10-183n, 10-220a, 10-235, 10a-6, 10a-7, 10a-10, [10a-12b,] 10a-13, 10a-16, 10a-19i, 10a-20a, 10a-22, 10a-25j, 10a-25o, 10a-25p, 10a-31, 10a-33, [10a-36, 10a-42b,] 10a-43, 10a-44b, 10a-45, 10a-46, 10a-48, 10a-48b, 10a-49, 10a-51, 10a-54, 10a-66, 10a-74, 10a-78, 10a-132a, 10a-149, 10a-161, 10a-162a, [10a-163,] 10a-163b, 10a-166, 10a-168, [10a-169, 10a-170b, 10a-170d, 10a-170l, 10a-170m, 10a-170u, 10a-170v,] 10a-170w, 10a-171, 10a-203, 10a-210, 12-407, 19a-75, 20-37a, 20-206bb, 30-20a and 52-279.

(b) Wherever the term "Department of Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Board of Regents for Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 4-89, as amended by this act, 4-124x, 4-124y, 4-124aa, 4a-11, 4d-82, 5-155a, 5-198, 10-8c, 10-76i, 10-145b, 10-221a, 10a-1, 10a-8b, 10a-8c, 10a-10, 10a-12, 10a-14, 10a-17, 10a-19c, 10a-19e, 10a-19f, [10a-19g,] 10a-19i, 10a-25, 10a-25n, 10a-48, 10a-54, 10a-55g, 10a-65, 10a-77a, 10a-99a, 10a-109i, 10a-151, 10a-161b, [10a-163,] 10a-163b, 10a-169a, 10a-169b, [10a-170a, 10a-170e, 10a-170i, 10a-170l, 10a-170r, 10a-170t, 10a-170u,] 11-1, 17a-52, 17a-215c and 20-206bb.

(c) Wherever the term "Commissioner of Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-22e, 4-124x, 4-124y, 4-124aa, 10-1, 10-16p, 10-16z, 10a-19d, 10a-19e, 10a-19f, [10a-19h,] 10a-48, 10a-48b, 10a-55a, 10a-77a, 10a-99a, 10a-109i, 10a-112g, 10a-144, 10a-150, 10a-150b, 10a-161a, 10a-161b, [10a-163,] 10a-169a, 10a-169b, [10a-170c, 10a-170d, 10a-170i, 10a-170k, 10a-170s, 10a-170t,] 10a-203, 10a-224, 12-413b, 17a-52, 32-4f, 32-35 and 32-39.

Sec. 176. Subsection (a) of section 10a-1f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Wherever the term "Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Office of Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 10-155d, 10a-1d, 10a-10a, 10a-11, 10a-11a, 10a-22d, 10a-22r, 10a-22s, 10a-22u, 10a-34, 10a-34a, 10a-34c, 10a-34d, 10a-34e, 10a-34f, 10a-35, 10a-38, 10a-39, 10a-40, 10a-42, 10a-42g, 10a-48a, as amended by this act, 10a-104 [, 10a-163a, 10a-164a,] and 10a-168a. [, 10a-169 and 10a-170. ]

Sec. 177. Section 10a-48a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a)] There is established within the Office of Higher Education a student community service fellowship program to develop community service leadership and activities for students at institutions of higher education in the state. For each fiscal year in which funds are appropriated the program shall provide a fellowship or fellowships. Fellowships shall be awarded for one academic year, except that fellowships to undergraduate students shall be awarded on a semester basis. Fellowship recipients shall work throughout the state to develop and coordinate programs in which students provide community service, train students who are providing or are interested in providing community service, be responsible for publicizing opportunities for students to provide community service, work with faculty and administrators at institutions of higher education in the state to promote student community service and assist in the implementation of the provisions of section 10a-48. To be eligible for a fellowship pursuant to this subsection, an applicant's residence shall be as defined in section 10a-28.

[(b) Not later than January 1, 1991, each institution of higher education which receives funds for student financial assistance pursuant to section 10a-40 or 10a-164a, shall have a coordinator for student community service, provided each such institution may designate either an employee or a student as such coordinator. ]

Sec. 178. Subsection (a) of section 10a-55i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) There is established a Higher Education Consolidation Committee which shall be convened by the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education or such chairpersons' designee, who shall be a member of such joint standing committee. The membership of the Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall consist of the higher education subcommittee on appropriations and the chairpersons, vice chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and appropriations. The Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall establish a meeting and public hearing schedule for purposes of receiving updates from the Board of Regents for Higher Education on the progress of the consolidation of the state system of higher education pursuant to section 4-9c, subsection (a) of section 4d-90, subsection (g) of section 5-160, section 5-199d, subsection (a) of section 7-323k, subsection (a) of section 7-608, subsection (a) of section 10-9, section 10-155d, subdivision (14) of section 10-183b, sections 10a-1a to 10a-1d, inclusive, 10a-3 and 10a-3a, subsection (a) of section 10a-6a, sections 10a-6b, 10a-8, 10a-10a to 10a-11a, inclusive, 10a-17d and 10a-22a, subsections (f) and (h) of section 10a-22b, subsections (c) and (d) of section 10a-22d, sections 10a-22h and 10a-22k, subsection (a) of section 10a-22n, sections 10a-22r, 10a-22s, 10a-22u, 10a-22v, 10a-22x and 10a-34 to 10a-35a, inclusive, [subsection (e) of section 10a-37, sections 10a-38 to 10a-40, inclusive, 10a-42 and 10a-42g,] subsection (a) of section 10a-48a, as amended by this act, sections 10a-55i, as amended by this act, 10a-71 and 10a-72, subsections (c) and (f) of section 10a-77, section 10a-88, subsection (a) of section 10a-89, subsection (c) of section 10a-99 and sections 10a-102, 10a-104, 10a-105, 10a-109e, 10a-143 [, 10a-163a, 10a-164a,] and 10a-168a. [and 10a-170. ] The Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall convene its first meeting on or before September 15, 2011, and meet not less than once every two months until September 15, 2012.

Sec. 179. Subsection (f) of section 4-89 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to appropriations to the Office of Higher Education for student financial assistance for [the scholarship program established under section 10a-169, or for the high technology graduate scholarship program established under section 10a-170a,] the Governor's Scholarship program established under section 182 of this act, or to the Board of Regents for Higher Education for Connecticut higher education centers of excellence established under section 10a-25h, to the Office of Higher Education for the minority advancement program established under subsection (b) of section 10a-11, to the Board of Regents for Higher Education 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 Regents for Higher Education 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 Office of Higher Education and Board of Regents for 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.

Sec. 180. Section 10a-161 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

The [Board of Regents for] Office of Higher Education shall: (1) Establish state-wide policy pertaining to student financial assistance; [under sections 10a-163 and 10a-167 to 10a-169, inclusive; ] (2) establish procedure by regulation, for the award of financial assistance under [sections] section 10a-167 and [10a-169] section 182 of this act; (3) review and approve applications for financial assistance under [sections 10a-163,] section 10a-168 and [10a-169] section 182 of this act; (4) receive and review records of all financial assistance granted pursuant to section 10a-167; (5) increase the availability of the state financial assistance programs to all segments of the state population, with significant attention to those with special needs; and (6) assist financial aid officers at institutions of higher education and secondary school guidance counselors in becoming better informed about matters concerning student financial assistance affairs. [The Board of Regents for Higher Education shall appoint a seven-member advisory committee on student financial assistance matters. At least one member shall be a financial aid officer at a public institution of higher education; at least one member shall be a financial aid officer at an independent institution of higher education; at least one member shall be a Connecticut student from a public institution of higher education in the state; at least one member shall be a Connecticut student from an independent college or university in the state; and, at least one member shall be a public secondary school guidance counselor. ]

Sec. 181. Section 10a-168 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

If the [Board of Regents for] Office of Higher Education determines that no approved program of teacher education within the state is available for the preparation of teachers of children requiring special education as defined in part V of chapter 164, said [board of regents] office may provide scholarship aid for such undergraduate and graduate students as it may designate to attend approved programs in institutions in other states. The [board] office may determine the amount of such scholarship aid in each case. [, without regard to the limitations of section 10a-169. ] In order to be eligible for such scholarship aid, any applicant shall agree to teach children requiring special education in Connecticut for at least three years.

Sec. 182. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Family contribution" means the expected family contribution for educational costs as computed from the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid;

(2) "Full-time or part-time undergraduate student" means a student who is enrolled at an institution of higher education in a course of study leading to such student's first associate or bachelor degree and who is carrying, for a full-time student, twelve or more semester credit hours, or, for a part-time student, between six and eleven semester credit hours at such institution of higher education;

(3) "Independent institution of higher education" means a nonprofit institution established in this state (A) that has degree-granting authority in this state; (B) that has its main campus located in this state; (C) that is not included in the Connecticut system of public higher education; and (D) whose primary function is not the preparation of students for religious vocation;

(4) "Public institution of higher education" means the constituent units of the state system of higher education identified in subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive, of section 10a-1 of the general statutes;

(5) "Eligible educational costs" means the tuition and required fees for an individual student that are published by each institution of higher education participating in the grant program established under this section, plus a fixed amount for required books and educational supplies as determined by the Office of Higher Education.

(b) The state, acting through the Office of Higher Education, shall establish the Governor's Scholarship program to annually make need-based financial aid available for eligible educational costs for Connecticut residents enrolled at Connecticut's public and independent institutions of higher education as full-time or part-time undergraduate students beginning with new or transfer students in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Any award made to a student in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, under the capitol scholarship grant program, established under section 10a-169 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, the Connecticut aid to public college students grant program, established under section 10a-164a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, Connecticut aid to Charter Oak, established under subsection (c) of section 10a-164a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, or the Connecticut independent college student grant program, established under section 10a-36 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2013, shall be offered under the Governor's Scholarship program and be renewable for the life of the original award, provided such student meets and continues to meet the need and academic standards established for purposes of the program under which such student received the original award.

(c) Within available appropriations, the Governor's Scholarship program shall be comprised of a need and merit-based grant, a need-based grant, a Charter Oak grant, and a performance incentive pool. The need and merit-based grant shall be funded at not less than twenty per cent of available appropriations. The need-based grant shall be funded at up to eighty per cent of available appropriations. The Charter Oak grant shall be not less than one hundred thousand dollars of available appropriations. The incentive pool shall be not less than two and one-half per cent of available appropriations. There shall be an administrative allowance based on one-quarter of one per cent of the available appropriations, but not less than one hundred thousand dollars. Not less than thirty-eight per cent of the annual appropriation shall be allocated to the independent institutions of higher education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and not less than thirty-six per cent of such appropriation shall be allocated to such institutions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

(d) The Governor's Scholarship need and merit-based grant shall be available to any Connecticut resident who is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at any public or independent institution of higher education beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. The Office of Higher Education shall determine eligibility by financial need based on family contribution and eligibility by merit based on either previous high school academic achievement or performance on standardized academic aptitude tests. The Office of Higher Education shall make awards according to a sliding scale, annually determined by said office, up to a maximum family contribution and based on available appropriations and eligible students. The Governor's Scholarship need and merit-based grant shall be awarded in a higher amount than the need-based grant awarded pursuant to subsection (e) of this section. Recipients of the need and merit-based grant shall not be eligible to receive an additional need-based award. The accepting institution of higher education shall disburse sums awarded under such grant for payment of the student's eligible educational costs.

(e) The Governor's Scholarship need-based grant shall be available to any Connecticut resident who is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at any public or independent institution of higher education beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. The Office of Higher Education shall determine eligibility based on family contribution. The amount of the annual appropriation to be allocated to each institution of higher education shall be determined by its actual eligible enrollment based on family contribution during the fiscal year one year prior to the grant year. Participating institutions of higher education shall make awards according to a sliding scale, annually determined by the Office of Higher Education, up to a maximum family contribution and based on available appropriations and the number of eligible students. Each participating institution of higher education shall expend all of the moneys received under the Governor's Scholarship program as direct financial assistance only for eligible educational costs based on the sliding scale determined by the Office of Higher Education and the maximum award amounts set by said office.

(f) Participating institutions of higher education shall annually provide the Office of Higher Education with data and reports on all Connecticut students who applied for financial aid, including, but not limited to, students receiving a Governor's Scholarship grant, in a form and at a time determined by said office. If an institution of higher education fails to submit information to the Office of Higher Education as directed, such institution shall be prohibited from participating in the scholarship program in the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such institution failed to submit such information. Each participating institution of higher education shall maintain, for a period of not less than three years, records substantiating the reported number of Connecticut students and documentation utilized by the institution of higher education in determining eligibility of the student grant recipients. Such records shall be subject to audit. Funds not obligated by an institution of higher education shall be returned by February fifteenth in the fiscal year the grant was made to the Office of Higher Education for reallocation. Financial aid provided to Connecticut residents under this program shall be designated as a grant from the Governor's Scholarship program.

(g) The Governor's Scholarship Charter Oak grant shall be available to any full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in Charter Oak State College beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. The Office of Higher Education shall allocate any appropriation to Charter Oak State College to be used to provide grants for eligible educational costs to residents of this state who demonstrate substantial financial need and who are matriculated in a degree program at Charter Oak State College. Individual awards shall not exceed a student's calculated eligible educational costs. Financial aid provided to Connecticut residents under this program shall be designated as a grant from the Governor's Scholarship program.

(h) The Governor's Scholarship incentive pool shall be created to encourage retention and completion for any student who (1) receives the Governor's Scholarship need-based grant, (2) returns with sufficient credits to complete such student's associate degree in two years or bachelor degree in four years, and (3) exceeds the minimum satisfactory academic performance standards as determined by the Office of Higher Education. Such student shall be eligible beginning in the second year of such student's need-based grant. The pool shall be distributed to participating institutions of higher education based on eligibility as determined by the Office of Higher Education.

(i) In administering the Governor's Scholarship program, the Office of Higher Education shall develop and utilize fiscal procedures designed to ensure accountability of the public funds expended. Such procedures shall include provisions for compliance audits that shall be conducted by the Office of Higher Education on any institution of higher education that participates in the program. Commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and biennially thereafter, each such institution of higher education shall submit the results of an audit done by an independent certified public accountant for each year of participation in the program. Any institution of higher education determined by the Office of Higher Education not to be in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Governor's Scholarship program shall be ineligible to receive funds under the program for the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the institution of higher education was determined not to be in substantial compliance. Funding shall be restored when the Office of Higher Education determines that the institution of higher education has returned to substantial compliance.

Sec. 183. Subsection (a) of section 10-21c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any local or regional board of education that has a demonstrated shortage of certified teachers in those fields designated by the State Board of Education [pursuant to the provisions of section 10a-163] or that elects to expand the academic offerings to students in the areas identified by the Labor Commissioner and the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to the provisions of section 4-124w may solicit and accept qualified private sector specialists, not necessarily certified to teach, whose services to teach in shortage areas have been donated by business firms, as defined in section 12-631. Private sector specialists who donate their services may be permitted to offer instruction in existing or specially designed curricula, provided no private sector specialist shall be permitted to work more than one-half of the maximum classroom hours of a full-time certified teacher, and provided further no private sector specialist teaching in an area identified by the Labor Commissioner and the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to section 4-124w shall have sole responsibility for a classroom. No certified teacher may be terminated, transferred or reassigned due to the utilization of any private sector specialist. Local or regional boards of education shall annually review the need for private sector specialists and shall not renew or place a private sector specialist if certified teachers are available.

Sec. 184. Subsection (a) of section 10a-6 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Board of Regents for Higher Education shall: (1) Establish state-wide policy and guidelines for Connecticut's system of public higher education; (2) develop a master plan for higher education and postsecondary education, consistent with the goals in subsection (b) of this section; (3) establish state-wide tuition and student fee policies; [(4) establish state-wide student financial aid policies; (5)] (4) monitor and evaluate institutional effectiveness and viability in accordance with criteria established by the board; [(6)] (5) merge or close institutions within the Connecticut State University System, the regional community-technical college system and the Board for State Academic Awards in accordance with criteria established by the board, provided (A) such recommended merger or closing shall require a two-thirds vote of the board and (B) notice of such recommended merger or closing shall be sent to the committee having cognizance over matters relating to education and to the General Assembly; [(7)] (6) review and approve mission statements for the Connecticut State University System, the regional community-technical college system and the Board for State Academic Awards and role and scope statements for the individual institutions and campuses of such constituent units; [(8)] (7) review and approve any recommendations for the establishment of new academic programs submitted to the board by the constituent unit boards of trustees, and, in consultation with the affected constituent units, provide for the initiation, consolidation or termination of academic programs. The Board of Regents for Higher Education shall notify the board of trustees affected by the proposed termination of an academic program. Within ninety days of receipt of such notice, said trustees shall accept or reject the termination proposal and shall notify the Board of Regents for Higher Education of its action. If the termination proposal is rejected by the trustees, the Board of Regents for Higher Education may override the rejection by a two-thirds vote; [(9)] (8) develop criteria to ensure acceptable quality in programs and institutions and enforce standards through licensing and accreditation; [(10)] (9) prepare and present to the Governor and General Assembly, in accordance with section 10a-8, consolidated operating and capital expenditure budgets for public higher education developed in accordance with the provisions of said section 10a-8; [(11)] (10) review and make recommendations on plans received from the constituent unit boards of trustees for the continuing development and maximum utilization of the state's public higher education resources; [(12)] (11) appoint advisory committees to assist in defining and suggesting solutions for the problems and needs of higher education; [(13)] (12) establish an advisory council for higher education with representatives from public and private institutions to study methods and proposals for coordinating efforts of all such institutions in providing a stimulating and enriched educational environment for the citizens of the state, including measures to improve educational opportunities through alternative and nontraditional approaches such as external degrees and credit by examination; [(14)] (13) coordinate programs and services throughout public higher education and between public and independent institutions, including procedures to evaluate the impact on independent institutions of higher education of proposals affecting public institutions of higher education; [(15)] (14) make or enter into contracts, leases or other agreements in connection with its responsibilities under this part, provided all acquisitions of real estate by lease or otherwise shall be subject to the provisions of section 4b-23; [(16)] (15) be responsible for the care and maintenance of permanent records of institutions of higher education dissolved after September 1, 1969; [(17)] (16) prepare and present to the Governor and General Assembly