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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 886

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 3088

 

*03088_______AGE*

Referred to Committee on AGING

 

Introduced by:

 

(AGE)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING AGING IN PLACE.

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

Section 1. Section 17b-105d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the member agencies of the Child Poverty and Prevention Council, may work with local governments, institutions of higher education, community action agencies and other entities to continue and expand efforts, within available appropriations, to enroll eligible individuals in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and to enroll eligible supplemental nutrition assistance participants in education, employment and training activities.

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services shall establish a system of coordinated outreach to increase awareness and utilization of the supplemental nutrition assistance program by eligible individuals, including, but not limited to, recipients of home-delivered and congregate meals and recipients of public assistance. Such outreach shall take place at sites including, but not limited to: (1) Community centers, (2) libraries, and (3) congregate meal sites. Such outreach shall include prescreening for eligibility and assisting potential recipients to complete applications for supplemental nutrition assistance available at such sites.

Sec. 2. Section 13b-38bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall establish a state matching grant program, in accordance with the provisions of this section, which shall be available to any municipality upon application of such municipality. Such grants shall be expended by such municipalities for elderly and disabled demand responsive transportation programs that shall be available to persons age sixty or older.

(b) Not later than thirty days after the commissioner determines an allocation amount, the commissioner shall notify municipalities of the availability of such amount.

(c) Municipalities shall apply to the state through a designated regional planning organization or transit district for funding allocations. The regional planning organization or transit district and municipalities interested in applying for the funds shall collaborate on service design to determine how to use the funding most effectively in that municipality and its surrounding region. The commissioner shall have the authority to approve or disapprove the method for delivery of service.

(d) The maximum amount allocated to a municipality shall be determined by the commissioner in accordance with the following formula: Fifty per cent of such funds shall be apportioned on the basis of the share of the population of persons age sixty or older in the municipality relative to the state's total population of persons age sixty or older, as defined in the most recent federal decennial census or in estimates provided in the five-year interim by the Office of Policy and Management. Fifty per cent of such funds shall be apportioned on the basis of a municipality's square mileage relative to the state's total square mileage.

(e) Each municipality applying for such grant funds shall provide a fifty per cent match to such funds. If a municipality chooses not to apply for such funds, its portion shall revert to the Special Transportation Fund to expand existing state matching grant programs pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.

(f) Not later than thirty days after state matching grant funds are awarded in any fiscal year pursuant to this section, the Commissioner of Transportation shall notify municipalities which received such state matching grant funds of any additional funding remaining in the state matching grant program and invite applications for additional funding to expand existing programs. The commissioner shall give preference in the allocation of additional funds to two or more municipalities which present a regional approach to expanding demand responsive transportation options. Such options shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Creating or expanding designated transportation regions and service within such regions, (2) creating and maintaining an automated data base of transportation service schedules and making said data base available to persons from designated transportation regions, and (3) allocating municipal staff resources to coordinate regional public and private demand responsive transportation options, including the use of volunteer drivers.

[(f)] (g) A municipality, receiving a grant provided pursuant to this section, shall annually submit to the Commissioner of Transportation, on forms provided by said commissioner, the following data on such transportation programs: (1) The number of unduplicated riders; (2) the number of one-way trips; (3) the number of miles traveled; (4) the number of trip denials; (5) the number of hours vehicles are in use annually; (6) all federal, state, municipal and other revenues received and expenditures incurred in the provision of dial-a-ride services; and (7) any other information determined to be necessary by the commissioner.

[(g)] (h) A municipality receiving a grant pursuant to this section shall annually submit to the Commissioner of Transportation a certification that any state grant shall be in addition to current municipality levels of spending on such programs.

[(h)] (i) Any funds shall only be expended for [grants] the state matching grant program established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and administrative costs and shall not be expended for any other purpose.

Sec. 3. Subdivision (20) of subsection (a) of section 12-701 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013):

(20) "Connecticut adjusted gross income" means adjusted gross income, with the following modifications:

(A) There shall be added thereto (i) to the extent not properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any interest income from obligations issued by or on behalf of any state, political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity, exclusive of such income from obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut and exclusive of any such income with respect to which taxation by any state is prohibited by federal law, (ii) any exempt-interest dividends, as defined in Section 852(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code, exclusive of such exempt-interest dividends derived from obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut and exclusive of such exempt-interest dividends derived from obligations, the income with respect to which taxation by any state is prohibited by federal law, (iii) any interest or dividend income on obligations or securities of any authority, commission or instrumentality of the United States which federal law exempts from federal income tax but does not exempt from state income taxes, (iv) to the extent included in gross income for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, the total taxable amount of a lump sum distribution for the taxable year deductible from such gross income in calculating federal adjusted gross income, (v) to the extent properly includable in determining the net gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of capital assets for federal income tax purposes, any loss from the sale or exchange of obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut, in the income year such loss was recognized, (vi) to the extent deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, any income taxes imposed by this state, (vii) to the extent deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, any interest on indebtedness incurred or continued to purchase or carry obligations or securities the interest on which is exempt from tax under this chapter, (viii) expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year for the production or collection of income which is exempt from taxation under this chapter or the management, conservation or maintenance of property held for the production of such income, and the amortizable bond premium for the taxable year on any bond the interest on which is exempt from tax under this chapter to the extent that such expenses and premiums are deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, (ix) for property placed in service after September 10, 2001, but prior to September 11, 2004, in taxable years ending after September 10, 2001, any additional allowance for depreciation under subsection (k) of Section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code, as provided by Section 101 of the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, to the extent deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, (x) to the extent deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, the deduction allowable as qualified domestic production activities income, pursuant to Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code, (xi) to the extent not properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, any income from the discharge of indebtedness, in taxable years ending after December 31, 2008, in connection with any reacquisition, after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2011, of an applicable debt instrument or instruments, as those terms are defined in Section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by Section 1231 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the inclusion of which income in federal gross income for the taxable year is deferred, as provided by said Section 1231; (xii) to the extent not properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, an amount equal to fifty per cent of any distribution from a manufacturing reinvestment account used in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 32-9zz to the extent that a contribution to such account was subtracted from federal adjusted gross income pursuant to clause (xix) of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for the current or a preceding taxable year; and (xiii) to the extent not properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, an amount equal to (I) any distribution from a manufacturing reinvestment account not used in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 32-9zz to the extent that a contribution to such account was subtracted from federal adjusted gross income pursuant to clause (xix) of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for the current or a preceding taxable year, and (II) any return of money from a manufacturing reinvestment account pursuant to subsection (d) of section 32-9zz to the extent that a contribution to such account was subtracted from federal adjusted gross income pursuant to clause (xix) of subparagraph (B) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for the current or a preceding taxable year.

(B) There shall be subtracted therefrom (i) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any income with respect to which taxation by any state is prohibited by federal law, (ii) to the extent allowable under section 12-718, exempt dividends paid by a regulated investment company, (iii) the amount of any refund or credit for overpayment of income taxes imposed by this state, or any other state of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, (iv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes and not otherwise subtracted from federal adjusted gross income pursuant to clause (x) of this subparagraph in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income, any tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, (v) to the extent any additional allowance for depreciation under Section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, as provided by Section 101 of the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, for property placed in service after December 31, 2001, but prior to September 10, 2004, was added to federal adjusted gross income pursuant to subparagraph (A)(ix) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for a taxable year ending after December 31, 2001, twenty-five per cent of such additional allowance for depreciation in each of the four succeeding taxable years, (vi) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any interest income from obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut, (vii) to the extent properly includable in determining the net gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of capital assets for federal income tax purposes, any gain from the sale or exchange of obligations issued by or on behalf of the state of Connecticut, any political subdivision thereof, or public instrumentality, state or local authority, district or similar public entity created under the laws of the state of Connecticut, in the income year such gain was recognized, (viii) any interest on indebtedness incurred or continued to purchase or carry obligations or securities the interest on which is subject to tax under this chapter but exempt from federal income tax, to the extent that such interest on indebtedness is not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income and is attributable to a trade or business carried on by such individual, (ix) ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year for the production or collection of income which is subject to taxation under this chapter but exempt from federal income tax, or the management, conservation or maintenance of property held for the production of such income, and the amortizable bond premium for the taxable year on any bond the interest on which is subject to tax under this chapter but exempt from federal income tax, to the extent that such expenses and premiums are not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income and are attributable to a trade or business carried on by such individual, (x) (I) for a person who files a return under the federal income tax as an unmarried individual whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than fifty thousand dollars, or as a married individual filing separately whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than fifty thousand dollars, or for a husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax as married individuals filing jointly whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than sixty thousand dollars or a person who files a return under the federal income tax as a head of household whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is less than sixty thousand dollars, an amount equal to the Social Security benefits includable for federal income tax purposes; and (II) for a person who files a return under the federal income tax as an unmarried individual whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is fifty thousand dollars or more, or as a married individual filing separately whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is fifty thousand dollars or more, or for a husband and wife who file a return under the federal income tax as married individuals filing jointly whose federal adjusted gross income from such taxable year is sixty thousand dollars or more or for a person who files a return under the federal income tax as a head of household whose federal adjusted gross income for such taxable year is sixty thousand dollars or more, an amount equal to the difference between the amount of Social Security benefits includable for federal income tax purposes and the lesser of twenty-five per cent of the Social Security benefits received during the taxable year, or twenty-five per cent of the excess described in Section 86(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, (xi) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, any amount rebated to a taxpayer pursuant to section 12-746, (xii) to the extent properly includable in the gross income for federal income tax purposes of a designated beneficiary, any distribution to such beneficiary from any qualified state tuition program, as defined in Section 529(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, established and maintained by this state or any official, agency or instrumentality of the state, (xiii) to the extent allowable under section 12-701a, contributions to accounts established pursuant to any qualified state tuition program, as defined in Section 529(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, established and maintained by this state or any official, agency or instrumentality of the state, (xiv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes, the amount of any Holocaust victims' settlement payment received in the taxable year by a Holocaust victim, (xv) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes of an account holder, as defined in section 31-51ww, interest earned on funds deposited in the individual development account, as defined in section 31-51ww, of such account holder, (xvi) to the extent properly includable in the gross income for federal income tax purposes of a designated beneficiary, as defined in section 3-123aa, interest, dividends or capital gains earned on contributions to accounts established for the designated beneficiary pursuant to the Connecticut Homecare Option Program for the Elderly established by sections 3-123aa to 3-123ff, inclusive, (xvii) to the extent properly included in gross income for federal income tax purposes, fifty per cent of the income received from the United States government as retirement pay for a retired member of (I) the Armed Forces of the United States, as defined in Section 101 of Title 10 of the United States Code, or (II) the National Guard, as defined in Section 101 of Title 10 of the United States Code, (xviii) to the extent properly includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, any income from the discharge of indebtedness in connection with any reacquisition, after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2011, of an applicable debt instrument or instruments, as those terms are defined in Section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by Section 1231 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to the extent any such income was added to federal adjusted gross income pursuant to subparagraph (A)(x) of this subdivision in computing Connecticut adjusted gross income for a preceding taxable year; [and] (xix) to the extent not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, the amount of any contribution to a manufacturing reinvestment account established pursuant to section 32-9zz in the taxable year that such contribution is made; and (xx) to the extent not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income, the amount paid by a taxpayer during the taxable year for premiums on a long-term care policy, as defined in section 38a-501 or 38a-528, or a long-term care policy issued pursuant to section 38a-475, under which policy the taxpayer is insured during the taxable year.

(C) With respect to a person who is the beneficiary of a trust or estate, there shall be added or subtracted, as the case may be, from adjusted gross income such person's share, as determined under section 12-714, in the Connecticut fiduciary adjustment.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Qualifying individual" means (A) a dependent, as defined in 26 USC 152, or (B) the spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt or uncle of the taxpayer, if such relative is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself and has the same principal place of abode as the taxpayer for more than one-half of the taxable year.

(2) "Employment-related expenses" means amounts paid by the taxpayer for the care of a qualifying individual who regularly spends at least eight hours each day in the taxpayer's household and are incurred to enable the taxpayer to be gainfully employed for any period for which there are one or more qualifying individuals living with the taxpayer.

(3) "Applicable percentage" means thirty-five per cent of the total employment-related expenses provided said percentage shall be reduced by one per cent for each two thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, by which the taxpayer's adjusted gross income for the taxable year exceeds fifteen thousand dollars, and provided further said percentage shall not be less than twenty per cent.

(b) There shall be allowed a credit for any taxpayer against the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes, other than the liability imposed by section 12-707 of the general statutes, for any taxable year in an amount equal to the applicable percentage of the employment-related expenses incurred by such taxpayer during the taxable year. The credit shall be claimed for the taxable year in which such employment-related expenses were incurred.

(c) The amount of the employment-related expenses incurred during any taxable year that may be eligible for a credit pursuant to this section shall not exceed (1) three thousand dollars if there is one qualifying individual living with the taxpayer for such taxable year, or (2) six thousand dollars if there are two or more qualifying individuals living with the taxpayer for such taxable year.

(d) The credit pursuant to this section shall not exceed the amount of tax otherwise due under chapter 229 of the general statutes.

(e) Any taxpayer intending to claim a credit under the provisions of this section shall apply for such credit on a form provided by the Commissioner of Revenue Services. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 5. Subsection (e) of section 8-23 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) (1) Such plan of conservation and development shall (A) be a statement of policies, goals and standards for the physical and economic development of the municipality, (B) provide for a system of principal thoroughfares, parkways, bridges, streets, sidewalks, multipurpose trails and other public ways as appropriate, (C) be designed to promote, with the greatest efficiency and economy, the coordinated development of the municipality and the general welfare and prosperity of its people and identify areas where it is feasible and prudent (i) to have compact, transit accessible, pedestrian-oriented mixed use development patterns and land reuse, and (ii) to promote such development patterns and land reuse, (D) recommend the most desirable use of land within the municipality for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, conservation, agricultural and other purposes and include a map showing such proposed land uses, (E) recommend the most desirable density of population in the several parts of the municipality, (F) note any inconsistencies with the following growth management principles: (i) Redevelopment and revitalization of commercial centers and areas of mixed land uses with existing or planned physical infrastructure; (ii) expansion of housing opportunities and design choices to accommodate a variety of household types and needs; (iii) concentration of development around transportation nodes and along major transportation corridors to support the viability of transportation options and land reuse; (iv) conservation and restoration of the natural environment, cultural and historical resources and existing farmlands; (v) protection of environmental assets critical to public health and safety; and (vi) integration of planning across all levels of government to address issues on a local, regional and state-wide basis, (G) make provision for the development of housing opportunities, including opportunities for multifamily dwellings, consistent with soil types, terrain and infrastructure capacity, for all residents of the municipality and the planning region in which the municipality is located, as designated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management under section 16a-4a, (H) promote housing choice and economic diversity in housing, including housing for both low and moderate income households, and encourage the development of housing which will meet the housing needs identified in the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development prepared pursuant to section 8-37t and in the housing component and the other components of the state plan of conservation and development prepared pursuant to chapter 297, and (I) include planning to allow older adults and persons with disabilities the ability to live in their homes and communities whenever possible. Such planning shall include: (i) Permitting home sharing in single-family zones between up to four adult persons of any age with disabilities or who are sixty years of age or older, whether or not related, who receive supportive services in the home; (ii) allowing accessory apartments for persons with disabilities or persons sixty years of age or older, or their caregivers, in all residential zones, subject to municipal zoning regulations concerning design and long-term use of the principal property after it is no longer in use by such persons; and (iii) expanding the definition of "family" in single-family zones to allow for accessory apartments for persons sixty years of age or older, persons with disabilities or their caregivers. In preparing such plan the commission shall consider focusing development and revitalization in areas with existing or planned physical infrastructure. For purposes of this subsection, "disabilities" has the same meaning as provided in 42 USC 12102, as amended from time to time.

(2) For any municipality that is contiguous to Long Island Sound, such plan shall be (A) consistent with the municipal coastal program requirements of sections 22a-101 to 22a-104, inclusive, (B) made with reasonable consideration for restoration and protection of the ecosystem and habitat of Long Island Sound, and (C) designed to reduce hypoxia, pathogens, toxic contaminants and floatable debris in Long Island Sound.

Sec. 6. Subsection (e) of section 29-269 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a variation or exemption from the State Building Code shall not be required to construct a visitable feature in a residential home. For purposes of this section, "visitable feature" means (1) interior doorways that provide a minimum thirty-two inch wide unobstructed opening, (2) an accessible means of egress, as defined in Appendix A to 28 CFR Part 36, including a ramp allowing access by a wheelchair, or (3) a full or half bathroom on the first floor that is compliant with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 USC 12101.

Sec. 7. Subsection (a) of section 17b-451 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any physician or surgeon licensed under the provisions of chapter 370, any resident physician or intern in any hospital in this state, whether or not so licensed, any registered nurse, any nursing home administrator, nurse's aide or orderly in a nursing home facility, any person paid for caring for a patient in a nursing home facility, any staff person employed by a nursing home facility, any patients' advocate, [and] any licensed practical nurse, medical examiner, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, social worker, clergyman, police officer, pharmacist, psychologist or physical therapist, and any person paid for caring for an elderly person, including, but not limited to, an employee of a community-based services provider, senior center, home care agency, homemaker and companion agency, adult day care center, village-model community and congregate housing facility, who has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that any elderly person has been abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned, or is in a condition which is the result of such abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment, or is in need of protective services, shall, not later than seventy-two hours after such suspicion or belief arose, report such information or cause a report to be made in any reasonable manner to the Commissioner of Social Services or to the person or persons designated by the commissioner to receive such reports. Any person required to report under the provisions of this section who fails to make such report within the prescribed time period shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, except that, if such person intentionally fails to make such report within the prescribed time period, such person shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a class A misdemeanor for any subsequent offense. Any institution, organization or facility employing individuals to care for persons sixty years of age or older shall provide mandatory training on detecting potential abuse and neglect of such persons and inform staff of their obligations under this section.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) The Commissioner of Social Services, in consultation with the Chief State's Attorney, the Attorney General and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, shall establish a uniform recording system for complaints involving abuse and neglect of elderly persons. Said system shall include uniform definitions for the categories of (1) physical abuse, (2) mental abuse, (3) self-neglect, (4) neglect by others, and (5) financial exploitation.

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services, the Chief State's Attorney, the Attorney General and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall share a database to record complaints each receives in the categories defined pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such database shall identify the office where each such complaint was filed and disposition of each such complaint, including referrals to other offices.

(c) The Commissioner of Social Services, the Chief State's Attorney, the Attorney General and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall share identifying information about victims of abuse only to the extent necessary to ensure that complaints are not duplicated in the uniform recording system established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Information concerning the identity of victims shall be disseminated in accordance with the provisions of section 17b-407 of the general statutes.

(d) The database established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be maintained by the division of the Department of Social Services responsible for protective services for elderly persons.

(e) Not later than July 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services and public health, detailing: (1) The number of complaints received in the previous calendar year and recorded in the shared database pursuant to subsection (b) of this section in the categories defined pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, (2) the disposition of complaints, and (3) whether and by how much complaints per category have increased or decreased from the previous year.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Chief State's Attorney and the Department of Banking, shall develop a voluntary training and reporting system under which personnel of banks and other financial institutions are trained to detect and report to the Chief State's Attorney financial transactions that may be warning signs of financial abuse of elderly persons. Such transactions shall include, but not be limited to, unusually high levels of: (1) Withdrawals, (2) charges to the account, (3) out of state transactions, and (4) access to the account by persons with a power of attorney.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Department of Consumer Protection, in collaboration with the Department on Aging, shall conduct a public awareness campaign, within available funding, to educate elderly consumers on ways to resist aggressive marketing tactics.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2013

17b-105d

Sec. 2

July 1, 2013

13b-38bb

Sec. 3

from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

12-701(a)(20)

Sec. 4

from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 5

July 1, 2013

8-23(e)

Sec. 6

July 1, 2013

29-269(e)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2013

17b-451(a)

Sec. 8

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 9

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 10

July 1, 2013

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To provide support for residents to safely and effectively "age in place" in a setting of their choice.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]