OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6515

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MAXIMIZING ALTERNATIVE REVENUE.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), within available resources, to (1) develop a system for tracking the state's federal and alternative grant funding and (2) work with state agencies to maximize federal revenue. The OPM secretary must identify the state agencies in which a federal and alternative funding liaison to OPM must be designated. Each identified agency must designate a liaison. These liaisons must ensure OPM has access to any grant application information needed to track grant funding.

The bill also requires OPM to include information on its efforts to maximize alternative revenues in its annual state revenue report to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations committees. This information must be included beginning with the report due by November 15, 2014. OPM must also annually submit this information to the Program Review and Investigations Committee.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Program Review and Investigations Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute Change of Reference

Yea

10

Nay

0

(03/14/2013)

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

14

Nay

0

(04/05/2013)