OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6515 (as amended by House "A")*

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 that must designate a federal and alternative funding liaison to OPM. These liaisons must ensure OPM has access to any grant application information needed to track grant funding.

The bill also requires OPM to annually report on its efforts to maximize alternative revenues to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations committees. The first report must be submitted on or before November 15, 2014. OPM must also annually submit this report to the Program Review and Investigations Committee and post it on its Internet web site.

*House Amendment “A” (1) makes the report submitted by OPM to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations committees separate from its annual report to these committees and (2) requires OPM to post the report on its Internet web site.

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)