OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1033 (File 250, as amended by Senate “A”)*

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the emergency services and public protection (DESPP) commissioner to appoint a resident state policeman to serve in a pilot program for assignment in two towns that (1) do not have local organized police or constabulary and (2) are within the jurisdiction of the same state police troop, but are not necessarily contiguous. Under the current resident state trooper law, the participating towns must be adjoining.

The bill requires towns participating in the pilot to enter into a memorandum of agreement with DESPP for resident state trooper services.

By law and under the bill, towns participating in the resident trooper program pay for 70% of the regular cost and other expenses and 100% of overtime costs. Under current law, the towns pay 100% of the portion of fringe benefits directly associated with overtime. The bill deletes this provision for both the existing program and the pilot, thus requiring the state to absorb this cost.

*Senate Amendment “A” replaces the underlying bill regarding state employee retirement benefits with the resident state trooper provisions.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

10

Nay

1

(03/13/2013)