CHAPTER 528

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

Table of Contents

Sec. 29-1. Appointment of commissioner.

Sec. 29-1a. Transferred

Sec. 29-1b. (Formerly Sec. 28e-1). Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection: Division of State Police; Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Sec. 29-1c. (Formerly Sec. 28e-2). Uniform crime reporting system.

Sec. 29-1d. Local crime stoppers program. Definition. Evidence of certain communications not admissible.

Sec. 29-1e. Missing Children Information Clearinghouse. Definitions. Duties. Missing child reports.

Sec. 29-1f. Clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons other than children.

Sec. 29-1g. Child support enforcement. Special policemen. Appointment. Powers.

Sec. 29-1h. Child Protection Network program.

Sec. 29-1i. Missing adult persons.

Sec. 29-1j. Public safety data network.

Secs. 29-1k to 29-1n. Reserved

Sec. 29-1o. Definitions.

Sec. 29-1p. Determination of genuine terrorist threat.

Sec. 29-1q. Communication with local officials.

Sec. 29-1r. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Appointment of commissioner. Successor to Departments of Public Safety and Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Sec. 29-1s. Commissioner and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection substituted for former commissioners and departments.

Sec. 29-1t. Coordinating Advisory Board.

Secs. 29-1u to 29-1z. Reserved

Sec. 29-1aa. Bond authorization for buy-out program for homeowners and businesses that receive Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for flood hazard mitigation or property damage.

Secs. 29-1bb to 29-1xx. Reserved

Sec. 29-1yy. Report on recommendations of personnel resource management study.


Sec. 29-1. Appointment of commissioner. Section 29-1 is repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 3640; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

Sec. 29-1a. Transferred to Chapter 529, Sec. 29-1zz.

Sec. 29-1b. (Formerly Sec. 28e-1). Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection: Division of State Police; Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. (a) There shall be within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection a Division of State Police. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall serve as administrative head and commanding officer of the State Police Division. As administrative head, said commanding officer of the Division of State Police shall delegate said commanding officer’s jurisdiction of the affairs of the Division of State Police to a deputy commissioner who shall have the powers and privileges conferred by statute upon a state policeman.

(b) There shall be within said department a Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The commissioner shall serve as administrative head of said division. As administrative head, said commissioner shall delegate said commissioner’s jurisdiction of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to a deputy commissioner. The deputy commissioner shall possess professional training and knowledge consisting of not less than five years of managerial or strategic planning experience in matters relating to public safety, security, emergency services and emergency response. No person possessing a record of any criminal, unlawful or unethical conduct shall be eligible for or hold such position. Any person with any present or past political activities or financial interests that may substantially conflict with the duties of the deputy commissioner or expose such person to potential undue influence or compromise such person’s ability to be entrusted with necessary state or federal security clearances or information shall be deemed unqualified for such position and shall not be eligible to hold such position.

(P.A. 77-614, S. 485, 610; P.A. 90-337, S. 1, 8; P.A. 99-218, S. 2, 16; P.A. 11-51, S. 136.)

History: (Revisor’s note: Sec. 29-1b was formerly published as Sec. 28e-1. In 1983 it was decided that a separate title 28e devoted to public safety was unnecessary and the title was abolished and this section transferred to its present number. At the same time title 29 was expanded with the transfer from title 19 of several topics which were brought under the jurisdiction of the department of public safety by public act 77-614, entitled An Act Concerning the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of State Government, and subsequent legislation); P.A. 90-337 amended Subsec. (a) to permit commissioner to appoint not more than two deputy commissioners; P.A. 99-218 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the commissioner to appoint not more than three deputy commissioners, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 11-51 deleted former Subsecs. (a) and (c) re Department of Public Safety, redesignated existing Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (a) and amended same by changing “Department of Public Safety” and “Commissioner of Public Safety” to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” and “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, respectively, changing “may” to “shall” re delegation of jurisdiction and making technical changes, and added new Subsec. (b) re Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, effective July 1, 2011.

See chapter 529 (Sec. 29-1zz et seq.) re Division of State Police.

See Sec. 29-1r re Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Cited. 14 CA 376.

Subsec. (b):

Cited. 197 C. 698.

Sec. 29-1c. (Formerly Sec. 28e-2). Uniform crime reporting system. (a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall establish a state-wide uniform crime reporting system within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and shall develop policy concerning the use of data obtained through said system.

(b) Each organized police department shall participate in the state-wide uniform crime reporting system by submitting to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, at such times and on such forms as said commissioner may prescribe, a uniform crime report concerning crimes committed within such organized police department’s jurisdiction. Such report shall contain the number and nature of offenses committed and such other information as the commissioner shall require.

(c) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may establish an advisory board composed of police chiefs from organized police departments to assist him in developing such policy referred to in subsection (a) of this section. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may, with the advice and assistance of said board, if so established, adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, necessary to implement and maintain the state-wide uniform crime reporting system.

(d) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall publish an annual report concerning the extent, fluctuation, distribution and nature of crime in Connecticut. The annual report shall include a specific analysis of the nature, extent and pattern of sex crimes in the state.

(P.A. 79-406; P.A. 93-340, S. 7, 19; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: (Revisor’s note: Sec. 29-1c was formerly published as Sec. 28e-2. In 1983 it was decided that a separate title 28e devoted to public safety was unnecessary and the title was abolished and this section transferred to its present number. At the same time title 29 was expanded with the transfer from title 19 of several topics which were brought under the jurisdiction of the department of public safety by public act 77-614, entitled An Act Concerning the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of State Government, and subsequent legislation); P.A. 93-340 amended Subsec. (d) to require the annual report to include a specific analysis of sex crimes, effective July 1, 1993; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Safety” and “Department of Public Safety” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” and “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1d. Local crime stoppers program. Definition. Evidence of certain communications not admissible. (a) As used in this section, “local crime stoppers program” means a private, nonprofit organization operated on less than a state-wide level, which accepts and expends donations for rewards to persons who report to the organization information concerning criminal activity, and which forwards the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

(b) Evidence of a communication between a person submitting a report of criminal activity to a local crime stoppers program and the person who accepted the report on behalf of the local crime stoppers program is not admissible in a court or an administrative proceeding.

(P.A. 84-540, S. 1–3, 7; P.A. 95-12.)

History: P.A. 95-12 deleted Subsecs. (b) to (g), inclusive, re Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, relettering remaining Subsec. as (b) and deleting references to the council.

Sec. 29-1e. Missing Children Information Clearinghouse. Definitions. Duties. Missing child reports. (a) There is established a Missing Children Information Clearinghouse within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The clearinghouse shall be supervised by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, who shall establish services deemed appropriate by the department to aid in the location of missing children.

(b) As used in this section:

(1) “Missing child” means any person who is under the age of eighteen years, whose temporary or permanent residence is in Connecticut or is believed to be in Connecticut, whose location has not been determined, and who has been reported as missing to a law enforcement agency.

(2) “Missing child report” is a report prepared on a form designed by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for the use by private citizens and law enforcement agencies to report missing children information to the Missing Children Information Clearinghouse.

(c) The clearinghouse is established as a central repository of information regarding missing children and other missing persons. Such information shall be collected and disseminated to assist in the location of missing children. The clearinghouse shall:

(1) Establish a system of intrastate communication of information relating to children determined to be missing by the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child, or by a law enforcement agency;

(2) Provide a centralized file for the exchange of information on missing children within the state;

(3) Interface with the National Crime Information Center for the exchange of information on children suspected of interstate travel;

(4) Collect, process, maintain and disseminate information on missing children and shall strive to maintain or disseminate only accurate and complete information;

(5) Conduct investigations concerning missing children in this state and cooperate with local law enforcement agencies and other state and federal agencies in investigations concerning missing children.

(d) All state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies shall submit to the clearinghouse all missing child reports received by any such agency.

(e) (1) Any parent, guardian or legal custodian may submit a missing child report to the clearinghouse on any child whose whereabouts is unknown, regardless of the circumstances, subsequent to the reporting of such to the appropriate law enforcement agency within the county in which the child became missing, which shall be included in the clearinghouse data base.

(2) The parent, guardian or legal custodian responsible for notifying the clearinghouse or a law enforcement agency of a missing child shall immediately notify such agency or the clearinghouse of any child whose location has been determined.

(P.A. 85-441, S. 1, 4; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: (Revisor’s note: In 1997 the words “The Department of” in the phrase “commissioner of the Department of Public Safety” in Subsec. (a) were deleted editorially by the Revisors for consistency with customary statutory usage); pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Safety” and “Department of Public Safety” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” and “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1f. Clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons other than children. (a) The clearinghouse established under section 29-1e shall collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of any missing person who (1) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (2) is sixty-five years of age or older, provided a missing person report prepared by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has been filed by such missing person’s relative, guardian, conservator or attorney-in-fact appointed by the missing person in accordance with chapter 7, any health care representative appointed by the missing person in accordance with section 19a-576 or a nursing home administrator, as defined in section 19a-511, or, pursuant to section 17a-465b, by an employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive. Such relative, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee shall attest under penalty of perjury that the missing person (A) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (B) is sixty-five years of age or older. No other proof shall be required in order to verify that the missing person meets the criteria to be eligible for assistance under this subsection. Such relative, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee who files a missing person report shall immediately notify the clearinghouse or law enforcement agency if the missing person’s location has been determined.

(b) Subject to available resources, the clearinghouse established by section 29-1e may collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of missing persons other than children and those persons who are eligible for assistance under subsection (a) of this section.

(P.A. 85-441, S. 2, 4; P.A. 09-109, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 134; P.A. 12-48, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 09-109 added Subsec. (a) re use of clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons 65 years of age or older and missing persons 18 years of age or older with mental impairment, designated existing provisions as Subsec. (b) and added provision therein re persons eligible for assistance under Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2009; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-48 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize filing of missing person report pursuant to Sec. 17a-465b by certified employee of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and make attestation and notification requirements applicable to such employee.

Sec. 29-1g. Child support enforcement. Special policemen. Appointment. Powers. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may appoint not more than six persons nominated by the Commissioner of Social Services as special policemen in the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement of the Department of Social Services for the service of any warrant or capias mittimus issued by the courts on child support matters. Such appointees, having been sworn, shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and, during such tenure, shall have all the powers conferred on state policemen and state marshals.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-8, S. 58, 63; P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87; P.A. 00-99, S. 72, 154; P.A. 06-149, S. 6; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5, S. 45; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of commissioner and department of social services for commissioner and department of human resources, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 00-99 replaced reference to sheriffs and their deputies with state marshals, effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 06-149 increased number of special policeman from 2 to 4 and made a technical change; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5 changed maximum number of special policemen appointments from 4 to 6, effective October 5, 2009; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1h. Child Protection Network program. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall study the feasibility of establishing a program to assemble and distribute informational packages on the “Child Protection Network” to each municipality that requests such packages. Such program would be patterned after the Child Protection Network program established by the town of Middlefield and would include, but not be limited to, a child-identification system, instructions for participating in such system, informational brochures and signs stating, “NOTICE - THIS IS A KID PROTECTION AREA. WE CALL 911.” Each municipality requesting such a package would pay a reasonable fee to be determined by the department.

(P.A. 95-225, S. 47; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1i. Missing adult persons. (a) For the purposes of this section and section 7-294o, “law enforcement agency” means the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or any municipal police department, and “adult person” means an individual who has attained the age of eighteen years.

(b) A law enforcement agency shall accept without delay any report of a missing adult person.

(c) The unit of the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection that investigates missing adult persons shall, as appropriate, enter all collected information relating to a missing adult person case into the National Crime Information Center database and any other applicable federal database with all practicable speed.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 134; 11-102, S. 1.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1j. Public safety data network. (a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the Division of Information Technology within the Department of Administrative Services, shall establish a public safety data network in an electronic format that allows for the exchange of information among public safety and criminal justice entities.

(b) Prior to July 1, 2012, the Office of State-Wide Emergency Telecommunications shall create technical and operational standards for the establishment of the public safety data network.

(c) The commissioner shall ensure that implementation of the public safety data network complies with all state and federal requirements for controlled or limited access data.

(d) The commissioner may enter into memoranda of understanding with public safety or criminal justice agencies that are connecting to the public safety data network concerning the use of the network. Such memoranda may address cost-sharing related to such use.

(e) Sources of revenue that provide funding for existing networks may be used to fund the use of the public safety data network.

(P.A. 12-68, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 12-68 effective May 31, 2012.

Secs. 29-1k to 29-1n. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 29-1o. Definitions. As used in sections 29-1p and 29-1q:

(1) “Genuine terrorist threat” means an incident, threat or activity involving an act of domestic or international terrorism sufficient to affect public safety that is deemed credible.

(2) “Local chief elected official” means the mayor, selectman or town manager of a city or town.

(P.A. 06-151, S. 1.)

Sec. 29-1p. Determination of genuine terrorist threat. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may assess threats to public safety to determine when a threat qualifies as a genuine terrorist threat. The commissioner may consult with whatever agencies or officials the commissioner deems appropriate for such evaluation.

(P.A. 06-151, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 166.)

History: P.A. 11-51 replaced “Commissioner of Public Safety” with “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, deleted former Subsec. (b) re reporting genuine terrorist threats and made a technical change, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1q. Communication with local officials. (a) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall develop a method of direct communication with local chief elected officials.

(b) Whenever bomb detection personnel are sent to a location in response to a threat received at the state level, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall immediately notify the local police chief of the location of the potential threat. The local police chief shall immediately notify the chief elected official of the municipality.

(P.A. 06-151, S. 3; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: Pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 29-1r. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Appointment of commissioner. Successor to Departments of Public Safety and Emergency Management and Homeland Security. (a) There is established a Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Said department shall be the designated emergency management and homeland security agency for the state. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, with the powers and duties prescribed in said sections. The commissioner shall be responsible for providing a coordinated, integrated program for the protection of life and property and for state-wide emergency management and homeland security. The commissioner shall appoint not more than two deputy commissioners who shall, under the direction of the commissioner, assist in the administration of the department. The commissioner may do all things necessary to apply for, qualify for and accept any federal funds made available or allotted under any federal act for emergency management or homeland security.

(b) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall constitute a successor agency to the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(c) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall constitute a successor agency to the Department of Public Safety, except as to chapters 531, 532 and 538 to 541a, inclusive, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(d) Any order or regulation of the Department of Public Safety, which is in force on July 1, 2011, except those orders or regulations pertaining to chapters 531, 532 and 538 to 541a, inclusive, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. Where any order or regulation of said departments or the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security conflict, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of this section and sections 3-122, 3-123, 3-123e, 4-5 and 4-38c, subsections (k) and (l) of section 4a-100 and sections 4b-136, 4d-90, 5-182, 7-294b, 7-294d, 7-294e, 7-294p, 7-323k, 7-323l, 7-323p, 7-521, 10a-55a, 14-283a, 16a-13b, 16a-106, 19a-487, 21a-274a, 22a-601, 28-1, 28-1a, 28-1i, 28-24, 28-29a, 29-1b, 29-1p, 29-4, 29-5, 29-36l, 29-179i, 51-291, 51-293, 51-296, 53-202d, 54-1m, 54-64g and 54-142q while in the process of adopting the policy or procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days of implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 133.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011.

See Sec. 14-315 re street and highway safety and accident prevention.

Sec. 29-1s. Commissioner and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection substituted for former commissioners and departments. (a)(1) Wherever the term “Department of Public Safety” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term “Commissioner of Public Safety” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-24, 1-84b, 1-217, 2-90b, 3-2b, 4-68m, 4a-2a, 4a-18, 4a-67d, 4b-1, 4b-130, 5-142, 5-146, 5-149, 5-150, 5-169, 5-173, 5-192f, 5-192t, 5-246, 6-32g, 7-169, 7-285, 7-294f to 7-294h, inclusive, 7-294l, 7-294n, 7-294y, 7-425, 9-7a, 10-233h, 12-562, 12-564a, 12-586f, 12-586g, 13a-123, 13b-69, 13b-376, 14-10, 14-64, 14-67m, 14-67w, 14-103, 14-108a, 14-138, 14-152, 14-163c, 14-211a, 14-212a, 14-212f, 14-219c, 14-227a, 14-227c, 14-267a, 14-270c to 14-270f, inclusive, 14-283, 14-291, 14-298, 14-315, 15-98, 15-140r, 15-140u, 16-256g, 16a-103, 17a-105a, 17a-106a, 17a-500, 17b-90, 17b-137, 17b-192, 17b-225, 17b-279, 17b-490, 18-87k, 19a-112a, 19a-112f, 19a-179b, 19a-409, 19a-904, 20-12c, 20-327b, 21a-36, 21a-283, 22a-2, 23-8b, 23-18, 26-5, 26-67b, 27-19a, 27-107, 28-25b, 28-27, 28-27a, 28-30a, 29-1c, 29-1e to 29-1h, inclusive, 29-1q, 29-1zz, 29-2, 29-2a, 29-2b, 29-3a, 29-4a, 29-6a, 29-7, 29-7b, 29-7c, 29-7h, 29-7m, 29-7n, 29-8, 29-10, 29-10a, 29-10c, 29-11, 29-12, 29-17a, 29-17b, 29-17c, 29-18 to 29-23a, inclusive, 29-25, 29-26, 29-28, 29-28a, 29-30 to 29-32, inclusive, 29-32b, 29-33, 29-36f to 29-36i, inclusive, 29-36k, 29-36m, 29-36n, 29-37a, 29-37f, 29-38b, 29-38e, 29-38f, 29-108b, 29-143i, 29-143j, 29-145 to 29-151, inclusive, 29-152f to 29-152j, inclusive, 29-152m, 29-152o, 29-152u, 29-153, 29-155d, 29-156a, 29-161g to 29-161i, inclusive, 29-161k to 29-161m, inclusive, 29-161o to 29-161t, inclusive, 29-161v to 29-161z, inclusive, 29-163, 29-164g, 29-166, 29-176 to 29-179, inclusive, 29-179f to 29-179h, 31-275, 38a-18, 38a-356, 45a-63, 46a-4b, 46a-170, 46b-15a, 46b-38d, 46b-38f, 51-5c, 51-10c, 51-51o, 51-277a, 52-11, 53-39a, 53-134, 53-199, 53-202, 53-202b, 53-202c, 53-202g, 53-202l, 53-202n, 53-202o, 53-278c, 53-341b, 53a-3, 53a-30, 53a-54b, 53a-130, 53a-130a, 54-1f, 54-1l, 54-36e, 54-36i, 54-36n, 54-47aa, 54-63c, 54-76l, 54-86k, 54-102g to 54-102j, inclusive, 54-102m, 54-102pp, 54-142j, 54-222a, 54-240, 54-240m, 54-250 to 54-258, inclusive, 54-259a, 54-260b, and 54-300.

(b) (1) Wherever the term “Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term “Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security” is used in the following general statutes, the term “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-210, 4-66f, 5-213, 16-32e, 16-245n, 16-245aa, 19a-131g, 21a-70c, 22a-603, 28-1j to 28-1k, inclusive, 28-14a, 28-22a, 28-28a, and 28-31.

(c) Wherever the term “Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security” is used in any special or public act of 2011, the term “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof. Wherever the term “Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security” is used in any special or public act of 2011, the term “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof.

(d) Wherever the term “Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety” is used in any special or public act of 2011, the term “Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” shall be substituted in lieu thereof.

(e) The Legislative Commissioners’ Office shall, in codifying the provisions of this section, make such technical, grammatical and punctuation changes as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 134; P.A. 12-80, S. 192; 12-81, S. 24; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 245–247.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-80 amended Subsec. (a) to delete reference to Sec. 29-9; P.A. 12-81 amended Subsec. (a) to delete reference to Sec. 14-67j, effective July 1, 2012; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 amended Subsec. (a) to delete reference to Sec. 29-3b, effective June 15, 2012.

Sec. 29-1t. Coordinating Advisory Board. (a) There is established a Coordinating Advisory Board to advise the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with respect to: (1) Strategies to improve internal and external communication and cooperation in the provision of emergency response services on the state and local level; (2) strategies to improve emergency response and incident management in areas including, but not limited to, communications and use of technology and the coordination and implementation of state and federally required emergency response plans; (3) improvements in the state’s use of regional management structures; and (4) strengthening cooperation and communication among federal, state and local governments, the Connecticut National Guard, police, fire, emergency medical and other first responders, emergency managers and public health officials.

(b) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, or said commissioner’s designee, shall serve as the chairperson of the Coordinating Advisory Board. The board shall consist of: (1) The president of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association or a designee, representing volunteer firefighters; (2) the president of the Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association or a designee, representing professional firefighters; (3) the president of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 15, or a designee, representing municipal police officers; (4) the executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities or a designee; (5) the executive director of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns or a designee; (6) a member of the Police Officer Standards Training Council, designated by the chairperson of said council; (7) a member of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, designated by the chairperson of said commission; (8) the president of the Connecticut Emergency Management Association or a designee; (9) the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association or a designee; (10) the president of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association or a designee; (11) the president of the Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association or a designee; (12) the Commissioner of Public Health; and (13) one representative, designated by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, from the Office of State-Wide Emergency Telecommunications and from each of the divisions of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, State Police and Scientific Services within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Said board shall convene quarterly and at such other times as the chairperson deems necessary.

(c) Not later than January 2, 2012, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety concerning its findings and recommendations with respect to any communication and cooperation necessary to enhance state and local government emergency response and the protection of the citizens of the state.

(P.A. 11-51, S. 137; 11-61, S. 95; P.A. 12-9, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 11-51 effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 amended Subsec. (b) by adding new Subdiv. (8) re president of Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, adding new Subdiv. (9) re president of Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association, adding new Subdiv. (10) re president of Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association, adding new Subdiv. (11) re Commissioner of Public Health, and redesignating existing Subdiv. (8) as Subdiv. (12), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-9 amended Subsec. (b) by adding new Subdiv. (5) re executive director of Connecticut Council of Small Towns and redesignating existing Subdivs. (5) to (12) as Subdivs. (6) to (13), effective July 1, 2012.

Secs. 29-1u to 29-1z. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 29-1aa. Bond authorization for buy-out program for homeowners and businesses that receive Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for flood hazard mitigation or property damage. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two million dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for the purpose of implementing a buy-out program for homeowners or businesses that receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for flood hazard mitigation or property damage due to weather events in the calendar year 2011 and subsequent years. To be eligible for funding from said department, homeowners or businesses shall (1) qualify for funding under a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation grant program designed to provide disaster assistance to homeowners or businesses, and (2) meet any eligibility criteria established by said department. No grant to an individual homeowner or business under this section shall be in excess of fifty thousand dollars, or the limit set by the applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency program, whichever is less. Priority shall be given to eligible applicants with property damage that occurred during a natural disaster declared by the President of the United States.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby, which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization which is signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the State Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(P.A. 12-189, S. 40.)

History: P.A. 12-189 effective July 1, 2012.

Secs. 29-1bb to 29-1xx. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 29-1yy. Report on recommendations of personnel resource management study. Section 29-1yy is repealed.

(P.A. 89-108, S. 1, 2; P.A. 95-9.)