Substitute Senate Bill No. 837 Substitute Senate Bill No. 837 PUBLIC ACT NO. 91-278 AN ACT CONCERNING MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL AND THE SUPERVISION OF THE CARE AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN STATE-OWNED BUILDINGS. Section 1. Section 17a-270 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (a) There is established a council on mental retardation which shall consist of [fourteen] THIRTEEN members appointed as follows: Eight shall be appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be a doctor of medicine, one of whom shall be a person with mental retardation who is receiving services from the department of mental retardation and at least two of whom shall be parents or guardians of persons with mental retardation, to serve for terms of two years each; four shall be appointed by members of the general assembly for two-year terms, one who shall be a parent or guardian of a person with mental retardation, appointed by the speaker of the house, one appointed by the minority leader of the house, one appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate and one who shall be a parent or guardian of a person with mental retardation, appointed by the minority leader of the senate; [one who shall be a member of the board of trustees of the Mansfield Training School appointed by said board for a term of one year,] and one who shall be a member of the board of trustees of the Southbury Training School, appointed by said board for a term of one year. No member may serve more than six consecutive years. The members of the council shall serve without compensation except for necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. The commissioner of mental retardation shall be an ex-officio member of the council on mental retardation without vote and shall attend its meetings. No employee of any state agency or institution engaged in the care or training of persons with mental retardation shall be eligible for appointment to the council. The council shall appoint annually, from among its members, a chairman, vice chairman and secretary. The council may make rules for the conduct of its affairs. The council shall meet at least bimonthly and at other times upon the call of the chair or the written request of any two members. (b) The council shall consider and advise on such matters as its members, the [boards] BOARD of trustees of the training [schools] SCHOOL and the commissioner of mental retardation may request. The council shall consult with the commissioner of mental retardation on the administration of the state program for the mentally retarded. The council shall recommend to the governor and to the general assembly such legislation as will in its judgment improve the care and training of mentally retarded persons. Sec. 2. Section 17a-271 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (a) The board of trustees of [each] THE training school shall consist of seven members, who shall serve without compensation except for reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. On the expiration of the term of each member, the governor shall appoint a member for a term of four years. [Each] THE board of trustees shall establish rules of procedure for the conduct of its business. (b) The board of trustees [of each training school] shall recommend to the council such matters as it deems necessary; shall advise the director of [each] THE institution on general policies concerning the operation and administration of the institution; shall inspect such institution annually; shall review the annual report of the director of the training school and in cooperation with the director prepare annually a report on the status, operation and administration of the institution and shall transmit the same to the council on mental retardation for inclusion in a report to the governor. Sec. 3. Section 17a-280 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (a) Mentally retarded persons, not serious discipline problems, may be recommitted by a regular probate court commitment from any institution in the state to [the Mansfield Training School,] The Southbury Training School, a state mental retardation region or any state facility provided for the care and training of the mentally retarded. The court of probate situated in the town wherein the institution from which such mentally retarded person is recommitted shall have jurisdiction. (b) Any mentally retarded resident of any such institution may be transferred from the institution to which he is committed or admitted to any of the other institutions upon the agreement of the superintendents or directors. (c) Mentally ill persons may be transferred from any such institution to any state hospital for the mentally ill upon agreement of the superintendents of the respective institutions from and to which it is desired to make such a transfer. The state hospitals for the mentally ill may transfer any mentally retarded person, not psychotic, to [the Mansfield Training School or] The Southbury Training School, a state mental retardation region or any state facility provided for the care and training of the mentally retarded upon agreement of the superintendents or directors of the respective institutions from and to which it is desired to make such a transfer. (d) The cost of any transfer or recommitment shall be paid by the institution from which the transfer is made. When a patient or resident of any institution is transferred, the order of commitment shall be retained in the original institution to which the patient or resident was committed and a certified copy of such commitment, with the agreement of transfer, shall accompany him to the institution to which he is transferred. Sec. 4. Section 17a-565 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: There shall be an advisory and review board for the institute, constituted as follows: The commissioner, a psychiatrist on the staff of the Institute of Living, two physicians licensed to practice in this state, one of whom shall have broad experience in psychiatry, two attorneys of this state, one of whom shall be in active practice and have at least five years' experience in the trial of criminal cases, two members with the rank of professor, one in sociology and the other in psychology, from a college or university situated in this state, and one person actively engaged in business who shall have at least fifteen years' experience in business management. Annually, on October first, the governor shall appoint a member or members to replace those whose terms expire for terms of five years each. The board shall elect a chairman and a secretary, who shall keep full and accurate minutes of its meetings and preserve the same. The board shall meet at the call of the chairman at least once in every three months. Members of the board shall receive no compensation for their duties as such but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in the course of their duties. Said board shall confer with the staff of the institute and give general consultative and advisory services on problems and matters relating to its work. The board may also confer with the warden or superintendent of the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers, the John R. Manson Youth Institution, Cheshire, the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Niantic, the Long Lane School, the Southbury Training School, [the Mansfield Training School] and the Connecticut School for Boys on any matters relating to the work of the institute. Sec. 5. Section 17-579 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: Uniform forms of commitment papers or mittimus shall be used by all authorities throughout the state in the commitment by them of minors to the commissioner of human resources, the commissioner of children and youth services or humane or reformatory institutions. Such forms shall be prepared by the attorney general, printed at the expense of the state and furnished by the commissioner of human resources or his designee. In such forms there shall be stated the following particulars in regard to the minor committed thereby: Name, age or date of birth as exactly as can be determined, and the town or city and state in which born; name, nationality and religious preference of the parents so far as known. The age thus ascertained shall be taken as the true age of such minor with reference to the term of commitment. The authority committing any minor to the commissioner of human resources, the commissioner of children and youth services [, the Mansfield Training School] or The Southbury Training School shall forthwith send a notice of such commitment to the commissioner of human resources or his designee in a form approved by him. The provisions of this section shall not apply to commitment papers made pursuant to sections 18-65a or 18-73, which shall be prepared by the judicial department. Sec. 6. Section 53-164 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: Any person who aids or abets any inmate in escaping from Long Lane School, the Connecticut School for Boys [, the Mansfield Training School] or The Southbury Training School or who knowingly harbors any such inmate, or aids in abducting any such inmate who has been paroled from the person or persons to whose care and service such inmate has been legally committed, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both. Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or officer of state or local police, and any officer or employee of any of said institutions, is authorized and directed to arrest any person who has escaped therefrom and return him thereto. Sec. 7. Section 4b-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (a) The commissioner of public works shall (1) be responsible for the administrative functions of construction and planning of all capital improvements undertaken by the state, except (A) highway and bridge construction, the construction and planning of capital improvements related to mass transit, marine and aviation transportation, (B) the Connecticut Marketing Authority, (C) planning and construction of capital improvements to the state capitol building or the legislative office building and related facilities by the joint committee on legislative management and (D) construction and planning of capital improvements related to the judicial department if such construction and planning do not constitute a project within the meaning of subsection (e) of section 4b-55, including the preparation of preliminary plans, estimates of cost, development of designs, working plans and specifications, award of contracts and supervision and inspection; (2) select design professional firms in accordance with the provisions of sections 4b-56 to 4b-59, inclusive, to assist in the development of plans and specifications when in his judgment such assistance is desirable; (3) render technical advice and service to all state agencies in the preparation and correlation of plans for necessary improvement of their physical plants; (4) cooperate with those charged with fiscal programming and budget formulation in the development of a capital program and a capital budget for the state; (5) be responsible for the purchase, lease and acquisition of property and space to house state agencies and, subject to the provisions of section 4b-21, the sale or exchange of any land or interest in land belonging to the state; (6) maintain a complete and current inventory of all state-owned or leased property and premises, including space-utilization data, and (7) supervise the care and control of buildings and grounds owned or leased by the state in Hartford, except the building and grounds of the state capitol and the legislative office building and parking garage and related structures and facilities and grounds, as provided in section 2-71h, and the Connecticut Marketing Authority and property under the supervision of the office of the chief court administrator under the terms of section 4b-11. For the purposes of this section, the term "judicial department" does not include the courts of probate, the division of criminal justice and the public defender services commission, except where they share facilities in state-maintained courts. Subject to the provisions of chapter 67, said commissioner may appoint such employees as are necessary for carrying out the duties prescribed to said commissioner by the general statutes. (b) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THE GENERAL STATUTES TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSIONER MAY SUPERVISE THE CARE AND CONTROL OF (1) ANY STATE-OWNED OFFICE BUILDING, AND RELATED BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, OUTSIDE THE CITY OF HARTFORD, USED BY TWO OR MORE STATE DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES, EXCEPT THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, AS DISTRICT OFFICES, AND (2) ANY OTHER MULTI-USE STATE-OWNED PROPERTY, ON A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT BASIS, IF THE COMMISSIONER, THE SECRETARY OF THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT AND THE EXECUTIVE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY SUPERVISING THE CARE AND CONTROL OF SUCH PROPERTY AGREE, IN WRITING, TO SUCH SUPERVISION. Sec. 8. In the event that supervision of the care and control of Mansfield Training School is transferred to the commissioner of public works pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4b-1 of the general statutes, as amended by section 7 of this act, or that such supervision is subsequently transferred to the executive head of another department or agency, any unallocated or unallotted balance credited to any bond fund account created for funds authorized pursuant to the following special acts shall be transferred to the department of public works or such other department or agency, as the case may be: Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 2 of special act 86-54 and subdivision (3) of subsection (i) of section 2 of special act 89-52. Sec. 9. This act shall take effect July 1, 1991, except that sections 1 to 6, inclusive, shall take effect October 1, 1991.