Substitute Senate Bill No. 258
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 258

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 92-126

AN ACT IMPROVING HIGHER EDUCATION.


    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 10a-71
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  shall  be  a board of trustees for
community-technical colleges to consist, except as
otherwise provided in this section, of twenty-four
persons,  twenty-two  to  be  appointed   by   the
governor,    who   shall   reflect   the   state's
geographic, racial and ethnic  diversity,  one  of
whom  shall  be  a  regional  community college OR
REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE  alumnus  and
one  of whom shall be a regional technical college
OR REGIONAL  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  COLLEGE  alumnus
and  two to be elected by the students enrolled at
the institutions under the  jurisdiction  of  said
board.   Except  as  otherwise  provided,  members
appointed by the governor shall serve for terms of
six  years  each  from  July  first in the year of
their appointment. [On or before July 1, 1983, the
governor  shall  appoint  members  to the board as
follows: Five members, one  of  whom  shall  be  a
regional  community college alumnus, for a term of
two years from said date, except that the term  of
the  regional community college alumnus whose term
expires June 30, 1991, shall expire  on  June  30,
1989;  five  members,  one  of  whom  shall  be  a
regional community college alumnus, for a term  of
four  years from said date; and four members for a
term of six years from said date.]  On  or  before
August  15,  1989,  the governor shall appoint one
member  who  shall  be  a  regional  technical  OR
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college  alumnus  for  a term
which shall expire on June 30,  1995,  to  replace
the  regional community college alumnus whose term
expires June 30, 1989, and eight members who shall
have  expertise and experience in business, labor,
industry, or the technical occupations, three  for
terms  which  shall expire on June 30, 1991, three
for terms which shall expire on June 30, 1993, and
two  for  terms  which shall expire June 30, 1995.
Thereafter the governor shall appoint  members  of
said board to succeed those appointees whose terms
expire,  except  that  (1)  with  respect  to  the
members of such board of trustees who were members
of the board of trustees of the regional community
colleges prior to July 1, 1989, the governor shall
appoint two members to replace  the  four  members
whose  terms  expire  on  June 30, 1991, and shall
appoint four members,  one  of  whom  shall  be  a
regional  community OR COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college
alumnus, to replace the five members  whose  terms
expire  on  June 30, 1993, and (2) with respect to
the members of the board  appointed  on  or  after
July  1,  1989,  and on or before August 15, 1989,
the governor shall appoint one member  to  replace
the  three  members whose terms expire on June 30,
1991, and shall appoint two members to replace the
three members whose terms expire on June 30, 1993.
On and after July 1, 1993, the board shall at  all
times  include  at  least  six  members  who  have
expertise and experience  in  business,  labor  or
industry.
    Sec.   2.   Section   10a-72  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 12 of  public  act
91-230, section 6 of public act 91-174 and section
14 of public  act  91-256,  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   Subject   to   state-wide   policy   and
guidelines established by the board  of  governors
of  higher education, said board of trustees shall
administer the regional  [community  colleges  and
regional  technical]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges
and plan for the expansion and development of  the
institutions  within  its  jurisdiction and submit
such plans to the board  of  governors  of  higher
education  for  review  and  recommendations.  The
commissioner of public works  on  request  of  the
board   of  trustees  shall,  in  accordance  with
section 4b-30, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 7  OF  PUBLIC
ACT  91-230,  negotiate and execute leases on such
physical facilities as the board of  trustees  may
deem   necessary  for  proper  operation  of  such
institutions,  and  said  board  of  trustees  may
expend  capital funds therefor, if such leasing is
required  during  the  planning  and  construction
phases of institutions within its jurisdiction for
which such  capital  funds  were  authorized.  The
board of trustees may appoint and remove the chief
executive officer of each institution  within  its
jurisdiction,   and   with   respect  to  its  own
operation the board  may  appoint  and  remove  an
executive  secretary,  [an assistant secretary for
regional   community   colleges,   an    assistant
secretary for regional technical colleges, each of
whom shall serve at the pleasure  of  the  board,]
and  an executive staff. The board of trustees may
determine the size of the executive staff and  the
duties, terms and conditions of employment of said
secretary  and   staff,   subject   to   personnel
guidelines  established  by the board of governors
of higher  education  in  consultation  with  said
board of trustees, provided said board of trustees
may  not  appoint  or  reappoint  members  of  the
executive  staff  for  terms longer than one year.
The board of trustees may employ the  faculty  and
other personnel needed to operate and maintain the
institutions within its jurisdiction.  Within  the
limitation   of   appropriations,   the  board  of
trustees  shall  fix  the  compensation  of   such
personnel,   establish  terms  and  conditions  of
employment  and   prescribe   their   duties   and
qualifications.   Said  board  of  trustees  shall
determine who constitutes its  professional  staff
and   establish  compensation  and  classification
schedules for its professional staff.  Said  board
shall  annually  submit  to  the  commissioner  of
administrative services a list  of  the  positions
which  it  has  included  within  the professional
staff. THE BOARD SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  DIVISION  OF
TECHNICAL  AND  TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION. The board
of trustees shall  confer  such  certificates  and
degrees  as  are  appropriate  to the curricula of
[such] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges subject to the
approval  of  the  board  of  governors  of higher
education. The board of trustees  shall  with  the
advice  of,  and  subject  to the approval of, the
board of governors of  higher  education,  prepare
plans for the development of a regional [community
college or regional technical] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
college and submit the same to the commissioner of
public works  and  request  said  commissioner  to
select  the  site  for  such  college.  Within the
limits of  the  bonding  authority  therefor,  the
commissioner, subject to the provisions of section
4b-23, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  2  OF  PUBLIC  ACT
91-124  AND  SECTION  15 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-174, may
acquire such site and construct such buildings  as
are   consistent  with  the  plan  of  development
approved by  the  board  of  governors  of  higher
education.
    (b)   Subject   to   state-wide   policy   and
guidelines established by the board  of  governors
of higher education, the board of trustees shall:
    (1)  Make  rules  for  the  governance  of the
regional  [community  colleges  and  the  regional
technical] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges, determine
the general policies of said  colleges,  including
those  concerning  the  admission of students, and
direct the expenditure  of  said  colleges'  funds
within the amounts available;
    (2)   Develop   mission   statements  for  the
regional  [community  colleges  and  the  regional
technical] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges: [;]
    [(A)]  The  mission statement for the regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
include,  but need not be limited to the following
elements: [(i)] (A) The educational needs  of  and
constituencies served by said colleges; [(ii)] (B)
the degrees offered by said colleges, and  [(iii)]
(C)  the role and scope of each institution within
the   [community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL    college
system,  which  shall  include  each institution's
particular strengths and specialties. The board of
trustees shall submit the mission statement to the
board of governors of higher education for  review
and  approval in accordance with the provisions of
section 10a-6, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1  OF  PUBLIC
ACT  91-174,  SECTION  10  OF  PUBLIC  ACT 91-230,
SECTION 10 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-256 AND SECTION  5  OF
THIS ACT;
    [(B)  The  mission  statement for the regional
technical   colleges   shall   be   developed   in
consultation with the strategic planning committee
established  pursuant  to  section  10a-72b.  Such
mission statement shall include but not be limited
to the following  elements:  (i)  The  educational
needs   of   and  constituencies  served  by  said
colleges;  (ii)  the  degrees  offered   by   said
colleges;  and  (iii)  the  role and scope of each
institution within the technical  college  system,
which  shall include each institution's particular
strengths and specialties. The board  of  trustees
shall submit the mission statement to the board of
governors of higher education not later than  June
1,  1990,  for  review  and approval in accordance
with the provisions of section 10a-6;
    (3)  Develop a strategic plan for the regional
technical  colleges  in  consultation   with   the
committee established pursuant to section 10a-72b,
which shall include an analysis of the  activities
described  in said section and how such activities
promote the mission, priorities, and goals of  the
regional  technical  college  system. On or before
December 1, 1990,  the  board  of  trustees  shall
submit   the   strategic  plan  to  the  board  of
governors  of  higher  education  for  review  and
approval  and annually thereafter shall update the
plan and report to said board, provided the  board
of  trustees  shall, on or before January 1, 1990,
and on or before July 1, 1990, report to the board
of  governors  of  higher  education and the joint
standing committee of the general assembly  having
cognizance   of  matters  relating  to  education,
concerning progress in developing  said  strategic
plan.  On  or before January 1, 1991, the board of
trustees of the community-technical colleges shall
submit  the  strategic plan to said joint standing
committee. On  or  before  January  1,  1992,  and
annually thereafter, the board of trustees and the
board of governors of higher education shall  each
report to said joint standing committee evaluating
the implementation of the strategic plan developed
pursuant  to  this  section  and  the condition of
technical education;]
    [(4)]  (3) Establish policies for the regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges;   [and
regional technical colleges;]
    [(5)]  (4)  Establish  policies  which protect
academic freedom and the content  of  courses  and
degree programs;
    [(6)]  (5) Submit to the board of governors of
higher education,  for  approval,  recommendations
for the establishment of new academic programs;
    [(7)]  (6)  Make  recommendations to the board
of   governors   of   higher    education,    when
appropriate,  regarding  institutional  mergers or
closures;
    [(8)]   (7)   Coordinate   the   programs  and
services   of   the   institutions    under    its
jurisdiction;
    [(9)]  (8)  Review  and approve the actions of
any  higher   education   administrative   council
pursuant to subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of
section 10a-147; and
    [(10)]  (9) Promote fund-raising to assist the
institutions under its jurisdiction.
    (c)  The  board  of trustees shall: (1) Review
and  approve  institutional  budget  requests  and
prepare  and  submit  to the board of governors of
higher   education,   in   accordance   with   the
provisions of section 10a-8, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
11 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-256 AND  SECTION  21  OF  THIS
ACT,  the  budget  requests;  [for the division of
regional community colleges and  the  division  of
regional  technical  colleges;]  and  (2)  propose
facility planning and capital  expenditure  budget
priorities  for  the  institutions  and  divisions
under its  jurisdiction.  The  board  may  request
authority  from the treasurer to issue payment for
claims against said colleges, other than a payment
for  payroll,  debt service payable on state bonds
to bondholders, paying agents, or trustees, or any
payment  the source of which includes the proceeds
of a state bond issue.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW) There is established a council
to  advise  the   board   of   trustees   of   the
community-technical colleges in the performance of
its statutory functions relating to technical  and
technological  education.  The board shall consist
of: (1) The commissioners of economic  development
and  labor,  (2)  one  technical  or technological
education  faculty  member  from   each   of   the
community-technical   colleges  appointed  by  the
chief executive officer of each such  institution,
(3)   one  technical  or  technological  education
student  from  each  of  the   community-technical
colleges  elected by the student body of each such
institution.
    Sec.  4. (NEW)  (a)  There  is  established  a
higher education coordinating council composed of:
The chairmen of  the  boards  of  trustees and the
chief executive officers  of each constituent unit
of the state  system  of  higher education and the
commissioners of higher education and education.
    (b)  The  council  shall identify, examine and
implement  savings  in  administrative   functions
carried out by the higher education system and its
constituent units.
    (c)  The council shall also develop a plan for
the  creation  of   a   Connecticut   college   of
technology.  The plan shall provide that a student
enrolled  in  the  college  of   technology   upon
successful  completion of such program of study be
eligible  to   transfer   to   Connecticut   State
University  or  The University of Connecticut. The
council  shall  report,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions   of   section  11-4a  of  the  general
statutes, to the joint standing committee  of  the
general  assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to  education  on  the   plan   and   an
implementation schedule, by January 1, 1993.
    Sec.  5.  Subsection  (a)  of section 10a-6 of
the general statutes, as amended by section  1  of
public act 91-174, section 10 of public act 91-230
and section 10 of public act 91-256,  is  repealed
and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   board   of   governors  of  higher
education shall: (1) Establish  state-wide  policy
and  guidelines for Connecticut's system of public
higher education; (2) develop a  master  plan  for
higher   education  and  postsecondary  education,
consistent with the goals  in  subsection  (b)  of
this section; (3) establish state-wide tuition and
student fee  policies;  (4)  establish  state-wide
student  financial  aid  policies; (5) monitor and
evaluate institutional effectiveness and viability
in  accordance  with  criteria  established by the
board;  (6)  merge  or   close   institutions   in
accordance  with criteria established by the board
provided  (A) such recommended merger  or  closing
shall  require  a two-thirds vote of the board and
(B)  notice of such recommended merger or  closing
shall  be  sent to the committee having cognizance
over matters relating  to  education  and  to  the
general  assembly;  [.  The general assembly shall
have until one year after the submission  of  such
recommendations  or  until  the  end  of  the next
general assembly session then following, whichever
is  later,  to  accept  or  reject the recommended
merger  or  closing,  provided  if   the   general
assembly  fails  to act, the recommendation of the
board  may  take  effect  when   said   time   for
legislative  action  has  elapsed;] (7) review and
approve mission  statements  for  the  constituent
units  and  role  and  scope  statements  for  the
individual institutions and branches thereof;  (8)
review  and  approve  any  recommendations for the
establishment of new academic  programs  submitted
to  the  board  by  the constituent unit boards of
trustees, and, in consultation with  the  affected
constituent  units,  provide  for  the initiation,
consolidation or termination of academic programs.
The  board  of governors of higher education shall
notify the  board  of  trustees  affected  by  the
proposed   termination  of  an  academic  program.
Within ninety days of receipt of such notice, said
trustees  shall  accept  or reject the termination
proposal and shall notify the board  of  governors
of   higher   education  of  its  action.  If  the
termination proposal is rejected by the  trustees,
the  board  of  governors  of higher education may
override the rejection by a two-thirds  vote;  (9)
develop  criteria  to ensure acceptable quality in
programs and institutions  and  enforce  standards
through  licensing and accreditation; (10) prepare
and present to the governor and general  assembly,
in  accordance  with  section 10a-8, AS AMENDED BY
SECTION 11 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-256 AND SECTION 21  OF
THIS   ACT,  consolidated  operating  and  capital
expenditure budgets for  public  higher  education
developed  in  accordance  with  the provisions of
said section 10a-8, AS AMENDED BY  SECTION  11  OF
PUBLIC  ACT 91-256 AND SECTION 21 OF THIS ACT, and
section 10a-9, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 11 OF  PUBLIC
ACT  91-230;  (11) review and make recommendations
on plans received from the constituent unit boards
of  trustees  for  the  continuing development and
maximum utilization of the state's  public  higher
education   resources;   (12)   appoint   advisory
committees to assist in  defining  and  suggesting
solutions  for  the  problems  and needs of higher
education; (13) establish an advisory council  for
higher  education with representatives from public
and private  institutions  to  study  methods  and
proposals  for  coordinating  efforts  of all such
institutions  in  providing  a   stimulating   and
enriched  educational environment for the citizens
of  the  state,  including  measures  to   improve
educational  opportunities through alternative and
nontraditional approaches such as external degrees
and   credit   by   examination;  (14)  coordinate
programs and  services  throughout  public  higher
education   and  between  public  and  independent
institutions, including procedures to evaluate the
impact   on  independent  institutions  of  higher
education   of    proposals    affecting    public
institutions  of  higher  education;  (15) make or
enter into contracts, leases or  other  agreements
in connection with its responsibilities under this
part, provided all acquisitions of real estate  by
lease   or  otherwise  shall  be  subject  to  the
provisions of section 4b-23, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
2  OF  PUBLIC  ACT 91-124 AND SECTION 15 OF PUBLIC
ACT 91-174; (16) be responsible for the  care  and
maintenance  of  permanent records of institutions
of higher education dissolved after  September  1,
1969; (17) prepare and present to the governor and
general assembly legislative  proposals  affecting
public higher education, including proposals which
utilize programs  and  facilities  of  independent
institutions of higher education; (18) develop and
maintain a central  higher  education  information
system   and   establish   definitions   and  data
requirements  for  the  state  system  of   higher
education;  and  (19)  undertake  such studies and
other activities as will  best  serve  the  higher
educational interests of the state.
    Sec. 6. (NEW)  There  is  established  a  task
force to assist the department of higher education
and the constituent  units  of the state system of
higher  education  in  developing  an  integrated,
commonly-linked   higher   education    management
information  and student  information  system  and
plan to (1)  establish  common  standards and data
requirements  for  the   state  system  of  higher
education and (2)  promote single site information
processing, resource and  application sharing, and
coordinated annual data  processing  acquisitions.
The  task  force   shall   consist  of  the  chief
executive officers of the constituent units of the
state  system  of   higher   education,  or  their
designees, the chief  data  processing officers of
the department of higher education, The University
of Connecticut, the  Connecticut  State University
System, the regional  community-technical  college
system and each  institution  in  the  Connecticut
State University system  and  the secretary of the
office of policy and management, or his designee.
    Sec.  7. The  board  of  governors  of  higher
education,  in  consultation   with   the   higher
education coordinating council  established  under
section  4  of  this  act,  and  within  available
appropriations, shall review and evaluate: (1) The
organization and executive management structure of
the regional community-technical  colleges and (2)
provisions for transfer  and  articulation between
the  regional  community-technical   colleges  and
other institutions of  higher education. The board
of governors shall  report, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section   11-4a   of  the  general
statutes,  on its  study  to  the  joint  standing
committees   of  the   general   assembly   having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  education and
appropriations and the  budgets of state agencies,
by  January 1,  1993.  The  report  shall  include
recommendations  to consolidate  (A)  institutions
under the  jurisdiction  of  the board of trustees
of the community-technical colleges, (B) executive
management  of such  institutions,  including  the
feasibility  of  regional  campuses  or  (C)  core
administrative    services    common    to    such
institutions,  and shall  give  priority  in  such
recommendations     to     cost-efficiency     and
cost-effectiveness.
    Sec.  8. The  board  of  governors  of  higher
education,  with  the  assistance  of  the  higher
education coordinating council  established  under
section 4 of  this  act,  and in consultation with
the task force  established pursuant to section 13
of  public  act   91-256,   and  within  available
appropriations,    shall    establish     standard
definitions  for  administrative   functions   and
standards  for  reporting  expenditures  for  each
administrative function. The  board  of  governors
shall report, in accordance with the provisions of
section 11-4a of  the  general  statutes,  on such
definitions and standards  to  the  joint standing
committees   of  the   general   assembly   having
cognizance of matters  relating  to  education and
appropriations and the  budgets  of state agencies
by January 1, 1993.
    Sec.   9.   (a)  Community-Technical  Colleges
expenditures  for  central  office,  exclusive  of
funds  reserved  for distribution to the community
colleges   and   the   technical   colleges    and
expenditures   supported  by  federal  or  private
funds, shall not exceed 3.2 per cent of the  total
of  (1)  general fund appropriations and (2) other
available operating funds.
    (b)  Community-Technical Colleges expenditures
for central office, executive  management,  fiscal
operations  and  general administration, exclusive
of expenditures supported by  federal  or  private
funds, shall not exceed 13.1 per cent of the total
of (1) general fund appropriations and  (2)  other
available operating funds.
    (c)  Connecticut State University expenditures
for central office, exclusive  of  funds  reserved
for  distribution  to  the  state universities and
expenditures  supported  by  federal  or   private
funds,  shall not exceed 3.9 per cent of the total
of (1) general fund appropriations and  (2)  other
available operating funds.
    (d)  Connecticut State University expenditures
for central office, executive  management,  fiscal
operations  and  general administration, exclusive
of expenditures supported by  federal  or  private
funds, shall not exceed 13.7 per cent of the total
of (1) general fund appropriations and  (2)  other
available operating funds.
    (e)  University  of  Connecticut  expenditures
for executive management,  fiscal  operations  and
general  administration, exclusive of expenditures
supported by federal or private funds,  shall  not
exceed  4.6  per  cent of the total of (1) general
fund  appropriations  and  (2)   other   available
operating funds.
    Sec. 10. Subsection  (d)  of section 10a-34 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (d) No person,  school,  board, association or
corporation shall operate a program or institution
of higher learning  unless it has been licensed or
accredited by the  board  of  governors  of higher
education, nor shall  it  confer any degree unless
it has been  accredited  in  accordance  with this
section. The board shall not grant any new license
or accreditation until it has received a report of
an evaluation of  such  program  or institution by
competent educators approved  by  the  board.  The
board of governors  of higher education [may, upon
receipt  of evidence  satisfactory  to  the  board
relating to the  overall  competence and resources
of  the  applying   institution,]   SHALL   accept
regional   or,   WHERE    APPROPRIATE,    national
accreditation,     [where     appropriate,]     in
satisfaction   of   the   requirements   of   this
subsection UNLESS THE  BOARD  FINDS  CAUSE  NOT TO
RELY UPON SUCH ACCREDITATION.
    Sec.   11.   Section  10a-38  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    [Of  the  appropriation made for this purpose,
the board of governors  of  higher  education  may
utilize  up to one per cent to administer sections
10a-36 to 10a-42a, inclusive,  to  provide  for  a
continuing  evaluation  of  its  effectiveness, to
audit program records and to  conduct  studies  of
the contributions which are and can be made by the
independent colleges and universities  in  meeting
total   state   needs  in  higher  education.]  In
administering [said] sections 10a-36  TO  10a-42a,
INCLUSIVE,   the  board  OF  GOVERNORS  OF  HIGHER
EDUCATION  shall  develop   and   utilize   fiscal
procedures  designed  to  insure accountability of
these public funds. Such procedures shall  include
an  annual  compliance  audit by the department of
higher education of each independent  college  and
university   which  participates  in  the  program
established  pursuant  to   sections   10a-36   to
10a-42a,  inclusive.  Commencing  with  the fiscal
year  ending  June  30,   1989,   and   biennially
thereafter,   each  such  independent  institution
shall submit the results of an audit  done  by  an
independent  certified  public accountant for each
year of participation in the program.  Independent
colleges  and universities determined by the board
of governors not to be in  substantial  compliance
with the provisions of sections 10a-40, 10a-41, AS
AMENDED BY SECTION 2  OF  PUBLIC  ACT  91-208  AND
SECTION 50 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-256, and 10a-42g shall
be ineligible to receive funds under  the  program
for the fiscal year next following the fiscal year
in which the independent college or university was
determined  not  to  be  in substantial compliance
pursuant to this section and for each fiscal  year
thereafter until the board of governors determines
that the college or university is  in  substantial
compliance with the provisions of this section.
    Sec.   12.   Section   3-27a  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 2  of  public  act
91-256,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There   is   hereby   created   a  short  term
investment fund to be administered  by  the  state
treasurer.    The   state   treasurer   may   sell
participation  certificates  of  the  short   term
investment  fund  for  investment  to  the general
fund, bond funds, the special transportation fund,
the  local  bridge revolving fund, the educational
excellence trust fund,  the  residential  property
tax   revaluation   relief   fund,  the  municipal
abandoned  vehicle   trust   fund,   trust   funds
administered  by the treasurer, and all such other
funds the moneys of which by law the treasurer  is
responsible   for  investing.  Said  participation
certificates shall bear and pay such interest  and
be  issued subject to such terms and conditions as
shall be determined and established by  the  state
treasurer.   The   interest   derived   from   the
investment  or  reinvestment  of  funds   of   The
University  of  Connecticut operating fund and the
University of Connecticut Health Center  operating
fund,   the  University  of  Connecticut  Research
Foundation, the University of  Connecticut  Health
Center  Research Foundation, the Connecticut State
University System Operating Fund, the  Connecticut
State  University  System Research Foundation, AND
the   regional   [community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges   operating   fund,   [and  the  regional
technical colleges operating fund,] as  authorized
by   sections   10a-105,   AS  AMENDED,  10a-110a,
10a-130, 10a-99, AS AMENDED, 10a-77, [and 10a-83,]
respectively,  and  the  board  for state academic
awards educational services account, as authorized
by  section  10a-143, AS AMENDED, shall be paid to
each board or board of trustees respectively.
    Sec.  13.  Subsection  (b) of section 4a-11 of
the general statutes, as amended by section 40  of
public  act  91-256, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)  The  proceeds  of the sale of said bonds,
to the extent of the amount stated  in  subsection
(a)  of  this  section,  shall be deposited in the
Capital Equipment Purchase Fund created by section
4a-9.  Any such proceeds shall be allocated to the
department of higher education as follows: (1) For
The  University  of Connecticut, not exceeding six
million   three   hundred   ninety-five   thousand
dollars;  (2)  for  The  University of Connecticut
Health  Center,  not  exceeding  one  million  two
hundred  thirty-five thousand dollars; (3) for the
Connecticut State University system, not exceeding
two  million  five hundred forty thousand dollars;
(4)     for     the      regional      [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges,  not exceeding [one
million six hundred eighty-five thousand  dollars;
(5)   for   the   state  technical  colleges,  not
exceeding one million sixty-five thousand dollars;
(6)]  TWO  MILLION  SEVEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS; (5)  for  the  Central  Naugatuck  Valley
Regional  Higher  Education  Center, not exceeding
seven hundred thousand dollars; [(7)] (6) for  the
department  of  higher  education,  not  exceeding
thirty thousand dollars.
    Sec.   14.   Section   5-264  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The state board of education on behalf of
any employee of the department of  education,  the
board   of   trustees  of  any  state  educational
institution,  the  board  of  trustees   of   [any
community    college]    THE   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
COLLEGES,  the  board  of  governors   of   higher
education  and  the board of trustees or governing
body   of   any   other    regional    educational
institution,   hereinafter   referred  to  as  the
employer, may, on behalf of any employee of  their
respective  institutions,  enter  into  a  written
agreement with any such employee  to  purchase  an
individual  or  group  retirement annuity contract
for such employee which contract will qualify  for
income  tax  benefits  provided  for under Section
403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code  of  1986,  or
any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code
of  the  United  States,  as  from  time  to  time
amended;    provided    the   annual   salary   or
compensation of the employee shall be  reduced  by
the  amount  of the premiums paid for the purchase
of such annuity contract for the purposes of  said
Section  403(b). Such employee's rights under such
annuity contract  shall  be  nonforfeitable.  Upon
execution  of  an agreement with the employee, the
employer  shall  forthwith  give  written   notice
thereof  to  the  comptroller or other appropriate
payroll officer of the institution,  as  the  case
may  be, and shall certify the amount and dates of
premiums payable under the terms of  such  annuity
contract,  the  name of the insurer and the office
to which such premium payment shall be  made.  The
comptroller   or   other   payroll  officer  shall
thereafter make such premium payments  while  such
annuity  contract is in force and such employee is
actively  employed  by  such  employer  and   upon
written  notice  given  by the employer shall make
any changes in the manner  or  amount  of  premium
payments   required   under   the   terms  of  any
subsequent agreement entered into by such employee
and the comptroller or other payroll officer shall
stop such premium payments  when  so  notified  by
such employer.
    (b)  At  such  time  as  state employees other
than those specified in  subsection  (a)  of  this
section  may  become  eligible  to  participate in
retirement annuity contracts qualifying for income
tax  benefits  similar  to  those  provided  under
Section 403(b) of the  Internal  Revenue  Code  of
1986,  or  any  subsequent  corresponding internal
revenue code of the United States, as from time to
time    amended,   any   department,   agency   or
institution, acting by the comptroller, may  enter
into  retirement  annuity  contracts upon the same
terms  and  conditions  as  those   specified   in
subsection (a) of this section.
    Sec.  15.  Subsection  (b) of section 5-275 of
the general statutes, as amended by section  1  of
public  act  91-255  and  section 42 of public act
91-256,  is  repealed   and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)   The   board    shall    determine    the
appropriateness  of a  unit  which  shall  be  the
public employer unit  or a subdivision thereof. In
determining the appropriateness  of  the unit, the
board  shall: (1)  Take  into  consideration,  but
shall not be limited to, the following: (i) Public
employees must have  an  identifiable community of
interest,    and    (ii)     the     effects    of
overfragmentation; (2) not decide that any unit is
appropriate   if   such    unit    includes   both
professional and nonprofessional employees, unless
a majority of such professional employees vote for
inclusion   in   such    unit;   (3)   take   into
consideration that when the state is the employer,
it will be bargaining on a state-wide basis unless
issues involve working  conditions  peculiar  to a
given governmental employment  locale;  [and]  (4)
permit the faculties  of  (i)  The  University  of
Connecticut, (ii) the Connecticut State University
system,   AND  (iii)   [the   regional   community
colleges, (iv) the  regional  technical  colleges;
and (v)] the  state  regional vocational-technical
schools to each comprise a separate unit, which in
each  case  shall   have   the  right  to  bargain
collectively with its respective board of trustees
or its designated  representative;  AND (5) PERMIT
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE  FACULTY  AND  THE TECHNICAL
COLLEGE FACULTY AS  THEY  EXISTED PRIOR TO JULY 1,
1992, TO CONTINUE TO COMPRISE SEPARATE UNITS WHICH
IN EACH CASE  SHALL  HAVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  BARGAIN
COLLECTIVELY WITH ITS  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES  OR ITS
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE. Nonfaculty professional
staff of the  above  institutions  may  by  mutual
agreement be included in such bargaining units, or
they may form  a separate bargaining unit of their
own. This section  shall not be deemed to prohibit
multiunit bargaining.
    Sec.  16.  Subsection (a) of section 10-21d of
the general statutes, as amended by section 43  of
public  act  91-256, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   There  is  established  the  Connecticut
school-business forum which shall be  composed  of
thirty-three  members  as follows: One member of a
local or regional board of education, appointed by
the   Connecticut   Association   of   Boards   of
Education;   one   superintendent   of    schools,
appointed by the Connecticut Association of School
Administrators; two public school principals,  one
of  whom  shall be appointed by the Elementary and
Middle   School    Principals    Association    of
Connecticut  and one of whom shall be appointed by
the Connecticut Association of Secondary  Schools;
one  public  school  administrator  who  is  not a
school   superintendent,    appointed    by    the
Connecticut  Federation  of School Administrators;
three  public  school  teachers,  who   shall   be
classroom   teachers   at   the   time   of  their
appointment  and  during   the   term   of   their
membership   on   the   forum,  appointed  by  the
Connecticut Education Association, at least one of
whom  shall  teach  in  any  of  the  grades  from
kindergarten  to  grade  six;  two  public  school
teachers,  who  shall be classroom teachers at the
time of their appointment and during the  term  of
their  membership  on  the forum, appointed by the
Connecticut  State  Federation  of  Teachers;  one
parent of a public school student appointed by the
Parent-Teacher Association of  Connecticut,  Inc.;
eleven  persons  representative  of  business  and
industry  in   the   state,   appointed   by   the
Connecticut Business and Industry Association; one
faculty member of The University  of  Connecticut,
appointed  by  the  president  pro  tempore of the
senate;   one   administrator   at   a    regional
[technical] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college, appointed
by the speaker of the  house  of  representatives;
one student member of the board of trustees of the
Connecticut State University system, appointed  by
the  minority  leader of the senate; one member of
the nonfaculty professional staff of the  regional
[community]      COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL     colleges,
appointed by the minority leader of the  house  of
representatives;  the  commissioners of education,
higher  education  and  economic  development,  or
designees   of   said   commissioners;   and   the
chairpersons and  ranking  members  of  the  joint
standing  committee of the general assembly having
cognizance of matters relating  to  education,  or
their  designees.  All  appointments shall be made
and the names of the persons  appointed  shall  be
submitted  to  the  commissioner  of education not
later than September 1, 1990.
    Sec.  17.  Subsection  (a) of section 10-69 of
the general statutes, as amended by section  5  of
public  act  91-295, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  As  used  in  this  section  and sections
10-67, 10-68, 10-71, AS AMENDED,  10-71a,  10-73a,
10-73b   and  10-73c:  "Adult"  means  any  person
sixteen years of age or  over  who  is  no  longer
enrolled   in  school,  "adult  class"  or  "adult
education activity" means  a  class  or  education
activity   designed   primarily   for  adults  and
"cooperating eligible entity" means any  nonprofit
organization,  any authorized private occupational
school  pursuant  to  sections  10-7a  to   10-7l,
inclusive,           regional          [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college,  [regional  technical
college,]  regional vocational-technical school or
library  which  provides   classes   or   services
specified    under   subdivision   (1)   of   this
subsection,  in  conformance  with   the   program
standards   applicable  to  boards  of  education,
through a written cooperative arrangement  with  a
local  or  regional board of education or regional
educational  service  center.   Each   local   and
regional  board  of  education shall establish and
maintain a  program  of  adult  classes  or  shall
provide  for  participation  in a program of adult
classes   for   its   adult   residents    through
cooperative  arrangements  with  another  board of
education or a cooperating eligible entity or at a
regional  educational  service  center pursuant to
the provisions of section 10-66a.  Such  board  of
education   may  admit  an  adult  to  any  public
elementary or secondary school. No person enrolled
in  a  full-time  program of study in any local or
regional school district may enroll  in  an  adult
education  activity  without  the  approval of the
school principal  of  the  school  in  which  such
person  is  enrolled  in  such  full-time program.
Instruction:   (1)   Shall    be    provided    in
Americanization  and  United  States  citizenship,
English   for   adults   with   limited    English
proficiency  and  elementary  and secondary school
completion programs or classes;  and  (2)  may  be
provided  (A)  in  any  subject  provided  by  the
elementary and secondary schools  of  such  school
district,  including vocational education; and (B)
in any other subject or activity.
    Sec.  18.  Subsection  (c) of section 10-69 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)  Sponsoring school districts shall provide
for awarding:
    (1)    Credit   for   experiential   learning,
including:  (A)  not  more  than  two  nonrequired
credits   for   military   experience,   including
training;  (B)  not  more  than   one   vocational
education nonrequired and one required or not more
than  two  nonrequired  credits  for  occupational
experience,  including  training; and (C) not more
than one nonrequired credit for community  service
or avocational skills;
    (2)   Credit   for  successful  completion  of
courses  taken  for  credit  at  state  accredited
institutions,   including   public   and   private
community    colleges,     technical     colleges,
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  COLLEGES,  four-year colleges
and universities and approved public  and  private
high schools and vocational-technical schools;
    (3)    Not   more   than   six   credits   for
satisfactory performance on subject  matter  tests
demonstrating prior learning competencies; and
    (4)   Not   more   than   three   credits  for
independent study projects, provided that not more
than  one such credit shall be applied per subject
area required pursuant to subsection (b)  of  this
section.
    Sec.   19.   Section   10a-1  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 45 of  public  act
91-256,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  shall  be  a  state  system  of  public
higher education to consist of (1) The  University
of  Connecticut  and all branches thereof, (2) the
state colleges, which shall be known  collectively
as  the  Connecticut  State University system, (3)
THE   regional   [community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges,  [and regional technical colleges, under
the jurisdiction of the board of trustees  of  the
community-technical  colleges,]  (4) the board for
state academic awards, and (5) the  staff  of  the
department  of  higher  education  as  established
pursuant to section 10a-2, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 2
OF  PUBLIC ACT 91-405. "Constituent units" as used
in the  general  statutes  means  those  units  in
subdivisions   (1)  to  (4),  inclusive,  of  this
section.
    Sec.  20.  Subsection  (a) of section 10a-3 of
the general statutes, as amended by section 46  of
public  act  91-256, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There shall be a standing committee which
shall serve as an advisory body to  the  board  of
governors  of higher education to assist the board
in  performing  its   statutory   functions.   The
committee  shall consist of the following members:
(1) One member from each of the boards of trustees
of the Connecticut State University system and The
University of Connecticut, two  members  from  the
board   of  trustees  of  the  community-technical
colleges, one of whom shall be  an  alumnus  of  a
regional technical college or shall have expertise
and experience in  business,  labor,  industry  or
technical occupations, and one member from a board
of trustees of an  independent  college;  (2)  one
member  from  the  administrative staff of each of
said  constituent  units,  except  that  for   the
community-technical  colleges  there shall be [one
member  from  the  administrative  staff  of   the
regional  technical colleges and one member of the
administrative staff  of  the  regional  community
colleges]  TWO  MEMBERS,  ONE  OF WHOM SHALL BE AN
ADMINISTRATOR AT A FORMER TECHNICAL  COLLEGE,  and
one  member  from  the  administrative staff of an
independent  college;  (3)  one  member  from  the
faculty  of each of said constituent units, except
that for the community-technical  colleges,  there
shall  be  [one] TWO faculty [member of a regional
community college and  one  faculty  member  of  a
regional  technical  college] MEMBERS, ONE OF WHOM
SHALL BE A TECHNICAL  OR  TECHNOLOGICAL  EDUCATION
FACULTY  MEMBER AT A FORMER TECHNICAL COLLEGE, and
one member from  the  faculty  of  an  independent
college;   (4)  one  student  from  each  of  said
constituent   units,   except   that    for    the
community-technical  colleges  there shall be [one
student  who  shall  be  enrolled  at  a  regional
community  college  and  one  student who shall be
enrolled at  a  regional  technical  college]  TWO
STUDENTS  ONE  OF  WHOM  SHALL  BE  ENROLLED  IN A
TECHNICAL OR TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AT  A
FORMER  TECHNICAL COLLEGE, and one student from an
independent college; (5) one representative of the
board  for  state  academic  awards;  and  (6) one
representative   from   the   accredited   private
occupational schools of Connecticut.
    Sec.  21.  Subsection  (a) of section 10a-8 of
the general statutes, as amended by section 11  of
public  act  91-256, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The  provisions  of  sections  4-77,  AS
AMENDED, and 4-78, AS AMENDED, shall not apply  to
the  constituent  units  of  the  state  system of
higher education, and for  the  purposes  of  said
sections  only,  the  board of governors of higher
education shall be deemed the budgeted agency  for
such  constituent units. The board of governors of
higher  education  shall  develop  a  formula   or
program-based  budgeting system to be used by each
institution and  constituent  board  in  preparing
operating  budgets  for the fiscal year commencing
July 1, 1985, and  each  fiscal  year  thereafter.
Said  board of governors of higher education shall
prepare a single public  higher  education  budget
request itemized by the individual institution and
branch  using   the   formula   or   program-based
budgeting  system  and  shall  submit  such budget
request displaying  all  operating  funds  to  the
secretary  of  the office of policy and management
in accordance with sections 4-77,  AS  AMENDED  BY
SECTION  39 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-3 OF THE JUNE SPECIAL
SESSION, and 4-78, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  41  OF
PUBLIC  ACT  91-3  OF  THE  JUNE  SPECIAL SESSION,
subject to procedures developed by  the  board  of
governors of higher education and approved by said
secretary. The budget request  of  the  boards  of
trustees  of  The  University  of Connecticut, the
community-technical colleges and  the  Connecticut
State  University  system  shall set forth, in the
form prescribed  by  the  board  of  governors  of
higher  education,  a  proposed  expenditure  plan
which  shall  include:  (1)   The   total   amount
requested  for such appropriation account; (2) the
amount to be appropriated from  the  general  fund
and  (3)  the  amount  to be paid from the tuition
revenues of The  University  of  Connecticut,  the
regional [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges,
[the  regional   technical   colleges]   and   the
Connecticut  State University system. After review
and comment by the board of  governors  of  higher
education, the proposed expenditure plans shall be
incorporated  into  the   single   public   higher
education       budget      request      including
recommendations,  if  any,  by  said  board.   Any
tuition increase proposed by the board of trustees
of   The   University    of    Connecticut,    the
community-technical  colleges  and the Connecticut
State University system for  the  fiscal  year  to
which the budget request relates shall be included
in  the  single  public  higher  education  budget
request  submitted  by  the  board of governors of
higher education for such fiscal year. The general
assembly shall make appropriations directly to the
constituent unit  boards.  Said  constituent  unit
boards   shall   allocate  appropriations  to  the
individual  institutions  and  branches  with  due
consideration  to  the  program  or  formula-based
budget  used  to  develop  the  appropriation   as
approved  by  the general assembly or as otherwise
specified in the approved appropriation. Allotment
reductions  made  pursuant  to  the  provisions of
subsections (b), (c), and (f) of section 4-85,  AS
AMENDED  BY  SECTION  46 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-3 OF THE
JUNE SPECIAL SESSION,  shall  be  applied  by  the
board  of  governors of higher education among the
appropriations  to  the  constituent  unit  boards
without  regard  to  the limitations on reductions
provided  in  said  section,  except   that   said
limitations  shall  apply  to  the  total  of  the
amounts  appropriated  to  the  higher   education
budgeted  agencies.  The  board  of  governors  of
higher education shall apply such reductions after
consultation  with  the secretary of the office of
policy and management  and  the  constituent  unit
boards.  Any reductions of more than five per cent
of the appropriations  of  any  constituent  units
shall be submitted to the appropriations committee
which shall, within ten days,  approve  or  reject
such reduction.
    Sec.   22.  Section  10a-72a  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 15 of  public  act
91-256,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except  when  specifically  prohibited by
the conditions, if any,  upon  which  a  gift  was
created  or  by a conditional sales agreement, the
board  of  trustees  for  the  community-technical
colleges   is   authorized   to  sell,  trade,  or
otherwise  dispose  of  any  unwanted,  duplicate,
out-of-date  or  irrelevant  materials  within the
regional [community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college
libraries  under  the  jurisdiction  of the board,
provided  the  monetary   proceeds   of   such   a
transaction,  if  any, shall be deemed to be funds
from private sources and, as such funds, shall  be
held in the manner prescribed by section 4-31a, AS
AMENDED BY SECTION 39 OF PUBLIC  ACT  91-256,  for
use  in furthering any purpose the board considers
to be in harmony with the original purpose of  the
gift or purchase of such materials.
    (b)    Fines   collected   by   any   regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college  library
under  the  jurisdiction  of  the  board  shall be
deposited in the institutional  operating  account
of such college.
    Sec.   23.   Section  10a-73  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The     board     of     trustees    of    the
community-technical     colleges,     upon     the
recommendation  of the chief executive officers of
the   regional   [community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges,   shall   appoint   for   each  regional
[community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college a regional
council,  representative  of the geographical area
served. Each such council shall advise  the  board
and  the  chief executive officer of each regional
[community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL   college   with
respect  to  appropriate  educational  programs to
meet the needs of the communities  in  the  region
which it represents.
    Sec.   24.   Section  10a-77  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 7  of  public  act
91-174, section 5 of public act 91-208, section 16
of public act 91-256,  section  6  of  public  act
91-303,  section  29  of  public  act  91-407, and
section 16 of public act 91-7 of the June  special
session,   is   repealed   and  the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Subject  to  the  provisions  of  section
10a-26, AS AMENDED, the board of trustees  of  the
community-technical  colleges  shall  fix fees for
tuition    at     the     regional     [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges  [of  not  less than
three hundred dollars for residents of this  state
and not less than eleven hundred forty dollars for
nonresidents] and shall fix fees  for  such  other
purposes  as  the  board  deems  necessary  at the
regional [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges,
and may make refunds to the same.
    (b)    The    board   of   trustees   of   the
community-technical colleges shall  establish  and
administer  a  fund  to  be  known as the regional
[community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges operating
fund.  Appropriations from general revenues of the
state FOR THE COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES AND THE
HIGHER  EDUCATION  CENTER IN THE CENTRAL NAUGATUCK
VALLEY  REGION,   except   the   amount   of   the
appropriation  for  operating  expenses to be used
for personal services and the  appropriations  for
fringe  benefits  pursuant  to  subsection  (a) of
section 4-73, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 37  OF  PUBLIC
ACT 91-3 OF THE JUNE SPECIAL SESSION AND SECTION 4
OF PUBLIC ACT  91-256,  and  all  tuition  revenue
received     by     the    regional    [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges  in  accordance  with
the  provisions  of subsection (a) of this section
shall be  deposited  in  said  fund.  Income  from
student  fees  or related charges; the proceeds of
auxiliary  activities  and  business  enterprises,
gifts  and donations; federal funds and grants for
purposes other than  research,  and  all  receipts
derived  from the conduct by the colleges of their
education extension  programs  and  summer  school
sessions  shall be credited to said fund but shall
be   allocated   to   the   central   office   and
institutional  operating  accounts  which shall be
established and maintained for the central  office
and  each [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college.
The board of trustees shall establish an equitable
policy   for  allocation  of  appropriations  from
general revenues of the state and tuition  revenue
deposited     in    the    regional    [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges  operating  fund.  At
the  beginning of each quarter of the fiscal year,
the  board  shall  allocate   and   transfer,   in
accordance    with   said   policy,   moneys   for
expenditure  in   such   institutional   operating
accounts,   exclusive   of  amounts  retained  for
central office operations and reasonable  reserves
for  future  distribution. All costs of waiving or
remitting tuition pursuant to  subsection  (e)  of
this  section  shall  be  charged  to the regional
[community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges operating
fund.   Repairs,   alterations   or  additions  to
facilities  supported  by  operating   funds   and
costing  one million dollars or more shall require
the approval of the general assembly, or when  the
general assembly is not in session, of the finance
advisory committee. Any balance of receipts  above
expenditures  shall  remain  in  said fund, except
such sums as may be required for  deposit  into  a
debt  service fund or the general fund for further
payment  by  the  treasurer  of  debt  service  on
general  obligation  bonds of the state issued for
purposes   of   [community]    COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges.
    (c)   Commencing   December   1,   1984,   and
thereafter within sixty days of the close of  each
quarter, the board of trustees shall submit to the
joint standing committee of the  general  assembly
having   cognizance   of   matters   relating   to
appropriations and the budgets of  state  agencies
and  the  office of policy and management, through
the board of  governors  of  higher  education,  a
report  on the actual expenditures of the regional
[community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges operating
fund  containing  such relevant information as the
board  of  governors  of  higher   education   may
require.
    (d)  Said  board  of  trustees shall waive the
payment  of  tuition  at  any  of   the   regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges (1) for
any dependent child of a  person  whom  the  armed
forces  of  the  United  States has declared to be
missing in action or to have been  a  prisoner  of
war  while  serving  in  such  armed  forces after
January 1, 1960, which child has been accepted for
admission to such institution and is a resident of
Connecticut  at  the  time  he  is  accepted   for
admission to such institution, (2) for any veteran
having served  in  time  of  war,  as  defined  in
subsection (a) of section 27-103, or who served in
either a combat or  combat  support  role  in  the
invasion of Grenada, October 25, 1983, to December
15, 1983, the invasion  of  Panama,  December  20,
1989,  to  January  31, 1990, or the peace-keeping
mission in Lebanon, September 29, 1982,  to  March
30,  1984,  who has been accepted for admission to
such institution and is a resident of  Connecticut
at  the  time he is accepted for admission to such
institution, (3) for any resident  of  Connecticut
sixty-two  years of age or older, provided, at the
end of the regular registration period, there  are
enrolled  in  the  course  a  sufficient number of
students other than  those  persons  eligible  for
waivers  pursuant to this subdivision to offer the
course in which such person intends to enroll  and
there  is  space  available  in  such course after
accommodating  all  such  students,  (4)  for  any
student  attending  the  Connecticut  state police
academy who  is  enrolled  in  a  law  enforcement
program  at  said  academy offered in coordination
with a  regional  [community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
college  which  accredits  courses  taken  in such
program, and (5) for  any  active  member  of  the
Connecticut  army or air national guard who (A) is
a resident of Connecticut, (B) has been  certified
by  the  adjutant  general  or  his  designee as a
member in good standing of the guard, and  (C)  is
enrolled   or   accepted  for  admission  to  such
institution on a full-time or part-time  basis  in
an  undergraduate  degree-granting program. If any
person who receives a tuition waiver in accordance
with   the  provisions  of  this  subsection  also
receives   educational   reimbursement   from   an
employer,  such  waiver  shall  be  reduced by the
amount of such educational reimbursement.
    (e)  Said  board  shall  set  aside  from  its
anticipated          regional          [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college  tuition  revenue, an
amount not less than that required by the board of
governors'   tuition   policy   established  under
subdivision  (3)  of  subsection  (a)  of  section
10a-6,  AS  AMENDED  BY  SECTION  1  OF PUBLIC ACT
91-174, SECTION 10 OF PUBLIC ACT  91-230,  SECTION
10 OF PUBLIC ACT 91-256 AND SECTION 5 OF THIS ACT.
Such  funds  shall  be  used  to  provide  tuition
waivers,    tuition    remissions,    grants   for
educational expenses and  student  employment  for
residents   enrolled   in   regional   [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges as full or  part-time
matriculated   students   in   a   degree-granting
program, or  enrolled  in  a  precollege  remedial
program,  who  demonstrate  substantial  financial
need. Said board  may  also  set  aside  from  its
anticipated  tuition  revenue an additional amount
equal to one per cent of said tuition revenue  for
financial  assistance  for  students who would not
otherwise be eligible for financial assistance but
who  do have a financial need as determined by the
college in accordance  with  this  subsection.  In
determining such financial need, the college shall
exclude the  value  of  equity  in  the  principal
residence   of  the  student's  parents  or  legal
guardians, or in the student's principal residence
if the student is not considered to be a dependent
of his parents or legal guardians and shall assess
the earnings of a dependent student at the rate of
thirty per cent.
    (f)       The       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges operating fund  shall
be  reimbursed for the amount by which the tuition
waivers  granted  under  subsection  (d)  of  this
section  exceed  five  per cent of tuition revenue
through an annual state appropriation.  The  board
of  trustees  shall  request such an appropriation
and said appropriation  shall  be  based  upon  an
estimate  of  tuition  revenue  loss using tuition
rates in effect for the fiscal year in which  such
appropriation will apply.
    Sec.   25.   Section  10a-78  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   board  of  trustees  for  regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
establish  a  regional COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college
to serve the southeastern area of  Connecticut  as
approved  by  the  board  of  governors  of higher
education to  be  part  of  the  state  system  of
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges.  [Such
college shall begin operation after July 1, 1969.]
    (b)   The   board  of  trustees  for  regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
establish       a       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college  to  serve  the   New
Britain-Bristol  area  as approved by the board of
governors of higher education to be  part  of  the
state  system  of  [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges.  [Such  college  shall  begin  operation
after July 1, 1969.]
    (c)   The   board  of  trustees  for  regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
establish       a       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL   college   to    serve    the
northeastern  Connecticut  area as approved by the
board of governors of higher education to be  part
of     the    state    system    of    [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges. [Such colleges shall
begin operation after July 1, 1971.]
    (d)   The   board  of  trustees  for  regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
establish       a       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college to serve the  northern
Connecticut  area  comprising  the  towns  of East
Granby, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield,  Somers,
Stafford,  Suffield  and Windsor Locks as approved
by the board of governors of higher  education  to
be   part  of  the  state  system  of  [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges. [Such college  shall
begin operation after July 1, 1971.]
    (e)   The   board  of  trustees  for  regional
[community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges   shall
establish       a       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college  to  serve  the  lower
Naugatuck  Valley  area  comprising  the  towns of
Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour,  Oxford,  Beacon
Falls  and  Naugatuck  as approved by the board of
governors of higher education to be  part  of  the
state  system  of  [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
colleges.  [Such  college  shall  begin  operation
after July 1, 1973.]
    (f) Repealed by P.A. 78-331, S. 3, 58.
    Sec.   26.   Section  10a-79  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 17 of  public  act
91-256,  and  section 13 of public act 91-7 of the
June  special  session,  is   repealed   and   the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    The     board     of     trustees    of    the
community-technical  colleges  shall   appoint   a
committee    at    each    regional    [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL college to  establish  traffic
and  parking regulations for passenger vehicles at
such college. Such traffic committee,  subject  to
the  approval  of  said  board  and  of  the state
traffic  commission,  may   prohibit,   limit   or
restrict   the   parking  of  passenger  vehicles,
determine speed limits, restrict roads or portions
thereof  to  one-way  traffic  and  designate  the
location of crosswalks on any portion of any  road
or  highway  subject  to  the  care,  custody  and
control of said board of trustees, order  to  have
erected  and  maintained  signs  designating  such
prohibitions or restrictions, and  impose  a  fine
upon  any person who fails to comply with any such
prohibition or restriction. All fines  so  imposed
at  each  regional [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
college, less an amount not to exceed the cost  of
enforcing  traffic  and parking regulations, shall
be  deposited  in  the   institutional   operating
account  of  such  college  for  scholarships  and
library services or  acquisitions.  The  board  of
trustees of the community-technical colleges shall
establish    at    each    regional    [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL   college  a  committee  which
shall  hear  appeals  of  penalties  assessed  for
parking  or  traffic violations. The membership of
both  the  committee  to  establish  traffic   and
parking  regulations  and  the  committee  to hear
traffic violation appeals  shall  include  student
and faculty representation.
    Sec.   27.   Section  10a-80  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   primary  responsibilities  of  the
regional [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges
shall  be (1) to provide programs of occupational,
vocational, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL and career
education   designed   to   provide  training  for
immediate employment, job retraining or  upgrading
of  skills to meet individual, community and state
manpower needs; (2) to provide programs of general
study  including, but not limited to, remediation,
general  and  adult   education   and   continuing
education  designed  to  meet  individual  student
goals;  (3)  to  provide  programs  of  study  for
college  transfer representing the first two years
of  baccalaureate  education;   (4)   to   provide
community   service   programs   as   defined   in
subsection (b) of this section and (5) to  provide
student   support   services  including,  but  not
limited  to,  admissions,   counseling,   testing,
placement,  individualized instruction and efforts
to serve students with special needs.
    (b)   As  used  in  this  section,  "community
service  programs"  means  educational,  cultural,
recreational and community directed services which
a  [community]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  college   may
provide   in  addition  to  its  regular  academic
program.  Such  community  service  programs   may
include,   but   shall  not  be  limited  to,  (1)
activities designed to  enrich  the  intellectual,
cultural  and  social  life  of the community, (2)
educational  services  designed  to  promote   the
development  of  skills  for  the effective use of
leisure time, (3) activities and programs designed
to  assist  in  the identification and solution of
community problems and (4) utilization of  college
facilities and services by community groups to the
extent such  usage  does  not  conflict  with  the
regular schedule of the college.
    Sec.  28.  Subsection  (a) of section 10a-164a
of the general statutes, as amended by  section  9
of   public   act  91-208,  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   board   of   governors  of  higher
education shall annually request an  appropriation
to the department of higher education equal to the
amount required, for the  fiscal  year  two  years
prior,  for  tuition  waivers, tuition remissions,
grants  for  educational  expenses   and   student
employment under subsection (e) of section 10a-77,
[subsection (e) of section  10a-83,]  AS  AMENDED,
subsection  (e) of section 10a-99, AS AMENDED, and
subsection (f) of section 10a-105, AS AMENDED. The
department  shall  allocate any such appropriation
to The University  of  Connecticut,  each  of  the
Connecticut state universities [,] AND each of the
regional [community] COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges
[and  each  of the regional technical colleges] in
accordance with a formula approved by the board of
governors  of  higher education. The formula shall
take into account the amount  of  federal  student
aid  received by students at each institution. The
amounts allocated shall be used to provide  grants
for  educational  expenses  and student employment
for  residents  of  the  state   who   demonstrate
substantial  financial  need  and  are enrolled as
full-time or part-time matriculated students in  a
degree-granting  program  or  are  enrolled  in  a
precollege remedial program. For each fiscal  year
a  minimum  of ten per cent of the total amount of
state student financial aid appropriated  to  each
institution  which  exceeds the amount received by
each institution for the fiscal year  ending  June
30,  1987, shall be used for student financial aid
for needy minority students in accordance with the
board's  strategic  plan  for  racial  and  ethnic
diversity under section 10a-11.  For  each  fiscal
year  a  minimum  of  five  per  cent of the total
amount of state student financial aid appropriated
to  each  institution  which  exceeds  the  amount
received by each institution for the  fiscal  year
ending  June 30, 1988, shall be used for on-campus
or   off-campus   community   service   work-study
placements.  Individual  awards shall not exceed a
student's calculated financial need as  determined
on  the  basis of a needs analysis system approved
by the  United  States  Department  of  Education,
except that, in accordance with guidelines adopted
by the board of trustees for each institution, (1)
in  determining  financial  need,  for purposes of
student employment the institution may exclude the
value  of the equity in the principal residence of
the student's parents or legal  guardians,  or  in
the  student's  principal residence if the student
is not considered to be a dependent of his parents
or  legal  guardians, and may assess the base-year
earnings of a dependent student  at  the  rate  of
thirty  per  cent,  provided  such institution may
award not more than five per cent  of  the  amount
allocated  in  any  fiscal  year  pursuant to this
section in accordance with  this  subdivision  and
(2)  if a student is determined to have any amount
of  financial  need,  for  purposes   of   student
employment  the  student  may  be  employed  in an
on-campus   or   off-campus   community    service
work-study  placement  and earn not more than five
thousand dollars in any year for which he receives
an  award  pursuant to this section. Financial aid
provided  to  Connecticut  residents  under   this
program  shall  be  designated as a grant from the
Connecticut Aid to Public College  Students  Grant
Program.
    Sec.   29.   Section  17-484  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The    departments    of   higher   education,
education, economic development and  labor  shall,
within   available   appropriations,  prepare  and
provide to the department  of  income  maintenance
information on available education, employment and
training programs. Such information shall include,
but  not be limited to, a description and location
of (1)  adult  basic  education  and  high  school
equivalency  programs,  (2)  English  as  a second
language programs, (3)  programs  available  under
the  Federal  Job  Training  Partnership  Act, (4)
apprenticeships, (5) displaced homemaker programs,
(6)   adult   and  bilingual  vocational  training
programs in  state  regional  vocational-technical
schools  or  local  or  regional high schools, (7)
state  job  service,  (8)  programs  in   regional
[community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges,  [and
regional   technical   colleges,]   (9)   programs
designed  to  train women for nontraditional jobs,
(10) other job training or placement programs, and
(11)  tuition assistance and scholarship programs.
The department of income maintenance shall  ensure
that such information, as appropriate, is provided
to AFDC applicants and registrants. The department
of  income maintenance shall also provide all AFDC
applicants with  information  concerning  services
available to them through the JOBS program.
    Sec.  30.  Subsection  (b) of section 27-39 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)  Agricultural  and other associations that
receive state aid shall  be  allowed  the  use  of
state  armories  for exhibition purposes at a cost
not exceeding the actual maintenance cost of  such
armories   during   the   period   of   such  use.
Applications for such use shall  be  made  to  the
adjutant  general through the officer in charge of
the armory desired to be used. In all  cases  when
admission  is charged, a certificate of insurance,
approved by the adjutant general, indemnifying the
state  against  injuries  to  person and damage to
property shall  be  furnished,  the  cost  of  the
certificate  to  be  in  addition to the rental or
maintenance charge. The adjutant general may allow
the  use  of  any state armory, without charge for
rental, by (1) any  public  or  private  nonprofit
elementary  or  secondary  school  or any regional
[community]   COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL   college    for
purposes  of athletic events with respect to which
no admission  is  charged  and  (2)  the  American
National  Red  Cross  for purposes of blood supply
programs, provided any such use does not  conflict
with the use of such armory for military purposes.
    Sec.   31.   Section   31-3c  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 66 of  public  act
91-256,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  labor  commissioner, with the approval of
the  commissioners  of  economic  development  and
education,   shall   establish   a   program   for
preemployment and postemployment job training  for
the  purpose  of meeting the labor requirements of
specific employers at any  facility  which  is  an
"industrial  project"  as defined under subsection
(d)  of  section  32-23d,  whether  or   not   the
industrial  project is financed by the Connecticut
development  authority,   and   shall   promulgate
regulations   necessary   to  implement  such  job
training program. The labor commissioner shall use
funds  appropriated  to  the  labor department for
vocational and manpower training in  carrying  out
such  job  training  program, except that not more
than four per cent of such funds may  be  used  to
pay  the  cost  of  its  administration. The labor
commissioner shall make arrangements to the extent
possible  for the participation of the Connecticut
State  University  system,   [regional   technical
colleges,]   state  regional  vocational-technical
schools       and       regional       [community]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  colleges  in implementing the
program in this section.
    Sec.  32.  Subsection  (c)  of  section  1  of
public act 91-154 is repealed and the following is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)   The  commissioner  of  higher  education
shall  establish  a  committee   to   assist   the
commissioner  in  the  development of the profile.
The committee shall consist of  seventeen  members
as  follows:  A  representative  of  the  teaching
faculty of The University of Connecticut, a  state
university,  [a]  AND  TWO  REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
regional  [community  college   and   a   regional
technical  college]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES;
the directors of admissions at The  University  of
Connecticut,  a  state  university  and at [a] TWO
regional  [community  college   and   a   regional
technical  college]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES;
institutional research directors at The University
of  Connecticut,  a  state university, [a] CHARTER
OAK STATE COLLEGE AND TWO AT  regional  [community
college,  a regional technical college and Charter
Oak  College]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL  COLLEGES;   an
academic   librarian   from   The   University  of
Connecticut;  a  representative  of  the  teaching
faculty,    an    admissions   director   and   an
institutional  research  director  at  independent
institutions  of  higher  education in Connecticut
recommended  by  the  Connecticut  Conference   of
Independent Colleges.
    Sec.  33.  Subsection  (f)  of section 4-89 of
the general statutes, as amended by section  6  of
public  act  91-256  and  section 20 of public act
91-13 of the June special session, is repealed and
the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (f)  The  provisions of this section shall not
apply  to  appropriations  to  the  department  of
higher  education for student financial assistance
in an amount not greater than five per cent of the
annual    state   student   financial   assistance
appropriation, for the  high  technology  graduate
scholarship   program  established  under  section
10a-170a, for Connecticut higher education centers
of  excellence  established under section 10a-25h,
for the minority advancement  program  established
under  subsection  (b)  of section 10a-11, for the
high  technology   doctoral   fellowship   program
established  under  section  10a-25n,  or  to  the
operating funds of the constituent  units  of  the
state   system  of  higher  education  established
pursuant to sections 10a-105, AS AMENDED,  10a-99,
AS  AMENDED, 10a-77, [and 10a-83] AS AMENDED. Such
appropriations shall not lapse until  the  end  of
the  fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year of the
appropriation except that  centers  of  excellence
appropriations deposited by the board of governors
in the endowed chair investment fund,  established
under  section  10a-20a, shall not lapse but shall
be  held  permanently   in   the   endowed   chair
investment fund and any moneys remaining in higher
education operating funds of the constituent units
of  the state system of higher education shall not
lapse but shall be held permanently in such funds.
On  or before September first, annually, the board
of governors of higher education  shall  submit  a
report  to  the  joint  standing  committee of the
general  assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to  appropriations  and  the  budgets of
state  agencies,  through  the  office  of  fiscal
analysis,  concerning  the  amount  of  each  such
appropriation  carried  over  from  the  preceding
fiscal year.
    Sec.   34.   Section  10a-15  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 3  of  public  act
91-174,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  board  of  governors  of higher education
may  initiate  and  shall,  pursuant  to   section
10a-77,  [subsection  (a)  of  section  10a-83] AS
AMENDED,   section   10a-99,   AS   AMENDED,   and
subsection  (a)  of  section  10a-105, AS AMENDED,
review and  make  recommendations  on  changes  in
tuition and fee schedules of the constituent units
of the state system of  higher  education.  On  or
before  January  1, 1992, the department of higher
education shall recommend to  the  joint  standing
committee   of  the  general  [Assembly]  ASSEMBLY
having cognizance of matters relating to education
a  minimum  proportion  of educational costs which
shall be supported by tuition  and  fees  at  each
constituent  unit  of  the  state system of higher
education.
    Sec.   35.   Section  10a-16  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 4  of  public  act
91-174  and  section  5  of  public act 91-303, is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    The  board  of  governors  of higher education
shall adopt regulations  in  accordance  with  the
provisions of chapter 54 for determining financial
need  for  tuition  waivers  granted  pursuant  to
subsection   (e)   of  section  10a-77,  [sections
10a-83]  AS  AMENDED,  [and]  SECTION  10a-99,  AS
AMENDED, and subsection (f) of section 10a-105, AS
AMENDED.  Such  regulations  shall  prohibit   the
designation   of  graduate  students  as  graduate
assistants  solely  to  provide  tuition  and  fee
waivers.
    Sec.   36.   Section  10a-26  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 12 of  public  act
91-256,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   For   the   purposes  of  this  section,
sections 10a-77, [10a-83] AS AMENDED,  10a-99,  AS
AMENDED,  and  10a-105, AS AMENDED, and this part:
(1) A "full-time student" means a student who  has
been  registered  and  who  has  been accepted for
matriculation at a constituent unit of  the  state
system  of  higher  education in a course of study
leading to  an  associate,  bachelor  or  advanced
degree  or  whose  course of instruction or credit
hour load indicates pursuit toward a  degree;  (2)
"tuition"  means a direct charge for institutional
programs, which is  clearly  delineated  from  any
other fees.
    (b)  In  order  to  defray part of the cost of
the higher education institutional programs at the
constituent  units  of  the state system of higher
education, tuition shall be charged as provided in
said sections 10a-77, [10a-83] AS AMENDED, 10a-99,
AS AMENDED, and  10a-105,  AS  AMENDED,  for  each
full-time student or shall be prorated in the case
of a student carrying less than  seventy-five  per
cent  of  the  credit hours defined as a full-time
load by the institution. Any  person  enrolled  in
and  paying  extension  fees  for  a  course in an
educational extension program or a summer  session
shall not be charged tuition for such course.
    (c)  Fees  charged  for  educational extension
programs and  for  summer  school  sessions  under
sections  10a-77,  [10a-83] AS AMENDED, 10a-99, AS
AMENDED, and 10a-105, AS  AMENDED,  shall  not  be
deemed  to  be  tuition within the meaning of this
section.
    Sec.  37.  Subsection (b) of section 10a-51 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)   The   board  of  trustees  of  any  such
constituent unit may authorize the charging  of  a
fee  or  schedule  of fees to any person using any
child care center  operated  by  such  constituent
unit.  Notwithstanding  the provisions of sections
10a-77, [10a-83] AS AMENDED, 10a-99,  AS  AMENDED,
and  10a-105,  AS  AMENDED, the fixing of any such
fee or schedule of fees shall not  be  subject  to
the  approval  of the board of governors of higher
education.  Any  fees  so  charged  at  any   such
constituent unit shall be deposited in, and become
a part of the resources of, the auxiliary services
fund  of such constituent unit, to be used for any
noneducational aspects of any  auxiliary  services
for which such fund is used.
    Sec.   38.   Section  14-107  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  owner,  operator  or  lessee of any motor
vehicle may be prosecuted jointly or  individually
for  violation of any provision of section 10a-79,
AS AMENDED, 10a-84,  AS  AMENDED,  or  10a-92,  AS
AMENDED,  section  10a-139,  [sections  13a-154 to
13a-162, inclusive] AS AMENDED,  SECTION  13a-157,
subsection  (a)  of  section 14-13, section 14-18,
section  14-39  so  far  as  it  relates  to   the
registration  of  motor  vehicles,  section 14-80,
sections  14-80b,  14-80h,  14-80i   and   14-99f,
sections  14-96a to 14-96aa, inclusive, or section
14-228,  14-251,  14-252,   14-260   or   14-267a.
Whenever  there  occurs  a  violation  of  section
10a-79,  [10a-84  or]  AS  AMENDED,   10a-92,   AS
AMENDED,  section  10a-139,  [sections  13a-154 to
13a-162, inclusive] AS AMENDED,  SECTION  13a-157,
section 14-218a, 14-219, 14-222, 14-223, 14-224 or
14-253a, or sections 14-275 to 14-281,  inclusive,
or   a   violation   of  an  ordinance,  bylaw  or
regulation of any town, city or borough in  regard
to  parking,  proof  of the registration number of
any motor vehicle therein concerned shall be prima
facie  evidence  in  any criminal action or in any
action based on an infraction that the  owner  was
the  operator  thereof,  except  in  the case of a
leased or rented motor vehicle, such  proof  shall
be  prima  facie  evidence  in any criminal action
that the lessee was the operator thereof.
    Sec.  39.  Subsection (a) of section 7-313c of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  town, city or borough subject to the
approval of its legislative body, shall  indemnify
any   paid   or   volunteer  member  of  its  fire
department  who,  after  October  1,   1969,   has
commenced  and has successfully completed a course
or courses in fire technology  and  administration
offered   by   the   state   regional  [technical]
COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL colleges. Such indemnification
shall  be  limited  to  expenses  incurred by such
member for tuition and textbook charges.
    Sec.   40.  Section  17-492b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  funds  appropriated  for  the purposes of
subsection (c) of  section  17-486,  and  sections
17-487 and 17-492a to 17-492d, inclusive, may also
be used to offer technical training in cooperation
with  the  state  [technical]  COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL
college system to prepare women for  placement  in
supported work and skilled technical programs.
    Sec. 41. Subsection (a) of section 4-73 of the
general  statutes, as  amended  by  section  4  of
public act 91-256,  is  repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Part II  of  the  budget  document  shall
present in detail  for the ensuing fiscal year the
governor's  recommendation for  appropriations  to
meet the expenditure  needs  of the state from the
general fund and from all special and agency funds
classified by budgeted  agencies  and  showing for
each budgeted agency  and  its subdivisions: (1) A
narrative  summary  describing   the  agency,  the
governor's recommendations for  appropriations for
the agency and  a  list  of  agency  programs, the
actual expenditure for  the  last-completed fiscal
year, the estimated  expenditure  for  the current
fiscal year, the  amount  requested  by the agency
and    the    governor's    recommendations    for
appropriations for the  ensuing fiscal year; [and,
for each constituent  unit  of the state system of
higher  education,  except  the  board  for  state
academic awards, the governor's recommendation for
appropriations for the  cost  of  fringe  benefits
which shall be  based  on  the amount appropriated
for said purpose in the fiscal year beginning July
1, 1991, plus  an  annual  adjustment equal to the
change in costs  of  the  fringe benefit amount as
determined by the  office of policy and management
for employees of  such  constituent  unit;]  (2) a
summary of permanent  full-time positions by fund,
setting forth the  number  filled  and  the number
vacant as of  the end of the last-completed fiscal
year, the total  number  intended  to be funded by
appropriations without reduction  for turnover for
the fiscal year  in  progress,  the  total  number
requested and the total number recommended for the
year to which the budget relates.
    Sec. 42. Subsection (a) of section 4-73 of the
general  statutes, as  amended  by  section  4  of
public act 91-256  and  section  37  of public act
91-3 of the  June special session, is repealed and
the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Part II  of  the  budget  document  shall
present in detail  for  each  fiscal  year  of the
ensuing biennium the governor's recommendation for
appropriations to meet  the  expenditure  needs of
the state from  the  general  fund  and  from  all
special and agency  funds  classified  by budgeted
agencies and showing  for each budgeted agency and
its   subdivisions:  (1)   A   narrative   summary
describing    the    agency,     the    governor's
recommendations for appropriations  for the agency
and  a  list   of   agency  programs,  the  actual
expenditure for the  last-completed  fiscal  year,
the estimated expenditure  for  the current fiscal
year, the amount  requested  by the agency and the
governor's recommendations for  appropriations for
each fiscal year  of  the  ensuing biennium; [and,
for each constituent  unit  of the state system of
higher  education,  except  the  board  for  state
academic awards, the governor's recommendation for
appropriations for the  cost  of  fringe  benefits
which shall be  based  on  the amount appropriated
for said purpose in the fiscal year beginning July
1, 1991, plus  an  annual  adjustment equal to the
change in costs  of  the  fringe benefit amount as
determined by the  office of policy and management
for employees of  such  constituent  unit;]  (2) a
summary of permanent  full-time positions by fund,
setting forth the  number  filled  and  the number
vacant as of  the end of the last-completed fiscal
year, the total  number  intended  to be funded by
appropriations without reduction  for turnover for
the fiscal year  in  progress,  the  total  number
requested and the  total  number  recommended  for
each fiscal year  of  the  biennium  to  which the
budget relates.
    Sec. 43. Section  37  of  public act 91-256 is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of  sections
5-214 and 5-215  of  the  general  statutes or any
other provision of the general statutes OR SPECIAL
ACT to the  contrary,  the chief executive officer
of a constituent  unit  of  the  state  system  of
higher education and  the  chief executive officer
of an institution  within  the  jurisdiction  of a
constituent unit of  the  state  system  of higher
education may establish  positions and approve the
filling  of  all   position   vacancies   of  such
constituent unit or  institution within the limits
of available funds and in accordance with policies
approved  by  the   board   of   trustees  of  the
constituent unit.
    Sec.  44.  Section   10a-54   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  department  of   higher  education  shall
establish,  within  available   appropriations,  a
[learning  disabilities]  program  at  appropriate
institutions within the  state  system  of  higher
education, as determined by the board of governors
of higher education  [. The purpose of the program
shall be] to  INCREASE  ACCESSIBILITY  AND provide
support services for  students  with DISABILITIES,
INCLUDING identifiable learning  disabilities,  as
defined in subsection  (k)  of section 10-76a, who
attend or plan  to  attend such institutions. [The
program shall include,  but not be limited to, the
following: (1) Diagnostic  testing  and evaluation
of  the student;  (2)  individualized  instruction
combining developmental, remedial and compensatory
elements;  (3)  consultation   with   faculty  and
cooperative efforts to  ensure equal opportunities
for learning disabled  students  to fulfill course
requirements;    and   (4)    accommodation    and
modifications of testing  procedures  for  content
courses.]  The  department   shall  encourage  and
within available funds  provide  grants to support
the   coordination  of   [learning   disabilities]
EFFORTS  TO IMPROVE  ACCESSIBILITY,  programs  and
services FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES throughout
public higher education  and  between  public  and
independent institutions OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION  IN
THE STATE.
    Sec. 45. Subsection  (a) of section 10a-203 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Said corporation shall be governed and all
of its corporate  powers  exercised  by a board of
directors  which  shall   consist   of   [fifteen]
THIRTEEN members, as  follows: The chairman of the
board of governors  of  higher  education  and the
commissioner of higher  education,  provided  each
such member may  for  any  specific meeting of the
directors designate in  writing to the chairman of
the board of  directors a representative to act in
his place at  such  meeting,  with  all rights and
obligations  at such  meeting  as  the  member  he
represents would have  had  at such meeting; seven
public members appointed by the governor, at least
one of whom  shall represent the private colleges,
and commencing with  the next regular appointments
made on and after July 1, 1984, at least one shall
be  a  financial   aid   officer  at  an  eligible
institution and at  least  one  shall  be a person
having a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge
and experience in  management of a private company
or lending institution  at  least  as large as the
corporation and all  of  whom shall be electors of
this  state; [commencing  with  the  next  regular
appointments made on  and after July 1, 1984,] AND
two members from the house of representatives, one
appointed by the  speaker  of  the  house  and one
appointed by the minority leader of the house; two
members from the  senate,  one  appointed  by  the
president  pro  tempore  of  the  senate  and  one
appointed by the minority leader of the senate. [;
and two student  members,  one  of whom shall be a
student  at  a   public   institution   of  higher
education in the  state and one of whom shall be a
student  at  a   private   institution  of  higher
education in the  state.  One  such student member
shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of
the senate and  one by the speaker of the house of
representatives. Such student  members shall serve
for terms of one year commencing on the July first
immediately preceding the  start  of  the third or
fourth  year of  their  academic  program.]  Those
members who are  appointed  by  the governor shall
serve for terms of four years each from July first
in the year  of  their appointment and until their
successors  have  been  appointed.  Those  members
[other than student  members] who are appointed by
the speaker of  the  house of representatives, the
minority leader of  the  house,  the president pro
tempore of the  senate  and the minority leader of
the senate shall  be  appointed  for  terms of two
years from January  fifteenth in the year of their
appointment. The term  of each appointed member of
the board [other  than a student member commencing
on or after  July  1,  1984,] shall be coterminous
with the term of the appointing authority or until
a successor is  chosen,  whichever  is  later. The
board  of directors  shall  elect,  from  its  own
members each year,  a chairman and a vice chairman
who shall serve  for  terms  of  one  year and who
shall be eligible  for  reelection  for successive
terms. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired
term in the  same manner as original appointments.
Directors shall receive  no compensation for their
services  but  shall   be   reimbursed  for  their
expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them
in the performance  of  their  duties  under  this
chapter.
    Sec.  46. The community and technical colleges
jointly located in (1) Hartford, (2) Norwalk,  (3)
Norwich, (4) Waterbury and (5) New Haven and North
Haven shall  be  merged  into  five  comprehensive
community-technical colleges.
    Sec.  47. Sections 10a-72b, 10a-81a to 10a-84,
inclusive,  as  amended  by  public  acts  91-174,
91-208,  91-256,  91-303,  91-407,  and public act
91-7 of the June special session  and  10a-86a  of
the general statutes are repealed.
    Sec.  48.  This  act shall take effect July 1,
1992.