(Reprint)

          Substitute Senate Bill No. 990
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 990

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 93-262

AN   ACT   CONCERNING  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.


    Section  1.  (NEW)  (a) There is established a
department of social services. The department head
shall  be the commissioner of social services, who
shall be appointed by the governor  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of  sections  4-5  to  4-8,
inclusive,  of  the  general  statutes,  with  the
powers and duties therein prescribed.
    (b)  The  department  of social services shall
constitute   a   successor   department   to   the
department  of  income maintenance, the department
of human resources and the department on aging  in
accordance  with  the provisions of sections 4-38d
and 4-39 of the general statutes.
    (c)   Wherever   the  words  "commissioner  of
income  maintenance",   "commissioner   of   human
resources"  or "commissioner on aging" are used in
the general statutes, the words  "commissioner  of
social  services"  shall  be  substituted  in lieu
thereof. Wherever the words "department of  income
maintenance",  "department  of human resources" or
"department on aging"  are  used  in  the  general
statutes, "department of social services" shall be
substituted in lieu thereof.
    (d)  Any order or regulation of the department
of income maintenance,  the  department  of  human
resources  or  the department on aging which is in
force on July 1, 1993, shall continue in force and
effect as an order or regulation of the department
of social  services  until  amended,  repealed  or
superseded  pursuant  to  law.  Where any order or
regulation  of  said  departments  conflict,   the
commissioner  of  social  services  may  implement
policies  and  procedures  consistent   with   the
provisions  of  this  act  while in the process of
adopting the policy  or  procedure  in  regulation
form,  provided  notice  of intention to adopt the
regulations is  printed  in  the  Connecticut  Law
Journal  within twenty days of implementation. The
policy or procedure shall be valid until the  time
final regulations are effective.
    Sec.   2.   (NEW)  The  department  of  social
services is designated as the state agency for the
administration  of  (1) the child care development
block  grant  pursuant  to  the  Child  Care   and
Development  Block  Grant  Act  of  1990;  (2) the
Connecticut energy assistance program pursuant  to
the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981;
(3) programs for the elderly pursuant to the Older
Americans  Act;  (4) the state plan for vocational
rehabilitation services for the fiscal year ending
June  30, 1994; (5) the refugee assistance program
pursuant to the  Refugee  Act  of  1980;  (6)  the
legalization   impact   assistance  grant  program
pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act
of  1986;  (7)  the aid to families with dependent
children program pursuant to  Title  IV-A  of  the
Social Security Act; (8) the JOBS program pursuant
to Title IV-F of the Social Security Act; (9)  the
Medicaid  program  pursuant  to  Title  XIX of the
Social Security Act; (10) the food  stamp  program
pursuant  to  the Food Stamp Act of 1977; (11) the
state  supplement  to  the  Supplemental  Security
Income  Program  pursuant  to  the Social Security
Act; (12) the state child support enforcement plan
pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act;
and (13) the state social services  plan  for  the
implementation of the social services block grants
and community services block  grants  pursuant  to
the  Social Security Act. The department of social
services is designated a public housing agency for
the   purpose   of  administering  the  Section  8
existing  certificate  program  and  the   housing
voucher  program  pursuant  to  the Housing Act of
1937.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW) (a) The commissioner of social
services  shall  administer  all  law  under   the
jurisdiction of the department of social services.
The commissioner shall have the power and duty  to
do  the  following: (1) Administer, coordinate and
direct the operation of the department; (2)  adopt
and   enforce   regulations,  in  accordance  with
chapter  54  of  the  general  statutes,  as   are
necessary   to   implement  the  purposes  of  the
department  as   established   by   statute;   (3)
establish  rules  for  the  internal operation and
administration of the  department;  (4)  establish
and  develop  programs  and administer services to
achieve  the  purposes  of   the   department   as
established   by   statute;   (5)   contract   for
facilities, services and programs to implement the
purposes  of  the  department  as  established  by
statute; (6) process applications and requests for
services  promptly;  (7)  make no duplicate awards
for items of assistance once granted,  except  for
replacement  of  lost  or  stolen  checks on which
payment has been  stopped;  (8)  promote  economic
self-sufficiency    where   appropriate   in   the
department's  programs,  policies,  practices  and
staff  interactions  with  recipients;  (9) act as
advocate for the need of  more  comprehensive  and
coordinated  programs  for  persons  served by the
department; (10) plan services  and  programs  for
persons  served by the department; (11) coordinate
outreach activities by public and private agencies
assisting  persons  served by the department; (12)
consult  and  cooperate  with  area  and   private
planning   agencies;   (13)   advise   and  inform
municipal  officials  and  officials   of   social
service agencies about social service programs and
collect  and  disseminate  information  pertaining
thereto,   including  information  about  federal,
state, municipal and private  assistance  programs
and   services;   (14)  encourage  and  facilitate
effective  communication  and  coordination  among
federal,  state,  municipal  and private agencies;
(15) inquire into the  utilization  of  state  and
federal government resources which offer solutions
to problems of the delivery  of  social  services;
(16)  conduct, encourage and maintain research and
studies relating to social  services  development;
(17)   prepare,   review   and   encourage   model
comprehensive  social   service   programs;   (18)
maintain  an inventory of data and information and
act as a clearing house and  referral  agency  for
information  on  state  and  federal  programs and
services; and (19) conduct, encourage and maintain
research   and   studies   and   advise  municipal
officials and officials of social service agencies
about  forms  of intergovernmental cooperation and
coordination between public and  private  agencies
designed  to  advance social service programs. The
commissioner may require notice of the  submission
of  all applications by municipalities, any agency
thereof, and social service agencies, for  federal
and state financial assistance to carry out social
services.   The   commissioner   shall   establish
state-wide and regional advisory councils.
    (b)  The  commissioner  of  social services is
authorized to do all  things  necessary  to  apply
for, qualify for and accept any federal funds made
available or allotted under any  federal  act  for
social service development, or any other projects,
programs or activities which may be established by
federal law, for any of the purposes or activities
related  thereto,  and  said  commissioner   shall
administer   any   such   funds  allotted  to  the
department in accordance  with  federal  law.  The
commissioner  may  enter  into  contracts with the
federal  government   concerning   the   use   and
repayment  of  such  funds  under any such federal
act, the prosecution of the work  under  any  such
contract and the establishment of and disbursement
from a separate account in which federal and state
funds   estimated   to   be   required   for  plan
preparation or  other  eligible  activities  under
such federal act shall be kept. Said account shall
not be a part of the general fund of the state  or
any subdivision of the state.
    (c)  The  powers and duties enumerated in this
section shall be in  addition  to  and  shall  not
limit   any   other   powers   or  duties  of  the
commissioner contained in any other law.
    Sec.  4.  (NEW)  (a)  The department of social
services shall plan, develop, administer, operate,
evaluate  and  provide  funding  for  services for
individuals and families served by the  department
who   are   in   need   of  personal  or  economic
development.  In  cooperation  with  other  social
service   agencies  and  organizations,  including
community-based  agencies,  the  department  shall
work  to develop and fund prevention, intervention
and  treatment  services   for   individuals   and
families.   The   department   shall: (1)  Provide
appropriate services to individuals  and  families
as  needed  through  direct  social  work services
rendered by the department and contracted services
from  community-based  organizations funded by the
department; (2)  collect,  interpret  and  publish
statistics  relating  to  individuals and families
serviced by the department; (3) monitor,  evaluate
and   review  any  program  or  service  which  is
developed, operated or funded by  the  department;
(4)  supervise the establishment of pilot programs
funded by  the  department  in  local  communities
which  assist and support individuals and families
in personal and economic development; (5)  improve
the  quality  of  services  provided, operated and
funded  by  the  department   and   increase   the
competency  of its staff relative to the provision
of effective social services by  establishing  and
supporting ongoing staff development and training;
and (6) encourage  citizen  participation  in  the
development   of  social  service  priorities  and
programs.
    (b)  The  department  of social services shall
study continuously the  conditions  and  needs  of
elderly   and  aging  persons  in  this  state  in
relation to nutrition, transportation,  home-care,
housing,  income,  employment,  health, recreation
and other matters.  It  shall  be  responsible  in
cooperation  with  federal,  state, local and area
planning  agencies  on  aging  for   the   overall
planning,  development  and  administration  of  a
comprehensive  and   integrated   social   service
delivery  system for elderly persons and the aged.
The department shall: (1)  Measure  the  need  for
services;  (2) survey methods of administration of
programs for service  delivery;  (3)  provide  for
periodic   evaluations  of  social  services;  (4)
maintain technical, information, consultation  and
referral  services in cooperation with other state
agencies to local  and  area  public  and  private
agencies  to  the  fullest  extent  possible;  (5)
develop  and   coordinate   educational   outreach
programs  for the purposes of informing the public
and elderly persons  of  available  programs;  (6)
cooperate   in   the  development  of  performance
standards for licensing of residential and medical
facilities  with  appropriate  state agencies; (7)
supervise the establishment, in selected areas and
local  communities of the state, of pilot programs
for elderly persons; (8) coordinate with the state
transportation   department  to  provide  adequate
transportation services related to  the  needs  of
elderly  persons;  and  (9)  cooperate  with other
state agencies to provide adequate  and  alternate
housing  for elderly persons, including congregate
housing  as  defined  in  section  8-119e  of  the
general statutes.
    Sec.  5.  (NEW)  (a)  There  is  established a
commission on  aging  to  advocate  on  behalf  of
elderly  persons on issues and programs of concern
to the elderly  including,  but  not  limited  to,
health   care,   nutrition,  housing,  employment,
transportation,  legal  assistance  and   economic
security.  The  commission  shall  be  composed of
eleven voting members who are knowledgeable  about
areas  of  interest to the elderly to be appointed
as follows: Five  by  the  governor,  one  by  the
president  pro  tempore  of the senate, one by the
speaker of the house of  representatives,  one  by
the  majority  leader  of  the  senate, one by the
majority leader of the house  of  representatives,
one  by  the minority leader of the senate and one
by  the  minority   leader   of   the   house   of
representatives.  The  initial appointments to the
commission shall be made by August 15,  1993.  The
initial term for three of the members appointed by
the governor and  the  members  appointed  by  the
president  pro  tempore  of  the  senate, majority
leader  of  the  house  of   representatives   and
minority  leader of the senate shall expire August
15, 1997, and the initial  term  for  two  of  the
members  appointed by the governor and the members
appointed   the   speaker   of   the   house    of
representatives, majority leader of the senate and
minority leader of the  house  of  representatives
shall  expire  August  15,  1995.  Thereafter, all
members shall be appointed  for  a  term  of  four
years  from  August fifteenth in the year of their
appointment.  Members  shall  be  limited  to  two
consecutive  terms.  The  commission shall include
the following ex-officio  nonvoting  members:  The
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committee of the general assembly  having
cognizance  of matters concerning the provision of
services to  the  elderly,  the  commissioners  of
social   services,   health  services,  insurance,
mental  health,   mental   retardation,   housing,
transportation   and   labor   and  the  executive
director of the Connecticut alcohol and drug abuse
commission.  The  chairperson  of  the  commission
shall be selected by the governor. Members of  the
commission shall receive no compensation for their
services,  but  shall  be   reimbursed   for   any
necessary  expenses incurred in the performance of
their duties. The commissioner of social  services
shall  convene  the initial organizational meeting
of the commission on aging on or before  September
1, 1993.
    (b) The commission on aging shall: (1) Prepare
and  issue  an  annual  report  to  the  governor,
general  assembly and the legislative body of each
municipality in the  state  on  its  findings  and
recommendations   concerning   services   for  the
elderly in the state; (2)  conduct  annual  public
hearings on issues affecting the well-being of the
elderly in the state; (3) meet  at  least  monthly
with the commissioner and the head of the division
of elderly services of the  department  of  social
services to review and comment on the policies and
procedures  of  the  department   concerning   the
elderly;  (4)  review and comment on the budget of
the division of elderly services of the department
of  social services; (5) meet as needed with state
officials to discuss issues affecting the elderly;
(6) conduct studies and report on issues affecting
the elderly; and (7)  disseminate  information  to
the business community, education community, state
and local governments and the media on the  nature
and  scope  of  the problems faced by the elderly.
The commission may accept any gifts, donations  or
bequests for any of the purposes of this section.
    (c)  There  shall  be an executive director of
the commission on aging who shall be appointed  by
the  commission.  There  may  be  additional staff
within available  appropriations.  The  commission
shall  be within the department of social services
for administrative purposes only.
    Sec.  6.  Section  2  of  special act 92-20 is
amended to read as follows:
    The implementation plan  shall provide for the
following: (1) The  department  of social services
to which shall be transferred: (A) All programs of
the department on  aging;  (B) all programs of the
department of income maintenance; (C) all programs
of the department  of  human resources, except (i)
the bureau of  rehabilitation services [and] WHICH
SHALL BE TRANSFERRED  TO  THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL
SERVICES FOR THE  FISCAL  YEARS  ENDING  JUNE  30,
1994, AND JUNE 30, 1995, (ii) other programs which
provide   specific  services   to   persons   with
disabilities WHICH SHALL  BE  TRANSFERRED  TO  THE
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL  SERVICES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30,  1994,  AND  JUNE  30,  1995,  and
[(ii)] (iii) the head start program which shall be
transferred to the  department  of  education; (D)
the  state  rental   assistance  program  and  the
federal Section 8  certificate and voucher program
in the department  of  housing;  (E) the licensure
and regulation of child day care in the department
of health services,  and (F) the powers and duties
of the commission  on  hospitals  and  health care
CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION  OF  RATES  FOR  HOME
HEALTH  CARE AGENCIES  AND  HOMEMAKER-HOME  HEALTH
AIDE AGENCIES AND CERTIFICATES OF NEED FOR NURSING
HOMES, HOMES FOR  THE AGED AND REST HOMES; (2) the
department of public health and addiction services
to which shall be transferred: (A) All programs of
the  department of  health  services,  except  the
licensure and regulation of child day care and (B)
all programs of  the  Connecticut alcohol and drug
abuse   commission;   (3)    the   department   of
[development]  DEVELOPMENTAL  and   rehabilitative
services to which  shall  be  transferred: (A) All
programs of the  department  of mental health; (B)
all  programs  of   the   department   of   mental
retardation; (C) [all]  programs in the department
of human resources which provide specific services
to persons with disabilities, including the bureau
of rehabilitation services;  (D)  all  programs of
the commission on  the  deaf and hearing impaired,
and (E) all programs of the board of education and
services for the  blind; (4) the change in name of
the department of  children  and youth services to
the department of  children  and families; (5) the
transfer of the developmental disabilities council
to  the  office   of  policy  and  management  for
administrative purposes only pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
6022; and (6) the establishment of a commission on
aging, the duties  of which shall include, but not
be limited to,  (A)  conducting  studies,  holding
public   hearings   and    issuing   reports   and
recommendations  on matters  of  interest  to  the
elderly, (B) meeting monthly with the commissioner
and the head  of  the division of elderly services
of the department of social services to review and
comment on the  policies  and  procedures  of said
department concerning the  elderly,  (C) reviewing
and commenting on  the  budget  of the division of
elderly  services  of  the  department  of  social
services; and (D)  advising  the governor, general
assembly, local government  leaders and the public
on matters concerning the elderly.
    Sec.  7.  Section  3  of  special act 92-20 is
amended to read as follows:
    (a)  The  department  of social services shall
have  three  units:  Administration,  [operations]
HEALTH  CARE  FINANCING  and  programs.  [Programs
delivering similar services shall  be  grouped  in
the  same  division.  The  divisions shall be: (1)
Economic  support;  (2)  elderly   services;   (3)
employment services; (4) community-based services,
and (5) health care  financing.  The  division  of
health  care  financing shall combine the Medicaid
policy  function  of  the  department  of   income
maintenance  with  the  powers  and  duties of the
commission on  hospitals  and  health  care.]  THE
ADMINISTRATION  UNIT  SHALL  BE  COMPOSED  OF  THE
FOLLOWING DIVISIONS: QUALITY ASSURANCE, PERSONNEL,
FINANCIAL  MANAGEMENT  AND  MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
SYSTEMS. THE HEALTH CARE FINANCING UNIT  SHALL  BE
COMPOSED  OF  THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS: RATE REVIEW
AND  MEDICAL  ADMINISTRATION.  THE  PROGRAMS  UNIT
SHALL  BE  COMPOSED  OF  THE  FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:
ADMINISTRATIVE   HEARINGS   AND   APPEALS,   ADULT
SERVICES,  FAMILY  SERVICES  AND ELDERLY SERVICES.
THERE SHALL BE A REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR  FOR  EACH
OF   THE   SIX  REGIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SUBSECTION (d) OF THIS  SECTION,  TO  OVERSEE  AND
COORDINATE   PROGRAMS   AND  SERVICES  WITHIN  THE
REGION.
    (b)   The  department  of  public  health  and
addiction  services  shall   have   three   units:
Administration,   operations   and  programs.  The
department shall have the following divisions: (1)
Public  health,  and  (2)  addiction services. The
division of addiction  services  shall  include  a
coordinating  function  with  other state agencies
and other branches of state government as provided
in  sections  17a-635  and  17a-636 of the general
statutes.
    (c)   The   department  of  developmental  and
rehabilitative services shall  have  three  units:
Administration,   operations   and  programs.  The
department shall have the following divisions: (1)
Mental   health;   (2)   developmental   services,
including  services  for   persons   with   mental
retardation;  (3)  vocational  rehabilitation, and
(4) physical  and  other  disabilities,  including
services   for  persons  with  visual  impairment,
hearing impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury
and   learning   disabilities.   The  division  of
vocational rehabilitation, which shall include the
bureau of rehabilitation services, shall carry out
the duties required by federal law and  regulation
that pertain to the bureau's program.
    (d)  The  commissioners  of  the department of
social services, the department of  public  health
and  addiction  services  and  the  department  of
developmental and  rehabilitative  services  shall
ensure   that   the   following  intra-agency  and
interagency goals are addressed and met:  (1)  The
establishment   BY   THE   OFFICE  OF  POLICY  AND
MANAGEMENT  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  16a-4a  OF  THE
GENERAL  STATUTES  of  not  more  than six uniform
regional service delivery areas to be developed in
consideration   of   (A)  geographical  size;  (B)
general population distribution; (C) agency target
population   and   caseload;   (D)   location   of
department facilities; (E)  the  accessibility  of
transportation  for  clients  to  service delivery
offices and for workers to  clients  and  (F)  any
federal  requirements; (2) the coordination BY THE
OFFICE  OF  POLICY  AND  MANAGEMENT  PURSUANT   TO
SECTION  16a-4a  OF  THE  GENERAL  STATUTES of the
regional service delivery  areas  of  other  state
agencies  which  provide  services  closely linked
with health and human services programs  with  the
regional service delivery areas developed pursuant
to subdivision (1) of  this  subsection;  (3)  the
decentralization    of    the   service   delivery
operations of  each  agency  to  provide  as  much
autonomy  as  possible  to  each  regional  office
enabling the office to respond effectively to  the
particular   service  needs  of  the  region;  (4)
coordinated control and direction for programs  to
ensure   consistency   and  uniformity  among  the
regions  in  the  development  and  provision   of
services;  (5)  the  development  of  a  strategic
planning unit in the office of  each  commissioner
to  centralize  policy  development  and  planning
within  the   agency   and   promote   interagency
coordination of health and human services planning
and  policy  development;  (6)  development  of  a
common  intake  process  for entry into the health
and human  services  system  for  information  and
referral,  screening,  eligibility  determinations
and service delivery; (7) the creation of a single
application form for client intake and eligibility
determinations with a  common  client  identifier;
(8)  development of a commonly-linked computerized
management information system with the capacity to
track  clients  and  determine  eligibility across
programs; (9) the coordination of current advisory
boards and councils to provide input and expertise
from consumers,  advocates  and  other  interested
parties   to   the  commissioners;  and  (10)  the
encouragement of collaborations that  will  foster
the  development  and  maintain the client-focused
structure of the health and human services system,
as  well  as  involve partnerships between clients
and their service providers.
    Sec.  8. Section 8-345 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a)   The  commissioner  of  [housing]  SOCIAL
SERVICES shall implement and administer a  program
of   rental  assistance  for  low-income  families
living  in  privately-owned  rental  housing   and
elderly   persons  who  reside  in  state-assisted
rental housing for the elderly. For  the  purposes
of  this section, a low-income family is one whose
income does not  exceed  sixty  per  cent  of  the
median  family income for the area of the state in
which such family  lives,  as  determined  by  the
commissioner.
    (b)  Housing eligible for participation in the
program shall comply  with  applicable  state  and
local health, housing, building and safety codes.
    (c)  In addition to an element in which rental
assistance  certificates  are  made  available  to
qualified  tenants, to be used in eligible housing
which such tenants are able to locate, the program
may  include  a  housing  support element in which
rental  assistance  for  tenants  is   linked   to
participation  by  the  property  owner  in  other
municipal,  state  or  federal   housing   repair,
rehabilitation    or   financing   programs.   The
commissioner shall  use  rental  assistance  under
this  section  so as to encourage the preservation
of existing  housing  and  the  revitalization  of
neighborhoods or the creation of additional rental
housing.
    (d)  The  commissioner  shall  administer  the
program under  this  section  to  promote  housing
choice   for  certificate  holders  and  encourage
racial and economic integration. The  commissioner
shall  establish  maximum  rent  levels  for  each
municipality in a manner that promotes the use  of
the program in all municipalities. Any certificate
issued pursuant to this section may  be  used  for
housing  in  any  municipality  in  the state. The
commissioner shall inform certificate holders that
a certificate may be used in any municipality and,
to the extent practicable, the commissioner  shall
assist  certificate  holders in finding housing in
the municipality of their choice.
    (e)  Nothing  in  this  section shall give any
person a right  to  continued  receipt  of  rental
assistance  at  any  time  that the program is not
funded.
    (f)  The  commissioner shall adopt regulations
in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to
carry  out  the  purposes  of  this  section.  The
regulations   shall   establish   maximum   income
eligibility  guidelines for such rental assistance
and criteria for determining the amount of  rental
assistance  which  shall  be  provided to eligible
families and elderly persons.
    [(g)  The  commissioner  shall  submit  to the
general assembly, on or before February  5,  1988,
an  analysis  and  evaluation of the operation and
effectiveness of the program authorized under this
section.
    (h)  On  or  before  December  31,  1992,  the
commissioner shall submit to the committee of  the
general  assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to  housing  a  report  on  the  program
established  under this section. Such report shall
include an analysis of the  effectiveness  of  the
program   in   promoting   racial   and   economic
integration.]
    Sec.   9.   Section   8-345a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  commissioner of [housing] SOCIAL SERVICES
shall provide emergency rental assistance for AFDC
eligible families living in hotels and motels as a
component of the  program  for  rental  assistance
established under section 8-345.
    Sec.   10.   Section   8-346  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The  commissioner  of  [housing]  SOCIAL
SERVICES shall establish and implement a five-year
pilot  program of rental assistance for low-income
families living in newly  created  privately-owned
rental  housing. For the purposes of this section,
a low-income family is one whose income  does  not
exceed  sixty  per  cent of the area median income
adjusted for family  size  in  which  such  family
lives,  as  determined  by  the  commissioner. The
commissioner shall provide such rental  assistance
in  order  to encourage the creation of additional
rental housing.
    (b)   The   state,   acting   by  and  in  the
discretion of the commissioner of [housing] SOCIAL
SERVICES, may enter into a contract with the owner
or developer of  new  rental  housing  to  provide
rental  assistance  linked to a specific number of
units in such housing which shall be set aside for
low-income  families.  Each  contract  to  provide
rental  assistance  for  units   set   aside   for
occupancy   by   low-income  families  under  this
section shall  be  for  a  period  not  to  exceed
fifteen years and may provide that the state shall
receive an equity interest in such rental housing.
The   commissioner   shall   not   provide  rental
assistance for more than five hundred  new  rental
housing units under the pilot program.
    (c)  The commissioner shall adopt regulations,
in accordance with the provisions of  chapter  54,
to  carry  out  the purposes of this section. Such
regulations   shall   establish   maximum   income
eligibility  guidelines for such rental assistance
and criteria for determining the amount of  rental
assistance which shall be provided.
    [(d)  The  commissioner  shall  submit  to the
general assembly, on or before February  7,  1990,
an  analysis  and  evaluation of the operation and
effectiveness of the program authorized under this
section.]
    Sec.   11.   Section  16a-41  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   Any   public   or   private   agency  or
organization administering  an  energy  assistance
program  which is funded or administered, in whole
or in part, by the state shall  take  simultaneous
applications   from   applicants  for  all  energy
assistance programs and energy conservation  loan,
grant, audit or service programs which that agency
or organization administers and FOR which [the] AN
applicant  may be eligible [for] and shall provide
the applicants with written summaries of all  such
programs   administered   by  other  agencies  and
organizations [and] FOR which [the]  AN  applicant
may  be  eligible.  [for.]  Any  public or private
agency or  organization  administering  an  energy
conservation loan, grant, audit or service program
or renewable  resources  loan,  grant  or  service
program, which is funded or administered, in whole
or in part, by the state, shall provide applicants
with  written summaries of all other such programs
in the state FOR which [the] AN applicant  may  be
eligible.   [for.]   The  [office  of  policy  and
management]  DEPARTMENT  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES,  in
consultation   with   [the   department  of  human
resources,]  the  department  of  housing  [,  the
department   of   income   maintenance]   and  the
department of public utility control, shall  adopt
regulations  in  accordance with the provisions of
chapter 54 to  carry  out  the  purposes  of  this
subsection.   Such   regulations   shall,  without
limitation, set forth requirements  for  the  form
and  content  of  the  summaries.  The  [office of
policy  and  management]  DEPARTMENT   OF   SOCIAL
SERVICES  shall  be responsible for collecting and
disseminating information on all such programs  in
the    state   to   agencies   and   organizations
administering the programs.
    (b)  Any  state  agency  which  administers or
funds an  energy  assistance  program,  an  energy
conservation   loan,   grant,  audit,  or  service
program or a renewable resources  loan,  grant  or
service   program   shall   adopt  regulations  in
accordance with chapter 54  for  such  program  in
order  to  protect  the  due process rights of the
applicants. The regulations shall include, but not
be  limited  to,  the following, where applicable:
(1)  Procedures   for   applications   and   their
disposition,    including    record-keeping;   (2)
procedures  for   the   immediate   provision   of
appropriate  assistance to eligible applicants who
are without or in imminent danger of being without
heat,  hot  water  or  utilities; (3) standards of
assistance, including  eligibility  and  benefits;
(4) procedures for assisting elderly, handicapped,
bilingual and other persons who are unable to file
such    applications   without   assistance;   (5)
procedures for assisting applicants  in  obtaining
other  forms  of  assistance;  (6)  procedures for
written notice to applicants of the disposition of
their  applications and the basis for each full or
partial   denial   of    assistance;    and    (7)
administrative appeal procedures, including notice
to  applicants  of  the   availability   of   such
procedures.
    (c)  The  regulations adopted under subsection
(a) or (b) of this section shall  not  require  an
applicant  for  assistance  to  be without fuel or
utility service before an agency  may  accept  his
application or as a condition of eligibility.
    (d)  The  department of public utility control
shall  assure:  (1)  That  any  energy  assistance
program, energy conservation loan, grant, audit or
service program or renewable resources loan, grant
or    service   program   concerning   residential
dwellings, funded  or  administered  by  a  public
service   company   or  municipal  utility,  shall
include provisions to address the needs of persons
residing  in rental housing and persons of poverty
status; and (2) that the audit report on any audit
conducted  on  a  dwelling  occupied by persons of
poverty status, under a conservation audit program
funded or administered by a public service company
or municipal  utility,  include  a  section  which
excerpts  from  the  audit  report  the results of
those    audit    procedures    required     under
weatherization  or conservation programs available
to such persons.
    (e)  The  [office  of  policy  and management]
DEPARTMENT OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES,  in  consultation
with  [the  department  of  human  resources,] the
department of housing [, the department of  income
maintenance]  and the department of public utility
control, shall submit  an  annual  report  to  the
general  assembly  not  later  than  the  first of
November on: (1) The amount of funds each  of  the
agencies  has  expended,  and the portion of those
funds utilized to assist persons of poverty status
with energy, utility and weatherization costs, (2)
the sources of such funds, (3) the amount of funds
necessary   to   meet   the  energy,  utility  and
weatherization needs for the following fiscal year
and  the  portion  of those funds needed to assist
persons of poverty status, and the amount of funds
anticipated  to  be  available  from sources other
than the state and (4) the progress  made  in  the
implementation of the provisions of subsection (a)
of  this  section  during  the  preceding   twelve
months.
    (f)  As  used  in  this  section,  "applicant"
means a natural  person  or  a  household  seeking
assistance  under  any program referred to in this
section.
    Sec.   12.  Section  16a-41a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  [secretary  of  the office of policy
and management] COMMISSIONER  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES
shall  submit  to the joint standing committees of
the general assembly having cognizance  of  energy
planning  and  activities  and  human services the
following reports on  the  implementation  of  the
block   grant   program   authorized   under   the
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981,  as
amended:
    (1)  Not  later  than  ten business days after
January 27, 1982, and November first, annually, an
initial report for the heating season in progress,
including:
    (A)  Criteria for determining which households
are  to  receive  emergency   and   weatherization
assistance;
    (B)  A description of the system for receiving
and acting on emergency  requests  for  assistance
during evenings, holidays and weekends;
    (C)  A  description  of systems used to ensure
referrals to other energy assistance programs  and
the   taking   of  simultaneous  applications,  as
required under section 16a-41;
    (D) A description of outreach efforts; and
    (E)   Estimates   of   the   total  number  of
households  eligible  for  assistance  under   the
program  and the number of households in which one
or more elderly or physically disabled individuals
eligible  for assistance reside, in each community
action agency geographic area  and  department  of
[income   maintenance  district]  SOCIAL  SERVICES
REGION;
    (2)  Not later than the fifteenth business day
of each month from  December  to  May,  inclusive,
annually, a report covering the preceding calendar
month, including:
    (A)    In   each   community   action   agency
geographic  area   and   department   of   [income
maintenance  district] SOCIAL SERVICES REGION, the
number  of  fuel  assistance  applications  filed,
approved  and  denied,  the  number  of  emergency
assistance requests made, approved and denied  and
the  number  of households provided weatherization
assistance;
    (B)  In each such area and district, the total
amount  of  fuel,  emergency  and   weatherization
assistance,  itemized  by such type of assistance;
and
    (C)  For  each state-wide office of each state
agency administering the program,  each  community
action  agency  and  each  department  of  [income
maintenance  district  office]   SOCIAL   SERVICES
REGION, administrative expenses under the program,
by  line  item,  and  an  estimate   of   outreach
expenditures; and
    (3)  Not later than September first, annually,
a report covering the  preceding  twelve  calendar
months, including:
    (A)    In   each   community   action   agency
geographic  area   and   department   of   [income
maintenance  district] SOCIAL SERVICES REGION, (i)
seasonal  totals  for  the  categories   of   data
submitted    under   subdivision   (2)   of   this
subsection,  (ii)   the   number   of   households
receiving  fuel  assistance  in  which  elderly or
physically disabled individuals reside, (iii)  the
number   of   appeals  requested  under  the  fuel
assistance  component  of  the  program  and   the
outcome of such appeals, (iv) the average combined
benefit level of fuel  and  emergency  assistance,
(v) the average total amount of fuel and emergency
assistance for households receiving weatherization
assistance,  and  (vi)  processing  time  averages
under the fuel and emergency assistance components
of the program, from submission of application and
all   necessary   information   to   delivery   of
assistance;
    (B)   Types   of   weatherization   assistance
provided;
    (C)  Percentage  of  weatherization assistance
provided to tenants;
    (D)  Percentage of fuel assistance provided to
tenants whose  heat  or  total  energy  costs  are
included  in  their  rent and the average level of
such assistance;
    (E)  The  number  of  homeowners  and  tenants
whose heat or total energy costs are not  included
in  their  rent  receiving one hundred per cent of
the fuel assistance for which  they  are  eligible
under the program; and
    (F)  The  number  of  homeowners  and  tenants
whose heat or total energy costs are not  included
in   their   rent  receiving  fuel  and  emergency
assistance  under  the  program  in  each  of  the
following  categories of amount of such assistance
received: (i) Less  than  three  hundred  dollars,
(ii)  three  hundred to six hundred dollars, (iii)
six hundred to nine  hundred  dollars,  (iv)  nine
hundred  to  twelve  hundred dollars, and (v) more
than twelve hundred dollars.
    [(b)  The  department  of  human resources and
the department of income maintenance shall  submit
to  the secretary all information that he requests
for inclusion in such reports, in such form and at
such times as he requires.]
    [(c)]  (b)  The [secretary] COMMISSIONER shall
also submit  to  such  joint  standing  committees
copies  of all reports submitted to the Department
of Health and Human Services under the  Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, as amended, at
the same time that he submits such reports to  the
department.   Any  information  included  in  such
reports or  in  the  annual  application  required
under said act and submitted to the joint standing
committee on appropriations under section 4-28 may
be   omitted   from  the  reports  required  under
subsection (a) of this section.
    [(d)]  (c)  All  costs  of  carrying  out  the
provisions of this section shall be paid only from
allotments  for  administrative  costs  under  the
low-income home energy assistance block grant.
    [(e)]  (d)  The  [secretary]  COMMISSIONER  OF
SOCIAL  SERVICES  shall  implement  a  program  to
purchase  number two home heating oil at a reduced
rate for low-income  households  participating  in
the  Connecticut energy assistance program and the
state-appropriated fuel assistance  program.  Each
agency  administering  a  fuel  assistance program
shall  submit  reports,  as   requested   by   the
[secretary]   COMMISSIONER,   concerning   pricing
information  from  vendors  of  number  two   home
heating  oil  participating  in  the program. Such
information shall include, but not be limited  to,
a  vendor's  regular  retail  price  per gallon of
number two home heating oil, the reduced price per
gallon  paid by the state for the heating oil, the
number of gallons delivered to the state under the
program  and  the  total savings under the program
due to the purchase of number two home heating oil
at a reduced rate.
    Sec.   13.   Section  19a-78  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  is established a child day care council
consisting of the commissioner of health services,
the   commissioner  of  [human  resources]  SOCIAL
SERVICES, the commissioner of children  and  youth
services,     [the    commissioner    of    income
maintenance,]   the   commissioner   of   consumer
protection,  the commissioner of education and the
commissioner  of   economic   development   or   a
representative   of  each  designated  by  him  in
writing  to  serve  as  such  representative,  and
sixteen  other  persons appointed by the governor.
Said council shall be  within  the  department  of
[human     resources]    SOCIAL    SERVICES    for
administrative  purposes  only.  Of  the   persons
appointed by the governor, one shall be from among
those recommended by the  Connecticut  Association
for  Education  of  Young Children; one shall be a
member of a community  council;  one  shall  be  a
member of a community action program; one shall be
a member of a child development or early childhood
education  department  of a Connecticut college or
university; four shall be providers of  child  day
care  services,  two  of  whom shall be family day
care providers, and two shall be  child  day  care
center  providers;  one  shall be from among those
recommended by the  permanent  commission  on  the
status  of  women;  one  shall be from among those
recommended  by  the  Connecticut  commission   on
children;   one   shall   be   from   among  those
recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics;
one  shall  be  a  member  of  an  advocacy  group
concerned with young children and their  families;
one  shall  be from among those recommended by the
AFL-CIO labor council who is a member of organized
labor;  one  shall  be a member of the Connecticut
Business and Industry Association; and  two  shall
be  parents,  each  of  whom  shall  have  a child
enrolled in a child day care service. The  members
of  the  council  shall serve without compensation
but shall be  reimbursed  for  necessary  expenses
incurred  in  the  course  of  their  duties.  The
chairperson  and  the  vice-chairperson   of   the
council shall be elected by the full membership of
the council from among the  persons  appointed  by
the  governor  and  shall  serve for a term of one
year. The council shall meet at  least  ten  times
per year. Any appointed member who fails to attend
three consecutive  meetings  or  fails  to  attend
fifty  per  cent  of  all meetings held during any
calendar year shall be deemed  to  have  resigned.
The council shall recommend to the commissioner of
health services regulations which shall effectuate
the   purposes   of  sections  19a-77  to  19a-80,
inclusive,  and  19a-81  to   19a-87,   inclusive,
including   regulations   relating  to  licensing,
operation, program and professional qualifications
of  the  staff of child day care centers and group
day care homes and shall make  recommendations  to
the   commissioner   of  health  services  on  the
administration of said  sections.  The  child  day
care  council  shall  also make recommendations to
the  department  of   [human   resources]   SOCIAL
SERVICES  as  the  lead agency for day care on the
regulation  of  family  day  care  homes,   grants
management  and  the  planning  and development of
child day care services. In addition, the  council
shall provide guidelines for drop-in supplementary
child  care   operations.   Before   making   such
recommendations,  the  council  shall  hold public
hearings and invite suggestions  from  parents  of
children  utilizing  child  day  care services, as
defined in section 19a-77, and from  providers  of
such  services  and  other interested parties. The
child  day  care  council   shall   study   issues
affecting  child day care and make recommendations
to the general assembly. The council  shall  serve
as  an  advisory  committee  to  the department of
[human   resources]   SOCIAL   SERVICES   in   the
development  of the state child care plan required
pursuant  to  the  Child  Care   Development   and
Improvement Act of 1990 and shall conduct biennial
public hearings on such state plan.
    Sec.   14.   Section  17-663  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Vocational  rehabilitation services shall
be provided, completely  or  in  part,  at  public
cost,   directly  or  through  public  or  private
instrumentalities, to any person with a disability
and  to  the families of persons with disabilities
when such services may reasonably be  expected  to
contribute  substantially to the rehabilitation of
such    individuals    (1)    whose     vocational
rehabilitation the department of [human resources]
SOCIAL    SERVICES    determines    after     full
investigation  can  be  satisfactorily achieved or
for whom, after such full investigation, the  need
for service to determine the potential of a person
with  a  disability  to  benefit  from  vocational
rehabilitation service has been established or (2)
who is eligible therefor under  the  terms  of  an
agreement  with  another state or with the federal
government.  Nothing  in  this  section  shall  be
construed  to mean that an individual's ability or
inability to  share  in  the  cost  of  vocational
rehabilitative  services may be taken into account
during the determination of eligibility  for  such
services.
    (b)   If  vocational  rehabilitation  services
cannot be provided for all eligible  persons  with
disabilities  who  apply  for  such  services, the
department of [human  resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES
shall   determine,   in  accordance  with  federal
regulations, the order to be followed in selecting
those to whom such services will be provided.
    (c)  Nothing  in  section 17-660 or subsection
(a) of this section shall be construed to preclude
provision of vocational rehabilitation services to
a person  with  a  disability  under  an  extended
evaluation  for  a  total  period not in excess of
eighteen  months   to   determine   rehabilitation
potential.   For   such  evaluation  purposes  the
provision of  vocational  rehabilitation  services
shall  be  based  upon:  (1)  The  presence  of  a
physical  or  mental  disability  which  for   the
individual constitutes or results in a substantial
handicap to employment; and (2)  an  inability  to
make     a     determination    that    vocational
rehabilitation   services   might   benefit    the
individual  in terms of employability unless there
is   an   extended   evaluation    to    determine
rehabilitation potential.
    (d)   The   department  of  [human  resources]
SOCIAL   SERVICES   may   adopt   regulations   in
accordance  with  the  provisions of chapter 54 to
establish standards and procedures  governing  the
provision  of  vocational  rehabilitation services
and, where  appropriate,  for  determining,  based
upon  the  financial  need of each eligible person
with     disabilities,     whether      vocational
rehabilitation   services   are   to  be  provided
completely or in part at public cost.  Regulations
developed    to   determine   whether   vocational
rehabilitation  services  are   to   be   provided
completely or in part at public cost shall provide
that all individuals required to share in the cost
of  such  services  shall make all payments to the
department of [human resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES.
Funds  received by the department from individuals
required  to  share  in  the  cost  of  vocational
rehabilitation  services  shall  be  used  by  the
department to provide such services  for  eligible
recipients.  The  regulations also shall prescribe
the procedures and sanctions to be used to  ensure
that   payment   is  made  to  the  department  by
individuals required  to  share  in  the  cost  of
vocational rehabilitation services. The department
of [human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES shall develop
the   regulations   in   consultation   with  [the
department of income maintenance,] representatives
of providers of vocational rehabilitation services
and  recipients  of   such   services   or   their
representatives.
    Sec.  15.  (NEW)  Any  health care facility or
institution,  as  defined  in  subsection  (a)  of
section  19a-490 of the general statutes, except a
nursing home, rest home,  home  for  the  aged  or
residential  facility  for  the  mentally retarded
licensed  pursuant  to  section  17a-227  of   the
general  statutes  and certified to participate in
the Title XIX Medicaid program as an  intermediate
care facility for the mentally retarded, proposing
to expand its services by adding nursing home beds
shall  obtain  the approval of the commissioner of
social services in accordance with the  procedures
established  pursuant to sections 21, 22 and 23 of
this act for a facility, as defined in section  21
of  this  act,  prior to obtaining the approval of
the  commission  on  hospitals  and  health   care
pursuant   to   section  19a-154  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 17 of this act, or
section   19a-155  of  the  general  statutes,  as
amended by section 18 of this act, or both.
    Sec.   16.  Section  19a-151  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    [(a)]  Except  with respect to any increase in
rates or charges provided for in a budget approved
or revenue caps established under section 19a-156,
whenever a hospital,  other  than  a  hospital  as
defined  in  subsection  (b)  of  section 19a-167,
proposes to increase its per diem per patient room
rate  or  rates  or its aggregate special services
charges per  patient  in  an  amount  which  would
increase  such  rate  or  rates or charges by more
than six per cent over a  twelve-month  period  or
ten  per cent over a twenty-four-month period such
hospital shall file a request for approval of such
increase  with  the  commission,  in  the form and
manner prescribed by the commission by regulation,
at  least sixty days prior to the proposed date of
increase. Said commission may approve, modify,  or
deny such rate increase request, with or without a
public hearing thereon not less than ten nor  more
than  thirty  days  after receipt of such request.
Notice of such decision shall be given immediately
to  the  hospital  by  certified  mail  and to the
public by publication  in  a  newspaper  having  a
substantial  circulation  in the area affected. If
such rate increase request is denied, modified  or
approved without a public hearing the applicant or
any member  of  the  public  may  request  such  a
hearing  not later than thirty days after the date
of such decision, in  which  case  the  commission
shall  hold  a  public hearing. Any public hearing
provided by this section shall be  held  not  less
than  ten  nor more than thirty days after receipt
of the request for a rate increase or the  request
for  a hearing by the applicant or a member of the
public. Notice of the hearing shall  be  given  to
the  hospital by certified mail and to the public,
by publication in a newspaper having a substantial
circulation  in  the  area  affected, at least one
week prior to such hearing. Such hearing shall  be
held,  at  the  discretion  of  the commission, in
Hartford or in the area served by  such  hospital.
The  commission  shall  require from such hospital
such  information,  data,  records,  studies   and
evaluations as it considers necessary to determine
the  need  for  such  increases.   Such   proposed
increases shall take effect thirty days after such
hearing or thirty days after the  receipt  of  any
data  requested  by  the  commission, whichever is
later, unless within such  period  the  commission
denies  the  requested  increase  or approves such
percentage of the increase as the commission feels
is  justified.  If no hearing is held or requested
said  commission's  decision  shall  take   effect
thirty days after the date of such decision.
    [(b)  The  rates  to be charged by home health
care  agencies  and  homemaker-home  health   aide
agencies, as defined in section 19a-490, including
rates to be paid by the  state  or  any  town  for
persons  aided  or  cared  for by the state or any
town in this state, shall be  determined  annually
by  the  commission. Such rates shall be the costs
of such services as determined by  application  of
principles  of reimbursement as prescribed by said
commission. Said commission shall: (1)  Adopt,  in
accordance with chapter 54, regulations concerning
the submission of data by such  agencies  and  the
definition  of  policies  utilized in establishing
such rates; and (2) institute a uniform system  of
accounting,    based   upon   generally   accepted
accounting principles, to be used by such agencies
and  (3)  institute  a  system  of  desk and field
auditing to insure the validity of data needed for
rate  determination.  Nothing  contained  in  this
section shall authorize a payment by the state for
such home health services in excess of the charges
made by such agencies for comparable  services  to
the general public. Any such agency aggrieved by a
commission decision regarding rates may obtain, by
written  request  to said commission, a hearing on
all  items  of  aggrievement  in  accordance  with
sections  4-176e  to 4-181, inclusive, and section
4-181a if such request is made not later than  ten
days after written notice of such decision. In the
event  of  unforeseen  and  material  changes   in
circumstances  during  any annual period, any home
health care or homemaker-home health  aide  agency
may submit a request to the commission pursuant to
regulations to be adopted by  the  commission  for
revised rates to be charged by such agency.]
    Sec.   17.  Section  19a-154  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   (1)   Any   health   care   facility  or
institution,  as  defined  in  subsection  (a)  of
section  19a-490, which intends to transfer all or
part of its ownership or control  prior  to  being
initially  licensed,  except  a home health [care]
agency, [or  homemaker-home  health  aide  agency]
NURSING  HOME,  HOME  FOR  THE  AGED, REST HOME OR
RESIDENTIAL FACILITY  FOR  THE  MENTALLY  RETARDED
LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 17a-227 AND CERTIFIED
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TITLE XIX  MEDICAID  PROGRAM
AS  AN INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY FOR THE MENTALLY
RETARDED shall submit to the commission, prior  to
the   proposed   date  of  such  transfer  and  in
accordance with any schedule  established  by  the
commission  pursuant  to  subsection  (c)  of this
section, a request  for  permission  to  undertake
such  transfer.  (2)  Any  health care facility or
institution or any state health care  facility  or
institution,      including      any     inpatient
rehabilitation facility affiliated with the Easter
Seal Society of Connecticut, Inc., but excluding a
home  health  [care]  agency,  [or  homemaker-home
health  aide  agency]  NURSING  HOME, HOME FOR THE
AGED, REST HOME OR RESIDENTIAL  FACILITY  FOR  THE
MENTALLY  RETARDED  LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO SECTION
17a-227 AND CERTIFIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  TITLE
XIX  MEDICAID  PROGRAM  AS  AN  INTERMEDIATE  CARE
FACILITY FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED, which  intends
to  introduce  any  additional function or service
into its program of health care, except a  program
of  ambulatory  services established and conducted
by  a  health  maintenance  organization  or   any
outpatient rehabilitation facility affiliated with
the Easter  Seal  Society  of  Connecticut,  Inc.,
shall  submit  to  the  commission,  prior  to the
proposed date of the institution of such  function
or  service or increase in staff and in accordance
with any schedule established  by  the  commission
pursuant  to  subsection  (c)  of  this section, a
request for permission to undertake such  function
or  service  or increase its staff. (3) Any health
care facility or institution or any  state  health
care facility or institution, EXCEPT A HOME HEALTH
AGENCY, NURSING HOME, HOME FOR THE AGED, REST HOME
OR  RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED
LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 17a-227 AND CERTIFIED
TO  PARTICIPATE  IN THE TITLE XIX MEDICAID PROGRAM
AS AN INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY FOR THE  MENTALLY
RETARDED,  which  intends  to  terminate  a health
service offered by such facility or institution or
decrease  substantially  its  total  bed capacity,
shall submit  to  the  commission,  prior  to  the
proposed  date of such termination or decrease and
in accordance with any schedule established by the
commission  pursuant  to  subsection  (c)  of this
section, a request to undertake  such  termination
or decrease.
    (b)  The  commission shall make such review of
a request made pursuant to subdivision (1), (2) or
(3)  of subsection (a) of this section as it deems
necessary, including, in the case  of  a  proposed
transfer  of ownership or control prior to initial
licensure, such factors as, but  not  limited  to,
the    financial   responsibility   and   business
interests of the transferee and the ability of the
institution   to   continue   to   provide  needed
services, or in the case of the introduction of an
additional  function  or service, ascertaining the
availability of such service or function at  other
inpatient  rehabilitation  facilities, health care
facilities or institutions or  state  health  care
facilities  or  institutions within the area to be
served, the need  for  such  service  or  function
within  such  area and any other factors which the
commission deems relevant to  a  determination  of
whether  the  facility or institution is justified
in  introducing  such  additional   functions   or
services into its program or increasing its staff.
The commission shall grant, modify  or  deny  such
request within ninety days of the receipt thereof,
except as provided for in this section.  Upon  the
request of the applicant, the review period may be
extended for an additional  fifteen  days  if  the
commission  has  requested  additional information
subsequent to the commencement of the commission's
review  period.  Upon  the vote of the commission,
the review period may be extended for a maximum of
thirty  days  if  the applicant has not filed in a
timely manner information deemed necessary by  the
commission.  Failure  of  the commission to act on
such request within such review  period  shall  be
deemed   approval  thereof,  except  that  if  the
failure to act results from  a  tie  vote  of  the
commission  on a motion to approve, modify or deny
the request, the review period shall automatically
be  extended  fifteen days. Upon a showing by such
facility or institution that  the  need  for  such
function  or service or increase in staff is of an
emergency nature, the  commission  may  waive  the
requirement  that  the request for such permission
be submitted,  in  accordance  with  any  schedule
established   by   the   commission   pursuant  to
subsection (c)  of  this  section,  provided  such
request  shall  be submitted at least ten business
days before the proposed date  of  institution  of
the function or service.
    (c)  In  conducting  its activities under this
section and section 19a-155, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
18  OF  THIS ACT, the commission may hold hearings
on applications of a similar nature  at  the  same
time.  The  commission  shall adopt regulations in
accordance with  the  provisions  of  chapter  54,
establishing a schedule for the submission of such
applications which (1) requires applications to be
submitted  in cycles that allow applications to be
heard and reviewed at times when  hospital  budget
reviews  are  not in progress, and (2) may provide
for  all  completed  applications  pertaining   to
similar types of services, facilities or equipment
affecting the  same  health  service  area  to  be
considered  in relation to each other and reviewed
at least twice a year.
    [(d)  Except  for applications deemed complete
as of August 9, 1991,  the  commission  shall  not
accept  or  approve  any  requests  for additional
nursing home beds or modify the  capital  cost  of
any  prior  approval for the period from September
4, 1991, through June 30, 1994,  except  (1)  beds
restricted to use by patients with acquired immune
deficiency syndrome or traumatic brain injury  and
(2)   beds   associated  with  a  continuing  care
facility  which  guarantees  life  care  for   its
residents.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this
subsection, any provision of the general  statutes
or any decision of the commission, (A) the date by
which construction shall begin  for  each  nursing
home certificate of need in effect August 1, 1991,
shall be December 31, 1992; (B) the date by  which
a  nursing  home shall be licensed under each such
certificate of need shall be October 1, 1994;  and
(C) the imposition of such dates shall not require
action by the commission. Except  as  provided  in
subsection  (h)  of  this  section, a nursing home
certificate of need  in  effect  August  1,  1991,
shall  expire  if  construction  has  not begun or
licensure has not been obtained in compliance with
the  dates  set forth in subparagraphs (A) and (B)
of this subsection.
    (e)  For  the  purposes  of  subsection (d) of
this section, "a continuing  care  facility  which
guarantees  life care for its residents" means (1)
a  facility  which   establishes   its   financial
stability   by   submitting   to   the  commission
documentation which (A) demonstrates in  financial
statements    compiled    by    certified   public
accountants that the facility and  its  direct  or
indirect  owners  have  (i)  on  the  date  of the
certificate of need application and for five years
preceding  such date, net assets or reserves equal
to  or  greater  than  the   projected   operating
revenues  for  the facility in its first two years
of operation or (ii) assets or  other  indications
of   financial   stability   determined   by   the
commission to be sufficient  to  provide  for  the
financial  stability  of the facility based on its
proposed financial structure and  operations,  (B)
demonstrates  in  financial statements compiled by
certified public accountants that the facility, on
the  date  of the certificate of need application,
has a projected debt coverage ratio at ninety-five
per cent occupancy of at least one and twenty-five
one-hundredths,   (C)   details   the    financial
operation  and projected cash flow of the facility
on  the  date   of   the   certificate   of   need
application,   to  be  updated  every  five  years
thereafter, and demonstrates that fees payable  by
residents,  in  combination  with other sources of
facility funding, are sufficient  to  provide  for
the expected expenses of the life care services to
be made available to residents within a  continuum
of  care,  and  (D)  provides that any transfer of
ownership of the facility to take place  within  a
five-year  period from the date of approval of its
certificate  of  need  shall  be  subject  to  the
approval  of the commission in accordance with the
provisions of  section  19a-153;  (2)  a  facility
which  provides  for  the expected expenses of the
continuum  of  care  to  be  made   available   to
residents  by (A) complying with the provisions of
chapter  319f,  or  (B)  demonstrating  sufficient
assets,  income,  financial  reserves or long-term
care insurance to provide for  such  expenses  and
maintain   financially  viable  operation  of  the
facility  for  a  thirty-year  period   based   on
generally   accepted   accounting   practices  and
actuarial principles,  which  demonstration  shall
include   (i)   making  available  to  prospective
residents long-term care insurance policies  which
are  precertified  pursuant  to section 38a-475 or
demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission
to   be  substantially  equivalent  in  value  and
coverage  to  such  precertified  policies,   (ii)
establishing  eligibility  criteria  and screening
each  prospective  resident  to  ensure  that  his
assets,   income   and   insurance   coverage  are
sufficient to cover such expected expenses,  (iii)
entering  into contracts with residents concerning
monthly  or  other  periodic   fees   payable   by
residents for services provided, and (iv) allowing
residents whose expected expenses are not  covered
by  insurance to pledge or transfer income, assets
or proceeds from the sale  of  assets  in  amounts
sufficient  to cover such expenses; (3) a facility
which has established a contingency  fund,  in  an
initial amount of one hundred thousand dollars and
which shall  equal  at  least  two  hundred  fifty
thousand  dollars  by  the start of the facility's
sixth  year  of  operation,  to  provide  for  the
expenses  of  the  continuum  of  care  to be made
available to residents which are  not  covered  by
residents'  assets, income or insurance; and (4) a
facility which  is  operated  by  management  with
demonstrated   experience   and   ability  in  the
operation of similar  facilities.  Notwithstanding
the  provisions of this subsection, a facility may
be  deemed  a  continuing  care   facility   which
guarantees  life  care  for  its  residents if the
facility is operated  exclusively  by  and  for  a
religious order which is committed to the care and
well-being of its  members  for  the  duration  of
their lives and whose members are bound thereto by
the profession of permanent vows.
    (f)  The  commission  shall  not  approve  any
requests for beds in  residential  facilities  for
the  mentally retarded which are licensed pursuant
to  section   17a-227   and   are   certified   to
participate  in  the Title XIX Medicaid Program as
intermediate  care  facilities  for  the  mentally
retarded, except those beds necessary to implement
the residential placement goals of the  department
of  mental  retardation which are within available
appropriations.
    (g)    Notwithstanding   the   provisions   of
subsection (d) of  this  section,  the  commission
shall  accept  and  may  approve, modify or deny a
joint request from owners of certificates of  need
for separate facilities that their certificates of
need be merged into one certificate of need for  a
single facility, provided the request is for fewer
beds and a lower total  capital  expenditure  than
the  sum  of  the  total  number of beds and total
capital expenditures of the certificates  of  need
which  are  sought to be merged. If the commission
approves or modifies a request  to  merge  two  or
more   certificates  of  need,  each  owner  of  a
certificate of need subject to the  merger  shall,
within  thirty  days of the commission's decision,
notify the commission of  the  acceptance  of  the
merged  certificate of need and the relinquishment
of the prior certificate of need. The  failure  of
an  owner  to  provide  such notice shall void the
merged certificate of  need.  The  commission  may
authorize   construction  to  begin  on  a  merged
certificate of need no  later  than  December  31,
1992.]
    [(h)]  (d)  For  the purposes of this section,
construction shall be deemed to have begun if  the
following  have  occurred  and  the commission has
been so notified in writing within the thirty days
prior  to  the  date  by  which construction is to
begin: (1) All necessary town, state  and  federal
approvals required to begin construction have been
obtained,  including  all  zoning   and   wetlands
approvals;   (2)  all  necessary  town  and  state
permits required to  begin  construction  or  site
work  have  been obtained; (3) financing approval,
as defined in subsection (i) of this section,  has
been obtained; and (4) construction of a structure
approved in the certificate of need has begun. For
the  purposes  of this subsection, commencement of
construction of a structure shall  include,  at  a
minimum,     completion     of    a    foundation.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection,
upon  receipt  of  an  application  filed at least
thirty  days  prior   to   the   date   by   which
construction  is to begin, the commission may deem
construction to have begun if (A) an  owner  of  a
certificate  of  need  has fully complied with the
provisions of subdivisions (1),  (2)  and  (3)  of
this  subsection; (B) such owner submits clear and
convincing evidence that he has complied with  the
provisions  of  this  subsection  sufficiently  to
demonstrate a high probability  that  construction
shall  be completed in time to obtain licensure by
the department of health services on or before the
date  required  pursuant to subsection (d) of this
section; (C) construction of  a  structure  cannot
begin due to unforseeable circumstances beyond the
control of the owner and (D) at least ten per cent
of  the  approved total capital expenditure or two
hundred  fifty  thousand  dollars,  whichever   is
greater, has been expended.
    [(i)  For  the purposes of subsections (g) and
(h) of this section, subject to the provisions  of
subsection (j) of this section, financing shall be
deemed to have been obtained if the owner  of  the
certificate  of  need receives a commitment letter
from a lender indicating an  affirmative  interest
in financing the project subject to reasonable and
customary conditions, including a final commitment
from  the  lender's loan committee or other entity
responsible for approving loans. If a lender which
has   issued   a  commitment  letter  subsequently
refuses to finance the project,  the  owner  shall
notify  the  commission  in  writing  within  five
business days of the receipt of the  refusal.  The
owner  shall,  if  so requested by the commission,
provide  the  commission  with   copies   of   all
communications  between  the  owner and the lender
concerning the request for  financing.  The  owner
shall  have  one  further  opportunity  to  obtain
financing   which   shall   be   demonstrated   by
submitting another commitment letter from a lender
to  the  commission  within  thirty  days  of  the
owner's  receipt  of  the  refusal  from the first
lender.]
    [(j)]   (e)   On  and  after  March  1,  1993,
financing shall be deemed to  have  been  obtained
for  the  purposes of this section if the owner of
the certificate of need has (1) received  a  final
commitment  for financing in writing from a lender
or (2) provided evidence to  the  commission  that
the   owner  has  sufficient  funds  available  to
construct the project without financing.
    Sec.  18. Subsection (a) of section 19a-155 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except  for  (1)  a program of ambulatory
services established and  conducted  by  a  health
maintenance  organization, [or] (2) any outpatient
rehabilitation facility affiliated with the Easter
Seal Society of Connecticut, Inc., [or] (3) a home
health [care]  agency  or  [homemaker-home  health
aide  agency]  (4)  A  NURSING  HOME, HOME FOR THE
AGED, REST HOME OR RESIDENTIAL  FACILITY  FOR  THE
MENTALLY  RETARDED  LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO SECTION
17a-227 AND CERTIFIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  TITLE
XIX  MEDICAID  PROGRAM  AS  AN  INTERMEDIATE  CARE
FACILITY FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED, any  inpatient
rehabilitation facility affiliated with the Easter
Seal Society of Connecticut, Inc., any health care
facility  or  institution or any state health care
facility  or  institution  proposing   a   capital
expenditure  exceeding one million dollars, or the
acquisition of major medical equipment requiring a
capital  expenditure,  as  defined  in regulations
adopted pursuant to section 19a-160, AS AMENDED BY
SECTION  57 OF THIS ACT, in excess of four hundred
thousand  dollars,  including   the   leasing   of
equipment or a facility, which expenditure was not
included in a  budget  approved  or  revenue  caps
established  under  section  19a-156  or  sections
19a-167 to 19a-167g,  inclusive,  shall  submit  a
request  for  approval  of such expenditure to the
commission, with such data, information and  plans
as  the  commission  requires  in  advance  of the
proposed initiation date of such  project  and  in
accordance  with  any  schedule established by the
commission pursuant  to  subsection  (c)  of  this
section.  The  commission  shall  thereupon hold a
public hearing with respect to  such  request,  at
least two weeks' notice of which shall be given to
the facility or institution by certified mail  and
to the public by publication in a newspaper having
a substantial circulation in the  area  served  by
the facility or institution. Such hearing shall be
held  at  the  discretion  of  the  commission  in
Hartford  or in the area so served. The commission
shall consider such request  in  relation  to  the
community   or  regional  need  for  such  capital
program or purchase of land, the  possible  effect
on the operating costs of the health care facility
or institution and such other relevant factors  as
the  commission  deems  necessary. In approving or
modifying such request,  the  commission  may  not
prescribe  any  condition, such as but not limited
to,   any   condition   or   limitation   on   the
indebtedness  of  the  facility  or institution in
connection with a bond issue, the principal amount
of   any  bond  issue  or  any  other  details  or
particulars  related  to  the  financing  of  such
capital  expenditure,  not directly related to the
scope of such capital program and  within  control
of  the facility or institution. Upon a showing by
such facility or institution  that  the  need  for
such  capital  program  is of an emergency nature,
the commission may waive the requirement that  the
request   be  submitted  in  accordance  with  any
schedule established by the commission pursuant to
subsection  (c)  of this section and that a public
hearing be held  thereon,  provided  such  request
shall  be  submitted  at  least  ten business days
before  the  proposed  initiation  date   of   the
project.  The  commission  shall  grant, modify or
deny such request within ninety days or within ten
business  days,  as  the  case  may be, of receipt
thereof, except as provided for in  this  section.
Upon  the  request  of  the  applicant, the review
period may be extended for an  additional  fifteen
days  if  the  commission has requested additional
information subsequent to the commencement of  the
commission's  review  period. Upon the vote of the
commission, the review period may be extended  for
a  maximum of thirty days if the applicant has not
filed  in  a  timely  manner,  information  deemed
necessary   by  the  commission.  Failure  of  the
commission  to  act  thereon  within  such  review
period  shall  be deemed approval of such request,
except that if the failure to act results  from  a
tie vote of the commission on a motion to approve,
modify or deny  the  request,  the  review  period
shall  automatically be extended fifteen days. The
commission shall, not later than January 1,  1981,
adopt   regulations   to  establish  an  expedited
hearing process to be used to review  requests  by
any  facility  or  institution  for  approval of a
capital  expenditure  to   establish   an   energy
conservation    program    or   to   comply   with
requirements  of  any  federal,  state  or   local
health,  fire,  building  or life safety code. The
commission shall adopt regulations  in  accordance
with  the  provisions of chapter 54 to provide for
the waiver of a hearing, for any part of a request
by   a  facility  or  institution  for  a  capital
expenditure, provided such facility or institution
and the commission agree upon such waiver.
    Sec.  19.  Section  19a-155a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Notwithstanding  the provisions  of  [sections
19a-154 and 19a-155]  SECTION 21, 22 OR 23 OF THIS
ACT, any nursing  home  participating in the Title
XVIII and Title  XIX  programs  may, on a one-time
basis,  increase its  licensed  bed  capacity  and
implement  a  capital   construction   project  to
accomplish such an increase without being required
to request or  obtain  approval of the increase in
services, licensed bed  capacity  or  the  capital
expenditures  program  from   the  [commission  on
hospitals and health  care]  DEPARTMENT  OF SOCIAL
SERVICES provided that  the  project (1) shall not
require  licensure by  the  department  of  health
services of more  than ten additional nursing home
beds  and (2)  the  total  capital  cost  of  said
program shall not  exceed  thirty thousand dollars
per bed, adjusted  for  inflation annually by said
[commission] DEPARTMENT.
    Sec.   20.   Section  17-313  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  [rate  to  be  paid by the departments of
income maintenance, human resources and aging  to]
DEPARTMENT  OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL DETERMINE THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED BY home health  care  agencies
and  homemaker-home health aide agencies [for] AND
THE RATES TO BE PAID TO SUCH AGENCIES BY THE STATE
OR  ANY  TOWN  IN  THE  STATE FOR PERSONS AIDED OR
CARED FOR BY THE STATE OR ANY SUCH TOWN.  FOR  the
period from February 1, 1991, to January 31, 1992,
inclusive, PAYMENT for each service to  the  state
shall  be  based upon the rate for such service as
determined  [annually]  by   the   commission   on
hospitals   and  health  care,  [pursuant  to  the
provisions of subsection (b) of section  19a-151,]
except  that  for  those  providers whose Medicaid
rates for the year ending January 31, 1991, exceed
the median rate, no increase shall be allowed. For
those providers whose rates for  the  year  ending
January  31,  1991,  are  below  the  median rate,
increases shall not exceed the lower of the  prior
rate  increased by the most recent annual increase
in the consumer price index for urban consumers or
the  median  rate.  In no case shall any such rate
exceed the eightieth percentile of rates in effect
January  31,  1991,  nor shall any rate exceed the
charge to the general public for similar services.
Rates  effective  February  1, 1992, [and annually
thereafter,]  shall  be  based   upon   rates   as
determined  by  the  commission  on  hospitals and
health  care,  [pursuant  to  the  provisions   of
subsection  (b)  of  section 19a-151,] except that
increases shall not exceed the prior  year's  rate
increased  by  the  most recent annual increase in
the consumer price index for urban  consumers  and
rates  effective February 1, 1992, shall remain in
effect through June 30, 1993. A home  health  care
agency or homemaker-home health aide agency which,
due to any material change  in  circumstances,  is
aggrieved  by  a  rate determined pursuant to this
section may, within ten days of receipt of written
notice  of  such  rate  from  the  commissioner of
[income maintenance] SOCIAL SERVICES,  request  in
writing  a  hearing  on all items of aggrievement.
The commissioner shall, upon the  receipt  of  all
documentation  necessary  to evaluate the request,
determine whether there has been such a change  in
circumstances  and  shall  conduct  a  hearing  if
appropriate. THE COMMISSIONER OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES
SHALL   ADOPT   REGULATIONS,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
CHAPTER 54, TO IMPLEMENT THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.  THE  COMMISSIONER MAY IMPLEMENT POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION   WHILE   IN   THE   PROCESS  OF  ADOPTING
REGULATIONS, PROVIDED NOTICE OF  INTENT  TO  ADOPT
THE  REGULATIONS  IS  PUBLISHED IN THE CONNECTICUT
LAW JOURNAL WITHIN TWENTY DAYS OF IMPLEMENTING THE
POLICIES   AND   PROCEDURES.   SUCH  POLICIES  AND
PROCEDURES SHALL BE VALID FOR NOT LONGER THAN NINE
MONTHS.
    Sec.  21.  (NEW)  (a) For the purposes of this
section and section 22  of  this  act,  "facility"
means  a  residential  facility  for  the mentally
retarded licensed pursuant to section  17a-277  of
the  general statutes and certified to participate
in  the  Title  XIX   Medicaid   program   as   an
intermediate   care   facility  for  the  mentally
retarded, a nursing home, rest home  or  home  for
the  aged,  as  defined  in section 19a-490 of the
general statutes.
    (b)   Any   facility   which  intends  to  (1)
transfer all or part of its ownership  or  control
prior  to  being initially licensed; (2) introduce
any  additional  function  or  service  into   its
program  of care or expand an existing function or
service; or (3) terminate a  service  or  decrease
substantially its total bed capacity, shall submit
a complete request  for  permission  to  implement
such   transfer,  addition,  expansion,  increase,
termination or decrease with such  information  as
the  commissioner  requires to the commissioner of
social services.
    (c)  The  commissioner  shall review a request
made pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to
the  extent he deems necessary, including, but not
limited to, in the case of a proposed transfer  of
ownership  or  control prior to initial licensure,
the   financial   responsibility   and    business
interests of the transferee and the ability of the
facility to continue to provide  needed  services,
or  in  the case of the addition or expansion of a
function or service, ascertaining the availability
of  the  function  or  service at other facilities
within the area to be served,  the  need  for  the
service  or function within the area and any other
factors  the  commissioner  deems  relevant  to  a
determination of whether the facility is justified
in adding or expanding the  function  or  service.
The  commissioner  shall grant, modify or deny the
request within ninety  days  of  receipt  thereof,
except as otherwise provided in this section. Upon
the request of the applicant,  the  review  period
may  be extended for an additional fifteen days if
the   commissioner   has   requested    additional
information  subsequent to the commencement of the
commissioner's review period. The commissioner may
extend  the  review period for a maximum of thirty
days if the applicant has not filed  in  a  timely
manner   information   deemed   necessary  by  the
commissioner.
    (d)  The commissioner of social services shall
not approve any requests for beds  in  residential
facilities  for  the  mentally  retarded which are
licensed  pursuant  to  section  17a-227  of   the
general  statutes and are certified to participate
in the Title XIX Medicaid Program as  intermediate
care  facilities for the mentally retarded, except
those beds necessary to implement the  residential
placement   goals  of  the  department  of  mental
retardation    which    are    within    available
appropriations.
    (e)  The commissioner of social services shall
adopt regulations, in accordance with  chapter  54
of   the   general   statutes,  to  implement  the
provisions of this section. The commissioner shall
implement  the  standards  and  procedures  of the
commission on hospitals and health care concerning
certificates   of  need  established  pursuant  to
section  19a-160  of  the  general  statutes,   as
appropriate  for  the  purposes  of  this section,
until the time final regulations  are  adopted  in
accordance with said chapter 54.
    Sec. 22. (NEW) (a) Any facility, as defined in
subsection (a) of  section  21  of this act, which
proposes  a  capital   expenditure  exceeding  one
million  dollars  or   the  acquisition  of  major
medical equipment requiring  a capital expenditure
in  excess  of   four  hundred  thousand  dollars,
including the leasing of equipment or space, shall
submit a request for approval of such expenditure,
with   such  information   as   the   commissioner
requires, to the  commissioner of social services.
Any  such  facility   which  proposes  to  acquire
imaging equipment requiring  a capital expenditure
in  excess  of   four  hundred  thousand  dollars,
including the leasing  of  such  equipment,  shall
obtain the approval of the commission on hospitals
and health care  in accordance with subsection (b)
of  section  19a-155   of   the  general  statutes
subsequent  to  obtaining   the  approval  of  the
commissioner of social services.
    (b)  The  commissioner  or  his designee shall
hold a public hearing with respect to the  request
at least two weeks' notice of which shall be given
to the facility  by  certified  mail  and  to  the
public  by  publication  in  a  newspaper having a
substantial circulation in the area served by  the
facility.  Such  hearing  shall  be  held  at  the
discretion of the commissioner in Hartford  or  in
the  area  so  served.  The  commissioner  or  his
designee shall consider such request  in  relation
to the community or regional need for such capital
program or purchase of land, the  possible  effect
on  the  operating  costs of the facility and such
other relevant factors as the commissioner or  his
designee   deems   necessary.   In   approving  or
modifying such request, the  commissioner  or  his
designee may not prescribe any condition, such as,
but not limited to, any condition or limitation on
the  indebtedness  of  the  facility in connection
with a bond issued, the principal  amount  of  any
bond  issued  or  any other details or particulars
related  to  the   financing   of   such   capital
expenditure,  not directly related to the scope of
such capital program and within the control of the
facility. Upon a showing by such facility that the
need for such capital program is of  an  emergency
nature, the commissioner may waive the requirement
that a public hearing be  held  thereon,  provided
such  request  shall  be  submitted  at  least ten
business days before the proposed initiation  date
of  the  project. If the hearing is conducted by a
designee of the commissioner, the  designee  shall
submit  his  findings  and  recommendations to the
commissioner. The commissioner shall grant, modify
or  deny such request within ninety days or within
ten business days, as the case may be, of  receipt
thereof,  except  as provided for in this section.
Upon the request  of  the  applicant,  the  review
period  may  be extended for an additional fifteen
days if  the  commissioner  or  his  designee  has
requested additional information subsequent to the
commencement   of   the   review    period.    The
commissioner  may  extend  the review period for a
maximum of thirty days if the  applicant  has  not
filed   in  a  timely  manner  information  deemed
necessary by the commissioner.
    (c)  The commissioner of social services shall
adopt regulations, in accordance with  chapter  54
of   the   general   statutes,  to  implement  the
provisions of this section. The commissioner shall
implement  the  standards  and  procedures  of the
commission on hospitals and health care concerning
certificates   of  need  established  pursuant  to
section  19a-160  of  the  general  statutes,   as
amended  by section 57 of this act, as appropriate
for the purposes of this section, until  the  time
final  regulations  are adopted in accordance with
said chapter 54.
    Sec.  23.  (NEW)  (a)  Except for applications
deemed  complete  as  of  August  9,   1991,   the
commissioner  of  social services shall not accept
or approve any  requests  for  additional  nursing
home  beds or modify the capital cost of any prior
approval for the period from  September  4,  1991,
through  June 30, 1994, except (1) beds restricted
to use by patients with acquired immune deficiency
syndrome  or  traumatic  brain injury and (2) beds
associated with a continuing care  facility  which
guarantees    life   care   for   its   residents.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection,
any  provision  of  the  general  statutes  or any
decision of the commission on hospitals and health
care,  (A)  the  date  by which construction shall
begin for each nursing home certificate of need in
effect August 1, 1991, shall be December 31, 1992;
(B) the date by which  a  nursing  home  shall  be
licensed under each such certificate of need shall
be October 1, 1994; and (C) the imposition of such
dates shall not require action by the commissioner
of  social  services.  Except   as   provided   in
subsection  (c)  of  this  section, a nursing home
certificate of need  in  effect  August  1,  1991,
shall  expire  if  construction  has  not begun or
licensure has not been obtained in compliance with
the  dates  set forth in subparagraphs (A) and (B)
of this subsection.
    (b)  For  the  purposes  of  subsection (a) of
this section, "a continuing  care  facility  which
guarantees life care for its residents" means: (1)
A  facility  which   establishes   its   financial
stability   by   submitting  to  the  commissioner
documentation which (A) demonstrates in  financial
statements    compiled    by    certified   public
accountants that the facility and  its  direct  or
indirect  owners  have  (i)  on  the  date  of the
certificate of need application and for five years
preceding  such date, net assets or reserves equal
to  or  greater  than  the   projected   operating
revenues  for  the facility in its first two years
of operation or (ii) assets or  other  indications
of   financial   stability   determined   by   the
commissioner to be sufficient to provide  for  the
financial  stability  of the facility based on its
proposed financial structure and  operations,  (B)
demonstrates  in  financial statements compiled by
certified public accountants that the facility, on
the  date  of the certificate of need application,
has a projected debt coverage ratio at ninety-five
per cent occupancy of at least one and twenty-five
one-hundredths,   (C)   details   the    financial
operation  and projected cash flow of the facility
on  the  date   of   the   certificate   of   need
application,   to  be  updated  every  five  years
thereafter, and demonstrates that fees payable  by
residents,  in  combination  with other sources of
facility funding, are sufficient  to  provide  for
the expected expenses of the life care services to
be made available to residents within a  continuum
of  care,  and  (D)  provides that any transfer of
ownership of the facility to take place  within  a
five-year  period from the date of approval of its
certificate  of  need  shall  be  subject  to  the
approval of the commissioner of social services in
accordance with the provisions of  section  24  of
this  act;  (2)  a facility which provides for the
expected expenses of the continuum of care  to  be
made  available to residents by (A) complying with
the provisions of  chapter  319f  of  the  general
statutes,  or (B) demonstrating sufficient assets,
income,  financial  reserves  or  long-term   care
insurance   to   provide  for  such  expenses  and
maintain  financially  viable  operation  of   the
facility   for   a  thirty-year  period  based  on
generally  accepted   accounting   practices   and
actuarial  principles,  which  demonstration shall
include  (i)  making  available   to   prospective
residents  long-term care insurance policies which
are precertified pursuant to  section  38a-475  of
the   general  statutes  or  demonstrated  to  the
satisfaction   of   the   commissioner    to    be
substantially  equivalent in value and coverage to
such  precertified  policies,  (ii)   establishing
eligibility    criteria    and    screening   each
prospective resident to ensure  that  his  assets,
income  and  insurance  coverage are sufficient to
cover such expected expenses, (iii) entering  into
contracts  with  residents  concerning  monthly or
other  periodic  fees  payable  by  residents  for
services  provided,  and  (iv)  allowing residents
whose  expected  expenses  are  not   covered   by
insurance  to pledge or transfer income, assets or
proceeds  from  the  sale  of  assets  in  amounts
sufficient  to cover such expenses; (3) a facility
which has established a contingency  fund,  in  an
initial amount of one hundred thousand dollars and
which shall  equal  at  least  two  hundred  fifty
thousand  dollars  by  the start of the facility's
sixth  year  of  operation,  to  provide  for  the
expenses  of  the  continuum  of  care  to be made
available to residents which are  not  covered  by
residents'  assets, income or insurance; and (4) a
facility which  is  operated  by  management  with
demonstrated   experience   and   ability  in  the
operation of similar  facilities.  Notwithstanding
the  provisions of this subsection, a facility may
be  deemed  a  continuing  care   facility   which
guarantees  life  care  for  its  residents if the
facility is operated  exclusively  by  and  for  a
religious order which is committed to the care and
well-being of its  members  for  the  duration  of
their lives and whose members are bound thereto by
the profession of permanent vows.
    (c)  For the  purposes  of  this  section  and
sections 21 and 22 of this act, construction shall
be deemed to  have  begun  if  the  following have
occurred and the commissioner has been so notified
in writing within  the  thirty  days  prior to the
date by which  construction  is  to begin: (1) All
necessary  town,  state   and   federal  approvals
required to begin construction have been obtained,
including all zoning  and  wetlands approvals; (2)
all necessary town  and  state permits required to
begin  construction  or   site   work   have  been
obtained; (3) financing  approval,  as  defined in
subsection (d) of this section, has been obtained;
and (4) construction  of  a  structure approved in
the  certificate  of   need  has  begun.  For  the
purposes  of  this   subsection,  commencement  of
construction of a  structure  shall  include, at a
minimum,    completion    of     a     foundation.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection,
upon receipt of  an  application  filed  at  least
thirty  days  prior   to   the   date   by   which
construction is to  begin,  the  commissioner  may
deem construction to  have  begun if: (A) An owner
of a certificate  of  need has fully complied with
the provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of
this subsection; (B)  such owner submits clear and
convincing evidence that  he has complied with the
provisions  of  this  subsection  sufficiently  to
demonstrate a high  probability  that construction
shall be completed  in time to obtain licensure by
the department of health services on or before the
date required pursuant  to  subsection (a) of this
section; (C) construction  of  a  structure cannot
begin due to unforseeable circumstances beyond the
control of the  owner; and   (D)  at least ten per
cent of the  approved total capital expenditure or
two hundred fifty  thousand  dollars, whichever is
greater, has been expended.
    (d)  For  the  purposes  of  subsection (c) of
this  section,  subject  to  the   provisions   of
subsection (e) of this section, financing shall be
deemed to have been obtained if the owner  of  the
certificate  of  need receives a commitment letter
from a lender indicating an  affirmative  interest
in financing the project subject to reasonable and
customary conditions, including a final commitment
from  the  lender's loan committee or other entity
responsible for approving loans. If a lender which
has   issued   a  commitment  letter  subsequently
refuses to finance the project,  the  owner  shall
notify  the  commissioner  in  writing within five
business days of the receipt of the  refusal.  The
owner  shall, if so requested by the commissioner,
provide  the  commissioner  with  copies  of   all
communications  between  the  owner and the lender
concerning the request for  financing.  The  owner
shall  have  one  further  opportunity  to  obtain
financing   which   shall   be   demonstrated   by
submitting another commitment letter from a lender
to the commissioner  within  thirty  days  of  the
owner's  receipt  of  the  refusal  from the first
lender.
    (e)  On  and  after  March  1, 1993, financing
shall be deemed to  have  been  obtained  for  the
purposes of this section and sections 21 and 22 of
this act if the owner of the certificate  of  need
has  (1) received a final commitment for financing
in writing from a lender or (2) provided  evidence
to  the commissioner that the owner has sufficient
funds available to construct the  project  without
financing.
    (f)   Any   decision   of  the  commission  on
hospitals and health care issued prior to July  1,
1993,  as  to  whether  construction  has begun or
financing has been obtained for nursing home  beds
approved  by  the  commission  prior  to said date
shall  be  deemed  to  be  a   decision   of   the
commissioner  of  social services for the purposes
of this section and sections 21  and  22  of  this
act.
    (g)  The commissioner of social services shall
adopt regulations, in accordance with  chapter  54
of   the   general   statutes,  to  implement  the
provisions of this section. The commissioner shall
implement  the  standards  and  procedures  of the
commission on hospitals and health care concerning
certificates   of  need  established  pursuant  to
section  19a-160  of  the  general  statutes,   as
amended  by section 57 of this act, as appropriate
for the purposes of this section, until  the  time
final  regulations  are adopted in accordance with
said chapter 54.
    Sec.   24.  (NEW)  In  determining  whether  a
request submitted pursuant to section 21, 22 or 23
of  this  act will be granted, modified or denied,
the commissioner of social services shall consider
the  following: The relationship of the request to
the state health plan, the  financial  feasibility
of  the  request and its impact on the applicant's
rates and financial condition, the contribution of
the  request  to  the  quality,  accessibility and
cost-effectiveness of health care delivery in  the
region, whether there is clear public need for the
request, the relationship of any  proposed  change
to the applicant's current utilization statistics,
the business interests of  all  owners,  partners,
associates,  incorporators,  directors,  sponsors,
stockholders  and  operators  and   the   personal
background  of  such persons, and any other factor
which the commissioner  deems  relevant.  Whenever
the  granting, modification or denial of a request
is inconsistent with  the  state  health  plan,  a
written   explanation   of  the  reasons  for  the
inconsistency shall be included in the decision.
    Sec. 25. Subdivision (23) of subsection (d) of
section 2c-2b of  the general statutes is repealed
and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (23)  Family  support  grant  program  of  the
department of [human resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES,
established under section 17-582.
    Sec.  26.  Section 4-5 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    As  used  in  section  4-6,  section  4-7  and
section 4-8,  the  term  "department  head"  means
secretary  of the office of policy and management,
commissioner    of    administrative     services,
commissioner of revenue services, [commissioner on
aging,] commissioner of banking,  commissioner  of
children   and  youth  services,  commissioner  of
consumer protection, commissioner  of  correction,
commissioner  of economic development, state board
of  education,   commissioner   of   environmental
protection,     commissioner    of    agriculture,
commissioner of health services,  commissioner  of
housing,     insurance     commissioner,     labor
commissioner,    liquor    control     commission,
commissioner  of  mental  health,  commissioner of
public    safety,    commissioner    of    [income
maintenance,   commissioner  of  human  resources]
SOCIAL   SERVICES,    commissioner    of    mental
retardation,   commissioner   of  motor  vehicles,
commissioner of  transportation,  commissioner  of
public  works,  commissioner  of veterans' affairs
and  the  chairperson  of  the  public   utilities
control authority.
    Sec.  27. Section 4-9a of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a) The governor shall appoint the chairperson
and executive director,  if any, of all boards and
commissions  within  the   executive   department,
except the board of governors of higher education,
provided the governor  shall  appoint  the initial
chairman of said  board  as  provided  in  section
10a-2,  the state  properties  review  board,  the
state   elections  enforcement   commission,   the
commission on human  rights and opportunities, THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF the state ethics commission,
THE COMMISSION ON AGING and the commission on fire
prevention and control.
    (b)  Public  members shall constitute not less
than one-third of the members of  each  board  and
commission within the executive department, except
the gaming policy  board  and  the  commission  on
human  rights  and  opportunities.  Public  member
means  an  elector  of  the  state  who   has   no
substantial financial interest in, is not employed
in or by, and  is  not  professionally  affiliated
with,  any industry, profession, occupation, trade
or  institution  regulated  or  licensed  by   the
relevant  board  or commission, and who has had no
professional affiliation with any  such  industry,
profession,  occupation,  trade or institution for
three years preceding his appointment to the board
or  commission.  Except  as otherwise specifically
provided by the  general  statutes,  this  section
shall   not   apply  to  the  commission  on  fire
prevention and control, boards and commissions the
membership  of which is entirely composed of state
department heads, elected  officials  or  deputies
appointed  by  such  department heads or where the
membership  of  such  board   or   commission   is
determined  in  accordance  with the provisions of
any federal law.
    (c)  Notwithstanding  any  provision of law to
the contrary, the term  of  each  member  of  each
board  and commission within the executive branch,
except the state Board of Education, the Board  of
Governors  of  Higher Education, the Gaming Policy
Board,  the  Commission  on   Human   Rights   and
Opportunities,  the  state  Elections  Enforcement
Commission, the state Properties Review Board, the
state   Ethics   Commission,   the  Commission  on
Medicolegal   Investigations,   the    Psychiatric
Security  Review  Board,  the  Commission  on Fire
Prevention and Control, the  E  9-1-1  Commission,
the  state  Commission on the Arts, THE COMMISSION
ON  AGING  and  the  board  of  trustees  of  each
constituent  unit  of  the  state system of higher
education, commencing on or after  July  1,  1979,
shall be coterminous with the term of the governor
or until a successor is chosen whichever is later.
    (d)  Each  member of each board and commission
within the executive branch  shall  serve  at  the
pleasure  of the appointing authority except where
otherwise specifically provided by  any  provision
of the general statutes.
    Sec.   28.   Section   4-38c  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  shall be within the executive branch of
state government the following departments: Office
of    policy   and   management,   department   of
administrative  services,  department  of  revenue
services,  [department  on  aging,]  department of
banking, department of agriculture, department  of
children   and   youth   services,  department  of
consumer  protection,  department  of  correction,
department of economic development, state board of
education, department of environmental protection,
department  of health services, board of governors
of higher education, insurance  department,  labor
department,    department   of   liquor   control,
department of mental health, department of  mental
retardation,    department   of   public   safety,
department of [income maintenance,  department  of
human  resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES, department of
housing, department of transportation,  department
of   motor   vehicles,   department  of  veterans'
affairs, department of public works and department
of public utility control.
    Sec.   29.   Section   4-60i  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  commissioner  of [human resources] SOCIAL
SERVICES  shall  (a)   develop,   throughout   the
departments    of   mental   retardation,   health
services, correction, [aging,] children and  youth
services  and  mental  health,  uniform management
information,  uniform   statistical   information,
uniform  terminology  for  similar facilities, and
uniform regulations for  the  licensing  of  human
services   facilities,   (b)  plan  for  increased
participation  of  the  private  sector   in   the
delivery  of human services, (c) provide direction
and coordination to federally funded  programs  in
the  human services agencies and recommend uniform
system improvements and reallocation  of  physical
resources    and    designation    of   a   single
responsibility  across  human  services   agencies
lines to eliminate duplication.
    Sec.   30.   Section   4a-18  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    To   assist   in  locating  parents  who  have
deserted their children and other  persons  liable
for  support  of  dependents,  the commissioner of
administrative  services,  the   commissioner   of
public  safety  [,]  OR the commissioner of [human
resources   or   the   commissioner   of    income
maintenance] SOCIAL SERVICES may request and shall
receive  information  from  the  records  of   all
departments,  boards, bureaus or other agencies of
this  state  and  the  same  are  authorized   and
required  to  provide such information promptly as
is necessary  for  this  purpose,  provided,  only
information  directly  bearing on the identity and
whereabouts of a person owing or  asserted  to  be
owing  an obligation of support shall be furnished
by such  departments,  boards,  bureaus  or  other
agencies  as  requested and used or transmitted by
the commissioner of administrative  services,  the
commissioner  of public safety [, the commissioner
of human resources] or the commissioner of [income
maintenance]   SOCIAL  SERVICES  pursuant  to  the
authority   conferred   by   this   section.   The
commissioner of [human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES,
acting   by   the   Connecticut   child    support
enforcement  unit  of  the  department  of  [human
resources]  SOCIAL   SERVICES,   may   make   such
information available only to public officials and
agencies of  this  state,  other  states  and  the
political  subdivisions  of  this  state and other
states seeking to locate parents who have deserted
their   children  and  other  persons  liable  for
support of dependents for the purpose of enforcing
their liability for support.
    Sec.   31.   Section  8-119m  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner  of housing [,] AND the
commissioner [on aging  and  the  commissioner  of
human   resources]   OF   SOCIAL   SERVICES  shall
establish a joint pilot program to provide for the
development  and  operation  of congregate housing
and congregate housing  projects,  as  defined  in
section  8-119e,  in  which,  at  a  minimum,  (1)
residents pay no more than sixty per cent of their
income  to live and receive meals in such housing,
(2) residents receive three meals per day and  (3)
such  housing  contains  a single kitchen facility
and a central dining area. The  commissioners  may
provide  technical assistance and the commissioner
of housing may provide financial assistance in the
form   of   grants-in-aid   or   loans   for  such
development and operation under the  program.  Any
grant-in-aid   or   loan   shall   be  awarded  in
accordance with such terms and conditions  as  the
commissioner  of  housing may prescribe. The pilot
program shall provide such assistance for no  more
than  two  congregate  housing projects located in
different municipalities.
    (b)    The   commissioner   of   housing,   in
consultation with the commissioner [on  aging  and
the  commissioner  of  human  resources] OF SOCIAL
SERVICES, shall adopt regulations,  in  accordance
with  the  provisions  of chapter 54, to carry out
the purposes  of  this  section.  The  regulations
shall   establish   the   criteria   for  awarding
grants-in-aid  and  loans  authorized  under  this
section,  and  the  terms  and  conditions of such
grants and loans.
    [(c)  Not  later  than  January  15, 1991, the
commissioner of housing, the commissioner on aging
and  the  commissioner  of  human  resources shall
submit a joint  report  to  the  general  assembly
containing  an  evaluation  of  the  operation and
effectiveness  of  the  pilot  program  authorized
under this section.]
    Sec.  32.  Subsection  (a) of section 9-19h of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  department [on aging, the department
of income maintenance]  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES,  the
labor  department  and  the  department  of  motor
vehicles shall make voter registration information
and   materials  available  to  the  public.  Such
information  and  materials  shall  be  placed  in
public  areas  of the offices of such departments.
The state library and the libraries of the state's
public institutions of higher education shall also
make such information and materials  available  to
users of the libraries. The secretary of the state
shall provide such departments, such libraries and
any  libraries  open  to  the public with suitable
nonpartisan  literature,   materials   and   voter
registration  application  forms  authorized under
sections 9-23g and 9-23h. The secretary shall also
provide   to   the   department   [on  aging,  the
department  of  income  maintenance]   OF   SOCIAL
SERVICES,  the labor department and the department
of motor vehicles any furniture needed to  display
such literature, materials and forms.
    Sec.   33.   Section  10-16n  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   commissioner   of   education,  in
consultation with  the  [commissioners  of  income
maintenance  and  human resources] COMMISSIONER OF
SOCIAL SERVICES,  shall  establish  a  competitive
grant  program  to  assist  nonprofit agencies and
local and regional boards of education, which  are
federal  Head  Start grantees, in (1) establishing
extended-day and full-day, year-round, Head  Start
programs or expanding existing Head Start programs
to extended-day or full-day, year-round  programs,
(2)  enhancing  program quality and (3) increasing
the number of children served.  The  commissioner,
after  consultation with the committee established
pursuant to subsection (b) of this section,  shall
establish  criteria  for  the  grants, provided at
least twenty-five per cent of the funding for such
grants  shall  be  for  the  purpose  of enhancing
program quality. Nonprofit agencies or  boards  of
education  seeking grants pursuant to this section
shall make  application  to  the  commissioner  of
education  on  such forms and at such times as the
commissioner shall prescribe. All grants  pursuant
to  this section shall be funded within the limits
of  available  appropriations  or  otherwise  from
federal  funds  and  private  donations.  At least
seventy-five per cent of the funding  pursuant  to
this  section  shall  be  allocated  to Head Start
programs established prior to July  1,  1992.  All
full-day,  year-round  Head  Start programs funded
pursuant to this section shall  be  in  compliance
with federal Head Start performance standards.
    (b)   There  is  established  a  committee  to
advise the commissioner  of  education  concerning
the  coordination,  priorities  for allocation and
distribution, and utilization of  funds  for  Head
Start and concerning the competitive grant program
established under this section,  and  to  evaluate
programs  funded  pursuant  to  this  section. The
committee  shall  consist  of  [thirteen]   TWELVE
members as follows: One member designated by [each
of the commissioners of human resources and income
maintenance]  THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES;
six  members  who  are  directors  of  Head  Start
programs, two from community action agency program
sites, one of  whom  shall  be  appointed  by  the
president pro tempore of the senate and one by the
speaker of the house of representatives, two  from
school   program  sites,  one  of  whom  shall  be
appointed by the majority leader of the senate and
one  by  the  majority  leader  of  the  house  of
representatives,  and  two  from  other  nonprofit
agency   program  sites,  one  of  whom  shall  be
appointed by the minority leader of the senate and
one  by  the  minority  leader  of  the  house  of
representatives;  one  member  designated  by  the
commission  on  children; one member designated by
the Early Childhood Education Council; one  member
designated by the Head Start Directors Association
who shall be the parent of  a  present  or  former
Head  Start  student; one member designated by the
Connecticut Association for Community  Action  who
shall  have  expertise  and  experience concerning
Head Start;  and  one  member  designated  by  the
Office  of  Human  Development Services, Office of
Community  Programs,  Region  1  of  the   federal
Department of Health and Human Services.
    (c)  The  commissioner  of education may adopt
regulations, in accordance with the provisions  of
chapter 54, for purposes of this section.
    Sec.   34.   Section   17-2a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    An  aggrieved  person  authorized  by  law  to
request a  fair  hearing  on  a  decision  of  the
commissioner  of  [income  maintenance, or] SOCIAL
SERVICES, the conservator of any  such  person  on
his behalf [,] OR ANY PERSON OPERATING OR APPLYING
FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A FAMILY  DAY  CARE  HOME
PURSUANT  TO SECTION 17-585, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
44 OF THIS ACT,  may  make  application  for  such
hearing  in  writing  over  his  signature  to the
commissioner and shall state in  such  application
in simple language the reasons why he claims to be
aggrieved. Such application shall be mailed to the
commissioner within sixty days after the rendition
of such decision. The commissioner shall thereupon
hold  a  fair  hearing  within  thirty  days  from
receipt thereof and shall, at least ten days prior
to the date of such hearing, mail a notice, giving
the time and  place  thereof,  to  such  aggrieved
person, or if the application concerns a denial of
or  failure  to  provide  emergency  housing,  the
commissioner shall hold a fair hearing within four
business days from receipt thereof, and shall make
all  reasonable  efforts  to provide notice of the
time  and  place  of  the  fair  hearing  to  such
aggrieved  person  at least one business day prior
to  said   hearing.   A   reasonable   period   of
continuance  may  be  granted  for good cause. The
aggrieved person shall appear  personally  at  the
hearing,  unless  his physical or mental condition
precludes  appearing  in  person,   and   may   be
represented  by  an  attorney  or other authorized
representative.  A  stenographic   or   mechanical
record shall be made of each hearing, but need not
be transcribed except  (1)  in  the  event  of  an
appeal from the decision of the hearing officer or
(2) if  a  copy  is  requested  by  the  aggrieved
person,  in  either  of  which  cases  it shall be
furnished   by   the   commissioner   of   [income
maintenance]  SOCIAL  SERVICES without charge. The
commissioner  of   [income   maintenance]   SOCIAL
SERVICES  and  any  person  authorized  by  him to
conduct any hearing under the provisions  of  this
section  shall  have power to administer oaths and
take testimony under oath relative to  the  matter
of  the  hearing  and  may  subpoena witnesses and
require the  production  of  records,  papers  and
documents  pertinent  to  such hearing. No witness
under subpoena authorized  to  be  issued  by  the
provisions  of  this section shall be excused from
testifying or from producing  records,  papers  or
documents on the ground that such testimony or the
production of such records  or  other  documentary
evidence  would  tend to incriminate him, but such
evidence or the  records  or  papers  so  produced
shall  not  be  used  in  any  criminal proceeding
against him. If any person disobeys  such  process
or,  having appeared in obedience thereto, refuses
to answer any pertinent question put to him by the
commissioner or his authorized agent or to produce
any  records  and  papers  pursuant  thereto,  the
commissioner   or  his  agent  may  apply  to  the
superior  court  for  the  judicial  district   of
Hartford-New Britain* or for the judicial district
wherein the person resides, or  to  any  judge  of
said  court if the same is not in session, setting
forth such disobedience to process or  refusal  to
answer,  and  said  court or such judge shall cite
such person to appear before said  court  or  such
judge  to  answer such question or to produce such
records and papers and, upon his refusal to do so,
shall   commit   such   person   to   a  community
correctional center until he  testifies,  but  not
for    a    longer   period   than   sixty   days.
Notwithstanding the serving of the  term  of  such
commitment  by any person, the commissioner or his
agent  may   proceed   with   such   inquiry   and
examination  as  if the witness had not previously
been called upon to testify.  Officers  who  serve
subpoenas  issued by the commissioner or under his
authority   and   witnesses   attending   hearings
conducted by him hereunder shall receive like fees
and compensation as officers and witnesses in  the
courts of this state to be paid on vouchers of the
commissioner on order of the comptroller.
    Sec.   35.   Section   17-83  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner  shall make regulations
necessary  to  enable  him  to   carry   out   the
provisions   of   this   chapter,   including  any
regulations necessary for  receiving  grants  from
the  federal  government  to  this  state  if  the
absence of any such regulation would result in the
loss  of such grants and regulations governing the
custody and use of the records, papers, files  and
communications  concerning persons applying for or
receiving  assistance  under  this  chapter.  When
names   and   addresses   of  recipients  of  such
assistance are required by law to be furnished  to
or  held  by  any  other  government  agency, such
agency shall  adopt  regulations  to  prevent  the
publication  of  lists  thereof  or  their use for
purposes   not   directly   connected   with   the
administration of this chapter.
    (b)  No  person  shall,  except  for  purposes
directly  connected  with  the  administration  of
[this  chapter]  PROGRAMS  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
SOCIAL  SERVICES  and  in  accordance   with   the
regulations    of   the   commissioner,   solicit,
disclose, receive or make use  of,  or  authorize,
knowingly  permit,  participate in or acquiesce in
the use of, any list  of  the  names  of,  or  any
information  concerning,  persons  applying for or
receiving assistance [under this chapter] FROM THE
DEPARTMENT   OF   SOCIAL   SERVICES   OR   PERSONS
PARTICIPATING IN A PROGRAM  ADMINISTERED  BY  SAID
DEPARTMENT,  directly  or  indirectly derived from
the records, papers, files  or  communications  of
the  state  or  its  subdivisions  or agencies, or
acquired in  the  course  of  the  performance  of
official  duties; provided the state department of
[income   maintenance]   SOCIAL   SERVICES   shall
disclose  to  any authorized representative of the
commissioner of  administrative  services  or  the
commissioner  of public safety such information as
the state  commissioner  of  [income  maintenance]
SOCIAL  SERVICES determines is directly related to
and necessary for the department of administrative
services  or  the  department of public safety for
purposes  of   performing   their   functions   of
collecting    social   services   recoveries   and
overpayments or amounts due as support  in  social
services   cases,  investigating  social  services
fraud  or  locating  absent  parents   of   public
assistance   recipients;   and  provided  no  such
representative  shall  disclose  any   information
obtained thereby except to carry out such purpose.
    (c)  Penalties prescribed by subsection (b) of
section 17-83i shall apply to violations  of  this
section.
    Sec.  36.  Subsection (a) of section 17-86e of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner of [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES  shall  provide  a  special  needs
benefit  for emergency housing to any recipient of
payments under the program of aid to families with
dependent   children   and   the   optional  state
supplementation program  under  this  chapter  who
cannot  remain  in permanent housing because (1) a
judgment has been entered against the recipient in
a  summary  process  action instituted pursuant to
chapter 832, provided the action was not based  on
criminal  activity, or a judgment has been entered
against the  recipient  in  a  foreclosure  action
pursuant  to  chapter 846 and the time limited for
redemption has passed; (2) the recipient has  left
to  escape  domestic  violence; (3) a catastrophic
event, such as a  fire  or  flood,  has  made  the
permanent  housing  uninhabitable or the recipient
has been ordered to vacate the housing by a  local
code   enforcement  official;  (4)  the  recipient
shares an apartment with a primary tenant  who  is
being  evicted or is engaged in criminal activity;
(5) the recipient was illegally locked  out  by  a
landlord   and   has   filed  a  police  complaint
concerning such lockout;  (6)  the  recipient  has
been   living   with   a  tenant  who  received  a
preliminary  notice  under  section  47a-15  or  a
notice  to quit because of termination of a rental
agreement for lapse of time or (7) the family  has
relocated  because  a child in the family has been
found to have a level of lead in the  blood  equal
to or greater than twenty micrograms per deciliter
of blood or any other abnormal body burden of lead
and  the  local director of health has determined,
after an epidemiological investigation pursuant to
section  19a-111,  that  the  source  of  the lead
poisoning was the residential unit  in  which  the
family resided. A person shall be eligible for the
benefit under this section provided application is
made to the commissioner within forty-five days of
the loss of permanent housing by the recipient. On
and  after September 4, 1991, the benefit shall be
limited  to  not  more  than  one  occurrence  per
calendar  year  and  not  more than sixty days per
occurrence. Any person receiving a  benefit  under
this  section shall agree to reside in any housing
which was constructed, renovated or  rehabilitated
with  state or federal financial assistance. Under
the program of  aid  to  families  with  dependent
children,  any person not eligible for the benefit
under  this  section  shall  be  referred  to  the
department  of  [human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES'
PROGRAM for emergency shelter services.
    Sec.   37.   Section  17-303  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  person  who  has  in  his  possession  or
control any property of any person applying for or
presently  or  formerly receiving aid or care from
the state or who is indebted to such applicant  or
recipient  or  has  knowledge  of  any  insurance,
including health insurance or  property  currently
or  formerly  belonging  to  him,  or  information
pertaining to eligibility for such  aid  or  care,
and  any  officer who has control of the books and
accounts of any corporation which  has  possession
or control of any property belonging to any person
applying for or receiving such aid or care or  who
is  indebted  to  him,  or  has  knowledge  of any
insurance,  including  health  insurance  or   any
person  having  in  his  employ  any  such person,
shall, upon presentation by  the  commissioner  of
[income   maintenance]  SOCIAL  SERVICES,  or  the
commissioner of administrative  services,  or  the
commissioner   of  public  safety,  or  a  support
enforcement officer of the superior court, or  any
person deputized by any of them, of a certificate,
signed  by  him,  stating  that  such   applicant,
recipient  or  employee  has  applied  for  or  is
receiving or has received aid  or  care  from  the
state,  make full disclosure to said commissioner,
such officer or such deputy of any such  property,
insurance,  wages, indebtedness or information. At
the  request  of  the  commissioner   of   [income
maintenance]  SOCIAL SERVICES, insurance companies
licensed to do business in  Connecticut  shall  be
required,   when   compatible  data  elements  are
available, to conduct automated  data  matches  to
identify insurance coverage for recipients and the
parents  of  recipients  who  are   minors.   Upon
completion  of such matches the commissioner shall
reimburse  such  companies  for   the   reasonable
documented  costs  of conducting the matches. Such
disclosure may be obtained in like manner  of  the
property,  wages  or  indebtedness  of  any person
liable for the support of any  such  applicant  or
recipient,  including  the  parents  of  any child
receiving aid under  the  provisions  of  sections
17a-90  to 17a-124, inclusive, 17a-145 to 17a-155,
inclusive,  17a-175  to  17a-185,  inclusive   and
46b-151 to 46b-151g, inclusive, or one adjudged or
acknowledged to be the father of  an  illegitimate
child.  [Such  disclosure  may be obtained in like
manner by the commissioner of human resources,  of
the  property, insurance, wages or indebtedness of
any person liable for the support  of  any  person
applying  for  or  presently or formerly receiving
assistance under the  provisions  of  part  II  of
chapter  302.]  Any company or any officer who has
control  of  the  books  and   accounts   of   any
corporation  shall  make  full  disclosure  to the
support enforcement officer of the superior  court
of any such property, wages or indebtedness in all
support  cases.  The   commissioner   of   [income
maintenance]  SOCIAL SERVICES, the commissioner of
administrative  services,  the   commissioner   of
public   safety  [or  the  commissioner  of  human
resources,] or a support  enforcement  officer  of
said  court,  or  any  person  deputized by any of
them, may compel, by subpoena, the attendance  and
testimony  under oath of any person who refuses to
disclose in accordance with the provisions of this
section,  or  of any person liable for the support
of any such applicant or recipient who refuses  to
disclose  his own financial circumstances, and may
so compel  the  production  of  books  and  papers
pertaining  to  such information. The commissioner
of  [income  maintenance]  SOCIAL   SERVICES   may
subpoena  the  financial  records of any financial
institution  concerning  property  of  any  person
applying  for  or  presently or formerly receiving
aid or care from the state or who is  indebted  to
such  applicant  or recipient. The commissioner of
[human resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  may  subpoena
such records of any parent or parents of any child
applying for or presently  or  formerly  receiving
assistance  under  the  provisions  of  part II of
chapter  302.  The  commissioner,  or  a   support
enforcement  officer  of said court, or the person
deputized by him shall set a time  and  place  for
such  examination,  and  any  person summoned who,
without reasonable excuse,  fails  to  appear  and
testify  or to produce such books and papers shall
be fined fifty dollars for each such offense.
    Sec.   38.  Section  17-314c  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  commissioner  of  [income maintenance, in
consultation  with  the  commissioner   of   human
resources  and  the commissioner on aging,] SOCIAL
SERVICES  shall  establish  annually  the  maximum
allowable  rate  to  be  paid by said agencies for
homemaker   services,   chore   person   services,
companion services, respite care, meals on wheels,
adult  day  care  services,  case  management  and
assessment services, transportation, mental health
counseling and elderly foster  care,  except  that
the  maximum  allowable  rates  in  effect July 1,
1990, shall remain in  effect  during  the  fiscal
years ending June 30, 1992, and June 30, 1993, and
rates   established   in   subcontracts    between
coordination,  assessment  and monitoring agencies
and direct care providers in  effect  February  1,
1991,  shall  remain  in  effect during the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1992.  For  the  fiscal  year
ending  June  30,  1993, any rate established in a
subcontract between coordination,  assessment  and
monitoring  agencies  and  direct  care  providers
shall not exceed the rate in effect June 30, 1992,
increased  by  the  most recent annual increase in
the consumer price index for urban consumers.  The
commissioner   of   [income   maintenance]  SOCIAL
SERVICES shall prescribe uniform  forms  on  which
agencies  providing  such  services  shall  report
their costs for such services. Such rates shall be
determined  on  the  basis of a reasonable payment
for  necessary  services  rendered.  The   maximum
allowable rates established by the commissioner of
[income  maintenance]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  for   the
[preadmission    screening   and   community-based
services program]  CONNECTICUT  HOME-CARE  PROGRAM
FOR  THE ELDERLY established under section 17-314b
shall constitute the  rates  required  under  this
section  until  revised  in  accordance  with this
section. Nothing contained in this  section  shall
authorize a payment by the state to any agency for
such services in excess of the amount  charged  by
such  agency  for  such  services  to  the general
public.
    Sec.   39.  Section  17-323b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  order  payable  to  the  commissioner  of
administrative  services  for   support   of   any
beneficiary  of public assistance shall, on filing
by the state commissioner of [income  maintenance]
SOCIAL  SERVICES with the court making such order,
or with the assistant clerk of the family  support
magistrate  division where such order was entered,
of a notice of discontinuance of  such  assistance
and  on  notice  to  the  payor  by  registered or
certified mail, a copy of which  notice  shall  be
sent   to   the   commissioner  of  administrative
services, be payable directly to such beneficiary,
beginning    with    the    effective    date   of
discontinuance, except that  the  commissioner  of
[human  resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  may elect to
continue  to  collect  such  support  payments  on
behalf of the beneficiaries of its aid to families
with dependent children for three months after the
date  of discontinuance as provided in federal law
and regulations.
    Sec.   40.   Section  17-324  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  superior  court  or a family support
magistrate  shall  have  authority  to  make   and
enforce  orders  for  payment  of  support  to the
commissioner of administrative services,  directed
to  the  husband  or  wife  and, if the patient or
person  is  under  twenty-one  or,  on  and  after
October 1, 1972, under eighteen, any parent of any
patient or person being supported  by  the  state,
wholly  or in part, in a state humane institution,
or under any welfare program administered  by  the
state  department  of  [income maintenance] SOCIAL
SERVICES, as said court finds, in accordance  with
the   provisions  of  subsection  (b)  of  section
17-578, section 17-82e, 17-295, 17a-90, 46b-129 or
46b-130,  to  be  reasonably commensurate with the
financial ability of any such relative. Any  court
or  family  support magistrate called upon to make
or enforce such an order, including one based upon
a  determination  consented  to  by  the relative,
shall insure that  such  order  is  reasonable  in
light   of  the  relative's  ability  to  pay.  In
addition, the court or family  support  magistrate
may  order  either  parent to name any child under
eighteen as a beneficiary of any medical or dental
insurance  or  benefit plan carried by such parent
or available to  such  parent  on  a  group  basis
through  an  employer  or  a  union.  The court or
family support magistrate shall have the authority
to make and enforce orders directed to an employer
of such parent to withhold the necessary  premiums
to make such medical or dental insurance available
to such minor child. Said court or family  support
magistrate  shall  also have authority to make and
enforce orders  directed  to  the  conservator  or
guardian  of  any  such  patient or person, or the
payee of Social  Security  or  other  benefits  to
which  such  patient or person is entitled, to the
extent of the income or estate held or received by
such  fiduciary or payee in any such capacity. For
purposes of this section, the term "father"  shall
include  a  person who has acknowledged in writing
his paternity of a child born out of wedlock,  and
the  court or family support magistrate shall have
authority to determine, order and enforce  payment
of  any  accumulated  sums  due  under  a  written
agreement to support such child in accordance with
the  provisions  of  this  section.  Said court or
family  support   magistrate   shall   also   have
authority  to  make  and  enforce  orders  for the
payment by  any  person  named  herein  of  unpaid
support contributions for which any such person is
liable  in  accordance  with  the  provisions   of
subsection  (b) of section 17-578, section 17-82e,
17-295,  17a-90,  46b-129  or  46b-130.   In   the
determination  of  support due based on neglect or
refusal to furnish support prior  to  the  action,
the  support  due for periods of time prior to the
action shall be based upon the  obligor's  ability
to  pay during such prior periods. The state shall
disclose to  the  court  any  information  in  its
possession  concerning current and past ability to
pay. With respect to such  orders  entered  on  or
after  October  1,  1991,  if  no  information  is
available to the court concerning past ability  to
pay,  the  court may determine the support due for
periods of time prior to the  action  as  if  past
ability  to pay is equal to current ability to pay
if known or, if not known, based  upon  assistance
rendered  to  the child. Any finding as to support
due for periods of time prior to the action  which
is   made   without  information  concerning  past
ability  to  pay  shall  be  entered  subject   to
adjustment when such information becomes available
to the court. Such adjustment  may  be  made  upon
motion  of  any  party within four months from the
date upon which the obligor receives  notification
of  (1)  the amount of such finding of support due
for periods of time prior to the  action  and  (2)
the  right  within  four months of receipt of such
notification to present evidence as  to  his  past
ability  to  pay  support for such periods of time
prior to the action. All payments ordered  by  the
court  or  family support magistrate shall be made
to the commissioner  of  administrative  services,
either directly or through the support enforcement
division of the court,  as  the  court  or  family
support  magistrate  may determine, for the period
during which the  supported  person  is  receiving
assistance  or  care  from the state, provided, in
the case of beneficiaries of any program of public
assistance,  upon the filing with the court or the
assistant clerk of the family  support  magistrate
division  where the order was entered, of a notice
of discontinuance  of  such  assistance,  payments
shall   be   made  directly  to  the  beneficiary,
beginning   with    the    effective    date    of
discontinuance.  Any  order  of payment made under
this section may, at any time after being made, be
set  aside  or  altered  by  the court or a family
support magistrate.  Proceedings  to  obtain  such
orders   of  support  shall  be  instituted  by  a
verified   petition   of   the   commissioner   of
administrative   services,   the  commissioner  of
[income maintenance or the commissioner  of  human
resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  or  their designees,
filed  by  any  of  said  commissioners  or  their
designees  in  the  geographical area in which the
patient, applicant, beneficiary, recipient or  the
defendant  resides,  or  when  filed in the family
support magistrate  division  with  the  assistant
clerk assigned as an assistant clerk of the family
support magistrate division serving  the  judicial
district where the patient, applicant, beneficiary
or recipient or defendant resides. Upon the filing
of  such  petition,  the  judge  or family support
magistrate shall cause a summons, signed by him or
by  the  clerk or assistant clerk of said court or
family support magistrate division, to be  issued,
requiring  such liable person or persons to appear
in court or before a family support magistrate  at
a  time  and  place  named  for  hearing upon such
petition. Service may be made by any  investigator
employed  in the department of [income maintenance
or  the  department  of  human  resources]  SOCIAL
SERVICES  or by the commissioner of administrative
services. Upon proof of the service of the summons
to  appear  in  court  or  before a family support
magistrate,  at  the  time  and  place  named  for
hearing  upon  such  petition,  the failure of the
defendant to appear shall not prohibit  the  court
or  family  support  magistrate from going forward
with the hearing. Failure of any such defendant to
obey  any  order made hereunder may be punished as
contempt of court. Upon proof of  the  service  of
the  summons to appear in court or before a family
support magistrate at the time and place named for
a  hearing  upon  the  failure of the defendant to
obey the court order as  contempt  of  court,  the
court or the family support magistrate may order a
capias mittimus to be issued and directed to  some
proper  officer to arrest such defendant and bring
him before the superior  court  for  the  contempt
hearing.  The  costs  of  commitment of any person
imprisoned therefor shall be paid by the state  as
in  criminal  cases. When any such defendant is so
found in contempt, the  court  or  family  support
magistrate   may   award   to   the  petitioner  a
reasonable attorney's fee  and  the  fees  of  the
officer  serving  the contempt citation, such sums
to be paid by the person  found  in  contempt.  In
addition   to   or   in   lieu  of  such  contempt
proceedings,   the   court   or   family   support
magistrate,  upon  a  finding  that any person has
failed to obey any order made hereunder, may issue
an  order  directing  that execution issue against
such amount of any  debt  accruing  by  reason  of
personal  services due and owing to such person in
accordance with section 52-362,  or  against  such
lesser  amount  of  such  excess  as said court or
family support  magistrate  deems  equitable,  for
payment  of  accrued  and unpaid amounts due under
such order and all amounts which thereafter become
due  under  such  order.  On  presentation of such
execution by the officer  to  whom  delivered  for
service  to  the  person or persons or corporation
from whom such debt accruing by reason of personal
services  is  due and owing, or thereafter becomes
due and owing, to the  person  against  whom  such
support  order was issued, such execution shall be
a lien and a continuing levy upon such debt to the
amount   specified   therein,   which   shall   be
accumulated by the debtor and paid directly to the
commissioner   of   administrative   services   at
one-month  intervals,  until  such  execution  and
expenses  are  fully  satisfied and paid, or until
such execution is modified. No entry fee, judgment
fee or any other court fee shall be charged by the
court  to  either  party  in  actions  under  this
section.  Written  statements from employers as to
wages, obtained by  the  commissioner  of  [income
maintenance,  the commissioner of human resources]
SOCIAL   SERVICES,   or   the   commissioner    of
administrative services under authority of section
17-303, shall be admissible in evidence in actions
under this section.
    (b)  Any  court  or family support magistrate,
called upon to  enforce  a  support  order,  shall
insure  that  such order is reasonable in light of
the obligor's ability to pay.  Any  support  order
entered  pursuant  to this section, or any support
order  from  another   jurisdiction   subject   to
enforcement  by  the  state of Connecticut, may be
modified by  motion  of  the  party  seeking  such
modification, including the commissioner of [human
resources] SOCIAL SERVICES in AFDC  support  cases
as  defined  in subdivision (15) of subsection (b)
of  section  46b-231,  upon   a   showing   of   a
substantial  change in the circumstances of either
party or upon a showing that the final  order  for
child  support  substantially  deviates  from  the
child support guidelines established  pursuant  to
section  46b-215a,  unless  there  was  a specific
finding on the record that the application of  the
guidelines  would be inequitable or inappropriate,
provided the court or  family  support  magistrate
finds  that  the  obligor  or  the obligee and any
other interested party have received actual notice
of the pendency of such motion and of the time and
place of the hearing on such motion.  There  shall
be  a rebuttable presumption that any deviation of
less than fifteen per cent from the child  support
guidelines is not substantial and any deviation of
fifteen per cent or more from  the  guidelines  is
substantial.  Modification  may  be  made  of such
support order without regard to whether the  order
was issued before, on or after May 9, 1991. In any
hearing to modify any support order  from  another
jurisdiction  the  court  or  the  family  support
magistrate  shall  conduct  the   proceedings   in
accordance with the procedure set forth in section
46b-197. No such support orders may be subject  to
retroactive  modification except that the court or
family support magistrate may  order  modification
with respect to any period during which there is a
pending motion for a modification of  an  existing
support  order  from the date of service of notice
of such pending motion  upon  the  opposing  party
pursuant to section 52-50.
    Sec.   41.   Section  17-486  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  department  of  [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall be the single  state  agency
responsible  for  the  administration  of the JOBS
program established in section 17-483.  Until  the
JOBS  program is implemented, the department shall
continue to administer the existing work incentive
program  authorized  by  Title  IV  of  the Social
Security Act.
    (b)  The  department  of  [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES  shall  develop  with  appropriate
agencies,  including  but not limited to the state
departments  of  education,  higher  education  [,
human   resources]  and  labor,  such  interagency
agreements  as  are  deemed  necessary  to  ensure
referral to and provision of available employment,
education  and  training  resources  necessary  to
assist  AFDC  recipients  to  achieve unsubsidized
employment. Such resources shall include, but  not
be limited to, adult basic education, English as a
second language; vocational  education,  including
training  in  skilled  craft and technical trades,
bilingual  vocational  training,   apprenticeship,
two-year   training  in  community  and  technical
college programs for occupations for  which  there
is a high potential for employment; employment and
training  opportunities  afforded  under  the  Job
Training  Partnership  Act and other opportunities
for on-the-job training in the private sector. The
department   shall   provide  information  to  all
appropriate JOBS staff concerning the availability
of  education  and  training  opportunities in the
state for participants in  the  JOBS  program.  In
addition,  the  department of [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall coordinate with  public  and
private  employers  to ensure that AFDC recipients
are being prepared to meet existing and  projected
labor  needs  of  the  state  and  that  job-ready
participants   are    successfully    placed    in
unsubsidized jobs.
    (c)  The  department  of  [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES  may  enter  into  contracts  with
interested  local  or regional boards of education
to provide services  for  qualified  participants.
Local   or   regional  boards  of  education  that
contract with  the  department  pursuant  to  this
subsection  shall  consult  with the department of
education concerning the educational  methods  and
contents  of  the  programs,  which  shall include
English as a second language, where appropriate.
    (d)  The  department  of  [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall report on or before  January
first  of each year, to the governor and the joint
standing committees of the general assembly having
cognizance  of matters relating to human services,
labor and education on the operation of JOBS.  The
report   shall   include   a  description  of  the
activities of the  department.  The  report  shall
include   statistics   concerning  the  number  of
participants  placed  in  unsubsidized  positions,
their   wages   and  occupations,  the  number  of
participants who returned to AFDC after  placement
in  such  positions,  the  number  of participants
referred to other activities, an identification of
the  other  activities, the number of participants
who  completed  and  the  number  who  failed   to
complete  such  activities and the reason for each
such failure. The report shall also include (1)  a
listing    of   the   providers   of   employment,
educational activities and  support  services  and
such  providers'  success  in helping participants
become  self-supporting;   (2)   the   number   of
participants   who   are  members  of  the  target
populations set forth in section 17-12p; and (3) a
summary   of  dispute  resolutions  and  sanctions
imposed  on  participants.  The  department  shall
collect  the required data concerning participants
so that  results  may  be  analyzed  according  to
racial  or  ethnic groups, educational background,
prior work history and number and age of children.
    (e) Repealed by P.A. 87-411, S. 8, 9.
    (f)  The department of [income maintenance, in
conjunction with the department of human resources
and] SOCIAL SERVICES in accordance with the Family
Support Act of 1988, Public Law No. 100-485, shall
(1) provide payments for child care, not exceeding
the market rate, to AFDC recipients to the  extent
necessary  for an individual to accept or maintain
employment or to participate in the  JOBS  program
or  in  education  and  training  programs and (2)
provide payments for child care, not exceeding the
market  rate, under a sliding fee scale for former
AFDC recipients for  a  period  of  up  to  twelve
months  after  the  last  month AFDC benefits were
received.
    Sec.   42.   Section  17-487  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner of [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES, in consultation  with  the  labor
commissioner,   shall   establish   a   three-year
demonstration work preparation and supportive work
employment  program  to place recipients of aid to
families with dependent children in private sector
employment.  At  least one-third of the supportive
work employment program costs shall be covered  by
payment  for services by the participating private
employers. Such program shall include the  use  of
grant  diversion,  to  enable  the commissioner of
[income maintenance] SOCIAL  SERVICES  to  provide
all  or  part  of the AFDC grant to an employer to
cover part of the  costs  of  wages  paid  to  the
recipient.   Such  program  shall  also  seek  all
available   federal   and   private   funds.   The
commissioner   of   [income   maintenance]  SOCIAL
SERVICES shall seek  federal  approval,  including
the  requesting  of  waivers of applicable federal
regulations, to  conduct  the  demonstration  work
preparation  and  supported  work  placement model
program   for   AFDC   recipients,   using   grant
diversion.   The  model  program  shall  test  the
effectiveness of a supported work-grant  diversion
program  in  placing  AFDC recipients in long-term
employment at wage  levels  and  with  advancement
potential    sufficient    to    permit   economic
self-sufficiency and permanent removal from AFDC.
    (b)  The  program  shall serve both those AFDC
recipients who are ready to work and those who are
potentially  able  to  work given adequate support
and job readiness training. Participation  in  the
program  shall  be  voluntary  on the part of AFDC
recipients.  The   demonstration   program   shall
include the following elements: (1) Provisions for
referral  and  outreach  which  will  insure   the
participation of those who are job ready and those
who   require   job   readiness   training;    (2)
utilization  of  the  current system of supportive
services, such as employment  readiness  training,
child   care,   transportation   and  transitional
medical benefits, provided through the  department
of  [human  resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  or other
applicable provider agencies;  (3)  an  evaluation
component    to    provide    accountability   and
replicability,    to    demonstrate    the    cost
effectiveness    of   the   supported   work-grant
diversion model, and  to  enable  comparison  with
other work models.
    (c)  The  commissioner shall contract with one
or more  nonprofit  community-based  organizations
for   the   purpose   of  recruitment,  screening,
assessment, job readiness preparation and referral
to  supportive work. Such organizations shall have
a  demonstrated  record   of   service   to   AFDC
recipients and shall have experience in conducting
outreach and recruitment, intake and assessment of
clients,  and  providing  job  readiness training.
Such organizations shall: (1) Recruit, screen  and
assess the job readiness skills of AFDC recipients
for  the  supported  work   program;   (2)   where
appropriate, provide job readiness skills training
for  program  participants,  including,  but   not
limited   to,   remedial   reading,   writing  and
mathematics  skills  training,   and   (3)   refer
appropriate  candidates  for work in the supported
work program.
    (d)  The  commissioner  shall  contract with a
program operator, who shall have experience in the
operation  of  a  supported work program, to place
participants in  private  sector  employment.  The
supported   work   program   operator  shall  have
demonstrated   experience   in   administering   a
large-scale   supported  work  program,  utilizing
grant  diversion,  including:  (1)  Experience  in
developing  comprehensive  and diverse cooperative
agreements with the private sector; (2)  providing
on-the-job supervision of program participants and
graduated stress and peer support; (3)  performing
task   analysis   of   entry   level   jobs;   (4)
restructuring  work  to  meet  the  needs  of  the
participant population. The supported work program
operator shall place participants  under  contract
with  private sector companies in a supported work
environment and, at  the  end  of  supported  work
training,   shall   place   such  participants  in
permanent  unsubsidized  jobs  in  private  sector
companies.  Such supported work training shall not
exceed  nine   months   in   duration   for   each
participant.
    (e)  At  least  one-third  of the participants
referred and placed in the supported work  program
shall   currently   be   enrolled   in  employment
readiness  training   and   referred   from   such
nonprofit  community-based  organization  or  from
other organizations certified by the  commissioner
as conducting appropriate job readiness training.
    (f)  The  commissioner  is  authorized to make
modifications  to  the   elements   described   in
subsections  (b)  to  (e),  inclusive, should such
modifications  be  necessary  to  secure   federal
approval, except that under no circumstances shall
the participation be mandatory on the part of  the
AFDC recipient.
    (g)  The  commissioner is authorized to expend
AFDC funds appropriated to the department  to  the
extent  necessary to implement and support a grant
diversion project.
    (h)   The   commissioner   shall   extend  the
demonstration work preparation and supportive work
employment  program  for an additional three years
and may change the model, including the way it  is
administered,  based  on  the  experience prior to
July 1, 1987, except that under  no  circumstances
shall  participation  in  the program be mandatory
for AFDC recipients, and any  such  changes  shall
not alter the purpose of the demonstration program
as set forth in subsection (a) of this section.
    Sec.   43.   Section  17-488  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner of [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall establish  the  position  of
JOBS  coordinator  in  the  department.  The  JOBS
coordinator shall be  responsible  for  examining,
planning  and  coordinating  services  to meet the
work, education, training and child care needs  of
recipients  of  aid  to  families  with  dependent
children.  The  coordinator  shall   (1)   connect
employment   and   placement   services   to   the
identified labor needs of the state;  (2)  provide
assistance   to   recipients   in   selecting  and
obtaining appropriate child care; and (3)  oversee
the JOBS program under this chapter.
    (b)  The  commissioner of [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall establish  a  JOBS  advisory
committee   composed  of  representatives  of  the
departments of education [, human  resources]  and
labor,   a  representative  of  a  community-based
employment and training program, a  representative
of a child advocacy organization, a representative
of legal services, a former or  current  recipient
of  AFDC  and any other representatives designated
by the commissioner of [income maintenance] SOCIAL
SERVICES.   The   committee   shall   advise   the
commissioner on the operation of the JOBS  program
and  shall  make  suggestions  for  improving said
program.
    Sec.   44.   Section  17-585  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   department  of  [human  resources]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall be the lead agency for child
day  care  services in Connecticut. The department
shall: (1) Identify, annually, existing child  day
care  services  and  maintain  an inventory of all
available   services;   (2)   provide    technical
assistance to corporations and private agencies in
the development and expansion of  child  day  care
services   for  families  at  all  income  levels,
including families of their employees and clients;
(3)  study  and identify funding sources available
for child day care including federal funds and tax
benefits;  (4)  study the cost and availability of
liability insurance for child day care  providers;
(5) provide, in conjunction with the department of
education, ongoing training  for  child  day  care
providers including preparing videotaped workshops
and  distributing  them  to  cable  stations   for
broadcast  on  public  access  stations,  and seek
private  donations  to  fund  such  training;  (6)
develop for recommendation to the governor and the
general assembly measures  to  provide  incentives
for  the  private  sector  to  develop and support
expanded child day  care  services;  (7)  provide,
within available funds and in conjunction with the
JOBS program as defined in section  17-483,  child
day  care  to  public  assistance  recipients; (8)
develop and implement, with the assistance of  the
child  day  care  council  and  the departments of
health  services,  [income   maintenance]   SOCIAL
SERVICES,  education, children and youth services,
economic development and  consumer  protection,  a
state-wide  coordinated  child  day  care training
system for providers and staff in child  day  care
centers,  group day care homes and family day care
homes;  (9)  plan  and  implement  a   unit   cost
reimbursement  system  for  state-funded child day
care services; and (10)  report  annually  to  the
governor and the general assembly on the status of
child day care in Connecticut. Such  report  shall
include  (A)  an  itemization of the allocation of
state and federal funds for child  care  programs;
(B)  the  number  of  children  served  under each
program so funded; (C) the number and type of such
programs,  providers  and  support  personnel; (D)
salaries  and  other  provider  compensation;  (E)
state  activities to encourage partnership between
the  public  and  private  sectors;  (F)   average
payments  issued  by  the state for both part-time
and full-time child  care;  (G)  range  of  family
income and percentages served within each range by
such programs;  and  (H)  age  range  of  children
served.
    (b)  No person, group of persons, association,
organization, corporation, institution or  agency,
public  or  private,  shall  maintain a family day
care home, as defined in section 19a-77, without a
[registration]  LICENSE issued by the commissioner
of   [human   resources.   Registration]    SOCIAL
SERVICES.  LICENSURE  forms shall be obtained from
the  department  of   [human   resources]   SOCIAL
SERVICES  which  may purchase services pursuant to
section 8-210b.  Applications  for  [registration]
LICENSURE  shall  be  made  to the commissioner of
[human  resources]  SOCIAL   SERVICES   on   forms
provided  by him and shall contain the information
required  by  regulations   adopted   under   this
section.    The   [registration]   LICENSURE   and
application forms  shall  contain  a  notice  that
false  statements  made  therein are punishable in
accordance with section 53a-157. Applicants  shall
state,  in  writing,  that  they are in compliance
with the regulations adopted by  the  commissioner
of  [human  resources] SOCIAL SERVICES pursuant to
subsection (c) of this section.  Before  a  family
day  care  home [registration] LICENSE is granted,
the  department  shall   make   an   inquiry   and
investigation  which  shall  include  a  visit and
inspection  of  the   premises   for   which   the
[registration]    LICENSE    is   requested.   Any
inspection  conducted  by  the  department   shall
include  an inspection for evident sources of lead
poisoning. The  department  shall  provide  for  a
chemical analysis of any paint chips found on such
premises. The commissioner shall  not  require  an
annual inspection for homes seeking [registration]
LICENSE renewal or for [registered] LICENSED homes
except    that   the   commissioner   shall   make
unannounced  visits,  during  customary   business
hours,  to at least thirty-three and one-third per
cent of the [registered] LICENSED family day  care
homes  each  year.  A [registered] LICENSED family
day  care  home  shall  not  be  subject  to   any
conditions  on  the  operation of such home, other
than those imposed by the department  pursuant  to
this  subsection,  if  the  home complies with all
local codes and ordinances  applicable  to  single
and multifamily dwellings.
    (c)  The  commissioner  of  [human  resources]
SOCIAL  SERVICES  shall  adopt   regulations,   in
accordance  with  the provisions of chapter 54, to
assure that family day care homes shall  meet  the
health,  educational, and social needs of children
utilizing  such  homes.  Such  regulations   shall
specify   that   each   child   be   protected  as
age-appropriate by adequate  immunization  against
diphtheria,   pertussis,  tetanus,  poliomyelitis,
measles,  mumps,  rubella,  hemophilus  influenzae
type  B  and  any  other  vaccine  required by the
schedule of active immunization  adopted  pursuant
to  section 19a-7f. Such regulations shall provide
appropriate exemptions for children for whom  such
immunization  is medically contraindicated and for
children whose parents object to such immunization
on religious grounds.
    (d)  Each  [registration] LICENSE issued under
this section shall be for a term of one  year.  No
such   [registration]  LICENSE  shall  be  renewed
unless the [registrant]  LICENSEE  certifies  that
the  children enrolled in the family day care home
have  received  age-appropriate  immunization   in
accordance  with  regulations  adopted pursuant to
subsection (c) of this section.  The  commissioner
shall  collect  a  fee  of  ten  dollars  for such
[registration] LICENSE.
    Sec.   45.   Section  17-586  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  person or officer of an association,
organization or corporation who  shall  establish,
conduct,  maintain  or  operate  a family day care
home, as defined  in  section  19a-77,  without  a
current  and  valid  [registration]  LICENSE or in
violation of the regulations adopted under section
17-585  shall be subject to a civil penalty of not
more than one hundred dollars a day for  each  day
that    such    home   is   operated   without   a
[registration] LICENSE  or  in  violation  of  the
regulations.
    (b)  If  the commissioner of [human resources]
SOCIAL SERVICES  has  reason  to  believe  that  a
violation  has  occurred for which a civil penalty
is authorized by subsection (a) of  this  section,
he may send to such person or officer by certified
mail,  return  receipt  requested,  or  personally
serve  upon such person or officer, a notice which
shall include: (1) A reference to the  section  or
sections  of  the  general statutes or regulations
involved; (2) a short and plain statement  of  the
matters  asserted  or  charged; (3) a statement of
the maximum civil penalty which may be imposed for
such violation; and (4) a statement of the party's
right to a hearing and the date, time and place of
the  hearing.  Such  hearing  shall be fixed for a
date not earlier  than  fourteen  days  after  the
notice is mailed.
    (c)  The  commissioner shall hold a hearing on
the  violation  asserted  unless  such  person  or
officer fails to appear. The hearing shall be held
in accordance with the provisions of  chapter  54.
If  such  person or officer fails to appear at the
hearing or if, after the hearing, the commissioner
finds  that  the  person  or officer has committed
such  violation,  the  commissioner  may,  in  his
discretion,  order that a civil penalty be imposed
that is not greater than the penalty stated in the
notice.  The commissioner shall send a copy of any
order  issued  pursuant  to  this  subsection   by
certified  mail,  return receipt requested, to the
person or officer named in such order.
    Sec.   46.   Section  17-587  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  commissioner  of [human resources] SOCIAL
SERVICES may request the attorney general to bring
an  action, in the superior court for the judicial
district in which such home is located, to  enjoin
any   person,   group   of  persons,  association,
organization, corporation, institution or  agency,
public  or  private, from maintaining a family day
care home, as defined in section 19a-77, without a
[registration]   LICENSE   or   in   violation  of
regulations  adopted  under  section  17-585,  and
satisfactory proof of the lack of a [registration]
LICENSE  or  the  violation  of  the   regulations
without  more  shall  entitle  the commissioner to
injunctive relief.
    Sec.   47.   Section  17-588  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner  of  [human  resources]
SOCIAL  SERVICES  shall  have  the  discretion  to
refuse to [register] LICENSE under section 17-585,
a person to own, conduct, operate  or  maintain  a
family  day  care  home,  as  defined  in  section
19a-77, or to suspend or revoke the [registration]
LICENSE,   if   the  person  who  owns,  conducts,
maintains  or  operates  the  home  or  a   person
employed  therein in a position connected with the
provision of care to a child receiving  child  day
care  services,  has been convicted of a felony as
defined in  section  53a-25,  or  has  a  criminal
record  that  the commissioner reasonably believes
renders the person  unsuitable  to  own,  conduct,
operate or maintain or be employed by a family day
care home, or if such persons or a person residing
in  the household has been convicted of cruelty to
persons under section 53-20,  injury  or  risk  of
injury  to  or  impairing morals of children under
section 53-21, abandonment of children  under  the
age  of  six  years  under  section  53-23, sexual
assault  in  the  fourth  degree   under   section
53a-73a,  illegal manufacture, distribution, sale,
prescription, dispensing or  administration  under
section  21a-277 or 21a-278, or illegal possession
under section 21a-279, or if  such  person,  or  a
person  employed  therein  in a position connected
with the provision of care to  a  child  receiving
child   day   care   services,   either  fails  to
substantially comply with the regulations  adopted
pursuant  to  section 17-585 or conducts, operates
or maintains the home in a manner which  endangers
the  health,  safety  and  welfare of the children
receiving child day  care  services.  However,  no
refusal  of  a  [registration]  LICENSE  shall  be
rendered except in accordance with the  provisions
of  sections  46a-79  to  46a-81,  inclusive.  Any
person  whose  [registration]  LICENSE  has   been
revoked   pursuant   to   this  section  shall  be
ineligible to apply for a  [registration]  LICENSE
for  a  period of one year from the effective date
of revocation.
    (b)  Any  person  who is [registered] LICENSED
to conduct, operate or maintain a family day  care
home   shall   notify   the  commissioner  of  any
conviction of the owner,  conductor,  operator  or
maintainer  of  the family day care home or of any
person residing in the  household  or  any  person
employed  therein in a position connected with the
provision of care to a child receiving  child  day
care  services,  of  a  crime  which  affects  the
commissioner's discretion under subsection (a)  of
this section, immediately upon obtaining knowledge
of such conviction. Failure  to  comply  with  the
notification   requirement   may   result  in  the
suspension or  revocation  of  the  [registration]
LICENSE   and   shall   subject  the  [registrant]
LICENSEE to a fine of not more  than  one  hundred
dollars  per  day  for  each  day after the person
obtained knowledge of the conviction.
    (c)  It shall be a class A misdemeanor for any
person seeking employment in a position  connected
with  the  provision  of care to a child receiving
family day care home  services  to  make  a  false
written   statement   regarding   prior   criminal
convictions pursuant to a form bearing  notice  to
the   effect   that   such  false  statements  are
punishable, which statement he does not believe to
be true and is intended to mislead the prospective
employer.
    (d)  Any  person  having  reasonable  cause to
believe that a family day care home, as defined in
section 19a-77, is operating without a current and
valid [registration] LICENSE or  in  violation  of
the regulations adopted under section 17-585 or in
a manner which may pose a potential danger to  the
health,  welfare  and  safety of a child receiving
child  day  care   services,   may   report   such
information  to  any  office  of the department of
[human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES. The  department
shall investigate any report or complaint received
pursuant to  this  subsection.  The  name  of  the
person making the report or complaint shall not be
disclosed unless (1) such person consents to  such
disclosure,   (2)  a  judicial  or  administrative
proceeding results therefrom or (3) the revocation
or   suspension  of  a  provider's  [registration]
LICENSE results therefrom.
    Sec.   48.   Section  17-620  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commissioner  of  [human  resources]
SOCIAL SERVICES shall establish and administer  an
assessment  and  mediation program for families at
risk of becoming homeless or in imminent danger of
eviction  or  foreclosure  whose  income  does not
exceed sixty per cent of the median income in  the
state.
    (b)  After  evaluation  of  the  causes of the
risk of becoming homeless or the  imminent  danger
of  eviction  or  foreclosure and after attempting
mediation, the commissioner shall assist  eligible
participants   with   application  to  appropriate
resources.
    (c)  No family shall be eligible for loans and
grants under the  rent  bank  program  established
under section 17-619 without prior referral to the
assessment and mediation program.
    (d)  The  commissioner may enter into regional
contracts  with  local   or   regional   nonprofit
corporations   or   social  service  organizations
having expertise in landlord-tenant  mediation  to
implement   the  program  established  under  this
section.
    (e)  The  commissioner of [human resources, in
consultation  with  the  commissioner  of   income
maintenance,]    SOCIAL    SERVICES    may   adopt
regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to carry
out the purposes of this section.
    Sec.   49.   Section  17-655  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As   used   in   sections  17-655  to  17-657,
inclusive, the following words have the  following
meanings: (1) "Underemployed" means an individual:
(A) Working part time but seeking full-time  work;
or (B) working full time but receiving wages below
the poverty level determined  in  accordance  with
criteria established by the commissioner of [human
resources] SOCIAL SERVICES,  in  cooperation  with
the  [commissioners]  COMMISSIONER  of labor; [and
income maintenance;]  (2)  "unemployed"  means  an
individual  who is without a job, is available for
work  and  is  seeking  full-time  work;  and  (3)
"economically  disadvantaged"  means an individual
who  meets  the  criteria   established   by   the
commissioner  of  [human resources, in cooperation
with  the  commissioner  of  income   maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES.
    Sec.   50.   Section  17-657  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The commissioner of  [human  resources] SOCIAL
SERVICES shall adopt  regulations,  in  accordance
with the provisions  of  chapter  54, establishing
criteria  for  the  distribution  of  funds  under
sections 17-655 and  17-656  and this section, and
shall adopt regulations,  in  accordance with said
chapter 54, to  further  implement the purposes of
said   sections.  The   criteria   shall   include
requirements that: (1) The program receiving state
assistance:  (A) Involve  the  [commissioners   of
labor and income  maintenance]  LABOR COMMISSIONER
in the planning  and operation of the program; (B)
involve residents in  the  region  to be served by
the program in  the  planning and operation of the
program; (C) involve the business community in the
region  to  be   served  by  the  program  in  its
development and operation;  and  (D) give priority
to persons who  receive  assistance  from  a  town
under chapter 308  and  (2)  a  program  receiving
financial   assistance  have   adequate   internal
administrative  controls,  accounting  procedures,
personnel   standards,   evaluation    procedures,
availability of in-service  training and technical
assistance  programs and  other  policies  as  are
necessary to promote  the  effective  use of funds
received under said sections.
    Sec.   51.  Section  17a-302  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The  department  [on  aging]  OF  SOCIAL
SERVICES   shall   be    responsible    for    the
administration    of    programs   which   provide
nutritionally sound diets to needy elderly persons
and  for  the  expansion  of  such  programs  when
possible. Such programs shall be continued in such
a  manner  as  to fully utilize congregate feeding
and nutrition education of  elderly  citizens  who
qualify for such program.
    (b)  Each program continued in accordance with
subsection (a) of this section shall  provide  one
meal per day, five days per week, to recipients of
the  program.  Each  program  shall  utilize   all
available  municipal,  state or local agencies for
the purchase of food and equipment and the finding
of appropriate locations for such programs.
    [(c)  Each  nutrition  program  funded  by the
state shall submit to the department on  aging  no
later than the first day of each calendar quarter,
a report on a form supplied by the  department  on
aging  showing:  (1)  The  size  or  nature of its
program; (2) the  number  of  personnel;  (3)  the
number  of persons served; (4) the number of meals
served and (5)  the  total  cost  of  the  month's
operation.  A  compilation of the activity of each
such center shall be included in the annual report
submitted by the department on aging to the office
of the governor and the general assembly  pursuant
to section 17a-308.]
    Sec.   52.  Section  17a-434  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  person,  department, agency or commission
authorized to carry out the duties  enumerated  in
sections 17a-430 to 17a-441, inclusive, shall have
access  to  all  relevant  records,  except   that
records  which  are  confidential  to  an  elderly
person shall only be  divulged  with  the  written
consent    of    the   elderly   person   or   his
representative. The authority of the department of
[human  resources,  and  the  department  on aging
under sections  17a-430  to  17a-441,  inclusive,]
SOCIAL  SERVICES shall include, but not be limited
to, the right to initiate or otherwise take  those
actions necessary to assure the health, safety and
welfare of any  elderly  person,  subject  to  any
specific  requirement  for individual consent, and
the right to authorize the transfer of an  elderly
person from a nursing home.
    Sec.   53.  Section  17a-441  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Regulations   shall   be  promulgated  by  the
commissioner [on aging, in  conjunction  with  the
commissioner   of   human  resources,]  OF  SOCIAL
SERVICES to carry out the provisions  of  sections
17a-430 to 17a-441, inclusive.
    Sec.   54.  Section  17a-634  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  is established a state alcohol and drug
abuse commission consisting of  the  commissioners
of  mental  health,  correction,  motor  vehicles,
education, children  and  youth  services,  health
services   [,   income   maintenance   and   human
resources,]   AND   SOCIAL   SERVICES   or   their
designees, the director of adult probation, or his
designee,  the  president   of   the   Connecticut
Association   of  Substance  Abuse  Agencies,  the
president  of  the  Connecticut   Association   of
Chemical  Dependency  Treatment Programs Inc., one
member appointed by the president pro  tempore  of
the  senate,  one  member  appointed by the senate
minority  leader,  one  member  appointed  by  the
speaker  of the house, one member appointed by the
house minority leader and ten members appointed by
the  governor, of whom five shall be knowledgeable
in the prevention and treatment of  alcohol  abuse
and  five shall be knowledgeable in the prevention
and treatment of drug abuse. The members appointed
by  the  governor shall include representatives of
community-based programs who are  not  compensated
by  such  programs  for their services. Two of the
members  appointed  to  the  commission  shall  be
former  alcohol  abusers  and  two shall be former
drug abusers. Members appointed by  the  president
pro  tempore  of  the  senate, the senate minority
leader, the speaker of the  house  and  the  house
minority  leader shall serve for a term concurrent
with the term of the appointing authority or until
their   successors   are  appointed  and  qualify.
Members appointed by the governor shall serve  for
four   years   and   until  their  successors  are
appointed and qualify. No member shall serve  more
than two consecutive full terms. Members appointed
by  the  governor  shall  reflect  the  geographic
balance  of  the  state  insofar as possible. Said
commission shall, notwithstanding any provision of
subsection  (a)  of  section 4-9a to the contrary,
elect a chairman and such  other  officers  as  it
deems  necessary  from  its  membership. No member
shall vote on any matter which  shall  affect  any
program  with which such member is affiliated. The
commission  shall  meet  at  least  quarterly.   A
majority  of  the  commission  shall  constitute a
quorum. Members  of  the  commission  shall  serve
without  compensation  but shall be reimbursed for
all necessary expenses incurred in the performance
of  their  duties.  Any member who fails to attend
fifty per cent of all  meetings  held  during  any
calendar  year  shall  be  deemed to have resigned
from office. The commission shall be considered  a
part  of  the  department  of  mental  health  for
administrative  purposes  only,  as   defined   in
section   4-38f.  The  commission  shall  annually
prepare and submit  the  budget  request  for  its
operations  and  the  state  budget for grants and
contracts to  community  alcohol  and  drug  abuse
programs  through  the department of mental health
as provided in section 4-38f.
    Sec.   55.   Section  19a-7b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There is established a health care access
commission,  within  the  legislative  department,
which  shall be comprised of: The commissioners of
health services,  insurance,  [income  maintenance
and  human  resources]  AND  SOCIAL  SERVICES, the
chairman of the commission on hospitals and health
care, three members appointed by the president pro
tempore of the senate, one  of  whom  shall  be  a
member  of  the  joint  standing  committee of the
general  assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to  public  health,  one  of  whom shall
represent community health centers and one of whom
shall   represent   mental  health  services;  two
members appointed by the majority  leader  of  the
senate  one  of  whom  shall  represent commercial
insurance  companies  and  one   of   whom   shall
represent the disabled; three members appointed by
the minority leader of the  senate,  one  of  whom
shall  be a member of the joint standing committee
of  the  general  assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to appropriations and the budgets
of state agencies, one  of  whom  shall  represent
Blue  Cross  and Blue Shield of Connecticut, Inc.,
and one of whom shall  represent  small  business;
three  members  appointed  by  the  speaker of the
house of representatives, one of whom shall  be  a
member  of  the  joint  standing  committee of the
general  assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to  human  services,  one  of whom shall
represent  consumers  and  one   of   whom   shall
represent  labor;  two  members  appointed  by the
majority leader of the  house  of  representatives
one of whom shall represent large business and one
of whom shall represent  children;  three  members
appointed  by  the minority leader of the house of
representatives, one of whom shall be a member  of
the   joint  standing  committee  of  the  general
assembly having cognizance of matters relating  to
insurance  and  real  estate,  one  of  whom shall
represent hospitals and one of  whom  shall  be  a
pediatric  primary  care physician. All members of
the commission may be represented by designees.
    (b)  The  commission shall develop the design,
administrative, actuarial and financing details of
program  initiatives  necessary to attain the goal
described in section 19a-7a. The commission  shall
study  the  experience  of  the  state  under  the
programs  and  policies  developed   pursuant   to
sections   12-201,   12-211,   12-212a,   17-134u,
17-134dd to 17-134ff, inclusive, 17-616, 19a-7a to
19a-7d,  inclusive,  subsection  (a)  of  19a-59b,
subsection (b) of section 38a-552, subsection  (c)
of   section   38a-556  and  sections  38a-564  to
38a-573, inclusive, and shall make interim reports
to the general assembly on its findings by January
15, 1991, and by February 1,  1992,  and  a  final
report  on  such findings by February 1, 1993. The
commission  shall  make  recommendations  to   the
general  assembly  on any legislation necessary to
further the attainment of the  goal  described  in
section 19a-7a.
    (c)  The commission may request from all state
agencies such information and assistance as it may
require.
    (d)  The  commission  may  accept  any  gifts,
donations or bequests for any of the  purposes  of
this  section  and for the achievement of the goal
described in section 19a-7a.
    Sec.   56.   Section  19a-7g  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  is established a childhood immunization
advisory council consisting of  the  commissioners
of    health   services,   [income   maintenance,]
education and [human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES or
their   designees;   a   representative   of   the
commission on children; a  representative  of  the
American Academy of Pediatrics, to be appointed by
the  president  pro  tempore  of  the  senate;   a
representative   of  the  Association  of  Primary
Health Care Providers,  to  be  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the senate; a representative of
the Legal Aid Society,  to  be  appointed  by  the
speaker  of  the  house  of representatives; and a
public member who is a parent of a  child  who  is
eligible   for   Medicaid   or  uninsured,  to  be
appointed by the minority leader of the  house  of
representatives.    The    chairperson   and   the
vice-chairperson of the council shall  be  elected
by  the  full  membership of the council and shall
serve for a term of one year.  The  council  shall
meet  at least twice a year. Council members shall
serve  without  compensation.  The  council  shall
advise  the  department  of health services on the
development,   implementation,   monitoring    and
evaluation of the universal childhood immunization
program established pursuant to section 19a-7f.
    Sec.  57. Subsection (a) of section 19a-160 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  commission  shall adopt regulations,
in accordance with the provisions of  chapter  54,
to carry out the provisions of sections 19a-145 to
19a-156, inclusive, and sections 19a-161,  19a-162
and 19a-167e, concerning the submission of data by
health care facilities and institutions, including
data  on  dealings  between health care facilities
and institutions and their affiliates,  and,  with
regard   to  requests  or  proposals  pursuant  to
sections 19a-154 and 19a-155, by state health care
facilities    and    institutions,   the   ongoing
inspections by the commission of operating budgets
of  health  care facilities and institutions after
their  approval,  standard  reporting  forms   and
standard  accounting  procedures to be utilized by
health care facilities and  institutions  and  the
transferability  of  line  items  in  the approved
operating budgets of the  health  care  facilities
and  institutions,  except  that  any  health care
facility or institution may transfer  any  amounts
among items in its operating budget, provided such
facility or institution is not exceeding and  will
not  exceed its overall operating budget. All such
transfers shall  be  reported  to  the  commission
within  thirty  days of the transfer or transfers.
[The commission shall adopt regulations concerning
approval    of    coordination,   assessment   and
monitoring  agencies,  as   defined   in   section
19a-490,  and  regulations  concerning rate review
and  auditing  of  home  health   care   agencies,
homemaker-home    health    aide    agencies   and
coordination, assessment and  monitoring  agencies
based  on  the recommendations of the commissioner
on aging pursuant to section 17a-303.]
    Sec.   58.  Section  19a-495  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  department of health services shall,
after consultation with the appropriate public and
voluntary  hospital  planning  agencies, establish
classifications of institutions. It shall, in  its
public  health  code, adopt, amend, promulgate and
enforce such  regulations  based  upon  reasonable
standards   of   health,  safety  and  comfort  of
patients   and   demonstrable   need   for    such
institutions,  with respect to each classification
of institutions  to  be  licensed  under  sections
19a-490  to  19a-503,  inclusive,  including their
special   facilities,   as   will   further    the
accomplishment of the purposes of said sections in
promoting  safe,  humane  and  adequate  care  and
treatment  of  individuals  in  institutions. Said
department shall adopt such regulations concerning
home  health  care agencies, homemaker-home health
aide agencies  and  coordination,  assessment  and
monitoring   agencies,   as   defined  in  section
19a-490. [, on the basis of the recommendations of
the  commissioner  on  aging  pursuant  to section
17a-303.]  An  entity  that  is  licensed   as   a
coordination, assessment and monitoring agency may
be associated with an entity that is licensed as a
provider   of  direct  patient  care.  Only  those
coordination, assessment and  monitoring  agencies
which,  as of January 1, 1986, are both based in a
licensed  general  hospital  and  licensed  as   a
coordination, assessment and monitoring agency may
contract with  an  associated  entity  to  provide
direct  care services to persons who are receiving
coordination, assessment and  monitoring  services
from such agency.
    (b)   Any   licensing   regulation  concerning
mental  health  facilities  or  alcohol  or   drug
treatment  facilities adopted by the department of
mental health under section 17-227 shall remain in
effect as provided in section 4-38d until repealed
or amended by the department of  health  services,
with  the  advice  of  the Connecticut alcohol and
drug  abuse   commission,   in   accordance   with
subsection (a). On and after October 1, 1979, such
licensing regulations shall be considered part  of
the public health code.
    (c)  The  department  of health services, with
the advice of the  department  of  mental  health,
shall  include in the regulations adopted pursuant
to subsection  (a)  of  this  section,  additional
standards  for community residences, as defined in
section 19a-507a, which shall include, but not  be
limited to, standards for: (1) Safety, maintenance
and  administration;  (2)  protection   of   human
rights;    (3)    staffing    requirements;    (4)
administration of medication;  (5)  program  goals
and  objectives;  (6)  services to be offered; and
(7) population to be served.
    Sec.   59.  Section  19a-533  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  As  used  in this section, "nursing home"
means any chronic and convalescent facility or any
rest  home with nursing supervision, as defined in
section 19a-521, which has  a  provider  agreement
with  the  state to provide services to recipients
of funds obtained through Title XIX of the  Social
Security Amendments of 1965; and "indigent person"
means any person who is eligible  for  or  who  is
receiving  medical  assistance  benefits  from the
state or general assistance benefits from a town.
    (b)  A  nursing  home  which  receives payment
from the state  for  rendering  care  to  indigent
persons shall:
    (1)  Be prohibited from discriminating against
indigent persons who apply for admission  to  such
facility on the basis of source of payment. Except
as otherwise provided by law, all  applicants  for
admission  to  such  facility shall be admitted in
the order  in  which  such  applicants  apply  for
admission.  Each  nursing home shall (A) provide a
receipt to each applicant  for  admission  to  its
facility  who requests placement on a waiting list
stating the date and time of such request and  (B)
maintain  a  dated list of such applications which
shall be available at all times to any  applicant,
his bona fide representative, authorized personnel
from the departments of health  services,  [income
maintenance  and  aging]  SOCIAL SERVICES and such
other state agencies or other  bodies  established
by    state   statute   whose   statutory   duties
necessitate access to such lists. Indigent persons
shall  be placed on any waiting list for admission
to  a  facility  and  shall  be  admitted  to  the
facility  as  vacancies  become  available, in the
same manner  as  self-pay  applicants,  except  as
provided  in  subsections (f), (g) and (h) of this
section;
    (2)  Post  in  a  conspicuous  place  a notice
informing  applicants  for  admission   that   the
facility    is    prohibited   by   statute   from
discriminating  against  indigent  applicants  for
admission  on the basis of source of payment. Such
notice shall advise applicants  for  admission  of
the  remedies  available  under  this  section and
shall list the name, address and telephone  number
of  the  ombudsman  who serves the region in which
the facility is located;
    (3)  Be  prohibited  from  requiring  that  an
indigent person pay any sum of  money  or  furnish
any other consideration, including but not limited
to the furnishing of an agreement by the relative,
conservator  or  other  responsible  party  of  an
indigent person which obligates such party to  pay
for  care  rendered  to  an  indigent  person as a
condition for admission of such indigent person;
    (4)  Maintain  a  daily  log  of the number of
requests for admission,  the  number  of  indigent
persons   requesting   admission,  the  number  of
vacancies, the number of persons admitted  to  the
facility   and  the  number  of  indigent  persons
admitted to the facility.
    (c)   Upon   the   receipt   of   a  complaint
concerning  a  violation  of  this  section,   the
regional  ombudsman shall conduct an investigation
into such complaint and shall report his  findings
to  the  department of [income maintenance] SOCIAL
SERVICES.
    (d)  The  department  of  [income maintenance]
SOCIAL SERVICES  is  authorized  to  decrease  the
daily reimbursement rate to a nursing home for one
year  for  a  violation  of  this  section   which
occurred during the twelve-month period covered by
the cost report upon which the per  diem  rate  is
calculated.  The per diem rate shall be reduced by
one-quarter  of  one  per  cent  for  an   initial
violation  of  this  section  and one per cent for
each additional violation.
    (e)   Prior  to  imposing  any  sanction,  the
department of [income maintenance] SOCIAL SERVICES
shall  notify  the  nursing  home  of  the alleged
violation and the accompanying sanction, and shall
permit  such facility to request an administrative
hearing, in accordance  with  sections  4-176e  to
4-181a,  inclusive.  A facility shall request such
hearing within fifteen  days  of  receipt  of  the
notice of violation from the department of [income
maintenance] SOCIAL SERVICES. The department shall
stay  the  imposition  of any sanction pending the
outcome of the administrative hearing.
    (f)  A  nursing home with a number of self-pay
residents equal to or less than thirty per cent of
its   total  number  of  residents  shall  not  be
required to admit an indigent person on a  waiting
list   for   admission   when  a  vacancy  becomes
available  during  the  subsequent   six   months,
provided  no  bed  may  be held open for more than
thirty days.
    (g)  A  nursing  home shall not be required to
admit an indigent person on  a  waiting  list  for
admission  when a vacancy becomes available if the
vacancy is in a private room.
    (h)   A  nursing  home  may,  when  a  vacancy
becomes available, on a priority basis  admit  any
applicant  for  admission  who  is insured under a
long-term   care   insurance   policy   which   is
precertified pursuant to section 38a-475 and which
pays  benefits  in  accordance  with  a  preferred
provider  contract  between  the  insurer  and the
nursing home, except as otherwise  provided  under
federal law.
    [(i)  The  department  of  income  maintenance
shall  review   the   documentation   requirements
imposed  on nursing homes pursuant to this section
and sections 17-311-206 to 17-311-207,  inclusive,
of  the  regulations of Connecticut state agencies
and   shall   propose   options    for    reducing
administrative  requirements to the joint standing
committee   of   the   general   assembly   having
cognizance  of  matters relating to human services
on or before February 1, 1992.]
    Sec.  60.  Subsection  (d) of section 31-3g of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (d)  The labor commissioner shall establish an
advisory  council  on  displaced  homemakers   and
appoint  not  less  than ten nor more than fifteen
members,  including   representatives   from   the
departments  of labor, education, higher education
[, income maintenance  and  human  resources]  AND
SOCIAL  SERVICES,  the permanent commission on the
status of women and providers  of  assistance  and
program access services, and such other members as
the commissioner  deems  necessary.  The  advisory
council  shall  consult  with and advise the labor
commissioner and  the  state-wide  coordinator  of
services  for  displaced homemakers as to criteria
which  shall  be  used   to   identify   displaced
homemakers  and  determine  programs  and services
appropriate  to  the  skills  development  of  the
applying displaced homemaker. The advisory council
shall develop specific recommendations for funding
multiservice  programs which meet the training and
job placement needs of displaced homemakers.
    Sec.   61.   Section   36-9k  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    A  financial  institution  may not disclose to
any person, except to the  customer  or  his  duly
authorized  agent,  any financial records relating
to  such  customer   unless   the   customer   has
authorized   disclosure  to  such  person  or  the
financial records are disclosed in response to (1)
a   certificate  signed  by  the  commissioner  of
administrative services  [,  the  commissioner  of
income  maintenance  or  the commissioner of human
resources] OR THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL  SERVICES
pursuant  to the provisions of section 17-303, (2)
a lawful subpoena, summons, warrant or court order
as    provided    in    section   36-91   or   (3)
interrogatories by a judgment creditor or a demand
by  a  levying  officer  as  provided  in sections
52-351b and 52-356a.
    Sec.   62.   Section   36-9l  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except  as  provided  in section 36-9m, a
financial  institution  shall  disclose  financial
records  pursuant  to  a lawful subpoena, summons,
warrant or court order served upon it if the party
seeking the records causes such subpoena, summons,
warrant or court order or a certified copy thereof
to  be  served upon the customer whose records are
being sought, at least ten days prior to the  date
on which the records are to be disclosed, provided
a court of competent jurisdiction, for good cause,
may  waive  service  of  such  subpoena,  summons,
warrant or court order, or certified copy thereof,
upon such customer. If such subpoena was issued by
the commissioner of administrative services [, the
commissioner   of   income   maintenance   or  the
commissioner   of   human   resources]   OR    THE
COMMISSIONER   OF   SOCIAL  SERVICES  pursuant  to
section 17-303, service of such subpoena upon  the
customer shall not be required.
    (b)  A  customer  of  a  financial institution
shall have standing to challenge a subpoena of his
financial  records,  by  filing  an application or
motion  to  quash  in   a   court   of   competent
jurisdiction  within  the  ten-day  notice  period
required by subsection (a) of this  section.  Upon
the  filing  of  such application or motion by the
customer,  and  service  of  such  application  or
motion  upon  the  financial  institution  and the
person issuing the  subpoena,  production  of  the
records  shall be stayed, without liability to the
financial institution, until  the  court  holds  a
hearing  on the motion or application and an order
is entered sustaining, modifying or  quashing  the
subpoena.
    (c)  A  financial  institution  shall disclose
financial  records  pursuant  to  a   certificate,
signed   by  the  commissioner  of  administrative
services [, the commissioner of income maintenance
or  the  commissioner  of  human resources] OR THE
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES in accordance with
the provisions of section 36-9k.
    (d)  No  such  financial  institution shall be
held  civilly  or   criminally   responsible   for
disclosure  of  financial  records  pursuant  to a
certificate, subpoena, summons, warrant  or  court
order  which  on  its  face  appears  to have been
issued upon lawful authority.
    Sec.   63.  Section  45a-131  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    In  any  proceeding  in  the  probate court in
which  the  state  is   interested   through   the
department  of [human resources, the department of
income  maintenance]  SOCIAL   SERVICES   or   the
department   of   administrative   services,   any
employee of any such department shall be permitted
to participate fully in the proceeding in the same
manner as any other interested  party  before  the
court.  The  judge  of the court shall not require
that   the   state   be    represented    by    an
attorney-at-law as a condition of participation.
    Sec.   64.  Section  45a-651  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  (1)  If  no  suitable  conservator can be
found after due diligence and the court finds that
the  health  or  welfare  of  the respondent is in
jeopardy, the commissioner [on  aging]  OF  SOCIAL
SERVICES shall accept appointment within available
appropriations, as conservator of  the  estate  of
any  respondent  sixty years of age or older found
incapable  under  sections  45a-644  to   45a-662,
inclusive,  of  managing his or her affairs, whose
liquid assets, excluding burial  insurance  in  an
amount up to one thousand five hundred dollars, do
not exceed one thousand five  hundred  dollars  at
the  time  of such appointment. (2) If no suitable
conservator can be found after due  diligence  and
the  court finds that the health or welfare of the
respondent is in  jeopardy,  the  commissioner  of
[human  resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  shall accept
appointment, within available  appropriations,  as
conservator of the person, of any respondent sixty
years of age or older found incapable  under  said
sections  of  caring for himself or herself, whose
liquid assets, excluding burial  insurance  in  an
amount up to one thousand five hundred dollars, do
not exceed one thousand five  hundred  dollars  at
the time of such appointment.
    (b)   The   commissioner   [on  aging  or  the
commissioner  of  human   resources]   OF   SOCIAL
SERVICES  may delegate any power, duty or function
arising from the appointment of such  commissioner
as  either  conservator  of  the  estate or of the
person  respectively,  to  an  employee   of   the
department  [on  aging  or the department of human
resources] OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
    (c)  When  so  appointed, such commissioner or
his designees shall have all the powers and duties
of  a  conservator as provided in sections 45a-644
to   45a-662,   inclusive.    The    [departments]
DEPARTMENT may contract with any public or private
agency or person to assist in the carrying out  of
the  duties  as  conservator  of the estate or the
person.
    (d)  During  the  term  of  appointment of the
commissioner [on  aging  or  the  commissioner  of
human    resources]    OF   SOCIAL   SERVICES   as
conservator,  if  a  suitable  person  or  legally
qualified  person,  corporation  or  municipal  or
state  official   is   found   to   replace   such
commissioner    as   conservator,   such   person,
corporation or official may be appointed successor
conservator  subject  to the approval of the court
of probate.
    (e)   The   commissioner  [on  aging  and  the
commissioner  of  human   resources]   OF   SOCIAL
SERVICES  shall  adopt  regulations  in accordance
with the provisions of chapter  54  setting  forth
the terms and conditions of the acceptance and the
termination of appointment as conservator  of  the
estate or person in accordance with this section.
    (f)  Subject  to  the  approval of the probate
court  having  jurisdiction,  the  estate  of  any
person  for  whom  the  commissioner  [on aging or
human  resources]  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES  has  been
appointed  conservator  pursuant  to  this section
shall be  liable  for  payment  for  the  cost  of
service   as   conservator   and,  to  the  extent
possible, payment to such  commissioner  for  such
service  shall  be  made  from  the  assets of the
estate.
    (g)   In   any   proceeding   to  appoint  the
commissioner [on  aging  or  the  commissioner  of
human    resources]    OF   SOCIAL   SERVICES   as
conservator, the court shall appoint  an  attorney
to represent the person for whom such commissioner
has been appointed conservator if such  person  is
without legal representation.
    Sec.   65.  Section  45a-654  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Upon  written  application  of any person
deemed by the court to have sufficient interest in
the  welfare  of the respondent, including but not
limited to the  spouse  or  any  relative  of  the
respondent,  the  first selectman, chief executive
officer or head of the department  of  welfare  of
the   town   of   residence  or  domicile  of  any
respondent, the commissioner of [human  resources,
the  commissioner  on  aging] SOCIAL SERVICES, the
board of directors of any charitable organization,
as  defined  in  section  21a-190a,  or  the chief
administrative officer of any  nonprofit  hospital
or  his  designee, the court of probate may, if it
finds the respondent to be incapable  of  managing
his  or  her  affairs  or  incapable of caring for
himself   or   herself,   appoint   a    temporary
conservator.  The temporary conservator shall have
charge of the property or of  the  person  of  the
respondent  or both for such period of time or for
such specific occasion as the court  finds  to  be
necessary,  provided a temporary appointment shall
not be valid for more than thirty days.
    (b)  An  appointment shall not be made unless:
(1) There is presented to the judge a certificate,
signed  by  two  physicians  licensed  to practice
medicine or surgery in this  state,  stating  that
they have examined the person and that it is their
opinion that his condition renders him  incapable;
and (2) the court finds that irreparable injury to
the mental or  physical  health  or  financial  or
legal  affairs  of the respondent will result if a
conservator is not appointed forthwith.
    (c)  The  court  may,  if it deems it to be in
the best  interests  of  the  respondent,  hold  a
hearing   on   any   application   for   temporary
conservator under this section, in which case  the
provisions  of section 45a-649 shall apply, except
that the seven-day notice requirement set forth in
section  45a-649  shall be waived. The application
shall be acted upon within forty-eight hours after
the   filing   thereof,   Saturdays   and  Sundays
excluded, unless continued for  cause  shown.  The
certificate  shall  state the date of examination,
which shall not be more than three days before the
date   of   signature.   The  judge  may,  in  his
discretion, require  a  temporary  conservator  to
give a probate bond.
    Sec.   66.   Section  46a-28  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)    The   commission   shall   consist   of
[twenty-two] TWENTY-ONE  members,  three  of  whom
shall  be ex officio. The ex-officio members shall
consist  of   the   following   individuals:   The
consultant   appointed   by  the  state  board  of
education in accordance with section 10-316a,  the
president    of   the   Connecticut   council   of
organizations   serving   the   deaf    and    the
superintendent  of  the  American  School  for the
Deaf.  The  following  members  shall  be   voting
members:  The  commissioners  of  health services,
[human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES, mental  health,
labor,   education,  mental  retardation,  [income
maintenance] and children and  youth  services  or
their  designees  and  eleven members appointed by
the governor. Of  the  members  appointed  by  the
governor  one  shall  be  a  physician licensed to
practice medicine in this state  and  specializing
in  otolaryngology; one a parent of a student in a
predominantly oral education program, one a parent
of  a  student at the American School for the Deaf
and one a parent of a student in a  public  school
hearing  impaired program, and seven deaf persons,
one of whom shall be a parent.
    (b)   The   commission  shall  meet  at  least
quarterly  or  more  often  at  the  call  of  the
chairperson  or  a  majority  of  the  members.  A
majority of the voting members in office  but  not
less  than seven voting members shall constitute a
quorum.
    (c)  Any  appointed member who fails to attend
three consecutive meetings or who fails to  attend
fifty  per  cent  of  all meetings held during any
calendar year shall be deemed  to  have  resigned.
Vacancies  occurring  otherwise than by expiration
of term in the membership of the commission  shall
be  filled  by  the officer authorized to make the
original appointments.
    (d)  The  members  of  the commission shall be
reimbursed  for  actual  and  necessary   expenses
incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (e)  There  shall  be established the position
of executive  director  who  shall  be  the  chief
executive   officer   of   the   commission.   His
qualifications   and   compensation    shall    be
determined  by  the commissioner of administrative
services, subject to the approval of the secretary
of  the  office of policy and management, pursuant
to section 4-40.  Said  executive  director  shall
function under the direction of the commission.
    (f)  Subject  to the provisions of chapter 67,
the  commission  is  authorized  to  employ   such
clerical  and  other  assistance as it requires to
carry out the provisions  of  sections  46a-27  to
46a-32, inclusive.
    Sec.   67.  Section  46a-126  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  is established a commission on children
and youth consisting of sixteen voting members  as
follows:  One  cochairperson  of each of the joint
standing committees of the general assembly having
cognizance  of matters relating to human services,
public health, education and  judiciary  appointed
jointly  by  the  majority leaders of the house of
representatives  and  the  senate;  four   members
appointed  by the governor, including a lawyer and
a pediatrician who  are  knowledgeable  in  issues
concerning   children,   one  person  representing
organized labor and one  person  representing  all
state agencies providing services to children; two
members appointed by the president pro tempore  of
the  senate, including one person representing the
interests of the municipalities  and  small  towns
and  one  person  representing  the  business  and
corporate community; two members appointed by  the
speaker of the house of representatives, including
a person representing the education community  and
a mental health professional who is either a child
psychologist,  child  psychiatrist  or  a   social
worker;  two  members  appointed  by  the minority
leader  of  the   senate,   including   a   person
representing  a  state-wide  advocacy  agency  for
children   and   a   private   citizen   who   has
demonstrated an interest in childrens' issues; two
members appointed by the minority  leader  of  the
house   of  representatives,  including  a  person
representing  a  state-wide  advocacy  agency  for
children   and   a   private   citizen   who   has
demonstrated an interest in children's issues; and
[ten]   NINE   nonvoting   ex-officio  members  as
follows: The commissioners of children  and  youth
services,     [income     maintenance,]     mental
retardation, health  services,  education,  [human
resources]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  and corrections, the
secretary of the office of policy and  management,
the   attorney   general   and   the  chief  court
administrator.   The   commission   shall   be   a
legislative  agency  for  administrative  purposes
only.
    Sec.   68.  Section  46b-160  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Proceedings  to  establish paternity of a
child born or conceived  out  of  lawful  wedlock,
including  one born to, or conceived by, a married
woman  but  begotten  by  a  man  other  than  her
husband,   shall   be  instituted  by  a  verified
petition of the mother or expectant  mother,  with
summons and order, filed in the superior court for
the judicial district in which either she  or  the
putative  father  resides,  except  that  in  IV-D
support cases as defined in  subdivision  (15)  of
subsection  (b)  of  section 46b-231 such petition
shall be filed  with  the  clerk  for  the  family
support  magistrate  division serving the judicial
district where either she or the  putative  father
resides.  In  cases  involving  public  assistance
recipients the petition shall also be served  upon
the  attorney  general  who  shall be and remain a
party to  any  paternity  proceeding  and  to  any
proceedings  after  judgment  in such action. Upon
the filing of such petition,  said  court  or  any
judge,  or  family support magistrate, assigned to
said court shall cause a summons, signed by him or
by  the clerk or assistant clerk of said court, to
be issued, requiring the putative father to appear
in court at a time and place named therein to show
cause, if any he  has,  why  the  prayer  of  such
petition  should  not  be  granted. Such petition,
summons and order shall be in a form  approved  by
the judges of the superior court. In the case of a
child or expectant mother being  supported  wholly
or  in part by the state, service of such petition
may be made by any investigator  employed  by  the
department  of  [human resources or the department
of income maintenance]  SOCIAL  SERVICES  and  any
proper  officer  authorized  by law. Such petition
may be brought at any time prior  to  the  child's
eighteenth  birthday,  provided liability for past
support shall be limited to the three  years  next
preceding  the  date  of  the  filing  of any such
petition. If the putative father fails  to  appear
in  court  at  such  time  and place, the court or
family support magistrate may hear the  petitioner
and enter such judgment and order as the facts may
warrant. Such court or family  support  magistrate
may order continuance of such hearing; and if such
mother or expectant mother continues  constant  in
her  accusation,  it  shall  be  evidence that the
respondent is the father of such child.
    (b)  When  such  petition  has been filed with
the family support magistrate division in  a  IV-D
case,  the  case  shall  be  tried  by  the family
support  magistrate  unless  one  of  the  parties
demands  trial  by jury in accordance with section
46b-164,  in  which  event  the   family   support
magistrate  shall  refer  the case to the superior
court for trial.
    Sec.   69.  Section  46b-162  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  state  or  any  town  interested  in  the
support of a child born out of wedlock may, if the
mother  neglects to bring such petition, institute
such proceedings against  the  person  accused  of
begetting  the  child,  and may take up and pursue
any petition  commenced  by  the  mother  for  the
maintenance   of   the  child,  if  she  fails  to
prosecute to final judgment. Such petition may  be
made  by the commissioner of [human resources, the
commissioner   of   income   maintenance]   SOCIAL
SERVICES  or  the  town  welfare  administrator on
information or belief. The mother of the child may
be  subpoenaed for testimony on the hearing of the
petition.
    Sec.   70.  Section  46b-169  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  If  the  mother  of any child born out of
wedlock, or the mother of any child  born  to  any
married woman during marriage which child shall be
found not to be issue of the  marriage  terminated
by a decree of divorce or dissolution or by decree
of any court of competent jurisdiction,  fails  or
refuses  to  disclose  the  name  of  the putative
father  of  such   child   under   oath   to   the
commissioner    of   [human   resources   or   the
commissioner   of   income   maintenance]   SOCIAL
SERVICES,  if  such child is a recipient of public
assistance, or to a selectman of a town  in  which
such  child  resides, if such child is a recipient
of general assistance, or otherwise to a  guardian
or  a guardian ad litem of such child, such mother
may be cited to appear before  any  judge  of  the
superior  court and compelled to disclose the name
of the putative father under oath and to institute
an  action  to  establish  the  paternity  of said
child.
    (b)  Any  woman  who,  having  been  cited  to
appear  before  a  judge  of  the  superior  court
pursuant  to  subsection  (a),  fails to appear or
fails  to  disclose  or  fails  to   prosecute   a
paternity action may be found to be in contempt of
said court and may be  fined  not  more  than  two
hundred  dollars  or  imprisoned not more than one
year or both.
    Sec.   71.  Section  46b-170  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    No  such  petition  shall  be withdrawn except
upon approval of a judge or in IV-D support  cases
as  defined  in subdivision (15) of subsection (b)
of section 46b-231 the family  support  magistrate
assigned  to  the  judicial  district in which the
petition was brought. Any agreement of settlement,
before or after a petition has been brought, other
than an agreement made  under  the  provisions  of
section  46b-172,  between the mother and putative
father shall take effect only upon approval of the
terms thereof by a judge of the superior court, or
family support magistrate assigned to the judicial
district  in  which  the  mother  or  the putative
father  resides  and,  in  the  case  of  children
supported  by  the  state  or  the  town,  on  the
approval of the commissioner of [human  resources,
the  commissioner  of  income  maintenance] SOCIAL
SERVICES  or  the  attorney   general.   When   so
approved,  such  agreements  shall be binding upon
all persons executing them, whether such person is
a minor or an adult.
    Sec.   72.  Section  46b-215  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  superior  court  or a family support
magistrate  shall  have  authority  to  make   and
enforce  orders for payment of support against any
person  who  neglects  or   refuses   to   furnish
necessary  support to his or her spouse or a child
under the age of eighteen, according to his or her
ability  to  furnish such support, notwithstanding
the provisions of section 46b-37.  Proceedings  to
obtain  such orders of support shall be instituted
by a verified petition with summons and order,  in
a  form approved by the chief court administrator,
of the husband or wife, child or any  relative  or
the  conservator,  guardian or support enforcement
officer, town or state, or any  selectmen  or  the
public official charged with the administration of
public assistance of the town, or in AFDC  support
cases,   as   defined   in   subdivision  (15)  of
subsection   (b)   of   section    46b-231,    the
commissioner of [human resources] SOCIAL SERVICES,
filed  in  the  judicial  district  in  which  the
petitioner or respondent resides or does business,
or if  filed  in  the  family  support  magistrate
division,  in  the  judicial district in which the
petitioner or respondent resides or does business.
For  purposes  of  this  section, the term "child"
shall include one born out of wedlock whose father
has  acknowledged in writing his paternity of such
child or has been adjudged the father by  a  court
of competent jurisdiction, or a child who was born
before   marriage   whose    parents    afterwards
intermarry.   Said   court   or   family   support
magistrate shall also have authority to  make  and
enforce  orders  directed  to  the  conservator or
guardian  of  any  person,  or  payee  of   social
security or other benefits to which such person is
entitled, to the extent of the  income  or  estate
held  by  such  fiduciary  or  payee  in  any such
capacity. Said court or family support  magistrate
shall  also have authority to determine, order and
enforce payment of any sums due  under  a  written
agreement to support against the person liable for
such support under such agreement. Said  court  or
family   support   magistrate   shall   also  have
authority to determine, order and enforce  payment
of  any  support due because of neglect or refusal
to furnish support prior to  the  action.  In  the
determination  of  support due based on neglect or
refusal to furnish support prior  to  the  action,
the  support  due for periods of time prior to the
action shall be based upon the  obligor's  ability
to  pay during such prior periods. The state shall
disclose to  the  court  any  information  in  its
possession  concerning current and past ability to
pay. With respect to such orders entered  into  on
or  after  October  1,  1991, if no information is
available to the court concerning past ability  to
pay,  the  court may determine the support due for
periods of time prior to the  action  as  if  past
ability  to pay is equal to current ability to pay
if known or, if not known, based  upon  assistance
rendered  to  the child. Any finding as to support
due for periods of time prior to the action  which
is   made   without  information  concerning  past
ability  to  pay  shall  be  entered  subject   to
adjustment when such information becomes available
to the court. Such adjustment  may  be  made  upon
motion  of  any  party within four months from the
date upon which the obligor receives  notification
of  (1)  the amount of such finding of support due
for periods of time prior to the  action  and  (2)
the  right  within  four months of receipt of such
notification to present evidence as  to  his  past
ability  to  pay  support for such periods of time
prior to the  action.  Upon  the  filing  of  such
petition,  the  judge or family support magistrate
shall cause a summons, signed by  him  or  by  the
clerk  or  assistant clerk of said court or family
support  magistrate   division,   to   be   issued
requiring  such liable person or persons to appear
in court or before a family support magistrate, at
a  time  and  place named, for a hearing upon such
petition.  Service  may  be  made  by  any  proper
officer  or  by  any  investigator employed by the
department  of  [human  resources  or  the   state
department  of income maintenance] SOCIAL SERVICES
or by the commissioner of administrative services.
Upon proof of the service of the summons to appear
in court or before a family support magistrate  at
the  time  and  place  named for hearing upon such
petition,  the  failure  of   the   defendant   or
defendants  to appear shall not prohibit the court
or family support magistrate  from  going  forward
with   the  hearing.  In  the  case  of  a  person
supported wholly or in part by a town, the welfare
authority of the town shall notify the responsible
relatives  of  such  person  of  the   amount   of
assistance  given,  the beginning date thereof and
the amount of support expected from each of  them,
if   any,  and  if  any  such  relative  does  not
contribute in such expected amount,  the  superior
court for the judicial district in which such town
is located or a family support magistrate  sitting
in  the  judicial  district  in which such town is
located may order such relative  or  relatives  to
contribute  to  such support, from the time of the
beginning date of expense  shown  on  the  notice,
such   sum   as   said  court  or  family  support
magistrate  deems  reasonably  within  each   such
relative's  ability  to  support  such person. The
court, or any judge  thereof,  or  family  support
magistrate  when  said  court  or  family  support
magistrate  is  not  sitting,  may   require   the
defendant  or  defendants  to  become  bound, with
sufficient surety, to the state,  town  or  person
bringing  the complaint, to abide such judgment as
may be rendered on such complaint. Failure of  the
defendant  or  defendants  to  obey any order made
hereunder, may be punished as  contempt  of  court
and   the   costs  of  commitment  of  any  person
imprisoned therefor shall be paid by the state  as
in  criminal  cases.  Upon proof of the service of
the summons to appear in court or before a  family
support magistrate at the time and place named for
a hearing upon the failure  of  the  defendant  or
defendants  to  obey  such court order or order of
the family support magistrate, the court or family
support  magistrate may order a capias mittimus be
issued, and directed to  some  proper  officer  to
arrest  such defendant or defendants and bring him
or them before the superior court for the contempt
hearing.  When  any  person  is  found in contempt
under this section, the court  or  family  support
magistrate   may   award   to   the  petitioner  a
reasonable attorney's fee  and  the  fees  of  the
officer  serving  the contempt citation, such sums
to be paid by the person  found  in  contempt.  In
addition   to   or   in   lieu  of  such  contempt
proceedings   the   court   or   family    support
magistrate,  upon  a  finding  that any person has
failed to obey any order made hereunder, may issue
an  order  directing  that execution issue against
such amount of any  debt  accruing  by  reason  of
personal  services as provided by sections 52-362,
52-362b  and  52-362c,  and  may   further   order
executions  against  any  real, personal, or other
property  of   such   person   which   cannot   be
categorized  solely  as  either,  for  payment  of
accrued and unpaid amounts due under  such  order.
No  entry fee, judgment fee or any other court fee
shall be  charged  by  the  court  or  the  family
support  magistrate to either party in proceedings
under  this  section.  Any  written  agreement  to
support  which  is  filed  with  the  court or the
family support magistrate division shall have  the
effect  of  an  order  of  the  court  or a family
support magistrate.
    (b)  The  attorney  general  of  the  state of
Connecticut and the attorney representing a  town,
shall become a party for the interest of the state
of Connecticut and such town, in  any  proceedings
for  support  which  concerns  any  person  who is
receiving or has  received  public  assistance  or
care  from  the  state  or  any town. The attorney
general  shall  represent  the  IV-D   agency   in
non-AFDC  IV-D  support  cases  if the IV-D agency
determines that such  representation  is  required
pursuant  to guidelines issued by the commissioner
of [the  department  of  human  resources]  SOCIAL
SERVICES.
    (c)  The  court or a family support magistrate
may direct  all  orders  of  support  to  be  made
through the support enforcement division and shall
direct payments made  under  such  orders  to  the
commissioner   of  administrative  services,  with
authority  residing  in  the  support  enforcement
division  to  enforce  all orders directed for its
supervision.
    (d)  No order for support made by the court or
a family support magistrate shall be stayed by  an
appeal  but  such  order  shall continue in effect
until a determination is made  thereon  upon  such
appeal;  if  however as a result of such appeal or
further hearing,  the  amount  of  such  order  is
reduced   or  vacated,  such  defendant  shall  be
credited or reimbursed accordingly.
    (e)  Any  court  or family support magistrate,
called upon to  enforce  a  support  order,  shall
insure  that  such order is reasonable in light of
the obligor's ability to pay.  Any  support  order
entered  pursuant  to this section, or any support
order  from  another   jurisdiction   subject   to
enforcement  by  the  state of Connecticut, may be
modified by  motion  of  the  party  seeking  such
modification  upon  a  showing  of  a  substantial
change in the circumstances  of  either  party  or
upon   a   showing   that   such   support   order
substantially  deviates  from  the  child  support
guidelines   established   pursuant   to   section
46b-215a, unless there was a specific  finding  on
the  record that the application of the guidelines
would be inequitable  or  inappropriate,  provided
the  court or family support magistrate finds that
the  obligor  or  the  obligee   and   any   other
interested  party  have  received actual notice of
the pendency of such motion and of  the  time  and
place  of  the hearing on such motion. There shall
be a rebuttable presumption that any deviation  of
less  than fifteen per cent from the child support
guidelines is not substantial and any deviation of
fifteen  per  cent  or more from the guidelines is
substantial. Modification  may  be  made  of  such
support  order without regard to whether the order
was issued before, on or after  May  9,  1991.  No
such  support orders may be subject to retroactive
modification, except  that  the  court  or  family
support  magistrate  may  order  modification with
respect to any period  during  which  there  is  a
pending  motion  for a modification of an existing
support order from the  date  of  service  of  the
notice  of  such  pending motion upon the opposing
party pursuant to section 52-50. In any hearing to
modify any support order from another jurisdiction
the court or the family support  magistrate  shall
conduct  the  proceedings  in  accordance with the
procedure set forth in section 46b-197.
    Sec.   73.  Section  46b-217  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  defendant  in  an  action  brought  under
either section 46b-215 or 46b-216 may, at any time
thereafter,  prefer  his  complaint  to said court
against such survivor, the commissioner of [income
maintenance,   commissioner  of  human  resources]
SOCIAL  SERVICES,  selectmen  or  other   persons,
plaintiffs  in  such  action,  to be relieved from
such contribution. In  any  action  brought  under
said  section  46b-215,  the  defendant  in a IV-D
support case  as  defined  in  subsection  (b)  of
section  46b-231  may  prefer his complaint to the
family support  magistrate  serving  the  judicial
district  where  the order was entered against the
plaintiff in such action to be relieved from  such
contribution.  If  said  court  or  family support
magistrate finds that he, being liable under  said
section  46b-215,  is  required  to  contribute an
amount  beyond  his  ability  or  beyond  what  is
requisite  for  such  support,  or  that he, being
liable under said section 46b-216, is required  to
contribute  beyond the amount received by him from
the estate of such  deceased  or  beyond  what  is
requisite  for  such  support, it may again direct
how  much,  if  anything,  he   shall   contribute
therefor.  If  the  contribution  of the person or
persons liable to support  such  poor  person,  as
fixed  by  the  court,  is  insufficient  for such
support, the remainder of such  support  shall  be
furnished by the state or such town.
    Sec.  74.  Subsection  (c) of section 52-50 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)   Service  of  motions  for  modification,
motions for contempt and wage  executions  in  any
matter   involving   a   beneficiary  of  care  or
assistance from the  state  may  be  made  by  any
investigator   employed  by  the  commissioner  of
administrative services  [,  the  commissioner  of
income  maintenance  or  the commissioner of human
resources] OR THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
    Sec.  75. Section 4b-3 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established a state properties
review board which shall consist  of  six  members
appointed as follows: The speaker of the house and
president pro tempore of the senate shall  jointly
appoint  three  members,  one  of  whom  shall  be
experienced in matters relating  to  architecture,
one  experienced  in building construction matters
and one in matters relating  to  engineering;  and
the  minority leader of the house and the minority
leader of the senate shall jointly  appoint  three
members,  one  of  whom  shall  be  experienced in
matters relating to the purchase, sale  and  lease
of  real  estate and buildings, one experienced in
business matters generally and one experienced  in
the    management    and    operation   of   state
institutions. No  more  than  three  of  said  six
members  shall be of the same political party. One
of the members first appointed by the speaker  and
the  president  pro tempore shall serve a two-year
term, one shall serve a three-year  term  and  one
shall  serve  a four-year term. One of the members
first appointed by the  minority  leaders  of  the
house  and senate shall serve a two-year term, one
shall serve a three-year term and one shall  serve
a  four-year  term. All appointments of members to
replace those whose terms expire shall  be  for  a
term of four years and until their successors have
been  appointed  and  qualified.  If  any  vacancy
occurs  on  the  board, the appointing authorities
having the power to make the  initial  appointment
under the provisions of this section shall appoint
a person for the unexpired term in accordance with
the provisions hereof.
    (b)  Members of the board shall be compensated
one hundred fifty dollars per diem up to a maximum
of  twenty-five  thousand  dollars  annually.  The
members  of  the  board  shall  choose  their  own
chairman.  No person shall serve on this board who
holds  another  state  or  municipal  governmental
position  and  no  person  on  the  board shall be
directly involved in  any  enterprise  which  does
business  with the state or directly or indirectly
involved in any  enterprise  concerned  with  real
estate acquisition or development.
    (c)  The  board  may  adopt  such  rules as it
deems necessary for the conduct  of  its  internal
affairs, in accordance with section 4-167, and may
employ  a  secretary,  a  clerk,  and  within  its
budget, such employees as it shall deem necessary.
    (d)   Notwithstanding  any  other  statute  or
special act to the contrary, the  commissioner  of
public  works  shall be the sole person authorized
to represent the state in its dealings with  third
parties   for   the   acquisition,   construction,
development or leasing of real estate for  housing
the  offices  or  equipment of all agencies of the
state or for the state-owned public  buildings  or
realty  hereinafter  provided for in section 2-90,
sections 4b-1 to 4b-5,  inclusive,  4b-21,  4b-23,
4b-24,  4b-26,  4b-27, 4b-30 and 4b-32, subsection
(c) of section 4b-66,  sections  4b-67  to  4b-69,
inclusive,  4b-71,  4b-72,  10-95, 10a-72, 10a-89,
10a-90,  10a-114,   10a-130,   10a-140,   10a-141,
10a-144,  10a-145, [17-3,] 17-665, 22-64, 22a-324,
26-3,  27-45,  32-1c,  32-39,  48-9,  51-27d   and
51-27f,   except   that  the  joint  committee  on
legislative management may represent the state  in
the  planning  and construction of the legislative
office  building  and   related   facilities,   in
Hartford;  the  board of trustees of a constituent
unit of the state system of higher  education  may
represent  the state in the leasing of real estate
for housing  the  offices  or  equipment  of  such
constituent  unit  provided  no lease payments for
such realty are made with funds generated from the
general   revenues   of   the   state;  the  labor
commissioner  may  represent  the  state  in   the
leasing   of   premises  required  for  employment
security operations as provided in subsection  (c)
of  section  31-250;  the  commissioner  of mental
retardation may represent the state in the leasing
of  residential  property  as  part of the program
developed pursuant to subsection  (b)  of  section
17a-218,  provided  such residential property does
not exceed two thousand five hundred square  feet,
for the community placement of persons eligible to
receive residential services from  the  department
and   the   Connecticut  marketing  authority  may
represent the state in  the  leasing  of  land  or
markets  under  the control of the authority, and,
except for the housing of offices or equipment  in
connection  with  the  initial  acquisition  of an
existing state mass transit system or the  leasing
of  land by said marketing authority for a term of
one year or more in which cases the actions of the
department  of  transportation  and  the marketing
authority shall  be  subject  to  the  review  and
approval  of  the  state  properties review board.
Said  commissioner  shall  have   the   power   to
establish  and  implement any procedures necessary
for him to assume  his  responsibilities  as  said
sole    bargaining    agent   for   state   realty
acquisitions  and   shall   perform   the   duties
necessary  to  carry  out  such procedures. He may
appoint, within his  budget  and  subject  to  the
provisions  of  chapter  67, such personnel deemed
necessary by  him  to  carry  out  the  provisions
hereof,   including   experts   in   real  estate,
construction   operations,   financing,   banking,
contracting,  architecture  and  engineering.  The
attorney general's office, at the request  of  the
commissioner,  shall  assist  the  commissioner in
contract  negotiations  regarding  the   purchase,
lease or construction of real estate.
    (e)  The  state  properties review board shall
be  an  independent  body  within  the   executive
department.
    (f)  The  state  properties review board shall
review real estate acquisitions  proposed  by  the
commissioner of public works, and the acquisition,
other than by condemnation, or the sale  or  lease
of   any   property   by   the   commissioner   of
transportation under subdivision (12)  of  section
13b-4, subject to section 4b-23 and subsection (h)
of section 13a-73. Such review shall consider  all
aspects   of   the   proposed  actions,  including
feasibility and  method  of  acquisition  and  the
prudence  of  the  business  method  proposed. The
board shall also cooperate  with  and  advise  and
assist  the  commissioner  of public works and the
commissioner of  transportation  in  carrying  out
their  duties.  The board shall have access to all
information,   files   and   records,    including
financial  records,  of the commissioner of public
works and the commissioner of transportation,  and
shall,  when  necessary, be entitled to the use of
personnel  employed  by  said  commissioners.  The
board  shall approve or disapprove any acquisition
of development rights of agricultural land by  the
commissioner of agriculture under section 22-26cc.
    Sec.   76.   Section  8-119e  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As  used  in this part: [and in subsection (a)
of section 17a-308:]
    (a)  "Congregate  housing"  means  a  form  of
residential environment consisting of  independent
living  assisted by congregate meals, housekeeping
and personal services, for persons sixty-two years
old  or  older,  who  have  temporary  or periodic
difficulties with one or more essential activities
of   daily   living   such  as  feeding,  bathing,
grooming, dressing or transferring.
    (b)  "Congregate  housing  project"  means the
planning of the buildings  and  improvements,  the
acquisition   of   property,   the  demolition  of
existing     structures,     the     construction,
reconstruction,   alteration  and  repair  of  the
improvements  or  all  other  work  performed   in
connection with a congregate housing program.
    Sec.   77.   Section  8-119g  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  provisions of section 8-113a and sections
8-115a  through  8-118b,  inclusive,  [except   as
otherwise provided in this part and subsection (a)
of   section   17a-308,]    shall    govern    the
implementation  of  this part. [and subsection (a)
of section 17a-308.]
    Sec.   78.   Section  8-119h  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Upon  preliminary  approval  by the state bond
commission pursuant to the provisions  of  section
3-21,   the  state,  acting  by  and  through  the
commissioner of housing, may enter into a contract
or   contracts  with  an  authority,  a  municipal
developer or a  nonprofit  corporation  for  state
financial  assistance  for  a  congregate  housing
project, in the form of  capital  grants,  interim
loans,  permanent  loans,  deferred  loans  or any
combination  thereof  for   application   to   the
development  cost  of  such project or projects. A
contract with an authority may provide that in the
case  of  any  loan  made  in conjunction with any
housing assistance funds provided by an agency  of
the  United  States  government,  if  such housing
assistance  funds  terminate  prior  to   complete
repayment of a loan made pursuant to this section,
the  remaining  balance  of  such  loan   may   be
converted  to  a  capital grant or decreased loan.
Any  such  state  assistance  contract   with   an
authority for a capital grant or loan entered into
prior to the time housing assistance funds  became
available  from  an  agency  of  the United States
government, may, upon the mutual  consent  of  the
commissioner and the authority, be renegotiated to
provide for a loan or increased loan in the  place
of  a  capital  grant  or  loan or a part thereof,
consistent with the above conditions. Such capital
grants  or  loans  shall  be  in  an amount not in
excess of the development cost of the  project  or
projects,  including,  in  the  case  of grants or
loans financed from the proceeds  of  the  state's
general  obligation  bonds  issued pursuant to any
authorization, allocation or approval of the state
bond  commission  made  prior  to  July  1,  1990,
administrative or other  cost  or  expense  to  be
incurred  by the state in connection therewith, as
approved by said commissioner. In anticipation  of
final payment of such capital grants or loans, the
state, acting by and through said commissioner and
in   accordance   with  such  contract,  may  make
temporary advances  to  the  authority,  municipal
developer or nonprofit corporation for preliminary
planning expense or other development cost of such
project or projects. Any loan provided pursuant to
this section shall bear interest at a rate  to  be
determined  in  accordance  with subsection (t) of
section  3-20.  Any  such   authority,   municipal
developer or nonprofit corporation may, subject to
the  approval  of  the  commissioner  of  housing,
contract  with  any  other  person approved by the
commissioner of housing for  the  operation  of  a
project  undertaken  pursuant  to  this part. [and
subsection (a) of section 17a-308.]
    Sec.   79.   Section  8-119i  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  For  the  purposes  of  this  part,  [and
subsection (a)  of  section  17a-308,]  the  state
treasurer  is  authorized and directed, subject to
and in accordance with the provisions  of  section
3-20,  to  issue  bonds of the state, from time to
time,  in  an  amount  which,  together  with  the
principal  amount  of any bonds theretofore issued
by  the  state  pursuant  to   this   part,   [and
subsection  (a)  of section 17a-308,] shall not in
the aggregate exceed twenty-one  million  dollars.
Such  bonds  shall  bear  such  date  or dates and
mature at such time or times not exceeding  thirty
years  from  their respective dates and be subject
to such  redemption  privileges  with  or  without
premium  as  may  be  fixed  and determined by the
state bond commission. They shall be sold  at  not
less  than  par  and accrued interest and the full
faith and credit of the state are pledged for  the
payment  of  the  interest  thereon  as  the  same
becomes due  and  the  payment  of  the  principal
thereof at maturity.
    (b)  Such  portion  of  the  proceeds from the
sale of such bonds and  of  any  notes  issued  in
anticipation  thereof  as may be required for such
purpose shall be applied to  the  payment  of  the
principal  of  any such notes then outstanding and
unpaid, and the remaining  proceeds  of  any  such
sale  shall  be deposited in a fund designated the
"Congregate Housing Fund for the  Elderly",  which
fund  shall  be  used  to  make or provide for the
capital grants, loans or  advances  authorized  by
section  8-119h.  Payments  from  the  "Congregate
Housing Fund  for  the  Elderly"  to  authorities,
municipal  developers  or  nonprofit  corporations
shall  be  made  by   the   state   treasurer   on
certification  of  the  commissioner of housing in
accordance  with  the   contract   for   financial
assistance  between  the state and such authority,
municipal developer or nonprofit corporation.  All
payments of fees by a housing authority, municipal
developer or  nonprofit  corporation  pursuant  to
section  8-119h  financed from the proceeds of the
state's general obligation bonds  issued  pursuant
to  any  authorization,  allocation or approval of
the state bond commission made prior  to  July  1,
1990,  shall  be  paid  to the state treasurer for
deposit in said fund. All payments of principal or
interest   by   a   housing  authority,  municipal
developer,  nonprofit   corporation   or   housing
partnership on a loan provided pursuant to section
8-114a and all fees and state service charges  not
financed  from the proceeds of the state's general
obligation  bonds  shall  be  paid  to  the  state
treasurer for deposit in the housing repayment and
revolving loan fund.
    (c)  The  state  treasurer  is  authorized  to
invest in direct obligations of the United  States
of  America  such moneys in the Congregate Housing
Fund  for  the  Elderly  as  he  may  deem  to  be
available  for  such purpose, and any net increase
of said fund resulting therefrom shall be added to
said fund.
    (d)  Subject  to the approval of the governor,
any  administrative  or  other  cost  or   expense
incurred  by  the  state  in  connection  with the
carrying out  of  the  provisions  of  this  part,
including  the  hiring  of necessary employees and
the entering upon necessary contracts, may be paid
from the Congregate Housing Fund for the Elderly.
    Sec.  80.  Section  19a-490a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As   used   in  sections  17-314i,  [17-314k,]
19a-7b,  19a-7e  and  19a-59b,  "community  health
center"   means  a  public  or  nonprofit  private
medical care facility which (1) is not part  of  a
hospital  and is organized and operated to provide
comprehensive  primary  care  services;   (2)   is
located  in  an area which has a demonstrated need
for services based on geographic, demographic  and
economic   factors;   (3)   serves   low   income,
uninsured,  minority  and  elderly  persons;   (4)
provides,  on  an  ongoing  basis,  primary health
services by  physicians  and,  where  appropriate,
mid-level  practitioner, diagnostic laboratory and
x-ray services,  preventive  health  services  and
patient  care management; (5) maintains an ongoing
quality assurance program; (6) is a  participating
Title   XIX  and  Medicare  provider;  (7)  has  a
governing board with authority and  responsibility
for policy and conduct of the center, the majority
of whom are active users of the center and of  the
nonuser  board  members,  no  more  than  half may
derive more than ten  per  cent  of  their  annual
income  from the health care industry; (8) is open
at least thirty-two hours per week;  and  (9)  has
arrangements   for  professional  coverage  during
hours when the center is closed.
    Sec.   81.  Section  51-344a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Whenever  the  term "judicial district of
Hartford-New Britain"  or  "judicial  district  of
Hartford-New  Britain  at  Hartford"  is  used  or
referred to  in  the  following  sections  of  the
general  statutes,  it  shall be deemed to mean or
refer to the judicial district of Hartford on  and
after  September  1,  1993: Sections 1-21i, 1-21j,
2-48, 3-21a, 3-62d,  3-71a,  3-72a,  4-61,  4-160,
4-164,  4-175, 4-177b, 4-180, 4-183, 4-197, 5-202,
5-276a,  9-7a,  9-7b,  10-153e,  12-208,   12-237,
12-255m, 12-268l, 12-312, 12-394, 12-405k, 12-422,
12-448, 12-454, 12-456,  12-463,  12-489,  12-522,
12-554,  12-565,  12-572, 12-597, 13b-34, 13b-235,
13b-315, 13b-375, 14-57,  14-66,  14-67u,  14-110,
14-195,  14-324,  14-331,  15-125,  15-126, 16-41,
16a-5, 17-2a, 17-83l, 17-292e,  17-311,  [17-603,]
17a-371,   19a-85,   19a-86,   19a-149,   19a-425,
19a-517, 19a-526,  20-13e,  20-20,  20-29,  20-40,
20-45,   20-59,  20-73a,  20-99,  20-114,  20-133,
20-154, 20-156, 20-162p, 20-192, 20-195p,  20-202,
20-206c,  20-227,  20-238, 20-247, 20-263, 20-271,
20-307, 20-341f, 20-363, 20-373,  20-404,  20-414,
21a-55,  21a-190i, 21a-196, 22-37, 22-64, 22-118i,
22-195, 22-228, 22-248, 22-254, 22-320d,  22-326a,
22-344b,  22-386,  22-404, 22a-6b, 22a-16, 22a-30,
22a-34, 22a-53, 22a-60, 22a-62,  22a-63,  22a-66h,
22a-106a,  22a-119,  22a-163m,  22a-167,  22a-180,
22a-182a,  22a-184,  22a-220a,  22a-225,  22a-226,
22a-227,   22a-250,  22a-276,  22a-310,  22a-342a,
22a-344,  22a-361a,  22a-374,  22a-376,   22a-388,
22a-408,   22a-430,   22a-432,  22a-435,  22a-459,
23-5e,  25-32e,  25-36,  28-5,  29-158,   29-161b,
29-317,  29-323,  29-329,  29-334, 29-340, 29-369,
30-8, 31-109, 31-249b,  31-266,  31-266a,  31-270,
31-273,  31-284,  31-285, 31-339, 31-355a, 31-379,
33-182,  35-3c,  35-36a,  35-42,  36-214,  36-221,
36-224h,   36-242a,   36-243c,  36-261a,  36-376a,
36-414, 36-426, 36-427, 36-434a, 36-440i,  36-466,
36-495,  36-496,  36-499,  36-514, 36-515, 36-517,
36-518, 36-563, 36-571, 38a-41,  38a-52,  38a-134,
38a-139,   38a-140,   38a-147,  38a-150,  38a-185,
38a-209,  38a-225,  38a-241,   38a-337,   38a-470,
38a-620,   38a-657,   38a-687,  38a-774,  38a-776,
38a-794,  38a-817,  38a-843,   38a-868,   38a-906,
38a-994,   42-103c,   42-110d,  42-110k,  42-110p,
42-131b, 42-182,  46a-5,  46a-56,  47a-21,  49-73,
51-81b, 51-194, 52-146j, 53-392d and 54-211a.
    (b)   If   the   term  "judicial  district  of
Hartford-New Britain"  or  "judicial  district  of
Hartford-New  Britain  at  Hartford"  is  used  or
referred to in any public act of 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992  or  1993  or  in  any section of the general
statutes which is amended  in  1989,  1990,  1991,
1992  or 1993, it shall be deemed to mean or refer
to the judicial district of Hartford on and  after
September 1, 1993.
    (c)   If   the   term  "judicial  district  of
Hartford-New Britain at New Britain"  is  used  or
referred to in any public act of 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992 or 1993 or in  any  section  of  the  general
statutes  which  is  amended  in 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992 or 1993, it shall be deemed to mean or  refer
to  the  judicial  district  of New Britain on and
after September 1, 1993.
    Sec.  82.  (a)  On  and  after  July  1, 1993,
"commissioner of social services"  or  "department
of  social  services" shall be substituted in lieu
of  "commissioner  of   income   maintenance"   or
"department   of   income   maintenance"   in  the
following sections of the general statutes: 4-67c,
4a-12,  4a-15, 7-545, 8-48, 8-358, 9-19b, 10-262f,
10a-194a,  10a-194b,  12-412e,  12-675,   13b-38n,
17-2,  17-2d,  17-2f,  17-2k, 17-2l, 17-3a, 17-3f,
17-3i,  17-11,  17-11b,  17-12,  17-12d,   17-12f,
17-12g,  17-12j,  17-12m,  17-12o, 17-12p, 17-12q,
17-12r,   12-12t,   17-12aa,   17-12gg,   17-12hh,
17-12ii,  17-12jj, 17-12kk, 17-82, 17-82a, 17-82b,
17-82d, 17-82g, 17-82m,  17-82n,  17-83c,  17-83i,
17-83k,  17-83l,  17-83m,  17-83n, 17-83p, 17-83q,
17-85, 17-86a, 17-86f, 17-109,  17-109a,  17-134a,
17-134b,   17-134d,   17-134f,  17-134g,  17-134h,
17-134i,  17-134j,  17-134l,   17-134m,   17-134o,
17-134q,   17-134r,   17-134s,  17-134u,  17-134v,
17-134w,  17-134x,  17-134y,  17-134z,   17-134aa,
17-134cc,  17-134dd, 17-134ee, 17-134ff, 17-134gg,
17-134hh,  17-273,  17-273b,   17-273c,   17-273d,
17-274,   17-274a,   17-274b,   17-278,   17-281a,
17-281c,  17-281d,   17-281g,   17-281h,   17-291,
17-292,   17-292a,   17-292e,   17-292g,  17-292h,
17-292i, 17-293, 17-295c, 17-304, 17-308,  17-310,
17-311,   17-312,   17-312b,   17-313a,   17-313b,
17-313c,  17-314,   17-314a,   17-314b,   17-314d,
17-314g,   17-314h,   17-314i,  17-314l,  17-314m,
17-314n, 17-316, 17-319, 17-483,  17-484,  17-485,
17-490,   17a-117,   17a-120,   17a-228,  17a-340,
17a-635, 18-101, 19a-7c, 19a-7e, 19a-59b, 19a-167,
19a-167f,  19a-168a, 19a-168b, 19a-168c, 19a-168l,
19a-168r,  19a-498,  19a-507,  19a-526,   19a-535,
19a-537,   19a-537a,  19a-539,  19a-551,  20-126a,
32-290,  36-9cc,  38a-559,  45a-486,  45a-655  and
46b-216.
    (b)  On  and after July 1, 1993, "commissioner
of  social  services"  or  "department  of  social
services"   shall   be   substituted  in  lieu  of
"commissioner of human resources"  or  "department
of  human  resources" in the following sections of
the general statutes: 4-66c, 4a-16,  5-198,  7-73,
8-206a,  8-206b,  8-210,  8-210b,  8-218h,  8-221,
8-222, 8-222a, 8-222b,  8-223,  10-293,  10a-132c,
12-632,  12-636,  12-637a, 12-638, 17-82e, 17-572,
17-573, 17-574, 17-575,  17-576,  17-577,  17-578,
17-579,  17-580,  17-581,  17-582, 17-583, 17-590,
17-591, 17-592, 17-593,  17-594,  17-595,  17-596,
17-597,  17-598,  17-599,  17-600, 17-605, 17-606,
17-606a, 17-609, 17-610, 17-613,  17-615,  17-616,
17-618,  17-619,  17-621,  17-624, 17-626, 17-627,
17-635, 17-637, 17-645,  17-656,  17-661,  17-664,
17-665,  17-666,  17-667,  17-668, 17-669, 17-670,
17-671, 17-674, 17-675, 17a-10, 17a-246,  17a-433,
17a-435,   17a-436,   17a-437,  17a-438,  17a-439,
19a-82, 19a-125, 20-138c, 27-133, 29-1g,  31-306a,
45a-649,   45a-660,   45a-694,   46a-27,  46b-129,
46b-130,  46b-143,  46b-215a,  46b-231,   52-146k,
52-259,   52-362,   52-362d,   52-362e,   52-362f,
54-142k, 54-199 and 54-203.
    (c)  On  and after July 1, 1993, "commissioner
of  social  services"  or  "department  of  social
services"   shall   be   substituted  in  lieu  of
"commissioner on aging" or "department  on  aging"
in the following sections of the general statutes:
7-127b, 7-273n, 8-119f, 10-138l, 10a-178,  12-412,
17a-302,   17a-304,   17a-305,  17a-306,  17a-307,
17a-310,  17a-313,  17a-314,   17a-340,   17a-342,
17a-343,   17a-345,   17a-349,  17a-360,  17a-390,
17a-392,  17a-405,  17a-406,   17a-407,   17a-411,
17a-416,   17a-417,   17a-430,  17a-431,  17a-432,
19a-531,  19a-542,  19a-550,   20-14k,   22a-256c,
38a-475 and 47a-22a.
    (d)  On  and  after July 1, 1993, if the words
"commissioner     of     income      maintenance",
"commissioner of human resources" or "commissioner
on aging" are used in any public  act  or  special
act  of  1993  or  1994  or  in any section of the
general statutes which is amended in 1993 or 1994,
"commissioner   of   social   services"  shall  be
substituted in lieu thereof. On and after July  1,
1993,    the    words    "department   of   income
maintenance", "department of human  resources"  or
"department  on  aging" are used in any public act
or special act of 1993 or 1994 or in  any  section
of  the  general statutes which is amended in 1993
or 1994, "department of social services" shall  be
substituted in lieu thereof.
    Sec. 83. Section  5  of  special  act 92-20 is
amended to read as follows:
    (a) The secretary  of the office of policy and
management shall report the following to the joint
standing committees of the general assembly having
cognizance of matters  relating to appropriations,
human services and public health: (1) On or before
January  1, 1993,  a  plan  for  the  transfer  of
programs to the  department of social services and
the  department of  public  health  and  addiction
services, including suggested  legislation  to  be
effective July 1,  1993;  (2) on or before January
1,  [1994]  1995,  a  plan  for  the  transfer  of
programs to the  department  of  developmental and
rehabilitative   services,   including   suggested
legislation to be  effective  July 1, [1994] 1995;
(3) on or  before  January  1,  1994,  a  progress
report detailing the operations of the departments
of social services and public health and addiction
services with a  schedule  for full implementation
to be completed  by July 1, 1995; (4) on or before
January  1,  [1995]   1996,   a   progress  report
detailing  the operations  of  the  department  of
developmental and rehabilitative  services  with a
schedule for implementation  to  be  completed  by
July 1, [1995]  1996,  [and] (5) on or before July
1, 1995, a final report on the full implementation
of the reorganization  OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL
SERVICES AND THE  DEPARTMENT  OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND
ADDICTION SERVICES AND  (6)  ON  OR BEFORE JULY 1,
1996, A FINAL REPORT OF THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF
THE   REORGANIZATION   OF    THE   DEPARTMENT   OF
DEVELOPMENTAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES.
    (b) The plans and reports required pursuant to
subsection (a) of  this  section shall include, as
appropriate,  (1) an  analysis  of  cost  savings,
costs incurred and projected costs; (2) the impact
of  the  reorganization   on   current  collective
bargaining agreements; (3)  consideration  of  the
impact  of  the  reorganization  on  the  physical
space,   facilities  and   institutions   of   the
agencies; and (4) schedules to fully implement the
reorganization as soon  as reasonably possible but
no later than July 1, 1995.
    Sec. 84. The  child  day  care  council  shall
study the assignment  of  responsibility for child
care licensing and  registration  functions in the
state and report  its findings and recommendations
to the general  assembly  on or before January 15,
1994. The purpose  of the study is to identify and
recommend  ways  to  improve  the  administration,
coordination,     accountability     and      cost
effectiveness   of  child   care   licensing   and
registration  in  Connecticut.  The  council  will
consult with the  commissioners  of the department
of social services, health services, and education
and the Connecticut  Association  of the Directors
of Health in  formulating  its recommendations. It
will review any previously commissioned studies in
the  state,  examine  the  organization  of  these
functions in other  states,  consult with national
organizations and hold at least one public hearing
to  solicit public  comment  on  this  issue.  The
secretary of the  office  of policy and management
shall  oversee  the  development  of  this  report
within his authority under section 1(b) of special
act 92-20 to  direct  the reorganization of health
and human services  agencies.  The council's final
recommendations shall address:  (1) The assignment
of responsibility for the regulation of family day
care homes, (2)  the  assignment of responsibility
for the licensing  of  child  day care centers and
group  day care  homes,  (3)  the  advantages  and
disadvantages of consolidating  the  licensing and
regulatory functions within  one state agency, (4)
potential  conflict  of   interest   between   the
licensing, registration and  funding  of  day care
programs, and (5) the mechanism for continuing the
links to local  public  health  departments in the
licensing and registration of day care programs.
    Sec. 85. The  sum  of  $180,000  of the amount
appropriated   to   the   department   of   income
maintenance in section  1 of public act 93-80, for
the  fiscal  year   ending   June  30,  1995,  for
Medicaid,   shall   be    transferred    to    the
appropriation to the  department  on aging in said
section 1, for  the  fiscal  year  ending June 30,
1995, for personal services. The sum of $20,000 of
the  amount  appropriated  to  the  department  of
income maintenance in  section  1  of  public  act
93-80, for the  fiscal  year ending June 30, 1995,
for  Medicaid,  shall   be   transferred   to  the
appropriation to the  department  on aging in said
section 1, for  the  fiscal  year  ending June 30,
1995, for other  expenses.  Such funds may be used
for the commission on aging established by section
5 of this act.
    Sec. 86. Subdivision  (22)  of subsection (a),
subdivision (12) of subsection (c) and subdivision
(2)  of  subsection   (e)  of  section  2c-2b  and
sections 8-221a, 17-1b, 17-3, 17-3b, 17-3c, 17-3g,
17-3h,  17-9a, 17-12a,  17-12i,  17-12l,  17-12bb,
17-21u, 17-21v, 17-134p, 17-314j, 17-314k, 17-492,
17-492c, 17-570, 17-571,  17-584,  17-589, 17-601,
17-602, 17-603, 17-604,  17-617,  17-623, 17a-300,
17a-301,  17a-303,  17a-306a,   17a-308,  17a-309,
17a-315 and 17a-316  of  the  general statutes are
repealed.
    Sec. 87. This  act  shall  take effect July 1,
1993, except that  section  85  shall  take effect
July 1, 1994.