Substitute Senate Bill No. 57
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 57

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-245

AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study   issues   relating   to  captive
insurance companies. Such study shall include, but
shall not be  limited  to,  the economic impact of
the  establishment  of   such   captive  insurance
companies, any costs associated with the formation
of such companies  and  such  other factors as are
necessary to determine  the  feasibility  and  the
viability  of  captive   insurance   companies  in
Connecticut's economic climate.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
Insurance Commissioner or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating   to   insurance   and  real  estate,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  2.  Section  38  of public act 95-318 is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established  a  task  force to
study    the    feasibility     of     educational
telecommunications  services  to  schools  in  the
state.  Such  study  shall  include,  but  not  be
limited  to,  an  investigation  into a method for
funding the  necessary  infrastructure,  including
the  use  of bond funds pursuant to chapter 173 of
the general statutes,  and  the  modernization  of
technology after its installation.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president  pro  tempore  of  the  Senate,  (2)   a
representative  of a telephone company, as defined
in section 16-1  of  the  general  statutes,  THAT
SERVES  AT  LEAST SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND CUSTOMERS,
and  a  representative  of  [a  community  antenna
television  company,  as  defined in said section]
THE NEW ENGLAND CABLE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION,  who
shall  be  appointed by the majority leader of the
House of Representatives, (3) a representative  of
a  telecommunications company, [as defined in said
section]   CERTIFIED   TO    PROVIDE    INTRASTATE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO SECTION
16-247c   OF   THE   GENERAL   STATUTES,   and   a
representative  of  a  teacher's organization, who
shall be appointed by the majority leader  of  the
Senate,  (4) a representative of a municipal board
of  education,  who  shall  be  appointed  by  the
minority  leader  of the House of Representatives,
(5) a representative of  the  joint  committee  on
educational  technology, who shall be appointed by
the  minority  leader  of  the   Senate,   (6)   A
REPRESENTATIVE    OF   THE   CONNECTICUT   LIBRARY
ASSOCIATION, WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER
OF   THE   HOUSE   OF   REPRESENTATIVES,   (7)   A
REPRESENTATIVE OF  THE  CONNECTICUT  BUSINESS  AND
INDUSTRY  ASSOCIATION,  WHO  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY
THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE,  (8)  the
chairperson   of   the  Public  Utilities  Control
Authority,  or  his  designee,   [(7)]   (9)   the
Commissioner  of  Education, or his designee, (10)
THE COMMISSIONER OF  ADMINISTRATIVE  SERVICES,  OR
HIS  DESIGNEE,  (11)  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF HIGHER
EDUCATION, OR HIS DESIGNEE,  and  [(8)]  (12)  the
chairperson  of  the  State  Library Board, or his
designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made within thirty  days  after  the  effective
date  of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled
by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force. Such chairpersons shall  schedule  the
first  meeting  of  the task force, which shall be
held within sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later  than  January 1, [1996] 1997,
the task  force  shall  submit  a  report  on  its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committees  of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of  matters  relating  to  energy  and
technology and education, in accordance  with  the
provisions   of   section  11-4a  of  the  general
statutes. The task force shall  terminate  on  the
date  that  it submits such report. [or January 1,
1996, whichever is earlier.]
    Sec.  3. (a) There is established a task force
to study the issue of insurance cooperatives. Such
study  shall include, but shall not be limited to,
an examination of enabling participating towns  or
boards  of education to join together to negotiate
and  purchase  medical,  dental,  life  and  other
appropriate   employee  benefits  that  have  been
negotiated by  each  member  with  its  respective
employee  groups  or  any  other  employees and to
enter into agreements to secure the services of  a
central  office,  consultants, plan administrators
and other costs directly related to the  formation
of such a group.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Insurance  Commissioner,  or his designee; (7) two
members appointed by the  Governor;  and  (8)  one
member appointed by the Comptroller.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  No  later  than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating   to   insurance   and  real  estate,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  4. (a) There is established a task force
to study the issue of  nonprofit  mutual  workers'
compensation insurance companies. Such study shall
include,  but  shall  not  be   limited   to,   an
examination  of chartering a not-for-profit mutual
workers'  compensation   company   to   underwrite
workers'  compensation  and provide employers with
lower   rates   and   better   safety    programs,
simplifying    workers'    compensation    benefit
calculations, a review  of  workplace  health  and
safety  programs to achieve specified training and
strengthen enforcement mechanisms, an  examination
of   penalties  for  noncompliance  with  workers'
compensation    laws    and    procedures,     the
establishment  of  a  new  structure  in  workers'
compensation to provide for objective rate-setting
by  actuarial organizations, to institute stronger
regulatory control and an aggressive training  and
education program for employers and workers.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Labor  Commissioner,  or  his  designee;  (7)  two
members appointed by the  Governor;  and  (8)  one
member appointed by the Comptroller.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  No  later  than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating   to   labor  and  public  employees,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  5. (a) There is established a task force
to study the feasibility of establishing  a  state
department of food and agriculture.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) The
Commissioner of Agriculture, the  Commissioner  of
Consumer  Protection,  the  Commissioner of Public
Health and the Secretary of the Office  of  Policy
and   Management,  or  their  designees;  (2)  two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (3)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (4) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (5) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House  of  Representatives;  and  (6)  one  member
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating   to   planning   and   development,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  6. (a) There is established a task force
to study the availability of resources devoted  to
the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Such
study shall include  an  examination  of  ways  in
which the state may:
    (1)  Create  and  foster  a multigenerational,
state-wide program to promote public awareness and
knowledge   about   the  causes  of  osteoporosis,
personal risk factors, the value of prevention and
early  detection  and  the  options  available for
treatment;
    (2)   Facilitate  and  enhance  knowledge  and
understanding  of  osteoporosis  by  disseminating
educational  materials, information about research
results, services and  strategies  for  prevention
and  treatment  to  patients, health professionals
and the public;
    (3)    Utilize    educational   and   training
resources and services that have been developed by
organizations   with   appropriate  expertise  and
knowledge of osteoporosis  and  to  use  available
technical assistance;
    (4)  Evaluate  existing  osteoporosis services
in the community and assess the need for improving
the  quality  and accessibility of community-based
services;
    (5)  Provide  easy  access  to clear, complete
and accurate osteoporosis information and referral
services;
    (6)  Educate  and  train service providers and
professionals;
    (7)  Heighten  awareness about the prevention,
detection  and  treatment  of  osteoporosis  among
state   and   local   health   and  human  service
officials, health educators and policy makers;
    (8)  Coordinate state programs and services to
address the issue of osteoporosis;
    (9)  Promote the development of support groups
for osteoporosis patients and their  families  and
caregivers; and
    (10)   Provide  lasting  improvements  in  the
delivery  of  osteoporosis   health   care,   thus
providing the patients with an improved quality of
life and society with the  containment  of  health
care costs.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of Social Services, or her designee;
and (7) a representative from  the  Commission  on
Aging  and  a  representative  from  the Permanent
Commission on the Status of Women.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to public health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  7. (a) There is established a task force
to  evaluate  the  services,  accommodations   and
available  placements  for victims of Huntington's
disease.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of Social Services, or her designee;
(7) two members appointed by the Governor; and (8)
one member appointed by the Comptroller.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating to human services, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  8. (a) There is established a task force
to study bilingual education in  Connecticut.  The
task  force  shall  evaluate:  (1)  The process of
identifying   children    of    limited    English
proficiency,  (2)  bilingual education curriculum,
including its development and implementation,  (3)
professional development programs and requirements
relating   to   bilingual   education,   (4)   the
effectiveness   of   bilingual  programs  and  (5)
financial support of such programs.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of  Education,  or his designee; (7)
the  Commissioner  of  Higher  Education,  or  his
designee;  (8)  one  member each designated by the
Connecticut  Association  of  Bilingual-Bicultural
Education,  the Connecticut Teachers of English to
Speakers  of  Other  Languages,  the   Connecticut
Association    of   Urban   Superintendents,   the
Connecticut  Association  of   Schools   and   the
Connecticut  Association  of  Boards of Education;
(9) two parents of school-age  children  from  the
general  public,  who  shall  be  appointed by the
speaker of the House of Representatives; and  (10)
two   parents  of  school-age  children  from  the
general public, who  shall  be  appointed  by  the
president pro tempore of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not later than February 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to education, in accordance with section
11-4a of the  general  statutes.  The  task  force
shall terminate on the date it submits such report
or February 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  9. (a) There is established a task force
to  study  and  make  recommendations   concerning
congregate  housing for the elderly. In making its
study the task force  shall  review  the  role  of
congregate  housing  in  the  provision of housing
throughout  the  state,  funding  mechanisms,  the
calculation  of  rent,  the  level  of services to
residents in congregate housing and  the  role  of
such housing in the health care delivery system.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of Social Services, or her designee;
(7) the Commissioner  of  Public  Health,  or  his
designee; and (8) the Commissioner of Economic and
Community Development, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  housing  and the select committee on
housing  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section  11-4a  of  the general statutes. The task
force shall terminate on the date that it  submits
such  report  or  January  1,  1997,  whichever is
earlier.
    Sec.  10.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to  study  the  funding  practices  used  to
finance  municipal  retirement  systems, including
any state  policies  having  an  impact  upon  the
fiscal integrity of such systems.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  the
Secretary  of the Office of Policy and Management,
or his designee; (3) the State Treasurer,  or  his
designee;   (4)  the  State  Comptroller,  or  his
designee; (5) one member appointed by the majority
leader  of  the  House of Representatives; (6) one
member appointed by the  majority  leader  of  the
Senate;  (7)  one member appointed by the minority
leader of the House of  Representatives;  and  (8)
one member appointed by the minority leader of the
Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force  shall  submit  a  written  report  on   its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committees  of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of matters relating to appropriations,
finance, revenue and  bonding,  labor  and  public
employees   and   planning   and  development,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the general statutes.
    Sec.  11.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  comprised  of  state   agency   heads   and
municipal officials for the purpose of identifying
the municipal paperwork and reporting  requirement
mandated  by  the  state  that  can  be reduced or
eliminated. The goal of the task force shall be to
reduce  such paperwork and reporting provisions by
twenty-five per cent on or before January 1, 1997.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  two
members   appointed   by  the  Governor;  (7)  the
Commissioner of Education, or  his  designee;  (8)
the  Commissioner  of Environmental Protection, or
his  designee;  (9)  the  Commissioner  of  Public
Safety, or his designee; (10) the Secretary of the
Office of Policy and Management, or his  designee;
(11)  the  Commissioner of Social Services, or her
designee; and (12) one  member  appointed  by  the
Comptroller.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to the public health, in accordance with
the provisions of section  11-4a  of  the  general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.   12.  Section  16-261a  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 1  of  public  act
95-250  and  sections  12  and  21  of  public act
95-257,  is  repealed   and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  is established an interagency task
force to study electric and magnetic  fields.  The
task force shall determine the appropriate role of
the state in  addressing  the  potential  problems
associated  with  electric and magnetic fields and
may make recommendations to the  General  Assembly
regarding   any   legislation   which   it   deems
appropriate. The task force shall consist  of  (1)
the Commissioner of Public Health or his designee;
(2) the Commissioner of  Environmental  Protection
or  his designee; (3) the Commissioner of Economic
and Community Development or his designee; (4) the
Secretary  of  the Office of Policy and Management
or his designee; (5) the chairperson of the Public
Utilities  Control  Authority  or his designee and
(6) the chairman of the Connecticut Siting Council
or his designee.
    (b)    The   Commissioner   of   Environmental
Protection, in consultation with the Department of
Public Health and the Department of Public Utility
Control, shall assess all electric public  service
companies, as defined in section 16-1, for a total
of one hundred  fifty  thousand  dollars  for  the
fiscal    year   ending   June   30,   1992.   The
commissioner, in consultation with the task force,
shall develop an equitable method of assessing the
companies for their reasonable pro rata  share  of
the   assessment.   The  moneys  assessed  by  the
commissioner shall be deposited with the Treasurer
and  shall  only  be  expended  by the interagency
electric and magnetic fields task  force  for  the
purpose  of  (1)  contracting  for the services of
electric and magnetic fields experts to assist the
task  force  in  determining  the need for and the
development  of  recommendations  to  the   public
concerning prudent methods of avoiding exposure to
electric and magnetic fields,  and  (2)  reviewing
and  compiling  the existing scientific literature
concerning  electric  and   magnetic   fields   to
identify any significant adverse effects caused by
exposure to electric and magnetic  fields  and  to
determine  whether  there are gaps in the existing
scientific literature  that  could  be  filled  by
original    scientific   research   completed   in
Connecticut. The task force shall  submit  reports
of  its  findings and recommendations to the joint
standing  committees   on   energy   and   [public
utilities]  TECHNOLOGY,  PUBLIC  health [services]
and the  environment  on  or  before  February  1,
[1995] 1998.
    Sec.  13.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study the impact of land development upon
water  resources  and  to  set guidelines for land
development at a level that will protect  property
owners,  future  property  owners  and  owners  of
abutting  property  from  risk  of  limited  water
supplies due to overdevelopment, particularly when
the sole source of water  is  individual  artesian
wells.  In  developing  its  guidelines,  the task
force shall consider topography and any historical
data  that may be available regarding well failure
rates.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  two
members  appointed  by  the majority leader of the
House  of   Representatives;   (3)   two   members
appointed  by  the  majority leader of the Senate;
(4) two members appointed by the  minority  leader
of  the  House of Representatives; (5) two members
appointed by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;
(6)  the Commissioner of Environmental Protection,
or his  designee;  and  (7)  the  Commissioner  of
Public Health, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to the public health, in accordance with
the provisions of section  11-4a  of  the  general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  14.  (a)  There  is hereby established a
task force to study nursing home  regulations  and
other  nursing  home  issues,  including,  but not
limited to: (1) The cost reimbursement system  for
nursing  homes  located in distressed communities;
(2) the present and future demand  and  supply  of
nursing  home  beds including consideration of the
current moratorium on building facilities with new
nursing  home  beds;  (3)  the certificate of need
process for nursing home facilities and  services;
(4)  recoupment  of  nursing  home  costs  through
applied income, asset  collection,  over  payments
and third-party liability; (5) competitive bidding
of   nursing   home   clients;   (6)   alternative
arrangements  for  nursing  home  clients; (7) the
adequacy of nursing  home  client  data;  and  (8)
admission procedures for nursing home patients.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  two
members  appointed  by  the majority leader of the
Senate; (3) two members appointed by the  majority
leader  of  the  House of Representatives; (4) two
members appointed by the minority  leader  of  the
House   of   Representatives;   (5)   two  members
appointed by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;
(6)  the  Commissioner  of Social Services, or her
designee; (7) the Commissioner of  Public  Health,
or  his  designee;  (8)  the  state long-term care
ombudsman;  (9)  the  Executive  Director  of  the
Commission on Aging; (10) two members appointed by
the Governor; and (11) one member appointed by the
Comptroller.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to public health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  15.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to examine  and  evaluate  the  state's  tax
policy  and  apportionment  methods applied to the
financial services industry. The task force  shall
focus on: (1) Whether the tax treatment of similar
financial service products provided  by  different
corporate  structures is equitable and consistent;
(2) whether the tax treatment of similar financial
services within the same organization is equitable
and consistent; and (3) how existing and  proposed
tax  strategies  can be made a central part of the
state's economic policy and  plan  to  retain  and
attract jobs.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committee of the General Assembly  having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue
and  bonding;  (7)  the  Commissioner  of  Revenue
Services,   or   his   designee;   and   (8)   the
Commissioner  of  Economic  Development,  or   his
designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not later than February 5, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the Governor and to the General
Assembly. The task force shall  terminate  on  the
date that it submits such report.
    Sec.  16.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study issues related  to  adult  literacy
programs.  Such  study  shall  include, but not be
limited to, the coordination of  funding  and  the
mission of such programs.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  consist  of: (1)
Three members appointed  by  the  speaker  of  the
House   of   Representatives   and  three  members
appointed by the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate;  (2)  one member appointed by the majority
leader of the House of  Representatives;  (3)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
Senate; (4) one member appointed by  the  minority
leader  of  the  House of Representatives; and (5)
one member appointed by the minority leader of the
Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  education,  in  accordance  with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  17.  (a)  There is established a Nuclear
Energy  Advisory  Council  which  shall  (1)  hold
regular   public   meetings  for  the  purpose  of
discussing  issues  relating  to  the  safety  and
operation   of   the   nuclear   power  generating
facilities located in this state and to advise the
Governor,  the General Assembly and municipalities
within a five-mile radius  of  any  nuclear  power
generating  facility in this state of such issues,
(2) work  in  conjunction  with  agencies  of  the
federal,  state and local governments and with any
electric  company  operating   a   nuclear   power
generating  facility  to  ensure the public health
and safety, (3) discuss  proposed  changes  in  or
problems  arising  from the operation of a nuclear
power generating facility,  (4)  communicate  with
any  electric  company  operating  a nuclear power
generating facility, about safety  or  operational
concerns at the facility, which communications may
include, but not be limited to, receipt of written
reports  and presentations to the council, and (5)
review the current status of facilities  with  the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    (b)  The  advisory  council  shall consist of:
(1) Two members appointed  by  the  president  pro
tempore of the Senate and two members appointed by
the speaker of the House of  Representatives;  (2)
the  Commissioner  of Environmental Protection, or
his  designee;  (3)  one  representative   of   an
operator  of  a  nuclear power generating facility
located in the state, appointed by  the  Governor;
(4) two electors from each municipality in which a
nuclear  power  generating  facility  is  located,
appointed  by the chief executive officers of said
municipalities; and (5) four electors each of whom
is  from  a  municipality  which  is adjacent to a
municipality in which a nuclear  power  generating
facility is located, one appointed by the majority
leader  of  the  House  of  Representatives,   one
appointed  by  the  majority leader of the Senate,
one appointed by the minority leader of the  House
of  Representatives,  and  one  appointed  by  the
minority leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the advisory council
shall be made not more than thirty days after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)  The  councils  shall  elect a chairperson
from among its members, except that the speaker of
the House of Representatives and the president pro
tempore   of   the   Senate   shall   select   the
chairpersons for the first meeting of the council.
Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting
of  the  task  force,  which  shall be held within
sixty  days  after  the  effective  date  of  this
section.
    (e)  The membership of the council shall serve
without   compensation.   The   Commissioner    of
Environmental  Protection  shall  provide,  within
available  resources,  clerical  support  to   the
council.
    (f)   On   or  before  January  1,  1997,  and
annually thereafter, the  advisory  council  shall
report  to  the  General  Assembly  concerning its
activities for the preceding year.
    Sec.  18.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study  intergenerational  planning   in
housing,  education, child development and leisure
services. The task force shall examine (1)  models
of  intergenerational  programs including, but not
limited  to,  elder  volunteers  in  schools   and
intergenerational  urban  planning,  and  (2)  how
intergenerational  planning  may  be  incorporated
into services offered through state agencies.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of  Children  and  Families,  or his
designee; (7) the Commissioner of Social Services,
or her designee; (8) the Executive Director of the
Commission on Aging, or his designee; and (9)  the
Commissioner of Education, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating to human services, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  19.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study  issues  relating  to   (1)   the
eligibility  for state corporation business income
tax credits and municipal property tax  abatements
of  companies  that  expand their workforce not by
creating  new   jobs   or   making   new   capital
investments  but  by causing the net relocation of
employees from companies in  other  municipalities
or    states,    (2)   the   competition   between
municipalities and between states for job  growth,
(3)  the  creation  of  a multistate commission to
provide information, analysis and  recommendations
to  concurring  states  which  will assist them in
making informed decisions when they act  in  their
roles  as  market participants to prevent the harm
caused  to  the  welfare  of  their  residents  by
detrimental    net   relocations   of   employment
associated   with   significant    transfers    or
terminations  of  operations  of establishments in
those states, and (4) the impact of tax policy  on
the retention or loss of jobs.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance   of   matters  relating  to  commerce,
government administration and elections,  finance,
revenue  and  bonding,  and  labor;  and  (7)  two
members appointed by the Governor.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating to commerce and labor and public
employees, in accordance with  the  provisions  of
section  11-4a  of  the general statutes. The task
force shall terminate on the date it submits  such
report or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  20.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to develop a gaming policy for the state.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
Executive  Director  of  the  Division  of Special
Revenue, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to public safety and judiciary,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of  the  general  statutes.  The  task force shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  21.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study  private  security  personnel.  The
task   force   shall  study  the  state's  current
regulation of private security companies and their
personnel.  The task force shall recommend whether
the state should expand  registration,  licensure,
fingerprinting,   criminal  background  checks  or
other regulation to entities and  individuals  not
currently regulated by the state.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
chairperson of the joint standing committee of the
General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating  to public safety and judiciary, or their
designees; (7) the Commissioner of the  Department
of   Public  Safety,  or  his  designee;  (8)  the
Executive Director of the Police Officer Standards
and Training Council, or his designee; and (9) two
members appointed by the Governor.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)  The  chairpersons  of  the joint standing
committee  on  public  safety   shall   serve   as
chairpersons  of  the  task  force, from among the
members of the task force. Said chairpersons shall
schedule  the  first  meeting  of  the task force,
which shall be held no later than sixty days after
the effective date of this section.
    (e)  Not later than December 2, 1996, the task
force shall submit a report of  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to public safety and judiciary,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of  the  general  statutes.  The  task force shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or December 2, 1996, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  22.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study the  issue  of  domestic  violence.
Such study shall include, but shall not be limited
to, an examination of issues relating to: (1)  The
prosecution  of  crimes  of domestic violence; (2)
the enforcement of protective  orders  related  to
domestic  violence;  (3) penalties imposed against
offenders;  and  (4)  the  effectiveness  of   the
current   system  on  the  incidence  of  domestic
violence.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Attorney  General,  or his designee; (7) the Chief
Court Administrator,  or  his  designee;  (8)  the
Chief State's Attorney, or his designee; and (9) a
representative  of  the  Family  Division  of  the
Superior  Court,  who  shall  be  appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  judiciary,  in  accordance  with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  23.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study the implementation of the agreement
between  the  town  of  Washington and the city of
Waterbury regarding water supply and the diversion
of  the  Shepaug River. The task force shall study
the  responsibilities  of  the  towns  under   the
agreement  and  the  effects  of  diversion of the
Shepaug River.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) One
member appointed by the speaker of  the  House  of
Representatives  and  one  member appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  one
member  appointed  by  the Governor; (7) the chief
elected official of the town of Washington, or his
designee;  (8)  the  chief elected official of the
city  of  Waterbury,  or  his  designee;  (9)  the
Commissioner  of  Environmental Protection, or his
designee, and  (10)  the  Commissioner  of  Public
Health, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters relating to public health and environment,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of  the  general  statutes.  The  task force shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.   24.   (a)   There   is   established  a
Connecticut seafood task force to explore ways  to
promote  the  production,  consumption,  sale  and
export of Connecticut seafood products.  The  task
force  shall  consider  (1) the appropriateness of
establishing a Connecticut  Seafood  Council,  (2)
educational  and promotional activities within and
outside the state,  (3)  creation  of  public  and
private   partnerships   to  develop  and  promote
Connecticut seafood products, and (4)  legislative
and    administrative   initiatives   to   promote
Connecticut seafood production.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of Agriculture, or his designee; and
(7) the Commissioner of Environmental  Protection,
or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  environment,  in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  25.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force on youths to study and make  recommendations
for  legislation,  policies,  programs and funding
relating to youths  sixteen  and  seventeen  years
old.   The  task  force  shall  consider  parental
responsibility  and  liability  of  youths,  youth
transportation issues, parental control of youths,
emancipation and expansion of  the  Families  with
Service Needs Program.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to judiciary, human
services and transportation; (7) the  chairpersons
and  ranking  members  of  the Select Committee on
Children; (8) the  Commissioner  of  Children  and
Families,    or    his   designee;   and   (9)   a
representative   of   the   judicial    department
appointed by the Chief Court Administrator.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to judiciary and human services
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of   the  general  statutes,  and  to  the  Select
Committee  on  Children.  The  task  force   shall
terminate  on the date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  26.  Special  act  91-35,  as amended by
section 2 of  public  act  92-152,  section  5  of
public  act  93-411,  special act 94-1 and special
act 95-5, is amended to read as follows:
    There  is  established  a  task force to study
the use of aero-derived  gas  turbine  systems  in
industrial  applications.  The  task  force  shall
analyze   the   future    commercialization    and
utilization  of such technology which uses natural
gas, methane  or  gasified  coal,  biomass,  sewer
sludge   or   other  gasified  fuels  to  generate
electrical power. The membership of the task force
shall  be  as  follows:  (1)  The chairpersons and
ranking members of the joint  standing  committees
on  energy  and  technology  and commerce; (2) the
secretary of the office of policy  and  management
or his designee; (3) the chairperson of the public
utility control authority or his designee; (4) the
commissioner  of  environmental protection, or his
designee;  (5)  the   commissioner   of   economic
development, or his designee; (6) a representative
of the Connecticut  resource  recovery  authority;
(7)  a  representative  from  each electric public
service  company  with  more   than   seventy-five
thousand  customers;  (8)  a  representative  of a
group with  interest  in  the  environment,  which
representative  may  be  a  member  of the general
assembly; (9) two representatives of the  industry
involved  in  the  production  of electricity from
advanced,  aero-derived,  gas  turbines;  (10)   a
representative  from a gas public service company;
(11) a representative of labor; and (12) a  public
member.  The  appointment  of  task  force members
shall be as follows: The president pro tempore  of
the  senate  shall appoint a representative of the
industry involved in the production of electricity
from   advanced,  aero-derived,  gas  turbines,  a
representative from a gas public  service  company
and  a  representative of an electric company with
more than  seventy-five  thousand  customers;  the
majority  leader  of  the  senate  shall appoint a
representative of a group  with  interest  in  the
environment;  the  minority  leader  of the senate
shall appoint a representative of the  Connecticut
resource  recovery  authority;  the speaker of the
house   of   representatives   shall   appoint   a
representative  of  the  industry  involved in the
production   of   electricity    from    advanced,
aero-derived,   gas  turbines,  a  member  of  the
general assembly and a  representative  of  labor;
the    majority    leader    of   the   house   of
representatives shall appoint a representative  of
an  electric public service company with more than
seventy-five thousand customers; and the  minority
leader  of  the  house  of  representatives  shall
appoint a public member. The members of  the  task
force  shall  serve without compensation. The task
force shall elect a  chairperson  from  among  its
members.  The  task force shall submit its initial
findings and recommendations to the department  of
economic  development,  the  department  of public
utility  control  and  the  general  assembly,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the general statutes, on  or  before  February  1,
1992, and January first of 1994, 1995, 1996, [and]
1997 AND 1998. The task force shall  terminate  on
January 2, [1997] 1998.
    Sec.  27.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study pro bono legal services. Such study
shall  analyze  ways to encourage the provision of
legal services to low income persons.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House  of  Representatives;  and  (5)  one  member
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  judiciary,  in  accordance  with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  28.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force   on   telemedicine   and   on-line   health
information  to  study  the  health policy, legal,
telecommunications   and   economic    development
aspects  of  enhancing  the use of telemedicine in
Connecticut.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House  of  Representatives;  and  (5)  one  member
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to public health and energy and
technology, in accordance with the  provisions  of
section  11-4a  of  the general statutes. The task
force shall terminate on the date that it  submits
such  report  or  January  1,  1997,  whichever is
earlier.
    Sec.  29.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to design and  develop  a  program  for  the
certification  and registry of direct care workers
serving people with mental retardation.  The  task
force  shall  review: (1) The current standards of
education and training required  for  direct  care
workers  serving people with mental retardation by
the Department of Mental Retardation, nonunionized
private  agencies, and unionized private agencies;
(2)  all  programs  for  the   certification   and
registry  of  direct  care  workers serving people
with mental  retardation  currently  in  force  or
under  consideration  in  other  states;  (3)  the
proposals of the National Certification of  Direct
Service  Workers  Task  Force; and (4) the current
procedures  of  the  Office  of   Protection   and
Advocacy,  the  Department  of Mental Retardation,
nonunionized  private   agencies   and   unionized
private agencies, with regard to the reporting and
investigation of alleged incidents  of  abuse  and
neglect  of  people  with  mental retardation, the
imposition  of  discipline  against  direct   care
workers  pursuant  to  such investigations and the
due process accorded direct care  workers  accused
of such misconduct.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) One
member appointed by the speaker of  the  House  of
Representatives  and  one  member appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner   of   Mental   Retardation,  or  his
designee; (7) the Executive Director of the Office
of  Protection  and Advocacy, or his designee; and
(8) two members appointed by the Governor.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force  shall  submit   proposed   legislation   to
implement a program for certification and registry
of direct care workers serving people with  mental
retardation  to  the  joint standing committees of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to public health, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  30.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  review  issues  related  to  the  State
Building  Code and make recommendations concerning
legislative or regulatory actions to  improve  the
adoption,   administration,   implementation   and
interpretation of the State Building Code.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
State Building Inspector, or his designee; (7) the
State Fire Marshal, or his designee; and  (8)  the
Commissioner of Public Health, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to public safety, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  31.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study  the  impact  of  transferring  the
venue  for  housing matters, as defined in section
47a-68 of  the  general  statutes,  in  which  the
premises  are  located  in  the town of Manchester
from the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain
to  the  judicial  district  of  Tolland. The task
force shall review the number of  housing  matters
filed   currently  in  the  judicial  district  of
Hartford-New Britain which would be transferred to
the  judicial  district  of  Tolland,  the housing
matters currently filed in the  judicial  district
of Tolland, and the impact that the transfer would
have  on  the  housing  docket  in  the   judicial
district of Tolland.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committee of the General Assembly  having
cognizance  of  matters  relating  to  housing, or
their  designees;  and   (7)   the   Chief   Court
Administrator, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating   to   planning   and   development,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  32.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study  payments   to   volunteer   fire
companies  for  calls  on limited access highways.
The  task  force  shall  review  the  status   and
adequacy of current legislation, study the cost of
administering this program and recommend  ways  to
improve program administration.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) One
member appointed by the speaker of  the  House  of
Representatives  and  one  member appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House  of  Representatives;  and  (5)  one  member
appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating to public safety, transportation
and  appropriations,  in   accordance   with   the
provisions   of   section  11-4a  of  the  general
statutes. The task force shall  terminate  on  the
date  that  it  submits  such report or January 1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  33.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study  the  issue  of  rising  gasoline
prices.  Such  study  shall  include,  but  not be
limited to (1) state and federal  oil  importation
and  taxation policies and their effect on prices,
(2) direct actions the state  can  take  regarding
gasoline  prices, and (3) all public policies that
may affect gasoline prices.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committees of the General Assembly having
cognizance of matters relating to finance, general
law, transportation and energy and technology.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made not  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held not
more  than  sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters   relating   to   finance,   general  law,
transportation  and  energy  and  technology,   in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the  general  statutes.  The  task   force   shall
terminate  on the date that it submits such report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  34.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study: (1) The distribution of funds  to,
and   use  of  funds  by,  tourism  districts  and
convention center, coliseum  and  maritime  center
authorities,  under  section 32-305 of the general
statutes, as amended; (2) the statutory  purposes,
powers  and  duties  of tourism districts; and (3)
the costs incurred by municipalities as  a  result
of  tourist attractions within such municipalities
or within neighboring or adjoining municipalities.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  the
chairperson of the Connecticut Tourism Council, or
his designee; (3)  the  chairpersons  and  ranking
members  of  the  joint  standing committee of the
General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating to economic and community development, or
their designees; (4) two members appointed by  the
speaker  of  the  House of Representatives and two
members appointed by the president pro tempore  of
the  Senate;  (5)  one  member  appointed  by  the
majority leader of the House  of  Representatives;
(6) one member appointed by the majority leader of
the  Senate;  (7)  one  member  appointed  by  the
minority  leader  of the House of Representatives;
and (8)  one  member  appointed  by  the  minority
leader of the Senate.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made not  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held not
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating to economic and community development, in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  35.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study,   in   consultation   with   the
appropriate  authorities in the states of New York
and Rhode Island and the federal  government,  the
feasibility  of state regulation of tank ships and
tank barges transporting oil or petroleum  liquids
in  Long  Island  Sound or adjacent waters and any
possibilities  for  coordination   of   interstate
regulation  of  such  vessels. Such regulation may
include, but not be limited to, requiring  certain
safety  equipment  such  as  a  redundant  working
ground tackle sufficient to secure any such vessel
during   a  storm  event,  an  emergency  response
positioning  beacon  sufficient  to   continuously
transmit a vessel's identification and position in
an emergency, and fire prevention and  suppression
equipment in appropriate areas of such vessels.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
Commissioner  of  Environmental Protection, or his
designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to  environment,  in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  36.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study the economic development  potential
of  expanding  to  other industries the tax credit
and program created under section 38a-88a  of  the
general  statutes,  as  amended  by section 139 of
public act 95-79.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
Commissioner    of    Economic    and    Community
Development, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to finance, revenue and bonding
and commerce, in accordance with the provisions of
section  11-4a  of  the general statutes. The task
force shall terminate on the date that it  submits
such  report  or  January  1,  1997,  whichever is
earlier.
    Sec.  37.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study  parking  enforcement  for  persons
with  disabilities.  The task forces shall review:
(1) State standards and  procedures  for  granting
special   parking   privileges   to  persons  with
disabilities and identifying such persons and  the
motor vehicles operated by such persons; (2) state
standards  and  procedures   for   requiring   and
identifying  parking required to be designated for
persons with disabilities; and (3) state and local
enforcement  of  violations  of designated parking
for persons with disabilities.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of  Public  Safety, or his designee;
(7) the Commissioner  of  Transportation,  or  his
designee;   (8)   two  members  appointed  by  the
Governor;  and  (9)  the  Commissioner  of   Motor
Vehicles, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating to transportation, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section  11-4a  of   the   general
statutes.  The  task  force shall terminate on the
date that it submits such  report  or  January  1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  38.  Section 10 of public act 93-411, as
amended by section 24 of  public  act  95-318,  is
repealed  and the following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established  a  task  force to
study and develop a strategy  for  addressing  the
social   and  economic  conditions  which  inhibit
minority males from reaching their full potential.
The   task   force  shall  consist  of  twenty-one
members. The Governor shall appoint three  members
of  the task force, the president pro tempore, the
majority leader and the  minority  leader  of  the
Senate  shall  each appoint three members, and the
speaker, the  majority  leader  and  the  minority
leader  of the House of Representatives shall each
appoint three members. The  members  of  the  task
force may include representatives from the General
Assembly,  other  legislative  bodies,  government
agencies,    school    systems,    colleges    and
universities, the military, churches and religious
organizations,  medical  and  health  fields,  law
enforcement, corrections, the  judiciary,  private
industry   councils,   business  and  professions,
social service and  advocacy  agencies,  including
but  not  limited to, the National Association for
the  Advancement  of  Colored  People,  the  Urban
League   and  the  Hispanic  Health  Council.  All
appointments to  the  task  force  shall  be  made
within  thirty  days  after  the effective date of
this section. Any vacancy shall be filled  by  the
appointing authority.
    (b)  The  task  force  shall  hold  its  first
meeting within sixty days after the effective date
of  this  section  and  shall  meet  at least once
during each two-month  period  thereafter  and  at
such   other   times   as  the  chairperson  deems
necessary. Special meetings shall be held  on  the
request  of  a majority of the members of the task
force  after  notice  in   accordance   with   the
provisions   of   section   1-21  of  the  general
statutes. The task force shall elect a chairperson
and a deputy chairperson from among its members.
    (c)   The   study  of  the  task  force  shall
include, but not be limited  to,  the  extent  and
causes  of  the following issues as they relate to
minority males and the development  of  strategies
for resolving such issues: The lack of educational
attainment; school drop-out  rate,  poor  academic
and    educational    performance;   barriers   to
employment  opportunities;  mortality  rate;   the
frequency  of  incidents of violence and homicide;
the percentage of minority males among  those  who
are  incarcerated; the incidence of drug addiction
and substance abuse; and the ineffectual  role  of
some  minority  males with respect to the minority
family structure.
    (d)   The   joint   committee  on  legislative
management may accept gifts, grants, donations  or
bequests for the purposes of this section.
    (e)  The  task  force  shall  submit  a  final
report on its  findings  and  recommendations,  in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the general statutes, to the  joint  committee  on
legislative  management  and to the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of matters relating to human services,
on or before January  1,  [1996]  1997.  The  task
force  shall terminate on the date that it submits
such report or January 1, [1996]  1997,  whichever
is earlier.
    Sec.  39.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force  to  study  the  provision  of  nonemergency
transportation  services  in  the  state. The task
force shall study: (1)  The  current  capacity  of
existing  providers of nonemergency transportation
services; (2) the impact of the regulation of such
services on emergency transportation services; (3)
the   feasibility   of    coordinating    regional
transportation  districts  with  the uniform human
services regions; (4) the impact on competition of
competitive  bidding; (5) reduction and management
of costs of nonemergency  transportation  services
for Medicaid recipients; (6) the regional need for
nonemergency  transportation  services   in   each
established transportation region; (7) utilization
of  and  access  to  nonemergency   transportation
services,    including    but   not   limited   to
nonemergency medical transportation  services  and
equipment;   (8)   the  ease  of  entry  of  other
providers, including new providers into the market
for  purposes of providing transportation services
to Medicaid recipients; and (9) the regulations of
the  Department  of  Transportation  and Office of
Emergency  Management  relating  to   nonemergency
transportation.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader  of  the  Senate;  (6)  the
Commissioner  of Social Services, or her designee;
(7) the Commissioner  of  Transportation,  or  his
designee;  (8)  the  Secretary  of  the  Office of
Policy and Management, or his  designee;  (9)  the
chairpersons  and  ranking  members  of  the joint
standing committee of the General Assembly  having
cognizance  of matters relating to human services;
and (10) the chairpersons and ranking  members  of
the   joint  standing  committee  of  the  General
Assembly having cognizance of matters relating  to
transportation.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)  The  chairpersons  of  the  committee  on
transportation shall be the  chairpersons  of  the
task  force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the
first meeting of the task force,  which  shall  be
held  no later than sixty days after the effective
date of this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations to the joint standing committee of
the General Assembly having cognizance of  matters
relating  to human services and transportation, in
accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of
the   general   statutes.  The  task  force  shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  40.  (a)  There  is  established  a task
force to study alternative tax policies to benefit
urban  centers.  Such task force shall examine the
state's tax code  to  determine  such  alternative
measures.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro  tempore  of  the  Senate;  (2)  one
member  appointed  by  the  majority leader of the
House of Representatives; (3) one member appointed
by  the  majority  leader  of  the Senate; (4) one
member appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
House of Representatives; (5) one member appointed
by the minority leader of the Senate; and (6)  the
Commissioner of Revenue Services, or his designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made  no  later  than  thirty  days  after  the
effective  date of this section. Any vacancy shall
be filled by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force, from among the  members  of  the  task
force.  Such chairpersons shall schedule the first
meeting of the task force, which shall be held  no
later  than sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later than January 1, 1997, the task
force shall submit a report on  its  findings  and
recommendations  to  the joint standing committees
of  the  General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of
matters  relating  to finance, revenue and bonding
and planning and development, in  accordance  with
the  provisions  of  section  11-4a of the general
statutes. The task force shall  terminate  on  the
date  that  it  submits  such report or January 1,
1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  41.  Section  6  of public act 95-318 is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established  a  task  force to
study issues relating to the future of the Eastern
Connecticut  Firemen's  Training  School. The task
force shall: (1)  Review  the  provisions  of  the
general  statutes  concerning  eminent  domain  to
determine whether a state  agency  has  sufficient
authority  to acquire the land and buildings which
house the Eastern Connecticut  Firemen's  Training
School    by   eminent   domain;   (2)   recommend
legislation that would give  sufficient  authority
to an agency if such authority does not exist; (3)
estimate the cost to  the  state  of  taking  said
property  by eminent domain; (4) estimate the cost
to the state of rebuilding  facilities  equivalent
to  said property in another location or expanding
existing  training  schools  to  accommodate   the
number  of firemen trained at said property in the
event that said property closes and  (5)  consider
other  feasible  alternatives  for  preserving the
Eastern Connecticut Firemen's Training School.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro tempore of the Senate,  who  may  be
members of the General Assembly, (2) a compensated
member  of  a  fire  department,  who   shall   be
appointed  by  the majority leader of the House of
Representatives, (3) a member of a volunteer  fire
department, who shall be appointed by the majority
leader of the Senate, (4) one member appointed  by
the    minority    leader    of   the   House   of
Representatives, (5) one member appointed  by  the
minority   leader   of   the   Senate,   (6)   the
Commissioner of Public Safety,  or  his  designee,
and  (7)  the Commissioner of Public Works, or his
designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made within thirty  days  after  the  effective
date  of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled
by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force. Such chairpersons shall  schedule  the
first  meeting  of  the task force, which shall be
held within sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later  than  January 1, [1996] 1997,
the task  force  shall  submit  a  report  on  its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of  matters relating to public safety,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of  the  general  statutes.  The  task force shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, [1996] 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  42.  Section  23 of public act 95-318 is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  There  is  established a healthy families
task  force  to  advise  and  consult   with   the
Commissioner  of  Children and families concerning
the establishment, implementation and progress  of
the Healthy Families Program.
    (b)  The  task force shall consist of: (1) Two
members appointed by the speaker of the  House  of
Representatives  and  two members appointed by the
president pro tempore of the Senate,  who  may  be
members  of  the General Assembly, (2) two members
appointed by the majority leader of the  House  of
Representatives,  (3) two members appointed by the
majority leader of the  Senate,  (4)  two  members
appointed  by  the minority leader of the House of
Representatives, (5) two members appointed by  the
minority   leader   of   the   Senate,   (6)   the
Commissioner of  Children  and  Families,  or  his
designee, (7) the Commissioner of Social Services,
or his designee, (8) the  Commissioner  of  Public
Health,  or  his designee, (9) the Commissioner of
Education, or his designee, (10) the Secretary  of
the  Office  of  Policy  and  Management,  or  his
designee, and (11) the Executive Director  of  the
Commission on Children, or her designee.
    (c)  All  appointments to the task force shall
be made within thirty  days  after  the  effective
date  of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled
by the appointing authority.
    (d)    The    speaker    of   the   House   of
Representatives and the president pro  tempore  of
the  Senate  shall  select the chairpersons of the
task force. Such chairpersons shall  schedule  the
first  meeting  of  the task force, which shall be
held within sixty days after the effective date of
this section.
    (e)  Not  later  than  January 1, [1996] 1997,
the task  force  shall  submit  a  report  on  its
findings and recommendations to the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance  of matters relating to human services,
in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a
of  the  general  statutes.  The  task force shall
terminate on the date that it submits such  report
or January 1, [1996] 1997, whichever is earlier.
    Sec.  43. Any member of a task force appointed
by the speaker of the House of Representatives  or
the  president  pro  tempore  of  the  Senate, the
majority leader of the House  of  Representatives,
the  majority  leader  of the Senate, the minority
leader of the  House  of  Representatives  or  the
minority  leader  of the Senate may be a member of
the General Assembly.
    Sec. 44. This  act  shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 6, 1996