House Bill No. 6872
               House Bill No. 6872

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-29


AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATIONS THAT ARE MANDATED BY
THE GENERAL STATUTES BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ADOPTED.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  (NEW) On or before December first
of each year, each  agency  shall  submit  to  the
standing legislative regulation review committee:
    (1)  A  list  of  every section of the general
statutes  that  requires  the  agency   to   adopt
regulations  on  or  before  January first of such
year if the  agency  (A)  has  not  submitted  the
proposed  regulations to the committee as provided
in section 4-170 of the general statutes  by  said
December   first,   or   (B)   submitted  proposed
regulations which were rejected without  prejudice
by   the   committee   and   the  agency  has  not
resubmitted  the  proposed  regulations   to   the
committee  as  provided  in  section 4-170 by said
December first;
    (2)  A  date  by  which the agency proposes to
submit  or   resubmit   each   of   the   proposed
regulations; and
    (3)   An   explanation   in   writing  by  the
administrative head of the agency of  the  reasons
each such proposed regulation was not submitted or
resubmitted to the committee on or before the date
by  which  the  agency  is required by the general
statutes to adopt the regulation.
    Sec.  2. Section 4-171 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    On   or  before  February  fifteenth  of  each
regular  session  of  the  General  Assembly,  the
cochairpersons   of   the   standing   legislative
regulation review committee shall  submit  to  the
General  Assembly  for its study (1) a copy of all
proposed regulations which have  been  disapproved
by  the standing committee under subsection (c) of
section 4-170, AND (2) A LIST BY  AGENCY  OF  EACH
SECTION  OF THE GENERAL STATUTES THAT REQUIRES THE
AGENCY TO ADOPT REGULATIONS ON OR  BEFORE  JANUARY
FIRST  OF  THE PRECEDING YEAR WHICH THE AGENCY DID
NOT  SUBMIT  OR  RESUBMIT  TO  THE  COMMITTEE   BY
DECEMBER FIRST OF SUCH YEAR AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
1  OF  THIS  ACT.  Such  regulations   THAT   WERE
DISAPPROVED  shall  be  referred by the speaker of
the House or by the president pro tempore  of  the
Senate   to   an  appropriate  committee  for  its
consideration and  the  committee  shall  schedule
hearings  thereon.  The  General  Assembly may, by
resolution, either sustain or reverse  a  vote  of
disapproval  of  the  standing committee under the
provisions of said subsection (c), except that  if
the  General  Assembly  fails  during  its regular
session to reverse by resolution  the  disapproval
of  a  regulation  proposed  for  the  purpose  of
implementing a federally  subsidized  or  assisted
program,  the  vote of disapproval shall be deemed
sustained for purposes of  this  section  and  the
proposed  regulation  shall  not become effective.
Any action  of  the  General  Assembly  under  the
provisions  of  this section shall be effective as
of the date of passage of the  resolution  in  the
second house of the General Assembly.
    Sec.  3.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1997.

Approved May 6, 1997