House Bill No. 6797
               House Bill No. 6797

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-162


AN  ACT REDUCING  MUNICIPAL  PAPERWORK  CONCERNING
CERTAIN  POLICE NOTIFICATIONS  AND  DEPOSITS  INTO
ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL ACCOUNTS.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  29-322  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    [(a)] No person  shall  operate,  and no owner
shall permit the  operation of, a cargo tank motor
vehicle,  as  defined   in  the  Code  of  Federal
Regulations Title 49,  Section  171.8,  as amended
from time to  time, used for the transportation of
flammable  or  combustible   liquids   until  such
vehicle has been  inspected in accordance with the
provisions  of  this   section.  Each  local  fire
marshal shall inspect  once  each  year,  and more
often if necessary, all tanks and cargo tank motor
vehicles located in  his jurisdiction and used for
the  storage or  transportation  of  flammable  or
combustible liquids, and  shall promptly report to
the Commissioner of  Public  Safety  each definite
hazard so found.  All  such  inspections  shall be
made in accordance  with  the regulations provided
for in section  29-320.  The local fire marshal of
the city, town  or borough in which the vehicle is
registered by the  Commissioner  of Motor Vehicles
shall  issue  for   each   vehicle  inspected  and
approved   a   certificate    furnished   by   the
Commissioner  of  Public  Safety  which  shall  be
carried  in  the   vehicle   and   kept  with  the
certificate of registration  for  such  vehicle at
all times. No  city,  town  or borough, other than
the one in  which the vehicle is registered by the
Commissioner of Motor  Vehicles, shall require any
further inspection or cause any further inspection
to be made,  or  exact  any  license fees for such
inspection, or exact  any  license  fees  for  the
transportation of flammable or combustible liquids
into or out of such city, town or borough.
    [(b) In the  event  of  a leak or discharge of
any flammable or combustible liquid from a storage
facility or motor  vehicle  used to transport such
liquids,  which constitutes  a  threat  to  public
safety,  the owner  or  operator  of  the  storage
facility or motor  vehicle  and the police or fire
officer in charge  at  the  scene  of such leak or
discharge shall immediately  report  or  cause the
report of such  leak  or discharge to state police
headquarters.]
    Sec. 2. Section 29-332 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    [(a)] No person  shall  operate,  and no owner
shall permit the  operation of, a cargo tank motor
vehicle,  as  defined   in  the  Code  of  Federal
Regulations Title 49,  Section  171.8,  as amended
from time to  time, used for the transportation of
liquefied petroleum gas  or  liquefied natural gas
until  such  vehicle   has   been   inspected   in
accordance with the  provisions  of  this section.
The local fire  marshal  of  each  town,  city and
borough  shall inspect  once  annually,  and  more
often  if  necessary,   all  bulk  storage  tanks,
equipment and cargo  tank  motor  vehicles at bulk
storage plant installations  in  his  jurisdiction
and utilized for  the storage or transportation of
liquefied petroleum gas  or liquefied natural gas,
and shall promptly  report  to the Commissioner of
Public   Safety  each   hazard   found   in   such
inspection. All such  inspections shall be made in
accordance with regulations  established under the
provisions  of  section  29-331.  The  local  fire
marshal of the  city, town or borough in which the
vehicle is registered by the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles shall issue  for  each vehicle, inspected
and  approved,  a  certificate  furnished  by  the
Commissioner  of  Public  Safety  which  shall  be
carried  in  the   vehicle   and   kept  with  the
certificate of registration  for  such  vehicle at
all times. No  municipality  other than the one in
which   the   vehicle   is   registered   by   the
Commissioner of Motor  Vehicles  shall require any
further inspection or cause any further inspection
to be made,  or  exact  any  license fees for such
inspection, or exact  any  license  fees  for  the
transportation  of  liquefied   petroleum  gas  or
liquefied  natural  gas   into   or  out  of  such
municipality.
    [(b) In the  event  of  a leak or discharge of
any liquefied petroleum  gas  or liquefied natural
gas, as defined  in section 29-330, from a storage
facility or motor  vehicle  used to transport such
liquefied gases, which  constitutes  a  threat  to
public  safety,  the  owner  or  operator  of  the
storage facility or  motor  vehicle and the police
or fire officer  in  charge  at  the scene of such
leak  or discharge  shall  immediately  report  or
cause the report  of  such  leak  or  discharge to
state police headquarters.]
    Sec. 3. Section 29-339 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    [(a)] No person  shall  operate,  and no owner
shall permit the  operation of, a cargo tank motor
vehicle,  as  defined   in  the  Code  of  Federal
Regulations Title 49,  Section  171.8,  as amended
from time to  time, used for the transportation of
hazardous chemicals until  such  vehicle  has been
inspected in accordance  with  the  provisions  of
this section. The local fire marshal of each town,
city and borough  shall inspect once annually, and
more often as  necessary,  all  storage plants and
equipment and cargo  tank  motor  vehicles at bulk
storage plant installations  in  his  jurisdiction
and utilized for the storage and transportation of
hazardous chemicals, and  shall promptly report to
the  Commissioner of  Public  Safety  each  hazard
found in such  inspection.  Such inspections shall
be in accordance with the regulations issued under
the provisions of  section  29-337. The local fire
marshal of the  city, town or borough in which any
such vehicle is  registered by the Commissioner of
Motor  Vehicles  shall   issue  for  each  vehicle
inspected and approved  a certificate furnished by
the Commissioner of  Public  Safety which shall be
carried  in  the   vehicle   and   kept  with  the
certificate of registration  for  such  vehicle at
all times. No  municipality  other than the one in
which such vehicle  is so registered shall require
any  further  inspection   or  cause  any  further
inspection to be  made  or  exact any license fees
for such inspection  or exact any license fees for
the transportation of  chemicals  into  or  out of
such municipality.
    [(b) In the  event  of  a leak or discharge of
any  hazardous chemical,  as  defined  in  section
29-336, from a  storage  facility or motor vehicle
used   to   transport    such   chemicals,   which
constitutes a threat  to  public safety, the owner
or  operator of  the  storage  facility  or  motor
vehicle and the  police  or fire officer in charge
at the scene  of  such  leak  or  discharge  shall
immediately report or  cause  the  report  of such
leak or discharge to state police headquarters.]
    Sec.  4.  Section   22-380f   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    No pound shall  sell or give away any unspayed
or unneutered dog or cat to any person unless such
pound  receives  forty-five   dollars,   of  which
thirty-five dollars may  be  refunded  pursuant to
this section, from  the  person buying or adopting
such dog or cat provided such payment shall not be
required for the  purchase or adoption of any such
dog  or cat  by  a  bona  fide  animal  rescue  or
adoption organization or any representative of any
such organization. Funds received pursuant to this
section shall be  paid  [monthly] QUARTERLY by the
pound into the  animal  population control account
established under section  22-380g. At the time of
receipt of such payment, the pound shall provide a
certificate to the  person buying or adopting such
dog or cat.  Such  certificate  shall be on a form
provided by the  commissioner. If such certificate
is returned to the commissioner within thirty days
of the adoption  or purchase of the dog or cat and
is signed by a licensed veterinarian, stating that
such dog or  cat  has  been spayed or neutered and
specifying the date  on  which  the  operation was
performed or that  such  dog  or  cat is medically
unfit for such  surgery,  the  commissioner  shall
refund  thirty-five  dollars  to  the  person  who
purchased  or  adopted   the   animal.   If   such
certificate is not  returned  to  the commissioner
because the person  who  purchased  or adopted the
dog or cat  failed  to have such dog or cat spayed
or  neutered,  the  payment  shall  be  considered
forfeited and shall  be  retained  in  the  animal
population control account established pursuant to
section 22-380g. In  the  case  of  any dog or cat
which is temporarily unfit for surgery or a dog or
cat under the  age of six months, such certificate
shall specify a  date by which such dog or cat may
be  fit  for  such  surgery  and  the  person  who
purchased or adopted  such  dog  or cat shall have
thirty  days  from   that   date   to  return  the
certificate for the  refund  provided  for in this
section.
    Sec. 5. Sections  7-282a,  22a-430a,  22a-458a
and 22a-458b of the general statutes are repealed.

Approved June 24, 1997