House Bill No. 6585
               House Bill No. 6585

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-302


AN  ACT  CONCERNING   DEPENDENT   CARE  ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM AND PAYROLL  DEDUCTION  PRIVILEGES OFFERED
BY THE COMPTROLLER.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  5-264b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  Comptroller shall  maintain  a  dependent
care spending account  program for state employees
in accordance with  Section  129  of  the Internal
Revenue  Code  of  1986  and  regulations  adopted
pursuant to such  section. Under such program, the
Comptroller  or the  program  administrator,  upon
receipt of the  written  request  of  an employee,
shall  establish and  maintain  a  dependent  care
spending   account   for    such   employee.   The
Comptroller  shall  reduce   the  salary  of  such
employee by the amount designated in such request.
Such amount shall be transferred to the employee's
dependent care spending  account and shall be used
to reimburse the  employee  for  expenses incurred
for  dependent  care   which   are   eligible  for
reimbursement under the  provisions of Section 129
of the Internal  Revenue Code. The Comptroller may
contract with an  administrator for the management
of this program. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"STATE EMPLOYEES" INCLUDES  MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY.
    Sec. 2. Section 3-123b of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The Comptroller shall provide the same payroll
deduction privileges to  retired  state  employees
and other persons  receiving  salary,  pension  or
similar payments from the state as is provided for
state employees. [under  the  provisions  of title
5.]

Approved July 8, 1997