Senate Bill No. 219
               Senate Bill No. 219

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-30


AN ACT CONCERNING SUNSET LEGISLATION.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section   1.  Section  2c-2b  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 161 of public  act
97-2 of the June 18 special session and section 22
of  public  act  97-11  of  the  June  18  special
session,   is   repealed   and  the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  following  governmental entities and
programs are terminated, effective July 1,  [2000]
2003,  unless reestablished in accordance with the
provisions of section 2c-10:
    (1)   Regulation   of   hearing   aid  dealers
pursuant to chapter 398;
    (2)  Connecticut  Osteopathic Examining Board,
established under section 20-15;
    (3)  Connecticut Homeopathic Medical Examining
Board, established under section 20-8;
    (4)  State  Board  of Natureopathic Examiners,
established under section 20-35;
    (5)  Board of Examiners of Hypertrichologists,
established under section 20-268;
    (6)  Connecticut  State Board of Examiners for
Nursing, established under section 20-88;
    (7)  Connecticut Board of Veterinary Medicine,
established under section 20-196;
    (8)  Liquor  Control  Commission,  established
under section 30-2;
    (9)  Connecticut  State Board of Examiners for
Optometrists, established under section 20-128a;
    (10)  Board  of  Examiners  of  Psychologists,
established under section 20-186;
    (11)  Regulation  of  speech  pathologists and
audiologists pursuant to chapter 399;
    (12)  Connecticut  Examining Board for Barbers
and  Hairdressers  and  Cosmeticians   established
under section 20-235a;
    (13)  Board  of  Examiners  of  Embalmers  and
Funeral  Directors   established   under   section
20-208;
    (14)     Regulation     of     nursing    home
administrators pursuant to chapter 368v;
    (15)   Board   of   Examiners   for  Opticians
established under section 20-139a;
    (16)   Medical   Examining  Board  established
under section 20-8a;
    (17)   Board   of   Examiners   in   Podiatry,
established under section 20-51;
    (18)    Board   of   Chiropractic   Examiners,
established under section 20-25;
    (19)   The   agricultural  lands  preservation
program, established under section 22-26cc;
    (20)    Nursing    Home    Ombudsmen   Office,
established under section 17a-405;
    (21)   Mobile   Manufactured   Home   Advisory
Council established under section 21-84a;
    (22) Repealed by P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87;
    (23)  The  Child  Day Care Council established
under section 17b-748;
    (24)  The  Connecticut  Advisory Commission on
Intergovernmental  Relations   established   under
section 2-79a;
    (25)  The  Commission  on Children established
under section 46a-126;
    (26)  The  task  force  on  the development of
incentives  for   conserving   energy   in   state
buildings established under section 16a-39b;
    (27)   The   estuarine  embayment  improvement
program  established  by   sections   22a-113   to
22a-113c, inclusive;
    (28)  The State Dental Commission, established
under section 20-103a;
    (29)   The  Connecticut  Economic  Information
Steering  Committee,  established  under   section
32-6i;
    (30) Repealed by P.A. 95-257, S. 57, 58; and
    (31)  The  registry  established under section
17a-247b.
    (b)  The  following  governmental entities and
programs are terminated, effective July 1,  [2001]
2004,  unless reestablished in accordance with the
provisions of section 2c-10:
    (1)  Program  of  regulation  of  sanitarians,
established under chapter 395;
    (2)   Program   of  regulation  of  subsurface
sewage disposal system  installers  and  cleaners,
established under chapter 393a;
    (3)  Program  of  regulation  of  bedding  and
upholstered  furniture  established  by   sections
21a-231 to 21a-236, inclusive;
    (4)    Regional    mental    health    boards,
established under section 17a-484;
    (5) Repealed by P.A. 88-285, S. 34, 35;
    (6)  All  advisory  boards for state hospitals
and facilities, established under section 17a-470;
    (7) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (8)  State  Board  of  Examiners  for Physical
Therapists, established under section 20-67;
    (9)  Commission on Medicolegal Investigations,
established  under  subsection  (a)   of   section
19a-401;
    (10)  Board  of  Mental  Health  and Addiction
Services, established under section 17a-456;
    (11) Repealed by P.A. 95-257, S. 57, 58;
    (12)    Commission    on   Prison   and   Jail
Overcrowding established under section 18-87j; and
    (13)   The   residential  energy  conservation
service program authorized under sections 16a-45a,
16a-46 and 16a-46a.
    (c)  The  following  governmental entities and
programs are terminated, effective July 1,  [2002]
2005,  unless reestablished in accordance with the
provisions of section 2c-10:
    (1)   Board   of  Firearms  Permit  Examiners,
established under section 29-32b;
    (2)   State  Board  of  Landscape  Architects,
established under section 20-368;
    (3) Repealed by P.A. 89-364, S. 6, 7;
    (4)  Police  Officer  Standards  and  Training
Council, established under section 7-294b;
    (5)  State Board of Examiners for Professional
Engineers and Land  Surveyors,  established  under
section 20-300;
    (6)  State  boards for occupational licensing,
established under section 20-331;
    (7)  Commission of Pharmacy, established under
section 20-572;
    (8)   Connecticut   Real   Estate  Commission,
established under section 20-311a;
    (9)   State  Codes  and  Standards  Committee,
established under section 29-251;
    (10)   Commission   on   Fire  Prevention  and
Control, established under section 7-323k;
    (11)   Program   of   regulation  of  building
demolition, established under section 29-401;
    (12)  Repealed  by  P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87 and
P.A. 93-423, S. 7; and
    (13)    Connecticut   Food   Policy   Council,
established under section 22-456.
    (d)  The  following  governmental entities and
programs are terminated, effective July 1,  [2003]
2006,  unless reestablished in accordance with the
provisions of section 2c-10:
    (1)    State   Insurance   Purchasing   Board,
established under section 4a-19;
    (2)     Connecticut    Marketing    Authority,
established under section 22-63;
    (3)  Occupational  Safety  and  Health  Review
Commission, established under section 31-376;
    (4)  Connecticut  Siting  Council, established
under section 16-50j;
    (5)    Connecticut    Public    Transportation
Commission, established under section 13b-11a;
    (6)  State  Board  of Accountancy, established
under section 20-280;
    (7)   State  Board  of  Television  and  Radio
Service  Examiners,  established   under   section
20-343;
    (8) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (9)  State  Milk Regulation Board, established
under section 22-131;
    (10)  State  Tree  Protection Examining Board,
established under section 23-61a;
    (11)   Council   on   Environmental   Quality,
established under section 22a-11;
    (12) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (13) Repealed by P.A. 83-487, S. 32, 33;
    (14)  Employment  Security  Board  of  Review,
established under section 31-237c;
    (15) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (16)   Connecticut   Energy   Advisory  Board,
established under section 16a-3;
    (17)   Connecticut   Solid   Waste  Management
Advisory Council, established under subsection (a)
of section 22a-279;
    (18)  Investment Advisory Council, established
under section 3-13b;
    (19)    State    Properties    Review   Board,
established under subsection (a) of section 4b-3;
    (20)    Commission   on   Human   Rights   and
Opportunities, established under section 46a-52;
    (21)    The    coastal   management   program,
established under chapter 444;
    (22)  Department  of  Economic  and  Community
Development, established under sections 4-38c  and
8-37r;
    (23)  Family  support  grant  program  of  the
Department of Social Services,  established  under
section 17b-616;
    (24)  Program  of  regulation  of occupational
therapists, established under chapter 376a;
    (25) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (26)     Architectural     Licensing    Board,
established under section 20-289; and
    (27)     Bradley     International     Airport
Commission, established under section 15-101r.
    (e)  The  following  governmental entities and
programs are terminated, effective July 1,  [2004]
2007,  unless reestablished in accordance with the
provisions of section 2c-10:
    (1)  Regional  advisory  councils for children
and youth  center  facilities,  established  under
section 17a-30;
    (2) Repealed by P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87;
    (3)   Advisory   Council   on   Children   and
Families, established under section 17a-4;
    (4)  Board  of  Education and Services for the
Blind, established under section 10-293;
    (5) Repealed by P.A. 84-361, S. 6, 7;
    (6)   Commission   on  the  Deaf  and  Hearing
Impaired, established under section 46a-27;
    (7)   Advisory   and   planning  councils  for
regional  centers  for  the   mentally   retarded,
established under section 17a-273;
    (8)   Board   for   State   Academic   Awards,
established under section 10a-143;
    (9) Repealed by P.A. 94-245, S. 45, 46;
    (10) Repealed by P.A. 85-613, S. 153, 154;
    (11)  State  Library  Board, established under
section 11-1;
    (12)  Advisory  Council for Special Education,
established under section 10-76i;
    (13)    State    Commission   on   the   Arts,
established under section 10-369;
    (14)    Connecticut   Historical   Commission,
established under section 10-321;
    (15) Repealed by P.A. 89-362, S. 4, 5;
    (16)  Repealed  by  June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14,
S. 28, 30;
    (17) Repealed by P.A. 90-230, S. 100, 101;
    (18)  State Commission on Capitol Preservation
and Restoration, established under section 4b-60;
    (19)  Repealed  by  P.A.  90-230, S. 100, 101;
AND
    (20)  Examining  Board  for  Crane  Operators,
established under section 29-222.
    Sec.  2.  The  Legislative  Program Review and
Investigations Committee shall conduct a study  of
the  sunset  law  contained  in  title  2c  of the
general statutes. The study shall address the need
for  and  benefits  of  the  sunset  law  and  the
alternative ways of  addressing  those  needs  and
benefits.  The study shall include recommendations
on whether there should be a sunset  law  and,  if
the recommendation is affirmative, on the form the
law should take, the method to select entities and
programs  for  examination  and  the  criteria for
evaluating  the   entities   and   programs.   The
committee    shall   report   its   findings   and
recommendations to the General Assembly not  later
than January 15, 1999.

Approved May 19, 1998