Substitute House Bill No. 5691
          Substitute House Bill No. 5691

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-96


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  RECOUNTS  IN  REGIONAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT REFERENDA.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  9-370a  of  the  general  statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    In  the  case  of  an  election  or referendum
wherein the difference between the "Yes" and  "No"
vote  on  a question was less than one-half of one
per cent of the total number of votes cast for the
question but not more than two thousand votes, the
moderator  shall  proceed  forthwith  to  cause  a
recanvass  of such returns to be made as nearly as
may be in the manner provided in section 9-311. IN
THE  CASE OF A REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM
WHERE THERE IS A  TABULATION  OF  THE  VOTE  AS  A
WHOLE,   THE  MODERATORS  IN  THE  DISTRICT  SHALL
PROCEED FORTHWITH TO CAUSE SUCH  RECANVASS  TO  BE
MADE UPON SUCH TABULATION.

Approved May 22, 1998