Senate Bill No. 613
               Senate Bill No. 613

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-136


AN  ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION
STAFF KILLED IN THE LINE OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  (a) The board of directors of the
Connecticut   Lottery   Corporation,   established
pursuant   to   section   12-802  of  the  general
statutes, may grant, for the benefit of the spouse
or  children  of any current or former corporation
staff  member  who  was  killed  as  a  result  of
physical  injury sustained from the violent act of
another person  in  the  corporation's  workplace,
such rights as the board deems equitable under the
circumstances    to    postsecondary     education
scholarships for such children and health benefits
for such spouse or children.
    (b)   The   corporation   may   establish   or
contribute  to  a  Connecticut  Higher   Education
Trust,  as  defined  in  section  1  of public act
97-224, to carry  out  the  purpose  of  providing
postsecondary  education scholarships for any such
children.
    (c)   Nothing   in   this   section  shall  be
construed to limit the scope of authority  granted
to  the  corporation  under  chapter  229a  of the
general statutes.
    Sec.  2. (NEW) For the fiscal year ending June
30, 1999, and each  fiscal  year  thereafter,  the
Commissioner   of   Administrative   Services,  in
consultation  with  the  Commissioner  of   Mental
Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner
of Public Safety,  shall,  within  the  limits  of
available  appropriations,  provide an appropriate
program   of   workplace   stress   and   violence
awareness,  prevention  and preparedness for state
employees.
    Sec.  3.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved May 6, 1998