Substitute Senate Bill No. 325
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 325

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-158


AN ACT ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK IN CONGREGATE
HOUSING  TO  DEDUCT  THEIR  EARNINGS  FROM  INCOME
CALCULATIONS FOR SUCH HOUSING.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  8-119g  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 154 of public  act
97-2  of  the June 18 special session, is repealed
and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  provisions  of  section  8-113a  and
sections 8-115a to 8-118b, inclusive, AS  AMENDED,
shall govern the implementation of this part.
    (b)  On  and  after  July 1, 1997, the maximum
income limits for admission to a state  congregate
housing  facility  shall be eighty per cent of the
area median income adjusted for family size.
    (c)  ON  AND AFTER JULY 1, 1998, AN INDIVIDUAL
WHO LIVES IN  AND  IS  EMPLOYED  BY  A  CONGREGATE
HOUSING  FACILITY  MAY  DEDUCT  UP  TO TWO HUNDRED
DOLLARS  PER  MONTH  OF  HIS  EARNINGS  FROM  SUCH
EMPLOYMENT  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING INCOME
FOR SUCH FACILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DEDUCTION
EXCEED   THE   AMOUNT   ACTUALLY   EARNED  BY  THE
INDIVIDUAL.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1998.

Approved June 4, 1998