Substitute House Bill No. 5388
          Substitute House Bill No. 5388

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-186


AN  ACT  CONCERNING THE YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU GRANT
PROGRAM.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 10-19o
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   Commissioner  of  Education  shall
establish a program to  provide  grants  to  youth
service  bureaus  in accordance with this section.
Only youth service bureaus which were eligible  to
receive  grants  pursuant  to this section for the
fiscal year ending June 30, [1996] 1998, or  which
applied  for  a grant by May 15, [1996] 1998, with
prior approval of the town's contribution pursuant
to  subsection  (b)  of  this  section,  shall  be
eligible for a grant pursuant to this section  for
any  fiscal  year  commencing  on or after July 1,
[1996] 1998. Each such youth service bureau  shall
receive  a  grant  of twelve thousand dollars. The
Department of Education may expend an  amount  not
to  exceed two per cent of the amount appropriated
for purposes of this  section  for  administrative
expenses.  If  there are any remaining funds, each
such youth service bureau that was awarded a grant
in  excess  of  fifteen  thousand  dollars  in the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, shall receive  a
percentage  of such funds. The percentage shall be
determined as follows:  For  each  such  grant  in
excess of fifteen thousand dollars, the difference
between the amount of the  grant  awarded  to  the
youth  service  bureau  for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1995, and fifteen thousand dollars  shall
be  divided  by  the  difference between the total
amount of the grants awarded to all youth  service
bureaus  that  were  awarded  grants  in excess of
fifteen thousand dollars for said fiscal year  and
the  product  of  fifteen thousand dollars and the
number of such grants for said fiscal year.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1998.

Approved June 4, 1998