House Bill No. 6640

Public Act No. 99-95

An Act Allowing Mutual Fund Investments for Education Employees Enrolled in Deferred Compensation Programs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 5-264 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The Comptroller, on behalf of any employee who is eligible to participate in an annuity program that is authorized in accordance with the provisions of Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, may enter into a written agreement with such employee to purchase an individual or group retirement annuity contract that is approved by the Comptroller, which contract will qualify for income tax benefits provided for under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended; provided the annual salary or compensation of the employee shall be reduced by the amount of the premiums paid for the purchase of such annuity contract for the purposes of said Section 403(b). Such employee's rights under such annuity contract shall be nonforfeitable. The Comptroller (1) shall thereafter make such premium payments while such annuity contract is in force and such employee is actively employed by the state and eligible to participate in such an annuity program and (2) upon written notice given by the employee shall make any changes in the manner or amount of premium payments required under the terms of any subsequent agreement entered into by such employee and the Comptroller shall stop such premium payments when so notified by such employee.

(b) The Comptroller, on behalf of an employee described in subsection (a) of this section, may enter into a written agreement with such employee for the purchase of shares of an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Comptroller may make deposits or payments to an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, for the purchase of shares of such investment company, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Such payments shall not be construed to be a prohibited use of the general assets of the state.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved June 3, 1999

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