Senate Bill No. 1116

Public Act No. 01-31


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

Section 31-349e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

There shall be an advisory board for the Second Injury Fund to advise the custodian of the Second Injury Fund on matters concerning administration, operation, claim handling and finances of the fund. On or before July 1, 1995, the Treasurer shall appoint six of the eight members to the board. Three members shall represent employers and insurers who pay assessments to the fund pursuant to section 31-354. Three such members shall represent employees receiving benefits paid or reimbursed by the fund. The two remaining members shall be the [chairmen] chairpersons of the labor and public employees committee of the General Assembly or their designees. The six members appointed by the Treasurer shall be appointed for a term of four years from January first in the year of their appointment. Any vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term in the same manner as the original appointment. All members shall serve without compensation. The board shall elect a [chairman] chairperson from among its members. The Treasurer shall provide such staff as is necessary for the performance of the functions and duties of the board. The board shall meet at least twice a year. All actions of the board shall require an affirmative vote of [six members, or their designees, of the board] a majority of those members present and voting, provided at least four members shall be present and voting. The board may adopt any rules of procedure that it deems necessary to carry out its duties.

Approved May 31, 2001