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House Bill No. 5602

Public Act No. 04-129


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

Section 1. Subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of section 16-245m of the general statutes, as amended by section 9 of public act 03-135, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2004):

(3) Programs included in the plan may include, but not be limited to: (A) Conservation and load management programs; (B) research, development and commercialization of products or processes which are more energy-efficient than those generally available; (C) development of markets for such products and processes; (D) support for energy use assessment, real-time monitoring systems, engineering studies and services related to new construction or major building renovation; (E) the design, manufacture, commercialization and purchase of energy-efficient appliances and heating, air conditioning and lighting devices; (F) program planning and evaluation; (G) indoor air quality programs relating to energy conservation; and [(G)] (H) public education regarding conservation. Such support may be by direct funding, manufacturers' rebates, sale price and loan subsidies, leases and promotional and educational activities. Any other expenditure by the collaborative shall be limited to retention of expert consultants and reasonable administrative costs provided such consultants shall not be employed by, or have any contractual relationship with, an electric distribution company. Such costs shall not exceed five per cent of the total revenue collected from the assessment.

Approved May 21, 2004