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Committee Bill No. 1017

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 4944

 

*04944SB01017PS_*

Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EMERGENCY PLANS OF OPERATIONS OF SHORELINE COMMUNITIES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 28-7 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

(a) Each town or city of the state shall establish a local organization for civil preparedness in accordance with the state civil preparedness plan and program, provided any two or more towns or cities may, with the approval of the commissioner, establish a joint organization for civil preparedness. The authority of such local or joint organization for civil preparedness shall not supersede that of any regularly organized police or fire department. No town or city of the state shall be eligible for any state or federal benefits under this chapter until such town or city has submitted to the commissioner an emergency plan of operations approved by the local director of civil preparedness and the local chief executive which is subsequently approved by the commissioner. The emergency plan of operations of every town or city situated on the shoreline of the state shall contain provisions addressing an emergency caused by any existing liquefied natural gas terminal located on the Long Island Sound and every town or city situated on the shoreline of the state shall submit such plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, and the commissioner to obtain approval. The committee shall hold a public hearing regarding such plan not later than thirty days after receiving the plan. Not later than five days after the hearing, the committee shall (1) hold a roll-call vote to approve or reject the plan, and (2) forward the plan and a record of the committee's vote to the General Assembly.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2007

28-7(a)

Statement of Purpose:

To require that shoreline communities submit emergency response plans that include proposed response to an emergency involving the liquefied natural gas terminal proposed to be located on Long Island Sound and to require shoreline communities to submit such plans to the General Assembly, commissioner and the public safety committee.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.; SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

REP. JUTILA, 37th Dist.

S.B. 1017