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Substitute Bill No. 5852

    February Session, 2008

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONTROL OF LYME DISEASE.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health and the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, shall develop a comprehensive program to reduce the occurrence of Lyme disease in the state. The program shall make recommendations regarding necessary measures to achieve and maintain deer populations at a level that significantly reduces the occurrence of Lyme disease and restores forest health, increases public awareness concerning the critical role of deer in perpetuating the Lyme disease epidemic, and provides assistance to municipalities to achieve and maintain such goals.

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

Section 1

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Joint Favorable Subst.