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House Bill No. 6602

Public Act No. 09-2

AN ACT CONCERNING DEFICIT MITIGATION MEASURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2009.

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

Section 1. (Effective April 1, 2009) (a) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 11 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 3 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 4 of public act 09-1, are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009:

 

GENERAL FUND

   
   

$

 
       
 

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT

   
 

COMMISSION

   
 

Personal Services

 

25,000

 

Other Expenses

 

13,000

 

Equipment

 

770

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

38,770

       
 

OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS

   
 

Judge Trial Referee Fees

 

23,969

 

Reserve for Attorney Fees

 

41,260

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

65,229

       
 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

   
 

COMMISSION

   
 

Other Expenses

 

10,000

 

Equipment

 

1,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

11,500

       
 

CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD

   
 

Contracting Standards Board

 

350,000

       
 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   
 

Capital City Economic Development

 

375,000

       
 

OFFICE OF WORKFORCE

   
 

COMPETITIVENESS

   
 

Personal Services

 

34,600

 

Film Industry Training Program

 

300,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

334,600

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

   
 

Personal Services

 

104,328

 

Other Expenses

 

32,833

 

Fleet Purchase

 

18,000

 

SNTF Local Officer Incentive Program

 

59,700

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

214,861

       
 

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

   
 

Personal Services

 

27,037

 

Other Expenses

 

4,182

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

31,219

       
 

COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION

   
 

AND CONTROL

   
 

Firefighter Training I

 

200,000

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY

   
 

MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND

   
 

SECURITY

   
 

American Red Cross

 

160,000

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   
 

Other Expenses

 

3,518

 

Vibrio Bacterium Program

 

619

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

4,137

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

   
 

PROTECTION

   
 

Other Expenses

 

16,169

       
 

COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND

   
 

TOURISM

   
 

Personal Services

 

100,000

 

Other Expenses

 

7,500

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

107,500

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

   
 

AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

 

126,385

 

General Assistance Managed Care

 

50,000

 

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

 

50,000

 

Governor's Partnership to Protect

 

80,000

 

Connecticut's Workforce

   
 

Regional Action Councils

 

50,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

356,385

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   
 

Personal Services

 

90,000

 

Medicaid

 

425,000

 

Life Star Helicopter

 

139,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

654,000

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

   
 

High School Technology Initiative

 

850,000

       
 

BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES

   
 

FOR THE BLIND

   
 

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually

 

1,640,000

 

Handicapped Children

   
       
 

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

   
 

ECE - Collaboration with Higher Ed

 

175,000

       
 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND

   
 

FAMILIES

   
 

Board and Care for Children - Foster

 

1,800,000

 

Individualized Family Supports

 

500,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

2,300,000

       
 

STATE INSURANCE AND RISK

   
 

MANAGEMENT BOARD

   
 

Other Expenses

 

975,000

       
 

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

 

$ 8,859,370

(b) Notwithstanding section 11 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by section 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 3 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 4 of public act 09-1, the amount of Legislative Unallocated Lapses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, shall be increased by $ 1,070,500 to $ 3,770,500.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) The sum of $ 220,000,000 shall be transferred from nonappropriated funds and accounts, as determined in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, and credited to the General Fund prior to June 30, 2009, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies shall review all nonappropriated funds and accounts. The chairpersons of said committee shall, on or before March 25, 2009, report to the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives the committee's recommendations for transferring all or any portion of available balances in such funds and accounts, in an amount not less than $ 220,000,000 in the aggregate, to the General Fund. All recommendations of the committee shall be in the form of legislation subject to the approval of the General Assembly, which shall vote on such legislation on or before June 30, 2009. Each state agency shall report to said committee, on or before March 11, 2009, such information as required by and in the manner prescribed by the committee.

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall monitor expenditures for contracts for executive branch agencies during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and shall take such action as necessary to reduce expenditures for such purpose by fifty million dollars during said fiscal year.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, take such action as necessary to defer purchases, including purchases of equipment, for executive branch agencies to reduce expenditures for such purpose by eight million dollars during said fiscal year.

Sec. 4. Section 29-4 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

On and after January 1, 2006, the Commissioner of Public Safety shall appoint and maintain a minimum of one thousand two hundred forty-eight sworn state police personnel to efficiently maintain the operation of the division. On or after June 6, 1990, the commissioner shall appoint from among such personnel not more than three lieutenant colonels who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of lieutenant colonel in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such employee's former rank. The position of major in the classified service shall be abolished on July 1, 1999, but any existing position of major in the classified service may continue until termination of service. The commissioner shall appoint not more than seven majors who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of major in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such permanent employee's former rank. The commissioner, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, shall appoint such numbers of captains, lieutenants, sergeants, detectives and corporals as the commissioner deems necessary to officer efficiently the state police force. The commissioner may appoint a Deputy State Fire Marshal who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of Deputy State Fire Marshal in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such employee's former rank, class or grade, whichever is applicable. The commissioner shall establish such divisions as the commissioner deems necessary for effective operation of the state police force and consistent with budgetary allotments, a Criminal Intelligence Division and a state-wide organized crime investigative task force to be engaged throughout the state for the purpose of preventing and detecting any violation of the criminal law. The head of the Criminal Intelligence Division shall be of the rank of sergeant or above. The head of the state-wide organized crime investigative task force shall be a police officer. Salaries of the members of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall be fixed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services as provided in section 4-40. [Subsistence shall be maintained for state police personnel at the expense of the state, and said police personnel shall be reimbursed for all expenses incurred in the performance of official duty. ] On and after April 1, 2009, no meal allowance shall be provided to any employee within the Department of Public Safety who is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement that requires such allowance. Said police personnel may be promoted, demoted, suspended or removed by the commissioner, but no final dismissal from the service shall be ordered until a hearing has been had before said commissioner on charges preferred against such officer. Each state police officer shall, before entering upon such officer's duties, be sworn to the faithful performance of such duties. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall designate an adequate patrol force for motor patrol work exclusively.

Sec. 5. Subsection (a) of section 21a-274a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(a) There is established a drug enforcement grant program which shall be administered by the Office of Policy and Management. Grants may be made to municipalities, the Department of Public Safety [, and the state-wide narcotics task force] and the Division of Criminal Justice for the purpose of enforcing federal and state laws concerning controlled substances, undertaking crime prevention activities related to the enforcement of such laws, substance abuse prevention education or training related to such enforcement or education activities. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 for the administration of this subsection, including the establishment of priorities, program categories, eligibility requirements, funding limitations and the application process. Such regulations shall provide that the costs of a community-based police program, as defined in the regulations, may be paid from a grant made under this section.

Sec. 6. Subsection (c) of section 54-36i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(c) Moneys in such account shall be distributed as follows: (1) Seventy per cent shall be allocated to the Department of Public Safety and local police departments pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, fifteen per cent of which shall be used for purposes of drug education and eighty-five per cent of which shall be used for the detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of persons for the violation of laws pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution or possession of controlled substances and for the purposes of police training on gang-related violence as required by section 7-294l, (2) twenty per cent shall be allocated to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for substance abuse treatment and education programs and tobacco prevention and enforcement positions engaged in compliance activities as required by the federal government as a condition of receipt of substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant funds, and (3) ten per cent shall be allocated to the Division of Criminal Justice for use in the prosecution of persons for the violation of laws pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution or possession of controlled substances.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall take all steps necessary to expedite the merger of administrative functions at River Valley Services and the Middletown Campus of the Connecticut Valley Hospital. Such merger shall be completed by July 1, 2009.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective April 1, 2009) The Commissioner of Social Services shall amend the Medicaid state plan to indicate that approved inpatient hospital rates are not applicable to hospital-acquired conditions that are identified as nonpayable by Medicare pursuant to Section 5001(c) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 so that hospitals are not paid for such hospital-acquired conditions.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes that shall identify functional overlaps and other redundancies among state agencies and promote efficiency and accountability in state government by identifying ways to eliminate such overlaps and redundancies and by making such other recommendations as the commission deems appropriate, with the goal of reducing costs to the state and enhancing the quality and accessibility of state services. The commission shall also consider the merging of state agencies such as (1) the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Social Services, and (2) the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, portions of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness and the Department of Economic and Community Development to further the goals of the commission.

(b) The commission shall consist of: (1) The chairpersons and the ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration and elections and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, (2) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, (3) two members each appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate, (4) one member each appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and the majority leader of the Senate, and (5) one member each appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the Senate. The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of an agency under consideration by the commission shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members of the commission for purposes of the review of such agency. Members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

(c) Members of the General Assembly may be appointed to and serve on the commission. All appointments to the commission shall be made not later than seven days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) The chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration and elections shall be the chairpersons of the commission. The chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the commission, which shall be held not later than fourteen days after the effective date of this section.

(e) The commissioners and agency heads of each agency under consideration by the commission shall provide, in a timely manner, testimony, data and any other information or materials that the commission requests for purposes of its review and deliberations under this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration and elections and nonpartisan legislative staff shall serve as administrative staff of the commission.

(g) Not later than July 1, 2009, the commission shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The commission shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or July 1, 2009, whichever is later.

Sec. 10. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Correction shall examine earned credit and risk reduction programs in other states that grant sentence reduction credits based on good behavior and participation in work, educational, vocational, therapeutic or other programs while a person is incarcerated or being supervised in the community.

(b) Not later than April 1, 2009, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly on judiciary concerning the establishment of an earned credit and risk reduction program in this state. Such report shall: (1) Set forth different options for the manner in which a person may earn sentence reduction credits under such program and indicate which options could be implemented by July 1, 2009; (2) recommend conditions of eligibility for participation in the program; (3) specify current programming of the Department of Correction that could be utilized by participants in the earned credit and risk reduction program and the current level of participation in such programming; (4) include an estimate of the additional programming that would be required to accommodate participants in the earned credit and risk reduction program and the cost to provide such additional programming; (5) include an estimate of the recidivism rates for program participants with respect to each option set forth under subdivision (1) of this subsection; (6) include an estimate of the savings in bed days, if any, that would be achieved with respect to each option set forth under subdivision (1) of this subsection; (7) specify the level of program participation that would be required to ensure program success; and (8) include an estimate of the number of persons who would be eligible for release under each option set forth under subdivision (1) of this subsection upon implementation of the program if such implementation was given retroactive effect.

(c) Not later than April 1, 2009, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly on judiciary concerning the estimated number of inmates that would be released and the cost savings that would be achieved if the authority of the commissioner to grant reentry furloughs under section 18-101a of the general statutes was restored as of July 1, 2009.

Sec. 11. (Effective April 1, 2009) The sum of $ 165,000 appropriated to the Department of Education in section 11 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by sections 28 and 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 3 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 4 of public act 09-1, for Early Childhood Advisory Cabinet, shall not lapse on June 30, 2009, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for research and evaluation during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 12. (Effective April 1, 2009) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 13a-17 and 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, of the general statutes, $ 28,000,000 from the loan program shall be transferred from the Local Bridge Revolving Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) Notwithstanding section 9-701 of the general statutes, the sum of $ 1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Citizens' Election Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10a-179 of the general statutes, the sum of $ 12,250,000 shall be transferred from the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 13b-57h of the general statutes, the sum of $ 4,000,000 shall be transferred from the Transportation Strategy Board Fund projects account and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 51-81d of the general statutes, the sum of $ 2,000,000 shall be transferred from the Client Security Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 54-215 of the general statutes, the sum of $ 1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(g) The sum of $ 1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Insurance Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the general statutes, the sum of $ 572,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(i) Notwithstanding section 16-48a of the general statutes, the sum of $ 1,500,000 shall be transferred from the Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(j) The sum of $ 3,000,000 shall be transferred from the Workers' Compensation Fund and credited to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 13. (Effective April 1, 2009) (a) Up to $ 50,000 made available to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for the Pre-Trial Alcohol Substance Abuse Program, shall be available for Regional Action Councils during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) Up to $ 80,000 made available to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for the Pre-Trial Alcohol Substance Abuse Program, shall be available for Governor's Partnership to Protect Connecticut's Workforce during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 14. (Effective April 1, 2009) The funds appropriated to the Department of Public Health in section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by sections 62, 66 and 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 3 of public act 09-1, for Other Expenses, for an electronic vital records registry system, and carried forward pursuant to subsection (c) of section 4-89 of the general statutes, are reduced by $ 1,300,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 15. Subsection (f) of section 17b-492 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(f) The Commissioner of Social Services may be the authorized representative of a ConnPACE applicant or recipient for purposes of: [enrolling] (1) Enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, [or] (2) submitting an application to the Social Security Administration to obtain the low income subsidy benefit provided under Public Law 108-173, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, or (3) facilitating the enrollment in a Medicare savings program of any such applicant or recipient who elects to participate in said program. The applicant or recipient shall have the opportunity to select a Medicare Part D plan and shall be notified of such opportunity by the commissioner. The applicant or recipient, prior to selecting a Medicare Part D plan, shall have the opportunity to consult with the commissioner, or the commissioner's designated agent, concerning the selection of a Medicare Part D plan that best meets the prescription drug needs of such applicant or recipient. In the event that such applicant or recipient does not select a Medicare Part D plan within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner shall enroll the applicant or recipient in a Medicare Part D plan designated by the commissioner in accordance with said act. The applicant or recipient shall appoint the commissioner as such applicant's or recipient's representative for the purpose of appealing any denial of Medicare Part D benefits and for any other purpose allowed under said act and deemed necessary by the commissioner.

Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective April 1, 2009) Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Services shall increase income disregards used to determine eligibility by the Department of Social Services for the federal Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary, the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary and the Qualifying Individual Programs, administered in accordance with the provisions of 42 USC 1396d(p), by an amount that equalizes the income levels used to determine eligibility for said programs with income levels used to determine eligibility for the ConnPACE program under subsection (a) of section 17b-492 of the general statutes. The Commissioner of Social Services, pursuant to section 17b-10 of the general statutes, may implement policies and procedures to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided the commissioner prints notice of the intent to adopt the regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 17. Section 22a-243 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

For purposes of sections 22a-243 to 22a-245a, inclusive, as amended by this act, and sections 20 and 21 of this act:

(1) ["Beverage"] "Carbonated beverage" means beer or other malt beverages, and mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption;

(2) "Noncarbonated beverage" means water, including flavored water, nutritionally enhanced water and any beverage that is identified through the use of letters, words or symbols on such beverage's product label as a type of water, but excluding juice and mineral water;

[(2)] (3) "Beverage container" means the individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar or carton containing a carbonated or noncarbonated beverage, but does not include a bottle, can, jar or carton (A) three liters or more in size if containing a noncarbonated beverage, or (B) made of high-density polyethylene;

[(3)] (4) "Consumer" means every person who purchases a beverage in a beverage container for use or consumption;

[(4)] (5) "Dealer" means every person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a consumer;

[(5)] (6) "Distributor" means every person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a dealer in this state including any manufacturer who engages in such sale and includes a dealer who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers on which no deposit has been collected prior to retail sale;

[(6)] (7) "Manufacturer" means every person bottling, canning or otherwise filling beverage containers for sale to distributors or dealers or, in the case of private label brands, the owner of the private label trademark;

[(7)] (8) "Place of business of a dealer" means the fixed location at which a dealer sells or offers for sale beverages in beverage containers to consumers;

[(8)] (9) "Redemption center" means any facility established to redeem empty beverage containers from consumers or to collect and sort empty beverage containers from dealers and to prepare such containers for redemption by the appropriate distributors;

[(9)] (10) "Use or consumption" includes the exercise of any right or power over a beverage incident to the ownership thereof, other than the sale or the keeping or retention of a beverage for the purposes of sale;

[(10)] (11) "Nonrefillable beverage container" means a beverage container which is not designed to be refilled and reused in its original shape; and

[(11)] (12) "Deposit initiator" means the first distributor to collect the deposit on a beverage container sold to any person within this state.

Sec. 18. Section 22a-244 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(a) (1) Every beverage container containing a carbonated beverage sold or offered for sale in this state, except for any such beverage containers sold or offered for sale for consumption on an interstate passenger carrier, shall have a refund value. Such refund value shall not be less than five cents and shall be a uniform amount throughout the distribution process in this state. (2) Every beverage container containing a noncarbonated beverage sold or offered for sale in this state shall have a refund value, except for beverage containers containing a noncarbonated beverage that are (A) sold or offered for sale for consumption on an interstate passenger carrier, or (B) that comprise any dealer's existing inventory as of March 31, 2009. Such refund value shall not be less than five cents and shall be a uniform amount throughout the distribution process in this state.

(b) Every beverage container sold or offered for sale in this state, [except beverage containers sold or offered for sale for consumption on an interstate passenger carrier,] that has a refund value pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, shall clearly indicate by embossing or by a stamp or by a label or other method securely affixed to the beverage container (1) either the refund value of the container or the words "return for deposit" or "return for refund" or other words as approved by the Department of Environmental Protection and (2) either the word "Connecticut" or the abbreviation "Ct. ", provided this subdivision shall not apply to glass beverage containers permanently marked or embossed with a brand name.

(c) No person shall sell or offer for sale in this state any metal beverage container (1) a part of which is designed to be detached in order to open such container or (2) that is connected to another beverage container by a device constructed of a material which does not decompose by photodegradation, chemical degradation or biodegradation within a reasonable time after exposure to the elements.

Sec. 19. Section 22a-245 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall establish a redemption center without registering with the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner with such information as the commissioner deems necessary including (1) the name of the business principals of the redemption center and the address of the business; (2) the name and address of the sponsors and dealers to be served by the redemption center; (3) the types of beverage containers to be accepted; (4) the hours of operation; and (5) whether beverage containers will be accepted from consumers. The operator of the redemption center shall report any change in procedure to the commissioner within forty-eight hours of such change. Any person establishing a redemption center shall have the right to determine what kind, size and brand of beverage container shall be accepted. Any redemption center may be established to serve all persons or to serve certain specified dealers.

(b) A dealer shall not refuse to accept at such dealer's place of business, from any person any empty beverage containers of the kind, size and brand sold by the dealer, or refuse to pay to such person the refund value of a beverage container [as established by subsection (a) of section 22a-244] unless (1) such container contains materials which are foreign to the normal contents of the container; [or unless] (2) such container is not labeled in accordance with subsection (b) of section 22a-244, as amended by this act; [or unless] (3) such dealer sponsors, solely or with others, a redemption center which is located within a one-mile radius of such place of business and which accepts beverage containers of the kind, size and brand sold by such dealer at such place of business; or [unless] (4) there is established by others, a redemption center which is located within a one-mile radius of such place of business and which accepts beverage containers of the kind, size and brand sold by such dealer at such place of business. A dealer shall redeem an empty container of a kind, size or brand the sale of which has been discontinued by such dealer for not less than sixty days after the last sale by the dealer of such kind, size or brand of beverage container. Sixty days before such date, the dealer shall post, at the point of sale, notice of the last date on which the discontinued kind, size or brand of beverage container shall be redeemed.

(c) A distributor shall not refuse to accept from a dealer or from an operator of a redemption center, located and operated exclusively within the territory of the distributor or whose operator certifies to the distributor that redeemed containers were from a dealer located within such territory, any empty beverage containers of the kind, size and brand sold by the distributor, or refuse to pay to such dealer or redemption center operator the refund value of a beverage container [as established by subsection (a) of section 22a-244] unless such container contains materials which are foreign to the normal contents of the container or unless such container is not labeled in accordance with subsection (b) of section 22a-244, as amended by this act. A distributor shall remove any empty beverage container from the premises of a dealer serviced by the distributor or from the premises of a redemption center sponsored by dealers serviced by the distributor, provided such premises are located within the territory of the distributor. The distributor shall pay the refund value to dealers in accordance with the schedule for payment by the dealer to the distributor for full beverage containers and shall pay such refund value to operators of redemption centers not more than twenty days after receipt of the empty container. For the purposes of this subsection, a redemption center shall be considered to be sponsored by a dealer if (1) the dealer refuses to redeem beverage containers and refers consumers to the redemption center, or (2) there is an agreement between the dealer and the operator of the redemption center requiring the redemption center to remove empty beverage containers from the premises of the dealer. A distributor shall redeem an empty container of a kind, size or brand of beverage container the sale of which has been discontinued by the distributor for not less than one hundred fifty days after the last delivery of such kind, size or brand of beverage container. Not less than one hundred twenty days before the last date such containers may be redeemed, the distributor shall notify such dealer who bought the discontinued kind, size or brand of beverage container that such distributor shall not redeem an empty beverage container of such kind, size or brand of beverage containers.

(d) In addition to the refund value of a beverage container, [as provided in subsection (a) of section 22a-244,] a distributor shall pay to any dealer or operator of a redemption center a handling fee of at least one and one-half cents for each container of beer or other malt beverage and two cents for each beverage container of mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks or noncarbonated beverage returned for redemption. A distributor shall not be required to pay to a manufacturer the refund value of a nonrefillable beverage container.

(e) (1) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of sections 22a-243 to 22a-245a, inclusive, as amended by this act. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, provisions for the redemption of beverage containers dispensed through automatic vending machines, the use of vending machines that dispense cash to consumers for redemption of beverage containers, scheduling for redemption by dealers and distributors and for exemptions or modifications to the labeling requirement of section 22a-244, as amended by this act.

(2) The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall also include provisions creating a prescribed accounting system for the reimbursement of the refund value for a redeemed beverage container. The commissioner shall adopt written policies and procedures to implement the provisions creating such prescribed accounting system while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, and the commissioner shall print a notice of intention to adopt the regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days prior to implementing such policies and procedures. The commissioner shall submit final regulations to implement such policies and procedures to the legislative regulation review committee not later than May 1, 2009, unless a later date is approved by a majority vote of the members present of said committee. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this subdivision shall be valid until (A) May 1, 2009, or, if applicable, the later date approved by said committee pursuant to this subdivision, or (B) the time that the proposed final regulations are adopted or disapproved by said committee, whichever is earlier.

(f) For the purposes of this section, "refund value" means the refund value established by subsection (a) of section 22a-244, as amended by this act.

Sec. 20. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any manufacturer who bottles and sells two hundred fifty thousand or fewer beverage containers containing a noncarbonated beverage that are twenty ounces or less in size each calendar year may apply to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for an exemption from the requirements of sections 22a-244 to 22a-245a, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, with regard to such beverage containers containing noncarbonated beverages. Such application shall be accompanied by a sworn affidavit signed by such manufacturer certifying such manufacturer bottles and sells two hundred fifty thousand or fewer of such beverage containers per calendar year. Any such application filed on or before April 1, 2009, shall be deemed automatically approved and such exemption shall remain valid until December 31, 2009. Not later than November 1, 2009, and each year thereafter, each such manufacturer may apply to the commissioner for an exemption in accordance with this section on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall approve each such application not later than thirty days after the receipt of the application by the commissioner, provided the applicant satisfies the requirements of this section.

Sec. 21. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any manufacturer, dealer or distributor of beverage containers containing noncarbonated beverages may apply to the Governor or the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for a delay in the implementation of the requirements imposed by the provisions of sections 22a-244 to 22a-245a, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, with regard to such beverage containers containing noncarbonated beverages. Such application may be on a form prescribed by the Governor or the secretary. The Governor or the secretary may delay the implementation of such requirements upon the showing of undue hardship to the industries affected by such requirements, but in no case shall such requirements be implemented later than October 1, 2009.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of sections 1 to 21, inclusive, or section 23 of this act, if the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management determines that the implementation of any provision of this act will adversely affect the state's receipt of or eligibility for any federal funds, including, but not limited to, funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the secretary shall notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters related to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies of such determination so that adjustments may be made to appropriate sections of this act. The secretary shall report initially, on or before March 15, 2009, to said committee whether any provision of this act adversely affects the state's receipt of any such federal funds.

Sec. 23. Subsection (b) of section 12-806 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009):

(b) The corporation shall have the following powers:

(1) To receive as transferee from the state of Connecticut all of the tangible and intangible assets constituting the lottery including the exclusive right to operate the lottery as the exclusive lottery of the state and, subject to subsection (b) of section 12-808, to assume and discharge all of the agreements, covenants and obligations of the Division of Special Revenue entered into which constitute a part of the operation and management of the lottery;

(2) To operate and manage the lottery consistent with the provisions of sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, and as specifically provided in section 12-812;

(3) To have perpetual succession as a body corporate and to adopt bylaws, policies and procedures for the operation of its affairs and conduct of its businesses;

(4) To introduce new lottery games, modify existing lottery games, utilize existing and new technologies, determine distribution channels for the sale of lottery tickets and, to the extent specifically authorized by regulations adopted by the Division of Special Revenue pursuant to chapter 54, introduce instant ticket vending machines, kiosks and automated wagering systems or machines, with all such rights being subject to regulatory oversight by the Division of Special Revenue, except that the corporation shall not offer any interactive on-line lottery games, including on-line video lottery games for promotional purposes;

(5) To establish an annual budget of revenues and expenditures, along with reasonable reserves for working capital, capital expenditures, debt retirement and other anticipated expenditures, in a manner and at levels considered by the board of directors as appropriate and prudent;

(6) To adopt such administrative and operating procedures which the board of directors deems appropriate;

(7) To enter into agreements with one or more states or territories of the United States for the promotion and operation of joint lottery games and to continue to participate in any joint lottery game in which the corporation participates on July 1, 2003, regardless of whether any government-authorized lottery operated outside of the United States participates in such game;

(8) Subject to the provisions of section 12-815, to enter into agreements with vendors with respect to the operation and management of the lottery, including operation of lottery terminals, management services, printing of lottery tickets, management expertise, marketing expertise, advertising or such other goods or services as the board of directors deems necessary and appropriate;

(9) To purchase or lease operating equipment, including, but not limited to, computer gaming and automated wagering systems and to employ agents or employees to operate such systems;

(10) To retain unclaimed prize funds as additional revenue for the state, or to use unclaimed prize funds to increase sales, or to return to participants unclaimed prize funds in a manner designed to increase sales;

(11) To establish prize reserve accounts as the board of directors deems appropriate;

(12) To pay lottery prizes as awarded under section 12-812, to purchase annuities to fund such prizes, and to assure that all annuities from which payments to winners of lottery prizes are made are invested in instruments issued by agencies of the United States government and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, or are issued by insurance companies licensed to do business in the state, provided the issuer has been determined by the Division of Special Revenue to be financially stable and meets the minimum investment rating as determined by the division;

(13) To pay or to reimburse the Division of Special Revenue, the Office of Policy and Management and other affected state agencies, for the reasonable direct and indirect costs of the planning for and implementation of the transactions contemplated by sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, including, without limitation, expenses related to such transactions arising prior to June 14, 1996, and the operation and management of the lottery, including, without limitation, regulatory oversight of the corporation, costs arising directly or indirectly from the licensing of lottery agents, performance of state police background investigations, and the planning for and implementation of the transactions contemplated by section 12-808;

(14) In the event that the operation or management of the corporation becomes subject to the federal gaming occupation tax, to pay such tax on behalf of lottery sales agents and to assist agents subject thereto;

(15) To determine the commissions payable to lottery sales agents, provided any agent's commission shall not average less than [five] four per cent of such agent's lottery sales;

(16) To invest in, acquire, lease, purchase, own, manage, hold and dispose of real property and lease, convey or deal in or enter into agreements with respect to such property on any terms necessary or incidental to carrying out the purposes of sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, provided such transactions shall not be subject to approval, review or regulation pursuant to title 4b or any other statute by any state agency, except that real property transactions shall be subject to review by the State Properties Review Board;

(17) To borrow money for the purpose of obtaining working capital;

(18) To hold patents, copyrights, trademarks, marketing rights, licenses or any other evidence of protection or exclusivity issued under the laws of the United States or any state;

(19) To employ such assistants, agents and other employees as may be necessary or desirable to carry out its purposes in accordance with sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, to fix their compensation and, subject to the provisions of subsections (e) and (f) of section 12-802, establish all necessary and appropriate personnel practices and policies; to engage consultants, accountants, attorneys and financial and other independent professionals as may be necessary or desirable to assist the corporation in performing its purposes in accordance with sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive;

(20) To make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive;

(21) In its own name, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, adopt a seal and alter the same at pleasure;

(22) Subject to the approval of the board and to the requirement to remit excess lottery funds to the General Fund as set forth in section 12-812, to invest any funds not needed for immediate use or disbursement, including any funds held in approved reserve accounts, in investments permitted by sections 3-20 and 3-27a for the proceeds of state bonds;

(23) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable;

(24) To the extent permitted under any contract with other persons to which the corporation is a party, to consent to any termination, modification, forgiveness or other change of any term of any contractual right, payment, royalty, contract or agreement of any kind;

(25) To acquire, lease, purchase, own, manage, hold and dispose of personal property, and lease, convey or deal in or enter into agreements with respect to such property on any terms necessary or incidental to the carrying out of these purposes;

(26) To account for and audit funds of the corporation;

(27) To pay or provide for payment from operating revenues all expenses, costs and obligations incurred by the corporation in the exercise of the powers of the corporation under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive; and

(28) To exercise any powers necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive.

Sec. 24. Section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by sections 62, 66 and 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 3 of public act 09-1, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The following sums are appropriated from the General Fund for the purposes herein specified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007:

 

GENERAL FUND

   
     

$

       
 

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

 

Other Expenses

 

150,000

 

Connecticut Academy of Science and

 

400,000

 

Engineering

   
 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

550,000

       
 

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

   
 

Other Expenses

 

1,500,000

       
 

OFFICE OF POLICY AND

   
 

MANAGEMENT

   
 

Contingency Needs

 

12,000,000

 

Implement Energy Initiatives

 

5,000,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

   
 

GOVERNMENTS

 

 

Regional Performance Incentive Program

 

10,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

27,000,000

       
 

OFFICE OF WORKFORCE

 

 

COMPETITIVENESS

 

 

Film Industry Equipment

 

500,000

 

Film Industry Study

 

250,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

750,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

 

Other Expenses

 

850,000

     

 

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

 

Other Expenses

 

58,500

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

 

Other Expenses

 

150,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY

 

 

CONTROL

 

 

State-wide Energy Efficiency and Outreach

 

2,000,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

 

Dairy Farmers

 

4,000,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 

 

PROTECTION

 

 

Clean Diesel Buses

[8,000,000]

6,000,000

 

Griswold Recreational Fields

 

50,000

 

Tidal Boundaries Study

 

50,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

[8,100,000]

6,100,000

       
 

COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND

 

 

TOURISM

 

 

Nathan Hale Homestead

 

250,000

 

Bushnell Memorial

 

2,000,000

 

Fairfield Arts Council

 

150,000

 

Hartford Arena Study

 

250,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

2,650,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Biofuels

 

3,600,000

 

Deferred Maintenance for Public Housing

 

10,000,000

 

Home CT

 

4,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

17,600,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

 

Personal Services

 

500,000

 

Other Expenses

 

4,561,325

 

Equipment

 

775,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

5,836,325

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL

 

 

SERVICES

   
 

Other Expenses

 

1,778,321

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

 

 

AND ADDICTION SERVICES

 

 

Other Expenses

 

170,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

 

GOVERNMENTS

 

 

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

 

500,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

670,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

 

Other Expenses

 

3,200,000

 

Crisis Hospital Fund

 

30,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

33,200,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

 

Personal Services

 

208,836

 

Other Expenses

 

150,000

 

DNA Epicenter in New London

 

250,000

 

Distance Learning Initiative

 

850,000

 

Technical School Supplies

 

500,000

 

Longitudinal Data Systems

 

4,900,000

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 

School Safety

[7,000,000]

6,800,000

 

Fuel Cell Projects

 

800,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

[14,658,836]

14,458,836

     

 

COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND

 

 

HEARING IMPAIRED

 

 

Part-Time Interpreters

 

320,000

     

 

STATE LIBRARY

 

 

Arts Inventory

 

75,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER

 

 

EDUCATION

   
 

Other Expenses

 

100,000

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

 

GOVERNMENTS

 

 

Higher Education State Matching Grant

 

4,185,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

4,285,000

     

 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

400,000

     

 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 

 

HEALTH CENTER

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

200,000

     

 

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

 

 

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

 

GOVERNMENTS

 

 

Retirement Contributions

 

300,000,000

     

 

REGIONAL COMMUNITY - TECHNICAL

 

 

COLLEGES

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

520,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 

 

Cheshire Prison Effluence

 

500,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND

 

 

FAMILIES

 

 

Other Expenses

 

300,000

 

Adolescent Psychiatric Services

 

300,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

600,000

     

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

 

Bus Operations

 

4,494,500

 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 

Town Aid Road Grants

 

16,000,000

 

Elderly and Disabled Demand Responsive

   
 

Transportation Program

 

3,900,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

24,394,500

     

 

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 

 

Defeasance (ECLM and Clean Energy)

 

85,000,000

 

Supportive Housing Debt Service

 

3,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

88,000,000

     

 

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

ADMINISTERED BY THE

   
 

COMPTROLLER

   
       
 

STATE COMPTROLLER -

   
 

MISCELLANEOUS

   
 

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

   
 

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes

   
 

on State Property

 

13,999,858

 

Grants to Towns

 

13,497,038

 

Reimbursements to Towns for Loss of

   
 

Taxes on Private Tax-Exempt Property

 

13,997,038

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

41,493,934

       
 

STATE COMPTROLLER – FRINGE

   
 

BENEFITS

   
 

State Employees Health Service Cost

 

4,000,000

 

Other Post Employment Benefits

 

10,000,000

 

AGENCY TOTAL

 

14,000,000

       
 

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

 

$ 596,140,416

(b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), and (q), of this section, funds appropriated in subsection (a) of this section shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

(c) Funds appropriated to Legislative Management in subsection (a) of this section, for Other Expenses, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 75,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 5,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(d) Funds appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management in subsection (a) of this section, for Contingency Needs, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 6,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 6,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(e) Funds appropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection in subsection (a) of this section, for Clean Diesel Buses, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 5,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of [$ 3,000,000] $1,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(f) Funds appropriated to the Department of Education in subsection (a) of this section, for Longitudinal Data Systems, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 3,650,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 1,250,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(g) Funds appropriated to the Department of Education in subsection (a) of this section, for School Safety, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 5,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of [$ 2,000,000] $1,800,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(h) Funds appropriated to the State Library in subsection (a) of this section, for Arts Inventory, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 75,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

(i) Funds appropriated to the Department of Higher Education in subsection (a) of this section, for Other Expenses, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 100,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

(j) Funds appropriated to the Teachers' Retirement Board in subsection (a) of this section, for Retirement Contributions, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 90,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 210,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(k) Funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation in subsection (a) of this section, for Bus Operations, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 2,200,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 2,294,500 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(l) Funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation in subsection (a) of this section, for Town Aid Road Grants, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 8,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 8,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(m) Funds appropriated to the Debt Service-State Treasurer in subsection (a) of this section, for Supportive Housing Debt Service, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 3,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(n) Funds appropriated to the Miscellaneous Appropriations Administered by the Comptroller in subsection (a) of this section, for the Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes on State Property, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 6,999,929 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 6,999,929 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(o) Funds appropriated to the Miscellaneous Appropriations Administered by the Comptroller in subsection (a) of this section, for Grants to Towns, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 6,748,519 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 6,748,519 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(p) Funds appropriated to the Miscellaneous Appropriations Administered by the Comptroller in subsection (a) of this section, for the Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes on Private Tax-Exempt Property, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 6,998,519 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; the sum of $ 6,998,519 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(q) Funds appropriated to the State Comptroller – Fringe Benefits in subsection (a) of this section, for State Employee Health Service Cost, shall not lapse on June 30, 2007, and shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose as follows: The sum of $ 4,000,000 shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than March 15, 2009, the sum of $ 1,800,000 appropriated to the Department of Education in section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session and carried forward by subsection (i) of said section, as amended by sections 62, 66 and 68 of public act 07-5 of the June special session, section 1 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and section 3 of public act 09-1, for School Safety, shall be transferred to the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for the purpose of awarding grants to towns in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2 of public act 07-208, on or before April 1, 2009, the Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security shall pay all grants awarded to towns for expenses the towns have or will incur for eligible school safety and security measures described in said section 2 for the schools in their school districts.

Sec. 26. Section 98 of public act 07-1 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10-67 to 10-73b, inclusive, of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2007, and June 30, [2008] 2009, the WACE Technical Training Center in Waterbury shall be eligible to spend up to $ 300,000 of funding received under the Adult Education Grant pursuant to said sections 10-67 to 10-73b, inclusive, for technical training.

Sec. 27. Sections 10-262r and 16a-41c of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective April 1, 2009)

Approved March 3, 2009