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Substitute House Bill No. 5861

Public Act No. 09-190

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCESSING OF MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS FOR STATE PERMITS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) Notwithstanding any provision of title 22a of the general statutes, when a municipality submits a formal petition, application or request for a permit to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, pursuant to a requirement of the general statutes, the commissioner shall, within available appropriations, not later than sixty days after the date on which the commissioner receives such petition, application or request, make a preliminary review of the petition, application or request for the sole purpose of determining whether such petition, application or request is acceptable for filing. The commissioner shall notify the municipality of the results of such preliminary review. Nothing in this section shall preclude the commissioner from requesting additional information from the municipality subsequent to such notification.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) Notwithstanding any provision of title 13b or 14 of the general statutes, in all matters in which a formal petition, application or request for a permit is required to be submitted to the Commissioner of Transportation or the State Traffic Commission, and such petition, application or request is submitted by a municipality, the commissioner or commission shall, within available appropriations, not later than sixty days after the date on which the commissioner or commission receives such petition, application or request, make a preliminary review of the petition, application or request for the sole purpose of determining whether such petition, application or request is acceptable for filing. The commissioner or commission shall notify the municipality of the results of such preliminary review. Nothing in this section shall preclude the commissioner from requesting additional information from the municipality subsequent to such notification.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) Notwithstanding any provision of title 19a of the general statutes, in all matters in which a formal petition, application or request for a permit is required to be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Health, and such petition, application or request is submitted by a municipality, the commissioner shall, within available appropriations, not later than sixty days after the date on which the commissioner receives such petition, application or request, make a preliminary review of the petition, application or request for the sole purpose of determining whether such petition, application or request is acceptable for filing. The commissioner shall notify the municipality of the results of such preliminary review. Nothing in this section shall preclude the commissioner from requesting additional information from the municipality subsequent to such notification.

Approved July 2, 2009