January Session, 2009
LCO No. 4241
REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.
REP. MERRILL, 54th Dist.
REP. GERAGOSIAN, 25th Dist.
REP. CAFERO, 142nd Dist.
SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.
SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.
SEN. HARP, 10th Dist.
(As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")
"AN ACT CONCERNING DEFICIT MITIGATION MEASURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2009. "
Strike section 2 and substitute the following in lieu thereof:
"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. "
Strike subsection (k) of section 12 in its entirety.
Strike subsection (a) of section 18 and substitute the following in lieu thereof:
"(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."
Strike subdivision (1) of subsection (e) of section 19 and substitute the following in lieu thereof:
"(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. "
Strike section 22 and substitute the following in lieu thereof:
"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. "