Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Bill No. 5095

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 1008

 

*01008__________*

Referred to Committee on No Committee

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

 

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

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 17b-371 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [There is] On July 1, 2009, there shall be established within the General Fund, a separate, nonlapsing account which shall be known as the "Long-Term Care Reinvestment account". The account shall contain any moneys required by law and this section to be deposited in the account. Any funds resulting from the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage received by the state under the Money Follows the Person demonstration project pursuant to Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 shall be deposited in the account.

Sec. 2. Subsection (d) of section 17b-371 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) On or before January 1, [2009] 2010, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Services shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies concerning the long-term care reinvestment account established under this section. The report shall include financial information concerning the money in the account, including, but not limited to, information on the number, amount and type of expenditures from the fund during the prior calendar year and estimates of the impact of the fund on present and future Medicaid expenditures.

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21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):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

T1

GENERAL FUND

   

T2

   

$

T3

     

T4

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

T5

Other Expenses

 

150,000

T6

Connecticut Academy of Science and

 

400,000

T7

Engineering

   

T8

AGENCY TOTAL

 

550,000

T9

     

T10

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

   

T11

Other Expenses

 

1,500,000

T12

     

T13

OFFICE OF POLICY AND

   

T14

MANAGEMENT

   

T15

Contingency Needs

 

12,000,000

T16

Implement Energy Initiatives

 

5,000,000

T17

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

   

T18

GOVERNMENTS

 

T19

Regional Performance Incentive Program

 

10,000,000

T20

AGENCY TOTAL

 

27,000,000

T21

     

T22

OFFICE OF WORKFORCE

 

T23

COMPETITIVENESS

 

T24

Film Industry Equipment

 

500,000

T25

Film Industry Study

 

250,000

T26

AGENCY TOTAL

 

750,000

T27

   

T28

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

T29

Other Expenses

 

850,000

T30

[Permanent Upgrades to 61 Woodland

 

1,000,000

T31

Street

   

T32

AGENCY TOTAL

 

1,850,000]

T33

   

T34

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

T35

Other Expenses

 

58,500

T36

   

T37

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

T38

Other Expenses

 

150,000

T39

   

T40

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY

 

T41

CONTROL

 

T42

State-wide Energy Efficiency and Outreach

 

2,000,000

T43

   

T44

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

T45

Dairy Farmers

 

4,000,000

T46

   

T47

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 

T48

PROTECTION

 

T49

Clean Diesel Buses

 

8,000,000

T50

Griswold Recreational Fields

 

50,000

T51

Tidal Boundaries Study

 

50,000

T52

AGENCY TOTAL

 

8,100,000

T53

     

T54

COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND

 

T55

TOURISM

 

T56

Nathan Hale Homestead

 

250,000

T57

Bushnell Memorial

 

2,000,000

T58

Fairfield Arts Council

 

150,000

T59

Hartford Arena Study

 

250,000

T60

AGENCY TOTAL

 

2,650,000

T61

   

T62

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND

 

T63

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

T64

Biofuels

[4,650,000]

3,600,000

T65

Deferred Maintenance for Public Housing

 

10,000,000

T66

Home CT

 

4,000,000

T67

AGENCY TOTAL

[18,650,000]

17,600,000

T68

   

T69

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

T70

Personal Services

 

500,000

T71

Other Expenses

 

4,561,325

T72

Equipment

 

775,000

T73

AGENCY TOTAL

 

5,836,325

T74

   

T75

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL

 

T76

SERVICES

   

T77

Other Expenses

 

1,778,321

T78

   

T79

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

 

T80

AND ADDICTION SERVICES

 

T81

Other Expenses

 

170,000

T82

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

T83

GOVERNMENTS

 

T84

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

 

500,000

T85

AGENCY TOTAL

 

670,000

T86

   

T87

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

T88

Other Expenses

 

3,200,000

T89

Crisis Hospital Fund

 

30,000,000

T90

AGENCY TOTAL

 

33,200,000

T91

   

T92

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

T93

Personal Services

 

208,836

T94

Other Expenses

 

150,000

T95

DNA Epicenter in New London

 

250,000

T96

Distance Learning Initiative

 

850,000

T97

Technical School Supplies

 

500,000

T98

Longitudinal Data Systems

 

4,900,000

T99

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

T100

School Safety

[8,000,000]

7,000,000

T101

Fuel Cell Projects

 

800,000

T102

AGENCY TOTAL

[15,658,836]

14,658,836

T103

   

T104

COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND

 

T105

HEARING IMPAIRED

 

T106

Part-Time Interpreters

 

320,000

T107

   

T108

STATE LIBRARY

 

T109

Arts Inventory

 

75,000

T110

   

T111

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

 

T112

Other Expenses

 

100,000

T113

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

T114

GOVERNMENTS

 

T115

Higher Education State Matching Grant

 

4,185,000

T116

AGENCY TOTAL

 

4,285,000

T117

   

T118

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 

T119

Operating Expenses

 

400,000

T120

   

T121

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 

T122

HEALTH CENTER

 

T123

Operating Expenses

 

200,000

T124

   

T125

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

 

T126

OTHER THAN PAYMENTS TO LOCAL

 

T127

GOVERNMENTS

 

T128

Retirement Contributions

 

300,000,000

T129

   

T130

REGIONAL COMMUNITY - TECHNICAL

 

T131

COLLEGES

 

T132

Operating Expenses

 

520,000

T133

   

T134

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 

T135

Cheshire Prison Effluence

 

500,000

T136

   

T137

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND

 

T138

FAMILIES

 

T139

Other Expenses

 

300,000

T140

Adolescent Psychiatric Services

 

300,000

T141

AGENCY TOTAL

 

600,000

T142

   

T143

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

T144

Bus Operations

 

4,494,500

T145

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

T146

Town Aid Road Grants

 

16,000,000

T147

Elderly and Disabled Demand Responsive

   

T148

Transportation Program

 

3,900,000

T149

AGENCY TOTAL

 

24,394,500

T150

   

T151

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 

T152

Defeasance (ECLM and Clean Energy)

 

85,000,000

T153

Supportive Housing Debt Service

 

3,000,000

T154

AGENCY TOTAL

 

88,000,000

T155

   

T156

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS

 

T157

ADMINISTERED BY THE

   

T158

COMPTROLLER

   

T159

     

T160

STATE COMPTROLLER -

   

T161

MISCELLANEOUS

   

T162

PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

   

T163

Reimbursement to Towns for Loss of Taxes

   

T164

on State Property

 

13,999,858

T165

Grants to Towns

 

13,497,038

T166

Reimbursements to Towns for Loss of

   

T167

Taxes on Private Tax-Exempt Property

 

13,997,038

T168

AGENCY TOTAL

 

41,493,934

T169

     

T170

STATE COMPTROLLER – FRINGE

   

T171

BENEFITS

   

T172

State Employees Health Service Cost

 

4,000,000

T173

Other Post Employment Benefits

 

10,000,000

T174

AGENCY TOTAL

 

14,000,000

T175

     

T176

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

[$599,190,416]

$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 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 [$3,000,000] $2,000,000 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. 4. (Effective from passage) 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 and section 3 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session, are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009:

T177

GENERAL FUND

 

T178

 

$

T179

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

T180

Other Expenses

225,000

T181

Minor Capital Improvements

225,000

T182

   

T183

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

 

T184

Personal Services

1,000,000

T185

Other Expenses

39,050

T186

Equipment

5,000

T187

   

T188

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

 

T189

Personal Services

50,000

T190

   

T191

OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS

 

T192

Personal Services

150,000

T193

   

T194

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

 

T195

Personal Services

50,000

T196

   

T197

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION

 

T198

Personal Services

5,000

T199

   

T200

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

 

T201

Personal Services

100,000

T202

Other Expenses

25,000

T203

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

20,000

T204

Justice Assistance Grants

100,000

T205

Distressed Municipalities

491,000

T206

   

T207

STATE MARSHAL COMMISSION

 

T208

Other Expenses

15,000

T209

   

T210

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

T211

AND HOMELAND SECURITY

 

T212

Personal Services

75,000

T213

   

T214

STATE DEPARTMENT ON AGING

 

T215

Personal Services

314,212

T216

Other Expenses

115,234

T217

Equipment

950

T218

   

T219

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 

T220

Personal Services

700,000

T221

Youthful Offender Services

750,000

T222

   

T223

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

4,455,446

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 9-701 of the general statutes, the sum of $7,500,000 shall be transferred from the Citizens' Election Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the general statutes, the sum of $6,000,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the general statutes, the sum of $3,000,000 shall be transferred from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16a-22l of the general statutes, the sum of $5,000,000 shall be transferred from the fuel oil conservation account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of said section, no transfers shall be made to the fuel oil conservation account for tax payments due in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 54-56k of the general statutes, the sum of $2,000,000 shall be transferred from the pretrial account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 10. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 22a-449b of the general statutes, no transfers shall be made to the underground storage tank petroleum clean-up account, established under section 22a-449c of the general statutes, for tax payments due on January 31, 2009.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 22a-451 of the general statutes, the sum of $3,000,000 shall be transferred from the emergency spill response account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 14-164m of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Emissions Enterprise Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 3-55i of the general statutes, the sum of $150,000 shall be transferred from the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-245m of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the energy conservation and load management account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 15. Section 22a-245a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 1, 2009, and applicable to periods commencing on or after December 1, 2008):

(a) Each deposit initiator shall open a special interest-bearing account at a Connecticut branch of a financial institution, as defined in section 45a-557a, to the credit of the deposit initiator. Each deposit initiator shall deposit in such account an amount equal to the refund value established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 22a-244, for each beverage container sold by such deposit initiator. Such deposit shall be made not more than three business days after the date such beverage container is sold, provided for any beverage container sold during the period from December 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008, inclusive, such deposit shall be made not later than January 5, 2009. All interest, dividends and returns earned on the special account shall be paid directly into such account. Such moneys shall be kept separate and apart from all other moneys in the possession of the deposit initiator.

(b) Any reimbursement of the refund value for a redeemed beverage container shall be paid from the deposit initiator's special account. Upon the Commissioner of Environmental Protection's adoption of written policies and procedures establishing an accounting system under section 22a-245, any such reimbursement shall be paid in the manner prescribed in such policies and procedures until the adoption of final regulations under said section 22a-245. Upon the adoption of such regulations, any such reimbursement shall be paid in accordance with such regulations.

(c) Each deposit initiator shall submit a report on March 15, 2009, for the period from December 1, 2008, to February 28, 2009, inclusive. Each deposit initiator shall submit a report on July 31, 2009, for the period from March 1, 2009, to June 30, 2009, inclusive, and thereafter shall submit a quarterly report for the immediately preceding calendar quarter one month after the close of such quarter. Each such report shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, on a form prescribed by the commissioner and with such information the commissioner deems necessary, including, but not limited to: (1) The balance in the special account at the beginning of the quarter for which the report is prepared; (2) a list of all deposits credited to such account during such quarter, including all refund values paid to the deposit initiator and all interest, dividends or returns received on the account; (3) a list of all withdrawals from such account during such quarter, [and] all service charges and overdraft charges on the account and all payments made pursuant to subsection (d) of this section; and (4) the balance in the account at the close of the quarter for which the report is prepared.

(d) On or before April 30, 2009, each deposit initiator shall pay the balance outstanding in the special account that is attributable to the period from December 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009, inclusive, to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for deposit in the General Fund. Thereafter the balance outstanding in the special account that is attributable to the immediately preceding calendar quarter shall be paid by the deposit initiator one month after the close of such quarter to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for deposit in the General Fund. If the amount of the required payment pursuant to this subsection is not paid by the date seven days after the due date, a penalty of ten per cent of the amount due shall be added to the amount due and an additional five per cent penalty shall be added for each day thereafter that such payment is not submitted. Any such penalty shall not be paid from funds maintained in the special account.

(e) If moneys deposited in the special account are insufficient to pay for withdrawals authorized pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the amount of such deficiency shall be subtracted from the next succeeding payment or payments due pursuant to subsection (d) of this section until the amount of the deficiency has been subtracted in full.

[(d)] (f) The State Treasurer may, independently or upon request of the commissioner, examine the accounts and records of any deposit initiator maintained under sections 22a-243 to 22a-245, inclusive, and any related accounts and records, including receipts, disbursements and such other items as the State Treasurer deems appropriate.

[(e)] (g) The Attorney General may, independently or upon complaint of the commissioner, institute any appropriate action or proceeding to enforce any provision of this section or any regulation adopted pursuant to section 22a-245 to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective April 1, 2009) At the end of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2009, the Comptroller is authorized to record as revenue for such fiscal year the amount of outstanding balances required to be paid to the state under section 11 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session and that is received by the state not later than five business days after the last day of July immediately following the end of such fiscal year.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) The sum of $15,000,000, exclusive of assessments, shall be transferred from the Banking Fund, established under section 36a-65 of the general statutes, and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) The sum of $4,000,000 shall be transferred from the Workers' Compensation Administration Fund, established under section 31-344a of the general statutes, and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-331cc of the general statutes, the sum of $2,000,000 shall be transferred from the public, educational and governmental programming and education technology investment account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-48a of the general statutes, the sum of $2,000,000 shall be transferred from the Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 3-99c of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the commercial recording account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-520 of the general statutes, the sum of $1,166,440 shall be transferred from the local emergency relief account and credited to the resources of the Transportation Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) The sum of $287,000 shall be transferred from the Insurance Recoveries account and credited to the resources of the Transportation Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) The sum of $1,200,000 shall be transferred from the General Services Revolving Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. 25. Section 2 of public act 08-1 of the November 24 special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development, for Biofuels, in section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by this act, shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, as follows: (1) The sum of [$3,650,000] $2,600,000 shall be available for production grants, and (2) the sum of $1,000,000 shall be available for the fuel diversification research grant program.

(b) The Department of Economic and Community Development may enter into one or more agreements, pursuant to chapter 55a of the general statutes, for the distribution of grants under subsection (a) of this section or the operation of the program under subdivision (2) of said subsection.

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) (a) The Governor shall direct all executive branch agencies to reduce, by at least ten million dollars in the aggregate, the cost of personal services and consulting agreements during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, in accordance with the plan submitted under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) On or before February 13, 2009, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a plan, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to 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 to reduce General Fund spending by at least ten million dollars in the aggregate by executive branch agencies for personal services and consulting agreements. The plan shall identify all personal services and consulting agreements to be affected for each executive branch agency and shall specify the amount of the reduction for each such agreement. The plan shall include an analysis of the impact on program services and identify any penalties that might be incurred for any agreement included in the plan.

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) On or before February 13, 2009, the Commissioner of Children and Families shall submit a plan, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies to establish services at Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth, to be delivered on the grounds of the facility, for children and youth requiring residential treatment who would normally be placed in out-of-state facilities. The plan shall be capable of implementation on or before April 1, 2009, or as soon after such date as is practicable.

Sec. 28. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Any payment made pursuant to Public Law 110-185, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, to an individual who is an applicant for or recipient of benefits or services under any state or local program financed in whole or in part with state funds, that provides such benefits or services based on need, shall not be counted as income, nor shall any such payment be counted as resources for the month of receipt or the following two months, for the purpose of determining the individual's or any other individual's eligibility for such benefits or services or the amount of such benefits or services.

(b) Any such payment shall not be counted as income for purposes of determining the eligibility for, or the benefit level of, such individual under any property tax exemption, property tax credit or rental rebate program financed in whole or in part with state funds, nor shall such payment be counted as income for purposes of any property tax relief program that a municipality may, at its option, offer.

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the Governor shall not reduce any allotment requisition or allotment in force for the Agricultural Experiment Station, Personal Services, or the Judicial Department, Equipment, Alternative Incarceration Program or Justice Education Center, Inc. The full amount of any allotment requisition or allotment in force for the Agricultural Experiment Station, Personal Services, or the Judicial Department, Equipment, Alternative Incarceration Program or Justice Education Center, Inc. identified in the "3rd Round Rescissions" section of the Governor's Deficit Mitigation Plan for Fiscal Year 2008-2009, dated December 17, 2008, and reduced by the Governor shall be restored and such funds shall be made available for expenditure by the entity for which such allotment was reduced.

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) The sum of $1,704,890 appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development in section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by this act, for Deferred Maintenance for Housing, is transferred to Tax Abatement, and such funds shall be available for expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for the program established under subsection (a) of section 8-216 of the general statutes.

Sec. 31. (Effective from passage) The sum of $2,204,000 appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development in section 21 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, as amended by this act, for Deferred Maintenance for Housing, is transferred to Payment in Lieu of Taxes, and such funds shall be available for expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for the program established under subsection (b) of section 8-216 of the general statutes.

Sec. 32. Subsection (d) of section 59 of public act 07-1 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-28e of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the sum of $11,000,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund as follows: $7,300,000 to the Department of Social Services, for the implementation and administration of the Charter Oak Health Plan, and $3,700,000 to be credited to the resources of the General Fund.

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) The sum of $274,000 is appropriated to the Department of Administrative Services, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for Other Expenses, to be distributed to state agencies that contract for custodial services with contractors employing workers who (1) are entitled to receive the standard rate of wages under section 31-57f of the general statutes, and (2) receive health care benefits to assist in covering the cost of such benefits for the workers and their dependents. Such assistance shall be in addition to any other amounts the state is required to pay under said section or by contract to cover the cost of health care benefits for such workers and their dependents.

Sec. 34. Section 2 of public act 08-68 and section 8 of public act 08-2 of the August special session are repealed. (Effective from passage)

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

Section 1

from passage

17b-371(a)

Sec. 2

from passage

17b-371(d)

Sec. 3

from passage

PA 07-1 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 21

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

New section

Sec. 11

from passage

New section

Sec. 12

from passage

New section

Sec. 13

from passage

New section

Sec. 14

from passage

New section

Sec. 15

April 1, 2009, and applicable to periods commencing on or after December 1, 2008

22a-245a

Sec. 16

April 1, 2009

New section

Sec. 17

from passage

New section

Sec. 18

from passage

New section

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

from passage

New section

Sec. 21

from passage

New section

Sec. 22

from passage

New section

Sec. 23

from passage

New section

Sec. 24

from passage

New section

Sec. 25

from passage

PA 08-1 of the November 24 Sp. Sess., Sec. 2

Sec. 26

from passage

New section

Sec. 27

from passage

New section

Sec. 28

from passage

New section

Sec. 29

from passage

New section

Sec. 30

from passage

New section

Sec. 31

from passage

New section

Sec. 32

from passage

PA 07-1 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 59(d)

Sec. 33

from passage

New section

Sec. 34

from passage

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce appropriated expenditures from the General Fund, to redirect resources from other funds into the General Fund and to make additional implementing changes necessary to mitigate the current year budget deficit.

[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.]