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General Assembly

 

Governor's Bill No. 837

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 3058

 

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Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

REP. CAFERO, 142nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS FEES.

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

Section 1. Section 1-212 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person applying in writing shall receive, promptly upon request, a plain or certified copy of any public record. The fee for any copy provided in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act:

(1) By an executive, administrative or legislative office of the state, a state agency or a department, institution, bureau, board, commission, authority or official of the state, including a committee of, or created by, such an office, agency, department, institution, bureau, board, commission, authority or official, and also including any judicial office, official or body or committee thereof but only in respect to its or their administrative functions, shall not exceed twenty-five cents per page; and

(2) By all other public agencies, as defined in section 1-200, shall not exceed fifty cents per page. If any copy provided in accordance with said Freedom of Information Act requires a transcription, or if any person applies for a transcription of a public record, the fee for such transcription shall not exceed the cost thereof to the public agency.

(b) The fee for any copy provided in accordance with subsection (a) of section 1-211 shall not exceed the cost thereof to the public agency. In determining such costs for a copy, other than for a printout which exists at the time that the agency responds to the request for such copy, an agency may include only:

(1) An amount equal to the hourly salary attributed to all agency employees engaged in providing the requested computer-stored public record, including their time performing the formatting or programming functions necessary to provide the copy as requested, but not including search or retrieval costs except as provided in subdivision (4) of this subsection;

(2) An amount equal to the cost to the agency of engaging an outside professional electronic copying service to provide such copying services, if such service is necessary to provide the copying as requested;

(3) The actual cost of the storage devices or media provided to the person making the request in complying with such request; and

(4) The computer time charges incurred by the agency in providing the requested computer-stored public record where another agency or contractor provides the agency with computer storage and retrieval services. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the fee for any copy of the names of registered voters shall not exceed three cents per name delivered or the cost thereof to the public agency, as determined pursuant to this subsection, whichever is less. The Department of Information Technology shall monitor the calculation of the fees charged for copies of computer-stored public records to ensure that such fees are reasonable and consistent among agencies.

(c) A public agency may require the prepayment of any fee required or permitted under the Freedom of Information Act if such fee is estimated to be ten dollars or more. The sales tax provided in chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee is required or permissible under this section or section 1-227.

(d) The public agency shall waive any fee provided for in this section when:

(1) The person requesting the records is an indigent individual;

(2) The records located are determined by the public agency to be exempt from disclosure under subsection (b) of section 1-210;

(3) In its judgment, compliance with the applicant's request benefits the general welfare; or

(4) The person requesting the record is an elected official of a political subdivision of the state and the official (A) obtains the record from an agency of the political subdivision in which the official serves, and (B) certifies that the record pertains to the official's duties.

(e) Except as otherwise provided by law, the fee for any person who has the custody of any public records or files for certifying any copy of such records or files, or certifying to any fact appearing therefrom, shall be for the first page of such certificate, or copy and certificate, one dollar; and for each additional page, fifty cents. For the purpose of computing such fee, such copy and certificate shall be deemed to be one continuous instrument.

(f) The Secretary of the State, after consulting with the chairperson of the Freedom of Information Commission, the Commissioner of Correction and a representative of the Judicial Department, shall propose a fee structure for copies of public records provided to an inmate, as defined in section 18-84, in accordance with subsection (a) of this section. The Secretary of the State shall submit such proposed fee structure to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration, not later than January 15, 2000.

(g) Any individual may copy a public record through the use of a hand-held scanner. A public agency may establish a fee structure not to exceed [ten] fifteen dollars for an individual to pay each time the individual copies records at the agency with a hand-held scanner. As used in this section, "hand-held scanner" means a battery operated electronic scanning device the use of which (1) leaves no mark or impression on the public record, and (2) does not unreasonably interfere with the operation of the public agency.

Sec. 2. Section 3-90 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Secretary shall, annually, prepare and publish a Register and Manual that shall give a complete list of the state, county and town officers, of the judges of all courts and of the officials attending thereon. The population, railroad and postal facilities and other items of general interest concerning each town shall also be given in such book and such other information in relation to state departments, state institutions and other matters of public concern as the Secretary deems desirable. The number of copies of the State Register and Manual published each year shall be determined at the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary shall determine, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, the agencies and officers of the federal, state and municipal governments to whom the State Register and Manual shall be distributed without charge and the number of copies of such manual to be distributed to each such agency and officer. The price to be charged for any additional copies distributed or sold, except for copies sold pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, shall be [ten] twenty dollars per copy for soft-bound copies and [nineteen] thirty-eight dollars per copy for hard-bound special edition copies. Any copies not distributed or sold by July first of the year following publication may be distributed, at no cost, except the cost of mailing if mailed, to any person making a request to the Secretary. Any remaining copies may be disposed of at the time of the next annual publication.

(b) The Secretary shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54, providing for the sale of copies of the Register and Manual through an agent or agents, including, but not limited to, wholesale and retail booksellers according to a discount schedule similar to one that would be available to such agents from commercial book publishers and generally in keeping with standard book industry practices, provided the price of the Register and Manual under such schedule shall be not less than the cost of producing the Register and Manual.

Sec. 3. Section 3-94b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Secretary of the State may appoint as a notary public any qualified person who submits an application in accordance with this section.

(b) In order to qualify for appointment as a notary public, a person shall:

(1) Be eighteen years of age or older at the time of application;

(2) (A) Be a resident of the state of Connecticut at the time of application and appointment, or (B) have one's principal place of business in the state at the time of application and appointment;

(3) Pass a written examination approved or administered by the Secretary;

(4) Submit an application, on a form prescribed and provided by the Secretary, which the applicant shall complete in the applicant's handwriting without misstatement or omission of fact. The application shall be accompanied by (A) a nonrefundable application fee of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars, and (B) the recommendation of an individual who has personally known the applicant for at least one year and is not legally related to the applicant.

(c) The Secretary may deny an application based on:

(1) The applicant's conviction of a felony or a crime involving dishonesty or moral turpitude;

(2) Revocation, suspension or restriction of a notary public appointment or professional license issued to the applicant by this state or any other state; or

(3) The applicant's official misconduct, whether or not any disciplinary action has resulted.

(d) Upon approval of an application for appointment as a notary public, the Secretary shall cause a certificate of appointment bearing a facsimile of the Secretary's signature and countersigned by the Secretary's executive assistant or an employee designated by the Secretary to be issued to such appointee.

(e) A notary public may obtain a replacement certificate of appointment by filing a written request with the Secretary, accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of five dollars.

Sec. 4. Section 3-94n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Within thirty days after a change of residence address, a notary public who is a resident of the state shall file with the Secretary a signed, written notice which shall include both the old and new addresses. Within thirty days after a change of address of one's principal place of business, a notary public who is not a resident of the state shall file with the Secretary a signed, written notice which shall include both the old and new addresses. Such notice shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of [five] fifteen dollars. If the change of address is to a different municipality, the notary shall, within thirty days after issuance of a replacement certificate of appointment by the Secretary, record such certificate with the town clerk of the municipality in which the new address is located. The failure of a notary to so record such replacement certificate shall not invalidate any notarial act performed by the notary.

Sec. 5. Section 3-94o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Within thirty days after a change in the name of a notary public, the notary shall file a notice of the change with the Secretary, on a form prescribed and provided by the Secretary. The notice shall state the notary's old and new names and the effective date of the new name, include such proof of the change of name as the Secretary shall require, be signed by the notary and be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of [five] fifteen dollars. The notary shall, within thirty days after the issuance of a replacement certificate of appointment by the Secretary, record such certificate with the town clerk of the municipality wherein the notary recorded the notary's original certificate of appointment and oath of office. The failure of a notary to so record such replacement certificate shall not invalidate any notarial act performed by the notary. Any town clerk who is required by statute to make a record of the certificate of appointment and oath of office of a notary shall record the replacement certificate of appointment containing the change of name of the notary upon payment of a fee of [one dollar] fifteen dollars by such notary to the town clerk.

(b) Beginning on the date of issuance of such replacement certificate of appointment by the Secretary, the notary public shall (1) sign the notary's new name on all notarial certificates, and (2) if the notary uses a notarial seal, use only a notarial seal that contains the notary's new name.

Sec. 6. Section 3-99a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of the State shall receive, for filing or recording any document, instrument or paper required to be filed or recorded regardless of the number of pages, when fees are not otherwise specially provided for, [twenty-five] fifty dollars. The Secretary shall receive, for preparing and furnishing a copy of any document, instrument or paper filed or recorded: For each copy of each such document, regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars, for affixing the Secretary's certificate and the state seal thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; for the Secretary's certificate with the state seal imprinted or affixed, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; for a certificate, with the seal of the state imprinted or affixed thereon, of any fact or record for which no special provision is made, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; for certifying the incumbency of a judge of probate, notary public or other official, [twenty] forty dollars, except that for certifying the incumbency of an official in connection with an adoption of a child, such fee shall be [five] fifteen dollars.

(b) No fee shall be charged for filing any document required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of titles 4, 7 and 9, and the fee for furnishing copies of such documents shall be such as will, in the judgment of said Secretary, cover the costs of such copies, except that the fee for furnishing copies of documents filed pursuant to title 9 shall not exceed twenty-five cents per page. No fee shall be charged for filing resolutions relating to payment from the Treasury and statements of receipts and expenditures of judges of probate.

(c) No fee shall be charged for any copy required by any state officer, department, board or commission, the fee for which would be payable from the State Treasury. For other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary may charge such fees as will in his judgment cover the cost of the services provided. The tax imposed under chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee may be charged under the provisions of this section. Overpayments made to the Records and Legislative Services Division or to the Commercial Recording Division of the office of the Secretary of the State, whether for documents or for fees, in an amount not to exceed five dollars shall not be refunded but shall be placed in the General Fund. No overpayment claim shall be presented under this section but within one year after it accrues.

(d) In the performance of their functions, the Commercial Recording Division and the Records and Legislative Services Division of the office of the Secretary of the State may, in the discretion of the Secretary, provide expedited services. The Secretary shall provide for the establishment and administration of a system of payment for such expedited services and may include in such system prepaid deposit accounts. The Secretary shall charge, in addition to the filing fees provided for by law, the sum of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each expedited service provided. The filing fee and the expediting fee shall be paid by the person requesting the information and documents, in such manner as required by the Secretary. The Secretary may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to establish guidelines for the use of expedited services and shall establish fees, in addition to the expediting fee, for expedited electronic data processing services which cover the cost of such services.

(e) The Secretary of the State may accept the filing of documents by telecopier or other electronic media and employ new technology, as it is developed, to aid in the performance of all duties required by the law. The Secretary of the State may establish rules, fee schedules and regulations, not inconsistent with the law, for filing documents by telecopier or other electronic media, for the adoption, employment and use of new technology in the performance of the duties of the office and for providing electronic access and other related products or services that result from the employment of such new technology.

(f) The Secretary of the State may require that a unique identification number be provided on documents or requests processed by the office.

(g) The Secretary of the State may allow remittances to be in the form of a credit account number and an authorization to draw upon a specified credit account, at such time and under such conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. Remittances in the form of an authorization to draw upon a specified credit account shall include an amount for purposes of paying the discount rate associated with drawing upon the credit account, unless the remittances are drawn on an account with a financial institution that agrees to add the number to the credit card holder's billing, in which event the remittances drawn shall not include an amount for purposes of paying the discount rate associated with the drawing upon the credit account.

Sec. 7. Section 7-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The fee for a certification of birth registration, short form, shall be [five] ten dollars. The fee for a certified copy of a certificate of birth, long form, shall be [ten] twenty dollars, except that the fee for such certifications and copies when issued by the department shall be [fifteen] thirty dollars.

(b) The fee for a certified copy of a certificate of marriage or death shall be [ten] fifteen dollars. Such fees shall not be required of the department.

Sec. 8. Section 7-169d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section (1) "bingo" has the same meaning as provided in section 7-169, and (2) "bingo products" means bingo ball equipment, bingo cards or bingo paper.

(b) Each group or organization authorized to operate or conduct a bingo game or series of bingo games pursuant to sections 7-169, 7-169a and 7-169c shall use bingo products that are (1) owned in full by such group or organization, (2) used without compensation by such group or organization, or (3) rented or purchased from a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer who is registered with the Division of Special Revenue in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(c) Each applicant for registration as a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall apply to the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue on such forms as the executive director prescribes. The application shall be accompanied by an annual fee of [fifteen hundred] one thousand seven hundred fifty dollars payable to the State Treasurer. Each applicant for an initial registration shall submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act, before such registration is issued.

(d) No registered bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall rent or sell any type of bingo product that has not been approved by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue.

(e) The Division of Special Revenue may revoke for cause any registration issued in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(f) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 9. Section 7-169e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any parent teacher association or organization may operate and conduct games of bingo, as defined in section 7-169, for the amusement and recreation of such association's or organization's members and guests without a permit, as required by said section, provided (1) such association or organization registers annually with the Division of Special Revenue and pays an annual registration fee of [twenty] forty dollars, (2) such association or organization obtains an identification number from the division, (3) such association or organization charges an admission fee of not more than one dollar, (4) each individual prize of cash or merchandise offered does not exceed twenty dollars in value, and (5) only active members of such association or organization assist in the operation of the games of bingo and assist without compensation. The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may revoke any such registration for cause. Any registration fees collected in accordance with this subsection shall be remitted to the state.

(b) Each such association or organization shall keep accurate records of receipts and disbursements related to such games of bingo, and such records shall be available for inspection by the executive director.

(c) Each such association or organization shall be exempt from the requirements of sections 7-169 and 7-169a.

(d) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, in consultation with the Gaming Policy Board, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section in order to prevent fraud and protect the public.

Sec. 10. Section 7-169i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No permittee pursuant to section 7-169h may use a mechanical or electronic ticket dispensing machine to sell sealed tickets unless such machine is owned in full by the permittee or is rented or purchased from a manufacturer or dealer who is registered with the Division of Special Revenue.

(b) Each applicant for registration as a manufacturer or dealer in sealed ticket dispensing machines shall apply to the executive director on such forms as the executive director prescribes. The application shall be accompanied by an annual fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars payable to the State Treasurer. Each applicant for initial registration shall submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act, before such registration is issued.

(c) The Division of Special Revenue may revoke for cause any registration issued in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(d) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 11. Section 7-178 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No bazaar or raffle shall be conducted with any equipment except such as is owned absolutely or used without payment of any compensation therefor by the permittee or as is rented from a dealer in such equipment who (1) has a principal place of business in this state, and (2) is registered with the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue in such manner and on such form as he may prescribe, which form shall be accompanied by an annual fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars payable to the Treasurer of the state of Connecticut. No item of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating or conducting of any bazaar or raffle pursuant to any permit issued under sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, except such as are bona fide items of reasonable amount for goods, wares and merchandise furnished or services rendered, which are reasonably necessary to be purchased or furnished for the holding, operating or conducting thereof, and no commission, salary, compensation, reward or recompense whatever shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person holding, operating or conducting, or assisting in the holding, operation or conduct of, any such bazaar or raffle. Each raffle ticket shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of the raffle, the three most valuable prizes to be awarded and the total number of prizes to be awarded as specified on the form prescribed in section 7-173. In addition to any other information required under this section to be printed on a raffle ticket, each ticket for a raffle authorized pursuant to a "Class No. 7" permit shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of each raffle drawing.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a permittee may rent equipment from a dealer who does not have a principal place of business in this state if an in-state dealer is unavailable, provided such out-of-state dealer is registered with said executive director pursuant to the provisions of said subsection (a).

Sec. 12. Section 9-623 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person who knowingly and wilfully violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. The Secretary of the State or the town clerk shall notify the State Elections Enforcement Commission of any such violation of which said secretary or such town clerk may have knowledge. Any such fine for a violation of any provision of this chapter applying to the office of the Treasurer shall be deposited on a pro rata basis in any trust funds, as defined in section 3-13c, affected by such violation.

(b) (1) If any campaign treasurer fails to file any statement required by section 9-608, or if any candidate fails to file either (A) a statement for the formation of a candidate committee as required by section 9-604, or (B) a certification pursuant to section 9-603 that the candidate is exempt from forming a candidate committee as required by section 9-604, within the time required, the campaign treasurer or candidate, as the case may be, shall pay a late filing fee of [one] two hundred dollars.

(2) In the case of any such statement or certification that is required to be filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the commission shall, not later than ten days after the filing deadline is, or should be, known to have passed, notify by certified mail, return receipt requested, the person required to file that, if such statement or certification is not filed not later than twenty-one days after such notice, the person is in violation of section 9-603, 9-604 or 9-608.

(3) In the case of any such statement or certification that is required to be filed with a town clerk, the town clerk shall forthwith after the filing deadline is, or should be, known to have passed, notify by certified mail, return receipt requested, the person required to file that, if such statement or certification is not filed not later than seven days after the town clerk mails such notice, the town clerk shall notify the State Elections Enforcement Commission that the person is in violation of section 9-603, 9-604 or 9-608.

(4) The penalty for any violation of section 9-603, 9-604 or 9-608 shall be a fine of not less than two hundred dollars or more than two thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Sec. 13. Section 10-145b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The State Board of Education, upon receipt of a proper application, shall issue an initial educator certificate to any person who has graduated (1) from a four-year baccalaureate program of teacher education as approved by said state board, or (2) from a four-year baccalaureate program approved by said state board or from a college or university accredited by the board of governors or regionally accredited, provided such person has taken such teacher training equivalents as the State Board of Education shall require and, unless such equivalents are taken at institutions outside of this state, as the board of governors shall accredit. In addition, on and after July 1, 1993, each applicant shall have completed a subject area major as defined by the State Board of Education. Each such initial educator certificate shall be valid for three years, except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, and may be extended by the Commissioner of Education for an additional year for good cause upon the request of the superintendent in whose school district such person is employed or upon the request of the assessment team reviewing such person's performance.

(b) During the period of employment in a public school, a person holding an initial educator certificate shall (1) be under the supervision of the superintendent of schools or of a principal, administrator or supervisor designated by such superintendent who shall regularly observe, guide and evaluate the performance of assigned duties by such holder of an initial certificate, and (2) participate in a beginning educator program if there is such a program for such person's certification endorsement area.

(c) (1) The State Board of Education, upon request of a local or regional board of education, shall issue a temporary ninety-day certificate to any applicant in the certification endorsement areas of elementary education, middle grades education, secondary academic subjects, special subjects or fields, special education, early childhood education and administration and supervision when the following conditions are met:

(A) The employing agent of a board of education makes a written request for the issuance of such certificate and attests to the existence of a special plan for supervision of temporary ninety-day certificate holders;

(B) The applicant meets the following requirements, except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (C) of this subdivision:

(i) Holds a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or regionally accredited with a major either in or closely related to the certification endorsement area in which the requesting board of education is placing the applicant or, in the case of secondary or special subject or field endorsement area, possesses at least the minimum total number of semester hours of credit required for the content area;

(ii) Has met the requirements pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-145f;

(iii) Presents a written application on such forms as the Commissioner of Education shall prescribe;

(iv) Has successfully completed a program of classroom management and instructional methodology approved by the State Board of Education and, within available appropriations, provided under contract with an institution of higher education designated by the Department of Higher Education;

(v) Possesses an undergraduate college overall grade point average of at least "B" or, if the applicant has completed at least twenty-four hours of graduate credit, possesses a graduate grade point average of at least "B"; and

(vi) Presents supporting evidence of appropriate experience working with children; and

(C) The Commissioner of Education may waive the requirements of subparagraphs (B)(v) or (B)(vi), or both, of this subdivision upon a showing of good cause.

(2) A person serving under a temporary ninety-day certificate shall participate in a beginning support and assessment program pursuant to section 10-220a which is specifically designed by the state Department of Education for holders of temporary ninety-day certificates.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, on and after July 1, 1989, the State Board of Education, upon receipt of a proper application, shall issue an initial educator certificate, which shall be valid for three years, to any person who has taught successfully while holding a temporary ninety-day certificate and meets the requirements pursuant to regulations adopted pursuant to section 10-145d.

(d) On and after July 1, 1986, and prior to July 1, 1989, a person who has graduated (1) from a four-year baccalaureate program of teacher education as approved by the state board, or (2) from a four-year baccalaureate program approved by the state board or from a college or university accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or regionally accredited, provided such person has taken such teacher training equivalents as the State Board of Education shall require and, unless such equivalents are taken at institutions outside of this state, as the Board of Governors of Higher Education shall accredit, shall be issued upon proper application a provisional teaching certificate by the state board which shall be valid for up to ten years.

(e) In order to be eligible to obtain a provisional teaching certificate, a provisional educator certificate or an initial educator certificate, each person shall be required to complete a course of study in special education comprised of not fewer than thirty-six hours, which shall include an understanding of the growth and development of exceptional children, including handicapped and gifted and talented children and children who may require special education, and methods for identifying, planning for and working effectively with special needs children in a regular classroom. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection to the contrary, each applicant for such certificates who has met all requirements for certification except the completion of the course in special education shall be entitled to a certificate (1) for a period not to exceed one year, provided the applicant completed a teacher preparation program either in the state prior to July 1, 1987, or outside the state, or completed the necessary combination of professional experience or coursework as required by the State Board of Education or (2) for a period not to exceed two years if the applicant applies for certification in an area for which a bachelor's degree is not required.

(f) During the period of employment, a person holding a provisional teaching certificate pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall be under the direct supervision of the superintendent of schools or of a principal, administrator or supervisor designated by such superintendent who shall regularly observe, guide and evaluate the performance of assigned duties by such holder of a provisional teaching certificate as well as cooperate with and counsel such holder in accordance with the provisions of sections 10-145a to 10-145d, inclusive, and 10-146b.

(g) On and after July 1, 1989, the State Board of Education, upon receipt of a proper application, shall issue a provisional educator certificate to any person who (1) has successfully completed a beginning educator program and one school year of successful teaching as attested to by the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, in whose local or regional school district such person was employed, (2) has completed at least three years of successful teaching in a public or nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education or appropriate governing body in another state within ten years prior to application for such provisional educator certificate, as attested to by the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, in whose school district such person was employed, or by the supervising agent of the nonpublic school in which such person was employed, and has met preparation and eligibility requirements for an initial educator certificate, (3) has taught successfully in public schools in this state for the 1988-1989 school year under a temporary emergency permit and has met the preparation and eligibility requirements for an initial educator certificate, or (4) has successfully taught with a provisional teaching certificate for the year immediately preceding an application for a provisional educator certificate as an employee of a local or regional board of education or facility approved for special education by the State Board of Education.

(h) Prior to July 1, 1989, to qualify for a standard certificate, a person who holds or has held a provisional teaching certificate pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall have completed thirty credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Such course work need not necessarily lead to a master's degree and may include graduate or undergraduate courses. It shall consist of (1) a planned program at an institution of higher education accredited by the board of governors or regionally accredited, or (2) an individual program which is mutually determined or approved by the teacher and the supervisory agent of the local or regional board of education or by the supervisory agent of a nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education and which is designed to increase the ability of the teacher to improve student learning. Such an individual program may include course work taken at one or more institutions for higher education approved by the board of governors and may include in-service programs sponsored by local or regional boards of education or nonpublic schools approved by the State Board of Education. Such in-service programs shall have been approved by the joint subcommittee of the Board of Governors of Higher Education and the State Board of Education established pursuant to section 10-155b of the revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 1983.

(i) Unless otherwise provided in regulations adopted under section 10-145d, in not less than three years [nor] or more than ten years after the issuance of a provisional teaching certificate pursuant to subsection (d) of this section and upon the statement of the employing board of education or nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education that the person who holds or has held a provisional certificate has a record of competency in the discharge of his or her duties during such provisional period, the state board, upon receipt of a proper application, shall issue to a person who holds or has held a provisional certificate, a standard teaching certificate prior to July 1, 1989, and a professional educator certificate on or after said date. A signed recommendation from the superintendent of schools for the local or regional board of education or by the superintendent of a nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education shall be evidence of competency. Such recommendation shall state that the person who holds or has held a provisional teaching certificate has successfully completed at least three school years of satisfactory teaching for one or more local or regional boards of education or approved nonpublic schools. Each applicant for a certificate pursuant to this subsection shall provide to the Department of Education, in such manner and form as prescribed by the commissioner, evidence that the applicant has successfully completed coursework pursuant to subsection (h) or (j) of this section, as appropriate. Any person holding a standard or permanent certificate on July 1, 1989, shall be eligible to receive upon application a professional educator certificate to replace said standard or permanent certificate. On and after July 1, 1989, standard and permanent certificates shall no longer be valid.

(j) On or after July 1, 1989, to qualify for a professional educator certificate, a person who holds or has held a provisional educator certificate under subsection (g) of this section shall have completed thirty credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree. It is not necessary that such course work be taken for a master's degree and such work may include graduate or undergraduate courses. Such course work shall consist of (1) a planned program at an institution of higher education accredited by the board of governors or regionally accredited and shall be related directly to the subject areas or grade levels for which the person holds endorsement or shall be in an area or areas related to the person's ability to provide instruction effectively or to meet locally determined goals and objectives or (2) an individual program which is mutually determined or approved by the teacher and the supervisory agent of the local or regional board of education or by the supervisory agent of a nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education. Such program shall be designed to increase the ability of the teacher to improve student learning.

(k) (1) Unless otherwise provided in regulations adopted under section 10-145d, in not less than three years or more than eight years after the issuance of a provisional educator certificate pursuant to subsection (g) of this section and upon the statement of the superintendent in whose school district such certificate holder was employed, or the supervisory agent of a nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education, in whose school such certificate holder was employed, that the provisional educator certificate holder and such superintendent or supervisory agent have mutually determined or approved an individual program pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of this section and upon the statement of such superintendent or supervisory agent that such certificate holder has a record of competency in the discharge of such certificate holder's duties during such provisional period, the state board upon receipt of a proper application shall issue such certificate holder a professional educator certificate. A signed recommendation from the superintendent of schools, or the superintendent's designee, for the local or regional board of education or from the supervisory agent of a nonpublic school approved by the State Board of Education shall be evidence of competency. Such recommendation shall state that the person who holds or has held a provisional educator certificate has successfully completed at least three school years of satisfactory teaching for one or more local or regional boards of education or such nonpublic schools. Each applicant for a certificate pursuant to this subsection shall provide to the Department of Education, in such manner and form as prescribed by the commissioner, evidence that the applicant has successfully completed coursework pursuant to subsection (h) or (j) of this section, as appropriate.

(2) Upon receipt of a proper application, the State Board of Education shall issue to a teacher from another state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico who (A) is nationally board certified by an organization deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Education to issue such certifications, and (B) has taught in another state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a minimum of three years in the preceding ten years (i) a provisional educator certificate with the appropriate endorsement, or (ii) if such teacher has completed thirty credit hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree, in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of this section, a professional educator certificate with the appropriate endorsement, subject to the provisions of subsection (m) of this section relating to denial of applications for certification.

(l) (1) For certified employees of local and regional boards of education, except as provided in this subdivision, each professional educator certificate shall be valid for five years and continued every five years thereafter upon the successful completion of professional development activities which shall consist of not less than ninety hours of continuing education, as determined by the local or regional board of education in accordance with this section, or documented completion of a national board certification assessment in the appropriate endorsement area, during each successive five-year period. (A) Such continuing education completed by certified employees with an early childhood nursery through grade three or an elementary endorsement who hold a position requiring such an endorsement shall include at least fifteen hours of training in the teaching of reading and reading readiness and assessment of reading performance, including methods of teaching language skills necessary for reading, reading comprehension skills, phonics and the structure of the English language during each five-year period. (B) Such continuing education requirement completed by certified employees with elementary, middle grades or secondary academic endorsements who hold a position requiring such an endorsement shall include at least fifteen hours of training in the use of computers in the classroom during each five-year period unless such employees are able to demonstrate technology competency, in a manner determined by their local or regional board of education, based on state-wide standards for teacher competency in the use of technology for instructional purposes adopted pursuant to section 4d-85. (C) Such continuing education completed by (i) the superintendent of schools, and (ii) employees employed in positions requiring an intermediate administrator or supervisory certificate, or the equivalent thereof, and whose administrative or supervisory duties equal at least fifty per cent of their assigned time, shall include at least fifteen hours of training in the evaluation of teachers pursuant to section 10-151b during each five-year period. (D) In the case of certified employees with a bilingual education endorsement who hold positions requiring such an endorsement (i) in an elementary school and who do not hold an endorsement in elementary education, such continuing education taken on or after July 1, 1999, shall only count toward the ninety-hour requirement if it is in language arts, reading and mathematics, and (ii) in a middle or secondary school and who do not hold an endorsement in the subject area they teach, such continuing education taken on or after July 1, 1999, shall only count toward the ninety-hour requirement if it is in such subject area or areas. During each five-year period in which a professional educator certificate is valid, a holder of such certificate who has not completed the ninety hours of continuing education required pursuant to this subdivision, and who has not been employed while holding such certificate by a local or regional board of education for all or part of the five-year period, shall, upon application, be reissued such certificate for five years minus any period of time such holder was employed while holding such certificate by a local or regional board of education, provided there shall be only one such reissuance during each five-year period in which such certificate is valid. A certified employee of a local or regional board of education who is a member of the General Assembly and who has not completed the ninety hours of continuing education required pursuant to this subdivision for continuation of a certificate, upon application, shall be reissued a professional educator certificate for a period of time equal to six months for each year the employee served in the General Assembly during the previous five years. Continuing education hours completed during the previous five years shall be applied toward such ninety-hour requirement which shall be completed during the reissuance period in order for such employee to be eligible to have a certificate continued. The cost of the professional development activities required under this subsection for certified employees of local or regional boards of education shall be shared by the state and local or regional boards of education, except for those activities identified by the State Board of Education as the responsibility of the certificate holder. Each local and regional board of education shall make available, annually, at no cost to its certified employees not fewer than eighteen hours of professional development activities for continuing education credit. Such activities may be made available by a board of education directly, through a regional educational service center or cooperative arrangement with another board of education or through arrangements with any continuing education provider approved by the State Board of Education. Local and regional boards of education shall grant continuing education credit for professional development activities which the certified employees of the board of education are required to attend, professional development activities offered in accordance with the plan developed pursuant to subsection (b) of section 10-220a, or professional development activities which the board may approve for any individual certified employee. Each board of education shall determine the specific professional development activities to be made available with the advice and assistance of the teachers employed by such board, including representatives of the exclusive bargaining unit for such teachers pursuant to section 10-153b. The time and location for the provision of such activities shall be in accordance with either an agreement between the board of education and the exclusive bargaining unit pursuant to said section 10-153b or, in the absence of such agreement or to the extent such agreement does not provide for the time and location of all such activities, in accordance with a determination by the board of education.

(2) Each local and regional board of education shall attest to the state Department of Education, in such form and at such time as the commissioner shall prescribe, that professional development activities for which continuing education credit is granted by the board: (A) Are planned in response to identified needs, (B) are provided by qualified instructional personnel, as appropriate, (C) have the requirements for participation in the activity shared with participants before the commencement of the activity, (D) are evaluated in terms of its effectiveness and its contribution to the attainment of school or district-wide goals, and (E) are documented in accordance with procedures established by the State Board of Education. At the end of each five-year period each professional educator shall attest to the state Department of Education, in such form and at such time as the commissioner shall prescribe, that the professional educator has successfully completed ninety hours of continuing education.

(3) In the event that the state Department of Education notifies the local or regional board of education that the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection have not been met and that specific corrective action is necessary, the local or regional board of education shall take such corrective action immediately. The department shall not invalidate continuing education credit awarded prior to such notice.

(m) (1) The State Board of Education may revoke any certificate, authorization or permit issued pursuant to sections 10-144o to 10-149, inclusive, for any of the following reasons: (A) The holder of the certificate, authorization or permit obtained such certificate, authorization or permit through fraud or misrepresentation of a material fact; (B) the holder has persistently neglected to perform the duties for which the certificate, authorization or permit was granted; (C) the holder is professionally unfit to perform the duties for which the certificate, authorization or permit was granted; (D) the holder is convicted in a court of law of a crime involving moral turpitude or of any other crime of such nature that in the opinion of the board continued holding of a certificate, authorization or permit by the person would impair the standing of certificates, authorizations or permits issued by the board; or (E) other due and sufficient cause. The State Board of Education shall revoke any certificate, authorization or permit issued pursuant to said sections if the holder is found to have intentionally disclosed specific questions or answers to students or otherwise improperly breached the security of any administration of a state-wide examination pursuant to section 10-14n. In any revocation proceeding pursuant to this section, the State Board of Education shall have the burden of establishing the reason for such revocation by a preponderance of the evidence. Revocation shall be in accordance with procedures established by the State Board of Education pursuant to chapter 54.

(2) When the Commissioner of Education is notified, pursuant to section 10-149a or 17a-101i that a person holding a certificate, authorization or permit issued by the State Board of Education under the provisions of sections 10-144o to 10-149, inclusive, has been convicted of (A) a capital felony, pursuant to section 53a-54b, (B) arson murder, pursuant to section 53a-54d, (C) a class A felony, (D) a class B felony, except a violation of section 53a-122, 53a-252 or 53a-291, (E) a crime involving an act of child abuse or neglect as described in section 46b-120, or (F) a violation of section 53-21, 53-37a, 53a-60b, 53a-60c, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b, 53a-73a, 53a-88, 53a-99, 53a-103a, 53a-181c, 53a-191, 53a-196, 53a-196c, 53a-216, 53a-217b or 21a-278 or subsection (a) of section 21a-277, any certificate, permit or authorization issued by the State Board of Education and held by such person shall be deemed revoked and the commissioner shall notify such person of such revocation, provided such person may request reconsideration pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board of Education, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. As part of such reconsideration process, the board shall make the initial determination as to whether to uphold or overturn the revocation. The commissioner shall make the final determination as to whether to uphold or overturn the revocation.

(3) The State Board of Education may deny an application for a certificate, authorization or permit for any of the following reasons: (A) The applicant seeks to obtain a certificate, authorization or permit through fraud or misrepresentation of a material fact; (B) the applicant has been convicted in a court of law of a crime involving moral turpitude or of any other crime of such nature that in the opinion of the board issuance of a certificate, authorization or permit would impair the standing of certificates, authorizations or permits issued by the board; or (C) other due and sufficient cause. Any applicant denied a certificate, authorization or permit shall be notified in writing of the reasons for denial. Any applicant denied a certificate, authorization or permit may request a review of such denial by the State Board of Education.

(n) Within thirty days after receipt of notification, any initial educator certificate holder who is not granted a provisional educator certificate, or any provisional certificate holder who is not granted a standard certificate, or any provisional educator or provisional teaching certificate holder who is not granted a professional educator certificate, or any professional educator certificate holder who is not granted a continuation, under the provisions of sections 10-145a to 10-145d, inclusive, and 10-146b, may appeal to the State Board of Education for reconsideration. Said board shall review the records of the appropriate certification period, hold a hearing within sixty days if such hearing is requested in writing and render a written decision within thirty days. Any teacher aggrieved by the decision of said board may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183 and such appeal shall be privileged with respect to assignment thereof.

(o) For the purposes of this section "supervisory agent" means the superintendent of schools or the principal, administrator or supervisor designated by such superintendent to provide direct supervision to a provisional certificate holder.

(p) Upon application to the State Board of Education for the issuance of any certificate in accordance with this section and section 10-145d there shall be paid to the board by or on behalf of the applicant a nonreturnable fee of [one] two hundred dollars in the case of an applicant for an initial educator certificate, two hundred fifty dollars in the case of an applicant for a provisional educator certificate and three hundred seventy-five dollars in the case of an applicant for a professional educator certificate, except that applicants for certificates for teaching adult education programs mandated under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-69 shall pay a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars; persons eligible for a certificate or endorsement for which the fee is less than that applied for shall receive an appropriate refund; persons not eligible for any certificate shall receive a refund of the application fee minus fifty dollars; and persons holding standard or permanent certificates on July 1, 1989, who apply for professional certificates to replace the standard or permanent certificates, shall not be required to pay such a fee. Upon application to the State Board of Education for the issuance of a subject area endorsement there shall be paid to the board by or on behalf of such applicant a nonreturnable fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. With each request for a duplicate copy of any such certificate or endorsement there shall be paid to the board a nonreturnable fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 14. Section 12-285b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Every tobacco product manufacturer, as defined in section 4-28h, selling cigarettes to consumers within this state, whether directly or through a distributor, dealer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries, shall secure a cigarette manufacturer's license from the Commissioner of Revenue Services. Such license shall be renewable annually. The annual fee for a cigarette manufacturer's license shall be [five thousand] five thousand two hundred fifty dollars. The commissioner shall not include or retain in the directory of tobacco product manufacturers developed and maintained in accordance with section 4-28m the name or brand families of any tobacco product manufacturer that has failed to secure and retain a cigarette manufacturer's license in accordance with this section.

(b) The commissioner shall not issue or reissue a cigarette manufacturer's license to an applicant if any of the following conditions apply: (1) The applicant is neither (A) a participating manufacturer, as defined in Subsection II(jj) of the Master Settlement Agreement, as defined in section 4-28h, nor (B) in full compliance with section 4-28i; (2) the applicant has imported cigarettes into the United States in violation of 19 USC 1681a; or (3) the applicant has imported or manufactured cigarettes that do not fully comply with the federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, 15 USC 1331 et seq.

(c) Such license shall be valid for a period beginning with the date of license to the thirtieth day of September next succeeding the date of license unless sooner revoked in the same manner provided in section 12-295 for revocation of the license of a dealer or distributor or unless the person to whom it was issued discontinues business. Upon revocation or discontinuance of business, the holder of the license shall immediately return such license to the commissioner. In the event of mutilation or destruction of such license, a duplicate copy, marked as such, shall be issued by said commissioner upon application accompanied by a fee of [five] ten dollars.

Sec. 15. Section 12-287 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each person engaging in, or intending to engage in, the business of selling cigarettes in this state as a dealer, and each person engaging in or intending to engage in, the business of selling taxed tobacco products at retail, shall secure a dealer's license from the Commissioner of Revenue Services before engaging in such business or continuing to engage therein. Subject to the provisions of section 12-286, such license shall be renewable annually. The annual fee for a dealer's license shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars. Such license shall be valid for a period beginning with the date of license to the thirtieth day of September next succeeding the date of license unless sooner revoked as provided in section 12-295, or unless the person to whom it was issued discontinues business, in either of which cases the holder of the license shall immediately return it to the commissioner. In the event of mutilation or destruction of such license, a duplicate copy, marked as such, shall be issued by said commissioner upon application accompanied by a fee of [five] fifteen dollars.

Sec. 16. Section 12-288 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each person engaging in, or intending to engage in, the business of selling cigarettes in this state as a distributor shall secure a license from the Commissioner of Revenue Services before engaging or continuing to engage in such business. Subject to the provisions of section 12-286, such license shall be renewable annually. The annual fee for a distributor's license shall be one thousand dollars, provided in the case of a distributor who sells cigarettes as a distributor exclusively to retail stores which such distributor is operating, the fee for such distributor's license shall be: (1) [Two hundred fifty] Three hundred fifteen dollars annually if such distributor operates less than fifteen such retail stores; (2) [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars annually if such distributor operates fifteen or more but less than twenty-five such retail stores; and (3) one thousand two hundred fifty dollars annually if such distributor operates twenty-five or more such retail stores. Such license shall be valid for a period beginning with the date of license to the thirtieth day of September next succeeding the date of license unless sooner revoked by the commissioner as provided in section 12-295 or unless the person to whom such license was issued discontinues business, in either of which cases the holder of the license shall immediately return it to the Commissioner of Revenue Services.

Sec. 17. Section 12-330b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each distributor or unclassified importer shall obtain a license issued by the commissioner before manufacturing, purchasing, importing, receiving or acquiring any untaxed tobacco products in this state. The commissioner may, in his or her discretion, refuse to issue a license if such commissioner has reasonable ground to believe (1) that the applicant has wilfully made any false statement of substance with respect to such application for license, (2) that the applicant has neglected to pay any taxes due to this state, or (3) that the applicant has been convicted of violating any of the cigarette or other tobacco product tax laws of this or any other state or the cigarette tax laws of the United States or has such a criminal record that the commissioner reasonably believes that such applicant is not a suitable person to be issued a license, provided no refusal shall be rendered under this subdivision except in accordance with the provisions of sections 46a-80 and 46a-81. The fee for a distributor's license shall be [one] two hundred dollars a year. There shall be no fee for an unclassified importer's license. Each distributor's license shall be conspicuously displayed on the premises covered by the license. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-15, the commissioner shall publish on the Internet web site of the Department of Revenue Services a list of every distributor licensed under this chapter. The commissioner shall prescribe the form of application for a distributor's license and for an unclassified importer's license.

Sec. 18. Section 12-409 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(1) No person shall engage in or transact business as a seller within this state, unless a permit or permits have been issued to him as hereinafter prescribed.

(2) Every person desiring to engage in or conduct business as a seller within this state shall file with the commissioner an application for a permit for each place of business. Every application for a permit shall be made upon a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall set forth the name under which the applicant transacts or intends to transact business, the location of his place or places of business and such other information as the commissioner requires. The application shall be signed by the owner if a natural person; in the case of an association or partnership, by a member or partner; in the case of a corporation, by an executive officer or some person specifically authorized by the corporation to sign the application.

(3) At the time of making an application the applicant shall pay to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a permit fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for each permit. Any permit issued on or after July 1, 1985, but prior to October 1, 2003, shall expire biennially on the anniversary date of the issuance of such permit unless renewed in accordance with such procedure and application form as prescribed by the commissioner. Any permit issued on or after October 1, 2003, shall expire on the fifth anniversary date of the issuance of such permit unless renewed in accordance with such procedure and application form as prescribed by the commissioner.

(4) After compliance with subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section by the applicant, the commissioner shall grant and issue to such applicant a separate permit for each place of business within the state. A permit is not assignable and is valid only for the person in whose name it is issued and for the transaction of business at the place designated therein. It shall at all times be conspicuously displayed at the place for which issued.

(5) A seller whose permit has been suspended or revoked shall pay to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for the reissuance of a permit.

(6) Whenever any person fails to comply with any provision of this chapter relating to the sales tax or any regulation of the commissioner relating to the sales tax prescribed and adopted under this chapter or whenever any seller files returns for four successive monthly or quarterly periods, as the case may be, showing no sales, the commissioner, upon hearing, after giving such person ten days' notice in writing specifying the time and place of hearing and requiring him to show cause why his permit or permits should not be revoked, may revoke or suspend any one or more of the permits held by the person. The notice may be served personally or by registered or certified mail. The commissioner shall not issue a new permit after the revocation of a permit unless he is satisfied that the former holder of the permit will comply with the provisions of this chapter relating to the sales tax and the regulations of the commissioner.

(7) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both for each offense.

Sec. 19. Section 12-578 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The executive director, with the advice and consent of the board, shall adopt regulations governing registration and the issuance and annual renewal of licenses and payment of annual nonrefundable application fees for the same in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) Registration: (A) Stable name, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (B) partnership name, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (C) colors, [ten] fifteen dollars; (D) kennel name, [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(2) Licenses: (A) Owner, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (B) trainer, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (C) assistant trainer, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (D) jockey, [twenty] forty dollars; (E) jockey agent, for each jockey, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (F) stable employees, including exercise boy, groom, stable foreman, hot walker, outrider, [ten] fifteen dollars; (G) veterinarian, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (H) jockey apprentice, [twenty] forty dollars; (I) driver, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (J) valet, [ten] fifteen dollars; (K) blacksmith, [ten] fifteen dollars; (L) plater, [ten] fifteen dollars; (M) concessionaire, for each concession, two hundred fifty dollars; (N) concessionaire affiliate, for each concession of the concessionaire, two hundred fifty dollars; (O) concession employees, [ten] fifteen dollars; (P) jai alai players, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (Q) officials and supervisors, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (R) pari-mutuel employees, [twenty] forty dollars; (S) other personnel engaged in activities regulated under this chapter, [ten] fifteen dollars; (T) vendor, for each contract, two hundred fifty dollars; (U) totalizator, for each contract, two hundred fifty dollars; (V) vendor and totalizator affiliates, for each contract of the vendor or totalizator, two hundred fifty dollars. For the purposes of this subdivision, "concessionaire affiliate" means a business organization, other than a shareholder in a publicly traded corporation, that may exercise control in or over a concessionaire; and "concessionaire" means any individual or business organization granted the right to operate an activity at a dog race track or off-track betting facility for the purpose of making a profit that receives or, in the exercise of reasonable business judgment, can be expected to receive more than twenty-five thousand dollars or twenty-five per cent of its gross annual receipts from such activity at such track or facility.

(b) The executive director shall require each applicant for a license under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks before such license is issued. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 20. Section 12-815a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue shall issue vendor, affiliate and occupational licenses in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(b) No person or business organization awarded a primary contract by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to provide facilities, components, goods or services that are necessary for and directly related to the secure operation of the activities of said corporation shall do so unless such person or business organization is issued a vendor license by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue. For the purposes of this subsection, "primary contract" means a contract to provide facilities, components, goods or services to said corporation by a person or business organization (1) that provides any lottery game or any online wagering system related facilities, components, goods or services and that receives or, in the exercise of reasonable business judgment, can be expected to receive more than seventy-five thousand dollars or twenty-five per cent of its gross annual sales from said corporation, or (2) that has access to the facilities of said corporation and provides services in such facilities without supervision by said corporation. Each applicant for a vendor license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

(c) No person or business organization, other than a shareholder in a publicly traded corporation, may be a subcontractor for the provision of facilities, components, goods or services that are necessary for and directly related to the secure operation of the activities of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, or may exercise control in or over a vendor licensee unless such person or business organization is licensed as an affiliate licensee by the executive director. Each applicant for an affiliate license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

(d) (1) Each employee of a vendor or affiliate licensee who has access to the facilities of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and provides services in such facilities without supervision by said corporation or performs duties directly related to the activities of said corporation shall obtain an occupational license.

(2) Each officer, director, partner, trustee or owner of a business organization licensed as a vendor or affiliate licensee and any shareholder, executive, agent or other person connected with any vendor or affiliate licensee who, in the judgment of the executive director, will exercise control in or over any such licensee shall obtain an occupational license.

(3) Each employee of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall obtain an occupational license.

(e) The executive director shall issue occupational licenses in the following classes: (1) Class I for persons specified in subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of this section; (2) Class II for persons specified in subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section; (3) Class III for persons specified in subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of this section who, in the judgment of the executive director, will not exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and (4) Class IV for persons specified in subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of this section who, in the judgment of the executive director, will exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Each applicant for a Class I or III occupational license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of [ten] fifteen dollars. Each applicant for a Class II or IV occupational license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. The nonrefundable application fee shall accompany the application for each such occupational license.

(f) In determining whether to grant a vendor, affiliate or occupational license to any such person or business organization, the executive director may require an applicant to provide information as to such applicant's: (1) Financial standing and credit; (2) moral character; (3) criminal record, if any; (4) previous employment; (5) corporate, partnership or association affiliations; (6) ownership of personal assets; and (7) such other information as the executive director deems pertinent to the issuance of such license, provided the submission of such other information will assure the integrity of the state lottery. The executive director shall require each applicant for a vendor, affiliate or occupational license to submit to state and national criminal history records checks and may require each such applicant to submit to an international criminal history records check before such license is issued. The state and national criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act. The executive director shall issue a vendor, affiliate or occupational license, as the case may be, to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of this subsection and who is deemed qualified by the executive director. The executive director may reject for good cause an application for a vendor, affiliate or occupational license.

(g) Each vendor, affiliate or Class I or II occupational license shall be effective for not more than one year from the date of issuance. Each Class III or IV occupational license shall remain in effect throughout the term of employment of any such employee holding such a license. The executive director may require each employee issued a Class IV occupational license to submit information as to such employee's financial standing and credit annually. Initial application for and renewal of any such license shall be in such form and manner as the executive director shall prescribe.

(h) (1) The executive director may suspend or revoke for good cause a vendor, affiliate or occupational license after a hearing held before the executive director in accordance with chapter 54. The executive director may order summary suspension of any such license in accordance with subsection (c) of section 4-182.

(2) Any such applicant aggrieved by the action of the executive director concerning an application for a license, or any person or business organization whose license is suspended or revoked, may appeal to the Gaming Policy Board not later than fifteen days after such decision. Any person or business organization aggrieved by a decision of the board may appeal pursuant to section 4-183.

(3) The executive director may impose a civil penalty on any licensee for a violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted under section 12-568a in an amount not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 54.

(i) The executive director may require that the books and records of any vendor or affiliate licensee be maintained in any manner which the executive director may deem best, and that any financial or other statements based on such books and records be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in such form as the executive director shall prescribe. The executive director or a designee may visit, investigate and place expert accountants and such other persons as deemed necessary in the offices or places of business of any such licensee for the purpose of satisfying himself or herself that such licensee is in compliance with the regulations of the division.

(j) For the purposes of this section, (1) "business organization" means a partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, firm, corporation, trust or other form of business or legal entity; (2) "control" means the power to exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of a licensee; and (3) "person" means any individual.

(k) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 21. Section 14-319 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall sell or offer for sale any gasoline or other product intended for use in the propelling of motor vehicles using combustion type engines over the highways of this state without having applied for and received from the commissioner a license to sell such gasoline or other product. Each person applying for any such license shall, in such application, state the location of each place or station where such person intends to sell or offer for sale any such gasoline or other product. Each such license shall be renewed annually. A license fee for each such place or station shall be charged as follows: For each station containing one pump, [fifty] one hundred dollars; and, for each station containing more than one pump, [fifty] one hundred dollars, plus [fourteen] twenty-eight dollars for each pump in excess of one. The fees shall be paid to the commissioner.

(b) The commissioner shall not refuse to grant or renew any license under this section on the ground that (1) any licensed activity shall be conducted by the licensee on real property on which shall also be located one or more other businesses, enterprises, or activities, whether or not licensed under section 14-52, owned or operated by one or more persons, other than the licensee, or (2) the licensee shall make use of any common areas or facilities together with the owner or operator of any such other business, enterprise or activity.

(c) In determining whether to grant or to renew any license under this section, the commissioner shall consider whether the applicant or licensee has been found in any judicial or administrative proceeding to have violated the requirements of subsection (c) of section 14-332a.

Sec. 22. Section 14-327b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No distributor shall sell or offer to sell motor fuel in this state unless such distributor has first registered with the Department of Consumer Protection each type of motor fuel which he intends to sell and has received from the department a certificate of registration for each type of motor fuel which he intends to sell.

(b) Each distributor required to register with the department as provided in subsection (a) of this section shall apply annually to the commissioner, in writing on a form provided by the commissioner, for such certificate of registration.

(c) The application for a certificate of registration shall include: (1) The name and address of the person registering the motor fuel, (2) the name, brand or trademark under which the type of motor fuel will be sold, (3) the antiknock index or Cetane number, as is applicable, at which the motor fuel will be sold, (4) a certification that each individual type of motor fuel registered shall conform to the provisions of sections 14-327a to 14-327e, inclusive, and (5) any other information required by the commissioner. A separate application shall be made for each type of motor fuel to be registered. Such application and its contents shall not be available to the public.

(d) Each application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a fee of [one] two hundred dollars.

Sec. 23. Section 16a-23m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the retail sale of home heating oil or propane gas without a certificate of registration as a home heating oil or propane gas dealer issued pursuant to this section. Only one registration shall be required of a dealer to engage in both the retail sale of heating oil and propane gas.

(b) Each person, firm or corporation seeking registration as a home heating oil or propane gas dealer shall apply annually for a certificate of registration with the Department of Consumer Protection on forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Each applicant shall pay a registration fee of [one] two hundred dollars. The commissioner shall require all applicants for registration as a home heating oil or propane gas dealer to provide evidence of general liability insurance coverage and insurance to cover any potential environmental damage due to fuel oil spills or propane gas leaks caused by such applicant as a registered dealer which coverage shall be not less than one million dollars. Each registered dealer shall provide the department with evidence of each renewal of or change to such insurance coverage not later than five days after such renewal or change during the period of registration, which renewal or change shall meet the requirements of this subsection.

(c) Each registered dealer shall display its registration number in all advertisements and other materials prepared or issued by the dealer, which contain information on such dealer.

(d) The insurance company of a home heating oil or propane gas dealer shall notify the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in writing, upon cancellation of insurance required by subsection (b) of this section by any home heating oil or propane gas dealer. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall revoke the registration of any such dealer without the insurance coverage required by subsection (b) of this section.

Sec. 24. Section 19a-29a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section, "environmental laboratory" means any facility or other area used for biological, chemical, physical or other examination of drinking waters, ground waters, sea waters, rivers, streams and surface waters, recreational waters, fresh water sources, wastewaters, swimming pools, air, soil, solid waste, hazardous waste, food, food utensils, sewage, sewage effluent, or sewage sludge for the purpose of providing information on the sanitary quality or the amount of pollution and any substance prejudicial to health or the environment.

(b) The Department of Public Health shall, in its Public Health Code, adopt regulations and reasonable standards governing environmental laboratory operations and facilities, personnel qualifications and certification, levels of acceptable proficiency in testing programs approved by the department, the collection, acceptance and suitability of samples for analysis and such other pertinent laboratory functions, including the establishment of advisory committees, as may be necessary to insure environmental quality, public health and safety. Each registered environmental laboratory shall comply with all standards for environmental laboratories set forth in the Public Health Code and shall be subject to inspection by said department, including inspection of all records necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(c) Each application for registration of an environmental laboratory or application for approval shall be made on forms provided by said department, shall be accompanied by a fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars and shall be executed by the owner or owners or by a responsible officer of the firm or corporation owning the laboratory. Upon receipt of any such application, the department shall make such inspections and investigations as are necessary and shall deny registration or approval when operation of the environmental laboratory would be prejudicial to the health of the public. Registration or approval shall not be in force until notice of its effective date and term has been sent to the applicant.

(d) Each registration or certificate of approval shall be issued for a period of not less than twenty-four or more than twenty-seven months from the deadline for applications. Renewal applications shall be made (1) biennially within the twenty-fourth month of the current registration or certificate of approval; (2) before any change in ownership or change in director is made; and (3) prior to any major expansion or alteration in quarters.

(e) This section shall not apply to any environmental laboratory which only provides laboratory services or information for the agency, person, firm or corporation which owns or operates such laboratory and the fee required under subsection (c) of this section shall not be required of laboratories operated by a state agency.

Sec. 25. Section 19a-30 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section, "clinical laboratory" means any facility or other area used for microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, immunohematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological or other examinations of human body fluids, secretions, excretions or excised or exfoliated tissues, for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any human disease or impairment, for the assessment of human health or for the presence of drugs, poisons or other toxicological substances.

(b) The Department of Public Health shall, in its Public Health Code, adopt regulations and reasonable standards governing exemptions from the licensing provisions of this section, clinical laboratory operations and facilities, personnel qualifications and certification, levels of acceptable proficiency in testing programs approved by the department, the collection, acceptance and suitability of specimens for analysis and such other pertinent laboratory functions, including the establishment of advisory committees, as may be necessary to insure public health and safety. No person, firm or corporation shall establish, conduct, operate or maintain a clinical laboratory unless such laboratory is licensed or approved by said department in accordance with its regulations. Each clinical laboratory shall comply with all standards for clinical laboratories set forth in the Public Health Code and shall be subject to inspection by said department, including inspection of all records necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(c) Each application for licensure of a clinical laboratory, if such laboratory is located within an institution licensed in accordance with sections 19a-490 to 19a-503, inclusive, shall be made on forms provided by said department and shall be executed by the owner or owners or by a responsible officer of the firm or corporation owning the laboratory. Such application shall contain a current itemized rate schedule, full disclosure of any contractual relationship, written or oral, with any practitioner using the services of the laboratory and such other information as said department requires, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with the standards as well as a sworn agreement to abide by them. Upon receipt of any such application, said department shall make such inspections and investigations as are necessary and shall deny licensure when operation of the clinical laboratory would be prejudicial to the health of the public. Licensure shall not be in force until notice of its effective date and term has been sent to the applicant.

(d) A nonrefundable fee of [one] two hundred dollars shall accompany each application for a license or for renewal thereof, except in the case of a laboratory owned and operated by a municipality, the state, the United States or any agency of said municipality, state or United States. Each license shall be issued for a period of not less than twenty-four nor more than twenty-seven months from the deadline for applications. Renewal applications shall be made (1) biennially within the twenty-fourth month of the current license; (2) before any change in ownership or change in director is made; and (3) prior to any major expansion or alteration in quarters.

(e) A license issued under this section may be revoked or suspended in accordance with chapter 54 if such laboratory has engaged in fraudulent practices, fee-splitting inducements or bribes, including but not limited to violations of subsection (f) of this section, or violated any other provision of this section.

(f) No representative or agent of a clinical laboratory shall solicit referral of specimens to his or any other clinical laboratory in a manner which offers or implies an offer of fee-splitting inducements to persons submitting or referring specimens, including inducements through rebates, fee schedules, billing methods, personal solicitation or payment to the practitioner for consultation or assistance or for scientific, clerical or janitorial services.

(g) No clinical laboratory shall terminate the employment of an employee because such employee reported a violation of this section to the Department of Public Health.

(h) Any person, firm or corporation operating a clinical laboratory in violation of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars [nor] or more than three hundred dollars for each offense.

(i) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to establish levels of acceptable proficiency to be demonstrated in testing programs approved by the department for those laboratory tests which are not performed in a licensed clinical laboratory. Such levels of acceptable proficiency shall be determined on the basis of the volume or the complexity of the examinations performed.

Sec. 26. Section 19a-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Health shall establish a Public Health Code and, from time to time, amend the same. The Public Health Code may provide for the preservation and improvement of the public health.

(1) Said code may include regulations pertaining to retail food establishments, including, but not limited to, food service establishments, catering food service establishments and itinerant food vending establishments and the required permitting from local health departments or districts to operate said establishments.

(2) Drainage and toilet systems to be installed in any house or building arranged or designed for human habitation, or field sanitation provided for agricultural workers or migratory farm laborers, shall conform to minimum requirements prescribed in said code.

(3) Said code may include regulations requiring toilets and handwashing facilities in large stores, as defined in such regulations, in shopping centers and in places dispensing food or drink for consumption on the premises, for the use of patrons of such establishments, except that the provisions of such regulations shall not apply to such establishments constructed or altered pursuant to plans and specifications approved or building permits issued prior to October 1, 1977.

(4) The provisions of such regulations (A) with respect to the requirement of employing a qualified food operator and any reporting requirements relative to such operator, shall not apply to an owner or operator of a soup kitchen who relies exclusively on services provided by volunteers, and (B) shall not prohibit the sale of food at a noncommercial function such as an educational, religious, political or charitable organization's bake sale or potluck supper provided the seller maintains such food under the temperature, pH level and water activity level conditions that will inhibit the rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. For the purposes of this section, a "noncommercial function" means a function where food is sold by a person not regularly engaged in the business of selling such food.

(5) The provisions of such regulations with respect to qualified food operators shall require that the contents of the test administered to qualified food operators include elements testing the qualified food operator's knowledge of food allergies.

(6) Each regulation adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health shall state the date on which it shall take effect, and a copy of the regulation, signed by the Commissioner of Public Health, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State and a copy sent by said commissioner to each director of health, and such regulation shall be published in such manner as the Commissioner of Public Health may determine.

(7) Any person who violates any provision of the Public Health Code shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months, or both.

(b) Notwithstanding any regulations to the contrary, the Commissioner of Public Health shall charge the following fees for the following services: (1) Review of plans for each public swimming pool, [six hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars; (2) review of each resubmitted plan for each public swimming pool, two hundred fifty dollars; (3) inspection of each public swimming pool, [one] two hundred dollars; (4) reinspection of each public swimming pool, [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars; (5) review of each small flow plan for subsurface sewage disposal, [one] two hundred dollars; and (6) review of each large flow plan for subsurface sewage disposal, [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, regulations governing the safety of swimming pools shall not require fences around naturally formed ponds subsequently converted to swimming pool use, provided the converted ponds (1) retain sloping sides common to natural ponds and (2) are on property surrounded by a fence.

(d) The local director of health may authorize the use of an existing private well, consistent with all applicable sections of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, the installation of a replacement well at a single-family residential premises on property whose boundary is located within two hundred feet of an approved community water supply system, measured along a street, alley or easement, where (1) a premises that is not connected to the public water supply may replace a well used for domestic purposes if water quality testing is performed at the time of the installation, and for at least every ten years thereafter, or for such time as requested by the local director of health, that demonstrates that the replacement well meets the water quality standards for private wells established in the Public Health Code, and provided there is no service to the premises by a public water supply, or (2) a premises served by a public water supply may utilize or replace an existing well or install a new well solely for irrigation purposes or other outdoor water uses provided such well is permanently and physically separated from the internal plumbing system of the premises and a reduced pressure device is installed to protect against a cross connection with the public water supply. Upon a determination by the local director of health that an irrigation well creates an unacceptable risk of injury to the health or safety of persons using the water, to the general public, or to any public water supply, the local director of health may issue an order requiring the immediate implementation of mitigation measures, up to and including permanent abandonment of the well, in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut Well Drilling Code adopted pursuant to section 25-128. In the event a cross connection with the public water system is found, the owner of the system may terminate service to the premises.

Sec. 27. Section 19a-42 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) To protect the integrity and accuracy of vital records, a certificate registered under chapter 93 may be amended only in accordance with sections 19a-41 to 19a-45, inclusive, chapter 93, regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to chapter 54 and uniform procedures prescribed by the commissioner. Only the commissioner may amend birth certificates to reflect changes concerning parentage or gender change. Amendments related to parentage or gender change shall result in the creation of a replacement certificate that supersedes the original, and shall in no way reveal the original language changed by the amendment. Any amendment to a vital record made by the registrar of vital statistics of the town in which the vital event occurred or by the commissioner shall be in accordance with such regulations and uniform procedures.

(b) The commissioner and the registrar of vital statistics shall maintain sufficient documentation, as prescribed by the commissioner, to support amendments and shall ensure the confidentiality of such documentation as required by law. The date of amendment and a summary description of the evidence submitted in support of the amendment shall be endorsed on or made part of the record and the original certificate shall be marked "Amended", except for amendments due to parentage or gender change. When the registrar of the town in which the vital event occurred amends a certificate, such registrar shall, within ten days of making such amendment, forward an amended certificate to the commissioner and to any registrar having a copy of the certificate. When the commissioner amends a birth certificate, including changes due to parentage or gender, the commissioner shall forward an amended certificate to the registrars of vital statistics affected and their records shall be amended accordingly.

(c) An amended certificate shall supersede the original certificate that has been changed and shall be marked "Amended", except for amendments due to parentage or gender change. The original certificate in the case of parentage or gender change shall be physically or electronically sealed and kept in a confidential file by the department and the registrar of any town in which the birth was recorded, and may be unsealed for viewing or issuance only upon a written order of a court of competent jurisdiction. The amended certificate shall become the public record.

(d) (1) Upon receipt of (A) an acknowledgment of paternity executed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 46b-172 by both parents of a child born out of wedlock, or (B) a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction establishing the paternity of a child born out of wedlock, the commissioner shall include on or amend, as appropriate, such child's birth certificate to show such paternity if paternity is not already shown on such birth certificate and to change the name of the child if so indicated on the acknowledgment of paternity form or within the certified court order as part of the paternity action.

(2) If another father is listed on the birth certificate, the commissioner shall not remove or replace the father's information unless presented with a certified court order that meets the requirements specified in section 7-50, or upon the proper filing of a rescission, in accordance with the provisions of section 46b-172. The commissioner shall thereafter amend such child's birth certificate to remove or change the father's name and to change the name of the child, as requested at the time of the filing of a rescission, in accordance with the provisions of section 46b-172. Birth certificates amended under this subsection shall not be marked "Amended".

(3) A fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars shall be charged by the department for each amendment to a birth certificate requested pursuant to this subsection which request is not received from a hospital, a state agency or a court of competent jurisdiction.

(e) When the parent or parents of a child request the amendment of the child's birth certificate to reflect a new mother's name because the name on the original certificate is fictitious, such parent or parents shall obtain an order of a court of competent jurisdiction declaring the putative mother to be the child's mother. Upon receipt of a certified copy of such order, the department shall amend the child's birth certificate to reflect the mother's true name.

(f) Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction changing the name of a person born in this state and upon request of such person or such person's parents, guardian, or legal representative, the commissioner or the registrar of vital statistics of the town in which the vital event occurred shall amend the birth certificate to show the new name by a method prescribed by the department.

(g) When an applicant submits the documentation required by the regulations to amend a vital record, the commissioner shall hold a hearing, in accordance with chapter 54, if the commissioner has reasonable cause to doubt the validity or adequacy of such documentation.

(h) When an amendment under this section involves the changing of existing language on a death certificate due to an error pertaining to the cause of death, the death certificate shall be amended in such a manner that the original language is still visible. A copy of the death certificate shall be made. The original death certificate shall be sealed and kept in a confidential file at the department and only the commissioner may order it unsealed. The copy shall be amended in such a manner that the language to be changed is no longer visible. The copy shall be a public document.

Sec. 28. Section 19a-55 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The administrative officer or other person in charge of each institution caring for newborn infants shall cause to have administered to every such infant in its care an HIV-related test, as defined in section 19a-581, a test for phenylketonuria and other metabolic diseases, hypothyroidism, galactosemia, sickle cell disease, maple syrup urine disease, homocystinuria, biotinidase deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and such other tests for inborn errors of metabolism as shall be prescribed by the Department of Public Health. The tests shall be administered as soon after birth as is medically appropriate. If the mother has had an HIV-related test pursuant to section 19a-90 or 19a-593, the person responsible for testing under this section may omit an HIV-related test. The Commissioner of Public Health shall (1) administer the newborn screening program, (2) direct persons identified through the screening program to appropriate specialty centers for treatments, consistent with any applicable confidentiality requirements, and (3) set the fees to be charged to institutions to cover all expenses of the comprehensive screening program including testing, tracking and treatment. The fees to be charged pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be set at a minimum of [twenty-eight] fifty-six dollars. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. The Commissioner of Public Health shall publish a list of all the abnormal conditions for which the department screens newborns under the newborn screening program, which shall include screening for amino acid disorders, organic acid disorders and fatty acid oxidation disorders, including, but not limited to, long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase (L-CHAD) and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD).

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any infant whose parents object to the test or treatment as being in conflict with their religious tenets and practice.

Sec. 29. Section 19a-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person, group of persons, association, organization, corporation, institution or agency, public or private, shall maintain a child day care center or group day care home without a license issued in accordance with sections 19a-77 to 19a-80, inclusive, and 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive. Applications for such license shall be made to the Commissioner of Public Health on forms provided by the commissioner and shall contain the information required by regulations adopted under said sections. The forms shall contain a notice that false statements made therein are punishable in accordance with section 53a-157b.

(b) (1) Upon receipt of an application for a license, the Commissioner of Public Health shall issue such license if, upon inspection and investigation, said commissioner finds that the applicant, the facilities and the program meet the health, educational and social needs of children likely to attend the child day care center or group day care home and comply with requirements established by regulations adopted under sections 19a-77 to 19a-80, inclusive, and sections 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive. Each license shall be for a term of two years, provided on and after October 1, 2008, each license shall be for a term of four years, shall be transferable, may be renewed upon payment of the licensure fee and may be suspended or revoked after notice and an opportunity for a hearing as provided in section 19a-84 for violation of the regulations adopted under sections 19a-77 to 19a-80, inclusive, and sections 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive.

(2) Prior to October 1, 2008, the Commissioner of Public Health shall collect from the licensee of a day care center a fee of two hundred dollars for each license issued or renewed for a term of two years. Prior to October 1, 2008, said commissioner shall collect from the licensee of a group day care home a fee of one hundred dollars for each license issued or renewed for a term of two years.

(3) On and after October 1, 2008, the Commissioner of Public Health shall collect from the licensee of a day care center a fee of [four] five hundred dollars for each license issued or renewed for a term of four years. On and after October 1, 2008, said commissioner shall collect from the licensee of a group day care home a fee of two hundred fifty dollars for each license issued or renewed for a term of four years. The Commissioner of Public Health shall require only one license for a child day care center operated in two or more buildings, provided the same licensee provides child day care services in each building and the buildings are joined together by a contiguous playground that is part of the licensed space.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Health, within available appropriations, shall require each prospective employee of a child day care center or group day care home in a position requiring the provision of care to a child to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act. The commissioner shall also request a check of the state child abuse registry established pursuant to section 17a-101k. Pursuant to the interagency agreement provided for in section 10-16s, the Department of Social Services may agree to transfer funds appropriated for criminal history records checks to the Department of Public Health. The commissioner shall notify each licensee of the provisions of this subsection.

(d) The commissioner shall inform each licensee, by way of a plain language summary provided not later than sixty days after the regulation's effective date, of new or changed regulations adopted under sections 19a-77 to 19a-80, inclusive, or sections 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive, with which a licensee must comply.

Sec. 30. Section 19a-87b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person, group of persons, association, organization, corporation, institution or agency, public or private, shall maintain a family day care home, as defined in section 19a-77, without a license issued by the Commissioner of Public Health. Licensure forms shall be obtained from the Department of Public Health. Applications for licensure shall be made to the commissioner on forms provided by the department and shall contain the information required by regulations adopted under this section. The licensure and application forms shall contain a notice that false statements made therein are punishable in accordance with section 53a-157b. Applicants shall state, in writing, that they are in compliance with the regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Before a family day care home license is granted, the department shall make an inquiry and investigation which shall include a visit and inspection of the premises for which the license is requested. Any inspection conducted by the department shall include an inspection for evident sources of lead poisoning. The department shall provide for a chemical analysis of any paint chips found on such premises. Neither the commissioner nor the commissioner's designee shall require an annual inspection for homes seeking license renewal or for licensed homes, except that the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall make unannounced visits, during customary business hours, to at least thirty-three and one-third per cent of the licensed family day care homes each year. A licensed family day care home shall not be subject to any conditions on the operation of such home by local officials, other than those imposed by the department pursuant to this subsection, if the home complies with all local codes and ordinances applicable to single and multifamily dwellings.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Health, within available appropriations, shall require each initial applicant or prospective employee of a family day care home in a position requiring the provision of care to a child to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act. The commissioner shall also request a check of the state child abuse registry established pursuant to section 17a-101k. The commissioner shall notify each licensee of the provisions of this subsection.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to assure that family day care homes, as defined in section 19a-77, shall meet the health, educational and social needs of children utilizing such homes. Such regulations shall ensure that the family day care home is treated as a residence, and not an institutional facility. Such regulations shall specify that each child be protected as age-appropriate by adequate immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hemophilus influenzae type B and any other vaccine required by the schedule of active immunization adopted pursuant to section 19a-7f. Such regulations shall provide appropriate exemptions for children for whom such immunization is medically contraindicated and for children whose parents object to such immunization on religious grounds. Such regulations shall also specify conditions under which family day care home providers may administer tests to monitor glucose levels in a child with diagnosed diabetes mellitus, and administer medicinal preparations, including controlled drugs specified in the regulations by the commissioner, to a child receiving day care services at a family day care home pursuant to a written order of a physician licensed to practice medicine in this or another state, an advanced practice registered nurse licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-94a, as amended by this act, or a physician assistant licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-12d, and the written authorization of a parent or guardian of such child. Such regulations shall specify appropriate standards for extended care and intermittent short-term overnight care. The commissioner shall inform each licensee, by way of a plain language summary provided not later than sixty days after the regulation's effective date, of any new or changed regulations adopted under this subsection with which a licensee must comply.

(d) Applications for initial licensure under this section submitted prior to October 1, 2008, shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars and such licenses shall be issued for a term of two years. Applications for renewal of licenses granted under this section submitted prior to October 1, 2008, shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars and such licenses shall be renewed for a term of two years. No such license shall be renewed unless the licensee certifies that the children enrolled in the family day care home have received age-appropriate immunization in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(e) Each license issued on or after October 1, 2008, shall be for a term of four years, shall be nontransferable and may be renewed upon payment of the licensure fee and a signed statement from the licensee certifying that the children enrolled in the family day care home have received age-appropriate immunization in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Public Health shall collect from the licensee of a family day care home a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each license issued or renewed for a term of four years.

Sec. 31. Section 19a-88 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person holding a license to practice dentistry, optometry, midwifery or dental hygiene shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, in the case of a dentist, except as provided in sections 19a-88b and 20-113b, the professional services fee for class H, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, in the case of an optometrist, [five] fifteen dollars in the case of a midwife, and [fifty] one hundred dollars in the case of a dental hygienist, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license to practice dentistry who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, or fifteen dollars, whichever is greater. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee pursuant to this subsection shall indicate that the dentist is retired.

(b) Each person holding a license to practice medicine, surgery, podiatry, chiropractic or natureopathy shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(c) (1) Each person holding a license to practice as a registered nurse, shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of [one] two hundred dollars, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license to practice as a registered nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class B, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, or fifteen dollars, whichever is greater. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the registered nurse is retired.

(2) Each person holding a license as an advanced practice registered nurse shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of [one hundred twenty] two hundred forty dollars, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the person maintains current certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse anesthetist from one of the following national certifying bodies which certify nurses in advanced practice: The American Nurses' Association, the Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Certification Corporation, the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates or the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Each person holding a license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class C, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, or fifteen dollars, whichever is greater. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the advanced practice registered nurse is retired.

(3) Each person holding a license as a licensed practical nurse shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class C, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. Each person holding a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse who has retired from the profession may renew such license, but the fee shall be ten per cent of the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, or fifteen dollars, whichever is greater. Any license provided by the department at a reduced fee shall indicate that the licensed practical nurse is retired.

(4) Each person holding a license as a nurse-midwife shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of [one hundred twenty] two hundred forty dollars, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the person maintains current certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

(5) (A) Each person holding a license to practice physical therapy shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class B, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(B) Each person holding a physical therapist assistant license shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(6) Each person holding a license as a physician assistant shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests. No such license shall be renewed unless the department is satisfied that the practitioner has met the mandatory continuing medical education requirements of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or a successor organization for the certification or recertification of physician assistants that may be approved by the department and has passed any examination or continued competency assessment the passage of which may be required by said commission for maintenance of current certification by said commission.

(d) No provision of this section shall be construed to apply to any person practicing Christian Science.

(e) (1) Each person holding a license or certificate issued under section 19a-514, 20-65k, 20-74s, as amended by this act, 20-195cc, as amended by this act, or 20-206ll, as amended by this act, and chapters 370 to 373, inclusive, 375, 378 to 381a, inclusive, 383 to 383c, inclusive, 384, 384b, 384d, 385, 393a, 395, 399 or 400a and section 20-206n, as amended by this act, or 20-206o, as amended by this act, shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the Department of Public Health, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(2) Each person holding a license or certificate issued under section 19a-514 and chapters 384a, 384c, 386, 387, 388 and 398 shall apply for renewal of such license or certificate once every two years, during the month of such person's birth, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(3) Each person holding a license or certificate issued pursuant to section 20-475, as amended by this act, or 20-476, as amended by this act, shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the department.

(4) Each entity holding a license issued pursuant to section 20-475, as amended by this act, shall, annually, during the anniversary month of initial licensure, apply for renewal of such license or certificate to the department.

(5) Each person holding a license issued pursuant to section 20-162bb shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, apply for renewal of such license to the Department of Public Health, upon payment of a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

(f) Any person or entity which fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be notified by the department that such person's or entity's license or certificate shall become void ninety days after the time for its renewal under this section unless it is so renewed. Any such license shall become void upon the expiration of such ninety-day period.

(g) On or before July 1, 2008, the Department of Public Health shall establish and implement a secure on-line license renewal system for persons holding a license to practice medicine or surgery under chapter 370, dentistry under chapter 379 or nursing under chapter 378. The department shall allow any such person who renews his or her license using the on-line license renewal system to pay his or her professional service fees on-line by means of a credit card or electronic transfer of funds from a bank or credit union account and may charge such person a service fee not to exceed five dollars for any such on-line payment made by credit card or electronic funds transfer. On or before January 1, 2009, the department shall submit, in accordance with section 11-4a, a report on the feasibility and implications of the implementation of a biennial license renewal system for persons holding a license to practice nursing under chapter 378 to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health.

Sec. 32. Section 19a-89b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Department of Public Health shall charge a fee of [four] fifteen dollars for a copy of its pool design guidelines.

(b) The department shall charge a fee of [four] fifteen dollars for a copy of its food compliance guide.

Sec. 33. Section 19a-180 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall operate any ambulance service, rescue service or management service without either a license or a certificate issued by the commissioner. No person shall operate a commercial ambulance service or commercial rescue service or a management service without a license issued by the commissioner. A certificate shall be issued to any volunteer or municipal ambulance service which shows proof satisfactory to the commissioner that it meets the minimum standards of the commissioner in the areas of training, equipment and personnel. No license or certificate shall be issued to any volunteer, municipal or commercial ambulance service, rescue service or management service, as defined in subdivision (19) of section 19a-175, unless it meets the requirements of subsection (e) of section 14-100a. Applicants for a license shall use the forms prescribed by the commissioner and shall submit such application to the commissioner accompanied by an annual fee of [one] two hundred dollars. In considering requests for approval of permits for new or expanded emergency medical services in any region, the commissioner shall consult with the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the emergency medical services council of such region and shall hold a public hearing to determine the necessity for such services. Written notice of such hearing shall be given to current providers in the geographic region where such new or expanded services would be implemented, provided, any volunteer ambulance service which elects not to levy charges for services rendered under this chapter shall be exempt from the provisions concerning requests for approval of permits for new or expanded emergency medical services set forth in this subsection. A primary service area responder in a municipality in which the applicant operates or proposes to operate shall, upon request, be granted intervenor status with opportunity for cross-examination. Each applicant for licensure shall furnish proof of financial responsibility which the commissioner deems sufficient to satisfy any claim. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to establish satisfactory kinds of coverage and limits of insurance for each applicant for either licensure or certification. Until such regulations are adopted, the following shall be the required limits for licensure: (1) For damages by reason of personal injury to, or the death of, one person on account of any accident, at least five hundred thousand dollars, and more than one person on account of any accident, at least one million dollars, (2) for damage to property at least fifty thousand dollars, and (3) for malpractice in the care of one passenger at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, and for more than one passenger at least five hundred thousand dollars. In lieu of the limits set forth in subdivisions (1) to (3), inclusive, of this subsection, a single limit of liability shall be allowed as follows: (A) For damages by reason of personal injury to, or death of, one or more persons and damage to property, at least one million dollars; and (B) for malpractice in the care of one or more passengers, at least five hundred thousand dollars. A certificate of such proof shall be filed with the commissioner. Upon determination by the commissioner that an applicant is financially responsible, properly certified and otherwise qualified to operate a commercial ambulance service, rescue service or management service, the commissioner shall issue the appropriate license effective for one year to such applicant. If the commissioner determines that an applicant for either a certificate or license is not so qualified, the commissioner shall notify such applicant of the denial of the application with a statement of the reasons for such denial. Such applicant shall have thirty days to request a hearing on the denial of the application.

(b) Any person, management service organization or emergency medical service organization which does not maintain standards or violates regulations adopted under any section of this chapter applicable to such person or organization may have such person's or organization's license or certification suspended or revoked or may be subject to any other disciplinary action specified in section 19a-17 after notice by certified mail to such person or organization of the facts or conduct which warrant the intended action. Such person or emergency medical service organization shall have an opportunity to show compliance with all requirements for the retention of such certificate or license. In the conduct of any investigation by the commissioner of alleged violations of the standards or regulations adopted under the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and the production by any medical service organization or person of reports, records, tapes or other documents which concern the allegations under investigation. All records obtained by the commissioner in connection with any such investigation shall not be subject to the provisions of section 1-210 for a period of six months from the date of the petition or other event initiating such investigation, or until such time as the investigation is terminated pursuant to a withdrawal or other informal disposition or until a hearing is convened pursuant to chapter 54, whichever is earlier. A complaint, as defined in subdivision (6) of section 19a-13, shall be subject to the provisions of section 1-210 from the time that it is served or mailed to the respondent. Records which are otherwise public records shall not be deemed confidential merely because they have been obtained in connection with an investigation under this chapter.

(c) Any person, management service organization or emergency medical service organization aggrieved by an act or decision of the commissioner regarding certification or licensure may appeal in the manner provided by chapter 54.

(d) Any person guilty of any of the following acts shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars, or imprisoned not more than three months, or be both fined and imprisoned: (1) In any application to the commissioner or in any proceeding before or investigation made by the commissioner, knowingly making any false statement or representation, or, with knowledge of its falsity, filing or causing to be filed any false statement or representation in a required application or statement; (2) issuing, circulating or publishing or causing to be issued, circulated or published any form of advertisement or circular for the purpose of soliciting business which contains any statement that is false or misleading, or otherwise likely to deceive a reader thereof, with knowledge that it contains such false, misleading or deceptive statement; (3) giving or offering to give anything of value to any person for the purpose of promoting or securing ambulance or rescue service business or obtaining favors relating thereto; (4) administering or causing to be administered, while serving in the capacity of an employee of any licensed ambulance or rescue service, any alcoholic liquor to any patient in such employee's care, except under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician; (5) in any respect wilfully violating or failing to comply with any provision of this chapter or wilfully violating, failing, omitting or neglecting to obey or comply with any regulation, order, decision or license, or any part or provisions thereof; (6) with one or more other persons, conspiring to violate any license or order issued by the commissioner or any provision of this chapter.

(e) No person shall place any advertisement or produce any printed matter that holds that person out to be an ambulance service unless such person is licensed or certified pursuant to this section. Any such advertisement or printed matter shall include the license or certificate number issued by the commissioner.

(f) Each licensed or certified ambulance service shall secure and maintain medical control, as defined in section 19a-179, by a sponsor hospital, as defined in section 19a-179, for all its emergency medical personnel, whether such personnel are employed by the ambulance service or a management service.

(g) Each applicant whose request for new or expanded emergency medical services is approved shall, not later than six months after the date of such approval, acquire the necessary resources, equipment and other material necessary to comply with the terms of the approval and operate in the service area identified in the application. If the applicant fails to do so, the approval for new or expanded medical services shall be void and the commissioner shall rescind the approval.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any volunteer, hospital-based or municipal ambulance service that is licensed or certified and is a primary service area responder may apply to the commissioner to add one emergency vehicle to its existing fleet every three years, on a short form application prescribed by the commissioner. No such volunteer, hospital-based or municipal ambulance service may add more than one emergency vehicle to its existing fleet pursuant to this subsection regardless of the number of municipalities served by such volunteer, hospital-based or municipal ambulance service. Upon making such application, the applicant shall notify in writing all other primary service area responders in any municipality or abutting municipality in which the applicant proposes to add the additional emergency vehicle. Except in the case where a primary service area responder entitled to receive notification of such application objects, in writing, to the commissioner not later than fifteen calendar days after receiving such notice, the application shall be deemed approved thirty calendar days after filing. If any such primary service area responder files an objection with the commissioner within the fifteen-calendar-day time period and requests a hearing, the applicant shall be required to demonstrate need at a public hearing as required under subsection (a) of this section.

(i) The commissioner shall develop a short form application for primary service area responders seeking to add an emergency vehicle to their existing fleets pursuant to subsection (h) of this section. The application shall require an applicant to provide such information as the commissioner deems necessary, including, but not limited to, (1) the applicant's name and address, (2) the primary service area where the additional vehicle is proposed to be used, (3) an explanation as to why the additional vehicle is necessary and its proposed use, (4) proof of insurance, (5) a list of the providers to whom notice was sent pursuant to subsection (h) of this section and proof of such notification, and (6) total call volume, response time and calls passed within the primary service area for the one-year period preceding the date of the application.

Sec. 34. Section 19a-310 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall construct any vault, crypt, columbarium or mausoleum for public use, wholly or partially above the surface of the ground, to be used to contain the body of any dead person (1) unless the same is located within the confines of an established cemetery containing not less than five acres, which cemetery has been in existence and operation for a period of at least five years immediately preceding the time of the erection thereof, or (2) if located within a cemetery containing less than five acres, such location has been approved by the selectmen of any town, the mayor and council or board of aldermen of any city and the warden and burgesses of any borough; except that in any town, city or borough having a zoning commission or combined planning and zoning commission, such commission shall have the authority to grant such approval; nor until plans and specifications for such vault, crypt, columbarium or mausoleum are approved by the Department of Public Health and a fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars is paid to the Department of Public Health for its review and approval of such plans and specifications, provided a columbarium which is used solely as a repository for the remains, after cremation, of deceased persons and is located on the premises of any religious society or corporation shall not be subject to the provisions of this section. Such plans and specifications shall set forth the sections, halls, rooms, corridors, elevators or other subdivisions thereof, with their descriptive names and numbers, and shall provide: (a) That such structure be so arranged that the cell, niche or crypt may be readily examined at any time by any person authorized by law to do so; (b) that the materials of which such structure is to be constructed are to be of the best quality and of a character best suited for the purposes intended; and (c) that the structure shall be so constructed as to insure its durability and permanence as well as the safety, convenience, comfort and health of the community in which it is located, as dictated and determined at the time by modern mausoleum construction and engineering science. The person making the application shall file a certificate of such approval, signed by the Commissioner of Public Health, with a copy of such plans and specifications, in the office of the town clerk of the town wherein such structure is to be erected, and such clerk shall retain the same on file.

Sec. 35. Section 19a-320 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any resident of this state, or any corporation formed under the law of this state, may erect, maintain and conduct a crematory in this state and provide the necessary appliances and facilities for the disposal by incineration of the bodies of the dead, in accordance with the provisions of this section. The location of such crematory shall be within the confines of an established cemetery containing not less than twenty acres, which cemetery shall have been in existence and operation for at least five years immediately preceding the time of the erection of such crematory, or shall be within the confines of a plot of land approved for the location of a crematory by the selectmen of any town, the mayor and council or board of aldermen of any city and the warden and burgesses of any borough; provided, in any town, city or borough having a zoning commission, such commission shall have the authority to grant such approval. On and after October 1, 1998, no crematory which is not operating on October 1, 1998, shall be located within five hundred feet of any residential structure or land used for residential purposes not owned by the owner of the crematory. This section shall not apply to any resident of this state or any corporation formed under the law of this state that was issued an air quality permit by the Department of Environmental Protection prior to October 1, 1998.

(b) Application for such approval shall be made in writing to the local authority specified in subsection (a) of this section and a hearing shall be held within the town, city or borough in which such location is situated within sixty-five days from the date of receipt of such application. Notice of such hearing shall be given to such applicant by mail, postage paid, to the address given on the application, and to the Commissioner of Public Health, and by publication twice in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the town, city or borough at intervals of not less than two days, the first being not more than fifteen days [nor] or less than ten days, and the second being not less than two days before such hearing. The local authority shall approve or deny such application within sixty-five days after such hearing, provided an extension of time not to exceed a further period of sixty-five days may be had with the consent of the applicant. The grounds for its action shall be stated in the records of the authority. Each applicant shall pay a fee of ten dollars, together with the costs of the publication of such notice and the reasonable expense of such hearing, to the treasurer of such town, city or borough.

(c) (1) No such crematory shall be erected until the plans therefor have been filed with and approved by the Department of Public Health; and no such crematory shall be used until it has been inspected and received a certificate of inspection by said department and a fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars is paid to the Department of Public Health for its inspection and approval.

(2) Each holder of an inspection certificate shall, annually, on or before July first, submit in writing to the Department of Public Health an application for renewal of such certificate together with a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars. If the department issues to such applicant such an inspection certificate, the same shall be valid until July first next following, unless revoked or suspended.

(3) Upon receipt of an application for a renewal of such certificate, the Department of Public Health shall make an inspection of each crematory.

(4) A crematory shall be open at all times for inspection by the Department of Public Health. The department may make inspections whenever it deems advisable.

(5) If, upon inspection by the Department of Public Health, it is found that such crematory is in such condition as to be detrimental to public health, the department shall give to the applicant or operator of the crematory notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The commissioner may, after such hearing, revoke, suspend or refuse to issue or renew any such certificate upon cause found at hearing. Any person aggrieved by the finding of or action taken by the Department of Public Health may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(6) Any of the inspections provided for in this section may be made by a person designated by the Department of Public Health or by a representative of the Commissioner of Public Health.

Sec. 36. Section 19a-332a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The commissioner, within available appropriations, and after consultation with the Labor Commissioner, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to administer the provisions of sections 19a-332 to 19a-332c, inclusive. Such regulations shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (1) Standards for the proper performance of asbestos abatement; (2) procedures for enforcement action; (3) procedures for inspection of asbestos abatement by employees of the department; (4) minimum standards for completion of asbestos abatement projects.

(b) On and after the effective date of any regulations adopted pursuant to this section, no person shall engage in asbestos abatement without following the provisions of sections 19a-332 to 19a-332c, inclusive, and such regulations.

(c) Notwithstanding any regulations to the contrary, the Commissioner of Public Health shall charge the following fees for the services of the department in connection with asbestos abatement: (1) Notification of abatement, less than one hundred sixty square feet, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (2) notification of abatement, one hundred sixty square feet or greater, [fifty] one hundred dollars plus one per cent of the total abatement cost, up to a maximum of five thousand dollars; (3) reinspections, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (4) asbestos alternative work practice review, [one] two hundred dollars; and (5) notice of demolition activities, [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 37. Section 19a-421 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall establish, conduct or maintain a youth camp without a license issued by the department. Applications for such license shall be made in writing at least thirty days prior to the opening of the youth camp on forms provided and in accordance with procedures established by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a fee of [six hundred fifty] eight hundred fifteen dollars or, if the applicant is a nonprofit, nonstock corporation or association, a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars or, if the applicant is a day camp affiliated with a nonprofit organization, for no more than five days duration and for which labor and materials are donated, no fee. All such licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance unless surrendered for cancellation or suspended or revoked by the commissioner for violation of this chapter or any regulations adopted under section 19a-428 and shall be renewable upon payment of a [six-hundred-fifty-dollar] eight-hundred-fifteen-dollar license fee or, if the licensee is a nonprofit, nonstock corporation or association, a [two-hundred-fifty-dollar] three-hundred-fifteen-dollar license fee or, if the applicant is a day camp affiliated with a nonprofit organization, for no more than five days duration and for which labor and materials are donated, no fee.

Sec. 38. Section 19a-491 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person acting individually or jointly with any other person shall establish, conduct, operate or maintain an institution in this state without a license as required by this chapter. Application for such license shall be made to the Department of Public Health upon forms provided by it and shall contain such information as the department requires, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with reasonable standards and regulations prescribed under the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner may require as a condition of licensure that an applicant sign a consent order providing reasonable assurances of compliance with the Public Health Code. The commissioner may issue more than one chronic disease hospital license to a single institution until such time as the state offers a rehabilitation hospital license.

(b) If any person acting individually or jointly with any other person shall own real property or any improvements thereon, upon or within which an institution, as defined in subsection (c) of section 19a-490, is established, conducted, operated or maintained and is not the licensee of the institution, such person shall submit a copy of the lease agreement to the department at the time of any change of ownership and with each license renewal application. The lease agreement shall, at a minimum, identify the person or entity responsible for the maintenance and repair of all buildings and structures within which such an institution is established, conducted or operated. If a violation is found as a result of an inspection or investigation, the commissioner may require the owner to sign a consent order providing assurances that repairs or improvements necessary for compliance with the provisions of the Public Health Code shall be completed within a specified period of time. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any property or improvements owned by a person licensed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section to establish, conduct, operate or maintain an institution on or within such property or improvements.

(c) Notwithstanding any regulation to the contrary, the Commissioner of Public Health shall charge the following fees for the biennial licensing and inspection of the following institutions: (1) Chronic and convalescent nursing homes, per site, [three hundred fifty] four hundred forty dollars; (2) chronic and convalescent nursing homes, per bed, five dollars; (3) rest homes with nursing supervision, per site, [three hundred fifty] four hundred forty dollars; (4) rest homes with nursing supervision, per bed, five dollars; (5) outpatient dialysis units and outpatient surgical facilities, [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars; (6) mental health residential facilities, per site, three hundred seventy-five dollars; (7) mental health residential facilities, per bed, five dollars; (8) hospitals, per site, [seven hundred fifty] nine hundred forty dollars; (9) hospitals, per bed, seven dollars and fifty cents; (10) nonstate agency educational institutions, per infirmary, [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars; and (11) nonstate agency educational institutions, per infirmary bed, twenty-five dollars.

(d) Notwithstanding any regulation, the commissioner shall charge the following fees for the triennial licensing and inspection of the following institutions: (1) Residential care homes, per site, [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars; and (2) residential care homes, per bed, four dollars and fifty cents.

(e) Notwithstanding any regulation, the commissioner shall charge the following fees for the licensing and inspection every four years of the following institutions: (1) Outpatient clinics that provide either medical or mental health service, and well-child clinics, except those operated by municipal health departments, health districts or licensed nonprofit nursing or community health agencies, one thousand dollars; (2) maternity homes, per site, two hundred dollars; and (3) maternity homes, per bed, ten dollars.

(f) The commissioner shall charge a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars for the technical assistance provided for the design, review and development of an institution's construction, sale or change in ownership.

(g) The commissioner may require as a condition of the licensure of home health care agencies and homemaker-home health aide agencies that each agency meet minimum service quality standards. In the event the commissioner requires such agencies to meet minimum service quality standards as a condition of their licensure, the commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to define such minimum service quality standards, which shall (1) allow for training of homemaker-home health aides by adult continuing education, (2) require a registered nurse to visit and assess each patient receiving homemaker-home health aide services as often as necessary based on the patient's condition, but not less than once every sixty days, and (3) require the assessment prescribed by subdivision (2) of this subsection to be completed while the homemaker-home health aide is providing services in the patient's home.

Sec. 39. Section 19a-506 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

"Maternity home", as used in this section, shall include any place operated and maintained in whole or in part for the purpose of caring for women during pregnancies and for women and their infants following such pregnancies, but shall not include maternity hospitals subject to the provisions of section 19a-505. No person shall establish, conduct or maintain a maternity home without a license issued by the Department of Public Health. The fee for each application for license and each renewal of license shall be [one] two hundred dollars per site and five dollars per bed. In connection with any application for license or renewal of license, said department shall consider the character and qualifications of the person or persons operating or proposing to operate the maternity home and the physical facilities, financial resources and health and welfare standards and practices with respect to such operation or proposed operation and any other factors deemed by said department to be pertinent to safeguarding the health and welfare of the persons using such maternity home. Each such license shall remain in effect for a period of twenty-four months from the date of issue, shall not be transferable and may be revoked by said department for violation of or lack of compliance with the provisions of this section. An opportunity for a hearing before said department shall be given to any maternity home with respect to a refusal to issue or renew a license or revocation of an existing license. Any person aggrieved by refusal to issue or renew or by revocation of any such license or by any order issued under the provisions of this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district within which the home is, or is proposed to be, located. Maternity homes shall maintain such records and make such reports as are prescribed by the Department of Public Health to ensure compliance with the provisions of this section. The Department of Public Health shall supervise the operation of maternity homes and, in such connection, may consult with and assist any such home toward the attainment of improved standards of operation, and said department may inspect any maternity home for the purpose of investigating and ensuring compliance with this section. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the provisions of this section. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Sec. 40. Section 19a-512 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) In order to be eligible for licensure by examination pursuant to sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, a person shall submit an application, together with a fee of [one] two hundred dollars, and proof satisfactory to the Department of Public Health that he (1) is physically and emotionally capable of administering a nursing home; (2) has satisfactorily completed a program of instruction and training, including residency training which meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section and which is approved by the Commissioner of Public Health; and (3) has passed an examination prescribed and administered by the Department of Public Health designed to test the applicant's knowledge and competence in the subject matter referred to in subsection (b) of this section. Passing scores shall be established by the department.

(b) Minimum education and training requirements for applicants for licensure are as follows:

(1) Each person other than an applicant for renewal, applying prior to February 1, 1985, shall have completed: (A) A program so designed as to content and so administered as to present sufficient knowledge of the needs to be properly served by nursing homes, laws and regulations governing the operation of nursing homes and the protection of the interest of patients therein and the elements of good nursing home administration, or presented evidence satisfactory to the Department of Public Health of sufficient education and training in the foregoing fields; and (B) a one-year residency period under the joint supervision of a duly licensed nursing home administrator in an authorized nursing home and an accredited institution of higher education, approved by said department, which period may correspond to one academic year in such accredited institution. The supervising administrator shall submit such reports as may be required by the department on the performance and progress of such administrator-in-training, on forms provided by the department. This subdivision shall not apply to any person who has successfully completed a program of study for a master's degree in nursing home administration or in a related health care field and who has been awarded such degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

(2) Each such person applying on or after February 1, 1985, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, shall either (A) have a baccalaureate degree in any area and have completed a course in long-term care administration approved by the department, or (B) have a master's degree in long-term care administration or in a related health care field approved by the commissioner.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the Department of Public Health shall renew the license of any person licensed as a nursing home administrator on July 1, 1983.

Sec. 41. Section 19a-513 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

In order to be eligible for licensure by endorsement pursuant to sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, a person shall submit an application for endorsement licensure on a form provided by the department, together with a fee of [one] two hundred dollars, and meet the following requirements: (1) Have completed preparation in another jurisdiction equal to that required in this state; (2) hold a license as a nursing home administrator by examination in another state; and (3) be a currently practicing competent practitioner in a state whose licensure requirements are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 42. Section 19a-515 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each nursing home administrator's license issued pursuant to the provisions of sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, shall be renewed once every two years, in accordance with section 19a-88, as amended by this act, except for cause, by the Department of Public Health, upon forms to be furnished by said department and upon the payment to said department, by each applicant for license renewal, of the sum of [one] two hundred dollars. Each such fee shall be remitted to the Department of Public Health on or before the date prescribed under section 19a-88, as amended by this act. Such renewals shall be granted unless said department finds the applicant has acted or failed to act in such a manner or under such circumstances as would constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of such license.

(b) Each licensee shall complete a minimum of forty hours of continuing education every two years. Such two-year period shall commence on the first date of renewal of the licensee's license after January 1, 2004. The continuing education shall be in areas related to the licensee's practice. Qualifying continuing education activities are courses offered or approved by the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities, the Connecticut Association of Not-For-Profit Providers for the Aging, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association, the Connecticut Alliance for Subacute Care, Inc., the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, the Association For Long Term Care Financial Managers or any accredited college or university, or programs presented or approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators, or by federal or state departments or agencies.

(c) Each licensee shall obtain a certificate of completion from the provider of the continuing education for all continuing education hours that are successfully completed and shall retain such certificate for a minimum of three years. Upon request by the department, the licensee shall submit the certificate to the department. A licensee who fails to comply with the continuing education requirements shall be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to section 19a-517.

(d) The continuing education requirements shall be waived for licensees applying for licensure renewal for the first time. The department may, for a licensee who has a medical disability or illness, grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements for a specific period of time or may grant the licensee an extension of time in which to fulfill the requirements.

Sec. 43. Section 20-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health under the supervision of the examining boards provided for by sections 20-8 and 20-8a shall hold examinations not less than twice each year at such places as the department designates. Applicants for licenses to practice medicine or surgery shall be examined in such medical subjects as the department may prescribe, with the advice and consent of the appropriate board, provided each applicant for examination shall be notified concerning the subjects in which he is to be examined. The Commissioner of Public Health, with advice and assistance from each board, shall make such rules and regulations for conducting examinations and for the operation of the board as, from time to time, he deems necessary. Passing scores for examinations shall be established by the department with the consent of the appropriate board. Each applicant for examination shall be examined with respect to the same school of practice in which the applicant was graduated except that an applicant for licensure in homeopathic medicine who is licensed as a physician or meets the requirements in section 20-10 may be examined in other than the school of practice in which such applicant was graduated. Before being admitted to the examination, an applicant shall pay the sum of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars and an applicant rejected by the department may be reexamined at any subsequent examination, upon payment of the sum of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars for each appearance.

Sec. 44. Section 20-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as hereinafter provided, in lieu of the examination required in section 20-10, the department may, under such regulations as the Commissioner of Public Health, with advice and assistance from the appropriate board, may establish and, upon receipt of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, accept a license from the board of medical examiners or any board authorized to issue a license to practice osteopathic medicine, osteopathy or its equivalent of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or the Medical Council of Canada or of any agency in such jurisdictions authorized to issue licenses to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine or osteopathy, provided the applicant obtained such license after an examination substantially similar to or of higher quality than that required for a license in this state, has met all the requirements of section 20-10 except for examination and is a currently practicing, competent practitioner of good professional standing. The department may issue to an applicant approved without examination as hereinbefore provided a license to practice medicine and surgery.

(b) Except as hereinafter provided, the department may, in its discretion, and on receipt of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, likewise accept and approve, in lieu of the examination required in section 20-10, a diploma of the National Board of Medical Examiners or a certificate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, subject to the same conditions as hereinbefore set forth for acceptance, in lieu of examination, of a license from a board of medical examiners or any board authorized to issue a license to practice osteopathic medicine, osteopathy or its equivalent of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or the Medical Council of Canada, and may issue to such diplomate or certificate holder a statement certifying to the fact that the person named therein has been found qualified to practice medicine and surgery.

(c) In lieu of the examination required in section 20-10, the department may, under such regulations as the Commissioner of Public Health, with advice and assistance from the appropriate board, may establish, and upon the receipt of one hundred fifty dollars, accept and approve the application of any physician for a temporary license to practice solely in any state facility, and issue such license, subject to the same conditions set forth in subsection (a) of this section for the acceptance of a license from another jurisdiction or the application of a person who has been a resident student in and a graduate of a medical school listed in the World Health Organization Directory, and has received the degree of doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine or other academic distinction that, in the judgment of such board, is equivalent to the degree of doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine from such a school and has completed an additional year of postgraduate experience subsequent to the receipt of said degree. Such temporary license shall not be issued for a period longer than twelve months. During the period such temporary license is in effect, such physician shall make application for an examination administered or approved by the department under the supervision of the appropriate board.

(d) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the boards established under sections 20-8 and 20-8a annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

(e) Any physician licensed in another state who is board-certified in pediatrics or family medicine, or whose state standards for licensure are equivalent to or greater than those required in this state, may practice as a youth camp physician in this state without a license for a period not to exceed nine weeks.

(f) Any physician licensed or otherwise authorized to practice medicine by the armed forces of the United States may practice as a physician without a license in a free clinic in this state provided (1) the physician does not receive payment for such practice, and (2) the physician carries, either directly or through the clinic, professional liability insurance or indemnity against liability for professional malpractice equal to or greater than that required of state-licensed physicians under section 20-11b.

Sec. 45. Section 20-12b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The department may, upon receipt of a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, issue a physician assistant license to an applicant who: (1) Holds a baccalaureate or higher degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; (2) has graduated from an accredited physician assistant program; (3) has passed the certification examination of the national commission; (4) has satisfied the mandatory continuing medical education requirements of the national commission for current certification by such commission and has passed any examination or continued competency assessment the passage of which may be required by the national commission for maintenance of current certification by such commission; and (5) has completed not less than sixty hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice approved by the department.

(b) The department may, upon receipt of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars, issue a temporary permit to an applicant who (1) is a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program; (2) has completed not less than sixty hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice approved by the department; and (3) if applying for such permit on and after September 30, 1991, holds a baccalaureate or higher degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Such temporary permit shall authorize the holder to practice as a physician assistant only in those settings where the supervising physician is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to the physician assistant when needed, but shall not authorize the holder to prescribe or dispense drugs. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of graduation and shall not be renewable. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the applicant fails to pass a certification examination scheduled by the national commission following the applicant's graduation from an accredited physician assistant program. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this subsection may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a physician assistant.

(c) No license or temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(d) No person shall practice as a physician assistant or represent himself as a physician assistant unless he holds a license or temporary permit pursuant to this section or training permit issued pursuant to section 20-12h.

(e) Any person, except a licensed physician assistant or a physician licensed to practice medicine under this chapter, who practices or attempts to practice as a physician assistant, or any person who buys, sells or fraudulently obtains any diploma or license to practice as a physician assistant, whether recorded or not, or any person who uses the title "physician assistant" or any word or title to induce the belief that he or she is practicing as a physician assistant, without complying with the provisions of this section, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. For the purposes of this section, each instance of patient contact or consultation that is in violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. Failure to renew a license in a timely manner shall not constitute a violation for the purposes of this section.

Sec. 46. Section 20-27 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall engage in the practice of chiropractic in this state until he has obtained a license.

(b) No person shall receive a license until he has passed an examination prescribed by the Department of Public Health, with the advice and consent of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, except as hereinafter provided. Any person desiring to practice chiropractic shall make application to the department upon such form as the department adopts. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall contain a statement of the educational advantages of the applicant, his experience in matters pertaining to a knowledge of the care of the sick, the length of time applied and the school in which he studied chiropractic, any collateral branch of study and the length of time engaged in clinical practice and any diploma, certificate or degree which has been conferred upon such applicant. Each applicant shall present to the department satisfactory evidence that he graduated from an approved high school or possessed educational qualifications equivalent to those required for graduation from such school before beginning the study of chiropractic and that he graduated with the degree of doctor of chiropractic from an accredited college of chiropractic approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, as provided herein, that, if he graduated prior to July 1, 1932, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during three graded courses of six months each, each of which courses shall have included not less than nine hundred class hours, that, if he graduated after July 1, 1932, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during four graded courses of eight months each, totaling not less than three thousand six hundred hours, and that, if he graduated after July 1, 1955, he has been a resident student in such an approved chiropractic college or colleges during four graded courses of eight months each, totaling not less than four thousand hours. On and after July 1, 1960, each applicant shall present to said department satisfactory evidence that before beginning the study of chiropractic he has completed at least two academic years or sixty semester hours of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in a college or university approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Said department shall issue a license to each applicant who passes the examination and who has met all other requirements of this chapter and any regulations adopted hereunder. There shall be paid to the department by each applicant a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. The examination shall be administered by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board.

(c) The Department of Public Health may grant a license without written examination to any currently practicing, competent licensee from any other state having licensure requirements substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state, who (1) is a graduate of an accredited school of chiropractic approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, (2) presents evidence satisfactory to the department that he has completed a course of two academic years or sixty semester hours of study in a college or scientific school approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, and (3) successfully passes the practical examination provided for in subsection (a) of section 20-28. There shall be paid to the department by each such applicant a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board of the applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(d) Any person who has passed the prescribed examination shall receive from said department a license, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice chiropractic. Any person practicing chiropractic in this state under a license granted by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners previous to July 1, 1927, shall, upon filing such license, together with the statement provided for, with the Department of Public Health, receive from said department a license. Said board shall file, annually, with the Department of Public Health, a list of accredited chiropractic colleges or institutions approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health.

Sec. 47. Section 20-37 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall engage in the practice of natureopathy in this state until he has obtained a license. No person shall receive a license until he has passed an examination prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. The examination shall be administered by the Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Any person desiring to practice natureopathy shall make application to the department, upon such form as it adopts. Applications shall be in writing upon blanks furnished by said department, setting forth such facts concerning the applicant as said department requires and shall be signed by the applicant. Each applicant shall present to said department satisfactory evidence that he graduated from an approved high school, that he has completed a course of study of an academic year consisting of not less than thirty-two weeks' duration, or, if he begins the study of natureopathy after September 1, 1963, not less than sixty-four weeks' duration, in a college or scientific school approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health or possessed educational qualifications equivalent to those required for graduation from such school before beginning the study of natureopathy and that he is a graduate of a legally chartered, reputable school or college of natureopathy, approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Said department shall issue a license to each applicant who passes the examination and who has met all other requirements of this chapter and any regulations adopted hereunder. There shall be paid to the department by such applicant a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. Any person who has passed the prescribed examination shall receive from said department a license, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice natureopathy. The secretary of said board shall file annually with the Department of Public Health a list of natureopathic colleges or institutions recognized by said board as legal and reputable.

Sec. 48. Section 20-55 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health shall hold examinations under the supervision of the board at least once each year and on such other days and at such time and place as the department may designate. Candidates shall be examined in the following subjects: Anatomy and histology, physiology, dermatology and syphilology, bacteriology and pathology, chemistry, pharmacy and materia medica, theory and practice of podiatry, including diagnosis, podiatric orthopedics and therapeutics in all branches as taught and practiced in the approved schools and colleges of podiatry. The fee for such examination shall be [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. The examination shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board.

Sec. 49. Section 20-57 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health may accept a certificate issued by the National Board of Podiatry Examiners or the license of any state board of podiatry examiners or duly authorized licensing agency of any state in the United States or in the District of Columbia, in lieu of the written examination provided for in this chapter, if the department finds that such applicant has been graduated from a chiropody or podiatry school or college recognized by the Connecticut Board of Examiners in Podiatry at the time of his graduation from such school or college and that such state board or licensing agency maintains standards for licensure determined by the department to be equal to or higher than those of this state, and that he has presented to said department evidence showing him to be of good professional standing, provided the application shall be accompanied by a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

Sec. 50. Section 20-65k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The commissioner shall grant a license to practice athletic training to an applicant who presents evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having met the requirements of section 20-65j. An application for such license shall be made on a form required by the commissioner. The fee for an initial license under this section shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(b) A license to practice athletic training may be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, provided any licensee applying for license renewal shall maintain certification as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification, Inc., or its successor organization. The fee for such renewal shall be [one] two hundred dollars.

(c) The department may, upon receipt of an application for athletic training licensure, accompanied by the licensure application fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, issue a temporary permit to a person who has met the requirements of subsection (a) of section 20-65j, except that the applicant has not yet sat for or received the results of the athletic training certification examination administered by the Board of Certification, Inc., or its successor organization. Such temporary permit shall authorize the permittee to practice athletic training under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such practice shall be limited to those settings where the licensed supervisor is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to render assistance and supervision, as needed, to the permittee. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of completion of the required course of study in athletic training and shall not be renewable. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the permittee fails to pass the athletic training certification examination. No permit shall be issued to any person who has previously failed the athletic training certification examination or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint or pending professional disciplinary action. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this section may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as an athletic trainer.

Sec. 51. Section 20-70 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) Any person who is a graduate of a school of physical therapy approved by the Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists, with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, or has successfully completed requirements for graduation from such school, shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a physical therapist upon the payment of a fee of two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars. The Department of Public Health, with the consent of the board, shall determine the subject matter of such examination, which shall be designed to show proficiency in physical therapy and related subjects, and shall determine whether such examination shall be written, oral or practical, or a combination thereof. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Warning of such examination shall be given by the department not less than two weeks in advance of the date set for the examination. If the applicant passes such examination, the department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice physical therapy.

(2) Any person who is a graduate of a physical therapy or physical therapy assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a physical therapist assistant upon the payment of a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars. The department, with the consent of the board, shall determine the subject matter of such examination, which shall be designed to show proficiency in physical therapy and related subjects, and shall determine whether such examination shall be written, oral or practical, or a combination thereof. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. Warning of such examination shall be given by the department not less than two weeks in advance of the date set for the examination. If the applicant passes such examination, the department shall issue to such applicant a physical therapist assistant license. Any applicant for examination for licensure as a physical therapy assistant whose application is based on a diploma issued to such applicant by a foreign physical therapy school shall furnish documentary evidence, satisfactory to the department, that the requirements for graduation are similar to or higher than those required of graduates of approved United States schools of physical therapy.

(b) (1) Any person who is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapy school and who has filed an application with the department may practice as a physical therapist under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed physical therapist in this state for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of application. If the person practicing pursuant to this subdivision fails to pass the licensure examination, all privileges under this subdivision shall automatically cease.

(2) Any person who is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapist assistant school or an approved physical therapy school and who has filed an application with the department may practice as a physical therapist assistant under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed physical therapist in this state for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of application. If the person practicing pursuant to this subdivision fails to pass the licensure examination, all privileges under this subdivision shall automatically cease.

(c) Any applicant under this section who fails to pass the examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board may take a subsequent examination on payment of an additional application fee.

Sec. 52. Section 20-74d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The department may issue a temporary permit to an applicant who is a graduate of an educational program in occupational therapy who meets the educational and field experience requirements of section 20-74b and has not yet taken the licensure examination. Such temporary permit shall authorize the holder to practice occupational therapy only under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist and in a public, voluntary or proprietary facility. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of application and shall not be renewable. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the applicant fails to pass such examination. The fee for a limited permit shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 53. Section 20-74f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The department shall issue a license to any person who meets the requirements of this chapter upon payment of a [one-hundred-dollar] two-hundred-dollar license fee. Any person who is issued a license as an occupational therapist under the terms of this chapter may use the words "occupational therapist", "licensed occupational therapist", or "occupational therapist registered" or he may use the letters "O.T.", "L.O.T.", or "O.T.R." in connection with his name or place of business to denote his registration hereunder. Any person who is issued a license as an occupational therapy assistant under the terms of this chapter may use the words "occupational therapy assistant", or he may use the letters "O.T.A.", "L.O.T.A.", or "C.O.T.A." in connection with his name or place of business to denote his registration thereunder. No person shall practice occupational therapy or hold himself out as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant, or as being able to practice occupational therapy or to render occupational therapy services in this state unless he is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) No person, unless registered under this chapter as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or whose registration has been suspended or revoked, shall use, in connection with his name or place of business the words "occupational therapist", "licensed occupational therapist", "occupational therapist registered", "occupational therapy assistant", or the letters, "O.T.", "L.O.T.", "O.T.R.", "O.T.A.", "L.O.T.A.", or "C.O.T.A.", or any words, letters, abbreviations or insignia indicating or implying that he is an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or in any way, orally, in writing, in print or by sign, directly or by implication, represent himself as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. For the purposes of this section, each instance of patient contact or consultation which is in violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. Failure to renew a license in a timely manner shall not constitute a violation for the purposes of this section.

Sec. 54. Section 20-74s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) For purposes of this section and subdivision (18) of subsection (c) of section 19a-14:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(2) "Licensed alcohol and drug counselor" means a person licensed under the provisions of this section;

(3) "Certified alcohol and drug counselor" means a person certified under the provisions of this section;

(4) "Practice of alcohol and drug counseling" means the professional application of methods that assist an individual or group to develop an understanding of alcohol and drug dependency problems, define goals, and plan action reflecting the individual's or group's interest, abilities and needs as affected by alcohol and drug dependency problems;

(5) "Private practice of alcohol and drug counseling" means the independent practice of alcohol and drug counseling by a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor who is self-employed on a full-time or part-time basis and who is responsible for that independent practice;

(6) "Self-help group" means a voluntary group of persons who offer peer support to each other in recovering from an addiction; and

(7) "Supervision" means the regular on-site observation of the functions and activities of an alcohol and drug counselor in the performance of his or her duties and responsibilities to include a review of the records, reports, treatment plans or recommendations with respect to an individual or group.

(b) Except as provided in subsections (s) to (x), inclusive, of this section, no person shall engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling unless licensed as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (d) of this section or certified as a certified alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(c) Except as provided in subsections (s) to (x), inclusive, of this section, no person shall engage in the private practice of alcohol and drug counseling unless (1) licensed as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, or (2) certified as a certified alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to subsection (e) of this section and practicing under the supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

(d) To be eligible for licensure as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall (1) have attained a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of eighteen graduate semester hours in counseling or counseling-related subjects, except that applicants holding certified clinical supervisor status by the Connecticut Certification Board, Inc. as of October 1, 1998, may substitute such certification in lieu of the master's degree requirement, and (2) be certified or have met all the requirements for certification as a certified alcohol and drug counselor.

(e) To be eligible for certification by the Department of Public Health as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall have (1) completed three hundred hours of supervised practical training in alcohol and drug counseling that the commissioner deems acceptable; (2) completed three years of supervised paid work experience or unpaid internship that the commissioner deems acceptable that entailed working directly with alcohol and drug clients, except that a master's degree may be substituted for one year of such experience; (3) completed three hundred sixty hours of commissioner-approved education, at least two hundred forty hours of which relates to the knowledge and skill base associated with the practice of alcohol and drug counseling; and (4) successfully completed a department prescribed examination.

(f) For individuals applying for certification as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Department of Public Health prior to October 1, 1998, current certification by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services may be substituted for the certification requirements of subsection (e) of this section.

(g) The commissioner shall grant a license as an alcohol and drug counselor to any applicant who furnishes satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subsections (d) or (o) of this section. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(h) A license as an alcohol and drug counselor shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(i) The commissioner shall grant certification as a certified alcohol and drug counselor to any applicant who furnishes satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subsections (e) or (o) of this section. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(j) A certificate as an alcohol and drug counselor may be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(k) The commissioner may contract with a qualified private organization for services that include (1) providing verification that applicants for licensure or certification have met the education, training and work experience requirements under this section; and (2) any other services that the commissioner may deem necessary.

(l) Any person who has attained a master's level degree and is certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his license pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(m) Any person who has not attained a master's level degree and is certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his certification pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(n) Any person who is not certified by the Connecticut Certification Board as a substance abuse counselor on or before July 1, 2000, who (1) documents to the department that he has a minimum of five years full-time or eight years part-time paid work experience, under supervision, as an alcohol and drug counselor, and (2) successfully passes a commissioner-approved examination no later than July 1, 2000, shall be deemed a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Any person so deemed shall renew his certification pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(o) The commissioner may license or certify without examination any applicant who, at the time of application, is licensed or certified by a governmental agency or private organization located in another state, territory or jurisdiction whose standards, in the opinion of the commissioner, are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state.

(p) No person shall assume, represent himself as, or use the title or designation "alcoholism counselor", "alcohol counselor", "alcohol and drug counselor", "alcoholism and drug counselor", "licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor", "licensed alcohol and drug counselor", "licensed associate alcohol and drug counselor", "certified alcohol and drug counselor", "chemical dependency counselor", "chemical dependency supervisor" or any of the abbreviations for such titles, unless licensed or certified under subsections (g) to (n), inclusive, of this section and unless the title or designation corresponds to the license or certification held.

(q) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement provisions of this section.

(r) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license in circumstances that have endangered or are likely to endanger the health, welfare or safety of the public.

(s) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a rabbi, priest, minister, Christian Science practitioner or clergyman of any religious denomination or sect, when engaging in activities that are within the scope of the performance of the person's regular or specialized ministerial duties and for which no separate charge is made, or when these activities are performed, with or without charge, for or under the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination or sect, and when the person rendering services remains accountable to the established authority thereof.

(t) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a person licensed in this state to practice medicine and surgery, psychology, marital and family therapy, clinical social work, professional counseling, advanced practice registered nursing or registered nursing, when such person is acting within the scope of the person's license and doing work of a nature consistent with that person's license, provided the person does not hold himself or herself out to the public as possessing a license or certification issued pursuant to this section.

(u) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of a student intern or trainee in alcohol and drug counseling who is pursuing a course of study in an accredited institution of higher education or training course, provided these activities are performed under supervision and constitute a part of an accredited course of study, and provided further the person is designated as an intern or trainee or other such title indicating the training status appropriate to his level of training.

(v) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to any alcohol and drug counselor or substance abuse counselor employed by the state, except that this section shall apply to alcohol and drug counselors employed by the Department of Correction pursuant to subsection (x) of this section.

(w) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the activities and services of paid alcohol and drug counselors who are working under supervision or uncompensated alcohol and drug abuse self-help groups, including, but not limited to, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

(x) The provisions of this section shall apply to employees of the Department of Correction, other than trainees or student interns covered under subsection (u) of this section and persons completing supervised paid work experience in order to satisfy mandated clinical supervision requirements for certification under subsection (e) of this section, as follows: (1) Any person hired by the Department of Correction on or after October 1, 2002, for a position as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall be a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor; (2) any person employed by the Department of Correction prior to October 1, 2002, as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall become licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselor by October 1, 2007; and (3) any person employed by the Department of Correction on or after October 1, 2007, as a substance abuse counselor or supervisor of substance abuse counselors shall be a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor.

Sec. 55. Section 20-74bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall operate a medical x-ray system unless such person has obtained a license as a radiographer from the department pursuant to this section. Each person seeking licensure as a radiographer shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of [one] two hundred dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that such person (1) has completed a course of study in radiologic technology in a program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association or its successor organization, or a course of study deemed equivalent to such accredited program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and (2) has passed an examination prescribed by the department and administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

(b) A radiographer licensed pursuant to this chapter may operate a medical x-ray system under the supervision and upon the written or verbal order of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, a chiropractor licensed pursuant to chapter 372, a natureopath licensed pursuant to chapter 373, a podiatrist licensed pursuant to chapter 375, a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379 or a veterinarian licensed pursuant to chapter 384.

(c) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for renewal shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(d) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(e) No person shall use the title "radiographer" unless such person holds a license issued in accordance with this section.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a graduate of a course of study approved pursuant to subdivision (1) of said subsection may operate a medical x-ray system for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of graduation, provided such graduate is working in a hospital or similar organization where adequate supervision is provided. If the person practicing pursuant to this subsection fails to pass the licensure examination, all privileges under this subsection shall cease.

(g) Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who submits satisfactory evidence that such person has a degree in radiography or identical field of study under a different designation from an institution of higher education authorized to grant degrees by the state or country where located, has a minimum of ten years' experience in the field of radiography, has a temporary license from the Department of Public Health and applies for licensure prior to January 1, 1998.

(h) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, inclusive, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who (1) has practiced as a radiographer for at least ten years, one of which years was no earlier than two years from the date of application pursuant to this section, (2) holds a current registration as a radiation therapy technologist that was originally issued by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists on or before January 1, 1984, and (3) holds current licensure as a radiographer in another state, that was originally issued on or before January 1, 1984. No license shall be issued pursuant to this subsection to any applicant regarding whom disciplinary action was taken, is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 56. Section 20-86c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health may issue a license to practice nurse-midwifery upon receipt of a fee of [one] two hundred dollars, to an applicant who (1) is eligible for registered nurse licensure in this state, under sections 20-93, as amended by this act, or 20-94, as amended by this act; (2) holds and maintains current certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives; and (3) has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for nurse-midwifery. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 57. Section 20-86g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person who held a current valid license as a midwife on June 30, 1983, shall be entitled to renew such license annually, upon payment of a fee of [five] fifteen dollars, in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act.

Sec. 58. Section 20-93 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person who shows to the satisfaction of the department that he or she holds a degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited institution evidencing satisfactory completion of a nursing program approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a registered nurse upon payment of a fee of [ninety] one hundred eighty dollars, the subjects of which examination shall be determined by said department with the advice and consent of the board. If such applicant passes such examination said department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice nursing in this state.

Sec. 59. Section 20-94 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) Any registered nurse who is licensed at the time of application in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States, which has licensure requirements that are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state shall be eligible for licensure in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [ninety] one hundred eighty dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(2) For the period from October 1, 2004, to one year after said date, any advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to section 20-94a, as amended by this act, whose license as a registered nurse pursuant to section 20-93, as amended by this act, has become void pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, shall be eligible for licensure and entitled to a license without examination upon receipt of a completed application form and payment of a fee of [ninety] one hundred eighty dollars.

(b) The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure without examination or to an applicant previously licensed in Connecticut whose license has become void pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon receipt of a completed application form, accompanied by the fee for licensure without examination, a copy of a current license from another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States, and a notarized affidavit attesting that said license is valid and belongs to the person requesting notarization. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable. No temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 60. Section 20-94a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Department of Public Health may issue an advanced practice registered nurse license to a person seeking to perform the activities described in subsection (b) of section 20-87a, upon receipt of a fee of [one] two hundred dollars, to an applicant who: (1) Maintains a license as a registered nurse in this state, as provided by section 20-93, as amended by this act, or 20-94, as amended by this act; (2) holds and maintains current certification as a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse anesthetist from one of the following national certifying bodies that certify nurses in advanced practice: The American Nurses' Association, the Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Certification Corporation, the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates or the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, their successors or other appropriate national certifying bodies approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing; (3) has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice; and (4) if first certified by one of the foregoing certifying bodies after December 31, 1994, holds a master's degree in nursing or in a related field recognized for certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse anesthetist by one of the foregoing certifying bodies. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(b) During the period commencing January 1, 1990, and ending January 1, 1992, the Department of Public Health may in its discretion allow a registered nurse, who has been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse in a nurse practitioner role and who is unable to obtain certification as a nurse practitioner by one of the national certifying bodies specified in subsection (a) of this section, to be licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse provided the individual:

(1) Holds a current Connecticut license as a registered nurse pursuant to this chapter;

(2) Presents the department with documentation of the reasons one of such national certifying bodies will not certify him as a nurse practitioner;

(3) Has been in active practice as a nurse practitioner for at least five years in a facility licensed pursuant to section 19a-491, as amended by this act;

(4) Provides the department with documentation of his preparation as a nurse practitioner;

(5) Provides the department with evidence of at least seventy-five contact hours, or its equivalent, of continuing education related to his nurse practitioner specialty in the preceding five calendar years;

(6) Has completed thirty hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice;

(7) Has his employer provide the department with a description of his practice setting, job description, and a plan for supervision by a licensed physician;

(8) Notifies the department of each change of employment to a new setting where he will function as an advanced practice registered nurse and will be exercising prescriptive and dispensing privileges.

(c) Any person who obtains a license pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be eligible to renew such license annually provided he presents the department with evidence that he received at least fifteen contact hours, or its equivalent, eight hours of which shall be in pharmacology, of continuing education related to his nurse practitioner specialty in the preceding licensure year. If an individual licensed pursuant to subsection (b) of this subsection becomes eligible at any time for certification as a nurse practitioner by one of the national certifying bodies specified in subsection (a) of this section, the individual shall apply for certification, and upon certification so notify the department, and apply to be licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(d) A person who has received a license pursuant to this section shall be known as an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" and no other person shall assume such title or use the letters or figures which indicate that the person using the same is a licensed advanced practice registered nurse.

Sec. 61. Section 20-96 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person who holds a certificate from a nursing program approved by said board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, which program consists of not less than twelve months' instruction in the care of the sick as prescribed by said board, or its equivalent as determined by said board, shall be eligible for examination for licensure as a licensed practical nurse upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars. Such examination shall include such subjects as the department, with the advice and consent of the board, determines. If such applicant passes such examination said department shall issue to such applicant a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in this state.

Sec. 62. Section 20-97 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person who is licensed at the time of application as a licensed practical nurse, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States whose requirements for licensure in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state, shall be eligible for licensure in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licenses under this section.

(b) The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure without examination or to an applicant previously licensed in Connecticut whose license has become void pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon receipt of a completed application form, accompanied by the appropriate fee for licensure without examination, a copy of a current license from another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States and a notarized affidavit attesting that the license is valid and belongs to the person requesting notarization. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable. No temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 63. Section 20-109 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Upon the payment of a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars by an applicant, the Department of Public Health, under the supervision of the dental commissioners shall examine applicants. All examinations shall be given at least once per year and at other times prescribed by the department. The department shall grant licenses to such applicants as are qualified.

Sec. 64. Section 20-110 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health may without examination, issue a license to any dentist who is licensed in some other state or territory, if such other state or territory has requirements for admission determined by the department to be similar to or higher than the requirements of this state, upon certification from the board of examiners or like board of the state or territory in which such dentist was a practitioner certifying to his competency and upon payment of a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars to said department. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the Dental Commission annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

Sec. 65. Section 20-123b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) On and after the effective date of the regulations adopted in accordance with subsection (d) of this section, no dentist licensed under this chapter shall use general anesthesia or conscious sedation, as these terms are defined in section 20-123a, on any patient unless such dentist has a permit, currently in effect, issued by the commissioner, initially for a period of twelve months and renewable annually thereafter, authorizing the use of such general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

(b) No applicant shall be issued a permit initially as required in subsection (a) of this section unless (1) the commissioner approves the results of an on-site evaluation of the applicant's facility conducted in consultation with the Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons by an individual or individuals selected from a list of site evaluators approved by the commissioner, provided such evaluation is conducted without cost to the state, (2) the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is in compliance with guidelines in the American Dental Association Guidelines for Teaching and the Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry, and (3) such initial application includes payment of a fee in the amount of [one hundred sixty] two hundred dollars.

(c) The commissioner may renew such permit annually, provided (1) application for renewal is received by the commissioner not later than three months after the date of expiration of such permit, (2) payment of a renewal fee of [one hundred sixty] two hundred dollars is received with such application and (3) an on-site evaluation of the dentist's facility is conducted in consultation with The Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons by an individual or individuals selected from a list of site evaluators approved by the commissioner, provided such evaluation is conducted without cost to the state on a schedule established in regulations adopted pursuant to this section and the commissioner approves the results of each such evaluation.

(d) The commissioner, with the advice and assistance of the State Dental Commission, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 66. Section 20-126i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each application for a license to practice dental hygiene shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and accompanied by satisfactory proof that such person has received a diploma or certificate of graduation from a dental hygiene program with a minimum of two academic years of curriculum provided in a college or institution of higher education the program of which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or such other national professional accrediting body as may be recognized by the United States Department of Education, and a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, each application for a license to practice dental hygiene from an applicant who holds a diploma from a foreign dental school shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and accompanied by satisfactory proof that such person has (1) graduated from a dental school located outside the United States and received the degree of doctor of dental medicine or surgery, or its equivalent; (2) passed the written and practical examinations required in section 20-126j; and (3) enrolled in a dental hygiene program in this state that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or its successor organization and successfully completed not less than one year of clinical training in a community health center affiliated with and under the supervision of such dental hygiene program.

Sec. 67. Section 20-126k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health may, without examination, issue a license to any dental hygienist who has provided evidence of professional education not less than that required in this state and who is licensed in some other state or territory, if such other state or territory has requirements of admission determined by the department to be similar to or higher than the requirements of this state, upon certification from the board of examiners or like board of the state or territory in which such dental hygienist was a practitioner certifying to his competency and upon payment of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars to said department. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 68. Section 20-130 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each person, before beginning the practice of optometry in this state, except as hereinafter provided, shall present to the Department of Public Health satisfactory evidence that such person has been graduated from a school of optometry approved by the board of examiners with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. The board shall consult, where possible, with nationally recognized accrediting agencies when approving schools of optometry. All applicants shall be required to successfully complete an examination prescribed by the Department of Public Health with the consent of the board of examiners, in theoretic, practical and physiological optics, theoretic and practical optometry, ocular pharmacology, treatment and management of ocular disease, and the anatomy and physiology of the eye; and said department shall determine the qualifications of the applicant and, if they are found satisfactory, shall give a license to that effect. Passing scores shall be established by the department with the consent of the board. The department may, upon receipt of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, issue a license to any person who is a currently practicing competent practitioner who holds (1) a license issued to such person after examination by a board of registration in optometry in any other state or territory of the United States in which the requirements for registration are deemed by the department to be equivalent to, or higher than, those prescribed in this chapter, or (2) a Council on Endorsed Licensure Mobility for Optometrists certificate issued by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry, or its successor organization. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 69. Section 20-149 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A license under the provisions of this chapter shall be given under the hand of the Commissioner of Public Health or his designee. A fee shall be paid to the department, at the date of application for a license, as follows: For licensed optician, granting full responsibility, [one] two hundred dollars. Such licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, and a fee shall be paid to the department at the date of renewal application as follows: For a licensed optician, [one] two hundred dollars.

Sec. 70. Section 20-151 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any licensed optician and any optical department in any establishment, office or store may apply to said department for a registration certificate to sell at retail optical glasses and instruments from given formulas and to make and dispense reproductions of the same, in a shop, store, optical establishment or office owned and managed by a licensed optician as defined in section 20-145 or where the optical department thereof is under the supervision of such a licensed optician, and said registration shall be designated as an optical selling permit. Said department shall grant such permits for a period not exceeding one year, upon the payment of a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars, and upon satisfactory evidence to said department that such optical establishment, office or store is being conducted in accordance with the regulations adopted under this chapter. Such permit shall be conspicuously posted within such optical establishment, office or store. All permits issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire on September first in each year.

Sec. 71. Section 20-159 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each person entering into employment in an optical office, store or establishment for the purpose of obtaining practical experience and skill required under the provisions of this chapter shall register as an apprentice with the department and the computation of any period of apprenticeship shall commence at the date of such registration. Such application for registration shall be certified to, under oath, by the employer and by such applicant, and the department may issue to such applicant an apprentice's certificate. A renewal of each certification of such apprenticeship shall be filed with the department annually. A fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars shall accompany the original application and any renewals of the same. Any person who served part of his apprenticeship in any other state or country not requiring such registration shall be obliged to give proof of such service satisfactory to the department.

Sec. 72. Section 20-162o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person seeking licensure as a respiratory care practitioner shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that (1) he has successfully completed an educational program for respiratory therapists or respiratory therapy technicians which, at the time of his completion, was accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, or was recognized by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, (2) he has passed the entry level or advanced practitioner respiratory care examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc., and (3) he is currently credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a certified respiratory therapy technician or registered respiratory therapist.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license as a respiratory care practitioner to a person who (1) was credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a certified respiratory therapy technician not later than June 30, 1978, or as a registered respiratory therapist not later than June 30, 1971, and (2) meets the requirements of subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section. Each person seeking licensure pursuant to this subsection shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence of his credentialing by said board.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license as a respiratory care practitioner to a person who (1) has been registered as a respiratory therapist by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, (2) has passed the clinical simulation examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care and (3) is currently credentialed by said board as a registered respiratory therapist. Each person seeking licensure pursuant to this subsection shall make application on forms prescribed by the commissioner, pay an application fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars and present to the commissioner satisfactory evidence of his credentialing by said society and said board.

(d) The department may, upon receipt of an application for respiratory care licensure, accompanied by the licensure application fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, issue a temporary permit to a person who has completed an educational program in respiratory care which satisfies the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section. Such temporary permit shall authorize the permittee to practice as a respiratory care practitioner under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to this section. Such practice shall be limited to those settings where the licensed supervisor is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to render assistance and supervision as needed, to the permittee. Such temporary permit shall be valid from the date of issuance of same until the date of issuance of the results of the first examination administered pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, following the permittee's completion of said educational program in respiratory care. Such permit shall remain valid for each person who passes said examination until the permittee receives their license from the department. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the permittee fails to pass said examination. No permit shall be issued to any person who has previously failed said examination or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint or pending professional disciplinary action. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this section may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, from July 1, 1995, until July 1, 1996, a person seeking licensure pursuant to this section may present to the department satisfactory evidence that he has, from July 1, 1980, until July 1, 1995, practiced as a respiratory care practitioner for at least ten years and has been determined eligible by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. to sit for the examination required pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, provided any license issued pursuant to this subsection shall become void on October 1, 1997, unless the person has, on or before that date, presented to the department satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirements of subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section.

(f) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for renewal shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(g) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(h) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to administer provisions of sections 20-162n to 20-162q, inclusive.

Sec. 73. Section 20-188 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Before granting a license to a psychologist, the department shall, except as provided in section 20-190, as amended by this act, require any applicant therefor to pass an examination in psychology prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. Each applicant shall pay a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, and shall satisfy the department that such applicant (1) has received the doctoral degree based on a program of studies whose content was primarily psychological from an educational institution approved in accordance with section 20-189; and (2) has had at least one year's experience that meets the requirements established in regulations adopted by the department, in consultation with the board, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The department shall establish a passing score with the consent of the board. Any certificate granted by the board of examiners prior to June 24, 1969, shall be deemed a valid license permitting continuance of profession subject to the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 74. Section 20-190 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the Department of Public Health that the applicant is a currently practicing, competent practitioner and who at the time of application is licensed or certified by a similar board of another state whose standards, in the opinion of the department, are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state, or that the applicant holds a current certificate of professional qualification in psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. The department may waive the examination for any person holding a diploma from a nationally recognized board or agency approved by the department, with the consent of the board of examiners. The department may require such applicant to provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant understands Connecticut laws and regulations relating to the practice of psychology. The fee for such license shall be [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure by endorsement under this section.

Sec. 75. Section 20-195c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each applicant for licensure as a marital and family therapist shall present to the department satisfactory evidence that such applicant has: (1) Completed a graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy from a regionally accredited college or university or an accredited postgraduate clinical training program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and recognized by the United States Department of Education; (2) completed a supervised practicum or internship with emphasis in marital and family therapy supervised by the program granting the requisite degree or by an accredited postgraduate clinical training program, approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education recognized by the United States Department of Education in which the student received a minimum of five hundred direct clinical hours that included one hundred hours of clinical supervision; (3) completed a minimum of twelve months of relevant postgraduate experience, including at least (A) one thousand hours of direct client contact offering marital and family therapy services subsequent to being awarded a master's degree or doctorate or subsequent to the training year specified in subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (B) one hundred hours of postgraduate clinical supervision provided by a licensed marital and family therapist who is not directly compensated by such applicant for providing such supervision; and (4) passed an examination prescribed by the department. The fee shall be [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars for each initial application.

(b) The department may grant licensure without examination, subject to payment of fees with respect to the initial application, to any applicant who is currently licensed or certified in another state as a marital or marriage and family therapist on the basis of standards which, in the opinion of the department, are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(c) Licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for such renewal shall be [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars. Each licensed marital and family therapist applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 76. Section 20-195o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Application for licensure shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the commissioner. Each applicant shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that he has met the requirements of section 20-195n. The application fee shall be [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 20-195n concerning examinations, the commissioner may issue a license without examination, prior to January 1, 1998, to any applicant who offers proof to the satisfaction of the commissioner that he met the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 20-195n and was an employee of the federal government with not less than three thousand hours postmaster's social work experience prior to October 1, 1986.

(c) (1) Each person licensed pursuant to this chapter may apply for renewal of such licensure in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. A fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars shall accompany each renewal application. Each such applicant shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to (A) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (B) delineate qualifying programs, (C) establish a system of control and reporting, and (D) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

(2) A person licensed pursuant to this chapter who holds a professional educator certificate that is endorsed for school social work and issued by the State Board of Education pursuant to sections 10-144o to 10-149, inclusive, may satisfy the continuing education requirements contained in regulations adopted pursuant to this section by successfully completing professional development activities pursuant to subsection (l) of section 10-145b, as amended by this act, provided the number of continuing education hours completed by such person is equal to the number of hours per registration period required by such regulations. For purposes of this subdivision, "registration period" means the one-year period during which a license has been renewed in accordance with section 19a-88, as amended by this act, and is current and valid.

Sec. 77. Section 20-195cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Health shall grant a license as a professional counselor to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such applicant has met the requirements of section 20-195dd. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(b) Licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for such renewal shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars. Each licensed professional counselor applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for a waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 78. Section 20-199 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall be issued a license until such person has taken and passed, with a minimum passing grade established by the department with the consent of the board, written, oral or practical examinations prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. Before being admitted to the examination, each applicant shall pay to the department the sum of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars and an applicant rejected by the department may be reexamined at any subsequent time, upon payment of the sum of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars for each appearance. The Department of Public Health under the supervision of the board shall hold such examinations at least once each year at such places as it designates and at such other times and places as it determines.

Sec. 79. Section 20-200 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 20-198, the Department of Public Health may issue a license by endorsement to any veterinarian of good professional character who is currently licensed and practicing in some other state or territory, having requirements for admission determined by the department to be at least equal to the requirements of this state, upon the payment of a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars to said department. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 20-198, the department may, upon payment of a fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, issue a license without examination to a currently practicing, competent veterinarian in another state or territory who (1) holds a current valid license in good professional standing issued after examination by another state or territory that maintains licensing standards which, except for examination, are commensurate with this state's standards, and (2) has worked continuously as a licensed veterinarian in an academic or clinical setting in another state or territory for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the application for licensure without examination. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure under this section.

(b) The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure without examination upon receipt of a completed application form, accompanied by the fee for licensure without examination, a copy of a current license from another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States, and a notarized affidavit attesting that the license is valid and belongs to the person requesting notarization. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable. The department shall not issue a temporary permit under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending, or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 80. Section 20-206b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall engage in the practice of massage therapy unless the person has obtained a license from the department pursuant to this section. Each person seeking licensure as a massage therapist shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant: (1) Has graduated from a school of massage therapy offering a course of study of not less than five hundred classroom hours, with the instructor present, and, at the time of the applicant's graduation, was either (A) accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, or (B) accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and (2) has passed the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Passing scores on the examination shall be prescribed by the department.

(b) Licenses shall be renewed once every two years in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for renewal shall be two hundred fifty dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or jurisdiction. Any certificate granted by the department prior to June 1, 1993, shall be deemed a valid license permitting continuance of profession subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(c) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the department may issue a license to an applicant whose school of massage therapy does not satisfy the requirement of subparagraph (A) or (B) of subdivision (1) of said subsection (a), provided the school held, at the time of the applicant's graduation, a certificate issued by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to section 10-7b and provided the applicant graduated within thirty-three months of the date such school first offered the curriculum completed by the applicant. No license shall be issued under this subsection to a graduate of a school that fails to apply for and obtain accreditation by (A) an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or (B) the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation within thirty-three months of the date such school first offered the curriculum.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section and subdivision (1) of this subsection, the department may issue a license to an applicant who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant (A) was enrolled, on or before July 1, 2005, in a school of massage therapy that was approved or accredited by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools or a state agency recognized as such state's board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, (B) graduated from a school of massage therapy with a course of study of not less than five hundred classroom hours, with the instructor present, that at the time of the applicant's graduation was approved or accredited by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools or a state agency recognized as such state's board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, and (C) has passed the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Passing scores on the examination shall be prescribed by the department.

(d) Each person licensed pursuant to this section has an affirmative duty to make a written referral to a licensed healing arts practitioner, as defined in section 20-1, of any client who has any physical or medical condition that would constitute a contraindication for massage therapy or that may require evaluation or treatment beyond the scope of massage therapy.

(e) No person shall use the title "massage therapist", "licensed massage therapist", "massage practitioner", "massagist", "masseur" or "masseuse", unless the person holds a license issued in accordance with this section or other applicable law.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may issue a license to an out-of-state applicant who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of either: (1) (A) A current license to practice therapeutic massage from another state or jurisdiction, (B) documentation of practice for at least one year immediately preceding application, and (C) successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; or (2) (A) graduation from a school of massage therapy offering a course of study of not less than five hundred classroom hours, with the instructor present, and, at the time of the applicant's graduation, was either (i) accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or by a state board of postsecondary technical trade and business schools, or (ii) accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and (B) successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Sec. 81. Section 20-206e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The department may, upon receipt of an application for massage therapist licensure, accompanied by the licensure application fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars, issue a temporary permit to a person who has met the requirements of subsection (a) of section 20-206b, as amended by this act, except that the applicant has not yet sat for or received the results of the examination required under said subsection (a). Such temporary permit shall authorize the permittee to practice as a massage therapist under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to section 20-206b, as amended by this act. Such practice shall be limited to those settings where the licensed supervisor is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to render assistance and supervision, as needed, to the permittee. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of completion of the required course of study in massage therapy and shall not be renewable. Such permit shall become void and shall not be reissued in the event that the permittee fails to pass the examination for licensure. No permit shall be issued to any person who has previously failed the examination for licensure prescribed pursuant to section 20-206b, as amended by this act, or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint or pending professional disciplinary action. Violation of the restrictions on practice set forth in this section may constitute a basis for denial of licensure as a massage therapist.

Sec. 82. Section 20-206n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, issue a certificate as a dietitian-nutritionist to any applicant who has presented to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that (1) such applicant is certified as a registered dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or (2) such applicant has (A) successfully passed a written examination prescribed by the commissioner, and (B) received a master's degree or doctoral degree, from an institution of higher education accredited to grant such degree by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with a major course of study which focused primarily on human nutrition or dietetics and which included a minimum of thirty graduate semester credits, twenty-one of which shall be in not fewer than five of the following content areas: (i) Human nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle, (ii) nutrition biochemistry, (iii) nutrition assessment, (iv) food composition or food science, (v) health education or nutrition counseling, (vi) nutrition in health and disease, and (vii) community nutrition or public health nutrition.

(b) No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom a professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 83. Section 20-206o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, issue a certificate without examination to any person who presents proof of current licensure or certification as a dietitian or nutritionist in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States which maintains standards for certification determined by the department to be equal to or higher than those of this state. No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 84. Section 20-206r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Certificates issued under section 20-206n, as amended by this act, or 20-206o, as amended by this act, shall be renewed annually, subject to the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a [fifty-dollar] one-hundred-dollar renewal fee.

Sec. 85. Section 20-206bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall perform acupuncture without a license as an acupuncturist issued pursuant to this section.

(b) Each person seeking licensure as an acupuncturist shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of [one] two hundred dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant (1) has completed sixty semester hours, or its equivalent, of postsecondary study in an institution of postsecondary education that, if in the United States or its territories, was accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body or, if outside the United States or its territories, was legally chartered to grant postsecondary degrees in the country in which located, (2) has successfully completed a course of study in acupuncture in a program that, at the time of graduation, was in candidate status with or accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and included a minimum of one thousand three hundred fifty hours of didactic and clinical training, five hundred of which were clinical, (3) has passed an examination prescribed by the department and (4) has successfully completed a course in clean needle technique prescribed by the department. Any person successfully completing the education, examination or training requirements of this section in a language other than English shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirement completed in that language.

(c) An applicant for licensure as an acupuncturist by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of licensure or certification as an acupuncturist, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that there are no disciplinary actions or unresolved complaints pending. Any person completing the requirements of this section in a language other than English shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of this section.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the department shall, prior to September 1, 2005, issue a license to any applicant who presents to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant has (1) earned, or successfully completed requirements for, a master's degree in acupuncture from a program that includes a minimum of one thousand three hundred fifty hours of didactic and clinical training, five hundred of which are clinical, from an institution of higher education accredited by the Department of Higher Education at the time of the applicant's graduation, (2) passed all portions of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine acupuncture examination, including the acupuncture portion of the comprehensive written examination in acupuncture, the clean needle technique portion of the comprehensive written examination in acupuncture and the practical examination of point location skills, and (3) successfully completed a course in clean needle technique offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

(e) Licenses shall be renewed once every two years in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for renewal shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

(f) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory of the United States.

(g) Nothing in section 19a-89c, 20-206aa, 20-206cc or this section shall be construed to prevent licensed practitioners of the healing arts, as defined in sections 20-1 and 20-196, physical therapists or dentists from providing care or performing services consistent with accepted standards within their respective professions.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any person certified by an organization approved by the Commissioner of Public Health may practice auricular acupuncture for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, provided the treatment is performed under the supervision of a physician licensed under chapter 370 and is performed in either (1) a private free-standing facility licensed by the Department of Public Health for the care or treatment of substance abusive or dependent persons, or (2) a setting operated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to ensure the safe provision of auricular acupuncture within private free-standing facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health for the care or treatment of substance abusive or dependent persons.

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no license to practice acupuncture is required of: (1) Students enrolled in a college or program of acupuncture if (A) the college or program is recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education, and (B) the practice that would otherwise require a license is pursuant to a course of instruction or assignments from a licensed instructor and under the supervision of the instructor; or (2) licensed faculty members providing the didactic and clinical training necessary to meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at a college or program recognized by the commission or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education. For purposes of this subsection, "licensed faculty member" and "licensed instructor" means a faculty member or instructor licensed under this section or otherwise authorized to practice acupuncture in this state.

Sec. 86. Section 20-206ll of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The commissioner, as defined in section 19a-175, shall issue a license as a paramedic to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant has met the requirements of section 20-206mm, as amended by this act. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

(b) The license may be renewed annually pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 87. Section 20-206mm of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant for a license as a paramedic shall submit evidence satisfactory to the commissioner, as defined in section 19a-175, that the applicant has successfully (1) completed a mobile intensive care training program approved by the commissioner, and (2) passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant (1) is licensed or certified as a paramedic in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that the applicant has no pending disciplinary action or unresolved complaint against him or her, or (2) (A) is currently licensed or certified as a paramedic in good standing in any New England state, New York or New Jersey, (B) has completed an initial training program consistent with the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paramedic curriculum, and (C) has no pending disciplinary action or unresolved complaint against him or her.

(c) Any person who is certified as an emergency medical technician-paramedic by the Department of Public Health on October 1, 1997, shall be deemed a licensed paramedic. Any person so deemed shall renew his license pursuant to section 19a-88, as amended by this act, for a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 88. Section 20-213 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) After a student embalmer has completed a program of education in mortuary science approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board and has completed one year of practical training and experience in full-time employment under the personal supervision and instruction of an embalmer licensed under the provisions of this chapter, such training and experience to be in the state of Connecticut and of a grade and character satisfactory to the commissioner, and has embalmed fifty human bodies under the supervision of a licensed embalmer or embalmers, he shall submit to the department an application and fee of [one hundred sixty-five] two hundred ten dollars and then be examined in writing on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of an embalmer, and shall take an examination in practical embalming which shall include an actual demonstration upon a cadaver. When such registered student embalmer has satisfactorily passed said examinations, said department shall issue to him a license to practice embalming. At the expiration of such license, if the holder thereof desires a renewal, the department shall grant it pursuant to section 20-222a, as amended by this act, except for cause.

(b) Examinations for registration as a student embalmer and for an embalmer's license shall be administered to applicants by the Department of Public Health, under the supervision of the board, semiannually and at such other times as may be determined by the department.

(c) Any person licensed as an embalmer in another state whose requirements for licensure in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and who is a currently practicing competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensure without examination upon application and payment of a fee of [one hundred sixty-five] two hundred ten dollars, provided all such applicants shall be required to pass an examination, given in writing, on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of an embalmer. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 89. Section 20-217 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) When a student funeral director has completed a program of education approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health, has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the department with the consent of the board and furnishes the department with satisfactory proof that he has completed one year of practical training and experience in full-time employment under the personal supervision of a licensed embalmer or funeral director, and pays to the department a fee of [one hundred sixty-five] two hundred ten dollars, he shall be entitled to be examined upon the Connecticut state law and regulations pertaining to his professional activities. If found to be qualified by the Department of Public Health, he shall be licensed as a funeral director. Renewal licenses shall be issued by the Department of Public Health pursuant to section 20-222a, as amended by this act, unless withheld for cause as herein provided, upon a payment of a fee of [one hundred fifteen] two hundred thirty dollars.

(b) Examinations for a funeral director's license shall be held semiannually and at such other times as may be determined by the Department of Public Health.

(c) Any person licensed as a funeral director in another state whose requirements for licensure in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and who is a currently practicing competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensure without examination upon application and payment of a fee of [one hundred sixty-five] two hundred ten dollars, provided all such applicants shall be required to pass an examination, given in writing, on the Connecticut public health laws and the regulations of the Department of Public Health pertaining to the activities of a funeral director. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 90. Section 20-222 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall enter into, engage in, or carry on a funeral service business unless an inspection certificate has been issued by the department for each place of business. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to engage in the funeral service business shall submit, in writing, to the department an application upon blanks furnished by the department for an inspection certificate for a funeral service business for each place of business, and each such application shall be accompanied by a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars and shall identify the manager. Each holder of an inspection certificate shall, annually, on or before July first, submit in writing to the Department of Public Health an application for renewal of such certificate together with a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars. If the Department of Public Health issues to such applicant such an inspection certificate, the same shall be valid until July first next following, unless revoked or suspended.

(b) Upon receipt of an application for an inspection certificate or renewal thereof, the Department of Public Health shall make an inspection of each building or part thereof wherein a funeral service business is conducted or is intended to be conducted, and satisfactory proof shall be furnished the Department of Public Health that the building or part thereof, in which it is intended to conduct the funeral service business, contains an adequate sanitary preparation room equipped with tile, cement or composition flooring, necessary ventilation, sink, and hot and cold running water, sewage facilities, and such instruments and supplies for the preparing or embalming of dead human bodies for burial, transportation or other disposition as the Commissioner of Public Health, with advice and assistance from the board, deems necessary and suitable for the conduct and maintenance of such business.

(c) Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to change its place of business shall notify the Department of Public Health thirty days in advance of such change, and a fee of twenty-five dollars shall accompany the application for the inspection certificate of the new premises. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to change its manager shall notify the Department of Public Health thirty days in advance of such change, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health.

(d) The building or part thereof in which is conducted or intended to be conducted any funeral service business shall be open at all times for inspection by the board or the Department of Public Health. The Department of Public Health may make inspections whenever it deems advisable.

(e) If, upon inspection by the Department of Public Health, it is found that such building, equipment or instruments are in such an unsanitary condition as to be detrimental to public health, the board shall give to the applicant or operator of the funeral service business notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health. At any such hearing, the Commissioner of Public Health or his designee shall be considered a member of the board and entitled to a vote. The board, or the Department of Public Health or his designee acting upon the board's finding or determination, may, after such hearing, revoke or refuse to issue or renew any such certificate upon cause found after hearing. Any person aggrieved by the finding of said board or action taken by the Department of Public Health may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(f) Any of the inspections provided for in this section may be made by a person designated by the Department of Public Health or by a representative of the Commissioner of Public Health.

(g) Any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the funeral service business shall maintain at the address of record of the funeral service business identified on the certificate of inspection:

(1) All records relating to contracts for funeral services, prepaid funeral contracts or escrow accounts for a period of not less than three years after the death of the individual for whom funeral services were provided;

(2) Copies of all death certificates, burial permits, authorizations for cremation, documentation of receipt of cremated remains and written agreements used in making arrangements for final disposition of dead human bodies, including, but not limited to, copies of the final bill and other written evidence of agreement or obligation furnished to consumers, for a period of not less than three years after such final disposition; and

(3) Copies of price lists, for a period of not less than three years from the last date such lists were distributed to consumers.

Sec. 91. Section 20-222a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Each embalmer's license, funeral director's license and inspection certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be renewed, except for cause, by the Department of Public Health upon the payment to said Department of Public Health by each applicant for license renewal of the sum of [fifty-five] one hundred ten dollars in the case of an embalmer, [one hundred fifteen] two hundred thirty dollars in the case of a funeral director and for inspection certificate renewal the sum of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars for each certificate to be renewed. Fees for renewal of inspection certificates shall be given to the Department of Public Health on or before July first in each year and the renewal of inspection certificates shall begin on July first of each year and shall be valid for one calendar year. Licenses shall be renewed in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act.

Sec. 92. Section 20-236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) Any person desiring to obtain a license as a barber shall apply in writing on forms furnished by the Department of Public Health and shall pay to the department a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. The department shall not issue a license until the applicant has made written application to the department, setting forth by affidavit that the applicant has (A) successfully completed the eighth grade, (B) completed a course of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study in a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, or, if trained outside of Connecticut, in a barber school or college whose requirements are equivalent to those of a Connecticut barber school or college, and (C) passed a written examination satisfactory to the department. Examinations required for licensure under this chapter shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations required under this chapter with the advice and assistance of the board.

(2) Any person who (A) holds a license at the time of application to practice the occupation of barbering in any other state, the District of Columbia or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States, (B) has completed not less than fifteen hundred hours of formal education and training in barbering, and (C) was issued such license on the basis of successful completion of an examination, shall be eligible for licensing in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. Applicants who trained in another state, district, commonwealth or territory which required less than fifteen hundred hours of formal education and training, may substitute no more than five hundred hours of licensed work experience in such other state, district, commonwealth or territory toward meeting the training requirement. If the examination was taken in a language other than English, the applicant shall demonstrate successful completion of an English proficiency examination as prescribed by the department.

(3) Any person who holds a license to practice the occupation of barbering in any other state, the District of Columbia, or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States, and has held such license for a period of not less than forty years, shall be eligible for licensure without examination. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(b) Barber schools shall obtain approval pursuant to this section prior to commencing operation. In the event that an approved school undergoes a change of ownership or location, such approval shall become void and the school shall apply for a new approval pursuant to this section. Applications for such approval shall be on forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health. In the event that a school fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection, no credit toward the fifteen hundred hours of study required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be granted to any student for instruction received prior to the effective date of school approval.

Sec. 93. Section 20-239 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

All licenses issued to master barbers by the Department of Public Health shall be renewed once every two years, and shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. No person shall carry on the occupation of master barber after the expiration of his license until he has made application bearing the date of his insignia card to said department, accompanied by a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for the renewal of such license for two years. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to said department and signed by the person applying for such renewal.

Sec. 94. Section 20-253 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

License or examination fees shall be paid to the department at the time of application as follows: (1) For examination as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, the sum of [fifty] one hundred dollars; and (2) for renewal of any hairdresser and cosmetician license, the sum of [fifty] one hundred dollars. Each person engaged in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician shall, at all times, conspicuously display such person's license within the place where such occupation is being conducted. All hairdresser and cosmetician licenses, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be renewed once every two years and shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. No person shall carry on the occupation of hairdressing and cosmetology after the expiration of such person's license until such person has made application to the department for the renewal of such license. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to the department and signed by the person applying for such renewal. The department may renew any hairdresser and cosmetician license if application for such renewal is received by the department within ninety days after the expiration of such license.

Sec. 95. Section 20-270 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall engage in the practice of electrology, except as provided in this section, until such person has obtained a license issued by the department. No person shall receive a license, except as provided in this section, until such person has passed a written, oral and practical examination prescribed by the department with the advice and consent of the board. The examination shall be administered to applicants by the department under the supervision of the board. All applications to the department for examination shall be in writing signed by the applicant and upon blanks, furnished by the department, which shall set forth such facts concerning the applicant as the department may require. Application to the department shall be accompanied by a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars. No person shall be eligible for examination under the provisions of this chapter unless the department finds, from evidence satisfactory to it, presented by the applicant, that such person has met the educational and other requirements prescribed by the board with the consent of the department. The department shall issue a license to any person who has passed such examination, which license shall include a statement that the person named therein has been examined and found qualified to practice electrology. The department may waive the written examination for a person who has passed the written examination of a nationally recognized board or agency approved by the department and the board. The department may refuse to grant a license, or the board may revoke such license or take any action set forth in section 19a-17 for the following reasons: (1) The employment of fraud or deception in applying for admittance to examination or in the act of taking an examination; (2) addiction to alcoholic liquor, narcotics or other habit-forming drugs; or (3) conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or without this state, of any crime in the practice of the person's profession. Such person shall file with the department such certificates and a statement on blanks furnished by the department, subscribed to by the applicant, which shall set forth such person's name, age, place of birth, residence, academic and professional training with such other information as the department requires, and such person shall thereupon receive from the department a license to practice electrology. Such license shall include a statement that the person named therein is qualified to practice electrology. Such license shall also contain a statement defining the practice of electrology. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations with the consent of the board. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

Sec. 96. Section 20-275 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall renew such license once every two years with the department in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, on forms provided by the department. The renewal fee shall be [one] two hundred dollars.

(b) Each licensed electrologist applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Health of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 97. Section 20-281c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The board shall grant the certificate of "certified public accountant" to any person who meets the good character, education, experience and examination requirements of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section and upon the payment of a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

(b) Good character for purposes of this section means lack of a history of dishonest or felonious acts. The board may refuse to grant a certificate on the grounds of failure to satisfy this requirement only if there is a substantial connection between the lack of good character of the applicant and the professional responsibilities of a licensee and if the finding by the board of lack of good character is supported by clear and convincing evidence, and when based upon the prior conviction of a crime, is in accordance with the provisions of section 46a-80. When an applicant is found to be unqualified for a certificate because of a finding of lack of good character, the board shall furnish the applicant a statement containing the findings of the board and a complete record of the evidence upon which the determination was based.

(c) An applicant may apply to take the examination if such person holds a baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent, conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board, with an accounting concentration or equivalent, as determined by the board by regulation to be appropriate. The educational requirements for a certificate shall be prescribed in regulations to be adopted by the board as follows:

(1) Until December 31, 1999, a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board, with an accounting concentration or equivalent as determined by the board by regulation to be appropriate;

(2) After January 1, 2000, at least one hundred fifty semester hours of college education including a baccalaureate or higher degree conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board. The total educational program shall include an accounting concentration or equivalent, as determined by the board by regulation to be appropriate.

(d) The board may charge each applicant a fee, in an amount prescribed by the board by regulation, for each section of the examination or reexamination taken by the applicant, or the board may authorize a third party administering the examination to charge each applicant a fee for each section of the examination or reexamination taken by the applicant.

(e) The experience requirement for a certificate shall be as prescribed by the board by regulation.

(f) The holder of a certificate may register his certificate annually and pay a fee of [twenty] forty dollars in lieu of an annual renewal of a license and such registration shall entitle the registrant to use the abbreviation "CPA" and the title "certified public accountant" under conditions and in the manner prescribed by the board by regulation.

Sec. 98. Section 20-281d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The board shall issue or renew licenses to persons who make application and demonstrate their qualifications in accordance with subsections (b) to (g), inclusive, of this section.

(b) Licenses shall be initially issued for one year and renewed annually. Applications for such licenses shall be made in such form, and in the case of applications for renewal, between such dates, as the board shall by regulation specify.

(c) An applicant for initial issuance of a license under this section shall show:

(1) That he holds a valid certificate;

(2) If the applicant's certificate was issued more than four years prior to his application for issuance of an initial license under this section, that he has fulfilled the requirements of continuing professional education that would have been applicable under subsection (e) of this section if he had secured his initial license within four years of issuance of his certificate and was now applying under subsection (e) of this section for renewal of such license.

(d) The board shall issue a certificate to a holder of a certificate issued by another state upon a showing that:

(1) The applicant passed the examination required for issuance of his certificate with grades that would have been passing grades at the time in this state; and

(2) The applicant meets all current requirements in this state for issuance of a certificate at the time the application is made; or the applicant, at the time of the issuance of the applicant's certificate in the other state, met all such requirements then applicable in this state; or the applicant has had five years of experience in the practice of public accountancy no earlier than the ten years immediately preceding the applicant's application or meets equivalent requirements prescribed by the board by regulation.

(e) For renewal of a license under this section an applicant shall show that he has completed forty hours of continuing professional education during each year from the date of issuance or last renewal. The board may prescribe, by regulation, the content, duration and organization of continuing professional education courses which contribute to the general professional competence of the applicant.

(f) For renewal of a license under this section, the board shall charge the following fees for failure to earn continuing education credits by the June thirtieth deadline:

(1) [Two hundred fifty] Three hundred fifteen dollars for reporting on a renewal application a minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education, any of which was earned after June thirtieth and on or by September thirtieth;

(2) [Five hundred] Six hundred twenty-five dollars for reporting on a renewal application a minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education any of which was earned after June thirtieth and on or by December thirty-first.

(g) The board shall charge a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars for the initial issuance and the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act, for each annual renewal of such license.

(h) Applicants for initial issuance or renewal of licenses under this section shall in their applications list all states in which they have applied for or hold certificates or licenses, and each holder of or applicant for a license under this section shall notify the board in writing, within thirty days after its occurrence, of any issuance, denial, revocation or suspension of a certificate or license by another state.

Sec. 99. Subsection (e) of section 20-281e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(e) The board shall charge an annual fee for each application for initial issuance or renewal of a permit under this section in the amount of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars; provided, no such fee shall be charged to a firm having not more than one licensee.

Sec. 100. Section 20-292 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each licensed architect shall renew his license each year and pay to the department the professional services fee for class F, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act.

(b) Each corporation holding a certificate of authorization for the practice of architecture shall renew its certificate of authorization for the practice of architecture each year and pay to the department a renewal fee of [one hundred seventy-five] two hundred twenty dollars.

(c) An applicant for examination or reexamination under this chapter shall pay a nonrefundable fee of [thirty-six] seventy-two dollars and an amount sufficient to meet the cost of conducting each portion of the examination taken by such applicant. The fee for an applicant who qualifies for a license, other than by examination, in accordance with the provisions of section 20-291, shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars.

Sec. 101. Section 20-305 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Applications for licensure under this chapter shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection. The nonrefundable application fee for a professional engineer license shall be [forty] eighty dollars. The nonrefundable application fee for an engineer-in-training license shall be [thirty-eight] seventy-six dollars, which shall accompany the application and which shall include the cost of the issuance of a license. The nonrefundable application fee for a land surveyor license shall be [forty] eighty dollars. The nonrefundable application fee for a surveyor-in-training license shall be [thirty-two] sixty-four dollars, which shall accompany the application and which shall include the cost of the issuance of a license. The initial license fee for a professional engineer license or a land surveyor license shall be [one hundred ten] two hundred twenty dollars. The application fee for a combined license as professional engineer and land surveyor shall be [forty] eighty dollars. The initial license fee for such combined license shall be [one hundred ten] two hundred twenty dollars.

Sec. 102. Section 20-306a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The practice of or the offer to practice professional engineering in this state by individual licensed professional engineers or the practice of or the offer to practice land surveying in this state by individual licensed land surveyors under the corporate form or by a corporation or limited liability company, a material part of the business of which includes engineering or land surveying, is permitted, provided (1) such personnel of such corporation or limited liability company as act in its behalf as engineers or land surveyors are licensed or exempt from licensure under the provisions of this chapter, and (2) such corporation or limited liability company has been issued a certificate of registration by the board as provided in this section. No such corporation or limited liability company shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts of its agents, employees or officers by reason of its compliance with the provisions of this section, nor shall any individual practicing engineering or land surveying be relieved of responsibility for engineering or land surveying services performed by reason of his employment or relationship with such corporation or limited liability company. All final drawings, specifications, plots, reports or other engineering or land surveying papers or documents involving the practice of engineering or land surveying which are prepared or approved by any such corporation or limited liability company or engineer or land surveyor for use of or for delivery to any person or for public record within this state shall be dated and bear the signature and seal of the engineer or land surveyor who prepared them or under whose supervision they were prepared.

(b) A qualifying corporation or limited liability company desiring a certificate of registration shall file with the board an application upon a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection accompanied by an application fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. Each such certificate shall expire annually and shall be renewable upon payment of a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars. If all requirements of this chapter are met, the board shall authorize the department to issue to such corporation or limited liability company a certificate of registration within thirty days of such application, provided the board may refuse to authorize the issuance of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing certificate.

(c) Each such corporation or limited liability company shall file with the board a designation of an individual or individuals licensed to practice engineering or land surveying in this state who shall be in charge of engineering or land surveying by such corporation or limited liability company in this state. Such corporation or limited liability company shall notify the board of any change in such designation within thirty days after such change becomes effective.

Sec. 103. Section 20-306b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) One or more architects, each of whom is licensed under the provisions of chapter 390, one or more professional engineers or one or more land surveyors each of whom is licensed under the provisions of this chapter, may form a corporation or limited liability company for the joint practice of architecture, professional engineering and land surveying services, or for the joint practice of architecture and professional engineering services, or for the joint practice of architecture and land surveying services, or for the joint practice of professional engineering and land surveying services, provided (1) persons licensed as architects, engineers or land surveyors under chapter 390 or this chapter together own not less than two-thirds of the voting stock of the corporation or not less than two-thirds of the voting interests of the limited liability company, and the members of each profession forming the corporation or limited liability company together own at least twenty per cent of the voting stock of the corporation or at least twenty per cent of the voting interests of the limited liability company, (2) the personnel in responsible charge of the practice of architecture for such corporation or limited liability company shall be licensed under chapter 390 and the personnel in responsible charge of the practice of engineering or land surveying for such corporation or limited liability company shall be licensed under this chapter, and (3) such corporation or limited liability company has been issued a joint certificate of registration by the Department of Consumer Protection at the direction of the Architectural Licensing Board and the appropriate members of the State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors designated to administer the provisions of this chapter with respect to professional engineers or land surveyors. Such corporation or limited liability company shall, upon request by the Architectural Licensing Board or the State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, provide the requesting board with information concerning its officers, directors, members, beneficial owners and all other aspects of its business organization. Corporations for such joint practice in existence as of July 1, 1992, may continue to be governed by the provisions of this subsection as revised to 1989, provided the certificate issued under this section did not expire more than two years before that date.

(b) Application by such corporation or limited liability company for a certificate of registration under this section shall be made to both boards jointly on a form prescribed by the department and accompanied by an application fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. Each such certificate shall expire annually and shall be renewable upon payment of a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars, if all requirements of chapter 390 and this chapter with respect to corporate or limited liability company practice are met. The boards by joint action may refuse to authorize the issuance or renewal of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the boards to suspend or revoke an existing certificate.

(c) Any corporation or limited liability company issued a certificate under this section shall be required to comply with all provisions of chapter 390 and this chapter with respect to corporate or limited liability company practice.

(d) No such corporation or limited liability company shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts of its agents, employees, members or officers by reason of its compliance with the provisions of this section, nor shall any individual practicing architecture, engineering or land surveying be relieved of responsibility for services performed by reason of his employment or relationship with such corporation or limited liability company.

(e) All fees collected under this section shall be paid to the State Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund.

(f) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the Architectural Licensing Board and the appropriate members of the State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors designated to administer the provisions of this chapter with respect to professional engineers or land surveyors, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 104. Section 20-308 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The board may, upon application and the payment of a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars to the Department of Consumer Protection, authorize the department to issue a license as a professional engineer, or a combined license as a professional engineer and land surveyor or, upon application and the payment of a fee of [one hundred fifty] one hundred ninety dollars, to issue a license as a land surveyor to any person who holds a certificate of qualification, licensure or registration issued to such person by the proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, or any country, or the National Bureau of Engineering Registration, provided the requirements for the licensure or registration of professional engineers or land surveyors under which such license, certificate of qualification or registration was issued shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall be of a standard not lower than that specified in section 20-302. Upon request of any such applicant the board may, if it determines that the application is in apparent good order, authorize the department to grant to such applicant permission in writing to practice engineering or land surveying or both for a specified period of time while such application is pending. The board may waive the first part of the examination specified in subdivision (1) of section 20-302 in the case of an applicant for licensure as a professional engineer who holds a certificate as an engineer-in-training issued to him by the proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, provided the requirements under which the certificate was issued do not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and are of a standard at least equal to that specified in said subdivision (1). The board may waive that part of the examination specified in subdivision (3) of section 20-302 relating to the fundamentals of land surveying, in the case of an applicant for licensure as a land surveyor who holds a certificate as a surveyor-in-training issued to him by the proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, provided the requirements under which the certificate was issued do not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and are of a standard at least equal to that specified in said subdivision (3).

(b) The board may, upon application and the payment of a fee to be fixed by the board, authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a license as an engineer-in-training to any person who holds a certificate of qualification as engineer-in-training or surveyor-in-training issued to him by the proper authority of any state or territory or possession of the United States, or any country, provided the requirements for certification under which such certificate of qualification was issued do not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and are of a standard at least equal to that specified in section 20-302.

Sec. 105. Section 20-314 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Licenses shall be granted under this chapter only to persons who bear a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness and fair dealing and who are competent to transact the business of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson in such manner as to safeguard the interests of the public.

(b) Each application for a license or for a renewal thereof shall be made in writing, on such forms and in such manner as is prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection and accompanied by such evidence in support of such application as is prescribed by the commission. The commission may require such information with regard to an applicant as the commission deems desirable, with due regard to the paramount interests of the public, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the applicant and, where the applicant is a corporation, association or partnership, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the officers of such corporation or the members of such association or partnership.

(c) In order to determine the competency of any applicant for a real estate broker's license or a real estate salesperson's license the commission shall, on payment to the commission of an application fee of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars by an applicant for a real estate broker's license or on payment to the commission of an application fee of [forty] eighty dollars by an applicant for a real estate salesperson's license, subject such applicant to personal written examination as to the applicant's competency to act as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson, as the case may be. Such examination shall be prepared by the Department of Consumer Protection or by a national testing service designated by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and shall be administered to applicants by the Department of Consumer Protection or by such testing service at such times and places as the commissioner may deem necessary. The commission may waive the uniform portion of the written examination requirement in the case of an applicant who has taken the national testing service examination in another state within two years from the date of application and has received a score deemed satisfactory by the commission. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, establishing passing scores for examinations. In addition to such application fee, applicants taking the examination administered by a national testing service shall be required to pay directly to such testing service an examination fee covering the cost of such examination. Each payment of such application fee shall entitle the applicant to take such examination four times within the one-year period from the date of payment.

(d) (1) Each applicant for a real estate broker's license shall, before being admitted to such examination, prove to the satisfaction of the commission: (A) (i) That the applicant has been actively engaged for at least two years as a licensed real estate salesperson under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker in this state, (ii) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate principles and practices of at least sixty classroom hours of study, (iii) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate appraisal consisting of at least thirty classroom hours of study, and (iv) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission consisting of at least thirty classroom hours as prescribed by the commission, or (B) that the applicant has equivalent experience or education as determined by the commission.

(2) Each applicant for a real estate salesperson's license shall, before being admitted to such examination, prove to the satisfaction of the commission (A) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate principles and practices consisting of at least sixty classroom hours of study, or (B) that the applicant has equivalent experience or education as determined by the commission.

(e) The provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section shall not apply to any renewal of a real estate broker's license, or a real estate salesperson's license issued prior to October 1, 1973.

(f) All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually. At the time of application for a real estate broker's license, there shall be paid to the commission, for each individual applicant and for each proposed active member or officer of a firm, partnership, association or corporation, the sum of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars, and for the annual renewal thereof, the sum of three hundred seventy-five dollars and for a real estate salesperson's license two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars and for the annual renewal thereof the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars. Three dollars of each such annual renewal fee shall be payable to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund established pursuant to section 20-324a. If a license is not issued, the fee shall be returned. A real estate broker's license issued to any partnership, association or corporation shall entitle the individual designated in the application, as provided in section 20-312, upon compliance with the terms of this chapter, but without the payment of any further fee, to perform all of the acts of a real estate broker under this chapter on behalf of such partnership, association or corporation. Any license which expires and is not renewed pursuant to this subsection may be reinstated by the commission, if, not later than two years after the date of expiration, the former licensee pays to the commission for each real estate broker's license the sum of three hundred seventy-five dollars and for each real estate salesperson's license the sum of two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars for each year or fraction thereof from the date of expiration of the previous license to the date of payment for reinstatement, except that any licensee whose license expired after such licensee entered military service shall be reinstated without payment of any fee if an application for reinstatement is filed with the commission within two years after the date of expiration. Any such reinstated license shall expire on the next succeeding April thirtieth.

(g) Any person whose application has been filed as provided in this section and who is refused a license shall be given notice and afforded an opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Sec. 106. Section 20-329f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The commission shall, upon completion of the investigation and inspection as provided in section 20-329e, but, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary between the applicant and the commission, not later than three months from the receipt of the completed license application, or receipt of an effective statement of record filed with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and filed with the commission pursuant to subsection (c) of section 20-329b, (1) approve or disapprove the prospectus, property report or offering statement submitted under subsection (c) of section 20-329b or section 20-329d, as the case may be, and (2) if satisfied, issue to the applicant, upon payment to the commission of a fee computed as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a license to offer and dispose of in this state the subdivision or parcels, units or other interests in any subdivision that is the subject of the application or such effective statement of record. Such license shall be valid for one year and may be renewed annually upon payment to the commission of a fee, computed as provided in subsection (b) of this section, unless there is a material change affecting such subdivision or lot, parcels, units or other interest in any subdivision or the offer or disposition thereof, in which case all new facts shall be reported to the commission immediately. Upon receipt of such report or in the event that any such material change is discovered by or comes to the attention of the commission through other sources, the commission may, after hearing pursuant to section 20-321, take such action as the commission considers necessary, including the suspension or revocation of such license if justified.

(b) The amount any person shall pay for an initial license fee or a renewal license fee for each subdivision covered by the license shall be computed on the basis of the rates set forth in the following schedule.

 

Number

Initial

Annual

 

Of Lots or Units

Fee

Renewal Fee

 

    1- 50

[$250.] $315.

[$100.] $200.

 

    51-100

[$275.] 345.

[$125.] 250.

 

    101-150

[$300.] 375.

[$150.] 190.

 

    151-200

[$325.] 410.

[$175.] 220.

 

    201-250

[$350.] 440.

[$200.] 250.

 

    251-300

[$375.] 470.

[$225.] 285.

 

    301-350

[$400.] 500.

[$250.] 315.

 

    351-400

[$425.] 535.

[$275.] 345.

 

    401-450

[$450.] 565.

[$300.] 375.

 

    451-500

[$475.] 595.

[$325.] 410.

 

    501 and above

[$500.] 625.

[$350.] 440.

Sec. 107. Section 20-333 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Consumer Protection shall hold at least four examinations each year, at such times as the appropriate board may determine and in such locations as may be convenient, written notice of the time and place of each such examination to be given to each applicant at least ten days prior to such examination. To obtain a license under this chapter, an applicant shall have attained such applicant's eighteenth birthday and shall furnish such evidence of competency as the appropriate board, with the consent of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall require. The applicant shall satisfy such board that such applicant is of good moral character, possesses a diploma or other evidence of graduation from the eighth grade of grammar school, or possesses an equivalent education to be determined on examination and has the requisite skill to perform the work in the trade for which such applicant is applying for a license and can comply with all other requirements of this chapter and the regulations adopted under this chapter. Upon application for any such license, the applicant shall pay to the department a nonrefundable application fee of [forty-five] ninety dollars for a license under subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) and subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 20-334a, or a nonrefundable application fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars for a license under subdivision (1) of subsection (a), subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b), subdivision (1) of subsection (c) and subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of subsection (e) of section 20-334a. The department shall conduct such written, oral and practical examinations as the appropriate board, with the consent of the commissioner, deems necessary to test the knowledge of the applicant in the work for which a license is being sought. Any person completing the required apprentice training program for a journeyman's license under section 20-334a shall, within thirty days following such completion, apply for a licensure examination given by the department. If an applicant does not pass such licensure examination, the commissioner shall provide each failed applicant with information on how to retake the examination and a report describing the applicant's strengths and weaknesses in such examination. The applicant may take up to two additional examinations during the one-year period commencing on the date of such applicant's first examination application, provided, if the applicant does not pass such applicant's third examination the applicant may not be examined again until one year after the date of such third examination. Any apprentice permit issued under section 20-334a to an applicant who fails three licensure examinations in any one-year period shall remain in effect if such applicant applies for and takes the first licensure examination given by the department following the one-year period from the date of such applicant's third and last unsuccessful licensure examination. Otherwise, such permit shall be revoked as of the date of the first examination given by the department following expiration of such one-year period. When an applicant has qualified for a license, the department shall, upon receipt of the license fee, issue to such applicant a license entitling such applicant to engage in the work or occupation for which a license was sought and shall register each successful applicant's name and address in the roster of licensed persons authorized to engage in the work or occupation within the appropriate board's authority. Each board may declare forfeited the application fee of any applicant who has failed to appear for examination at three successive examinations for which written notice has been sent. All fees and other moneys collected by the department shall be promptly transmitted to the State Treasurer as provided in section 4-32.

Sec. 108. Section 20-334a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the following licenses may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection, upon authorization of the boards, under the provisions of section 20-333:

(1) (A) An unlimited contractor's license may be issued to a person who has served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than two years and, if such service as a journeyman was outside this state, has furnished evidence satisfactory to the appropriate state board that such service is comparable to similar service in this state, or has furnished satisfactory evidence of education and experience and has passed an examination which has demonstrated that such person is competent in all aspects of such trade to be an unlimited contractor. (B) A limited contractor's license may be issued to a person who fulfills the requirements of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision as to a specific area or areas within the trade for which such person seeks a license. (C) The holder of an unlimited or a limited contractor's license may, within the trade, or the area or areas of the trade, for which such holder has been licensed, furnish supplies and do layout, installation, repair and maintenance work and distribute and handle materials, provided nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to authorize the performance of any action for which licensure is required under the provisions of chapter 390 or 391. Such licensee shall furnish the board with evidence that such licensee will comply with all state requirements pertaining to workers' compensation and unemployment insurance and that such evidence shall be available to any properly interested person prior to the issuance of a license under this subdivision.

(2) (A) An unlimited journeyman's license may be issued to any person who has completed a bona fide apprenticeship program, including not less than four years' experience in the trade for which such person seeks a license, and has demonstrated such person's competency to perform all services included in the trade for which a license is sought by successfully completing the applicable state licensure examination. (B) A limited journeyman's license may be issued to a person who fulfills the requirements of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision in a specific area or areas of the trade for which such person seeks a license, provided the length of experience required may be less than four years for such area or areas of the trade.

(3) (A) An elevator craftsman's license may be issued to any person who has completed an apprenticeship program, has at least two years' experience in elevator installation, repair and maintenance work and has demonstrated such person's competency to perform such work. (B) An elevator helper's license may be issued for the performance of elevator maintenance under the supervision of an elevator craftsman.

(4) An apprentice's permit may be issued for the performance of work in a trade licensed under the provisions of this chapter, for the purpose of training, which work may be performed only under the supervision of a licensed contractor, journeyman or elevator craftsman.

(5) An apprentice permit shall expire upon the failure of the apprentice holding such permit to apply for the first licensure examination given by the department following completion of an apprentice training program as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(b) The following licenses for solar thermal work may be issued by the department, upon authorization of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work, under the provisions of section 20-333, including an examination on solar work:

(1) A solar thermal contractor's license may be issued to any person who (A) not later than July 1, 1984, (i) has been issued a P-1, P-3, S-1, S-3, S-5, S-7, D-1 or D-3 license under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section or installs at least six fully operational solar hot water heating systems, and (ii) qualifies for a solar thermal contractor's license under section 20-333, or (B) has served as a solar thermal journeyman for not less than two years.

(2) A solar thermal journeyman's license may be issued to any person who (A) not later than July 1, 1984, (i) is issued a P-2, P-4, S-2, S-4, S-6, S-8, D-2 or D-4 license under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, and (ii) qualifies for a solar thermal journeyman's license under section 20-333, (B) after July 1, 1984, is issued a P-2, P-4, S-2, S-4, S-6, S-8, D-2 or D-4 license under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section and whose bona fide apprenticeship program includes instruction in solar thermal work, or (C) after July 1, 1984, completes a bona fide solar thermal work apprenticeship program and has not less than two years' experience in solar thermal work. A solar thermal journeyman may work only under the supervision of a licensed solar thermal contractor.

(3) A solar thermal apprentice's permit may be issued for the performance of solar thermal work for the purpose of training. Such work may be performed only under the supervision of a licensed solar thermal contractor or journeyman.

(c) The following licenses for fire protection sprinkler systems work may be issued by the department: (1) A fire protection sprinkler contractor's license may be issued to a person who provides satisfactory evidence of education and experience in fire protection sprinkler systems work, as defined in subdivision (9) of section 20-330, and who has passed an examination which has demonstrated competence in all aspects of such trade. Applicants for such license shall complete a form provided by the commissioner; and (2) a journeyman sprinkler fitter's license may be issued to a person who has completed a bona fide apprenticeship program pursuant to section 20-334c, and who has not less than four years experience in fire protection sprinkler systems work, as defined in subdivision (9) of section 20-330, or who has been licensed under this section, and has passed an examination which has demonstrated competence in all aspects of such trade. Applicants for such license shall complete a form provided by the department.

(d) The following licenses for irrigation work may be issued by the department upon authorization of the examining board for plumbing and piping work under the provisions of section 20-333: (1) An irrigation contractor's license, and (2) an irrigation journeyman's license.

(e) The following licenses for sheet metal work may be issued by the department upon authorization of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work, under the provisions of section 20-333, in addition to any licenses or permits issued for such work under subsection (a) of this section:

(1) Prior to January 1, 2002, a limited contractor's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has worked as a sheet metal contractor or successfully worked in such trade in the capacity of a journeyman sheet metal worker for not less than two years.

(2) On or after January 1, 2002, a limited contractor's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than two years, and (B) if such service as a journeyman was outside this state, furnished evidence satisfactory to the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work that such service is comparable to similar service in this state.

(3) Prior to January 1, 2002, a limited journeyman's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program, including not less than four years of experience in the trade for which such person seeks a license, or (B) demonstrated such person's competency to perform such work by furnishing proof of continuous employment in such trade for not less than eight thousand hours within the previous five years, subject to the approval of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work.

(4) On or after January 1, 2002, a limited journeyman's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program, including not less than four years of experience in the trade for which such person seeks a license, and (B) demonstrated such person's competency to perform all services included in the trade for which a license is sought by successfully completing the applicable state licensure examination.

(f) On and after January 1, 2002, the following licenses for automotive glass work and flat glass work may be issued by the department upon authorization of the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work, under the provisions of section 20-333:

(1) On and after January 1, 2002, but before January 1, 2003, an unlimited contractor's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than three years. On and after January 1, 2002, an unlimited contractor's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who (A) has served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than three years and, if such service as a journeyman was outside this state, has furnished evidence satisfactory to the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work that such service is comparable to similar service in this state, and (B) has furnished satisfactory evidence of education and experience and has passed an examination which has demonstrated that such person is competent in all aspects of such trade to be an unlimited contractor for automotive glass work or flat glass work.

(2) On and after January 1, 2002, but before January 1, 2003, an unlimited journeyman's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has served in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than two years. On and after January 1, 2002, an unlimited journeyman's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program as required by the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work, and has demonstrated such person's competency to perform all services included in the trade for which a license is sought by successfully completing the applicable state licensure examination.

(g) On or after July 1, 2003, a medical gas and vacuum systems certificate for medical gas and vacuum systems work may be issued by the department, upon the authorization of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board or the Heating, Piping and Cooling Work Board, as appropriate, to any person who (1) has been issued a P-1, P-2, S-1, S-2, S-3 or S-4 license under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, (2) has been certified as a medical gas and vacuum system brazer issued in accordance with the standards of Section IX entitled "Welding and Brazing Qualifications" of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, and (3) has been certified as having completed an approved training course on medical gas and vacuum system installation as required by American National Standards Institute-American Society of Sanitary Engineering Series 6000. No person shall perform medical gas and vacuum systems work unless such person has obtained a certificate pursuant to this subsection. Such certificate shall be renewed consistent with the renewal process for the prerequisite licenses. The fee for such certificate shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

(h) A limited sheet metal power industry license may be issued to any person upon authorization of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work, subject to the provisions of section 20-333. Prior to taking the licensure examination, an applicant shall successfully complete an education and training program established and approved by the Labor Department with the advice of the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council. The holder of such license may only install, erect, replace, repair or alter breeching exhaust and inlet air systems at electric generation facilities, including, but not limited to, cogeneration plants, bio-mass facilities, blast furnaces, combined cycle facilities, fossil fuel, gas and hydro power facilities, incinerators and nuclear power facilities. The holder of such license may only perform such work while in the employ of a contractor licensed to perform such sheet metal work under this chapter.

(i) The Electrical Work Board shall authorize any person to install, service and repair residential security systems limited to twenty-five volts and five amperes in one to three-family residential dwellings, provided the person is in the employ of an electrical contractor holding an E-1 unlimited contractor license or an L-5 contractor license issued pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section and the person has successfully completed an apprenticeship and training program established and approved by the Labor Department with the advice of the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council. Any person authorized to work under this subsection shall not perform telecommunications electrical work, as defined in section 20-340b, with the exception of work involving interface wiring from a residential security system to an existing telephone connection for monitoring purposes. Any person who is authorized to work under this subsection shall, no later than fifteen months after being issued said authorization, secure an L-6 limited electrical journeyperson's license pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 109. Section 20-335 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person who has successfully completed an examination for such person's initial license under this chapter shall pay to the Department of Consumer Protection a fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars for a contractor's license or a fee of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars for any other such license. All such licenses shall expire annually. No person shall carry on or engage in the work or occupations subject to this chapter after the expiration of such person's license until such person has filed an application bearing the date of such person's registration card with the appropriate board. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to the secretary of the board from which such renewal is sought and signed by the person applying for such renewal. A licensee applying for renewal shall, at such times as the commissioner shall by regulation prescribe, furnish evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed any continuing professional education required under sections 20-330 to 20-341, inclusive, or any regulations adopted thereunder. The board may renew such license if the application for such renewal is received by the board no later than one month after the date of expiration of such license, upon payment to the department of a renewal fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars in the case of a contractor and of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars for any other such license. The department shall issue a receipt stating the fact of such payment, which receipt shall be a license to engage in such work or occupation. A licensee who has failed to renew such licensee's license for a period of over one year from the date of expiration of such license shall have it reinstated only upon complying with the requirements of section 20-333. All license fees and renewal fees paid to the department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. 110. Section 20-341e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Public Health shall hold at least four examinations each year, at such times and in such locations as may be convenient. Notice of the time and place of each examination shall be given in writing to each applicant at least ten days prior to the examination. To obtain a license an applicant shall furnish such evidence of competency as said department shall require. The applicant shall satisfy said department that he has the requisite skill to perform the work of a subsurface sewage disposal system installer or cleaner and can comply with all other requirements of this chapter. Upon application to said department for a license, the applicant shall pay to said department a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for a subsurface sewage disposal system installer license or [ten] twenty dollars for a subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner license. The applicant shall present himself at the next regular examination. The Department of Public Health shall conduct such written, oral and practical examinations as it deems necessary to test the knowledge of the applicant for a subsurface sewage disposal system installer's license on sewage disposal system construction and installation or to test the knowledge of the applicant for a subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner on subsurface sewage disposal system cleaning and servicing. When an applicant has qualified for a license, the department shall issue to such person a license entitling him to engage in the work or occupation of subsurface sewage disposal system installer or subsurface sewage disposal system cleaner until the date for renewal under section 19a-88, as amended by this act. All fees collected by said department shall be promptly transmitted to the State Treasurer.

Sec. 111. Section 20-341y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each mechanical contractor shall exhibit on all job sites the original or a copy of its certificate of registration.

(b) No mechanical contractor shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as its own, the certificate of another, (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the commissioner for the purpose of procuring a certificate, (3) use or attempt to use a certificate which has expired or which has been suspended or revoked, (4) offer to perform or perform any heating, piping and cooling work or any plumbing and piping work without having first obtained a certificate of registration under sections 20-341s to 20-341bb, inclusive, or (5) represent in any manner that its registration constitutes an endorsement of the quality of its workmanship or of its competency by the commissioner. A violation of any of the provisions of sections 20-341s to 20-341bb, inclusive, shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(c) Certificates issued to mechanical contractors shall be valid for one year and shall not be transferable or assignable.

(d) The fee for renewal of a certificate shall be [fifty-five] one hundred ten dollars.

Sec. 112. Section 20-349 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall install, service, maintain, recondition or repair receiving equipment of another, or procure the services of a third person to act on his behalf in the installation, servicing, maintenance, reconditioning or repair of receiving equipment of another without a license or a temporary permit issued for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) No person shall offer by advertisement, telephone or in any other manner to install, service, maintain or repair receiving equipment unless such person has been licensed for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(c) Any person desiring to be licensed under this chapter shall apply to the board in writing, on forms which the Department of Consumer Protection shall provide, stating: (1) Such person's name, residence address and business address; (2) a brief description of his qualifications, including the length and nature of his experience; (3) in the case of an apprentice, the name of his employer or supervisor; and (4) such other information as the department may require. Each application for a license as a service dealer shall be accompanied by a fee of [one] two hundred dollars. Each application for a license as a licensed electronics technician, licensed antenna technician or licensed radio electronics technician shall be accompanied by a fee of [forty] eighty dollars. Each application for a permit as an apprentice shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty] forty dollars. If a service dealer as an individual is a licensed electronics technician or licensed radio electronics technician, only one license fee shall be charged in the amount of [one] two hundred dollars. On receipt of an application under the provisions of this section, the board may, for an additional fee of [twenty] forty dollars, authorize the department to issue a temporary permit which will allow the applicant to serve in the capacity for which he seeks licensure until the next examination for such license, provided only one such temporary permit shall be issued to such applicant. All such fees shall be paid to the department.

Sec. 113. Section 20-357m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Telecommunications infrastructure" means structured cabling for voice and data telecommunications;

(2) "Telecommunications infrastructure layout technician" means an individual licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to this section, to produce telecommunications infrastructure designs that comply with nationally recognized standards;

(3) "Telecommunications infrastructure layout" means the preparing and producing of telecommunications infrastructure design and working drawings to be used for the installation, alteration or modification of a telecommunications infrastructure in all buildings, except residential buildings;

(4) "Nationally recognized standards" means the National Electric Code (NFPA-70), the (ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-A) Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-569-A) Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-570) Residential and Light Commercial Telecommunications Wiring Standard and all other ANSI approved telecommunications infrastructure installation standards or the equivalent thereof, as determined by the Department of Consumer Protection.

(b) No individual shall use the title "telecommunications infrastructure layout technician" unless the individual has obtained a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license from the Department of Consumer Protection issued pursuant to this section.

(c) Each applicant shall submit an application for a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection. The applications shall include the applicant's name, residential address, business address, business telephone number and such other information or photographs as the commissioner may require. The submitted application shall include a nonrefundable application fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

(d) The commissioner shall issue a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license to any individual who: (1) Completes a college level program or other program of instruction approved by the Department of Consumer Protection that assures industry standards in telecommunications infrastructure design; (2) submits an application pursuant to subsection (c) of this section deemed acceptable by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection; and (3) at the time of application, has held for not less than five years and continues to hold a valid unlimited or limited electrical license issued under the Electrical Work Board or a public service technician certificate of registration issued pursuant to section 20-340b, or has other equivalent experience and training as required for an electrical license, as determined by the commissioner. A license issued pursuant to this subsection is nontransferable. The fee for a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license is [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars. Such license shall be renewed biennially and the renewal fee is [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(e) Each licensee shall obtain a seal in such manner as prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection. The licensee shall sign and apply the seal to all documentation required by this subsection concerning work within the scope of the telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license. If such documentation is more than one page and bound together, the licensee may sign and apply the seal to one page, unless such documentation concerns filing plans for a building permit or appurtenant structures where the licensee shall sign and apply the seal to every page. No licensee shall sign or apply the seal to any documentation that such licensee did not supervise the preparation of.

(f) If, after notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, the Department of Consumer Protection determines that: (1) Negligent or incompetent work within the scope of a license issued pursuant to this section is performed by a licensee; or (2) the licensee engages in conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the department or the public, the department may issue an appropriate order to such licensee providing for the immediate discontinuance of such negligent or incompetent work or conduct, and may order restitution or issue a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars, or both.

(g) The Department of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section and section 20-340b.

(h) Any person who is a professional engineer licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 391 shall be exempt from provisions of this section.

(i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any plans, designs, drawings or similar materials used by a public service technician, as defined in section 20-340b, in connection with telecommunications electrical work performed by such public service technician to be signed by a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician.

Sec. 114. Section 20-360 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Applications for licensure shall be on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The licensure fee for a sanitarian shall be [forty] eighty dollars for initial licensure. Each license shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act. The fee for license renewal shall be [twenty] forty dollars.

Sec. 115. Section 20-374 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Every licensed landscape architect shall pay an annual license fee to the department. A holder of a valid license who is not engaging in the active practice of the holder's profession in this state and does not desire to register may allow the license to lapse by notifying the board of the holder's intention not to renew the license. After a license has been allowed to lapse or has been suspended, it may be reinstated upon payment of a reinstatement fee and such proof of the landscape architect's qualifications as may be required in the sound discretion of the board. The department shall issue a receipt to each landscape architect promptly upon the payment of the annual fee for a license. The amount of fees prescribed by this chapter is that fixed by the following schedule: (1) The application fee for examination shall be a nonrefundable fee of [forty] eighty dollars; (2) the fee for an initial license shall be [one hundred forty] two hundred eighty dollars; (3) the fee for a duplicate license shall be [five] fifteen dollars; (4) the annual license fee shall be the professional services fee for class E, as defined in section 33-182l, as amended by this act; (5) the reinstatement fee for a suspended license shall be two hundred fifty dollars; and (6) the reinstatement fee for a lapsed license shall be [ninety] one hundred eighty dollars.

(b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, that require persons licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to fulfill a continuing education requirement. Any such person applying to renew his license shall submit to the board such proof of compliance with such continuing education requirement as the commissioner may require.

Sec. 116. Section 20-377m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A person seeking a certificate of registration as an interior designer shall apply to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. Such application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address and such other information as the commissioner may by regulation require.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a fee of [one hundred fifty] one hundred ninety dollars, provided any architect licensed in this state shall not be required to pay such fee.

Sec. 117. Section 20-377s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A registered interior designer shall exhibit his certificate of registration upon request by any interested party.

(b) No person shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as his own, the certificate of another, (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the commissioner for the purpose of procuring a certificate, (3) use or attempt to use a certificate which has expired or which has been suspended or revoked, (4) represent himself falsely as, or impersonate, a registered interior designer or (5) include his certificate number as a part of any advertisement or represent in any manner that his certificate of registration constitutes an endorsement of the quality of his workmanship or of his competency by the commissioner.

(c) Certificates of registration issued to an interior designer shall not be transferable or assignable.

(d) All certificates of registration issued under the provisions of sections 20-377k to 20-377v, inclusive, shall expire annually.

(e) The fee for renewal of a certificate of registration as an interior designer shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, provided any architect licensed in this state shall not be required to pay such fee.

Sec. 118. Section 20-398 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person may engage in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids, or display a sign or in any other way advertise or claim to be a person who sells or engages in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids unless such person has obtained a license under this chapter or as an audiologist under chapter 399. No audiologist, other than an audiologist who is a licensed hearing instrument specialist on and after July 1, 1996, shall engage in the practice of fitting or selling hearing aids until such audiologist has presented satisfactory evidence to the commissioner that the audiologist has (1) completed at least six semester hours of coursework regarding the selection and fitting of hearing aids and eighty hours of supervised clinical experience with children and adults in the selection and fitting of hearing aids at an institution of higher education in a program accredited, at the time of the audiologist's completion of coursework and clinical experience, by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association or such successor organization as may be approved by the department, or (2) has satisfactorily passed the written section of the examination required by this section for licensure as a hearing instrument specialist. No person may receive a license, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, unless such person has submitted proof satisfactory to the department that such person has completed a four-year course at an approved high school or has an equivalent education as determined by the department; has satisfactorily completed a course of study in the fitting and selling of hearing aids or a period of training approved by the department; and has satisfactorily passed a written, oral and practical examination given by the department. Application for the examination shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the department. Examinations shall be given at least twice yearly. The fee for the examination shall be [one] two hundred dollars; and for the initial license and each renewal thereof shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a corporation, partnership, trust, association or other like organization maintaining an established business address from engaging in the business of selling or offering for sale hearing aids at retail, provided such organization employs only persons licensed, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or as audiologists under chapter 399, in the direct sale and fitting of such products.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a hearing instrument specialist licensed under this chapter from making impressions for earmolds or a physician licensed in this state or an audiologist licensed under the provisions of chapter 399, from making impressions for earmolds in the course of such person's clinical practice.

Sec. 119. Section 20-400 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A temporary permit may be issued to a person who has submitted proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant has completed a four-year course at an approved high school or has an equivalent education as determined by the department, upon application on forms prescribed and furnished by the department, accompanied by a fee of [thirty] sixty dollars. A temporary permit shall entitle the applicant to engage in the fitting or sale of hearing aids for a period of one year under the direct supervision and training of a person holding a valid hearing instruments dispenser's license or a license as an audiologist under chapter 399 or while enrolled in a course of study approved by the department, except that a person who holds a temporary permit shall be excluded from making selections of hearing aids.

(b) If a person who holds a temporary permit under this section has not successfully passed the licensing examination within one year from the date of its issuance, the temporary permit may be renewed once upon a payment of a [thirty-dollar] sixty-dollar fee for such renewal.

Sec. 120. Section 20-412 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The fee for an initial license as provided for in section 20-411 as a speech and language pathologist or audiologist shall be [one] two hundred dollars and for a combined license as a speech and language pathologist and audiologist shall be [one hundred eighty] two hundred twenty-five dollars. Licenses shall expire in accordance with section 19a-88, as amended by this act, and shall become invalid unless renewed. Renewal may be effected upon payment of a fee of [one] two hundred dollars and in accordance with section 19a-88, as amended by this act.

Sec. 121. Section 20-417b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall engage in the business of new home construction or hold himself or herself out as a new home construction contractor unless such person has been issued a certificate of registration by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of sections 20-417a to 20-417j, inclusive. No new home construction contractor shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct and acts of its agents, employees or officers by reason of such new home construction contractor's compliance with the provisions of sections 20-417a to 20-417j, inclusive.

(b) Any person seeking a certificate of registration shall apply to the commissioner, in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. The application shall include (1) the applicant's name, business street address and business telephone number, (2) the identity of the insurer that provides the applicant with insurance coverage for liability, (3) if such applicant is required by any provision of the general statutes to have workers' compensation coverage, the identity of the insurer that provides the applicant with such workers' compensation coverage, and (4) if such applicant is required by any provision of the general statutes to have an agent for service of process, the name and address of such agent. Each such application shall be accompanied by a fee of [one hundred twenty] two hundred forty dollars, except that no such application fee shall be required if such person has paid the registration fee required under section 20-421 during any year in which such person's registration as a new home construction contractor would be valid.

(c) Certificates issued to new home construction contractors shall not be transferable or assignable.

(d) All certificates issued under the provisions of sections 20-417a to 20-417j, inclusive, shall expire biennially. The fee for renewal of a certificate shall be the same as the fee charged for an original application, except that no renewal fee is due if a person seeking renewal of a certificate has paid the registration fee under section 20-427 during any year in which such person's registration as a new home construction contractor would be valid.

(e) A certificate shall not be restored unless it is renewed not later than one year after its expiration.

(f) Failure to receive a notice of expiration or a renewal application shall not exempt a new home construction contractor from the obligation to renew.

Sec. 122. Section 20-421 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person seeking a certificate of registration shall apply to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. The application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address, business telephone number and such other information as the commissioner may require.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor shall be accompanied by a fee of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars, except that no such application fee shall be required in any year during which such person has paid the registration fee required under section 20-417b or in any year in which such person's registration as a new home construction contractor is valid.

(c) Each application for a certificate of registration as a salesman shall be accompanied by a fee of [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars.

(d) The application fee for a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor acting solely as the contractor of record for a corporation, shall be waived, provided the contractor of record shall use such registration for the sole purpose of directing, supervising or performing home improvements for such corporation.

Sec. 123. Section 20-435 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall provide services as an asbestos contractor in this state without a license issued by the commissioner. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, shall be accompanied by a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, including, but not limited to, demonstrating that all employees have passed a training course approved by the department and have been issued a certificate by the department. The department shall approve the technical, equipment and personnel resources of each applicant. No person shall be issued a license to act as an asbestos contractor unless he obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a license under this section to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars.

Sec. 124. Section 20-436 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall act as an asbestos consultant in this state without a license issued by the commissioner. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, and shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred fifty dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications and experience in asbestos-related consultations as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440. Except as provided in this section, no person shall be licensed as an asbestos consultant unless he completes a training course approved by the department, passes an examination prescribed by the department, receives a certificate issued by the department and satisfies employment experience and educational requirements established by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-441.

(b) The commissioner may issue a license under this section without examination to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a person who between July 1, 1985, and November 1, 1994, has been employed for a minimum of two years as an asbestos consultant may be licensed as an asbestos consultant without the educational requirements established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 125. Section 20-437 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall be employed as an asbestos abatement worker unless such worker has completed a training program on asbestos hazards and abatement procedures approved by the department and has been issued a certificate by the department. Applications for such certificate shall be made to the department on forms provided by the department and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as may be required in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, and shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars. The department may issue a certificate under this section to any person who is licensed or certified in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of this state, provided such person is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 126. Section 20-457 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person engaged in providing association management services shall (1) exhibit his certificate of registration upon request by any interested party, (2) state in any advertisement the fact that he is registered, and (3) include his registration number in any advertisement.

(b) No person shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as his own, the certificate of another, (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the commission or department for the purpose of procuring a certificate, (3) represent himself falsely as, or impersonate, a registered community association manager, (4) use or attempt to use a certificate which has expired or which has been suspended or revoked, (5) offer to provide association management services without having a current certificate of registration under sections 20-450 to 20-462, inclusive, (6) represent in any manner that his registration constitutes an endorsement of the quality of his services or of his competency by the commission or department. In addition to any other remedy provided for in sections 20-450 to 20-462, inclusive, any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year or be both fined and imprisoned. A violation of any of the provisions of sections 20-450 to 20-462, inclusive, shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(c) Certificates issued to community association managers shall not be transferable or assignable.

(d) All certificates issued under the provisions of sections 20-450 to 20-462, inclusive, shall expire annually on the thirty-first day of January. The fee for renewal of a certificate shall be [one] two hundred dollars.

(e) A community association manager whose certificate has expired more than one month before his application for renewal is made shall have his registration restored upon payment of a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars in addition to his renewal fee. Restoration of a registration shall be effective upon approval of the application for renewal by the commission.

(f) A certificate shall not be restored unless it is renewed not later than one year after its expiration.

(g) Failure to receive a notice of expiration or a renewal application shall not exempt a community association manager from the obligation to renew.

Sec. 127. Section 20-475 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

On and after the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, no entity shall hold itself out as a lead abatement contractor or lead consultant contractor, or to principally engage in such work in this state without a license issued by the Commissioner of Public Health. Applications for such license shall be made to the department on forms provided by it, and shall be accompanied by a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to said section 20-478 including, but not limited to, demonstrating that all employees of any applicant who require certification pursuant to subsections (e) and (f) of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, and sections 20-474 to 20-482, inclusive, are certified by the department. The department shall review the technical, equipment and personnel resources of each applicant. No person shall be issued a license to act as a lead abatement contractor or lead consultant contractor unless such person obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a license under this section to any person who is licensed in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars.

Sec. 128. Section 20-476 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

On and after the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, no person shall hold himself out as a lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor or a lead abatement worker as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-478, in this state without a certificate issued by the Commissioner of Public Health. Applications for such certificate shall be made to the department on forms provided by it and shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars, and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as the department may require in regulations adopted pursuant to said section 20-478. No person shall be issued a certificate to act as a lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor or lead abatement worker unless such person obtains such approval. The commissioner may issue a certificate under this section to any person who is licensed or certified in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of Connecticut and is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88, as amended by this act, upon payment of a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 129. Section 20-477 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) On and after July 1, 1994, all training courses and refresher training courses offered by training providers for persons seeking instruction as a lead consultant, including inspector or planner-project designer, lead abatement supervisor and lead abatement worker, shall be approved by the department and shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of this section. Each application for approval of each training course offered by a training provider shall be accompanied by a fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars. Each application for approval of each refresher training course offered by a training provider shall be accompanied by a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars. Each training course shall be reapproved by the department every three years. Each training provider shall pay a fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars for application for reapproval of each training course in accordance with this section. Each refresher training course shall be reapproved by the department every three years. Each refresher training provider shall pay a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars for application for reapproval of each refresher training course in accordance with this section. No fee shall be imposed upon training courses or refresher training courses operated and provided by the state, municipalities or nonprofit agencies. In order to facilitate uniformity among states in regulatory programs for lead abatement and lead consultant personnel and reciprocity of licensure and certification programs, the commissioner may establish liaisons with other states having state certification or licensure programs.

(b) (1) A training provider seeking approval of a training course or a refresher training course shall submit to the department completed application forms provided by the department and other associated material and such information as the department shall require to establish compliance with the requirements of this section.

(2) A training provider may offer any training course or refresher training course as desired, provided each course is approved by the department. Only training providers who have already received approval for a training course in a particular discipline, or are concurrently seeking such approval, may seek approval for a refresher training course in that discipline.

(3) Training course curricula shall encompass topics and materials as established by the commissioner. These curricula shall conform to standards or guidance for such course as established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency or such other federal agencies as may have jurisdiction.

(4) Training courses and refresher training courses shall utilize staff and faculty who comply with educational and experience standards as established by the commissioner. These standards shall conform to standards or guidance for such personnel qualifications as established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency or such other federal agencies as may have jurisdiction.

(c) Refresher training courses for each training course shall include the following: (1) An overview of key safety practices; (2) an update on new federal, state and local laws and regulations; and (3) an update on new technologies. Each refresher course shall consist of a minimum of seven training hours.

(d) Each training provider shall administer a closed book objective examination at the completion of each training or refresher training course. Such examination shall be an evaluation of the knowledge and skills acquired by each student. The course examination shall cover the course curriculum taught in each course. Training providers shall establish a passing standard for each course examination, provided such standard shall not be lower than seventy per cent correct.

(e) The department may conduct an audit of any training course or refresher training course prior to reapproval. The training provider shall submit an application for reapproval not earlier than one hundred eighty days [nor] or later than ninety days before the current course approval expires. In the event an audit is performed, the following elements may be examined: (1) Course materials; (2) instructor competency; (3) validity and security of the course examination; (4) the conduct of hands-on skills assessments; (5) adequacy of the facility and equipment; and (6) the training course quality control plan.

(f) Each training provider shall retain the following information: (1) Records of staff and faculty qualifications; (2) curriculum and course materials; (3) course examination or pool of examination questions; (4) information on how hands-on skills assessments were conducted; and (5) student files grouped alphabetically by class and year. Each student file shall contain results of the hands-on skills assessment and the examination and copies of any course completion certificate issued. The training provider shall retain these records at the location specified on the training provider's approved application for a minimum of three years.

(g) The department may, after opportunity for hearing, suspend, revoke or withdraw approval of a training or refresher training course upon a finding that a training course provider has committed any of the following acts: (1) Misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact in the obtaining of approval or reapproval of a training or a refresher training course; (2) failure to submit required information or notifications in a timely manner; (3) failure to maintain requisite records; (4) falsification of records, instructor qualifications or other approval information; (5) failure to adhere to the training standards and requirements of this section; (6) failure on the part of the training manager or other person with supervisory authority over the delivery of training to comply with federal, state or local lead statutes or regulations; or (7) fraudulent issuance of a course completion document to a person who has failed to successfully complete the course or course examination. Notice of any contemplated action under this subsection, the cause of action and the date of a hearing on the action shall be given and an opportunity for hearing afforded in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce any order or action taken pursuant to this subsection. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to applications for approval or reapproval filed pursuant to this section.

(h) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, requiring that applicants successfully complete an examination prescribed by the department, for certification in the following professions: Lead consultant, lead abatement supervisor and lead abatement worker.

Sec. 130. Section 20-492a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The department shall issue to each applicant who achieves a passing score on the examination administered by the department pursuant to section 20-491a and who meets the requirements for licensure set forth in subsection (a) of section 20-492b and in regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-491 a home inspector license indicating that the holder is entitled to engage in home inspection, and the holder of such license shall carry it upon such holder's person while engaging in such work. The licensee shall show such license to any client on request. No license shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the license was issued.

(b) Prior to performing a home inspection, each licensee shall inform the client, in writing, that the licensee's work is subject to regulation by the department and that inquiries and complaints concerning the licensee's work may be directed to the department.

(c) All licenses issued under the provisions of this section shall expire biennially and may be renewed upon application and payment to the department of a renewal fee in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(d) The department shall maintain a register containing the names of all persons to whom such licenses are issued which shall be open to public inspection.

Sec. 131. Section 20-493a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The department shall issue to each applicant who meets the eligibility requirements set forth in section 20-493b and the regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-491 a home inspector intern permit indicating that the holder is entitled to engage in home inspection under the supervision of a licensed home inspector, and the holder of such permit shall carry it upon such holder's person while engaging in such work. Such permit shall state that it must be shown to any properly interested person on request. No permit shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the permit was issued.

(b) All permits issued under the provisions of this section shall expire biennially and may be renewed upon application and payment to the department of an application fee in the amount of [one] two hundred dollars.

(c) The department shall keep a register containing the names of all persons to whom such permits are issued which shall be open to public inspection.

Sec. 132. Section 20-511 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) In order to obtain a certification, license, limited license or provisional license, persons who have met, to the satisfaction of the commission, the minimum requirements established by the commission for such certification, license, limited license or provisional license, shall pay to the commission, in addition to the application fee described in subsection (c) of section 20-509, an initial fee of: Three hundred seventy-five dollars, in the case of certified appraisers; two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars, in the case of licensed appraisers and limited licensed appraisers; and [fifty] one hundred dollars, in the case of provisional appraisers.

(b) All certifications, licenses, limited licenses and provisional licenses issued under the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, shall expire annually and be subject to renewal. The renewal fee for certifications, licenses, limited licenses and provisional licenses, to be paid to the commission, shall be: Two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars in the case of certified appraisers; two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars in the case of licensed and limited licensed appraisers; and [fifty] one hundred dollars, in the case of provisional appraisers.

(c) In order for the commission to comply with federal law and transmit a roster of real estate appraisers to the appropriate federal regulatory entity, real estate appraisers shall pay to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in addition to application and recordation fees, an annual registry fee established by the commission.

(d) Any certification, license, limited license or provisional license which expires pursuant to this subsection may be reinstated by the commission, if, not later than two years after the date of expiration, the former certification holder, licensee, limited licensee or provisional licensee pays to the commission for each certification the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars, for each license or limited license the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars and for each provisional license the sum of fifty dollars for each year or fraction thereof from the date of expiration of the previous certification, license, limited license or provisional license to the date of payment for reinstatement, except that any certified, licensed, limited licensed or provisionally licensed appraiser whose certification, license, limited license or provisional license expired after entering military service shall be reinstated without payment of any fee if an application for reinstatement is filed with the commission within two years after the date of expiration. Any such reinstated certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall expire annually. Any such reinstated certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall be subject to an annual renewal thereafter.

(e) Any person whose application has been filed as provided in this section and section 20-509 who is refused a certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall be given notice and afforded an opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Sec. 133. Section 20-517 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) There is hereby established an annual renewal certification, license, limited license and provisional license to be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection.

(b) The commission shall authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a renewal certification, license, limited license or provisional license, as the case may be, to any applicant who possesses the qualifications specified and otherwise has complied with the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, and any regulation adopted in conformity with said sections.

(c) Persons certified, licensed, limited licensed or provisionally licensed in accordance with the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, shall fulfill a continuing education requirement. Applicants for an annual renewal certification, license, limited license or provisional license shall, in addition to the other requirements imposed by the provisions of said sections, biennially within any even-numbered year submit proof of compliance with the continuing education requirements of this subsection, if any, to the commission, accompanied by [an eight-dollar] a sixteen-dollar processing fee.

(d) The continuing education requirements for certified, licensed, limited licensed, or provisionally licensed appraisers shall be satisfied by successful completion of the required number of hours of classroom study, during the two-year period preceding such renewal of certification, license, limited license or provisional license as provided by the commission or standards of the Appraiser Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation, as the case may be.

(e) If the commission refuses to grant a renewal certification, license, limited license or provisional license, the certificate holder, licensee, limited licensee or provisional licensee, upon written notice received as provided for in this chapter, may avail himself or herself of any of the remedies provided by sections 20-511 and 20-520.

(f) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the commission, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering courses in current real estate or real estate appraisal practices and licensing laws and the content of such courses. Such regulations may include, but not be limited to: (1) Specifications for meeting equivalent continuing educational experience or study; (2) exceptions from continuing education requirements for reasons of health or instances of individual hardship.

Sec. 134. Section 20-540 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section and section 20-541:

(1) "Gas service work" means the repair, alteration or maintenance of equipment, appliances, accessories or fixtures within or adjacent to a building or structure in connection with the utilization of gas supplied by a public service company.

(2) "Public service gas technician" means an employee of a public service company, as defined in section 16-1, who is engaged in the supervision or performance of gas service work.

(b) Notwithstanding any provisions of chapter 393 to the contrary, a public service gas technician shall be issued a certificate of registration by the Department of Consumer Protection in lieu of any license which otherwise might be required under said chapter, which shall entitle the holder of such certificate to perform gas service work only as provided in this section, provided the public service company which employs the public service gas technician certifies to the Department of Consumer Protection that the employee has obtained such training and experience deemed necessary by the public service company to perform gas service work included in such employee's job functions. All public service gas technicians employed by a public service company prior to July 1, 1995, who have completed a gas public service company's training program or are participating in such a program on said date shall be issued a certificate of registration upon the payment of the fee required in subsection (h) of this section.

(c) The content and duration of the training and experience programs provided by the public service company shall be relevant to the duties of the employee and shall be approved biennially by the Labor Department. In reviewing the programs and training provided by a public service company, the Labor Department shall consider the specialization of the employees of the company, the employee's previous company training, the service record of the company, the experience of the company in training employees to perform gas service work and the quality assurance measures used by the company.

(d) An employee enrolled in the company's training programs shall be issued a trainee's certificate by such company valid for the duration of the training program and may perform gas service work only under the supervision of an employee of the public service company who is a registered public service gas technician or holds a journeyman's license.

(e) A public service company employing a public service gas technician shall inform the Department of Consumer Protection upon the change in job description or termination of any registered public service gas technician previously certified pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and upon the issuance or termination of a trainee's certificate provided to an employee pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

(f) A registered public service gas technician or employee of a public service company issued a trainee's certificate by such company may only perform such work on behalf of such public service company and only while in the direct employment of such public service company. Such registration or trainee's certificate shall be immediately relinquished upon termination of employment from such public service company.

(g) A registered public service gas technician may not supervise any duly registered apprentice performing work under a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 20-334a.

(h) The public service gas technician's registration shall expire annually. Upon application for a license, the applicant shall pay to the department a nonrefundable application fee of [forty-five] ninety dollars. The fee for registration as a public service gas technician shall be the same fee as that charged for a journeyman's license under section 20-335.

(i) The Department of Consumer Protection may suspend or revoke a certificate granted or issued by it pursuant to this section if the holder of such certificate is convicted of a felony, is grossly incompetent, engages in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations regarding his work. Prior to such suspension or revocation, such holder shall be given notice and an opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Any person whose certificate has been suspended may, after ninety days, apply to the department to have such certificate reinstated.

(j) The Department of Consumer Protection may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty on any person who (1) engages in or practices gas service work without having first obtained a trainee's certificate or a certificate of registration for such work, (2) wilfully employs a person who does not have a certificate for such work, (3) wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work, or (4) engages in or practices such work after the expiration of his certificate. Such penalty shall be in an amount not more than five hundred dollars for a first violation of this subsection, not more than seven hundred fifty dollars for a second violation and not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for each violation of this subsection occurring less than three years after a second or subsequent violation of this subsection.

(k) The Department of Consumer Protection may act in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (7) of section 21a-7 in the case of a person who: (1) Knowingly engages in fraud or material deception in order to obtain a certificate to perform gas service work or doing so in order to aid another in obtaining such a certificate; (2) performs work beyond the scope of such a certificate; (3) illegally uses or transfers such a certificate; (4) performs incompetent or negligent gas service work; (5) knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations to the public regarding gas service work to be performed; or (6) violates any provision of the general statutes or any regulation adopted thereunder, relating to his profession or occupation.

(l) In lieu of displaying a contractor's license number, each public service company authorized pursuant to this section to employ registered public service gas technicians shall display its name, logo or other trademark which clearly identifies the company on all commercial vehicles used in its business and in a conspicuous manner on all printed advertisements, bid proposals, contracts, invoices and on all stationery used in its business.

Sec. 135. Section 20-559h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

An application for registration or renewal of registration shall be accompanied by a fee in the following amount:

(1) Two hundred fifty dollars for an initial application for registration;

(2) Two hundred fifty dollars for an application for registration based upon a certificate of registration or licensure issued by another state;

(3) Two hundred fifty dollars for an application for renewal of registration; or

(4) Two hundred fifty dollars for an application for renewal of registration based upon an application for renewal of registration or licensure submitted in another state.

Sec. 136. Section 20-601 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The department shall collect the following nonrefundable fees:

(1) The fee for issuance of a pharmacist license is [one] two hundred dollars, payable at the date of application for the license.

(2) The fee for applying to take the pharmacist license examination required in section 20-590 and in section 20-591 is one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, payable at the date of application for the pharmacist license.

(3) The fee for renewal of a pharmacist license is the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l. Before the commission grants a license to an applicant who has not held a license authorized by the commission within five years of the date of application, the applicant shall pay the fees required in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) The fee for issuance of a pharmacy license is [six hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars.

(5) The fee for renewal of a pharmacy license is one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(6) The late fee for an application for renewal of a license to practice pharmacy, a pharmacy license or a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is the amount set forth in section 21a-4.

(7) The fee for notice of a change in officers or directors of a corporation holding a pharmacy license is [thirty] sixty dollars for each pharmacy license held. A late fee for failing to give such notice within ten days of the change is [twenty-five] fifty dollars in addition to the fee for notice.

(8) The fee for filing notice of a change in name, ownership or management of a pharmacy is [forty-five] ninety dollars. A late fee for failing to give such notice within ten days of the change is [twenty-five] fifty dollars in addition to the fee for notice.

(9) The fee for application for registration as a pharmacy intern is [thirty] sixty dollars.

(10) The fee for application for a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is [seventy] one hundred forty dollars.

(11) The fee for renewal of a permit to sell nonlegend drugs is [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(12) The late fee for failing to notify the commission of a change of ownership, name or location of the premises of a permit to sell nonlegend drugs within five days of the change is [ten] twenty dollars.

(13) The fee for issuance of a nonresident pharmacy certificate of registration is [six hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars.

(14) The fee for renewal of a nonresident pharmacy certificate of registration is one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

(15) The fee for application for registration as a pharmacy technician is [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(16) The fee for renewal of a registration as a pharmacy technician is [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

(17) The fee for issuance of a temporary permit to practice pharmacy is [one] two hundred dollars.

Sec. 137. Section 20-653 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person seeking a license under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall apply to the board in writing on a form provided by the board. Such application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address and such other information as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may require by regulation adopted in accordance with chapter 54 upon the recommendation of the board.

(b) Each application for a license under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars and a license fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars. The fee for the renewal of any license issued under the provisions of sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars.

Sec. 138. Section 20-660 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall practice hypnosis or hold himself or herself out as a hypnotist in this state without first registering with the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Each person who practices hypnosis in this state shall, upon payment of an application fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars, register with the Department of Consumer Protection on a form provided by the department with such information and attestation as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection deems necessary, including, but not limited to, (1) such person's name in full, (2) such person's residential and business addresses, and (3) a representation, in writing, that such person is not subject to the registration requirements of chapter 969. Each such person shall notify the department, in writing, not later than thirty days after the date of any change in such person's name, residential address or business address or if such person becomes subject to the registration requirements of chapter 969. A registration shall expire annually and may be renewed upon payment of a renewal fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may deny registration as a hypnotist to an individual who has been the subject of a finding rendered pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. The registry shall contain information concerning any individual who has been denied said registration, as well as any brief statement disputing such denial by such individual.

(d) The Department of Consumer Protection shall receive and investigate complaints against individuals who are practicing or have practiced hypnosis in this state and may cause a prosecution to be instigated based on such investigation. The grounds for complaint shall include physical or sexual abuse, misappropriation of property, and fraud or deceit in obtaining or attempting to obtain registration as a hypnotist. A hypnotist shall be given written notice by certified mail by the commissioner of any complaint against him or her. A hypnotist who wishes to appeal a complaint against him or her shall, not later than thirty days after the date of the mailing, file with the department a request in writing for a hearing to contest the complaint. Any such hearing shall be conducted pursuant to chapter 54. The commissioner shall render a finding on such complaint and enter such finding on the registry. The commissioner shall have the authority to render a finding and enter such finding on the registry against an individual who is practicing or has practiced hypnosis in this state, without regard to whether such individual is on the registry or has obtained registration as a hypnotist from the department.

(e) A hypnotist may petition the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to have the finding removed from the registry upon a determination by the commissioner that: (1) The employment and personal history of the hypnotist does not reflect a pattern of abusive, deceitful or fraudulent behavior; and (2) the conduct involved in the original finding was a singular occurrence. In no case shall a determination on a petition submitted under this subsection be made prior to the expiration of a one-year period beginning on the date on which the finding was added to the registry pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

(f) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may, after notice and hearing, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, assess a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars against any person who has practiced hypnosis in this state without first registering with the department pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(g) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall revoke the registration of a person under this section after notice and hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 if such person becomes subject to the registration requirements of chapter 969.

(h) The provisions of this section do not apply to any person licensed in this state to provide medical, dental, nursing, counseling or other health care, substance abuse or mental health services.

(i) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(j) For purposes of this section, "hypnosis" means an artificially induced altered state of consciousness, characterized by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction.

Sec. 139. Section 20-672 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person seeking a certificate of registration as a homemaker-companion agency shall apply to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner. The application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address, business telephone number and such other information as the commissioner may require. An applicant shall also be required to certify under oath to the commissioner that: (1) Such agency complies with the requirements of section 20-678 concerning employee comprehensive background checks, (2) such agency provides all persons receiving homemaker or companion services with a written individualized contract or service plan that specifically identifies the anticipated scope, type, frequency and duration of homemaker or companion services provided by the agency to the person, (3) such agency maintains a surety bond, and (4) all records maintained by such agency shall be open, at all reasonable hours, for inspection, copying or audit by the commissioner.

(b) Each application for a certificate of registration as a homemaker-companion agency shall be accompanied by a fee of three seventy-five hundred dollars.

(c) Upon the failure by a homemaker-companion agency to comply with the registration provisions of this section, the Attorney General, at the request of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, is authorized to apply in the name of the state of Connecticut to the Superior Court for an order temporarily or permanently restraining and enjoining a homemaker-companion agency from continuing to do business in the state.

Sec. 140. Section 21-28 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each itinerant vendor or managing itinerant vendor shall obtain a license from the Department of Consumer Protection prior to conducting business in this state. Application for such license shall be made on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and the commissioner shall require as a condition to the issuance and renewal of any license obtained under this chapter that the application for such license shall be accompanied by a license fee of [one] two hundred dollars, together with a fee of [one] two hundred dollars payable to the Itinerant Vendor Guaranty Fund established in section 21-33b. Such license shall authorize the licensee to do business in this state in conformity with the provisions of this chapter for the term of one year from the date thereof. Each license shall set forth a copy of the application upon which it is granted and shall not be transferable. Each itinerant vendor or managing itinerant vendor licensed under this chapter shall display in a conspicuous manner in all printed advertisements, the license number and the name under which the license is issued. Any license obtained, held or used in violation of law shall be void. All applications for state licenses shall be sworn to, shall disclose the names and residences of the owner or owners or parties in whose interest the business is to be conducted, and shall be kept on file by the commissioner, and a record shall be kept by him of all licenses issued upon such applications. All files and records, both of the commissioner and of the several towns, cities and boroughs, relative to such licenses shall be in convenient form and open for public inspection.

(b) At least ten days prior to the commencement of any organized show of itinerant vendors, each managing itinerant vendor shall submit a list of participating vendors to the commissioner, together with any other information which the commissioner may prescribe. The list of participating itinerant vendors in each show shall be maintained by the managing itinerant vendor for a period of one year and shall be made available to the commissioner within ten days of a written request by the commissioner.

(c) For the purposes of this chapter, any itinerant vendor who participates in any show under the direction and control of a managing itinerant vendor, shall be deemed to be an agent of the managing itinerant vendor and shall not be required to obtain an individual itinerant vendor license.

(d) The commissioner, after providing notice and conducting a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, may revoke, suspend or refuse to issue an itinerant vendor license or a managing itinerant vendor license to any person who (1) engages in conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the public or the commissioner; (2) engages in any untruthful or misleading advertising; or (3) violates any provision of the general statutes relating to this chapter or any regulation adopted pursuant to section 21-33a or 42-110b.

Sec. 141. Section 21-35m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall act as a promoter, as defined in section 21-35a, for any closing-out sale unless he has first registered with the commissioner. Applications for registration and for the renewal of a registration shall be in writing, under oath in the form prescribed by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a fee of [one] two hundred dollars. The application shall contain such information as the commissioner shall require. Each registration shall be valid for one year and may be renewed for additional one-year periods.

(b) Each agreement between a promoter and a closing-out sale licensee shall: (1) Be in writing; (2) contain the date of the agreement; (3) contain the entire agreement between the promoter and licensee; (4) contain the name and address of the promoter; and (5) be signed by both parties.

(c) The commissioner, after providing notice and conducting a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, may revoke or suspend the registration of any person as a promoter for (1) conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the public or the commissioner; (2) engaging in any untruthful or misleading advertising; or (3) violating any provision of this chapter relating to closing-out sales or any regulation established pursuant to section 21-35i or 42-110b. In addition, the commissioner, after providing notice and conducting a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 may impose a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for each offense. Each violation with respect to each separate item of merchandise shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 142. Section 21-67 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Application for a license to operate a mobile manufactured home park shall be made in writing to the department on such forms and in such manner and accompanied by such evidence in support of the application as the department may prescribe together with a fee determined in accordance with subsection (c) of this section. Certification of approval by the appropriate local official or commission of compliance with the State Building Code and any existing municipal ordinance or planning or zoning regulation shall accompany such application.

(b) The department shall, within sixty-five days after the receipt of the application, review the application, plans and specifications and inspect the location. If the department finds that the proposed park meets the provisions of this chapter and of any other state statutes or regulations and municipal ordinances or regulations, it shall approve the application and, subject to reinspection and approval on completion of the park or sections of the park and payment of the annual license fee as provided in subsection (c), shall issue a license effective for one year.

(c) The annual license fee for each mobile manufactured home park shall be computed on the basis of the number of mobile manufactured home spaces located in the park in accordance with the following schedule:

T1

    Not more than twenty-nine

 

T2

    spaces

[One hundred

T3

 

    twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars

T4

 

    plus three dollars

T5

 

    for each space

T6

    More than twenty-nine

 

T7

    but not more than

 

T8

    fifty spaces

[Six hundred

T9

 

    eighty-eight] eight hundred sixty dollars

T10

    More than fifty

 

T11

    but not more than

 

T12

    one hundred spaces

One thousand

T13

 

    [sixty-three] three hundred fifteen dollars

T14

    More than one hundred spaces

One thousand [two

T15

 

    hundred fifty] five hundred dollars

No municipality shall charge any fee or assessment under a mobile manufactured home or trailer ordinance or zoning regulation other than a fee for seasonal use.

(d) The department shall, upon receipt of a renewal application, accompanied by the annual license fee, and after inspection of the mobile manufactured home park and determination that the park continues to conform with the requirements of this chapter, issue a renewal license.

(e) The department shall annually issue a mobile manufactured home seller's license to any person who, on October 1, 1992, has a valid Department of Motor Vehicles dealers' and repairers' license under which the licensee has engaged in the sale or resale of mobile manufactured homes. The mobile manufactured home seller's license shall allow the licensee, or any of his employees, to sell new or used mobile manufactured homes. The mobile manufactured home seller's license shall be issued annually after payment of an annual licensing fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars. No person, except a person licensed or specifically exempted under chapter 392, shall act as a real estate broker or a real estate agent for the resale of a mobile manufactured home without a license issued pursuant to this subsection.

Sec. 143. Section 21a-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The applicant for a vending machine operator's license shall pay a license fee according to the following schedule: For machines vending products at one penny; a fee of [ten] twenty dollars for the first three machines; a fee of [twenty] forty dollars for four but not more than fifty machines; a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for fifty-one but not more than one hundred machines; and for operators of more than one hundred machines, a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each one hundred machines or fraction thereof. For machines vending products at five cents or more; a fee of [twenty] forty dollars for the first three machines; a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for four but not more than fifty machines; a fee of [one] two hundred dollars for fifty-one but not more than one hundred machines; and for operators of more than one hundred machines, a fee of [one] two hundred dollars for each one hundred machines or fraction thereof. An operator may place machines in operation in excess of the number permitted by the fee schedule for his license, during the period covered by such license, provided he shall pay the higher fee required by the fee schedule for the applicable number of machines, less the fee previously paid for such period.

(b) An applicant who operates machines in both vending price categories shall pay the sum of the fees in each appropriate category.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any religious association or society, any department or agency of the United States, the state or any political subdivision of this state, or to any person exempted under the provisions of section 10-303. The commissioner may exempt from the provisions of this section any amateur athletic group composed principally of minors, any association of youths sponsored by the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety or a municipal police department or the members thereof, and any charitable or philanthropic organization registered with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection under the provisions of section 21a-190b or exempted from such registration under the provisions of section 21a-190d upon finding that the application of this section to any such group, association or organization would not materially aid in its administration and that such exception would not be inimical to public health and safety.

Sec. 144. Section 21a-52 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The license fee for a retail manufacturer of frozen desserts shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each plant. The license fee for a wholesale manufacturer to manufacture frozen desserts or frozen dessert mix within Connecticut or to sell within Connecticut, as the case may be, shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars for the first twenty-five thousand gallons or fraction thereof and an additional [seventy-five] one dollar and fifty cents per thousand gallons or fraction thereof above twenty-five thousand gallons manufactured or sold in Connecticut during the previous calendar year, provided such fee shall not exceed [twenty-five hundred] five thousand dollars. In any case where dessert mix is manufactured by a particular manufacturer and such mix is subsequently converted by the same manufacturer into frozen dessert, either in the same plant or in another owned by such manufacturer, the license fee payable by such manufacturer on account of all of the processes wherein such mix is concerned shall be computed on the basis of the total number of gallons of finished frozen desserts so manufactured using such mix, and no license fee shall be due or payable on any such frozen mix so manufactured and used. The fee shall be tendered to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection with the application and, upon the issuance of the license, shall be remitted by the commissioner to the State Treasurer.

Sec. 145. Section 21a-70 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section: (1) "Wholesaler" or "distributor" means a person, whether within or without the boundaries of the state of Connecticut, who supplies drugs, medical devices or cosmetics prepared, produced or packaged by manufacturers, to other wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, prescribing practitioners, as defined in subdivision (22) of section 20-571, pharmacies, federal, state or municipal agencies, clinics or any other person as permitted under subsection (h) of this section, except that a retail pharmacy or a pharmacy within a licensed hospital which supplies to another such pharmacy a quantity of a noncontrolled drug or a schedule III, IV or V controlled substance normally stocked by such pharmacies to provide for the immediate needs of a patient pursuant to a prescription or medication order of an authorized practitioner, a pharmacy within a licensed hospital which supplies drugs to another hospital or an authorized practitioner for research purposes, and a retail pharmacy which supplies a limited quantity of a noncontrolled drug or of a schedule II, III, IV or V controlled substance for emergency stock to a practitioner who is a medical director of a chronic and convalescent nursing home, of a rest home with nursing supervision or of a state correctional institution shall not be deemed a wholesaler under this section; (2) "manufacturer" means a person whether within or without the boundaries of the state of Connecticut who produces, prepares, cultivates, grows, propagates, compounds, converts or processes, directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, or who packages, repackages, labels or relabels a container under such manufacturer's own or any other trademark or label any drug, device or cosmetic for the purpose of selling such items. The words "drugs", "devices" and "cosmetics" shall have the meaning ascribed to them in section 21a-92; and (3) "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

(b) No wholesaler or manufacturer shall operate as such until he has received a certificate of registration issued by the commissioner, which certificate shall be renewed annually, provided no such certificate shall be required of a manufacturer whose principal place of business is located outside the state, who is registered with the federal Food and Drug Administration or any successor agency and who files a copy of such registration with the commissioner. A fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars shall be charged for each wholesaler's certificate and renewal thereof and the fee for a manufacturer's certificate and renewal thereof shall be two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars for manufacturers employing not more than five licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both; three hundred seventy-five dollars for manufacturers employing not more than ten licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both; and [seven hundred fifty] nine hundred forty dollars for manufacturers employing more than ten licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both. No such certificate shall be issued to a manufacturer unless such drugs, medical devices or cosmetics are manufactured or compounded under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist or a qualified chemist. No certificate of registration shall be issued under this section until the applicant has furnished proof satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant is equipped as to facilities and apparatus to properly carry on the business described in his application and that the applicant conforms to chapter 418 and regulations adopted thereunder.

(c) The commissioner shall have the right to deny a certificate of registration if he determines that the issuance of such registration is inconsistent with the public interest. In determining the public interest, the commissioner shall consider, at a minimum, the following factors:

(1) Any convictions or regulatory actions involving the applicant under any federal, state or local law relating to drug samples, wholesale or retail drug distribution, or distribution or possession of drugs including controlled substances;

(2) Any felony convictions of the applicant under federal, state or local laws;

(3) The applicant's past experience in the manufacture or distribution of drugs;

(4) The furnishing by the applicant of false or fraudulent material in any application made in connection with drug manufacturing or distribution;

(5) Suspension, revocation or other sanction by federal, state or local government of any license or registration currently or previously held by the applicant for the manufacture or distribution of any drugs;

(6) Compliance with licensing or registration requirements under previously granted licenses or registrations;

(7) Compliance with requirements to maintain or make available to the commissioner or to federal, state or local law enforcement officials those records required by any federal or state statute or regulation;

(8) Failure to provide adequate control against the diversion, theft and loss of drugs;

(9) Provision of required security for legend drugs and, in the case of controlled substances, compliance with security requirements for wholesalers set forth in regulations adopted under chapter 420b; and

(10) Compliance with all regulations adopted to enforce the provisions of this section.

(d) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a registration, or may issue a letter of reprimand or place a registrant on probationary status, for sufficient cause. Any of the following shall be sufficient cause for such action:

(1) The furnishing of false or fraudulent information in any application or other document filed with the commissioner;

(2) Any criminal conviction of the registrant under any federal or state statute concerning drugs;

(3) The suspension, revocation or other restriction or penalty issued against a license or registration related to drugs;

(4) Failure to provide adequate control against the diversion, theft and loss of drugs; or

(5) A violation of any provision of any federal or state statute or regulation concerning drugs.

(e) Wholesalers shall operate in compliance with applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances, including any applicable laws concerning controlled substances, drug product salvaging or reprocessing.

(f) Wholesalers and manufacturers shall permit the commissioner, or his authorized representatives, to enter and inspect their premises and delivery vehicles, and to audit their records and written operating procedures, at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner.

(g) Before denying, suspending, revoking or refusing to renew a registration, or before issuing a letter of reprimand or placing a registrant on probationary status, the commissioner shall afford the applicant or registrant an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Notice of such hearing may be given by certified mail. The commissioner may subpoena witnesses and require the production of records, papers and documents pertinent to such hearing.

(h) No manufacturer or wholesaler shall sell any drugs except to the state or any political subdivision thereof, to another manufacturer or wholesaler, to any hospital recognized by the state as a general or specialty hospital, to any institution having a full-time pharmacist who is actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy in such institution not less than thirty-five hours a week, to a chronic and convalescent nursing home having a pharmacist actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy based upon the ratio of one-tenth of one hour per patient per week but not less than twelve hours per week, to a practicing physician, podiatrist, dentist, optometrist or veterinarian or to a licensed pharmacy or a store to which a permit to sell nonlegend drugs has been issued as provided in section 20-624. The commissioner may adopt such regulations as are necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this section.

(i) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Sec. 146. Section 21a-79 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) For the purposes of this section (1) "consumer commodity" and "unit of a consumer commodity" have the same meaning as in section 21a-73, except that consumer commodity does not include alcoholic liquor, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 30-1, or a carbonated soft drink container; (2) "carbonated soft drink container" means an individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar or carton containing a carbonated liquid soft drink sold separately or in packages of not more than twenty-four individual containers; (3) "universal product coding" means any system of coding that entails electronic pricing; (4) an electronic shelf labeling system is an electronic system that utilizes an electronic device attached to the shelf or at any other point of sale, immediately below or above the item, that conspicuously and clearly displays to the consumer the unit price and the price of the consumer commodity. Such electronic shelf labeling system reads the exact same data as the electronic cash register scanning system; and (5) an electronic pricing system is a system that utilizes the universal product coding bar code by means of a scanner in combination with the cash register to record and total a customer's purchases.

(b) (1) (A) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation that utilizes universal product coding in totaling a retail customer's purchases shall mark or cause to be marked each consumer commodity that bears a Universal Product Code with its retail price.

(B) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation that utilizes an electronic pricing system in totaling a retail consumer's purchases shall provide each consumer with an item-by-item digital display, plainly visible to the consumer as each universal pricing code is scanned, of the price of each consumer commodity or carbonated soft drink container, or both, selected for purchase by such consumer prior to accepting payment from such consumer for such commodity or container. The provisions of this subparagraph do not apply to any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation operating in a retail sales area of not more than ten thousand square feet.

(2) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply if: (A) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, by regulation, allows for the utilization of electronic shelf labeling systems; (B) a retailer is granted approval to utilize an electronic shelf labeling system by the commissioner; (C) the retailer has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such electronic shelf labeling system is supported by an electronic pricing system that utilizes universal product coding in totaling a retail customer's purchases; and (D) the retailer has received approval for such an electronic pricing system by the commissioner.

(3) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply if: (A) The retailer has met the conditions of subdivision (2) of this subsection; and (B) the retailer has received permission by the commissioner to suspend implementation of the electronic pricing system for a period not to exceed thirty days in order to allow the retailer or an agent acting on behalf of the retailer to reset, remodel, repair or otherwise modify such system at the retail establishment.

(4) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply if: (A) The retailer applies and is approved for an exemption by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, (B) the retailer demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the retailer has achieved price scanner accuracy of at least ninety-eight per cent, as determined by the latest version of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 130, "Examination Procedures for Price Verification, as adopted by The National Conference on Weights and Measures", (C) the retailer pays an application fee, to be used to offset annual inspection costs, of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars if the premises consists of less than twenty thousand square feet of retail space and [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars if the premises consists of twenty thousand square feet or more of retail space, (D) the retailer makes available a consumer price test scanner approved by the commissioner and located prominently in an easily accessible location for each twelve thousand square feet of retail floor space, or fraction thereof, and (E) price accuracy inspections resulting in less than ninety-eight per cent price scanner accuracy are reinspected without penalty and the retailer pays a [two-hundred-dollar] two-hundred-fifty-dollar reinspection fee.

(5) Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection, consumer commodities that are offered for sale and that are located on an end cap display within the retail sales area are not subject to the requirements specified under this subsection, provided any information that would have been available to a consumer pursuant to this section is clearly and conspicuously posted on or adjacent to such end cap. For purposes of this subdivision, "end cap display" means the location in the retail sales area that is at the immediate end of an aisle.

(6) Consumer commodities that are advertised in a publicly-circulated printed form as being offered for sale at a reduced price for a minimum seven-day period need not be individually marked at such reduced retail price, provided such consumer commodities are individually marked with their regular retail price and a conspicuous sign is adjacent to such consumer commodities, which sign discloses: (A) The reduced retail price and its unit price; and (B) a statement that the item will be electronically priced at the reduced price by the cashier.

(7) If a consumer commodity is offered for sale and its electronic price is higher than the posted price, then one item of such consumer commodity, up to a value of twenty dollars, shall be given to the consumer at no cost. A conspicuous sign shall adequately disclose to the consumer that in the event the electronic price is higher than the posted retail price, one item of such consumer commodity shall be given to the customer at no cost.

(c) (1) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning the marking of prices and use of universal product coding on each unit of a consumer commodity.

(2) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, designating not more than twelve consumer commodities that need not be marked in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and specifying the method of providing adequate disclosure to consumers to insure that the electronic pricing of the designated consumer commodities is accurate. The commissioner may establish by regulation methods to protect consumers against electronic pricing errors of such designated consumer commodities and to insure that the electronic prices of such designated consumer commodities are accurate. Among the methods that the commissioner may consider are conditions similar to those set forth in subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of this section.

(d) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, after providing notice and conducting a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, may issue a warning citation or impose a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than five hundred dollars for each subsequent offense on any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation that violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section or any regulation adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation that violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section or any regulation adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than one thousand dollars for each subsequent offense. Each violation with respect to all units of a particular consumer commodity on any single day shall be deemed a single offense.

Sec. 147. Section 21a-137 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A fee of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars shall accompany each application for the license provided for in section 21a-136. Each such license shall expire annually. Such license shall be in such form as the commissioner determines and shall be kept exposed to view in a conspicuous place upon the premises where such business is conducted or carried on. All fees received for such licenses shall be paid by the commissioner to the State Treasurer. No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer for sale within the state any beverages manufactured or bottled beyond the boundaries of the state unless such person, firm or corporation has made application for and secured a license from said commissioner upon the payment of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars, and no such license shall be issued by said commissioner until such establishment has been inspected by him or his agent or until such establishment has furnished said commissioner a certificate from the commission having the enforcement of the beverage law in the state where such establishment is located that such establishment complies in every respect with the requirements of the Connecticut beverage law. The provisions of this section shall not apply to out-of-state manufacturers, bottlers or distributors of malt and cereal drinks, grape juice, lime juice, fruit-flavored syrups, powders or mixtures, concentrated fruit juices or fruit and vegetable juices.

Sec. 148. Section 21a-146 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Under the provisions of this part apple juice is exempted from the provisions of part I. Any plant or place where juice is extracted from apples or put in containers shall be registered with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and shall be subject to sanitary inspection by the commissioner or his agents and to labeling regulations promulgated by the commissioner. The registration fee shall be [ten] twenty dollars per year and shall accompany each registration application. Each registration shall expire annually. The form of registration application shall be specified by the commissioner.

(b) Each container in which unpasteurized apple juice or cider is sold shall carry a label stating that such apple juice or cider is not pasteurized. Such label shall be printed in at least ten-point type.

Sec. 149. Section 21a-152 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each building or room occupied as a bakery shall be so situated as not to be exposed to contamination from its surroundings, shall be drained and plumbed in a manner conducive to a healthful and sanitary condition, shall be adequately lighted and shall have such air-shafts and windows or ventilating pipes, to insure ventilation, as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection directs. Each bakery shall be provided with a washroom and lavatory facilities apart from the bake-room and any room where the manufacture of food products is conducted and suitable locker space shall be provided for each employee. Lavatory facilities shall not be within, or communicate directly with, production areas of a bakery. All bakery rooms shall be of a height adequate for proper ventilation. The walls and ceilings of preparation areas shall be constructed of a smooth material which is impervious to water and which is easily cleaned. Floors and walls shall fit tightly to prevent the accumulation of filth. All bakeries shall be free of vermin. Doors, windows, transoms, skylights and other openings shall be tightly screened between May first and November first of each year. The furniture, utensils and floors of such rooms shall be kept in a sanitary condition and fly-tight metal or plastic refuse containers shall be provided and emptied each day. Bakery products shall not be produced, prepared, packed or held under unsanitary conditions whereby they may be rendered unwholesome or otherwise injurious to health. The manufactured flour or meal food products shall be kept in clean, dry and airy rooms. Hot and cold running water under pressure shall be provided at a sink of sufficient size to be used for the washing of baking utensils. A sink suitable for washing hands shall be provided in the production area. Flour shall be stored on suitable racks at least six inches above the floor and all raw materials shall be protected in a sanitary manner at all times. Sleeping rooms shall be separated from the rooms where bakery products are manufactured or stored.

(b) No person, firm or corporation shall operate a bakery without having obtained from said commissioner a bakery license. Application for such license shall be made on forms, furnished by the commissioner, showing the name and address of such bakery and the number of persons engaged in the production of bread and pastry products, excluding porters, dishwashers, drivers, sales personnel and other employees not directly engaged in such production. The commissioner shall cause an inspection to be made of the premises described in the application and, if conditions are found satisfactory, such license shall be issued. No person, firm or corporation operating a bakery, or any agent, servant or employee thereof, shall refuse, hinder or otherwise interfere with access by the commissioner or his authorized representative for the purpose of conducting an inspection. No person, firm or corporation shall sell or distribute bread, cakes, doughnuts, crullers, pies, cookies, crackers, spaghetti, macaroni or other food products, including frozen or canned baked goods made in whole or in part of flour or meal produced in any bakery located within or beyond the boundaries of this state, unless such bakery has obtained a license from said commissioner. The commissioner may promulgate regulations excepting out-of-state manufacturers of products, commonly known as cookies, crackers, brown bread or plum puddings in hermetically sealed containers and other similar products, from the license provisions of this section. Such license shall be valid for one year and a fee therefor shall be collected as follows: From a person, firm or corporation owning or conducting a bakery in which there are four persons or fewer engaged in the production of bread and pastry products, [ten] twenty dollars; in which there are not fewer than five nor more than nine persons so engaged, [twenty] forty dollars; in which there are not fewer than ten nor more than twenty-four persons so engaged, [fifty] one hundred dollars; in which there are not fewer than twenty-five nor more than ninety-nine persons so engaged, [one] two hundred dollars; in which there are more than one hundred persons so engaged, two hundred fifty dollars.

(c) A bakery license may be revoked by said commissioner for violation of this chapter after a hearing conducted in accordance with chapter 54. In addition, a bakery license may be summarily suspended pending a hearing if said commissioner has reason to believe that the public health, safety or welfare imperatively requires emergency action. Within ten days following the suspension order said commissioner shall cause to be held a hearing which shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of said chapter 54. Following said hearing said commissioner shall dissolve such suspension or order revocation of the bakery license. Any person, firm or corporation whose license has been revoked may make application for a new license and said commissioner shall act on such application within thirty days of receipt. The costs of any inspections necessary to determine whether or not an applicant, whose license has been revoked, is entitled to have a new license granted shall be borne by the applicant at such rates as the commissioner may determine. Said commissioner may refuse to grant any bakery license if he finds that the applicant has evidenced a pattern of noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter. Prima facie evidence of a pattern of noncompliance shall be established if said commissioner shows that the applicant has had two or more bakery licenses revoked.

(d) All vehicles used in the transportation of bakery products shall be kept in a sanitary condition and shall have the name and address of the bakery, owner, operator or distributor legibly printed on both sides. Each compartment in which unwrapped bakery products are transported shall be enclosed in a manner approved by the commissioner.

(e) The provisions of this section shall not prevent local health authorities from enforcing orders or regulations concerning the sanitary condition of bakeries.

Sec. 150. Section 21a-223 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each individual place of business of each health club shall obtain a license from the Department of Consumer Protection prior to the sale of any health club contract. Application for such license shall be made on forms provided by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and said commissioner shall require as a condition to the issuance and renewal of any license obtained under this chapter (1) that the applicant provide for and maintain on the premises of the health club sanitary facilities; (2) that the application be accompanied by (A) a license or renewal fee of two hundred fifty dollars, (B) a list of the equipment and each service which the applicant intends to have available for use by buyers during the year of operations following licensure or renewal, and (C) two copies of each health club contract which the applicant is currently using or intends to use; and (3) compliance with the requirements of section 21a-226. Such licenses shall be renewed annually. The commissioner may impose a civil penalty of not more than three hundred dollars against any health club that continues to sell or offer for sale health club contracts for any location but fails to submit a license renewal and license renewal fee for such location not later than thirty days after such license's expiration date.

(b) No health club shall (1) engage in any act or practice which is in violation of or contrary to the provisions of this chapter or any regulation adopted to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including the use of contracts which do not conform to the requirements of this chapter, or (2) engage in conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the buyer, the public or the commissioner. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may refuse to grant or renew a license to, or may suspend or revoke the license of, any health club which engages in any conduct prohibited by this chapter.

(c) If the commissioner refuses to grant or renew a license of any health club, the commissioner shall notify the applicant or licensee of the refusal, and of his right to request a hearing within ten days from the date of receipt of the notice of refusal. If the applicant or licensee requests a hearing within ten days, the commissioner shall give notice of the grounds for his refusal and shall conduct a hearing concerning such refusal in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning contested matters.

(d) The Attorney General at the request of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection is authorized to apply in the name of the state of Connecticut to the Superior Court for an order temporarily or permanently restraining and enjoining any health club from operating in violation of any provision of this chapter.

Sec. 151. Section 21a-234 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall act as a manufacturer, supply dealer, importer, renovator or secondhand dealer without first completing an application and obtaining a numbered license from the commissioner. Based on the information furnished in the application, the commissioner shall determine and issue the appropriate license. The license shall be conspicuously posted in the establishment of the person to whom the license is issued. A license shall be valid for one year.

(b) Any method of sterilization or sanitation used in connection with this chapter shall require the prior approval of the commissioner. Each person who wishes to sterilize or sanitize bedding or filling material shall complete an application and obtain a numbered permit from the commissioner. The permit must be conspicuously posted in the establishment of the person to whom the permit is issued. Each permit shall cost twenty-five dollars and shall be valid for one year.

(c) Manufacturers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a manufacturers' license, a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. The licensee may then operate as a manufacturer, supply dealer, renovator or secondhand dealer. Supply dealers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a supply dealers' license, a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. The licensee may then operate as a supply dealer, renovator or secondhand dealer. Renovators shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a renovators' license, a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars. The licensee may then operate as a renovator and secondhand dealer. Secondhand dealers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a secondhand dealers' license, a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars. The licensee may then operate as a secondhand dealer. Importers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of an importer's license, a fee of one hundred dollars.

(d) A person shall be entitled to a refund of a license or permit fee only in the case of error on the part of the department.

Sec. 152. Section 21a-246 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person within this state shall manufacture, wholesale, repackage, supply, compound, mix, cultivate or grow, or by other process produce or prepare, controlled substances without first obtaining a license to do so from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and no person within this state shall operate a laboratory for the purpose of research or analysis using controlled substances without first obtaining a license to do so from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, except that such activities by pharmacists or pharmacies in the filling and dispensing of prescriptions or activities incident thereto, or the dispensing or administering of controlled substances by dentists, podiatrists, physicians or veterinarians, or other persons acting under their supervision, in the treatment of patients shall not be subject to the provisions of this section, and provided laboratories for instruction in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, pharmacology and pharmacognosy in institutions duly licensed for such purposes in this state shall not be subject to the provisions of this section except with respect to narcotic drugs and schedule I and II controlled substances. Upon application of any physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall without unnecessary delay, license such physician to possess and supply marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma or the side effects of chemotherapy. No person outside this state shall sell or supply controlled substances within this state without first obtaining a license to do so from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, provided no such license shall be required of a manufacturer whose principal place of business is located outside this state and who is registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration or other federal agency, and who files a copy of such registration with the appropriate licensing authority under this chapter.

(b) Such licenses shall expire annually, and may be renewed by application to the licensing authority. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection following a hearing as prescribed in section 21a-275, may revoke or suspend any license granted by him pursuant to this section for violation of the provisions of any statute relative to controlled substances or of any regulation made hereunder. The licensing authority, upon application of any person whose license has been suspended or revoked, may reinstate such license upon a showing of good cause.

(c) The fee for licenses provided pursuant to this section shall be according to the following schedule: For any wholesaler, one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars per annum; for manufacturers employing not more than five licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both, two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars per annum; for manufacturers employing six to ten licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both, three hundred seventy-five dollars per annum; for manufacturers employing more than ten licensed pharmacists or qualified chemists or both, [seven hundred fifty] nine hundred forty dollars per annum; for laboratories, [forty] eighty dollars per annum. A separate fee is required for each place of business or professional practice where the licensee uses, manufactures, stores, distributes, analyzes or dispenses controlled drugs.

(d) Controlled substances which are possessed, kept or stored at an address or location other than the address or location indicated on the registration required by chapter 420c or by federal laws and regulations shall be deemed to be possessed, kept or stored illegally and shall be subject to seizure and forfeited to the state. The following are subject to forfeitures: (1) All controlled substances which have been manufactured, distributed, dispensed or acquired in violation of this chapter; (2) all raw materials, products and equipment of any kind which are used, or intended for use, in manufacturing, compounding, processing, delivering, importing, or exporting any controlled substance in violation of this chapter; (3) all property which is used, or intended for use, as a container for property described in paragraph (1) or (2); (4) all conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles or vessels, which are used, or intended for use, to transport or in any manner to facilitate the transportation, for the purpose of sale or receipt of property described in paragraph (1) or (2), but (i) no conveyance used by any person as a common carrier is subject to forfeiture under this chapter unless it appears that the owner or other person in charge of the conveyance is a consenting party or privy to a violation of this chapter; (ii) no conveyance is subject to forfeiture under this chapter by reason of any act or omission established by the owner thereof to have been committed or omitted without his knowledge or consent.

Sec. 153. Section 21a-321 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Registration may be renewed by application to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Renewal applications shall be in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall be accompanied by a biennial renewal fee of [twenty] forty dollars. A separate fee shall be required for each place of business or professional practice where the practitioner stores, distributes or dispenses controlled substances.

Sec. 154. Section 22-12b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The breeding and raising in captivity of foxes, mink, chinchilla, marten, fisher, nutria and muskrat, and the marketing of such animals, shall be classified as farming and as an agricultural pursuit and all such animals so raised in captivity, or lawfully acquired, shall be classified as domestic animals. No person shall possess two or more such animals of opposite sex without first obtaining a fur breeder's license from the Department of Agriculture. The fee for such license shall be [eight] fifteen dollars. Such license shall be annual and nontransferable and shall expire on the thirty-first day of December after its issuance. All applications for such licenses shall be upon blanks prepared and furnished by the Commissioner of Agriculture. All license fees received by the commissioner under the provisions of this section shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer and by him be applied to the General Fund. All licensees shall keep a record of all such animals exchanged or transported by such licensees, whether the same are alive or dead, and shall report to the commissioner at the expiration of the license period, on forms furnished by the commissioner, the number of animals possessed at the beginning of the license period, those disposed of during such period and the number of animals on hand at the close of the period. For purposes of disease control, the commissioner at his discretion may require special import or export permits for any specified period. Said commissioner, in the interest of protecting game or domestic animals from disease, may confiscate animals possessed by licensees referred to herein, and may quarantine the same, and may destroy such animals when, in his opinion, such action is advisable. Any license granted under the provisions of this section may be revoked by the commissioner for a violation of any regulation made by him or a violation of any provision of this section. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 155. Section 22-57 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or transport for sale any agricultural or vegetable seed or seed used for lawn or turf purposes within this state unless the person is registered with the Commissioner of Agriculture, except that any person selling only seeds which are supplied and labeled by a registered distributor is not required to be registered. The application for registration shall be submitted to the commissioner on a form furnished by the commissioner. The application shall be accompanied by a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. On and after January 1, 1993, said fee shall be established by the commissioner by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. All registrations shall expire on March thirty-first of each year.

(b) No person shall sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or transport for sale any agricultural or vegetable seed or seed used for lawn or turf purposes within this state unless the following conditions are complied with: (1) The test to determine the percentage of germination required by section 22-56 was completed within the nine-month period, exclusive of the calendar month in which the test was completed, immediately prior to the sale, exposure for sale or offering for sale or transportation. Any seed not sold within the nine-month period shall be retested with test samples taken from stock at the point of wholesale and retail sale; (2) the seed is labeled in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the labeling is not false or misleading and the seed has not been advertised in a false or misleading manner; (3) the labeling, advertising or other representations subject to this chapter shall represent the seed as certified or registered if: (A) A seed-certifying agency has determined that the seed was produced, processed and packaged, and conforms to purity standards for the kind or variety of seed, in compliance with the rules and regulations of the agency pertaining to the seed and (B) the seed bears an official label of the certifying agency stating that the seed is certified or registered, and (4) the seed does not contain: (A) Prohibited noxious weed seeds subject to tolerances; (B) restricted noxious-weed seeds per pound in excess of the number prescribed by the regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, or in excess of the number declared on the label attached to the container of the seed or associated with the seed within recognized tolerances, and (C) more than two and one-half per cent by weight of all weed seeds.

(c) No person shall, within this state: (1) Detach, alter, deface or destroy any label provided for in this chapter or the regulations adopted thereunder, or alter or substitute seed, in a manner that may defeat the purposes of this chapter; (2) disseminate any false or misleading advertisement concerning agricultural or vegetable seed; (3) hinder or obstruct any authorized person in the performance of his duties under this chapter; (4) fail to comply with a "stop-sale" order, or move or otherwise handle or dispose of any lot of seed held under a "stop-sale" order or tags attached thereto, except with express permission of the enforcing officer and for the purpose specified thereby; (5) use the word "trace" as a substitute for any statement which is required, or (6) use the word "type" in any labeling in connection with the name of any agricultural or vegetable seed variety. Each person whose name appears on the label as handling agricultural or vegetable seeds subject to this chapter shall keep for a period of two years complete records of each lot of agricultural or vegetable seed handled, and keep for one year a file sample of each lot of seed after final disposition of such lot. All records and samples pertaining to the shipment or shipments involved shall be accessible for inspection by the Commissioner of Agriculture or the commissioner's authorized agents during usual business hours.

Sec. 156. Section 22-111c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer shall be registered before being distributed in this state. The application for registration shall be submitted to the commissioner on a form furnished by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a fee of [fifteen] thirty dollars per major and minor element for each brand and grade listed on the application form, provided the cost for each registration shall not exceed [ninety] one hundred eighty dollars per individual product. On and after January 1, 1993, said fee shall be established by the commissioner by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. The application shall include the following information: (1) The net weight; (2) the brand and grade; (3) the guaranteed analysis; (4) the name and address of the registrant; (5) the sources from which the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are derived. Upon approval of the application by the commissioner, a copy of the registration shall be furnished to the applicant. All registrations shall expire on June thirtieth of each year.

(b) A distributor shall not be required to register any brand of commercial fertilizer which is already registered under this chapter by another person.

(c) A distributor shall not be required to register a commercial fertilizer formulated according to specifications which are furnished by a consumer prior to mixing; but shall be required to label such fertilizer as provided in subsection (c) of section 22-111d.

Sec. 157. Section 22-236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The annual license fee for each milk dealer, yogurt manufacturer, or subdealer shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars. The license fee for dealers and subdealers with yearly sales in excess of one hundred thousand quarts shall be increased at a rate of .021 cents per one hundred quarts of milk product sold during the reporting period.

(b) The license fee for each cheese manufacturer shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(c) The license fee for each dry milk manufacturer shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(d) The license fee for each store shall be [thirty] sixty dollars.

(e) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(f) The commissioner may grant a waiver from any fee established in this chapter to any nonprofit organization, as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, upon presentation to the commissioner of adequate proof of the organization's nonprofit status.

Sec. 158. Section 22-277 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section, "livestock animal" means any camelid or hooved animal raised for domestic or commercial use. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall supervise commission sales stables where livestock animals are sold at public auctions. Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling livestock animals at such auctions or sales shall annually apply to said commissioner for a license upon a form to be prescribed by the commissioner. The fee for each such license shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, payable to said commissioner. Each such license shall be issued for the period of one year from July first and may be revoked for cause. If, in the judgment of the commissioner, any provision of this section has been violated, the commissioner shall send notice by registered or certified mail to the licensee, who shall be given a hearing, and, if violation is proven, the license shall be revoked. If a license to deal in livestock, issued to any person, firm or corporation by another state, has been suspended or revoked by such state within five years next preceding the date of issuance or renewal of a license to such person, firm or corporation under the provisions of this section, such suspension or revocation shall constitute just cause for revocation under this section. All dairy animals to be sold at such auction shall be segregated from beef animals prior to such sales. The sale of dairy animals shall precede the sale of those assigned for slaughter. All bovines more than three hundred pounds in weight, except dairy and breeding animals, that are delivered to a sale shall be branded with the letter "S" in a conspicuous place or identified in a manner acceptable to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee by the operator of the sale or the operator's representative. All dairy and breeding animals from within the state arriving at a sale shall be from a herd that: (1) Is under state supervision for the control of brucellosis and tuberculosis and that has been tested for brucellosis and tuberculosis less than fourteen months before the sale, (2) has been tested for tuberculosis less than fourteen months before the sale and is regularly tested under the brucellosis ring test program of the Department of Agriculture or (3) is certified to be brucellosis-free under the program established pursuant to section 22-299a. All dairy and breeding animals arriving at a sale from outside the state shall comply with section 22-304 and be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the livestock official of the state of their origin and by a permit from the commissioner. All animals offered for dairy or breeding purposes over six months of age shall be identified by an official ear tag, a tattoo or by registration papers. All female dairy or breeding animals over six months of age shall have been calfhood vaccinated against brucellosis. Animals consigned for slaughter shall be sold only to owners or agents of slaughtering establishments and moved directly to such slaughtering establishments for immediate slaughter. All stables and sales rings shall be kept clean and shall be suitably disinfected prior to each sale. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the sale of an individual herd at an auction conducted by the owner thereof. Any person, or any officer or agent of any corporation, who violates any provision of this section or who obstructs or attempts to obstruct the Commissioner of Agriculture or the commissioner's deputy or assistants in the performance of their duty, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

(b) Any person, firm or corporation licensed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall make, execute and thereafter maintain on file with the Commissioner of Agriculture a bond to the state, satisfactory to the commissioner, to secure the performance of obligations incurred in this state or in lieu thereof, and a bond filed with the United States Department of Agriculture in the amount as required herein, pursuant to the provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act (7 USC 181 et seq.). The amount of each such bond shall be based on the amount of one average sale of such person, firm or corporation. One average sale shall be computed by dividing the total yearly gross receipts from the sale of all livestock during the preceding twelve months by the number of sales during such time, provided the number of sales used to compute one average sale shall not be greater than one hundred thirty. If the amount of one average sale is ten thousand dollars or less the amount of the bond shall be ten thousand dollars. If the amount of one average sale is more than ten thousand dollars but not more than twenty-six thousand dollars, the amount of the bond shall be not less than the next multiple of two thousand dollars above such amount. If the amount of one average sale is more than twenty-six thousand dollars but not more than thirty thousand dollars, the amount of such bond shall be thirty thousand dollars. If the amount of one average sale is more than thirty thousand dollars, the amount of the bond shall be not less than the next multiple of five thousand dollars above such amount.

Sec. 159. Section 22-320c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall feed garbage to swine on any premises unless such premises have been registered with the department. Upon receipt of an application for registration on a form provided by the department, which application shall be accompanied by a registration fee of [five] fifteen dollars, unless the applicant is the state or any political subdivision thereof, the department shall send an authorized representative familiar with equipment used to cook garbage on swine farms to inspect the premises where the applicant desires to conduct garbage cooking. If such representative finds that such premises cannot be approved under sections 22-320a to 22-320h, inclusive, and regulations promulgated thereunder, he shall notify the applicant wherein he fails to comply. If, within a reasonable time thereafter, to be fixed by the department, the specified defects are remedied, the department shall make a second inspection and proceed therewith as in the case of the original inspection. No registration granted under this section shall be transferable by the registrant and each registration shall apply to only one place of business, which shall be specified in the registration. There shall be only one registrant for each place of business. No registration shall be issued by the department to conduct a garbage-feeding swine farm, nor shall any place be used for that purpose, unless the department is satisfied that all regulations of the department will be complied with and that all garbage fed to swine will be satisfactorily treated as required by section 22-320b.

Sec. 160. Section 22-326f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) On and after July 1, 1989, no person shall commence an intensive poultry farming operation without a permit from the Commissioner of Agriculture. Any person seeking such a permit shall apply on forms provided by the commissioner and pay an application fee of [ten] twenty dollars. Upon receipt of a completed application the commissioner shall cause an inspection to be made of the premises where the applicant desires to conduct an intensive poultry farming operation. If the commissioner finds that such premises meet the requirements of sections 22-323a to 22-324a, inclusive, and applicable regulations and may reasonably be expected to continue to meet such requirements, he shall issue the permit. If the commissioner finds that the premises do not meet such requirements, or may not reasonably be expected to continue to meet such requirements, the application shall be denied. When any permit has been denied the applicant may, within ten days of the notification of the denial, request in writing a hearing and appeal before the commissioner or his designee. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the commissioner after a hearing may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which he seeks to conduct such farming operation. No permit granted under this section shall be transferable by the permittee, and each permit shall apply to only one premise, which shall be specified in the permit. The commissioner may issue only one permit for a premise.

(b) The commissioner may require a surety bond in an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars as a condition of the permit described in subsection (a) of this section. The bond shall indemnify the commissioner for expenses he may incur in carrying out the provisions of section 22-326d.

(c) The commissioner may suspend or revoke a permit issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for failure to operate in compliance with the provisions of sections 22-323a to 22-324a, inclusive, and applicable regulations. Whenever the commissioner is satisfied of the existence of one or more reasons for suspending or revoking a permit, he shall give notice to the permittee by registered mail of a hearing to be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 at the time stated in the notice. The commissioner may compel the attendance of witnesses and the person complained against shall have the opportunity to produce witnesses or other evidence in his behalf. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the commissioner after a hearing may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which he conducts such farming operation.

Sec. 161. Section 22-332b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any hospital, educational institution or laboratory desiring to obtain a license to use living dogs in medical or biological teaching, research or study shall apply to the Commissioner of Public Health, on forms which said commissioner shall provide, giving its name, address, the nature of the activity for which a license is desired and the location at which such activity is to be conducted. Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars. Upon receipt of an application and fee, the Commissioner of Public Health shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant and shall issue a license upon finding that the applicant (1) has adequate land, buildings, equipment and facilities to engage in the activity described in the application, and (2) agrees to comply with all laws and regulations respecting the housing and care of dogs. Each license shall be in lieu of any license required by sections 22-338, 22-339, 22-342 and 22-344, as amended by this act, and shall be issued only for the premises and activity described in the application. No license shall be transferable. Each license shall expire on June thirtieth following the date of issue and shall be renewable annually upon application and payment of a fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Health shall suspend or revoke a license for wilful or material failure to comply with the provisions of this section or any law or regulation relating to the acquisition, housing and care of dogs. No such suspension or revocation shall be ordered except upon notice and hearing. Such notice shall be in writing and shall inform the licensee of the substance of the violation charged and that an opportunity for hearing will be provided upon written request filed within ten days after receipt of such notice. The Commissioner of Public Health shall file with each order suspending or revoking a license a finding of fact and statement of his conclusions and serve upon the licensee, by registered or certified mail, a copy of such order, finding and statement. Any person whose application for a license is denied or whose license is revoked or suspended under the provisions of this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54, establishing humane standards for the proper housing, care, treatment, handling and disposition of dogs used by licensees under this section.

Sec. 162. Section 22-344 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall maintain a commercial kennel until he has obtained from the commissioner a license to maintain such kennel under such regulations as the commissioner provides as to sanitation, disease and humane treatment of dogs or cats and the protection of the public safety. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of [one] two hundred dollars, the commissioner shall issue such license to be effective until the ensuing December thirty-first provided the commissioner finds (1) that such regulations have been complied with, and (2) in the case of each initial application for such license, that the zoning enforcement official of the municipality wherein such kennel is to be maintained has certified that the kennel conforms to the municipal zoning regulations. Such license shall be renewed annually, not later than December thirty-first, in accordance with the provisions of this section, and may be transferred by the licensee to another premises upon approval of the commissioner.

(b) No person shall maintain a pet shop until he has obtained from the commissioner a license to maintain such pet shop under such regulations as the commissioner provides as to sanitation, disease and humane treatment of animals and the protection of the public safety. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of two hundred dollars, the commissioner shall issue such license to be effective until the ensuing December thirty-first provided the commissioner finds (1) that such regulations have been complied with and (2) in the case of each initial application for such license, that the zoning enforcement official of the municipality wherein such pet shop is to be maintained has certified that the pet shop conforms to the municipal zoning regulations. Such pet shop license may be transferred by the licensee to another premises upon the approval of the commissioner. The commissioner, after consultation with the Commissioners of Public Health and Environmental Protection, shall establish and maintain, pursuant to regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, a list of animals which are deemed to be injurious to the health and safety of the public or whose maintenance in captivity is detrimental to the health and safety of the animal. The sale or offer of sale of any animal which is on said list is prohibited and any person who violates this provision shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.

(c) No person shall engage in the business of grooming or maintaining a grooming facility until such person has obtained from the commissioner a license to maintain such facility under such regulations as the commissioner provides as to sanitation, disease and humane treatment of such animals and the protection of the public safety. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of one hundred dollars, the commissioner shall issue such license to be effective until the ensuing December thirty-first provided the commissioner finds (1) that such regulations have been complied with, and (2) in the case of each initial application for such license, that the zoning enforcement official of the municipality wherein such grooming is to be maintained has certified that the facility conforms to the municipal zoning regulations. Such license shall be renewed annually, not later than December thirty-first, in accordance with the provisions of this section, and may be transferred by the licensee to other premises upon approval of the commissioner.

(d) No person shall maintain a training facility until such person has obtained from the commissioner a license to maintain such facility under such regulations as the commissioner provides as to sanitation, disease and humane treatment of such animals and the protection of public safety. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of one hundred dollars, the commissioner shall issue such license to be effective until the ensuing December thirty-first provided the commissioner finds (1) that such regulations have been complied with and (2) in the case of each initial application for such license, that the zoning enforcement official of the municipality wherein such training facility is to be maintained has certified that the facility conforms to the municipal zoning regulations. Such license shall be renewed annually upon the terms required for the original license and may be transferred by the licensee to another premises upon approval of the commissioner.

(e) The commissioner may, at any time, inspect or cause to be inspected by his agents any such commercial kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility, and if, in his judgment such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility is not being maintained in a sanitary and humane manner or in a manner that protects the public safety, or if he finds that contagious, infectious or communicable disease or other unsatisfactory conditions exist, he may issue such orders as he deems necessary for the correction of such conditions and may quarantine the premises and animals. If the owner or keeper of such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility fails to comply with the regulations or orders of the commissioner, or fails to comply with any provision of the statutes or regulations relating to dogs or other animals, the commissioner may revoke or suspend such license. Any person aggrieved by any order issued under the provisions of this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183. Any person maintaining any commercial kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility without having obtained a license for the same or after any such license has been revoked or suspended as provided herein shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars. The provisions of this section shall not apply to veterinary hospitals, except those boarding or grooming dogs for nonmedical purposes, and other establishments where all the dogs or animals were born and raised on the premises where they are kept for sale.

(f) The provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section requiring certification by the zoning enforcement official that every commercial kennel, pet shop, grooming facility and training facility conforms to the zoning regulations of the municipality wherein such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility is maintained shall not apply to any person who is licensed under said subsections and maintained any such kennel, pet shop or grooming facility prior to October 1, 1977, provided such person does not relocate such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility in a zone in which such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility is not a permitted use. In addition, the provisions of said subsections requiring certification by the zoning enforcement official that every commercial kennel, pet shop, grooming facility and training facility conforms to the zoning regulations of the municipality wherein such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility is maintained shall not apply when a zone in which such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility is maintained is changed to a use which does not permit such kennel, pet shop, grooming facility or training facility in such zone.

Sec. 163. Section 22-384 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person before engaging in the business of a dealer or broker shall file an application with the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner and pay a license fee. The fee shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars, provided the fee may be increased by the commissioner by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Such application shall state the nature of the business, the type of livestock the applicant proposes to handle, the name of the person applying for a license and, if the applicant is a firm, association, partnership or corporation, the full name of each member of such firm, association or partnership or the names of the officers of the corporation, and the name of the agent or agents of the applicant, the municipality and post-office address at which business is to be conducted and such other facts as the commissioner may prescribe. The applicant shall further satisfy the commissioner as to the applicant's character, financial responsibility and good faith in seeking to engage in the business.

Sec. 164. Section 22-385 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Upon compliance by the applicant with section 22-384, as amended by this act, the commissioner shall, subject to the provisions of this chapter, issue a license entitling the applicant or the applicant's agents to conduct the business of buying or receiving livestock or receiving, selling, exchanging or soliciting or negotiating the sale, resale, exchange or shipment of livestock at the place named in the application until June thirtieth next following. Such license shall be renewable annually, unless suspended or revoked, on payment of a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars.

Sec. 165. Section 22-414 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Commissioner of Agriculture shall supervise commission sales stables where equines are sold at public auctions. Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling equines at auctions shall annually apply to the commissioner for a license upon a form to be prescribed by the commissioner. The fee for a license to hold one public auction annually shall be [fifteen] thirty dollars and the fee for a license to hold more than one public auction annually shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars. Each such license shall be issued for the period of one year from July first and may be revoked for cause. If, in the judgment of the commissioner, any provision of this section has been violated, the commissioner shall send notice by registered or certified mail to the licensee, who shall be given a hearing, and, if violation is proven, the licensee's license shall be revoked. All stables and sales rings shall be kept clean and shall be suitably disinfected prior to each sale. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the private sale of equines conducted by the owner thereof. Any person, or any officer or agent of any corporation, who violates any provision of this section or who obstructs or attempts to obstruct the Commissioner of Agriculture or the commissioner's deputy or any of the commissioner's assistants in the performance of the commissioner's duty shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars.

Sec. 166. Section 25-129 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the board, shall establish the requirements of registration for well drilling contractors. Each person, before engaging in the business of well drilling or pump installing, shall obtain annually from the Department of Consumer Protection a certificate of registration as a well drilling contractor, using an application blank prepared by said department. Each application for issuance or renewal of a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a certificate of liability coverage for bodily injury of at least one hundred thousand dollars per person with an aggregate of at least three hundred thousand dollars and for property damage of at least fifty thousand dollars per accident with an aggregate of at least one hundred thousand dollars. The applicant shall pay a registration fee of [forty-four] eighty-eight dollars with the application and an annual renewal registration fee of [one hundred twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars for renewals on and after April 1, 1984. A certificate of registration is not transferable and expires annually. A lost, destroyed or mutilated registration certificate may be replaced by a duplicate upon payment of a lost fee of [three] fifteen dollars. One seal shall be issued to each registrant as provided in subsection (b) of this section. Additional seals may be obtained at a fee of three dollars each.

(b) A well drilling contractor shall place in a conspicuous location on both sides of his well drilling machine his registration number in letters not less than two inches high. A seal furnished by said department designating the year the certificate of registration was issued or renewed and the words "Connecticut registered well drilling contractor" shall be affixed directly adjacent to the registration number.

(c) A governmental unit engaged in water-supply well drilling shall be registered under this chapter, but shall be exempt from paying the registration fees. A governmental unit engaged in non-water-supply well drilling shall be exempt from the requirements for registration under this chapter if the drilling is done by regular employees of, and with equipment owned by, the unit and the work is on non-water-supply wells intended for use by the governmental unit.

(d) This chapter shall not restrict a plumber or electrician from engaging in the trade for which he has been licensed.

(e) (1) A certificate of registration may be refused, or a certificate of registration duly issued may be suspended or revoked, or the renewal thereof refused by the board if said board has good and sufficient reason to believe or finds that the applicant for or the holder of such a certificate has: (A) Made a material misstatement in the application for a registration of any application for renewal thereof; or (B) obtained the registration through wilful fraud or misrepresentation; or (C) demonstrated gross incompetency to act as a well driller; or (D) been guilty of failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the State Well Drilling Code, as from time to time amended; or (E) refused to file reports of wells drilled as required by subsection (a) of section 25-131; or (F) been found guilty by the board, the Commissioner of Public Health or by a court of competent jurisdiction, of any fraud, deceit, gross negligence, incompetency or misconduct in the industry, operations or business of well drilling.

(2) Before any certificate of registration shall be refused, suspended or revoked, or the renewal thereof refused, the board shall give notice of the intended action and afford opportunity for hearing in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(3) Appeal from the decisions of the board may be taken in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(4) After one year from the date of refusal or revocation of a registration, application to register may be made again by the person affected.

(f) The department shall prepare a roster of all registered well drillers and distribute it annually to the local director of health or his agent and the building inspector, if there is one, of each town.

(g) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the board, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to establish certificates of registration for limited contractor and limited journeyperson well casing extension. Such certificates of registration shall permit persons licensed to perform plumbing and piping work pursuant to chapter 393 to perform well casing extension, repair and maintenance work. Upon initial application, an applicant shall demonstrate knowledge of well casing extension, repair and maintenance work by passing an examination subject to the provisions of section 20-333. The applicant shall pay a registration fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars upon initial application and an annual renewal registration fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars. A certificate of registration under this subsection is nontransferable and expires annually.

Sec. 167. Section 26-212 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall take or gather for commercial purposes oysters, clams, mussels or other molluscan shellfish from any natural shellfish bed in the state in any boat or vessel unless it is licensed and numbered in the manner provided in this section. Any person desiring to use any boat or vessel for such purpose may make written application to the Commissioner of Agriculture, stating the name, owner, rig, general description and tonnage of such boat or vessel and the place where it is owned, and the commissioner shall issue to the owner of such boat or vessel a license to take and gather for commercial purposes oysters, clams, mussels or other molluscan shellfish from the natural shellfish beds in the state for the term expiring on the next succeeding twentieth day of July, unless sooner revoked, upon the payment of [fifteen] thirty dollars; provided, before such license is granted, the owner or master shall prove to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such boat or vessel may legally be used on work on the public beds of the state and that the dredges and other contrivances do not weigh more than thirty pounds. Each boat or vessel so licensed shall, while at work upon any of the natural shellfish beds of the state, display the number of such license in black figures not less than one foot in length. No such license may be transferred. The sale of any boat so licensed shall operate as a forfeiture and revocation of the license, and the license certificate shall be surrendered to the commissioner.

Sec. 168. Section 26-213 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall take or gather for commercial purposes oysters, clams, mussels or other molluscan shellfish from any natural shellfish bed in the state and no person shall be permitted upon any boat, licensed pursuant to the provisions of section 26-212, as amended by this act, while the boat is being used for such taking or gathering until the person has been licensed in the manner provided in this section. The person shall apply in writing, to the Commissioner of Agriculture upon blanks to be furnished by the commissioner, stating his name, residence, post-office address and such other information as may be required by said commissioner, and said commissioner, upon payment of a fee of [ten] twenty dollars, shall issue to the person a license for such purpose. All licenses so issued shall be revocable at any time by the commissioner and shall expire on the twentieth day of July in each year. The commissioner shall account to the Treasurer for all money received for licenses under the provisions of this section. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section relating to licensing shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 169. Section 26-219 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Any person may apply to the Commissioner of Agriculture for a license to take conchs in excess of one-half bushel daily. Such license shall not apply to any area lawfully designated as oyster, clam or mussel beds under town or state jurisdiction. Such application shall state the name, residence and post-office address of the applicant and such other information as said commissioner requires. Such license shall be valid for one year from the date of its issuance, and a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars shall be charged therefor. Any person who takes any conchs in excess of one-half bushel daily without having obtained such a license shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 170. Section 29-10b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall charge the following fees for the item or service indicated:

(1) Each search of the record files made pursuant to a request for a copy of an accident or investigative report which results in no document being produced, six dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, [eight] sixteen dollars.

(2) Each copy of an accident or investigative report, six dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, [eight] sixteen dollars.

Sec. 171. Section 29-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The bureau in the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety known as the State Police Bureau of Identification shall be maintained for the purposes (1) of providing an authentic record of each person sixteen years of age or over who is charged with the commission of any crime involving moral turpitude, (2) of providing definite information relative to the identity of each person so arrested, (3) of providing a record of the final judgment of the court resulting from such arrest, unless such record has been erased pursuant to section 54-142a, and (4) for maintaining a central repository of complete criminal history record disposition information. The Commissioner of Public Safety is directed to maintain the State Police Bureau of Identification, which bureau shall receive, classify and file in an orderly manner all fingerprints, pictures and descriptions, including previous criminal records as far as known of all persons so arrested, and shall classify and file in a like manner all identification material and records received from the government of the United States and from the various state governments and subdivisions thereof, and shall cooperate with such governmental units in the exchange of information relative to criminals. The State Police Bureau of Identification shall accept fingerprints of applicants for admission to the bar of the state and, to the extent permitted by federal law, shall exchange state, multistate and federal criminal history records with the State Bar Examining Committee for purposes of investigation of the qualifications of any applicant for admission as an attorney under section 51-80. The record of all arrests reported to the bureau after March 16, 1976, shall contain information of any disposition within ninety days after the disposition has occurred.

(b) Any cost incurred by the State Police Bureau of Identification in conducting any name search and fingerprinting of applicants for admission to the bar of the state shall be paid from fees collected by the State Bar Examining Committee.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall charge the following fees for the service indicated: (1) Name search, [eighteen] thirty-six dollars; (2) fingerprint search, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (3) personal record search, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (4) letters of good conduct search, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (5) bar association search, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (6) fingerprinting, [five] ten dollars; (7) criminal history record information search, [twenty-five] fifty dollars. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any federal, state or municipal agency.

(d) The Commissioner of Public Safety may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, necessary to implement the provisions of the National Child Protection Act of 1993, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Volunteers for Children Act of 1998, and the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact as provided in section 29-164f to provide for national criminal history records checks to determine an employee's or volunteer's suitability and fitness to care for the safety and well-being of children, the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Sec. 172. Section 29-17a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) If a criminal history records check is required pursuant to any provision of the general statutes, such check shall be requested from the State Police Bureau of Identification and shall be applicable to the individual identified in the request. The requesting party shall arrange for the fingerprinting of the individual or for conducting any other method of positive identification required by the State Police Bureau of Identification and, if a national criminal history records check is requested, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fingerprints or other positive identifying information shall be forwarded to the State Police Bureau of Identification which shall conduct a state criminal history records check. If a national criminal history records check is requested, the State Police Bureau of Identification shall submit the fingerprints or other positive identifying information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check, unless the Federal Bureau of Investigation permits direct submission of the fingerprints or other positive identifying information by the requesting party.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety may charge fees for conducting criminal history background checks as follows:

(1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, for a person requesting (A) a state criminal history records check, the fee charged by the Department of Public Safety for performing such check, and (B) a national criminal history records check, the fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for performing such check.

(2) For a state agency requesting a national criminal history records check of a person, the fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for performing such check. The state agency shall reimburse the Department of Public Safety for such cost. Unless otherwise provided by the provision of the general statutes requiring the criminal history records check, the state agency may charge the person a fee equal to the amount paid by the state agency under this subdivision.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety may provide an expedited service for persons requesting criminal history records checks in accordance with this section. Such expedited service shall include making the results of such records checks available to the requesting party through the Internet. The commissioner may enter into a contract with any person, firm or corporation to establish and administer such expedited service. The commissioner shall charge, in addition to the fees charged pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each expedited criminal history record check provided. The fee charged pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and the expedited service fee charged pursuant to this subsection shall be paid by the requesting party in such manner as may be required by the commissioner.

Sec. 173. Section 29-30 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The fee for each permit originally issued under the provisions of subsection (a) of section 29-28 for the sale at retail of pistols and revolvers shall be [one] two hundred dollars and for each renewal thereof [one] two hundred dollars. The fee for each state permit originally issued under the provisions of subsection (b) of section 29-28 for the carrying of pistols and revolvers shall be [seventy] one hundred forty dollars plus sufficient funds as required to be transmitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to cover the cost of a national criminal history records check. The local authority shall forward sufficient funds for the national criminal history records check to the commissioner no later than five business days after receipt by the local authority of the application for the temporary state permit. Thirty-five dollars shall be retained by the local authority. Upon approval by the local authority of the application for a temporary state permit, [thirty-five] seventy dollars shall be sent to the commissioner. The fee to renew each state permit originally issued under the provisions of subsection (b) of section 29-28 shall be [thirty-five] seventy dollars. Upon deposit of such fees in the General Fund, ten dollars of each fee shall be credited within thirty days to the appropriation for the Department of Public Safety to a separate nonlapsing account for the purposes of the issuance of permits under subsections (a) and (b) of section 29-28.

(b) A local permit originally issued before October 1, 2001, whether for the sale at retail of pistols and revolvers or for the carrying of pistols and revolvers, shall expire five years after the date it becomes effective and each renewal thereof shall expire five years after the expiration date of the permit being renewed. On and after October 1, 2001, no local permit for the carrying of pistols and revolvers shall be renewed.

(c) A state permit originally issued under the provisions of section 29-28 for the carrying of pistols and revolvers shall expire five years after the date such permit becomes effective and each renewal thereof shall expire five years after the expiration date of the state permit being renewed and such renewal shall not be contingent on the renewal or issuance of a local permit. A temporary state permit issued for the carrying of pistols and revolvers shall expire sixty days after the date it becomes effective, and may not be renewed.

(d) The renewal fee required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall apply for each renewal which is requested not earlier than thirty-one days before, and not later than thirty-one days after, the expiration date of the state permit being renewed.

(e) No fee or portion thereof paid under the provisions of this section for issuance or renewal of a state permit shall be refundable except if such permit for which the fee or portion thereof was paid was not issued or renewed. The portion of the fee expended on the national criminal history records check for any such permit that was not issued or renewed shall not be refunded.

(f) The issuing authority shall send a notice of the expiration of a state permit to carry a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to section 29-28, to the holder of such permit, by first class mail, not less than ninety days before such expiration, and shall enclose with such notice a form for the renewal of said state permit. A state permit to carry a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to section 29-28, shall be valid for a period of ninety days after the expiration date, except this provision shall not apply to any state permit to carry a pistol or revolver which has been revoked or for which revocation is pending, pursuant to section 29-32.

Sec. 174. Section 29-130 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall prescribe a form of application to be signed by each applicant and may require such information respecting the business in which the applicant proposes to engage as he finds necessary to safeguard the public from all forms of lascivious conduct, immoral practices, vice or violations of the law. Said commissioner or any employee of the Department of Public Safety authorized by him for said purpose may enter into any place so licensed or upon the premises where such business is being conducted for the purpose of observing the conduct of the same. Said commissioner shall issue to each applicant so licensed a certificate to be designated "amusement park license", and each certificate shall state the name of the applicant, the location of the place where such amusement, entertainment, diversion or recreation may be conducted and the hours each day during which the same may be conducted. Each certificate shall be displayed conspicuously for public view by the licensee at the place where the business so licensed is conducted. Any such license may be suspended or revoked by said commissioner whenever it appears that any of the conditions required to be stated in such license have been violated. Such applications and license certificates shall be printed at the expense of the state. The annual license fee shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars to be paid by the applicant to the Commissioner of Public Safety with each application for such license. Such licenses shall not be transferable and, if any licensee voluntarily discontinues operations thereunder, all rights secured thereby shall terminate. On and after January 1, 1986, the license year shall be from January first until December thirty-first following, inclusive. Each such license shall be for a period of one license year.

Sec. 175. Section 29-134 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No owner shall exhibit or provide any amusement, as defined in section 29-133, in this state unless he has obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided and otherwise complies with the provisions of sections 29-133 to 29-142, inclusive. An annual license fee of [one] two hundred dollars shall be paid by the applicant to the Commissioner of Public Safety with each application for such amusement license.

Sec. 176. Section 29-143j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this chapter, "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Safety.

(b) The commissioner shall have sole control of and jurisdiction over all amateur and professional boxing and sparring matches held, conducted or given within the state by any person or persons, club, corporation or association, except amateur boxing and sparring matches held under the supervision of any school, college or university having an academic course of study or of the recognized athletic association connected with such school, college or university or amateur boxing and sparring matches held under the auspices of any amateur athletic association that has been determined by the commissioner to be capable of ensuring the health and safety of the participants; provided the commissioner may at any time assume jurisdiction over any amateur boxing or sparring match if the commissioner determines that the health and safety of the participants is not being sufficiently safeguarded. The commissioner may appoint inspectors who shall, on the order of the commissioner, represent the commissioner at all boxing matches. The commissioner may appoint a secretary who shall prepare for service such notices and papers as may be required and perform such other duties as the commissioner directs.

(c) The commissioner or the commissioner's authorized representative may cause a full investigation to be made of the location of, and paraphernalia and equipment to be used in any boxing or sparring match and all other matters and shall determine whether or not such match will be reasonably safe for the participants and for public attendance and may make reasonable orders concerning alterations or betterments to the equipment and paraphernalia, and concerning the character and arrangement of the seating, means of egress, lighting, firefighting appliances, fire and police protection and such other provisions as shall make the match reasonably safe against both fire and casualty hazards.

(d) When any serious physical injury, as defined in subdivision (4) of section 53a-3, or death occurs in connection with a boxing or sparring match, the owner of the location of the match shall, not later than four hours after such occurrence, report the injury or death to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. Not later than four hours after receipt of such report, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall cause an investigation of the occurrence to determine the cause of such serious physical injury or death. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may enter into any place or upon any premises so registered or licensed in furtherance of such investigation and inspection.

(e) The commissioner, in consultation with the Connecticut Boxing Commission, shall adopt such regulations in accordance with chapter 54 as the commissioner deems necessary and desirable for the conduct, supervision and safety of boxing matches, including the licensing of the sponsors and the participants of such boxing matches, and for the development and promotion of the sport of boxing in this state, including, but not limited to, regulations to improve the competitiveness of the sport of boxing in this state relative to other states. Such regulations shall require fees for the issuance of licenses to such sponsors and participants as follows: (1) For referees, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] one hundred twenty-six dollars; (2) for matchmakers and assistant matchmakers, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] one hundred twenty-six dollars; (3) for timekeepers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] twenty-six dollars; (4) for professional boxers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] twenty-six dollars; (5) for amateur boxers, a fee of not less than [three] fifteen dollars; (6) for managers, a fee of not less than [sixty-three] one hundred twenty-six dollars; (7) for trainers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] twenty-six dollars; (8) for seconds, a fee of not less than [thirteen] twenty-six dollars; (9) for announcers, a fee of not less than [thirteen] twenty-six dollars; and (10) for promoters, a fee of not less than [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(f) No organization, gymnasium or independent club shall host a sparring match unless such organization, gymnasium or independent club registers with the Department of Public Safety in accordance with this subsection. The commissioner shall register any organization, gymnasium or independent club that the commissioner deems qualified to host such matches. Application for such registration shall be made on forms provided by the department and accompanied by a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner or an authorized representative may inspect the facility of any such organization, gymnasium or independent club. The Attorney General, at the request of the Commissioner of Public Safety, may apply in the name of the state of Connecticut to the Superior Court for an order temporarily or permanently restraining any organization, gymnasium or independent club from operating in violation of any provision of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection. The commissioner, in consultation with the Connecticut Boxing Commission, shall adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as the commissioner deems necessary for the conduct, supervision and safety of sparring matches.

(g) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the commissioner, may enter into a contract with any person for the services of such person acting as an inspector appointed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Sec. 177. Section 29-146 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall, upon receipt of such application, cause an investigation to be made of the character and financial responsibility of the applicant and, if he finds that such applicant is a resident elector of good moral character and of sound financial responsibility, he shall, upon payment by such applicant to the state of a license fee of [one] two hundred dollars, issue a license to such applicant to do business in this state as a professional bondsman. Each such license shall be for such term not exceeding one year as said commissioner determines.

Sec. 178. Section 29-152g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Upon being satisfied, after investigation, that the applicant is a suitable person to receive a license as a bail enforcement agent, and that the applicant meets the licensing requirements of section 29-152f, the Commissioner of Public Safety may issue a license to such applicant to do business in this state as a bail enforcement agent. The fee for such license shall be [one] two hundred dollars. Each such license shall be for such term not exceeding one year as said commissioner determines. Any bail enforcement agent holding a license issued pursuant to this section or section 29-152h shall notify the commissioner within two business days of any change of address. The notification shall include the bail enforcement agent's old address and new address.

Sec. 179. Section 29-152m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No professional bondsman licensed under chapter 533, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, shall carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of a professional bondsman, surety bail bond agent or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business unless such bondsman or agent obtains a special permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. The permit required under this section shall be in addition to the permit requirement imposed under section 29-28.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety may grant to any professional bondsman licensed under chapter 533, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of professional bondsman, surety bail bond agent or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business, provided that such bondsman or agent has proven to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such bondsman or agent has successfully completed a course, approved by the commissioner, of training in the safety and use of firearms. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering such courses, requirements for instructors and the required number of hours and content of such courses.

(c) Application for a permit issued pursuant to this section shall be made on forms provided by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a [thirty-one-] sixty-two dollar fee. Such permit shall have an expiration date that coincides with that of the state permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-28. A permit issued pursuant to this section shall be renewable every five years with a renewal fee of [thirty-one] sixty-two dollars. The commissioner shall send, by first class mail, a notice of expiration of the bail enforcement agent firearms permit issued pursuant to this section, together with a notice of expiration of the permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-28, in one combined form. The commissioner shall send such combined notice to the holder of the permits not later than ninety days before the date of the expiration of both permits, and shall enclose a form for renewal of the permits. A bail enforcement agent firearms permit issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of ninety days after the expiration date, except this provision shall not apply if the permit to carry a pistol or revolver has been revoked or revocation is pending pursuant to section 29-32, in which case the bail enforcement agent firearms permit shall also be revoked.

Sec. 180. Section 29-155c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The fee for an individual private detective shall, for an original license, be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars and for renewal of any such license, [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars every two years. The fee for a private detective agency shall, for an original license, be one thousand [five hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars and for renewal of any such license, [eight hundred] one thousand dollars every two years. If a licensee fails to apply for renewal of any license within ninety days after the expiration thereof, such licensee shall pay for renewal thereof the fee provided for an original license.

Sec. 181. Section 29-156a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any licensee may employ as many private investigators as such licensee deems necessary for the conduct of such licensee's business, provided such employees shall be of good moral character and at least eighteen years of age.

(b) Immediately upon hiring a private investigator, the licensee shall apply to register such employee with the Commissioner of Public Safety. Such application shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner, and, under oath of the employee, shall give the employee's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the past five years, experience in the position applied for, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require, by regulation, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the employee.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall require any applicant for registration under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act. The application for registration shall be accompanied by two sets of fingerprints of the employee and two full-face photographs of the employee, two inches wide by two inches high, taken no earlier than six months prior to the date of application for registration, and a [twenty] forty-dollar registration fee payable to the state. Subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, no person shall be registered who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime involving moral turpitude, or who has been refused a license under the provisions of this chapter for any reason except lack of minimum experience, or whose license, having been granted, has been revoked or is under suspension. The commissioner shall register all qualified employees and so notify the licensee and place the registration form and all related material on file with the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety.

(d) The licensee shall notify the commissioner not later than five days after the termination of employment of any registered employees.

(e) Any person, firm or corporation that violates any provision of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each distinct violation of this section shall be a separate offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 182. Section 29-161n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The fee for an individual, association or partnership licensed as a security service shall, for an original license, be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars, and for renewal thereof, [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars every two years. The fee for a corporation licensed as a security service shall, for an original license, be one thousand [five hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars and for renewal thereof [eight hundred] one thousand dollars every two years. If a licensee fails to apply for renewal of any license within ninety days after the expiration thereof, the licensee shall pay for renewal thereof the fee provided for an original license.

Sec. 183. Section 29-161q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any security service or business may employ as many security officers as such security service or business deems necessary for the conduct of the business, provided such security officers are of good moral character and at least eighteen years of age.

(b) No person hired or otherwise engaged to perform work as a security officer, as defined in section 29-152u, shall perform the duties of a security officer prior to being licensed as a security officer by the Commissioner of Public Safety. Each applicant for a license shall complete a minimum of eight hours training in the following areas: Basic first aid, search and seizure laws and regulations, use of force, basic criminal justice and public safety issues. The training shall be approved by the commissioner in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-161x.

(1) On and after October 1, 2008, no person or employee of an association, corporation or partnership shall conduct such training without the approval of the commissioner except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. Application for such approval shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the commissioner and accompanied by a fee of [twenty] forty dollars. Such application shall be made under oath and shall contain the applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the previous five years, education or training in the subjects required to be taught under this subsection, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted pursuant to section 29-161x to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the applicant. No person shall be approved as an instructor for such training who has been convicted of a felony, a sexual offense or a crime of moral turpitude or who has been denied approval as a security service licensee, a security officer or instructor in the security industry by any licensing authority, or whose approval has been revoked or suspended. The term for such approval shall not exceed two years. Not later than two business days after a change of address, any person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section shall notify the commissioner of such change and such notification shall include both the old and new addresses.

(2) If a security officer training course described in this subsection is approved by the commissioner on or before September 30, 2008, the instructor of such course shall have until April 1, 2009, to apply for approval as an instructor in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Each person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section may apply for the renewal of such approval on a form approved by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of [twenty] forty dollars. Such form may require the disclosure of any information necessary for the commissioner to determine whether the instructor's suitability to serve as an instructor has changed since the issuance of the prior approval. The term of such renewed approval shall not exceed two years.

(c) Upon successful completion of the training pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the applicant may submit an application for a license as a security officer on forms furnished by the commissioner and, under oath, shall give the applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the previous five years, experience in the position applied for, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require, by regulation, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the applicant. Applicants shall submit with their application two sets of fingerprints of the employee and the Commissioner of Public Safety shall require any applicant for a license under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act. Applicants shall submit with their application two sets of their fingerprints and two full-face photographs of them, two inches wide by two inches high, taken not earlier than six months prior to the date of application, and a [fifty-dollar] one-hundred-dollar licensing fee, made payable to the state. Subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, no person shall be approved for a license who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime involving moral turpitude, or who has been refused a license under the provisions of sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, for any reason except minimum experience, or whose license, having been granted, has been revoked or is under suspension. Upon being satisfied of the suitability of the applicant for licensure, the commissioner may license the applicant as a security officer. Such license shall be renewed every five years for a [fifty-dollar] one-hundred-dollar fee.

(d) Upon the security officer's successful completion of training and licensing by the commissioner, or immediately upon hiring a licensed security officer, the security service employing such security officer shall apply to register such security officer with the commissioner on forms provided by the commissioner. Such application shall be accompanied by payment of a [twenty-dollar] forty-dollar application fee payable to the state. The Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall keep on file the completed registration form and all related material. An identification card with the name, date of birth, address, full-face photograph, physical descriptors and signature of the applicant shall be issued to the security officer, and shall be carried by the security officer at all times while performing the duties associated with the security officer's employment. Registered security officers, in the course of performing their duties, shall present such card for inspection upon the request of a law enforcement officer.

(e) The security service shall notify the commissioner not later than five days after the termination of employment of any registered employee.

(f) Any fee or portion of a fee paid pursuant to this section shall not be refundable.

(g) No person, firm or corporation shall employ or otherwise engage any person as a security officer, as defined in section 29-152u, unless such person is a licensed security officer.

(h) Any person, firm or corporation that violates any provision of subsection (b), (d), (e) or (g) of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each distinct violation of this section shall be a separate offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 184. Section 29-161z of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No employee of a licensed security service and no employee hired by a firm or corporation to perform work as a security officer may carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while on duty or directly en route to or from such employment unless such employee obtains a special permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. No licensed security service and no firm or corporation may permit any employee to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while on duty or directly en route to or from such employment unless it obtains proof that such employee has obtained such permit from the commissioner. The permit required under this section shall be in addition to the permit requirement imposed under section 29-28.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety may grant to any suitable employee of a licensed security service, or to an employee hired by a firm or corporation to perform work as a uniformed or nonuniformed security officer, a special permit to carry a pistol or revolver or other firearm while actually on duty on the premises of the employer, or, while directly en route to or from such employment, provided that such employee has proven to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such employee has successfully completed a course, approved by the commissioner, of training in the safety and use of firearms. The commissioner may grant to such employee a temporary permit pending issuance of the permit, provided such employee has submitted an application and successfully completed such training course immediately following employment. All armed security officers shall complete such safety course and yearly complete a refresher safety course approved by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering such courses, requirements for instructors and the required number of hours and content of such courses.

(c) Application for a special permit shall be made on forms provided by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a [thirty-one-dollar] sixty-two-dollar fee. Such permit shall have the same expiration date as the pistol permit issued under subsection (b) of section 29-28 and may be renewed for additional five-year periods.

(d) (1) On and after October 1, 2008, no person or employee of an association, corporation or partnership shall conduct the training pursuant to subsection (b) of this section without the approval of the commissioner, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. Application for such approval shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of [twenty] forty dollars. Such application shall be made under oath and shall contain the applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the previous five years, education or training in the subjects required to be taught under subsection (b) of this section, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted pursuant to section 29-161x to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the applicant. No person shall be approved as an instructor for such training who has been convicted of a felony, a sexual offense or a crime of moral turpitude or who has been denied approval as a security service licensee, a security officer or instructor in the security industry by any licensing authority, or whose approval has been revoked or suspended. The term for such approval shall not exceed two years. Not later than two business days after a change of address, any person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section shall notify the commissioner of such change and such notification shall include both the old and new addresses.

(2) If a course of training in the safety and use of firearms is approved by the commissioner in accordance with subsection (b) of this section on or before September 30, 2008, the person serving as an instructor of such course shall have until April 1, 2009, to apply for approval as an instructor in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Each person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section may apply for the renewal of such approval on a form approved by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of [twenty] forty dollars. Such form may require the disclosure of any information necessary for the commissioner to determine whether the instructor's suitability to serve as an instructor has changed since the issuance of the prior approval. The term of such renewed approval shall not exceed two years.

(e) Any fee or portion of a fee paid pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be refundable.

(f) Any person, firm or corporation that violates any provision of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each violation of this section shall be a separate and distinct offense, and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.

(g) The commissioner may suspend or revoke a security service license, a special permit issued to a security officer or instructor approval upon a finding by the commissioner that such licensee, permit holder or instructor has violated any provision of this section, provided notice shall have been given to such licensee, permit holder or instructor to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license, permit or approval should not be suspended or revoked. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except the venue for such appeal shall be the judicial district of New Britain.

Sec. 185. Section 29-193 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No new elevator or escalator shall be erected or installed and no elevator or escalator shall be relocated or altered until detailed plans and specifications of the proposed construction or other work have been submitted in triplicate to the department for approval. A fee of two hundred fifty dollars for each elevator or escalator payable to the department shall accompany each such proposal. Notice that such plans are approved or disapproved shall be given within a reasonable time and final inspection of the elevator or escalator, when installed, relocated or altered, shall be made before final approval for operation is given by the department. The department may issue a temporary operating permit, if necessary, pending final inspection and approval. The provisions of this chapter shall not prevent the operation of any elevator installed for temporary use in connection with building operations or the operation of any elevator for purposes connected with the installation or the testing of the same.

Sec. 186. Section 29-196 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

As soon as the department approves any new, relocated or altered elevator or escalator as being fit for operation, it shall issue to the owner a certificate of operation for a capacity and speed specified in the inspector's report. The fee for the certificate first issued shall be two hundred fifty dollars. Such certificate shall be posted conspicuously in the car or cage or on the platform of the elevator or escalator and shall be valid for twelve months. Thereafter, the certificate shall be renewed every two years upon receipt of the renewal fee of [one hundred twenty] two hundred forty dollars, except that private residence elevators, as defined in the regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-192, shall not be subject to said renewal requirement. No fee shall be required of the state or any agency of the state. No elevator or escalator may be lawfully operated without such certificate.

Sec. 187. Section 29-238 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The owner or user of a boiler required by this chapter to be inspected by the Commissioner of Public Safety, state boiler inspectors or special inspectors shall pay to the commissioner the sum of [forty] eighty dollars for each operating certificate issued. No fee shall be required of the state or any agency of the state. All fees collected by the commissioner under authority of this chapter shall be transferred by the commissioner to the State Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund. If the report of inspection by the Department of Public Safety inspector or special inspector indicates that any boiler meets the requirements of this chapter and the boiler regulations, an operating certificate shall be issued by the commissioner to the owner or user. Such certificate shall state the pressure and other conditions under which such boiler may be lawfully operated. An operating certificate shall be valid for a period of not more than twelve months from the date of internal inspection, in the case of power boilers inspected pursuant to subdivision (1) of section 29-237, except that the certificate shall be valid for a period of not more than two months beyond the period set by the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with section 29-237. An operating certificate shall be valid for a period of not more than eighteen months from the date of internal inspection in the case of power boilers inspected pursuant to subdivision (2) of section 29-237. Operating certificates shall be valid for twenty-four months in the case of low pressure steam or vapor heating boilers, hot water heating boilers, hot water supply boilers and hot water heaters approved by a nationally recognized testing agency. If a boiler inspected by a state boiler inspector or special inspector commissioned by said commissioner is found to conform with the requirements of this chapter and the boiler regulations, an operating certificate shall be issued by said commissioner to the owner or user upon the receipt of the insuring company's report or the state boiler inspector's report. Said commissioner may order reinspection if reasonable doubt exists regarding any inspection. Such certificate shall state the pressure and other conditions under which such boiler may be lawfully operated and shall be valid not more than the period indicated in this section and shall be renewed each year in the case of power boilers inspected pursuant to subdivision (1) of section 29-237, every eighteen months in the case of power boilers inspected pursuant to subdivision (2) of section 29-237, and biennially in the case of hot water heating or hot water supply boilers and hot water heaters. An operating certificate shall be immediately invalid if the boiler is relocated or altered, unless such relocation or alteration has been approved in accordance with this chapter or the boiler code and regulations. No boiler shall be operated unless a valid operating certificate is displayed under glass in a conspicuous place in the room in which such boiler is located. If the boiler is not located within the building, the certificate shall be posted in a location convenient to the boiler inspected. In the case of a portable boiler such certificate shall be kept in a metal container to be fastened to the boiler or kept in a tool box accompanying the boiler.

Sec. 188. Section 29-349 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the preparation of and may enforce reasonable regulations for the safe and convenient storage, transportation and use of explosives and blasting agents used in connection therewith, which regulations shall deal in particular with the quantity and character of explosives and blasting agents to be stored, transported and used, the proximity of such storage to inhabited dwellings or other occupied buildings, public highways and railroad tracks, the character and construction of suitable magazines for such storage, protective measures to secure such stored explosives and blasting agents and the abatement of any hazard that may arise incident to the storage, transportation or use of such explosives and blasting agents.

(b) No person, firm or corporation shall engage in any activity concerning the storage, transportation or use of explosives unless such person, firm or corporation has obtained a license therefor from the Commissioner of Public Safety. Such license shall be issued upon payment of a fee of [one] two hundred dollars and upon submission by the applicant of evidence of good moral character and of competence in the control and handling of explosives, provided, if such license is for the use of explosives, it may be issued only to an individual person after demonstration that such individual is technically qualified to detonate explosives. Any such license to use explosives shall bear both the fingerprints of the licensee obtained by the Commissioner of Public Safety at the time of licensing, and the licensee's photograph, furnished by the licensee, of a size specified by the commissioner and taken not more than one year prior to the issuance of the license. Each such license shall be valid for one year from the date of its issuance, unless sooner revoked or suspended, and may be renewed annually thereafter upon a payment of [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall require any applicant for a license under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a, as amended by this act.

(d) No person shall manufacture, keep, store, sell or deal in any explosives unless such person has a valid license under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section and obtains from the Commissioner of Public Safety or from the fire marshal of the town where such business is conducted a written permit therefor, which permit shall not be valid for more than one year and for which such person shall pay a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars. If the permit is issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety, the commissioner shall forward a copy thereof to the local fire marshal. Such permit so granted shall definitely state the location of the building where such business is to be carried on or such explosive deposited and shall state that such building or premises complies with the regulations provided for in this section.

(e) No person shall procure, transport or use any explosives unless such person has a valid license under subsection (b) of this section and has obtained a written permit therefor signed by the Commissioner of Public Safety or by the fire marshal of the town where such explosive is to be used, specifying the name of the purchaser, the amount to be purchased and transported and the purpose for which it is to be used. Any such permit to use explosives shall state the number of years the permittee has been engaged in blasting activity. Such permit shall be valid for such period, not longer than one year, as is required to accomplish the purpose for which it was obtained. No carrier shall transport any such explosive until the vehicle transporting the explosive has been inspected and approved by the Department of Public Safety and unless such written permit accompanies the same and no person shall have in such person's possession any such explosive unless such person has a license and permit therefor. The fee for such inspection shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars. The fee for such permit shall be [thirty] sixty dollars. Each person who has in such person's custody or possession any explosive or any detonating caps for explosives shall keep the same either under personal observation or securely locked up.

(f) Any license or permit issued under the provisions of this section may be suspended or revoked by the issuing authority for violation by the licensee or permittee of any provision of law or regulation relating to explosives or conviction of such licensee or permittee of any felony or misdemeanor. Suspension or revocation of a license shall automatically suspend or revoke the permit and the suspension or revocation of a permit shall automatically suspend or revoke the license.

(g) Any person who, by himself or herself or by such person's employee or agent or as the employee or agent of another, violates any provision of this section, or any regulation made by the Commissioner of Public Safety pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(h) As used in this section, "blasting agent" means any material, composition or mixture intended for blasting, consisting substantially of a fuel and oxidizer, none of the ingredients of which is an explosive as defined in section 29-343, and the finished product of which as mixed and packaged for use or shipment cannot be detonated by the test procedure established by regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with chapter 54.

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Labor Commissioner shall regulate the storage, transportation and use of explosives and blasting agents in places of employment insofar as such activities relate to employee health and safety, provided such regulations shall be no less stringent than those prepared and enforced by the Commissioner of Public Safety pursuant to this section.

Sec. 189. Section 29-357 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person, firm or corporation shall offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode or possess with intent to sell, use or explode any fireworks. A person who is sixteen years of age or older may offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, purchase, use or possess with intent to sell or use sparklers or fountains of not more than one hundred grams of pyrotechnic mixture per item, which are nonexplosive and nonaerial, provided (1) such sparklers and fountains do not contain magnesium, except for magnalium or magnesium-aluminum alloy, (2) such sparklers and fountains containing any chlorate or perchlorate salts do not exceed five grams of composition per item, and (3) when more than one fountain is mounted on a common base, the total pyrotechnic composition does not exceed two hundred grams.

(b) The State Fire Marshal shall adopt reasonable regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, for the granting of permits for supervised displays of fireworks or for the indoor use of pyrotechnics, sparklers and fountains for special effects by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, other organizations or groups of individuals or artisans in pursuit of their trade. Such permit may be issued upon application to said State Fire Marshal and after (1) inspection of the site of such display or use by the local fire marshal to determine compliance with the requirements of such regulations, (2) approval of the chiefs of the police and fire departments, or, if there is no police or fire department, of the first selectman, of the municipality wherein the display is to be held as is provided in this section, and (3) the filing of a bond by the applicant as provided in section 29-358. No such display shall be handled or fired by any person until such person has been granted a certificate of competency by the State Fire Marshal, in respect to which a fee of [one] two hundred dollars shall be payable to the State Treasurer when issued and which may be renewed every three years upon payment of a fee of one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars to the State Treasurer, provided such certificate may be suspended or revoked by said marshal at any time for cause. Such certificate of competency shall attest to the fact that such operator is competent to fire a display. Such display shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired as in the opinion of the chiefs of the police and fire departments or such selectman, after proper inspection, will not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons. In an aerial bomb, no salute, report or maroon may be used that is composed of a formula of chlorate of potash, sulphur, black needle antimony and dark aluminum. Formulas that may be used in a salute, report or maroon are as follows: (A) Perchlorate of potash, black needle antimony and dark aluminum, and (B) perchlorate of potash, dark aluminum and sulphur. No high explosive such as dynamite, fulminate of mercury or other stimulator for detonating shall be used in any aerial bomb or other pyrotechnics. Application for permits shall be made in writing at least fifteen days prior to the date of display, on such notice as the State Fire Marshal by regulation prescribes, on forms furnished by him, and a fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars shall be payable to the State Treasurer with each such application. After such permit has been granted, sales, possession, use and distribution of fireworks for such display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted hereunder shall be transferable. Any permit issued under the provisions of this section may be suspended or revoked by the State Fire Marshal or the local fire marshal for violation by the permittee of any provision of the general statutes, any regulation or any ordinance relating to fireworks.

(c) The State Fire Marshal may grant variations or exemptions from, or approve equivalent or alternate compliance with, particular provisions of any regulation issued under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section where strict compliance with such provisions would entail practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship or is otherwise adjudged unwarranted, provided any such variation, exemption, approved equivalent or alternate compliance shall, in the opinion of the State Fire Marshal, secure the public safety and shall be made in writing.

(d) Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than ninety days or be both fined and imprisoned, except that (1) any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this section by offering for sale, exposing for sale or selling at retail or possessing with intent to sell any fireworks with a value exceeding ten thousand dollars shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor, and (2) any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of subsection (b) of this section or any regulation adopted thereunder shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor, except if death or injury results from any such violation, such person, firm or corporation shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Sec. 190. Section 29-402 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall engage in the business of demolition of buildings without a certificate of registration obtained from the Department of Public Safety. An applicant for initial registration shall file an application with the Department of Public Safety, furnish evidence of expertise and financial responsibility and pay a fee of [three hundred fifty] four hundred forty dollars for a class B certificate and [seven hundred fifty] nine hundred forty dollars for a class A certificate. Each certificate shall be valid for twelve months from date of issuance and shall be renewable on application of the registrant upon payment of an annual fee of two hundred fifty dollars for a class B certificate and [six hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars for a class A certificate. The department may refuse to issue any such certificate for cause, and may revoke or refuse to renew any such certificate for failure to carry out and conform to the provisions of this part or to any regulations adopted hereunder, or for any violation of title 22a. No person shall be refused a certificate or a renewal thereof, and no certificate shall be revoked, without an opportunity for a hearing conducted by the Department of Public Safety.

(b) As used in this part, the term "registration" includes the whole or part of any permit which the Department of Public Safety issues under authority of the general statutes and which (1) requires persons to place their names on a list maintained by the department before they can engage in the business of demolition of buildings, (2) does not require a person to demonstrate competence by examination or other means, and (3) may be revoked or suspended by the department for cause.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) a person who is engaged in the disassembling, transportation and reconstruction of historic buildings for historical purposes or in the demolition of farm buildings or in the renovation, alteration or reconstruction of a single-family residence, (2) the removal of underground petroleum storage tanks, (3) the burning of a building or structure as part of an organized fire department training exercise, or (4) the demolition of a single-family residence or outbuilding by an owner of such structure if it does not exceed a height of thirty feet, provided (A) the owner shall be present on site while such demolition work is in progress and shall be held personally liable for any injury to individuals or damage to public or private property caused by such demolition, and (B) such demolition shall be permitted only with respect to buildings which have clearance from other structures, roads or highways equal to or greater than the height of the structure subject to demolition. The local building official may require additional clearance when deemed necessary for safety.

Sec. 191. Section 30-16 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A manufacturer permit shall allow the manufacture of alcoholic liquor and the storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor manufactured or bottled to permittees in this state and without the state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be granted unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection. A holder of a manufacturer permit may apply for and shall receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for manufacturing plants and warehouse locations outside the state owned by such manufacturer or a subsidiary corporation thereof, at least eighty-five per cent of the voting stock of which is owned by such manufacturer, to bring into any of its plants or warehouses in the state alcoholic liquors for reprocessing, repackaging, reshipment or sale either (1) within the state to wholesaler permittees not owned or controlled by such manufacturer, or (2) outside the state. A holder of a manufacturer permit, except a manufacturer permit for cider, may apply for and shall receive a wholesaler permit. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit shall be [one thousand six hundred] two thousand dollars.

(b) A manufacturer permit for beer shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to beer, but shall permit the storage of beer in any part of the state. Such permit shall also authorize the offering and tasting, on the premises of the permittee, of free samples of beer brewed on such premises and the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such beer for consumption off the premises. The offering and tasting shall be limited to visitors who have attended a tour of the premises of the permittee. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for beer shall be [eight hundred] one thousand dollars.

(c) A manufacturer permit for cider not exceeding six per cent alcohol by volume and apple wine not exceeding fifteen per cent alcohol by volume shall allow the manufacture, storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale at retail of such cider and apple wine to permittees and nonpermittees in this state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be issued unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the department. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for cider shall be [one hundred sixty] two hundred dollars.

(d) A manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to apple brandy or eau-de-vie, or both. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be [three hundred twenty] four hundred dollars.

(e) (1) A manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to wine and brandies distilled from grape products or other fruit products, including grappa and eau-de-vie. As used in this section, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in the state in which wine is manufactured and sold.

(2) Such permit shall, at the single principal premises of the farm winery, authorize (A) the sale in bulk by the holder thereof from the premises where the products are manufactured pursuant to such permit; (B) as to a manufacturer who produces one hundred thousand gallons of wine or less per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container; (C) the sale and shipment by the holder thereof of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee to persons outside the state; (D) the offering and tasting of free samples of such wine or brandy to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the premises of the farm winery permittee; (E) the sale at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such wine or brandy for consumption off the premises; (F) the sale at retail from the premises of wine or brandy by the glass and bottle to visitors on the premises of the farm winery permittee for consumption on the premises; and (G) subject to the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (D), (E) and (F) of this subdivision, a town may, by ordinance or zoning regulation, prohibit any such offering, tasting or selling at retail at premises within such town for which a manufacturer permit for a farm winery has been issued.

(3) A permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (A) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (B) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (C) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state; (D) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales; (E) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (F) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; and (G) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit.

(4) No licensed farm winery may sell any such wine or brandy not manufactured by such winery, except a licensed farm winery may sell from the premises wine manufactured by another farm winery located in this state.

(5) The farm winery permittee shall grow on the premises of the farm winery or on property under the same ownership and control of said permittee or leased by the backer of a farm winery permit or by said permittee within the farm winery's principal state an average crop of fruit equal to not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of the farm winery permittee's wine. An average crop shall be defined each year as the average yield of the farm winery permittee's two largest annual crops out of the preceding five years, except that during the first seven years from the date of issuance of a farm winery permit, an average crop shall be defined as three tons of grapes for each acre of vineyard farmed by the farm winery permittee. In the event the farm winery consists of more than one property, the aggregate acreage of the farm winery shall not be less than five acres.

(6) A holder of a manufacturer permit for a farm winery, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

(7) The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(f) A manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall allow: (1) The manufacture, storage and bottling of beer, (2) the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises with or without the sale of food, (3) the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of beer brewed on such premises for consumption off the premises, and (4) the sale of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of beer brewed on such premises to the holder of a wholesaler permit issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 30-17, provided that the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub produces at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

Sec. 192. Section 30-17 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) A wholesaler permit shall allow the bottling of alcoholic liquor and the wholesale sale of alcoholic liquor to permittees in this state and without the state, as may be permitted by law, and the sale of alcoholic liquors to vessels engaged in coastwise or foreign commerce, and the sale of alcohol and alcoholic liquor for industrial purposes to nonpermittees, such sales to be made in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Department of Consumer Protection, and the sale of alcohol and alcoholic liquor for medicinal purposes to hospitals and charitable institutions and to religious organizations for sacramental purposes and the receipt from out-of-state shippers of multiple packages of alcoholic liquor. The holder of a wholesaler permit may apply for and shall thereupon receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of alcoholic liquors manufactured outside the United States and an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of beer manufactured outside the United States. The annual fee for a wholesaler permit shall be [two thousand four hundred] three thousand dollars.

(2) When a holder of a wholesaler permit has had the distributorship of any alcohol, beer, spirits or wine product of a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper for six months or more, such distributorship may be terminated or its geographic territory diminished upon (A) the execution of a written stipulation by the wholesaler and manufacturer or out-of-state shipper agreeing to the change and the approval of such change by the Department of Consumer Protection; or (B) the sending of a written notice by registered mail, return receipt requested, by the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper to the wholesaler, a copy of which notice has been sent simultaneously by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. No such termination or diminishment shall become effective except for just and sufficient cause, provided such cause shall be set forth in such notice and the Department of Consumer Protection shall determine, after hearing, that just and sufficient cause exists. If an emergency occurs, caused by the wholesaler, prior to such hearing, which threatens the manufacturers' or out-of-state shippers' products or otherwise endangers the business of the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper and said emergency is established to the satisfaction of the Department of Consumer Protection, the department may temporarily suspend such wholesaler permit or take whatever reasonable action the department deems advisable to provide for such emergency and the department may continue such temporary action until its decision after a full hearing. The Department of Consumer Protection shall render its decision with reasonable promptness following such hearing. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper may appoint one or more additional wholesalers as the distributor for an alcohol, spirits or wine product within such territory, provided such appointment shall not be effective until six months from the date such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper sets forth such intention in written notice to the existing wholesaler by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of such notice simultaneously sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. For just and sufficient cause, a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper may appoint one or more additional wholesalers as the distributor for a beer product within such territory provided such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper sets forth such intention and cause in written notice to the existing wholesaler by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of such notice simultaneously sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. For the purposes of this section, "just and sufficient cause" means the existence of circumstances which, in the opinion of a reasonable person considering all of the equities of both the wholesaler and the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper warrants a termination or a diminishment of a distributorship as the case may be. For the purposes of this section, "manufacturer or out-of-state shipper" means the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper who originally granted a distributorship of any alcohol, beer, spirits or wine product to a wholesaler, any successor to such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper, which successor has assumed the contractual relationship with such wholesaler by assignment or otherwise, or any other manufacturer or out-of-state shipper who acquires the right to ship such alcohol, beer, spirits or wine into the state.

(3) Nothing contained herein shall be construed to interfere with the authority of the Department of Consumer Protection to retain or adopt reasonable regulations concerning the termination or diminishment of a distributorship held by a wholesaler for less than six months.

(4) All hearings held hereunder shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

(b) A wholesaler permit for beer shall be in all respects the same as a wholesaler permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to beer; but shall not prohibit the handling of nonalcoholic merchandise. The holder of a wholesaler permit for beer may apply for and shall thereupon receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of beer manufactured outside the United States. The annual fee for a wholesaler permit for beer shall be [eight hundred] one thousand dollars.

Sec. 193. Section 30-17b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall be employed by any wholesaler of alcoholic liquor to sell or offer for sale alcoholic liquor to any retailer of alcoholic liquor unless such person holds a wholesaler's salesman certificate or files an application for such certificate not later than ten days after the date of his initial employment. Any person desiring a wholesaler's salesman certificate or renewal thereof, shall file a sworn application for such certificate upon forms to be furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection, showing his name, address and such other information as the department may require. An application for an initial certificate shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in the amount of [twenty-five] fifty dollars. Upon approval of such application, the department shall issue a certificate which shall be renewed only upon change of employment. If a certified wholesaler's salesman changes employment, a renewal application shall be filed not later than ten days after the date such new employment commences and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in the amount of [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

(b) The department shall not issue a wholesaler's salesman certificate to any person who is, by statute or regulation, declared to be an unsuitable person to hold a permit to sell alcoholic liquor.

(c) The Department of Consumer Protection may, in its discretion, refuse a certificate to a wholesaler's salesman if it has reasonable ground to believe: (1) That the applicant appears to be financially irresponsible; (2) that the applicant is in the habit of using alcoholic beverages to excess; (3) that the applicant has wilfully made any false statement to the department in a material matter; or (4) that the applicant has been convicted of violating any of the liquor laws of this or any other state or the liquor laws of the United States or has been convicted of a felony as such term is defined in section 53a-25 or has such a criminal record that the department reasonably believes he is not a suitable person to hold a certificate, provided no refusal shall be rendered under this subdivision except in accordance with the provisions of sections 46a-80 and 46a-81.

(d) The Department of Consumer Protection may, of its own motion, revoke or suspend a wholesaler's salesman certificate upon cause found after hearing, provided ten days' written notice of such hearing has been given to the holder of the certificate setting forth, with the particulars required in civil pleadings, the charges upon which such proposed revocation or suspension is predicated and provided no certificate shall be suspended or revoked for any violation of this chapter of which the holder of the certificate was finally found not guilty by, or received dismissal in, a court having jurisdiction thereof, and no disciplinary action shall be taken thereafter by said department against the holder of the certificate, and provided the department shall not initiate hearing proceedings pursuant to this section based upon any arrest which has not resulted in a conviction. Any appeal from such order of revocation or suspension shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(e) Any person who applies for a wholesaler's salesman certificate or for the renewal of such certificate, whose application is refused or any person who holds a certificate which is revoked or suspended by the Department of Consumer Protection may appeal therefrom in the same manner as provided in section 30-60.

Sec. 194. Section 30-18 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) An out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale of such alcoholic liquor to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and, as to any out-of-state shipper operating a farm winery who produces not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee on the permitted premises in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container. The permit premises of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor may be located within this state or outside this state. The annual fee for an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall be [forty-five] ninety dollars for a Connecticut manufacturer or wholesaler holding such a permit and shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars for any other person holding such a permit. For purposes of this subsection, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in which wine is manufactured and sold provided not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of such wine is produced on such farm.

(b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee on the permitted premises directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, tax laws, rules or regulations.

(c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(d) A holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

(e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state, as defined in chapter 219, and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

(2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

(f) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

Sec. 195. Section 30-18a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) An out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale of wine to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and for those shippers that produce not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container.

(b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including tax laws, rules or regulations.

(c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(d) A holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

(e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state as defined in chapter 219 and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

(2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

(f) Any person who applies for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine or for the renewal of such permit shall furnish an affidavit to the Department of Consumer Protection, in such form as may be prescribed by the department, affirming whether the out-of-state winery that is the subject of such permit produced more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine during the most recently completed calendar year.

(g) The annual fee for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall be [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(h) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

Sec. 196. Section 30-19 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

An out-of-state shipper's permit for beer shall allow the sale of beer to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law. The permit premises of an out-of-state shipper's permit for beer may be located within this state or outside this state. The annual fee for an out-of-state shipper's permit for beer shall be [forty-five] ninety dollars for a Connecticut manufacturer or wholesaler holding such a permit and shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars for any other person holding such a permit.

Sec. 197. Section 30-19f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) An in-state transporter's permit for alcoholic liquor shall allow the commercial transportation of any alcoholic liquor as permitted by law. The annual fee for an in-state transporter's liquor permit shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) No person, corporation, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, and any other legal entity except: (1) The holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit issued pursuant to section 30-18 or 30-19; (2) the holder of a manufacturer's permit issued pursuant to section 30-16 other than the holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery; and (3) the holder of a wholesaler's permit issued pursuant to section 30-17 shall transport any alcoholic beverages imported into this state unless such person holds an in-state transporter's permit and the tax imposed on such alcoholic liquor by section 12-435 has been paid and, if applicable, the tax imposed on the sale of such alcoholic liquor pursuant to chapter 219 has been paid.

(c) An in-state transporter, when shipping or delivering wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; and (3) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9.

(d) Any person convicted of violating subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars for each offense.

Sec. 198. Section 30-20 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A package store permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor not to be consumed on the premises, such sales to be made only in sealed bottles or other containers. The holder of a package store permit may, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to the provisions of chapter 54, offer free samples of alcoholic liquor for tasting on the premises, conduct demonstrations and conduct tastings or demonstrations provided by a permittee or backer of a package store for a nominal charge to charitable nonprofit organizations. Any offering, tasting or demonstration held on permit premises shall be conducted only during the hours a package store is permitted to sell alcoholic liquor under section 30-91. No store operating under a package store permit shall sell any commodity other than alcoholic liquor except that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, such store may sell (1) cigarettes, (2) publications, (3) bar utensils, which shall include, but need not be limited to, corkscrews, beverage strainers, stirrers or other similar items used to consume or related to the consumption of alcoholic liquor, (4) gift packages of alcoholic liquor shipped into the state by a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper, which may include a nonalcoholic item in the gift package that may be any item, except food or tobacco products, provided the dollar value of the nonalcoholic items does not exceed the dollar value of the alcoholic items of the package, (5) nonalcoholic beverages, (6) concentrates used in the preparation of mixed alcoholic beverages, (7) beer and wine-making kits and products related to beer and wine-making kits, (8) ice in any form, (9) articles of clothing imprinted with advertising related to the alcoholic liquor industry, (10) gift baskets or other containers of alcoholic liquor, (11) multiple packages of alcoholic liquors, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 30-1, provided in all such cases the minimum retail selling price for such alcoholic liquor shall apply, and (12) lottery tickets authorized by the Division of Special Revenue, if licensed as an agent to sell such tickets by said division. A package store permit shall also allow the taking and transmitting of orders for delivery of such merchandise in other states. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a package store permit shall allow the participation in any lottery ticket promotion or giveaway sponsored by the Division of Special Revenue. The annual fee for a package store permit shall be [four] five hundred dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

(b) A grocery store beer permit may be granted to any grocery store and shall allow the retail sale of beer in standard size containers not to be consumed on the premises. A holder of a grocery store beer permit shall post in a prominent location adjacent to the beer display, the retail price for each brand of beer and said retail price shall include all applicable federal and state taxes including the applicable state sales taxes. The annual fee for a grocery store beer permit shall be [eighty] one hundred sixty dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

(c) "Grocery store" means any store commonly known as a supermarket, food store, grocery store or delicatessen, primarily engaged in the retail sale of all sorts of canned goods and dry goods such as tea, coffee, spices, sugar and flour, either packaged or in bulk, with or without fresh fruits and vegetables, and with or without fresh, smoked and prepared meats, fish and poultry, except that no store primarily engaged in the retail sale of seafood, fruits and vegetables, candy, nuts and confectioneries, dairy products, bakery products or eggs and poultry shall be included in the definition of "grocery store".

Sec. 199. Section 30-20a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) A university permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer on land and in a building which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning as defined by section 10a-34 which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such beverages shall be available for consumption on the premises by students, faculty and staff of the institution or their guests. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university permit for beer shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(2) A university permit for wine and beer shall allow the retail sale of wine and beer on land and in a building which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning as defined by section 10a-34 which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such beverages shall be available for consumption on the premises by students, faculty and staff of the institution or their guests. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university permit for beer and wine shall be [five hundred sixty] seven hundred dollars.

(b) A university liquor permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor: (1) In a room that is subject to the care, custody and control of The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, or (2) on land or in a building situated on or abutting a golf course which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning, as defined in section 10a-34, which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university liquor permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

Sec. 200. Section 30-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A hotel permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a hotel. The annual fee for a hotel permit shall be as follows: (1) In towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of not more than ten thousand, one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars, (2) in towns having a population of more than ten thousand but not more than fifty thousand, one thousand [six hundred] eight hundred fifty dollars, and (3) in towns having a population of more than fifty thousand, two thousand [four hundred] six hundred fifty dollars.

(b) A hotel permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of a hotel. The annual fee for a hotel permit for beer shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(c) (1) A patron of a dining room, restaurant or other dining facility in a hotel may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the hotel premises. For purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking.

(2) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the dining facility premises within the hotel pursuant to this subsection shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from such premises.

(d) "Hotel" means every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where food is served at all times when alcoholic liquor is served and where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to transient guests, where, in towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of forty thousand or less, not less than five rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations of transient guests and food is served at least five days a week, and where, in towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of over forty thousand, ten or more rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations of transient guests and food is served at least seven days a week and, in any case, having one or more dining rooms where meals are served to transient guests, such sleeping accommodations and dining rooms being conducted in the same building or buildings in connection therewith, and such building or buildings, structure or structures being provided, in the judgment of the department, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity, and having employed therein such number and kinds of servants and employees as the department may, by regulation, prescribe for preparing, cooking and serving suitable food for its guests. Golf facilities and swimming pools within the confines of the entire property owned by and under the control of the permittee or backer shall also be considered part of the hotel premises.

Sec. 201. Section 30-21b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A resort permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a resort. The annual fee for a resort permit shall be one thousand [two] five hundred dollars.

(b) "Resort" means those premises upon which a hotel with other facilities, such as, but not limited to, a golf course, tennis courts, ski slopes or trails, riding stables or swimming facilities, is operated on a seasonal basis.

Sec. 202. Section 30-22 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. A restaurant patron shall be allowed to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased such bottle of wine at such restaurant and has purchased a full course meal at such restaurant and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on such restaurant premises. For the purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking. A restaurant permit, with prior approval of the Department of Consumer Protection, shall allow alcoholic liquor to be served at tables in outside areas which are screened or not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning and health regulations. If not required by fire, zoning or health regulations, a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas shall not be required by the Department of Consumer Protection. No fence or wall used to enclose such outside areas shall be less than thirty inches high. The annual fee for a restaurant permit shall be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars.

(b) A restaurant permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for beer shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(c) A restaurant permit for wine and beer shall allow the retail sale of wine and beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of the restaurant. A restaurant patron may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the restaurant premises. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for wine and beer shall be [five hundred sixty] seven hundred dollars.

(d) Repealed by P.A. 77-112, S. 1.

(e) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to subsection (a) or (c) of this section shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from the premises.

(f) "Restaurant" means space, in a suitable and permanent building, kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served, but which has no sleeping accommodations for the public and which shall be provided with an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and employs at all times an adequate number of employees.

Sec. 203. Section 30-22a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A cafe permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a cafe. Premises operated under a cafe permit shall regularly keep food available for sale to its customers for consumption on the premises. The availability of sandwiches, soups or other foods, whether fresh, processed, precooked or frozen, shall be deemed compliance with this requirement. The licensed premises shall at all times comply with all the regulations of the local department of health. Nothing herein shall be construed to require that any food be sold or purchased with any liquor, nor shall any rule, regulation or standard be promulgated or enforced requiring that the sale of food be substantial or that the receipts of the business other than from the sale of liquor equal any set percentage of total receipts from sales made therein. A cafe permit shall allow, with the prior approval of the Department of Consumer Protection, alcoholic liquor to be served at tables in outside areas that are screened or not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning and health regulations. If not required by fire, zoning or health regulations, a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas shall not be required by the Department of Consumer Protection. No fence or wall used to enclose such outside areas shall be less than thirty inches high. The annual fee for a cafe permit shall be [one thousand seven hundred fifty] two thousand dollars.

(b) (1) A cafe patron may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the wine with such meal on the cafe premises. For purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking.

(2) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to this subsection shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or the permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from the premises.

(c) As used in this section, "cafe" means space in a suitable and permanent building, kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where alcoholic liquor and food is served for sale at retail for consumption on the premises but which does not necessarily serve hot meals; it shall have no sleeping accommodations for the public and need not necessarily have a kitchen or dining room but shall have employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees.

Sec. 204. Section 30-22b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall allow a catering establishment to serve alcoholic liquor at a function, occasion or event on the premises of a catering establishment; provided (1) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only to persons invited to and attending such a function, occasion or event and (2) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only during the specific hours such function, occasion or event is scheduled on the premises. The permittee shall comply with the regulations of the local department of health. The department may waive the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection for not more than four functions, occasions or events of a catering establishment annually, provided such establishment makes written application to the department at least ten days prior to the scheduled date of the function, occasion or event for which a waiver is sought. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require that any catering establishment operated under a restaurant permit for a catering establishment be open for business to the public at any time other than when a particular function, occasion or event is scheduled on such premises.

(c) No organization eligible for a club or nonprofit club permit, or other entity established primarily to serve its members shall be eligible for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment.

(d) "Catering establishment" means any premises that (1) has an adequate, suitable and sanitary kitchen, dining room and facilities to provide hot meals, (2) has no sleeping accommodations for the public, (3) is owned or operated by any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation that regularly furnishes for hire on such premises, one or more ballrooms, reception rooms, dining rooms, banquet halls or similar places of assemblage for a particular function, occasion or event or that furnishes provisions and services for consumption or use at such function, occasion or event, and (4) employs an adequate number of employees on such premises at the time of any such function, occasion or event.

Sec. 205. Section 30-23 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a club but only by members or their guests. The annual fee for a club permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(b) "Club" means an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, which has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least three years prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or has been a bona fide national or international fraternal or social organization or affiliation thereof which has been in existence in this state for one year, for the promotion of some common object, not including associations organized for any commercial or business purpose the object of which is money profit, owning, hiring or leasing a building, or space in a building, or having substantial control of a building or space therein, of such extent and character as, in the judgment of the department, may be suitable and adequate for the reasonable and comfortable use and accommodation of its members and their guests; provided, as to such clubs as the department finds to be bona fide and which offer facilities and privileges in addition to the privileges of the club building, such as golf, tennis, bathing or beach facilities, hunting or riding, the three-year requirement shall not apply; and provided such club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the election of any additional member, his name and address, and provided its aggregate annual membership fees or dues and other income, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor, shall be sufficient to defray the annual rental of its leased or rented premises, or, if such premises are owned by the club, shall be sufficient to meet the taxes, insurance and repairs and the interest on any mortgage thereof; and provided, further, its affairs and management shall be conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body chosen by the members at their annual meeting, and no member or any officer, agent or employee of the club shall be paid or, directly or indirectly, shall receive in the form of salary or other compensation any profits from the disposition or sale of alcoholic liquor to the club or to the members of the club or its guests introduced by members, beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at annual meetings by the members or by its directors or other governing body and as reported by the club to the department, within three months after such annual meeting, and as, in the judgment of the department, is reasonable and proper compensation for the services of such member, officer, agent or employee.

(c) A nonprofit club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a nonprofit club by members or their guests and by persons other than members or their guests, provided the total receipts of such club in any year, including receipts from the sale of alcoholic liquor, derived from making its facilities and services available to such persons in furtherance of such club's recreational or other nonprofit purpose shall not exceed fifteen per cent of such club's gross receipts for such year. "Nonprofit club" means a club that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and is described in Section 501(c) of the code. The annual fee for a nonprofit club permit shall be [six hundred fifty] eight hundred fifteen dollars.

Sec. 206. Section 30-24a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A golf country club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a golf country club but only by members and their guests. Notwithstanding section 30-23, in a no-permit town a golf country club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises by members of a nonprofit service club located in such town at a function of such club held at such golf country club. The annual fee for a golf country club permit shall be [eight hundred] one thousand dollars.

(b) A nonprofit service club as used in subsection (a) of this section shall include the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Exchange Club, Lions Club, volunteer fire department association, police benevolent association and religious clubs located in the same no-permit town as the golf country club.

(c) "Golf country club" means (1) an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, that has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least one year prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or that at the time of applying for the permit is in existence as a bona fide organization and has not less than twenty members who have paid annual membership fees or dues and have signed affidavits of their intention to remain members of the association for not less than one year after that time, not including associations organized for any commercial or business purpose the object of which is money profit, which maintains a golf course of not less than eighteen holes and a course length of at least fifty-five hundred yards and a club house with facilities that include locker rooms, a dining room and a lounge; provided the club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the election of any additional member, his name and address, and provided its aggregate annual membership fees or dues and other income, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor, shall be sufficient to defray the annual rental of its leased or rented premises, or, if the premises are owned by the club, shall be sufficient to meet the taxes, insurance and repairs and the interest on any mortgage thereof; and provided, further, its affairs and management shall be conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body chosen by the members at their annual meeting, and no member or any officer, agent or employee of the club shall be paid or, directly or indirectly, shall receive in the form of salary or other compensation any profits from the disposition or sale of alcoholic liquor to the club or to the members of the club or its guests introduced by members, beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at annual meetings by the members or by its directors or other governing body and as reported by the club to the department, within three months after the annual meeting, and as is, in the judgment of the department, reasonable and proper compensation for the services of such member, officer, agent or employee; or (2) an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, which has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least one year prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or which at the time of applying for the permit is in existence as a bona fide organization and has not less than twenty members who have paid annual membership fees or dues and is directly or indirectly wholly owned by a corporation which is and continues to be nonprofit and to which the Internal Revenue Service has issued a ruling classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended, which maintains a golf course of not less than eighteen holes and a course length of at least fifty-five hundred yards and a club house with facilities which include locker rooms, a dining room and a lounge; provided the club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the admission of any additional member, his name and address. The nonprofit corporation shall demonstrate to the commission an ability to pay any operating deficit of the golf country club, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor; and provided, further, the affairs and the management of the nonprofit corporation are conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body at least forty per cent of the members of which are chosen by the members of the nonprofit corporation at their annual meeting and the balance of the members of the board of directors are professionals chosen for their knowledge of the business of the nonprofit corporation, and all moneys earned by the golf country club shall be used to defray its expenses of operation or for charitable purposes, and any balance shall be directly or indirectly remitted to the nonprofit corporation.

Sec. 207. Section 30-25 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A special club permit shall allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the drink at retail to be consumed at the grounds of an outdoor picnic conducted by a club or golf country club. Such permits shall be issued only to holders of club or golf country club permits and shall be issued on a daily basis subject to the hours of sale in section 30-91, and shall be the same as provided therein for clubs and golf country clubs. The exception that applies to railroad and boat permits in section 30-48 shall apply to such a special club permit. No such club or golf country club shall be granted more than four such special club permits during any one calendar year.

(b) The Department of Consumer Protection shall have full discretion in the issuance of such special club permits as to suitability of place and may make any regulations with respect thereto.

(c) The fee for such a special club permit shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars per day.

Sec. 208. Section 30-26 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A tavern permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume and wine to be consumed on the premises of a tavern with or without the sale of food. "Tavern" means a place where beer and wine are sold under a tavern permit. The annual fee for a tavern permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

Sec. 209. Section 30-28 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A railroad permit may be granted to any corporation that operates a railway in this state or that operates club, parlor, dining, buffet or lounge cars upon the lines of any such railway in this state. Such permit shall allow the sale and public consumption of alcoholic liquor in any club, parlor, dining, buffet or lounge car of a passenger train operated in this state. A railroad permit shall be subject to all the privileges, obligations and penalties provided for in this chapter except that it shall be issued to a corporation instead of to a person and if it is revoked, another application may be made by the corporation for the issuance of another railroad permit at any time after the expiration of one year after such revocation. The annual fee for a railroad permit shall be [four] five hundred dollars.

Sec. 210. Section 30-28a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) An airline permit shall allow such permittee to purchase from a holder of a wholesaler permit alcoholic liquor as is permitted to be sold by a holder of a package store permit and in addition alcoholic liquor in miniatures of one and six-tenths and two and zero-tenths ounces or of forty-six and eight-tenths and ninety-three and seven-tenths milliliters.

(b) An airline permit, being granted to any airline, shall permit the sale or dispensing or consumption of alcoholic liquor to passengers only and while in actual transit on any aircraft being operated on regularly scheduled flights by such airline.

(c) The annual fee for an airline permit shall be [four] five hundred dollars.

Sec. 211. Section 30-29 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A boat permit shall allow the sale and public consumption of alcoholic liquor by passengers with or without meals upon any one designated boat engaged in the transportation of passengers for hire to or from any port in this state. The annual fee for a boat permit shall be [four] five hundred dollars.

Sec. 212. Section 30-30 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A broker's permit shall allow the holder thereof to sell warehouse receipts, certificates or other documents pertaining to alcoholic liquor to permittees within this state upon approval of the Department of Consumer Protection of such transactions. The annual fee for a broker's permit shall be [one hundred sixty] two hundred dollars.

Sec. 213. Section 30-33 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A concession permit shall allow the sale and consumption of beer or wine on the premises of any fair grounds, ball park, amusement park, indoor-outdoor amphitheater, outdoor amphitheater contiguous to and under the same ownership as an amusement park, public golf course or sports arena provided no sales of alcoholic liquor shall occur within one hour of the scheduled end of a performance at an indoor-outdoor amphitheater constructed to seat not less than fifteen thousand people. A concession permit shall also allow the sale and consumption of alcohol or spirits in all enclosed nonseating areas within an indoor-outdoor amphitheater. Such areas shall be enclosed by a fence or wall not less than thirty inches high and separate from each other. Such permit shall be issued in the discretion of the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be effective only in accordance with a schedule of hours and days determined by the department for each such permit within the limitation of hours and days fixed by law. As used in this section, "public golf course" means a golf course of not less than nine holes and a course length of not less than twenty-seven hundred fifty yards. The fee for a concession permit shall be as follows: For a period of one year, [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars; for a period of six months, [one hundred sixty] two hundred dollars; and for a period of one day, [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 214. Section 30-33a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A coliseum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in any portion of the coliseum, including the coliseum club, to be consumed on the premises of the coliseum except that the retail sale of alcoholic liquor shall not be permitted under this permit in the arena of the coliseum during a sporting event, concert, exhibition, trade show, entertainment presentation or similar function and in any public restaurant located on the premises. A coliseum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in the arena of the coliseum during a convention, banquet, meeting, dance, fund-raising function or similar function provided sales of alcoholic liquor shall occur at a coliseum within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at such coliseum. The annual fee for a coliseum permit shall be two thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) A coliseum concession permit shall allow the retail sale and consumption of beer, in paper containers only, at sporting events within the arena and at concession stands within the arena or outside the arena but directly connected to the arena or in areas adjacent to the hallways for public passage around the arena. The coliseum concession permit shall allow the retail sale and consumption of beer, in paper containers only, at such concession stands only during (1) a trade show for which a ticket is required for admission; (2) an exhibition for which a ticket is required for admission; or (3) a convention. No sales of beer shall occur at a coliseum concession stand within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at such coliseum. The annual fee for a coliseum concession permit shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, neither the permittee nor the backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit need be a proprietor if the coliseum for which such permit is being applied for is owned by a municipality or a municipal authority. The Department of Consumer Protection shall have discretionary powers to waive requirements where physical conditions make compliance an impossibility.

(d) "Coliseum" means a structure which contains an enclosed roofed arena constructed to seat not less than two thousand people, and any related facility which is a part of, adjacent to or connected therewith by enclosed passageways, which structure is used for sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances or fund-raising functions or similar functions or a structure such as a minor league baseball stadium built around an athletic field without an enclosed roof arena constructed to seat not less than five thousand people and containing at least ten thousand square feet of enclosed buildings, and any related facility which is part of, adjacent to or connected therewith by enclosed passageways, which structure is used for sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances or fund-raising functions or similar functions. "Arena" means all that portion of a coliseum containing a floor area enclosed by fixed seats. "Coliseum club" means an enclosed facility within a coliseum kept, used and maintained as a place where alcoholic liquor or food is served for sale at retail for consumption on the coliseum premises but which does not necessarily serve hot meals and need not have a kitchen or dining room but shall have employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees who shall serve only the following categories of people: (1) Persons who are in the coliseum to attend an event or function; and (2) persons who are in the coliseum club to attend a private party or banquet.

Sec. 215. Section 30-33b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A special sporting facility restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in a special sporting facility kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served and which has an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and has employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within the special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility restaurant permit shall be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars.

(b) A special sporting facility employee recreational permit shall allow the retail sale of beer in an establishment located within a special sporting facility and created to provide eating, sleeping and recreational accommodations to any person employed within such special sporting facility, provided such beer is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility employee recreational permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(c) A special sporting facility guest permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in a special sporting facility reserved for guests approved by the holder of such permit and by the operator of such special sporting facility, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility guest permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(d) A special sporting facility concession permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine at locations within a special sporting facility, provided such beer and wine is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility concession permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars.

(e) A special sporting facility bar permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location within a special sporting facility, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility bar permit shall be three hundred seventy-five dollars.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30-52, a coliseum concession permit that is issued to a municipality or a municipal authority shall allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine at jai alai frontons located within the boundaries of the municipality at such times when the municipality is a lessee or has physical control of the fronton; provided no such coliseum concession permit shall be issued or valid after December 31, 1982. The existence of another permit for the same fronton shall not bar sales under the coliseum concession permit and sales under a coliseum concession permit shall not bar the issuance or operation of any other permit on the fronton premises.

(g) Any of the special sporting facility permits established under subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, of this section shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by such special sporting facility to any bona fide, nonprofit organization that rents, leases or otherwise uses such facility for social gatherings and events sponsored by such organization.

(h) "Special sporting facility" means all of the land and buildings in which the principal business conducted is racing or jai alai exhibitions with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the gaming policy board.

Sec. 216. Section 30-33c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A special outing facility beer permit shall allow the retail sale of beer by a special outing facility to be consumed on its premises by patrons.

(b) A special outing facility liquor permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a special outing facility to be consumed on its premises by patrons.

(c) The annual fee for a special outing facility beer permit shall be [two hundred forty] three hundred dollars and for a special outing facility liquor permit shall be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars.

(d) "Special outing facility" means a facility designed, constructed and used for corporate and private parties, sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances, fund raising events and similar functions, located on a tract of land of not less than twenty acres containing an enclosed roofed pavilion constructed to seat not less than two hundred fifty people, where hot meals are regularly served in an adequate and sanitary dining area, such meals having been prepared in an adequate and sanitary kitchen on the premises, and employing an adequate number of employees who shall serve only persons who are at such outing facility to attend an event, function, private party or banquet.

Sec. 217. Section 30-34 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A military permit shall allow the retail sale of beer at any camp or military installation used and controlled by the Connecticut National Guard or the state guard. The annual fee for a military permit shall be [fifteen] thirty dollars.

Sec. 218. Section 30-35 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A temporary beer permit shall allow the sale of beer and a temporary liquor permit shall allow the sale of alcoholic liquor at any outing, picnic or social gathering conducted by a bona fide noncommercial organization, which organization shall be the backer of the permittee under such permit. The profits from the sale of such beer or alcoholic liquor shall be retained by the organization conducting such outing, picnic or social gathering and no portion thereof shall be paid, directly or indirectly, to any individual or other corporation. Such permit shall be issued subject to the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be effective only for the time limited by the department. The combined total of temporary beer permits and temporary liquor permits issued to an organization shall not exceed six during any one calendar year. The fee for a temporary beer permit shall be [fifteen] thirty dollars per day and for a temporary liquor permit shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars per day.

Sec. 219. Section 30-35a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A nonprofit theater permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a nonprofit theater to be consumed on its premises by patrons on any day on which a performance is given and twelve other days per year; provided the proceeds derived from such sales, except for reasonable operating costs, shall be used in furtherance of the charitable, literary and educational activities of such theater. The annual fee for a nonprofit theater permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) "Nonprofit theater" means an organization organized for nonprofit, charitable, literary and educational purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which carries on a program of performing arts for the general public at a theater located on its premises.

Sec. 220. Section 30-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A druggist permit may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection to a drug store proprietor. No druggist permit shall be issued covering a new drug store or a new location for an old drug store until the Commission of Pharmacy is satisfied that a drug store at such location is necessary to the convenience and best interest of the public. A druggist permit (1) shall allow the use of alcoholic liquors for the compounding of prescriptions of physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and dentists and for the manufacturing of all United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary preparations and all other medicinal preparations, (2) shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in containers of not less than eight ounces or one hundred eighty-seven and one-half milliliters and not more than one quart or one liter capacity except that beer may be sold in containers of not more than forty ounces or twelve hundred milliliters capacity, to any person, and (3) shall forbid the drinking of such alcoholic liquor on the premises of any drug store. Such permittee shall keep all alcoholic liquors in compartments, which compartments shall be securely locked except during those hours when the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law. The holder of a druggist permit shall not display any alcoholic liquors or containers, marked or labeled or in any other way suggesting the contents of intoxicating liquors, in the windows of the permit premises. The Commission of Pharmacy shall revoke or suspend the pharmacy license of any pharmacist upon whose premises any violation of any provision of this section occurs. The annual fee for a druggist permit shall be [four] five hundred dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

Sec. 221. Section 30-37a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A nonprofit public museum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a nonprofit public museum only on land and in buildings that are subject to the care, custody and control of its board of trustees to be consumed on its premises by its patrons on any day on which such nonprofit public museum is open to visitors from the general public. Proceeds derived from such sales, except for reasonable operating costs, shall be used in furtherance of the charitable, literary and educational activities of such nonprofit public museum. Sections 30-9 to 30-13, inclusive, and 30-91, insofar as said sections refer to local regulations of sales, shall not apply to such permit. The annual fee for a nonprofit public museum permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) "Nonprofit public museum" means any public museum organized for nonprofit, charitable, literary and educational purposes.

Sec. 222. Section 30-37b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A charitable organization permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by the drink to be consumed on the premises owned or leased by the organization. Such permit shall be issued on a daily basis subject to the hours of sale in section 30-91 and only eight such permits shall be issued to the same charitable organization in any calendar year. The fee for a charitable organization permit shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 223. Section 30-37c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A bowling establishment permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a commercial bowling establishment containing ten or more lanes. A bowling establishment permit for beer and wine shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine to be consumed on the premises of a commercial bowling establishment containing ten or more lanes. The annual fee for a bowling establishment permit shall be two thousand two hundred fifty dollars and for a bowling establishment permit for beer and wine shall be [three hundred fifty] four hundred forty dollars.

(b) A racquetball facility permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a commercial racquetball facility containing five or more courts. The annual fee for a racquetball facility permit shall be two thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 224. Section 30-37d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A nonprofit public television corporation permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine at auction, provided the auction is held as part of a fund-raising event to benefit the tax-exempt activities of the nonprofit public television corporation. Each permit shall allow the sale of wine at a single auction only. A maximum of three such permits may be issued to one nonprofit public television corporation in any calendar year. The fee for a nonprofit public television corporation permit shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each permit.

(b) "Nonprofit public television corporation" means a television broadcasting corporation organized for nonprofit, literary and educational purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Sec. 225. Section 30-37e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) An airport restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served and which has an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and has employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed on the premises. The annual fee for an airport restaurant permit shall be one thousand [two hundred] four hundred fifty dollars.

(b) An airport bar permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex, with or without the sale of food, for consumption on the premises. The annual fee for an airport bar permit shall be three hundred seventy-five dollars.

(c) An airport airline club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex, with or without the sale of food, for consumption on the premises by airline club members or their guests. Any airline or other concessionaire under lease or other agreement with the state of Connecticut may receive an airport airline club permit. The annual fee for an airport airline club permit shall be [six hundred fifty] eight hundred fifteen dollars.

Sec. 226. Section 30-37g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

A nonprofit golf tournament permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a golf country club at which a golf tournament, sponsored by an organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, is being conducted. Such permit shall be issued to any such organization for a period not to exceed eight days. Only one such permit shall be issued in any calendar year. Such permit shall allow the operation of not more than twenty-five consumer bars on the grounds of a golf country club. The fee for a nonprofit golf tournament permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 227. Section 30-37i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A hotel guest bar permit, available to a hotel permittee, shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor located in registered hotel guest rooms. The annual fee for a hotel guest bar permit shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars for each hotel room equipped for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor.

(b) A hotel guest bar shall: (1) Be accessible only by key, magnetic card or similar device provided by the hotel to a registered guest twenty-one years of age or older; and (2) restocked no earlier than nine o'clock a.m. and no later than one o'clock a.m.

(c) The Department of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, for the operation of hotel guest bars.

Sec. 228. Section 30-37j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) A caterer liquor permit shall allow a person regularly engaged in the business of providing food and beverages to others for service at private gatherings or at special events to sell and serve alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption at any activity, event or function for which such person has been hired. The annual fee for a caterer liquor permit shall be [three hundred fifty] four hundred forty dollars.

(b) The holder of a caterer liquor permit shall, on a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection or electronically, notify the department, in writing, of the date, location and hours of each event at which alcohol is served under such permit at least one business day in advance of such event. If the holder of a caterer liquor permit is unable to provide the written notice required under this section due to exigent circumstances, such holder may provide notice to the department by telephone of the date, location and hours of each event at which alcohol is served under such permit.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 30-48, a backer or holder of a caterer liquor permit may be a backer or holder of any other permit issued under the provisions of this chapter except a manufacturer permit issued under section 30-16 or a wholesaler permit issued under section 30-17.

(d) The holder of a caterer liquor permit and any other permit issued under the provisions of this chapter that prohibits the off-premises consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be exempt from such prohibition for the purposes of conducting such holder's catering business only.

(e) The holder of a caterer liquor permit shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 30-38, 30-52 and 30-54 and from the requirements to affix and maintain a placard, as provided in subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 30-39.

Sec. 229. Section 30-37k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) As used in this section and subsection (a) of section 30-91: (1) "Casino" means the premises within which a gaming facility is operated with other facilities, including, but not limited to, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bingo halls or convention centers; and (2) "gaming facility" means a room or rooms within which class III gaming, as defined in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P.L. 100-497, 25 USC 2701, et seq., is legally conducted.

(b) A casino permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a casino.

(c) A casino permit shall allow the manufacture, storage and bottling of beer to be consumed on the premises with or without the sale of food, provided the holder of a casino permit produces at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually.

(d) A casino permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by means of a guest bar located in hotel guest rooms provided such guest bar is: (1) Accessible only by key, magnetic card or similar device provided by the hotel to a registered guest twenty-one years of age or older; and (2) restocked no earlier than nine o'clock a.m. and no later than one o'clock a.m.

(e) The annual fee for a casino permit shall be [two thousand four hundred] two thousand six hundred fifty dollars plus an additional [fifty] one hundred dollars for each guest room containing a guest bar.

Sec. 230. Section 30-62a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Department of Consumer Protection, subject to such regulations as said department shall adopt, may permit more than one consumer bar in any premises for which a permit has been issued under this part for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises. A consumer bar is a counter, with or without seats, at which a patron may purchase and consume or purchase alcoholic liquor. The fee for each additional consumer bar shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars per annum.

Sec. 231. Section 30-63 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) No holder of any manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper's permit shall ship, transport or deliver within this state, or sell or offer for sale, any alcoholic liquors unless the name of the brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic by which such alcoholic liquors are bought and sold, the name and address of the manufacturer thereof and the name and address of each wholesaler permittee who is authorized by the manufacturer or his authorized representative to sell such alcoholic liquors are registered with the Department of Consumer Protection and until such brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic has been approved by the department. Such registration shall be valid for a period of three years. The fee for such registration, or renewal thereof, shall be [one] two hundred dollars for out-of-state shippers and [three] fifteen dollars for Connecticut manufacturers for each brand so registered, payable by the manufacturer or such manufacturer's authorized representative when such liquors are manufactured in the United States and by the importer or such importer's authorized representative when such liquors are imported into the United States. The department shall not approve the brand registration of any fortified wine, as defined in section 12-433, which is labeled, packaged or canned so as to appear to be a wine or liquor cooler, as defined in section 12-433.

(b) No manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee shall discriminate in any manner in price discounts between one permittee and another on sales or purchases of alcoholic liquors bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, size and quality, nor shall such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee allow in any form any discount, rebate, free goods, allowance or other inducement for the purpose of making sales or purchases. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit beer manufacturers, beer wholesalers or beer out-of-state shipper permittees from differentiating in the manner in which their products are packaged on the basis of on-site or off-site consumption.

(c) For alcoholic liquor other than beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price of any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut, which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state permittee for the month following such posting. On and after July 1, 2005, for beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price, and the price per keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such brand of goods offered for sale in this state for the month following such posting. Such manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee may also post additional prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for a specified portion of the following month which prices when so posted shall be the controlling prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for such specified portion of the following month. Notice of all manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee prices shall be given to permittee purchasers by direct mail, Internet web site or advertising in a trade publication having circulation among the retail permittees except a wholesaler permittee may give such notice by hand delivery. Price postings with the department setting forth wholesale prices to retailers shall be available for inspection during regular business hours at the offices of the department by manufacturers and wholesalers until three o'clock p.m. of the first business day after the last day for posting prices. A manufacturer or wholesaler may amend such manufacturer's or wholesaler's posted price for any month to meet a lower price posted by another manufacturer or wholesaler with respect to alcoholic liquor bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, vintage, quality and unit container size; provided that any such amended price posting shall be filed before three o'clock p.m. of the fourth business day after the last day for posting prices; and provided further such amended posting shall not set forth prices lower than those being met. Any manufacturer or wholesaler posting an amended price shall, at the time of posting, identify in writing the specific posting being met. On and after July 1, 2005, all wholesaler postings, other than for beer, for the following month shall be provided to retail permittees not later than the twenty-seventh day of the month prior to such posting. All wholesaler postings for beer shall be provided to retail permittees not later than the twentieth day of the month prior to such posting.

Sec. 232. Section 31-22r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) Each person who registered as an apprentice with the Labor Department before July 1, 2003, and has not completed an apprenticeship as of July 9, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department a registration fee of twenty-five dollars on or before July 1, 2003, and a renewal registration fee of twenty-five dollars on or before July first of each subsequent year until (A) such registration is withdrawn, or (B) such person has completed an apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required.

(2) Each person who initially registers as an apprentice with the Labor Department on or after July 1, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department a registration fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars at the time of registration and an annual renewal registration fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars until (A) such registration is withdrawn, or (B) such person has completed an apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required.

(b) Each person sponsoring an apprenticeship program registered with the Labor Department as of July 1, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department an annual registration fee of [thirty] sixty dollars for each apprentice participating in such program until the apprentice has completed the apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required, or such program is cancelled by the sponsor or deregistered for cause by the Labor Department in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, whichever is earlier.

(c) Any amount collected by the Labor Department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund. [and credited to a separate nonlapsing appropriation to the Labor Department, for the purpose of administering the department's apprentice training program and sections 31-22m to 31-22p, inclusive.]

Sec. 233. Section 33-182l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The annual fee for the provision of professional services, as defined in section 33-182a, for: Class A is [thirty] sixty dollars; Class B is [fifty] one hundred dollars; Class C is [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; Class D is [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars; Class E is [eighty] one hundred sixty dollars; Class F is one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars; Class G is two hundred [twenty-five] eighty-five dollars; Class H is three hundred seventy-five dollars; and Class I is [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. The annual fee shall be payable to the State Treasurer.

Sec. 234. Section 33-617 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following fees for filing documents and issuing certificates and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state: (1) Filing application to reserve, register, renew or cancel registration of corporate name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) filing transfer of reserved corporate name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (3) filing certificate of incorporation, including appointment of registered agent, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (4) filing change of address of registered agent or change of registered agent, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (5) filing notice of resignation of registered agent, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (6) filing amendment to certificate of incorporation, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (7) filing restated certificate of incorporation, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (8) filing certificate of merger or share exchange, [thirty] sixty dollars; (9) filing certificate of correction, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (10) filing certificate of surrender of special charter and adoption of general certificate of incorporation, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (11) filing certificate of dissolution, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (12) filing certificate of revocation of dissolution, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (13) filing annual report, [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars except as otherwise provided in sections 33-953 and 33-954; (14) filing application of foreign corporation for certificate of authority to transact business in this state and issuing certificate of authority, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (15) filing application of foreign corporation for amended certificate of authority to transact business in this state and issuing amended certificate of authority, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (16) filing application for withdrawal of foreign corporation and issuing certificate of withdrawal, [fifty] one hundred dollars; (17) filing application for reinstatement, [seventy-five] one hundred fifty dollars; (18) filing a corrected annual report, [fifty] one hundred dollars; and (19) filing an interim notice of change of director or officer, [ten] twenty dollars.

(b) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following miscellaneous charges and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state: (1) At the time of any service of process on the Secretary of the State as registered agent of a corporation, which amount may be recovered as taxable costs by the party to the suit or action causing such service to be made if such party prevails in the suit or action, the plaintiff in the process so served shall pay [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) for preparing and furnishing a copy of any document, instrument or paper filed or recorded relating to a corporation: For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; for affixing his certification and official seal thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (3) for preparing and furnishing his certificate of existence or authorization, which certificate may reflect any and all changes of corporate names and the date or dates of filing thereof, [forty] eighty dollars; (4) for preparing and furnishing his certificate of existence or authorization reflecting certificates effecting fundamental changes to a certificate of incorporation and the date or dates of filing thereof, [sixty] one-hundred twenty dollars; and (5) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees as will in his judgment cover the cost of the services provided.

(c) The tax imposed under chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee is charged under the provisions of this section.

(d) Each foreign corporation shall pay to the Secretary of the State a license fee of two hundred [twenty-five] eighty dollars at the time of filing its application for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, and annually thereafter on or before the last day of the calendar month in which falls the anniversary of the day of issuance of its certificate of authority, until such time as it has filed a certificate of withdrawal from the state or its certificate of authority to transact business in this state has been revoked.

(e) The Secretary of the State shall proceed as provided in section 33-935 whenever a foreign corporation is in default in payment of its license fees as therein provided.

Sec. 235. Section 33-1013 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following fees for filing documents and issuing certificates and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state: (1) Filing application to reserve, register, renew or cancel registration of corporate name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) filing transfer of reserved corporate name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (3) filing a certificate of incorporation, including appointment of registered agent, [ten] twenty dollars; (4) filing change of address of registered agent or change of registered agent, [ten] twenty dollars; (5) filing notice of resignation of registered agent in duplicate, [ten] twenty dollars; (6) filing certificate of amendment to certificate of incorporation, [ten] twenty dollars; (7) filing restated certificate of incorporation, [ten] twenty dollars; (8) filing certificate of merger, [ten] twenty dollars; (9) filing certificate of correction, [ten] twenty dollars; (10) filing certificate of surrender of special charter and adoption of certificate of incorporation, [ten] twenty dollars; (11) filing certificate of dissolution, [ten] twenty dollars; (12) filing certificate of revocation of dissolution, [ten] twenty dollars; (13) filing annual report, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (14) filing application of foreign corporation for certificate of authority to conduct affairs in this state and issuing certificate of authority, [twenty] forty dollars; (15) filing application of foreign corporation for amended certificate of authority to conduct affairs in this state and issuing amended certificate of authority, [twenty] forty dollars; (16) filing application for withdrawal of foreign corporation and issuing certificate of withdrawal, [twenty] forty dollars; (17) filing certificate of reinstatement, including appointment of registered agent, [fifty-five] one hundred ten dollars; (18) filing a corrected annual report, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; and (19) filing an interim notice of change of director or officer, [ten] twenty dollars.

(b) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following miscellaneous charges and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state: (1) At the time of any service of process on the Secretary of the State as registered agent of a corporation, which amount may be recovered as taxable costs by the party to the suit or action causing such service to be made if such party prevails in the suit or action, the plaintiff in the process so served shall pay [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) for preparing and furnishing a copy of any document, instrument or paper filed or recorded relating to a corporation: (A) For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; (B) for affixing the official seal thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (3) for preparing and furnishing his certificate of existence or authorization, which certificate may reflect any and all changes of corporate name and the date or dates of filing thereof, [forty] eighty dollars; (4) for preparing and furnishing his certificate of existence or authorization reflecting certificates affecting fundamental changes to a certificate of incorporation and the date or dates of filing thereof, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; and (5) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees as will, in his judgment, cover the cost of the services provided.

(c) The tax imposed under chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee is charged under the provisions of this section.

Sec. 236. Section 34-38n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Secretary of the State shall receive, for filing any document or certificate required to be filed under sections 34-10, 34-13a, 34-13e, 34-32, 34-32a, 34-32c, 34-38g and 34-38s, the following fees: (1) For reservation or cancellation of reservation of name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) for a certificate of limited partnership and appointment of statutory agent, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (3) for a certificate of amendment, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (4) for a certificate of merger or consolidation, [thirty] sixty dollars; (5) for a certificate of cancellation, [thirty] sixty dollars; (6) for a certificate of registration, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (7) for a change of agent or change of address of agent, [ten] twenty dollars; (8) for a certificate of reinstatement, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; and (9) for an annual report, [ten] twenty dollars.

(b) Miscellaneous charges: (1) At the time of any service of process on the Secretary of the State as statutory agent of a limited partnership, the plaintiff in the process so served shall pay [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) for preparing and furnishing a copy of any document or instrument or paper filed or recorded relating to a limited partnership: For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; for affixing his certification and official seal thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (3) for preparing and furnishing a certificate that may reflect any and all changes of limited partnership names and the dates of filing thereof, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; and (4) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees which shall, in his judgment, cover the cost of the services provided.

Sec. 237. Section 34-112 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following fees and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state:

(a) Fees for filing documents and issuing certificates: (1) Filing application to reserve a limited liability company name or to cancel a reserved limited liability company name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) filing transfer of reserved limited liability company name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (3) filing articles of organization, including appointment of statutory agent, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (4) filing change of address of statutory agent or change of statutory agent, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (5) filing notice of resignation of statutory agent in duplicate, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (6) filing amendment to articles of organization, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (7) filing restated articles of organization, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (8) filing articles of merger or consolidation, [thirty] sixty dollars; (9) filing articles of dissolution by resolution, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (10) filing articles of dissolution by expiration, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (11) filing judicial decree of dissolution, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (12) filing certificate of reinstatement, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (13) filing application by a foreign limited liability company for certificate of registration to transact business in this state and issuing certificate of registration, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (14) filing application of foreign limited liability company for amended certificate of registration to transact business in this state and issuing amended certificate of registration, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (15) filing application for withdrawal of foreign limited liability company and issuing certificate of withdrawal, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (16) filing an annual report, [ten] twenty dollars; and (17) filing an interim notice of change of manager or member, [ten] twenty dollars.

(b) Miscellaneous charges: (1) At the time of any service of process on the Secretary of the State as statutory agent of a limited liability company, which amount may be recovered as taxable costs by the party to the suit or action causing such service to be made if such party prevails in the suit or action, the plaintiff in the process so served shall pay [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) for preparing and furnishing a copy of any document, instrument or paper filed or recorded relating to a limited liability company: For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; for affixing his certification thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (3) for the issuance of a certification of legal existence of a domestic limited liability company, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (4) for the issuance of a certificate of legal existence which certificate may reflect any and all changes of limited liability company names and the dates of filing thereof, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (5) for the issuance of a certificate of legal existence reflecting articles effecting fundamental changes to articles of organization and the date or dates of filing thereof, [fifty] one hundred dollars; and (6) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees as will in his judgment cover the cost of the services provided.

(c) The tax imposed under chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee is charged under the provisions of this section.

Sec. 238. Section 34-413 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following fees and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state:

(a) Fees for filing documents and processing certificates: (1) Filing application to reserve a registered limited liability partnership name or to cancel a reserved limited liability partnership name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) filing transfer of reserved registered limited liability partnership name, [thirty] sixty dollars; (3) filing change of address of statutory agent or change of statutory agent, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (4) filing certificate of limited liability partnership, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (5) filing amendment to certificate of limited liability partnership, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (6) filing renunciation of status report, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (7) filing certificate of authority to transact business in this state, including appointment of statutory agent, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (8) filing amendment to certificate of authority to transact business in this state, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (9) filing withdrawal of certificate of authority, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (10) filing an annual report, [ten] twenty dollars; and (11) filing statement of merger, [thirty] sixty dollars.

(b) Miscellaneous charges: (1) For preparing and furnishing a copy of any document, instrument or paper filed or recorded relating to a registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership: For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; for affixing his certification thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (2) for the issuance of a certification of legal existence of a registered limited liability partnership, [twenty] forty dollars; (3) for the issuance of a certificate of legal existence which certificate may reflect any and all changes of registered limited liability partnership names and the dates of filing thereof, [forty] eighty dollars; (4) for the issuance of a certificate of legal existence reflecting amendments and the date or dates of filing thereof, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; and (5) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees as will in his judgment cover the cost of the services provided.

Sec. 239. Section 34-509 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect the following fees and remit them to the Treasurer for the use of the state: (1) For filing of an application for reservation of name, and application for renewal of reservation, or notice of transfer or cancellation of reservation pursuant to section 34-506, [thirty] sixty dollars; (2) for filing of a certificate of trust, a certificate of amendment, a restated certificate of trust or a certificate of cancellation, [sixty] one hundred twenty dollars; (3) for preparing and furnishing a copy of any certificate filed relating to a statutory trust: For each copy of each such document thereof regardless of the number of pages, [twenty] forty dollars; for affixing his certification thereto, [five] fifteen dollars; (4) for preparing and furnishing a certificate of existence or authorization, [twenty] forty dollars; (5) for preparing and furnishing a certificate of existence or authorization reflecting any and all changes of name and the date or dates of filing thereof, [forty] eighty dollars; (6) for filing of a certificate of merger or consolidation, [thirty] sixty dollars; and (7) for other services for which fees are not provided by the general statutes, the Secretary of the State may charge such fees as will in his judgment cover the cost of the services provided.

(b) The tax imposed under chapter 219 shall not be imposed upon any transaction for which a fee is charged under sections 34-500 to 34-547, inclusive.

Sec. 240. Section 35-11e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this chapter, the Secretary of the State shall cause a certificate of registration to be issued and delivered to the applicant. The certificate of registration shall be issued under the signature of the Secretary of the State and the seal of the state, and it shall show the name and business address and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation, or if a partnership, the state in which the partnership is organized and the names of the general partners, as specified by the Secretary of the State, of the person claiming ownership of the mark, the date claimed for the first use of the mark anywhere and the date claimed for the first use of the mark in this state, the class of goods or services and a description of the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used, a reproduction of the mark, the registration date and the term of the registration. Any certificate of registration issued by the Secretary of the State or a copy thereof certified by the Secretary of the State shall be admissible in evidence as competent and sufficient proof of the registration of such mark in any action or judicial proceedings in any court of this state.

(b) (1) Registration of a mark under this chapter shall be effective for a term of five years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such term, in a manner complying with the requirements of the Secretary of the State, the registration may be renewed for a like term from the end of the expiring term. A fee for the application for renewal of [fifty] one hundred dollars, payable to the Secretary of the State, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration. A registration of a mark may be renewed for successive periods of five years in like manner. (2) Any registration in force on October 1, 1993, shall expire ten years from the date of the registration or of the last renewal thereof and may be renewed for periods of five years each by filing a renewal application with the Secretary of the State as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(c) All applications for renewal under this section shall include a verified statement that the mark has been in use and is still in use in this state, and include three specimens showing actual use of the mark in commerce in the state upon or in connection with the goods or services.

(d) The Secretary of the State shall keep for public examination a record of all marks registered or renewed under this chapter.

Sec. 241. Section 35-11f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any mark and its registration under this chapter shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark. Assignment shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be recorded with the Secretary of the State upon the payment of a recording fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars, for each registration in the assignment document, payable to the Secretary of the State, who, upon recording of the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or of the last renewal thereof. An assignment of any registration under this chapter shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser for valuable consideration without notice, unless it is recorded with the Secretary of the State within three months after the date thereof or prior to such subsequent purchase.

(b) Any registrant or applicant effecting a change of the name of the person to whom the registration was issued or by whom an application was filed may record a certificate of change of name of registrant or applicant with the Secretary of the State upon the payment of the recording fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each registration identified by the registrant or applicant.

(c) The Secretary of the State shall issue in the new name of the registrant or applicant, or the assignee, a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or last renewal thereof.

(d) Other instruments which relate to a mark registered or application pending pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, licenses, security interests or mortgages, may be recorded in the discretion of the Secretary of the State, provided such instrument is in writing and duly executed. A grant of a security interest shall be by instrument in writing duly executed. Such other instruments shall be recorded by the Secretary of the State upon the payment of the recording fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each registration identified in the instrument.

(e) Acknowledgment shall be prima facie evidence of the execution of an assignment or other instrument and, when recorded by the Secretary of the State, the record shall be prima facie evidence of execution.

(f) A photocopy of any instrument referred to in subsection (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this section shall be accepted for recording if it is certified by any of the parties thereto, or their successors, to be a true and correct copy of the original.

(g) The Secretary of the State shall keep for public examination a record of all documents recorded pursuant to this section.

Sec. 242. Section 35-11g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

The Secretary of the State shall cancel from the register, in whole or in part, (1) any registration concerning which the Secretary of the State receives a voluntary request for cancellation thereof from the registrant or the assignee of record, accompanied by a recording fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) all registrations granted under this chapter and not renewed in accordance with the provisions hereof; (3) any registration concerning which a court of competent jurisdiction orders cancellation after finding: (A) That the registered mark has been abandoned; (B) that the registrant is not the owner of the mark; (C) that the registration was granted contrary to the provisions of section 35-11b; (D) that the registration was obtained fraudulently or in bad faith; (E) that the registered mark is so similar, as to be likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive, to a mark registered by another person in the United States Patent and Trademark Office prior to the date of first use in Connecticut by the registrant under this chapter, and used in Connecticut and not abandoned, provided, if the registrant proves that the registrant is the owner of concurrent registration of a mark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering an area including this state, the registration under this chapter shall not be cancelled for such area of the state; (F) that the registered mark has become the generic name for the goods or services, or a portion thereof, for which it has been registered; or (G) that another person has rights in the state of Connecticut superior to those of the registrant; or (4) any registration concerning which a court of competent jurisdiction orders cancellation on any other ground.

Sec. 243. Section 35-11l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Upon request of any person, the Secretary of the State shall issue a certificate showing whether any trade or service mark or marks using a particular name or design referred to in such certificate, or using a similar name or design, in a particular class has been registered and, if so, the date and hour of such registration. The fee for such certificate shall be [twenty-five] fifty dollars. Upon request, the secretary shall furnish a copy of any trade or service mark for a fee of [twenty] forty dollars or a certified copy of any trade or service mark for a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars.

Sec. 244. Section 36a-491 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) (1) The expiration date of any mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender and mortgage broker license that expires on September 30, 2008, shall be extended to the close of business on December 31, 2008. On and after July 1, 2008, each mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker license shall expire at the close of business on December thirty-first of the year in which it is approved, unless such license is renewed, and provided any such license that is approved on or after November first shall expire at the close of business on December thirty-first of the year following the year in which it is approved. An application for renewal of a license shall be filed between November first and December thirty-first of the year in which the license expires, provided a licensee may file a renewal application not later than March first of the following year together with a late fee of [one] two hundred dollars. Any such filing after December thirty-first shall be deemed timely and sufficient for purposes of subsection (b) of section 4-182. Each applicant for a license or renewal of a license as a mortgage lender or mortgage correspondent lender shall pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [eight hundred] one thousand dollars, and each applicant for an initial or renewal license as a mortgage broker shall pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [four] five hundred dollars, provided each mortgage lender or mortgage correspondent lender licensee who is a licensee on September 30, 2008, who submits a renewal application shall, at the time of making such application, pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [nine hundred] one thousand one hundred twenty-five dollars and each mortgage broker who was a licensee on June 30, 2008, who submits a renewal application shall, at the time of making such application, pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars.

(2) Each mortgage loan originator license shall expire at such time as the license of the mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker that employs or retains the mortgage loan originator expires, unless such mortgage loan originator license is renewed. Each mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker applicant and each mortgage lender licensee, mortgage correspondent lender licensee or mortgage broker licensee that files an application for a mortgage loan originator license shall pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [one] two hundred dollars for each mortgage loan originator, provided each mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker who is a licensee on September 30, 2008, who submits a renewal application for a mortgage loan originator shall, at the time of making such application, pay to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System any required fees or charges and a license fee of [one hundred twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars. On and after January 1, 2010, each mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker filing an application for a mortgage loan originator license shall pay a license fee of [one] two hundred dollars for each mortgage loan originator and any required fees or charges to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

(b) All fees paid pursuant to this section, including fees paid in connection with an application that is denied or withdrawn prior to the issuance of the license, shall be nonrefundable, provided such fees paid by an originator for a license that is not sponsored by a mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker may be refundable. No fee paid pursuant to this section shall be prorated if the license is surrendered, revoked or suspended prior to the expiration of the period for which it was approved.

Sec. 245. Section 36a-599 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each application for an original license shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable investigation fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars and a license fee of two thousand two hundred fifty dollars, except that if such application is filed not earlier than one year before the date such license will expire, the applicant shall pay a nonrefundable investigation fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars and a license fee of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars. Each application for a renewal license shall be accompanied by a license fee of two thousand two hundred fifty dollars, or in the case of a license that expires on June 30, 2007, a license fee of two thousand two hundred fifty dollars. The license fee shall be refunded if the application for an original license is denied, the commissioner refuses to issue a renewal license or an application for a license or renewal license is withdrawn prior to issuance of a license or renewal license by the commissioner. Each licensee shall pay to the commissioner a nonrefundable name change fee of [one] two hundred dollars for each application to change a name. No licensee shall use any name other than the name specified on the license issued by the commissioner.

(b) A license issued pursuant to sections 36a-595 to 36a-610, inclusive, shall expire at the close of business on September thirtieth of the odd-numbered year following its issuance, unless renewed or earlier surrendered, suspended or revoked pursuant to said sections, provided any license that is renewed effective July 1, 2007, shall expire on September 30, 2009. Not later than fifteen days after a licensee ceases to engage in this state in the business of issuing Connecticut payment instruments or ceases to engage in the business of money transmission for any reason, including a business decision to terminate operations in this state, license revocation, bankruptcy or voluntary dissolution, such licensee shall surrender to the commissioner in person or by registered or certified mail its license for each location in which such licensee has ceased to engage in such business.

Sec. 246. Section 36b-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person applying for registration as a broker-dealer or investment adviser shall pay to the commissioner or to any person designated by the commissioner in writing to collect such fee on behalf of the commissioner, a nonrefundable fee of [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars.

(b) Each person applying for registration as an agent or investment adviser agent shall pay to the commissioner or to any person designated by the commissioner to collect such fee on behalf of the commissioner, a nonrefundable fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars.

(c) Each registration issued pursuant to this section shall expire at the close of business on December thirty-first of the calendar year in which the registration became effective.

(d) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, each person registered as an agent or investment adviser agent, requesting transfer of the registration of such agent or investment adviser agent to another registered broker-dealer or investment adviser, shall pay to the commissioner or to any person designated by the commissioner in writing to collect such fee on behalf of the commissioner, a nonrefundable fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for each transfer requested.

(2) Each broker-dealer or investment adviser receiving a mass transfer shall pay to the commissioner or to any person designated by the commissioner in writing to collect such fee on behalf of the commissioner, a nonrefundable fee of fifty dollars for each agent or investment adviser agent whose registration is transferred. For purposes of this subsection, "mass transfer" means a transfer of multiple agents of a broker-dealer or investment adviser agents of an investment adviser from a transferring broker-dealer or investment adviser to a receiving broker-dealer or investment adviser due to a cessation of business activity, succession, acquisition, merger, consolidation or other reorganization affecting the transferring broker-dealer or investment adviser.

(e) Each person applying for registration under subsection (a) or (b) of this section and any registrant applying for renewal of such registration under section 36b-13 shall pay the actual cost, as determined by the commissioner, of any reasonable investigation or examination made of such applicant or registrant by or on behalf of the commissioner.

Sec. 247. Section 36b-13 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Each person registered as a broker-dealer or investment adviser may renew such registration for a one-year period not later than December thirty-first of each calendar year by making application in such manner as prescribed by the commissioner. The fee for renewal of registration for each registered broker-dealer or investment adviser shall be one hundred [fifty] ninety dollars per renewal application, nonrefundable, payable at the time of renewal, and shall be submitted, together with the renewal application, to the commissioner or any person designated in writing by the commissioner to collect such fee on his behalf.

(b) Each person registered as an agent or investment adviser agent may renew such registration for a one-year period by December thirty-first of each calendar year by making application in such manner as prescribed by the commissioner. The fee for renewal of registration for each person registered as an agent or investment adviser agent shall be [fifty] one hundred dollars, nonrefundable, payable at the time of renewal, and shall be submitted, together with the renewal application, to the commissioner or any person designated in writing by the commissioner to collect such fee on his behalf.

(c) Each registrant or person requesting renewal of a registration shall pay the actual cost, as determined by the commissioner, of any reasonable investigation or examination made of such person by or on behalf of the commissioner.

Sec. 248. Section 38a-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The commissioner shall demand and receive the following fees: (1) For the annual fee for each license issued to a domestic insurance company, [one] two hundred dollars; (2) for receiving and filing annual reports of domestic insurance companies, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (3) for filing all documents prerequisite to the issuance of a license to an insurance company, [one hundred seventy-five] two hundred twenty dollars, except that the fee for such filings by any health care center, as defined in section 38a-175, shall be one thousand [one hundred] three hundred fifty dollars; (4) for filing any additional paper required by law, [fifteen] thirty dollars; (5) for each certificate of valuation, organization, reciprocity or compliance, [twenty] forty dollars; (6) for each certified copy of a license to a company, [twenty] forty dollars; (7) for each certified copy of a report or certificate of condition of a company to be filed in any other state, [twenty] forty dollars; (8) for amending a certificate of authority, [one] two hundred dollars; (9) for each license issued to a rating organization, [one] two hundred dollars. In addition, insurance companies shall pay any fees imposed under section 12-211; (10) a filing fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each initial application for a license made pursuant to section 38a-769; (11) with respect to insurance agents' appointments: (A) A filing fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each request for any agent appointment, except that no filing fee shall be payable for a request for agent appointment by an insurance company domiciled in a state or foreign country which does not require any filing fee for a request for agent appointment for a Connecticut insurance company; (B) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each appointment issued to an agent of a domestic insurance company or for each appointment continued; and (C) a fee of [twenty] eighty dollars for each appointment issued to an agent of any other insurance company or for each appointment continued, except that no fee shall be payable for an appointment issued to an agent of an insurance company domiciled in a state or foreign country which does not require any fee for an appointment issued to an agent of a Connecticut insurance company; (12) with respect to insurance producers: (A) An examination fee of [seven] fifteen dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [seven] fifteen dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; (B) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each license issued; (C) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars per year, or any portion thereof, for each license renewed; and (D) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for any license renewed under the transitional process established in section 38a-784; (13) with respect to public adjusters: (A) An examination fee of [seven] fifteen dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [seven] fifteen dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; and (B) a fee of [one hundred twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars for each license issued or renewed; (14) with respect to casualty adjusters: (A) An examination fee of [ten] twenty dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [ten] twenty dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; (B) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each license issued or renewed; and (C) the expense of any examination administered outside the state shall be the responsibility of the entity making the request and such entity shall pay to the commissioner [one] two hundred dollars for such examination and the actual traveling expenses of the examination administrator to administer such examination; (15) with respect to motor vehicle physical damage appraisers: (A) An examination fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [forty] eighty dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; (B) a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each license issued or renewed; and (C) the expense of any examination administered outside the state shall be the responsibility of the entity making the request and such entity shall pay to the commissioner [one] two hundred dollars for such examination and the actual traveling expenses of the examination administrator to administer such examination; (16) with respect to certified insurance consultants: (A) An examination fee of [thirteen] twenty-six dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [thirteen] twenty-six dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; (B) a fee of two hundred fifty dollars for each license issued; and (C) a fee of [one hundred twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars for each license renewed; (17) with respect to surplus lines brokers: (A) An examination fee of [ten] twenty dollars for each examination taken, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay a fee of [ten] twenty dollars to the commissioner for each examination taken by an applicant; and (B) a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars for each license issued or renewed; (18) with respect to fraternal agents, a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each license issued or renewed; (19) a fee of [thirteen] twenty-six dollars for each license certificate requested, whether or not a license has been issued; (20) with respect to domestic and foreign benefit societies shall pay: (A) For service of process, [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each person or insurer to be served; (B) for filing a certified copy of its charter or articles of association, [five] fifteen dollars; (C) for filing the annual report, [ten] twenty dollars; and (D) for filing any additional paper required by law, [three] fifteen dollars; (21) with respect to foreign benefit societies: (A) For each certificate of organization or compliance, [four] fifteen dollars; (B) for each certified copy of permit, [two] fifteen dollars; and (C) for each copy of a report or certificate of condition of a society to be filed in any other state, [four] fifteen dollars; (22) with respect to reinsurance intermediaries: A fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars for each license issued or renewed; (23) with respect to life settlement providers: (A) A filing fee of [thirteen] twenty-six dollars for each initial application for a license made pursuant to section 38a-465a; and (B) a fee of [twenty] forty dollars for each license issued or renewed; (24) with respect to life settlement brokers: (A) A filing fee of [thirteen] twenty-six dollars for each initial application for a license made pursuant to section 38a-465a; and (B) a fee of [twenty] forty dollars for each license issued or renewed; (25) with respect to preferred provider networks, a fee of two thousand [five hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars for each license issued or renewed; (26) with respect to rental companies, as defined in section 38a-799, a fee of [forty] eighty dollars for each permit issued or renewed; (27) with respect to medical discount plan organizations licensed under section 38a-479rr, a fee of [five hundred] six hundred twenty-five dollars for each license issued or renewed; (28) with respect to pharmacy benefits managers, an application fee of [fifty] one hundred dollars for each registration issued or renewed; (29) with respect to captive insurance companies, as defined in section 38a-91aa, a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars for each license issued or renewed; and (30) with respect to each duplicate license issued a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each license issued.

(b) If any state imposes fees upon domestic fraternal benefit societies greater than are fixed by this section or sections 38a-595 to 38a-626, inclusive, 38a-631 to 38a-640, inclusive, or 38a-800, the commissioner shall collect from each fraternal benefit society incorporated by or organized under the laws of such other state and admitted to transact business in this state, the same fees as are imposed upon similar domestic societies and organizations by such other state. The expense of any examination or inquiry made outside the state shall be borne by the society so examined.

(c) Each unauthorized insurer declared to be an eligible surplus lines insurer shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner, on or before May first of each year, an annual fee of [sixty-three] one hundred twenty-five dollars in order to remain on the list of eligible surplus lines insurers.

(d) For service of process on the commissioner, the commissioner shall demand and receive a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars for each person or insurer to be served. The commissioner shall also collect, for each hospital or ambulance lien filed, [twenty-five] fifty dollars, and for each small claims notice filed, [five] fifteen dollars, each of which shall be paid by the plaintiff at the time of service, the same to be recovered by him as part of the taxable costs if he prevails in the suit.

(e) Each insurance company depositing any security with the Treasurer pursuant to section 38a-83 shall pay to the commissioner [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifteen dollars, annually. In case of an examination or appraisal made outside the office of the Treasurer, and in such case the company in whose behalf such examination or appraisal has been made shall pay to the commissioner [one] two hundred dollars for such examination and the actual traveling expenses of the officer making such examination or appraisal.

Sec. 249. Section 42a-9-525 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The filing office described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 42a-9-501 shall charge and collect the following uniform fee: For filing and indexing an initial financing statement, a correction statement or an amendment, [twenty-five] fifty dollars. No fee shall be charged (1) to the state when the initial financing statement, correction statement or amendment is filed by or at the request of the Attorney General or an assistant attorney general or by a duly authorized official of the state or any of its agencies, boards or commissions acting in an official capacity, or (2) to a municipality when the initial financing statement, correction statement or amendment is filed by a tax collector or other municipal officer of such municipality pursuant to the provisions of sections 12-195a to 12-195g, inclusive, or (3) for any filing accomplished solely by electronic means and without the physical submission of any document, instrument or paper, in accordance with a plan approved by the Secretary of the State.

(b) The uniform fee for responding to a request for information from the filing office described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 42a-9-501, including issuing a certificate showing whether there is on file, on the date and time stated therein, any financing statement naming a particular debtor and any amendment thereof and, if there is, giving the date and hour of filing such amendment and the name and address of each secured party named therein, is [twenty-five] fifty dollars. Upon request, the filing officer shall furnish a photographic or electronic copy of any filed financing statement or amendment for a uniform fee of [twenty] forty dollars regardless of the number of pages and affix such filing officer's certification and official seal thereto for a fee of [five] ten dollars. No fee shall be charged to the state when a certificate showing whether there is on file, on the date and hour stated therein, any presently effective financing statement naming a particular debtor and any amendment thereof, is requested by the Attorney General or an assistant attorney general or by a duly authorized official of the state or any of its agencies, boards or commissions acting in an official capacity, and no fee shall be charged to a municipality when such certificate is requested by the tax collector or other municipal officer of such municipality pursuant to the provisions of sections 12-195a to 12-195g, inclusive.

(c) This section does not require a fee with respect to a record of a mortgage which is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing or as a financing statement covering as-extracted collateral or timber to be cut under subsection (c) of section 42a-9-502. However, the recording and satisfaction fees that otherwise would be applicable to the record of the mortgage apply.

Sec. 250. Section 43-3 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall be state Commissioner of Weights and Measures. The commissioner may appoint inspectors of weights and measures, with all the powers incident to that office, when directed so to act by the commissioner. Said commissioner shall take charge of the standards adopted, under the provisions of section 43-2, as the standards of the state, and cause them to be kept in a fire-proof building belonging to the state, or in a suitable place in his office, from which they shall not be removed except for repairs or for certification, and he shall take all other necessary precautions for their safekeeping. He shall maintain the state standards in good order and shall provide for their certification as prescribed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology at least once in ten years. He shall, at least once in two years, test by the state standards all standard weights, measures and other apparatus which belong to any municipality and shall seal such apparatus as is found to be accurate, by stamping thereon, with seals kept for that purpose, the letter "C" and the last two figures of the year of certification. He shall have general supervision of the weights, measures and weighing and measuring devices sold, offered for sale or used in the state. He, or the inspectors by his direction, shall, at least once in each year, test all scales, weights and measures used in checking the receipt or disbursement of supplies in each institution for the maintenance of which moneys are appropriated by the General Assembly, and he shall report, in writing, his findings to the supervisory board and to the executive officer of the institution concerned, and, at the request of such board or executive officer, he shall appoint, in writing, one or more employees, in the service of each institution, who shall act as special deputies for the purpose of checking the receipt or disbursement of supplies. He shall keep a complete record of the standards, balances and other apparatus belonging to the state, and take a receipt for the same from his successor in office. He, or the inspectors at his direction, shall, at least once in two years, inspect the work of the local sealers throughout the state and shall have power to inspect and ascertain the correctness of all weights, scales, beams, measures, instruments or mechanical devices for measuring, and tools, appliances or accessories connected with any such instruments or measures kept, offered or exposed for sale, sold, used or employed by any proprietor, agent, lessee or employee in proving the size, quantity, extent, area or measurement of quantities, things, produce or articles for distribution or consumption, offered or submitted by such person or persons for sale, hire or reward; and shall, from time to time, weigh or measure packages or amounts of commodities of any kind kept for the purpose of sale, offered for sale or sold, or in the process of delivery, in order to determine whether the same contain the amounts represented, and whether they are offered for sale or sold in accordance with law. They may, in the performance of their official duties, enter, without warrant, into or upon any stand, place, building or other premises, or stop any vendor, peddler, junk dealer or driver of any vehicle transporting or containing coal, coke, ice or other commodity, or any dealer, and require him to proceed to some place which they may specify, for the purpose of making tests. Said commissioner or the inspectors may seal any such weighing or measuring instrument or apparatus which is found to be correct and may seize and destroy any incorrect weight, measure or weighing or measuring instrument. The commissioner shall issue, from time to time, regulations prescribing specifications and tolerances for commercial weights and measures and weighing and measuring devices and regulations for the guidance of municipal sealers, which regulations shall govern the procedure to be followed by such officers in the discharge of their duties. The commissioner may by regulation exempt specific duties and restrict specific powers of the municipal sealers appointed under the provisions of section 43-6 thereby reserving exclusively to the commissioner within the municipality the duties exempted and powers restricted. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, prescribing fees to be charged for any calibration services performed by the Department of Consumer Protection, provided no fee shall be charged for services provided in accordance with the provisions of section 43-50. Whenever any municipality required by section 43-6 to appoint a sealer of weights and measures fails to do so or when a municipal sealer appointed under the provisions of said section fails or neglects to perform his duties, the Commissioner of Weights and Measures may direct his inspectors to perform such duties and the clerk or comptroller of such municipality shall, upon notification and request by the Commissioner of Weights and Measures, reimburse the state for the cost of such services rendered.

(b) Notwithstanding any regulations to the contrary, the following weighing and measuring devices shall be registered annually with the commissioner and the commissioner shall charge the following annual registration fees: (1) Each motor fuel dispenser, [twenty-five] fifty dollars; (2) each large weighing or measuring device, [one hundred twenty-five] two hundred fifty dollars; (3) each medium weighing or measuring device, [fifty] one hundred dollars; and (4) each small weighing or measuring device, [fifteen] thirty dollars.

Sec. 251. Section 43-16f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

Before the issuance of any license as a licensed public weigher, or any renewal thereof, the applicant shall pay to the commissioner a fee of [twenty] forty dollars.

Sec. 252. Section 43-47 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

No person shall act as a dealer or repairman without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection as provided in this section. Any person wishing to be registered as a dealer or repairman shall make application to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection on forms provided by him, furnishing such pertinent information as he may require. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars in the case of a dealer and [ten] twenty dollars in the case of a repairman. Upon approval, said commissioner shall issue to the applicant a registration certification bearing an identification number identifying such dealer or repairman. The certification shall expire annually unless suspended or revoked under the provisions of section 43-51. Such registration shall be renewable annually on payment of a fee of [twenty-five] fifty dollars in the case of a dealer and [ten] twenty dollars in the case of a repairman.

Sec. 253. Section 47-244a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Not later than January 1, 1992, each unit owners' association, as defined in section 47-202, that is not incorporated in this state shall have and maintain a statutory agent for service in this state as provided in this section. A statutory agent for service shall be either (1) a natural person who is a resident of this state, (2) a domestic corporation with or without capital stock, or (3) any corporation not organized under the laws of this state which has procured a certificate of authority to transact business or conduct affairs in this state.

(b) A statutory agent for service of a unit owners' association shall be appointed by filing with the Secretary of the State a written appointment in such form as he prescribes setting forth: (1) The name of the common interest community and of the association; (2) the name of the statutory agent for service; and (3) if the statutory agent is a natural person, the business and residence address thereof; if the statutory agent is a domestic corporation, the address of the principal office thereof; if the statutory agent is a corporation not organized under the laws of this state, the address of the principal office thereof in this state, if any. In each case the address shall include the street and number or other particular designation.

(c) The written appointment shall be signed by the president, vice president or secretary of the appointing association. Each written appointment shall also be signed by the statutory agent for service therein appointed.

(d) If a statutory agent for service dies, dissolves, withdraws from the state or resigns, the unit owners' association shall forthwith appoint another statutory agent for service. If the statutory agent for service changes his or its address within the state from that appearing upon the record in the office of the Secretary of the State, the unit owners' association shall forthwith file with the Secretary of the State notice of the new address. A statutory agent for service may resign by filing with the Secretary of the State a signed statement in duplicate to that effect. The Secretary of the State shall forthwith file one copy and mail the other copy of such statement to the unit owners' association at its principal office. Upon the expiration of thirty days after such filing, the resignation shall be effective and the authority of such statutory agent for service shall terminate. A unit owners' association may revoke the appointment of a statutory agent for service by making a new appointment as provided in this section and any new appointment so made shall revoke all appointments theretofore made.

(e) The Secretary of the State shall charge and collect a fee of [forty-five] ninety dollars for filing an appointment of a statutory agent, and a fee of [nine] eighteen dollars for filing a change of address of statutory agent or change of statutory agent.

Sec. 254. Section 51-81b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2009):

(a) Any person who has been admitted as an attorney by the judges of the Superior Court shall annually on or before January fifteenth file an annual return prescribed or furnished by the Commissioner of Revenue Services. If any such person was engaged in the practice of law in the year preceding the year in which an occupational tax is due hereunder, such person, unless exempted under this section, shall annually on or before January fifteenth pay to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a tax in the amount of [four hundred fifty] five hundred sixty-five dollars. Any person who has been admitted as an attorney pro hac vice by a judge of the Superior, Appellate or Supreme Court in accordance with the rules of said court shall file such return and pay such tax as provided in this subsection with respect to any year in which such person was admitted pro hac vice and engaged in the practice of law in this state.

(b) Upon failure of any such person to pay the sum due hereunder within thirty days of the due date, the provisions of section 12-35 shall apply with respect to the enforcement of this section and the collection of such sum. The warrant therein provided for shall be signed by the commissioner or his authorized agent. The amount of any such tax, penalty and interest shall be a lien, from the thirty-first day of December next preceding the due date of such tax until discharged by payment, against all real estate of the taxpayer within the state, and a certificate of such lien signed by the commissioner may be filed for record in the office of the clerk of any town in which such real estate is situated, provided no such lien shall be effective as against any bona fide purchaser or qualified encumbrancer of any interest in any such property. When any tax with respect to which a lien has been recorded under the provisions of this section has been satisfied, the commissioner, upon request of any interested party, shall issue a certificate discharging such lien, which certificate shall be recorded in the same office in which the lien was recorded. Any action for the foreclosure of such lien shall be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the state in the superior court for the judicial district in which the property subject to such lien is situated, or, if such property is located in two or more judicial districts, in the superior court for any one such judicial district, and the court may limit the time for redemption or order the sale of such property or make such other or further decree as it judges equitable.

(c) The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall notify the Chief Court Administrator of the failure of any person to comply with the provisions of this section and the Chief Court Administrator shall notify the judges of the Superior Court of such failure.

(d) If any person fails to pay the amount of tax reported to be due on such person's return within the time specified under the provisions of this section, there shall be imposed a penalty of fifty dollars, which penalty shall be payable to, and recoverable by, the commissioner in the same manner as the tax imposed under this section. Subject to the provisions of section 12-3a, the commissioner may waive all or part of the penalties provided under this section when it is proven to his satisfaction that the failure to pay any tax was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect.

(e) If any tax is not paid when due as provided in this section, there shall be added to the amount of the tax interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof from the date the tax became due until it is paid.

(f) If the commissioner is satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the failure to file a return or to pay the tax was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect, he may abate or remit the whole or any part of any penalty under this section.

(g) This section shall not apply (1) to any attorney whose name has been removed from the roll of attorneys maintained by the clerk of the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, or (2) to any attorney who has retired from the practice of law, provided the attorney shall file written notice of retirement with the clerk of the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, or to any attorney who does not engage in the practice of law as an occupation and receives less than four hundred fifty dollars in legal fees or other compensation for services involving the practice of law during any calendar year, or (3) with respect to the tax due in any calendar year, to any attorney serving on active duty with the armed forces of the United States for more than six months in such year.

(h) No person shall be liable for payment of the occupational tax under this section solely by virtue of such person having engaged in the practice of law while acting as an employee of the state, any political subdivision of the state or any probate court.

(i) The provisions of sections 12-548 to 12-554, inclusive, and section 12-555a shall apply to the provisions of this section in the same manner and with the same force and effect as if the language of said sections 12-548 to 12-554, inclusive, and section 12-555a had been incorporated in full into this section and had expressly referred to the tax under this section, except to the extent that any such provision is inconsistent with a provision of this section.

Sec. 255. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of Connecticut state agencies to the contrary, on and after July 1, 2009, each fee in effect pursuant to regulations adopted pursuant to any section of the general statutes that is (1) one thousand dollars or more shall be increased by two hundred fifty dollars, (2) one hundred fifty dollars or more, but less than one thousand dollars, shall be increased by twenty-five per cent and rounded up to the next whole five-dollar increment, and (3) less than one hundred fifty dollars shall be doubled.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2009

1-212

Sec. 2

July 1, 2009

3-90

Sec. 3

July 1, 2009

3-94b

Sec. 4

July 1, 2009

3-94n

Sec. 5

July 1, 2009

3-94o

Sec. 6

July 1, 2009

3-99a

Sec. 7

July 1, 2009

7-74

Sec. 8

July 1, 2009

7-169d

Sec. 9

July 1, 2009

7-169e

Sec. 10

July 1, 2009

7-169i

Sec. 11

July 1, 2009

7-178

Sec. 12

July 1, 2009

9-623

Sec. 13

July 1, 2009

10-145b

Sec. 14

July 1, 2009

12-285b

Sec. 15

July 1, 2009

12-287

Sec. 16

July 1, 2009

12-288

Sec. 17

July 1, 2009

12-330b

Sec. 18

July 1, 2009

12-409

Sec. 19

July 1, 2009

12-578

Sec. 20

July 1, 2009

12-815a

Sec. 21

July 1, 2009

14-319

Sec. 22

July 1, 2009

14-327b

Sec. 23

July 1, 2009

16a-23m

Sec. 24

July 1, 2009

19a-29a

Sec. 25

July 1, 2009

19a-30

Sec. 26

July 1, 2009

19a-36

Sec. 27

July 1, 2009

19a-42

Sec. 28

July 1, 2009

19a-55

Sec. 29

July 1, 2009

19a-80

Sec. 30

July 1, 2009

19a-87b

Sec. 31

July 1, 2009

19a-88

Sec. 32

July 1, 2009

19a-89b

Sec. 33

July 1, 2009

19a-180

Sec. 34

July 1, 2009

19a-310

Sec. 35

July 1, 2009

19a-320

Sec. 36

July 1, 2009

19a-332a

Sec. 37

July 1, 2009

19a-421

Sec. 38

July 1, 2009

19a-491

Sec. 39

July 1, 2009

19a-506

Sec. 40

July 1, 2009

19a-512

Sec. 41

July 1, 2009

19a-513

Sec. 42

July 1, 2009

19a-515

Sec. 43

July 1, 2009

20-11

Sec. 44

July 1, 2009

20-12

Sec. 45

July 1, 2009

20-12b

Sec. 46

July 1, 2009

20-27

Sec. 47

July 1, 2009

20-37

Sec. 48

July 1, 2009

20-55

Sec. 49

July 1, 2009

20-57

Sec. 50

July 1, 2009

20-65k

Sec. 51

July 1, 2009

20-70

Sec. 52

July 1, 2009

20-74d

Sec. 53

July 1, 2009

20-74f

Sec. 54

July 1, 2009

20-74s

Sec. 55

July 1, 2009

20-74bb

Sec. 56

July 1, 2009

20-86c

Sec. 57

July 1, 2009

20-86g

Sec. 58

July 1, 2009

20-93

Sec. 59

July 1, 2009

20-94

Sec. 60

July 1, 2009

20-94a

Sec. 61

July 1, 2009

20-96

Sec. 62

July 1, 2009

20-97

Sec. 63

July 1, 2009

20-109

Sec. 64

July 1, 2009

20-110

Sec. 65

July 1, 2009

20-123b

Sec. 66

July 1, 2009

20-126i

Sec. 67

July 1, 2009

20-126k

Sec. 68

July 1, 2009

20-130

Sec. 69

July 1, 2009

20-149

Sec. 70

July 1, 2009

20-151

Sec. 71

July 1, 2009

20-159

Sec. 72

July 1, 2009

20-162o

Sec. 73

July 1, 2009

20-188

Sec. 74

July 1, 2009

20-190

Sec. 75

July 1, 2009

20-195c

Sec. 76

July 1, 2009

20-195o

Sec. 77

July 1, 2009

20-195cc

Sec. 78

July 1, 2009

20-199

Sec. 79

July 1, 2009

20-200

Sec. 80

July 1, 2009

20-206b

Sec. 81

July 1, 2009

20-206e

Sec. 82

July 1, 2009

20-206n

Sec. 83

July 1, 2009

20-206o

Sec. 84

July 1, 2009

20-206r

Sec. 85

July 1, 2009

20-206bb

Sec. 86

July 1, 2009

20-206ll

Sec. 87

July 1, 2009

20-206mm

Sec. 88

July 1, 2009

20-213

Sec. 89

July 1, 2009

20-217

Sec. 90

July 1, 2009

20-222

Sec. 91

July 1, 2009

20-222a

Sec. 92

July 1, 2009

20-236

Sec. 93

July 1, 2009

20-239

Sec. 94

July 1, 2009

20-253

Sec. 95

July 1, 2009

20-270

Sec. 96

July 1, 2009

20-275

Sec. 97

July 1, 2009

20-281c

Sec. 98

July 1, 2009

20-281d

Sec. 99

July 1, 2009

20-281e(e)

Sec. 100

July 1, 2009

20-292

Sec. 101

July 1, 2009

20-305

Sec. 102

July 1, 2009

20-306a

Sec. 103

July 1, 2009

20-306b

Sec. 104

July 1, 2009

20-308

Sec. 105

July 1, 2009

20-314

Sec. 106

July 1, 2009

20-329f

Sec. 107

July 1, 2009

20-333

Sec. 108

July 1, 2009

20-334a

Sec. 109

July 1, 2009

20-335

Sec. 110

July 1, 2009

20-341e

Sec. 111

July 1, 2009

20-341y

Sec. 112

July 1, 2009

20-349

Sec. 113

July 1, 2009

20-357m

Sec. 114

July 1, 2009

20-360

Sec. 115

July 1, 2009

20-374

Sec. 116

July 1, 2009

20-377m

Sec. 117

July 1, 2009

20-377s

Sec. 118

July 1, 2009

20-398

Sec. 119

July 1, 2009

20-400

Sec. 120

July 1, 2009

20-412

Sec. 121

July 1, 2009

20-417b

Sec. 122

July 1, 2009

20-421

Sec. 123

July 1, 2009

20-435

Sec. 124

July 1, 2009

20-436

Sec. 125

July 1, 2009

20-437

Sec. 126

July 1, 2009

20-457

Sec. 127

July 1, 2009

20-475

Sec. 128

July 1, 2009

20-476

Sec. 129

July 1, 2009

20-477

Sec. 130

July 1, 2009

20-492a

Sec. 131

July 1, 2009

20-493a

Sec. 132

July 1, 2009

20-511

Sec. 133

July 1, 2009

20-517

Sec. 134

July 1, 2009

20-540

Sec. 135

July 1, 2009

20-559h

Sec. 136

July 1, 2009

20-601

Sec. 137

July 1, 2009

20-653

Sec. 138

July 1, 2009

20-660

Sec. 139

July 1, 2009

20-672

Sec. 140

July 1, 2009

21-28

Sec. 141

July 1, 2009

21-35m

Sec. 142

July 1, 2009

21-67

Sec. 143

July 1, 2009

21a-36

Sec. 144

July 1, 2009

21a-52

Sec. 145

July 1, 2009

21a-70

Sec. 146

July 1, 2009

21a-79

Sec. 147

July 1, 2009

21a-137

Sec. 148

July 1, 2009

21a-146

Sec. 149

July 1, 2009

21a-152

Sec. 150

July 1, 2009

21a-223

Sec. 151

July 1, 2009

21a-234

Sec. 152

July 1, 2009

21a-246

Sec. 153

July 1, 2009

21a-321

Sec. 154

July 1, 2009

22-12b

Sec. 155

July 1, 2009

22-57

Sec. 156

July 1, 2009

22-111c

Sec. 157

July 1, 2009

22-236

Sec. 158

July 1, 2009

22-277

Sec. 159

July 1, 2009

22-320c

Sec. 160

July 1, 2009

22-326f

Sec. 161

July 1, 2009

22-332b

Sec. 162

July 1, 2009

22-344

Sec. 163

July 1, 2009

22-384

Sec. 164

July 1, 2009

22-385

Sec. 165

July 1, 2009

22-414

Sec. 166

July 1, 2009

25-129

Sec. 167

July 1, 2009

26-212

Sec. 168

July 1, 2009

26-213

Sec. 169

July 1, 2009

26-219

Sec. 170

July 1, 2009

29-10b

Sec. 171

July 1, 2009

29-11

Sec. 172

July 1, 2009

29-17a

Sec. 173

July 1, 2009

29-30

Sec. 174

July 1, 2009

29-130

Sec. 175

July 1, 2009

29-134

Sec. 176

July 1, 2009

29-143j

Sec. 177

July 1, 2009

29-146

Sec. 178

July 1, 2009

29-152g

Sec. 179

July 1, 2009

29-152m

Sec. 180

July 1, 2009

29-155c

Sec. 181

July 1, 2009

29-156a

Sec. 182

July 1, 2009

29-161n

Sec. 183

July 1, 2009

29-161q

Sec. 184

July 1, 2009

29-161z

Sec. 185

July 1, 2009

29-193

Sec. 186

July 1, 2009

29-196

Sec. 187

July 1, 2009

29-238

Sec. 188

July 1, 2009

29-349

Sec. 189

July 1, 2009

29-357

Sec. 190

July 1, 2009

29-402

Sec. 191

July 1, 2009

30-16

Sec. 192

July 1, 2009

30-17

Sec. 193

July 1, 2009

30-17b

Sec. 194

July 1, 2009

30-18

Sec. 195

July 1, 2009

30-18a

Sec. 196

July 1, 2009

30-19

Sec. 197

July 1, 2009

30-19f

Sec. 198

July 1, 2009

30-20

Sec. 199

July 1, 2009

30-20a

Sec. 200

July 1, 2009

30-21

Sec. 201

July 1, 2009

30-21b

Sec. 202

July 1, 2009

30-22

Sec. 203

July 1, 2009

30-22a

Sec. 204

July 1, 2009

30-22b

Sec. 205

July 1, 2009

30-23

Sec. 206

July 1, 2009

30-24a

Sec. 207

July 1, 2009

30-25

Sec. 208

July 1, 2009

30-26

Sec. 209

July 1, 2009

30-28

Sec. 210

July 1, 2009

30-28a

Sec. 211

July 1, 2009

30-29

Sec. 212

July 1, 2009

30-30

Sec. 213

July 1, 2009

30-33

Sec. 214

July 1, 2009

30-33a

Sec. 215

July 1, 2009

30-33b

Sec. 216

July 1, 2009

30-33c

Sec. 217

July 1, 2009

30-34

Sec. 218

July 1, 2009

30-35

Sec. 219

July 1, 2009

30-35a

Sec. 220

July 1, 2009

30-36

Sec. 221

July 1, 2009

30-37a

Sec. 222

July 1, 2009

30-37b

Sec. 223

July 1, 2009

30-37c

Sec. 224

July 1, 2009

30-37d

Sec. 225

July 1, 2009

30-37e

Sec. 226

July 1, 2009

30-37g

Sec. 227

July 1, 2009

30-37i

Sec. 228

July 1, 2009

30-37j

Sec. 229

July 1, 2009

30-37k

Sec. 230

July 1, 2009

30-62a

Sec. 231

July 1, 2009

30-63

Sec. 232

July 1, 2009

31-22r

Sec. 233

July 1, 2009

33-182l

Sec. 234

July 1, 2009

33-617

Sec. 235

July 1, 2009

33-1013

Sec. 236

July 1, 2009

34-38n

Sec. 237

July 1, 2009

34-112

Sec. 238

July 1, 2009

34-413

Sec. 239

July 1, 2009

34-509

Sec. 240

July 1, 2009

35-11e

Sec. 241

July 1, 2009

35-11f

Sec. 242

July 1, 2009

35-11g

Sec. 243

July 1, 2009

35-11l

Sec. 244

July 1, 2009

36a-491

Sec. 245

July 1, 2009

36a-599

Sec. 246

July 1, 2009

36b-12

Sec. 247

July 1, 2009

36b-13

Sec. 248

July 1, 2009

38a-11

Sec. 249

July 1, 2009

42a-9-525

Sec. 250

July 1, 2009

43-3

Sec. 251

July 1, 2009

43-16f

Sec. 252

July 1, 2009

43-47

Sec. 253

July 1, 2009

47-244a

Sec. 254

July 1, 2009

51-81b

Sec. 255

July 1, 2009

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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