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Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7796

   
 

*SB0103307796SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.

SEN. DEBICELLA, 21st Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1033

File No. 986

Cal. No. 337

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 2-24a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(a) No bill without a fiscal note appended thereto which, if passed, would require the expenditure of state or municipal funds or affect state or municipal revenue in the current fiscal year or any of the next ensuing five fiscal years shall be acted upon by either house of the General Assembly unless said requirement of a fiscal note is dispensed with by a vote of at least two-thirds of such house. Such fiscal note shall clearly identify the cost and revenue impact to the state and municipalities in the current fiscal year and in each of the next ensuing five fiscal years.

(b) No bill without an employment impact statement appended thereto, which, if passed, would result in a gain or loss of jobs in the state or have an effect on unemployment in the current fiscal year or any of the next ensuing five fiscal years, shall be acted upon by either house of the General Assembly unless said requirement of an employment impact statement is dispensed with by a vote of at least two-thirds of such house. Such employment impact statement shall be prepared, within available appropriations, by the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Office of Legislative Research. Said offices may consult with any person or agency, including, but not limited to, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Labor Department. Such employment impact statement shall clearly identify the potential effect on unemployment, including the number of jobs lost or gained and shall, where possible, identify the additional costs to the employer per employee created by the bill. For the purposes of this subsection, "employer" means any person engaged in business who has employees, including the state and any political subdivision thereof."