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Governor's Bill No. 28

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 453

 

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Referred to Committee on Government Administration and Elections

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

REP. CAFERO, 142nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONSOLIDATING STATE AGENCIES AND ELIMINATING CERTAIN LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 29-32b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There shall be established a Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, within the Department of Public Safety, [for administrative purposes only,] hereinafter referred to as the board, to be comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor to serve during his term and until their successors are appointed and qualify. With the exception of public members, the members shall be appointed from nominees of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Connecticut State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, The Connecticut State Rifle and Revolver Association, Inc., and Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, Inc., and each of said organizations shall be entitled to representation on the board. At least one member of the board shall be a lawyer licensed to practice in this state, who shall act as chairman of the board during the hearing of appeals brought under this section.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 3-123aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(c) There is established an advisory committee to the Connecticut Homecare Option Program for the Elderly, which shall consist of the State Treasurer, the Comptroller, the Commissioner of Social Services, [a representative of the Commission on Aging,] the director of the long-term care partnership policy program within the Office of Policy and Management, and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and finance, revenue and bonding and the cochairpersons and ranking members of the select committee having cognizance of matters relating to aging, or their designees. The Governor shall appoint one provider of home care services for the elderly and a physician specializing in geriatric care. The advisory committee shall meet at least annually. The State Comptroller shall convene the meetings of the committee.

Sec. 3. Section 4-61t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

There shall be established a Committee on Career Entry and Mobility, appointed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and chaired by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or his designee, which shall include a representative of the Office of Policy and Management, a representative of the Department of Administrative Services who is involved in classification activity, a representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, [a representative of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women,] a representative of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and ten additional persons, two of whom shall be state agency personnel administrators, four of whom shall be labor representatives and four of whom shall be employed in state service and familiar with the problems of career mobility, affirmative action, the implementation of corrective programs, and the accommodation and entry level needs of persons with disabilities. The committee shall determine how career counseling can be best provided and training opportunities best met and made available within the funds allotted. The committee shall also develop mechanisms to communicate information about state employment opportunities to state employees and persons with disabilities who wish to become state employees. The committee shall advise the Commissioner of Administrative Services concerning broader usage of classification titles affecting upward mobility, the entry level employment of persons with disabilities and an effective procedure for reporting compliance to the legislature. The committee shall prepare written guidelines for implementation of the career mobility program described in subsection (a) of section 4-61u, section 4-61w and this section and the entry level employment program for persons with disabilities described in subsection (b) of section 4-61u and this section. The committee shall meet at least once each quarter and shall submit periodic reports to the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 4-67x of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There shall be a Child Poverty and Prevention Council consisting of the following members or their designees: The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the Commissioners of Children and Families, Social Services, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Transportation, Public Health, Education, Economic and Community Development and Health Care Access, the Labor Commissioner, the Chief Court Administrator, the chairperson of the Board of Governors of Higher Education, the Child Advocate, the chairperson of the Children's Trust Fund Council and the executive [directors of the Commission on Children and] director of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall be the chairperson of the council. The council shall (1) develop and promote the implementation of a ten-year plan, to begin June 8, 2004, to reduce the number of children living in poverty in the state by fifty per cent, and (2) within available appropriations, establish prevention goals and recommendations and measure prevention service outcomes in accordance with this section in order to promote the health and well-being of children and families.

Sec. 5. Section 4-124bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) The Office of Workforce Competitiveness [, in consultation with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women,] shall, within available appropriations, establish a Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee which shall promote the creation of new career ladder programs and the enhancement of existing career ladder programs for occupations in this state with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to section 4-124w.

(b) The Connecticut Career Ladder Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the following thirteen members: (1) The Commissioners of Education, Higher Education and Public Health, or their designees; (2) the Labor Commissioner, or a designee; and (3) the following public members, all of whom shall be selected by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, [in conjunction with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women,] and knowledgeable about issues relative to career ladder programs or projected workforce shortage areas: (A) One member with expertise in the development of the early childhood education workforce; (B) one member with expertise in job training for women; (C) one member with expertise in the development of the health care workforce; (D) one member with expertise in labor market analysis; (E) one member representing health care employers; (F) one member representing early childhood education employers; and (G) three members with expertise in workforce development programs.

(c) All appointments to the advisory committee shall be made no later than October 1, 2003. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members shall serve two-year terms and no public member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.

(d) The advisory committee shall elect two cochairpersons from among its members. The advisory committee shall meet at least bimonthly. Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(e) For purposes of this section and section 4-124cc, "career ladder" means any continuum of education and training that leads to a credential, certificate, license or degree and results in career advancement or the potential to earn higher wages in an occupation with a projected workforce shortage, as forecasted by the Office of Workforce Competitiveness pursuant to section 4-124w.

Sec. 6. Subsection (d) of section 7-127c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(d) The Department of Education may adopt and disseminate to municipalities guidelines as to the role and duties of municipal agents and such informational and technical materials as may assist such agents in the performance of their duties. The department [, in collaboration with the Commission on Children,] may provide training for municipal agents within the available resources of the department. [and the commission.]

Sec. 7. Subsection (c) of section 10-16n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(c) There is established a committee to advise the Commissioner of Education concerning the coordination, priorities for allocation and distribution, and utilization of funds for Head Start and concerning the competitive grant program established under this section, and to evaluate programs funded pursuant to this section. The committee shall consist of [twelve] eleven members as follows: (1) One member designated by the Commissioner of Social Services; (2) six members who are directors of Head Start programs, two from community action agency program sites or school readiness coordinators, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two from school program sites, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate and one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, and two from other nonprofit agency program sites, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; [one member designated by the Commission on Children;] (3) one member designated by the Early Childhood Education Council; (4) one member designated by the Head Start Directors Association who shall be the parent of a present or former Head Start student; (5) one member designated by the Connecticut Association for Community Action who shall have expertise and experience concerning Head Start; and (6) one member designated by the Office of Human Development Services, Office of Community Programs, Region 1 of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Sec. 8. Section 10-16v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, [and the executive director of the Commission on Children,] shall establish an after school committee.

(b) The after school committee shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, [and the executive director of the Commission on Children] and shall include, but not be limited to, persons having expertise in after school programs, after school program providers, local elected officials, members of community agencies, members of the business community and professional educators.

(c) The after school committee may report on and make recommendations, including, but not be limited to, the following: (1) Identification of existing state, federal and private resources to support and sustain after school programs; (2) methods and practices to enhance coordination and goal setting among state agencies to achieve efficiencies and to encourage training and local technical assistance with respect to after school programs; (3) identification of best practices; (4) methods of encouraging community-based providers; (5) professional development; (6) measures to address barriers to after school programs; and (7) a private and public governance structure that ensures sustainability for after school programs.

(d) The Commissioner of Education may seek and accept funding from private organizations that do not receive grants or other funding from the Department of Education to implement the provisions of this section.

(e) The after school committee shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, its findings pursuant to this section to the General Assembly by February 1, 2004.

Sec. 9. Subsection (a) of section 10-16z of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established the Early Childhood Education Cabinet. The cabinet shall consist of: (1) The Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee, (2) one representative from the Department of Education who is responsible for programs required under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 USC 1400 et seq., as amended from time to time, appointed by the Commissioner of Education, (3) the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, (4) a representative from an institution of higher education in this state appointed by the Commissioner of Higher Education, (5) the Commissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's designee, (6) the Commissioner of Developmental Services, or the commissioner's designee, (7) the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or the commissioner's designee, (8) [the executive director of the Commission on Children, or the executive director's designee, (9)] the project director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office, [(10)] (9) a representative from a Head Start program appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, [(11)] (10) a representative of a local provider of early childhood education appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, [(12)] (11) two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom is a member of the House of Representatives and one of whom is a parent who has a child attending a school in a priority school district, [(13)] (12) two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom is a member of the Senate and one of whom is a representative of a public elementary school with a prekindergarten program, [(14)] (13) a representative of the business or philanthropic community in this state appointed by the Governor, and [(15)] (14) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee. The chairperson of the council shall be appointed from among its members by the Governor.

Sec. 10. Subsection (b) of section 10-145a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(b) Any candidate in a program of teacher preparation leading to professional certification shall be encouraged to successfully complete an intergroup relations component of such a program which shall be developed with the participation of both sexes, and persons of various ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Such intergroup relations program shall have the following objectives: (1) The imparting of an appreciation of the contributions to American civilization of the various ethnic, cultural and economic groups composing American society and an understanding of the life styles of such groups; (2) the counteracting of biases, discrimination and prejudices; and (3) the assurance of respect for human diversity and personal rights. The State Board of Education, the Board of Governors of Higher Education [,] and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities [and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women] shall establish a joint committee composed of members of the [four] three agencies, which shall develop and implement such programs in intergroup relations.

Sec. 11. Subsection (a) of section 16a-41b of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There shall be a Low-Income Energy Advisory Board which shall consist of the following members: The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designee; the Commissioner of Social Services or the commissioner's designee; [the executive director of the Commission on Aging;] a representative of each electric and gas public service company designated by each such company; the chairperson of the Department of Public Utility Control or a commissioner of the Department of Public Utility Control designated by the chairperson; the Consumer Counsel or the counsel's designee; the executive director of Operation Fuel; the executive director of Infoline; the director of the Connecticut Local Administrators of Social Services; the executive director of Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut; the Connecticut president of AARP; a designee of the Norwich Public Utility; a designee of the Connecticut Petroleum Dealers Association; and a representative of the community action agencies administering energy assistance programs under contract with the Department of Social Services, designated by the Connecticut Association for Community Action.

Sec. 12. Section 17a-219c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a Family Support Council to assist the Department of Developmental Services and other state agencies that administer or fund family support services to act in concert and, within available appropriations, to (1) establish a comprehensive, coordinated system of family support services, (2) use existing state and other resources efficiently and effectively as appropriate for such services, (3) identify and address services that are needed for families of children with disabilities, and (4) promote state-wide availability of such services. The council shall consist of [twenty-seven] twenty-six voting members, including the Commissioners of Public Health, Developmental Services, Children and Families, Education and Social Services, or their designees, the Child Advocate, the executive director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, the chairperson of the State Interagency Birth-to-Three Coordinating Council, as established pursuant to section 17a-248b, [the executive director of the Commission on Children,] and family members of, or individuals who advocate for, children with disabilities. The family members or individuals who advocate for children with disabilities shall comprise two-thirds of the council and shall be appointed as follows: Six by the Governor, three by the president pro tempore of the Senate, two by the majority leader of the Senate, one by the minority leader of the Senate, three by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. All appointed members serving on or after October 5, 2009, including members appointed prior to October 5, 2009, shall serve in accordance with the provisions of section 4-1a. Members serving on or after October 5, 2009, including members appointed prior to October 5, 2009, shall serve no more than eight consecutive years on the council. The council shall meet at least quarterly and shall select its own chairperson. Council members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred. The costs of administering the council shall be within available appropriations in accordance with this section and sections 17a-219a to 17a-219b, inclusive.

(b) The council shall: (1) Gather input and develop a vision and guidelines for family support services in Connecticut; (2) review existing program policies, procedures and funding mechanisms for conformity to the guidelines and make appropriate recommendations; (3) monitor the implementation of the guidelines and recommendations; (4) report to the Governor and the General Assembly on an annual basis regarding the status of family support services, including the implementation of the guidelines and recommendations; (5) advocate for family support services in accordance with the guidelines; (6) compile and distribute information on family support services within public and private agencies; and (7) perform such other duties as are related to the advancement of family centered supports, policies and services.

Sec. 13. Subsection (d) of section 17a-317 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(d) Any order or regulation of the Department of Social Services [or the Commission on Aging] that is in force on July 1, 2008, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law.

Sec. 14. Subsection (a) of section 17b-28 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a council which shall advise the Commissioner of Social Services on the planning and implementation of a system of Medicaid managed care and shall monitor such planning and implementation and shall advise the Waiver Application Development Council, established pursuant to section 17b-28a, on matters including, but not limited to, eligibility standards, benefits, access and quality assurance. The council shall be composed of the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees; two members of the General Assembly, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; [the director of the Commission on Aging, or a designee; the director of the Commission on Children, or a designee;] a representative of each organization that has been selected by the state to provide managed care and a representative of a primary care case management provider, to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; two representatives of the insurance industry, to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; two advocates for persons receiving Medicaid, one to be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; one advocate for persons with substance use disorders, to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; one advocate for persons with psychiatric disabilities, to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; two advocates for the Department of Children and Families foster families, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; two members of the public who are currently recipients of Medicaid, one to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; two representatives of the Department of Social Services, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Social Services; two representatives of the Department of Public Health, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health; two representatives of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services; two representatives of the Department of Children and Families, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families; two representatives of the Office of Policy and Management, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; one representative of the office of the State Comptroller, to be appointed by the State Comptroller and the members of the Health Care Access Board who shall be ex-officio members and who may not designate persons to serve in their place. The council shall choose a chair from among its members. The Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall provide administrative support to such chair. The council shall convene its first meeting no later than June 1, 1994.

Sec. 15. Subsection (d) of section 17b-297 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(d) The commissioner, in consultation with [the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, the African-American Affairs Commission,] representatives from minority community-based organizations and any other state and local organizations deemed appropriate by the commissioner, shall develop and implement outreach efforts that target medically underserved children and adults, particularly Latino and other minority children and adults, to increase enrollment of such children and adults in the HUSKY Plan, Part A or Part B. Such efforts shall include, but not be limited to, developing culturally appropriate outreach materials, advertising through Latino media outlets and other minority media outlets, and the public education, outreach and recruitment activities described in subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of this section.

Sec. 16. Subsection (a) of section 17b-338 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a Long-Term Care Advisory Council which shall consist of the following: (1) The [executive director of the Commission on Aging, or the executive director's designee] Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee; (2) the State Nursing Home Ombudsman, or the ombudsman's designee; (3) the president of the Coalition of Presidents of Resident Councils, or the president's designee; (4) the executive director of the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut, or the executive director's designee; (5) the state president of AARP, or the president's designee; (6) one representative of a bargaining unit for health care employees, appointed by the president of the bargaining unit; (7) the president of the Connecticut Association of Not-For-Profit Providers for the Aging, or the president's designee; (8) the president of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, or the president's designee; (9) the president of the Connecticut Association of Residential Care Homes, or the president's designee; (10) the president of the Connecticut Hospital Association or the president's designee; (11) the executive director of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association or the executive director's designee; (12) the executive director of the Connecticut Association for Homecare or the executive director's designee; (13) the president of Connecticut Community Care, Inc. or the president's designee; (14) one member of the Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging appointed by the agency; (15) the president of the Connecticut chapter of the Connecticut Alzheimer's Association; (16) one member of the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Centers appointed by the association; (17) the president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, or the president's designee; (18) the president of the Connecticut Council for Persons with Disabilities, or the president's designee; (19) the president of the Connecticut Association of Community Action Agencies, or the president's designee; (20) a personal care attendant appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (21) the president of the Family Support Council, or the president's designee; (22) a person who, in a home setting, cares for a person with a disability and is appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (23) three persons with a disability appointed one each by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (24) a legislator who is a member of the Long-Term Care Planning Committee; and (25) one member who is a nonunion home health aide appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

Sec. 17. Section 17b-367 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

The Office of Policy and Management, within existing budgetary resources and in consultation with the Select Committee on Aging, [the Commission on Aging,] personnel designated by the Commissioner of Social Services who administer the CHOICES health insurance assistance program and the Long-Term Care Advisory Council, shall develop a single consumer-oriented Internet website that provides comprehensive information on long-term care options that are available in Connecticut. The website shall also include direct links and referral information regarding long-term care resources, including private and nonprofit organizations offering advice, counseling and legal services.

Sec. 18. Section 17b-748 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

There is established a Child Day Care Council consisting of the Commissioner of Public Health, the Commissioner of Social Services, the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or a representative of each designated by [him] the commissioner in writing to serve as such representative, and sixteen other persons appointed by the Governor. Said council shall be within the Department of Social Services for administrative purposes only. Of the persons appointed by the Governor, [one] two shall be from among those recommended by the Connecticut Association for Education of Young Children; one shall be a member of a community council; one shall be a member of a community action program; one shall be a member of a child development or early childhood education department of a Connecticut college or university; four shall be providers of child day care services, two of whom shall be family day care providers, and two shall be child day care center providers; [one shall be from among those recommended by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women; one shall be from among those recommended by the Connecticut Commission on Children;] one shall be from among those recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; [one] two shall be a member of an advocacy group concerned with young children and their families; one shall be from among those recommended by the AFL-CIO Labor Council who is a member of organized labor; one shall be a member of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association; and two shall be parents, each of whom shall have a child enrolled in a child day care service. The members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the course of their duties. The chairperson and the vice-chairperson of the council shall be elected by the full membership of the council from among the persons appointed by the Governor and shall serve for a term of one year. The council shall meet at least ten times per year. Any appointed member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned. The council shall recommend to the Commissioner of Public Health regulations which shall effectuate the purposes of this section and sections 17b-733, 19a-77, 19a-79, 19a-80, 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive, and 19a-87b to 19a-87e, inclusive, including regulations relating to licensing, operation, program and professional qualifications of the staff of child day care centers, group day care homes and family day care homes and shall make recommendations to the Commissioner of Public Health on the administration of said sections. The Child Day Care Council shall also make recommendations to the Department of Social Services as the lead agency for day care on grants management and the planning and development of child day care services. In addition, the council shall provide guidelines for drop-in supplementary child care operations. Before making such recommendations, the council shall hold public hearings and invite suggestions from parents of children utilizing child day care services, as defined in section 19a-77, and from providers of such services and other interested parties. The Child Day Care Council shall study issues affecting child day care and make recommendations to the General Assembly. The council shall serve as an advisory committee to the Department of Social Services in the development of the state child care plan required pursuant to the Child Care Development and Improvement Act of 1990 and shall conduct biennial public hearings on such state plan.

Sec. 19. Section 17b-751c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a Nurturing Families Network Advisory Commission to monitor the state-wide system for the Nurturing Families Network developed pursuant to section 17b-751b. The commission shall consist of: (1) One member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and one member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be members of the General Assembly; (2) one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives and one member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be members of the General Assembly; (3) a representative of the Governor; (4) the Commissioner of Children and Families, or [his] a designee; (5) the Commissioner of Social Services, or [his] a designee; (6) the Commissioner of Public Health, or [his] a designee; (7) the Commissioner of Education, or [his] a designee; (8) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or [his] a designee; (9) [the executive director of the Commission on Children, or his designee; (10)] a representative of the Child Advocate's Office, who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and [(11)] (10) a representative of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse who shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

(b) The commission shall be responsible for: (1) Ensuring implementation of the Nurturing Families Network on a state-wide basis; (2) monitoring cooperative, coordinated approaches of state and private agencies involved in the Nurturing Families Network and expanding such approaches to incorporate other, similar activities; (3) studying state and privately funded home visitation programs as an initial step in establishing a cost-effective, collaborative and comprehensive Nurturing Families Network system; (4) monitoring the effects of welfare reform on the factors associated with the risk of child abuse; and (5) building a network of public and private state, regional and local organizations for the purpose of collaborating to strengthen and support families with newborns and children up to the age of five.

Sec. 20. Subsection (e) of section 19a-4j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(e) The Commissioner of Public Health shall submit an annual report concerning the activities of the office to the Governor, the General Assembly [, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women established under section 46a-1, the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission established under section 2-120,] and the Indian Affairs Council established under section 47-59b [and the Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission] ,in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. The office shall also hold community workshops and use other means to disseminate its findings state-wide.

Sec. 21. Subsection (a) of section 19a-6g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a HealthFirst Connecticut Authority composed of the following members: Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom is a health care provider and one of whom represents businesses with fifty or more employees; two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom has experience in community-based health care and one of whom represents businesses with fewer than fifty employees; one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives who represents consumers; one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate who represents the interests of labor; one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives who represents health insurance companies; one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate who represents hospitals; and two appointed by the Governor, one of whom advocates for health care quality or patient safety and one with experience in information technology. The Insurance Commissioner and the Commissioners of Public Health and Social Services or their designees, the Healthcare Advocate or the Healthcare Advocate's designee [, the executive director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women or the executive director's designee, the executive director of the African-American Affairs Commission or the executive director's designee, the executive director of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission or the executive director's designee] and the Comptroller or Comptroller's designee shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members.

Sec. 22. Subsection (b) of section 19a-59c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(b) There is established a Women, Infants and Children Advisory Council consisting of the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health; the Commissioner of Public Health or a designee; [the executive director of the Commission on Children or a designee;] a nutrition educator, appointed by the Governor; two local directors of the Women, Infants and Children program, one each appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives; two recipients of assistance under the Women, Infants and Children program, one each appointed by the majority leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and two representatives of an anti-hunger organization, one each appointed by the minority leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Council members shall serve for a term of two years. The chairperson and the vice-chairperson of the council shall be elected by the full membership of the council. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority. The council shall meet at least twice a year. Council members shall serve without compensation. The council shall advise the Department of Public Health on issues pertaining to increased participation and access to services under the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Sec. 23. Subsection (a) of section 19a-112a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is created a Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations composed of [fourteen] thirteen members as follows: The Chief State's Attorney or a designee; [the executive director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women or a designee;] the Commissioner of Children and Families or a designee; one member from the Division of State Police and one member from the Division of Scientific Services appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety; one member from Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. appointed by its board of directors; one member from the Connecticut Hospital Association appointed by the president of the association; one emergency physician appointed by the president of the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians; one obstetrician-gynecologist and one pediatrician appointed by the president of the Connecticut State Medical Society; one nurse appointed by the president of the Connecticut Nurses' Association; one emergency nurse appointed by the president of the Emergency Nurses' Association of Connecticut; and one police chief appointed by the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association. The Chief State's Attorney or a designee shall be chairman of the commission. The commission shall be within the Division of Criminal Justice for administrative purposes only.

Sec. 24. Section 19a-125 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

There is established a State-Wide Adolescent Health Council. The council shall consist of the following members: The Commissioners of Public Health, Children and Families, Education, Higher Education and Social Services or their designees; the chairpersons of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and human services; [a representative of the Commission on Children; a representative of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women;] a representative of a school-based health center and a media specialist to be appointed by the Governor; a representative of the United Way of Connecticut and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of Connecticut to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; a representative of the Mental Health Association and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; a representative of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; a representative of the Connecticut Association of Human Services and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; a representative of the Connecticut Association of Family Practitioners and the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Center to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; and a representative of the Connecticut Youth Service Association and the Connecticut Primary Care Association to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. The chairperson and the vice-chairperson of the council shall be elected by the full membership of the council from among its membership. The council shall meet at regular intervals as determined by the chairperson. The members of the council shall serve without compensation. The council shall consult with and advise the Commissioners of Public Health, Social Services, Education and Children and Families concerning the coordination of service delivery to and health needs of teens. The council shall examine issues, including but not limited to, contributing factors of high risk behaviors, how multiple problems interrelate and strategies for prevention. The council shall make recommendations on facilitating federal, state and community action to address teen pregnancy, mental health, violence, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and such other areas as the council determines are relevant to adolescent health needs. The council shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, human services and education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a on or before June 30, 1994.

Sec. 25. Subsection (d) of section 31-3g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(d) The Labor Commissioner shall establish an Advisory Council on Displaced Homemakers and appoint not less than ten nor more than fifteen members, including representatives from the Labor Department, the Departments of Education, Higher Education and Social Services [, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women] and providers of assistance and program access services, and such other members as the commissioner deems necessary. The advisory council shall consult with and advise the Labor Commissioner and the state-wide coordinator of services for displaced homemakers as to criteria which shall be used to identify displaced homemakers and determine programs and services appropriate to the skills development of the applying displaced homemaker. The advisory council shall develop specific recommendations for funding multiservice programs which meet the training and job placement needs of displaced homemakers.

Sec. 26. Section 31-3cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

The Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, in cooperation with the [Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and the] Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, shall regularly collect and analyze data on state-supported training programs that measure the presence of gender or other systematic bias and work with the relevant boards and agencies to correct any problems that are found.

Sec. 27. Subsection (b) of section 46a-68 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(b) (1) Each state agency, department, board or commission shall designate a full-time or part-time affirmative action officer. If such affirmative action officer is an employee of the agency, department, board or commission, the executive head of the agency, department, board or commission shall be directly responsible for the supervision of the officer.

(2) The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities shall provide training and technical assistance to affirmative action officers in plan development and implementation.

(3) The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities [and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women] shall provide training concerning state and federal discrimination laws and techniques for conducting investigations of discrimination complaints to persons designated by state agencies, departments, boards or commissions as affirmative action officers and persons designated by the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee to represent such agencies, departments, boards or commissions pursuant to subdivision (5) of this subsection. Such training shall be provided for a minimum of ten hours during the first year of service or designation, and a minimum of five hours per year thereafter.

(4) (A) Each person designated by a state agency, department, board or commission as an affirmative action officer shall (i) be responsible for mitigating any discriminatory conduct within the agency, department, board or commission, (ii) investigate all complaints of discrimination made against the state agency, department, board or commission, and (iii) report all findings and recommendations upon the conclusion of an investigation to the commissioner or director of the state agency, department, board or commission for proper action.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (A)(i), (A)(ii) and (A)(iii) of this subdivision, if a discrimination complaint is made against the executive head of a state agency or department, any member of a state board or commission or any affirmative action officer alleging that the executive head, member or officer directly or personally engaged in discriminatory conduct, or if a complaint of discrimination is made by the executive head of a state agency, any member of a state board or commission or any affirmative action officer, the complaint shall be referred to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities for review and, if appropriate, investigation by the Department of Administrative Services. If the discrimination complaint is made by or against the executive head, any member or the affirmative action officer of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities alleging that the executive head, member or officer directly or personally engaged in discriminatory conduct, the commission shall refer the complaint to the Department of Administrative Services for review and, if appropriate, investigation. If the complaint is by or against the executive head or affirmative action officer of the Department of Administrative Services, the complaint shall be referred to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities for review and, if appropriate, investigation. Each person who conducts an investigation pursuant to this subparagraph shall report all findings and recommendations upon the conclusion of such investigation to the appointing authority of the individual who was the subject of the complaint for proper action. The provisions of this subparagraph shall apply to any such complaint pending on or after July 5, 2007.

(5) Each person designated by a state agency, department, board or commission as an affirmative action officer, and each person designated by the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee to represent an agency pursuant to subdivision (6) of this subsection, shall complete training provided by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities [and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women] pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection.

(6) No person designated by a state agency, department, board or commission as an affirmative action officer shall represent such agency, department, board or commission before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning a discrimination complaint. If a discrimination complaint is filed with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a state agency, department, board or commission, the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee, other than the affirmative action officer for such agency, department, board or commission, shall represent the state agency, department, board or commission before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the case of a discrimination complaint filed against the Metropolitan District of Hartford County, the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee, shall not represent such district before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Sec. 28. Section 46a-170 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a Trafficking in Persons Council that shall be within the [Permanent Commission on the Status of Women] Chief State's Attorney's Office for administrative purposes only.

(b) The council shall consist of the following members: The Attorney General, the Chief State's Attorney, the Chief Public Defender, the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Labor Commissioner, the Commissioner of Social Services, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Child Advocate, the Victim Advocate, [the chairperson of the Commission on Children, the chairperson of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, the chairperson of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, the chairperson of the African-American Affairs Commission,] three representatives of the Judicial Branch appointed by the Chief Court Administrator, one of whom shall represent the Office of Victim Services and one of whom shall represent the Court Support Services Division, and a municipal police chief appointed by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, or a representative of any such member who has been designated in writing by such member to serve as such member's representative, and seven public members appointed as follows: The Governor shall appoint one member who shall represent Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one member who shall represent an organization that provides civil legal services to low-income individuals, the speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member who shall represent the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the majority leader of the Senate shall appoint one member who shall represent an organization that deals with behavioral health needs of women and children, the majority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member who shall represent an organization that advocates on social justice and human rights issues, the minority leader of the Senate shall appoint one member who shall represent the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, and the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member who shall represent the Asian-American community.

(c) [The chairperson of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women shall serve as chairperson of the council.] The members of the council shall elect a chairperson from among their number. The members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(d) The council shall: (1) Hold meetings to provide updates and progress reports, (2) identify criteria for providing services to adult trafficking victims, (3) identify criteria for providing services to children of trafficking victims, and (4) consult with governmental and nongovernmental organizations in developing recommendations to strengthen state and local efforts to prevent trafficking, protect and assist victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers. The council shall meet at least three times per year.

(e) The council may request data and other information from state and local agencies to carry out its duties under this section.

(f) Not later than January 1, 2008, and annually thereafter, the council shall submit a report of its activities, including any recommendations for legislation, to the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a.

(g) For the purposes of this section, "trafficking" means all acts involved in the recruitment, abduction, transport, harboring, transfer, sale or receipt of persons, within national or across international borders, through force, coercion, fraud or deception, to place persons in situations of slavery or slavery-like conditions, forced labor or services, such as forced prostitution or sexual services, domestic servitude, bonded sweatshop labor or other debt bondage.

Sec. 29. Subsection (c) of section 46b-69c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(c) The advisory committee shall consist of not more than ten members to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and shall include members who represent [the Commission on Children,] the family law section of the Connecticut Bar Association, educators specializing in children studies, agencies representing victims of family violence, service providers and the Judicial Department. The members shall serve for terms of two years and may be reappointed for succeeding terms. The members shall elect a chairperson from among their number and shall receive no compensation for their services.

Sec. 30. Section 46b-215a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

The Commission for Child Support Guidelines is established to review the child support guidelines promulgated pursuant to section 8 of public act 85-548*, to establish criteria for the establishment of guidelines to ensure the appropriateness of child support awards and to issue updated guidelines not later than October 1, 1993, and every four years thereafter. Not later than January 1, 1992, the commission shall also establish criteria and promulgate guidelines to ensure that such orders of payment on any arrearage and past due support shall be based on the obligor's ability to pay. Such guidelines shall also ensure the appropriateness of periodic payments of arrearages when the obligor (1) is the child's legal guardian and resides with the child or (2) is not the child's legal guardian but has resided with the child either for at least six months immediately preceding the order of payment of arrearage or for at least six months of the twelve months immediately preceding such order. In such cases, the commission shall consider exemptions similar to those in the uniform contribution scale adopted pursuant to section 4a-12. Updated arrearage guidelines shall be issued at the same time as the child support guidelines. The commission shall consist of [eleven] ten members as follows: The Chief Court Administrator or his designee, the Commissioner of Social Services or his designee, the Attorney General or his designee, the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee on judiciary or their designees and a representative of the Connecticut Bar Association, a representative of legal services [,] and a person who represents the financial concerns of child support obligors, [and a representative of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women,] all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. The chairperson of the commission shall be elected by the members of the commission.

Sec. 31. Subsection (a) of section 51-10c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There is established a Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System. The commission shall consist of the Chief Court Administrator, the Chief State's Attorney, the Chief Public Defender, the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Correction, the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Child Advocate, the Victim Advocate, the chairperson of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, [the chairperson of the African-American Affairs Commission, the chairperson of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission,] or their designees, a representative of municipal police chiefs, a representative of a coalition representing police and correctional officers, six members appointed one each by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and two members appointed by the Governor. The Chief Court Administrator or said administrator's designee shall serve as chairperson of the commission. The commission shall meet at such times as it deems necessary.

Sec. 32. Section 54-1m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Not later than January 1, 2000, each municipal police department and the Department of Public Safety shall adopt a written policy that prohibits the stopping, detention or search of any person when such action is solely motivated by considerations of race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation, and the action would constitute a violation of the civil rights of the person.

(b) Commencing on January 1, 2000, each municipal police department and the Department of Public Safety shall, using the form developed and promulgated pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, record and retain the following information: (1) The number of persons stopped for traffic violations; (2) characteristics of race, color, ethnicity, gender and age of such persons, provided the identification of such characteristics shall be based on the observation and perception of the police officer responsible for reporting the stop and the information shall not be required to be provided by the person stopped; (3) the nature of the alleged traffic violation that resulted in the stop; (4) whether a warning or citation was issued, an arrest made or a search conducted as a result of the stop; and (5) any additional information that such municipal police department or the Department of Public Safety, as the case may be, deems appropriate, provided such information does not include any other identifying information about any person stopped for a traffic violation such as the person's operator's license number, name or address.

(c) Each municipal police department and the Department of Public Safety shall provide to the Chief State's Attorney [and the African-American Affairs Commission] (1) a copy of each complaint received pursuant to this section, and (2) written notification of the review and disposition of such complaint. No such complaint shall contain any other identifying information about the complainant such as his or her operator's license number, name or address.

(d) Any police officer who in good faith records traffic stop information pursuant to the requirements of this section shall not be held civilly liable for the act of recording such information unless the officer's conduct was unreasonable or reckless.

(e) If a municipal police department or the Department of Public Safety fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the Chief State's Attorney may recommend and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may order an appropriate penalty in the form of the withholding of state funds from such department or the Department of Public Safety.

(f) On or before October 1, 2000, and annually thereafter, each municipal police department and the Department of Public Safety shall provide to the Chief State's Attorney, [and the African-American Affairs Commission,] in such form as the Chief State's Attorney shall prescribe, a summary report of the information recorded pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

[(g) The African-American Affairs Commission shall review the prevalence and disposition of traffic stops and complaints reported pursuant to this section. Not later than January 1, 2004, and annually thereafter, the African-American Affairs Commission shall report to the Governor, the General Assembly and to any other entity said commission deems appropriate the results of such review, including any recommendations.]

[(h)] (g) Not later than January 1, 2000, the Chief State's Attorney, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Attorney General, the Chief Court Administrator, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association and the Connecticut Coalition of Police and Correctional Officers, shall develop and promulgate: (1) A form, in both printed and electronic format, to be used by police officers when making a traffic stop to record the race, color, ethnicity, gender and age of the operator of the motor vehicle that is stopped, the location of the stop, the reason for the stop and other information that is required to be recorded pursuant to subsection (b) of this section; and (2) a form, in both printed and electronic format, to be used to report complaints pursuant to this section by persons who believe they have been subjected to a motor vehicle stop by a police officer solely on the basis of their race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation.

Sec. 33. Subsection (h) of section 4-67x of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(h) Not later than July 1, 2006, the Office of Policy and Management shall, within available appropriations, develop a protocol requiring state contracts for programs aimed at reducing poverty for children and families to include performance-based standards and outcome measures related to the child poverty reduction goal specified in subsection (a) of this section. Not later than July 1, 2007, the Office of Policy and Management shall, within available appropriations, require such state contracts to include such performance-based standards and outcome measures. [The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may consult with the Commission on Children to identify academic, private and other available funding sources and may accept and utilize funds from private and public sources to implement the provisions of this section.]

Sec. 34. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1051 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Whereas the General Assembly finds that: (1) Equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is a human right and a priority of the state, (2) research and experience demonstrate that inhabitants of the state experience barriers to the equal enjoyment of good health based on race, ethnicity, gender, national origin and linguistic ability, and (3) addressing such barriers, and others that may arise in the future, requires: The collection, analysis and reporting of information, the identification of causes, and the development and implementation of policy solutions that address health disparities while improving the health of the public as a whole therefore, there is established a Commission on Health Equity with the mission of eliminating disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, gender and linguistic ability, and improving the quality of health for all of the state's residents. Such commission shall consist of the following [commissioners, or their designees, and public] members: (A) The Commissioners of Public Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Developmental Services, Social Services, Correction, Children and Families, and Education, or their designees; (B) the dean of The University of Connecticut Health Center, or [his] a designee; (C) the director of The University of Connecticut Health Center and Center for Public Health and Health Policy, or their designees; (D) the dean of the Yale University Medical School, or [his] a designee; (E) the dean of Public Health and the School of Epidemiology at Yale University, or [his] a designee; (F) one member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be a member of an affiliate of the National Urban League; (G) one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; (H) one member appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus of the General Assembly; (I) one member appointed by the majority leader of the Senate with the advice of the Native American Heritage Advisory Council or the chairperson of the Indian Affairs Council, who shall be a representative of the Native American community; (J) one member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be a representative of an advocacy group for Hispanics; (K) one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a representative of the state-wide Multicultural Health Network; (L) [the chairperson of the African-American Affairs Commission, or his or her designee; (M) the chairperson of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, or his or her designee; (N) the chairperson of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, or his or her designee; (O) the chairperson of the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, or his or her designee; (P)] the director of the Hispanic Health Council, or his or her designee; [(Q)] (M) the chairperson of the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, or his or her designee; and [(R)] (N) eight members of the public, representing communities facing disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, gender and linguistic ability, who shall be appointed as follows: Two by the president pro tempore of the Senate, two by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two by the minority leader of the Senate, and two by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Vacancies on the council shall be filled by the appointing authority.

Sec. 35. Subsection (a) of section 17a-450a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Mental Health. Whenever the words "Commissioner of Mental Health" are used or referred to in the following general statutes, the words "Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof and whenever the words "Department of Mental Health" are used or referred to in the following general statutes, the words "Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 2c-2b, 4-5, 4-38c, 4-60i, 4-77a, 4a-12, 4a-16, 5-142, 8-206d, 10-19, 10-71, 10-76d, 17a-14, 17a-26, 17a-31, 17a-33, 17a-218, 17a-246, 17a-450, 17a-451, 17a-452, 17a-453, 17a-454, 17a-455, 17a-456, 17a-457, 17a-458, 17a-459, 17a-460, 17a-464, 17a-465, 17a-466, 17a-467, 17a-468, 17a-470, 17a-471, 17a-472, 17a-473, 17a-474, 17a-476, 17a-478, 17a-479, 17a-480, 17a-481, 17a-482, 17a-483, 17a-484, 17a-498, 17a-499, 17a-502, 17a-506, 17a-510, 17a-511, 17a-512, 17a-513, 17a-519, 17a-528, 17a-560, 17a-561, 17a-562, 17a-565, 17a-576, 17a-581, 17a-582, 17a-675, 17b-28, as amended by this act, 17b-222, 17b-223, 17b-225, 17b-359, [17b-420,] 17b-694, 19a-82, 19a-495, 19a-498, 19a-507a, 19a-507c, 19a-576, 19a-583, 20-14i, 20-14j, 21a-240, 21a-301, 27-122a, 31-222, 38a-514, 46a-28, 51-51o, 52-146h and 54-56d.

Sec. 36. Section 51-344a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) Whenever the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" or "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of Hartford on and after September 1, 1998: Sections 1-205, 1-206, 2-48, 3-21a, 3-62d, 3-70a, 3-71a, 4-61, 4-160, 4-164, 4-177b, 4-180, 4-183, 4-197, 5-202, 5-276a, 8-30g, 9-7a, 9-7b, 9-369b, 10-153e, 12-208, 12-237, 12-268l, 12-312, 12-330m, 12-405k, 12-422, 12-448, 12-454, 12-456, 12-463, 12-489, 12-522, 12-554, 12-565, 12-572, 12-586f, 12-597, 12-730, 13b-34, 13b-235, 13b-315, 13b-375, 14-57, 14-66, 14-67u, 14-110, 14-195, 14-311, 14-311c, 14-324, 14-331, 15-125, 15-126, 16-41, 16a-5, 17b-60, 17b-100, 17b-238, 17b-531, 19a-85, 19a-86, 19a-123d, 19a-425, 19a-498, 19a-517, 19a-526, 19a-633, 20-12f, 20-13e, 20-29, 20-40, 20-45, 20-59, 20-73a, 20-86f, 20-99, 20-114, 20-133, 20-154, 20-156, 20-162p, 20-192, 20-195p, 20-202, 20-206c, 20-227, 20-238, 20-247, 20-263, 20-271, 20-307, 20-341f, 20-363, 20-373, 20-404, 20-414, 21a-55, 21a-190i, 22-7, 22-64, 22-228, 22-248, 22-254, 22-320d, 22-326a, 22-344b, 22-386, 22a-6b, 22a-7, 22a-16, 22a-30, 22a-34, 22a-53, 22a-60, 22a-62, 22a-63, 22a-66h, 22a-106a, 22a-119, 22a-167, 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-184, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-225, 22a-226, 22a-226c, 22a-227, 22a-250, 22a-255l, 22a-276, 22a-285a, 22a-285g, 22a-285j, 22a-310, 22a-342a, 22a-344, 22a-361a, 22a-374, 22a-376, 22a-408, 22a-430, 22a-432, 22a-438, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-459, 23-5e, 23-65m, 25-32e, 25-36, 28-5, 29-143j, 29-158, 29-161z, 29-317, 29-323, 29-329, 29-334, 29-340, 29-369, 30-8, 31-109, 31-249b, 31-266, 31-266a, 31-270, 31-273, 31-284, 31-285, 31-339, 31-355a, 31-379, 35-3c, 35-42, 36a-186, 36a-187, 36a-471a, 36a-494, 36a-587, 36a-647, 36a-684, 36a-718, 36a-807, 36b-26, 36b-27, 36b-30, 36b-50, 36b-71, 36b-72, 36b-74, 36b-76, 38a-41, 38a-52, 38a-134, 38a-139, 38a-140, 38a-147, 38a-150, 38a-185, 38a-209, 38a-225, 38a-226b, 38a-241, 38a-337, 38a-470, 38a-620, 38a-657, 38a-687, 38a-774, 38a-776, 38a-817, 38a-843, 38a-868, 38a-906, 38a-994, 42-103c, 42-110d, 42-110k, 42-110p, 42-182, [46a-5,] 46a-56, 46a-100, 47a-21, 49-73, 51-44a, 51-81b, 51-194, 52-146j, 53-392d and 54-211a.

(b) If the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" or "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" is used or referred to in any public act of 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998 or in any section of the general statutes which is amended in 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998 it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of Hartford on and after September 1, 1998.

(c) If the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at New Britain" is used or referred to in any public act of 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998 or in any section of the general statutes which is amended in 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998 it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of New Britain on and after September 1, 1998.

Sec. 37. Subsection (a) of section 51-344a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 22 of public act 09-177, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2011):

(a) Whenever the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" or "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of Hartford on and after September 1, 1998: Sections 1-205, 1-206, 2-48, 3-21a, 3-62d, 3-70a, 3-71a, 4-61, 4-160, 4-164, 4-177b, 4-180, 4-183, 4-197, 5-202, 5-276a, 8-30g, 9-7a, 9-7b, 9-369b, 10-153e, 12-208, 12-237, 12-268l, 12-312, 12-330m, 12-405k, 12-422, 12-448, 12-454, 12-456, 12-463, 12-489, 12-522, 12-554, 12-565, 12-572, 12-586f, 12-597, 12-730, 13b-34, 13b-235, 13b-315, 13b-375, 14-57, 14-66, 14-67u, 14-110, 14-195, 14-311, 14-311c, 14-324, 14-331, 15-125, 15-126, 16-41, 16a-5, 17b-60, 17b-100, 17b-238, 17b-531, 19a-85, 19a-86, 19a-123d, 19a-425, 19a-498, 19a-517, 19a-526, 19a-633, 20-12f, 20-13e, 20-29, 20-40, 20-45, 20-59, 20-73a, 20-86f, 20-99, 20-114, 20-133, 20-154, 20-156, 20-162p, 20-192, 20-195p, 20-202, 20-206c, 20-227, 20-238, 20-247, 20-263, 20-271, 20-307, 20-341f, 20-363, 20-373, 20-404, 20-414, 21a-55, 21a-190i, 22-7, 22-64, 22-228, 22-248, 22-254, 22-320d, 22-326a, 22-344b, 22-386, 22a-6b, 22a-7, 22a-16, 22a-30, 22a-34, 22a-53, 22a-60, 22a-62, 22a-63, 22a-66h, 22a-106a, 22a-119, 22a-167, 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-184, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-225, 22a-226, 22a-226c, 22a-227, 22a-250, 22a-255l, 22a-276, 22a-285a, 22a-285g, 22a-285j, 22a-310, 22a-342a, 22a-344, 22a-361a, 22a-374, 22a-376, 22a-408, 22a-430, 22a-432, 22a-438, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-459, 23-5e, 23-65m, 25-32e, 25-36, 28-5, 29-143j, 29-158, 29-161z, 29-323, 30-8, 31-109, 31-249b, 31-266, 31-266a, 31-270, 31-273, 31-284, 31-285, 31-339, 31-355a, 31-379, 35-3c, 35-42, 36a-186, 36a-187, 36a-471a, 36a-494, 36a-587, 36a-647, 36a-684, 36a-718, 36a-807, 36b-26, 36b-27, 36b-30, 36b-50, 36b-71, 36b-72, 36b-74, 36b-76, 38a-41, 38a-52, 38a-134, 38a-139, 38a-140, 38a-147, 38a-150, 38a-185, 38a-209, 38a-225, 38a-226b, 38a-241, 38a-337, 38a-470, 38a-620, 38a-657, 38a-687, 38a-774, 38a-776, 38a-817, 38a-843, 38a-868, 38a-906, 38a-994, 42-103c, 42-110d, 42-110k, 42-110p, 42-182, [46a-5,] 46a-56, 46a-100, 47a-21, 49-73, 51-44a, 51-81b, 51-194, 52-146j, 53-392d and 54-211a.

Sec. 38. Section 17a-2 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) There shall be a Department of Children and Families which shall be a single budgeted agency consisting of the institutions, facilities and programs existing within the department, any programs and facilities transferred to the department, and such other institutions, facilities and programs as may hereafter be established by or transferred to the department by the General Assembly.

(b) Said department shall constitute a successor department to the Department of Children and Youth Services, for the purposes of sections 2c-2b, 4-5, 4-38c, 4-60i, 4-77a, 4-165b, 4a-11b, 4a-12, 4a-16, 5-259, 7-127c, as amended by this act, 8-206d, 10-8a, 10-15d, 10-76d, 10-76h, 10-76i, 10-76w, 10-76g, 10-94g, 10-253, 17-86a, 17-294, 17-409, 17-437, 17-572, 17-578, 17-579, 17-585, 17a-1 to 17a-89, inclusive, 17a-90 to 17a-209, inclusive, 17a-218, 17a-277, 17a-450, 17a-458, 17a-474, 17a-560, 17a-511, 17a-634, 17a-646, 17a-659, 18-69, 18-69a, 18-87, 19a-78, 19a-125, as amended by this act, 19a-216, 20-14i, 20-14j, 31-23, 31-306a, 38a-514, 45a-591 to 45a-705, inclusive, 45a-706 to 45a-770, inclusive, 46a-28, [46a-126,] 46b-15 to 46b-19, inclusive, 46b-120 to 46b-159, inclusive, 54-56d, 54-142k, 54-199, 54-203 and in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

(c) Whenever the words "Commissioner of Children and Youth Services", "Department of Children and Youth Services", or "Council on Children and Youth Services" are used in sections 2c-2b, 4-5, 4-38c, 4-60i, 4-77a, 4-165b, 4a-11b, 4a-12, 4a-16, 5-259, 7-127c, as amended by this act, 8-206d, 10-8a, 10-15d, 10-76d, 10-76h, 10-76i, 10-76w, 10-94g, 10-253, 17-86a, 17-294, 17-409, 17-437, 17-572, 17-578, 17-579, 17-585, 17a-1 to 17a-89, inclusive, 17a-90 to 17a-209, inclusive, 17a-218, 17a-277, 17a-450, 17a-458, 17a-474, 17a-511, 17a-634, 17a-646, 17a-659, 18-69, 18-69a, 18-87, 19a-78, 19a-125, as amended by this act, 19a-216, 20-14i, 20-14j, 31-23, 31-306a, 38a-514, 45a-591 to 45a-705, inclusive, 45a-706 to 45a-770, inclusive, 46a-28, [46a-126,] 46b-15 to 46b-19, inclusive, 46b-120 to 46b-159, inclusive, 54-56d, 54-142k, 54-199, 54-203, the words "Commissioner of Children and Families", "Department of Children and Families", and "Council on Children and Families" shall be substituted respectively in lieu thereof.

Sec. 39. Sections 2-120 to 2-122, inclusive, 17b-420, 46a-1 to 46a-4, inclusive, 46a-4b to 46a-6, inclusive, and 46a-126 to 46a-131a, inclusive, and subdivision (25) of subsection (a) of section 2c-2b of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2010)

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

Section 1

July 1, 2010

29-32b(a)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2010

3-123aa(c)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2010

4-61t

Sec. 4

July 1, 2010

4-67x(a)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2010

4-124bb

Sec. 6

July 1, 2010

7-127c(d)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2010

10-16n(c)

Sec. 8

July 1, 2010

10-16v

Sec. 9

July 1, 2010

10-16z(a)

Sec. 10

July 1, 2010

10-145a(b)

Sec. 11

July 1, 2010

16a-41b(a)

Sec. 12

July 1, 2010

17a-219c

Sec. 13

July 1, 2010

17a-317(d)

Sec. 14

July 1, 2010

17b-28(a)

Sec. 15

July 1, 2010

17b-297(d)

Sec. 16

July 1, 2010

17b-338(a)

Sec. 17

July 1, 2010

17b-367

Sec. 18

July 1, 2010

17b-748

Sec. 19

July 1, 2010

17b-751c

Sec. 20

July 1, 2010

19a-4j(e)

Sec. 21

July 1, 2010

19a-6g(a)

Sec. 22

July 1, 2010

19a-59c(b)

Sec. 23

July 1, 2010

19a-112a(a)

Sec. 24

July 1, 2010

19a-125

Sec. 25

July 1, 2010

31-3g(d)

Sec. 26

July 1, 2010

31-3cc

Sec. 27

July 1, 2010

46a-68(b)

Sec. 28

July 1, 2010

46a-170

Sec. 29

July 1, 2010

46b-69c(c)

Sec. 30

July 1, 2010

46b-215a

Sec. 31

July 1, 2010

51-10c(a)

Sec. 32

July 1, 2010

54-1m

Sec. 33

July 1, 2010

4-67x(h)

Sec. 34

July 1, 2010

38a-1051(a)

Sec. 35

July 1, 2010

17a-450a(a)

Sec. 36

July 1, 2010

51-344a

Sec. 37

January 1, 2011

51-344a(a)

Sec. 38

July 1, 2010

17a-2

Sec. 39

July 1, 2010

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]