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Substitute Bill No. 207

    February Session, 2010

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING RECENT INCREASES IN HUNTING, FISHING LICENSES, CAMPING AND STATE PARK ADMISSION FEES, INCREASING CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE FINES AND AUTHORIZING THE HUNTING OF DEER BY PISTOL OR REVOLVER.

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

Section 1. Section 26-27b of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(a) On or after July 1, 1993, no person sixteen years of age or older may hunt waterfowl or take waterfowl in the state without first procuring a Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp and having such stamp in his possession. [with his signature written in ink across the face of the stamp while hunting waterfowl or taking waterfowl.] The stamp shall not be transferable and shall be issued annually. [beginning on July first.]

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall provide for the design, production and procurement of the mandatory Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp and shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, provide for the issuance of the stamp. Stamps shall be sold at a price determined by the commissioner, provided the price of a mandatory stamp shall not exceed [fifteen] thirteen dollars. The commissioner shall establish an additional voluntary migratory bird conservation donation that shall be deposited in the migratory bird conservation account established under section 26-27c, as amended by this act. Any agent [or town clerk] issuing such stamps may retain a fee [of fifty cents] established by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 39 of this act, for each stamp sold and shall remit the balance to the Department of Environmental Protection.

Sec. 2. Section 26-28 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the fees for firearms hunting, archery hunting, trapping and sport fishing licenses or for the combination thereof shall be as follows: (1) Resident firearms hunting license, [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars; (2) resident fishing license, [forty] twenty-five dollars; (3) resident marine waters fishing license, ten dollars; (4) one-day resident marine waters fishing license, [fifteen] five dollars; (5) resident all-waters fishing license, [fifty dollars] thirty-two; (6) resident combination license to fish in inland waters and firearms hunt, [fifty-six] thirty-five dollars; (7) resident combination license to fish in marine waters and firearms hunt, [fifty] twenty-five dollars; (8) resident combination license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, [sixty] thirty-eight dollars; (9) resident combination license to fish in all waters and bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game issued pursuant to section 26-86c, as amended by this act, [eighty-four] sixty-five dollars; (10) resident firearms super sport license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, firearms private land shotgun or rifle deer permit issued pursuant to section 26-86a, as amended by this act, and permit to hunt wild turkey during the spring season on private land issued pursuant to section 26-48a, as amended by this act, [one hundred sixteen] eighty dollars; (11) resident archery super sport license to fish in all waters, bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game issued pursuant to section 26-86c, as amended by this act, and permit to hunt wild turkey during the spring season on private land issued pursuant to section 26-48a, as amended by this act, [one hundred four] eighty-two dollars; (12) resident firearms super sport license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, firearms private land shotgun or rifle deer permit, muzzleloader private land deer permit, pursuant to section 26-86, as amended by this act, and private land permit to hunt wild turkey during spring season pursuant to section 26-48a, as amended by this act, eighty-four dollars; (13) resident firearms super sport license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, migratory bird conservation stamp, and migratory bird harvest permit (HIP), sixty dollars; (14) resident trapping license, [fifty] thirty-two dollars; [(13)] (15) resident junior trapping license for persons under sixteen years of age, [fifteen] five dollars; [(14)] (16) junior firearms hunting license, [fifteen] five dollars; [(15)] (17) nonresident firearms hunting license, [one hundred thirty-four] eighty-four dollars; [(16)] (18) nonresident inland waters fishing license, [eighty] fifty dollars; [(17)] (19) nonresident inland waters fishing license for a period of three consecutive days, [thirty-two] twenty dollars; [(18)] (20) nonresident marine waters fishing license, [sixty] fifteen dollars; [(19)] (21) nonresident marine waters fishing license for a period of three consecutive days, [twenty-four] eight dollars; [(20)] (22) nonresident all-waters fishing license, [one hundred] sixty-three dollars; [(21)] (23) nonresident combination license to firearms hunt and inland waters fish, [one hundred seventy-six] one hundred ten dollars; [(22)] (24) nonresident combination license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, [one hundred ninety] one hundred twenty dollars; [(23)] (25) nonresident combination license to fish in marine waters and firearms hunt, [one hundred seventy] ninety-four dollars; and [(24)] (26) nonresident trapping license, two hundred fifty dollars. Persons sixty-five years of age and over who have been residents of this state for not less than one year and who meet the requirements of subsection (b) of section 26-31 may be issued an annual license to firearms hunt or to fish or combination license to fish and firearms hunt or a license to trap without fee. The issuing agency shall indicate on a combination license the specific purpose for which such license is issued. The town clerk shall retain a recording fee of one dollar for each license issued by him.

(b) Any nonresident residing in one of the New England states or the state of New York may procure a license to hunt or to fish or to hunt and fish for the same fee or fees as a resident of this state if he is a resident of a state the laws of which allow the same privilege to residents of this state.

Sec. 3. Section 26-37 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner, upon written application and the payment of a fee of [fifteen] nine dollars, shall issue to any person licensed to hunt, to hunt and trap or fish, or the combination thereof, a duplicate license when he is satisfied that the original license of such person has been lost, destroyed or mutilated beyond recognition. No such application form shall contain any material false statement. All such application forms shall have printed thereon, "I declare under the penalties of false statement that the statements herein made by me are true and correct." Any person who makes any material false statement on such application form shall be guilty of false statement and shall be subject to the penalties provided for false statement and such offense shall be deemed to have been committed in the town of residence of the applicant, except that in the case of applications received from nonresidents such offense shall be deemed to have been committed in the town in which such application is presented or received for processing. The town clerk certifying such application form shall receive from the total fee herein specified the sum of one dollar.

Sec. 4. Section 26-39 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Any hunting organization or individual owning and using for hunting an organized pack of ten or more hounds or beagles may hunt foxes or rabbits for sport during the open season provided therefor, provided such organization or individual shall be licensed to do so. The commissioner may issue such license upon application and the payment of an annual fee of [seventy] forty-four dollars. Persons participating in hunting conducted with an organized pack of hounds under such a license shall not be required to have a hunting license. No participant in such hunt shall carry firearms.

Sec. 5. Section 26-40 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

No person, association or corporation shall possess more than one live specimen of, breed or propagate any wild game bird or wild game quadruped of the following species without a game breeder's license as provided herein: In the family Anatidae, all ducks, geese and swans; in the family Phasianidae, all quail, partridge and the following strains of pheasant: Blackneck, Chinese, English, Formosan, melanistic mutant and Mongolian or any cross-breeding thereof and for the purpose of section 22-327 all other members of this family shall be classed as domestic fowls; in the family Tetranoidae, the ruffed grouse; in the family Melegrididae, turkeys except domestic strains; in the family Cervidae, the sika and white tail deer; in the family Procyonidae, the raccoon; in the family Mustelidae, the otter; in the family Castoridae, the beaver; and in the family Leporidae, all species except domestic strains. The commissioner, upon written application and the payment of a fee of [forty-two] twenty-seven dollars, may license any person, association or corporation to possess, breed, propagate and sell any birds or mammals specified in this section. Such license shall be annual and nontransferable and shall expire on the thirty-first day of December after its issuance. The commissioner may adopt regulations concerning the granting of such licenses and the sale, propagation and transportation of birds or mammals specified in this section propagated and possessed by any such licensee. All applications for such licenses shall be upon blanks prepared and furnished by the commissioner. Any person, association or corporation, licensed under the provisions of this section, shall keep a record of all birds or mammals specified in this section which are sold, transported or propagated by such licensee, whether the same are sold dead or alive, and shall report to the commissioner not later than the January thirty-first of the year following the expiration of the license period. Such report shall contain the number of birds and mammals procured, possessed and propagated and the name of each person to whom any such sale has been made and the date of such sale or transportation. Each package containing birds or mammals specified in this section, or any part thereof, so propagated or possessed and offered for transportation shall be plainly labeled with the name and license number of the licensee offering the same for transportation, the name of the consignee and a statement of the contents of such package. Any license granted under the provisions of this section may be revoked by the commissioner. No person, association or corporation may breed, propagate or sell any skunk or raccoon, except that such animals, with the approval of the commissioner may be kept in a zoo, nature center, museum, laboratory or research facility maintained by a scientific or educational institution. In no instance shall such animals be accessible to handling by the general public. No person may possess any skunk purchased in any Connecticut retail establishment after May 1, 1979, or any raccoon purchased after October 1, 1985. Any person, association or corporation which violates any provision of this section or any regulation issued by the commissioner pursuant thereto shall be fined not more than ninety dollars for each offense.

Sec. 6. Section 26-42 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person shall engage in the business of buying raw furs produced in this state without obtaining a license from the commissioner. Such license shall be nontransferable and shall expire on June thirtieth next succeeding its issuance. Any license issued in accordance with the provisions of this section may be revoked for failure of the licensee to report the activities engaged in under the license to the commissioner. Activities shall be reported in a manner and at a time specified by the commissioner. Any conservation officer, special conservation officer or recreation officer may examine and inspect any premises used by or records maintained by any person pursuant to a license issued under this section. Notwithstanding any provision of section 1-210 to the contrary, no person shall obtain, attempt to obtain or release to any person or government agency any identifiable individual record of, or information derived from, any report submitted in accordance with the provisions of this section or submitted voluntarily upon request of the commissioner without the consent of the person making the report, except that the commissioner may authorize the release of such information for the purposes of wildlife research, management or development. The fees for such licenses shall be as follows: For each nonresident, or resident, [eighty-four] fifty-five dollars, and for each authorized agent of a licensed resident fur buyer, [fifty-six] thirty-five dollars.

(b) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the buying and selling of raw furs. Such regulations may establish (1) procedures for recording and reporting transactions involving raw furs, and (2) tagging requirements for buying and selling raw furs.

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or more than two hundred fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than ten days or be both fined and imprisoned.

Sec. 7. Section 26-45 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

No person shall possess for the purpose of sale, sell or offer for sale any bait species without first obtaining a bait dealer's license from the commissioner, provided the provisions hereof shall not apply to persons issued a commercial hatchery license under section 26-149. Application forms for such license shall be furnished by the commissioner. Such license shall be nontransferable. The fee for each such license shall be [one hundred] sixty-three dollars annually. Each such license shall expire on the last day of December next after issuance. Each such licensed bait dealer may possess and sell only such bait species as shall be authorized under regulations issued by the commissioner, provided live carp and goldfish shall not be possessed for any purpose on premises used by licensed bait dealers. Each such licensee shall keep such records relating to the operation of such business as the commissioner determines on forms furnished by the commissioner and shall file such report with the commissioner within thirty days after the expiration of such license. No such report shall contain any material false statement. Failure to file such report shall be a violation of this section and the commissioner may refuse to reissue such license until the licensee complies with this requirement. Representatives of the commissioner may enter upon the premises of bait dealers at any time to inspect required records and the bait species possessed and to detect violations of this section and regulations issued hereunder by the commissioner, and such representatives may confiscate and dispose of any fish illegally possessed. Any person who violates any provision of this section or any such regulation issued by the commissioner shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 8. Section 26-48 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner may issue permits authorizing the establishment and operation of regulated private shooting preserves when in his judgment such preserves will not conflict with any reasonable prior public interest. The fee for such permit shall be [one hundred] sixty-three dollars per season. A hunting license shall not be required to hunt on such private shooting preserves. The commissioner shall govern and prescribe by regulations the size of the preserves, the methods of hunting, the species and sex of birds that may be taken, the open and closed seasons, the tagging of birds with tags furnished by the commissioner at a reasonable fee and the releasing, possession and use of legally propagated game birds thereon; and may require such reports as the commissioner deems necessary concerning the operation of such preserves. Any permit issued under the provisions of this section may be revoked for a violation of any provision of this chapter or for a violation of any regulation made by the commissioner relating to private shooting preserves.

Sec. 9. Section 26-48a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The commissioner may establish, by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, standards for the management of salmon, migratory game birds in accordance with section 26-92, pheasant and turkey which shall include provision for the issuance of permits, tags or stamps. The commissioner may charge a fee for a permit, tag or stamp as follows: Not more than [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars for turkey; not more than [fifteen] four dollars for migratory game birds; not more than [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars for pheasant and not more than [fifty-six] twenty-eight dollars for salmon. No person shall be issued a permit, tag or stamp for migratory birds, pheasant or turkey without first obtaining a license to hunt and no person shall be issued a permit, tag or stamp for salmon without first obtaining a license to fish. Notwithstanding any provision of any regulation to the contrary, the commissioner may charge a fee of [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars for the issuance of a permit to hunt wild turkey on state-owned or private land during the fall season.

(b) Such permits, tags or stamps shall be issued to qualified applicants by any town clerk. Application for such permits, tags or stamps shall be on such form and require of the applicant such information as the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 authorizing a town clerk to retain part of any fee paid for a permit, tag or stamp issued by such town clerk pursuant to this section, provided the amount retained shall not be less than fifty cents.

Sec. 10. Subsection (b) of section 26-49 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Said commissioner may authorize the establishment and operation of regulated hunting dog-training areas and may issue to any person holding a private shooting preserve permit, as provided for under section 26-48, as amended by this act, or to any established game breeder holding a game breeder's license, as provided for under section 26-40, as amended by this act, or to any person holding a commercial kennel license, as provided for under section 22-342, a permit, which shall expire on June thirtieth next after issuance and for which a fee of [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars shall be charged, authorizing the liberation of artificially propagated game birds and pigeons, legally possessed and suitably tagged with tags furnished by the commissioner, for which a reasonable fee may be charged, and the subsequent shooting of such game birds and pigeons by persons authorized by any such permittee, in connection with the training of hunting dogs only, at any time, including Sunday; provided permission to shoot on Sunday on the area specified in the permit shall have the approval of the proper authorities of the town or towns in which such dog-training area is located and shall apply only to the period from sunrise to sunset.

Sec. 11. Section 26-51 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner may, upon application and payment of a fee of [fifteen] nine dollars, issue to any responsible person or organization a permit to hold a field dog trial subject to such regulations as he may prescribe. Any such permit may be revoked by the commissioner at any time.

Sec. 12. Section 26-52 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner may issue to any responsible person or authorized field trial group a permit to hold field dog trials, on land approved by the commissioner as suitable for the purpose, at any time, including Sunday, during daylight hours, at which liberated game birds, waterfowl and pigeons legally possessed may be shot. All such game birds shall, immediately after being shot, be tagged with tags furnished by the commissioner, for which a reasonable fee may be charged. Such game birds so tagged may be possessed, transported, bought and sold at any time. Tags shall not be removed from such game birds until such time as such birds are finally prepared for consumption. The commissioner may, by regulation, govern and prescribe the minimum number of such birds that shall be released, the method of liberating and the method of taking such birds, the species and sex of such birds that may be shot, locations where such field dog trials may be held, periods of the year when such field dog trials may be held, the maximum number of such field dog trials that shall be sponsored or conducted by an individual or group during the period from July first to June thirtieth and the method of reporting all such activities. Notwithstanding the provision of any regulation to the contrary, the fee for a permit to hold a field dog trial on state-owned land shall be [fifty-six] thirty-five dollars and the fee for a permit to hold a field dog trial on private land shall be [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars.

Sec. 13. Section 26-58 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person shall practice taxidermy for profit unless he has obtained a license from the commissioner. The commissioner may, upon the application of any citizen of this state, accompanied by payment of a fee of [one hundred sixty-eight] one hundred five dollars, issue to such person a license to practice taxidermy, which license shall expire on December thirty-first next following the date of issue. Any such licensee shall permit, at any time, any law enforcement officer to examine and inspect any premises used by him for the practice of taxidermy. Such licensee may receive any bird or animal legally killed in this state or any bird or animal legally killed and imported into this state, for the purpose of tanning, curing or mounting the same, and the provisions of section 26-76 shall not apply to such person. Each licensee shall make an annual report to the commissioner, containing such information as he requires.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not less than one dollar or more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or be both fined and imprisoned.

(c) The license of any person to practice taxidermy may be revoked or suspended at any time for cause by the commissioner.

Sec. 14. Section 26-60 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The commissioner may grant to any properly accredited person not less than eighteen years of age, upon written application, a permit to collect fish, crustaceans and wildlife and their nests and eggs, for scientific and educational purposes only, and not for sale or exchange or shipment from or removal from the state without the consent of the commissioner. The commissioner may determine the number and species of such fish, crustaceans and wildlife and their nests and eggs which may be taken and the area and method of collection of such fish, crustaceans and wildlife under any permit in any year. The permit shall be issued for a term established by the commissioner in accordance with federal regulations and shall not be transferable. The commissioner shall charge an annual fee of [forty] twenty-five dollars for such permit. Each person receiving a permit under the provisions of this section shall report to the commissioner on blanks furnished by the commissioner, at or before the expiration of such permit, the detailed results of the collections made thereunder. Any person violating the provisions of this chapter or of the permit held by him shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 26-64, and, upon conviction of such violation, the permit so held by him shall become void.

Sec. 15. Section 26-86a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The commissioner shall establish by regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 standards for deer management, and methods, regulated areas, bag limits, seasons and permit eligibility for hunting deer with bow and arrow, muzzleloader and shotgun, except that no such hunting shall be permitted on Sunday. No person shall hunt, pursue, wound or kill deer with a firearm without first obtaining a deer permit from the commissioner in addition to the license required by section 26-27. Application for such permit shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner and containing such information as he may require. Such permit shall be of a design prescribed by the commissioner, shall contain such information and conditions as the commissioner may require, and may be revoked for violation of any provision of this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant thereto. As used in this section, "muzzleloader" means a rifle or shotgun of at least forty-five caliber, incapable of firing a self-contained cartridge, which uses powder, a projectile, including, but not limited to, a standard round ball, mini-balls, maxi-balls and Sabot bullets, and wadding loaded separately at the muzzle end and "rifle" means a long gun the projectile of which is six millimeters or larger in diameter. The fee for a firearms permit shall be [twenty-eight] eighteen dollars for residents of the state and [one hundred] sixty-three dollars for nonresidents, except that any nonresident who is an active full-time member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103, may purchase a firearms permit for the same fee as is charged a resident of the state. The commissioner shall issue, without fee, a private land deer permit to the owner of ten or more acres of private land and the husband or wife, parent, grandparent, sibling and any lineal descendant of such owner, provided no such owner, husband or wife, parent, grandparent, sibling or lineal descendant shall be issued more than one such permit per season. Such permit shall allow the use of a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow and arrow on such land from November first to December thirty-first, inclusive. Deer may be so hunted at such times and in such areas of such state-owned land as are designated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and on privately owned land with the signed consent of the landowner, on forms furnished by the department, and such signed consent shall be carried by any person when so hunting on private land. The owner of ten acres or more of private land may allow the use of a rifle to hunt deer on such land during the shotgun season. The commissioner shall determine, by regulation, the number of consent forms issued for any regulated area established by said commissioner. The commissioner shall provide for a fair and equitable random method for the selection of successful applicants who may obtain shotgun and muzzleloader permits for hunting deer on state lands. Any person whose name appears on more than one application for a shotgun permit or more than one application for a muzzleloader permit shall be disqualified from the selection process for such permit. No person shall hunt, pursue, wound or kill deer with a bow and arrow without first obtaining a bow and arrow permit pursuant to section 26-86c, as amended by this act. "Bow and arrow" as used in this section and in section 26-86c, as amended by this act, means a bow with a draw weight of not less than forty pounds. The arrowhead shall have two or more blades and may not be less than seven-eighths of an inch at the widest point. No person shall carry firearms of any kind while hunting with a bow and arrow under [said sections] this section and section 26-86c, as amended by this act. The commissioner shall issue, upon payment of a five-dollar fee, to the owner of ten or more acres of private land or a resident of this state, who has the consent of the owner of ten or more acres of private land, a private land pistol or revolver permit that allows the use of a pistol or revolver, as defined in section 29-27, to hunt deer from November first to December thirty-first, inclusive, pursuant to the bag limit established for a private land deer permit under this subsection. Any person authorized to hunt deer by pistol or revolver pursuant to this subsection shall use a cartridge of .357 caliber or larger for such purpose.

(b) Any person who takes a deer without a permit shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days or more than six months or shall be both fined and imprisoned, for the first offense, and for each subsequent offense shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or shall be both fined and imprisoned.

Sec. 16. Section 26-86c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

No person may hunt deer or small game with a bow and arrow under the provisions of this chapter without a valid permit issued by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to this section or section 26-86a, as amended by this act, for persons hunting deer with bow and arrow under private land deer permits issued free to qualifying landowners, or their husbands or wives, parents, grandparents, lineal descendants or siblings under that section. The fee for such bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game shall be [sixty] thirty-eight dollars for residents and [two hundred] one hundred twenty-five dollars for nonresidents, or [twenty-six] seventeen dollars for any person twelve years of age or older but under sixteen years of age, except that any nonresident who is an active full-time member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103, may purchase a bow and arrow permit to hunt deer and small game for the same fee as is charged a resident of the state. Permits to hunt with a bow and arrow under the provisions of this chapter shall be issued only to qualified applicants therefor by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in such form as said commissioner prescribes. Applications shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner containing such information as he may require and all such application forms shall have printed thereon: "I declare under the penalties of false statement that the statements herein made by me are true and correct." Any person who makes any material false statement on such application form shall be guilty of false statement and shall be subject to the penalties provided for false statement and said offense shall be deemed to have been committed in the town in which the applicant resides. No such application shall contain any material false statement. On and after January 1, 2002, permits to hunt with a bow and arrow under the provisions of this chapter shall be issued only to qualified applicants who have successfully completed the conservation education bow hunting course as specified in section 26-31 or an equivalent course in another state.

Sec. 17. Subsection (c) of section 14-100a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) (1) The operator of and any front seat passenger in a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not exceeding ten thousand pounds or fire fighting apparatus originally equipped with seat safety belts complying with the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Section 571.209, as amended from time to time, shall wear such seat safety belt while the vehicle is being operated on any highway, except as follows:

(A) A child six years of age and under shall be restrained as provided in subsection (d) of this section;

(B) The operator of such vehicle shall secure or cause to be secured in a seat safety belt any passenger seven years of age or older and under sixteen years of age; and

(C) If the operator of such vehicle is under eighteen years of age, such operator and each passenger in such vehicle shall wear such seat safety belt while the vehicle is being operated on any highway.

(2) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply to (A) any person whose physical disability or impairment would prevent restraint in such safety belt, provided such person obtains a written statement from a licensed physician containing reasons for such person's inability to wear such safety belt and including information concerning the nature and extent of such condition. Such person shall carry the statement on his or her person or in the motor vehicle at all times when it is being operated, or (B) an authorized emergency vehicle, other than fire fighting apparatus, responding to an emergency call or a motor vehicle operated by a rural letter carrier of the United States postal service while performing his or her official duties or by a person engaged in the delivery of newspapers.

(3) Failure to wear a seat safety belt shall not be considered as contributory negligence nor shall such failure be admissible evidence in any civil action.

(4) Any operator of a motor vehicle, who is eighteen years of age or older, and any passenger in such motor vehicle, who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction and shall be fined [fifteen] twenty-five dollars. Any operator of a motor vehicle who is under eighteen years of age and any passenger in such motor vehicle who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction and shall be fined seventy-five dollars. Points may not be assessed against the operator's license of any person convicted of such violation.

Sec. 18. Section 14-13 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The certificate of registration and any automobile insurance identification card for the vehicle issued pursuant to section 38a-364 shall be carried in the motor vehicle at all times when it is being operated on a public highway, except as otherwise provided by statute. If a vehicle is registered in the name of a lessor licensed under section 14-15, a legible photostatic copy of the certificate of registration or a rental or lease contract which shall include the vehicle identification number of such vehicle registered in this state may be carried in lieu of the original certificate, provided the original certificate shall be available at all times for inspection at the lessor's usual place of business in the state if the motor vehicle is registered in this state. If a vehicle is registered as a school bus as defined in section 14-275, such copy may be carried in lieu of the original certificate, provided such certificate shall be available at all times for inspection at the school bus owner's usual place of business in the state.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [thirty-five] fifty dollars, and, for each subsequent offense, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars.

Sec. 19. Section 14-17 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) A person holding a certificate of registration for a motor vehicle who substantially changes the appearance or mechanical equipment of the motor vehicle so that the motor vehicle no longer conforms to the description contained in the application for, or certificate of, registration shall notify the commissioner of the change within forty-eight hours of the change. Notice is unnecessary if (1) the intent to make the change is specified in the original registration, or (2) in the case of a motor vehicle registered as a motor bus and having a seating capacity in excess of sixteen passengers, or in the case of a truck having a carrying capacity of two thousand pounds or more, and if the change is solely in regard to the motor, and, in case of the substitution of a motor, the motor so substituted has been registered with the commissioner. The commissioner may register such motor upon written application by the owner thereof setting forth such information as the commissioner may require. The fee for such registration shall be ten dollars.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [thirty-five] fifty dollars for each offense.

Sec. 20. Section 14-26 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Each owner or lessee of a motor bus, service bus, taxicab, school bus or motor vehicle in livery service shall file in the office of the commissioner a special application, containing his name, residence and post-office address and a description of the motor vehicle owned or leased by him, which shall include the name of the maker and such other information as the commissioner may require. The commissioner may register such motor vehicle as a motor bus or as a service bus or as a taxicab or as a school bus or as a motor vehicle in livery service or as a school bus used in part in livery service; but no such registration shall be issued to the owner or lessee of any such motor vehicle unless it is in suitable condition for carrying passengers and is equipped as required by law. The registration number and certificate of registration of each such vehicle shall be special, and such certificate of registration shall contain such information as the commissioner may require. No registration shall be issued to the owner or lessee of a motor bus who has not obtained a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Department of Transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 13b-80. No registration shall be issued to the owner or lessee of a taxicab who has not obtained a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Department of Transportation in accordance with the provisions of section 13b-97. No such vehicle shall be registered unless the owner thereof has complied with the provisions of section 14-29, and no such vehicle shall be operated upon any highway without first being registered in accordance with the provisions of section 14-49. The commissioner may issue, to an applicant for registration of more than one motor bus, a certificate or certificates of registration containing a general distinguishing number and mark assigned to such applicant upon application to him therefor, which application shall be made in such form and contain such information as the commissioner may determine. Each motor bus included in such registration shall be regarded as registered under and having assigned to it such general distinguishing number and mark. The commissioner may impose upon the issuance and use of each such general registration such conditions, limitations and restrictions as he may determine. Such motor bus owners shall not be required to carry such certificates upon the vehicles registered under the provisions of this section, but shall keep a record of each person operating any motor bus so registered in sufficient detail to promptly identify such person at any specified time, which record shall be subject to the inspection of any officer designated by the commissioner. If any such registrant fails to keep such record or to produce it for inspection as hereinbefore provided, such failure shall be sufficient cause for the commissioner to cancel or suspend such registration. The commissioner may require of such registrant a bond satisfactory to him in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars, conditioned upon compliance with the laws of the state and the regulations of the commissioner concerning the use of such registration, number and mark, or otherwise conditioned as he may direct, which bond shall be forfeited for any violation of the conditions thereof. The commissioner may issue to the holder of any such general motor bus or interstate registration one or more registrations and number plates for motor vehicles in livery service which may be used interchangeably with such motor bus or interstate registration in accordance with such conditions and regulations as he may impose, provided the number of interstate registrations and number plates issued shall not exceed the number of intrastate registrations and number plates authorized by the Department of Transportation.

(b) The certificate of registration of a motor bus, service bus, taxicab, school bus and motor vehicle in livery service shall, at all times, be carried upon such motor vehicle and shall be subject to examination upon demand by any person authorized by law.

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall have committed an infraction. Any person who violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section shall be fined [, for the first offense, thirty-five] fifty dollars [and, for each subsequent offense, not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars] for each offense.

Sec. 21. Section 14-36a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) A commercial driver's license issued in accordance with section 14-44c shall be designated as class A, B or C, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 14-44d. All other operators' licenses shall be designated as class D. A license of any class that also authorizes the operation of a motorcycle shall contain the designation "M".

(b) A commercial driver's license which contains the endorsement "S" evidences that the holder meets the requirements of section 14-44 to operate a school bus or any vehicle described in subsection (c) of this section. A commercial driver's license may contain any of the following additional endorsements:

"P"- authorizes the operation of commercial motor vehicles designed to carry passengers;

"H"- authorizes the operation of vehicles transporting hazardous materials;

"N"- authorizes the operation of tank vehicles;

"X"- authorizes both hazardous materials and tank vehicles; and

"T"- authorizes the operation of vehicles with up to three trailing, nonpower units.

The commissioner may establish one or more restrictions on commercial driver's licenses of any class, in regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 14-44d, a commercial driver's license of any class authorizes the holder of such license to operate any motor vehicle that may be operated by the holder of a class D operator's license.

(c) A commercial driver's license or a class D license that contains any of the following endorsements evidences that the holder meets the requirements of section 14-44:

"V"- authorizes the transportation of passengers in a student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, or any vehicle that requires an "A" or "F" endorsement;

"A"- authorizes the transportation of passengers in an activity vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, or any vehicle that requires an "F" endorsement; and

"F"- authorizes the transportation of passengers in a taxicab, motor vehicle in livery service, service bus or motor bus.

The commissioner may establish one or more endorsements or restrictions on class D licenses, in accordance with regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

(d) No person shall operate a motor vehicle in violation of the classification of the license issued to him.

(e) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (d) or (e) of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars or more than] fifty dollars and, for a subsequent offense, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 22. Section 14-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person shall operate a motorcycle on any public highway of this state until such person has obtained a motor vehicle operator's license with a motorcycle endorsement from the commissioner.

(b) A person who is sixteen years of age or older and who has not had such a license suspended or revoked may apply to the commissioner for a training permit. The commissioner may issue a training permit, containing such limitation as said commissioner deems advisable, to an applicant after the applicant has passed all parts of the examination, other than the driving test, for a motor vehicle operator's license with a motorcycle endorsement as required by subsection (c) of this section. The training permit shall entitle the applicant, while said applicant is in immediate possession of said permit, to drive a motorcycle on the public highways, other than multiple lane limited access highways, for a period of sixty days. A training permit may be renewed, or a new permit issued, for an additional period of sixty days. On and after January 1, 1990, each applicant issued a training permit shall, while operating a motorcycle, wear protective headgear of a type which conforms to the minimum specifications established by regulations adopted under subsection (b) of section 14-289g.

(c) Before granting a motorcycle endorsement to any applicant who has not held such an endorsement at any time within the preceding two years, the commissioner shall require the applicant to demonstrate personally to the commissioner, a deputy or a motor vehicle inspector or an agent of the commissioner, in such manner as the commissioner directs, that the applicant is a proper person to operate a motorcycle, has sufficient knowledge of the mechanism of a motorcycle to ensure its safe operation by such applicant, and has satisfactory knowledge of the law concerning motorcycles and other motor vehicles and the rules of the road. An applicant under the age of eighteen shall also present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such applicant has successfully completed a novice motorcycle training course conducted by the Department of Transportation or by any firm or organization that conducts such a course that uses the curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or other safety or educational organization that has developed a curriculum approved by the commissioner. The commissioner may waive the on-road skills portion of the examination for the endorsement for any such applicant or an applicant who is eighteen years of age or older who presents evidence of satisfactorily completing a motorcycle training course. If an applicant has had a license or held such an endorsement from a state where a similar examination or course is required, the commissioner may waive part or all of any such requirement. When the commissioner is satisfied as to the ability and competency of the applicant, the commissioner may issue an endorsement to such applicant, either unlimited or containing such limitations as the commissioner deems advisable. If an applicant or motorcycle endorsement holder has any health problem which might affect such person's ability to operate a motorcycle safely, the commissioner may require the applicant or endorsement holder to demonstrate personally that, notwithstanding the problem, such person is a proper person to operate a motorcycle, and the commissioner may further require a certificate of the applicant's condition, signed by a medical authority designated by the commissioner, which certificate shall, in all cases, be treated as confidential by the commissioner. An endorsement, containing such limitation as the commissioner deems advisable may be issued or renewed in any case, but nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the commissioner from refusing an endorsement, either limited or unlimited, to any person or suspending an endorsement of a person whom the commissioner deems incapable of safely operating a motorcycle.

(d) No person shall operate a motorcycle in any manner in violation of the limitations imposed in a limited endorsement issued to such person.

(e) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a), (b) or (d) of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars or more than] fifty dollars and, for any subsequent offense, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

Sec. 23. Section 14-66c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section, "motorized personal property" includes mini-motorcycles, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, or other types of motorized personal property.

(b) If any motorized personal property is towed or otherwise removed by a wrecker licensed under section 14-66, at the direction of an officer attached to an organized police department, such property shall be taken to and stored in a suitable place. Within forty-eight hours following the time that such property is taken into custody, the licensee or operator of the wrecker shall give written notice by certified mail to the owner, if known (1) that such property has been taken and stored, and (2) the location of such property. Such licensee or operator shall have a lien upon the same for towing or removal charges and storage charges. If such owner does not claim such property, or if the owner of such property is not known, the licensee or operator of the wrecker may sell or dispose of such property after thirty days, subject to any provision of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted thereunder, concerning the sale or disposal of such property.

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars, and, for each subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or be both fined and imprisoned.

Sec. 24. Section 14-81 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Each trailer or semitrailer having a gross vehicle weight rating of three thousand pounds or more shall, when operated on any public highway, be equipped with a braking system operating on all wheels. The braking system shall be adequate to safely control the movement of the trailer or semitrailer and, when set, to safely hold the trailer or semitrailer stationary. The brakes shall, at all times, be maintained in good and sufficient working order and shall be capable of being controlled or operated from the driver's seat of the towing vehicle by either the hand or the foot, except that brakes on trailers having a gross vehicle weight rating of eight thousand pounds or less need not be capable of being controlled or operated from the driver's seat by either the hand or the foot. Except with respect to pole trailers and boat trailers, the commissioner may make regulations concerning the performance of such brakes when the trailer or semitrailer is operated in combination with a towing vehicle. The regulations shall designate the stopping distance, in feet, of the combination of trailer or semitrailer and shall include such other conditions as may be necessary to ensure brake performance adequate to safely control the movement of the vehicles.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars for each offense.

Sec. 25. Section 14-145 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) An owner or lessee of private property, or his agent, may remove or cause to be removed any motor vehicle left without authorization on such property in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 14-145a to 14-145c, inclusive. This section shall not apply to law enforcement, fire-fighting, rescue, ambulance or emergency vehicles which are marked as such, or to the removal of motor vehicles from property leased by any governmental agency.

(b) When such motor vehicle is towed or otherwise removed by a wrecker licensed under section 14-66, the licensee or operator of the wrecker shall notify the local police department of the tow or removal within two hours. No such licensee or operator may charge a storage fee for such motor vehicle for the time it is stored prior to such notification. If the motor vehicle is not claimed by its owner within the time periods specified in subsection (e) of section 14-150, the licensee or operator of the wrecker or of the garage where such motor vehicle is stored may dispose of it in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 14-150.

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars, and, for each subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or be both fined and imprisoned.

Sec. 26. Section 14-164c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person shall fail to maintain in good working order or remove, dismantle or otherwise cause to be inoperative any equipment or feature constituting an operational element of the air pollution control system or mechanism of a motor vehicle required by regulations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to be maintained or on the vehicle. Any such failure to maintain in good working order or removal, dismantling or causing of inoperability shall subject the owner thereof to revocation of registration for such vehicle by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles unless all parts and equipment constituting elements of air pollution control have been made operable and in good working order within thirty days of notice by said commissioner of such violation. Any such failure shall be considered a failure to comply with the periodic inspection requirements established under subsection (c) of this section. As used in this section, motor vehicle shall have the same meaning as is provided in section 14-1.

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall consult with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and furnish the commissioner with technical information, including testing techniques, standards and instructions for emission control features and equipment. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall furnish the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles with emission standards for all motor vehicles subject to the inspection and maintenance requirements. Such standards shall be consistent with provisions of federal law, if any, relating to control of emissions from the vehicles concerned or any regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection which implement the low-emission vehicle and clean fuels regulations adopted by the state of California, as amended. Such standards shall be periodically reviewed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and revised, if necessary, to achieve the objectives of the vehicle emission inspection program.

(c) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include provision for a periodic inspection of air pollution control equipment and compliance with or waiver of exhaust emission standards or compliance with or waiver of on-board diagnostic standards or other standards defined by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and approved by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, compliance with or waiver of, air pollution control system integrity standards defined by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and compliance with or waiver of purge system standards defined by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. Such regulations may provide for an inspection procedure using an on-board diagnostic information system for all 1996 model year and newer motor vehicles. Such regulations shall apply to all motor vehicles registered or which will be registered in this state except: (1) Vehicles having a gross weight of more than ten thousand pounds; (2) vehicles powered by electricity; (3) bicycles with motors attached; (4) motorcycles; (5) vehicles operating with a temporary registration; (6) vehicles manufactured twenty-five or more years ago; (7) new vehicles at the time of initial registration; (8) vehicles registered but not designed primarily for highway use; (9) farm vehicles, as defined in subsection (q) of section 14-49; (10) diesel-powered type II school buses; (11) a vehicle operated by a licensed dealer or repairer either to or from a location of the purchase or sale of such vehicle or for the purpose of obtaining an official emissions or safety inspection; or (12) vehicles that have met the inspection requirements of section 14-103a and are registered by the commissioner as composite vehicles. On and after July 1, 2002, such regulations shall exempt from the periodic inspection requirement any vehicle four or less model years of age, beginning with model year 2003 and the previous three model years, provided that such exemption shall lapse upon a finding by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation that such exemption causes the state to violate applicable federal environmental or transportation planning requirements. Notwithstanding any provisions of this subsection, the commissioner may require an initial emissions inspection and compliance or waiver prior to registration of a new motor vehicle. If the Commissioner of Environmental Protection finds that it is necessary to inspect motor vehicles which are exempt under subdivision (1) or (4) of this subsection, or motor vehicles that are four or less model years of age in order to achieve compliance with federal law concerning emission reduction requirements, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to require the inspection of motorcycles, designated motor vehicles having a gross weight of more than ten thousand pounds or motor vehicles four or less model years of age.

(d) No motor vehicle subject to the inspection requirements of this section shall be operated upon the highways of this state unless such vehicle has been presented for inspection in accordance with a schedule for inspection and compliance as established by the commissioner. The commissioner shall grant waivers from compliance with standards for vehicles which fail any required inspection and require an unreasonable cost of repair to bring the vehicle into compliance. The commissioner may determine compliance of a vehicle that has failed an emissions retest by means of a complete physical and functional diagnosis and inspection of the vehicle, in accordance with the provisions of 40 CFR Part 51.360, showing that no additional emissions-related repairs are needed. An extension of time, not to exceed the period of inspection frequency, may be granted to obtain needed repairs on a vehicle in the case of economic hardship of the owner. Only one such extension may be granted for any vehicle. The commissioner may design a sticker to be affixed to the windshield of each vehicle which shall bear the date of expiration of the assigned inspection period on both sides. The commissioner may also design a sticker to be affixed to the windshield of each vehicle that is exempt from the requirements of this chapter, which sticker shall bear the date, if any, on which such vehicle is no longer exempt and is required to be presented for inspection. As used in this section, "unreasonable cost of repair" means cost of repair in excess of the amounts required to be expended by Title 40, Part 51.360 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended.

(e) In order to provide for emissions inspection facilities, the commissioner may enter into a negotiated inspection agreement or agreements, notwithstanding chapters 50, 58, 59 and 60, with an independent contractor or contractors, to provide for the leasing, construction, equipping, maintenance or operation of a system of official emissions inspection stations in such numbers and locations as may be required to provide vehicle owners reasonably convenient access to inspection facilities. The commissioner may employ such system and the services of such contractor or contractors to conduct safety inspections as provided by section 14-16a, subsection (g) of section 14-12 and section 14-103a. Such contractor or contractors, with the approval of the commissioner, may operate inspection stations at suitable locations owned or operated by other persons, firms or corporations, including retail business establishments with adequate facilities to accommodate and to perform inspections on motor vehicles. The commissioner is prohibited from entering into an inspection agreement with any independent contractor who: (1) Is engaged in the business of maintaining or repairing vehicles in this state, except that the independent contractor shall not be precluded from maintaining or repairing any vehicle owned or operated by the independent contractor; or (2) does not have the capability, resources or technical and management skill to adequately conduct, equip, operate and maintain a sufficient number of official emissions inspection stations. All persons employed by the independent contractor in the performance of an inspection agreement are deemed to be employees of the independent contractor and not of this state. The inspection agreement or agreements authorized by this section shall be subject to other provisions as follows: (A) Minimum requirements for staff, equipment, management and hours and place of operation of official emissions inspection stations including such additional testing facilities as may be established and operated in accordance with subsection (g) of this section; (B) reports and documentation concerning the operation of official emissions inspection stations and additional testing facilities as the commissioner may require; (C) surveillance privileges for the commissioner to ensure compliance with standards, procedures, rules, regulations and laws; and (D) any other provision deemed necessary by the commissioner for the administration of the inspection agreement. Nothing in the inspection agreement shall require the state to purchase any asset or assume any liability if such agreement is not renewed.

(f) (1) The commissioner may authorize and appoint any motor vehicle dealer or repairer that is licensed in accordance with the provisions of subpart (D) of part III of chapter 246 and that has the qualifications established by the commissioner to conduct emissions inspections in a designated area of its licensed premises and to report the results thereof to the Department of Motor Vehicles, provided such licensee signs a statement that such licensee understands the provisions of this section and regulations adopted under authority of this section, understands the necessity to comply with administrative and technical directives and advisories that the commissioner issues and understands that any failure by such licensee to comply with this section, the regulations or the directives or advisories constitutes grounds for the commissioner to suspend or revoke the authority for such licensee to conduct inspections.

(2) Each such licensee shall conduct an emissions inspection of any registered motor vehicle requiring such an inspection at any time during its normal and posted hours of operation or, at the discretion of the commissioner, at a predetermined or appointed time, when such motor vehicle is presented for inspection. No such licensee shall charge any fee for the inspection except the fee authorized by subsection (k) of this section. The results of each emissions inspection performed in accordance with this subsection shall be evidenced by a written vehicle inspection report, containing such information and certification by the inspecting licensee as the commissioner shall prescribe. The licensee shall furnish a copy of such inspection report to the operator of the motor vehicle at the time of completion of the inspection.

(3) No such licensee may be appointed by the commissioner nor may any such licensee conduct any inspection unless the licensee has in its employ one or more certified emissions inspectors and repair technicians. Such inspectors and technicians shall conduct all inspections and related emissions repair work and shall meet the training and certification requirements in 40 CFR Part 51.367 and of the regulations adopted by the commissioner in accordance with this subsection.

(4) The commissioner may suspend or revoke the authority to conduct emissions inspections by any such licensee that is authorized to conduct emissions inspections if the licensee fails to comply with the provisions of this section, regulations adopted under authority of this section, or administrative or technical directives or advisories that the commissioner issues.

(5) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to establish the qualifications for such licensees to be authorized and appointed to conduct emissions inspections, and to establish standards and procedures for such inspections, reporting requirements by such licensees and training and certification requirements for inspectors and repair technicians.

(g) The independent contractor or contractors retained by the state in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of this section may conduct emissions inspections at one or more facilities owned or operated by a motor vehicle dealer or dealers, licensed in accordance with section 14-52. No such inspection facility located on the premises of a licensed dealer shall be operated without the prior approval of the commissioner. The operation of each such facility shall be subject to such procedures and requirements, to be followed by the contractor and the licensee, as may be prescribed by the terms and conditions of the contract entered into in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of this section, and in regulations as may be adopted by the commissioner in accordance with chapter 54. The state shall not be a party to, or assume or incur any liability of any kind under, any agreement entered into between the independent contractor and any dealer in furtherance of the provisions of this subsection. The contract or contracts entered into by the state in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of this section shall provide for indemnification of the state with respect to the operation of any such inspection facility located at a motor vehicle dealership, in the same manner and to the same extent as the operation of an official emissions inspection station.

(h) In order to provide for management and oversight of emissions inspection facilities established in accordance with subsection (e) of this section and to establish and maintain necessary electronic data capture and reporting systems for such facilities and for licensed dealers and repairers who may be authorized to perform inspections in accordance with the provisions of subsection (f) of this section, the commissioner may enter into a negotiated personal service agreement or agreements, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 55a, with any qualified person, firm or corporation. The responsibilities of any such contractor retained by the commissioner shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (1) Review and analysis of data from all official emissions inspections performed, and provision to the commissioner of recommendations to improve the quality and integrity of such data, (2) provision of program information and standards to inspection facilities and locations, (3) provision to the commissioner of regular reports, assessments and recommendations to maintain or improve the effectiveness, efficiency, quality and integrity of such inspection operations, and (4) identification of measures to enhance public convenience, and compliance with the inspection requirements. No such contractor retained in accordance with the provisions of this subsection may be licensed as, or have any financial interest in any firm engaged in the business of selling or repairing motor vehicles, or may be a provider of emissions inspection equipment or facilities to the state.

(i) The commissioner may license an owner or operator of a fleet of motor vehicles which are subject to emissions inspection pursuant to subsection (c) of this section or section 14-164i, to establish a fleet emissions inspection station, provided that the fleet owner or operator conforms with regulations for fleet emissions inspection stations adopted by the commissioner which shall specify the classes or other characteristics of vehicles eligible for inspection at such stations.

(j) The commissioner may establish a program for the on-road testing of motor vehicles subject to this chapter. The program shall test not less than one-half of one per cent of the subject fleet state-wide or twenty thousand vehicles, whichever is less, per inspection cycle under conditions of highway operation in order to provide information concerning the emission performance of such in-use vehicles. Testing may be performed by means of remote sensing devices, or roadside pullovers followed by tailpipe emissions testing using a suitable, portable device and recording system. Owners of vehicles that have previously been through scheduled periodic inspection and passed, and are found by on-road testing to be high emitters, in accordance with the standards established under subsection (b) of this section and the regulations adopted under subsection (c) of this section, may be notified that their vehicles are required to pass an out-of-cycle follow-up inspection at an inspection station. Notification may be made by mailing in the case of remote sensing on-road testing or through immediate notification if roadside pullovers are used. The commissioner may use the services of the independent contractor or contractors to implement the on-road testing program. If a method of roadside pullovers is used in the program, such method shall be employed with due regard to traffic safety considerations and performed with the assistance of inspectors of the Department of Motor Vehicles or members of state or municipal police forces.

(k) (1) The commissioner, with approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall establish, and from time to time modify, the inspection fees, not to exceed twenty dollars for each biennial inspection or reinspection required pursuant to this chapter for inspections performed at official emissions inspection stations. Such fees shall be paid in a manner prescribed by the commissioner. If the costs to the state of the emissions inspection program, including administrative costs and payments to any independent contractor, exceed the income from such fees, such excess costs shall be borne by the state. Any person whose vehicle has been inspected at an official emissions inspection station shall, if such vehicle is found not to comply with any required standards, have the vehicle repaired and have the right within sixty consecutive calendar days to return such vehicle to the same official emissions inspection station for one reinspection without charge, provided, where the sixtieth day falls on a Sunday, legal holiday or a day on which the commissioner has established that special circumstances or conditions exist that have caused emissions inspection to be impracticable, such person may return such vehicle for reinspection on the next day. The commissioner shall assess a late fee of twenty dollars for the emissions inspection of a motor vehicle performed at an official emissions inspection station later than thirty days after the expiration date of the assigned inspection period provided the commissioner may waive such late fee when it is proven to the commissioner's satisfaction that the failure to have the vehicle inspected within thirty days of the assigned inspection period was due to exigent circumstances. If ownership of the motor vehicle has been transferred subsequent to the expiration date of the assigned inspection period and the new owner has such motor vehicle inspected within thirty days of the registration of such motor vehicle, the commissioner shall waive the late fee. If the thirtieth day falls on a Sunday, legal holiday or a day on which the commissioner has established that special circumstances or conditions exist that have caused emissions inspection to be impracticable, such vehicle may be inspected on the next day and no late fee shall be assessed.

(2) If the commissioner authorizes a licensed dealer or repairer to conduct emissions inspections of 1996 model year and newer vehicles required by this chapter, the commissioner may authorize such licensee to charge a fee, not to exceed twenty dollars for each biennial inspection or reinspection.

(3) Upon the registration of each new motor vehicle subject to the inspection requirements of this chapter, or of each motor vehicle that is four or less model years of age that has not been registered previously in this state, the commissioner may issue a sticker indicating the exempt status of such motor vehicle and the date on which the motor vehicle is scheduled to be presented for inspection. Any such sticker that may be issued shall be displayed on the motor vehicle in accordance with subsection (d) of this section. On and after July 1, 2002, the commissioner shall charge a fee of forty dollars in addition to any other fees required for such registration. All receipts from the payment of such fee shall be deposited in the Special Transportation Fund.

(l) The commissioner may acquire in the name of the state by purchase, lease, gift, devise or otherwise any special equipment, tools, materials or facilities needed to adequately administer, investigate or enforce the provisions of this chapter.

(m) A person shall not in any manner represent any place to be an official emissions inspection station unless such station has been established and is operated in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(n) No person, firm or corporation shall operate or allow to be operated any motor vehicle that has not been inspected and found to be in compliance with the provisions of subsections (c), (d) and (i) of this section and the regulations adopted by the commissioner. Operation in violation of said subsections or the regulations adopted by the commissioner shall be an infraction for each violation, except that the fine for a first violation shall be [thirty-five] fifty dollars. The commissioner may deny the issuance of registration to the owner of a motor vehicle, or the renewal of registration to any such owner, or suspend or revoke any registration that has been issued, if such motor vehicle is not in compliance with the inspection requirements of this chapter, or such owner has failed to pay any fee required by the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 27. Section 14-223 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Whenever the operator of any motor vehicle fails promptly to bring his motor vehicle to a full stop upon the signal of any officer in uniform or prominently displaying the badge of his office, or disobeys the direction of such officer with relation to the operation of his motor vehicle, he shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [thirty-five] fifty dollars for a first offense and shall be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars for any subsequent offense.

(b) No person operating a motor vehicle, when signaled to stop by an officer in a police vehicle using an audible signal device or flashing or revolving lights, shall increase the speed of the motor vehicle in an attempt to escape or elude such police officer. Any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor, except that, if such violation causes the death or serious physical injury, as defined in section 53a-3, of another person, such person shall be guilty of a class C felony, and shall have such person's motor vehicle operator's license suspended for one year for the first offense, except that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may, after a hearing, as provided for in subsection (k) of section 14-111, and upon a showing of compelling mitigating circumstances, reinstate such person's license before the expiration of such one-year period. For any subsequent offense such person shall be guilty of a class C felony, except that if any prior offense by such person under this subsection caused, and such subsequent offense causes, the death or serious physical injury, as defined in section 53a-3, of another person, such person shall be guilty of a class C felony for which one year of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and shall have such person's motor vehicle operator's license suspended for not less than eighteen months nor more than two years, except that said commissioner may, after a hearing, as provided for in subsection (k) of section 14-111, and upon a showing of compelling mitigating circumstances, reinstate such person's license before such period.

Sec. 28. Section 14-285 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Each vehicle, except a motor vehicle, which is so constructed or which is so loaded that the driver is prevented from having a free and unobstructed view of the highway immediately to the rear and at the sides of the same, shall be equipped with a mirror or reflector attached to and so located and adjusted on such vehicle as to give the operator thereof a clear reflected view of the highway directly to the rear on a line parallel to the side of the body of such vehicle. Any person operating such a vehicle shall make observations for the approach of vehicles from the rear and, when so approached, shall drive to the right of the center line of the traveled way as promptly as safety will permit, giving the vehicle approaching from the rear opportunity to pass in safety. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be fined [not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars for each offense.

Sec. 29. Subsection (a) of section 51-164m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The judges of the Superior Court shall establish and maintain a schedule of fines to be paid for the violation of the sections of the general statutes deemed to be infractions and shall establish and maintain a separate sliding scale of fines for speeding infractions committed under section 14-219 with a minimum fine of [thirty-five] fifty dollars and the fine increasing in proportion to the severity of the violation. The fines may be modified as the judges of the Superior Court deem advisable.

Sec. 30. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than October 1, 2010, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall establish an operator's permit for any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, or both, for the limited purpose of allowing such person to drive between such person's residence and: (1) Such person's place of employment, or (2) the college or university that such person attends. The fee for such permit shall be one hundred dollars.

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 31. Section 23-16 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may execute with residents and nonresidents of this state leases of camping sites and buildings on the state parks for limited periods except as provided in section 23-16a and the proceeds from such leases, together with any other income resulting from the use of the state parks, shall be added to the General Fund as provided in section 23-15. [Not later than April 1, 1982, said commissioner shall establish a schedule of fees payable for the leasing of state camping sites and buildings in amounts not less than one hundred seventy-five per cent of the amounts charged according to the schedule of camping permit fees established by said commissioner and in effect as of April 1, 1980.] Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish a schedule of fees payable for the leasing of state camping sites and buildings for residents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred twenty per cent of the amounts charged according to the schedule of camping permit fees established by said commissioner and in effect as of April 1, 2009. Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish a schedule of fees payable for the leasing of state camping sites and buildings for nonresidents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred fifty per cent of the amounts charged according to the schedule of camping permit fees established by said commissioner and in effect as of the effective date of this section. Annually not later than the first day of November said commissioner shall allocate from funds available for state park and forest areas in the then current fiscal year, an amount not less than fifty per cent of the portion of such fees collected in the preceding fiscal year directly related to the amount of increase in such fees as required in this section, to be used for purposes of maintenance and improvement of such state camping sites and buildings. Any fees paid for any lease under this section shall not be subject to refund under section 22a-10 unless (1) the lessee gives notice of cancellation to the commissioner not later than fourteen days prior to the date such lease is to commence, (2) the park is closed by executive order of the Governor, or (3) the lessee submits proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, of a death or serious illness in the family which prevents use of the facility during the period of the lease. The commissioner may deduct a reasonable service charge from any amount refunded pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (3) of this section.

Sec. 32. Section 26-35 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Each firearms hunting, archery hunting, trapping or sport fishing license or the combination firearms hunting and fishing license, except licenses issued pursuant to subdivisions (4), (17) and (19) of subsection (a) of section 26-28, as amended by this act, shall expire December thirty-first next following the date of issue and shall not be transferable. No person shall change or alter such a license or loan to another or permit another to have or use such license issued to himself or use any license issued to another. All licenses shall be carried as designated by the commissioner at all times when such licensee is hunting, trapping or sport fishing and shall be produced for examination upon demand of any conservation officer or other employee of the department designated by the commissioner or any other officer authorized to make arrests or the owner or lessee or the agent of any owner or lessee of any land or water upon which such licensed person may be found. Whenever the commissioner has designated any land or water area a wildlife management study area, he may require such licensee to surrender his license upon entering such area and issue to the licensee an arm band, back tag or other identification. The license shall be returned to the licensee upon leaving such area. Each person receiving a license to hunt or to trap shall make an annual report to the commissioner in such form and at such time as may be required by him showing the numbers and kinds of birds and quadrupeds killed or trapped. A firearms hunting or a combination firearms hunting and fishing license shall not authorize the carrying or possession of a pistol or revolver, except as provided in section 26-86a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 33. Section 23-26 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The commissioner may (1) provide for the collection of fees for parking, admission, boat launching and other uses of state parks, forests, boat launches and other state recreational facilities, (2) establish from time to time the daily and seasonal amount thereof, (3) enter into contractual relations with other persons for the operation of concessions, (4) establish other sources of revenue to be derived from services to the general public using such parks, forests and facilities, (5) employ such assistants as may be necessary for the collection of such revenue. The commissioner shall deposit such revenue derived therefrom with the State Treasurer in the General Fund. On and after July 1, 1992, any increase in any fee or any establishment of a new fee under this section shall be by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the daily and seasonal amount of such parking, admission, boat launching and other use fees for residents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred twenty per cent of the amounts charged for such fees by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the daily and seasonal amount of such parking, admission, boat launching and other use fees for nonresidents of this state in amounts not greater than one hundred fifty per cent of the amounts charged for such fees by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the commissioner may enter into an agreement with any municipality under which the municipality may retain fees collected by municipal officers at state boat launches when state employees are not on duty.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may establish fees for the public use of the mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, the Ellie Mitchell Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme and Gillette Castle in East Haddam provided no fee shall be charged to any group organized as a nonprofit corporation under 26 USC 501(c)(3) for purposes of providing support to such parks or facilities and further provided the commissioner shall specify procedures and criteria for the selection of any private business which is engaged by the state to provide services during any such public use, including, but not limited to, catering services. Such fees, procedures and criteria shall be effective until June 30, 1999, or until regulations are adopted, whichever is sooner. Regulations implementing such fees, procedures and criteria shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 on or before July 1, 1999. Such fees shall be comparable with rents and charges of similar properties based on fair market rates.

(c) The commissioner shall issue to any resident of the state, upon payment of a fee established by said commissioner, a nontransferable Connecticut private passenger motor vehicle pass which permits free parking throughout the calendar year at any state park, forest, boat launch or other state recreational facility provided the commissioner shall not be required to issue such a pass to any park, forest or facility which is wholly managed by a private concessionaire and may require payment of fees for special events. Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the amount of such fee for residents of this state in an amount not greater than one hundred twenty per cent of the amount charged for such fee by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009. Not later than April 1, 2010, said commissioner shall establish the amount of such fee for nonresidents of this state in amount not greater than one hundred fifty per cent of the amount charged for such fee by said commissioner as of April 1, 2009.

(d) The commissioner shall issue to any resident of the state who is sixty-five years of age or older, without fee, upon application of such resident, a nontransferable lifetime pass which shall permit free parking, admission and boat access parking for use at any state park, forest or state recreational facility, provided the commissioner shall not be required to issue such a pass for use of any park, forest or facility which is wholly managed by a private concessionaire and may require payment of fees for special events.

Sec. 34. Section 26-15 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

The state of Connecticut assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for Other Purposes", approved September 2, 1937, and the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Fish Restoration and Management Projects, and for Other Purposes", approved August 9, 1950. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection is authorized and directed to perform such acts as may be necessary to the establishment and operation of cooperative fish and wildlife restoration projects, as defined in said [act] acts of congress, in compliance with said act and with rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior thereunder, and no funds accruing to the state from license, permit, tag and stamp fees, other than the stamp fee paid pursuant to section 26-27b, as amended by this act, paid by hunters, trappers and anglers, including, but not limited to, license fees paid by hunters pursuant to [section 26-28] sections 26-28, 26-30, 26-31, 26-36, 26-48a, 26-86a and 26-86c, as amended by this act, shall be diverted for any other purpose than [the protection, propagation, preservation and investigation of fish and game and administration of the functions of the department relating thereto] to fund the programs and functions of the Bureau of Natural Resources within the Department of Environmental Protection, in accordance with 50 CFR 80.4.

Sec. 35. Subsection (a) of section 26-15a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(a) The provisions of [sections 26-14 and] section 26-15, as amended by this act, shall remain in full force and effect, and there shall be appropriated to the Bureau of Natural Resources within the Department of Environmental Protection for each fiscal year a sum not less than the total estimated receipts from fishing and hunting and trapping licenses, permits, tags and stamps, other than the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp described in section 26-27b, as amended by this act, for such year issued under the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 36. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2010) On or before October first of each year, the Department of Environmental Protection shall submit a report to the Chief of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of the Interior, that sets forth for the twelve-month period ending the preceding June thirtieth, the amount of license, permit, stamp, other than the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp, and tag fees paid by hunters, trappers and anglers pursuant to the provisions of chapter 490 of the general statutes and the amount of funds expended on fish and wildlife programs and the purposes for which such funds were expended. Additionally, such report shall include, but not be limited to, the amount of expenditures for: (1) The protection, propagation, preservation and investigation of fish and game, (2) the operation, administration and maintenance of fish and wildlife facilities, (3) the operation and administration of wildlife management areas and fish and wildlife access areas, (4) the restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, (5) the operation and administration of angler and hunter education and outreach programs, and (6) the administration of fish and wildlife technical assistance programs.

Sec. 37. Section 26-27c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may provide for the Connecticut Migratory Bird Stamp to be reproduced and marketed in the form of prints and other related artwork. Funds generated from such marketing and the sale of stamps pursuant to section 26-27b, as amended by this act, shall be deposited in a separate account maintained by the Treasurer and known as the migratory bird conservation account. The migratory bird conservation account shall be an account of the General Fund. All funds credited to the migratory bird conservation account shall only be used for: (1) The development, management, preservation, conservation, acquisition, purchase and maintenance of waterfowl habitat and wetlands and purchase or acquisition of recreational rights or interests relating to migratory birds; and (2) the design, production, promotion and procurement and sale of the prints and related artwork.

Sec. 38. Section 26-27d 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 Citizens' Advisory Board for the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp program. The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. The members of the board shall be individuals representing organizations having a record of activity in migratory bird or wetland habitat conservation or who have an expertise or recognized knowledge in an area pertinent and valuable to the program. The board shall elect a chairman from among its membership on or before July 1, 1992. The chairman shall be unaffiliated with any administrative agency of the state.

(b) The board shall advise the Commissioner of Environmental Protection on the design, production and procurement of the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp and the expenditure of funds generated from the sale of such stamps and associated art products pursuant to sections 26-27b and 26-27c, as amended by this act.

Sec. 39. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2011) (a) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall establish procedures and business processes for the use of the Internet and other means of communication and conducting transactions that shall be used for the issuance of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, permits, stamps and tags pursuant to sections 26-27, 26-27b, 26-28, 26-30, 26-31, 26-36, 26-48a, 26-86a and 26-86c of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) The commissioner shall establish a schedule of the parts of fees to be retained by agents for the issuance of certain hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, permits, stamps and tags.

Sec. 40. Section 26-14 of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2010)

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

Section 1

July 1, 2011

26-27b

Sec. 2

from passage

26-28

Sec. 3

from passage

26-37

Sec. 4

from passage

26-39

Sec. 5

from passage

26-40

Sec. 6

from passage

26-42

Sec. 7

from passage

26-45

Sec. 8

from passage

26-48

Sec. 9

from passage

26-48a

Sec. 10

from passage

26-49(b)

Sec. 11

from passage

26-51

Sec. 12

from passage

26-52

Sec. 13

from passage

26-58

Sec. 14

from passage

26-60

Sec. 15

from passage

26-86a

Sec. 16

from passage

26-86c

Sec. 17

from passage

14-100a(c)

Sec. 18

from passage

14-13

Sec. 19

from passage

14-17

Sec. 20

from passage

14-26

Sec. 21

from passage

14-36a

Sec. 22

from passage

14-40a

Sec. 23

from passage

14-66c

Sec. 24

from passage

14-81

Sec. 25

from passage

14-145

Sec. 26

from passage

14-164c

Sec. 27

from passage

14-223

Sec. 28

from passage

14-285

Sec. 29

from passage

51-164m(a)

Sec. 30

from passage

New section

Sec. 31

from passage

23-16

Sec. 32

from passage

26-35

Sec. 33

from passage

23-26

Sec. 34

July 1, 2010

26-15

Sec. 35

July 1, 2010

26-15a(a)

Sec. 36

July 1, 2010

New section

Sec. 37

July 1, 2010

26-27c

Sec. 38

July 1, 2010

26-27d

Sec. 39

January 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 40

July 1, 2010

Repealer section

ENV

Joint Favorable Subst.