Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Bill No. 492

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 2954

 

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Referred to Committee on No Committee

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING DEFICIT MITIGATION FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2011.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 1 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 1 of public act 09-7 of the September special session, are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010:

T1

GENERAL FUND

 

T2

 

2009-2010

T3

   

T4

 

$

T5

   

T6

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

T7

Other Expenses

194,000

T8

   

T9

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

 

T10

Other Expenses

603,355

T11

   

T12

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS

 

T13

COMMISSION

 

T14

Equipment

950

T15

   

T16

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 

T17

Equipment

90

T18

   

T19

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

 

T20

Equipment

95

T21

   

T22

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 

T23

Equipment

95

T24

   

T25

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

 

T26

Equipment

1,249

T27

Citizens' Election Fund Administration Account

150,000

T28

   

T29

OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS

 

T30

Personal Services

8,000

T31

Equipment

825

T32

Information Technology Initiatives

2,500

T33

   

T34

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

 

T35

Equipment

2,240

T36

   

T37

CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD

 

T38

Equipment

95

T39

   

T40

STATE TREASURER

 

T41

Equipment

95

T42

   

T43

STATE COMPTROLLER

 

T44

Equipment

95

T45

   

T46

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

 

T47

Equipment

95

T48

   

T49

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 

T50

Equipment

95

T51

   

T52

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

 

T53

Equipment

6,728

T54

   

T55

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE

 

T56

SERVICES

 

T57

Equipment

285

T58

   

T59

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION

 

T60

TECHNOLOGY

 

T61

Equipment

95

T62

   

T63

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

T64

Equipment

95

T65

   

T66

ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

T67

Equipment

95

T68

   

T69

BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS

 

T70

Equipment

95

T71

   

T72

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

T73

Personal Services

48,209

T74

Equipment

95

T75

   

T76

POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND

 

T77

TRAINING COUNCIL

 

T78

Equipment

95

T79

   

T80

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

 

T81

Equipment

95

T82

   

T83

COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION AND

 

T84

CONTROL

 

T85

Equipment

95

T86

Firefighter Training I

52,500

T87

Payments to Volunteer Fire Companies

22,500

T88

   

T89

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

 

T90

Equipment

95

T91

   

T92

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 

T93

Equipment

95

T94

   

T95

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND

 

T96

OPPORTUNITIES

 

T97

Equipment

95

T98

   

T99

OFFICE OF PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY

 

T100

FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

T101

Equipment

95

T102

   

T103

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE

 

T104

Equipment

95

T105

   

T106

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY

 

T107

MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND

 

T108

SECURITY

 

T109

Equipment

95

T110

   

T111

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

T112

Equipment

95

T113

Fair Testing

333

T114

Connecticut Grown Product Promotion

1,667

T115

   

T116

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 

T117

PROTECTION

 

T118

Equipment

95

T119

Councils, Districts, and ERTs Land Use Assistance

83,333

T120

Underground Storage Tank Account

1,500,000

T121

Environmental Conservation Fund

365,000

T122

   

T123

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

 

T124

Equipment

95

T125

   

T126

COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

T127

Equipment

95

T128

Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts/

20,300

T129

Shubert Theater

 

T130

Hartford Urban Arts Grant

20,300

T131

New Britain Arts Alliance

4,060

T132

Film Industry Training Program

61,665

T133

Ivoryton Playhouse

2,375

T134

Discovery Museum

20,300

T135

National Theatre for the Deaf

8,120

T136

Culture, Tourism, and Arts Grant

97,589

T137

CT Trust for Historic Preservation

11,275

T138

Connecticut Science Center

33,813

T139

Greater Hartford Arts Council

5,075

T140

Stamford Center for the Arts

20,300

T141

Stepping Stone Child Museum

2,375

T142

Maritime Center Authority

28,500

T143

Basic Cultural Resources Grant

73,192

T144

Connecticut Humanities Council

112,813

T145

Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail

2,375

T146

Amistad Vessel

20,300

T147

New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

42,750

T148

New Haven Arts Council

5,125

T149

Palace Theater

20,300

T150

Beardsley Zoo

19,000

T151

Mystic Aquarium

33,250

T152

Twain/Stowe Homes

5,130

T153

   

T154

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND

 

T155

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

T156

Equipment

95

T157

   

T158

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

 

T159

Equipment

95

T160

   

T161

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

T162

Equipment

190

T163

   

T164

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL

 

T165

SERVICES

 

T166

Personal Services

297,687

T167

Equipment

95

T168

   

T169

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND

 

T170

ADDICTION SERVICES

 

T171

Personal Services

30,000

T172

Other Expenses

70,000

T173

Equipment

95

T174

Housing Supports and Services

510,000

T175

Young Adult Services

2,561,250

T176

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

62,750

T177

   

T178

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

T179

Other Expenses

50,000

T180

Equipment

95

T181

HUSKY Outreach

176,613

T182

HUSKY Program

120,000

T183

Childrens' Trust Fund

37,500

T184

Charter Oak Health Plan

300,000

T185

Medicaid

70,667,200

T186

Services to the Elderly

200,000

T187

Housing/Homeless Services

264,000

T188

State Administered General Assistance

142,800

T189

Community Services

25,000

T190

   

T191

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

T192

Personal Services

400,000

T193

Equipment

95

T194

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program

15,000

T195

Readers as Leaders

57,000

T196

Youth Service Bureau Enhancement

176,000

T197

   

T198

BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES FOR

 

T199

THE BLIND

 

T200

Equipment

95

T201

   

T202

COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND HEARING

 

T203

IMPAIRED

 

T204

Equipment

95

T205

   

T206

STATE LIBRARY

 

T207

Equipment

95

T208

   

T209

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

 

T210

Equipment

48

T211

Education and Health Initiatives

235,125

T212

Americorps

175,000

T213

Washington Center

1,187

T214

   

T215

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

 

T216

Equipment

95

T217

   

T218

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 

T219

Equipment

95

T220

   

T221

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

T222

Equipment

95

T223

Local Systems of Care

120,000

T224

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

13,574

T225

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

333,333

T226

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

136,936

T227

Community Emergency Services

14,116

T228

Support for Recovering Families

22,341

T229

Child Welfare Support Services

175,735

T230

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

98,592

T231

Board and Care for Children - Residential

645,793

T232

Individualized Family Supports

48,179

T233

Community KidCare

355,854

T234

   

T235

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 

T236

Debt Service

4,500,000

T237

   

T238

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

 

T239

Interstate Environmental Commission

19,513

T240

   

T241

JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL

 

T242

Equipment

95

T243

   

T244

TOTAL

86,775,972

T245

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 8 of public act 09-3 of the June special session are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010:

T246

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC

 

T247

UTILITY CONTROL FUND

 

T248

 

2009-2010

T249

   

T250

 

$

T251

   

T252

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL

 

T253

Personal Services

600,000

T254

Fringe Benefits

500,000

T255

   

T256

TOTAL

1,100,000

T257

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY

 

T258

CONTROL FUND

 

(b) The total amount of the reductions made under subsection (a) of this section shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) The amounts appropriated to the following agency in section 1 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 1 of public act 09-7 of the September special session, are increased by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010:

T259

GENERAL FUND

 

T260

 

2009-2010

T261

   

T262

 

$

T263

   

T264

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

T265

Other Expenses

50,000

T266

Individualized Family Supports

50,000

T267

   

T268

TOTAL

100,000

T269

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 11 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 3 of public act 09-7 of the September special session, are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011:

T270

GENERAL FUND

 

T271

 

2010-2011

T272

   

T273

 

$

T274

   

T275

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

 

T276

Other Expenses

411,000

T277

   

T278

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

 

T279

Personal Services

375,000

T280

   

T281

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

T282

Personal Services

192,837

T283

Other Expenses

150,000

T284

Civil Air Patrol

34,920

T285

   

T286

COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION AND

 

T287

CONTROL

 

T288

Firefighter Training I

210,000

T289

Payments to Volunteer Fire Companies

90,000

T290

   

T291

LABOR DEPARTMENT

 

T292

Individual Development Accounts

100,000

T293

   

T294

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

T295

Fair Testing

1,000

T296

Connecticut Grown Product Promotion

5,000

T297

   

T298

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

 

T299

PROTECTION

 

T300

Councils, Districts, and ERTs Land Use Assistance

250,000

T301

   

T302

COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

T303

Film Industry Training Program

250,000

T304

   

T305

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL

 

T306

SERVICES

 

T307

Personal Services

1,190,748

T308

   

T309

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND

 

T310

ADDICTION SERVICES

 

T311

Personal Services

120,000

T312

Other Expenses

280,000

T313

Young Adult Services

10,245,000

T314

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

251,000

T315

   

T316

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

T317

Other Expenses

200,000

T318

HUSKY Program

710,000

T319

Childrens' Trust Fund

95,000

T320

Charter Oak Health Plan

5,800,000

T321

Medicaid

26,369,400

T322

Services to the Elderly

200,000

T323

State Administered General Assistance

1,380,600

T324

   

T325

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

T326

Readers as Leaders

60,000

T327

Best Practices

475,000

T328

Youth Service Bureau Enhancement

625,000

T329

Interdistrict Cooperation

1,000,000

T330

   

T331

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

T332

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

821,619

T333

Child Welfare Support Services

1,000,000

T334

Board and Care for Children - Residential

3,442,614

T335

   

T336

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

 

T337

Debt Service

3,500,000

T338

   

T339

TOTAL

59,835,738

T340

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 12 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 4 of public act 09-7 of the September special session, are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011:

T341

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 

T342

 

2010-2011

T343

   

T344

 

$

T345

   

T346

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 

T347

Other Expenses

370,000

T348

   

T349

TOTAL

370,000

T350

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

 

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) The amounts appropriated to the following agency in section 17 of public act 09-3 of the June special session are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011:

T351

INSURANCE FUND

 

T352

 

2010- 2011

T353

   

T354

 

$

T355

   

T356

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

 

T357

Personal Services

300,000

T358

Other Expenses

477,000

T359

Fringe Benefits

186,000

T360

   

T361

TOTAL

963,000

T362

INSURANCE FUND

 

(b) The total amount of the reductions made under subsection (a) of this section shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) The amounts appropriated to the following agencies in section 18 of public act 09-3 of the June special session are reduced by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011:

T363

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC

 

T364

UTILITY CONTROL FUND

 

T365

 

2010-2011

T366

   

T367

 

$

T368

   

T369

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL

 

T370

Personal Services

600,000

T371

Fringe Benefits

500,000

T372

   

T373

TOTAL

1,100,000

T374

CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY

 

T375

CONTROL FUND

 

(b) The total amount of the reductions made under subsection (a) of this section shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) The amounts appropriated to the following agency in section 11 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 3 of public act 09-7 of the September special session, are increased by the following amounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011:

T376

GENERAL FUND

 

T377

 

2010-2011

T378

   

T379

 

$

T380

   

T381

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

T382

Other Expenses

150,000

T383

Individualized Family Supports

300,000

T384

   

T385

TOTAL

450,000

T386

GENERAL FUND

 

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) (a) The sum of $5,000,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(b) The sum of $3,500,000 shall be transferred from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9-701 of the general statutes, the sum of $6,000,000 shall be transferred from the Citizens' Election Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-331cc of the general statutes, the sum of $2,300,000 shall be transferred from the public, educational and governmental programming and education technology investment account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 14-164m of the general statutes, the sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Emissions Enterprise Fund and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(f) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, after completion of any transfers of funds required under public act 09-3 of the June special session, any balance remaining in any account within the Environmental Conservation Fund, the Environmental Quality Fund or the Clean Air Account shall be transferred from said funds and account and shall be credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-66aa of the general statutes, from the effective date of this section until July 1, 2010, the funds in the community investment account, established pursuant to section 4-66aa of the general statutes, shall be distributed as follows: (1) $5,000,000 to the resources of the General Fund; and (2) the remainder pursuant to subsection (b) of said section.

(h) Any balance remaining in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administration Account administered by the Office of Policy and Management shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(i) The sum of $1,200,000 shall be transferred from the Collection Commissaries account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 10. (Effective from passage) The amount appropriated in section 5 of public act 08-1 of the August 24 special session, as amended by section 3 of public act 09-2 of the June special session, section 31 of special act 09-3 of the June special session and section 82 of public act 09-5 of the September special session, for Operation Fuel at two hundred per cent of Federal Poverty Level is reduced by $1,000,000.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 32-356 of the general statutes, the sum of $850,000 shall be transferred from the small business incubator account and shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) The sum of $380,000 appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development in subsection (a) of section 21 of public act 07-1, and carried forward in subsection (b) of said section and section 506 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, for Home CT, for the purpose of the housing incentive zone program, established under the provisions of section 8-13m to 8-13x, inclusive, of the general statutes, shall not be expended and shall be transferred to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(b) The sum of $397,602 held by the Office of Policy and Management in an account for purposes of administering and funding the housing incentive zone program, established under the provisions of sections 8-13m to 8-13x, inclusive, of the general statutes, shall not be expended and shall be transferred to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) The amount appropriated in subsection (a) of section 2 of public act 09-2 of the June 19 special session to Teachers' Retirement Board, for Retirees Health Service Cost, and carried forward by subsection (b) of said section, shall be reduced by $179,228.

Sec. 14. Section 20 of public act 09-7 of the September special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[(a)] (1) Up to $264,000 of the funds appropriated to the Department of Social Services in [sections 1 and] section 11 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, for Housing/Homeless Services, shall be made available to provide rental assistance and services for Round 3 development projects for the Next Steps Initiative, established pursuant to section 17a-485c of the general statutes, during the fiscal [years ending June 30, 2010, and] year ending June 30, 2011.

[(2) Up to $510,000 of the funds appropriated to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in section 1 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, for Housing Supports and Services, shall be made available to provide rental assistance and services for Round 3 development projects for the Next Steps Initiative, established pursuant to section 17a-485c of the general statutes, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.]

[(3)] (2) Up to $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in section 11 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, for Housing Supports and Services, shall be made available to provide rental assistance and services for Round 3 development projects for the Next Steps Initiative, established pursuant to section 17a-485c of the general statutes, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

[(4) Any funds made available in subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection that are not used to provide rental assistance and services for Round 3 development projects for the Next Steps Initiative, established pursuant to section 17a-485c of the general statutes, shall be used for other rental assistance and services for new scattered site supportive housing.]

[(b)] (3) Up to $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated to Debt Service - State Treasurer in [sections 1 and] section 11 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, for Debt Service, shall be made available to provide debt service, in accordance with section 17a-485e of the general statutes, for Round 3 development projects for the Next Steps Initiative, established pursuant to section 17a-485c of the general statutes, for the fiscal [years ending June 30, 2010, and] year ending June 30, 2011.

Sec. 15. Subsection (a) of section 17b-295 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The commissioner shall impose cost-sharing requirements, including the payment of a premium or copayment, in connection with services provided under the HUSKY Plan, Part B, to the extent permitted by federal law. [, and] Copayments under the HUSKY Plan, Part B, shall be the same as those in effect for active state employees enrolled in a point-of-enrollment health care plan, provided the family's annual combined premiums and copayments do not exceed the maximum annual aggregate cost-sharing requirement. The cost-sharing requirements imposed by the commissioner shall be in accordance with the following limitations:

(1) The commissioner may increase the maximum annual aggregate cost-sharing requirements, provided such cost-sharing requirements shall not exceed five per cent of the family's gross annual income. The commissioner may impose a premium requirement on families whose income exceeds two hundred thirty-five per cent of the federal poverty level as a component of the family's cost-sharing responsibility, provided: (A) The family's annual combined premiums and copayments do not exceed the maximum annual aggregate cost-sharing requirement, and (B) premium requirements shall not exceed the sum of thirty dollars per month per child, with a maximum premium of fifty dollars per month per family. The commissioner shall not impose a premium requirement on families whose income exceeds one hundred eighty-five per cent of the federal poverty level but does not exceed two hundred thirty-five per cent of the federal poverty level; and

(2) The commissioner shall require each managed care plan to monitor copayments and premiums under the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection.

Sec. 16. Section 17b-197 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[(a)] If a recipient of state-administered general assistance or person receiving aid under both the Social Security Disability Income Program and the state supplement to the federal Supplemental Security Income Program has been denied aid under the federal Supplemental Security Income Program, or has been notified by the Social Security Administration that his benefits under such program will be terminated, the Commissioner of Social Services shall advise the recipient [as to his right] of the recipient's right to appeal and the availability of local legal counsel. The attorney chosen by the recipient shall be reimbursed [by the state for his reasonable fees, on a contingency basis, limited to the amount approved by the Department of Social Services,] pursuant to the provisions of 42 USC 406 and limited to the amount approved by the Social Security Administration [when such approval is required by federal regulations for such appeals] under said provisions. Such attorney's fees [shall not] may be recoverable from such recipient or his estate. The full amount of any interim assistance reimbursement received by the state shall be applied to reduce any obligation owed to the town by such recipient.

[(b) Those persons receiving aid under both the federal Social Security Administration Disability Program and the state supplement to the federal Supplemental Security Income Program, who have been notified that their benefits under the federal program will be terminated by the Social Security Administration, shall be eligible for the payment of attorney's fees, on a contingency basis, incurred in appealing such termination. The attorney chosen by the recipient shall be reimbursed by the state for his reasonable fees, on a contingency basis, limited to the amount approved by the Department of Social Services and limited to the amount approved by the Social Security Administration when such approval is required by federal regulations for such appeals. Such attorney's fees shall not be recoverable from such recipient or his estate.]

Sec. 17. Subsection (d) of section 17b-266 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) The commissioner shall pay all capitation claims which would otherwise be reimbursed to the health plans described in subsection (b) of this section in [June, 2011] April, 2010, no later than [July 31, 2011] May 31, 2010. Each subsequent payment made by the commissioner to such health plans for capitation claims due shall be made in the second month following the month to which the capitation applies.

Sec. 18. Subsection (c) of section 17b-311 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) (1) The Commissioner of Social Services shall provide premium assistance to eligible state residents whose gross annual income does not exceed three hundred per cent of the federal poverty level. Such premium assistance shall be limited to: [(1)] (A) One hundred seventy-five dollars per month for individuals whose gross annual income is below one hundred fifty per cent of the federal poverty level; [(2)] (B) one hundred fifty dollars per month for individuals whose gross annual income is at or above one hundred fifty per cent of the federal poverty level but not more than one hundred eighty-five per cent of the federal poverty level; [(3)] (C) seventy-five dollars per month for individuals whose gross annual income is above one hundred eighty-five per cent of the federal poverty level but not more than two hundred thirty-five per cent of the federal poverty level; and [(4)] (D) fifty dollars per month for individuals whose gross annual income is above two hundred thirty-five per cent of the federal poverty level but not more than three hundred per cent of the federal poverty level. Individuals insured under the Charter Oak Health Plan shall pay their share of payment for coverage in the plan directly to the insurer.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, the Commissioner of Social Services shall only provide premium assistance to state residents who are eligible for such assistance and who are enrolled in the Charter Oak Health Plan on March 31, 2010.

Sec. 19. (NEW) (Effective from passage) A provider enrolled in any medical assistance program administered by the Department of Social Services, when billing the department for a good or service, shall bill the department the lowest amount accepted from any member of the general public for a similar good or service.

Sec. 20. (NEW) (Effective May 1, 2010) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, on and after May 1, 2010, no payment shall be made under a medical assistance program administered by the Department of Social Services for an over-the-counter drug, except for insulin and insulin syringes and as may be required by federal law.

Sec. 21. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Social Services shall amend the Medicaid state plan to provide coverage for the treatment of tuberculosis for any eligible person to the extent permitted under federal law.

Sec. 22. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Social Services, pursuant to section 17b-10 of the general statutes, may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer subsection (b) of section 17b-192, of the general statutes, section 17b-197, subsection (c) of section 17b-265d, subsection (d) of section 17b-266, subsection (a) of section 17b-295, subsection (c) of section 17b-311, subdivision (11) of section 19a-175, subsection (a) of section 19a-180, and sections 19, 20 and 21 of this act, while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner prints notice of intent to adopt regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 23. Section 4a-53 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may join with federal agencies, other state governments, political subdivisions of this state or nonprofit organizations in cooperative purchasing plans when the best interests of the state would be served thereby.

(b) The state, through the Commissioner of Administrative Services, may purchase equipment, supplies, materials and services from a person who has a contract to sell such property or services to other state governments, political subdivisions of this state, nonprofit organizations or public purchasing consortia, in accordance with the terms and conditions of such contract.

[(b)] (c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection and within available appropriations, shall make known to the chief executive officer of each municipality the existence of cooperative plans for the purchase of recycled paper.

Sec. 24. Section 126 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 41 of public act 09-8 of the September special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of [eighty-one million two hundred thousand dollars] $71,200,000 from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(b) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of [one hundred twenty-six million dollars] $124,905,000 from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

(c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, and annually thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of [one hundred seventy-two million eight hundred thousand dollars] $172,800,000 from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 25. Subsection (l) of section 74 of public act 09-3 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(l) (1) (A) The sum of [$3,000,000] $8,000,000 shall be transferred from The University of Connecticut operating reserve account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

[(2)] (B) The sum of [$5,000,000] $15,000,000 shall be transferred from The University of Connecticut operating reserve account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

(2) (A) The sum of $1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Connecticut State University operating reserve account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(B) The sum of $2,000,000 shall be transferred from the Connecticut State University operating reserve account and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

Sec. 26. Section 73 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, as amended by section 42 of public act 09-8 of the September special session, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-30a of the general statutes, the State Treasurer shall, on [October 5, 2009] the effective date of this section, transfer the sum of [one billion thirty-nine million seven hundred thousand dollars] $1,302,447,172 from the Budget Reserve Fund to the resources of the General Fund to be used as revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-30a of the general statutes, the State Treasurer shall, on July 1, 2010, transfer the sum of [three hundred forty-two million dollars] $79,252,828 from the Budget Reserve Fund to the resources of the General Fund to be used as revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

Sec. 27. Section 12-263b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2010):

There is hereby imposed on the hospital gross earnings of each hospital in this state a tax (1) at the rate of eleven per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter for taxable quarters commencing prior to October 1, 1996; (2) at the rate of nine and one-fourth per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter commencing on or after October 1, 1996, and prior to October 1, 1997; (3) at the rate of eight and one-fourth per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter commencing on or after October 1, 1997, and prior to October 1, 1998; (4) at the rate of seven and one-fourth per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter commencing on or after October 1, 1998, and prior to October 1, 1999; [and] (5) at the rate of four and one-half per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter commencing on or after October 1, 1999, and prior to April 1, 2000; and (6) at the rate of five and forty-five one-hundredths per cent of its hospital gross earnings in each taxable quarter for taxable quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2010. [The hospital gross earnings of each hospital in this state shall not be subject to the provisions of this chapter with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after April 1, 2000.] Each hospital shall, on or before the last day of January, April, July and October of each year, render to the Commissioner of Revenue Services a return, on forms prescribed or furnished by the Commissioner of Revenue Services and signed by one of its principal officers, stating specifically the name and location of such hospital, and the amounts of its hospital gross earnings, its net revenue and its gross revenue for the calendar quarter ending the last day of the preceding month. Payment shall be made with such return.

Sec. 28. Section 29-4 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

On and after January 1, 2006, the Commissioner of Public Safety shall appoint and maintain a minimum of one thousand two hundred forty-eight sworn state police personnel to efficiently maintain the operation of the division. On or after June 6, 1990, the commissioner shall appoint from among such personnel not more than three lieutenant colonels who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of lieutenant colonel in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such employee's former rank. The position of major in the classified service shall be abolished on July 1, 1999, but any existing position of major in the classified service may continue until termination of service. The commissioner shall appoint not more than seven majors who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of major in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such permanent employee's former rank. The commissioner, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, shall appoint such numbers of captains, lieutenants, sergeants, detectives and corporals as the commissioner deems necessary to officer efficiently the state police force. The commissioner may appoint a Deputy State Fire Marshal who shall be in the unclassified service as provided in section 5-198. Any permanent employee in the classified service who accepts appointment to the position of Deputy State Fire Marshal in the unclassified service may return to the classified service at such employee's former rank, class or grade, whichever is applicable. The commissioner shall establish such divisions as the commissioner deems necessary for effective operation of the state police force and consistent with budgetary allotments, a Criminal Intelligence Division and a state-wide organized crime investigative task force to be engaged throughout the state for the purpose of preventing and detecting any violation of the criminal law. The head of the Criminal Intelligence Division shall be of the rank of sergeant or above. The head of the state-wide organized crime investigative task force shall be a police officer. Salaries of the members of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall be fixed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services as provided in section 4-40. [A meal allowance shall be maintained for state police personnel at the expense of the state. Said] State police personnel may be promoted, demoted, suspended or removed by the commissioner, but no final dismissal from the service shall be ordered until a hearing has been had before said commissioner on charges preferred against such officer. Each state police officer shall, before entering upon such officer's duties, be sworn to the faithful performance of such duties. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall designate an adequate patrol force for motor patrol work exclusively.

Sec. 29. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a separate, nonlapsing account, within the General Fund, to be known as the maintenance, repair and improvement account. All moneys collected from any rent or fee paid by any person occupying or otherwise using any property at the Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, including the mansion or other buildings, shall be deposited into the account unless the Commissioner of Environmental Protection enters into a written agreement, signs an instrument or issues a license which specifically states otherwise. Said account may also receive moneys from private or public sources, including the federal government or a municipal government.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any moneys received by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to the maintenance, repair and improvement account. The account shall be available to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for maintaining, making improvements to, erecting structures on or repairing any property at the Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, including the mansion and other buildings. Nothing in this section shall prevent the commissioner from obtaining or using funds from sources other than the account for the purposes described in this subsection.

Sec. 30. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The sum of $2,315,365 shall be transferred from the Conservation Fund to the maintenance, repair and improvement account, established under section 29 of this act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 31. (Effective from passage) (a) On or before July 1, 2010, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall submit a report on the reorganization of the Department of Motor Vehicles to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, recommendations for (1) expanding technological options for, streamlining and decentralizing the delivery of services offered by said department to the public, (2) increasing public access to routine services offered by said department, (3) merging administrative services of said department with other state agencies, (4) maintaining licensing security measures required by federal law, and (5) reducing the costs of said department by other measures proposed by said commissioner.

(b) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall consolidate various full service and satellite branch offices beginning July 1, 2010, in order to achieve annual savings of $370,000.

Sec. 32. Section 3 of special act 09-6 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) There shall be mandatory schedule reduction days to be taken by all full-time state employees not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract, including managers, confidential employees, unclassified employees, appointed officials and employees, other such nonrepresented employees and employees of boards and commissions. Part-time state employees not included in a prevailing bargaining unit contract shall also take schedule reduction days, on a pro rata basis, based upon such employees' biweekly scheduled hours of work. The value of a schedule reduction day shall be one-tenth of the base biweekly pay for an employee on an annual twenty-six pay period schedule and the employee's pay shall be reduced accordingly as a voluntary schedule reduction day pursuant to section 5-248c of the general statutes. There shall be one schedule reduction day before June 30, 2009, [three] four schedule reduction days between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, and [three] four schedule reduction days between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. The schedule reduction days shall be accomplished as provided in this section.

(b) For employees who can be assigned fixed schedule reduction days because such employees work in assignments or operations where the appointing authority has determined that employees may be scheduled to take the day off or the office shall close, the following days shall be taken without pay as a schedule reduction day:

T387

May 22, 2009

Friday before Memorial Day

T388

July 6, 2009

Monday after July 4th

T389

November 27, 2009

Friday after Thanksgiving

T390

December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

T391

May 28, 2010

Friday before Memorial Day

T392

July 2, 2010

Friday before July 4th

T393

November 26, 2010

Friday after Thanksgiving

T394

December 27, 2010

Monday after Christmas

T395

May 27, 2011

Friday before Memorial Day

(c) For an employee who cannot be assigned the fixed schedule reduction days set forth in subsection (b) of this section due to the unique and varied nature of the services provided by such employee:

(1) The appointing authority may vary the assignment of personnel and may grant alternate dates as schedule reduction days provided one schedule reduction day shall be taken on or before June 4, 2009. This obligation may be extended up to ninety days into the next fiscal year based upon operational need. [Three] Four schedule reduction days shall be taken between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, and [three] four schedule reduction days shall be taken between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011.

(2) Appointing authorities shall work cooperatively with employees who are unable to take any fixed schedule reduction day set forth in subsection (b) of this section as one or more of such employee's schedule reduction days to come to an agreement on alternative schedule reduction days. For each such schedule reduction day, the employee shall take one day off, or equivalent hours, without pay. The scheduling of such days off shall be with the goal of avoiding any additional costs to the employer and the need to schedule replacement coverage.

(d) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may order judges of the superior court to take schedule reduction days in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(e) Any schedule reduction day provided for under this section during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, shall be treated as a paid vacation day in the case of any full-time or part-time state employee, whether included or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract, if such employee took a voluntary unpaid schedule reduction day after January 13, 2009, but prior to the effective date of this section, except, if such employee in the executive or judicial branch who is unable to accrue a vacation day due to having the maximum number of vacation days such employee is permitted to accumulate pursuant to section 5-250 of the general statutes, then such employee shall be given a paid personal day for use during the calendar year. Such vacation day shall not be deducted from such employee's accrued vacation time. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to employees of the legislative branch, however all such legislative employees shall be subject to a one-day salary reduction during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

(f) Notwithstanding subsection (a), (b) or (c) of this section, employees of the constituent units of higher education exempt from the classified service or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract shall be required to take three schedule reduction days between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, and three schedule reduction days between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. Such schedule reduction days may be taken on any of the days specified in subsection (b) of this section, or as provided under subsection (c) of this section.

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding sections 12-3, 17a-9, 17a-452, 29-179i and 32-1d of the general statutes, the employment of each deputy commissioner of a state agency shall be terminated effective July 1, 2010, and no deputy commissioner position shall be filled or refilled prior to July 1, 2011.

(b) Any savings realized under subsection (a) of this section to an appropriated fund other than the General Fund shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 34. Subsection (h) of section 5-154 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) "Salary" means (1) any payment, including (A) longevity payments received prior to April 1, 2010, or that would have been received after said date, in accordance with section 5-213, and (B) payments for accrued vacation time under section 5-252, for state service made from a payroll submitted to the Comptroller; and (2) the cash value of maintenance furnished by the state; and (3) fees received from the state in whole or in part in lieu of or in addition to item (1) above and established to the satisfaction of the Retirement Commission, to the extent that the employee has made retirement contributions on such fees; and (4) compensation paid by the United States to state employees who are employees of the United States Purchasing and Finance Office; and (5) compensation paid to employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-208a, any state employee who is employed by more than one state agency during any week shall, for compensation earned on and after January 1, 1983, have all such compensation recognized for all purposes of the retirement program;

Sec. 35. Section 5-213 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-212, prior to April 1, 2010, each employee in the state service who has completed not less than ten years of state service and who is not included in any collective bargaining unit, except those employees whose compensation is prescribed by statute, shall receive semiannual lump-sum longevity payments based on service completed as of the first day of April and the first day of October of each year, as follows:

(1) An employee who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of state service shall receive seventy-five dollars or an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, whichever is greater, except that a managerial employee shall receive an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by said commissioner;

(2) An employee who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of state service shall receive one hundred fifty dollars or an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, whichever is greater, except that a managerial employee shall receive an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by said commissioner;

(3) An employee who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of state service shall receive two hundred twenty-five dollars or an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for the employee's class of position by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, whichever is greater, except that a managerial employee shall receive an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for the employee's class of position by said commissioner;

(4) An employee who has completed twenty-five or more years of state service shall receive three hundred dollars or an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, whichever is greater, except that a managerial employee shall receive an amount determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for his class of position by said commissioner.

(b) The semiannual longevity lump-sum payments shall be made on the last regular pay day in April and October of each year, except that a retired employee shall receive, in the month immediately following retirement, a prorated payment based on the proportion of the six-month period served prior to the effective date of his retirement.

(c) Part-time, seasonal or intermittent state service shall be credited as state service for the purposes of this section when such part-time, seasonal or intermittent service, accumulated, totals the calendar years herein above specified.

(d) The term of employment in state service shall be construed to include, in the case of an employee of the radiological maintenance and calibration facility, the term of his service from the date upon which he began work at said facility under individual contract with the Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, upon receipt of data satisfactory to the Commissioner of Administrative Services showing the time such employee worked for said facility. All records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any employee of said facility shall be maintained to show the length of such service and the total time of state service.

(e) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of this section, except that (1) employees of the constituent units of higher education exempt from the classified service or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit shall continue to receive longevity payments in accordance with this section, and (2) employees that received longevity payments, or for whom such payments were due and payable, prior to April 1, 2010, shall continue to have the amount of the payments they would have been eligible to receive after said date in accordance with this section included as salary for purposes of calculating retirement or other employment benefits under chapters 65 to 68, inclusive, or any other applicable provision of the general statutes.

Sec. 36. Subsection (a) of section 5-248c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall implement a voluntary schedule reduction program under which permanent state employees may, with the approval of their appointing authority, take unpaid leave consisting of individual prescheduled days or partial days off, without loss of seniority, benefits, [longevity,] retirement credit, sick leave, vacation or earned overtime accumulation.

Sec. 37. Subsection (b) of section 5-257 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The amount of life insurance for any employee or member of the General Assembly insured under this section shall be based on the employee's or member's yearly gross compensation rate in accordance with the following schedule:

T396

SCHEDULE OF GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

T397

     

Base Amount

T398

   

Yearly Gross

Of Life

T399

CLASS

Compensation

Insurance

T400

    1

Less than

$ 4,500

$ 8,000

T401

    2

$ 4,500 but less than

$ 5,500

$ 9,000

T402

    3

$ 5,500 but less than

$ 6,500

$10,000

T403

    4

$ 6,500 but less than

$ 7,500

$11,000

T404

    5

$ 7,500 but less than

$ 8,500

$12,000

T405

    6

$ 8,500 but less than

$ 9,500

$13,000

T406

    7

$ 9,500 but less than

$10,500

$14,000

T407

    8

$10,500 but less than

$11,500

$15,000

T408

    9

$11,500 but less than

$12,500

$16,000

T409

10

$12,500 but less than

$13,500

$17,000

T410

11

$13,500 but less than

$14,500

$18,000

T411

12

$14,500 but less than

$15,500

$19,000

T412

13

$15,500 but less than

$16,500

$20,000

T413

14

$16,500 but less than

$17,500

$21,000

T414

15

$17,500 but less than

$18,500

$22,000

T415

16

$18,500 but less than

$19,500

$23,000

T416

17

$19,500 but less than

$20,500

$24,000

T417

18

$20,500 but less than

$21,500

$25,000

T418

19

$21,500 but less than

$22,500

$26,000

T419

20

$22,500 but less than

$23,500

$27,000

T420

21

$23,500 but less than

$24,500

$28,000

T421

22

$24,500 but less than

$25,500

$29,000

T422

23

$25,500 but less than

$26,500

$30,000

T423

24

$26,500 but less than

$27,500

$31,000

T424

25

$27,500 but less than

$28,500

$32,000

T425

26

$28,500 but less than

$29,500

$33,000

T426

27

$29,500 but less than

$30,500

$34,000

T427

28

$30,500 but less than

$31,500

$35,000

T428

29

$31,500 but less than

$32,500

$36,000

T429

30

$32,500 but less than

$33,500

$37,000

T430

31

$33,500 and over

 

$38,000

Notwithstanding the preceding schedule, the life insurance amounts for any employee who is not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract and whose yearly gross compensation rate is $33,500 or more shall be based on the following schedule:

T431

SCHEDULE OF GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

T432

     

Base Amount

T433

   

Yearly Gross

Of Life

T434

CLASS

Compensation

Insurance

T435

31

$33,500 but less than

    $34,500

    $38,000

T436

32

$34,500 but less than

    $35,500

    $39,000

T437

33

$35,500 but less than

    $36,500

    $40,000

T438

34

$36,500 but less than

    $37,500

    $41,000

T439

35

$37,500 but less than

    $38,500

    $42,000

T440

36

$38,500 but less than

    $39,500

    $43,000

T441

37

$39,500 but less than

    $40,500

    $44,000

T442

38

$40,500 but less than

    $41,500

    $45,000

T443

39

$41,500 but less than

    $42,500

    $46,000

T444

40

$42,500 but less than

    $43,500

    $47,000

T445

41

$43,500 but less than

    $44,500

    $48,000

T446

42

$44,500 but less than

    $45,500

    $49,000

T447

43

$45,500 but less than

    $46,500

    $50,000

T448

44

$46,500 but less than

    $47,500

    $51,000

T449

45

$47,500 but less than

    $48,500

    $52,000

T450

46

$48,500 but less than

    $49,500

    $53,000

T451

47

$49,500 but less than

    $50,500

    $54,000

T452

48

$50,500 but less than

    $51,500

    $55,000

T453

49

$51,500 but less than

    $52,500

    $56,000

T454

50

$52,500 but less than

    $53,500

    $57,000

T455

51

$53,500 but less than

    $54,500

    $58,000

T456

52

$54,500 but less than

    $55,500

    $59,000

T457

53

$55,500 but less than

    $56,500

    $60,000

T458

54

$56,500 but less than

    $57,500

    $61,000

T459

55

$57,500 but less than

    $58,500

    $62,000

T460

56

$58,500 but less than

    $59,500

    $63,000

T461

57

$59,500 but less than

    $60,500

    $64,000

T462

58

$60,500 but less than

    $61,500

    $65,000

T463

59

$61,500 but less than

    $62,500

    $66,000

T464

60

$62,500 but less than

    $63,500

    $67,000

T465

61

$63,500 but less than

    $64,500

    $68,000

T466

62

$64,500 but less than

    $65,500

    $69,000

T467

63

$65,500 but less than

    $66,500

    $70,000

T468

64

$66,500 but less than

    $67,500

    $71,000

T469

65

$67,500 but less than

    $68,500

    $72,000

T470

66

$68,500 but less than

    $69,500

    $73,000

T471

67

$69,500 but less than

    $70,500

    $74,000

T472

68

$70,500 but less than

    $71,500

    $75,000

T473

69

$71,500 but less than

    $72,500

    $76,000

T474

70

$72,500 but less than

    $73,500

    $77,000

T475

71

$73,500 but less than

    $74,500

    $78,000

T476

72

$74,500 but less than

    $75,500

    $79,000

T477

73

$75,500 but less than

    $76,500

    $80,000

T478

74

$76,500 but less than

    $77,500

    $81,000

T479

75

$77,500 but less than

    $78,500

    $82,000

T480

76

$78,500 but less than

    $79,500

    $83,000

T481

77

$79,500 but less than

    $80,500

    $84,000

T482

78

$80,500 and over

 

    $85,000

Any increase in the amount of life insurance arising from an increase in compensation shall take effect on the first day of April or the first day of October, whichever date first occurs following the day preceding the date on which the increase in compensation shall become effective, except that increases of life insurance arising from retroactive salary increases shall take effect on the first day of April or October subsequent to the approval date of such increases, but no reduction in the amount of life insurance shall be required on account of a reduction in compensation. For the purposes of this section, yearly gross compensation shall consist only of payments to an employee on the basis of allocation of his position to the compensation schedule and shall not include overtime payments, [longevity payments pursuant to section 5-213,] lump-sum payments for outstandingly meritorious service or one-time bonus payments pursuant to subsection (d) of section 5-210. In the case of hourly workers, yearly gross compensation shall be computed on the basis of scheduled required work hours. In the case of members of the General Assembly yearly gross compensation shall be the compensation established in section 2-8.

Sec. 38. Section 5-259d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section, (1) "state employee" or "employee" means any elected official, officer or full-time employee of the Executive, Legislative or Judicial Department, and (2) "part pay" means the difference between the state employee's base rate of pay [, plus longevity,] in the employee's primary position on the date the employee is called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States and the total compensation the employee receives for such active service, as certified to the State Comptroller by the employing state agency in a manner acceptable to the State Comptroller.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, the state shall continue to provide coverage, under a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan sponsored by the state under section 5-259, for the dependents of any state employee and the state employee who is a member of the armed forces of any state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and who has been called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States for (1) Operation Enduring Freedom, (2) Operation Noble Eagle, (3) a related emergency operation or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, (4) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security's Operation Liberty Shield, military operations that are authorized by the President of the United States that entail military action against Iraq, or federal action or state action authorized by the Governor to combat terrorism within the United States, or (5) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor or the President of the United States that entails service or military action as part of Operation Jump Start at the border of the United States and Mexico, for the duration of such call-up to active service, provided such state employee and dependents were covered by the insurance plan on the date the state employee was called to active service and the state employee continues to pay any amount that the employee was required to pay for coverage before being called to active service. Any payment required to be made by the employee for coverage under this subsection may be deducted from compensation provided under subsection (c) of this section. The state shall reimburse any state employee who has paid premiums for the continuation of any such group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan between the date such state employee was called to active service and November 20, 2001. The reimbursement shall be in the amount of the state's portion of the premiums so paid.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, any state employee who is a member of the armed forces of any state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and who has been called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States for (1) Operation Enduring Freedom, (2) Operation Noble Eagle, (3) a related emergency operation or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, (4) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security's Operation Liberty Shield, military operations that are authorized by the President of the United States that entail military action against Iraq, or federal action or state action authorized by the Governor to combat terrorism within the United States, or (5) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor or the President of the United States that entails service or military action as part of Operation Jump Start at the border of the United States and Mexico, shall continue to accrue all vacation time, equivalent leave time and sick time to which the employee would be entitled if he or she had continued working in his or her state position during the time of such active service, and shall be credited with such accrued vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time, except that if the accrual of such vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time pursuant to this subsection while on active service would cause the employee to exceed any limit on leave time pursuant to any provision of the general statutes, the regulations of Connecticut state agencies or a collective bargaining agreement, the limit shall be temporarily waived to allow the employee to use the excess leave time before the later of the following: (A) From the date of the state employee's discharge from active service until the state employee returns to state employment, (B) not later than one hundred twenty calendar days after the state employee returns to state employment, (C) not later than one hundred twenty calendar days after the state employee is credited with such excess leave time, or (D) for state employees in teaching or professional positions in Unified School District #1 established pursuant to section 18-99a within the Department of Correction who were credited with equivalent leave time pursuant to this section, not later than one year after the employee is credited with such excess leave time. The employee shall be entitled to a leave of absence with pay as provided in section 27-33 from the date on which the employee was called to active service. After the expiration of such leave of absence with pay, the state employee shall receive part pay for the duration of such call-up to active service if the compensation received by the state employee for such active service is less than the employee's base rate of pay [, plus longevity,] in the employee's primary position. The state employee shall not be required to exhaust accrued vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time in order to be eligible for the paid leave of absence and part pay under this subsection. As used in this section, "equivalent leave time" means leave time classified as other than vacation time or sick time and includes, but is not limited to, leave time classified as recess rather than vacation time.

(d) No state employee shall be deemed ineligible for any benefit under this section or under any other provision of this chapter solely because such employee's leave time is classified as recess or other equivalent leave time rather than vacation time pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including a collective bargaining agreement covering a state employee in a teaching, instructional or professional position in the Unified School Districts 1, 2 or 3.

Sec. 39. Section 31-277 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Each commissioner shall, during his first year of service as a commissioner, receive an annual salary of six thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge; during his second year of service as a commissioner, each commissioner shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge; during his third year of service as a commissioner, he shall receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge; during his fourth year of service as a commissioner, he shall receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge; during his fifth year of service as a commissioner, he shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge; and during his sixth year of service as a commissioner, he shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars less than the highest step level of a Superior Court judge, together with his necessary clerical, office and travel expenses as approved by the Comptroller; and the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission shall receive in addition ten thousand dollars annually. Each commissioner shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office and shall not be otherwise gainfully employed.

(b) [Each] (1) Prior to April 1, 2010, each commissioner, who has completed not less than ten years of service as a commissioner, or other state service or service as an elected officer of the state, or any combination of such service, shall receive semiannual longevity payments based on service completed as of the first day of July and the first day of January of each year as follows:

[(1)] (A) A commissioner who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of service shall receive one-quarter of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(2)] (B) A commissioner who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of service shall receive one-half of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(3)] (C) A commissioner who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of service shall receive three-quarters of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(4)] (D) A commissioner who has completed twenty-five or more years of service shall receive three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

(2) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of this subsection, except that commissioners that received longevity payments, or for whom such payments were due and payable, prior to April 1, 2010, shall continue to have the amount of the payments they would have been eligible to receive in accordance with this section after said date included as salary for purposes of calculating retirement or other employment benefits under chapter 872 or 568, or under any other applicable provision of the general statutes.

Sec. 40. Section 46b-233 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[Each] (1) Prior to April 1, 2010, each family support magistrate, who has completed not less than ten years of service as such magistrate, or other state service or service as an elected officer of the state, or any combination of such service, shall receive semiannual longevity payments based on such service completed as of the first day of July and the first day of January of each year as follows:

[(1)] (A) A family support magistrate who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of service shall receive one-quarter of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (h) of section 46b-231;

[(2)] (B) A family support magistrate who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of service shall receive one-half of three per cent of the annual salary payable under said subsection (h) of section 46b-231;

[(3)] (C) A family support magistrate who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of service shall receive three-quarters of three per cent of the annual salary payable under said subsection (h) of section 46b-231; and

[(4)] (D) A family support magistrate who has completed twenty-five or more years of service shall receive three per cent of the annual salary payable under said subsection (h) of section 46b-231.

(2) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of this section.

Sec. 41. Subsection (b) of section 46b-233a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of family support magistrates and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under subsection (b) of section 51-51, "salary" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (h) of section 46b-231; and for family support magistrates to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each case under section [51-51] 46b-233, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of the annual salary the family support magistrate was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a family support magistrate, [(2)] (B) three per cent of the annual salary the family support magistrate was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a family support magistrate, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of the annual salary the family support magistrate was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a family support magistrate, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of the annual salary the family support magistrate was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a family support magistrate; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (h) of section 46b-231 for family support magistrates to whom a longevity payment was not made or due and payable prior to said date.

Sec. 42. Subsection (b) of section 51-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The compensation plan may include regulations concerning employee hiring and separation practices, sick leave, vacation leave, absences with and without pay, [longevity payments,] increments and all other matters regarding personnel policies and procedures. The judges of the Supreme Court shall establish such job classifications as they deem necessary as part of the plan.

Sec. 43. Section 51-47 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The judges of the Superior Court, judges of the Appellate Court and judges of the Supreme Court shall receive annually salaries as follows:

(1) On and after April 1, 2002, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred forty-nine thousand five hundred eighty-two dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred forty-three thousand seven hundred thirty-eight dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred thirty-eight thousand four hundred four dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred thirty-six thousand eight hundred seventy-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred twenty-nine thousand nine hundred eighty-eight dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred twenty-seven thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars.

(2) On and after January 1, 2005, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred fifty-seven thousand eight hundred nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred fifty-one thousand six hundred forty-four dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred forty-six thousand sixteen dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred forty-four thousand four hundred one dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred thirty-seven thousand one hundred thirty-seven dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred thirty-four thousand six hundred thirty-six dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred thirty-one thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars.

(3) On and after January 1, 2006, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred sixty-six thousand four hundred eighty-nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred fifty-nine thousand nine hundred eighty-four dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred fifty-four thousand forty-seven dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred fifty-two thousand three hundred forty-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred forty-four thousand six hundred eighty dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred forty-two thousand forty-one dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred thirty-nine thousand one hundred twenty-eight dollars.

(4) On and after January 1, 2007, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred seventy-five thousand six hundred forty-five dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred sixty-eight thousand seven hundred eighty-three dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred sixty-two thousand five hundred twenty dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred sixty thousand seven hundred twenty-two dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred fifty-two thousand six hundred thirty-seven dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred forty-nine thousand eight hundred fifty-three dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred forty-six thousand seven hundred eighty dollars.

(b) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand dollars in annual salary, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand dollars in annual salary and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand dollars in annual salary.

(c) Each such judge shall be an elector and a resident of this state, shall be a member of the bar of the state of Connecticut and shall not engage in private practice, nor on or after July 1, 1985, be a member of any board of directors or of any advisory board of any state bank and trust company, state bank or savings and loan association, national banking association or federal savings bank or savings and loan association. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude a senior judge from participating in any alternative dispute resolution program approved by STA-FED ADR, Inc.

(d) [Each] (1) Prior to April 1, 2010, each such judge, excluding any senior judge, who has completed not less than ten years of service as a judge of either the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court, or the Superior Court, or of any combination of such courts, or of the Court of Common Pleas, the Juvenile Court or the Circuit Court, or other state service or service as an elected officer of the state, or any combination of such service, shall receive semiannual longevity payments based on service as a judge of any or all of such six courts, or other state service or service as an elected officer of the state, or any combination of such service, completed as of the first day of July and the first day of January of each year, as follows:

[(1)] (A) A judge who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of service shall receive one-quarter of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(2)] (B) A judge who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of service shall receive one-half of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(3)] (C) A judge who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of service shall receive three-quarters of three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

[(4)] (D) A judge who has completed twenty-five or more years of service shall receive three per cent of the annual salary payable under subsection (a) of this section.

(2) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of this section.

Sec. 44. Section 51-49f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of judges who first commenced service as judges prior to January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under subsection (a) of section 51-51, "salary for the office" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary payable pursuant to subsection (a) of section 51-47, as such salary may change from time to time; and for judges to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each instance under subsection (d) of section 51-47, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, [(2)] (B) three per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary payable pursuant to subsection (a) of section 51-47, as such salary may change from time to time, for judges to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

(b) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of judges who first commenced service as judges on or after January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses, under subsection (b) of section 51-51, "salary" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (a) of section 51-47; and for judges to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each case under subsection (d) of section 51-47, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, [(2)] (B) three per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a judge or other state service or service as an elected official of the state or any combination of such service; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (a) of section 51-47 for judges to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

Sec. 45. Section 51-49g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of compensation commissioners who first commenced service as compensation commissioners in a term commencing prior to January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under subsection (a) of section 51-51, "salary" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary payable pursuant to subsection (a) of section 31-277, as amended by this act, as such salary may change from time to time; and for compensation commissioners to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each instance under subsection (b) of section 31-277, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a compensation commissioner, [(2)] (B) three per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a compensation commissioner, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a compensation commissioner, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a compensation commissioner; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary payable pursuant to subsection (a) of section 31-277, as amended by this act, as such salary may change from time to time, for compensation commissioners to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

(b) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of compensation commissioners who first commenced service as compensation commissioners in a term commencing on or after January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses, under subsection (b) of section 51-51, "salary" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (a) of section 31-277, [;] as amended by this act, and for compensation commissioners to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each case under subsection (b) of section 31-277, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of the annual salary the commissioner was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a commissioner, [(2)] (B) three per cent of the annual salary the commissioner was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a commissioner, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of the annual salary the commissioner was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a commissioner, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of the annual salary the commissioner was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a commissioner; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (a) of section 31-277, as amended by this act, for compensation commissioners to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

Sec. 46. Subsection (a) of section 51-279 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Chief State's Attorney, with the advice of the Division of Criminal Justice Advisory Board under section 51-279a, shall administer, direct, supervise, coordinate and control the operations, activities and programs of the division as it shall apply to the Superior Court. He shall: (1) Establish such bureaus, divisions, facilities and offices, including an appellate unit, a racketeering and continuing criminal activities unit and a bond forfeiture unit, and select such professional, technical and other personnel, including chief inspectors, as he deems reasonably necessary for the efficient operation and discharge of the duties of the division, subject to the personnel policies and compensation plan established by the Department of Administrative Services; (2) adopt and enforce rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this chapter; (3) establish guidelines, policies and procedures for the internal operation and administration of the division which shall be binding on all division personnel; (4) enter into contracts with consultants and such other persons as are necessary for the proper functioning of the office; (5) engage in long-range planning and review policy and legislation concerning the administration of criminal justice in the state and recommend needed changes and additions thereto; (6) collect statistical data concerning administration of criminal justice in the state and furnish the data to the appropriate committee of the General Assembly; (7) conduct research and evaluate programs within his office; (8) establish staff development, training and education programs designed to improve the quality of the division's services and programs; (9) coordinate the activities of the division with those of such other state, municipal, regional, federal and private agencies as are concerned with the administration of criminal justice; (10) be authorized to receive and administer funds from the federal government or any charitable foundation to assist in the operations of the division; (11) supervise, approve and issue all orders concerning all purchases of commodities, equipment and services for the Division of Criminal Justice; (12) supervise the administrative methods and systems employed in the Division of Criminal Justice; (13) submit to the Department of Administrative Services for its approval a compensation plan for all employees of the division, which plan may include sick leave, vacation leave, absences without pay, [longevity payments,] increments and all other matters regarding personnel policies and procedures; (14) establish with the approval of the Department of Administrative Services such job classifications as he deems necessary for the operation of the division; (15) audit bills to be paid from state appropriations for the expenses of the Division of Criminal Justice; (16) maintain adequate accounting and budgetary records for all appropriations by the state for the maintenance of the Division of Criminal Justice and all other appropriations assigned by the legislature or state budgetary control offices for administration by the Division of Criminal Justice; (17) serve as payroll officer for the Division of Criminal Justice; and (18) have such other powers and duties as are reasonably necessary to administer the division and implement the purposes of this chapter. He shall prepare and submit to the Office of Policy and Management estimates of appropriations necessary for the maintenance of the division and make recommendations with respect thereto for inclusion as a separate item in the budget request of the Division of Criminal Justice.

Sec. 47. Subsection (d) of section 51-287 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) For purposes of determining the retirement salary of each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or state's attorney under subsection (a) of this section and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under section 51-288, "salary of the office" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary of the office which he held at the time of his retirement, as such salary may be changed from time to time; and for each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney, and state's attorney to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each instance under section 51-287a, as amended by this act, [(1)] (A) one and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant state's attorney, [(2)] (B) three per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant state's attorney, [(3)] (C) four and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant state's attorney, and [(4)] (D) six per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant state's attorney; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary of the office which he held at the time of his retirement, as such salary may be changed from time to time, for each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or assistant state's attorney to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

Sec. 48. Section 51-287a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[Each] (a) Prior to April 1, 2010, each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney and state's attorney who has completed not less than ten years of service as a prosecutorial official, shall receive semiannual longevity payments based on such service completed as of the first day of July and the first day of January of each year, as follows:

(1) Each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or state's attorney who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of service shall receive one-quarter of three per cent of the annual salary of his office.

(2) Each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or state's attorney who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of service shall receive one-half of three per cent of the annual salary of his office.

(3) Each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or state's attorney who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of service shall receive three-quarters of three per cent of the annual salary of his office.

(4) Each Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney or state's attorney who has completed twenty-five or more years of service shall receive three per cent of the annual salary of his office.

(b) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 49. Section 51-295a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Each public defender incumbent on July 1, 1978, may elect to be included in the provisions of this section and section 51-49, and in each such case, the Comptroller shall deduct five per cent of the salary of each such public defender as contributions for the purposes of this section and section 51-49, provided any such public defender who has so elected may thereafter elect to be included under the provisions of chapters 65 and 66 and upon such election his past contributions under this section shall be transferred to the State Employees Retirement Fund and he shall be credited with all prior service. The Chief Public Defender and the Deputy Chief Public Defender may elect to be included in the provisions of this section and section 51-49, and in each such case, the Comptroller shall deduct five per cent of the salary of such person as contributions for the purposes of this section and section 51-49.

(b) Each person who elected to be included in the provisions of this section and section 51-49 and who has attained the age of sixty-five or who attains the age of sixty-five while serving in office, and each such person who has attained the age of sixty and so elects, or who attains the age of sixty while serving in office and so elects, shall receive annually as retirement salary, for each year he has served in such office, one-tenth of two-thirds of the salary of such office, as such salary may be changed from time to time, but in no event more than two-thirds of such salary.

(c) Each such person shall, for retirement purposes, be entitled to credit for any or all the prior years of service accrued by him on the date of his appointment as Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender, while serving in the office of (1) Chief Public Defender, (2) Deputy Chief Public Defender, (3) public defender, assistant public defender or deputy assistant public defender in the Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas or Circuit Court, (4) state's attorney, assistant state's attorney or deputy assistant state's attorney in the Superior Court, (5) prosecuting attorney or assistant prosecuting attorney in the Court of Common Pleas or the Circuit Court, or (6) executive secretary or assistant executive secretary of the Judicial Department, provided such person shall pay to the Comptroller five per cent of the salary of his office for each prior year of service he claims for retirement credit. Each such person shall be entitled to have his retirement contributions to the state employees retirement system under chapter 66 credited toward the payment due for the prior years of service he claims for retirement credit.

(d) If any such person resigns or is removed from office before his retirement under this section, he shall be entitled to the return of all contributions made by him under this section, without interest, except that if such person has completed at least ten years of credited service under this section, he may, at his option, elect instead to receive a retirement income on a reduced actuarial basis, as determined by the Comptroller.

(e) Each spouse of a person who elected to be included in the provisions of this section and section 51-49, if such person died while holding the office of Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender or after his retirement under this section or section 51-49, shall receive a monthly allowance equal to one-twelfth of thirty-three and one-third per cent of the salary of the office which such person held at the time of his death or retirement, as such salary may be changed from time to time. If such person leaves no surviving spouse, or if the surviving spouse dies before the youngest child of such person reaches the age of eighteen, such monthly allowance shall be payable, until such child reaches the age of eighteen, to his guardian, for the support of such child and any other children of such person under the age of eighteen.

(f) For purposes of determining the retirement salary of each Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender under subsection (b) of this section and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under subsection (e) of this section, "salary of the office" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: (1) The annual salary of the office which he held at the time of his retirement, as such salary may be changed from time to time and for each Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender and public defender to whom a longevity payment [has been] was made or [is] was due and payable prior to April 1, 2010, in each instance under section 51-295b, as amended by this act, or section 5-213, as amended by this act, (1) one and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender, (2) three per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender, (3) four and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender, and (4) six per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender; and (2) on and after April 1, 2010, the annual salary of the office which he held at the time of his retirement, as such salary may be changed from time to time, for each Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender to whom a longevity payment was not made or was not due and payable prior to said date.

[(g) The Comptroller shall deduct from the longevity payable under section 51-295b or section 5-213 to each Chief Public Defender, Deputy Chief Public Defender or public defender who is included in the provisions of this section and section 51-49, five per cent of the longevity payment as contributions for the purposes of this section and section 51-49.]

Sec. 50. Section 51-295b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[Each] (a) Prior to April 1, 2010, each Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender who has completed not less than ten years of service as a defense attorney of the Judicial Department or the Public Defender Services Commission shall receive semiannual longevity payments based upon such service completed as of the first day of July and the first day of January of each year, as follows: (1) Each Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender who has completed ten or more years but less than fifteen years of service shall receive one-quarter of three per cent of the annual salary of his office; (2) each Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender who has completed fifteen or more years but less than twenty years of service shall receive one-half of three per cent of the annual salary of his office; (3) each Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender who has completed twenty or more years but less than twenty-five years of service shall receive three-quarters of three per cent of the annual salary of his office; (4) each Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender who has completed twenty-five or more years of service shall receive three per cent of the annual salary of his office.

(b) On and after April 1, 2010, no payments shall be made under the provisions of this section.

Sec. 51. (Effective from passage) Any savings realized under sections 5-154, 5-213, 5-259d, 5-278a, 31-277, 46b-233, 46b-233a, 51-12, 51-47, 51-49f, 51-49g, 51-279, 51-287, 51-287a, 51-295a, 51-295b of the general statutes, as amended by this act, to an appropriated fund other then the General Fund shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or June 30, 2011, as appropriate.

Sec. 52. (Effective from passage) Not later than April 15, 2011, the Department of Children and Families in consultation with the Child Advocate, shall submit a plan, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies concerning the future of Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth.

Sec. 53. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of the administration of the medical assistance programs by the Department of Social Services, "medically necessary" and "medical necessity" mean those health services required to prevent, identify, diagnose, treat, rehabilitate or ameliorate an individual's medical condition, including mental illness, or its effects, in order to attain or maintain the individual's achievable health and independent functioning provided such services are: (1) Consistent with generally-accepted standards of medical practice that are defined as standards that are based on (A) credible scientific evidence published in peer-reviewed medical literature that is generally recognized by the relevant medical community, (B) recommendations of a physician-specialty society, (C) the views of physicians practicing in relevant clinical areas, and (D) any other relevant factors; (2) clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, timing, site, extent and duration and considered effective for the individual's illness, injury or disease; (3) not primarily for the convenience of the individual, the individual's health care provider or other health care providers; (4) not more costly than an alternative service or sequence of services at least as likely to produce equivalent therapeutic or diagnostic results as to the diagnosis or treatment of the individual's illness, injury or disease; and (5) based on an assessment of the individual and his or her medical condition.

(b) Clinical policies, medical policies, clinical criteria or any other generally accepted clinical practice guidelines used to assist in evaluating the medical necessity of a requested health service shall be used solely as guidelines and shall not be the basis for a final determination of medical necessity.

(c) Upon denial of a request for authorization of services based on medical necessity, the individual shall be notified that, upon request, the Department of Social Services shall provide a copy of the specific guideline or criteria, or portion thereof, other than the medical necessity definition provided in subsection (a) of this section, that was considered by the department or an entity acting on behalf of the department in making the determination of medical necessity.

(d) The Department of Social Services shall amend or repeal any definitions in the regulations of Connecticut state agencies that are inconsistent with the definition of medical necessity provided in subsection (a) of this section, including the definitions of medical appropriateness and medically appropriate, that are used in administering the department's medical assistance program. The commissioner shall implement policies and procedures to carry out the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intent to adopt the regulations is published in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time the final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 54. Section 17b-192 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Social Services shall implement a state medical assistance component of the state-administered general assistance program for persons who do not meet the categorical eligibility criteria for Medicaid on the basis of age, blindness, disability, pregnancy, being a parent or other caretaker relative of a dependent child, being a child under the age of twenty-one, or having been screened for breast or cervical cancer under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and are found to need treatment for either breast or cervical cancer. Eligibility criteria concerning income shall be the same as the medically needy component of the Medicaid program, except that earned monthly gross income of up to one hundred fifty dollars shall be disregarded. Unearned income shall not be disregarded. No person who has family assets exceeding one thousand dollars shall be eligible. No person shall be eligible for assistance under this section if such person made, during the three months prior to the month of application, an assignment or transfer or other disposition of property for less than fair market value. The number of months of ineligibility due to such disposition shall be determined by dividing the fair market value of such property, less any consideration received in exchange for its disposition, by five hundred dollars. Such period of ineligibility shall commence in the month in which the person is otherwise eligible for benefits. Any assignment, transfer or other disposition of property, on the part of the transferor, shall be presumed to have been made for the purpose of establishing eligibility for benefits or services unless such person provides convincing evidence to establish that the transaction was exclusively for some other purpose.

(b) Each person eligible for state-administered general assistance shall be entitled to receive medical care through a federally qualified health center or other primary care provider as determined by the commissioner. The Commissioner of Social Services shall determine appropriate service areas and shall, in the commissioner's discretion, contract with community health centers, other similar clinics, and other primary care providers, if necessary, to assure access to primary care services for recipients who live farther than a reasonable distance from a federally qualified health center. The commissioner shall assign and enroll eligible persons in federally qualified health centers and with any other providers contracted for the program because of access needs. Each person eligible for state-administered general assistance shall be entitled to receive hospital services. Medical services under the program shall be limited to the services provided by a federally qualified health center, hospital, or other provider contracted for the program at the commissioner's discretion because of access needs. The commissioner shall ensure that ancillary services and specialty services are provided by a federally qualified health center, hospital, or other providers contracted for the program at the commissioner's discretion. Ancillary services include, but are not limited to, radiology, laboratory, and other diagnostic services not available from a recipient's assigned primary care provider, and durable medical equipment. Specialty services are services provided by a physician with a specialty that are not included in ancillary services. Ancillary or specialty services provided under the program shall not exceed such services provided under the state-administered general assistance program on July 1, 2003, except for nonemergency medical transportation and vision care services which may be provided on a limited basis within available appropriations. Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection, the commissioner may provide, or require a contractor to provide, home health services or skilled nursing facility coverage for state-administered general assistance recipients being discharged from a chronic disease hospital when the provision of such services or coverage is determined to be cost effective by the commissioner.

(c) Pharmacy services shall be provided to recipients of state-administered general assistance through the federally qualified health center to which they are assigned or through a pharmacy with which the health center contracts. Recipients who are assigned to a community health center or similar clinic or primary care provider other than a federally qualified health center or to a federally qualified health center that does not have a contract for pharmacy services shall receive pharmacy services at pharmacies designated by the commissioner. The Commissioner of Social Services or the managed care organization or other entity performing administrative functions for the program as permitted in subsection (d) of this section, shall require prior authorization for coverage of drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The commissioner or the managed care organization or other entity performing administrative functions for the program may limit or exclude coverage for drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction for persons who have been convicted of a sexual offense who are required to register with the Commissioner of Public Safety pursuant to chapter 969.

(d) The Commissioner of Social Services shall contract with federally qualified health centers or other primary care providers as necessary to provide medical services to eligible state-administered general assistance recipients pursuant to this section. The commissioner shall, within available appropriations, make payments to such centers based on their pro rata share of the cost of services provided or the number of clients served, or both. The Commissioner of Social Services shall, within available appropriations, make payments to other providers based on a methodology determined by the commissioner. The Commissioner of Social Services may reimburse for extraordinary medical services, provided such services are documented to the satisfaction of the commissioner. For purposes of this section, the commissioner may contract with a managed care organization or other entity to perform administrative functions, including a grievance process for recipients to access review of a denial of coverage for a specific medical service, and to operate the program in whole or in part. Provisions of a contract for medical services entered into by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall supersede any inconsistent provision in the regulations of Connecticut state agencies. A recipient who has exhausted the grievance process established through such contract and wishes to seek further review of the denial of coverage for a specific medical service may request a hearing in accordance with the provisions of section 17b-60.

(e) Each federally qualified health center participating in the program shall enroll in the federal Office of Pharmacy Affairs Section 340B drug discount program established pursuant to 42 USC 256b to provide pharmacy services to recipients at Federal Supply Schedule costs. Each such health center may establish an on-site pharmacy or contract with a commercial pharmacy to provide such pharmacy services.

(f) The Commissioner of Social Services shall, within available appropriations, make payments to hospitals for inpatient services based on their pro rata share of the cost of services provided or the number of clients served, or both. The Commissioner of Social Services shall, within available appropriations, make payments for any ancillary or specialty services provided to state-administered general assistance recipients under this section based on a methodology determined by the commissioner.

(g) The Commissioner of Social Services shall [seek a waiver of federal law] submit to the federal government a proposed amendment to the Medicaid state plan for the purpose of extending health insurance coverage under Medicaid to persons who otherwise qualify for medical assistance under the state-administered general assistance program. [The provisions of section 17b-8 shall apply to this section. If the commissioner fails to submit the application for the waiver to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services and appropriations by February 1, 2010, the commissioner shall submit a written report to said committees not later than February 2, 2010. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) An explanation of the reasons for failing to seek the waiver; and (2) an estimate of the fiscal impact that would result from the approval of the waiver in one calendar year.] If such proposed amendment to the Medicaid state plan is approved by the federal government, the commissioner shall, not later than April 1, 2010, implement the changes as provided in the proposed amendment.

[(h) Upon approval of the waiver submitted pursuant to subsection (g) of this section, the commissioner may provide, or require a contractor, federally qualified health center or other provider to provide coverage for home care services, school-based services or other outpatient community-based services for state-administered general assistance recipients when the provision of such services or coverage is determined to be cost effective by the commissioner. The commissioner shall contract with federally qualified health centers or other primary care providers as necessary to provide such services to eligible state-administered general assistance recipients pursuant to this section. The commissioner shall, within available appropriations, make payments to such centers for any home based services, school-based services or other outpatient community-based services provided by such centers.]

[(i)] (h) The commissioner, pursuant to section 17b-10, may implement policies and procedures to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner prints notice of the intent to adopt the regulation in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Such policy shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 55. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the funds appropriated to hospitals in the accounts Disproportionate Share - Medical Emergency Assistance, DSH - Urban Hospitals in Distressed Municipalities and Connecticut Children's Medical Center shall be transferred to the Medicaid Rates - Hospitals account for the purpose of obtaining federal matching funds. Such funds shall be used to increase each hospital's Medicaid rate to offset one hundred per cent of the hospital's loss of disproportionate share funds resulting from the transfer of such funds.

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services shall require each managed care organization participating in the HUSKY Plan to pay to contracting hospital providers no less than the rate established by the commissioner for the Medicaid fee-for-service program.

Sec. 56. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2011) Each individual health insurance policy, providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state, shall provide coverage for services provided at a school-based health center to the extent that such services are a covered benefit under the policy. For purposes of this section, "school-based health center" means a comprehensive primary health care facility licensed by the Department of Public Health as an outpatient clinic.

Sec. 57. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2011) Each group health insurance policy, providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state, shall provide coverage for services provided at a school-based health center to the extent that such services are a covered benefit under the policy. For purposes of this section, "school-based health center" means a comprehensive primary health care facility licensed by the Department of Public Health as an outpatient clinic.

Sec. 58. Subsection (g) of section 12-391 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2010):

(g) (1) With respect to the estates of decedents dying on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, the tax based on the Connecticut taxable estate shall be as provided in the following schedule:

T483

Amount of Connecticut

 

T484

Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

T485

   

T486

Not over $2,000,000

None

T487

Over $2,000,000

 

T488

but not over $2,100,000

5.085% of the excess over $0

T489

Over $2,100,000

$106,800 plus 8% of the excess

T490

but not over $2,600,000

over $2,100,000

T491

Over $2,600,000

$146,800 plus 8.8% of the excess

T492

but not over $3,100,000

over $2,600,000

T493

Over $3,100,000

$190,800 plus 9.6% of the excess

T494

but not over $3,600,000

over $3,100,000

T495

Over $3,600,000

$238,800 plus 10.4% of the excess

T496

but not over $4,100,000

over $3,600,000

T497

Over $4,100,000

$290,800 plus 11.2% of the excess

T498

but not over $5,100,000

over $4,100,000

T499

Over $5,100,000

$402,800 plus 12% of the excess

T500

but not over $6,100,000

over $5,100,000

T501

Over $6,100,000

$522,800 plus 12.8% of the excess

T502

but not over $7,100,000

over $6,100,000

T503

Over $7,100,000

$650,800 plus 13.6% of the excess

T504

but not over $8,100,000

over $7,100,000

T505

Over $8,100,000

$786,800 plus 14.4% of the excess

T506

but not over $9,100,000

over $8,100,000

T507

Over $9,100,000

$930,800 plus 15.2% of the excess

T508

but not over $10,100,000

over $9,100,000

T509

Over $10,100,000

$1,082,800 plus 16% of the excess

T510

 

over $10,100,000

(2) With respect to the estates of decedents dying on or after January 1, 2010, the tax based on the Connecticut taxable estate shall be as provided in the following schedule:

T511

Amount of Connecticut

 

T512

Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

T513

   

T514

Not over $3,500,000

None

T515

Over $3,500,000

[7.2%] 14.8% of the excess over

T516

but not over $3,600,000

$3,500,000

T517

Over $3,600,000

[$7,200] $14,800 plus [7.8%]

T518

but not over $4,100,000

15.6% of the excess over

T519

 

$3,600,000

T520

Over $4,100,000

[$46,200] $92,800 plus [8.4%]

T521

but not over $5,100,000

16.4% of the excess over

T522

 

$4,100,000

T523

Over $5,100,000

[$130,200] $256,800 plus [9.0%]

T524

but not over $6,100,000

17.2% of the excess over

T525

 

$5,100,000

T526

Over $6,100,000

[$220,200] $428,800 plus [9.6%]

T527

but not over $7,100,000

18.0% of the excess over

T528

 

$6,100,000

T529

Over $7,100,000

[$316,200] $608,800 plus [10.2%]

T530

but not over $8,100,000

18.8% of the excess over

T531

 

$7,100,000

T532

Over $8,100,000

[$418,200] $796,800 plus [10.8%]

T533

but not over $9,100,000

19.2% of the excess over

T534

 

$8,100,000

T535

Over $9,100,000

[$526,200] $988,880 plus [11.4%]

T536

but not over $10,100,000

19.6% of the excess over

T537

 

$9,100,000

T538

Over $10,100,000

[$640,200] $1,184,800 plus [12%]

T539

 

20% of the excess over

T540

 

$10,100,000

Sec. 59. Subsection (a) of section 12-642 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to gifts made during calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2010):

(a) (1) With respect to calendar years commencing prior to January 1, 2001, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

T541

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

T542

   

T543

Not over $25,000

1%

T544

Over $25,000

$250, plus 2% of the excess

T545

but not over $50,000

over $25,000

T546

Over $50,000

$750, plus 3% of the excess

T547

but not over $75,000

over $50,000

T548

Over $75,000

$1,500, plus 4% of the excess

T549

but not over $100,000

over $75,000

T550

Over $100,000

$2,500, plus 5% of the excess

T551

but not over $200,000

over $100,000

T552

Over $200,000

$7,500, plus 6% of the excess

T553

 

over $200,000

(2) With respect to the calendar years commencing January 1, 2001, January 1, 2002, January 1, 2003, and January 1, 2004, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for each such calendar year shall be at a rate of the taxable gifts made by the donor during the calendar year set forth in the following schedule:

T554

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

T555

   

T556

Over $25,000

$250, plus 2% of the excess

T557

but not over $50,000

over $25,000

T558

Over $50,000

$750, plus 3% of the excess

T559

but not over $75,000

over $50,000

T560

Over $75,000

$1,500, plus 4% of the excess

T561

but not over $100,000

over $75,000

T562

Over $100,000

$2,500, plus 5% of the excess

T563

but not over $675,000

over $100,000

T564

Over $675,000

$31,250, plus 6% of the excess

T565

 

over $675,000

(3) With respect to Connecticut taxable gifts, as defined in section 12-643, made by a donor during a calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, including the aggregate amount of all Connecticut taxable gifts made by the donor during all calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, but prior to January 1, 2010, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at the rate set forth in the following schedule, with a credit allowed against such tax for any tax previously paid to this state pursuant to this subdivision:

T566

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

T567

   

T568

Not over $2,000,000

None

T569

Over $2,000,000

 

T570

but not over $2,100,000

5.085% of the excess over $0

T571

Over $2,100,000

$106,800 plus 8% of the excess

T572

but not over $2,600,000

over $2,100,000

T573

Over $2,600,000

$146,800 plus 8.8% of the excess

T574

but not over $3,100,000

over $2,600,000

T575

Over $3,100,000

$190,800 plus 9.6% of the excess

T576

but not over $3,600,000

over $3,100,000

T577

Over $3,600,000

$238,800 plus 10.4% of the excess

T578

but not over $4,100,000

over $3,600,000

T579

Over $4,100,000

$290,800 plus 11.2% of the excess

T580

but not over $5,100,000

over $4,100,000

T581

Over $5,100,000

$402,800 plus 12% of the excess

T582

but not over $6,100,000

over $5,100,000

T583

Over $6,100,000

$522,800 plus 12.8% of the excess

T584

but not over $7,100,000

over $6,100,000

T585

Over $7,100,000

$650,800 plus 13.6% of the excess

T586

but not over $8,100,000

over $7,100,000

T587

Over $8,100,000

$786,800 plus 14.4% of the excess

T588

but not over $9,100,000

over $8,100,000

T589

Over $9,100,000

$930,800 plus 15.2% of the excess

T590

but not over $10,100,000

over $9,100,000

T591

Over $10,100,000

$1,082,800 plus 16% of the excess

T592

 

over $10,100,000

(4) With respect to Connecticut taxable gifts, as defined in section 12-643, made by a donor during a calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2010, including the aggregate amount of all Connecticut taxable gifts made by the donor during all calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2005, the tax imposed by section 12-640 for the calendar year shall be at the rate set forth in the following schedule, with a credit allowed against such tax for any tax previously paid to this state pursuant to this subdivision or pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection, provided such credit shall not exceed the amount of tax imposed by this section:

T593

Amount of Taxable Gifts

Rate of Tax

T594

   

T595

Not over $3,500,000

None

T596

Over $3,500,000

[7.2%] 14.8% of the excess over

T597

but not over $3,600,000

$3,500,000

T598

Over $3,600,000

[$7,200] $14,800 plus [7.8%]

T599

but not over $4,100,000

15.6% of the excess over

T600

 

$3,600,000

T601

Over $4,100,000

[$46,200] $92,800 plus [8.4%]

T602

but not over $5,100,000

16.4% of the excess over

T603

 

$4,100,000

T604

Over $5,100,000

[$130,200] $256,800 plus [9.0%]

T605

but not over $6,100,000

17.2% of the excess over

T606

 

$5,100,000

T607

Over $6,100,000

[$220,200] $428,800 plus [9.6%]

T608

but not over $7,100,000

18.0% of the excess over

T609

 

$6,100,000

T610

Over $7,100,000

[$316,200] $608,800 plus [10.2%]

T611

but not over $8,100,000

18.8% of the excess over

T612

 

$7,100,000

T613

Over $8,100,000

[$418,200] $796,800 plus [10.8%]

T614

but not over $9,100,000

19.2% of the excess over

T615

 

$8,100,000

T616

Over $9,100,000

[$526,200] $988,880 plus [11.4%]

T617

but not over $10,100,000

19.6% of the excess over

T618

 

$9,100,000

T619

Over $10,100,000

[$640,200] $1,184,800 plus [12%]

T620

 

20% of the excess over

T621

 

$10,100,000

Sec. 60. (Effective from passage) On and after April 1, 2010, no workers' compensation commissioner shall receive any mileage reimbursement for the biennium ending June 30, 2011. Any savings realized under this section to an appropriated fund other than the General Fund, shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 61. Subsection (b) of section 14-21s of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(b) A fee of fifty dollars shall be charged for wildlife conservation commemorative number plates, in addition to the regular fee or fees prescribed for the registration of a motor vehicle. Fifteen dollars of such fee shall be deposited in an account controlled by the Department of Motor Vehicles to be used for the cost of producing, issuing, renewing and replacing such number plates and thirty-five dollars of such fee shall be deposited in an account controlled by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for purposes of section 62 of this act. Such number plates shall have letters and numbers selected by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The commissioner may establish a higher fee for: (1) Number plates that contain the numbers and letters from a previously issued number plate; (2) number plates that contain letters in place of numbers as authorized by section 14-49, in addition to the fee or fees prescribed for registration under said section; and (3) number plates that are low number plates issued in accordance with section 14-160, in addition to the fee or fees prescribed for registration under said section.

Sec. 62. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2010) (a) There is established an account to be known as the "wildlife conservation account". The wildlife conservation account shall be a separate, nonlapsing account of the General Fund. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account shall be deposited in the wildlife conservation account. The account shall be available to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for: (1) Matching federal and private wildlife conservation funds; (2) providing grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for wildlife conservation purposes; (3) wildlife research and management, with an emphasis on those wildlife species in greatest need of conservation; (4) wildlife inventory and restoration; (5) wildlife habitat acquisition, restoration, enhancement and management, including, but not limited to, the conservation of grasslands and other early successional habitats; and (6) public outreach that promotes the preservation of the state's wildlife diversity.

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may receive private donations to the wildlife conservation account and any such receipts shall be deposited in the account.

(c) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may provide for the reproduction and marketing of the wildlife conservation commemorative number plate image for use on clothing, recreational equipment, posters, mementoes, or other products or programs deemed by the commissioner to be suitable as a means of supporting the wildlife conservation account. Any funds received by the commissioner from such marketing shall be deposited in the wildlife conservation account.

Sec. 63. (Effective from passage) Any funds transferred from the wildlife conservation account, established under section 22a-27k of the general statutes, revision of January 1, 2009, to the General Fund prior to the effective date of this section shall be transferred to the account established under section 62 of this act.

Sec. 64. Subsection (b) of section 14-21i of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2010):

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall establish, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, a fee to be charged for greenways commemorative number plates in addition to the regular fee or fees prescribed for the registration of a motor vehicle. The fee shall be for such number plates with letters and numbers selected by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may establish a higher fee for: (1) Such number plates which contain letters in place of numbers as authorized by section 14-49, in addition to the fee or fees prescribed for plates issued under said section; and (2) such number plates which are low number plates, in accordance with section 14-160, in addition to the fee or fees prescribed for plates issued under said section. All fees established and collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the greenways account of the General Fund, established pursuant to section 65 of this act.

Sec. 65. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2010) (a) There is established an account to be known as the "greenways account". The greenways account shall be a separate, nonlapsing account of the General Fund. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account shall be deposited in the greenways account. The account shall be available (1) to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for reimbursement of the Department of Motor Vehicles for the cost of producing, issuing, renewing and replacing greenways commemorative number plates, including administrative expenses, pursuant to section 14-21i of the general statutes, and (2) to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for grants pursuant to section 23-101 of the general statutes.

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may receive private donations to the greenways account and any such receipts shall be deposited in the account.

(c) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may provide for the reproduction and marketing of the greenways commemorative number plate image for use on clothing, recreational equipment, posters, mementoes, or other products or programs deemed by the commissioner to be suitable as a means of supporting the greenways account. Any funds received by the commissioner from such marketing shall be deposited in the greenways account.

Sec. 66. (Effective from passage) Any funds transferred from the greenways account, established under section 22a-27o of the general statutes, revision of January 1, 2009, to the General Fund prior to the effective date of this section shall be transferred to the account established under section 65 of this act.

Sec. 67. Subsection (c) of section 14-100a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 68. Subsection (a) of section 14-37a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(a) Any person whose operator's license has been suspended pursuant to any provision of this chapter or chapter 248, except pursuant to section 14-215 for operating under suspension or pursuant to section 14-140 for failure to appear for any scheduled court appearance, and any person identified in subsection (g) of this section may make application to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for (1) a special "work" permit to operate a motor vehicle to and from such person's place of employment or, if such person is not employed at a fixed location, to operate a motor vehicle only in connection with, and to the extent necessary, to properly perform such person's business or profession, or (2) a special "education" permit to operate a motor vehicle to and from an accredited institution of higher education in which such person is enrolled. Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred dollars.

Sec. 69. Section 51-164m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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] The judges of the Superior Court 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.

(b) The judges of the Superior Court shall establish and maintain a schedule of fines to be paid for those violations of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section, with such fines increasing in proportion to the severity of the violation and for violations under subsection (b) of section 51-164n. The fines may be modified as the judges of the Superior Court deem advisable.

(c) [No] (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, no fine established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section may be less than thirty-five dollars or [in excess of] more than ninety dollars.

(2) No fine established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section for a violation of any provision of title 14 deemed an infraction may be less than fifty dollars or more than ninety dollars, except that fines established for [(1)] (A) parking tag violations, and [(2)] (B) violations of subsection (c) of section 14-100a, as amended by this act, may be less than [thirty-five] fifty dollars.

(d) No fine established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section may be in an amount in excess of the maximum amount specified by statute for such violation.

(e) Any infraction for which a fine has not been established pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall carry a fine of thirty-five dollars or, if the infraction is for a violation of any provision of title 14, fifty dollars, until such time as the judges of the Superior Court may establish a different fine for such infraction.

(f) Any violation for which a fine has not been established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall carry a fine of one hundred dollars or the maximum fine specified by statute for such violation, whichever is less.

Sec. 70. Subsection (g) of section 51-164n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(g) In any trial for the alleged commission of an infraction, the practice, procedure, rules of evidence and burden of proof applicable in criminal proceedings shall apply. Any person found guilty at the trial or upon a plea shall be guilty of the commission of an infraction and shall be fined not less than thirty-five dollars or more than ninety dollars or, if the infraction is for a violation of any provision of title 14, not less than fifty dollars or more than ninety dollars.

Sec. 71. Subsection (b) of section 14-13 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 72. Subsection (b) of section 14-17 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 73. Subsection (c) of section 14-26 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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 dollars and, for each subsequent offense, not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than] fifty dollars.

Sec. 74. Subsection (e) of section 14-36a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 75. Subsection (e) of section 14-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 76. Subsection (b) of section 14-81 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 77. Subsection (c) of section 14-145 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 78. Subsection (n) of section 14-164c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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. 79. Subsection (a) of section 14-223 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

(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 dollars for a first offense and shall be fined not less than thirty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for any subsequent offense] fifty dollars.

Sec. 80. Section 14-285 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective May 1, 2010):

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. 81. Section 26-27b of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

(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] twelve dollars. Any agent or town clerk issuing such stamps may retain a fee of fifty cents for each stamp sold and shall remit the balance to the Department of Environmental Protection.

Sec. 82. Section 26-28 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

(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] seventeen dollars; (2) resident fishing license, [forty] twenty-four 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] thirty dollars; (6) resident combination license to fish in inland waters and firearms hunt, [fifty-six] thirty-four 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] forty-five 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 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] seventy-five 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 dollars; (12) resident trapping license, [fifty] thirty dollars; (13) resident junior trapping license for persons under sixteen years of age, [fifteen] four dollars; (14) junior firearms hunting license, [fifteen] four dollars; (15) nonresident firearms hunting license, [one hundred thirty-four] eighty dollars; (16) nonresident inland waters fishing license, [eighty] forty-eight dollars; (17) nonresident inland waters fishing license for a period of three consecutive days, [thirty-two] nineteen dollars; (18) nonresident marine waters fishing license, sixty dollars; (19) nonresident marine waters fishing license for a period of three consecutive days, twenty-four dollars; (20) nonresident all-waters fishing license, one hundred dollars; (21) nonresident combination license to firearms hunt and inland waters fish, one hundred seventy-six dollars; (22) nonresident combination license to fish in all waters and firearms hunt, one hundred ninety dollars; (23) nonresident combination license to fish in marine waters and firearms hunt, one hundred seventy dollars; and (24) 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. 83. Section 26-37 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

The commissioner, upon written application and the payment of a fee of [fifteen] eight 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. 84. Section 26-39 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

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-two 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. 85. Section 26-48a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

(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] seventeen dollars for turkey; not more than [fifteen] four dollars for migratory game birds; not more than [twenty-eight] seventeen dollars for pheasant and not more than [fifty-six] thirty-four 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] seventeen 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. 86. Section 26-86a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

(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] seventeen dollars for residents of the state and [one hundred] sixty 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.

(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. 87. Section 26-86c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

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-six dollars for residents and [two hundred] one hundred twenty dollars for nonresidents, or [twenty-six] sixteen 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. 88. Subsection (c) of section 26-142a of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date):

(c) The fee for the following fishing licenses and registrations and for a commercial fishing vessel permit shall be: (1) For a license to take blue crabs for commercial purposes, one hundred fifty dollars; (2) for a license to take lobsters for personal use, but not for sale, (A) by the use of not more than ten lobster pots, traps or similar devices provided finfish may be taken incidentally during such use if taken in accordance with recreational fishery creel limits adopted under section 26-159a and if taken for personal use and not for sale, or (B) by skin diving, scuba diving or by hand, [one hundred twenty] seventy-two dollars; (3) for a license to take lobsters, fish or crabs, other than blue crabs for personal use or for sale, by the use of more than ten lobster pots or similar devices, [one hundred ninety] one hundred eighty dollars for residents of this state and [two hundred eighty-five] two hundred seventy dollars for nonresidents, provided any such license issued to a resident of a state that does not issue commercial licenses conferring the same authority to take lobsters to residents of Connecticut shall be limited to the taking of crabs, other than blue crabs, and a nonresident shall not be issued such license if the laws of the nonresident's state concerning the taking of lobster are less restrictive than regulations adopted pursuant to section 26-157c; (4) for a license to take lobsters, crabs other than blue crabs, squid, sea scallops and finfish, for personal use or for sale, by the use of more than ten lobster pots or similar devices, or by the use of any otter trawl, balloon trawl, beam trawl, sea scallop dredge or similar device, [two hundred eighty-five] two hundred seventy dollars for residents of this state and one thousand five hundred dollars for nonresidents, provided any such license issued to residents of states which do not issue commercial licenses conferring the same authority to take lobsters to residents of Connecticut shall be limited to the taking of crabs other than blue crabs, squid, sea scallops and finfish by the use of any otter trawl, balloon trawl, beam trawl, sea scallop dredge or similar device, and a nonresident shall not be issued such license if the laws of the state of residency concerning the taking of lobster are less restrictive than regulations adopted under the authority of section 26-157c; (5) for a license to set or tend gill nets, seines, scap or scoop nets used to take American shad, [two hundred] one hundred twenty dollars; (6) for the registration of each pound net or similar device used to take finfish, two hundred eighty-five dollars, provided persons setting, operating, tending or assisting in setting, operating or tending such pound nets shall not be required to be licensed; (7) for a license to set or tend gill nets, seines, traps, fish pots, cast nets, fykes, scaps, scoops, eel pots or similar devices to take finfish other than American shad or bait species for commercial purposes, or, in any waters seaward of the inland district demarcation line, to take finfish other than American shad or bait species for commercial purposes by hook and line, or to take horseshoe crabs by hand, one hundred ninety dollars for residents of this state and two hundred fifty dollars for nonresidents, and any such license obtained for the taking of any fish species for commercial purposes by hook and line, in excess of any creel limit adopted under the authority of section 26-159a, three hundred seventy-five dollars for residents of this state and six hundred twenty-five dollars for nonresidents, provided for the taking for bait of horseshoe crabs only, this license may be issued without regard to the limitations in section 26-142b to any holder of a Department of Agriculture conch license who held such license between January 1, 1995, and July 1, 2000, inclusive; (8) for a license to set or tend seines, traps, scaps, scoops, weirs or similar devices to take bait species in the inland district for commercial purposes, one hundred dollars; (9) for a license to set or tend seines, traps, scaps, scoops or similar devices to take bait species in the marine district for commercial purposes, one hundred dollars; (10) for a license to buy finfish, lobsters, crabs, including blue crabs and horseshoe crabs, sea scallops, squid or bait species for resale from any commercial fisherman licensed to take or land such species for commercial purposes, regardless of where taken, two hundred fifty dollars; (11) for the registration of any party boat, head boat or charter boat used for fishing, three hundred fifteen dollars; (12) for a license to land finfish, lobsters, crabs, including blue crabs and horseshoe crabs, sea scallops, squid or bait species, five hundred dollars; (13) for a commercial fishing vessel permit, one hundred dollars; (14) for a license to take menhaden from marine waters for personal use, but not for sale, by the use of a single gill net not more than sixty feet in length, [one hundred] sixty dollars; and (15) for an environmental tourism cruise vessel permit, one hundred dollars, provided the landing of any species regulated under Department of Environmental Protection regulations is prohibited.

Sec. 89. (Effective from passage) On or before July 1, 2010, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Development Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development shall be consolidated into one agency. Such consolidation shall eliminate at least three executive level positions from the Department of Economic and Community Development and shall achieve savings by aligning functions and services.

Sec. 90. (Effective from passage) The unexpended balance of funds, less $37,857, appropriated to the Office of Policy and Management, for licensing and permitting fees, in section 1 of public act 05-251, as amended by section 1 of public act 06-186, and carried forward under section 33 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, section 35 of public act 09-3 of the June special session and subsection (c) of section 4-89 of the general statutes, shall not lapse on June 30, 2010, and such funds shall be transferred to the Department of Information Technology for implementing a common Licensing/Permit issuance service for state agencies during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

Sec. 91. (Effective from passage) Any savings realized under section 3 of special act 09-6, as amended by this act, to an appropriated fund other than the General Fund shall be transferred and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Sec. 92. Section 107 of public act 09-7 of the September special session is repealed. (Effective from passage)

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

from passage

New section

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

New section

Sec. 11

from passage

New section

Sec. 12

from passage

New section

Sec. 13

from passage

New section

Sec. 14

from passage

PA 09-7 of the September Sp. Sess., Sec. 20

Sec. 15

from passage

17b-295(a)

Sec. 16

from passage

17b-197

Sec. 17

from passage

17b-266(d)

Sec. 18

from passage

17b-311(c)

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

May 1, 2010

New section

Sec. 21

from passage

New section

Sec. 22

from passage

New section

Sec. 23

from passage

4a-53

Sec. 24

from passage

PA 09-3 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 126

Sec. 25

from passage

PA 09-3 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 74(l)

Sec. 26

from passage

PA 09-3 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 73

Sec. 27

from passage and applicable to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2010

12-263b

Sec. 28

from passage

29-4

Sec. 29

from passage

New section

Sec. 30

from passage

New section

Sec. 31

from passage

New section

Sec. 32

from passage

SA 09-6, Sec. 3

Sec. 33

from passage

New section

Sec. 34

from passage

5-154(h)

Sec. 35

from passage

5-213

Sec. 36

from passage

5-248c(a)

Sec. 37

from passage

5-257(b)

Sec. 38

from passage

5-259d

Sec. 39

from passage

31-277

Sec. 40

from passage

46b-233

Sec. 41

from passage

46b-233a(b)

Sec. 42

from passage

51-12(b)

Sec. 43

from passage

51-47

Sec. 44

from passage

51-49f

Sec. 45

from passage

51-49g

Sec. 46

from passage

51-279(a)

Sec. 47

from passage

51-287(d)

Sec. 48

from passage

51-287a

Sec. 49

from passage

51-295a

Sec. 50

from passage

51-295b

Sec. 51

from passage

New section

Sec. 52

from passage

New section

Sec. 53

from passage

New section

Sec. 54

from passage

17b-192

Sec. 55

from passage

New section

Sec. 56

January 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 57

January 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 58

from passage and applicable to estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2010

12-391(g)

Sec. 59

from passage and applicable to gifts made during calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2010

12-642(a)

Sec. 60

from passage

New section

Sec. 61

July 1, 2010

14-21s(b)

Sec. 62

July 1, 2010

New section

Sec. 63

from passage

New section

Sec. 64

July 1, 2010

14-21i(b)

Sec. 65

July 1, 2010

New section

Sec. 66

from passage

New section

Sec. 67

May 1, 2010

14-100a(c)

Sec. 68

May 1, 2010

14-37a(a)

Sec. 69

May 1, 2010

51-164m

Sec. 70

May 1, 2010

51-164n(g)

Sec. 71

May 1, 2010

14-13(b)

Sec. 72

May 1, 2010

14-17(b)

Sec. 73

May 1, 2010

14-26(c)

Sec. 74

May 1, 2010

14-36a(e)

Sec. 75

May 1, 2010

14-40a(e)

Sec. 76

May 1, 2010

14-81(b)

Sec. 77

May 1, 2010

14-145(c)

Sec. 78

May 1, 2010

14-164c(n)

Sec. 79

May 1, 2010

14-223(a)

Sec. 80

May 1, 2010

14-285

Sec. 81

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-27b

Sec. 82

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-28

Sec. 83

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-37

Sec. 84

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-39

Sec. 85

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-48a

Sec. 86

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-86a

Sec. 87

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-86c

Sec. 88

April 6, 2010, and applicable to all license and permit fees collected on or after said date

26-142a(c)

Sec. 89

from passage

New section

Sec. 90

from passage

New section

Sec. 91

from passage

New section

Sec. 92

from passage

Repealer section