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Amendment

 

February Session, 2010

LCO No. 5126

   
 

*HB0547105126SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5471

File No. 445

Cal. No. 550

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

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to review federal laws and regulations and determine whether any such laws or regulations are in violation of the tenth amendment to the United States Constitution.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and

(7) Two appointed by the Governor.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made no later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force, from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held no later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2011, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Such report shall contain a list of any federal laws or regulations reviewed by the task force, and if the task force finds any such laws or regulations in violation of the tenth amendment, the task force shall recommend that the General Assembly adopt a resolution memorializing Congress to repeal any such law or regulation. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2011, whichever is later. "