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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5069

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 305

   

Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. PISCOPO, 76th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MONITORING OF STATE MONEYS SPENT ON REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

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

That the general statutes be amended to require the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Public Utility Control, to adopt regulations that establish criteria for the monitoring of state moneys spent with the intention of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, a requirement that before any such expenditure is made, the applicable state agency publish the number of tons of carbon dioxide to be reduced, the total amount to be expended and the expected cost per ton of carbon dioxide reduction and that following any such expenditure, such state agency report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and energy on such expenditure.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide the General Assembly with a means to evaluate greenhouse gas reduction programs and expenditures.