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Governor's Bill No. 1000

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 3608

 

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Referred to Committee on Appropriations

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

 

AN ACT REFORMING THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 4-30a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [After the accounts for the General Fund have been closed for each fiscal year and the Comptroller has determined the amount of unappropriated surplus in said fund, after any amounts required by provision of law to be transferred for other purposes have been deducted, the amount of such surplus shall be transferred by the State Treasurer to a special fund to be known as the Budget Reserve Fund.] The State Treasurer shall transfer the following amounts into a special fund to be known as the Budget Reserve Fund: (1) An amount equal to fifty per cent of any projected surplus in the General Fund for the current fiscal year as determined in the Comptroller's January cumulative monthly financial statement pursuant to section 3-115, and (2) an amount equal to any unappropriated surplus remaining in the General Fund after any amounts required by provision of law to be transferred for other purposes have been deducted as determined by the Comptroller after the accounts for the General Fund have been closed for each fiscal year. The State Treasurer shall transfer the amount in subdivision (1) of this subsection not less than five days after the Comptroller issues the January cumulative monthly financial statement pursuant to section 3-115. When the amount in [said fund] the Budget Reserve Fund equals [ten] fifteen per cent of the net General Fund appropriations for the fiscal year in progress, no further transfers shall be made by the Treasurer to said fund and the amount of such surplus in excess of that transferred to said fund shall be deemed to be appropriated to the State Employees Retirement Fund, in addition to the contributions required pursuant to section 5-156a, but not exceeding five per cent of the unfunded past service liability of the system as set forth in the most recent actuarial valuation certified by the Retirement Commission. Such surplus in excess of the amounts transferred to the Budget Reserve Fund and the state employees retirement system shall be deemed to be appropriated for: [(1)] (A) Redeeming prior to maturity any outstanding indebtedness of the state selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state; [(2)] (B) purchasing outstanding indebtedness of the state in the open market at such prices and on such terms and conditions as the Treasurer shall determine to be in the best interests of the state for the purpose of extinguishing or defeasing such debt; [(3)] (C) providing for the defeasance of any outstanding indebtedness of the state selected by the Treasurer in the best interests of the state by irrevocably placing with an escrow agent in trust an amount to be used solely for, and sufficient to satisfy, scheduled payments of both interest and principal on such indebtedness; or [(4)] (D) any combination of these methods. Pending the use or application of such amount for the payment of interest and principal, such amount may be invested in [(A)] (i) direct obligations of the United States government, including state and local government treasury securities that the United States Treasury issues specifically to provide state and local governments with required cash flows at yields that do not exceed Internal Revenue Service arbitrage limits, [(B)] (ii) obligations guaranteed by the United States government, and [(C)] (iii) securities backed by United States government obligations as collateral and for which interest and principal payments on the collateral generally flow immediately through to the security holder.

Sec. 2. Section 4-30b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-30a, after the accounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and each fiscal year thereafter, until and including the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, are closed, if the Comptroller determines there exists an unappropriated surplus in the General Fund, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the State Treasurer, shall use the amount of any such surplus [shall first be used] for either redeeming prior to maturity any outstanding notes issued under section 3-20g [, and any amount beyond that required to redeem such notes shall be used] or to reduce the obligations of the state under the financing plan authorized under section 88 of public act 09-3 of the June special session.

Sec. 3. Section 4-72 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

[Part I of the] The budget document shall consist of the Governor's budget message in which he or she shall set forth as follows: (1) [His] The Governor's program for meeting all the expenditure needs of the government for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates, indicating the classes of funds, general or special, from which such appropriations are to be made and the means through which such expenditure shall be financed; and (2) financial statements giving in summary form: (A) The financial position of all major state operating funds including revolving funds at the end of the last-completed fiscal year in a form consistent with accepted accounting practice. [He] The Governor shall also set forth in similar form the estimated position of each such fund at the end of the year in progress and the estimated position of each such fund at the end of each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates if [his] the Governor's proposals are put into effect; (B) a statement showing as of the close of the last-completed fiscal year, a year by year summary of all outstanding general obligation and special tax obligation debt of the state and a statement showing the yearly interest requirements on such outstanding debt; (C) a summary of appropriations recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency and for the state as a whole in comparison with actual expenditures of the last-completed fiscal year and appropriations and estimated expenditures for the year in progress; (D) for the biennium commencing July 1, 1999, and each biennium thereafter, a summary of estimated expenditures for certain fringe benefits for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates for each budgeted agency; (E) a summary of permanent full-time positions setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (F) a statement of expenditures for the last-completed and current fiscal years, the agency request and the Governor's recommendation for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium and, for any new or expanded program, estimated expenditure requirements for the fiscal year next succeeding the biennium to which the budget relates; (G) an explanation of any significant program changes requested by the agency or recommended by the Governor; (H) a summary of the revenue estimated to be received by the state during each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates classified according to sources in comparison with the actual revenue received by the state during the last-completed fiscal year and estimated revenue during the year in progress; and [(G)] (I) such other financial statements, data and comments as in [his] the Governor's opinion are necessary or desirable in order to make known in all practicable detail the financial condition and operations of the government and the effect that the budget as proposed by [him] the Governor will have on such condition and operations. If the estimated revenue of the state for the ensuing biennium as set forth in the budget on the basis of existing statutes, plus the estimated unappropriated surplus at the close of the year in progress available for expenditure in the ensuing biennium, is less than the aggregate appropriations recommended for the ensuing biennium as contained in the budget, the Governor shall make recommendations to the General Assembly in respect to the manner in which such deficit shall be met, whether by an increase in the indebtedness of the state, by the imposition of new taxes, by increased rates on existing taxes or otherwise. If the aggregate of such estimated revenue plus such estimated unappropriated surplus is greater than such recommended appropriations for the ensuing biennium, [he] the Governor shall make such recommendations for the use of such surplus for the reduction of indebtedness, for the reduction in taxation or for other purposes as in his or her opinion are in the best interest of the public welfare.

Sec. 4. Section 4-73 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [Part II of the] The budget document shall present in detail for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium the Governor's recommendation for appropriations to meet the expenditure needs of the state from the General Fund and from all special and agency funds classified by budgeted agencies and showing for each budgeted agency and its subdivisions: (1) A narrative summary describing the agency, the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for the agency, [and a list of agency programs,] the actual expenditure for the last-completed fiscal year, the estimated expenditure for the current fiscal year, the amount requested by the agency and the Governor's recommendations for appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium; (2) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates.

[(b) In addition, programs shall be supported by: (1) The statutory authorization for the program; (2) a statement of program objectives; (3) a description of the program, including a statement of need, eligibility requirements and any intergovernmental participation in the program; (4) a statement of performance measures by which the accomplishments toward the program objectives can be assessed, which shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the workload, quality or level of service and effectiveness of the program; (5) program budget data broken down by major object of expenditure, showing additional federal and private funds; (6) a summary of permanent full-time positions by fund, setting forth the number filled and the number vacant as of the end of the last-completed fiscal year, the total number intended to be funded by appropriations without reduction for turnover for the fiscal year in progress, the total number requested and the total number recommended for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget relates; (7) a statement of expenditures for the last-completed and current fiscal years, the agency request and the Governor's recommendation for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium and, for any new or expanded program, estimated expenditure requirements for the fiscal year next succeeding the biennium to which the budget relates; and (8) an explanation of any significant program changes requested by the agency or recommended by the Governor.]

[(c) (1)] (b) There shall be a supporting schedule of total agency expenditures including a line-item, minor object breakdown of personal services, energy costs, contractual services and commodities and a total of state aid grants and equipment, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and requested and recommended appropriations for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, classified by objects according to a standard plan of classification.

[(2) In addition, the supporting schedule of agency energy costs shall be supported by a statement of the agency's plans for energy conservation in each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, and a statement of the progress the agency has made in the last-completed fiscal year concerning energy conservation.]

[(d)] (c) All federal funds expended or anticipated for any purpose shall be accounted for in the budget. The document shall set forth a listing of federal programs, showing the actual expenditures for the last-completed fiscal year, estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year and anticipated funds available for expenditure for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium. Such federal funds shall be classified by [program in] each budgeted agency but shall not include research grants made to educational institutions.

[(e)] (d) [Part II of the] The budget document shall also set forth the budget recommendations for the capital program, to be supported by statements listing the agency's requests and the Governor's recommendations with the statements required by section 4-78.

[(f) The appropriations recommended for the legislative branch of the state government shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said committee pursuant to said section 4-77.]

[(g)] (e) The appropriations recommended for the [judicial branch of the state government] Judicial Department shall be the estimates of expenditure requirements transmitted to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by the Chief Court Administrator pursuant to section 4-77 and the recommended adjustments and revisions of such estimates shall be the recommended adjustments and revisions, if any, transmitted by said administrator pursuant to section 4-77.

Sec. 5. Section 4-74 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

[Part III of the] The budget document shall be based upon the consensus revenue estimate or revised consensus revenue estimate issued pursuant to section 2-36c, and shall [consist of] include a draft or drafts of appropriation and revenue bills to carry out the recommendations of the Governor. [to be included in parts I and II of the budget document.] Such appropriation bills shall indicate the funds, general or special, from which such appropriations shall be paid, but such appropriations need not be in greater detail than to indicate the total appropriation to be made to each budgeted agency and each independently organized division thereof for each major function, [or program,] equipment, land and buildings and improvements.

Sec. 6. Section 4-74a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

[Part IV of the] The budget document shall [consist of] include the recommendations of the Governor concerning the economy and shall include an analysis of the impact of both proposed spending and proposed revenue programs on the employment, production and purchasing power of the people and industries within the state.

Sec. 7. Section 4-85 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Before an appropriation becomes available for expenditure, each budgeted agency shall submit to the Governor through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, not less than twenty days before the beginning of the fiscal year for which such appropriation was made, a requisition for the allotment of the amount estimated to be necessary to carry out the purposes of such appropriation during each quarter of such fiscal year. Commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the initial allotment requisition for each line item appropriated to the legislative branch and to the judicial branch for any fiscal year shall be based upon the amount appropriated to such line item for such fiscal year minus any amount of budgeted reductions to be achieved by such branch for such fiscal year pursuant to subsection (c) of section 2-35. Appropriations for capital outlays may be allotted in any manner the Governor deems advisable. Such requisition shall contain any further information required by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The Governor shall approve such requisitions, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Any allotment requisition and any allotment in force shall be subject to the following: (1) If the Governor determines that due to a change in circumstances since the budget was adopted certain reductions should be made in allotment requisitions or allotments in force or that estimated budget resources during the fiscal year will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full, the Governor may modify such allotment requisitions or allotments in force to the extent the Governor deems necessary. Before such modifications are effected the Governor shall file a report with the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to state finance, revenue and bonding describing the change in circumstances which makes it necessary that certain reductions should be made or the basis for his determination that estimated budget resources will be insufficient to finance all appropriations in full. (2) If the cumulative monthly financial statement issued by the Comptroller pursuant to section 3-115 includes a projected General Fund deficit greater than one per cent of the total of General Fund appropriations, the Governor, within thirty days following the issuance of such statement, shall file a report with such joint standing committees, including a plan which [he] the Governor shall implement to modify such allotments to the extent necessary to prevent a deficit. No modification of an allotment requisition or an allotment in force made by the Governor pursuant to this subsection shall result in a reduction of more than [three] five per cent of the total appropriation from any fund or more than [five] ten per cent of any appropriation, except such limitations shall not apply in time of war, invasion or emergency caused by natural disaster.

(c) If a plan submitted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section indicates that a reduction of more than [three] five per cent of the total appropriation from any fund or more than [five] ten per cent of any appropriation is required to prevent a deficit, the Governor may request that the Finance Advisory Committee approve any such reduction, provided any modification which would result in a reduction of more than [five] ten per cent of total appropriations shall require the approval of the General Assembly.

(d) The secretary shall submit copies of allotment requisitions thus approved or modified or allotments in force thus modified, with the reasons for any modifications, to the administrative heads of the budgeted agencies concerned, to the Comptroller and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of appropriations and matters relating to the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis. The Comptroller shall set up such allotments on the Comptroller's books and be governed thereby in the control of expenditures of budgeted agencies.

(e) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the Governor to reduce allotment requisitions or allotments in force concerning [(1) aid to municipalities; or (2)] any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch, except that the Governor may propose an aggregate allotment reduction of a specified amount in accordance with this section for the legislative or judicial branch. If the Governor proposes to reduce allotment requisitions or allotments in force for any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, at least five days before the effective date of such proposed reductions, notify the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives of any such proposal affecting the legislative branch and the Chief Justice of any such proposal affecting the judicial branch. Such notification shall include the amounts, effective dates and reasons necessitating the proposed reductions. Not later than three days after receipt of such notification, the president pro tempore or the speaker, or both, or the Chief Justice, as appropriate, may notify the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in writing, of any objection to the proposed reductions. The committee may hold a public hearing on such proposed reductions. Such proposed reductions shall become effective unless they are rejected by a two-thirds vote of the members of the committee not later than fifteen days after receipt of the notification of objection to the proposed reductions. If the committee rejects such proposed reductions, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall present an alternative plan to achieve such reductions to the president pro tempore and the speaker for any such proposal affecting the legislative branch or to the Chief Justice for any such proposal affecting the judicial branch. If proposed reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force for any budgeted agency of the legislative or judicial branch are not rejected, such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the Chief Justice, as appropriate. The Joint Committee on Legislative Management or the Chief Justice, as appropriate, shall submit such reductions to the Governor through the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management not later than ten days after the proposed reductions become effective.

Sec. 8. Subsection (a) of section 4-87 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Whenever any specific appropriation of a budgeted agency proves insufficient to pay the expenditures required for the statutory purposes for which such appropriation was made, the Governor may, at the request of the budgeted agency, transfer from any other specific appropriation of such budgeted agency such amount as the Governor deems necessary to meet such expenditures, except that transfers made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education may be made only at the close of the fiscal year. No transfer to or from any specific appropriation of a sum or sums of over two hundred fifty thousand dollars or [ten] fifteen per cent of any such specific appropriation, whichever is less, shall be made under this section in any one fiscal year without the consent of the Finance Advisory Committee except for transfer made from appropriations for fringe benefits to the operating funds of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education. Notification of all transfers made shall be sent to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, through the Office of Fiscal Analysis.

Sec. 9. Section 5-276b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Whenever a monetary settlement is awarded pursuant to an interest arbitration proceeding conducted pursuant to section 5-276a, [and such award is not rejected by the legislature pursuant to section 5-278,] and payment is not made in accordance with the terms of such [settlement within] award not later than sixty days [of] after the date such award was [issued] approved by the legislature, the party liable for such payment shall be required to pay interest, at the rate of five per cent per annum, on such overdue payment, calculated from the date the award was [issued] approved.

(b) Whenever a monetary settlement is awarded pursuant to a state employee grievance arbitration proceeding, and payment is not made in accordance with the terms of such settlement [within thirty] not later than sixty days [of] after the date such award was issued, the party liable for such payment shall be required to pay interest, at the rate of five per cent per annum, on such overdue payment, calculated from the date the award was issued. The filing of a motion to vacate such award shall not toll the sixty-day time period set forth in this subsection.

Sec. 10. Subsection (b) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Any agreement reached by the negotiators shall be reduced to writing. The agreement, together with a request for funds necessary to fully implement such agreement and for approval of any provisions of the agreement which are in conflict with any statute or any regulation of any state agency, and any arbitration award, issued in accordance with section 5-276a, together with a statement setting forth the amount of funds necessary to implement such award, shall be filed by the bargaining representative of the employer with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate [within] not later than ten days after the date on which such agreement is reached or such award is distributed. The General Assembly may approve any such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. The General Assembly may reject any such award as a whole by a two-thirds vote of either house if it determines that there are insufficient funds for full implementation of the award. If rejected, the matter shall be returned to the parties for further bargaining. Once approved by the General Assembly, any provision of an agreement or award need not be resubmitted by the parties to such agreement or award as part of a future contract approval process unless changes in the language of such provision are negotiated by such parties. Any supplemental understanding reached between such parties containing provisions which would supersede any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of any state agency or would require additional state funding shall be submitted to the General Assembly for approval in the same manner as agreements and awards. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such agreement or award [within] not later than thirty days after the date of filing. If the General Assembly is not in session when such agreement or award is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly [within] not later than ten days [of] after the first day of the next regular session or special session called for such purpose. The agreement or award shall [be deemed approved if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty days after such filing or submission] not be implemented unless approved by the General Assembly. The thirty-day period shall not begin or expire unless the General Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any agreement or award filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session.

Sec. 11. Subsection (d) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) No provision of any general statute or special act shall prevent negotiations between an employer and an employee organization which has been designated as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, from continuing after the final date for setting the state budget. An agreement between an employer and an employee organization shall be valid and in force under its terms when entered into in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and signed by the chief executive officer or administrator as a ministerial act. Such terms may not make any such agreement effective on a date prior to the date on which the agreement is entered. No publication thereof shall be required to make it effective. The procedure for the making of an agreement between the employer and an employee organization provided by sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, shall be the exclusive method for making a valid agreement for employees represented by an employee organization, and any provisions in any general statute or special act to the contrary shall not apply to such an agreement.

Sec. 12. Section 19a-73b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of Public Health may apply for and receive money from public and private sources and from the federal government for the purpose of funding, in whole or in part, a comprehensive cancer program. [Any payment to the state as a settlement of a court action of which the proceeds may be used for health shall be deposited in an account designated for use by the department for comprehensive cancer initiative.]

Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any payment to the state as a settlement of a court action shall, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, be deposited in the state's trust fund for other post employment benefits, the State Employees Retirement Fund or the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

Sec. 14. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall prepare biennial budget documents for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, that begin to implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) by maintaining balanced operations and make any other provisions, as appropriate, for the implementation of such plan as is presented to the General Assembly pursuant to the requirements in subsection (b) of this section. The secretary shall coordinate measures taken towards the implementation of GAAP with the offices of the Comptroller, Treasurer and the Auditors of Public Accounts.

(b) Not later than sixty days after the Governor's transmittal to the General Assembly of the biennial budget document for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the secretary shall present to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and finance, revenue and bonding a written plan to bring the state into compliance with GAAP. The secretary or his designee shall be available to appear before said committees to answer questions related to such plan at the invitation of said committees.

(c) Not later than sixty days after the Governor's transmittal to the General Assembly of the midterm budget adjustments for the biennial budget for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the secretary shall submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and revenue, finance and bonding a status report on the adoption and implementation of the plan presented to such committees pursuant to subsection (b) of this section. The secretary or his designee shall be available to appear before said committees to answer questions related to such plan at the invitation of said committees.

Sec. 15. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Comptroller, in carrying out accounting processes and financial reporting that meet constitutional needs, shall provide for the budgetary and financial reporting needs of the Legislative Department and the Judicial Department and the constituent units of the state system of higher education, as defined in section 10a-1 of the general statutes, as may be necessary through the CORE-CT system.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Comptroller and the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall develop a plan for providing for the human resources requirements of the Legislative Department and the Judicial Department and the constituent units of the state system of higher education, as defined in section 10a-1 of the general statutes, as may be necessary through the CORE-CT system. Such plan shall be implemented not later than June 30, 2013.

Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the statutes to the contrary, nonfaculty hiring within the public higher education system and positions within the Division of Criminal Justice shall follow the same review and approval process as other agencies within the executive branch.

Sec. 17. Sections 1-81a, 1-205a, 4-67v and 9-7c of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2011)

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

Section 1

from passage

4-30a(a)

Sec. 2

from passage

4-30b

Sec. 3

July 1, 2011

4-72

Sec. 4

from passage

4-73

Sec. 5

July 1, 2011

4-74

Sec. 6

July 1, 2011

4-74a

Sec. 7

from passage

4-85

Sec. 8

from passage

4-87(a)

Sec. 9

from passage

5-276b

Sec. 10

from passage

5-278(b)

Sec. 11

from passage

5-278(d)

Sec. 12

from passage

19a-73b

Sec. 13

from passage

New section

Sec. 14

July 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 15

July 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 16

July 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 17

July 1, 2011

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

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