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Governor's Bill No. 5027

February Session, 2012

 

LCO No. 539

 

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Referred to Committee on Government Administration and Elections

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

 

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION, CONSOLIDATION AND MODIFICATION OF VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

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

Section 1. Section 1-1n of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

As used in sections 4a-60, 8-169s, 8-265c, 8-294, 8-315, 10-15c, 10-153, 10a-6, 11-24b, 16-245r, 16-247r, 28-15, 31-22p, 31-57e, [32-204,] 32-277, 38a-358, 42-125a, 42-125b, 46a-81aa, as amended by this act, 52-571d and 53-37a, "gender identity or expression" means a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth, which gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence including, but not limited to, medical history, care or treatment of the gender-related identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity or any other evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held, part of a person's core identity or not being asserted for an improper purpose.

Sec. 2. Subsection (l) of section 1-79 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(l) "Quasi-public agency" means the Connecticut Development Authority, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority, Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Connecticut Housing Authority, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, [Lower Fairfield County Convention Center Authority,] Capital City Economic Development Authority, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Connecticut Airport Authority, Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut and Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.

Sec. 3. Section 4-67f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish a program for the purpose of financing state agency projects to reduce costs and increase efficiencies through capital investment, including, but not limited to, projects to use new technologies, improved equipment and energy efficiency measures. Any state agency may submit a request for such funding to the secretary.

(b) The secretary shall establish a program for the purpose of allocation of awards to individual state employees or groups of state employees who present ideas for innovations within their agencies which improve the delivery of services or reduce agency costs.

[(c) There is established an innovations review panel consisting of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or his designee, two representatives of state agencies selected by the secretary, two representatives of collective bargaining units representing state employees selected by the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition and five public members, including at least two representatives of the business community. The Governor, president pro tempore of the Senate, minority leader of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives and minority leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint one such public member. Said panel shall review and evaluate requests for funding for projects and awards pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section and recommend projects and awards to the secretary.

(d) Not later than June 30, 1995, and annually thereafter, the innovations review panel shall identify and quantify the savings realized through the implementation of employee recommendations sponsored by the panel, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall certify the accuracy of such quantification. On July 1, 1995, and annually thereafter, fifty per cent of the unexpended savings realized during the preceding fiscal year through the implementation of an employee recommendation sponsored by the innovations review panel shall accrue to the agency which implemented the recommendation, provided such savings (1) shall so accrue only for the first year of the project, and (2) shall not exceed two million dollars in the aggregate for any one agency in any year.]

Sec. 4. Section 4-67m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with each budgeted state agency, shall develop, for state budgeting purposes, specific biennial goals and objectives and quantifiable outcome measures, which shall not be limited to measures of activities, for each program, service and state grant administered or provided by such agency. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit an annual report concerning such goals, objectives and measures to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to the agency. For the biennium beginning July 1, 1995, and for each biennium thereafter, the annual report shall include an evaluation of the impact of each program, service and state contract on the family.

(b) The goals, objectives and measures developed for each such agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be implemented for the biennium beginning July 1, 1993. The Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with each such agency, shall review and revise such goals, objectives and measures for each biennium thereafter.

[(c) For the biennium beginning July 1, 1995, and for each biennium thereafter, the annual report submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall evaluate the progress of budgeted state agencies in achieving benchmarks established under section 4-67r.]

Sec. 5. Section 4d-90 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

[(a) There is established a Geospatial Information Systems Council consisting of the following members, or their designees: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; (2) the Commissioners of Energy and Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development, Transportation, Public Health, Construction Services, Administrative Services, Agriculture, Emergency Services and Public Protection and Social Services; (3) the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education; (4) the president of The University of Connecticut; (5) one member who is a user of geospatial information systems appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate representing a municipality with a population of more than sixty thousand; (6) one member who is a user of geospatial information systems appointed by the minority leader of the Senate representing a regional planning agency; (7) one member who is a user of geospatial information systems appointed by the Governor representing a municipality with a population of less than sixty thousand but more than thirty thousand; (8) one member who is a user of geospatial information systems appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives representing a municipality with a population of less than thirty thousand; (9) one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives who is a user of geospatial information systems; (10) the Adjutant General of the Military Department; and (11) any other persons the council deems necessary appointed by the council. The Governor shall select the chairperson from among the members. The chairperson shall administer the affairs of the council. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the authority making the appointment. Members shall receive no compensation for their services on said council, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Said council shall hold one meeting each calendar quarter and such additional meetings as may be prescribed by council rules. In addition, special meetings may be called by the chairperson or by any three members upon delivery of forty-eight hours written notice to each member.]

(a) The Office of Policy and Management shall constitute a successor department to the Geospatial Systems Information Council in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

(b) The [council] Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, within available appropriations, shall coordinate a uniform geospatial information system capacity for municipalities, regional planning agencies, the state and others, as needed, which shall include provisions for (1) creation, maintenance and dissemination of geographic information or imagery that may be used to (A) precisely identify certain locations or areas, or (B) create maps or information profiles in graphic or electronic form about particular locations or areas, and (2) promotion of a forum in which geospatial information may be centralized and distributed. In establishing such capacity, the [council] secretary shall consult with municipalities, regional planning agencies, state agencies and other users of geospatial information system technology. The purpose of any such system shall be to provide guidance or assistance to municipal and state officials in the areas of land use planning, transportation, economic development, environmental, cultural and natural resources management, the delivery of public services and other areas, as necessary.

(c) The [council] secretary may apply for federal grants and may accept and expend such grants on behalf of the state. [through the Office of Policy and Management.]

(d) The [council] secretary shall, within available appropriations, [shall] administer a program of technical assistance to municipalities and regional planning agencies to develop geospatial information systems and shall periodically recommend improvements to the geospatial information system provided for in subsection (b) of this section.

(e) On or before January 1, [2006] 2013, and annually thereafter, the [council] secretary shall submit, in accordance with section 11-4a, a report on activities under this section to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development.

Sec. 6. Subsection (c) of section 8-336f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(c) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may provide a local housing partnership with an initial designation under the Connecticut housing partnership program upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the local housing partnership has been formed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section and that sufficient local resources have been committed to the local housing partnership. Upon such initial designation, the commissioner shall provide technical assistance to the local housing partnership which assistance shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following: (1) The assignment of a primary contact person in the Department of Economic and Community Development to work directly with the local housing partnership, (2) obtaining assistance from other state agencies, regional planning agencies [,] and regional housing councils [and the Housing Advisory Committee, provided for under section 8-385,] on behalf of the local housing partnership when necessary, (3) assisting the local housing partnership in developing a comprehensive local housing strategy, (4) assisting the local housing partnership in identifying available local resources, (5) discussing possible ways to create affordable housing through the use of conventional and alternative financing and through public and private land use controls, (6) explaining the requirements of and the types of assistance available under state housing programs, and (7) providing information and advice concerning available federal and private financial assistance for all aspects of housing development.

Sec. 7. Section 10a-112g of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut shall be the State Museum of Art. The museum shall collect, preserve and research works of art and prepare public exhibits at the museum and educational exhibits and programs that may be used by colleges, universities, schools, libraries, institutions, appropriate state agencies or other public organizations.

(b) [There is established] The Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut may establish an advisory committee to advise the president of The University of Connecticut with respect to the policies, collections, programs, activities and operations of the State Museum of Art. [The advisory committee shall consist of eleven members as follows: The Commissioner of Education and the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or their designees; two members of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development; and seven persons nominated by the president of The University of Connecticut and appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a member of the board of trustees of the university, one of whom shall be an alumnus of the university and five of whom shall be private citizens representing various geographic areas of the state and widely known for their knowledge, competence and experience in connection with the visual arts. The advisory committee shall elect a member who is a private citizen as its chairperson.]

Sec. 8. Subsection (e) of section 10-392 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(e) Wherever the words "State Commission on the Arts", "Connecticut Historical Commission", "Office of Tourism", "Connecticut Film, Video and Media Office" and "Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film" are used in the following sections of the general statutes, or in any public or special act of the 2003 or 2004 session the words "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-110f, 3-110h, 3-110i, 4-9a, 4b-53, 4b-60, 4b-64, 4b-66a, 7-147a, 7-147b, 7-147c, 7-147j, 7-147p, 7-147q, 7-147y, 8-2j, 10-382, 10-384, 10-385, 10-386, 10-387, 10-388, 10-389, 10-391, 10a-111a, 10a-112, 10a-112b, 10a-112g, 11-6a, 12-376d, 13a-252, 19a-315b, 19a-315c, 22a-1d, 22a-19b, 25-102qq, [25-109q,] 29-259 and 32-6a.

Sec. 9. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 10a-1e of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(b) Wherever the term "Department of Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "Board of Regents for Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 4-89, 4-124x, 4-124y, 4-124aa, 4a-11, 4d-82, as amended by this act, 5-155a, 5-198, 10-8c, 10-76i, 10-145b, 10-221a, 10a-1, 10a-8b, 10a-8c, 10a-10, 10a-12, 10a-14, 10a-17, 10a-19c, 10a-19e, 10a-19f, 10a-19g, 10a-19i, 10a-25, 10a-25n, 10a-48, 10a-54, 10a-55g, 10a-65, 10a-77a, 10a-99a, 10a-109i, 10a-151, [10a-161b,] 10a-163, 10a-163b, 10a-169a, 10a-169b, 10a-170a, 10a-170e, 10a-170i, 10a-170l, 10a-170r, 10a-170t, 10a-170u, 11-1, 17a-52, 17a-215c and 20-206bb.

(c) Wherever the term "Commissioner of Higher Education" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-22e, 4-124x, 4-124y, 4-124aa, 10-1, 10-16p, 10-16z, 10a-19d, 10a-19e, 10a-19f, 10a-19h, 10a-48, 10a-48b, 10a-55a, 10a-77a, 10a-99a, 10a-109i, 10a-112g, 10a-144, 10a-150, 10a-150b, 10a-161a, [10a-161b,] 10a-163, 10a-169a, 10a-169b, 10a-170c, 10a-170d, 10a-170i, 10a-170k, 10a-170s, 10a-170t, 10a-203, 10a-224, 12-413b, 17a-52, 32-4f, 32-35 and 32-39.

Sec. 10. Subsection (a) of section 10a-55i of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established a Higher Education Consolidation Committee which shall be convened by the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education or such chairpersons' designee, who shall be a member of such joint standing committee. The membership of the Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall consist of the higher education subcommittee on appropriations and the chairpersons, vice chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and appropriations. The Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall establish a meeting and public hearing schedule for purposes of receiving updates from the Board of Regents for Higher Education on the progress of the consolidation of the state system of higher education pursuant to section 4-9c, [subsection (a) of section 4d-90,] subsection (g) of section 5-160, section 5-199d, subsection (a) of section 7-323k, subsection (a) of section 7-608, subsection (a) of section 10-9, section 10-155d, subdivision (14) of section 10-183b, sections 10a-1a to 10a-1d, inclusive, 10a-3 and 10a-3a, subsection (a) of section 10a-6a, sections 10a-6b, 10a-8, 10a-10a to 10a-11a, inclusive, 10a-17d and 10a-22a, subsections (f) and (h) of section 10a-22b, subsections (c) and (d) of section 10a-22d, sections 10a-22h and 10a-22k, subsection (a) of section 10a-22n, sections 10a-22r, 10a-22s, 10a-22u, 10a-22v, 10a-22x and 10a-34 to 10a-35a, inclusive, subsection (e) of section 10a-37, sections 10a-38 to 10a-40, inclusive, 10a-42 and 10a-42g, subsection (a) of section 10a-48a, sections 10a-55i, as amended by this act, 10a-71 and 10a-72, subsections (c) and (f) of section 10a-77, section 10a-88, subsection (a) of section 10a-89, subsection (c) of section 10a-99 and sections 10a-102, 10a-104, 10a-105, 10a-109e, 10a-143, 10a-163a, 10a-164a, 10a-168a and 10a-170. The Higher Education Consolidation Committee shall convene its first meeting on or before September 15, 2011, and meet not less than once every two months until September 15, 2012.

Sec. 11. Section 12-62f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish a state-wide program of financial assistance to municipalities to improve municipal assessment and tax collection practices. Such financial assistance, within the limits of funds made available for such purpose, shall be in the form of a grant-in-aid to each municipality to develop or modify a state certified computer-assisted mass appraisal system for the purpose of revaluation, as required in section 12-62, the training of municipal personnel in the proper use of such system, the acquisition of software packages, hardware, programming, data conversion or data entry. Whenever used in this section, "municipality" means any town, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough.

(b) The secretary shall [, after consultation with the board created by subsection (f) of this section, on or before December 1, 1988,] develop minimum standards for the certification of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system and [on or before December 1, 1995,] adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, setting minimum computer-assisted mass appraisal revaluation standards and computerized administrative standards. A municipality which intends to develop or modify a computer-assisted mass appraisal system as provided in subsection (a) of this section, may apply to the secretary for a grant-in-aid, [on or after January 1, 1989,] in such form and manner as said secretary shall prescribe. The secretary shall review each such application, and shall [, after consultation with the board created by subsection (f) of this section,] approve the municipality's proposed use of the grant-in-aid, provided it has been shown to [his] the secretary's satisfaction that the intended development or modification of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system will (1) meet the minimum computer-assisted mass appraisal revaluation standards and computerized administrative standard requirements as established by the secretary, (2) ensure a more accurate revaluation and (3) serve to improve both assessment and tax collection practices in the municipality.

(c) (1) Each municipality whose application for state financial assistance has been approved by the secretary shall receive a grant-in-aid on the basis of its population, as determined by the most recent estimates of the Department of Public Health. The amount of such grant-in-aid to any municipality with revaluation, as required in section 12-62, becoming effective in any of the years 1987 to 1996, inclusive, shall be as follows: (A) Twenty-five thousand dollars to each municipality with a population of less than twenty thousand; (B) thirty-five thousand dollars to each municipality with a population of at least twenty thousand but less than fifty thousand; (C) fifty thousand dollars to each municipality with a population of at least fifty thousand but less than one hundred thousand; and (D) sixty thousand dollars to each municipality with a population of one hundred thousand or more. Each municipality that completed a revaluation which became effective in the years from 1987 to 1996, inclusive, and qualified for the grants-in-aid provided for in this section, shall be eligible for an additional grant-in-aid equal to an amount not to exceed ten per cent of the grant-in-aid limit of the grant for which they originally qualified provided the additional grant-in-aid shall be used for training and for installations and modifications which are acquired and certified to be in compliance with the minimum computer-assisted mass appraisal revaluation standards and computerized administrative standards developed in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(2) A municipality that conducted a revaluation as required in section 12-62 without postponement or extension, but not between January 1, 1987, and December 31, 1996, shall be eligible to apply for and receive a grant and an additional grant-in-aid under subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) No municipality shall be eligible to receive a grant and an additional grant-in-aid pursuant to this section more than once.

(d) Upon approval of an application for state financial assistance, the secretary shall certify to the Comptroller the amount due to the municipality. Not later than five business days after such certification, the Comptroller shall draw his or her order on the Treasurer, who shall pay the grant to the municipality.

(e) The secretary shall periodically monitor a municipality's use of such grant-in-aid, to ensure full compliance with the provisions of this section. Each municipality receiving a grant-in-aid under this section shall for a period of two years following receipt of such grant-in-aid maintain all invoices, purchase orders and other evidence of expenditures related to the grant-in-aid.

[(f) There is created a computer-assisted mass appraisal systems advisory board. Said board shall consist of seven Connecticut municipal assessors, one each to be appointed by the Governor, the president pro tempore, the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate and the speaker, the majority leader and the minority leader of the House of Representatives. The members shall choose a chairman from the membership. Said board shall have such powers and duties as are set forth in subsection (b) of this section.]

Sec. 12. Subsection (a) of section 13b-17 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The commissioner may issue rules and regulations for the efficient conduct of the business of the department. The commissioner may delegate (1) to the Deputy Commissioner of Transportation any of his duties and responsibilities; (2) to the deputy commissioner for an operating bureau any of his duties and responsibilities which relate to the functions to be performed by that bureau; [(3) to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission any of his duties and responsibilities which relate to the functions to be performed by the commission; and (4)] and (3) to other officers, employees and agents of the department any of his duties and responsibilities that the commissioner deems appropriate, to be exercised under his supervision and direction.

Sec. 13. Subsection (a) of section 13b-57d of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) As used in [subsection (e) of section 13b-11a,] this section and sections 13b-57f, 13b-57h, 13b-212d and 14-270e:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Transportation;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation;

(3) "TIA corridor plan" means a twenty-year strategic plan for transportation in a corridor and any updates or other revisions to such plan;

(4) "Transportation project" means any planning, capital or operating project with regard to transportation undertaken by the state;

(5) "Local planning agency" means a metropolitan planning organization, as provided in 23 USC 134, a regional planning agency, as provided in section 8-31a, a regional council of elected officials, as defined in subdivision (2) of section 4-124i, or a council, as defined in subsection (f) of section 4-124c;

(6) "TIA" means transportation investment area;

(7) "Coastal corridor" and "coastal corridor TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Branford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, New Milford, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Thomaston, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Wolcott, Woodbridge and Woodbury;

(8) "I-84 corridor" and "I-84 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Andover, Ansonia, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Canton, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Derby, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Litchfield, Manchester, Marlborough, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Thomaston, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Winchester, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott and Woodbury;

(9) "I-91 corridor" and "I-91 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bethany, Bloomfield, Bolton, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Newington, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Wallingford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Woodbridge;

(10) "I-395 corridor" and "I-395 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham and Woodstock;

(11) "Southeast corridor" and "Southeast corridor TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Bozrah, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Lyme, Essex, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford and Westbrook; and

(12) "Modal" means a mode of transportation, and "multimodal" means two or more modes of transportation.

Sec. 14. Section 13b-212a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall develop a contingency plan for any disruption of rail passenger service on the New Haven line including the New Canaan, Waterbury and Danbury branches due to a strike, equipment failure, malfunction of the Cos Cob generating plant or any other event that would require passengers to seek alternative transportation, and submit the plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation on or before January 15, 1986. The commissioner shall regularly review the contingency plan and shall regularly consult with town and municipal officials [, the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission] and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation concerning the contingency plan. The contingency plan shall include specific provisions concerning weekend rail service, service on the New Haven line and the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, service for commuters traveling to New Haven in the morning and to New York in the evening and service to areas between New Haven and New York. The commissioner may revise the contingency plan whenever he deems it necessary.

(b) The Commissioner of Transportation shall designate one or more persons, associations or corporations engaged in the operation of motor bus services in accordance with the provisions of chapter 244 to provide transportation services to rail passengers during any disruption of rail service on the New Haven line, or any branch of such line. The commissioner shall specify the name and address of any such person, association or corporation in a revised contingency plan developed in accordance with the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall submit such plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation on or before January 15, 1987.

Sec. 15. Section 13b-212c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The Metro North New Haven Rail Commuter Council shall study and investigate all aspects of the daily operation of the New Haven commuter railroad line, monitor its performance and recommend changes to improve the efficiency and the quality of service of the operation of such line. The council may request and shall receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission, agency, public authority of the state or any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as it requests and will enable it to properly carry out its activities for the purposes set forth herein. The council shall report its findings and recommendations annually on or before January fifteenth, to the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation, [the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission,] the General Assembly, the Metro North Rail Commuter Council located in New York and the management advisory board of the office of the inspector general of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority located in New York.

Sec. 16. Section 16-331c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

Each community antenna television company, as defined in section 16-1, shall annually contribute to the advisory council in its franchise area an amount not less than two thousand dollars. [and to the State-wide Community Antenna Television Advisory Council an amount not less than two hundred dollars.] A local advisory council may at its option receive any or all of its funding through in-kind services of the community antenna television company. [The State-wide Community Antenna Television Advisory Council and each] Each local advisory council shall annually, on January thirty-first, provide the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority with an accounting of any funding or services received.

Sec. 17. Subsection (b) of section 16-331cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(b) The moneys in said account shall be expended by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority as follows: (1) Fifty per cent of said moneys shall be available to local community antenna television and video advisory councils; the state-wide [community antenna television and] video advisory [councils] council; public, educational and governmental programmers and public, educational and governmental studio operators to subsidize capital and equipment costs related to producing and procuring such programming, and (2) fifty per cent of said moneys shall be available to boards of education and other education entities for education technology initiatives.

Sec. 18. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 19a-6h of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established a State-wide Primary Care Access Authority. The authority shall consist of the Commissioners of Public Health and Social Services, the Comptroller [, the chairpersons of the HealthFirst Connecticut Authority established under section 19a-6g] and the following members: One each appointed by the Connecticut Primary Care Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Connecticut Nurses Association, the Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Connecticut Community Providers Association and the Weitzman Center for Innovation In Community Health and Primary Care and two each by the Commissioner of Public Health. Members shall serve for a term of four years commencing on August 1, 2007. All initial appointments to the committee shall be made by July 15, 2007. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(b) The [chairpersons of the HealthFirst Connecticut Authority established under section 19a-6g shall serve as cochairpersons of the] members of the State-wide Primary Care Access Authority shall elect two chairpersons from among the members of the authority. Members shall serve without compensation but shall, within available appropriations, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.

Sec. 19. Section 20-650 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

As used in [sections 20-650] this section and sections 20-652 to 20-656, inclusive, as amended by this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

[(1) "Board" means the State Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters appointed under the provisions of section 20-651;]

(1) "Department" means the Department of Consumer Protection;

(2) "Licensed shorthand reporter" means any person who holds a license to practice shorthand reporting in this state under the authority of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive] this chapter; and

(3) "Shorthand reporting" means making a verbatim record of the spoken word by the use of written symbols, either manually or by the use of a stenotype machine or computer aided stenotype transcription machine, for the purpose of reporting arbitration proceedings, administrative hearings, depositions, or other proceedings or matters for the use of the courts of this state.

Sec. 20. Section 20-652 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

On and after January 1, 1999, no person shall use the title "shorthand reporter", "court reporter" or similar designation, or display or use any words, letters, figures, title, advertisement or other device to indicate that such person is a shorthand reporter, or engage in the practice of shorthand reporting for compensation in this state, unless such person is licensed in accordance with the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive] this chapter, except as provided in section 20-655, as amended by this act.

Sec. 21. Section 20-653 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) Any person seeking a license under the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive,] this chapter shall apply to the [board] Department of Consumer Protection in writing on a form provided by the [board] department. Such application shall include the applicant's name, residence address, business address and such other information as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may require by regulation adopted in accordance with chapter 54. [upon the recommendation of the board.]

(b) Each application for a license under the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive,] this chapter shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred dollars and a license fee of one hundred ninety dollars. The fee for the renewal of any license issued under the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive,] this chapter shall be one hundred ninety dollars.

Sec. 22. Section 20-654 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) No person shall receive a license under the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive,] this chapter until such person has passed an examination which shall be substantially similar to the examination of the National Court Reporters Association, or has submitted evidence satisfactory to the [board] department that such person is a Registered Professional Reporter of the National Court Reporters Association or its equivalent.

(b) If the applicant satisfies the requirements of this section, upon payment of the fee required by section 20-653, as amended by this act, [the board shall authorize] the Department of Consumer Protection [to] shall issue a license to the applicant, showing that the person named in such license is entitled to engage in the practice of shorthand reporting in this state in accordance with the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive] this chapter. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 21a-10, any such license shall be valid for a period of three years.

(c) Any license issued under the provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive] this chapter, upon payment of the fee required by section 20-653, as amended by this act, may be renewed for a period of three years. As a condition of any such renewal, the licensee shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the [board] department that the licensee has completed not less than thirty continuing education credits since receipt of the initial license or the previous license renewal. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall, by regulation adopted in accordance with chapter 54, [and upon the recommendation of the board,] establish requirements for (1) the continuing education of licensed shorthand reporters; (2) the form and content of the examination shorthand reporters are required to pass to satisfy the licensure requirements set forth in subsection (a) of [section 20-654] this section; and (3) such other matters as the commissioner deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

Sec. 23. Section 20-655 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The provisions of [sections 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive,] this chapter do not apply to: (1) Any person who is employed by this state as a court reporter or shorthand reporter, whether compensated on a salary or a per diem basis, but only to the extent such person performs such court reporting or shorthand reporting in the course of such person's employment with the state; and (2) any person who is employed by the United States as a court reporter for the federal courts located in this state.

Sec. 24. Section 20-656 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The [board] department, after a hearing conducted in accordance with chapter 54, [and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of section 21a-9,] may suspend or revoke the license of a shorthand reporter if the holder of such license: (1) Has been convicted of a felony, subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, or (2) has been found by the [board] department to have: (A) Knowingly made a false, misleading or deceptive representation relating to his or her work as a shorthand reporter, or (B) violated any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(b) Any person who has had a license suspended or revoked pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may reapply to the [board] department for reinstatement of such person's license immediately after the license suspension period has elapsed or not earlier than ninety days after the license has been revoked.

(c) In addition to any action that may be taken by the [board] department pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, [or subsection (c) of section 21a-9, the board] the department may suspend or revoke the license of a shorthand reporter [under subdivision (7) of section 21a-7] for:

(1) Failing to deliver a transcript to a client or a court in a timely manner;

(2) Producing an incomplete transcript, except upon the order of a court, agreement of the parties or request of a party;

(3) Failing to charge all parties or their attorneys the same rate for like services performed in a proceeding, including any charge for a copy of the transcript;

(4) Failing to notify all parties or their attorneys of a request for all or part of a transcript in sufficient time for copies to be prepared and delivered to such parties or attorneys simultaneously with the delivery of the original request;

(5) (A) Giving, directly or indirectly, any gift, incentive, reward or other thing of value to an attorney, the attorney's clients, or the representatives or agents of such attorney or clients, or (B) directly or indirectly benefiting from or being employed as a result of any gift, incentive, reward or other thing of value given by any person to an attorney, the attorney's clients, or the representatives or agents of such attorney or clients;

(6) The reporting of any proceeding where the licensed shorthand reporter is a relative of a party to the proceeding or an attorney representing a party to the proceeding within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity;

(7) The reporting of any proceeding where the licensed shorthand reporter has a financial interest in the proceeding or is associated with a firm which has a financial interest in the proceeding; or

(8) Producing a materially inaccurate transcript.

(d) A shorthand reporter licensed pursuant to this chapter shall display his or her shorthand reporter license number on any business card, stationery, transcript, advertisement or other document used by such reporter and pertaining to his or her practice of shorthand reporting.

(e) The [board] department may, after a hearing conducted in accordance with chapter 54 and regulations adopted pursuant to [subsection (a) of section 21a-9] this chapter, impose a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars on any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter or impose such civil penalty on any person who wilfully employs or supplies for employment or as an independent contractor a person who engages in the practice of shorthand reporting in this state in violation of section 20-652, as amended by this act.

Sec. 25. Subsection (a) of section 21-84a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established, within the Department of Consumer Protection, a Mobile Manufactured Home Advisory Council composed of [fifteen] fourteen members as follows: One member of the Connecticut Real Estate Commission, one employee of the Department of Economic and Community Development and one employee of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to be appointed by the Governor; an attorney-at-law specializing in mobile manufactured home matters to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; one town planner and one representative of the banking industry to be appointed by the Governor; three mobile manufactured home park owners, one to be appointed by the Governor, one to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; a representative of the mobile manufactured home industry to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; three mobile manufactured home park tenants or representatives of such tenants, each from different geographic areas of the state, one to be appointed by the Governor, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate [;] and a senior citizen, who is either a resident of a mobile manufactured home park or a representative of other senior citizens who reside in mobile manufactured home parks. [, and a representative of the Housing Advisory Committee to be appointed by the Governor.] The mobile manufactured home park owners and the representative of the mobile manufactured home industry shall be appointed from a list submitted to the appointing authorities by the Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association or its successor, if such organization or successor exists. The mobile manufactured home park tenants or tenant representatives and the senior citizen shall be appointed from a list submitted to the appointing authorities by the Connecticut Manufactured Home Owners Alliance or its successor, if such organization or successor exists. The Governor shall appoint a chairperson from among the members of the council. Members shall serve for a term coterminous with the term of the Governor or until their successors are appointed, whichever is later. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority for the position which has become vacant. Members of the council shall not be compensated for their services. Any council member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from office.

Sec. 26. Subsection (c) of section 22a-2d of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(c) Wherever the words "Commissioner of Environmental Protection" are used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the words "Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-7, 3-100, 4-5, 4-168, 4a-57, 4a-67d, 4b-15a, 4b-21, 5-238a, 7-121d, 7-131, 7-131a, 7-131d, 7-131e, 7-131f, 7-131g, 7-131i, 7-131l, 7-131t, 7-131u, 7-136h, 7-137c, 7-147, 7-151a, 7-151b, 7-245, 7-246, 7-246f, 7-247, 7-249a, 7-323o, 7-374, 7-487, 8-336f, as amended by this act, 10-231b, 10-231c, 10-231d, 10-231g, 10-382, 10-388, 10-389, 10-391, 12-81, 12-81r, 12-107d, 12-217mm, 12-263m, 12-407, 12-412, 13a-80i, 13a-94, 13a-142a, 13a-142b, 13a-142e, 13a-175j, [13b-11a,] 13b-38x, 13b-51, 13b-56, 13b-57, 13b-329, 14-21e, 14-21i, 14-21s, 14-65a, 14-67l, 14-80a, 14-100b, 14-164c, 14-164h, 14-164i, 14-164k, 14-164o, 15-11a, 15-121, 15-125, 15-127, 15-130, 15-133a, 15-133c, 15-140a, 15-140c, 15-140d, 15-140e, 15-140f, 15-140j, 15-140o, 15-140u, 15-140v, 15-141, 15-142, 15-143, 15-144, 15-145, 15-149a, 15-149b, 15-150a, 15-151, 15-154, 15-154a, 15-155, 15-155d, 15-156, 15-174, 16-2, 16-11a, 16-19e, 16-19g, 16-50c, 16-50d, 16-50j, 16-261a, 16a-3, 16a-21a, 16a-27, 16a-35h, 16a-38k, 16a-103, 16a-106, 19a-35a, 19a-47, 19a-102a, 19a-330, 19a-341, 21-84b, 22-6c, 22-11h, 22-26cc, 22-81a, 22-91c, 22-350a, 22-358, 22a-1g, 22a-2a, 22a-5b, 22a-5c, 22a-6, 22a-6a, 22a-6b, 22a-6e, 22a-6f, 22a-6g, 22a-6h, 22a-6i, 22a-6j, 22a-6k, 22a-6l, 22a-6m, 22a-6n, 22a-6p, 22a-6s, 22a-6u, 22a-6v, 22a-6w, 22a-6y, 22a-6z, 22a-6aa, 22a-6bb, 22a-6cc, 22a-7a, 22a-7b, 22a-8a, 22a-10, 22a-13, 22a-16a, 22a-21, 22a-21b, 22a-21c, 22a-21d, 22a-21h, 22a-21j, 22a-22, 22a-25, 22a-26, 22a-27, 22a-27f, 22a-27l, 22a-27p, 22a-27r, 22a-27s, 22a-27t, 22a-27u, 22a-27v, 22a-27w, 22a-29, 22a-35a, 22a-38, 22a-42a, 22a-44, 22a-45a, 22a-45b, 22a-45c, 22a-45d, 22a-47, 22a-54, 22a-54a, 22a-56a, 22a-66a, 22a-66c, 22a-66j, 22a-66k, 22a-66l, 22a-66y, 22a-66z, 22a-68, 22a-93, 22a-106a, 22a-109, 22a-113n, 22a-113t, 22a-114, 22a-115, 22a-118, 22a-122, 22a-133a, 22a-133b, 22a-133k, 22a-133l, 22a-133m, 22a-133n, 22a-133u, 22a-133v, 22a-133w, 22a-133y, 22a-133z, 22a-133aa, 22a-133bb, 22a-133ee, 22a-134, 22a-134e, 22a-134f, 22a-134g, 22a-134h, 22a-134i, 22a-134k, 22a-134l, 22a-134m, 22a-134n, 22a-134p, 22a-134s, 22a-135, 22a-136, 22a-137, 22a-148, 22a-149, 22a-150, 22a-151, 22a-153, 22a-154, 22a-155, 22a-156, 22a-158, 22a-160, 22a-162, 22a-170, 22a-171, 22a-173, 22a-174c, 22a-174d, 22a-174e, 22a-174f, 22a-174g, 22a-174h, 22a-174i, 22a-174j, 22a-174k, 22a-174l, 22a-174m, 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-183, 22a-186, 22a-188, 22a-188a, as amended by this act, 22a-191, 22a-191a, 22a-192, 22a-193, 22a-194a, 22a-194c, 22a-194f, 22a-198, 22a-199, 22a-200, 22a-200a, 22a-200b, 22a-200c, 22a-201a, 22a-201b, 22a-207, 22a-208a, 22a-208b, 22a-208d, 22a-208e, 22a-208f, 22a-208g, 22a-208h, 22a-208j, 22a-208o, 22a-208p, 22a-208q, 22a-208v, 22a-208w, 22a-208x, 22a-208y, 22a-208aa, 22a-208bb, 22a-209a, 22a-209b, 22a-209d, 22a-209f, 22a-209g, 22a-209h, 22a-209i, 22a-213a, 22a-214, 22a-219b, 22a-219c, 22a-219e, 22a-220, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-222, 22a-223, 22a-225, 22a-227, 22a-228, 22a-230, 22a-231, 22a-233a, 22a-235, 22a-235a, 22a-237, 22a-238, 22a-239, 22a-240, 22a-240a, 22a-241, 22a-241a, 22a-241b, 22a-241g, 22a-241h, 22a-241j, 22a-245, 22a-245a, 22a-245b, 22a-245d, 22a-248, 22a-250, 22a-250a, 22a-250b, 22a-250c, 22a-252, 22a-255b, 22a-255c, 22a-255d, 22a-255f, 22a-255h, 22a-256b, 22a-256c, 22a-256i, 22a-256m, 22a-256o, 22a-256q, 22a-256r, 22a-256v, 22a-256y, 22a-256aa, 22a-260, 22a-264, 22a-283, 22a-285a, 22a-285d, 22a-285e, 22a-285g, 22a-285h, 22a-285j, 22a-295, 22a-300, 22a-308, 22a-309, 22a-314, 22a-315, 22a-316, 22a-317, 22a-318, 22a-319, 22a-320, 22a-321, 22a-322, 22a-324, 22a-326, 22a-328, 22a-336, 22a-337, 22a-339a, 22a-339b, 22a-339c, 22a-339d, 22a-339f, 22a-339g, 22a-339h, 22a-342a, 22a-349, 22a-349a, 22a-351, 22a-352, 22a-354b, 22a-354c, 22a-354d, 22a-354e, 22a-354f, 22a-354h, 22a-354i, 22a-354j, 22a-354k, 22a-354l, 22a-354p, 22a-354q, 22a-354t, 22a-354u, 22a-354v, 22a-354w, 22a-354x, 22a-354z, 22a-354aa, 22a-354bb, 22a-354cc, 22a-355, 22a-357, 22a-359, 22a-361, 22a-361a, 22a-363b, 22a-364, 22a-367, 22a-368a, 22a-378a, 22a-381, 22a-401, 22a-402, 22a-406, 22a-409, 22a-416, 22a-423, 22a-426, 22a-430b, 22a-430c, 22a-434a, 22a-439, 22a-439a, 22a-444, 22a-445, 22a-449, 22a-449e, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-449h, 22a-449i, 22a-449j, 22a-449k, 22a-449l, 22a-449n, 22a-449p, 22a-449q, 22a-450a, 22a-452a, 22a-452e, 22a-453a, 22a-454c, 22a-457a, 22a-457b, 22a-458, 22a-459, 22a-461, 22a-462, 22a-463, 22a-471, 22a-472, 22a-474, 22a-475, 22a-482, 22a-485, 22a-497, 22a-500, 22a-501, 22a-517, 22a-521, 22a-522, 22a-523, 22a-524, 22a-525, 22a-526, 22a-527, 22a-601, 22a-602, 22a-605, 22a-613, 22a-616, 22a-626, 22a-627, 22a-629, 22a-630, 22a-634, 22a-637, 22a-638, 22a-902, 23-4, 23-5, 23-5b, 23-6, 23-7, 23-8, 23-8b, 23-9a, 23-9b, 23-10, 23-10b, 23-10c, 23-10e, 23-10i, 23-11, 23-12, 23-13, 23-14, 23-15a, 23-15b, 23-16, 23-16a, 23-17, 23-18, 23-20, 23-21, 23-22, 23-23, 23-24, 23-24a, 23-25, 23-26b, 23-26c, 23-26d, 23-26f, 23-26g, 23-30, 23-31, 23-32, 23-32a, 23-33, 23-37a, 23-37b, 23-41, 23-61a, 23-61b, 23-61f, 23-65, 23-65f, 23-65g, 23-65h, 23-65i, 23-65j, 23-65l, 23-65m, 23-65n, 23-65o, 23-65p, 23-65q, 23-73, 23-75, 23-77, 23-101, 23-102, 24-2, 25-33e, 25-33k, 25-33m, 25-33o, 25-34, 25-68b, 25-68i, 25-68k, 25-68l, 25-68m, 25-68n, 25-71, 25-72, 25-74, 25-76, 25-80, 25-83a, 25-94, 25-95, 25-97, 25-102a, 25-102d, 25-102e, 25-102f, 25-102t, 25-102ii, 25-102qq, 25-102xx, 25-109e, [25-109q,] 25-131, 25-139, 25-155, 25-157, 25-178, 25-199, 25-199a, 25-201, 25-231, 26-1, 26-3, 26-3a, 26-3b, 26-3c, 26-5, 26-6, 26-6a, 26-7, 26-15, 26-17a, 26-18, 26-25a, 26-25b, 26-27, 26-27b, 26-27c, 26-27d, 26-28b, 26-29c, 26-30, 26-31, 26-31a, 26-40a, 26-40c, 26-46, 26-55, 26-65, 26-65a, 26-67b, 26-67c, 26-67e, 26-74, 26-80a, 26-86a, 26-86c, 26-86e, 26-91, 26-103, 26-107f, 26-107h, 26-107i, 26-115, 26-119, 26-141a, 26-141b, 26-141c, 26-142a, 26-142b, 26-157c, 26-157d, 26-157e, 26-157h, 26-157i, 26-159a, 26-186a, 26-192j, 26-297, 26-313, 26-314, 26-315, 26-316, 28-1b, 28-31, 29-32b, 32-1e, 32-9dd, 32-9kk, 32-9ll, 32-11a, 32-23x, 32-242, 32-242a, 32-664, 38a-684, 47-46a, 47-59b, 47-65, 47-65a, 47-66, 47-66d, 47-66g, 51-164n, 52-192, 52-473a, 53-190, 53a-44a, 53a-54b and 53a-217e.

Sec. 27. Subsection (d) of section 22a-2d of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(d) Wherever the words "Department of Environmental Protection" are used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the words "Department of Energy and Environmental Protection" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-84, 1-206, 1-217, 2-20a, 4-38c, 4-66c, 4-66aa, 4-89, 4a-53, 5-142, 7-131e, 7-151a, 7-151b, 7-252, 8-387, 10-282, 10-291, 10-413, 10a-119e, 12-63e, 12-263m, 13a-142b, 13a-142c, 13a-142d, 13b-38a, 14-386, 15-129, 15-130a, 15-140e, 15-140f, 15-140j, 15-154, 15-155, 16-19h, 16-19o, 16-50j, 16-50k, 16-50p, 16-243q, 16-244d, 16-244j, 16-245l, 16-245y, 16-262m, 16-262n, 19a-197b, 19a-320, 20-420, 21-84b, 22-11f, 22-11g, 22-11h, 22-26cc, 22-91e, 22-455, 22a-1d, 22a-2a, 22a-2c, 22a-5b, 22a-6, 22a-6f, 22a-6g, 22a-6l, 22a-6p, 22a-6r, 22a-6u, 22a-6x, 22a-6cc, 22a-10, 22a-11, 22a-20a, 22a-21, 22a-21a, 22a-21b, 22a-21c, 22a-21i, 22a-21j, 22a-21k, 22a-22, 22a-25, 22a-26, 22a-26a, 22a-27j, 22a-27l, 22a-27s, 22a-29, 22a-33, 22a-40, 22a-47a, 22a-58, 22a-61, 22a-66z, 22a-68, 22a-115, 22a-118, 22a-119, 22a-122, 22a-123, 22a-126, 22a-132, 22a-133v, 22a-133w, 22a-134i, 22a-135, 22a-170, 22a-174, 22a-174l, 22a-186, 22a-188a, as amended by this act, 22a-196, 22a-198, 22a-200b, 22a-200c, 22a-200d, 22a-207, 22a-208a, 22a-209f, 22a-223, 22a-233a, 22a-239a, 22a-244, 22a-245a, 22a-247, 22a-248, 22a-250, 22a-255h, 22a-256m, 22a-256y, 22a-259, 22a-260, 22a-264, 22a-275, 22a-314, 22a-315, 22a-336, 22a-352, 22a-355, 22a-361, 22a-363b, 22a-416, 22a-426, 22a-446, 22a-449f, 22a-449l, 22a-449n, 22a-454a, 22a-475, 22a-477, 22a-509, 22a-521, 22a-601, 22a-629, 22a-630, 22a-635, 23-5c, 23-8, 23-8b, 23-10b, 23-10d, 23-15, 23-15b, 23-19, 23-20, 23-24a, 23-32a, 23-61a, 23-65f, 23-65h, 23-65i, 23-65k, 23-67, 23-68, 23-72, 23-73, 23-101, 23-102, 23-103, 25-32d, 25-33p, 25-37d, 25-37e, 25-37i, 25-43c, 25-102e, 25-102f, 25-128, 25-131, 25-157, 25-157a, 25-157b, 25-157n, [25-175,] 25-201, 25-206, 25-231, 26-6a, 26-15, 26-15a, 26-15b, 26-17a, 26-27b, 26-31, 26-40a, 26-55, 26-55a, 26-59, 26-66a, 26-66b, 26-72, 26-86f, 26-105, 26-142a, 26-157d, 26-192k, 26-300, 26-304, 26-314, 28-31, 29-28, 29-36f, 30-55a, 32-1e, 32-9t, 32-9dd, 32-9kk, 32-9ll, 32-11a, 32-23d, 32-23x, 32-242, 32-242a, 32-726, 46b-220, 47-46a, 47-64, 52-557b, 53-204, 53-205, 53-206d, 53a-44a, 53a-217e, 54-56g and 54-143.

Sec. 28. Section 22a-188a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

[(a)] The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall establish a small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance program to assist, within available appropriations, small business stationary sources in complying with the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

[(b) There shall be a small business air pollution compliance advisory panel which shall advise the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection with regard to the effectiveness of the small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance program and which shall report to the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency on the compliance of such program with the federal Paperwork Reduction Act, the federal Regulatory Flexibility Act, and the federal Equal Access to Justice Act. The panel shall consist of ten members and shall be constituted as follows:

(1) Two members who are not owners or representatives of owners of small business stationary sources, selected by the Governor to represent the public;

(2) One member who is an owner of a small business stationary source, selected by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(3) One member selected by the majority leader of the House of Representatives to represent the public;

(4) One member who is an owner of a small business stationary source, selected by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(5) One member who is an owner or who represents an owner of a small business stationary source, selected by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(6) One member selected by the majority leader of the Senate to represent the public;

(7) One member who is an owner or who represents an owner of a small business stationary source, selected by the minority leader of the Senate;

(8) One member selected by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to represent the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and

(9) One member who is the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection's designated small business ombudsman.]

Sec. 29. Subsection (d) of section 29-1r of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(d) Any order or regulation of the Department of Public Safety, which is in force on July 1, 2011, except those orders or regulations pertaining to chapters 531, 532 and 538 to 541a, inclusive, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. Where any order or regulation of said departments or the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security conflict, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of this section and sections 3-122, 3-123, 3-123e, 4-5 and 4-38c, subsections (k) and (l) of section 4a-100 and sections 4b-136, [4d-90,] 5-182, 7-294b, 7-294d, 7-294e, 7-294p, 7-323k, 7-323l, 7-323p, 7-521, 10a-55a, 14-283a, 16a-13b, 16a-106, 19a-487, 21a-274a, 22a-601, 28-1, 28-1a, 28-1i, 28-24, 28-29a, 29-1b, 29-1p, 29-4, 29-5, 29-36l, 29-179i, 51-291, 51-293, 51-296, 53-202d, 54-1m, 54-64g and 54-142q while in the process of adopting the policy or procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days of implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

Sec. 30. Subsection (a) of section 29-1s of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) (1) Wherever the term "Department of Public Safety" is used in the following general statutes, the term "Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection" shall be substituted in lieu thereof; and (2) wherever the term "Commissioner of Public Safety" is used in the following general statutes, the term "Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 1-24, 1-84b, 1-217, 2-90b, 3-2b, 4-68m, 4a-2a, 4a-18, 4a-67d, 4b-1, 4b-130, 5-142, 5-146, 5-149, 5-150, 5-169, 5-173, 5-192f, 5-192t, 5-246, 6-32g, 7-169, 7-285, 7-294f to 7-294h, inclusive, 7-294l, 7-294n, 7-294y, 7-425, 9-7a, 10-233h, 12-562, 12-564a, 12-586f, 12-586g, 13a-123, 13b-69, 13b-376, 14-10, 14-64, 14-67j, 14-67m, 14-67w, 14-103, 14-108a, 14-138, 14-152, 14-163c, 14-211a, 14-212a, 14-212f, 14-219c, 14-227a, 14-227c, 14-267a, 14-270c to 14-270f, inclusive, 14-283, 14-291, 14-298, 14-315, 15-98, 15-140r, 15-140u, 16-256g, 16a-103, 17a-105a, 17a-106a, 17a-500, 17b-90, 17b-137, 17b-192, 17b-225, 17b-279, 17b-490, 18-87k, 19a-112a, 19a-112f, 19a-179b, 19a-409, 19a-904, 20-12c, 20-327b, 21a-36, 21a-283, 22a-2, 23-8b, 23-18, 26-5, 26-67b, 27-19a, 27-107, 28-25b, 28-27, 28-27a, 28-30a, 29-1c, 29-1e to 29-1h, inclusive, 29-1q, 29-1zz, 29-2, 29-2a, 29-2b, 29-3a, 29-3b, 29-4a, 29-6a, 29-7, 29-7b, 29-7c, 29-7h, 29-7m, 29-7n, 29-8, 29-9, 29-10, 29-10a, 29-10c, 29-11, 29-12, 29-17a, 29-17b, 29-17c, 29-18 to 29-23a, inclusive, 29-25, 29-26, 29-28, 29-28a, 29-30 to 29-32, inclusive, 29-32b, 29-33, 29-36f to 29-36i, inclusive, 29-36k, 29-36m, 29-36n, 29-37a, 29-37f, 29-38b, 29-38e, 29-38f, 29-108b, 29-143i, 29-143j, 29-145 to 29-151, inclusive, 29-152f to 29-152j, inclusive, 29-152m, 29-152o, 29-152u, 29-153, 29-155d, 29-156a, 29-161g to 29-161i, inclusive, 29-161k to 29-161m, inclusive, 29-161o to 29-161t, inclusive, 29-161v to 29-161z, inclusive, 29-163, 29-164g, 29-166, 29-176 to 29-179, inclusive, 29-179f to 29-179h, 31-275, 38a-18, 38a-356, 45a-63, 46a-4b, 46a-170, 46b-15a, 46b-38d, 46b-38f, 51-5c, 51-10c, 51-51o, 51-277a, 52-11, 53-39a, 53-134, 53-199, 53-202, 53-202b, 53-202c, 53-202g, 53-202l, 53-202n, 53-202o, 53-278c, 53-341b, 53a-3, 53a-30, 53a-54b, 53a-130, 53a-130a, 54-1f, 54-1l, 54-36e, 54-36i, 54-36n, 54-47aa, 54-63c, 54-76l, 54-86k, 54-102g to 54-102j, inclusive, 54-102m, 54-102pp, 54-142j, 54-222a, 54-240, 54-240m, 54-250 to 54-258, inclusive, [54-259a,] 54-260b [,] and 54-300.

Sec. 31. Section 31-2d of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

Any order or regulation of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness affecting the functions, powers, duties and obligations set forth in this section and sections 4-124w, 4-124z, 4-124bb, 4-124ff, 4-124gg, 4-124hh, 4-124tt, 4-124uu and 4-124vv which is in force on July 1, 2011, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Labor Department until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. Where any orders or regulations of said office and said department conflict, the Labor Commissioner may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of this section and sections 4-124w, 4-124z, 4-124bb, 4-124ff, 4-124gg, 4-124hh, 4-124tt, 4-124uu, 4-124vv, 10-95h, 10a-11b, 10a-19d, 31-3h [,] and 31-3k [, 31-11cc and 31-11dd] while in the process of adopting the policy or procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

Sec. 32. Subsection (d) of section 32-1s of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(d) Any order or regulation of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, which is in force on July 1, 2011, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation of the Department of Economic and Community Development until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law. Where any order or regulation of said commission or said department conflicts, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may implement policies and procedures consistent with the provisions of this section and sections 3-110f, 3-110h, 3-110i, 4-9a, 4-66aa, 4-89, 4b-53, 4b-60, 4b-64, 4b-66a, 5-198, 7-147a, 7-147b, 7-147c, 7-147j, 7-147p, 7-147q, 7-147y, 8-37lll, 10-382, 10-384, 10-385, 10-386, 10-387, 10-388, 10-389, 10-391, 10-392, as amended by this act, 10-393, 10-394, 10-395, 10-396, 10-397, 10-397a, 10-399, 10-400, 10-401, 10-402, 10-403, 10-404, 10-405, 10-406, 10-408, 10-409, 10-410, 10-411, 10-412, 10-413, 10-414, 10-415, 10-416, 10-416a, 10-416b, 10-425, 10a-111a, 10a-112, 10a-112b, 10a-112g, 11-6a, 12-376d, 13a-252, 19a-315b, 19a-315c, 22a-1d, 22a-19b, 22a-27s, 25-102qq, [25-109q,] 29-259, 32-6a, 32-11a and 32-35 while in the process of adopting the policy or procedure in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt regulations is printed in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after implementation. The policy or procedure shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective.

Sec. 33. Section 32-181 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall constitute a successor department to the Connecticut-Israel Exchange Commission in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39. The [commission] commissioner shall have the following powers and functions:

(1) To request and obtain from any department, board, commission or other agency of the state or of any municipality, authority or other political subdivision within the state such assistance and data as will enable [it] the department to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(2) To accept any federal funds granted for all or any of the purposes of this chapter;

(3) To accept any gifts, donations, bequests or grants of funds from private and public agencies for all or any of the purposes of this chapter;

[(4) To create committees necessary for the performance of responsibilities pursuant to this chapter and to appoint members thereto;]

[(5)] (4) To work with representatives from the state of Israel in forming a counterpart to the commission in the state of Israel;

[(6)] (5) To work with [its counterpart organization] cultural or economic exchange organizations in the state of Israel and with the business, financial and academic communities in the state to encourage and schedule visits, conferences and exchanges between the state and the state of Israel concerning industrial development, commerce and trade, culture, science and technology, medicine and health care research and education; and

[(7)] (6) To perform such other acts as may be necessary and appropriate to promote mutual prosperity, development and understanding between the state of Connecticut and the state of Israel.

Sec. 34. Section 32-501 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The commissioner shall have jurisdiction over the coordination of trade development activities in the state. The commissioner shall initiate, conduct and coordinate the implementation of Department of Economic and Community Development programs to promote and assist Connecticut businesses with international trade. The commissioner shall be responsible for planning, developing and administering such programs and may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of [sections 32-500 to 32-512, inclusive.] this chapter. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall constitute a successor department to the Connecticut International Trade Council in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

(b) The commissioner may give priority in such programs to promoting and assisting Connecticut businesses with regard to trade with African countries with whom the United States has diplomatic relations.

Sec. 35. Section 46a-81aa of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The provisions of subsection (a) of section 4a-60, subsection (c) of section 8-169s, section 8-265c, subsection (c) of section 8-294, section 8-315, subsection (a) of section 10-15c, section 10-153, subsection (b) of section 10a-6, subsection (a) of section 11-24b, sections 16-245r and 16-247r, subsection (b) of section 28-15, section 31-22p, subsection (e) of section 31-57e, sections [32-204,] 32-277, 38a-358 and 42-125a, subsection (c) of section 42-125b, subsection (a) of section 46a-58, subsection (a) of section 46a-59, subsection (a) of section 46a-60, subsection (a) of section 46a-64, subsections (a) and (e) of section 46a-64c, subsection (a) of section 46a-66, subsection (a) of section 46a-70, subsection (a) of section 46a-71, subsection (b) of section 46a-72, subsection (a) of section 46a-73, subsection (a) of section 46a-75, subsection (a) of section 46a-76, subsections (b) and (c) of section 52-571d and section 53-37a that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression shall not apply to a religious corporation, entity, association, educational institution or society with respect to the employment of individuals to perform work connected with the carrying on by such corporation, entity, association, educational institution or society of its activities, or with respect to matters of discipline, faith, internal organization or ecclesiastical rule, custom or law which are established by such corporation, entity, association, educational institution or society.

Sec. 36. Section 3 of number 72 of the special acts of November 1955, as amended by section 2 of number 292 of the special acts of 1957, is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2012):

There is created a flood control commission consisting of seven members, to be known as the Greater Hartford Flood Commission. Such members shall be appointed by the [governor] mayor of Hartford, four from among the electors residing in Hartford and one each from the towns of Bloomfield, Newington and West Hartford. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled by appointment by the [governor] mayor of Hartford from the electors of such city or towns.

Sec. 37. Subsection (g) of section 107 of public act 09-7 of the September special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(g) Not later than January 1, 2010, January 1, 2011, and January 1, 2012, the committee shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, human services and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The committee shall terminate on the date that it submits the third such report or [January 1, 2012] on July 1 2012, whichever is [later] earlier.

Sec. 38. Section 2-71d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, at the direction of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, shall act as administrator of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission established by section 26-295 and the [Commission on Uniform Legislation established by section 2-80] Connecticut Law Revision Commission established by section 2-85.

Sec. 39. Section 2-86 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The commission shall be composed of [the president pro tempore of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, or their designees, the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee on judiciary or their designees chosen from among the members of the committee, and nine] sixteen members appointed as follows: [The president pro tempore shall appoint two members and the speaker of the House shall appoint two members; and the Governor shall appoint five members, three of whom shall be members of the bar of this state, one of whom shall be a judge of the Superior or Supreme Court of the state, and one of whom may or may not be a member of the bar of this state but shall be a member of a law faculty of an accredited law school within the state.] (1) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, (2) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, (3) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, (4) the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary, (5) and eight appointed by the Governor, of which no more than four members may be from the same political party. The members appointed by the Governor shall be members of the bar of the state, members of the law faculty of an accredited law school within the state, or judges of the Superior, Appellate or Supreme Court of the state. Any member appointed under subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of this subsection may, and any member appointed under subdivision (4) of this subsection shall, be a member of the General Assembly. The commission shall elect one of its members to serve as [chairman] chairperson.

[(b) The appointments of the members appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House to replace those members whose terms expire on June 30, 1978, shall be as follows: The president pro tempore and the speaker shall each appoint one member to serve for two years and one member to serve for four years from July 1, 1978, or until their successors are appointed. If any member so appointed vacates his office prior to the expiration of his term, the appointing authority shall designate a successor for the unexpired term. The appointments by the Governor of members to replace those whose terms expire on June 30, 1978, shall be as follows: One shall be appointed for a term of one year from July 1, 1978, and two for a term of three years from July 1, 1978, or until their successors are appointed. If any member appointed by the Governor vacates his office before the expiration of the term, the Governor shall appoint a successor for the unexpired term. Thereafter all appointments by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House and the Governor shall be for four years or until a successor is appointed. Any member of the commission may serve successive terms.]

(b) The terms of any member appointed prior to July 1, 2012, shall expire on said date. All initial appointments to the commission shall be made not later than July 1, 2012. All members shall serve for a term of four years from July first in the year of their appointment, except that the initial appointments of members appointed by the Governor shall be for a term of three years from July first in the year of their appointment, and for a term of four years thereafter. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority in the same manner as the initial appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

(c) Members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for their actual traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties under section 2-87, as amended by this act. The state shall pay an annual contribution to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Sec. 40. Section 2-87 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The commission shall:

(1) Receive, consider and prepare comments and recommendations on proposed changes in the law recommended by the American Law Institute, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, bar associations, judges, lawyers, public officials, or other learned bodies or qualified individuals;

(2) Recommend, from time to time, such changes in the law as it deems necessary to modify or eliminate antiquated and inequitable rules of law, and to bring the law of this state, civil and criminal, into harmony with modern conditions;

(3) Recommend the express repeal of all statutes repealed by implication or held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the state or the Supreme Court of the United States;

(4) Assist the joint standing committee on judiciary and other commissions and groups appointed by the Governor or General Assembly to study law within the state;

(5) Educate the public as to the need for law revision through public hearings, giving the public an opportunity to be heard;

(6) Organize and conduct meetings within the state for scholarly discussion of current problems in state law, bringing together representatives of the legislature, practicing attorneys, members of the bench and bar, and representatives of the law teaching profession;

(7) Examine the subject of marriage and divorce, insolvency, the form of notarial certificates, descent and distribution of property, acknowledgement of deeds, execution and probate of wills and other subjects, on which uniformity is desirable;

(8) Ascertain the best means to effect uniformity in the laws of the states;

(9) Represent the state in conventions of like commissions of other states for the consideration and recommendation of uniform laws to be submitted to the several state legislatures; and

[(7)] (10) Submit an annual report to the General Assembly. The report shall include proposed legislative drafts, a description of the research and projects initiated, pending, or completed during the preceding year with recommendations and comments, and an itemized list of expenditures made by the commission during the preceding year. The commission may also whenever it considers it appropriate submit other recommendations and legislative proposals to the General Assembly and its committees.

Sec. 41. Subsection (e) of section 22a-133u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

[(e) (1) There is established a Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund Advisory Board to advise and review, on a yearly basis, the progress of the fund. The board shall consist of one member representing a municipality, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; one member representing a bank, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; one member who has experience in the field of contaminated property remediation, appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; one member representing a municipality, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; one member representing a bank, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; one member who has experience in the field of contaminated property remediation, appointed by the Governor; and one member representing a municipality, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. The board shall annually elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.]

[(2)] (e) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall establish criteria for [(A)] (1) making disbursements under subsection (b) of this section which criteria shall include, but not be limited to, anticipated commercial value of the property, potential tax revenue to the relevant municipality, environmental or public health risk posed by the spill, potential community or economic development benefit to the relevant municipality, the status of any loans previously made under said subsection to the municipality and potential for restoration of an abandoned property, and [(B)] (2) cancelling loans related to a property at which the borrower of the loan elects not to proceed with remediation. Such criteria shall further set forth the procedure for applying for a loan from the fund and the procedure to be used for evaluation of such an application. In approving any loan under said subsection to any person, firm or corporation, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may consider the loan applicant's credit history and economic solvency, any plan of such applicant for business development, municipal support for the proposed use of the property and any existing indebtedness of such applicant to any entity.

Sec. 42. Section 2 of public act 10-135, as amended by section 15 of public act 11-141, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established a working group to examine the remediation and development of brownfields in this state, including, but not limited to, the remediation scheme for such properties, permitting issues and liability issues, including those set forth by sections 22a-14 to 22a-20, inclusive, of the general statutes. The working group shall also annually review the progress of the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund established under section 22a-133t of the general statutes and make recommendations concerning said fund.

(b) The working group shall consist of the following thirteen members, each of whom shall have expertise related to brownfield redevelopment in environmental law, engineering, finance, development, consulting, insurance or another relevant field:

(1) Four appointed by the Governor;

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

(3) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

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

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

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

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

(8) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve ex officio;

(9) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve ex officio; and

(10) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designee, who shall serve ex officio.

(c) Any member of the working group as of [the effective date of this section] July 8, 2011, shall continue to serve and all new appointments to the working group shall be made no later than [thirty days after the effective date of this section] August 8, 2011. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) The working group shall select chairpersons of the working group. [Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the working group, which shall be held no later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.]

(e) On or before January 15, [2012] 2013, and annually thereafter, the working group shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and the environment.

Sec. 43. Section 25-154 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There are established three Long Island Sound advisory councils as follows: (1) An Eastern Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Stonington, Groton, Ledyard, Preston, Norwich, Montville, New London, Waterford, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Deep River, Clinton and Westbrook; (2) a Central Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Madison, Guilford, Branford, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, New Haven, West Haven and Orange; and (3) a Western Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Milford, Shelton, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.

(b) The membership of each council shall be comprised of the chief executive officer, or his designee, of each municipality in such council and [nine] four members as follows: One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives [,] and one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. [, and five appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall represent an academic institution located within the boundaries of the council, one of whom shall represent industry, one of whom shall be an environmental specialist, one of whom shall be a member of an environmental organization, and one of whom shall represent a volunteer or citizen organization. No more than four of the Governor's appointments may be members of the same political party as the Governor. The Governor shall designate one of the members of each council appointed by him to call the first meeting of such council. The first meeting of each council shall be called on or before August 1, 1989. At the first meeting of each council a chairman and vice-chairman shall be elected by majority vote of the members of the council.] Each council shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson by a majority vote of the members of the council.

(c) Each council shall prepare a report concerning the use and preservation of Long Island Sound within its boundaries. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, provisions prioritizing the concerns of citizens and organizations for the future of Long Island Sound, recommendations for improving the biological integrity of and public access to Long Island Sound and identification of available resources concerning Long Island Sound. Such report shall be revised as each council deems necessary.

(d) Each council may organize, as it deems necessary, and utilize public or private resources in accomplishing its duties, including those made available from educational institutions and industry.

(e) Each council shall submit its report to the Long Island Sound Assembly not more than one year after the first meeting of such council. Any revision shall be submitted to said assembly within thirty days.

Sec. 44. Section 25-155 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established the Long Island Sound Assembly consisting of [seven] four members of each Long Island Sound advisory council. The members shall be appointed by the [chairman] chairperson of each advisory council, [three] two of whom shall be chief executive officers, and [four] two of whom shall be appointed from the members of such councils appointed by the [Governor or the] legislature. [, at least one of whom shall be a public member, one shall represent an environmental organization and one shall represent a volunteer or citizen organization.]

(b) The assembly shall review the report of each advisory council submitted pursuant to section 25-154 for compatibility with the reports of the other councils and for coordination with federal and state law and the activities of the Bi-State Long Island Sound Committee. The assembly shall submit, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, a report of its review and any recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January first, annually. [On and after October 1, 1996, the] The report shall be submitted electronically to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and, upon request, to any member of the General Assembly. [A summary of the report shall be submitted to each member of the General Assembly if the summary is two pages or less and a notification of the report shall be submitted to each member if the summary is more than two pages. Submission shall be by mailing the report, summary or notification to the legislative address of each member of the committee or the General Assembly, as applicable.] The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment shall post a copy of such report on its Internet web site.

[(c) The assembly shall hold its first meeting, to be called by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, on or before September 1, 1989.]

Sec. 45. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities.

(b) The council shall consist of the following twenty-four members appointed by the Governor:

(1) Five members who are persons with developmental disabilities;

(2) Five members who are (A) parents or guardians of children with developmental disabilities; or (B) parents, immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who are unable to advocate for themselves;

(3) Five members who are persons described in either subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, one of whom shall be a person, immediate relative or guardian of a person with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution caring for persons with developmental disabilities;

(4) One member from each of the following state entities: (A) The Department of Education; (B) the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services; (C) the Aging Services Division of the Department of Social Services; (D) the Department of Public Health; (E) the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; (F) the Department of Developmental Services; and (G) the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; and

(5) Two members from local, nongovernmental nonprofit groups concerned with the provision of services to persons with developmental disabilities in the state.

(c) No member appointed pursuant to subdivisions (1) to (3), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section shall be a state employee.

(d) The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities shall constitute a successor, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-38e of the general statutes, to the Council on Developmental Disabilities established by Governor Thomas J. Meskill.

(e) The terms of members of the Council on Developmental Disabilities serving on the effective date of this section shall expire sixty days after the effective date of this section, or until a successor is appointed in accordance with subsection (f) of this section, whichever is earlier. 

(f) Not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section, the Governor shall appoint the members of the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities. The executive director of the Council on Developmental Disabilities shall provide the Governor with a list of recommended candidates to serve as the initial members on the Connecticut Council on Disabilities. Members of the Connecticut Council on Disabilities shall serve three-year terms from the first day of September in the year in which they are appointed and until a successor has been appointed, provided eight members initially appointed to said council shall serve a term of one year, eight members initially appointed to said council shall serve a term of two years, and eight members initially appointed to said council shall serve a term of three years. Members shall serve not more than two, full three-year terms, except that those members who are initially appointed to terms of one or two years shall be eligible to serve two, full three-year terms upon the expiration of their initial terms. All members of the council shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

(g) The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its membership and shall employ an executive director and other staff as is necessary to carry out the duties of the council. The salaries of the executive director and any such staff shall be determined by the Department of Administrative Services and shall be paid exclusively through federal funds received by the state through the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402, as amended from time to time. The council shall organize itself in conformity with the requirements prescribed in said federal act and in accordance with the provisions of this section, and shall establish committees to address issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. The chairperson shall, with the input of the council, designate the members of such committees.

(h) The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities shall adopt policies and procedures to carry out the duties of the council. Such policies and procedures shall include provisions governing the method by which the executive director compiles the list of persons recommended to the Governor for membership on the council.

(i) The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities shall (1) undertake advocacy, capacity building and systemic change activities, consistent with the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402, as amended from time to time, that contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family-centered, consumer and family-directed, comprehensive system of community services and individualized supports; and (2) otherwise carry out the requirements of said federal act.

(j) The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities may receive, administer and expend any funds that may be available under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402, as amended from time to time, or from any other source public or private. The Department of Developmental Services shall serve as the designated state agency in accordance with the provisions of said federal act and may enter into contracts for purposes which are consistent with the provisions of said federal act and this section.

Sec. 46. Section 16a-41b of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There shall be a Low-Income Energy Advisory Board which shall consist of the following members or their designees: The [Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designee; the Commissioner of Social Services or the commissioner's designee; the] executive director of the Commission on Aging; a representative of each electric and gas public service company designated by each such company; the chairperson of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; [, or the chairperson's designee;] the Consumer Counsel; [or the counsel's designee;] the executive director of Operation Fuel; the executive director of Infoline; the director of the Connecticut Local Administrators of Social Services; the executive director of Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut; the Connecticut president of AARP; a designee of the Norwich Public Utility; a designee of the Connecticut Petroleum Dealers Association; and a representative of the community action agencies administering energy assistance programs under contract with the Department of Social Services, designated by the Connecticut Association for Community Action. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioners of Social Services and Energy and Environmental Protection, or their designees, shall serve as nonvoting members of the board.

(b) The Low-Income Energy Advisory Board shall advise and assist the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Social Services in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of energy-assistance-related programs and policies and low-income weatherization assistance programs and policies, shall advise the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection regarding the impact of utility rates and policies, and shall make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding (1) legislation and plans subject to legislative approval, and (2) administration of the block grant program authorized under the Low-Income Energy Assistance Act, as described in section 16a-41a, to ensure affordable access to residential energy services to low-income state residents.

(c) [The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the person designated by the secretary pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be the chairperson of the board.] The board shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its voting members.

(d) [The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall convene the first meeting of the board not later than August 1, 2005. The secretary] The chairperson, vice-chairperson or their designees shall provide notice of meetings to the members of the Low-Income Energy Advisory Board, provide space for such meetings, maintain minutes and publish reports of the board.

Sec. 47. Section 4d-80 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established a Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement within the [Department of Administrative Services] Office of Policy and Management. The commission shall consist of the following members or their designees: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, [or the commissioner's designee,] the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, the president of The University of Connecticut and the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, [or their designees,] the State Librarian [, or the State Librarian's designee, the chairperson of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or the chairperson's designee, the chief executive officers of the constituent units of the state system of higher education, or their designees,] and the Consumer Counsel, (2) one member each representing the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, the [Connecticut Educators Computer Association,] Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns and the Connecticut Library Association, and (3) [a secondary school teacher designated by the Connecticut Education Association and an elementary school teacher designated by the Connecticut Federation of Educational and Professional Employees, and (4) four] three members who represent business and have expertise in information technology, one each appointed by the Governor, [the Lieutenant Governor,] the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate. [The Lieutenant Governor shall convene the first meeting of the commission on or before September 1, 2000.]

(b) The [commission shall elect] Governor shall appoint a chairperson from among [its] the members of the commission. Subject to the provisions of chapter 67, and within available appropriations, the commission may appoint an executive director and such other employees as may be necessary for the discharge of the duties of the commission. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the executive director shall have the option to elect participation in the state employees retirement system, or the alternate retirement program established for eligible employees in higher education or the teachers' retirement system.

(c) The commission shall:

(1) Be the principal [educational] technology advancement policy advisor for state government;

(2) Develop, oversee and direct the attainment of state-wide technology advancement goals including:

(A) Connecting [all] institutions of higher education, libraries, public elementary and secondary schools, regional educational service centers, municipal facilities and other parties through a state-wide high speed, flexible network that will allow for video, voice and data transmission at reasonable rates;

(B) Wiring [all] school classrooms and connecting them to the Internet and to the state-wide high speed network through wired, wireless, or any other digital transmission technology providing high speed connectivity; and

(C) Providing access for [all] public schools, public libraries and libraries at institutions of higher education to a core set of on-line full text resources and to the ability to purchase collaboratively for other collections in order to maximize buying power;

[(D) Ensuring, in cooperation with the State Board of Education, competency in computing skills by the sixth grade for all students;

(E) Ensuring competency in specific computing skills and the integration of technology into the curriculum for all public school teachers;

(F) Ensuring that institutions of higher education offer a wide range of course and degree programs via the Internet and through other synchronous and asynchronous methods;]

(3) Coordinate the activities of all state agencies, educational institutions and other parties involved in the creation and management of a reliable and secure network that will offer connectivity and allow for the transmission of video, voice and data transmission to every library, school, regional educational service center, [and] institution of higher education and municipal facility at reasonable rates;

(4) Be the liaison between the Governor and the General Assembly and local, state and federal organizations and entities with respect to [educational] technology advancement matters;

(5) Develop and maintain a long-range plan and make related recommendations for the coordination of [educational] technology advancement. The plan shall (A) establish clear goals and a strategy for [using telecommunications and information] technology advancement to improve education, research and access, (B) [include a professional development strategy to ensure that teachers and faculty know how to use the new technologies to improve education] improve digital literacy and awareness, (C) include an assessment of the telecommunications, hardware, software and other services that will be needed to improve education, and (D) include an evaluation process that monitors progress towards the specified goals;

[(6) Measure the availability and usage of Internet access sites available to the public, including, but not limited to, those maintained by state and local government agencies, libraries, schools, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, businesses and other organizations and recommend strategies for reducing the disparities in Internet accessibility and usage across the state and among all potential users;]

[(7)] (6) Establish methods and procedures to ensure the maximum involvement of members of the public, educators, librarians, representatives of higher education, the legislature and local officials in [educational] technology advancement matters and organize, as necessary, [advisory boards] subcommittees consisting of individuals with expertise in a particular discipline significant to the work of the commission;

(8) On or before January 1, [2001] 2013, and [annually] biennially thereafter, the commission shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, on its activities, progress made in the attainment of the state-wide technology advancement goals as outlined in the long-range plan and any recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, commerce, higher education and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies; [, the State Board of Education, and the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The report shall include recommendations for adjustments to the funding formula for grants pursuant to section 10-262n if there are school districts that are at a disadvantage in terms of wiring their schools and the use of technology in their schools;]

(9) Enter into such contractual agreements, in accordance with established procedures, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section;

(10) Take any other action necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(d) The Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement may request any office, department, board, commission or other agency of the state to supply such reports, information and assistance as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out its duties and requirements.

[(e) For purposes of this section, educational technology shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Computer-assisted instruction; (2) information retrieval and data transfer; (3) telecommunications related to voice, data and video transmission of instruction related materials and courses; (4) the development and acquisition of educational software; and (5) the instructional uses of the Internet and other technologies.]

Sec. 48. Section 4d-81 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

There is established [an educational] a technology advancement account. The Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement shall deposit in said account any private donation, bequest or devise made to it to assist in the attainment of the state-wide technology advancement goals established pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 4d-80, as amended by this act. Said account is intended to be in addition to those resources that are appropriated by the state for technology purposes. The commission shall use the resources of the account for activities related to the attainment of such goals.

Sec. 49. Subsection (a) of section 4d-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement shall develop, with the advice and assistance of the State Board of Education, the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Department of Administrative Services, a five-year plan for the implementation of the Connecticut Education Network to provide state-of-the-art, high-speed, reliable Internet access and video, voice and data transmissions that electronically link all educational institutions in the state, including public and independent institutions of higher education, the state's libraries and all elementary, middle and secondary schools and other institutions including businesses, job centers and community organizations. The plan shall include the establishment of a Connecticut Digital Library as a component of the Connecticut Education Network to ensure on-line access by all students and citizens to essential library and information resources. The State Library, in conjunction with the Board of Regents for Higher Education, shall administer the Connecticut Digital Library. The Connecticut Digital Library shall provide access to available on-line electronic full-text databases, a state-wide electronic catalog and interlibrary loan system and the electronic and physical delivery of library resources. The Connecticut Digital Library shall include elements specifically designed to meet the educational and research needs of the general public, higher education students and faculty and elementary and secondary school students and teachers.

Sec. 50. Section 4d-84 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The Department of Administrative Services, after consultation with the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement and the State Board of Education, shall develop minimum and model technology standards, including wiring, wireless and connectivity standards, for school construction projects under chapter 173 and for the grant program established pursuant to section 10-262n, as amended by this act.

Sec. 51. Section 4d-85 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The Department of Education, in cooperation with the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement, shall develop, by July 1, 2001, and shall update every two years thereafter: (1) A state-wide standard for teacher and administrator competency in the use of technology for instructional purposes, and (2) a state-wide plan to assist teachers and administrators to achieve the standard. The commission shall assess the resources necessary to achieve such goal. The commission shall submit the plan to the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

Sec. 52. Subsection (a) of section 10-4h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) The Department of Education, in consultation with the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement, shall establish a competitive grant program, within the limit of the bond authorization for purposes of this section, to assist (1) local and regional school districts, (2) regional educational service centers, (3) cooperative arrangements among one or more boards of education, and (4) endowed academies approved pursuant to section 10-34 that are eligible for school building project grants pursuant to chapter 173, to upgrade or install wiring, including electrical wiring, cable or other distribution systems and infrastructure improvements to support telecommunications and other information transmission equipment to be used for educational purposes, provided the department may expend up to two per cent of such bond authorization for such purposes for the regional [vocation-technical] vocational-technical school system.

Sec. 53. Subsection (b) of section 10-262n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(b) Local and regional boards of education shall apply to the department for grants at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes. In order to be eligible for a grant, a local or regional board of education shall: (1) Have a technology plan that was developed or updated during the three-year period preceding the date of application for grant funds and, once the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement develops the long-range plan required pursuant to subdivision (5) of subsection (c) of section 4d-80, as amended by this act, the local technology plan shall be consistent with such long-range plan, (2) provide that each school and superintendent's office be able to communicate with the Department of Education using the Internet, (3) present evidence that it has applied or will apply for a grant from the federal Universal Service Fund, and (4) submit a plan for the expenditure of grant funds in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

Sec. 54. Section 11-2b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

The State Library, in consultation with the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement, within available appropriations, shall contract, through a request for proposal process, for the development of a Connecticut Parent Technology Academy. The academy shall be host network for the development of increased opportunities for parents of elementary, middle and secondary school students to learn about and demonstrate their knowledge of information technologies. The academy shall: (1) Identify existing programs and best practices for the delivery of information technology training for parents, (2) coordinate the development of curriculum models to be used to train parents in the use of information technologies, and (3) seek business, philanthropic, community and educational partners to expand training locations and learning options for parents. The Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement shall work in collaboration with the academy to negotiate vendor discounts for computer purchases and upgrades and low interest bank loans for such purchases for parents who successfully complete an information technology training program.

Sec. 55. Subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 16-331 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(5) The authority shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, establishing procedures and standards for the renewal of certificates issued to community antenna television companies. Such regulations shall, without limitation, (A) incorporate the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 USC 546, (B) require the authority to consult with the advisory council for the franchise area served by the certificate holder before making a decision concerning the renewal of the certificate, (C) require any holder of a certificate which is not renewed by the authority to continue to operate the franchise for one year after the end of its term or until a successor is chosen and ready to assume control of the franchise, whichever is sooner, (D) establish standards for the content of notices sent to cable subscribers concerning public hearings for franchise renewal proceedings which standards shall include, without limitation, the requirements specified in subdivision (6) of this subsection, (E) establish standards to ensure that the costs and expenses of a municipality constructing, purchasing or operating a community antenna television company are accurately attributed to such company, and (F) establish quality standards for the instructional and educational channels. The authority shall adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision in conjunction with the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement.

Sec. 56. Subsection (a) of section 16-333h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) Each community antenna television company, as defined in section 16-1, shall, not later than the date it extends energized trunk and feeder to all areas within its franchise territory in which there are at least twenty-five prospective subscribers per aerial plant mile of extension and fifty prospective subscribers per underground plant mile of extension, extend such trunk and feeder to public and private elementary and secondary schools in such franchise areas and offer one instructional television channel as part of its basic service. Each such company may utilize such instructional television channel for noninstructional television programming during any time when the channel is not needed for instructional programming. No such company shall be required to offer the instructional television channel on or after July 1, 1995, unless the Commission for [Educational] Technology Advancement certifies to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that educational agencies in the company's franchise area have utilized the instructional television channel to provide, during the school year, an average of not less than twenty hours per week of credit and noncredit instructional programming, programming supporting school curricula and programming for professional development.

Sec. 57. Sections 13b-11a, 25-109q, 31-11cc and 31-11dd, subdivision (23) of subsection (a) of section 2c-2b and subdivision (5) of subsection (d) of section 2c-2b of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2012)

Sec. 58. Sections 2-110, 4-67r, 8-385, 10a-124, 10a-161b, 13b-16b, 16-331ee, 17b-748, 17b-751c, 19a-6g and 20-651, subdivision (12) of section 21a-6, sections 25-175 to 25-177, inclusive, 31-11bb, 31-11ee, 32-180, 32-182, 32-200 to 32-212, inclusive, and sections 32-511 and 54-259a of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2012)

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

Section 1

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1-1n

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1-79(l)

Sec. 3

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4-67f

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4-67m

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4d-90

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8-336f(c)

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10a-112g

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10-392(e)

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10a-1e(b) and (c)

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10a-55i(a)

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12-62f

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13b-17(a)

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13b-57d(a)

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13b-212a

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13b-212c

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16-331c

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16-331cc(b)

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19a-6h(a) and (b)

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20-650

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20-652

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20-653

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20-654

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20-655

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20-656

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21-84a(a)

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22a-2d(c)

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22a-2d(d)

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22a-188a

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29-1r(d)

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29-1s(a)

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31-2d

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32-1s(d)

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32-181

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32-501

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46a-81aa

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Number 72 of the special acts of Nove, Sec. 3

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PA 09-7 of the September Sp. Sess., Sec. 107(g)

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2-71d

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2-86

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2-87

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22a-133u(e)

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PA 10-135, Sec. 2

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25-154

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25-155

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from passage

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16a-41b

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4d-80

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4d-81

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4d-82(a)

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4d-84

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4d-85

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10-4h(a)

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10-262n(b)

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11-2b

Sec. 55

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16-331(d)(5)

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16-333h(a)

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Sec. 58

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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.]