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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 8699

   
 

*HB0670408699SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

SEN. CHAPIN, 30th Dist.

SEN. FRANTZ, 36th Dist.

SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th Dist.

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

SEN. KELLY, 21st Dist.

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

SEN. LINARES, 33rd Dist.

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

SEN. WELCH, 31st Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

To: House Bill No. 6704

File No.

Cal. No. 692

(As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES AND REVENUE FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2015. "

After line T834, insert the following:

T1

"Achieve SEBAC 2011 Techlology Initiatives

40,000,000

50,000,000

T2

Achieve SEBAC 2011 Employee Savings Initiative

90,000,000

90,000,000

T3

Achieve Remaining FY 2013 Missed SEBAC 2011 Savings

135,000,000

135,000,000"

Strike sections 72, 73 and 74 in their entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

Strike section 76 in its entirety

After line 1822, add the following and reletter the remaining subsections accordingly:

"(e) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the Comptroller shall transfer the sum of fourteen million eight hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.

Strike section 102 in its entirety

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) On or before July 1, 2013, the chief information officer of the state shall establish a Joint Labor Management Information Technology Committee to consider, among other things, utilizing new technologies and reducing licensing procurement and consulting costs in state executive branch agencies to achieve the savings contemplated in the Revised SEBAC Agreement, approved by the General Assembly on August 22, 2011. Said committee shall be chaired by said chief information officer or said officer's designee.

(b) (1) The Comptroller shall implement a program for soliciting suggestions through electronic communications from state employees for the purpose of improving state government operations and decreasing state government expenses.

(2) The Comptroller shall implement an electronic mail campaign to notify state employees on a regular basis of the program implemented pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(c) On or before July 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish a Joint Labor Management Committee to consider, among other things: Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of state government, streamlining and flattening organizational structures to concentrate on service delivery, examining and redressing barriers to the most efficient use of in-house resources to address agency and cross-agency needs, discouraging the use of outside contractors and consultants when internal capacity exists or can reasonably be developed, and making best efforts to ensure that vendors and service providers doing business with the state do so at reasonable rates of return, to achieve the savings contemplated in the Revised SEBAC Agreement, approved by the General Assembly on August 22, 2011. Said committee shall be chaired by said commissioner or said commissioner's designee.

Sec. 502. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 12-587 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, any company which is engaged in the refining or distribution, or both, of petroleum products and which distributes such products in this state shall pay a quarterly tax on its gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state. Each company shall on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each quarterly period render to the commissioner a return on forms prescribed or furnished by the commissioner and signed by the person performing the duties of treasurer or an authorized agent or officer, including the amount of gross earnings derived from the first sale of petroleum products within this state for the quarterly period and such other facts as the commissioner may require for the purpose of making any computation required by this chapter. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, the rate of tax shall be (A) five per cent with respect to calendar quarters prior to July 1, 2005; (B) five and eight-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2005, and prior to July 1, 2006; (C) six and three-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2006, and prior to July 1, 2007; and (D) seven per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2007. [, and prior to July 1, 2013; and (E) eight and one-tenth per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2013. ]

Sec. 503. Subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 12-587 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) (1) Any company which imports or causes to be imported into this state petroleum products for sale, use or consumption in this state, other than a company subject to and having paid the tax on such company's gross earnings from first sales of petroleum products within this state, which earnings include gross earnings attributable to such imported or caused to be imported petroleum products, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, shall pay a quarterly tax on the consideration given or contracted to be given for such petroleum product if the consideration given or contracted to be given for all such deliveries during the quarterly period for which such tax is to be paid exceeds three thousand dollars. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, the rate of tax shall be (A) five per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing prior to July 1, 2005; (B) five and eight-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2005, and prior to July 1, 2006; (C) six and three-tenths per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2006, and prior to July 1, 2007; and (D) seven per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2007. [, and prior to July 1, 2013; and (E) eight and one-tenth per cent with respect to calendar quarters commencing on or after July 1, 2013. ] Fuel in the fuel supply tanks of a motor vehicle, which fuel tanks are directly connected to the engine, shall not be considered a delivery for the purposes of this subsection. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Sec. 502

from passage

12-587(b)(1)

Sec. 503

from passage

12-587(c)(1)