PA 14-4—SB 95

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP AND NAME OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE SUPERIOR COURT ON HOUSING SESSION

SUMMARY: This act renames the Advisory Council to the Superior Court Housing Session as the Connecticut Advisory Council on Housing Matters. It increases the council's membership from 12 to 18 by increasing, from three to five, the number of members who must reside in the judicial districts of (1) Hartford or New Britain; (2) New Haven, Waterbury, or Ansonia-Milford; and (3) Fairfield or Stamford-Norwalk. The number of members who must reside in the judicial districts of Danbury, Litchfield, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, or Windham, remains unchanged at three.

By law, the council reviews housing docket proceedings and makes recommendations concerning housing matters to the chief court administrator, housing court judges, and General Assembly. The governor appoints members to four-year terms. The council must (1) consist of representatives of landlords, tenants, and others concerned with housing and (2) reflect a balance between landlord and tenant interests.

The act also makes technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

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