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Senate Bill No. 877

Public Act No. 15-73

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

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

Section 1. Subdivision (1) of subsection (k) of section 4a-60g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(k) (1) On or before January 1, 2000, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish a process for certification of small contractors and minority business enterprises as eligible for set-aside contracts. Each certification shall be valid for a period not to exceed two years, unless the Commissioner of Administrative Services determines that an extension of such certification is warranted, provided any such extension shall not exceed a period of six months from such certification's original expiration date. Any paper application for certification shall be no longer than six pages. The Department of Administrative Services shall maintain on its web site an updated directory of small contractors and minority business enterprises certified under this section.

Sec. 2. Subsection (i) of section 4b-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(i) Upon approval of the proposed action of the Commissioner of Administrative Services by said secretary and board, said commissioner shall request approval of such action by the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to state revenue and the purchase and sale of state property and facilities. Each committee shall have not more than thirty days from the date such request is received to convene a meeting to vote to approve or disapprove such action or to notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services, in writing, that it is waiving its right to convene a meeting. If such request is withdrawn, altered, amended or otherwise changed, said commissioner shall resubmit such request, and each committee shall have not more than thirty days from the date of such resubmittal to convene a meeting to vote to approve or disapprove such action or to notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services, in writing, that it is waiving its right to convene a meeting. If a committee does not act on a request or the resubmittal of a request, as the case may be, within such thirty-day period or notifies the commissioner that it is waiving its right to convene a meeting prior to the expiration of such thirty-day period, the request shall be deemed to be approved by the committee.

Sec. 3. Section 4d-9 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

There shall be a Technical Services Revolving Fund in the Department of Administrative Services for the purchase, installation and utilization of information and telecommunication systems, as such terms are defined in section 4d-1, for budgeted agencies of the state. The Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall jointly be responsible for the administration of said fund. [Said commissioner and secretary shall develop appropriate review procedures and accountability standards for said fund and measures for determining the performance of the fund in carrying out the purposes of this part. ] Said commissioner and said secretary shall regularly review said fund using generally accepted accounting principles and the auditors of public accounts shall conduct an annual comprehensive financial review of said fund.

Sec. 4. Subsection (e) of section 1-205 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(e) The Freedom of Information Commission [, and the Department of Administrative Services with respect to access to and disclosure of computer-stored public records,] shall conduct training sessions, at least annually, for members of public agencies for the purpose of educating such members as to the requirements of sections 1-7 to 1-14, inclusive, 1-16 to 1-18, inclusive, 1-200 to 1-202, inclusive, 1-205, 1-206, 1-210 to 1-217, inclusive, 1-225 to 1-232, inclusive, 1-240, 1-241 and 19a-342.

Sec. 5. Subsection (d) of section 10-500 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(d) The Office of Early Childhood shall constitute a successor department, in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39, to (1) the Department of Education with respect to sections 8-210, 10-16n, 10-16p to 10-16r, inclusive, 10-16u, 10-16w, 10-16aa, 17b-749a, 17b-749c and 17b-749g to 17b-749i, inclusive; (2) the Department of Social Services (A) with respect to sections 17b-12, 17b-705a, 17b-730, 17b-733 to 17b-736, inclusive, 17b-738, [17b-739,] 17b-749, 17b-749d to 17b-749f, inclusive, 17b-749j, 17b-749k, 17b-750 to 17b-751a, inclusive, 17b-751d and 17b-751e, and (B) for the purpose of administering the child care development block grant pursuant to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990; and (3) the Department of Public Health (A) with respect to sections 10a-194c, 12-634, 17a-28, 17a-101 and 19a-80f, (B) for the purpose of regulating child day care services pursuant to sections 19a-77, 19a-79, 19a-80, 19a-82 and 19a-84 to 19a-87e, inclusive, (C) for the purpose of the conduct of regulation of youth camps, pursuant to sections 19a-420 to 19a-434, inclusive, and (D) for the purpose of administering the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, P. L. 111-148.

Sec. 6. Sections 4a-1a, 4d-10 and 17b-739 of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2015)

Approved June 19, 2015