PA 15-123—sHB 6747

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER

SUMMARY: This act makes unrelated changes affecting the (1) statewide accounting and personnel system (CORE-CT) and (2) comptroller's duties. Concerning CORE-CT, it requires the comptroller to report to the governor and General Assembly on the system's status biennially, rather than annually, starting by October 1, 2015. It also eliminates the CORE-CT policy board, which was responsible for (1) maintaining the constitutional and statutory independence of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches with respect to system implementation and operation and (2) establishing policies and procedures for data access and security.

The act transfers, from the comptroller to the (1) Department of Administrative Services, responsibility for receiving and depositing in the General Fund insurance company refunds, dividends, and other payments to the state in connection with state insurance and (2) State Insurance and Risk Management Board, responsibility for obtaining fire and casualty insurance coverage for the Connecticut building at the Eastern States Exposition (Big E).

The act clarifies that the comptroller is a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission and authorizes him to have a designee. It also requires the comptroller to report annually by April 30, rather than March 30, on the state employee flexible spending account (FSA) programs.

Finally, the act makes technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage, except the provisions on the Big E and FSA program reporting are effective July 1, 2015.

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