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Substitute Senate Bill No. 88

Special Act No. 16-5

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE ZONING OF TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study the zoning of temporary health care structures and to develop a model zoning ordinance for temporary health care structures. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an examination of regulations, ordinances and legislation pertaining to temporary health care structures in other states. For the purposes of this section, "caregiver" means a person who is responsible for the care of a mentally or physically impaired person; "mentally or physically impaired person" means a person who requires assistance with two or more activities of daily living, including, but not limited to, bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping, transfers, bowel and bladder care, laundry, communication, self-administration of medication and ambulation, as certified in writing by a physician licensed in this state; and "temporary health care structure" means a transportable residential structure that provides an environment in which a caregiver may provide care for a mentally or physically impaired person, is primarily assembled at a location other than its site of installation, is limited to one occupant who is the mentally or physically impaired person, is not larger than three hundred gross square feet and complies with the applicable provisions of the State Building Code and Fire Safety Code.

(b) Members of the task force shall be appointed as follows:

(1) One by the president pro tempore of the Senate, in consultation with the Senate chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments;

(2) One by the speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the House chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments;

(3) One by the majority leader of the Senate, in consultation with the Senate chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments;

(4) One by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the House chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments;

(5) One by the minority leader of the Senate, in consultation with the Senate ranking member of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments; and

(6) One by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the House ranking member of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments.

(c) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) The appointees of the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve as chairpersons of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(e) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(f) Not later than January 1, 2017, the task force shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local governments and aging, the Department on Aging and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2017, whichever is later.

Approved June 3, 2016