OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5245

AN ACT PERMITTING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF A SPECIAL SESSION OR A RECONVENED SESSION.

SUMMARY:

This bill gives the secretary of the state the option of notifying General Assembly members of special and reconvened sessions through email. She retains the option of notifying them by (1) sending a copy of the session call, by first class mail, to their home address or (2) having the copy delivered to them in person by a state marshal, constable, state police officer, or indifferent person.

If the secretary opts to notify legislators by email, the bill requires that she send the electronic copy at least 72 hours before the session convenes. If she notifies members by mail, existing law requires that she do so between 10 and 15 days before a special session and at least five days before a reconvened session. If she opts to notify them in person, the copy of the session call must be delivered at least 24 hours beforehand.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

13

Nay

0

(02/29/2016)