Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 116

    February Session, 2016

House Bill No. 5360

House of Representatives, March 22, 2016

The Committee on Veterans' Affairs reported through REP. HENNESSY of the 127th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.

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

Section 1. Section 27-19 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Military Department shall be comprised of (1) the armed forces of the state, as defined in section 27-2, which shall be under the military command and control of the Adjutant General, and (2) [any civilian employee appointed by the Adjutant General pursuant to section 27-31] the department's civilian employees. The Military Department shall be under the [charge] command and control of the Adjutant General. On or before July 1, 1980, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of major general to serve for a term of two years from July 1, 1980. Quadrennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of lieutenant general to serve for a term of four years, from such first day of July and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Adjutant General shall have had at least fifteen years' commissioned service in the armed forces of the United States, at least ten years of which shall have been served in the National Guard, and shall have obtained the [rank of lieutenant colonel or higher in the Army, Marine Corps or Air Force, or the rank of commander or higher in the Navy or Coast Guard] minimum officer grade of O-5. No person shall be appointed or continue to serve as Adjutant General after reaching the age of sixty-four years. The Adjutant General may be suspended or removed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-11, 4-12 and 4-13.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

27-19

VA

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is no fiscal impact associated with modifying the requirements to serve as the Adjutant General.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5360

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.

SUMMARY:

This bill modifies the qualifications for adjutant general of the Connecticut National Guard, requiring that at least 10 of the 15 currently required years of commissioned service in the U.S. Armed Forces be in the National Guard.

The bill also makes technical changes, including specifying the officer grade, rather than the officer rank, that qualifies a person to serve as adjutant general.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

15

Nay

0

(03/08/2016)

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