Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 349

    February Session, 2016

Substitute House Bill No. 5389

House of Representatives, March 31, 2016

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through REP. JUTILA of the 37th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC FINANCING FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE CANDIDATES.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The State Elections Enforcement Commission shall, in consultation with the Connecticut Probate Assembly, as described in section 45a-90 of the general statutes, study the feasibility of extending public financing under the Citizens' Elections Program to candidates for nomination or election to the district office of judge of probate. Not later than January 15, 2018, the commission shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any legislation the commission deems necessary to apply the provisions of chapter 157 of the general statutes to such candidates, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to elections, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

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

The bill requires the State Elections Enforcement Commission, in consultation with the Connecticut Probate Assembly, to study the feasibility of extending public financing under the Citizens' Elections Program to probate judge candidates. There is no fiscal impact for the agencies to issue a report by January 15, 2018.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5389

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC FINANCING FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE CANDIDATES.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

11

Nay

4

(03/11/2016)

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