Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 664

    February Session, 2016

Substitute House Bill No. 5417

House of Representatives, April 19, 2016

The Committee on Appropriations reported through REP. WALKER of the 93rd Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CREATING AN OFFICE OF OVERTIME ACCOUNTABILITY.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Within available appropriations, there shall be established within the Office of Policy and Management an Office of Overtime Accountability.

(b) The Office of Overtime Accountability shall examine the overtime expenditures of state agencies and make recommendations to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Labor Commissioner and the General Assembly that are intended to reduce such expenditures.

(c) (1) Commencing October 1, 2016, and monthly thereafter, each state agency shall report to the Office of Overtime Accountability on its overtime expenditures for the previous month, including the amount of overtime expenditures per location, the type of overtime work that was undertaken and a detailed description of the need to incur such overtime expenditures.

(2) Not later than thirty days after receiving such reports on overtime expenditures, the Office of Overtime Accountability shall prepare and submit a compilation of such reports to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Labor Commissioner, the Legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis and, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and labor and public employees.

(d) Not later than July 1, 2017, and quarterly thereafter, the Office of Overtime Accountability shall submit a report with its assessment of the use of overtime by state agencies and its recommendations for ways to reduce the use of and reliance on overtime by state agencies, including any proposed legislation necessary to implement any recommended changes, to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Labor Commissioner, the Legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis and, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and labor and public employees.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In Subdiv. (2) of Subsec. (c) and in Subsec. (d), the entire name of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees was added for accuracy.

APP

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 establishes the Office of Overtime Accountability within the Office of Policy and Management and requires it to study overtime expenditures of state agencies. This has no fiscal impact as it is anticipated that OPM has the expertise to complete this study.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OFA Bill Analysis

sHB 5417

AN ACT CREATING AN OFFICE OF OVERTIME ACCOUNTABILITY.

SUMMARY:

The bill establishes the Office of Overtime Accountability (OOA) within the Office of Policy and Management (OPM). It requires OOA, by July 1, 2017, and quarterly thereafter, to examine overtime expenditures of state agencies and make recommendations to reduce such expenditures. It requires state agencies, by October 1, 2016, and monthly thereafter, to report overtime expenditures to OOA.

OOA must submit its own quarterly recommendations and state agency monthly reports, to the Governor, the Secretary of OPM, the Labor Commissioner, the Office of Fiscal Analysis, and the ranking members of the Appropriations Committee.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Appropriations Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

40

Nay

17

(04/07/2016)

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