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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5245

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1359

 

*01359_______GAE*

Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

AN ACT PERMITTING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL SESSION.

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

Section 1. Section 2-7 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Whenever the Governor, the members of the General Assembly or the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives call a special session of the General Assembly, the Secretary of the State shall give notice thereof either by (1) mailing a true copy of the call of such special session, by first class mail, evidenced by a certificate of mailing, to each member of the House of Representatives and of the Senate at his or her address as it appears upon the records of said secretary not less than ten nor more than fifteen days prior to the date of convening of such special session, [or by] (2) causing a true copy of the call to be delivered to each member by a state marshal, constable, state policeman or indifferent person at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of convening of such special session, or (3) sending an electronic copy of the call of such special session to the electronic mail address of each member of the House of Representatives and of the Senate at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of convening of such special session.

(b) Whenever the Secretary of the State is required to reconvene the General Assembly pursuant to article third of the amendments to the Constitution of Connecticut, said secretary shall give notice thereof either by (1) mailing a true copy of the call of such reconvened session, by first class mail, evidenced by a certificate of mailing, to each member of the House of Representatives and of the Senate at his or her address as it appears upon the records of said secretary not less than five days prior to the date of convening of such reconvened session, [or by] (2) causing a true copy of the call to be delivered to each member by a state marshal, constable, state policeman or indifferent person at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of convening of such reconvened session, or (3) sending an electronic copy of the call of such special session to the electronic mail address of each member at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of convening of such special session.

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

Section 1

from passage

2-7

Statement of Purpose:

To permit electronic notification to legislators of special session.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]