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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5340

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1068

 

*01068_______HSG*

Referred to Committee on HOUSING

 

Introduced by:

 

(HSG)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

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

Section 1. Section 8-42 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) No commissioner or [an] executive or managerial employee of an authority shall acquire any interest, direct or indirect, in any housing project or in any property included or planned to be included in any project, nor shall he have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or proposed contract for materials or services to be furnished or used in connection with any housing project. If any commissioner or executive or managerial employee of an authority owns or controls an interest, direct or indirect, in any property included or planned to be included in any housing project, he shall immediately disclose the same in writing to the authority and such disclosure shall be entered upon the minutes of the authority. Failure so to disclose such interest shall constitute misconduct in office. Occupancy of a dwelling unit owned by the housing authority or enrolled in a program of housing authority assistance to low-income families in private accommodations shall not be deemed an interest in any project or in a contract for materials or services or in property included in any project for the purposes of this section.

(b) No person who has served as a commissioner of an authority shall be employed by such authority for a period of two years after leaving office. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a commissioner who has served for more than twenty years for a housing authority which does not have an executive director.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2016

8-42

Statement of Purpose:

To make changes to certain statutes concerning public housing.

[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.]