Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5618

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 2852

 

*_____HB05618ENV___042016____*

Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT METHODOLOGY TO ANALYZE STATE PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and other agencies or entities selected by the commissioner, shall develop a carbon footprint methodology, that focuses on transportation-related environmental impact, that can be used to analyze individual state procurement contracts. Not later than January 1, 2017, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration. Such report shall include the methodology developed under this section and any recommendations for legislation necessary to implement such methodology for state procurement contracts.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

GAE

Joint Favorable

 

ENV

Joint Favorable