Appropriations Committee

MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

10:30 AM IN ROOM 2D OF THE LOB

I. CONVENE MEETING

II. REMARKS BY THE CHAIRS and RANKING MEMBERS

III. BILLS TO BE DRAFTED

1. Proposed H.B. No. 5134 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF INMATES. (APP)

IV. BILLS TO BE RESERVED FOR SUBJECT MATTER PUBLIC HEARING

1. Proposed H.B. No. 5086 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP. (APP)

V. BILLS TO BE REFERRED TO OTHER COMMITTEES

1. Proposed S.B. No. 92 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESTORATION OF FUNDING FOR THE PROBATE COURT SYSTEM. (APP)

- Refer to Finance, Revenue and Bonding

2. Proposed H.B. No. 5001 AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS NECESSARY TO RESTORE THE CAP ON CERTAIN PROBATE COURT FEES. (APP)

- Refer to Finance, Revenue and Bonding

3. Proposed H.B. No. 5186 AN ACT DECREASING LEGISLATIVE POSTAL COSTS. (APP)

Refer to Government Administration and Elections

4. Proposed H.B. No. 5218 AN ACT EXTENDING THE SCHOOL SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM TO FISCAL YEAR 2017. (APP)

- Refer to Finance, Revenue and Bonding

VI. CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED

1. Removing Principal Investment Officers from Civil Service (requested by the State Treasurer)

2. AA Making Technical Changes to the Teachers' Retirement System to Allow the Retention of Plan D for Divorcing Retired Members and to Cease Crediting Interest on Certain Non-Vested Members (requested by the Teachers' Retirement Board)

3. Require Funds in DESPP's Drug Asset Forfeiture Account be Used to Increase Drug Treatment Bed (requested by the House Republican Caucus)

4. Formation of a working group to discuss budget projections, trends, areas of growth, opportunities for efficiency, federal budget activity, spending control options. (requested by the House Republican Caucus)

5. Require OLM to not operate the security system instituted in 2014 unless certain requirements are met; Allow legislators to access the House and Senate Chambers through their ID badges (requested by Rep. Ziobron)

6. Require OPM to conduct a study of the impact of instituting a forty-hour work week for state employees (requested by Rep. Zawistowski)

7. Authorize the Investment Advisory Council to Establish the Assumed Rate of Return for Pension Investments (requested by Sen. Fasano and Rep. Klarides)

8. Require OPM to issue a request for qualifications for the Correctional Managed Care Healthcare contract by July 1, 2016 (requested by Sen. Fasano and Rep. Klarides)

9. Create and Office of Overtime Accountability (requested by Sen. Fasano and Rep. Klarides)

10. Require the University of CT, the CT State University System and the Community-Technical College System to post the budgets of each school on their respective websites

VII. ADJOURNMENT