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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5679

   
 

*HB0559105679SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5591

File No. 747

Cal. No. 522

"AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT SECURITY PROGRAM. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) (a) There shall be established a state appropriations review panel to review each appropriation made in the state budget, and any amendments thereto. Said panel shall examine each appropriation to determine whether the purpose of such appropriation is being fulfilled and to identify duplications of efforts among appropriations or programs, in either services provided or recipients of such services.

(b) The panel shall consist of the following members:

(1) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker's designee;

(2) The president pro tempore of the Senate, or the president pro tempore's designee;

(3) The majority leader of the House of Representatives, or the majority leader's designee;

(4) The majority leader of the Senate, or the majority leader's designee;

(5) The minority leader of the House of Representatives, or the minority leader's designee;

(6) One person appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(7) The minority leader of the Senate, or the minority leader's designee; and

(8) One person appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

(c) Each member of the panel shall be a member of the General Assembly. The panel shall, at all times, be composed of an equal number of Republican and Democrat members.

(d) All appointments to the panel shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the panel from among the members of the panel. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the panel, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) On or before September 1, 2017, the panel shall submit its recommendations, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, for the consolidation of appropriations and any other matters related to the appropriation of state funds to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. The panel shall terminate on the date that it submits such recommendations or September 1, 2017, whichever is later. "

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

Sec. 501

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