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Amendment

 

May Special Session, 2016

LCO No. 6398

   
 

*SB0050106398SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 501

File No.

Cal. No.

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017. "

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (b) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Any agreement reached by the negotiators shall be reduced to writing. The agreement, together with a request for funds necessary to fully implement such agreement and for approval of any provisions of the agreement which are in conflict with any statute or any regulation of any state agency, and any arbitration award, issued in accordance with section 5-276a, together with a statement setting forth the amount of funds necessary to implement such award, shall be filed by the bargaining representative of the employer with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate [within] not later than ten days after the date on which such agreement is reached or such award is distributed. The General Assembly may approve any such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of each house or may reject such agreement as a whole by a majority vote of either house. The General Assembly may reject any such award as a whole by a two-thirds vote of either house if it determines that there are insufficient funds for full implementation of the award. If rejected, or if either chamber fails to act on the agreement or award within the time periods required under this subsection, the matter shall be returned to the parties for further bargaining. Once approved by the General Assembly, any provision of an agreement or award need not be resubmitted by the parties to such agreement or award as part of a future contract approval process unless changes in the language of such provision are negotiated by such parties. Any supplemental understanding reached between such parties containing provisions which would supersede any provision of the general statutes or any regulation of any state agency or would require additional state funding shall be submitted to the General Assembly for approval in the same manner as agreements and awards. If the General Assembly is in session, it shall vote to approve or reject such agreement or award [within] not later than thirty days after the date of filing. If the General Assembly is not in session when such agreement or award is filed, it shall be submitted to the General Assembly [within] not later than ten days of the first day of the next regular session or special session called for such purpose. The agreement or award shall [be deemed approved if the General Assembly fails to vote to approve or reject such agreement or award within thirty days after such filing or submission] not be implemented unless approved by the General Assembly in accordance with this subsection. The thirty-day period shall not begin or expire unless the General Assembly is in regular session. For the purpose of this subsection, any agreement or award filed with the clerks within thirty days before the commencement of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be deemed to be filed on the first day of such session.

Sec. 502. Subsection (d) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) No provision of any general statute or special act shall prevent negotiations between an employer and an employee organization which has been designated as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, from continuing after the final date for setting the state budget. An agreement between an employer and an employee organization shall be valid and in force under its terms when entered into in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and signed by the chief executive officer or administrator as a ministerial act. Such terms may not make any such agreement effective on a date prior to the date on which the agreement is entered. No publication thereof shall be required to make it effective. The procedure for the making of an agreement between the employer and an employee organization provided by sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall be the exclusive method for making a valid agreement for employees represented by an employee organization, and any provisions in any general statute or special act to the contrary shall not apply to such an agreement. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

5-278(b)

Sec. 502

from passage

5-278(d)