OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 820

AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM.

SUMMARY

Under current law, a business must have been registered to conduct business for at least 12 months in order to qualify for financial assistance from the Small Business Express (EXP) program. This bill lowers the requirement, from 12 months to six, for in-state physicians or physician offices that provide primary care services to adults or children in the state.

In order to be eligible for EXP assistance under current law and the bill, physicians and physicians' offices, like other types of businesses, must also (1) employ 100 or fewer people on at least 50% of their working days during the preceding 12 months and (2) be in good standing with the payment of all state and local taxes and with all state agencies.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

SB 438, reported favorably by the Public Health Committee, contains similar provisions regarding physician and physician office eligibility for EXP.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Commerce Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

20

Nay

1

(03/21/2017)