OLR Bill Analysis

sSB01030

AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY REFERENCES TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE.

SUMMARY

This bill repeals the requirement that, every 10 years, legislative committees of cognizance conduct sunset interviews of certain boards and commissions under their jurisdiction.

The bill repeals obsolete statutory references to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations (PRI) Committee, whose funding was eliminated in the FY 17 budget, including (1) statutes establishing the committee's composition, powers, and duties and (2) requirements that the committee receives copies of certain reports.

The bill requires the Office of Policy and Management to submit to the Auditors of Public Accounts, instead of to PRI, a report on its efforts to maximize alternative revenues.

The bill suspends, until January 15, 2018, production of the annual report card that evaluates state policies and programs that affect children (see BACKGROUND).

The bill also makes several technical and conforming changes.

BACKGROUND

Children's Report Card

By law, the Committee on Children must in consultation with the Office of Fiscal Analysis; the Office of Legislative Research; and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors; annually produce and make publicly available a report card evaluating how state policies and programs help children grow up safe, healthy, in stable living environments, and ready to lead successful lives.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/24/2017)