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Committee Bill No. 6219

January Session, 2017


LCO No. 4905



Referred to Committee on LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES


Introduced by:





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective October 1, 2017) The Commission on Equity and Opportunity shall study and recommend ways to provide (1) persons recently released from correctional facilities with enhanced employment opportunities, and (2) tax incentives to employers who provide employment opportunities to persons recently released from correctional facilities. Not later than January 1, 2018, the commission shall report on such study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To improve the rate of successful community reentry for persons released from correctional facilities through the provision of enhanced employment opportunities.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]


REP. MCGEE, 5th Dist.; REP. REYES, 75th Dist.

REP. ROSARIO, 128th Dist.

H.B. 6219