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Committee Bill No. 191

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 4874

 

*04874SB00191GL_*

Referred to Committee on GENERAL LAW

 

Introduced by:

 

(GL)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING.

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

Section 1. Section 21a-234 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) No person shall act as a manufacturer, supply dealer, importer, renovator or secondhand dealer without first completing an application and obtaining a numbered license from the commissioner. [Based on the information furnished in the application, the commissioner shall determine and issue the appropriate license.] The license shall be conspicuously posted in the establishment of the person to whom the license is issued. A license shall be valid for one year.

(b) Any method of sterilization or sanitation used in connection with this chapter shall require the prior approval of the commissioner. Each person who wishes to sterilize or sanitize bedding or filling material shall complete an application and obtain a numbered permit from the commissioner. The permit must be conspicuously posted in the establishment of the person to whom the permit is issued. Each permit shall cost twenty-five dollars and shall be valid for one year.

(c) Manufacturers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a [manufacturers'] license, a fee of one hundred dollars. The licensee may then operate as a manufacturer, supply dealer, renovator or secondhand dealer. Supply dealers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a [supply dealers'] license, a fee of one hundred dollars. The licensee may then operate as a supply dealer, renovator or secondhand dealer. Renovators shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a [renovators'] license, a fee of fifty dollars. The licensee may then operate as a renovator and secondhand dealer. Secondhand dealers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of a [secondhand dealers'] license, a fee of fifty dollars. The licensee may then operate as a secondhand dealer. Importers shall pay, prior to the issuance or reissuance of [an importer's] a license, a fee of one hundred dollars.

(d) A person shall be entitled to a refund of a license or permit fee only in the case of error on the part of the department.

Sec. 2. Sections 7-169 to 7-186q, inclusive, 20-340d, 20-417aa, 20-559 to 20-559s, inclusive, 20-650 to 20-656, inclusive, 21-27 to 21-35, inclusive, and 30-17b of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective January 1, 2018)

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

Section 1

January 1, 2018

21a-234

Sec. 2

January 1, 2018

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To repeal and streamline certain occupational licenses, registrations and certificates in order to remove barriers for employment while still maintaining health and safety protections for consumers.

[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.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

S.B. 191