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Substitute Bill No. 820

    January Session, 2017

 

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

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 32-7g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) (1) There is established within the Department of Economic and Community Development the Small Business Express program. Said program shall provide small businesses with various forms of financial assistance, using a streamlined application process to expedite the delivery of such assistance. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, at his or her discretion, may partner with the lenders in the Connecticut Credit Consortium, established pursuant to section 32-9yy, in order to fulfill the requirements of this section. A small business eligible for assistance through said program shall [(1)] (A) employ, on at least fifty per cent of its working days during the preceding twelve months, not more than one hundred employees, [(2)] (B) have operations in Connecticut, [(3)] (C) have been registered to conduct business for not less than twelve months, and [(4)] (D) be in good standing with the payment of all state and local taxes and with all state agencies.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, a business eligible for assistance under this section shall also include any physician licensed in Connecticut or any physician office that, (A) is located in and provides primary care services to adults or children in the state, (B) has been registered to conduct business for not less than six months, (C) employs, on at least fifty per cent of its working days during the preceding twelve months, not more than one hundred employees, and (D) is in good standing with the payment of all state and local taxes and with the Department of Public Health.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

32-7g(a)

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Joint Favorable Subst.