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Raised Bill No. 1030

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 5279

 

*05279_______GAE*

Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

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(GAE)

 

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

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

Section 1. Section 1-122 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

The Auditors of Public Accounts shall biennially conduct a compliance audit of each quasi-public agency's activities during the agency's two fiscal years preceding each such audit or contract with a person, firm or corporation for any such audit or audits. Each such audit shall determine whether the quasi-public agency has complied with its regulations concerning affirmative action, personnel practices, the purchase of goods and services, the use of surplus funds and the distribution of loans, grants and other financial assistance. Each audit shall include a review of all or a representative sample of the agency's activities in such areas during the relevant fiscal years. The Auditors of Public Accounts shall submit each audit report to the Governor. [and two copies of the audit report to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee. Not later than thirty days after receiving copies of an audit report from the Auditors of Public Accounts, the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee shall prepare an assessment of whether the audit report complies with the requirements of this section and shall submit the assessment and a copy of the audit report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the quasi-public agency.] Each quasi-public agency shall pay the cost of conducting such biennial compliance audit of the agency.

Sec. 2. Section 1-123 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The board of directors of each quasi-public agency shall annually submit a report to the Governor and the Auditors of Public Accounts. [and two copies of such report to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.] Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (1) A list of all bond issues for the preceding fiscal year, including, for each such issue, the financial advisor and underwriters, whether the issue was competitive, negotiated or privately placed, and the issue's face value and net proceeds; (2) a list of all projects other than those pertaining to owner-occupied housing or student loans receiving financial assistance during the preceding fiscal year, including each project's purpose, location, and the amount of funds provided by the agency; (3) a list of all outside individuals and firms receiving in excess of five thousand dollars in the form of loans, grants or payments for services, except for individuals receiving loans for owner-occupied housing and education; (4) a balance sheet showing all revenues and expenditures; (5) the cumulative value of all bonds issued, the value of outstanding bonds, and the amount of the state's contingent liability; (6) the affirmative action policy statement, a description of the composition of the agency's work force by race, sex, and occupation and a description of the agency's affirmative action efforts; and (7) a description of planned activities for the current fiscal year. [Not later than thirty days after receiving copies of such report from the board of a quasi-public agency, the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee shall prepare an assessment of whether the report complies with the requirements of this section and shall submit the assessment and a copy of the report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the quasi-public agency.]

(b) For the quarter commencing July 1, 2010, and for each quarter thereafter, the board of directors of each quasi-public agency shall submit a report to the Office of Fiscal Analysis. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, for each fund and account of the agency: (1) The beginning fiscal year balance; (2) all funds expended and all revenue collected by the end of the quarter; and (3) total expenditures and revenues estimated at the end of the fiscal year. For the purposes of this subsection, "expenditures" and "revenues" have the same meaning as provided in section 4-69.

(c) For the quarter commencing July 1, 2010, and for each quarter thereafter, the board of directors of each quasi-public agency shall submit a personnel status report to the Office of Fiscal Analysis. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The total number of employees by the end of the quarter; (2) the positions vacated and the positions filled by the end of the quarter; and (3) the positions estimated to be vacant and the positions estimated to be filled at the end of the fiscal year.

Sec. 3. Section 2-46 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, or a chairman of the whole, or of any committee of either house, of the General Assembly, [or either of the chairmen of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee] shall have the power to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses by subpoena and capias issued by any of them, require the production of any necessary books, papers or other documents and administer oaths to witnesses in any case under their examination. [including any program review or investigation, as defined in section 2-53d.] Any person, summoned as a witness by the authority of either house of the General Assembly [or said Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee] to give testimony or to produce books, papers or other documents upon any matter under inquiry before either house, or any committee of either house, of the General Assembly, or a joint committee of both houses, who wilfully makes default or, having appeared, refuses to be sworn or to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(b) Any individual who is subpoenaed to appear and testify before a committee of the General Assembly [or the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee] shall have the right to review a copy of the transcript of his or her testimony and a reasonable amount of time to question its accuracy prior to the public release of [said] such transcript or its permanent filing.

Sec. 4. Section 2-47 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

No witness shall be privileged to refuse to testify to any fact, or to produce any paper, respecting which he is examined by either house of the General Assembly, or by any committee of either house or any joint committee of both houses, [or by the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee in any program review or investigation, as defined in section 2-53d,] upon the ground that his testimony to such fact or his production of such paper may tend to disgrace him or otherwise render him infamous.

Sec. 5. Section 2-53m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, in consultation with the Office of Fiscal Analysis, the Office of Legislative Research and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall maintain an annual report card that evaluates the progress of state policies and programs in promoting the result that all Connecticut children grow up in a stable living environment, safe, healthy and ready to lead successful lives. Progress shall be measured by primary indicators of progress, including, but not limited to, indicators established in the final report of the former Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee prepared pursuant to the provisions of section 1 of public act 09-166, of state-wide rates of child abuse, child poverty, low birth weight, third grade reading proficiency, and the annual social health index developed pursuant to section 46a-131a. For each indicator, the data shall also be presented according to ethnicity or race, gender, geography and, where appropriate, age and other relevant characteristics. [Said committee] The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children shall prepare the report card on or before January 15, 2012, and annually thereafter. On or before January 15, 2012, and annually thereafter, said committee shall make the report card available to the public on the Internet and on the web site of the General Assembly and shall transmit the report card electronically to (1) members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and human services, (2) the Commissioners of Children and Families, Education and Public Health, (3) the Child Advocate, (4) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and (5) the Chief Court Administrator.

(b) On or before January 15, 2012, the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, in consultation with a working group of representatives of state agencies and departments, community organizations, private provider agencies operating programs that impact the well-being of children and families, parents and other caretakers of children, child advocacy organizations, health care professionals that serve children and families, schools, and child care providers, shall identify or develop (1) an indicator for measuring whether children are living with their families and have stability in their living environments, (2) secondary indicators for measuring progress within each area of children's well-being related to measuring progress in their health, safety, stability, education and future success, including, but not limited to, food security, and (3) key measures of performance of the state child welfare system, including, but not limited to, (A) rates of repeat maltreatment among victims of child abuse and neglect; (B) placement in out-of-home care among children at risk of abuse and neglect; (C) child fatalities involving child abuse or neglect; (D) rates of reunification and permanency for children removed from their homes; and (E) the developmental and health status and educational progress of children served by the child welfare system and other appropriate measures of well-being and preparation for success in life. Not less than annually, said committee, or the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, as the case may be, shall: (i) With the assistance of the working group, review the adequacy of primary and secondary indicators, system-level performance measures, and related data resources for such indicators and measures, and determine whether there are more appropriate alternatives to monitoring progress in achieving the result that all Connecticut children grow up in a stable living environment, safe, healthy and ready to lead successful lives, and (ii) in consultation with the results-based accountability subcommittee of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, identify programs within the child welfare system that make a significant contribution to achieving such result and require the entities administering such programs to prepare annual report cards employing the results-based format developed by said subcommittee.

Sec. 6. Section 2-90 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The Auditors of Public Accounts shall organize the work of their office in such manner as they deem most economical and efficient and shall determine the scope and frequency of any audit they conduct.

(b) Said auditors, with the Comptroller, shall, at least annually and as frequently as they deem necessary, audit the books and accounts of the Treasurer, including, but not limited to, trust funds, as defined in section 3-13c, and certify the results to the Governor. The auditors shall, at least annually and as frequently as they deem necessary, audit the books and accounts of the Comptroller and certify the results to the Governor. They shall examine and prepare certificates of audit with respect to the financial statements contained in the annual reports of the Treasurer and Comptroller, which certificates shall be made part of such annual reports. In carrying out their responsibilities under this section, said auditors may retain independent auditors to assist them.

(c) Said auditors shall audit, on a biennial basis if deemed most economical and efficient, or as frequently as they deem necessary, the books and accounts of each officer, department, commission, board and court of the state government, all institutions supported by the state and all public and quasi-public bodies, politic and corporate, created by public or special act of the General Assembly and not required to be audited or subject to reporting requirements, under the provisions of chapter 111. Each such audit may include an examination of performance in order to determine effectiveness in achieving expressed legislative purposes. The auditors shall report their findings and recommendations to the Governor, the State Comptroller [,] and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. [, and the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.]

(d) The Auditors of Public Accounts may enter into such contractual agreements as may be necessary for the discharge of their duties. Any audit or report which is prepared by a person, firm or corporation pursuant to any contract with the Auditors of Public Accounts shall bear the signature of the person primarily responsible for the preparation of such audit or report. As used in this subsection, the term "person" means a natural person.

(e) If the Auditors of Public Accounts discover, or if it should come to their knowledge, that any unauthorized, illegal, irregular or unsafe handling or expenditure of state funds or any breakdown in the safekeeping of any resources of the state has occurred or is contemplated, they shall forthwith present the facts to the Governor, the State Comptroller, the clerk of each house of the General Assembly [, the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee] and the Attorney General. Any Auditor of Public Accounts neglecting to make such a report, or any agent of the auditors neglecting to report to the Auditors of Public Accounts any such matter discovered by him or coming to his knowledge shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both.

(f) All reports issued or made pursuant to this section shall be retained in the offices of the Auditors of Public Accounts for a period of not less than five years. The auditors shall file one copy of each such report with the State Librarian.

(g) Each state agency shall keep its accounts in such form and by such methods as to exhibit the facts required by said auditors and, the provisions of any other general statute notwithstanding, shall make all records and accounts available to them or their agents, upon demand.

(h) Where there are statutory requirements of confidentiality with regard to such records and accounts or examinations of nongovernmental entities which are maintained by a state agency, such requirements of confidentiality and the penalties for the violation thereof shall apply to the auditors and to their authorized representatives in the same manner and to the same extent as such requirements of confidentiality and penalties apply to such state agency. In addition, the portion of (1) any audit or report prepared by the Auditors of Public Accounts that concerns the internal control structure of a state information system or the identity of an employee who provides information regarding alleged fraud or weaknesses in the control structure of a state agency that may lead to fraud, or (2) any document that may reveal the identity of such employee, shall not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200.

(i) Said auditors shall audit, in accordance with the provisions of section 10-91g, the records and accounts of any private provider of special education services, as defined in said section.

Sec. 7. Section 2-111 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) There is established a Results First Policy Oversight Committee. The committee shall advise on the development and implementation of the Pew-MacArthur Results First cost-benefit analysis model, with the overall goal of promoting cost effective policies and programming by the state.

(b) The committee shall consist of the following members:

(1) Four members of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and one of who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(2) The Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee;

(3) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee;

(4) The director of the Office of Fiscal Analysis;

[(5) The director of the Office of Program Review and Investigations;]

[(6)] (5) The director of the Office of Legislative Research;

[(7)] (6) The director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University;

[(8)] (7) The executive director of the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors or a designee;

[(9)] (8) A representative of private higher education, appointed by the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges;

[(10)] (9) Two representatives of the Connecticut business community, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, and one who shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; and

[(11)] (10) Such other members as the committee may prescribe.

(c) All appointments to the committee under subdivisions (1) to [(11)] (10), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section shall be made not later than thirty days after June 19, 2013. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) A member of the General Assembly selected jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall be the chairperson of the committee. Such chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the committee, which shall be held not later than sixty days after June 19, 2013.

(e) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(f) Not later than October 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the committee shall submit a report to the Governor and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with section 11-4a, recommending measures to implement the Pew-MacArthur Results First cost-benefit analysis model.

Sec. 8. Section 4-31d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The Office of Policy and Management shall, within available resources, (1) develop a system to track the state's federal and alternative grant funding; and (2) work in consultation with other state agencies to pursue specific federal revenue maximization efforts.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall identify for which state agencies it is appropriate to have an employee designated to serve as the liaison with the office regarding federal and alternative funding. Each agency so identified shall designate such a liaison. Each such liaison shall ensure that the office has access to information regarding all grant applications that have been submitted by the agency of such liaison that the office requires to maintain the tracking system developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(c) The Office of Policy and Management shall, on or before November 15, 2014, and annually thereafter, submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, and post on said office's Internet web site, a report on the office's efforts to maximize alternative revenues. The office shall also submit such report to the [Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee] Auditors of Public Accounts.

Sec. 9. Subdivision (10) of subsection (g) of section 17a-28 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(10) The Governor, when requested in writing in the course of the Governor's official functions, [the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee,] the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary or the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, when requested in writing by any of such committees in the course of such committee's official functions, and upon a majority vote of such committee, provided no name or other identifying information is disclosed unless such information is essential to the gubernatorial or legislative purpose;

Sec. 10. Section 29-2a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

The Chief State's Attorney and the Attorney General, or their designees who shall be attorneys in their respective offices, shall annually conduct a legal review of the police policies and practices of the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, including the policies and procedures relative to the protection of civil liberties. They shall examine all police practices and procedures followed by the Division of State Police and shall select the practices and procedures to be reviewed. Such review may include, but need not be limited to: An evaluation of the Division of State Police policies and practices to ensure that they comply with state and federal law; recommendations for changes in those policies or practices to avoid violations of federal and state constitutional, statutory or regulatory provisions; and a summary of recent changes in statutory or case law which may impact on those state police policies and practices. The Chief State's Attorney and the Attorney General shall enter into a cooperative agreement which shall define the staffing requirements for the review and the specific process for the completion of the duties required by the provisions of this section. On January 1, 1991, and annually thereafter, the Chief State's Attorney and the Attorney General shall submit the review to the Governor, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Auditors of Public Accounts, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection [,] and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. [, and the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.]

Sec. 11. Section 31-22v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Not later than March 1, 2017, the Labor Department shall update the department's Internet web site with regard to the office of apprenticeship training. Such update shall include, but need not be limited to:

(1) Simplification of the process by which current and prospective apprentices and employers may access comprehensive information relating to apprenticeship training on the department's Internet web site;

(2) An accurate list of occupations in which apprentices are employed in the state and the number of apprentices participating in each occupation within the previous calendar year; and

(3) Comprehensive information regarding apprenticeship coursework, including, but not limited to, a list of apprenticeship coursework providers, the Internet web site addresses for such apprenticeship coursework providers, the locations of such apprenticeship coursework providers, the occupations in which such apprenticeship coursework providers offer apprenticeship coursework and the costs associated with such apprenticeship coursework, which shall be accompanied by a disclaimer that cost information is only one factor to be considered in selecting coursework. The department may provide electronic links to such information.

(b) The department shall update the information described in subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section as often as practicable, but not less than annually, to improve the efficiency by which current and prospective apprentices and employers may engage in apprenticeships in the state.

[(c) Not later than March 31, 2017, the department shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor on the update to the department's Internet web site.]

Sec. 12. Section 38a-676a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Not earlier than October 1, 2008, the Insurance Commissioner shall review professional liability insurance rates in this state for physicians and surgeons, hospitals, advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to determine whether (1) the amount or frequency of insured awards and settlements against physicians and surgeons, hospitals, advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants have decreased since October 1, 2005, (2) such rates reflect any such decrease, and (3) such rates bear a reasonable relationship to the costs of writing such insurance in this state. In conducting the review, the commissioner shall examine the rates for such insurance under policies issued by (A) captive insurers and risk retention groups, to the extent such information is available to the commissioner, and (B) insurers licensed in this state.

(b) If after such review the commissioner determines that such insurance rates have not decreased, and such insurance rates are not reasonably related to the costs of writing such insurance in this state, the commissioner shall convene a working group in accordance with subsection (c) of this section. The working group shall consider, among other things, the amounts of awards and settlements during the prior ten years and shall recommend appropriate revisions, if any, to the general statutes in order to decrease rates or establish reasonable rates. Such revisions may include, but need not be limited to, reasonable limitations on noneconomic damages awards, revisions to procedures used by insurers to establish rates, and regulation of reimbursement rates paid by health insurers and health care centers to health care providers in this state. The working group shall submit its recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor in accordance with section 11-4a.

(c) Any working group convened pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall consist of:

(1) The chairpersons and ranking members, or their designees, of [(A)] the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary, public health and insurance; [, and (B) the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee;]

(2) One member appointed by the Connecticut Medical Society;

(3) One member appointed by the Connecticut Hospital Association;

(4) One member appointed by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association;

(5) One representative of a patient advocacy group appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(6) One representative of a medical malpractice insurer licensed and actively doing business in this state appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(7) The Commissioner of Public Health, or a designee; and

(8) The Insurance Commissioner.

Sec. 13. Section 51-51l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (d), the Judicial Review Council shall investigate every written complaint brought before it alleging conduct under section 51-51i, and may initiate an investigation of any judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate if (1) the council has reason to believe conduct under section 51-51i has occurred or (2) previous complaints indicate a pattern of behavior which would lead to a reasonable belief that conduct under section 51-51i has occurred. The council shall, not later than five days after such initiation of an investigation or receipt of such complaint, notify by registered or certified mail any judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate under investigation or against whom such complaint is filed. A copy of any such complaint shall accompany such notice. The council shall also notify the complainant of its receipt of such complaint not later than five days thereafter. Any investigation to determine whether or not there is probable cause that conduct under section 51-51i has occurred shall be confidential and any individual called by the council for the purpose of providing information shall not disclose his knowledge of such investigation to a third party prior to the decision of the council on whether probable cause exists, unless the respondent requests that such investigation and disclosure be open, provided information known or obtained independently of any such investigation shall not be confidential. The judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate shall have the right to appear and be heard and to offer any information which may tend to clear him of probable cause to believe he is guilty of conduct under section 51-51i. The judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate shall also have the right to be represented by legal counsel and examine and cross-examine witnesses. In conducting its investigation under this subsection, the council may request that a court furnish to the council a record or transcript of court proceedings made or prepared by a court reporter, assistant court reporter or monitor and the court shall, upon such request, furnish such record or transcript.

(b) The Judicial Review Council shall, not later than three business days after the termination of such investigation, notify the complainant, if any, and the judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate that the investigation has been terminated and the results thereof. If the council finds that conduct under section 51-51i has not occurred, but the judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate has acted in a manner which gives the appearance of impropriety or constitutes an unfavorable judicial or magisterial practice, the council may issue an admonishment to the judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate recommending a change in judicial or magisterial conduct or practice. If an admonishment is issued, the council shall (1) notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary that an admonishment was issued and provide said committee with the substance of the admonishment, including copies of the complaint file, and (2) inform the complainant, if any, that an admonishment was issued if the admonishment is the result of misconduct alleged in the complaint. Except as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the substance of the admonishment shall not be disclosed to any person or organization.

(c) If a preliminary investigation indicates that probable cause exists that the judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate is guilty of conduct under section 51-51i, the council shall hold a hearing concerning the conduct or complaint. All hearings held pursuant to this subsection shall be open. A judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate appearing before such a hearing shall be entitled to counsel, to present evidence and to cross-examine witnesses. The council shall make a record of all proceedings pursuant to this subsection. The council shall not later than thirty days after the close of such hearing publish its findings together with a memorandum of its reasons therefor.

(d) No complaint against a judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate alleging conduct under section 51-51i shall be brought under this section but within one year from the date the alleged conduct occurred or was discovered or in the exercise of reasonable care should have been discovered, except that no such complaint may be brought more than three years from the date the alleged conduct occurred.

[(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the council shall disclose any information concerning complaints received by the council on and after January 1, 1978, investigations, and disposition of such complaints to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee when requested by the committee in the course of its functions, in writing and upon a majority vote of the committee, provided no names or other identifying information shall be disclosed.]

[(f)] (e) On and after December 19, 1991, any judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate who has been the subject of an investigation by the Judicial Review Council as a result of a complaint brought before such council may request that such complaint, investigation and the disposition of such complaint be open to public inspection.

[(g)] (f) Whenever a complaint against a judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate is pending before the Judicial Review Council within the final year of the term of office of such judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate, the Judicial Review Council shall designate such complaint as privileged and shall conduct an expedited investigation and hearing so that its duties with respect to such complaint are completed in sufficient time to enable the Judicial Review Council to make its recommendation concerning any such judge to the Judicial Selection Commission and the Governor under section 51-51q in a timely manner.

Sec. 14. Section 6 of special act 14-21 is amended to read as follows (Effective July 1, 2017):

The Metropolitan District Commission shall annually prepare a report that includes the following: (1) A list of all bond issues for the preceding fiscal year, including, for each such issue, the financial advisor and underwriters, whether the issue was competitive, negotiated or privately placed, and the issue's face value and net proceeds; (2) a list of all projects receiving financial assistance during the preceding fiscal year, including each project's purpose, location, and the amount of funds provided by the district; (3) the cumulative value of all bonds issued, the value of outstanding bonds and capital projects associated with such bonds; (4) as of February 15th of each fiscal year, an accounting showing all water revenue and expenditures by source, category and type; and (5) the affirmative action policy statement, a description of the composition of the district's work force by race, sex, and occupation and a description of the district's affirmative action efforts. The district shall, not later than January first, submit one copy of such report to the Governor, to the Auditors of Public Accounts, [and] to the Office of Fiscal Analysis [and two copies of such report to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee. Not later than thirty days after receiving copies of such report from the district, the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee shall prepare an assessment of whether the report complies with the requirements of this section and shall submit the assessment and a copy of the report] and to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to municipalities.

Sec. 15. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 19a-14 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(4) Adopt, with the advice and assistance of the appropriate board or commission, and in accordance with chapter 54, any regulations which are consistent with protecting the public health and safety and which are necessary to implement the purposes of [section 2c-2h,] this chapter [,] and chapters 368v, 369 to 375, inclusive, 378 to 381, inclusive, 383 to 388, inclusive, 398 and 399;

Sec. 16. Sections 2-53d to 2-53j, inclusive, 2c-1, 2c-2h, 2c-3, 2c-6 to 2c-8, inclusive, of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2017)

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

1-122

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

1-123

Sec. 3

July 1, 2017

2-46

Sec. 4

July 1, 2017

2-47

Sec. 5

July 1, 2017

2-53m

Sec. 6

July 1, 2017

2-90

Sec. 7

July 1, 2017

2-111

Sec. 8

July 1, 2017

4-31d

Sec. 9

July 1, 2017

17a-28(g)(10)

Sec. 10

July 1, 2017

29-2a

Sec. 11

July 1, 2017

31-22v

Sec. 12

July 1, 2017

38a-676a

Sec. 13

July 1, 2017

51-51l

Sec. 14

July 1, 2017

SA 14-21, Sec. 6

Sec. 15

July 1, 2017

19a-14(a)(4)

Sec. 16

July 1, 2017

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To remove references to the former Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee from the general statutes.

[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.]