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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 6614



Offered by:


REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

REP. ZIOBRON, 34th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.

REP. HOYDICK, 120th Dist.

REP. YACCARINO, 87th Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5584

File No. 382

Cal. No. 277


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017, and applicable to penalties imposed on and after said date) (a) For the purposes of this section, "state agency" means any department, board, council, commission, institution or other executive branch agency of state government, and "business entity" means a corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company or any other similar form of business organization.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, a state agency may suspend any civil penalty assessed against any business entity for a first violation of any provision of a regulation of such state agency, upon the request of such business entity, if the business entity takes remedial measures which completely correct the violation not later than thirty days after the assessment of such penalty. The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) any wilful or grossly negligent violation, (2) a violation that results in the bodily injury of any person, or (3) any penalty required under any provision of federal law or regulation, including any penalty required as a condition for receiving federal funding.

(c) Any business entity aggrieved by the denial of a state agency to suspend a civil penalty pursuant to this section may appeal such denial in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183 of the general statutes. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017, and applicable to penalties imposed on and after said date

New section