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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7736



Offered by:


REP. STORMS, 60th Dist.


REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. ZIOBRON, 34th Dist.

REP. PERILLO, 113th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. PISCOPO, 76th Dist.

REP. BETTS, 78th Dist.

REP. FUSCO, 81st Dist.

REP. WILMS, 142nd Dist.

REP. BUCKBEE, 67th Dist.

REP. SAMPSON, 80th Dist.

REP. GREEN, 55th Dist.

REP. WILSON, 66th Dist.

REP. PETIT, 22nd Dist.

REP. HOYDICK, 120th Dist.

REP. SIEGRIST, 36th Dist.

REP. BOCCHINO, 150th Dist.

REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.

REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th Dist.

REP. OHLER, 64th Dist.

REP. HALL, 59th Dist.

REP. D'AMELIO, 71st Dist.

REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd Dist.


REP. STOKES, 58th Dist.

REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th Dist.

REP. MCCARTY, 38th Dist.

REP. ACKERT, 8th Dist.

REP. SIMANSKI, 62nd Dist.

REP. VAIL, 52nd Dist.

REP. DUBITSKY, 47th Dist.

REP. BELSITO, 53rd Dist.


REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th Dist.

REP. DUFF, 2nd Dist.

REP. POLLETTA, 68th Dist.

REP. YACCARINO, 87th Dist.

REP. CASE, 63rd Dist.

REP. DUNSBY, 135th Dist.

REP. FERGUSON, 138th Dist.

REP. FISHBEIN, 90th Dist.

REP. FRANCE, 42nd Dist.

REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd Dist.

REP. FREY, 111th Dist.

REP. DEVLIN, 134th Dist.

REP. FERRARO, 117th Dist.

REP. BYRON, 27th Dist.

REP. BOLINSKY, 106th Dist.

REP. DELNICKI, 14th Dist.

REP. DAVIS C. , 57th Dist.

REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.

REP. KOKORUDA, 101st Dist.

To: House Bill No. 6948

File No. 501

Cal. No. 342


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

"Sec. 501. Subdivision (9) of subsection (d) of section 7-473c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(9) In arriving at a decision, the arbitration panel shall give priority to the public interest and the financial capability of the municipal employer, including consideration of other demands on the financial capability of the municipal employer. There shall be an irrebuttable presumption that a budget reserve of fifteen per cent or less is not available for payment of the cost of any item subject to arbitration under this chapter. The panel shall further consider the following factors in light of such financial capability: (A) The negotiations between the parties prior to arbitration; (B) the interests and welfare of the employee group; (C) changes in the cost of living; (D) the existing conditions of employment of the employee group and those of similar groups; and (E) the wages, salaries, fringe benefits, and other conditions of employment prevailing in the labor market, including developments in private sector wages and benefits. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017