Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

Amendment

 

June Special Session, 2017

LCO No. 10069

   
 

*HB0750110069SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 7501

File No. 0

Cal. No. 0

"AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the GENERAL FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T1

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T2

LEGISLATIVE

   

T3

     

T4

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

   

T5

Personal Services

44,907,321

44,948,571

T6

Other Expenses

13,364,982

13,875,741

T7

Equipment

100,000

100,000

T8

Interim Salary/Caucus Offices

452,875

452,875

T9

Redistricting

100,000

100,000

T10

Old State House

500,000

500,000

T11

Interstate Conference Fund

377,944

377,944

T12

New England Board of Higher Education

183,750

183,750

T13

AGENCY TOTAL

59,986,872

60,538,881

T14

     

T15

AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

   

T16

Personal Services

10,499,151

10,499,151

T17

Other Expenses

272,143

272,143

T18

AGENCY TOTAL

10,771,294

10,771,294

T19

     

T20

COMMISSION WOMEN, CHILDREN, SENIORS

   

T21

Personal Services

400,000

400,000

T22

Other Expenses

30,000

30,000

T23

AGENCY TOTAL

430,000

430,000

T24

     

T25

COMMISSION ON EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY

   

T26

Personal Services

400,000

400,000

T27

Other Expenses

30,000

30,000

T28

AGENCY TOTAL

430,000

430,000

T29

     

T30

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T31

     

T32

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   

T33

Personal Services

1,998,912

1,998,912

T34

Other Expenses

185,402

185,402

T35

New England Governors' Conference

74,391

74,391

T36

National Governors' Association

116,893

116,893

T37

AGENCY TOTAL

2,375,598

2,375,598

T38

     

T39

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

   

T40

Personal Services

2,623,326

2,623,326

T41

Other Expenses

1,747,593

1,747,589

T42

Commercial Recording Division

4,610,034

4,610,034

T43

AGENCY TOTAL

8,980,953

8,980,949

T44

     

T45

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

   

T46

Personal Services

594,699

594,699

T47

Other Expenses

60,264

60,264

T48

AGENCY TOTAL

654,963

654,963

T49

     

T50

ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

   

T51

Elections Enforcement Commission

3,125,570

3,125,570

T52

     

T53

OFFICE OF STATE ETHICS

   

T54

Information Technology Initiatives

28,226

28,226

T55

Office of State Ethics

1,403,529

1,403,529

T56

AGENCY TOTAL

1,431,755

1,431,755

T57

     

T58

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

   

T59

Freedom of Information Commission

1,513,476

1,513,476

T60

     

T61

STATE TREASURER

   

T62

Personal Services

2,838,478

2,838,478

T63

Other Expenses

132,225

132,225

T64

AGENCY TOTAL

2,970,703

2,970,703

T65

     

T66

STATE COMPTROLLER

   

T67

Personal Services

22,655,097

22,863,915

T68

Other Expenses

4,748,854

4,748,854

T69

AGENCY TOTAL

27,403,951

27,612,769

T70

     

T71

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

   

T72

Personal Services

56,380,743

56,210,743

T73

Other Expenses

7,961,117

6,831,117

T74

AGENCY TOTAL

64,341,860

63,041,860

T75

     

T76

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

   

T77

Other Expenses

34,218

34,218

T78

Child Fatality Review Panel

94,734

94,734

T79

Contracting Standards Board

257,894

257,894

T80

Judicial Review Council

124,509

124,509

T81

Judicial Selection Commission

82,097

82,097

T82

Office of the Child Advocate

630,059

630,059

T83

Office of the Victim Advocate

387,708

387,708

T84

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners

107,434

107,434

T85

AGENCY TOTAL

1,718,653

1,718,653

T86

     

T87

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T88

Personal Services

10,462,986

10,462,986

T89

Other Expenses

1,100,084

1,100,084

T90

Automated Budget System and Data Base Link

39,668

39,668

T91

Justice Assistance Grants

910,489

910,489

T92

Project Longevity

850,000

850,000

T93

Council of Governments

2,750,000

5,000,000

T94

Tax Relief For Elderly Renters

27,185,377

28,166,177

T95

Reimbursement Property Tax - Disability Exemption

374,065

374,065

T96

Distressed Municipalities

5,423,986

5,423,986

T97

Property Tax Relief Elderly Freeze Program

65,000

65,000

T98

Property Tax Relief for Veterans

2,777,546

2,777,546

T99

Municipal Restructuring

46,000,000

46,000,000

T100

AGENCY TOTAL

97,939,201

101,170,001

T101

     

T102

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

   

T103

Personal Services

19,914,195

17,914,195

T104

Other Expenses

2,994,917

2,994,917

T105

SSMF Administration

521,833

521,833

T106

Burial Expenses

6,467

6,467

T107

Headstones

250,000

250,000

T108

AGENCY TOTAL

23,687,412

21,687,412

T109

     

T110

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T111

Personal Services

47,168,198

47,168,198

T112

Other Expenses

28,473,249

28,734,457

T113

Loss Control Risk Management

92,634

92,634

T114

Employees' Review Board

17,611

17,611

T115

Surety Bonds for State Officials and Employees

65,949

147,524

T116

Refunds Of Collections

21,453

21,453

T117

Rents and Moving

10,562,692

11,318,952

T118

W. C. Administrator

5,000,000

5,000,000

T119

Connecticut Education Network

952,907

 

T120

State Insurance and Risk Mgmt Operations

10,719,619

10,917,391

T121

IT Services

12,489,014

12,384,014

T122

Firefighters Fund

400,000

400,000

T123

AGENCY TOTAL

115,963,326

116,202,234

T124

     

T125

ATTORNEY GENERAL

   

T126

Personal Services

30,723,304

30,923,304

T127

Other Expenses

968,906

1,068,906

T128

AGENCY TOTAL

31,692,210

31,992,210

T129

     

T130

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

   

T131

Personal Services

44,094,555

44,021,057

T132

Other Expenses

2,276,404

2,273,280

T133

Witness Protection

164,148

164,148

T134

Training And Education

27,398

27,398

T135

Expert Witnesses

135,413

135,413

T136

Medicaid Fraud Control

1,041,425

1,041,425

T137

Criminal Justice Commission

409

409

T138

Cold Case Unit

228,213

228,213

T139

Shooting Taskforce

1,034,499

1,034,499

T140

AGENCY TOTAL

49,002,464

48,925,842

T141

     

T142

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T143

     

T144

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

   

T145

Personal Services

144,109,537

146,234,975

T146

Other Expenses

26,623,919

26,611,310

T147

Stress Reduction

25,354

25,354

T148

Fleet Purchase

6,202,962

6,581,737

T149

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,541,962

4,636,817

T150

Criminal Justice Information System

2,392,840

2,739,398

T151

Fire Training School - Willimantic

93,176

93,176

T152

Maintenance of County Base Fire Radio Network

21,698

21,698

T153

Maintenance of State-Wide Fire Radio Network

14,441

14,441

T154

Police Association of Connecticut

172,353

172,353

T155

Connecticut State Firefighter's Association

176,625

176,625

T156

Fire Training School - Torrington

56,083

56,083

T157

Fire Training School - New Haven

37,455

37,455

T158

Fire Training School - Derby

28,082

28,082

T159

Fire Training School - Wolcott

65,370

65,370

T160

Fire Training School - Fairfield

46,706

46,706

T161

Fire Training School - Hartford

70,000

70,000

T162

Fire Training School - Middletown

65,370

65,370

T163

Fire Training School - Stamford

27,875

27,875

T164

AGENCY TOTAL

184,771,808

187,704,825

T165

     

T166

MILITARY DEPARTMENT

   

T167

Personal Services

2,711,254

2,711,254

T168

Other Expenses

2,262,356

2,284,779

T169

Honor Guards

515,210

515,210

T170

Veteran's Service Bonuses

93,333

93,333

T171

AGENCY TOTAL

5,582,153

5,604,576

T172

     

T173

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

   

T174

Personal Services

12,749,297

12,749,297

T175

Other Expenses

1,193,685

1,193,685

T176

AGENCY TOTAL

13,942,982

13,942,982

T177

     

T178

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T179

Personal Services

11,407,313

10,609,441

T180

Other Expenses

1,080,343

1,080,343

T181

CETC Workforce

619,591

619,591

T182

Workforce Investment Act

36,758,476

36,758,476

T183

Job Funnels Projects

108,656

108,656

T184

Connecticut's Youth Employment Program

1,000,000

4,000,000

T185

Jobs First Employment Services

13,869,606

13,869,606

T186

Apprenticeship Program

465,342

465,342

T187

Spanish-American Merchants Association

400,489

400,489

T188

Connecticut Career Resource Network

153,113

153,113

T189

STRIVE

108,655

108,655

T190

Customized Services

185,608

185,608

T191

Opportunities for Long Term Unemployed

1,753,994

1,753,994

T192

Veterans' Opportunity Pilot

227,606

227,606

T193

Second Chance Initiative

444,861

444,861

T194

Cradle To Career

100,000

100,000

T195

New Haven Jobs Funnel

344,241

344,241

T196

Healthcare Apprenticeship Initiative

500,000

1,000,000

T197

Manufacturing Pipeline Iniative

500,000

1,000,000

T198

AGENCY TOTAL

70,027,894

73,230,022

T199

     

T200

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

   

T201

Personal Services

5,916,770

5,880,844

T202

Other Expenses

302,061

302,061

T203

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

5,977

5,977

T204

AGENCY TOTAL

6,224,808

6,188,882

T205

     

T206

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T207

     

T208

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   

T209

Personal Services

3,610,221

3,610,221

T210

Other Expenses

657,038

657,038

T211

Senior Food Vouchers

350,442

350,442

T212

Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Indemnity

97

97

T213

WIC Coupon Program for Fresh Produce

167,938

167,938

T214

AGENCY TOTAL

4,785,736

4,785,736

T215

     

T216

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T217

Personal Services

23,603,147

22,585,203

T218

Other Expenses

1,961,658

1,080,657

T219

Mosquito Control

224,243

221,097

T220

State Superfund Site Maintenance

399,577

399,577

T221

Laboratory Fees

129,015

129,015

T222

Dam Maintenance

120,486

113,740

T223

Emergency Spill Response

5,946,852

5,946,852

T224

Solid Waste Management

4,148,861

4,148,861

T225

Underground Storage Tank

855,844

855,844

T226

Clean Air

3,925,897

3,925,897

T227

Environmental Conservation

6,799,233

6,486,555

T228

Environmental Quality

8,434,764

8,410,957

T229

Greenways Account

2

2

T230

Interstate Environmental Commission

44,937

44,937

T231

New England Interstate Water Pollution Commission

26,554

26,554

T232

Northeast Interstate Forest Fire Compact

3,082

3,082

T233

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

30,295

30,295

T234

Thames River Valley Flood Control Commission

45,151

45,151

T235

AGENCY TOTAL

56,699,598

54,454,276

T236

     

T237

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

   

T238

Personal Services

173,190

 

T239

Other Expenses

613

 

T240

AGENCY TOTAL

173,803

 

T241

     

T242

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

   

T243

Personal Services

7,145,317

7,145,317

T244

Other Expenses

527,335

527,335

T245

Statewide Marketing

5,435,000

 

T246

Office of Military Affairs

187,575

187,575

T247

CCAT-CT Manufacturing Supply Chain

497,082

 

T248

Capital Region Development Authority

6,261,621

6,299,121

T249

Municipal Regional Development Authority

457,875

610,500

T250

CONNSTEP

390,471

390,471

T251

AGENCY TOTAL

20,902,276

15,160,319

T252

     

T253

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T254

Personal Services

1,853,013

1,853,013

T255

Other Expenses

162,047

162,047

T256

Elderly Rental Registry and Counselors

1,035,431

1,035,431

T257

Homeless Youth

2,329,087

2,329,087

T258

Subsidized Assisted Living Demonstration

2,084,241

2,084,241

T259

Congregate Facilities Operation Costs

7,336,204

7,336,204

T260

Elderly Congregate Rent Subsidy

1,982,065

1,982,065

T261

Housing/Homeless Services

74,024,210

78,628,792

T262

Housing/Homeless Services - Municipality

586,965

586,965

T263

AGENCY TOTAL

91,393,263

95,997,845

T264

     

T265

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

   

T266

Personal Services

5,636,399

5,636,399

T267

Other Expenses

910,560

910,560

T268

Mosquito Control

502,312

502,312

T269

Wildlife Disease Prevention

92,701

92,701

T270

AGENCY TOTAL

7,141,972

7,141,972

T271

     

T272

HEALTH

   

T273

     

T274

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

   

T275

Personal Services

35,454,225

34,180,177

T276

Other Expenses

7,549,552

7,658,041

T277

Children's Health Initiatives

2,935,769

2,935,769

T278

Community Health Services

1,689,268

1,900,431

T279

Rape Crisis

539,966

539,966

T280

Local and District Departments of Health

4,639,083

3,718,063

T281

School Based Health Clinics

11,039,012

11,039,012

T282

AGENCY TOTAL

63,846,875

61,971,459

T283

     

T284

OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY

   

T285

Personal Services

 

1,937,390

T286

Other Expenses

 

38,042

T287

AGENCY TOTAL

 

1,975,432

T288

     

T289

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

   

T290

Personal Services

4,836,809

4,836,809

T291

Other Expenses

1,525,536

1,525,536

T292

Equipment

26,400

23,310

T293

Medicolegal Investigations

22,150

22,150

T294

AGENCY TOTAL

6,410,895

6,407,805

T295

     

T296

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

   

T297

Personal Services

207,943,136

206,888,083

T298

Other Expenses

16,665,111

16,590,769

T299

Housing Supports and Services

 

350,000

T300

Family Support Grants

3,143,845

3,143,845

T301

Clinical Services

2,372,737

2,365,359

T302

Workers' Compensation Claims

13,823,176

13,823,176

T303

Behavioral Services Program

21,026,656

21,026,656

T304

Supplemental Payments for Medical Services

3,761,425

3,761,425

T305

ID Partnership Initiatives

1,400,000

1,900,000

T306

Rent Subsidy Program

4,879,910

4,879,910

T307

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

239,401,827

251,900,305

T308

AGENCY TOTAL

514,417,823

526,629,528

T309

     

T310

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   

T311

Personal Services

185,075,887

185,075,887

T312

Other Expenses

24,412,372

24,412,372

T313

Housing Supports and Services

22,863,140

22,863,140

T314

Managed Service System

56,505,032

56,505,032

T315

Legal Services

700,144

700,144

T316

Connecticut Mental Health Center

7,848,323

7,848,323

T317

Professional Services

11,200,697

11,200,697

T318

General Assistance Managed Care

41,449,129

42,160,121

T319

Workers' Compensation Claims

11,405,512

11,405,512

T320

Nursing Home Screening

636,352

636,352

T321

Young Adult Services

76,859,968

76,859,968

T322

TBI Community Services

8,310,959

8,310,959

T323

Jail Diversion

95,000

190,000

T324

Behavioral Health Medications

6,720,754

6,720,754

T325

Medicaid Adult Rehabilitation Option

4,269,653

4,269,653

T326

Discharge and Diversion Services

24,533,818

24,533,818

T327

Home and Community Based Services

22,168,382

24,173,942

T328

Nursing Home Contract

417,953

417,953

T329

Pre-Trial Account

310,176

310,176

T330

Forensic Services

10,235,895

10,140,895

T331

Katie Blair House

15,000

15,000

T332

Grants for Substance Abuse Services

17,788,229

17,788,229

T333

Grants for Mental Health Services

65,582,198

65,582,198

T334

Employment Opportunities

9,149,229

9,149,229

T335

AGENCY TOTAL

608,553,802

611,270,354

T336

     

T337

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD

   

T338

Personal Services

271,444

271,444

T339

Other Expenses

26,387

26,387

T340

AGENCY TOTAL

297,831

297,831

T341

     

T342

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T343

     

T344

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

   

T345

Personal Services

120,614,309

120,614,309

T346

Other Expenses

142,915,867

146,457,503

T347

Genetic Tests in Paternity Actions

81,906

81,906

T348

State-Funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

31,205

 

T349

HUSKY B Program

5,060,000

5,320,000

T350

Medicaid

2,578,890,000

2,624,615,000

T351

Old Age Assistance

38,506,679

38,026,302

T352

Aid To The Blind

577,715

584,005

T353

Aid To The Disabled

60,874,851

59,707,546

T354

Temporary Family Assistance - TANF

70,131,712

70,131,712

T355

Emergency Assistance

1

1

T356

Food Stamp Training Expenses

9,832

9,832

T357

DMHAS-Disproportionate Share

108,935,000

108,935,000

T358

Connecticut Home Care Program

39,180,000

37,930,000

T359

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs

697,307

697,307

T360

Community Residential Services

560,129,013

574,364,720

T361

Protective Services to the Elderly

 

785,204

T362

Safety Net Services

1,840,882

1,840,882

T363

Refunds Of Collections

94,699

94,699

T364

Services for Persons With Disabilities

370,253

370,253

T365

Nutrition Assistance

725,000

837,039

T366

State Administered General Assistance

17,431,557

17,334,722

T367

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

11,391,454

10,125,737

T368

Community Services

688,676

688,676

T369

Human Service Infrastructure Community Action Program

2,994,488

3,209,509

T370

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

1,271,286

1,271,286

T371

Family Programs - TANF

316,835

316,835

T372

Domestic Violence Shelters

5,149,758

5,198,406

T373

Hospital Supplemental Payments

598,440,138

496,340,138

T374

Human Resource Development-Hispanic Programs - Municipality

4,120

4,120

T375

Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Municipality

100,287

100,287

T376

AGENCY TOTAL

4,367,454,830

4,325,992,936

T377

     

T378

STATE DEPARTMENT ON AGING

   

T379

Personal Services

2,072,125

2,072,125

T380

Other Expenses

113,357

113,357

T381

Programs for Senior Citizens

5,716,273

5,716,273

T382

AGENCY TOTAL

7,901,755

7,901,755

T383

     

T384

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

   

T385

Personal Services

4,843,781

4,843,781

T386

Other Expenses

1,398,021

1,398,021

T387

Educational Aid for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children

3,769,835

3,769,835

T388

Employment Opportunities – Blind & Disabled

766,131

766,131

T389

Vocational Rehabilitation - Disabled

6,912,843

6,912,843

T390

Supplementary Relief and Services

45,762

45,762

T391

Special Training for the Deaf Blind

99,584

99,584

T392

Connecticut Radio Information Service

27,474

27,474

T393

Independent Living Centers

250,000

250,000

T394

AGENCY TOTAL

18,113,431

18,113,431

T395

     

T396

EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES

   

T397

     

T398

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

   

T399

Personal Services

16,264,240

16,264,240

T400

Other Expenses

3,386,940

3,386,940

T401

Development of Mastery Exams Grades 4, 6, and 8

10,443,016

10,443,016

T402

Primary Mental Health

355,966

355,966

T403

Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)

462,534

462,534

T404

Adult Education Action

216,149

216,149

T405

Connecticut Writing Project

30,000

30,000

T406

Resource Equity Assessments

134,379

 

T407

Neighborhood Youth Centers

650,172

650,172

T408

Longitudinal Data Systems

1,212,945

1,212,945

T409

Sheff Settlement

11,027,361

11,027,361

T410

Parent Trust Fund Program

395,841

395,841

T411

Regional Vocational-Technical School System

133,875,227

133,918,454

T412

Commissioner's Network

10,909,398

10,909,398

T413

Local Charter Schools

480,000

540,000

T414

Bridges to Success

40,000

40,000

T415

K-3 Reading Assessment Pilot

2,461,580

2,461,940

T416

Talent Development

3,000,000

3,000,000

T417

School-Based Diversion Initiative

1,000,000

1,000,000

T418

Technical High Schools Other Expenses

23,861,660

23,861,660

T419

American School For The Deaf

8,257,514

8,257,514

T420

Regional Education Services

350,000

350,000

T421

Family Resource Centers

5,802,710

5,802,710

T422

Charter Schools

109,821,500

116,964,132

T423

Youth Service Bureau Enhancement

648,859

648,859

T424

Child Nutrition State Match

2,354,000

2,354,000

T425

Health Foods Initiative

4,101,463

4,151,463

T426

Vocational Agriculture

9,490,443

9,423,507

T427

Adult Education

20,383,960

20,383,960

T428

Health and Welfare Services Pupils Private Schools

3,526,579

3,526,579

T429

Education Equalization Grants

1,903,622,352

1,953,645,285

T430

Bilingual Education

2,848,320

2,848,320

T431

Priority School Districts

38,103,454

38,103,454

T432

Young Parents Program

106,159

106,159

T433

Interdistrict Cooperation

3,050,000

3,050,000

T434

School Breakfast Program

2,158,900

2,158,900

T435

Excess Cost - Student Based

142,542,860

142,119,782

T436

Youth Service Bureaus

2,598,486

2,598,486

T437

Open Choice Program

38,090,639

40,090,639

T438

Magnet Schools

328,058,158

326,508,158

T439

After School Program

3,577,021

3,577,021

T440

AGENCY TOTAL

2,849,700,785

2,906,845,544

T441

     

T442

OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

   

T443

Personal Services

7,791,962

7,791,962

T444

Other Expenses

411,727

411,727

T445

Birth to Three

31,946,804

31,946,804

T446

Evenstart

350,000

350,000

T447

2Gen - TANF

750,000

750,000

T448

Nurturing Families Network

10,230,303

10,230,303

T449

Head Start Services

5,186,978

5,186,978

T450

Care4Kids TANF/CCDF

124,981,059

109,530,084

T451

Child Care Quality Enhancements

6,855,033

6,855,033

T452

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

1,130,750

1,130,750

T453

Early Care and Education

104,086,354

101,507,832

T454

Smart Start

 

3,325,000

T455

AGENCY TOTAL

293,720,970

279,016,473

T456

     

T457

STATE LIBRARY

   

T458

Personal Services

5,019,931

5,019,931

T459

Other Expenses

426,673

426,673

T460

State-Wide Digital Library

1,750,193

1,750,193

T461

Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service

276,232

276,232

T462

Legal/Legislative Library Materials

638,378

638,378

T463

Support Cooperating Library Service Units

184,300

184,300

T464

Grants To Public Libraries

157,537

162,854

T465

Connecticard Payments

781,820

781,820

T466

AGENCY TOTAL

9,235,064

9,240,381

T467

     

T468

OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

   

T469

Personal Services

1,428,180

1,428,180

T470

Other Expenses

69,964

69,964

T471

Minority Advancement Program

1,789,690

1,789,690

T472

National Service Act

260,896

260,896

T473

Minority Teacher Incentive Program

355,704

355,704

T474

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Fund

35,345,804

33,388,637

T475

AGENCY TOTAL

39,250,238

37,293,071

T476

     

T477

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

   

T478

Operating Expenses

189,911,584

187,983,185

T479

Workers' Compensation Claims

2,299,505

2,271,228

T480

Next Generation Connecticut

17,530,936

17,353,856

T481

AGENCY TOTAL

209,742,025

207,608,269

T482

     

T483

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

   

T484

Operating Expenses

106,746,887

106,746,848

T485

AHEC

374,566

374,566

T486

Workers' Compensation Claims

4,320,855

4,324,771

T487

Bioscience

10,984,843

11,567,183

T488

AGENCY TOTAL

122,427,151

123,013,368

T489

     

T490

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD

   

T491

Personal Services

1,606,365

1,606,365

T492

Other Expenses

468,134

468,134

T493

Retirement Contributions

1,290,429,000

1,332,368,000

T494

Retirees Health Service Cost

20,354,500

29,075,250

T495

Municipal Retiree Health Insurance Costs

4,644,673

4,644,673

T496

AGENCY TOTAL

1,317,502,672

1,368,162,422

T497

     

T498

CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

   

T499

Workers' Compensation Claims

3,322,501

3,322,501

T500

Charter Oak State College

2,263,617

2,263,617

T501

Community Tech College System

150,743,937

138,243,937

T502

Connecticut State University

140,767,908

143,565,435

T503

Board of Regents

366,875

366,875

T504

Developmental Services

9,168,168

9,168,168

T505

Outcomes-Based Funding Incentive

1,236,481

1,236,481

T506

O'Neill Chair

165,000

165,000

T507

Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy

994,650

994,650

T508

AGENCY TOTAL

309,029,137

299,326,664

T509

     

T510

CORRECTIONS

   

T511

     

T512

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

   

T513

Personal Services

383,924,663

382,622,893

T514

Other Expenses

66,973,023

66,727,581

T515

Workers' Compensation Claims

26,871,594

26,871,594

T516

Inmate Medical Services

80,426,658

72,383,992

T517

Board of Pardons and Paroles

6,859,561

6,859,561

T518

STRIDE

108,656

108,656

T519

Program Evaluation

75,000

75,000

T520

Aid to Paroled and Discharged Inmates

3,000

3,000

T521

Legal Services To Prisoners

797,000

797,000

T522

Volunteer Services

129,460

129,460

T523

Community Support Services

33,909,614

33,909,614

T524

AGENCY TOTAL

600,078,229

590,488,351

T525

     

T526

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

   

T527

Personal Services

273,254,796

273,254,796

T528

Other Expenses

30,576,026

30,576,026

T529

Workers' Compensation Claims

12,578,720

12,578,720

T530

Family Support Services

937,080

937,080

T531

Differential Response System

8,346,386

8,346,386

T532

Regional Behavioral Health Consultation

1,826,968

1,826,968

T533

Health Assessment and Consultation

1,402,046

1,402,046

T534

Grants for Psychiatric Clinics for Children

15,933,208

15,933,208

T535

Day Treatment Centers for Children

7,208,293

7,208,293

T536

Juvenile Justice Outreach Services

11,018,532

11,249,782

T537

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention

13,575,122

13,575,122

T538

Community Based Prevention Programs

7,856,202

7,856,202

T539

Family Violence Outreach and Counseling

3,458,610

3,458,610

T540

Supportive Housing

20,099,070

20,099,070

T541

No Nexus Special Education

2,151,861

2,151,861

T542

Family Preservation Services

6,049,574

6,049,574

T543

Substance Abuse Treatment

9,816,296

9,816,296

T544

Child Welfare Support Services

1,918,775

1,918,775

T545

Board and Care for Children - Adoption

97,105,408

98,735,921

T546

Board and Care for Children - Foster

134,738,432

139,275,326

T547

Board and Care for Children - Short-term and Residential

96,101,210

96,903,613

T548

Individualized Family Supports

6,523,616

6,552,680

T549

Community Kidcare

41,041,905

41,041,905

T550

Covenant to Care

155,600

155,600

T551

AGENCY TOTAL

803,673,736

810,903,860

T552

     

T553

JUDICIAL

   

T554

     

T555

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   

T556

Personal Services

326,270,877

325,432,553

T557

Other Expenses

62,739,175

62,644,441

T558

Forensic Sex Evidence Exams

1,348,010

1,348,010

T559

Alternative Incarceration Program

49,538,792

49,538,792

T560

Justice Education Center, Inc.

466,217

466,217

T561

Juvenile Alternative Incarceration

20,683,458

20,683,458

T562

Probate Court

4,450,000

4,450,000

T563

Workers' Compensation Claims

6,042,106

6,042,106

T564

Youthful Offender Services

10,445,555

10,445,555

T565

Victim Security Account

8,792

8,792

T566

Children of Incarcerated Parents

544,503

544,503

T567

Legal Aid

1,552,382

1,552,382

T568

Youth Violence Initiative

1,925,318

1,925,318

T569

Youth Services Prevention

3,187,174

3,187,174

T570

Children's Law Center

102,717

102,717

T571

Juvenile Planning

333,792

333,792

T572

AGENCY TOTAL

489,638,868

488,705,810

T573

     

T574

PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION

   

T575

Personal Services

40,130,053

40,042,553

T576

Other Expenses

1,176,487

1,173,363

T577

Assigned Counsel - Criminal

22,442,284

22,442,284

T578

Expert Witnesses

3,234,137

3,234,137

T579

Training And Education

119,748

119,748

T580

AGENCY TOTAL

67,102,709

67,012,085

T581

     

T582

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T583

     

T584

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

   

T585

Debt Service

1,959,317,562

1,896,725,902

T586

UConn 2000 - Debt Service

189,526,253

210,955,639

T587

CHEFA Day Care Security

5,500,000

5,500,000

T588

Pension Obligation Bonds - TRB

140,219,021

118,400,521

T589

AGENCY TOTAL

2,294,562,836

2,231,582,062

T590

     

T591

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T592

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

546,139

2,985,705

T593

     

T594

STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS

   

T595

Unemployment Compensation

6,583,568

6,337,636

T596

State Employees Retirement Contributions

1,200,988,149

1,324,658,878

T597

Higher Education Alternative Retirement System

1,000

1,000

T598

Pensions and Retirements - Other Statutory

1,606,796

1,657,248

T599

Judges and Compensation Commissioners Retirement

25,457,910

27,427,480

T600

Insurance - Group Life

7,991,900

8,235,900

T601

Employers Social Security Tax

205,062,802

205,554,484

T602

State Employees Health Service Cost

691,562,639

718,611,779

T603

Retired State Employees Health Service Cost

762,849,000

832,549,000

T604

Tuition Reimbursement - Training and Travel

115,000

 

T605

Other Post Employment Benefits

91,200,000

91,200,000

T606

AGENCY TOTAL

2,993,418,764

3,216,233,405

T607

     

T608

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

   

T609

Reserve For Salary Adjustments

317,050,763

484,497,698

T610

     

T611

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T612

Workers' Compensation Claims

7,605,530

7,605,530

T613

     

T614

TOTAL - GENERAL FUND

19,277,349,412

19,660,866,834

T615

     

T616

LESS:

   

T617

     

T618

Unallocated Lapse

-42,250,000

-35,000,000

T619

Unallocated Lapse - Legislative

-1,000,000

-1,000,000

T620

Unallocated Lapse - Judicial

-3,000,000

-8,000,000

T621

Targeted Savings

-79,500,000

-95,000,000

T622

Reflect Delay

-12,250,000

 

T623

Achieve Labor Concessions

-700,000,000

-867,600,000

T624

     

T625

NET - GENERAL FUND

18,439,349,412

18,654,266,834

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T626

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T627

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T628

     

T629

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T630

State Insurance and Risk Mgmt Operations

8,353,680

8,508,924

T631

     

T632

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T633

     

T634

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

   

T635

Personal Services

50,013,781

49,296,260

T636

Other Expenses

15,897,378

15,397,378

T637

Equipment

468,756

468,756

T638

Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Project

214,676

214,676

T639

AGENCY TOTAL

66,594,591

65,377,070

T640

     

T641

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T642

     

T643

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T644

Personal Services

2,060,488

2,060,488

T645

Other Expenses

701,974

701,974

T646

AGENCY TOTAL

2,762,462

2,762,462

T647

     

T648

TRANSPORTATION

   

T649

     

T650

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

   

T651

Personal Services

176,663,979

177,368,640

T652

Other Expenses

54,027,023

53,114,223

T653

Equipment

1,341,329

1,341,329

T654

Minor Capital Projects

449,639

449,639

T655

Highway Planning And Research

3,060,131

3,060,131

T656

Rail Operations

173,370,701

198,225,900

T657

Bus Operations

157,852,699

169,921,676

T658

ADA Para-transit Program

38,039,446

38,039,446

T659

Non-ADA Dial-A-Ride Program

576,361

576,361

T660

Pay-As-You-Go Transportation Projects

13,629,769

13,629,769

T661

Port Authority

400,000

400,000

T662

Transportation to Work

2,370,629

2,370,629

T663

AGENCY TOTAL

621,781,706

658,497,743

T664

     

T665

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T666

     

T667

DEBT SERVICE - STATE TREASURER

   

T668

Debt Service

614,679,938

680,223,716

T669

     

T670

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T671

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

675,402

213,133

T672

     

T673

STATE COMPTROLLER - FRINGE BENEFITS

   

T674

Unemployment Compensation

203,548

203,548

T675

State Employees Retirement Contributions

132,842,942

144,980,942

T676

Insurance - Group Life

273,357

277,357

T677

Employers Social Security Tax

15,766,487

15,734,732

T678

State Employees Health Service Cost

46,447,551

50,389,653

T679

Other Post Employment Benefits

6,000,000

6,000,000

T680

AGENCY TOTAL

201,533,885

217,586,232

T681

     

T682

RESERVE FOR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

   

T683

Reserve For Salary Adjustments

2,301,186

2,301,186

T684

     

T685

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

   

T686

Workers' Compensation Claims

6,723,297

6,723,297

T687

     

T688

TOTAL - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

1,525,406,147

1,642,193,763

T689

     

T690

LESS:

   

T691

     

T692

Unallocated Lapse

-12,000,000

-12,000,000

T693

     

T694

NET - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND

1,513,406,147

1,630,193,763

Sec. 3. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T695

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T696

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T697

     

T698

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T699

Grants To Towns

1,000,000

1,000,000

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T700

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T701

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T702

     

T703

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   

T704

Personal Services

430,138

430,138

T705

Other Expenses

273,007

273,007

T706

Fringe Benefits

361,316

361,316

T707

AGENCY TOTAL

1,064,461

1,064,461

T708

     

T709

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T710

     

T711

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T712

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

2,845

2,845

T713

     

T714

TOTAL - REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND

1,067,306

1,067,306

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the BANKING FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T715

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T716

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T717

     

T718

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING

   

T719

Personal Services

10,998,922

10,984,235

T720

Other Expenses

1,478,390

1,478,390

T721

Equipment

44,900

44,900

T722

Fringe Benefits

8,799,137

8,787,388

T723

Indirect Overhead

291,192

291,192

T724

AGENCY TOTAL

21,612,541

21,586,105

T725

     

T726

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T727

Opportunity Industrial Centers

475,000

475,000

T728

Customized Services

950,000

950,000

T729

AGENCY TOTAL

1,425,000

1,425,000

T730

     

T731

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T732

     

T733

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T734

Fair Housing

670,000

670,000

T735

     

T736

JUDICIAL

   

T737

     

T738

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   

T739

Foreclosure Mediation Program

3,610,565

3,610,565

T740

     

T741

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T742

     

T743

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T744

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

95,178

95,178

T745

     

T746

TOTAL - BANKING FUND

27,413,284

27,386,848

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the INSURANCE FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T747

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T748

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T749

     

T750

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T751

Personal Services

313,882

313,882

T752

Other Expenses

6,012

6,012

T753

Fringe Benefits

200,882

200,882

T754

AGENCY TOTAL

520,776

520,776

T755

     

T756

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T757

     

T758

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

   

T759

Personal Services

13,942,472

13,796,046

T760

Other Expenses

1,727,807

1,727,807

T761

Equipment

52,500

52,500

T762

Fringe Benefits

11,055,498

10,938,946

T763

Indirect Overhead

466,740

466,740

T764

AGENCY TOTAL

27,245,017

26,982,039

T765

     

T766

OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE

   

T767

Personal Services

2,097,714

1,683,355

T768

Other Expenses

2,691,767

305,000

T769

Equipment

15,000

15,000

T770

Fringe Benefits

1,644,481

1,329,851

T771

Indirect Overhead

106,630

106,630

T772

AGENCY TOTAL

6,555,592

3,439,836

T773

     

T774

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T775

     

T776

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING

   

T777

Crumbling Foundations

110,844

110,844

T778

     

T779

HEALTH

   

T780

     

T781

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

   

T782

Needle and Syringe Exchange Program

459,416

459,416

T783

AIDS Services

4,975,686

4,975,686

T784

Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment

2,150,565

2,150,565

T785

Immunization Services

43,216,992

48,018,326

T786

X-Ray Screening and Tuberculosis Care

965,148

965,148

T787

Venereal Disease Control

197,171

197,171

T788

AGENCY TOTAL

51,964,978

56,766,312

T789

     

T790

OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY

   

T791

Personal Services

 

560,785

T792

Other Expenses

 

2,386,767

T793

Fringe Benefits

 

430,912

T794

AGENCY TOTAL

 

3,378,464

T795

     

T796

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

   

T797

Managed Service System

408,924

408,924

T798

     

T799

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T800

     

T801

STATE DEPARTMENT ON AGING

   

T802

Fall Prevention

376,023

376,023

T803

     

T804

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T805

     

T806

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T807

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

116,945

116,945

T808

     

T809

TOTAL - INSURANCE FUND

87,299,099

92,100,163

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T810

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T811

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T812

     

T813

OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL

   

T814

Personal Services

1,288,453

1,288,453

T815

Other Expenses

332,907

332,907

T816

Equipment

2,200

2,200

T817

Fringe Benefits

1,056,988

1,056,988

T818

Indirect Overhead

100

100

T819

AGENCY TOTAL

2,680,648

2,680,648

T820

     

T821

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T822

     

T823

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T824

Personal Services

11,834,823

11,834,823

T825

Other Expenses

1,479,367

1,479,367

T826

Equipment

19,500

19,500

T827

Fringe Benefits

9,467,858

9,467,858

T828

Indirect Overhead

100

100

T829

AGENCY TOTAL

22,801,648

22,801,648

T830

     

T831

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T832

     

T833

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T834

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

89,658

89,658

T835

     

T836

TOTAL - CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND

25,571,954

25,571,954

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T837

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T838

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T839

     

T840

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

   

T841

Personal Services

369,969

369,969

T842

Other Expenses

10,428

10,428

T843

Fringe Benefits

306,273

306,273

T844

AGENCY TOTAL

686,670

686,670

T845

     

T846

REGULATION AND PROTECTION

   

T847

     

T848

LABOR DEPARTMENT

   

T849

Occupational Health Clinics

687,148

687,148

T850

     

T851

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

   

T852

Personal Services

10,268,099

10,240,361

T853

Other Expenses

2,321,765

2,659,765

T854

Equipment

1

1

T855

Fringe Benefits

8,214,479

8,192,289

T856

Indirect Overhead

291,637

291,637

T857

AGENCY TOTAL

21,095,981

21,384,053

T858

     

T859

HUMAN SERVICES

   

T860

     

T861

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

   

T862

Personal Services

514,113

514,113

T863

Other Expenses

53,822

53,822

T864

Rehabilitative Services

1,111,913

1,111,913

T865

Fringe Benefits

430,485

430,485

T866

AGENCY TOTAL

2,110,333

2,110,333

T867

     

T868

NON-FUNCTIONAL

   

T869

     

T870

STATE COMPTROLLER - MISCELLANEOUS

   

T871

Nonfunctional - Change to Accruals

72,298

72,298

T872

     

T873

TOTAL - WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

24,652,430

24,940,502

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T874

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T875

JUDICIAL

   

T876

     

T877

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

   

T878

Criminal Injuries Compensation

2,934,088

2,934,088

Sec. 10. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T879

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T880

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   

T881

     

T882

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

   

T883

Municipal Revenue Sharing

40,631,341

40,631,341

T884

Municipal Assistance Grant

371,555,162

323,761,779

T885

AGENCY TOTAL

412,186,503

364,393,120

T886

     

T887

HEALTH

   

T888

     

T889

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

   

T890

Employment Opportunities and Day Services

3,500,000

3,000,000

T891

     

T892

TOTAL - MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING FUND

415,686,503

367,393,120

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the TOURISM FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T893

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T894

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T895

     

T896

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

   

T897

Statewide Marketing

1,000,000

6,435,000

T898

Hartford Urban Arts Grant

242,371

242,371

T899

New Britain Arts Council

39,380

39,380

T900

Main Street Initiatives

100,000

100,000

T901

Neighborhood Music School

80,540

80,540

T902

Nutmeg Games

40,000

40,000

T903

Discovery Museum

196,895

196,895

T904

National Theatre of the Deaf

78,758

78,758

T905

Connecticut Science Center

446,626

446,626

T906

CT Flagship Producing Theaters Grant

259,951

259,951

T907

Performing Arts Centers

787,571

787,571

T908

Performing Theaters Grant

306,753

306,753

T909

Arts Commission

1,497,298

1,261,412

T910

Art Museum Consortium

287,313

287,313

T911

Litchfield Jazz Festival

29,000

29,000

T912

Arte Inc.

20,735

20,735

T913

CT Virtuosi Orchestra

15,250

15,250

T914

Barnum Museum

20,735

20,735

T915

Water Taxi

100,000

100,000

T916

Seven Angels Theatre

100,000

100,000

T917

Various Grants

393,856

393,856

T918

Greater Hartford Arts Council

74,079

74,079

T919

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

30,863

30,863

T920

Maritime Center Authority

303,705

303,705

T921

Connecticut Humanities Council

850,000

850,000

T922

Amistad Committee for the Freedom Trail

36,414

36,414

T923

New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

414,511

414,511

T924

New Haven Arts Council

52,000

52,000

T925

Beardsley Zoo

253,879

253,879

T926

Mystic Aquarium

322,397

322,397

T927

Northwestern Tourism

400,000

400,000

T928

Eastern Tourism

400,000

400,000

T929

Central Tourism

400,000

400,000

T930

Twain/Stowe Homes

81,196

81,196

T931

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield

52,000

52,000

T932

AGENCY TOTAL

9,714,076

14,913,190

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) The following sums are appropriated from the PASSPORT TO PARKS FUND for the annual periods indicated for the purposes described.

T933

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T934

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

   

T935

     

T936

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

   

T937

Personal Services

2,050,962

4,101,924

T938

Other Expenses

2,057,439

4,114,877

T939

Fringe Benefits

1,322,666

2,645,331

T940

Conservation Districts & Soil and Water Councils

653,000

653,000

T941

AGENCY TOTAL

6,084,067

11,515,132

T942

     

T943

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

   

T944

Personal Services

 

173,190

T945

Other Expenses

 

613

T946

Fringe Benefits

 

154,139

T947

AGENCY TOTAL

 

327,942

T948

     

T949

TOTAL - PASSPORT TO PARKS FUND

6,084,067

11,843,074

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency and fund of the state for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to reduce labor-management expenditures by $ 700,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and by $ 867,600,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Any reductions in allotments made in any budgeted agency and fund pursuant to this subsection shall be credited to the resources of the General Fund.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10a-77, 10a-99, 10a-105 and 10a-143 of the general statutes, any reductions in allotments pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that are applicable to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, The University of Connecticut and The University of Connecticut Health Center shall be credited to the resources of the General Fund.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the executive branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $ 42,250,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $ 35,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the legislative branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings of $ 1,000,000 in the General Fund during each such fiscal year. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the president pro tempore and majority leader of the Senate, the speaker and majority leader of the House of Representatives, the Senate Republican president pro tempore and the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments for the judicial branch for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $ 3,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $ 8,000,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Such reductions shall be achieved as determined by the Chief Justice and Chief Public Defender.

Sec. 15. (Effective from passage) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state in order to achieve targeted budget savings in the General Fund of $ 79,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and $ 95,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state in order to achieve budget savings in the General Fund of $ 12,250,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Any such reductions shall be the result of implementation delays for newly funded programs and services or due to savings achieved during the period July 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may make reductions in allotments in any budgeted agency of the state for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, in order to achieve budget savings of $ 12,000,000 in the Special Transportation Fund during each such fiscal year.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Children and Families may, with the approval of the Office of Policy and Management, and in compliance with any advanced planning document approved by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, establish receivables for the reimbursement anticipated from approved projects.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall not allot funds appropriated in sections 1 to 12, inclusive, of this act for Nonfunctional – Change to Accruals.

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) (a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer amounts appropriated for Personal Services in sections 1 to 12, inclusive, of this act from agencies to the Reserve for Salary Adjustments account to reflect a more accurate impact of collective bargaining and related costs.

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer funds appropriated in section 1 of this act, for Reserve for Salary Adjustments, to any agency in any appropriated fund to give effect to salary increases, other employee benefits, agency costs related to staff reductions including accrual payments, achievement of agency personal services reductions, or other personal services adjustments authorized by this act or any other act or other applicable statute.

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) (a) That portion of unexpended funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in public act 15-244, as amended by public act 16-2 of the May Special Session, which relate to collective bargaining agreements and related costs, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

(b) That portion of unexpended funds, as determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, appropriated in sections 1 to 12, inclusive, of this act, which relate to collective bargaining agreements and related costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, shall not lapse on June 30, 2018, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency, under sections 1 to 12, inclusive, of this act, may be transferred at the request of such agency to any other agency by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, to take full advantage of federal matching funds, provided both agencies shall certify that the expenditure of such transferred funds by the receiving agency will be for the same purpose as that of the original appropriation or portion thereof so transferred. Any federal funds generated through the transfer of appropriations between agencies may be used for reimbursing appropriated expenditures or for expanding program services or a combination of both as determined by the Governor, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) (a) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to any agency under sections 1 to 12, inclusive, of this act, may be adjusted by the Governor, with approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, in order to maximize federal funding available to the state, consistent with the relevant federal provisions of law.

(b) The Governor shall report on any such adjustment permitted under subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding.

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to The University of Connecticut Health Center in section 1 of this act may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) All funds appropriated to the Department of Social Services for DMHAS – Disproportionate Share shall be expended by the Department of Social Services in such amounts and at such times as prescribed by the Office of Policy and Management. The Department of Social Services shall make disproportionate share payments to hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for operating expenses and for related fringe benefit expenses. Funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for fringe benefits, shall be used to reimburse the Comptroller. All other funds received by the hospitals in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall be deposited to grants - other than federal accounts. All disproportionate share payments not expended in grants - other than federal accounts shall lapse at the end of the fiscal year.

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) Any appropriation, or portion thereof, made to the Department of Veterans' Affairs in section 1 of this act may be transferred by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to the Medicaid account in the Department of Social Services for the purpose of maximizing federal reimbursement.

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) During the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, $ 1,000,000 of the federal funds received by the Department of Education, from Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), shall be transferred to the Office of Early Childhood in each such fiscal year, for the Birth-to-Three program, in order to carry out Part B responsibilities consistent with the IDEA.

Sec. 28. (Effective from passage) (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the distribution of priority school district grants, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-266p of the general statutes, shall be as follows: (1) For priority school districts in the amount of $ 31,609,003, (2) for extended school building hours in the amount of $ 2,994,752, and (3) for school accountability in the amount of $ 3,499,699.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the distribution of priority school district grants, pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-266p of the general statutes, shall be as follows: (1) For priority school districts in the amount of $ 31,609,003, (2) for extended school building hours in the amount of $ 2,994,752, and (3) for school accountability in the amount of $ 3,499,699.

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 17a-17 of the general statutes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, the provisions of said section shall not be considered in any increases or decreases to residential rates or allowable per diem payments to private residential treatment centers licensed pursuant to section 17a-145 of the general statutes.

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-28f of the general statutes, the sum of $ 750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and the sum of $ 750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to the Department of Social Services to implement recommendations resulting from a study conducted pursuant to section 27 of public act 11-6 to enhance and improve the services and supports for individuals with autism and their families.

Sec. 31. (Effective from passage) (a) For all allowable expenditures made pursuant to a contract subject to cost settlement with the Department of Developmental Services by an organization in compliance with performance requirements of such contract, one hundred per cent, or an alternative amount as identified by the Commissioner of Developmental Services and approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, of the difference between actual expenditures incurred and the amount received by the organization from the Department of Developmental Services pursuant to such contract shall be reimbursed to the Department of Developmental Services during each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

(b) For expenditures incurred by nonprofit providers with purchase of service contracts with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for which year-end cost reconciliation currently occurs, and where such providers are in compliance with performance requirements of such contract, one hundred per cent, or an alternative amount as identified by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and as allowed by applicable state and federal laws and regulations, of the difference between actual expenditures incurred and the amount received by the organization from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services pursuant to such contract shall be reimbursed to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) The unexpended balance of funds transferred from the Reserve for Salary Adjustment account in the Special Transportation Fund, to the Department of Motor Vehicles, in section 39 of special act 00-13, and carried forward in subsection (a) of section 34 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and subsection (a) of section 41 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session, and section 43 of public act 05-251, and section 42 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, and section 26 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, and section 17 of public act 11-6, and section 36 of public act 13-184, and section 29 of public act 15-244 for the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Project, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) (a) The unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Motor Vehicles in section 49 of special act 99-10, and carried forward in subsection (b) of section 34 of special act 01-1 of the June special session, and subsection (b) of section 41 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session, and subsection (a) of section 45 of public act 05-251, and subsection (a) of section 43 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, and subsection (a) of section 27 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, and subsection (a) of section 18 of public act 11-6, and subsection (a) of section 37 of public act 13-184, and subsection (a) of section 30 of public act 15-244 for the purpose of upgrading the Department of Motor Vehicles' registration and driver license data processing systems, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

(b) Up to $ 7,000,000 of the unexpended balance appropriated to the Department of Transportation, for Personal Services, in section 12 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session, and carried forward and transferred to the Department of Motor Vehicles' Reflective License Plates account by section 33 of public act 04-216, and carried forward by section 72 of public act 04-2 of the May special session, and subsection (b) of section 45 of public act 05-251, and subsection (b) of section 43 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, and subsection (b) of section 27 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, and subsection (b) of section 18 of public act 11-6, and subsection (b) of section 37 of public act 13-184, and subsection (b) of section 30 of public act 15-244 shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for the purpose of upgrading the Department of Motor Vehicles' registration and driver license data processing systems for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

(c) Up to $ 8,500,000 of the unexpended balance appropriated to the State Treasurer, for Debt Service, in section 12 of public act 03-1 of the June 30 special session, and carried forward and transferred to the Department of Motor Vehicles' Reflective License Plates account by section 33 of public act 04-216, and carried forward by section 72 of public act 04-2 of the May special session, and subsection (c) of section 45 of public act 05-251, and subsection (c) of section 43 of public act 07-1 of the June special session, and subsection (c) of section 27 of public act 09-3 of the June special session, and subsection (c) of section 18 of public act 11-6, and subsection (c) of section 37 of public act 13-184, and subsection (c) of section 30 of public act 15-244 shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for expenditure for the purpose of upgrading the Department of Motor Vehicles' registration and driver license data processing systems for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Sec. 34. (Effective from passage) (a) Up to $ 40,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Bridges to Success, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available for a grant to the Bridge Family Center in West Hartford in each of said fiscal years.

(b) Up to $ 80,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for K-3 Reading Assessment Pilot, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available for a grant to New Haven Reads in New Haven in each of said fiscal years.

(c) Up to $ 125,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Other Expenses, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available for a grant to the Career Pathways TECH Collaborative at Eli Whitney Technical High School in New Haven, administered by the Justice Education Center, Inc. , in each of said fiscal years.

(d) The sum of $ 915,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Magnet Schools, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available for a grant to East Hartford in each of said fiscal years.

(e) Up to $ 463,479 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Interdistrict Cooperation, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, shall be made available for a grant to Project Oceanology in each of said fiscal years.

Sec. 35. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding section 4-28f of the general statutes, the sum of $ 1,000,000 shall be transferred from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund to The University of Connecticut Health Center, for Other Expenses, in each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, for the purpose of supporting the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

Sec. 36. (Effective from passage) Up to $ 600,000 of the amount appropriated in section 1 of public act 15-244, as amended by section 155 of public act 15-5 of the June special session, and section 1 of public act 16-2 of the May special session, to the Office of Legislative Management, for Personal Services, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

Sec. 37. (Effective from passage) (a) The balance of funds appropriated in section 1 of public act 16-2 of the May special session, to the Commission on Equity and Opportunity, for Personal Services, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

(b) The balance of funds appropriated in section 1 of public act 16-2 of the May special session, to the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, for Personal Services, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

Sec. 38. (Effective from passage) It is intended that Even Start be integrated into the coordinated state planning and implementation of the state-wide two-generational initiative of the Office of Early Childhood.

Sec. 39. (Effective from passage) Up to $ 82,600 of funds appropriated in section 1 of public act 15-244, as amended by section 155 of public act 15-5 of the June special session and section 1 of public act 16-2 of the May special session, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, to the Department of Administrative Services, for Other Expenses, for the Office of the Claims Commissioner shall not lapse on June 30, 2017, and such funds shall continue to be available for such purpose during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Sec. 40. (Effective from passage) (a) On or before September 30, 2017, any municipality that has more than one family resource center located in its public schools under the family resource center program established pursuant to section 10-4o of the general statutes shall close one of such centers.

(b) Each family resource center in existence on October 1, 2017, shall receive, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, a grant in the amount of $ 100,000 from the amount appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Education, for Family Resource Centers, for each of said fiscal years. Any amount of such appropriation remaining after the disbursement of such grants shall be deposited in the account established in subsection (c) of this section for the purposes described in said subsection.

(c) There is established an account to be known as the "family resource center grant account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended, during each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, by the Department of Education for the purposes of establishing a competitive grant program for family resource centers. Family resource centers may apply for a grant pursuant to this subsection at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes.

Sec. 41. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-183t of the general statutes, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, (1) the state shall appropriate only the amount specified in section 1 of this act, and (2) the retired teachers' health insurance premium account within the Teachers' Retirement Fund, established pursuant to the provisions of subsection (d) of said section 10-183t, shall pay (A) forty-two per cent of the basic plan's premium equivalent under subsection (a) of said section 10-183t, and (B) seventy-five per cent of the subsidy under subsection (c) of said section 10-183t.

Sec. 42. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than June 30, 2018, the Teachers' Retirement Board shall conduct a study of the impact of potential changes in actuarial assumptions used in the valuation of the Teachers' Retirement Fund, including the assumed annual investment rate of return and the period and methodology for amortization of unfunded liabilities, on the annual actuarially determined employer contributions, funded and unfunded liabilities, and funding ratio estimated over a period of not less than thirty years.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 10-183z of the general statutes, the Teachers' Retirement Board shall adopt the following factors to be used beginning with the valuation of the Teachers' Retirement Fund next following the effective date of this section, produced in accordance with subsection (b) of section 10-183l of the general statutes: (1) An appropriate annual investment rate of return assumption to be incorporated into a funding policy adopted and maintained by the Teachers' Retirement Board; (2) a new closed amortization period for any outstanding unfunded liability of not more than thirty years from the date of the next following valuation of said fund; (3) a change to level dollar amortization for any unfunded liability with any phase-in of such change in amortization methodology to be completed over a period of not more than five years; and (4) separate amortization periods of not more than twenty-five years for any future changes in unfunded liability incurred as a result of all sources of actuarial gains and losses as well as changes in assumptions and methods.

Sec. 43. Subsection (b) of section 16 of public act 17-89 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) On and after the date the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management finds that a minimum of [four] seven million five hundred thousand dollars has been deposited in the municipal gaming account pursuant to subsection (c) of section 15 of [this act] public act 17-89, the Office of Policy and Management shall provide an annual grant of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to each of the following municipalities: Bridgeport, East Hartford, Ellington, Enfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, South Windsor, Waterbury and Windsor Locks. [; and each of the following distressed municipalities: East Hartford and Hartford. ] The amount of the grant payable to each municipality during any fiscal year shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants exceeds the amount of funds available for such year.

Sec. 44. Subsection (c) of section 15 of public act 17-89 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) Not later than thirty days after the date the casino gaming facility is operational and on a monthly basis thereafter while such casino gaming facility is operational, MMCT Venture, LLC, shall pay to the state: (1) Ten per cent of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of authorized games, except video facsimile games, which shall be deposited in the state-wide tourism marketing account, established pursuant to section 10-395a of the general statutes; (2) fifteen per cent of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of authorized games, except video facsimile games, which shall be deposited in the General Fund; and (3) twenty-five per cent of the gross gaming revenue from the operation of video facsimile games, which shall be deposited as follows: (A) [Four] Seven million five hundred thousand dollars annually in the municipal gaming account, established pursuant to section 16 of [this act] public act 17-89, and (B) any remaining amounts in the General Fund.

Sec. 45. (Effective from passage) Funds appropriated in section 1 of this act to the Department of Social Services, for Medicaid, and for Community Residential Services, may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, be transferred by the Department of Social Services to the Department of Developmental Services to reflect the distribution of costs related to personal care attendants.

Sec. 46. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 19a-7j of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall inform the Insurance Commissioner of the amounts required pursuant to subsection (a) of said section no later than October 15, 2017.

Sec. 47. (Effective from passage) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, transfer appropriations between any budgeted agency of the state in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in order to reconcile allocations made pursuant to Governor Malloy Executive Order 58 with appropriations in sections 1 through 12 of this act.

Sec. 48. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (j) of section 45a-82 of the general statutes, any balance in the Probate Court Administration Fund on June 30, 2017, shall remain in said fund and shall not be transferred to the General Fund, regardless of whether such balance is in excess of an amount equal to fifteen per cent of the total expenditures authorized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 45a-84 of the general statutes for the immediately succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 49. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 31-3mm of the general statutes, the sum of $ 1,000,000 appropriated in section 1 of this act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, to the Labor Department, for Connecticut's Youth Employment Program, shall be distributed as follows: $ 500,000 to the City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation and $ 500,000 to the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board, for said fiscal year.

Sec. 50. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 1 of this act are supported by the GENERAL FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T950

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T951

TAXES

   

T952

Personal Income

$ 9,208,600,000

9,354,400,000

T953

Sales and Use

4,232,200,000

4,316,200,000

T954

Corporation

913,300,000

955,000,000

T955

Public Service

283,300,000

262,100,000

T956

Inheritance and Estate

180,100,000

186,100,000

T957

Insurance Companies

230,600,000

234,200,000

T958

Cigarettes

398,600,000

391,300,000

T959

Real Estate Conveyance

215,600,000

222,300,000

T960

Alcoholic Beverages

62,600,000

63,000,000

T961

Admissions and Dues

39,500,000

39,800,000

T962

Health Provider

1,044,000,000

1,043,100,000

T963

Miscellaneous

68,000,000

122,100,000

T964

TOTAL TAXES

16,876,400,000

17,189,600,000

T965

 

 

 

T966

Refunds of Taxes

(1,146,800,000)

(1,201,000,000)

T967

Earned Income Tax Credit

(125,000,000)

(129,600,000)

T968

R & D Credit Exchange

(7,300,000)

(7,600,000)

T969

TAXES LESS REFUNDS

15,597,300,000

15,851,400,000

T970

 

 

 

T971

OTHER REVENUE

 

 

T972

Transfers - Special Revenue

$ 339,100,000

347,100,000

T973

Indian Gaming Payments

267,300,000

199,000,000

T974

Licenses, Permits and Fees

365,500,000

346,800,000

T975

Sales of Commodities and Services

43,800,000

44,900,000

T976

Rents, Fines and Escheats

141,300,000

143,400,000

T977

Investment Income

5,900,000

7,000,000

T978

Miscellaneous

291,900,000

374,300,000

T979

Refunds of Payments

(62,500,000)

(63,900,000)

T980

TOTAL OTHER REVENUE

1,392,300,000

1,398,600,000

T981

 

 

 

T982

OTHER SOURCES

 

 

T983

Federal Grants

$ 1,716,200,000

$ 1,636,600,000

T984

Transfer From Tobacco Settlement

109,700,000

110,200,000

T985

Transfers (To)/From Other Funds

(375,600,000)

(340,400,000)

T986

TOTAL OTHER SOURCES

1,450,300,000

1,406,400,000

T987

 

 

 

T988

TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE

18,439,900,000

18,656,400,000

Sec. 51. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 2 of this act are supported by the SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T989

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T990

TAXES

 

 

T991

Motor Fuels

$ 505,300,000

$ 506,100,000

T992

Oil Companies

271,800,000

300,200,000

T993

Sales and Use

327,800,000

335,400,000

T994

Sales Tax - DMV

88,000,000

88,800,000

T995

Refunds of Taxes

(12,600,000)

(14,100,000)

T996

TOTAL - TAXES LESS REFUNDS

1,180,300,000

1,216,400,000

T997

 

 

 

T998

OTHER SOURCES

 

 

T999

Motor Vehicle Receipts

$ 251,800,000

$ 253,800,000

T1000

Licenses, Permits and Fees

143,400,000

144,200,000

T1001

Interest Income

9,500,000

10,400,000

T1002

Federal Grants

12,100,000

12,100,000

T1003

Transfers (To)/From Other Funds

(11,000,000)

(2,000,000)

T1004

Refunds (To)/of Payments

(4,100,000)

(4,300,000)

T1005

NET TOTAL OTHER SOURCES

401,700,000

414,200,000

T1006

 

   

T1007

TOTAL SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND REVENUE

1,582,000,000

1,630,600,000

Sec. 52. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 3 of this act are supported by the MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1008  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1009

Transfers from General Fund

$ 1,000,000

$ 1,000,000

T1010

TOTAL MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND MOHEGAN FUND

1,000,000

1,000,000

Sec. 53. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 4 of this act are supported by the REGIONAL MARKET OPERATION FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1011

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1012

Rentals and Investment Income

$ 1,100,000

$ 1,100,000

T1013

TOTAL REGIONAL MARKET

OPERATION FUND

1,100,000

1,100,000

Sec. 54. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 5 of this act are supported by the BANKING FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1014  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1015

Fees and Assessments

$ 32,000,000

$ 32,000,000

T1016

TOTAL BANKING FUND

32,000,000

32,000,000

Sec. 55. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 6 of this act are supported by the INSURANCE FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1017  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1018

Fees and Assessments

$ 90,000,000

$ 93,000,000

T1019

TOTAL INSURANCE FUND

90,000,000

93,000,000

Sec. 56. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 7 of this act are supported by the CONSUMER COUNSEL AND PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1020  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1021

Fees and Assessments

$ 27,000,000

$ 27,300,000

T1022

TOTAL CONSUMER COUNSEL AND

PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FUND

27,000,000

27,300,000

Sec. 57. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 8 of this act are supported by the WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1023  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1024

Fees and Assessments

$ 24,867,000

$ 28,122,000

T1025

TOTAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND

24,867,000

28,122,000

Sec. 58. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 8 of this act are supported by the CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1026

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1027

Restitutions

$ 3,000,000

$ 3,000,000

T1028

TOTAL CRIMINAL INJURIES

COMPENSATION FUND

3,000,000

3,000,000

Sec. 59. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 8 of this act are supported by the MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1029  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1030

Transfers from General Fund

$ 415,800,000

$ 368,000,000

T1031

TOTAL MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING FUND

415,800,000

368,000,000

Sec. 60. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 8 of this act are supported by the TOURISM FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1032  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1033

Hotel tax

$ 9,900,000

$ 15,200,000

T1034

TOTAL TOURISM FUND

9,900,000

15,200,000

Sec. 61. (Effective from passage) The appropriations in section 8 of this act are supported by the PASSPORT TO PARKS FUND revenue estimates as follows:

T1035  

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

T1036

Licenses, Permits, Fees

$ 5,500,000

$ 12,500,000

T1037

Transfers (To)/From Other Funds

1,700,000

0

T1038

TOTAL PASSPORT TO PARKS FUND

7,200,000

12,500,000

Sec. 62. (Effective from passage) The sum of four hundred thousand dollars is appropriated to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, from the General Fund, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid in equal amounts to each of the redemption centers registered in accordance with the provisions of section 22a-245 of the general statutes.

Sec. 63. Subsection (a) of section 7-313h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established an account to be known as the "firefighters cancer relief account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. [, including any moneys deposited pursuant to section 16-256g. ] Moneys in the account shall be expended by the cancer relief subcommittee of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, established pursuant to section 7-313i, for the purposes of providing wage replacement benefits to firefighters who are diagnosed with a condition of cancer described in section 7-313j.

Sec. 64. Section 16-256g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) By June first of each year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall conduct a proceeding to determine the amount of the monthly fee to be assessed against each subscriber of: (1) Local telephone service, (2) commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20. 3, and (3) voice over Internet protocol service, as defined in section 28-30b, to fund the development and administration of the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program. [and the firefighters cancer relief program established pursuant to section 7-313j. ] The authority shall base such fee on the findings of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, pursuant to subsection (c) of section 28-24, taking into consideration any existing moneys available in the Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Fund. The authority shall consider the progressive wire line inclusion schedule contained in the final report of the task force to study enhanced 9-1-1 telecommunications services established by public act 95-318*. The authority shall not approve any fee (A) greater than seventy-five cents per month per access line, (B) that does not include the progressive wire line inclusion schedule, or (C) for commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20. 3 that includes the progressive wire line inclusion schedule.

(b) Each telephone or telecommunications company providing local telephone service, each provider of commercial mobile radio service and each provider of voice over Internet protocol service shall assess against each subscriber, the fee established by the authority pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, which shall be remitted to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit into the Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Fund established pursuant to section 28-30a, not later than the fifteenth day of each month. [To the extent permitted by federal law, on and after February 1, 2017, and not later than the fifteenth day of each month thereafter, an amount equal to one cent per month per access line shall be remitted from the fees imposed under this section to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit in the firefighters cancer relief account established pursuant to section 7-313h. ]

(c) The fee imposed under this section shall not apply to any prepaid wireless telecommunications service, as defined in section 28-30b.

Sec. 65. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Connecticut Pension Sustainability Commission to study the feasibility of placing state capital assets in a trust and maximizing those assets for the sole benefit of the state pension system. Such commission shall (1) perform a preliminary inventory of state capital assets for the purpose of determining the extent and suitability of those assets for inclusion in such a trust; (2) study the potential impact that the inclusion and maximization of such state capital assets in such a trust may have on the unfunded liability of the state pension system; (3) make recommendations on the appropriateness of placing state assets in a trust and maximizing those assets for the sole benefit of the state pension system; (4) examine the state facility plan prepared pursuant to section 46-23 of the general statutes and the inventories of state real property submitted pursuant to section 4-67g of the general statutes; and (5) if found to be appropriate by the members of the commission, make recommendations for any legislative or administrative action necessary for establishing a process to (A) create and manage such a trust, and (B) identify specific state capital assets for inclusion in such a trust.

(b) The commission established under subsection (a) of this section shall not be construed to be a board or commission within the meaning of section 4-9a of the general statutes.

(c) The commission shall consist of the following members:

(1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have experience in banking and private sector financial management;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall represent a state employee collective bargaining unit that benefits from the state pension system;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore;

(7) One appointed by the deputy Senate Republican president pro tempore, who shall have expertise in private sector real estate development;

(8) One appointed by the Governor;

(9) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, or the commissioner's designee;

(10) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee;

(11) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee;

(12) The State Comptroller, or the State Comptroller's designee; and

(13) The State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer's designee.

(d) Any member of the commission appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(e) All appointments to the commission shall be made not later than twenty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(f) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the commission from among the members of the commission. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the commission, which shall be held not later than forty days after the effective date of this section.

(g) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding shall serve as administrative staff of the commission.

(h) Not later than January 15, 2018, the commission shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The commission shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 15, 2018, whichever is later.

Sec. 66. Section 7-100k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [Any] Notwithstanding the provisions of any special act, municipal charter or ordinance, any town, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough, regional council of governments or any combination of towns, consolidated towns and cities or consolidated towns and boroughs may, by town or borough meeting vote, or, in those municipalities in which there is no such meeting, by a two-thirds majority of the members of the legislative body thereof, provide for the appointment of one or more [but not more than five] assessors. Any such municipality or municipalities or regional council of governments may establish the qualifications and compensation of such assessor or assessors, and may provide for the appointment by the assessor or board of assessors of clerical and other assistance within the limits of the appropriation therefor, provided, if there is more than one assessor, such assessors shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the board of assessors.

(b) Any assessor appointed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his or her duties by the clerk or clerks of the [town] municipality or municipalities that provided for the appointment of such assessor, or, in the case of a regional council of governments, by the clerk of each participating municipality.

Sec. 67. Subsection (a) of section 1 of public act 17-225 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established a task force within the legislative branch to examine the use of body-worn recording equipment by state and municipal police in accordance with section 29-6d of the general statutes, as amended by [this act] public act 17-225. Such task force shall examine (1) whether such statute should be expanded or otherwise amended, including, but not limited to, a consideration of whether such statute or any other statute should address the use of electronic defense weapon recording equipment, as defined in section 7-277b of the general statutes, as amended by [this act] public act 17-225, (2) training associated with the use of such equipment, and (3) data storage and freedom of information issues associated with the data created by the use of such equipment.

Sec. 68. Subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 7-277b of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 17-225, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) (1) (A) Any municipality that purchased such body-worn recording equipment or electronic defense weapon recording equipment or made a first-time purchase of one or more dashboard cameras with a remote recorder [during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018,] and digital data storage devices or services during the fiscal [year] years ending June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018, shall, within available resources, be reimbursed for up to one hundred per cent of the costs associated with such purchases, provided the costs of such digital data storage services shall not be reimbursed for a period of service that is longer than one year, and provided further that in the case of reimbursement for costs associated with the purchase of body-worn recording equipment, such body-worn recording equipment is purchased in sufficient quantity, as determined by the chief of police in the case of a municipality with an organized police department or, where there is no chief of police, the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the municipality, as the case may be, to ensure that sworn members of such municipality's police department or constables, police officers or other persons who perform criminal law enforcement duties under the supervision of a resident state trooper serving such municipality are supplied with such equipment while interacting with the public in such sworn members', such constables', such police officers' or such persons' law enforcement capacity.

(B) Any municipality that purchased such body-worn recording equipment or digital data storage devices or services on or after January 1, 2012, but prior to July 1, 2016, shall be reimbursed for costs associated with such purchases, but not in an amount to exceed the amount of grant-in-aid such municipality would have received under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision if such purchases had been made in accordance with said subparagraph (A).

(C) Any municipality that was reimbursed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision for body-worn recording equipment and that purchased additional body-worn recording equipment during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018, shall, within available resources, be reimbursed for up to one hundred per cent of the costs associated with such purchases, provided such equipment is purchased in sufficient quantity, as determined by the chief of police in the case of a municipality with an organized police department or, where there is no chief of police, the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the municipality, as the case may be, to ensure that sworn members of such municipality's police department or constables or other persons who perform criminal law enforcement duties under the supervision of a resident state trooper serving such municipality are supplied with such equipment while interacting with the public in such sworn members', such constables', such police officers' or such persons' law enforcement capacity.

Sec. 69. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

(1) "Credit revenue bonds" means revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section;

(2) "Collection agent" means the financial institution acting as the trustee or agent for the trustee that receives the pledged revenues directed by the state to be paid to it by taxpayers;

(3) "Debt service requirements" means (A) (i) principal and interest with respect to bonds, (ii) interest with respect to bond anticipation notes, and (iii) unrefunded principal with respect to bond anticipation notes, (B) the purchase price of bonds and bond anticipation notes that are subject to purchase or redemption at the option of the bondowner or noteowner, (C) the amounts, if any, required to establish or maintain reserves, sinking funds or other funds or accounts at the respective levels required to be established or maintained therein in accordance with the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds, (D) expenses of issuance and administration with respect to bonds and bond anticipation notes, as determined by the Treasurer, (E) the amounts, if any, becoming due and payable under a reimbursement agreement or similar agreement entered into pursuant to authority granted under the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes, and (F) any other costs or expenses deemed by the Treasurer to be necessary or proper to be paid in connection with the bonds and bond anticipation notes, including, without limitation, the cost of any credit facility, including, but not limited to, a letter of credit or policy of bond insurance, issued by a financial institution pursuant to an agreement approved pursuant to the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes;

(4) "Dedicated savings" for a period means the amounts for such period determined by the Treasurer pursuant to subsection (n) of this section to have been saved by the issuance of credit revenue bonds;

(5) "Pledged revenues" means withholding taxes statutorily pledged to repayment of credit revenue bonds;

(6) "Proceedings" means the proceedings of the State Bond Commission authorizing the issuance of bonds pursuant to this section, the provisions of any resolution or trust indenture securing bonds, that are incorporated into such proceedings, the provisions of any other documents or agreements that are incorporated into such proceedings and, to the extent applicable, a certificate of determination filed by the Treasurer in accordance with this section;

(7) "Trustee" means the financial institution acting as trustee under the trust indenture pursuant to which bonds or notes are issued; and

(8) "Withholding taxes" means taxes required to be deducted and withheld by employers from the wages and salaries of employees and paid by employers to the Commissioner of Revenue Services pursuant to section 12-707 of the general statutes as a credit for income taxes payable by such employees, and includes, without limitation, taxes deducted and withheld pursuant to sections 12-705 and 12-706 of the general statutes upon receipt by the state and including penalty and interest charges on such taxes.

(b) Whenever any general statute or public or special act, whether enacted before, on or after the effective date of this section, authorizes general obligation bonds of the state to be issued for any purpose, such general statute or public or special act shall be deemed to have authorized such bonds to be issued as either general obligation bonds or credit revenue bonds under this section. In no event shall the total of the principal amount of general obligation bonds and credit revenue bonds issued pursuant to the authority of any general statute or public or special act exceed the amount authorized thereunder. Except as provided for in this section, all provisions of section 3-20 of the general statutes, except subsection (p) of said section, shall apply to such credit revenue bonds.

(c) Bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the state and shall not be payable from or charged upon any funds other than the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor, nor shall the state or any political subdivision thereof be subject to any liability thereon, except to the extent of such pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in this section. As part of the contract of the state with the owners of such bonds, all amounts necessary for punctual payment of principal of and interest on such bonds, and redemption premium, if any, with respect to such bonds, is hereby appropriated and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest and redemption premium, if any, as the same shall become due but only from such sources. The issuance of bonds issued under this section shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor, except for taxes included in the pledged revenues, or to make any additional appropriation for their payment. Such bonds shall not constitute a charge, lien or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any property of the state or of any political subdivision thereof other than the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor as provided in this section, and the substance of such limitation shall be plainly stated on the face of each such bond and bond anticipation note.

(d) The state hereby pledges all its right, title and interest to the pledged revenues to secure the due and punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the credit revenue bonds, and redemption premium, if any, with respect to such bonds. Such pledge shall secure all such credit revenue bonds equally, and such pledge is and shall be prior in interest to any other claim of any party to the pledged revenues, including any holder of general obligation bonds of the state. Such bonds also may be secured by a pledge of reserves, sinking funds and any other funds and accounts, including proceeds from investment of any of the foregoing, authorized hereby or by the proceedings authorizing the issuance of such bonds, and by moneys paid under a credit facility including, but not limited to, a letter of credit or policy of bond insurance, issued by a financial institution pursuant to an agreement authorized by such proceedings.

(e) The pledge of the pledged revenues under this section is made by the state by operation of law through this section, and as a statutory lien is effective without any further act or agreement by the state, and shall be valid and binding from the time the pledge is made, and any revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys so pledged and received by the state shall be subject immediately to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act. The lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the state, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof.

(f) In the proceedings authorizing any credit revenue bonds, the state shall direct the trustee to establish one or more collection accounts with the collection agent to receive the pledged revenues and shall direct payment of the pledged revenues into such collection accounts of the collection agent. Funds in such collection accounts shall be kept separate and apart from any other funds of the state until disbursed as provided for in the proceedings authorizing such credit revenue bonds. Such proceedings shall provide that no funds from such collection accounts shall be disbursed to the control of the state until and at such times as all current claims of any trustee set out in the proceedings have been satisfied, and thereafter may be disbursed to the control of the state free and clear of any claim by the trustee or the holders of any credit revenue bonds. The agreements with the depositaries establishing the collection accounts may provide for customary settlement terms for the collection of revenues. The expenses of the state in establishing such collection accounts and directing the deposit of pledged revenues therein, including the expenses of the Department of Revenue Services and the office of the Comptroller in establishing mechanisms to verify, allocate, track and audit such accounts and the deposits therein, may be paid as costs of issuance of any bonds issued pursuant to section 3-20 of the general statutes or this section.

(g) The proceedings under which bonds are authorized to be issued, pursuant to this section, may, subject to the provisions of the general statutes, contain any or all of the following:

(1) Covenants that confirm, as part of the contract with the holders of the credit revenue bonds, the agreements of the state set forth in subsections (d) to (f), inclusive, of this section;

(2) Provisions for the execution of reimbursement agreements or similar agreements in connection with credit facilities including, but not limited to, letters of credit or policies of bond insurance, remarketing agreements and agreements for the purpose of moderating interest rate fluctuations, and of such other agreements entered into pursuant to section 3-20a of the general statutes;

(3) Provisions for the collection, custody, investment, reinvestment and use of the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged therefor;

(4) Provisions regarding the establishment and maintenance of reserves, sinking funds and any other funds and accounts as shall be approved by the State Bond Commission in such amounts as may be established by the State Bond Commission, and the regulation and disposition thereof, including requirements that any such funds and accounts be held separate from or not be commingled with other funds of the state;

(5) Provisions for the issuance of additional bonds on a parity with bonds theretofore issued, including establishment of coverage requirements as a condition of the issuance of such additional bonds;

(6) Provisions regarding the rights and remedies available in case of a default to the bondowners, or any trustee under any contract, loan agreement, document, instrument or trust indenture, including the right to appoint a trustee to represent their interests upon occurrence of an event of default, as defined in said proceedings, provided, if any bonds shall be secured by a trust indenture, the respective owners of such bonds or notes shall have no authority except as set forth in such trust indenture to appoint a separate trustee to represent them, and provided further no such right or remedy shall allow principal and interest on such bonds to be accelerated; and

(7) Provisions or covenants of like or different character from the foregoing which are consistent with this and which the State Bond Commission determines in such proceedings are necessary, convenient or desirable to better secure the bonds, or will tend to make the bonds more marketable, and which are in the best interests of the state. Any provision which may be included in proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds hereunder may be included in a trust indenture duly approved in accordance with this subsection which secures the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, and in such case the provisions of such indenture shall be deemed to be a part of such proceedings as though they were expressly included therein.

(h) Bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be secured by a trust indenture, approved by the State Bond Commission, by and between the state and a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state. Such trust indenture may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondowners as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of law, including covenants setting forth the duties of the state in relation to the exercise of its powers pursuant to the pledged revenues and the custody, safeguarding and application of all moneys. The state may provide by such trust indenture for the payment of the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys to the trustee under such trust indenture or to any other depository, and for the method of disbursement thereof, with such safeguards and restrictions as it may determine, but consistent with the provisions of subsections (d) to (f), inclusive, of this section.

(i) The Treasurer shall have power to purchase bonds of the state issued pursuant to this section out of any funds available therefor. The Treasurer may hold, pledge, cancel or resell such bonds subject to and in accordance with agreements with bondowners.

(j) Bonds issued pursuant to this section are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code, whether or not such bonds are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under the terms of the Uniform Commercial Code, subject only to the provisions of such bonds for registration.

(k) Any moneys held by the Treasurer or a trustee pursuant to a trust indenture with respect to bonds issued pursuant to this section, including pledged revenues, other pledged receipts, funds or moneys and proceeds from the sale of such bonds, may, pending the use or application of the proceeds thereof for an authorized purpose, be (1) invested and reinvested in such obligations, securities and investments as are set forth in subsection (f) of section 3-20 of the general statutes and in participation certificates in the Short Term Investment Fund created under section 3-27a of the general statutes, or (2) deposited or redeposited in such bank or banks as shall be provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds, the certificate of determination authorizing issuance of such bond anticipation notes or in the indenture securing such bonds. Proceeds from investments authorized by this subsection, less amounts required under the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds, shall be credited to the General Fund.

(l) Bonds issued pursuant to this section are hereby made securities in which all public officers and public bodies of the state and its political subdivisions, all insurance companies, credit unions, building and loan associations, investment companies, banking associations, trust companies, executors, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries and pension, profit-sharing and retirement funds may properly and legally invest funds, including capital in their control or belonging to them. Such bonds are hereby made securities which may properly and legally be deposited with and received by any state or municipal officer or any agency or political subdivision of the state for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds or obligations of the state is now or may hereafter be authorized by law.

(m) The state covenants with the purchasers and all subsequent owners and transferees of bonds issued by the state pursuant to this section, in consideration of the acceptance of the payment for the bonds, until such bonds, together with the interest thereon, with interest on any unpaid installment of interest and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding on behalf of such owners, are fully met and discharged, or unless expressly permitted or otherwise authorized by the terms of each contract and agreement made or entered into by or on behalf of the state with or for the benefit of such owners, that the state will impose, charge, raise, levy, collect and apply the pledged revenues and other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in this section, in such amounts as may be necessary to pay such debt service requirements in each year in which bonds are outstanding and further, that the state (1) will not limit or alter the duties imposed on the Treasurer and other officers of the state by law and by the proceedings authorizing the issuance of bonds with respect to application of pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in said sections; (2) will not alter the provisions establishing collection accounts with the collection agent or the direction of pledged revenues to such collection accounts, or the provisions applying such pledged revenues to the debt service requirements with respect to bonds or notes; (3) will not issue any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, other than the bonds, having any rights arising out of said sections or secured by any pledge of or other lien or charge on the pledged revenues or other receipts, funds or moneys pledged for the payment of debt service requirements as provided in said sections; (4) will not create or cause to be created any lien or charge on such pledged amounts, other than a lien or pledge created thereon pursuant to said sections, provided nothing in this subsection shall prevent the state from issuing evidences of indebtedness (A) which are secured by a pledge or lien which is and shall on the face thereof be expressly subordinate and junior in all respects to every lien and pledge created by or pursuant to said sections; (B) for which the full faith and credit of the state is pledged and which are not expressly secured by any specific lien or charge on such pledged amounts; or (C) which are secured by a pledge of or lien on moneys or funds derived on or after such date as every pledge or lien thereon created by or pursuant to said sections shall be discharged and satisfied; (5) will carry out and perform, or cause to be carried out and performed, every promise, covenant, agreement or contract made or entered into by the state or on its behalf with the owners of any bonds; (6) will not in any way impair the rights, exemptions or remedies of such owners; and (7) will not limit, modify, rescind, repeal or otherwise alter the rights or obligations of the appropriate officers of the state to impose, maintain, charge or collect the taxes, fees, charges and other receipts constituting the pledged revenues as may be necessary to produce sufficient revenues to fulfill the terms of the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the bonds; and provided further the state may change the rate of withholding taxes, calculation of amounts to which the rate applies, including exemptions and deductions so long as any such change, had it been in effect, would not have reduced the withholding taxes for any twelve consecutive months within the preceding fifteen months to less than an amount three times the maximum debt service payable on bonds issued and outstanding under this section for the current or any future fiscal year. The State Bond Commission is authorized to include this covenant of the state in any agreement with the owner of any such bonds.

(n) At the time of issuance of any credit revenue bonds pursuant to this section, the Treasurer shall determine the amount of principal and interest estimated to be saved by the issuance of credit revenue bonds instead of general obligation bonds, as measured by the difference between the stated principal and interest payable with respect to such credit revenue bonds in each fiscal year during which bonds shall be outstanding, and the principal and interest estimated to be payable in each fiscal year during which such bonds would have been outstanding had such bonds been issued as general obligation bonds payable over the same period on the basis of equal amounts of principal stated to be due in each fiscal year, subject to any specific adjustments which the Treasurer may consider appropriate to take into account in the structure for a specific bond issue, provided in any fiscal year that the Treasurer determines there are no savings, the estimated savings shall be zero for such fiscal year. The Treasurer shall base such determination on such factors as the Treasurer shall deem relevant, which may include advice from financial advisors to the state, historical trading patterns of outstanding state general obligation bonds and spreads to common municipal bond indexes. The Treasurer shall set out such estimated savings for each fiscal year during which each issue of credit revenue bonds shall be stated to be outstanding in a bond determination which shall be filed with the State Bond Commission at or prior to the issuance of such credit revenue bonds, and such amounts shall be dedicated savings for purposes of this section.

(o) For each fiscal year during which credit revenue bonds shall be outstanding, there shall be transferred from the General Fund of the state to the Budget Reserve Fund established pursuant to section 4-30a of the general statutes, at the beginning of such fiscal year, an amount equal to the aggregate dedicated savings for all such bonds issued and to be outstanding in such fiscal year, unless the Governor declares an emergency or the existence of extraordinary circumstances, in which the provisions of section 4-85 of the general statutes are invoked, and at least three-fifths of the members of each chamber of the General Assembly vote to diminish such required transfer during the fiscal year for which the emergency or existence of extraordinary circumstances are determined, or in such other circumstances as may be permitted by the terms of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued pursuant to this section. Amounts so transferred shall not be available for appropriation for any other purpose, but shall only be used as provided in section 4-30a of the general statutes.

(p) (1) Prior to July 1, 2019, net earnings of investments of proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to section 3-20 of the general statutes or pursuant to this section and accrued interest on the issuance of such bonds and premiums on the issuance of such bonds shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund, after (A) payment of any expenses incurred by the Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with such issuance, or (B) application to interest on bonds, notes or other obligations of the state.

(2) On and after July 1, 2019, notwithstanding subsection (f) of section 3-20 of the general statutes, (A) net earnings of investments of proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to section 3-20 of the general statutes or pursuant to this section and accrued interest on the issuance of such bonds shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund, and (B) premiums, net of any original issue discount, on the issuance of such bonds shall, after payment of any expenses incurred by the Treasurer or State Bond Commission in connection with such issuance, be deposited at the direction of the Treasurer to the credit of an account or fund to fund all or a portion of any purpose or project authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to any bond act up to the amount authorized by the State Bond Commission, provided the bonds for such purpose or project are unissued, and provided further the certificate of determination the Treasurer files with the secretary of the State Bond Commission for such authorized bonds sets forth the amount of the deposit applied to fund each such purpose and project. Upon such filing, the Treasurer shall record bonds in the amount of net premiums credited to each purpose and project as set forth in the certificate of determination of the Treasurer as deemed issued and retired and the Treasurer shall not thereafter exercise authority to issue bonds in such amount for such purpose or project. Upon such recording by the Treasurer, such bonds shall be deemed to have been issued, retired and no longer authorized for issuance or outstanding for the purposes of section 3-21 of the general statutes, and for the purpose of aligning the funding of such authorized purpose and project with amounts generated by net premiums, but shall not constitute an actual bond issuance or bond retirement for any other purposes including, but not limited to, financial reporting purposes.

(q) Any general obligation bonds or notes issued pursuant to section 3-20 of the general statutes may be refunded by credit revenue bonds or notes issued pursuant to this section, and any credit revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section may be refunded by general obligation bonds or notes issued pursuant to subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes in the manner, and subject to the same conditions, as set out in subsection (g) of section 3-20 of the general statutes.

Sec. 70. Subsection (a) of section 3-20a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Provisions of this section shall apply to general obligation bonds or notes issued pursuant to section 3-20, credit revenue bonds or notes issued pursuant to section 69 of this act, special tax obligation bonds or notes issued pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, abandoned property fund bonds issued pursuant to section 3-62h, Clean Water Fund bonds or notes issued pursuant to section 22a-483, Bradley International Airport bonds or notes issued pursuant to sections 15-101k to 15-101p, inclusive, unemployment compensation bonds or notes issued pursuant to sections 31-264a and 31-264b, UConn 2000 bonds or notes issued pursuant to sections 10a-109a to 10a-109y, inclusive, Second Injury Fund bonds or notes issued pursuant to section 31-354b and sections 8 and 9 of public act 96-242, revenue anticipation bonds issued pursuant to section 13b-79r and municipal pension solvency account bonds issued pursuant to section 7-406o.

Sec. 71. Subsection (a) of section 3-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for borrowed money payable from General Fund tax receipts of the state shall be authorized by the General Assembly or issued except such as shall not cause the aggregate amount of the total amount of bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness payable from General Fund tax receipts authorized by the General Assembly but which have not been issued and the total amount of such indebtedness which has been issued and remains outstanding to exceed one and six-tenths times the total General Fund tax receipts of the state for the fiscal year in which any such authorization will become effective or in which such indebtedness is issued, as estimated for such fiscal year by the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of finance, revenue and bonding in accordance with section 2-35. Credit revenue bonds issued pursuant to section 69 of this act shall be considered as payable from General Fund tax receipts of the state for purposes of this subsection. In computing such aggregate amount of indebtedness at any time, there shall be excluded or deducted, as the case may be, (1) the principal amount of all such obligations as may be certified by the Treasurer (A) as issued in anticipation of revenues to be received by the state during the period of twelve calendar months next following their issuance and to be paid by application of such revenue, or (B) as having been refunded or replaced by other indebtedness the proceeds and projected earnings on which or other funds are held in escrow to pay and are sufficient to pay the principal, interest and any redemption premium until maturity or earlier planned redemption of such indebtedness, or (C) as issued and outstanding in anticipation of particular bonds then unissued but fully authorized to be issued in the manner provided by law for such authorization, provided, as long as any of such obligations are outstanding, the entire principal amount of such particular bonds thus authorized shall be deemed to be outstanding and be included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, or (D) as payable solely from revenues of particular public improvements, (2) the amount which may be certified by the Treasurer as the aggregate value of cash and securities in debt retirement funds of the state to be used to meet principal of outstanding obligations included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, (3) every such amount as may be certified by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management as the estimated payments on account of the costs of any public work or improvement thereafter to be received by the state from the United States or agencies thereof and to be used, in conformity with applicable federal law, to meet principal of obligations included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, (4) all authorized and issued indebtedness to fund any budget deficits of the state for any fiscal year ending on or before June 30, 1991, (5) all authorized indebtedness to fund the program created pursuant to section 32-285, (6) all authorized and issued indebtedness to fund any budget deficits of the state for any fiscal year ending on or before June 30, 2002, (7) all indebtedness authorized and issued pursuant to section 1 of public act 03-1 of the September 8 special session, (8) all authorized indebtedness issued pursuant to section 3-62h, (9) any indebtedness represented by any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of section 3-20a as certified by the Treasurer, provided the indebtedness in connection with which such agreements were entered into shall be included in such aggregate amount of indebtedness, and (10) all indebtedness authorized and issued pursuant to section 3-20g. In computing the amount of outstanding indebtedness, only the accreted value of any capital appreciation obligation or any zero coupon obligation which has accreted and been added to the stated initial value of such obligation as of the date of any computation shall be included.

Sec. 72. Section 7-175 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Permits under the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, shall be of seven kinds. "Class No. 1" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within three months of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than fifteen thousand dollars. "Class No. 2" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within two months of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than two thousand dollars. "Class No. 3" permits shall permit the operation of a bazaar for [a period of] not more than [ten consecutive] sixty individual days, [excluding legal holidays and holy days on which the bazaar is not functioning. Any bazaar held under the authority of any such permit shall be held] within six months of the granting of such permit. "Class No. 4" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within one month of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than one hundred dollars. "Class No. 5" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within nine months of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than fifty thousand dollars. "Class No. 6" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within one year of the granting of the permit and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than one hundred thousand dollars. "Class No. 7" permits shall allow the operation of a raffle which shall be consummated within fifteen months of the granting of the permit, shall allow no more than twelve prize drawings on separate dates and the aggregate value of the prize or prizes offered shall be not more than fifty thousand dollars. No more than one "Class No. 1" permit, two "Class No. 3" permits, one "Class No. 4" permit, five "Class No. 5" permits, five "Class No. 6" permits or three "Class No. 2" permits shall be issued to any qualifying organization within any one calendar year. The aggregate value of prizes offered under any of such permits shall represent the amount paid by the applicant for the prize or prizes or the retail value of the same if donated.

Sec. 73. Subsection (a) of section 10-183l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to appointments made on and after said date):

(a) (1) On and after July 1, 1991, the management of the system shall continue to be vested in the Teachers' Retirement Board, whose members shall include the Treasurer, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Education, or their designees, who shall be voting members of the board, ex officio. (2) On or before June 15, 1985, and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, two persons to serve as members of said board for terms of four years beginning July first following such election. Both of such persons shall be active teachers who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired and elected by all the members of the system. On or before July 1, 1991, and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, three persons to serve as members of said board for terms of four years beginning July first following such election. Two of such persons shall be retired teachers who shall be nominated by the retired members of the system and elected by all the members of the system and one shall be an active teacher who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired and elected by all the members of the system. (3) On or before July 1, 2011, and quadrennially thereafter, the members of the system shall elect from their number, in a manner prescribed by said board, one person to serve as a member of said board for a term of four years beginning July first following such election. Such person shall be an active teacher who shall be nominated by the members of the system who are not retired, elected by all the members of the system and a member of an exclusive representative of a teachers' bargaining unit that is not represented by the members of the board elected under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (4) If a vacancy occurs in the positions filled by the members of the system who are not retired, said board shall elect a member of the system who is not retired to fill the unexpired portion of the term. If a vacancy occurs in the positions filled by the retired members of the system, said board shall elect a retired member of the system to fill the unexpired portion of the term. The Governor shall appoint five public members to said board in accordance with the provisions of section 4-9a, one of whom shall be the mayor, first selectman or chief elected official of a municipality. On and after the effective date of this section, the Governor shall fill the next vacant position on the board that is appointed by the Governor with a person who is the mayor, first selectman or chief elected official of a municipality. The members of the board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for any expenditures or loss of salary or wages which they incur through service on the board. All decisions of the board shall require the approval of six members of the board or a majority of the members who are present, whichever is greater.

Sec. 74. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 51-47 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The judges of the Superior Court, judges of the Appellate Court and judges of the Supreme Court shall receive annually salaries as follows:

(1) On and after July 1, 2014, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred ninety-four thousand seven hundred fifty-seven dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred eighty-seven thousand one hundred forty-eight dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred eighty thousand two hundred four dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy-eight thousand two hundred ten dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred sixty-nine thousand two hundred forty-five dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty-six thousand one hundred fifty-eight dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty-two thousand seven hundred fifty-one dollars.

(2) On and after July 1, 2015, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred thousand five hundred ninety-nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety-two thousand seven hundred sixty-three dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred eighty-five thousand six hundred ten dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty-three thousand five hundred fifty-six dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy-four thousand three hundred twenty-three dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-one thousand one hundred forty-three dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty-seven thousand six hundred thirty-four dollars.

(3) On and after July 1, 2017, and until September 30, 2017, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred six thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety-eight thousand five hundred forty-five dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred ninety-one thousand one hundred seventy-eight dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty-nine thousand sixty-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy-nine thousand five hundred fifty-two dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-six thousand two hundred seventy-seven dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-two thousand six hundred sixty-three dollars.

(4) On and after October 1, 2017, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred thousand five hundred ninety-nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety-two thousand seven hundred sixty-three dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred eighty-five thousand six hundred ten dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty-three thousand five hundred fifty-six dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy-four thousand three hundred twenty-three dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-one thousand one hundred forty-three dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixty-seven thousand six hundred thirty-four dollars.

(5) On and after July 1, 2019, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two hundred six thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred ninety-eight thousand five hundred forty-five dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred ninety-one thousand one hundred seventy-eight dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighty-nine thousand sixty-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seventy-nine thousand five hundred fifty-two dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-six thousand two hundred seventy-seven dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seventy-two thousand six hundred sixty-three dollars.

(b) (1) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2014, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in annual salary, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in annual salary and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred nine dollars in annual salary.

(2) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2015, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation.

(3) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2017, and until September 30, 2017, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation.

(4) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after October 1, 2017, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred forty-two dollars in additional compensation.

(5) In addition to the salary such judge is entitled to receive under subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 2019, a judge designated as the administrative judge of the appellate system shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation, each Superior Court judge designated as the administrative judge of a judicial district shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation and each Superior Court judge designated as the chief administrative judge for facilities, administrative appeals, judicial marshal service or judge trial referees or for the Family, Juvenile, Criminal or Civil Division of the Superior Court shall receive one thousand one hundred seventy-seven dollars in additional compensation.

Sec. 75. Subsection (f) of section 52-434 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(f) Each judge trial referee shall receive, for acting as a referee or as a single auditor or committee of any court or for performing duties assigned by the Chief Court Administrator with the approval of the Chief Justice, for each day the judge trial referee is so engaged, in addition to the retirement salary: (1) (A) On and after July 1, 2014, the sum of two hundred forty-four dollars, [; ] (B) on and after July 1, 2015, the sum of two hundred fifty-one dollars, [and] (C) on and after July 1, 2017, and until September 30, 2017, the sum of two hundred fifty-nine dollars, (D) on and after October 1, 2017, the sum of two hundred fifty-one dollars, and (E) on and after July 1, 2019, the sum of two hundred fifty-nine dollars; and (2) expenses, including mileage. Such amounts shall be taxed by the court making the reference in the same manner as other court expenses.

Sec. 76. Subsection (h) of section 46b-231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) (1) On and after July 1, 2014, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred forty-one thousand six hundred eighty-six dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred thirty-four thousand eight hundred forty-eight dollars.

(2) On and after July 1, 2015, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred forty-five thousand nine hundred thirty-six dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred thirty-eight thousand eight hundred ninety-three dollars.

(3) On and after July 1, 2017, and until September 30, 2017, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred fifty thousand three hundred fourteen dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred forty-three thousand sixty dollars.

(4) On and after October 1, 2017, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred forty-five thousand nine hundred thirty-six dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred thirty-eight thousand eight hundred ninety-three dollars.

(5) On and after July 1, 2019, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred fifty thousand three hundred fourteen dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred forty-three thousand sixty dollars.

Sec. 77. Subsection (b) of section 46b-236 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) (1) On and after July 1, 2014, each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred eleven dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged.

(2) On and after July 1, 2015, each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred seventeen dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged.

(3) On and after July 1, 2017, and until September 30, 2017, each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred twenty-three dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged.

(4) On and after October 1, 2017, each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred seventeen dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged.

(5) On and after July 1, 2017, and prior to the effective date of this section, each family support referee shall receive, for acting as a family support referee, in addition to the retirement salary, the sum of two hundred twenty-three dollars and expenses, including mileage, for each day a family support referee is so engaged.

Sec. 78. (Effective from passage) On or before February 1, 2018, the Department of Correction and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a progress report to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on the request for information issued pursuant to section 20 of public act 15-1 of the December special session for developing options available to the state for the provision of inmate medical services.

Sec. 79. (Effective from passage) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health shall reduce on a pro rata basis payments to full-time municipal health departments, pursuant to section 19a-202 of the general statutes, and to health districts, pursuant to section 19a-245 of the general statutes, in an aggregate amount equal to $ 921,020.

Sec. 80. (Effective from passage) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated shall provide a grant-in-aid in the amount of three hundred fifty thousand dollars to the Women's Business Development Council in the city of Stamford.

Sec. 81. Section 19a-630 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Access" means the availability of services to a population who needs such services and the ability to obtain such services when considering the location, reasonable available public or private transportation options, hours of operation, the ability to pay for such services and language or cultural considerations for the population seeking such services.

(2) "Affected community" means a municipality where a health care facility is physically located or a municipality whose inhabitants are regularly served by a health care facility.

[(1)] (3) "Affiliate" means a person, entity or organization controlling, controlled by or under common control with another person, entity or organization. Affiliate does not include a medical foundation organized under chapter 594b.

[(2)] (4) "Applicant" means any person or health care facility that applies for a certificate of need pursuant to section 19a-639a.

[(3) "Bed capacity" means the total number of inpatient beds in a facility licensed by the Department of Public Health under sections 19a-490 to 19a-503, inclusive.

(4) "Capital expenditure" means an expenditure that under generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied is not properly chargeable as an expense of operation or maintenance and includes acquisition by purchase, transfer, lease or comparable arrangement, or through donation, if the expenditure would have been considered a capital expenditure had the acquisition been by purchase. ]

(5) "Behavioral health facility" means any facility that provides mental health services to persons eighteen years of age or older or substance use disorder services to persons of any age in an outpatient treatment or residential setting to ameliorate mental, emotional, behavioral or substance use disorder issues, including, but not limited to, private freestanding mental health day treatment facilities.

[(5)] (6) "Certificate of need" means a certificate issued by the office.

[(6)] (7) "Days" means calendar days.

[(7)] (8) "Deputy commissioner" means the deputy commissioner of Public Health who oversees the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health.

[(8)] (9) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health.

[(9)] (10) "Free clinic" means a private, nonprofit community-based organization that provides medical, dental, pharmaceutical or mental health services at reduced cost or no cost to low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals.

(11) "Freestanding emergency department" means an emergency department that is listed as a satellite location and held out to the public by name, posted signs, advertising or other means as a place that provides care for emergency medical conditions on an urgent basis without requiring a previously scheduled appointment.

(12) "Health care services" means care and services of a medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, surgical, psychiatric, therapeutic, diagnostic or rehabilitative nature, including, but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient acute hospital care and services. For purposes of this subdivision, "inpatient" means a patient has been formally admitted to a hospital on the order of a physician, and "outpatient" means without a requirement that a patient be formally admitted to a hospital to receive care.

(13) "Hospital" means a health care facility or institution licensed by the Department of Public Health to provide both inpatient and outpatient services as one of the following: (A) A general hospital licensed by the Department of Public Health, including, but not limited to, John Dempsey Hospital of The University of Connecticut Health Center, as a short-term, acute care general or children's hospital; or (B) a specialty hospital that is primarily or exclusively engaged in the care and treatment of patients with any specialized category of services, including, but not limited to, inpatient, psychiatric, rehabilitation, hospice, children, surgery, cardiac, cancer or maternity services.

(14) "Hospital system" means: (A) A parent corporation of one or more hospitals and any entity affiliated with such parent corporation through ownership, governance or membership; or (B) a hospital and any entity affiliated with such hospital through ownership, governance or membership.

[(10)] (15) "Large group practice" means eight or more full-time equivalent physicians, legally organized in a partnership, professional corporation, limited liability company formed to render professional services, medical foundation, not-for-profit corporation, faculty practice plan or other similar entity (A) in which each physician who is a member of the group provides substantially the full range of services that the physician routinely provides, including, but not limited to, medical care, consultation, diagnosis or treatment, through the joint use of shared office space, facilities, equipment or personnel; (B) for which substantially all of the services of the physicians who are members of the group are provided through the group and are billed in the name of the group practice and amounts so received are treated as receipts of the group; or (C) in which the overhead expenses of, and the income from, the group are distributed in accordance with methods previously determined by members of the group. An entity that otherwise meets the definition of group practice under this section shall be considered a group practice although its shareholders, partners or owners of the group practice include single-physician professional corporations, limited liability companies formed to render professional services or other entities in which beneficial owners are individual physicians.

[(11)] (16) "Health care facility" means (A) hospitals; [licensed by the Department of Public Health under chapter 368v; (B) specialty hospitals; (C)] (B) freestanding emergency departments; [(D)] (C) outpatient surgical facilities; [, as defined in section 19a-493b and licensed under chapter 368v; (E)] (D) a hospital or other facility or institution operated by the state that provides services that are eligible for reimbursement under Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as amended [; (F) a central service facility; (G) mental health facilities; (H) substance abuse treatment facilities; and (I)] from time to time; (E) behavioral health facilities; and (F) any other facility requiring certificate of need review pursuant to subsection (a) of section 19a-638. "Health care facility" includes any parent company, subsidiary, affiliate or joint venture, or any combination thereof, of any such facility.

[(12) "Nonhospital based" means located at a site other than the main campus of the hospital. ]

(17) "New hospital" means a hospital as it exists after the approval of an agreement pursuant to section 19a-486b or a certificate of need application for a transfer of ownership of a hospital;

[(13)] (18) "Office" means the Office of Health Care Access division within the Department of Public Health.

(19) "Outpatient surgical facility" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-493b.

[(14)] (20) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, governmental subdivision, agency or public or private organization of any character, but does not include the agency conducting the proceeding.

[(15)] (21) "Physician" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-13a.

(22) "Purchaser" means (A) a person who is acquiring or has acquired any assets of a hospital through a transfer of ownership of a hospital; or (B) a hospital or hospital system that is acquiring or has acquired any assets of a health care facility other than a hospital, or a large group practice through a transfer of ownership.

(23) "Quality" means the degree to which health care services for individuals or populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with established professional knowledge, standards and guidelines.

(24) "Relocation" means the movement of a health care facility from its established location to a different location.

(25) "Termination" means the elimination by a health care facility of a health care service, but does not include a temporary suspension of health care services lasting six months or less.

(26) "Transacting party" means a purchaser and any person who is a party to a proposed agreement for (A) transfer of ownership of a hospital; or (B) transfer of ownership of a health care facility or large group practice to a hospital or hospital system.

(27) "Transfer" means to sell, lease, exchange, option, convey, give or otherwise dispose of, including, but not limited to, transfer by way of merger or joint venture not in the ordinary course of business.

[(16)] (28) "Transfer of ownership" means a transfer that impacts or changes the governance or controlling body of a health care facility, institution or large group practice, or the parent entity of such facility, institution or practice, including, but not limited to, all affiliations, mergers or any sale or transfer of net assets of a health care facility.

Sec. 82. Section 19a-634 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

[(a) The Office of Health Care Access shall conduct, on a biennial basis, a state-wide health care facility utilization study. Such study may include an assessment of: (1) Current availability and utilization of acute hospital care, hospital emergency care, specialty hospital care, outpatient surgical care, primary care and clinic care; (2) geographic areas and subpopulations that may be underserved or have reduced access to specific types of health care services; and (3) other factors that the office deems pertinent to health care facility utilization. Not later than June thirtieth of the year in which the biennial study is conducted, the Commissioner of Public Health shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and human services on the findings of the study. Such report may also include the office's recommendations for addressing identified gaps in the provision of health care services and recommendations concerning a lack of access to health care services.

(b) The office,] (a) The Office of Health Care Access, in consultation with such other state agencies as the Commissioner of Public Health deems appropriate, shall establish and maintain a state-wide health care facilities and services plan. Such plan [may] shall, within available appropriations, include, but not be limited to: (1) [An] A state-wide health care facility utilization study, consisting of an assessment of the availability and utilization of acute hospital care, hospital emergency care, specialty hospital care, outpatient surgical care, primary care and clinic care; (2) an evaluation of the unmet needs of persons at risk and vulnerable populations as determined by the commissioner; (3) the identification of geographic areas that may be underserved or have reduced access to health care services; (4) a projection of future demand for health care services and the impact that technology may have on the demand, capacity or need for such services; (5) the identification of clinical best practices, as applicable to certificate of need requirements under section 19a-638; and [(4)] (6) recommendations for [the expansion, reduction or modification of health care facilities or services] (A) addressing identified unmet health care needs, (B) integrating and aligning clinical best practices into licensure requirements or other ongoing monitoring efforts by the department to enhance quality of care, and (C) any improvements or changes necessary to the office's programs, including the certificate of need process, in order to promote health equity. In the development of the plan, the office shall consider the recommendations of any advisory bodies which may be established by the commissioner. The commissioner may also incorporate the recommendations of authoritative organizations whose mission is to promote policies based on best practices or evidence-based research. The commissioner, in consultation with hospital, hospital system and other health care facility representatives, shall develop a process that encourages [hospitals] such entities to incorporate the state-wide health care facilities and services plan into [hospital] long-range planning and shall facilitate communication between appropriate state agencies concerning innovations or changes that may affect future health planning. The office shall update the state-wide health care facilities and services plan not less than once every two years.

[(c)] (b) For purposes of [conducting the state-wide health care facility utilization study and] preparing the state-wide health care facilities and services plan, the office shall establish and maintain an inventory of all health care facilities, the equipment identified in [subdivisions (9) and (10)] subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, and services in the state, including health care facilities that are exempt from certificate of need requirements under subsection (b) of section 19a-638. The office [shall develop] may utilize an inventory questionnaire to obtain the following information: (1) The name and location of the facility; (2) the type of facility; (3) the hours of operation; (4) the type of services provided at that location; and (5) the total number of clients, treatments, patient visits, procedures performed or scans performed in a calendar year. The inventory shall be completed [biennially] every three years by health care facilities and providers and such health care facilities and providers shall not be required to provide patient specific or financial data.

Sec. 83. Section 19a-637 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

The office shall promote effective health planning in the state. In carrying out its assigned duties, the office shall promote the provision of quality health care in a manner that ensures access for all state residents to cost-effective services so as to [avoid duplication of health services and] improve the availability and financial stability of health care services throughout the state.

Sec. 84. Section 19a-638 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) A certificate of need issued by the office shall be required for:

(1) The establishment of a new [health care facility] hospital, freestanding emergency department, behavioral health facility or outpatient surgical facility, except as provided in section 19a-639e;

(2) A transfer of ownership of a health care facility, except as provided in section 19a-493b;

(3) A transfer of ownership of a hospital to another hospital, hospital system or other entity;

[(3)] (4) A transfer of ownership or of management control of a large group practice to any entity other than a (A) physician, or (B) group of two or more physicians, legally organized in a partnership, professional corporation or limited liability company formed to render professional services and not employed by or an affiliate of any hospital, medical foundation, insurance company or other similar entity. For the purposes of this subdivision, "management control" means any person, firm, association, corporation or other entity that directly or indirectly has the power to direct or cause to be directed the management, control or activities of the large group practice;

[(4) The establishment of a freestanding emergency department; ]

(5) The termination of an emergency department or inpatient or outpatient services offered by a hospital, [including, but not limited to, the termination by a short-term acute care general hospital or children's hospital of inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse services] hospital system or other facility or institution operated by the state that provides services that are eligible for reimbursement under Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as amended from time to time, except (A) as provided in section 19a-639e, and (B) the termination of services for which the Department of Public health has requested the hospital to relinquish its license;

[(6) The establishment of an outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, or as established by a short-term acute care general hospital;

(7) The termination of surgical services by an outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, or a facility that provides outpatient surgical services as part of the outpatient surgery department of a short-term acute care general hospital, provided termination of outpatient surgical services due to (A) insufficient patient volume, or (B) the termination of any subspecialty surgical service, shall not require certificate of need approval;

(8) The termination of an emergency department by a short-term acute care general hospital; ]

(6) The relocation of a health care facility, except as provided in section 19a-639c;

[(9)] (7) The establishment of cardiac services, including inpatient and outpatient cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; and

[(10)] (8) The acquisition of scanners that utilize computed tomography, [scanners,] magnetic resonance imaging, [scanners,] positron emission tomography, [scanners or] positron emission tomography-computed tomography, [scanners,] single-photon emission computed tomography or other new advanced imaging technologies, as specified by the commissioner, by any person, physician, provider [, short-term acute care general hospital or children's hospital, except (A) as provided for in subdivision (22) of subsection (b) of this section, and (B) a certificate of need issued by the office shall not be required where such scanner is a replacement for a scanner that was previously acquired through certificate of need approval or a certificate of need determination; ] or hospital.

[(11) The acquisition of nonhospital based linear accelerators;

(12) An increase in the licensed bed capacity of a health care facility;

(13) The acquisition of equipment utilizing technology that has not previously been utilized in the state;

(14) An increase of two or more operating rooms within any three-year period, commencing on and after October 1, 2010, by an outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, or by a short-term acute care general hospital; and

(15) The termination of inpatient or outpatient services offered by a hospital or other facility or institution operated by the state that provides services that are eligible for reimbursement under Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as amended. ]

(b) A certificate of need shall not be required for:

(1) Health care facilities owned and operated by the federal government;

(2) The establishment of offices by a licensed private practitioner, whether for individual or group practice, except when a certificate of need is required in accordance with the requirements of section 19a-493b or subdivision [(3), (10) or (11)] (4) or (8) of subsection (a) of this section;

(3) A health care facility operated by a religious group that exclusively relies upon spiritual means through prayer for healing;

(4) Residential care homes, nursing homes and rest homes, as defined in subsection (c) of section 19a-490;

(5) An assisted living services agency, as defined in section 19a-490;

(6) Home health agencies, as defined in section 19a-490;

(7) Hospice services, as described in section 19a-122b;

(8) Outpatient rehabilitation facilities;

(9) Outpatient chronic dialysis services;

(10) Transplant services;

(11) Free clinics, as defined in section 19a-630;

(12) School-based health centers and expanded school health sites, as such terms are defined in section 19a-6r, community health centers, as defined in section 19a-490a, not-for-profit outpatient clinics licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 368v and federally qualified health centers;

(13) A program licensed or funded by the Department of Children and Families, provided such program is not a psychiatric residential treatment facility;

(14) Any nonprofit facility, institution or provider that has a contract with, or is certified or licensed to provide a service for, a state agency or department for a service that would otherwise require a certificate of need. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to a short-term acute care general hospital or children's hospital, or a hospital or other facility or institution operated by the state that provides services that are eligible for reimbursement under Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as amended;

(15) A health care facility operated by a nonprofit educational institution exclusively for students, faculty and staff of such institution and their dependents;

(16) An outpatient clinic or program operated exclusively by or contracted to be operated exclusively by a municipality, municipal agency, municipal board of education or a health district, as described in section 19a-241;

(17) A residential facility for persons with intellectual disability licensed pursuant to section 17a-227 and certified to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid program as an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities;

(18) Replacement of existing imaging equipment with similar imaging equipment if such equipment was acquired through certificate of need approval or a certificate of need determination, provided a health care facility, provider, physician or person notifies the office of the date on which the equipment is replaced and the disposition of the replaced equipment;

(19) Acquisition of cone-beam dental imaging equipment that is to be used exclusively by a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379; or

[(20) The partial or total elimination of services provided by an outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, except as provided in subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of this section and section 19a-639e;

(21) The termination of services for which the Department of Public Health has requested the facility to relinquish its license; or]

[(22)] (20) Acquisition of any equipment by any person that is to be used exclusively for scientific research that is not conducted on humans.

(c) [(1)] Any person, health care facility or institution that is unsure whether a certificate of need is required under this section [, or (2) any health care facility that proposes to relocate pursuant to section 19a-639c] shall send a letter to the office that describes the project and requests that the office make a determination as to whether a certificate of need is required. [In the case of a relocation of a health care facility, the letter shall include information described in section 19a-639c. ] A person, health care facility or institution making such request shall provide the office with any information the office requests as part of its determination process.

(d) The Commissioner of Public Health may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner holds a public hearing prior to implementing the policies and procedures and prints notice of intent to adopt regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted. [Final regulations shall be adopted by December 31, 2011. ]

Sec. 85. Section 19a-639 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) In any deliberations involving a certificate of need application filed pursuant to subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (7) and (8) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, the office shall take into consideration and make written findings concerning each of the following guidelines and principles, as applicable:

(1) Whether the [proposed project] proposal is consistent with any applicable policies and standards adopted in regulations by the Department of Public Health;

(2) [The relationship of the proposed project to] Whether the proposal is aligned with the state-wide health care facilities and services plan established under section 19a-634, including whether the proposal will serve individuals in geographic areas that are underserved or have reduced access to health care services;

[(3) Whether there is a clear public need for the health care facility or services proposed by the applicant;

(4) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated how the proposal will impact the financial strength of the health care system in the state or that the proposal is financially feasible for the applicant; ]

[(5)] (3) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated [how] that the proposal will not adversely impact the health care market in the state, will improve quality, accessibility and cost effectiveness of health care delivery in the region; [, including, but not limited to, provision of or any change in the access to services for Medicaid recipients and indigent persons; ]

[(6)] (4) The applicant's past and proposed provision of health care services to relevant patient populations and payer mix, including [, but not limited to,] whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated how the proposal will provide access to services by Medicaid recipients and indigent persons; and

[(7) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily identified the population to be served by the proposed project and satisfactorily demonstrated that the identified population has a need for the proposed services;

(8) The utilization of existing health care facilities and health care services in the service area of the applicant;

(9) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposed project shall not result in an unnecessary duplication of existing or approved health care services or facilities;

(10) Whether an applicant, who has failed to provide or reduced access to services by Medicaid recipients or indigent persons, has demonstrated good cause for doing so, which shall not be demonstrated solely on the basis of differences in reimbursement rates between Medicaid and other health care payers; ]

[(11)] (5) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will not negatively impact the [diversity of health care providers and] patient choice of providers in the geographic region. [; and]

[(12) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that any consolidation resulting from the proposal will not adversely affect health care costs or accessibility to care.

(b) In deliberations as described in subsection (a) of this section, there shall be a presumption in favor of approving the certificate of need application for a transfer of ownership of a large group practice, as described in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, when an offer was made in response to a request for proposal or similar voluntary offer for sale.

(c) The office, as it deems necessary, may revise or supplement the guidelines and principles through regulation prescribed in subsection (a) of this section.

(d) (1) For purposes of this subsection and subsection (e) of this section:

(A) "Affected community" means a municipality where a hospital is physically located or a municipality whose inhabitants are regularly served by a hospital;

(B) "Hospital" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-490;

(C) "New hospital" means a hospital as it exists after the approval of an agreement pursuant to section 19a-486b or a certificate of need application for a transfer of ownership of a hospital;

(D) "Purchaser" means a person who is acquiring, or has acquired, any assets of a hospital through a transfer of ownership of a hospital;

(E) "Transacting party" means a purchaser and any person who is a party to a proposed agreement for transfer of ownership of a hospital;

(F) "Transfer" means to sell, transfer, lease, exchange, option, convey, give or otherwise dispose of or transfer control over, including, but not limited to, transfer by way of merger or joint venture not in the ordinary course of business; and

(G) "Transfer of ownership of a hospital" means a transfer that impacts or changes the governance or controlling body of a hospital, including, but not limited to, all affiliations, mergers or any sale or transfer of net assets of a hospital and for which a certificate of need application or a certificate of need determination letter is filed on or after December 1, 2015. ]

(b) In any deliberations involving a certificate of need application filed pursuant to subdivisions (5) and (6) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, the office shall take into consideration and make written findings concerning each of the following guidelines and principles, as applicable:

(1) Whether the proposal is consistent with any applicable policies and standards adopted in regulations by the Department of Public Health;

(2) Whether the proposal is aligned with the state-wide health care facilities and services plan established under section 19a-634, including whether the proposal will affect individuals in geographic areas that are underserved or have reduced access to health care services;

(3) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will not adversely impact quality, accessibility and cost effectiveness of health care delivery in the region;

(4) The applicant's past provision of health care services to relevant patient populations and payer mix, including whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated how the proposal will not adversely impact access to services by Medicaid recipients and indigent persons;

(5) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily identified the population that currently utilizes a service proposed for termination or relocation and satisfactorily demonstrated that the identified population has access to alternative locations in which such population may be able to obtain the services proposed for termination or relocation;

(6) The utilization of existing health care facilities and health care services in the service area of the applicant;

(7) Whether the applicant has demonstrated good cause for a proposed termination or relocation that (A) will result in reduced access to services by Medicaid recipients or indigent persons, or (B) is located in a geographic area that is underserved or has reduced access to health care services, provided good cause shall not be demonstrated solely on the basis of differences in reimbursement rates between Medicaid and other health care payers; and

(8) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will not negatively impact the patient choice of provider in the geographic region.

[(2)] (c) In any deliberations involving a certificate of need application filed pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, [that involves the transfer of ownership of a hospital, the office shall, in addition to the guidelines and principles set forth in subsection (a) of this section and those prescribed through regulation pursuant to subsection (c) of this section,] the office shall take into consideration and make written findings concerning each of the following guidelines and principles, as applicable:

[(A)] (1) Whether the applicant fairly considered alternative proposals or offers in light of the purpose of maintaining health care provider diversity and consumer choice in the health care market and access to affordable quality health care for the affected community; [and]

[(B)] (2) Whether the plan submitted pursuant to section 19a-639a demonstrates, in a manner consistent with this chapter, how health care services will be provided by the new hospital for the first three years following the transfer of ownership of the hospital, including any consolidation, reduction, elimination or expansion of existing services or introduction of new services; [. ]

(3) Whether the proposed project is aligned with the state-wide health care facilities and services plan established under section 19a-634, including whether the proposed project will serve individuals in geographic areas that are underserved or have reduced access to health care services;

(4) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will improve quality, accessibility and cost effectiveness of health care delivery in the region and that any consolidation resulting from the proposal will not adversely affect health care costs or accessibility to care;

(5) The applicant's past and proposed provision of health care services to relevant patient populations and payer mix, including whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated how the proposal will provide access to services by Medicaid recipients and indigent persons; and

(6) Whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will not negatively impact patient choice of provider in the geographic region.

[(3)] (d) The office shall deny any certificate of need application involving a transfer of ownership of a hospital unless the commissioner finds that the affected community will be assured of continued access to high quality and affordable health care after accounting for any proposed change impacting hospital staffing.

[(4)] (e) The office may deny any certificate of need application involving a transfer of ownership of a hospital subject to a cost and market impact review pursuant to section 19a-639f if the commissioner finds that [(A)] (1) the affected community will not be assured of continued access to high quality and affordable health care after accounting for any consolidation in the hospital and health care market that may lessen health care provider diversity, consumer choice and access to care, and [(B)] (2) any likely increases in the prices for health care services or total health care spending in the state may negatively impact the affordability of care.

[(5) The office may place any conditions on the approval of a certificate of need application involving a transfer of ownership of a hospital consistent with the provisions of this chapter. Before placing any such conditions, the office shall weigh the value of such conditions in promoting the purposes of this chapter against the individual and cumulative burden of such conditions on the transacting parties and the new hospital. For each condition imposed, the office shall include a concise statement of the legal and factual basis for such condition and the provision or provisions of this chapter that it is intended to promote. Each condition shall be reasonably tailored in time and scope. The transacting parties or the new hospital shall have the right to make a request to the office for an amendment to, or relief from, any condition based on changed circumstances, hardship or for other good cause. ]

(f) In deliberations, as described in subsection (a) of this section, there shall be a presumption in favor of approving the certificate of need application for a transfer of ownership of a large group practice, as described in subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, when an offer was made in response to a request for proposal or similar voluntary offer for sale.

[(e)] (g) (1) If the certificate of need application (A) involves the transfer of ownership of a hospital, (B) the purchaser is a hospital, as defined in section 19a-490, whether located within or outside the state, that had net patient revenue for fiscal year 2013 in an amount greater than one billion five hundred million dollars or a hospital system, as defined in section 19a-486i, whether located within or outside the state, that had net patient revenue for fiscal year 2013 in an amount greater than one billion five hundred million dollars, or any person that is organized or operated for profit, and (C) such application is approved, the office shall hire an independent consultant, who shall have no previous financial interest with the hospital or hospital system, or any affiliate of the hospital or hospital system, no previous sanctions and no adverse decisions regarding monitoring activities, to serve as a post-transfer compliance reporter for a period of three years after completion of the transfer of ownership of the hospital. Such reporter shall, at a minimum: (i) Meet with representatives of the purchaser, the new hospital and members of the affected community served by the new hospital not less than quarterly; and (ii) report to the office not less than quarterly concerning (I) efforts the purchaser and representatives of the new hospital have taken to comply with any conditions the office placed on the approval of the certificate of need application and plans for future compliance, and (II) community benefits and uncompensated care provided by the new hospital. The purchaser shall give the reporter access to its records and facilities for the purposes of carrying out the reporter's duties. The purchaser shall hold a public hearing in the municipality in which the new hospital is located not less than annually during the reporting period to provide for public review and comment on the reporter's reports and findings.

(2) If the reporter finds that the purchaser has breached a condition of the approval of the certificate of need application, the office may [, in] take one or more of the following actions: (A) In consultation with the purchaser, the reporter and any other interested parties it deems appropriate, implement a performance improvement plan designed to remedy the conditions identified by the reporter and continue the reporting period for up to one year following a determination by the office that such conditions have been resolved; (B) institute an action to enjoin the purchaser from engaging in conduct in violation of the certificate of need; or (C) impose a civil penalty in accordance with section 19a-653. For the breach of conditions specifying cost or price limits, the office may require partial or full refunding or repayment of the amount in excess of the conditioned limits to the affected payer, as applicable.

(3) [The purchaser shall provide funds, in an amount determined by the office not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars annually, for the hiring of the post-transfer compliance reporter. ] Upon the filing of an application involving the transfer of ownership, the purchaser shall establish an escrow account pursuant to a formal escrow agreement provided by the office for the purpose of paying the bills for services provided by the independent consultant. The purchaser shall initially fund the escrow account with two hundred thousand dollars. The escrow agent shall pay such bills out of the escrow account directly to the independent consultant not later than thirty days after receipt of each bill by the purchaser.

[(f) Nothing in subsection (d) or (e) of this section shall apply to a transfer of ownership of a hospital in which either a certificate of need application is filed on or before December 1, 2015, or where a certificate of need determination letter is filed on or before December 1, 2015. ]

(h) The office may place any conditions on the approval of any certificate of need application consistent with the provisions of this chapter. Before placing any such conditions, the office shall weigh the value of such conditions in promoting the purposes of this chapter against the individual and cumulative burden of such conditions on the applicant or any transacting parties. For each condition imposed, the office shall include a concise statement of the legal and factual basis for such condition and the provision or provisions of this chapter that it is intended to promote. Any condition imposed by the office shall be reasonably tailored in time and scope. The applicant or any applicable transacting parties shall have the right to make a request to the office for an amendment to, or relief from, any condition based on changed circumstances, hardship or for other good cause.

(i) The Commissioner of Public Health may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 86. Section 19a-639a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) An application for a certificate of need shall be filed with the office in accordance with the provisions of this section and any regulations adopted by the Department of Public Health. The application shall address the guidelines and principles set forth in (1) subsection (a) of section 19a-639, and (2) regulations adopted by the department. The applicant shall include with the application a nonrefundable application fee of five hundred dollars.

(b) [Prior] Not later than twenty days prior to the filing of a certificate of need application, the applicant shall (1) publish notice for not less than three consecutive days that an application is to be submitted to the office in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area where the project is to be located, and (2) request the publication of notice in at least two sites within the affected community that are commonly accessed by the public, such as a town hall or library, and on any existing Internet web site of the municipality or local health department. Such notice shall [(1) be published (A) not later than twenty days prior to the date of filing of the certificate of need application, and (B) for not less than three consecutive days, and (2)] contain a brief description of the nature of the project and the street address where the project is to be located. An applicant shall file the certificate of need application with the office not later than ninety days after publishing notice of the application in accordance with the provisions of this subsection. The office shall not accept the applicant's certificate of need application for filing unless the application is accompanied by the application fee prescribed in subsection (a) of this section and proof of compliance with the publication requirements prescribed in this subsection.

(c) (1) Not later than five business days after receipt of a properly filed certificate of need application, the office shall publish notice of the application on its Internet web site. Not later than thirty days after the date of filing of the application, the office may request such additional information as the office determines necessary to complete the application. In addition to any information requested by the office, if the application involves the transfer of ownership of a hospital, as defined in section [19a-639] 19a-630, the applicant shall submit to the office (A) a plan demonstrating how health care services will be provided by the new hospital for the first three years following the transfer of ownership of the hospital, including any consolidation, reduction, elimination or expansion of existing services or introduction of new services, and (B) the names of persons currently holding a position with the hospital to be purchased or the purchaser, as defined in section [19a-639] 19a-630, as an officer, director, board member or senior manager, whether or not such person is expected to hold a position with the hospital after completion of the transfer of ownership of the hospital and any salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain, current or deferred, such person is expected to receive as a result of, or in relation to, the transfer of ownership of the hospital.

(2) The applicant shall, not later than sixty days after the date of the office's request, submit any requested information and any information required under this subsection to the office. If an applicant fails to submit such information to the office within the sixty-day period, the office shall consider the application to have been withdrawn.

(d) Upon determining that an application is complete, the office shall provide notice of this determination to the applicant and to the public in accordance with regulations adopted by the department. In addition, the office shall post such notice on its Internet web site and provide the link to the completed application to any entity that published notice in accordance with subsection (b) of this section for publication of such completed application. The date on which the office posts such notice on its Internet web site shall begin the review period. Except as provided in this subsection, (1) the review period for a completed application shall be ninety days from the date on which the office posts such notice on its Internet web site; and (2) the office shall issue a decision on a completed application prior to the expiration of the ninety-day review period. The review period for a completed application that involves a transfer of a large group practice, as described in subdivision [(3)] (4) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, when the offer was made in response to a request for proposal or similar voluntary offer for sale, shall be sixty days from the date on which the office posts notice on its Internet web site. Upon request or for good cause shown, the office may extend the review period for a period of time not to exceed sixty days. If the review period is extended, the office shall issue a decision on the completed application prior to the expiration of the extended review period. If the office holds a public hearing concerning a completed application in accordance with subsection (e) or (f) of this section, the office shall issue a decision on the completed application not later than sixty days after the date the office closes the public hearing record.

(e) [Except as provided in this subsection, the] The office shall hold a public hearing on a properly filed and completed certificate of need application if three or more individuals or an individual representing an entity with five or more people submits a request, in writing, that a public hearing be held on the application. For a properly filed and completed certificate of need application involving a transfer of ownership of a large group practice, as described in subdivision [(3)] (4) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, when an offer was made in response to a request for proposal or similar voluntary offer for sale, a public hearing shall be held if twenty-five or more individuals or an individual representing twenty-five or more people submits a request, in writing, that a public hearing be held on the application. Any request for a public hearing shall be made to the office not later than thirty days after the date the office determines the application to be complete.

(f) (1) The office shall hold a public hearing [with respect to each] on a properly filed and completed certificate of need application [filed pursuant to section 19a-638 after December 1, 2015,] that concerns any transfer of ownership [involving] of a hospital. Such hearing shall be held in the municipality in which the hospital that is the subject of the application is located.

(2) The office may hold a public hearing with respect to any certificate of need application submitted under this chapter. The office shall provide not less than [two] three weeks' advance notice to the applicant, in writing, and the applicant shall provide not less than two weeks' advance notice to the public by (A) publication in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area served by the health care facility or provider, and (B) requesting publication in at least two sites within the affected community that are commonly accessed by the public, such as a town hall or library and on any existing Internet web site of the municipality or local health department. In conducting its activities under this chapter, the office may hold a public hearing on applications of a similar nature at the same time.

(g) If the certificate of need application involves the transfer of ownership of a hospital, the applicant shall include in a single application all information related to all supplemental transactions associated with such transfer of ownership that would otherwise require a separate certificate of need application.

(h) The office may retain an independent consultant with expertise in the specific area of health care that is the subject of a pending application filed by an applicant if the review and analysis of an application cannot reasonably be conducted by the office without the expertise of an industry analyst or other actuarial consultant. Upon a determination by the office that an independent consultant is required, the applicant shall establish an escrow account pursuant to a formal escrow agreement provided by the office for the purpose of paying the bills for services provided by the independent consultant. The applicant shall initially fund the escrow account in an amount to be determined by the office, not to exceed twenty thousand dollars. The office shall submit bills for independent consultant services to the applicant. The escrow agent shall pay such bills out of the escrow account directly to the independent consultant not later than thirty days after receipt of each bill by the applicant. Such bills shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars per application. The provisions of chapter 57, sections 4-212 to 4-219, inclusive, and section 4e-19 shall not apply to any agreement executed pursuant to this subsection.

[(g)] (i) The Commissioner of Public Health may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner holds a public hearing prior to implementing the policies and procedures and prints notice of intent to adopt regulations on the department's Internet web site and the eRegulations System not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted.

Sec. 87. Subsection (e) of section 19a-639b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(e) The Commissioner of Public Health may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner holds a public hearing prior to implementing the policies and procedures and prints notice of intent to adopt regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted. [Final regulations shall be adopted by December 31, 2011. ]

Sec. 88. Section 19a-639c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Any health care facility that proposes to relocate a facility shall submit a [letter] determination request to the office [, as described in subsection (c) of section 19a-638. In addition to the requirements prescribed in said subsection (c), in such letter the health care facility shall demonstrate] that describes the project and demonstrates to the satisfaction of the office that the population served by the health care facility and the payer mix will not substantially change as a result of the facility's proposed relocation. If the facility is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the office that the population served and the payer mix will not substantially change as a result of the proposed relocation, the health care facility shall apply for certificate of need approval pursuant to subdivision [(1)] (6) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638 in order to effectuate the proposed relocation.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Health may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner holds a public hearing prior to implementing the policies and procedures and prints notice of intent to adopt regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted. [Final regulations shall be adopted by December 31, 2011. ]

Sec. 89. Section 19a-639e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) [Unless otherwise required to file a certificate of need application pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, any health care facility that proposes to terminate a service that was authorized pursuant to a certificate of need issued under this chapter shall file a modification request with] Any hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state that provides services that are eligible for reimbursement under Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as amended from time to time, proposing to terminate inpatient or outpatient services due to insufficient patient volume or the lack of practitioners to support the effective delivery of care shall submit a determination request to the office not later than sixty days prior to the proposed date of [the] such termination of the service. Such request shall include (1) the date on which the service or services will be terminated by the hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state, and (2) documentation that demonstrates that the hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state is experiencing insufficient patient volume or lack of practitioners for the service, resulting in such hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state being unable to support effective delivery of care. Any hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state that is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the office that the proposed termination is due to insufficient patient volume or the lack of practitioners to support the effective delivery of care shall be required to file a certificate of need pursuant to subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638. The office may request additional information from [the health care facility] such hospital, hospital system or hospital, other facility or institution operated by the state as necessary to process the [modification] request. [In addition, the office shall hold a public hearing on any request from a health care facility to terminate a service pursuant to this section if three or more individuals or an individual representing an entity with five or more people submits a request, in writing, that a public hearing be held on the health care facility's proposal to terminate a service.

(b) Unless otherwise required to file a certificate of need application pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of section 19a-638, any health care facility that proposes to terminate all services offered by such facility, that were authorized pursuant to one or more certificates of need issued under this chapter, shall provide notification to the office not later than sixty days prior to the termination of services and such facility shall surrender its certificate of need not later than thirty days prior to the termination of services. ]

(b) Any person proposing to establish a new freestanding emergency department, new behavioral health facility or new outpatient surgical facility in areas identified in the state-wide health care facilities and services plan as underserved or having reduced access to health care services shall submit a determination request to the office not later than sixty days prior to the proposed establishment of such new health care facility. Such request shall include (1) the date on which such new health care facility is proposed to be operational, (2) a description of the project, (3) a demonstration that the new health care facility will be located in a geographic area that has been identified in the state-wide health care facilities and services plan as being underserved or having reduced access to health care services, and (4) a demonstration that Medicaid recipients and indigent persons will have access to the services provided. Any person submitting a determination request that fails to sufficiently demonstrate to the satisfaction of the office that such new health care facility will be located in a geographic area that has been identified in the state-wide health care facilities and services plan as being underserved or having reduced access to health care services and will serve Medicaid recipients and indigent persons shall be required to file a certificate of need pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 19a-638. The office may request additional information from such person as necessary to process the request. A determination request shall not be required under this subsection for any behavioral health facility that is a nonprofit facility, institution or provider that has a contract with or is certified or licensed to provide a service for a state agency or department.

(c) Each person that is issued a favorable determination under subsection (b) of this section shall annually demonstrate, in a form or manner prescribed by the commissioner, that such person maintained the criteria required for such favorable determination. Subsequent to the issuance of a favorable determination under subsection (b) of this section, if a change in conditions occurs that affects the eligibility of such person, then such person shall notify the office in writing not later than five days after such change in conditions occurs and request that the office issue a new determination. The commissioner may impose a civil penalty in accordance with section 19a-653 for failure to demonstrate the maintenance of such criteria or failure to notify the office of a change in such conditions.

[(c)] (d) Unless otherwise required to file a certificate of need application or determination request pursuant to the provisions of this section or subsection (a) of section 19a-638, any health care facility that proposes to terminate the operation of a facility or service [for which a certificate of need was not obtained] shall notify the office not later than sixty days prior to terminating the operation of the facility or service. Such notification shall include (1) the name and location of the health care facility, (2) the reason for terminating the operation of the health care facility or service, (3) other locations where patients may be able to obtain the services that are provided by the health care facility that intends to terminate its operation or services, and (4) the date the health care facility will be terminating its operation or service definition.

(e) Unless otherwise required to file a certificate of need application or determination request pursuant to the provisions of this section or subsection (a) of section 19a-638, any hospital or hospital system proposing a reduction in inpatient or outpatient services for any reason other than insufficient patient volume or the lack of practitioners to support the effective delivery of care shall provide notification to the office not later than sixty days prior to the proposed date of such reduction of the service. Such notification shall include (1) the name of the hospital or hospital system and location of the service being reduced, (2) the reason for reducing the service, (3) other locations where patients may be able to obtain the services that are provided by the hospital or hospital system that intends to reduce its operation or services, and (4) the date the hospital or hospital system will be reducing its service. The office shall hold a public hearing on proposed reduction of services if three or more individuals or an individual representing an entity with five or more people submits a request, in writing, that a public hearing be held on the hospital or hospital system's proposal to reduce a service. For the purposes of this subsection, "reduction" means any modification to a health care service by a hospital or hospital system that, independently or in conjunction with other modifications or changes, results in a fifty per cent or greater decrease in the availability of the health care service offered by such hospital or hospital system or reduces the service area covered by such hospital or hospital system.

[(d)] (f) The Commissioner of Public Health may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. In addition, the commissioner may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures as regulation, provided the commissioner holds a public hearing prior to implementing the policies and procedures and prints notice of intent to adopt regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal not later than twenty days after the date of implementation. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this section shall be valid until the time final regulations are adopted. [Final regulations shall be adopted by December 31, 2015. ]

Sec. 90. Section 19a-639f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Dispersed service area" means a geographic area in which a provider organization delivers health care services (A) based on the number of zip codes, towns, counties or primary service areas in such geographic area, and (B) the standards of which may vary based upon the population density of such geographic area as compared to the various other regions of the state.

(2) "Health status adjusted total medical expense" means a measure of the total cost of care, adjusted by health status, for the patient population associated with a provider group, which may be (A) calculated based on allowed claims for all categories of medical expenses and all non-claims-related payments to providers, and (B) expressed on a per member per month basis.

(3) "Major service category" means a set of service categories that may include (A) acute hospital inpatient services, by Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups, (B) outpatient and ambulatory services, by categories as defined by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and (C) behavioral, substance use disorder and mental health services, by categories as defined by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

(4) "Relative prices" means a measure that (A) compares amounts paid to a provider relative to other providers for the same health care services, and (B) may be calculated based on the contractually negotiated amounts paid to providers by each private and public health carrier for health care services, including, but not limited to, non-claims-related payments, and expressed in the aggregate relative to the payer's network-wide average amount paid to providers.

[(a)] (b) The Office of Healthcare Access division within the Department of Public Health shall conduct a cost and market impact review in each case where (1) an application for a certificate of need filed pursuant to section 19a-638 involves the transfer of ownership of a hospital, [as defined in section 19a-639,] and (2) the purchaser is a hospital, [as defined in section 19a-490,] whether located within or outside the state, that had net patient revenue for fiscal year 2013 in an amount greater than one billion five hundred million dollars, or a hospital system, [as defined in section 19a-486i,] whether located within or outside the state, that had net patient revenue for fiscal year 2013 in an amount greater than one billion five hundred million dollars or any person that is organized or operated for profit.

[(b)] (c) Not later than twenty-one days after receipt of a properly filed certificate of need application involving the transfer of ownership of a hospital [filed on or after December 1, 2015, as described in subsection (a) of this section,] the office shall initiate such cost and market impact review by sending the transacting parties a written notice that shall contain a description of the basis for the cost and market impact review as well as a request for information and documents. Not later than thirty days after receipt of such notice, the transacting parties shall submit to the office a written response. Such response shall include, but need not be limited to, any information or documents requested by the office concerning the transfer of ownership of the hospital. The office shall have the powers with respect to the cost and market impact review as provided in section 19a-633.

[(c)] (d) The office shall keep confidential all nonpublic information and documents obtained pursuant to this section and shall not disclose the information or documents to any person without the consent of the person that produced the information or documents, except in a preliminary report or final report issued in accordance with this section if the office believes that such disclosure should be made in the public interest after taking into account any privacy, trade secret or anti-competitive considerations. Such information and documents shall not be deemed a public record, under section 1-210, and shall be exempt from disclosure.

[(d)] (e) The cost and market impact review conducted pursuant to this section shall examine factors relating to the businesses and relative market positions of the transacting parties as defined in [subsection (d) of section 19a-639] section 19a-630 and may include, but need not be limited to: (1) The transacting parties' size and market share within its primary service area, by major service category and within its dispersed service areas; (2) the transacting parties' prices for services, including the transacting parties' relative prices compared to other health care providers for the same services in the same market; (3) the transacting parties' health status adjusted total medical expense, including the transacting parties' health status adjusted total medical expense compared to that of similar health care providers; (4) the quality of the services provided by the transacting parties, including patient experience; (5) the transacting parties' cost and cost trends in comparison to total health care expenditures state wide; (6) the availability and accessibility of services similar to those provided by each transacting party, or proposed to be provided as a result of the transfer of ownership of a hospital within each transacting party's primary service areas and dispersed service areas; (7) the impact of the proposed transfer of ownership of the hospital on competing options for the delivery of health care services within each transacting party's primary service area and dispersed service area including the impact on existing service providers; (8) the methods used by the transacting parties to attract patient volume and to recruit or acquire health care professionals or facilities; (9) the role of each transacting party in serving at-risk, underserved and government payer patient populations, including those with behavioral, substance use disorder and mental health conditions, within each transacting party's primary service area and dispersed service area; (10) the role of each transacting party in providing low margin or negative margin services within each transacting party's primary service area and dispersed service area; (11) consumer concerns, including, but not limited to, complaints or other allegations that a transacting party has engaged in any unfair method of competition or any unfair or deceptive act or practice; and (12) any other factors that the office determines to be in the public interest.

[(e)] (f) Not later than ninety days after the office determines that there is substantial compliance with any request for documents or information issued by the office in accordance with this section, or a later date set by mutual agreement of the office and the transacting parties, the office shall make factual findings and issue a preliminary report on the cost and market impact review. Such preliminary report shall include, but shall not be limited to, an indication as to whether a transacting party meets the following criteria: (1) Currently has or, following the proposed transfer of operations of the hospital, is likely to have a dominant market share for the services the transacting party provides; and (2) (A) currently charges or, following the proposed transfer of operations of the hospital, is likely to charge prices for services that are materially higher than the median prices charged by all other health care providers for the same services in the same market, or (B) currently has or, following the proposed transfer of operations of a hospital, is likely to have a health status adjusted total medical expense that is materially higher than the median total medical expense for all other health care providers for the same service in the same market.

[(f)] (g) The transacting parties that are the subject of the cost and market impact review may respond in writing to the findings in the preliminary report issued in accordance with subsection [(e)] (f) of this section not later than thirty days after the issuance of the preliminary report. Not later than sixty days after the issuance of the preliminary report, the office shall issue a final report of the cost and market impact review. The office shall refer to the Attorney General any final report on any proposed transfer of ownership that meets the criteria described in subsection [(e)] (f) of this section.

[(g)] (h) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a transfer of ownership of a hospital, provided any such proposed transfer shall not be completed (1) less than thirty days after the office has issued a final report on a cost and market impact review, if such review is required, or (2) while any action brought by the Attorney General pursuant to subsection [(h)] (i) of this section is pending and before a final judgment on such action is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

[(h)] (i) After the office refers a final report on a transfer of ownership of a hospital to the Attorney General under subsection [(f)] (g) of this section, the Attorney General may: (1) Conduct an investigation to determine whether the transacting parties engaged, or, as a result of completing the transfer of ownership of the hospital, are expected to engage in unfair methods of competition, anti-competitive behavior or other conduct in violation of chapter 624 or 735a or any other state or federal law; and (2) if appropriate, take action under chapter 624 or 735a or any other state law to protect consumers in the health care market. The office's final report may be evidence in any such action.

[(i)] (j) For the purposes of this section, the provisions of chapter 735a may be directly enforced by the Attorney General. Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify, impair or supersede the operation of any state antitrust law or otherwise limit the authority of the Attorney General to (1) take any action against a transacting party as authorized by any law, or (2) protect consumers in the health care market under any law. Notwithstanding subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 42-110c, the transacting parties shall be subject to chapter 735a.

[(j)] (k) The office shall retain an independent consultant with expertise on the economic analysis of the health care market and health care costs and prices to conduct each cost and market impact review, as described in this section. [The office shall submit bills for such services to the purchaser, as defined in subsection (d) of section 19a-639. Such purchaser] Upon the filing of an application involving the transfer of ownership of a hospital, the purchaser shall establish an escrow account pursuant to a formal escrow agreement provided by the Office of Health Care Access for the purpose of paying the bills for services provided by the independent consultant. The purchaser shall initially fund the escrow account with two hundred thousand dollars. The office shall submit bills for independent consultant services to the purchaser, as defined in section 19a-630. The escrow agent shall pay such bills out of the escrow account directly to the independent consultant not later than thirty days after receipt of each bill by the purchaser. Such bills shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars per application. The provisions of chapter 57, sections 4-212 to 4-219, inclusive, and section 4e-19 shall not apply to any agreement executed pursuant to this subsection.

[(k)] (l) Any employee of the office who directly oversees or assists in conducting a cost and market impact review shall not take part in factual deliberations or the issuance of a preliminary or final decision on the certificate of need application concerning the transfer of ownership [of a hospital] that is the subject of such cost and market impact review.

[(l)] (m) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning cost and market impact reviews and to administer the provisions of this section. [Such regulations shall include definitions of the following terms: "Dispersed service area", "health status adjusted total medical expense", "major service category", "relative prices", "total health care spending" and "health care services". ] The commissioner may implement policies and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of this section while in the process of adopting such policies and procedures in regulation form, provided the commissioner publishes notice of intention to adopt the regulations on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site and the eRegulations System not later than twenty days after implementing such policies and procedures. Policies and procedures implemented pursuant to this subsection shall be valid until the time such regulations are effective.

Sec. 91. Section 19a-653 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) [Any] The Department of Public Health may impose a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars per day on any person or health care facility or institution that [is required to] negligently fails to (1) file a certificate of need for any of the activities described in section 19a-638, [and any person or health care facility or institution that is required to] for each day such activities are conducted without the certificate of need approval, (2) file data or information under any public or special act or under this chapter or sections 19a-486 to 19a-486h, inclusive, or any regulation adopted or order issued under this chapter or said sections [, which wilfully fails to seek certificate of need approval for any of the activities described in section 19a-638 or to so file within prescribed time periods, shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars a day for each day such person or health care facility or institution conducts any of the described activities without certificate of need approval as required by section 19a-638 or for each day such information is missing, incomplete or inaccurate] within prescribed time periods, for each day such data or information is missing, incomplete or inaccurate, (3) comply with a condition in accordance with subsection (h) of section 19a-639 for each day such condition is breached, or (4) maintain the criteria required for a favorable determination under subsection (b) of section 19a-639e for each day such condition is not maintained to the satisfaction of the department. Any civil penalty authorized by this section shall be imposed by the [Department of Public Health] department in accordance with subsections (b) to (e), inclusive, of this section.

(b) If the Department of Public Health has reason to believe that a violation has occurred for which a civil penalty is authorized by subsection (a) of this section or subsection (e) of section 19a-632, it shall notify the person or health care facility or institution by first-class mail or personal service. The notice shall include: (1) A reference to the sections of the statute or regulation involved; (2) a short and plain statement of the matters asserted or charged; (3) a statement of the amount of the civil penalty or penalties to be imposed; (4) the initial date of the imposition of the penalty; and (5) a statement of the party's right to a hearing.

(c) The person or health care facility or institution to whom the notice is addressed shall have fifteen business days from the date of mailing of the notice to make written application to the office to request (1) a hearing to contest the imposition of the penalty, or (2) an extension of time to file the required data. A failure to make a timely request for a hearing or an extension of time to file the required data or a denial of a request for an extension of time shall result in a final order for the imposition of the penalty. All hearings under this section shall be conducted pursuant to sections 4-176e to 4-184, inclusive. The Department of Public Health may grant an extension of time for filing the required data or mitigate or waive the penalty upon such terms and conditions as, in its discretion, it deems proper or necessary upon consideration of any extenuating factors or circumstances.

(d) A final order of the Department of Public Health assessing a civil penalty shall be subject to appeal as set forth in section 4-183 after a hearing before the office pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, except that any such appeal shall be taken to the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain. Such final order shall not be subject to appeal under any other provision of the general statutes. No challenge to any such final order shall be allowed as to any issue which could have been raised by an appeal of an earlier order, denial or other final decision by the Department of Public Health.

(e) If any person or health care facility or institution fails to pay any civil penalty under this section, after the assessment of such penalty has become final the amount of such penalty may be deducted from payments to such person or health care facility or institution from the Medicaid account.

Sec. 92. Subsection (a) of section 19a-486d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The commissioner shall deny an application filed pursuant to subsection (d) of section 19a-486a unless the commissioner finds that: (1) In a situation where the asset or operation to be transferred provides or has provided health care services to the uninsured or underinsured, the purchaser has made a commitment to provide health care to the uninsured and the underinsured; (2) in a situation where health care providers or insurers will be offered the opportunity to invest or own an interest in the purchaser or an entity related to the purchaser safeguard procedures are in place to avoid a conflict of interest in patient referral; and (3) certificate of need authorization is justified in accordance with chapter 368z. The commissioner may contract with any person, including, but not limited to, financial or actuarial experts or consultants, or legal experts with the approval of the Attorney General, to assist in reviewing the completed application. The commissioner shall submit any bills for such contracts to the purchaser. Such bills shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars. [The purchaser] Upon the filing of an application pursuant to subsection (d) of section 19a-486a, the purchaser shall establish an escrow account pursuant to a formal escrow agreement provided by the Office of Health Care Access for the purpose of paying bills for services provided by the consultant. The purchaser shall initially fund the escrow account with one hundred fifty thousand dollars. The escrow agent shall pay such bills [no] out of the escrow account directly to the expert or consultant not later than thirty days after the date of receipt of [such bills] each bill by the purchaser.

Sec. 93. Section 19a-486i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Affiliation" means the formation of a relationship between two or more entities that permits the entities to negotiate jointly with third parties over rates for professional medical services;

(2) "Captive professional entity" means a partnership, professional corporation, limited liability company or other entity formed to render professional services in which a partner, a member, a shareholder or a beneficial owner is a physician, directly or indirectly, employed by, controlled by, subject to the direction of, or otherwise designated by (A) a hospital, (B) a hospital system, (C) a medical school, (D) a medical foundation, organized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 33-182bb, or (E) any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with, whether through ownership, governance, contract or otherwise, another person, entity or organization described in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive, of this subdivision;

(3) "Hospital" has the same meaning as provided in section [19a-490] 19a-646;

(4) "Hospital system" means: (A) A parent corporation of one or more hospitals and any entity affiliated with such parent corporation through ownership, governance or membership; [,] or (B) a hospital and any entity affiliated with such hospital through ownership, governance or membership;

(5) "Health care provider" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-17b;

(6) "Medical foundation" means a medical foundation formed under chapter 594b;

(7) "Physician" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-13a;

(8) "Person" has the same meaning as provided in section 35-25;

(9) "Professional corporation" has the same meaning as provided in section 33-182a;

(10) "Group practice" means two or more physicians, legally organized in a partnership, professional corporation, limited liability company formed to render professional services, medical foundation, not-for-profit corporation, faculty practice plan or other similar entity (A) in which each physician who is a member of the group provides substantially the full range of services that the physician routinely provides, including, but not limited to, medical care, consultation, diagnosis or treatment, through the joint use of shared office space, facilities, equipment or personnel; (B) for which substantially all of the services of the physicians who are members of the group are provided through the group and are billed in the name of the group practice and amounts so received are treated as receipts of the group; or (C) in which the overhead expenses of, and the income from, the group are distributed in accordance with methods previously determined by members of the group. An entity that otherwise meets the definition of group practice under this section shall be considered a group practice although its shareholders, partners or owners of the group practice include single-physician professional corporations, limited liability companies formed to render professional services or other entities in which beneficial owners are individual physicians; and

(11) "Primary service area" means the smallest number of zip codes from which the group practice draws at least seventy-five per cent of its patients.

(b) At the same time that any person conducting business in this state that files merger, acquisition or any other information regarding market concentration with the Federal Trade Commission or the United States Department of Justice, in compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, 15 USC 18a, where a hospital, hospital system or other health care provider is a party to the merger or acquisition that is the subject of such information, such person shall provide written notification to the Attorney General of such filing and, upon the request of the Attorney General, provide a copy of such merger, acquisition or other information.

(c) Not less than thirty days prior to the effective date of any transaction that results in a material change to the business or corporate structure of a group practice, the parties to the transaction shall submit written notice to the Attorney General of such material change. For purposes of this subsection, a material change to the business or corporate structure of a group practice includes: (1) The merger, consolidation or other affiliation of a group practice with (A) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (B) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized or controlled by such hospital or hospital system; (2) the acquisition of all or substantially all of (A) the properties and assets of a group practice, or (B) the capital stock, membership interests or other equity interests of a group practice by (i) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (ii) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized or controlled by such hospital or hospital system; (3) the employment of all or substantially all of the physicians of a group practice by (A) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (B) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with such hospital or hospital system; and (4) the acquisition of one or more insolvent group practices by (A) another group practice that results in a group practice comprised of eight or more physicians, or (B) a hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with such hospital or hospital system.

(d) (1) The written notice required under subsection (c) of this section shall identify each party to the transaction and describe the material change as of the date of such notice to the business or corporate structure of the group practice, including: (A) A description of the nature of the proposed relationship among the parties to the proposed transaction; (B) the names and specialties of each physician that is a member of the group practice that is the subject of the proposed transaction and who will practice medicine with the resulting group practice, hospital, hospital system, captive professional entity, medical foundation or other entity organized by, controlled by, or otherwise affiliated with such hospital or hospital system following the effective date of the transaction; (C) the names of the business entities that are to provide services following the effective date of the transaction; (D) the address for each location where such services are to be provided; (E) a description of the services to be provided at each such location; and (F) the primary service area to be served by each such location.

(2) Not later than thirty days after the effective date of any transaction described in subsection (c) of this section, the parties to the transaction shall submit written notice to the Commissioner of Public Health. Such written notice shall include, but need not be limited to, the same information described in subdivision (1) of this subsection. The commissioner shall post a link to such notice on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site.

(e) Not less than thirty days prior to the effective date of any transaction that results in an affiliation between one hospital or hospital system and another hospital or hospital system, the parties to the affiliation shall submit written notice to the Attorney General of such affiliation. Such written notice shall identify each party to the affiliation and describe the affiliation as of the date of such notice, including: (1) A description of the nature of the proposed relationship among the parties to the affiliation; (2) the names of the business entities that are to provide services following the effective date of the affiliation; (3) the address for each location where such services are to be provided; (4) a description of the services to be provided at each such location; and (5) the primary service area to be served by each such location.

(f) Written information submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to subsections (b) to (e), inclusive, of this section shall be maintained and used by the Attorney General in the same manner as provided in section 35-42.

(g) Not later than [December 31, 2014] January 15, 2018, and annually thereafter, each hospital and hospital system shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written report describing the activities of the group practices owned or affiliated with such hospital or hospital system. Such report shall include, for each such group practice: (1) A description of the nature of the relationship between the hospital or hospital system and the group practice; (2) the names and specialties of each physician practicing medicine with the group practice; (3) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the group practice and the address for each location where such services are provided; (4) a description of the services provided at each such location; and (5) the primary service area served by each such location.

(h) Not later than [December 31, 2014] January 15, 2018, and annually thereafter, each group practice comprised of thirty or more physicians that is not the subject of a report filed under subsection (g) of this section shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written report concerning the group practice. Such report shall include, for each such group practice: (1) The names and specialties of each physician practicing medicine with the group practice; (2) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the group practice and the address for each location where such services are provided; (3) a description of the services provided at each such location; and (4) the primary service area served by each such location.

(i) Not later than [December 31, 2015] January 15, 2018, and annually thereafter, each hospital and hospital system shall file with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Public Health a written report describing each affiliation with another hospital or hospital system. Such report shall include: (1) The name and address of each party to the affiliation; (2) a description of the nature of the relationship among the parties to the affiliation; (3) the names of the business entities that provide services as part of the affiliation and the address for each location where such services are provided; (4) a description of the services provided at each such location; and (5) the primary service area served by each such location.

Sec. 94. Subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, of section 17b-352 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) For the purposes of this section and section 17b-353, "facility" means a residential facility for persons with intellectual disability licensed pursuant to section 17a-277 and certified to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid program as an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities, a nursing home, rest home or residential care home, as defined in section 19a-490. "Facility" does not include a nursing home that does not participate in the Medicaid program and is associated with a continuing care facility as described in section 17b-520.

(b) Any facility which intends to (1) transfer all or part of its ownership or control prior to being initially licensed; (2) introduce any additional function or service into its program of care or expand an existing function or service; [or] (3) terminate a service or decrease substantially its total bed capacity; or (4) relocate all or a portion of such facility's licensed beds, to a new facility or replacement facility, shall submit a complete request for permission to implement such transfer, addition, expansion, increase, termination, [or] decrease or relocation of facility beds with such information as the department requires to the Department of Social Services, provided no permission or request for permission to close a facility is required when a facility in receivership is closed by order of the Superior Court pursuant to section 19a-545. The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman pursuant to section 17a-405 shall be notified by the facility of any proposed actions pursuant to this subsection at the same time the request for permission is submitted to the department and when a facility in receivership is closed by order of the Superior Court pursuant to section 19a-545.

(c) An applicant, prior to submitting a certificate of need application, shall request, in writing, application forms and instructions from the department. The request shall include: (1) The name of the applicant or applicants; (2) a statement indicating whether the application is for (A) a new, additional, expanded or replacement facility, service or function or relocation of facility beds, (B) a termination or reduction in a presently authorized service or bed capacity, or (C) any new, additional or terminated beds and their type; (3) the estimated capital cost; (4) the town where the project is or will be located; and (5) a brief description of the proposed project. Such request shall be deemed a letter of intent. No certificate of need application shall be considered submitted to the department unless a current letter of intent, specific to the proposal and in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, has been on file with the department for not less than ten business days. For purposes of this subsection, "a current letter of intent" means a letter of intent on file with the department for not more than one hundred eighty days. A certificate of need application shall be deemed withdrawn by the department, if a department completeness letter is not responded to within one hundred eighty days. The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall be notified by the facility at the same time as the letter of intent is submitted to the department.

Sec. 95. Section 17b-353 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Any facility, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17b-352 which proposes [(1) a capital expenditure] to incur (1) capital expenditures exceeding one million dollars, which increases facility square footage by more than five thousand square feet or five per cent of the existing square footage, whichever is greater, [(2) a capital expenditure] or (2) capital expenditures exceeding two million dollars, [or (3) the acquisition of major medical equipment requiring a capital expenditure in excess of four hundred thousand dollars, including the leasing of equipment or space,] shall submit a request for approval of such expenditure, with such information as the department requires, to the Department of Social Services. [Any such facility which proposes to acquire imaging equipment requiring a capital expenditure in excess of four hundred thousand dollars, including the leasing of such equipment, shall obtain the approval of the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health in accordance with the provisions of chapter 368z, subsequent to obtaining the approval of the Commissioner of Social Services. Prior to the facility's obtaining the imaging equipment, the Commissioner of Public Health, after consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services, may elect to perform a joint or simultaneous review with the Department of Social Services. ]

(b) An applicant, prior to submitting a certificate of need application, shall request, in writing, application forms and instructions from the department. The request shall include: (1) The name of the applicant or applicants; (2) a statement indicating whether the application is for (A) a new, additional, expanded or replacement facility, service or function, (B) a termination or reduction in a presently authorized service or bed capacity or relocation of facility beds, or (C) any new, additional or terminated beds and their type; (3) the estimated capital cost; (4) the town where the project is or will be located; and (5) a brief description of the proposed project. Such request shall be deemed a letter of intent. No certificate of need application shall be considered submitted to the department unless a current letter of intent, specific to the proposal and in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, has been on file with the department for not less than ten business days. For purposes of this subsection, "a current letter of intent" means a letter of intent on file with the department for not more than one hundred eighty days. A certificate of need application shall be deemed withdrawn by the department if a department completeness letter is not responded to within one hundred eighty days.

(c) In conducting its activities pursuant to this section, section 17b-352 or both, except as provided for in subsection (d) of this section, the Commissioner of Social Services or said commissioner's designee may hold a public hearing on an application or on more than one application, if such applications are of a similar nature with respect to the request. At least two weeks' notice of the hearing shall be given to the facility by certified mail and to the public by publication in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area served by the facility. Such hearing shall be held at the discretion of the commissioner in Hartford or in the area so served. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall consider such request in relation to the community or regional need for such capital program or purchase of land, the possible effect on the operating costs of the facility and such other relevant factors as the commissioner or the commissioner's designee deems necessary. In approving or modifying such request, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee may not prescribe any condition, such as, but not limited to, any condition or limitation on the indebtedness of the facility in connection with a bond issued, the principal amount of any bond issued or any other details or particulars related to the financing of such capital expenditure, not directly related to the scope of such capital program and within the control of the facility. If the hearing is conducted by a designee of the commissioner, the designee shall submit any findings and recommendations to the commissioner. The commissioner shall grant, modify or deny such request within ninety days, except as provided for in this section. Upon the request of the applicant, the review period may be extended for an additional fifteen days if the commissioner or the commissioner's designee has requested additional information subsequent to the commencement of the review period. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may extend the review period for a maximum of thirty days if the applicant has not filed in a timely manner information deemed necessary by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee.

(d) [No] Except as provided in this subsection, no facility shall be allowed to close or decrease substantially its total bed capacity until such time as a public hearing has been held in accordance with the provisions of this subsection and the Commissioner of Social Services has approved the facility's request unless such decrease is associated with a census reduction. The commissioner may impose a civil penalty of not more than five thousand dollars on any facility that fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection. Penalty payments received by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the special fund established by the department pursuant to subsection (c) of section 17b-357 and used for the purposes specified in said subsection (c). The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall hold a public hearing upon the earliest occurrence of: (1) Receipt of any letter of intent submitted by a facility to the department, or (2) receipt of any certificate of need application. Such hearing shall be held at the facility for which the letter of intent or certificate of need application was submitted not later than thirty days after the date on which such letter or application was received by the commissioner. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall provide both the facility and the public with notice of the date of the hearing not less than fourteen days in advance of such date. Notice to the facility shall be by certified mail and notice to the public shall be by publication in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area served by the facility. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any certificate of need approval requested for the relocation of a facility, or a portion of a facility's licensed beds, to a new or replacement facility.

(e) The Commissioner of Social Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall implement the standards and procedures of the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health concerning certificates of need established pursuant to section 19a-643, as appropriate for the purposes of this section, until the time final regulations are adopted in accordance with said chapter 54.

Sec. 96. Section 17b-354 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The Department of Social Services shall not accept or approve any requests for additional nursing home beds, except (1) beds restricted to use by patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome or by patients requiring neurological rehabilitation; (2) beds associated with a continuing care facility, [which guarantees life care for its residents] as described in section 17b-520, provided such beds are not used in the Medicaid program and the ratio of proposed nursing home beds to the continuing care facility's independent living units is within applicable industry standards. For the purpose of this subsection, beds associated with a continuing care facility are not subject to the certificate of need provisions pursuant to sections 17b-352 and 17b-353; (3) Medicaid certified beds to be relocated from one licensed nursing facility to another licensed nursing facility to meet a priority need identified in the strategic plan developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 17b-369; and (4) [Medicaid beds to be relocated from a licensed facility or facilities to a new licensed facility, provided at least one currently licensed facility is closed in the transaction, and the new facility bed total is not less than ten per cent lower than the total number of beds relocated. The] licensed Medicaid nursing facility beds to be relocated from one or more existing nursing facilities to a new nursing facility, provided (A) no new Medicaid certified beds are added, (B) at least one currently licensed facility is closed in the transaction as a result of the relocation, (C) the relocation is done within available appropriations, (D) the facility participates in the Money Follows the Person demonstration project pursuant to section 17b-369, (E) the availability of beds in the area of need will not be adversely affected, (F) the certificate of need approval for such new facility or facility relocation and the associated capital expenditures are obtained pursuant to sections 17b-352 and 17b-353, and (G) the facilities included in the bed relocation and closure shall be in accordance with the strategic plan developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 17b-369. [, provided (A) the availability of beds in an area of need will not be adversely affected; and (B) no such relocation shall result in an increase in state expenditures.

(b) For the purposes of subsection (a) of this section, "a continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents" means: (1) A facility which does not participate in the Medicaid program; (2) a facility which establishes its financial stability by submitting to the commissioner documentation which (A) demonstrates in financial statements compiled by certified public accountants that the facility and its direct or indirect owners have (i) on the date of the certificate of need application and for five years preceding such date, net assets or reserves equal to or greater than the projected operating revenues for the facility in its first two years of operation or (ii) assets or other indications of financial stability determined by the commissioner to be sufficient to provide for the financial stability of the facility based on its proposed financial structure and operations, (B) demonstrates in financial statements compiled by certified public accountants that the facility, on the date of the certificate of need application, has a projected debt coverage ratio at ninety-five per cent occupancy of at least one and twenty-five one-hundredths, (C) details the financial operation and projected cash flow of the facility on the date of the certificate of need application, to be updated every five years thereafter, and demonstrates that fees payable by residents and the assets, income and insurance coverage of residents, in combination with other sources of facility funding, are sufficient to provide for the expenses of life care services for the life of the residents to be made available within a continuum of care which shall include the provision of health services in the independent living units, and (D) provides that any transfer of ownership of the facility to take place within a five-year period from the date of approval of its certificate of need shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Social Services in accordance with the provisions of section 17b-355; (3) a facility which establishes to the satisfaction of the commissioner that it can provide for the expenses of the continuum of care to be made available to residents by complying with the provisions of chapter 319f and demonstrating sufficient assets, income, financial reserves or long-term care insurance to provide for such expenses and maintain financially viable operation of the facility for a thirty-year period based on generally accepted accounting practices and actuarial principles, which demonstration (A) may include making available to prospective residents long-term care insurance policies which are substantially equivalent in value and coverage to policies precertified pursuant to section 38a-475, (B) shall include establishing eligibility criteria and screening each resident prior to admission and annually thereafter to ensure that his assets, income and insurance coverage are sufficient in combination with other sources of facility funding to cover such expenses, (C) shall include entering into contracts with residents concerning monthly or other periodic fees payable by residents for services provided, and (D) allowing residents whose expenses are not covered by insurance to pledge or transfer income, assets or proceeds from the sale of assets in amounts sufficient to cover such expenses; (4) a facility which demonstrates it will establish a contingency fund, prior to becoming operational, in an initial amount of five hundred thousand dollars which shall be increased in equal annual increments to at least one million dollars by the start of the facility's sixth year of operation and which shall be replenished within twelve months of any expenditure, provided the amount to be replenished shall not exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars annually until one million dollars is reached, to provide for the expenses of the continuum of care to be made available to residents which may not be covered by residents' assets, income or insurance, provided the commissioner may approve the establishment of a contingency fund in a lesser amount upon the application of a facility for which a lesser amount is appropriate based on the size of the facility; and (5) a facility which is operated by management with demonstrated experience and ability in the operation of similar facilities. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a facility may be deemed a continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents if (A) the facility meets the criteria set forth in subdivisions (2) to (5), inclusive, of this subsection, was Medicaid certified prior to October 1, 1993, and has been deemed qualified to enter into a continuing care contract under chapter 319hh for at least two consecutive years prior to filing its certificate of need application under this section, provided (i) no additional bed approved pursuant to this section shall be Medicaid certified; (ii) no patient in such a bed shall be involuntarily transferred to another bed due to his eligibility for Medicaid and (iii) the facility shall pay the cost of care for a patient in such a bed who is Medicaid eligible and does not wish to be transferred to another bed or (B) the facility is operated exclusively by and for a religious order which is committed to the care and well-being of its members for the duration of their lives and whose members are bound thereto by the profession of permanent vows. On and after July 1, 1997, the Department of Social Services shall give priority to a request for modification of a certificate of need from a continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents pursuant to the provisions of this subsection. ]

[(c)] (b) For the purposes of this section and sections 17b-352 and 17b-353, construction shall be deemed to have begun if the following have occurred and the department has been so notified in writing within the thirty days prior to the date by which construction is to begin: (1) All necessary town, state and federal approvals required to begin construction have been obtained, including all zoning and wetlands approvals; (2) all necessary town and state permits required to begin construction or site work have been obtained; (3) financing approval, as defined in subsection [(d)] (c) of this section, has been obtained; and (4) construction of a structure approved in the certificate of need has begun. For the purposes of this subsection, commencement of construction of a structure shall include, at a minimum, completion of a foundation. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, upon receipt of an application filed at least thirty days prior to the date by which construction is to begin, the commissioner may deem construction to have begun if: (A) An owner of a certificate of need has fully complied with the provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection; (B) such owner submits clear and convincing evidence that he has complied with the provisions of this subsection sufficiently to demonstrate a high probability that construction shall be completed in time to obtain licensure by the Department of Public Health on or before the date required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; (C) construction of a structure cannot begin due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the owner; and (D) at least ten per cent of the approved total capital expenditure or two hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever is greater, has been expended.

[(d)] (c) For the purposes of subsection [(c)] (b) of this section, subject to the provisions of subsection [(e)] (d) of this section, financing shall be deemed to have been obtained if the owner of the certificate of need receives a commitment letter from a lender indicating an affirmative interest in financing the project subject to reasonable and customary conditions, including a final commitment from the lender's loan committee or other entity responsible for approving loans. If a lender which has issued a commitment letter subsequently refuses to finance the project, the owner shall notify the department in writing within five business days of the receipt of the refusal. The owner shall, if so requested by the department, provide the commissioner with copies of all communications between the owner and the lender concerning the request for financing. The owner shall have one further opportunity to obtain financing which shall be demonstrated by submitting another commitment letter from a lender to the department within thirty days of the owner's receipt of the refusal from the first lender.

[(e) On and after March 1, 1993, financing] (d) Financing shall be deemed to have been obtained for the purposes of this section and sections 17b-352 and 17b-353 if the owner of the certificate of need has (1) received a final commitment for financing in writing from a lender or (2) provided evidence to the department that the owner has sufficient funds available to construct the project without financing.

[(f) Any decision of the Office of Health Care Access issued prior to July 1, 1993, as to whether construction has begun or financing has been obtained for nursing home beds approved by the office prior to said date shall be deemed to be a decision of the Commissioner of Social Services for the purposes of this section and sections 17b-352 and 17b-353. ]

[(g)] (e) (1) A continuing care facility, [which guarantees life care for its residents, as defined in subsection (b) of this] as described in section 17b-520, (A) shall arrange for a medical assessment to be conducted by an independent physician or an access agency approved by the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Social Services as meeting the requirements for such agency as defined by regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (e) of section 17b-342, prior to the admission of any resident to the nursing facility and shall document such assessment in the resident's medical file and (B) may transfer or discharge a resident who has intentionally transferred assets in a sum which will render the resident unable to pay the cost of nursing facility care in accordance with the contract between the resident and the facility.

(2) A continuing care facility, [which guarantees life care for its residents, as defined in subsection (b) of this] as described in section 17b-520, may, for the seven-year period immediately subsequent to becoming operational, accept nonresidents directly as nursing facility patients on a contractual basis provided any such contract shall include, but not be limited to, requiring the facility (A) to document that placement of the patient in such facility is medically appropriate; (B) to apply to a potential nonresident patient the financial eligibility criteria applied to a potential resident of the facility; [pursuant to said subsection (b); ] and (C) to at least annually screen each nonresident patient to ensure the maintenance of assets, income and insurance sufficient to cover the cost of at least forty-two months of nursing facility care. A facility may transfer or discharge a nonresident patient upon the patient exhausting assets sufficient to pay the costs of his care or upon the facility determining the patient has intentionally transferred assets in a sum which will render the patient unable to pay the costs of a total of forty-two months of nursing facility care from the date of initial admission to the nursing facility. Any such transfer or discharge shall be conducted in accordance with section 19a-535. The commissioner may grant one or more three-year extensions of the period during which a facility may accept nonresident patients, provided the facility is in compliance with the provisions of this section.

[(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, if an owner of an approved certificate of need for additional nursing home beds has notified the Office of Health Care Access or the Department of Social Services on or before September 30, 1993, of his intention to utilize such beds for a continuing care facility which guarantees life care for its residents in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and has filed documentation with the Department of Social Services on or before September 30, 1994, demonstrating the requirements of said subsection (b) have been met, the certificate of need shall not expire.

(i) The Commissioner of Social Services may waive or modify any requirement of this section, except subdivision (1) of subsection (b) which prohibits participation in the Medicaid program, to enable an established continuing care facility registered pursuant to chapter 319hh prior to September 1, 1991, to add nursing home beds provided the continuing care facility agrees to no longer admit nonresidents into any of the facility's nursing home beds except for spouses of residents of such facility and provided the addition of nursing home beds will not have an adverse impact on the facility's financial stability, as defined in subsection (b) of this section, and are located within a structure constructed and licensed prior to July 1, 1992. ]

[(j)] (f) The Commissioner of Social Services [shall] may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall implement the standards and procedures of the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health concerning certificates of need established pursuant to section 19a-643, as appropriate for the purposes of this section, until the time final regulations are adopted in accordance with said chapter 54.

Sec. 97. Subsection (c) of section 19a-654 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) An outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, a short-term acute care general or children's hospital, or a facility that provides outpatient surgical services as part of the outpatient surgery department of a short-term acute care hospital shall submit to the office the data identified in subsection [(c)] (b) of section 19a-634. The office shall convene a working group consisting of representatives of outpatient surgical facilities, hospitals and other individuals necessary to develop recommendations that address current obstacles to, and proposed requirements for, patient-identifiable data reporting in the outpatient setting. On or before February 1, 2012, the working group shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and insurance and real estate. Additional reporting of outpatient data as the office deems necessary shall begin not later than July 1, 2015. On or before July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers shall provide a progress report to the Department of Public Health, until such time as all ambulatory surgery centers are in full compliance with the implementation of systems that allow for the reporting of outpatient data as required by the commissioner. Until such additional reporting requirements take effect on July 1, 2015, the department may work with the Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the Connecticut Hospital Association on specific data reporting initiatives provided that no penalties shall be assessed under this chapter or any other provision of law with respect to the failure to submit such data.

Sec. 98. Subsection (b) of section 19a-486b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) The commissioner and the Attorney General may place any conditions on the approval of an application that relate to the purposes of sections 19a-486a to 19a-486h, inclusive. In placing any such conditions the commissioner shall follow the guidelines and criteria described in [subdivision (4) of] subsection [(d)] (e) of section 19a-639. Any such conditions may be in addition to any conditions placed by the commissioner pursuant to [subdivision (4) of] subsection [(d)] (e) of section 19a-639.

Sec. 99. (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) The Health Care Cabinet, established pursuant to section 19a-725 of the general statutes, in collaboration with any other state entity, may study the current status and regulation of a health care provider who refers a patient to a health care facility in which such provider or an immediate family member of such provider owns a beneficial interest or with which such provider or immediate family member has a compensation arrangement. Any such study shall include a review of trends in utilization of imaging equipment and the conditions under which referrals for imaging services are appropriate.

(b) At the conclusion of any such study, the Health Care Cabinet may submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health concerning the results of such study. Such report may include, but need not be limited to, recommendations for legislation to establish a regulatory framework for referrals by a health care provider to health care entities in which such provider or an immediate family member of such provider owns a beneficial interest or with which such provider or immediate family member has a compensation arrangement.

Sec. 100. Subsection (i) of section 10-217a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

Sec. 101. Subsection (d) of section 10-71 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to towns, regional boards of education or regional educational service centers in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section for such year.

Sec. 102. Section 10-17g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, the board of education for each local and regional school district that is required to provide a program of bilingual education, pursuant to section 10-17f, may make application to the State Board of Education and shall annually receive a grant in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying one million nine hundred sixteen thousand one hundred thirty by the ratio which the number of eligible children in the school district bears to the total number of such eligible children state-wide. The board of education for each local and regional school district receiving funds pursuant to this section shall annually, on or before September first, submit to the State Board of Education a progress report which shall include (1) measures of increased educational opportunities for eligible students, including language support services and language transition support services provided to such students, (2) program evaluation and measures of the effectiveness of its bilingual education and English as a second language programs, including data on students in bilingual education programs and students educated exclusively in English as a second language programs, and (3) certification by the board of education submitting the report that any funds received pursuant to this section have been used for the purposes specified. The State Board of Education shall annually evaluate programs conducted pursuant to section 10-17f. For purposes of this section, measures of the effectiveness of bilingual education and English as a second language programs include, but need not be limited to, mastery examination results, under section 10-14n, and graduation and school dropout rates. Any amount appropriated under this section in excess of one million nine hundred sixteen thousand one hundred thirty dollars shall be spent in accordance with the provisions of sections 10-17k, 10-17n and 10-66t. Any unexpended funds, as of November first, appropriated to the Department of Education for purposes of providing a grant to a local or regional board of education for the provision of a program of bilingual education, pursuant to section 10-17f, shall be distributed on a pro rata basis to each local and regional board of education receiving a grant under this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of grants payable to local or regional boards of education for the provision of a program of bilingual education under this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year.

Sec. 103. Subsection (e) of section 10-66j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of grants payable to regional educational service centers shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year.

Sec. 104. Subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of section 10-76d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, "public agency" includes the offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1987, and each fiscal year thereafter, whenever a public agency, other than a local or regional board of education, the State Board of Education or the Superior Court acting pursuant to section 10-76h, places a child in a foster home, group home, hospital, state institution, receiving home, custodial institution or any other residential or day treatment facility, and such child requires special education, the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction the child would otherwise be attending school or, if no such board can be identified, the local or regional board of education of the town where the child is placed, shall provide the requisite special education and related services to such child in accordance with the provisions of this section. Within one business day of such a placement by the Department of Children and Families or offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe, said department or offices shall orally notify the local or regional board of education responsible for providing special education and related services to such child of such placement. The department or offices shall provide written notification to such board of such placement within two business days of the placement. Such local or regional board of education shall convene a planning and placement team meeting for such child within thirty days of the placement and shall invite a representative of the Department of Children and Families or offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe to participate in such meeting. (A) The local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction such child would otherwise be attending school shall be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of such special education and related services in an amount equal to the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10-76f. The State Board of Education shall pay on a current basis, except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, any costs in excess of such local or regional board's basic contributions paid by such board of education in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision. (B) Whenever a child is placed pursuant to this subdivision, on or after July 1, 1995, by the Department of Children and Families and the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction such child would otherwise be attending school cannot be identified, the local or regional board of education under whose jurisdiction the child attended school or in whose district the child resided at the time of removal from the home by said department shall be responsible for the reasonable costs of special education and related services provided to such child, for one calendar year or until the child is committed to the state pursuant to section 46b-129 or 46b-140 or is returned to the child's parent or guardian, whichever is earlier. If the child remains in such placement beyond one calendar year the Department of Children and Families shall be responsible for such costs. During the period the local or regional board of education is responsible for the reasonable cost of special education and related services pursuant to this subparagraph, the board shall be responsible for such costs in an amount equal to the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education and related services or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 10-76f. The State Board of Education shall pay on a current basis, except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, any costs in excess of such local or regional board's basic contributions paid by such board of education in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision. The costs for services other than educational shall be paid by the state agency which placed the child. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the school districts established within the Department of Children and Families, pursuant to section 17a-37 or the Department of Correction, pursuant to section 18-99a, provided in any case in which special education is being provided at a private residential institution, including the residential components of regional educational service centers, to a child for whom no local or regional board of education can be found responsible under subsection (b) of this section, Unified School District #2 shall provide the special education and related services and be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of such special education instruction for such children. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this subdivision shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this subdivision for such year.

Sec. 105. Subsection (d) of section 10-76g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section, except grants paid in accordance with subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section for such year.

Sec. 106. Subsection (b) of section 10-253 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) The board of education of the school district under whose jurisdiction a child would otherwise be attending school shall be financially responsible for the reasonable costs of education for a child placed out by the Commissioner of Children and Families or by other agencies, including, but not limited to, offices of a government of a federally recognized Native American tribe, in a private residential facility when such child requires educational services other than special education services. Such financial responsibility shall be the lesser of one hundred per cent of the costs of such education or the average per pupil educational costs of such board of education for the prior fiscal year, determined in accordance with subsection (a) of section 10-76f. Any costs in excess of the board's basic contribution shall be paid by the State Board of Education on a current basis. The costs for services other than educational shall be paid by the state agency which placed the child. Application for the grant to be paid by the state for costs in excess of the local or regional board of education's basic contribution shall be made in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (5) of subsection (e) of section 10-76d. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2007, inclusive, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this subsection shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of this subsection for such year.

Sec. 107. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 10-266m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of transportation grants payable to local or regional boards of education shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for such grants for such year.

Sec. 108. Subsection (b) of section 10-281 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, [2017] 2019, inclusive, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

Sec. 109. Subsection (a) of section 10-19o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Education shall establish a program to provide grants to youth service bureaus in accordance with this section. Only youth service bureaus which (1) were eligible to receive grants pursuant to this section for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, [or which] (2) applied for a grant by June 30, 2012, with prior approval of the town's contribution pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, [or which] (3) applied for a grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, or (4) applied for a grant during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, with prior approval of the town's contribution pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, shall be eligible for a grant pursuant to this section. [for any fiscal year commencing on or after July 1, 2012. ] Each such youth service bureau shall receive, within available appropriations, a grant of fourteen thousand dollars. The Department of Education may expend an amount not to exceed two per cent of the amount appropriated for purposes of this section for administrative expenses. If there are any remaining funds, each such youth service bureau that was awarded a grant in excess of fifteen thousand dollars in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, shall receive a percentage of such funds. The percentage shall be determined as follows: For each such grant in excess of fifteen thousand dollars, the difference between the amount of the grant awarded to the youth service bureau for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, and fifteen thousand dollars shall be divided by the difference between the total amount of the grants awarded to all youth service bureaus that were awarded grants in excess of fifteen thousand dollars for said fiscal year and the product of fifteen thousand dollars and the number of such grants for said fiscal year.

Sec. 110. Section 19a-755 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The Lieutenant Governor shall, within existing resources, designate an individual to serve as Health Information Technology Officer. The Health Information Technology Officer shall (1) be responsible for coordinating all state health information technology initiatives; [and] (2) seek funding for and oversee the planning, implementation and development of policies and procedures for the administration of the all-payer claims database program established under section 111 of this act; and (3) establish and maintain a consumer health information Internet web site as described in section 112 of this act. The Health Information Technology Officer may seek private and federal funds for staffing to support such initiatives.

(b) The Health Information Technology Officer shall, in consultation with the Health Information Technology Advisory Council, maintain written procedures for implementing and administering the all-payer claims database program established under section 111 of this act. Any such written procedures shall include (1) reporting requirements for reporting entities, as defined in section 111 of this act; and (2) requirements for providing notice to a reporting entity, as defined in section 111 of this act, of any alleged failure on the part of such reporting entity to comply with such reporting requirements.

(c) Unless expressly specified, nothing in this section or section 111 of this act and no action taken by the Health Information Technology Officer pursuant to this section or section 111 of this act shall be construed to preempt, supersede or affect the authority of the Insurance Commissioner to regulate the business of insurance in the state.

Sec. 111. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "All-payer claims database" means a database that receives and stores data from a reporting entity relating to medical insurance claims, dental insurance claims, pharmacy claims and other insurance claims information from enrollment and eligibility files.

(2) (A) "Reporting entity" means:

(i) An insurer, as described in section 38a-1 of the general statutes, licensed to do health insurance business in this state;

(ii) A health care center, as defined in section 38a-175 of the general statutes;

(iii) An insurer or health care center that provides coverage under Part C or Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, to residents of this state;

(iv) A third-party administrator, as defined in section 38a-720 of the general statutes;

(v) A pharmacy benefits manager, as defined in section 38a-479aaa of the general statutes;

(vi) A hospital service corporation, as defined in section 38a-199 of the general statutes;

(vii) A nonprofit medical service corporation, as defined in section 38a-214 of the general statutes;

(viii) A fraternal benefit society, as described in section 38a-595 of the general statutes, that transacts health insurance business in this state;

(ix) A dental plan organization, as defined in section 38a-577 of the general statutes;

(x) A preferred provider network, as defined in section 38a-479aa of the general statutes; and

(xi) Any other person that administers health care claims and payments pursuant to a contract or agreement or is required by statute to administer such claims and payments.

(B) "Reporting entity" does not include an employee welfare benefit plan, as defined in the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, that is also a trust established pursuant to collective bargaining subject to the federal Labor Management Relations Act.

(3) "Medicaid data" means the Medicaid provider registry, health claims data and Medicaid recipient data maintained by the Department of Social Services.

(b) (1) There is established an all-payer claims database program. The Health Information Technology Officer, designated under section 19a-755 of the general statutes, shall: (A) Oversee the planning, implementation and administration of the all-payer claims database program for the purpose of collecting, assessing and reporting health care information relating to safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, access and efficiency for all levels of health care; (B) ensure that data received is securely collected, compiled and stored in accordance with state and federal law; and (C) conduct audits of data submitted by reporting entities in order to verify its accuracy.

(2) The Health Information Technology Officer shall seek funding from the federal government, other public sources and other private sources to cover costs associated with the planning, implementation and administration of the all-payer claims database program.

(3) (A) Upon the adoption of reporting requirements as set forth in subsection (b) of section 19a-755 of the general statutes, a reporting entity shall report health care information for inclusion in the all-payer claims database in a form and manner prescribed by the Health Information Technology Officer. The Health Information Technology Officer may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty on any reporting entity that fails to report health care information as prescribed. Such civil penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars per day for each day of violation and shall not be imposed as a cost for the purpose of rate determination or reimbursement by a third-party payer.

(B) The Health Information Technology Officer may provide the name of any reporting entity on which such penalty has been imposed to the Insurance Commissioner. After consultation with said officer, the commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring an action in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to recover any penalty imposed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision.

(4) The Commissioner of Social Services shall submit Medicaid data to the Health Information Technology Officer for inclusion in the all-payer claims database only for purposes related to administration of the State Medicaid Plan, in accordance with 42 CFR 431. 301 to 42 CFR 431. 306, inclusive.

(5) The Health Information Technology Officer shall: (A) Utilize data in the all-payer claims database to provide health care consumers in the state with information concerning the cost and quality of health care services for the purpose of allowing such consumers to make economically sound and medically appropriate health care decisions; and (B) make data in the all-payer claims database available to any state agency, insurer, employer, health care provider, consumer of health care services or researcher for the purpose of allowing such person or entity to review such data as it relates to health care utilization, costs or quality of health care services. If health information, as defined in 45 CFR 160. 103, as amended from time to time, is permitted to be disclosed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P. L. 104-191, as amended from time to time, or regulations adopted thereunder, any disclosure thereof made pursuant to this subdivision shall have identifiers removed, as set forth in 45 CFR 164. 514, as amended from time to time. Any disclosure made pursuant to this subdivision of information other than health information shall be made in a manner to protect the confidentiality of such other information as required by state and federal law. The Health Information Technology Officer may set a fee to be charged to each person or entity requesting access to data stored in the all-payer claims database.

(6) The Health Information Technology Officer may (A) in consultation with the All-Payer Claims Database Advisory Group set forth in section 17b-59f of the general statutes, enter into a contract with a person or entity to plan, implement or administer the all-payer claims database program, (B) enter into a contract or take any action that is necessary to obtain data that is the same data required to be submitted by reporting entities under Medicare Part A or Part B, (C) enter into a contract for the collection, management or analysis of data received from reporting entities, and (D) in accordance with subdivision (4) of this subsection, enter into a contract or take any action that is necessary to obtain Medicaid data. Any such contract for the collection, management or analysis of such data shall expressly prohibit the disclosure of such data for purposes other than the purposes described in this subsection.

Sec. 112. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) For purposes of this section and sections 19a-904a, 19a-904b and 38a-477d to 38a-477f, inclusive, of the general statutes:

(1) "Allowed amount" means the maximum reimbursement dollar amount that an insured's health insurance policy allows for a specific procedure or service;

(2) "Consumer health information Internet web site" means an Internet web site developed and operated by the Health Information Technology Officer to assist consumers in making informed decisions concerning their health care and informed choices among health care providers;

(3) "Episode of care" means all health care services related to the treatment of a condition or a service category for such treatment and, for acute conditions, includes health care services and treatment provided from the onset of the condition to its resolution or a service category for such treatment and, for chronic conditions, includes health care services and treatment provided over a given period of time or a service category for such treatment;

(4) "Health care provider" means any individual, corporation, facility or institution licensed by this state to provide health care services;

(5) "Health carrier" means any insurer, health care center, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, fraternal benefit society or other entity delivering, issuing for delivery, renewing, amending or continuing any individual or group health insurance policy in this state providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes;

(6) "Health Information Technology Officer" means the individual designated pursuant to section 19a-755 of the general statutes;

(7) "Hospital" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-490 of the general statutes;

(8) "Out-of-pocket costs" means costs that are not reimbursed by a health insurance policy and includes deductibles, coinsurance and copayments for covered services and other costs to the consumer associated with a procedure or service;

(9) "Outpatient surgical facility" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-493b of the general statutes; and

(10) "Public or private third party" means the state, the federal government, employers, a health carrier, third-party administrator, as defined in section 38a-720 of the general statutes, or managed care organization.

(b) (1) Within available resources, the consumer health information Internet web site shall: (A) Contain information comparing the quality, price and cost of health care services, including, to the extent practicable, (i) comparative price and cost information for the health care services and procedures reported pursuant to subsection (c) of this section categorized by payer or listed by health care provider, (ii) links to Internet web sites and consumer tools where consumers may obtain comparative cost and quality information, including The Joint Commission and Medicare hospital compare tool, (iii) definitions of common health insurance and medical terms so consumers may compare health coverage and understand the terms of their coverage, and (iv) factors consumers should consider when choosing an insurance product or provider group, including provider network, premium, cost sharing, covered services and tier information; (B) be designed to assist consumers and institutional purchasers in making informed decisions regarding their health care and informed choices among health care providers and, to the extent practicable, provide reference pricing for services paid by various health carriers to health care providers; (C) present information in language and a format that is understandable to the average consumer; and (D) be publicized to the general public. All information outlined in this section shall be posted on an Internet web site established, or to be established, by the Health Information Technology Officer in a manner and time frame as may be organizationally and financially reasonable in his or her sole discretion.

(2) Information collected, stored and published by the exchange pursuant to this section is subject to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P. L. 104-191, as amended from time to time.

(3) The Health Information Technology Officer may consider adding quality measures to the Internet web site as recommended by the State Innovation Model Initiative program management office.

(c) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the Health Information Technology Officer shall, to the extent the information is available, make available to the public on the consumer health information Internet web site a list of: (1) The fifty most frequently occurring inpatient services or procedures in the state; (2) the fifty most frequently provided outpatient services or procedures in the state; (3) the twenty-five most frequent surgical services or procedures in the state; (4) the twenty-five most frequent imaging services or procedures in the state; and (5) the twenty-five most frequently used pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the state. Such lists may (A) be expanded to include additional admissions and procedures, (B) be based upon those services and procedures that are most commonly performed by volume or that represent the greatest percentage of related health care expenditures, or (C) be designed to include those services and procedures most likely to result in out-of-pocket costs to consumers or include bundled episodes of care.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, to the extent practicable, the Health Information Technology Officer shall issue a report, in a manner to be decided by the officer, that includes the (1) billed and allowed amounts paid to health care providers in each health carrier's network for each service and procedure service included pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, and (2) out-of-pocket costs for each such service and procedure.

(e) (1) On and after January 1, 2018, each hospital shall, at the time of scheduling a service or procedure for nonemergency care that is included in the report prepared by the Health Information Technology Officer pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, regardless of the location or setting where such services are delivered, notify the patient of the patient's right to make a request for cost and quality information. Upon the request of a patient for a diagnosis or procedure included in such report, the hospital shall, not later than three business days after scheduling such service or procedure, provide written notice, electronically or by mail, to the patient who is the subject of the service or procedure concerning: (A) If the patient is uninsured, the amount to be charged for the service or procedure if all charges are paid in full without a public or private third party paying any portion of the charges, including the amount of any facility fee, or, if the hospital is not able to provide a specific amount due to an inability to predict the specific treatment or diagnostic code, the estimated maximum allowed amount or charge for the service or procedure, including the amount of any facility fee; (B) the corresponding Medicare reimbursement amount or, if there is no corresponding Medicare reimbursement amount for such diagnosis or procedure, (i) the approximate amount Medicare would have paid the hospital for the services on the billing statement, or (ii) the percentage of the hospital's charges that Medicare would have paid the hospital for the services; (C) if the patient is insured, the allowed amount, the toll-free telephone number and the Internet web site address of the patient's health carrier where the patient can obtain information concerning charges and out-of-pocket costs; (D) The Joint Commission's composite accountability rating and the Medicare hospital compare star rating for the hospital, as applicable; and (E) the Internet web site addresses for The Joint Commission and the Medicare hospital compare tool where the patient may obtain information concerning the hospital.

(2) If the patient is insured and the hospital is out-of-network under the patient's health insurance policy, such written notice shall include a statement that the service or procedure will likely be deemed out-of-network and that any out-of-network applicable rates under such policy may apply.

Sec. 113. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1082 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The board of directors of the exchange shall adopt written procedures, in accordance with the provisions of section 1-121, for: (1) Adopting an annual budget and plan of operations, including a requirement of board approval before the budget or plan may take effect; (2) hiring, dismissing, promoting and compensating employees of the exchange, including an affirmative action policy and a requirement of board approval before a position may be created or a vacancy filled; (3) acquiring real and personal property and personal services, including a requirement of board approval for any nonbudgeted expenditure in excess of five thousand dollars; (4) contracting for financial, legal, bond underwriting and other professional services, including a requirement that the exchange solicit proposals at least once every three years for each such service that it uses; (5) issuing and retiring bonds, bond anticipation notes and other obligations of the authority; (6) establishing requirements for certification of qualified health plans that include, but are not limited to, minimum standards for marketing practices, network adequacy, essential community providers in underserved areas, accreditation, quality improvement, uniform enrollment forms and descriptions of coverage, and quality measures for health benefit plan performance; and (7) implementing the provisions of sections 38a-1080 to 38a-1090, inclusive, or other provisions of the general statutes. Any such written procedures adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall not conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary under the Affordable Care Act. [; (8) implementing and administering the all-payer claims database program established pursuant to section 38a-1091. Any such written procedures adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall include reporting requirements for reporting entities, as defined in section 38a-1091; and (9) providing notice to a reporting entity, as defined in section 38a-1091, of, and the rules of practice for a hearing process for, such reporting entity's alleged failure to comply with reporting requirements. ]

Sec. 114. Subsection (a) of section 38a-1083 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) For purposes of sections 38a-1080 to [38a-1091] 38a-1093, inclusive, "purposes of the exchange" means the purposes of and the pursuit of the goals of the exchange expressed in and pursuant to this section and the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the exchange set forth in sections 38a-1084 to 38a-1087, inclusive, which are hereby determined to be public purposes for which public funds may be expended. The powers enumerated in this section shall be interpreted broadly to effectuate the purposes of the exchange and shall not be construed as a limitation of powers.

Sec. 115. Section 38a-1084 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

The exchange shall:

(1) Administer the exchange for both qualified individuals and qualified employers;

(2) Commission surveys of individuals, small employers and health care providers on issues related to health care and health care coverage;

(3) Implement procedures for the certification, recertification and decertification, consistent with guidelines developed by the Secretary under Section 1311(c) of the Affordable Care Act, and section 38a-1086, of health benefit plans as qualified health plans;

(4) Provide for the operation of a toll-free telephone hotline to respond to requests for assistance;

(5) Provide for enrollment periods, as provided under Section 1311(c)(6) of the Affordable Care Act;

(6) [(A)] Maintain an Internet web site through which enrollees and prospective enrollees of qualified health plans may obtain standardized comparative information on such plans including, but not limited to, the enrollee satisfaction survey information under Section 1311(c)(4) of the Affordable Care Act and any other information or tools to assist enrollees and prospective enrollees evaluate qualified health plans offered through the exchange; [, and (B) on and after July 1, 2016, establish and maintain a consumer health information Internet web site as described in section 38a-1084a; ]

(7) Publish the average costs of licensing, regulatory fees and any other payments required by the exchange and the administrative costs of the exchange, including information on moneys lost to waste, fraud and abuse, on an Internet web site to educate individuals on such costs;

(8) On or before the open enrollment period for plan year 2017, assign a rating to each qualified health plan offered through the exchange in accordance with the criteria developed by the Secretary under Section 1311(c)(3) of the Affordable Care Act, and determine each qualified health plan's level of coverage in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary under Section 1302(d)(2)(A) of the Affordable Care Act;

(9) Use a standardized format for presenting health benefit options in the exchange, including the use of the uniform outline of coverage established under Section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 300gg-15, as amended from time to time;

(10) Inform individuals, in accordance with Section 1413 of the Affordable Care Act, of eligibility requirements for the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) under Title XXI of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time, or any applicable state or local public program, and enroll an individual in such program if the exchange determines, through screening of the application by the exchange, that such individual is eligible for any such program;

(11) Collaborate with the Department of Social Services, to the extent possible, to allow an enrollee who loses premium tax credit eligibility under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and is eligible for HUSKY A or any other state or local public program, to remain enrolled in a qualified health plan;

(12) Establish and make available by electronic means a calculator to determine the actual cost of coverage after application of any premium tax credit under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code and any cost-sharing reduction under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act;

(13) Establish a program for small employers through which qualified employers may access coverage for their employees and that shall enable any qualified employer to specify a level of coverage so that any of its employees may enroll in any qualified health plan offered through the exchange at the specified level of coverage;

(14) Offer enrollees and small employers the option of having the exchange collect and administer premiums, including through allocation of premiums among the various insurers and qualified health plans chosen by individual employers;

(15) Grant a certification, subject to Section 1411 of the Affordable Care Act, attesting that, for purposes of the individual responsibility penalty under Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code, an individual is exempt from the individual responsibility requirement or from the penalty imposed by said Section 5000A because:

(A) There is no affordable qualified health plan available through the exchange, or the individual's employer, covering the individual; or

(B) The individual meets the requirements for any other such exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or penalty;

(16) Provide to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States the following:

(A) A list of the individuals granted a certification under subdivision (15) of this section, including the name and taxpayer identification number of each individual;

(B) The name and taxpayer identification number of each individual who was an employee of an employer but who was determined to be eligible for the premium tax credit under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code because:

(i) The employer did not provide minimum essential health benefits coverage; or

(ii) The employer provided the minimum essential coverage but it was determined under Section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code to be unaffordable to the employee or not provide the required minimum actuarial value; and

(C) The name and taxpayer identification number of:

(i) Each individual who notifies the exchange under Section 1411(b)(4) of the Affordable Care Act that such individual has changed employers; and

(ii) Each individual who ceases coverage under a qualified health plan during a plan year and the effective date of that cessation;

(17) Provide to each employer the name of each employee, as described in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (16) of this section, of the employer who ceases coverage under a qualified health plan during a plan year and the effective date of the cessation;

(18) Perform duties required of, or delegated to, the exchange by the Secretary or the Secre